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18 April 2014
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18 April 2014




PULPS - PAPERBACKS - ORIGINAL ART - MOVIE MEMORABILIA
OLD TIME RADIO - SCIENCE FI CTION - POPULAR CULTURE
GOOD OLD STUFF!

CELEBRATING THE WESTERN PULPS & THE MALTESE FALCON – BLACK MASK – DETECTIVE PULPS


The 2014 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is rapidly approaching!

The 14th Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention will take place next week, April 25-27, 2014, at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center.  We'll have 150 tables worth of pulps, paperbacks, comics, original art, movie memorabilia and more for sale in our dealer room.  In addition, we have vintage films running Friday and Saturday based on pulp stories, several panels and 2 incredible auctions (about which, more below).  As well as an incredible art room, which this year focuses on the art of the western and detective pulps and paperbacks, as well as the 100th birthdays of Virgil Finlay, Hannes Bok & Edd Cartier.
 
Since we're the same weekend as C2E2 this weekend, if you show your 2014 C2E2 badge at the door, we're offering a $10 discount off admission to our show for 3 day, Friday or Saturday memberships.
 
We've posted the images for our Friday night auction (from the Jerry Weist estate and the collection of Robert Weinberg) and a special Saturday night auction (featuring loads of Shadow pulps and other Shadow items) on our facebook page and website. 
Catalogs can be found on google docs at the links below:

Friday Night Auction    Saturday Night Auction
The Film Schedule has been posted!


  Panel Discussions for New Pulp Sunday have been posted!
Click here to check it out!

LOCATION
THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
Hotel Phone # (888) 627-9031
www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/index.html
Please mention the con when booking rooms!

MEMBERSHIPS
Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only.  We are also offering Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60, which is a three day membership which allows entry to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours before the con generally opens to the public).  Ages 13 & under are free.  Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (account register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).  Also, this year we are the same weekend as Chicago’s large comic show, C2E2 – to help try and attract attendees from C2E2, we’re offering $5 off any one day admission if you show your C2E2 badge!

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

PROGRAM BOOK
All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints. To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2").  The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 15, 2014.  Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

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

AUCTIONS
We will have 2 auctions, Friday (from the estate of Jerry Weist as well as material from the files of noted collector Bob Weinberg – including C.L. Moore’s typwritten draft of “Black God’s Kiss” – and the Munsey/Popular Publications files) and Saturday nights.

PULP FILM FEST
Our Pulp Film Fest shows old movies based on pulp stories.  More info, including the schedule, will be posted on the website closer to the con.  The Pulp Film Fest is organized by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood ‘N’ Thunder magazine.

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

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

HOTEL
For our fourteenth show, for the seventh year in a row we’re at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago.  The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O’Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport.  Room rates are $111/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on April 7, 2014!).  Parking is free.  The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor – it’s adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center.  For those with families, it’s also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation’s top zoos.  Movie theaters are also a short walk away.  And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away.  If you are flying in and not renting a car, please check the website for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel.  Please mention the con when booking rooms.

FOR INFO ON THE CON, PLEASE CONTACT
Doug Ellis, 13 Spring Lane, Barrington Hills, IL 60010, 847-217-4241
info@windycitypulpandpaper.com



18th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10am to 5pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

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

From 10am to 5pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


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

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

For more information, contact us at:

info@girasolcollectables.com

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there.



The Adventure Continues - Now online!

Complete Northwest Magazine and Lost Bookmarks! - New!
A pile of Science Fiction reading...
Blue Book March 1933
A pulps cover...



Adventure House - Now available!

Phantom Detective - 03/35

"The Hollywood Murders" by Robert Wallace

"Pay up or else—" Chortles a sinister fiend dedicated to slaughter and loot in this thirlling novel of gory crime shrouded in blackest mystery.
 
"Snow Shoes" by Joe Archibald
"Dead Man's Tale" by C.K.M. Scanlon
"Madman's Justice" by Alfred I. Tooke
"Blue Light" by Arthur J. Burks

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Masked Detective - Spring/42

"The Crimes of Stilicho" by C.K.M. Scanlon

"Death came from the sky and under the ground in Parker's most baffling case—but the daring Masked Detective braved perilous risks to bring in the most dangerous killer in criminal annals!"
 
"Bullets are Dynamite" by Robert Wallace
"Moon Over Murder" by Fredric Brown

7x10, 112 pages, $14.95
Private Detective Stories - 03/39

"Vacation with Murder" by Roger Torrey

"Pat O'Leary found a girls' camp in the woods, a pretty chaperon with a tender heart, trying to be tough, two kidnap parties—it was enough to make a detective dizzy."
 
"Blonde Bait" by Wallace Kayton
"Murder On the Roof" by Jackson W. Horne
"Sing-Song Gal" by Henri St. Maur
"Siren of Soho" by James H.S. Moynahan
"Too Many Killers" by John Phillips

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95 
Cover Artist: H.J. Ward




Airship 27 Productions
 TWO LEGENDARY HEROES COME TOGETHER TO DEFEAT
THE VRIL AGENDA

Available now!

Airship 27 Productions & Pulp Work Press join forces for the very first time to announce the release of THE VRIL AGENDA, a fantastic, action packed pulp adventure by two of the finest writers in the New Pulp field, Joshua Reynolds and Derrick Ferguson.

Upon completing his training with the Warmasters of Shamballah, Dillon journeys back to America to begin the next phase of his training under tutelage of one of the greatest adventurers of all time, Jim Anthony – The Super Detective.  But no sooner do they meet then one of Anthony’s most dangerous villains resurface from his past to once again threaten mankind, the superhuman Sun Koh – Prince of Atlantis.

Now the old warrior and his young student, aided by Anthony’s loyal family and allies, will take on this new threat, pitting their lives against powerful adversaries.  From New York to Berlin and then on to a hidden civilization at the bottom of the world, the Super Detective and his two-fisted protégé must stop the fiendish Sun Koh before he can unlock the ages old secret of the Vril power.

“I’ve been a huge fan of Derrick’s Dillon from day one,” reports Airship 27 Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “And of course Josh has dons several Jim Anthony projects for us including a full length novel. So when they first proposed this team-up book, I was thrilled beyond words.”

Note fantasy author, Charles Saunders, creator of the Imaro series, calls The Vril Agenda, “…a remarkable achievement.”

The book features interior illustrations by award winning artist Rob Davis, with a stunning, dynamic cover painting by Adam Shaw; his first work for Airship 27 Productions. 

Writers Josh Reynold and Derrick Ferguson have whipped up a frenetically paced tale that never lets up for second, masterfully delivering old fashion pulp action in what is sure to become a New Pulp Classic!


