Age of Aces
The Jailbird Flight
By Donald E. Keyhoe
Below the Rio Grande he had once been
known as “The Killer.” Now Captain Bruce Kirby flew through
hell skies, leader of the strangest squadron
that ever dared face death from flaming Spandaus.
Outcasts—all of them—branded with the convict’s arrow!
No cowards came to the Jailbird drome—only those
dishonored war eagles who chose a chance to die
in action rather than rot behind prison bars. Hot tempers,
liquor, and the madness of war had brought them low—but beneath
it all they still were men! A former U.S. Marine pilot,
author Donald E. Keyhoe was a prolific contributor to
the pulp magazines, but he is perhaps best remembered
for his UFO research in the Fifties and Sixties. In August
of 1931, Keyhoe started three long-lived series in three
different aviation magazines: Captain Philip Strange in Flying
Aces; The Devil Dog Squadron in Sky Birds; and The Jailbird
Flight in Battle Aces. This volume features the first seven
Jailbird adventures published by Popular Publications in
1931 and ‘32: The Jailbird Flight, The Drome of Vanishing Men,
The Masked Skull Squadron, The Jailbird Ace, Dead Man’s Drome,
Claws of the Jailbird, and The Skeleton Ace.
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback
| 318 pages|
America’s enemies have assembled squadrons
of flying furies, exploding skeletons, and invisible
airplanes to turn the tide of the First World
War. But when things get weird, we get Strange.
Captain Philip Strange, that is—ace pilot and so-called
“Brain-Devil” of G-2 Intelligence. His assignment?
Journey from the back-alleys of Paris to the skies over
Germany, taking down flying fortresses, cursed aerodromes,
strafing skulls, and other wild weapons of mass destruction!
This fourth volume of Philip Strange missions includes seven
thrilling tales: Satan's Staffel, The Vanishing Staffel,
Hoodoo Drome, The Skull Staffel, The Skeleton Barrage,
Staffel of the Starved, and The Staffel Invisible.
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback
| 394 pages
|AGENT X - Coming to TNT Sunday, November 8 at 9PM!
In times of extreme crisis, when traditional
law and government aren't in a position to help, there
is an unseen hand that works to protect this country and
its citizens from all manner of threats by any means necessary.
Hidden from the view of the public -- and even from the President
-- there is a top secret agent who is trained and ready to serve,
deployed only at the careful discretion of the Vice President.
This is Agent X.
Jeff Hephner (Interstellar, Chicago Fire), Sharon
Stone (Casino) and Gerald McRaney star in the new series
coming this November to TNT.
2 hours series premiere on Sunday, November
8 at 9PM eastern.
artist Jim Steranko is contributing to AGENT X.
The artist Tweeted a series of design drawings
he made for TNT's upcoming spy series Agent X, starring
Jeff Hephner and Sharon Stone.
It's unclear if this sequence is intended for
the show's main titles or for promotional spots. The design
drawings can be seen at the link below.
|Airship 27 Productions
ALL STAR PULP COMICS # 3
Airship 27 Productions in conjunction
with Redbud Studios is thrilled to announce the release of
ALL STAR PULP COMICS # 3. “We’re thrilled to offer
up another great collection,” says Airship 27 Managing Editor Ron
Fortier, “comic strip adventures of classic pulp heroes. The contents
in this third volume is really eclectic representing a wide variety
of pulp genres by some of the finest writers and artists in the graphic
The eight featured stories include :
“Sinbad and the Isle of Stone” by Scott “Doc” Vaughn
The Black Bat in “Blind Justice” by Ron Fortier &
The Purple Scar in “Breaking Point” by Percival Constantine
& Carl Yonder
Lance Star Sky Ranger in “Gods of the Molten Sea”
by Bobby Nash & Rock Baker & Jeff Austin
Mars McCoy Space Ranger in “Crazy Horse” by Mike
Baron (with Ron Fortier) & Eric Hurley & Warren Montgomery
The Crimson Mask in “Killing Rain” by Aaron Smith
& David Nehaus
The Moon Man in “Dance of the Black Flamingo” by
Michael Leonard & James Lyle & Greg Keyzer
The book has a cover by Rob Davis with colors by
Warren Montgomery and features the Moon Man battling side-by-side
by Lt. Betty 12 from the Mars McCoy Space Ranger pulp series.
Available now from Amazon.com
27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!
|Airship 27 Productions
ALL SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE BARON'S REVENGE
DOCTOR WATSON: SEASON OF MADNESS
TWO CLASSIC MYSTERIES
BACK IN PRINT
Several years ago writer Gary Lovisi submitted his
novel, “SHERLOCK HOLMES – The Baron’s Revenge,” to us.
We loved it. We published it via Create Space and began selling
it at Amazon in hard copy. Shortly thereafter, Gary was approached
by some bully lawyer claiming he was infringing on a licensed property
and was attempting to coerce him via this blackmailing ploy. When
Gary notified us of this contact, we assured him Holmes was public domain
and he should ignore this jerk. Sadly, this was a year or so before
the U.S. Federal Court made our claim known throughout the land.
In deference to Gary’s wishes, he pulled the book
from Amazon’s public pages….but continued to sell it at the Create
Space site. Ultimately, we went and released it on Kindle.
Then after the court’s public ruling, we notified Amazon to put the
book back up publicly where everyone could find it again. It’s
a great book and deserves to be read by Holmes fans everywhere.
Somehow our request was never implanted and only recently, while preparing
to have all our Holmes titles done as audio books, we discovered Amazon
had dropped the ball and never gotten “The Baron’s Revenge” back up on
an official Amazon page.
This past week, we contacted them again, explained
the situation and they, Amazon, told us they would remedy the
issue. But for whatever reasons, Amazon has chosen NOT to
comply with our wishes and the title on the Amazon pages only appears
for Kindle. To that end we are posting its page at Create Space
where you can now buy a hard copy. If we have our way it will
remain there indefinitely. Gary Lovisi’s “SHERLOCK HOLMES – The Baron’s
Revenge” is once again available in hard copy at the link below.
At the same we posted a new Airship 27 Production
edition of our first Dr. Watson solo adventure, SEASON OF MADNESS
by Aaron Smith, which had been out of print for a while. We’re
delighted to have this new edition available once again. It too
will soon be an audio book from Radio Archives.
Available now from Create Space
– Revenge of the Baron by Gary Lovisi
Availabe from Amazon.com
SEASON OF MADNESS by Aaron Smith
27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!
THEM THAT LIVES BY THEIR GUNS
THE COLLECTED HARD-BOILED STORIES OF RACE WILLIAMS
by Carroll John Daly (Author), Brooks Hefner
(Author), Matthew Moring (Editor), Mark Krajnak (Illustrator)
the first time: the stories of hard-boiled detective Race Williams.
Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask Magazine,
author Carroll John Daly pioneered the hard-boiled P.I.
story and perfected the genre with his classic character Race
Williams. Apart from the novel-length Race Williams stories,
these classic hard-boiled thrillers have rarely been reprinted,
Volume 1 contains the
first 17 Race Williams stories, all from 1923-26 issues
of Black Mask: ''Knights of the Open Palm,'' ''Personal
But Not Confidential,'' ''$3,000 to the Good,'' ''The Red Peril,''
''Them That Lives By Their Guns,'' ''Devil Cat,'' ''The Face
Behind the Mask,'' ''Conceited, Maybe,'' ''Say It With Lead!,''
''I ll Tell the World,'' ''Alias Buttercup,'' ''Under Cover,''
''South Sea Steel,'' ''The False Clara Burkhart,'' ''The Super-Devil,''
''Half-Breed,'' and ''Blind Alleys.''
Three additional, early,
first-person hard-boiled stories by Daly which laid the
groundwork for the Race Williams are included as well:
''Dolly,'' ''Paying an Old Debt,'' and ''The False Burton Combs,''
as well as editorial pieces by Daly himself on his inspirations,
writing style, and advice to prospective writers. And it's
prefaced by an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor
Brooks Hefner of James Madison University.
Them That Lives
By Their Guns: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams
Volume 1 is the most important release in years
on the history of the Hard-Boiled Detective story.
SALE PRICE: $27.95 softcover
Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available from online retailers and Sanctum Books!
in comic shops November 11!
SHADOW Volume 101: "Gangdom's Doom" & "The Golden
The Master of Darkness
crushes crime in two early pulp novels by Walter B.
Gibson. First, after one of his key agents is murdered by
mobsters, The Shadow journeys to Chicago to avenge the death
through "Gangdom's Doom." Then, piracy on the high seas
lures the Dark Avenger into a deadly confrontation with the
murderous mastermind of "The Golden Grotto." This instant collector's
item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Jerome and George
Rozen and the original interior illustrations by George Wert and
Tom Lovell, with original commentary by popular culture historian
Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-192-9
Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $15.95
Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class)
or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First
Six issues for $84 (first
class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal
Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming soon to online retailers!
Volume 102: "King of the Black
Market" & "Crime Caravan"
The Shadow crisscrosses the country
battling thieving black marketeers in two wartime thrillers by Walter B.
Gibson. First, The enigmatic "King of the Black Market" endangers the future
of our nation at the time of its greatest peril. Then, coast-to-coast car
hijackings sabotage the war effort until The Shadow shuts down the subversive
"Crime Caravan." BONUS: an Orson Welles Shadow classic from the Golden Age
of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp
covers by Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban,
with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum
Books) 978-1-60877-196-7 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages,
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
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Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!
Nothing new this week.
The Superhero Universes of Jeff Deischer
Development of Lovecraft's Mythos
Gary Lovisi and his
Jon Kirk Series: Swords, Sorcery, and Space!
R. A. Jones and
Jeff Deischer discuss the new book "The Twilight War"
Farmercon X: The
Weird Tales of Philip Jose Farmer
reading by John Hegenberger
Pulpfest: Interview with Chistopher Paul Carey
Jason Aiken: Author Reading
Jason Scott Aiken:
Jeff Deischer: A
review of his recent work
with Duane Spurlock
Beb Books - Now available!
Science Fiction existed
long before John W. Campbell and Astounding Science Fiction.
Join Beb Books in an exploration of SF "Before
the Golden Age!"
Pool and other stories by Ed Earl Repp
Ed Earl Repp was a prolific author of
western stories during the 1930s but he cut his teeth with science
fiction beginning with the novella-length “The Radium Pool” An
old prospector tells of finding a strange pool of liquid radium
that make the old young again, aliens stealing that radium and
the long lost love of his partner. Action and adventure abound as
the prospector, his partner try to escape from the cruel monsters
from Jupiter. Also in this volume is “The Red Dimension” where
a scientist trying to pierce the wall between worlds, “The Body Pirate”wherein
a doctor plots a whole-body transplant and finally “The Beasts
of Ban-du-lu, wherein big game hunts on Venus become the hunted.
$6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.
The Tower of
Evil and other stories by Arthur Leo Zagat and NatSchachner.
These two men each had long and successful
careers as pulp writers but they started as collaborators for
a string of short stories and one novel before going their separate
ways. This collection features their first four stories, being
with “In 20,000 A.D.,” a story of a fault in time that allows
travel into the far future. A world genetic monsters rules by
a giant malevolent brain. “Back to 20,000 A.D.,” It’s sequel sees
scientists from our age try to help take down psychically power brain.
Rounding out the collection is “The Menace from Andromeda,” a fascinating
story of a galaxy where entire planets are alive and how one to escape
death by taking over earth. “The Tower of Evil, Zagat and Schachner’s
first story, tells of an explorer who finds a remote building in Tibet
were the ancestor of the Old Man of the Mountain intends to take over
the world with a collection of scientific inventions. $6.00
(plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.
forget our other recent releases:
of the Asteroid
First up is"The Voyage of the Asteroid"
by Laurence Manning. Written in 1932.
Three adventurers travel by rocket to fog
covered Venus, get lost in the heavy fogs and battle against
prehistoric monsters and primitive lizard men in a desperate struggle
to find their way back home. $6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as
Four-Dimensional World of Bob Olsen
Next is "The Four-Dimensional World
of Bob Olsen," five stories written between 1927 and 1932 explaining
and exploring the wonderful things that could be achieve with access to the
fourth dimension. Stories include "The Four Dimensional Roller-Press", "Four-Dimensional
Surgery", "Four Dimension Robbery", "Four Dimension Transit"
and "The Man Who Annexed the Moon." $6.00 (plus postage in print,
$1.99 as an ebook.
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|Biff Straker- The
Future is NOW! - Episode 4 is now
The long wait is over! Biff Straker Year
Zero has begun!
Sit back and experience the beginning of the legend.
Written and Directed by Jack J. Ward. Produced by Josiah
Ambrose. Music by Sharon Bee. Starring Jack Ward and Eric
Benson. Mark Bruzee is your announcer. AIM FOR THE STARS!
Join the Nova
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|THE BIG SHUTDOWN 2
- Now available!
By John M. Whalen
Flying W Press announces the return
of a space western classic. ‘’THE BIG SHUTDOWN.”
First published as a series in the famed Ray Gun Revival
e-zine in 2006-2007, and in 2010 as a paperback and e-book novel
under the title “Jack Brand,” this space western saga is back in a
revised edition, under a new title – “THE BIG SHUTDOWN.”
An entire planet is about to be shutdown. Once exploited
by Earth’s conglomerates for its rich oil resources, the planet
Tulon has become obsolete due to the rise of alternative fuel technologies.
The powers that be are ready to pull the plug. Chaos rules as Nomad
gangs terrorize what’s left of Tulon’s cities. Jack Brand, ex-Army
Ranger, semi-retired Tulon Security Officer, searches for his missing
sister, Terry. His journey takes him from desert wasteland, to a domed
city, through savage jungles, and down into a kingdom below the sea.
Along the way he meets the unforgettable Christy Jones, but love will
have to wait until Brand finds his sister, and soon the last ship will
leave for Earth.
The new edition includes an introduction by Ray Gun
Revival Overlord, Johne Cook, and a bonus story from Whalen’s
This Ray Gun for Hire series.
Don’t miss this exciting space western adventure,
which some have said combines the Space Opera thrills of Flash
Gordon and the gritty feeling of a Sam Peckinpah western.
Available now on Amazon.com in paperback or Kindle.
|Black Coat Press
"Now, the crumbling, cracked rampart
is collapsing. The sea is invading the volcanic caverns. The ancient
struggle between water and fire has resumed."
A flamboyant adventure featuring
swords and sorcery, heroic barbarians and evil priests avid for
human sacrifices , monstrous Guardians at the Threshold and the Fountain
of Youth, The Last Days of Atlantis (1905) is a direct ancestor of
such spectacularly successful modern fantasy works as The Lord of
the Rings and Game of Thrones. It helps fill in a notable gap between
the stylized heroic fantasies of William Morris, James Branch Cabell,
Lord Dunsany and E.R. Eddison, and the sword and sorcery tropes of Robert
E. Howard, further developed by C. L. Moore, Fritz Leiber, Clark Ashton
Smith, Jack Vance and George R.R. Martin.
After acquiring a magic sword, Argall, a brave barbarian
hero, becomes both pawn and prize in a fierce conflict between
Yerra, the wicked Sorceress-Queen of Atlantis, and Soroe, the courageous
maiden who has dared to challenge her. Their battle shall lead to
the inevitable doom of the fabled island.
Charles Lomon (1852-1923) and Pierre-Barthélemy
Gheusi (1865-1943) were both successful novelists, playwrights and
operatic librettists. Although The Last Days of Atlantis did not
attract much attention at the time of its publication, it can be seen,
with the aid of hindsight, as significant benchmark in the history of
imaginative fiction as the first great epic fantasy novel of the 20th
US $24.95 / GBP £14.99
6x9 trade paperback, 368
The enigmatic immortal Axel Rathenius
has been commissioned to paint a triptych illustrating the life
of Orpheus. Meanwhile, an enigmatic legacy propels him, his agent
Myrica Mavor, Madame Vashti Savage the medium,and the mournful poet
Hecate Rain in the midst of a conflict between the rival cults of Orpheus
Brian Stableford's latest novel, Eurydice's Lament,
returns to the artists' colony of Mnemosyne, an island off the
northern coast of what in our world is called France, in the Everlasting
Empire, 2,000 years after the birth of the Divine Caesar...
US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback,
As a child, Charles Nodier had witnessed the guillotine
in bloody action in Revolutionary France. Decades before Freud,
the knowledge that nightmares could come to life made him sensitive
to the irrational as an important part of experience. Rebelling against
the devotion to Classical Reason hailed in 18th century France as
the best way to think about any topic, Nodier championed Romanticism
and Fantasy as a way to look at experiences demanding more intuitive
understanding, such as beauty, terror, or love.
The hell-demon Smarra (1821) was only a nightmare,
the menace of a single night for the dreamer Lorenzo. But for Lucius,
the ancient Greek wanderer lost inside the dream, Smarra brought
literal death and a rebirth into terror.
Jeannie thought the brownie Trilby (1822) was a gentle
trickster, a help in the household chores. The pious monk Ronald
thought a brownie was a demon, opening the way to damnation. Love
might give Jeannie the courage to stand by her puckish admirer.
Only Michael the Carpenter was foolish enough to believe
that The Crumb Fairy (1832), the little old beggarwoman fed from
the crumbs of the children's lunches was really the beautiful Queen
of Sheba. But was his folly really madness - or wisdom?
US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
6x9 trade paperback,
Blood 'N' Thunder
/ Murania Press
This wildly melodramatic thriller,
originally published in the August 1933 issue of Dime Mystery
Magazine, provided the template for countless pulp-hero novels
published during the Thirties. Depression-era readers craved
outlandish menaces to take their minds off their troubles,
and The Purple Eye was at the top of the list.
The Eye, maniacal criminal mastermind and leader
of the ancient death cult known as the Brotherhood of Baktuun,
terrorizes New York City with a series of high-profile
murders accomplished by mysterious means. Seven million souls
are at his mercy as his outrages mount in dizzying succession.
The police, constrained by legal niceties and endless red tape,
seem powerless to thwart his mad schemes. Enter Wayne Saxon,
millionaire sportsman and world traveler, who devotes his life to
running the Eye to earth. He works within the law when possible,
but without it when necessary. Will he succeed? There’s a thrill
on every page of this baffling mystery.
Shawn Danowski’s introduction, “The Pulp That
Murder Built,” provides a history of Dime Mystery in its
early, pre-weird menace phase.
Classic Pulp Reprints #6
Cover Art by H. L. Parkhurst
Introduction by Shawn Danowski
252 pages, 6x9, trade paperback
'N' Thunder / Murania Press: EDitorial
Comments - Now online!