Available now at Amazon.com & soon on Kindle.

AN AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS - PULP WORK PRESS EVENT!

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Now available!
by Kenneth Robeson, Ryerson Johnson & Will Murray
Cover illustration by Joe DeVito

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


Softcover : $24.95 plus shipping

Hardcover and ebook editions are coming soon!


Altus Press
Now available!

Doc Savage: White Eyes
by Kenneth Robeson, Lester Dent & Will Murray
 Cover illustration by Joe DeVito

 
What is the Blind Death? New York's newshawks work overtime in a flurry of flashbulb explosions as they clamor for the scoop on the insidious wave of corpses turning up around the city, all struck dead, eyes turned an unseeing ivory by the masked mastermind known as… White Eyes.

 As police riot guns and gangland Tommy-guns turn New York City’s winter snows scarlet, Doc Savage, man of mystery, giant of bronze, discovers that the mysterious plague is part of an audacious scheme to unite all of New York's criminal elements against him. White Eyes’ ultimate goal—to seize the fabled Mayan wealth of the Man of Bronze!

 From snowbound Manhattan to the sugar-cane fields of tropical Cuba, Doc Savage and his Iron Crew wage what may be the greatest battle for survival of their careers!

Softcover : $24.95 plus shipping

Hardcover and ebook editions are coming soon!


Altus Press
Now available!

The Sphinx Emerald
by H. Bedford-Jones

A strange and mysterious gem named the Sphinx Emerald leaves its trail through history: a witness to many historic events and crosses the paths of both simple folk and famous men such as Alexander the Great, Saladin, Richard the Lionheart, Leonardo da Vinci, Cardinal Richelieu—and, for good or bad, exerts its powerful influence….


Hardcover - $44.95
Softcover - Sale Price: $26.96 (Regular Price: $29.95)
Ebook - $5.99

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!


Altus Press
Now available!

O’Brien, Buccaneer
by H. Bedford-Jones

 
In this thrilling swashbuckler saga former Jacobite fugitive James O’Brien with his ship and crew roams the seas from the Caribbean to the Barbary Coast in North Africa. Here the dauntless buccaneer captain sets his sharp rapier and his even sharper wits against the will of Mulai Ismael, the bloodthirsty ruler of Morocco, while the English fleet eagerly awaits his return.

Hardcover - $34.95
Softcover - Sale Price: $17.95 (Regular Price: $19.95)
Ebook - $5.99

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!


Altus Press
Now available!

D’Artagnan: A Sequel to The Three Musketeers
by H. Bedford-Jones
 
For a second time H. Bedford-Jones picks up musketeer d'Artagnan, the well-known literary creation of 19th-century French writer Alexandre Dumas, Sr. In this swashbuckling drama—placed shortly after the events in Dumas' The Three Musketeers—Bedford-Jones reunites the young Gascon with his old comrades-in-arms Athos, Porthos and Aramis to defend again the honor of the queen in an intrigue of Cardinal Richelieu and to secure the future of a child who will play an important role in Dumas' own continuation The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later.

Hardcover - $29.95
Softcover - Sale Price: $13.45 (Regular Price: $14.95)
Ebook - $5.99

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!


Altus Press
Now available!

The Dime Detective Library
The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 1
by T.T. Flynn
 Introduction by Ed Hulse

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

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

Contains the following stories:
“Dead Man’s Debt”
“Mr. Maddox and the Gray Ghost…”
“Death Rides the Favorite”
“The Devil’s Derby”
“Saratoga Slay-Ride”
 “Blood on the Book”

Hardcover - $39.95
Softcover - Sale Price: $26.96 (Regular Price: $29.95)
Ebook - $5.99

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in July!

DOC SAVAGE James Bama 5-book Multipack #2 - with FIVE exclusive James Bama art prints!
Sanctum Books collects four more James Bama variant editions plus a NEW expanded variant of DOC SAVAGE #29 with additional historical commentary by Brian M. Kane and James Bama, the artist who defined Doc Savage for modern fans. Showcasing ten thrill-packed pulp novels: “The Annihilist,” “Murder Mirage,” “Mystery Under the Sea,” “The Metal Master,” “The Vanisher,” “The Mental Wizard,” “The Red Terrors,” “The Other World,” “The Secret of the Su” and “Cargo Unknown." PLUS: Five exclusive James Bama full-color art prints and the "lost" Doc Savage newspaper strip by the X-MEN's Dave Cockrum! This landmark collector's set showcases five knockout James Bama cover paintings, all ten original color pulp covers, the classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray and Paty Cockrum. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-151-6 Softcover in wraparound collectors' sleeve, 7x10, 641 pages, B&W, $54.95

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in July!

THE SHADOW Volume 86: "Treasure Trail," "The Crimson Phoenix" and "Model Murder"
EDD CARTIER CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE

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, Will Murray and Phil Foglio. (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]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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



The Art of Robert E McGinnis - Coming in October!
by Robert E. McGinnis (Author), Art Scott (Author)

Robert McGinnis is a celebrated artist and illustrator, best known for his book cover and movie poster work. He began his career illustrating covers for the likes of Donald Westlake, going on to produce art for TIME and Good Housekeeping, and most recently the limited edition cover of Stephen King’s Joyland. This is the definitive collection of the best and rarest of his work.

Hardcover, 176 pages



Beb Books - Now available!

The 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)


And

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)

And don’t forget our other recent releases:

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 Dog BooksNow 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


Black Dog BooksNow 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 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 BooksNow available!

 
Return to a time when the world was not fully mapped, the lure of adventure was strong and Africa was still the Dark Continent.
 
Journey to the far corners of the globe as Matthew Quin, big game hunter extraordinaire, seeks to capture wildlife for Hamrach & Co. Along the way Quin discovers that vipers, scorpions, tigers and all manner of beasts often walk on Earth in the two-legged variety.
 
This massive volume, culled from a variety of resources and international library archival collections, marks a major achievement in research in assembling forty-seven works—the complete known stories of Matthew Quin, pulled from book, magazine and newspaper appearances.
 
Also included is the novel, In Wildest Africa, in which Quin encounters Teddy Roosevelt on an African Safari!