Coming Next Week: THE PURPLE EYE
October Collectibles Update
Birthday Boy: Walter B. Gibson
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Policy Change
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #45 Is on the Way!
Bold Venture Press
are now available!
Pulp Adventures continues its
quarterly journey across the landscape of pulp fiction.
This issue travels from
the South Seas to London back alleys, and stops in smoky firehouses
in the Windy City!
The highlight of this
issue is “The Daughter of Huang Chow” by Sax Rohmer, a classic
thriller by the creator of Fu Manchu! When Inspector Kerry investigates
murder and opium smuggling, he stumbles across a woman whose feminine
charms render him powerless—but he doesn’t seem to mind!
Also in this issue: A
show business detective finds himself working for an actor who
loses track of his women in “Road Show” by Roger Torrey; “A Pinch
of Powder” by Karl Detzer chronicles the plight of heroic firefighters
who need rescuing from the new firehouse cook!; Richard A. Lupoff continues
the exploits of Splash Shanahan, in “Tangaroa’s Eye,” as he transports
a lovely passenger to a secret paradise; In a Railroad Stories’ short by
Dave Martin, “Boxcar Mary” is a tomboy who rides the rails to trouble;
And a German spy master meets his equal in Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s
“Treason For Glory.”
In the nonfiction category,
Pulp Adventures #19 features “Searching for a Hero: Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson”
by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson. The pulp author turned comic book
publisher, who paved the way to success for Superman, also lived
the adventures he wrote. “Liner notes” on authors Karl Detzer (by
Detzer, himself) and Sax Rohmer (by William Patrick Maynard) accompany
This issue sports a slam-bang
action cover by Norman A. Saunders, courtesy of the illustrator’s
estate, and a dramatic “Daughter of Huang-Chow” back-cover by John
144 pages, 7" x 10", $12.95
“Friends of mine have told
me that there is little of adventure left in the great cities. Which
proves that they never rode the fire department. I have.” — Karl
Karl Detzer blows the lid off pulp fiction in a thrill-packed
collection of firefighter stories! These fearless adventurers plunge
headlong into the fury of industrial accidents, tenement fires,
and arson scams! When no one else can stand the heat, they’re on the
way to serve and protect!
Thirteen thrill-packed stories, largely centered
around the Chicago Fire Department, culled from the pages of Adventure,
Complete Stories and Short Stories magazine — three of the top pulp
magazines of all time!
300 pages, $19.95
Within the pages of Europa’s
Child: The Spirit Returns, James BraveWolf is writing at the height
of his creative power. He exposes “The Leviathan” – the corrupt, power-mad
“taste-makers” who seek to mold human beings and society into their
image, to serve them – but he also celebrates individuality and the
power to resist and ultimately defeat the evil influence. He celebrates
the essence of humanity. Read his words, then go forth, reawakened with
a sense of purpose.
James BraveWolf: "We were an experiment. And now
our usefulness is over. We are alone in the laboratory. But before
the lights are turned off and we fall into dust and mold, they are
using the very last energy we have to fight their wars, and guide their
stealth and drones to make all the world become like us. An Experiment.
"But I believe they will lose because they cannot
build anything; they who make such skyscrapers and Nano-technological
wonders, have missed out on the fundamental building block of all
life. There is no heart inside their creations. No Soul. No love.
"In the nature of Germany and Austria something sacred
reached out to me. It was then that I knew that Landscape could
talk. It talked to me—Perhaps out of sorrow, perhaps out of love,
it gave me a promise that one day I would return home."
234 Pages, $14.95
|CARNACKI: THE GHOST-FINDER
- Coming in February 2016!
Coming in February 2016, a brand
new series of horror readings performed by Dan Starkey...
Creeping out after our announcement of Dracula, Big
Finish is pleased to be able to confirm details of a brand new
range of audiobook readings for 2016. Carnacki: The Ghost-Finder
brings to life the cases of the supernatural detective, created by
writer William Hope Hodgson in 1910.
‘The Carnacki stories are fantastic,’ says producer
Scott Handcock, ‘and Hodgson’s writing is so wonderfully rich
and evocative, it made sense for us to bring them to life in a
series of equally fantastic readings. The first six tales especially
are incredibly atmospheric - a cross between Conan Doyle and MR James
- as Carnacki finds himself investigating supernatural happenings
in the early twentieth century.’
The classic tales will be performed by Dan Starkey
(Doctor Who’s Strax the Sontaran) as Thomas Carnacki with support
from Joseph Kloska as his associate Dodgson. The range is directed
and produced by Scott Handcock, whose previous work for Big Finish
includes The Confessions of Dorian Gray and Frankenstein: The Modern
‘Strangely, I was working with Dan in Cardiff when
I happened to mention I’d be tackling the Carnacki stories,’ continues
Scott, ‘and he immediately started gushing about the character and
the stories, so it was a delight when he agreed to bring Carnacki
to life on audio. The language and writing is so rich, it’s great
to let Dan’s performance take centre-stage, coupled with a lovely
score from Ioan Morris and Rhys Downing.’
Carnacki: The Ghost-Finder collects together six of
William Hope Hodgson’s original stories:
The Gateway of the Monster
The House Among the Laurels
The Whistling Room
The Horse of the Invisible
The Searcher of the End House
The Thing Invisible
All six stories will be included as part of a single
volume which can be pre-ordered today for £18 on download
ahead of its release in February 2016.
Please note that
this release is download-only.
THE PHAROH'S SECRET (The
NUMA Files) - Coming November 17!
by Clive Cussler & Graham Brown
Kurt and Joe tangle with the most determined
enemy they’ve ever encountered when a ruthless powerbroker
schemes to build a new Egyptian empire as glorious
as those of the Pharaohs. Part of his plan rests on the manipulation
of a newly discovered aquifer beneath the Sahara, but
an even more devastating weapon at his disposal may threaten
the entire world: a plant extract known as the black mist,
discovered in the City of the Dead and rumored to have the
power to take life from the living and restore it to the dead.
With the balance of power in Africa and
Europe on the verge of tipping, Kurt, Joe, and the rest
of the NUMA team will have to fight to discover the truth
behind the legends—but to do that, they have to confront in
person the greatest legend of them all: Osiris, the ruler of
the Egyptian underworld.
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
List Price: $28.95
|CRIMSON SHORE (Agent
Pendergast series) - Arriving in book stores November 10!
by Douglas Preston &
A secret chamber.
A mysterious shipwreck.
A murder in the desolate salt marshes.
A seemingly straightforward private case turns out
to be much more complicated-and sinister-than Special Agent A.X.L.
Pendergast ever could have anticipated.
Pendergast, together with his ward Constance Greene,
travels to the quaint seaside village of Exmouth, Massachusetts,
to investigate the theft of a priceless wine collection. But inside
the wine cellar, they find something considerably more disturbing:
a bricked-up niche that once held a crumbling skeleton.
Pendergast and Constance soon learn that Exmouth is
a town with a very dark and troubled history, and this skeleton
may be only the first hint of an ancient transgression, kept secret
all these years. But they will discover that the sins of the past are
still very much alive. Local legend holds that during the 1692 witch trials
in Salem, the real witches escaped, fleeing north to Exmouth and settling
deep in the surrounding salt marshes, where they continued to practice
their wicked arts.
Then, a murdered corpse turns up in the marshes. The
only clue is a series of mysterious carvings. Could these demonic
symbols bear some relation to the ancient witches' colony, long believed
to be abandoned?
A terrible evil lurks beneath the surface of this
sleepy seaside town-one with deep roots in Exmouth's grim history.
And it may be that Constance, with her own troubled past, is the
only one who truly comprehends the awful danger that she, Pendergast,
and the residents of Exmouth must face . . .
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Grand Central
List Price: $27.00
IN THE DARK VINYL FIGURE - Arriving in comic shops November 11!
Ritual incantations from the Necronomicon
may summon the most famous of H.P. Lovecraft's Elder Gods, the
insanity inducing Cthulhu! Sleeping in the lost city of R'lyeh,
Cthulhu has been sculpted in a safer form, a POP! Vinyl Figure!
Previously available exclusively from Entertainment
Earth, this 3 3/4" tall figure of the mighty Cthulhu glows in
the dark. Window box packaging.
Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the
Wild West - Now online!
FFB: Six Books Reviewed by DASHIELL HAMMETT - New!
Pulp Gallery: WEIRD TALES 56, 67 & 58 (1928) - New!
Altus Gallery: The Adventures of H. Bedford-Jones - New!
Overlooked Films: Mickey Spilane's TOMORROW I DIE (1995)
Comic Gallery: CRIMES BY WOMEN (1950-51) - New!
Pulp Gallery: MYSTERY ADVENTURE (1936) - New!
Forgotten Books: VARNEY THE VAMPIRE -or- The Feast of Blood
Pulp Gallery: HORROR STORIES (1940)
Overlooked Films: NOSFERATU (1922) - restored version
|Doc Con 18: The Werewolf's Brand Radio Play
- Now online!
The Werewolf's Brand Orignal Radio Play
was performed at Doc Con 18 on October 10, 2015.
It is now available online for your listening
pleasure at the link below.
Klauba 2016 Adventure Calendar
Kickstarter Campaign from now through November 15!
left to pledge!
Coming in December!