 
Contents:
• How I Lost My Elephant
• The Shelter-House of the Sunderbunds
• The Borneo Orang-Outang
• The Adventure of the Australian Bushrangers
• The Black Panther From Hamburg
• The Adventure of the Lost Caravan
• The Adventure of the Stolen Lions
• Bin Mahommed's Cunning
• The Johannesburg Conspiracy
• The Nawab of Jubbulpore's Diamond
• Prince Wong's Lioness
• The Mystery of Ranjeet Singh's Death
• The Adventure of the Star of Dehli
• The Mystery of the Oudh Jungle
• The Mystery of the Wrecked Circus Train
• The Strange Case of the Montana Grizzly
• The Affair of the Singapore Bungalow
• Tharadeen, the Dacoit
• The Two-Horned Rhinoceros
• Count Sandoff's Wife
• The Man Tiger of the Ussuri Valley
• The Pearl of the Philippines
• The Adventure of the Achinese Pirates
• A Treacherous Rival
• The Ringed Jaguar of Amazonas
• The Affair of the Python
• The Wonderful Adventure of the Yukon Tributary
• On the Trail of the Totem Bear
• The Quest of the White Panther
• The Quest of the Bull Moose
• The Rajah of Vancore's Menagerie
• The International Episode of the Niger Swamp
• In Solomon's Tank
• The Sultan of Muscat's Cheetah
• The Adventure of the Harkaway Hall Preserves
• The Silent Man of the Polar Star
• A Terrible Night
• The Mad Elephant of Coorg
• Night In the Forests of India
• The Adventure of the Assam Shooting-Box
• The Rajah of Kolat's Trainer
• The Adventure of the Rio Gila Ford
• Baffled by a Puma
• The Hermit of Kootenay Pass
• The Contents of a Tiger Trap
• The Shooting Cage
• In Wildest Africa (novel)

Assembled and with an introduction by Graydon scholar, Georges T. Dodds, Ph.D.

Trade paperback / 473 pages / Price: $19.95 US




Black Dog BooksNow available!
  

A collection of articles and studies relating to the detecitve pulps and the Western pulps.
A must have for anyone interested in the history of the pulp magazine field!
 
Included are:
 
Dashiell Hammett and the Detective Pulps
 • House Burglary Poor Trade  (An interview with Dashiell Hammett) by Helen Herbert Foster
 • Sex, Deftly Handled by H. Bedford-Jones
 • Shall We Write Sex Stories? (A reply to "Sex, Deftly Handled") by Dashiell Hammett and H. Bedford-Jones
 • How Philo Vance, Clubfoot and Charlie Chan Were Born by H.F. Manchester
 • Do You Want to Become A Writer? Or Do You Want to Make Money? by Joseph T. Shaw
 • Dialogue by Joseph T. Shaw
 • Cleve F. Adams: Black Knight, Cannibal and Forgotten Man by Evan Lewis
 • The Maltese Falcon on Film: A Photo Gallery

  
Special Fiction Section
 • The Road Home as by Peter Collinson (Dashiell Hammett)
  
The Western Pulps
 • Western Fiction Discussed by Eugene Manlove Rhodes by William McLeod Raine
 • To the Prolific Belong the Spoils by George C. Henderson
 • Get Your Villainy First by W.D. Hoffman
 • Write 'em, Cowboy! (An interview with William McLeod Raine) by Herbert Cerwin
 • The Western Story Lives (1931) by J.R. Johnston
 • Clarence E. Mulford Lets His Stories "Grow" by Harold L. Cail
 • The Western Story Today (1934) by Edmund Collier
 • Mean Pete Growls! (An interview with Western author Peter Brandvold) by Tom Roberts
 • My Favorite Western Pulps and Authors by James Reasoner
  
Art Focus
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Births of Virgil Finlay, Hannes Bok and Edd Cartier
 • Autobiography and art gallery by Virgil Finlay
 • Hannes Bok biography and art gallery by Robert Weinberg
 • My Glazing Technique (1945) by Hannes Bok
 • Edd Cartier biography and art gallery by Robert Weinberg
  
Film Focus
 • From Pulp to the Silver Screen, 2014 Ed Hulse 145
Trade paperback / 152 pages / Price: $14.95 US



Black Dog Books - Coming soon!
BULLETS IN THE BLACK by Walt Coburn

 "Walt Coburn has produced some of the best Western fiction of our time.  He has been read and appreciated because of the authentic ring to his plots and the quality of humanness in his characters. Like a classic design, Coburn has endured."  - Arizona Republic
 
From Walt Coburn, the "Cowboy Author," come these five previously uncollected novellas and the shorter title story, each from the pages of Western Story Magazine.
 
Bullets in the Black
An aging sheriff and a pink-faced recruit face brutal ruffians along the border.
 
Out of the Dark
A primal fear of what emerges from the night provides the foundation to this story of anxiety and psychological drama when ancient deeds resurface for Pete Gillis.
 
Range Robbers
Plans are set into motion for an Eastern Syndicate to acquire, through any means possible, the one parcel of land that prevents them from controlling the entire section.
 
Gun-lords of Tortilla Range
Looking to avenge an old wrong, Cabe McCall rides to Arizona hoping to tracking down the shadowy killers of his brother only to find himself thrust into an even deeper and deadlier mystery.
 
Killers of Coyote Pass
Tom Gaines learns that driving cattle though the only mountain pass for a hundred miles is treacherous enough without rustlers' gunfire raining down on you.
 
Riders of the Ghost Trail
Just when he thought all was dead and buried, Slim Fergus is suddenly confronted with ghosts from his past.
 
 
With an introduction by James Reasoner.
Cover art by Walter M. Baumhofer.

FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION
 
Trade paperback / 174 pages / Price: $15.95 US


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


On the run from the law, a gangster’s girl and two hoods stop to wait for the boss

In a forgotten café somewhere in the middle of the country, a blonde in a raincoat bursts through the door. She’s got a pistol in her hand and two killers at her back, and she wants a bottle of rye. Dotty and her friends aren’t going anywhere. They’ll be here until Rusty shows up. Rusty the killer. Rusty the thief. Rusty the love of Dotty’s young life. They’ll be here until Rusty steps through the door, but Rusty might not be on his way.

In this tight, explosive short story, a gun moll transforms into the heroine of a hard-boiled Greek tragedy. One of the most popular pieces of short fiction ever to appear in the pages of Black Mask magazine, “Waiting for Rusty” remains a remarkable work, as powerful and surprising as a sucker punch to the back of the skull.


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




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Blood 'N' Thunder Special Edition (#38-#40)
Now available!

The largest single issue of a fanzine ever published!
This Special Edition has three times the pages of a normal Blood 'n' Thunder
(less those that would go toward duplicating ads and front matter, of course).


Among the departments you'll find a preview of PulpFest 2014; coverage of a 1936 movie adapting Fred MacIssac's Dime Detective character The Rambler; an essay on the first serial adapted from a comic strip, 1934's Tailspin Tommy; and advice from noted SF editor Robert "Doc" Lowndes on cracking the pulp-magazine market.

Feature articles cover a number of favorite characters, including Doc Savage and G-8. Scholar Nathan Madison is on hand with a fascinating treatise on "Yellow Peril" pulp fiction. Larry Latham joins BnT's Writers Brigade with a survey of dime novels and nickel weeklies that became full-fledged pulp magazines. Film historian Richard W. Bann returns with a behind-the-scenes look at the production of 1941's The Maltese Falcon, and BnT editor Ed Hulse revisits the Thirties film appearances of The Shadow with newly uncovered information on the 1931-32 Universal featurettes that introduced the character to moviegoers. There are facsimile reprints of short stories from rare early issues of Adventure and The Popular Magazine.

Finally, as a bonus, this issue includes an entire book-length novel (85,000 words) first published in 1918 issues of All-Story Weekly: Randall Parrish's eerie adventure The Strange Case of Cavendish, which was made into a 1919 cliffhanger serial titled The Lion Man.

 
Nearly 300 pages, 8x10, trade paperback
Price: $29.95


The Special Edition counts as issues 38 through 40 for subscribers and includes all the material previously announced for #38.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Now available!

The long-awaited Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, many months in preparation, is now available from Murania Press.

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

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

The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction is priced at $29.95, which includes shipping to domestic U.S. buyers. However, Murania Press is also making the book available at a 20 percent discount to anybody who purchases it along with a one-year subscription to Blood ‘n’ Thunder. This special offer has its own page on the Murania Press site and is available to those who renew or extend their subscriptions as well.

Don’t miss out on what some fans are already calling 2013’s must-have book. Visit the Murania Press web site today at the link below.


414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback
Price: $29.95




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

Now Available: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER 2013-2014 SPECIAL EDITION - New!
Pulp Pinup Queen Mala Mastroberte Joins Murania Press At Windy City Con! - New!
Call Me Ish…er, Lazarus.
- New!
Another DD&MM Hiccup….
Countdown: 100 Days to Windy City!
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #38 Update
Celebrating The Serial’s Centennial
Final Days For The Special Deal On BNT’s GUIDE TO PULP FICTION
Happy Holidays From Murania Press


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 278:  Betrayal on Monster Earth
Jim Beard stops by for a chat on the new book in the Monster Earth series, "Betrayal on Monster Earth."

Episode 277:  Van Plexico's Shattering
Episode 276:  Soulquest
Episode 275:  Jim Beard Returns
Episode 274: ERB Comic Strips 
Episode 273: The Omega Station
Episode 272: The Return of Ginger and...

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #13  - Coming in July!
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!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 30.




CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT VOLUME 3: FOR A BETTER TOMORROW TP  - Coming in September!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Javier Mena (Color), and Felipe Massafera (Cover)

Since he traveled seventy years into the future, Captain Midnight has been attacked by supervillains, Nazis, and assassins. Tired of being on the defensive, he's taking the fight to his enemies. But since his return, he hasn't slowed down, and it's about to catch up with him. He's a man on a mission, but will he be able to handle the truth? Volume 3 collects issues #8-#11 of the ongoing superhero epic!

112 pages, $14.99, in stores on September 24.





THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN Volume 28 - Coming in December!

Conan's plan to plunder a gold mine in the mountains of Turan goes awry when he discovers that the mine has just been robbed! Taking treasure from thieves has to be easier than from a fortress, so the angry barbarian pursues the burglars across the frozen peaks to reclaim his prize. But danger lurks amongst the icy crags, where nature itself is the deadliest of foes!

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




THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN Volume 9  - Coming in November!
by Don Kraar (Writer), Mike Docherty (Art)

The forces of Conan and his allies prepare to storm the port city of Kordava and take its fleet for the final assault on Argos to crush once and for all the enemy coalition that nearly cost Conan his kingdom. With Conan's daughter about to marry the king of Asgard and ensure a future of peace and security, the malefic sorcerer Crassus readies his own wedding gift--Conan's destruction at the hands of his own son!

The Chronicles of King Conan further the legend of Robert E. Howard's epic creation, collecting for the first time the long out-of-print Conan the King tales originally published by Marvel Comics.



CONAN THE AVENGER #1 - Arriving in comic shops April 23!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Iain McCaig (Cover)

Nursing his broken heart, Conan drinks himself into a stupor in the troubled city of Shumballa—until a brazen act of thievery launches the Cimmerian into a wild hunt and a supernatural adventure!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50





CONAN THE AVENGER #4 - Coming in July!
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!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on July 23.






The Dark Rites of Cthulhu - Now available!

For centuries, students of the forbidden arts have probed the inky recesses of the spaces inbetween. Hapless mortals have invoked monstrous entities from beyond through foul magicks, incantations and rituals. When will they learn that there can be no profit nor joy to be gained through relations with the insidious old ones? These sixteen tales of depravity, sorcery and madness may offer some illumination, but ultimately there can be no salvation for those who dabble in The Dark Rites of Cthulhu. Featuring terrifying new stories by Glynn Owen Barrass, Edward M. Erdelac, John Goodrich, Scott T. Goudsward, T. E. Grau, C.J. Henderson, Tom Lynch, William Meikle, Christine Morgan, Robert M. Price, Pete Rawlik, Josh Reynolds, Brian M. Sammons, Sam Stone, Jeffrey Thomas and Don Webb and edited by Brian M. Sammons, The Dark Rites of Cthulhu shares cautionary tales set in a multiverse of jealousy, greed, desperation and naivety and is guaranteed to delight students of the Dark Arts and followers of the Great Old Ones alike.

Paperback: 230 pages
Publisher: April Moon
ISBN-10: 0993718000
ISBN-13: 978-0993718007





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

Forgotten Books: THE GLASS KEY by Dashiell Hammett - New!
Tarzan of the Comics (1944-45) - New!
Overlooked Films: THE GLASS KEY (1935) See it here! - New!
Forgotten Books: GREEN ICE by Raoul Whitfield (1930)
Pulp Gallery: WEIRD TALES 37, 38 & 39 (1926)

Overlooked Films: THINGS TO COME (1936)
Poster Gallery: THINGS TO COME (1936)
Forgotten Stories: "Hop Cargo" - a SPICY ADVENTURE by Robert Leslie Bellem (READ IT HERE!)
Pulp Gallery: THE SPIDER 22, 23 & 24 (1935)


E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "Crime Caravan" from the April 1, 1944 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

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

"Surrender" by Chuck Martin from TEXAS RANGERS, May, 1950
A loyal girl sides Charley Decker when trouble stalks!
"Sham and Eggs" by Joe Archibald from POPULAR DETECTIVE, April, 1943

Featuring: Willie Klump
Willie Klump hits society when he is hired to guard a 400 wedding, but it takes a couple of hens to keep him from laying an egg!
"Strictly Scientific" by James Donnelly from THRILLING DETECTIVE, November, 1942

Calder was a cop's cop, but he was smart enough to make use of science when all the routine methods failed!