This Kickstarter is to raise funds for The Douglas Klauba 2016 Adventure Calendar. Award-winning
illustrator, Doug is noted for his dramatic use of lighting
in a “Heroic-Deco” style influenced by pulp magazine art and retro
movie poster illustration which has earned him acclaim from collectors
and clients around the world. He has always had a great passion
and respect for the American Pulp Hero, and many of the illustrations
here are depictions of classic characters. Almost all of these
original paintings have been seen in print in the past and they
are all collected together for the first time in this new Pulp Adventure
calendar for the coming year.
The 2016 Adventure Calendar will contain
a selection of his favorite covers from his 20+ year career,
as well as some private commission work.
(All characters are Copyrighted and Trademarked
by their respective owners):
Zorro, the Fox / Tales of Zorro cover art
Doc Savage, Man of Bronze / Doc Savage: The Lost
Radio Scripts of Lester Dent limited edition cover art
The Spider, Master of Men / The Spider Chronicles
John Carter, Warlord of Mars / private commission
Domino Lady / Domino Lady: Money Shot cover art
Philip Marlowe / Radio Archives Audio Box art
John J. Mallory / Stalking the Zombie cover art
Frodo Baggins / Lord of the Rings
John Armstrong, An All-American Boy / Radio Archives
Audio Box art
Blackbeard the Pirate / editorial and Spectrum
Space Heroine / Imagine FX magazine
The Shadow / original to this calendar
Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
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John Carter: Warlord of Mars
by Roy Thomas and Rodolfo Pérez
"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
"The Land That Time Forgot"
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"The Mucker" by Ron Marz
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Monster Men" by Tom
Simmons, Erik Roman, L Jamal
Walton, and Cristian Docolomansky
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Written in 1941 but not published until 1967 - and
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Adaptation by Tom Simmons
Art by H.P. Lovecraft Award winner Mike Dubisch
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THE ASTONISHING AQUANAUTS -
by Steven Welch
The ocean is gone and Earth is a nightmare
of sandstorms, death, and dust. The streets of Paris are home
to terrifying creatures that hunt the few humans who survived
Now, a twelve-year old girl and a broken hero
from her father's bedtime stories are on a desperate voyage to
redeem the terrible failure of The Astonishing Aquanauts and bring
back the ocean.
Paperback: 324 pages
Publisher: Cave Branch Press
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
The story is inspired in large part by the author's
love of Doc Savage, Jules Verne, Lovecraft, and the early Stan/Jack
The story reflects the pace and sense of fun that
lovers of pulp will enjoy.
|Facebook - Now online!
There are numerous groups
on Facebook that are of potential interest
to pulp fans.
The Shadow Knows
Agents of The Shadow
Flearun - A Doc Savage Group
and Operator #5
The Spider - Master of Men
Others [The Gray Seal, Nick Carter, Fantomas, Arsene Lupin,
Jameson alias 21MM392
The Pulp Heroes
Pulp, Pulp Everywhere and Lots and Lots to Read
Magazine Authors and Literature Fans
The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Serial Archive
Rice Burroughs - Facebook Forum
Edgar Rice Burroughs: Worlds of Adventure
Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention
Pulp Coming Attractions
Robert E. Howard Comics Group
Robert E. Howard Foundation
Robert E. Howard Readers
Gun Bob--The Worlds of Robert E. Howard
The International Robert E. Howard Fan Association
Conan the Cimmerian
REH: Two-Gun Raconteur
New on Famous
(and forgotten) Fiction!
Just in time for Halloween, we are pleased
to present "In Amundsen's Tent" by John Martin Leahy, a classic
horror story from the pages of Weird Tales. We've also
discovered some interesting connections between this story and
Leahy's other work, which you will find documented in an Afterword
to the story.
Also, in a continuation of our reprinting of the
Harvard work of George Allan England we present "Sciurus Carolinensis, Esq." and article about the squirrels
that, in England's day, inhabited the Harvard Yard and environs.
Another story from the Harvard years of George
Allan England, "The Divided Letter," a romance that originally appeared
in the October, 1902 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine.
Also, The first Sherlock Holmes short story (and
the only appearance of Irene Adler) from the July, 1891
issue of The Strand, "A Scandal in Bohemia," including all the Sidney Paget
illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
A romantic adventure set in Morocco
by A. J. Dawson, The Powder Play, as it appeared in the January, 1898
issue of Pearson’s Magazine (UK).
Our presentation also includes the Warwick
Goble illustrations, an introduction by Bob
Gay and, as a part of the intro, a reprinting of an article
that appeared in the
January, 1901 issue of The Bookman
that includes additional biographical information
about Dawson not found in the usual sources.
Continuing our reprinting of the Harvard
work of George Allan England, we present “Two-Fifty An Hour - A Tragedy in One Act” that
originally appeared in the February, 1902 issue of The
Harvard Illustrated Magazine.
Expanding our selection of stories
by Baroness Orczy, this month we introduce
The Baroness Orczy Collection, which includes a biography
of the Baroness and links to her stories all in one
And, to kick off our new addition,
we have reprinted the Baroness's third
published story, The Traitor --a story which seems to have never been
reprinted and has nothing to do with the Scarlet Pimpernel.
Lastly, in our continuing reprinting
of George Allan England, we have put together
another selection from his Harvard years,
Illustrations: 3 Short Works that were originally written
while he was a student and, like with the Orczy story,
have never been reprinted.
The first, and chronologically
the last, Mowgli story, "In the Rukh" by Rudyard Kipling as it appeared in the
June, 1896 issue of McClure's Magazine with illustrations
by W. A. C. Page and dual introductions
by Bob Gay and Dan Neyer.
Two new items for your reading
The Output of Authors - Nineteen famous authors discuss
(often with tongue in cheek) their working habits and
writing speed in an article from the
April, 1897 issue of Pearson's Magazine (UK).
The Downfall of Reginald Pym by George Allan England
- Another story written while he was a student at Harvard
that originally appeared in the October,
1901 issue of The Harvard Illustrated
Continuing our reprinting of the
works of George Allan England, we present
"The Battle of Woolly Field," England's second professional
sale that is based on a Civil War incident.
We've added a new section to
our Writings section: The Arthur Conan Doyle
Collection. Here, you will find
all our reprintings of Doyle's works (with
more to come), along with an added tidbit or
But, as they say in infomercials,
We've also added a suspense story
by Doyle "The Brazilian Cat", a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes,
"The Adventure of the Two Collaborators" that includes
an introduction describing the background of the how
the story came about, and an article/interview
from the August, 1892 issue of THE
STRAND MAGAZINE, "A Day with Dr. Conan Doyle": a bit of insight into
Doyle's life including all the original photographs that appeared with the
Continuing our look at England's
life and work, we present George Allan England: the Harvard Years by Bob Gay,
an in-depth look at England's years as a student at Harvard, including a
bibliography of his work for The Harvard Illustrated Magazine, links to stories
England wrote while a student and an overview of his first published book,
Underneath the Bough.
The 6th, and final tale
of The Chronicles of Don Q., "How Don Q. Played a Three-Cornered Game" presented
as it appeared in the December, 1903 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including
the Stanley Wood illustrations.
An introduction by Dan Neyer and
the translation of all foreign words and phrases
are included as an added bonus.
Famous (and forgotten) Fiction is a
new site featuring familiar and obscure fiction along
with articles, pictures and essays. In the Writings
section, we have fiction by H. C. Bailey (the
first Reggie Fortune story), Carl Stephenson,
Sinclair Lewis and a large selection of
Kipling, including the complete Mowgli stories
and "The Man Who Would Be King." We've
also added an article about Sleeman's An
Account of Wolves Nurturing Children in Their
Dens, that includes a complete reprinting
of the work.
In Comics, there is
an overview of Superman #205 ("The Man Who
Destroyed Krypton!") and a look at a Steve Ditko
illustrated story that bears a strong resemblance
to a well-known story by Carl Stephenson.The Pictures
section starts with a group of collectible (and
some not so) items and is the first of 24
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.
moment has come and the Girasol Pulp Replicas
project is complete.
No NEW Replicas will be added to
We will, for an as yet undetermined
period, be keeping the existing catalogue
However, we may begin retiring the
less-active Replicas at any time, so don't
delay if there are any you're interested
Contact us before ordering large quantities
to confirm availability.
All of the remaining issues shown
below are available now.
We'd like to thank everybody that has
supported the project over the years,
and we hope that the Replicas continue
to provide reading and research enjoyment for
years to come.
We do not anticipate taking on any
other pulp reprint projects at this
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is our only active item at present.
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ALL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE
($25 each postpaid)
MASK MAGAZINE ($35
#27 January 1935
- First issue!