The Golden Age - Now online!

Frank R. Paul
- New!
Frank R. Paul ~ Misc - New!
Superworld Comics ~ April, May & August 1940
Frank R. Paul ~ Science Fiction 1939-1941
Frank R. Paul ~ Fantastic Adventures
Frank R. Paul ~ Amazing Stories
Frank R. Paul ~ Science and Mechanics 1932-1936
Frank R. Paul ~ Science Wonder & Wonder Stories Quarterly

GROO VS. CONAN #1 - Coming in July!
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.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on July 23.






KING CONAN: THE CONQUEROR #6 - Coming in July!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Art/Cover), and José Villarrubia (C)

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!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on July 30.




Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Pulp and Other News, April 14, 2014  - New!
Pulp Round Up: March 31, 2014
Pulp Roundup for March 19, 2014
Happy St. Patrick's Day
Pulpfest Official Flyer
Pulp News for Wednesday, March 5

Mike Hammer - King of the Weeds - Coming May 6!
by Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins

Hammer finds himself up against a clever serial killer targeting only cops. A killer his old friend Captain Pat Chambers had put away many years ago is suddenly freed on new, seemingly indisputable evidence, and Hammer wonders if this seemingly placid, very odd old man might somehow be engineering cop killings that all seem to be either accidental or by natural causes. At the same time Hammer and Velda are dealing with the fallout – some of it mob, some of it federal government – over the $89 billion dollar cache the detective is (rightly) suspected of finding not long ago.

Series: Mike Hammer
Hardcover: 272 pages




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

The Death Tower  - New!
Tom's Infamous Wall of Heroes
Tom's New Pulp Creations 
Tom's Altus Press Hardbacks
The Voice

Popular Skullture - Coming November 18!
by Monte Beauchamp (Author), Denis Kitchen (Editor), John Lind (Editor), Wally Wood (Illustrator), Steven Heller (Introduction)

Consumers embrace the skull: Nike, Calvin Klein, Zippo, and Crystal Head Vodka feature them as product lines. Skulls adorn artwork, sneakers, candy, skateboards, jewelry, and even wallpaper. The skull is everywhere in pop culture! Never before has a book addressed the skull as a cover motif during the Golden Age of American publishing. Countless skull-themed comic book, pulp, and paperback covers appeared from the 1930s through the mid-50s. Popular Skullture assembles over 160 of the creepiest, oddest, and downright weirdest skull covers, edited and designed by award-winning art director Monte Beauchamp--with an introduction by graphic design luminary Steven Heller.



Princess of Mars (John Carter of Mars) - Arriving in comic shops April 23!
by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Michael William Kaluta


Relive Edgar Rice Burroughs' classics adventure tale in this handsome representation featuring illustrations by Michael Kaluta.
A reveared illustration powerhouse, Kaluta's unmistakable style presents John Carter's "Barsoom" experiences like you've never seen before. A must have for Burroughs and Kaluta fans.

Series: John Carter of Mars (Book 1)
Hardcover: 124 pages


The Munsey Magazines - New!

"A History of Magazine Science Fiction" continues tonight at 7 PM at www.pulpfest.com.
Be sure to stop by for "The Munsey Magazines," a look at science fiction in the general fiction pulps of the early twentieth century.
We'll have a new post approximately every four days for the next month or so, as we look toward our celebration of
"Science Fiction's Golden Year of 1939" and "75 Years of Fantastic Fiction."
We hope you are enjoying the series.


Prelude to the Pulps

As we learned in our April 4th post, “Origins of Science Fiction,” magazines began to reach a much wider audience as Europe and America
became more industrialized. Increasingly urban and literate societies required
cheap, entertaining, and easily accessible entertainment to escape the drudgery of the mills and offices.



A History of Magazine Science Fiction

"A History of Magazine Science Fiction" starts tonight at www.pulpfest.com.
It is scheduled to go online at 7 PM.
Be sure to stop by to explore, "The Origins of Science Fiction."
We'll have a new post approximately every four days for the next six weeks or thereabouts,
as we look toward our celebration of "Science Fiction's Golden Year of 1939" and "75 Years of Fantastic Fiction."
We hope you'll enjoy our series.



Advertise in The Pulpster

Our editor and designer Bill Lampkin is already hard at work on the next issue of The Pulpster.
He’ll be featuring articles on science fiction’s golden year of 1939, the shudder pulps, and other interesting topics.
So expect a slam-bang issue from the esteemed editor of our highly popular program book.
Every member of PulpFest will receive a complimentary copy of The Pulpster.


Dealing at PulpFest 2014

Interested in selling at PulpFest 2014?
If your specialty is pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, first edition hardcovers, original art, series books, dime novels, men’s adventure,
true crime, digest, or slick magazines, Big Little Books, B-movies, serials and related collectibles, old-time-radio shows, or
Golden and Silver Age comic books, then PulpFest is for you.

It's also a great place to sell science-fiction books, mystery and detective fiction, adventure or western fiction, original artwork, and more.
 And it doesn’t have to be old! Publishers and resellers of pulp reprints as well as "new pulp" have found PulpFest to be a great event to market their wares.


Nominate Someone for The Munsey Award

Every year, PulpFest recognizes the efforts of those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations through its Munsey Award.
This annual award recognizes an individual who has given of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community.


PulpFest and the “New Fictioneers”  

It’s called new pulp–stories by modern writers who recreate the style of fiction that appeared in the pulp magazines of yore.
Back then, the authors who labored for the rough paper industry liked to call themselves scribes, word-slingers, penny-a-worders, and, perhaps the most favored term of all, fictioneers.
Join PulpFest as we celebrate today’s fictioneers—the authors writing the new pulp fiction.



Shopping for Collectibles at PulpFest  

Year after year, PulpFest is a paradise for the fan of pulp magazines, digests, vintage paperbacks, and other collectibles.
The collector will also find first edition hardcovers, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, series books, dime novels, original artwork, Big Little Books, B-movies, serials and related paper collectibles, old-time-radio shows, and Golden and Silver Age comic books in our 15,800 square-foot dealers’ room.


Laurie Powers

Laurie Powers will be speaking at Ohio State University on the first day of PulpFest, (Thursday afternoon).
The talk and all the details haven't been worked out yet, but the presentation will be related to the recent donation of the Paul Powers papers to the University.


Here in the Northeast, the only fishing that we've been doing for the last few months has been through a hole cut in the ice.
Thankfully, there’s a thaw in our future and soon we’ll be digging out our tackle boxes and our rods and heading for the “old fishing hole,” hoping to land a big one.


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, 2015.

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!

Shadow by Tom Curry - New!
Mistress of Snarling Death By Paul Chadwick
Pulpsters and Batman
Pulpfest 2012 – Farmercon VII
The Man From The Atom by G. Peyton Wertenbaker
The Eldritch Force

Pulp Den - Now online!

Parker Field - New!
A City Born of Fiction by Javier Marquez Sanchez
Tom's Infamous Wall of Heroes
Fight Card: Copper Mountain Champ

         Pulp Den  

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

On hold for a month or so
Mystery artist revealed: Laurence Sterne Stevens
Guess the artist: illustration for Adventure magazine

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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Professor Stone, Man of Granite - New!
Perry Rhodan, Peacelord of the Universe
- New!
Review: ‘New Adventures of Diamondstone’
John Thunstone: occult detective

Review: ‘Pandemonium’
Solar Pons, an original Holmes pastiche

Review: ‘Sisters of the Shadows’
A look at pulp hero genres
Review: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 4′
A look at the Fiction House pulp heroes

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

3 pulp questions: Walker Martin - New!
The Spider is on the loose!
- New!
Bits of pulp: The history of SF pulps
S&S quits the pulp business

3 pulp questions: Lohr McKinstry
‘Adventure’ (September 1913)
Bits of pulp: Cthulhu Brown
CBS News gets it wrong about the pulps

3 pulp questions: Ed Hulse
Bits of pulp: Did someone say dinner?

Congrats to 2014 New Pulp Award winners

Ramble House
Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!

 
Remembered mainly for his work on The Spider and Operator #5, Wayne Rogers was also one of the premier authors in the weird menace genre with over fifty stories appearing in Dime Mystery Magazine, Terror Tales, and Horror Stories and another handful published by the competition at Thrilling Mystery. Rogers' work is the consummate blending of the Gothic atmosphere and brutal violence that was the hallmark of the genre. While many of his contemporaries abandoned the genre, Wayne Rogers had found a comfortable niche for himself and was still producing new and inventive yarns as late as 1941. This second collection of his tales gathers eleven stories, including several early rarities published under the pseudonym of "H.M Appel," and one utilizing his later byline as "Conrad Kimball." Included herein is a snapshot of the period from 1934-1937, giving the reader an overview of the genre's most fertile period. This is the second of a projected series of six volumes which will collect the majority of Wayne Rogers short stories and novelettes.

Contents
Daughters of Pain, Dime Mystery Magazine, November 1934*
Killer Blood for Sale, Dime Mystery Magazine, November 1936
Doom Flowers, Terror Tales, May 1935*
Satan Stole my Face, Horror Stories, February/March 1936
Hell Welcomes Lonely Wives, Terror Tales March/April 1937
Her Lover from the Grave, Terror Tales, November 1935
Dead Man’s Kiss, Dime Mystery Magazine, July 1936
Fresh Blood for Golden Cauldrons, Dime Mystery, September 1934**
Her Suitor from Hell, Terror Tales, April 1936*
Death Rocks the Cradle, Horror Stories, February/March 1937
Satan’s Love Bazaar, Terror Tales, July/August 1937

*Appeared under the name “H.M. Appel”
** Appeared under the name “Conrad Kimball”
 
Available Editions
$20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9" 
$25  Ramble House A6 paperback with dust jacket, 4.13' x 5.75"
$35  Hardcover with dust jacket, 6" x 9"
$6   Ebook by e-mail (epub or mobi)

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


Ramble House
Now available!

SOMEWHERE IN SPACE and Other Stories
The Best of C.C. MacApp Volume 1

With an Introduction by John Pelan
The Classics of Science Fiction and Fantasy Volume 11


C.C. MacApp, who is best known for his "Gree" series in the 60s, wrote many great short stories that were so pregnant with meaning and plot that many of them were expanded into novels. This is the first of three anticipated collections of his shorter, original stories and they are introduced by the man who knows all about pulps and the old days of cult publishing, John Pelan. Here are the tales found in this volume:

The Mercurymen, Galaxy Magazine, December 1965
Tulan, Galaxy Magazine,
For Every Action, Amazing Stories3, May 1964
Trees Like Torches, Worlds of Tomorrow, May 1966
A Pride of Islands, If, May, 1960
The Fortunes of Peace, If, September 1967
A Flask of Fine Arcturan, Galaxy Magazine, February 1965
The Drug, Galaxy Magazine, February 1961
All That Earthly Remains, If, July 1962
Somewhere in Space, Worlds of Tomorrow, November 1964

Available Editions
$20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9" 
$25  Ramble House A6 paperback with dust jacket, 4.13' x 5.75"
$35  Hardcover with dust jacket, 6" x 9"
$6   Ebook by e-mail (epub or mobi)

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


Ramble House
Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!
THE FINGER OF DESTINY and Other Stories by Edmund Snell

Introduced by John Pelan

John Pelan introduces this hard to find classic from Edmund Snell. For decades it's been sought after as a novel of Borneo, but it's actually a collection of somewhat related short stories by an author who knew quite a bit about the exotic lands he wrote about, in this case, Borneo. To help you visualize the setting of the stories, Ramble House artist, Gavin L. O'Keefe, has produced a wonderful mapback cover for the book. And to top it off, John has added another short story to the dozen previously found in the book, "The Black Spider".

THE FINGER OF DESTINY
THE MAGIC MOSQUITO
THE GIFT OF THE GOD
WAY BACK
THE CHANCE
FATE’S INSTRUMENT
COULSON AND THE KERBAU
THE MAN WHO STOLE THE HEAD
THE CURE OF KOOMANIS
LONELY VALLEY
THE TERMS OF THE CONTRACT
HARI BESAR


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

THE PERSONAL TOUCH
E-mail fender@ramblehouse.com and give me your complete mailing address.

If my painkillers have kicked in I'll probably give you a discount.
Free shipping to US. I take PayPal or a check.