June 1,1923 - The rare KKK issue
CIVIL WAR STORIES
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DAN TURNER ($25 each postpaid)
Dan Turner Hollywood
DetectiveNo. 1 (January 1942)
Dan Turner Hollywood
Detective No. 2 (April 1942)
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DR. YEN SIN ($35
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HORROR STORIES ($35 each postpaid)
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MAGIC CARPET ($25 each postpaid)
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OPERATOR 5 ($35
Masked Invasion (April 1934)
#2 The Invisible Empire (May 1934)
#4 The Melting Death (July
of the Damned (August 1934)
Master of Broken Men (September 1934)
#7 Invasion of the
Dark Legions (October 1934)
#8 The Green Death
Mists (November 1934)
#9 Legions of Starvation
#10 The Red Invader (January 1935)
#11 The League of War Monsters
#12 The Army of the Dead
of the Flame Marauders (April 1935)
#14 Blood Reign
of the Dictator (May 1935)
#15 Invasion of the Yellow
Warlords (June 1935)
#16 Legions of the Death
Master (July 1935)
#17 Hosts of the Flaming
Death (August 1935)
of the Crimson Death Cult (September
#19 Attack of
the Blizzard Men (October 1935)
#20 Scourge of
the Invisible Death (November
#21 Raiders of
the Red Death (December 1935)
#22 War-Dogs of the Green
#23 Rockets From Hell (February
#24 War Masters from
the Orient (March 1936)
#25 Crimes Reign of Terror
#26 Death's Ragged
Army (June-July 1936)
#27 Patriot's Death
#28 The Bloody Forty-Five Days
#29 America's Plague
#30 Liberties Suicide Legion
#31 Seige of the Thousand Patriots
#32 Patriot's Death March (March-April
#33 Revolt of the Lost Legions
#34 Drums of Destruction (July-August
#35 The Army Without a
Country (Sept-Oct 1937)
#36 The Bloody Frontier (Nov-Dec
#37 The Coming of the Mongol
Hordes (Jan-Feb 1938)
The Seige that
Brought the Black Death (Mar-Apr
of the Devil Men (May-June 1938)
Suicide Battalion (July-Aug 1938)
Day of the Damned (Sept-Oct 1938)
Dawn that Shook the World (Nov-Dec 1938)
Hell Came to America (Jan-Feb 1939)
#44 Invasion from
the Sky (March-April 1939)
#45 Winged Hordes of the
Yellow Vulture (May-June 1939)
#46 War Tanks of the Yellow
Vulture (July-Aug 1939)
#47 Corpse Cavalry of the
Yellow Vulture (Sept-Oct 1939)
#48 The Army from Underground
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#2 December 1936
#3 January 1937
#4 February 1937
The Spider Strikes! (October 1933)
The Wheel of Death (November 1933)
Wings of the Black Death (December 1933)
City of Flaming Shadows (January 1934)
Empire of Doom (February 1934)
#6 Citadel of Hell (March
#7 Serpent of Destruction
#8 The Mad Horde (May
Death Blast (June 1934)
#10 The Corpse
#11 Prince of the Red Looters
#12 Reign of the Silver
Terror (September 1934)
#13 Builders of the
Black Empire (October
#14 Death's Crimson
#15 The Red Death
#16 The City Destroyer (January 1935)
#17 The Pain Emperor (February 1935)
#18 The Flame Master
#19 Slaves of the Crime Master
#20 Reign of the Death Fiddler
#21 Hordes of the Red Butcher
Lord of the Underworld (July 1935)
of the Death Madness
#24 King of
the Red Killers (September 1935)
of the Damned (October 1935)
#26 Death Reign of the
Vampire King (November 1935)
of the Yellow Death (December 1935)
#28 The Mayor of Hell (January 1936)
#29 Slaves of the Murder Syndicate
#30 Green Globes
of Death (March 1936)
#31 The Cholera King (April 1936)
#32 Slaves of
the Dragon (May 1936)
#33 Legions of Madness
#34 Laboratory of the Damned
#35 Satan's Sightless
Legion (August 1936)
#36 The Coming of
the Terror (September
#37 The Devil's Death Dwarfs
#38 City of Dreadful
#39 Reign of
the Snake Men (December 1936)
#40 Dictator of the
Damned (January 1937)
#41 The Mill-Town Massacres
#42 Satan's Workshop
#43 Scourge of the Yellow
Fangs (April 1937)
#44 The Devil's
#45 Voyage of the Coffin
Ship (June 1937)
#46 The Man Who
Ruled in Hell (July 1937)
#47 Slaves of the
#48 Machine Guns Over
the White House (Sept 1937)
#49 The City That
Dared Not Eat (October 1937)
#50 Master of
the Flaming Horde (November 1937)
#51 Satan's Switchboard
#52 Legion of
the Accursed Light (January 1938)
#53 The City of Lost
Men (February 1938)
#54 The Grey Horde
Creeps (March 1938)
#55 City of Whispering
Death (April 1938)
#56 When Thousands Slept in Hell
#57 Satan's Shackles (June 1938)
#58 The Emperor from Hell
#59 The Devil's
Candlesticks (August 1938)
#60 The City
That Paid to Die (September 1938)
Spider at Bay (October 1938)
of the Black Legions (November 1938)
#63 The Withering
Death (December 1938)
#64 Claws of
the Golden Dragon (January 1939)
#65 The Song
of Death (February 1939)
Silver Death Rain (March 1939)
of the Blazing Eye (April 1939)
#68 King of
the Fleshless Legion (May 1939)
of the Monster Men (June 1939)
Spider and the Slaves of Hell (July
#71 The Spider
and the Fire God (August
#72 The Corpse Broker
Spider and the Eyeless Legion (Oct.
#74 The Spider
and the Faceless One (Nov. 1939)
Murder Machines (December
#76 The Spider
and the Pain Master (January
#77 Hell's Sales Manager
#78 Slaves of the Laughing Death
Man From Hell (April 1940)
#80 The Spider and the War
Emperor (May 1940)
#81 Judgement of the Damned
#82 Dictator's Death Merchants
Pirates From Hell (August
#84 Master of the Night-Demons
Council of Evil (October
Spider and his Hobo Army (November
#87 The Spider and the Jewels of
of Nameless Dead (January
Spider and the Slave Doctor
Spider and the Sons of Satan
#91 Slaves of the Burning Blade (April 1941)
#92 The Devil's Paymaster (May 1941)
Benevolent Order of Death
#94 Murder's Black Prince
Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon (August
Spider and the Deathless One
Satan's Seven Swordsmen (October1941)
Corpse Brigade (November1941)
#99 The Crime Laboratory (December
#100 Death and The Spider
#101 Murder's Legionaires
#102 The Gentleman from Hell
#103 Slaves of the Ring
Spider and the Death Piper
#105 Revolt of the Underworld
#106 Return of the Racket Kings
#107 Fangs of the Dragon
#108 Hell Rolls on the Highways
#109 Army of the Damned
#110 Zara, Master of Murder (November
Spider and the Flame King
#112 The Howling Death (January 1943)
#113 Secret City of Crime
#114 Recruit for the
Spider Legion (March 1943)
Spider and the
Man from Hell (June1943)
#117 The Spider
and Hell's Factory (October1943)
#118 When Satan Came to
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Pulp Cover Gallery Editions
Girasol has launched a new series
of deluxe hardcover editions which feature full
sets of top quality cover scans of various
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
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.
Pulp Cover Gallery Volume
1 – WEIRD TALES - $130
Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 2 – THRILING WONDER STORIES / STARTLING STORIES / CAPTAIN FUTURE
Pulp Cover Gallery 3 – DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE / 15 MYSTERY STORIES /
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Cover Gallery 4 – FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES
that the cover inset may not be exactly as
shown in the image at the right.
Golden Age - Now
Berni Wrightson ~ The Edgar Allan Poe Portfolio
Murphy Anderson & Carmine Infantino ~ Mystery in Space
#75 ~ May/1962
Murphy Anderson ~ Star Pirate from Planet Comics #37 ~ July/1947
Murphy Anderson ~ 1926-2015 ~ Thanks for everything Murphy!
Howard Phillips Lovecraft: Dreamer on the Nightside by Frank
Belknap Long ~ Arkham House ~ 1975
MATT FOX ~ 1906-1988
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It meets the 3rd Saturday
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A massive fix of liquor-fueled
murder, smoke-clouded mystery,
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of The Screaming Mimi and The Fabulous Clipjoint.
This archival-quality hardcover assembles
38 incredibly rare stories from 1938-1942, with
the original Pulp artwork from such magazines
as Thrilling Detective, Masked Detective,
Detective Fiction Weekly, and more.
This is the book Fredric Brown fans have been
Introduction by Jack Seabrook
Over 100 illustrations
39 pulp magazine stories: • Detective
• Mystery • Horror • Western
100-pg appendix with the "V.O.N. Munchdriller"
& "William Z. Williams" comedies
Full cloth-covered binding boards
On publication: $45
Before his marriage to (and subsequent
collaborations with) Catherine L. Moore,
Henry Kuttner was a frequent contributor
to the pulp magazines that specialized
in the weird, supernatural, horror, and science
fiction genre. Beginning in 1936, with the
minor classic “The Graveyard Rats,” Kuttner launched
a steady stream of short stories aimed at
Weird Tales, Strange Stories, Thrilling Mystery,
Writing for Weird Tales brought Kuttner
into direct correspondence with that magazine’s
premier contributor. H. P. Lovecraft. Kuttner
set several stories in Lovecraft’s “Cthulhu
Mythos” and two are presented in THE WATCHER
AT THE DOOR: “Hydra” and “The Hunt.”
At this point in his still-young career,
Kuttner had cracked the
science fiction market and was steadily publishing
in Thrilling Wonder Stories, Fantastic
Adventures, Science Fiction, and made his first
sale to the new prestigious fantasy magazine,
In the course of writing the stories
collected in this volume, Kuttner
married Catherine Lucille Moore on June
7, 1940 (in New York with artist Virgil
Finlay as Best Man).
THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR is the second
volume in a three-volume “Early Kuttner” set
collecting many of Kuttner’s earliest
stories, most of which have never been reprinted.
For those of
you that missed on getting a copy of Volume One:
For a limited time, Haffner Press
is offering the out-of-print TERROR IN THE
HOUSE as a combo with preorders of
THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR.
Take advantage of this great
offer at the link below.
You can also
pre-order THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR along with
THE COMPLETE IVY FROST and THE MICHAEL
GRAY MYSTERIES for #125 and receive
a Bonus Chapbook and free shipping. Take advantage
of this offer at the Haffner Press Homepage
at the link below.
The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei
by Raymond Swanland
It may come as a surprise
to some that Donald Wandrei wrote
more mysteries than all his horror,
fantasy, and science fiction tales
combined. This volume collects all eighteen
adventures of Wandrei’s ratiocinative detective
I.V. Frost, who is ably assisted by his
beautiful and tough female assistant, Jean Moray.
A scientist and inventor, Frost has his
own approach to solving mysteries. Rather than
following the usual hard-drinking, trench-coated
style of many of his contemporaries, Frost’s strategy
was to mix the logic of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s
Sherlock Holmes with the technology of Lester
Dent’s Doc Savage. In 2000, D.H. Olson edited
a volume published by Fedogan and Bremer collecting
the first eight of Frost’s adventures. A second
volume of the remaining 10 tales was promised
but never materialized.
Edited by Stephen Haffner
Introduction by Ed Gorman Cover Art by
A massive omnibus of four novels
from the late 1950s all featuring the
amateur sleuthing of San Francisco psychoanalyst
The Murder of Eleanor Pope
—Psychoanalyst Michael Gray leads police to
a three-time killer!
The Murder of Ann Avery —Psychoanalyst
solves brutal slaying!
Murder of a Mistress —Psychoanalyst
Michael Gray solves the killing
of a girl who knew too much about
too many men who had too damned
much to lose.
Murder of a Wife —Marked for
Murder! No one believed her—not
even the police!
Press Status Update:
Nearly everything is in hand
to bring this 4-novel omnibus to you.
Once we have Fredric Brown's
MURDER DRAWS A CROWD under our belt
and out in the wild, this is the next
title to go to press.
NOTE: this title is part of a
3-book combo of Horror & Detective
titles that features an exclusive chapbook.
See the Haffner Press
homepage for details.
Hard Case Crime
Coming in January!
CUT ME IN
Cover art by Robert McGinnis
WHEN A MAN’S PARTNER IS KILLED
HE’S SUPPOSED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT
Maybe no one liked Del Gilbert a whole lot, not the
men he ruthlessly did business with, not the women who discovered
they weren’t his only lover, not even his partner in the Gilbert
and Blake literary agency—me. But when I found him shot to death
on the floor of his office, I had no choice. I had to track down the
person responsible. And not just to lay Del to rest, either. Next to
his body, the office safe was wide open, and a contract worth millions
From the pen of MWA Grand Master Ed McBain comes this
unforgettable story of warring agents and Hollywood dealmaking,
murder and scandal—and passions igniting in the dark of night.
- First publication in nearly 60 years!
- Features a brand new cover painting by legendary
illustrator Robert McGinnis
- Also featuring Now Die In It, a bonus McBain
novelette from the pulps, starring private eye Matt Cordell from
THE GUTTER AND THE GRAVE
Coming in March!
Ken Bruen, Jason Starr
Cover art by Michael Koelsch
THERE’S NO DRUG MORE
ADDICTIVE THAN FAME.
EXCEPT, YOU KNOW, PIMP.
Ruined and on the lam, former drug kingpin Max Fisher
stumbles upon the biggest discovery of his crooked life: a designer
drug called PIMP that could put him back on top. Meanwhile, a certain
femme fatale from his past is pursuing a comeback dream of her own,
setting herself up in Hollywood as producer of a series based on her
and Max’s life story. But even in La-La Land, happy endings are hard
to come by, especially with both the cops and your enemies in the drug
trade coming after you...
- First publication ever!
- Tenth anniversary of Bruen and Starr’s first
collaboration, and first new book in the Max Fisher series since
- Two of the hottest authors in crime fiction
today, Bruen and Starr have been nominated for or won almost every
award in the field: the Edgar, the Shamus, the Barry, the Anthony,
the Macavity, and more
- BUST,SLIDE and THE MAX received rave reviews
from Entertainment Weekly and other major publications
Jones - Now online!
The Coming of Conan Re-Read: “The Devil in Iron”
Now available for
pre-order - Shipping in February 2016!
This spectacular new book explores
the life and work of the "Dean of Illustrators" — Dean Cornwell.
Unlike previous books published on the artist, this volume is FULL
COLOR throughout. The book is 224 pages long (the same size as the
Golden Age series of books) and is filled to the brim with scores
of beautiful illustrations reproduced almost exclusively from the
original paintings and drawings
This book is limited to 1000 copies total. It is 224
pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with
By ordering today, you will receive a copy of the
book for only $44.95 plus postage.
NOTE: This book will not be offered through Amazon
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 pre-ordering the book and
then turning around and seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26.
That is not going to happen.
A Special Edition version of the book was available,
limited to 100 copies.
These are presented in red slipcase with white stamped
lettering, signed and numbered by Daniel Zimmer, with a bookplate
affixed to the front endpaper.
Jerry Schneider Enterprises
HOUSE PRESS REPLICA
The Fall 1970 issue of this magazine
featuring "The Great Circle" by Henry S. Whitehead, "The Doom
That Came to Sarnath" by H.P. Lovecraft, "Never Bet the Devil Your
Head" by Edgar Allan Poe, "A Taste of Rain and Darkness" by Eddy
C. Bertin, and "The V Force" by Fred C. Smale.
5.5 x 8.5 inch
HOUSE PRESS REPLICA
The March 1971 issue containing
"The Nemesis of Fire" by Algernon Blackwood, "My Favorite Murder"
by Ambrose Bierce, "The Holiness of Azederac" by Clark Ashton Smith,
"The Ashley Premiere" by Eddy C. Bertin, "Cacillia" by Reinsmith,
and "The Woman in Gray" by Walker G. Everett.
5.5 x 8.5 inch
Man from U.N.C.L.E. DVD - Coming November
At the height of the Cold War in the early
1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent
Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) must put aside longstanding hostilities
to stop a mysterious international criminal organization bent
on destabilizing the fragile balance of world power. With only
one lead, the agents race to find a vanished German scientist who
is the key to infiltrating the organization in this cool, stylish
action-adventure from director Guy Ritchie.
List Price: $28.98
BLU-RAY+DVD+ULTRAVIOLET COMBO PACK
List Price: $44.95
|The New Pulp Heroes
Johnson has started a new Blog for
authors who have created new pulp heroes.
- Now available!
perfect bound; 264 pages, $20.00
Before he was a comic-book
pioneer, Major Malcolm-Wheeler Nicholson wrote adventure
tales for the great pulp magazines—and no
run-of-the-mill pulp fiction was it.
The Major served as a cavalry officer on
the southwest border during the Mexican Revolution.
While the First World War raged in Europe,
he fought the Moro insurgency in the southern Philippines.
Then followed his strangest assignment, conducting espionage
in legendarily hostile Siberia. After the war he was
stationed in Western Europe. These places
became the settings for the majority of
his hardboiled adventure stories. His use of authentic
detail, combined with his superior
storytelling ability, make his stories difficult
to put down. You read one of the Major’s
entrancing tales—and your imagination is transported
back to those real places of danger and daring!
This inaugural collection
of the Major’s fiction includes stories
set in all four of his real-life arenas,
originally published in top adventure
pulps: Adventure, Argosy, The Popular
Magazine. It is time for the Major
to receive his due—as one of the genuine
larger-than-life men of the pulps. Included
is an in-depth introduction by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson,
the Major’s granddaughter.
“Yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
is one of the very, very few people responsible for the
birth of the comic book industry as the
visionary founder of what we today
call DC Comics. And, yes, Major
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very,
very few people responsible for giving
the world Superman.”
Executive Producer of all the
Comic book historian, and author
of his memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman.
“Not many adventure writers
can claim to have based their stories on their own
exploits. Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson could—and
because of it, his evocations of heroism
and combat have a believability and a personal
depth unlike anything else in pulp fiction.”
Author of Men of Tomorrow:
Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic
Checkout earlier titles by clicking on the link below.
Perils - Now online!
The Song of Kwasin (Philip Jose Farmer and Christopher Paul
Carey, Meteor House 2015) - New!
The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip Jose Farmer & Win
Scott Eckert, Meteor House, 2014) - New!
Carnacki: The New Adventures (Ed. by Sam Gafford, Ulthar
Press 2014) - New!
Flight to Opar (Philip Jose Farmer, Meteor House Restored
The Quest of Frankenstein (Frank Schildiner, Black Coat
Tarzan Alive (Philip Jose Farmer, 1972)
On Planet Perils On Planet X - Now online!
Perils On Planet X is a
swashbuckling adventure on a lost
planet… join Colonel Donovan
Hawke of Terra as he travels through time
and space to the ancient emerald world
of Xylos – home of vicious reptilian predators,
ruthless strato-pirates, beautiful princesses,
and innumerable fantastic dangers!
Perils On Planet X is high
adventure on alien worlds – classic
space opera in the Burroughs and
Alex Raymond traditions, revived for
a new millennium!
The adventure begins today
at the link below!