Ramble House
Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!
Are you up for a collection of weird menace stories from a master of the genre? This time John Pelan has tackled Francis James, who was known for being one of the "second wave" of pulp writers who specialized in eerie, atmospheric thrillers. In his introduction, John places the author in the hierarchy of pulp writers and promises more collections of his in the near future. In the meantime, here is what you'll find in this book:

Mark of the Laughing Death, Dime Mystery Magazine, November 1936
Monster’s Death Song, Terror Tales, December 1935
Slaves of the Midnight Caverns, Dime Mystery Magazine, July 1937
Arms of the Flame Goddess, Dime Mystery Magazine, April 1938
The Women Who Killed for Satan, Horror Stories June/July 1939
The Unwelcome Dead, Terror Tales, July 1935
Brides for the Half-Men, Sinister Stories, February 1940
Merry Christmas from the Dead, Dime Mystery, January 1937


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

THE PERSONAL TOUCH
E-mail fender@ramblehouse.com and give me your complete mailing address.

If my painkillers have kicked in I'll probably give you a discount.
Free shipping to US. I take PayPal or a check.



Ramble House
Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!
THE DEVIL OF PEI-LING by HERBERT ASBURY
Introduced by John Pelan

Herbert Asbury was known as the Dean of True Crime but did you know that he wrote some eerie thrillers back in the 20s? Long out of print, the book is brought back with an introduction by John Pelan, who knows his pulp thrillers. With an intriguing cover by Gavin L. O'Keefe, this will make your library of oddball horror even more sinister.

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

THE PERSONAL TOUCH
E-mail fender@ramblehouse.com and give me your complete mailing address.

If my painkillers have kicked in I'll probably give you a discount.
Free shipping to US. I take PayPal or a check.



Robert E. Howard Days
June 13 - 14, 2014!

This year’s theme will be “Howard and History.”
REH editor and scholar Patrice Louinet is the Guest of Honor for this year’s Howard Days.

HOWARD DAYS PRE-REGISTRATION

You do not have to pre-register to partake of the weekend’s festivities. All are welcome to attend, visit the House and enjoy all of the activities free of charge. Project Pride likes to pre-register folks primarily to get a head count of how many will be attending the Banquet on Friday night and the BBQ on Saturday night. All the panels, tours, Swap Meet, Pavilion activities etc. are presented at no cost. Your registration fee covers coffee & donuts Friday morning, lunch at the Pavilion Friday noon, the Friday Banquet and the Saturday BBQ.
 
The cost for pre-registration this year is only $15 per person. Please send your name(s) & address with a check or money order or  register via PayPal: ProjPride@yahoo.com
 
Project Pride
Attn: REH Days 2013 Pre-registration
PO Box 534
Cross Plains, TX 76443
 
Please pre-register before June 6, 2014.
 
And for only $3.00 more per person ($5.00 per family), you can become a card-carrying Member of Project Pride. Each membership can make a big difference for the House!

2014 HOWARD DAYS SCHEDULE
 
FRIDAY JUNE 13
8:30 – 9 am: Coffee and donuts at the Pavilion, compliments of Project Pride

9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public.
9 am – 4 pm: REH Postal Cancellation at Cross Plains Post Office
9 am – 11 am: Bus Tour of Cross Plains & Surrounding Areas
10 am – 5 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open
11:00: PANEL: In the Guise of Fiction
Noon: Lunch hosted by Project Pride. Donations welcome.
10:00 am to 4 pm: Pavilion available for REH items Swap Meet
1:30 pm: PANEL: Patrice Louinet, Guest of Honor
2:30 pm: PANEL: Presentation of the REH Foundation 2013 Awards
5:30 – 6:30: Silent Auction items available for viewing & bidding at Banquet site
6:30: Robert E. Howard Celebration Banquet & Silent Auction at the Cross Plains Community Center.
9:00 pm PANEL: Fists at the Ice House (behind the Texas Taxidermy building on Main St.)
Afterward there will be some extemporaneous REH Poetry Reading at the Pavilion.
 
SATURDAY JUNE 14
9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public.
9 am – 4 pm: BARBARIAN FESTIVAL at Treadway Park, 3 blocks west of REH House
10 am – 3 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open
10:30 am PANEL: The Legend Continues
10:00 a.m. to 4 pm: Pavilion available for REH items Swap Meet
Lunch & Festival Activities at your leisure during the day
2:00 pm PANEL: Fists of Iron
3:30 pm PANEL: What’s Up with REH? (at the Pavilion)
5 pm: Sunset BBQ at the Caddo Peak Ranch
 
The Robert E. Howard House Museum will be open again this year on Thursday June 12th from 2-4 pm. No docents on duty but the Gift Shop is open.
All panels at REH Days last about one hour and are held at the Library unless noted.

The Robert E. Howard Foundation Press
SPEARS OF CLONTARF
TYPESCRIPT: EARLY DRAFT

Now available!

To help celebrate the 1,000-year anniversary of the historic Battle of Clontarf—and Robert E. Howard’s interest in it—the REH Foundation is offering a facsimile version of an early draft of “Spears of Clontarf.” Also included is Howard’s letter to publisher Harry Bates and an introduction by Rusty Burke. Printed and shipped from Lulu printing, the paperback book is 8.5 X 11, perfect bound, with 36 pages. Cover art by John Watkiss.

Ordering information: 
U.S. and Canadian residents pay $20 (REHF members $18), which includes postage.
Non-US residents pay $27 (REHF members $24), which includes postage.
Lulu shipping does not offer insurance, but if you would like tracking information on your order, U.S. and Canadian orders add $5; all others add $10.
 
To order, pay directly via PayPal at their website, www.paypal.com. Send the appropriate amount to paypal@rehfpress.com. Be sure to include a note explaining your order. To order via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order send to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 251242, Plano, TX 75025. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS. Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate. NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS. Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.




ROCKETEER / THE SPIRIT: PULP FRICTION HC - Arriving in comic shops April 23!
Mark Waid (writer) • Paul Smith, J Bone (art) • Paul Smith (cover)

Will Eisner's The Spirit and Dave Stevens' The Rocketeer are two of the most beloved characters ever to grace comics—and now these two great pulp-inspired heroes meet for the very first time!
After a Central City Alderman disappears and is found dead in Los Angeles, commissioner Dolan, along with Denny Colt (AKA The Spirit), and Dolan's daughter Ellen, trek out to the City of Angels to investigate. Meanwhile, Cliff Secord (The Rocketeer) consoles his sweetheart Betty… who is traumatized after accidentally discovering the politician's body. As the unlikely duo dive into the mystery, a deeper one unfolds—one that is masterminded by two of our heroes' arch-villains! Hold on tight for a rocket-propelled double-dose of danger!