#34 - Now online!
Planetary Stories #34
COVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. Arranged by Shelvy
BEHIND THE DOOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . by Gerd Maximovic
Gerd's first story written in English! An injured
alien sets Hans' appartment building
ALIEN BANANA CREATURE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matthew Senkowski
A new author takes what could be a comedy and makes
it serious -- deadly serious!
A POCKET FULL OF TRICKS . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .by RIchard Logan
"Pocket" Jones has a very strange pocket! When he
reaches into it, there's no telling what might
TIME AFTER TIME Part Two. . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shelby
Rick's ship is surrounded by an alien fleet. Find
out how he and Bloggo escape, and follow them as they turn Time
A DATE ON EARTH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Russ Bickerstaff
"I'm trying to be a nice alien. This date with a human
girl is what I longed for."
STAR WARS RETURNS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jose Sanchez
An artist's four page salute to the return.
THE DUST, LIKE STARS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Martyn Osmundsen
Border patrol is inherently hazardous.
Pulp Spirit #24
COVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . Thanks to Jungle Comics
THE WOMAN WHO COLLECTED FLIES. . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . Gerd Maximovic
Sophisticated tale of evil and the magic of glamour
OLD FATHER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . .Len Dobson
Old Father hated White Woman, had hated her all his
MURDER ON THE OLD SANTE FE TRAIL. . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . Mark Nassutti
Murder intefered with his search for a swindler!
PRIVATE EYEFUL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . .Kevin Duncan
You can't let your eyes wander!
WONDERLUST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. .Click for exceptional fantasy!
Fall is almost upon
us, and that means the annual NJ Pulp Adventurecon draws
near--an afternoon of pawing through boxes
of pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, vintage movie
memoribilia, golden age comics and more! (Just like
it says in the banner, but we couldn't resist
You'll find fifty tables of swell
swag at this show -- last year Robert Gould,
son of pulp artist John Fleming Gould, visited and
brought several magnificent pieces of original
artwork for display and sale. Brendan Faulkner had
his usual extensive selection of vintage movies,
some of which are so rare the actors and crew don't
even remember them! Gary Lovisi, the leader at Gryphon
Publishing and hand-on-the-crank at Paperback Parade
magazine, had his usual fine publications, and John
Gunnison of Adventure House had his usual extensive
stock of vintage and rare pulp magazines. Mala Mastroberte,
our favorite pin-up model, was present ... and that's good
enough for us, but Mala also had a selection of photos,
books, and photo postcards.
For more information, watch this page
(and the other pages), and join our mailing
list by using the link below. While you're signing up,
you might even click the link for Bold Venture Press
and take a gander at our pulp reprints and new, pulp-inspired
fiction by authors like Richard A. Lupoff, Gary
Lovisi, John Wooley, and others.
1083 Route 206
Bordentown, New Jersey
(Just off New Jersey turnpike Exit
- Now online!
New this week
Hell" by Frank Gruber from SECRET AGENT "X", February, 1937
It was a clever setup -
Handsome Danny Needham, gangster supreme, using a little old
tin-lizzie for his bank raids. It was clever, too, the way that
tin-lizzie could vanish into thin air. But G-man Smith was banking
on the chance that the robber-baron was so clever he'd give himself
"Vengeance on Wheels" by Robert Turner from TEN
DETECTIVE ACES, May, 1942
Kerry Marsh braved a killer's bullets - to fulfill
a promise to the dead.
"The Case of Chips Galway" by Charlie Fuller from
10-STORY DETECTIVE, November, 1942
For three years Sergeant Kirker had been trying
to crack the case of the Galway rub-out. And now, he had a chance
to trap the ruthless killer. But when Kirker was ready to spring
that trap, he had to stick out his own neck for bullet bait.
Crazy - Now online!
Pigeons from Hell by Robert E. Howard
The Horror of Frank Schildiner
The Adventures of Pat Wildman: On the Trail of the Wild
Is He in Hell? by Win Scott Eckert
Den - Now online!
Europa Editions November Noir Crime - New!
Lesser Evils - New!
See You At The Fair Trading Cards - New!
Killer Nashville Noir: Cold-Blooded
Snake: Nest of Vipers
A new pulp blog on pulp
magazines, authors and their stories, adventure
and detective pulps.
R.W. Daly - Seeker of the Deep
Adventure, July 1952 - review
Pulp Artist's site: Gloria Stoll Karn
Magazines Project - Now online!
Publishing legends The Black
Mask (1920), Weird Tales (1923), and
Amazing Stories (1926) are considered
so “extremely rare and valuable” that the
U.S. Library of Congress houses its collection
of 277 issues in Washington, D.C.’s Rare
Book and Special Collections Division—along with
the personal libraries of Presidents, medieval and
Renaissance manuscripts, and one of only
three known perfect copies of the Gutenberg
Bible in existence. With its latest addition
of 4 issues of The Black Mask (Aug. & Sept. 1920;
Dec. 1921; and Apr. 1922), the Pulp Magazines
Project has made all 3 classic titles available
together—for the first time—in high-quality, cover-to-cover
Also available at the Pulp
Magazines Project, new issues of the
iconic “weird menace” pulp, Dime Mystery
Magazine (Apr. 1938 and Sept. 1946); Adventure
(Jul. 1, 1928; feat. Walt Coburn’s “The Man
Who Hated Himself”); Western Story (Jul. 27, 1940); Detective
Story (May 1938; feat. Zorro-creator Johnston McCulley’s
“Thubway Tham’s Thothial Thecurity”); and histories
of both The Black Mask (E.R. Hagemann; UCLA) and
Dime Mystery Magazine (Emily Sisler; University of
The Pulp Magazines
Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the
study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential
literary & artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The
Project also provides information on the history of this important
but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists,
and their publishers.
At the heart of the Project's
mission is the archive itself. In summer 2011, it
began with a modest library of five representative
first-generation pulp titles from the early twentieth
century. Over time, the archive will expand,
new magazines will be digitized, and contextual
materials added. Eventually, the archive will
feature a broad range of pre-1923 titles,
post-1923 titles where copyright has
lapsed, and full volume runs of select titles
from 1896 to 1946.
The Project is dedicated
to fostering ties between communities of collectors,
fans, and academics devoted to pulp
magazines, and will offer opportunities
for research and collaboration to
both scholars and enthusiasts alike. We will
provide information on upcoming conferences
and conventions, and promote new working
relationships between academics and the
hundreds of pulp fans and collectors
beyond the college and university.
Bits of pulp: Amazing, whispers, a passing
Coming Friday: ‘That’s Pulp!’
News from Doc Con 2015
Newsgroups - Now online!
There are numerous pulp newsgroups
that are of potential interest to pulp fans.
Information on several of these
groups and a link to sign up is posted
This group is dedicated
to all of the fiction of ABRAHAM MERRITT. Merritt's
novels, short stories, paperbacks, hardcovers,
pulps, reprints, and any movies based
on these works can all be discussed here. Also,
any artwork from any of the
above pertaining to Merritt's writing can
be discussed and displayed. If interested, questions
and statements about other authors that copied
or imitated Merritt's style can be posted.
Sharing and trading of Pulp Fiction covers. Discussion
not only allowed, but encouraged!
The annual Doc Savage Convention
gathered together for the first time on October
24, 1998. The convention also known as
Doc Con is the brainchild of Rob Smalley who
together with Jay Ryan, Paul Cook and Courtney
Rogers have hosted the event each year in
Arizona. Traditionally held the second
Saturday of each November, Doc Con attracts
residents from around the country, for
a weekend of planned Doc Savage events as
well as discussions and camaraderie. Follow
along with the planning each year by participating
in this group. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Doc_Con/
Burroughs Group: This
group is dedicated to the study and appreciation
of one of the greatmasters of literary
adventure, Burroughs (1875-1950). Creator
of numerous famous characters, such as Tarzan,
Carson Napier, and John Carter of Mars,
and exciting worlds, such as Venus, Barsoom,
and Pellucidar, Burroughs is widely recognized as one
of the fathers of the Pulp Era and modern
The purpose of
this mailing list is to discuss the
history of fiction magazines, and to exchange
information about magazines which have carried fiction,
past or present. Particular emphases
are on the "Gaslight" magazines of circa 1880-1914,
the pulp magazines of the first half of the 20th
century, the "Big Slick" magazines of the
mid-20th century, the digest-sized magazines of the
1950s and 1960s -- and any other areas of
magazine publishing which have been important
for fiction. Discussion may cover aspects
of the publishing history of the magazines concerned, their
editors and editorial policies, the authors they
published, and so on.
This group is for fans of all
the incarnations of Doc Savage.
This group is
dedicated to one of the greatest of
adventure/fantasy writers , H.R. Haggard.
Inc.: This group is dedicated
to the [1940's pulp version]
of Richard Benson and his group of crime
fighting adventurers , Justice Inc. Everything
about this group can be discussed [ comics,
pulps, radio shows, paperbacks, current news]also
if anyone is interested in Paul Ernst---In
the roaring heart of the crucible......
Kline: This group is
devoted to Otis Adelbert Kline.
His works in the science fiction, weird
and historical fiction genre and his general biography
can also be discussed here.
Uncensored: is for all fans of Pulp
If you're interested in the
old pulp magazines, this forum
is the place to be. We deal with OLD
pulps only! If you're looking for something
dealing with modern "pulp fiction" style
writing, you'd be bored here.This moderated
list is setup along the lines of PEAPS, the
Pulp Era Amateur Press Society, and all pulp
fans across the world are welcome.
Group: Place your swappable
pulps and digest, plus wants, in the file
section or individual messages. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpSwap/
Group: This group is dedicated
to the characters created by Robert E Howard
that have appeared in comic book form
from Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Cross
Plains Comics, Dynamite Entertainment etc.
Paperbacks: A forum for readers
and collectors of classic paperback books,
primarily from the "vintage era" of 1939
to 1960 (roughly speaking). Ace Doubles,
Dell Mapbacks, L.A. Bantams, Gold Medal, Avon,
Handibooks, and many more - we cover
them all. Discussion of all genres is welcome
and we particularly want to hear about any rare
and unusual paperbacks or stories *about*
paperbacks that you might be able to share. We
discuss the cover artists, the writers, the
publishers, and anyone and everyone connected
with the great world of vintage paperback
books. Read a great old book lately?
Come on in and tell us about it!
Pulps: This list is dedicated to the
discussion of Western pulp magazines -- the characters,
the authors, the stories, the paperback reprints,
and anything else connected with Western pulps.
Though the primary emphasis is on pulps, we also
discuss non-pulp Western novels, movies,
comics, etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WesternPulps/
Secret Agent "X" #7 Audiobook
Octopus of Crime
by Paul Chadwick
writing as Brant House
Read by Milton Bagby
His true face unknown, his identity
forever buried in a secret government file, Secret Agent “X” came
back from the dead to take on the sinister sadists and evil extortionists
who prey on innocent Americans. A master of disguise who carries a
non-lethal gas gun, “X” the unknown is backed by a cabal of wealthy
citizens and is answerable only to the shadowy K-9 in Washington.
Tentacles of terror reached over the country, spreading
like a hideous blight through the cities of America. The Underworld,
welded together under the secret symbol of a monster of crime, was
organized as never before. And Secret Agent “X,” master man-hunter,
went up against a genius of crime who stooped even to the ghastly
horrors of medieval torture.
The enigma of enigmas, Secret Agent “X” has been deputized
by a high government official to battle the darkest, most diabolical
enemies of America before they sink their poisonous fangs into the
nation’s healthy core. Faceless and unsung, “X” infiltrates these threats
in a bewildering array of disguises.
Writer Paul Chadwick communicated the essence of the
series with the horrific titles of his novels. Chadwick specialized
in telling melodramatic mystery yarns saturated in an atmosphere
of impending doom. The pulp editors called these menace stories. Eventually,
these thrillers evolved into sub-genre known as weird menace. In Secret
Agent “X”, a cloud of diabolical danger hangs over the heads of every
innocent character until “X”, using his fists, his gas gun, or his
loyal operatives, shatters the threat for all time.
No one knew who Secret Agent “X” really was. Not his
readers. Not his editors. Not even his writer, conceivably. To this
day in the 21st Century, his true identity is still a deep mystery.
That’s keeping a secret!
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts
the menace of Octopus of Crime, ripped from the pages of Secret
Agent “X” magazine, September 1934 and read with chilling intensity
by Milton Bagby.
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs
|THE REAL ADVENTURES
OF JONNY QUEST: The Complete Season 2 - Arriving in retail stores
The second season of Team Quest's Nineties
incarnation sees them spending less time with the sinister cyber
environs of Questworld and jumping headlong back to their Sixties
Spy-Fi action-adventure roots. This fresh take also carried with
it a new voice cast (including genre favorites John de Lancie and
Robert Foxworth) and some old faces like Pasha the peddler, Race's
inamorata fatale Jade and the deadly Dr.Zin while keeping the action
and pace up-to-the-minute.
As Jonny, Hadji and Jesse continue to aid Dr.
Quest and Race in their globe-trotting investigations across
this 3-Disc, 26-Episode Complete Second Season Collection, Team
Quest must contend with marauding mummies, galloping golems, Bigfoot
burglars, and deadly Zinjas dispatched by the vengeful daughter
of Dr. Zin. Meanwhile, Jeremiah Surd is still lurking in the shadows,
waiting for the team to let their guard down. Good thing Bandit
is on guard!
"Season 1, Volume 1" came to stores in
2009 with the first 13 adventures, and "Season 1, Volume 2" became
available as an MOD title in 2012 with the next 13 adventures.
Now the Warner Archive is finally following up with
another manufacture on demand DVD set, The Real Adventures of
Jonny Quest - The Complete Season 2," with all remaining episodes
in the show's 52-episode run.
These 26 tales on 3 discs will be available for $29.99
SRP, on November 10.
|RED SONJA /
CONAN #4 (of 4)
- Arriving in comic shops November 11!
Cover: Ed Benes
Red Sonja and Conan have stormed
a fortress intent on finding and stopping the wizard
Kal'Ang. They are startled to discover an even greater
foe from their past. Can their willpower match the
mind of a sorcerer? It will take more than speed and strength
to save them this time, but the Cimmerian and the fire haired
warrior women will never give up ... even if asked to face
down a god.
32 pages, Full Color,
The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger
THE SPIDER'S WEB
Research copies are now available!
Archive DVD featuring Warren Hull
- 15 Chapters (Complete)
One of the major original pulp heroes
comes to the screen in the greatest adaptation of pulp
to film ever created, featuring Warren Hull and
Iris Meredith. Consistently rated one of
the top 5 cliffhanger serials of all time by
fans, and hugely influential. Source: new digital
transfer of 16mm original print, complete, with
generally excellent sharp picture quality, restored
picture element with stabilization, exposure
correction, and noise reduced audio.
complete, archive DVD requests are shipping now.
To request a research copy,
The Serial Squadron
been reduced to $9.95-19.95 on nearly all Squadron DVD titles.
Check them out at the link below.
|The Serial Squadron
available for pre-order - Coming in November!
THE MASKED RIDER Collector's
90 years after its original release, the original
masked avenger rides again!
Directed by Aubrey C. Kennedy -- Produced by William
Steiner -- Associate Producer Patrick S. McGeeney
Starring Harry Myers, Ruth Stonehouse, Paul Panzer,
Edna M. Holland, Robert Taber and Boris Karloff in his first
existing film footage
Restored by Eric Stedman
Music by Curandero
There is nothing like this amazing and
influential serial, which introduced the “masked rider” character
to the screen and preceded the film versions of both Zorro and
the Lone Ranger and is wilder and more hard-hitting and realistic
than either one. It commands your complete attention and never lets
go. No stunt men here -- all the actors do their own riding, shooting,
cliff-climbing and everything else. Shot on location at the Shamrock
Photoplay Corporation studio in San Antonio, on the Medina river
in Texas, and in Sabinas, Mexico.
Film and Transfer Quality: The original
nitrate image is absolutely stunning in its detail and midtones.
There are scratches on the film sometimes but
they do not detract.
The finest professional (Cintel) transfer equipment
available was used to create a digital version of this film.
This serial is presented in 9 half-hour chapters
with the crucial action of Chapter 1, the conclusion of Chapter
2 and a scene from Chapter 10 reconstructed by a new cast (see
below) and most of the original cliffhanger division points retained,
and mastered on 3 DVDs with illustrated chapter menus.
DVDs are available in two editions:
THE 2-DVD COLLECTOR’S
Contains all 9 half-hour episodes and extras including
a PDF version of the original script for Episode 1. Use the link
below to order the complete serial on 2 disks.
ORDER THE 2-DVD COLLECTOR’S EDITION
All 9 Episodes & Extras on 2 DVDs
Ships in November 2015
Shipping Options Please Select OneShip First-Class
Mail to USA with trackingShip to Canada [ + $ 5.00 ]Ship to UN/Europe/Australia
[ + $ 10.00 ]
List price: $ 49.95
Pre-order price: $ 39.95
Volumes are also available individually, 3 episodes
per volume, with individual color covers which include episode
THE MASKED RIDER VOL. 1: Episodes 1-3 on
1 DVD - $19.95 - Shipping
THE MASKED RIDER VOL. 2: Episodes 4-6 on 1 DVD
- $19.95 - Shipping now
THE MASKED RIDER VOL. 3: Episodes 7-9 on 1 DVD
- $19.95 - Shipping in November 2015
US First Class Mail with tracking
Ship to Canada [ + $ 5.00 ]
Ship to UK/Europe/AUS [ + $ 10.00 ]
|THE SHADOW VOLUME
2 #4 - Arriving in comic
shops November 11!
(Writer) Cullen Bunn (Art)
The secrets of
the Last Illusion become intertwined with the work of
writer H.P. Lovecraft. What warning did Lovecraft try to
pass on to Houdini before his death? Will the shocking revelation
of these secrets help the Shadow... or destroy him?
Full Color, 32
- Under the Blue Light - Now online!
The Money Master - New!
The Condor -
The Time Master
The Isle of Doubt
The League of Death
|Star Wars: The Force Awakens - New international trailer features new footage!
A new international Star Wars trailer
has exploded onto the web featuring a ton of amazing new footage
to tide you over till December.
If you've reached the point where you don't want to
see any more before you watch the film then look away now.
Otherwise, checkout the links below.
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
Edgar Allan Poe-America's Pocket Author
Botanical Fiction Database
Thomas Lanier Williams (1911-1983)
Lovecraft and the Mass Rock
Notes on "The Colour Out of Space"