Hardcover, Full Color,104 pages, $21.99




ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD #9  - Coming in September!
Paul Tobin (Writer), Gary Chaloner (Writer/Art), Roy Thomas (Writer), Alberto Alburquerque (Art), John Buscema (Art), Alfredo Alcala (Art), and Ariel Olivetti (Cover)

The hard-hitting anthology is back with more tales from the mind of pulp master Robert E. Howard! While adventurers Conrad and Kirowan confront a demonic invader in London, pioneer Breckinridge Elkins bumbles across the American frontier . . . and of course, Conan treads the plains of Hyboria!

80 pages, $7.99, in stores on September 24.







THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 17 TP - Coming in September!
Various (W/A)

Vastly outnumbered, Conan and his mercenary army retreat to a walled city where safety is assured . . . as is starvation within the enemy's encircling stranglehold. But the city holds a horrifying secret that makes the slow death of privation or the agonizing death of the blade seem welcome! Collects Conan stories from Marvel's The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #171-180. Never before collected and out of print for over twenty years! Featuring famed comics and screen writer Gerry Conway.

520 pages, $19.99, in stores on September 17.






The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive

SPECIAL TAX RELIEF SERIAL DVD OFFER!
Why the Serial Squadron is better than the US Government: Send the government your money, and they won't even send you a pen in return.
Send us some, tho, and we will send you great serials -- at a discount. This week only, in honor of those who may need a good serial or two
to get through that last minute tax work, deserve a reward for doing it or would just like a break, we offer:

$15 off BOTH LONE RANGER SERIALS
$10 off THE TRAIL OF THE OCTOPUS
$10 off DAREDEVILS OF THE WEST
$10 off KING OF THE MOUNTIES
$10 off DRUMS OF FU MANCHU




The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
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.

Status: Restoration complete, archive DVD requests are shipping now.
To request a research copy, click here.





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!

April 12-26, May 3-17
ADVENTURES OF TARZAN Episodes 1-6

Elmo Lincoln, Louise Lorraine
New transfer of complete unabridged original chapters from the 1928 10-episode re-release
 
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!
The Spy Ring

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 65! This week Barry talks about some exciting comic book news and then reviews two classic novels: The Spy Ring (April 1, 1940) and The White Column (March 15, 1941). It's another opportunity to compare and contrast the works of Walter Gibson and Theodore Tinsley -- and, even better, Myra Reldon returns!
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!


   
THE SHADOW: Original First Edition Prints
by Sandy Kossin
Now available!


Deadline for First Edition Printing is May 15th 2014.

Editions will be limited to orders plus five.
Numbered prints will be assigned in the numerical order that payments are made.
Allow an additional 2 to 3 weeks for printing and shipping.

PayPal and Credit Cards accepted at the link below for your order.
If you prefer to mail a money order or certified check, click Mail Form at the link below.







THE SHADOW NOW #6 (OF 6) - Arriving in comic shops April 23!
Covers: Tim Bradstreet, Colton Worley
Writer: David Liss
Art: Colton Worley


New York has been plunged into darkness and chaos looms as Khan attempts to restore his youth while his granddaughter seeks to stop the Shadow. This is the moment of truth, as the Shadows plans, at long last reveal, begin to unfold, but will it be enough to stop Khan and save New York City? It’s the final chapter of the Shadow’s return!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Toll of Death - New!
Crime's Stronghold
Six Men of Evil
Hills of Death
The Third Shadow

SHERLOCK HOLMES: MORIARTY LIVES #3 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops April 23!
(Writer) David Liss, (Art) Daniel Indro, Olavo Costa
(Cover) Francesco Francavilla

Bimonthly! Driven by a promise to a dying woman and a vow of vengeance, the world’s most notorious villain must take on a madman who is as brilliant as he is dangerous.  In deep disguise, Moriarty works his way deeper into the trust of his new enemy, but even as he forms new alliances and plots new treacheries, his own allies begin to move against him.   But when charged with a task too sinister to contemplate, Moriarty must find a way to maintain his cover and pursue his plot.  It’s mastermind versus mastermind, as the plot thickens!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Tarzan - Versus The Barbarians - Coming in September!

THE WORLD-FAMOUS COMIC STRIP, RESTORED AND COLLECTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS ENTIRETY!
 
The second of four exclusive volumes, authorized by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate, collecting the entire run of the legendary Tarzan comic strip by one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century, Burne Hogarth (with Don Garden)





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.

Reaching Hands - New!
John Giunta Update - New!
Tarleton Collier (1888 or 1889-1970) - New!
Fiswoode Tarleton (1884-1931)
Marietta Hawley (1836-1926)
Grace Keon (1873-?)
Josie McNamara Lydon (1865-1948)
Charles Christopher Jenkins (1882-1943)
Welcome, Readers of Weird Tales
Andre Linville (1888-1963?)
E. Irvine Haines (1877-1959)

WARLORD OF MARS #35  - Arriving in comic shops April 23!


Written by Arvid Nelson, art by Wagner Reis, covers by Joe Jusko, Lucio Parrillo

John Carter blunders into a trap set by the brutal tyrant laying waste to the Red Planet. But in doing so, the tyrant unwittingly reveals his greatest secret and only weakness. It's just what Carter and his family need to strike back -- if they survive.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Blogging Dan Barry’s Flash Gordon, Part Twelve

“Starling” by Dan Barry was serialized by King Features Syndicate from July 11 to September 3, 1955. “Starling” starts off with Flash visiting Dr. Zarkov one evening to find his old friend depressed as the U.S. Government has turned down his request for an additional million dollars funding to finish construction of the Super-S Rocket. It is a nice hint of direction for the strip to come which will take the series closer to its roots. Flash and Zarkov are startled by the discovery of a prowler outside, but the man gets away.

Read the rest at the links below.






11 April 2014



The 2014 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (#14)
THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
Lombard, Illinois
April 25 (Friday) - April 27 (Sunday), 2014

 
PULPS - PAPERBACKS - ORIGINAL ART - MOVIE MEMORABILIA
OLD TIME RADIO - SCIENCE FI CTION - POPULAR CULTURE
GOOD OLD STUFF!

CELEBRATING THE WESTERN PULPS & THE MALTESE FALCON – BLACK MASK – DETECTIVE PULPS


The 2014 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is rapidly approaching!

We'll be posting auction photos soon on our website and facebook page for our Friday night auction, taken from the estate of Jerry Weist, as well as the files of Munsey & Popular Publications, and the collection of Bob Weinberg.  To give just a taste of the material we'll have this year, one of the highlights is the original manuscript for C.L. Moore's "Black God's Kiss", featuring her heroine, Jirel of Joiry. Marked with Moore's handwritten corrections, including changing Jirel's original name of Girel of Goicy. Inscribed to Robert Barlow and signed by Moore, it's accompanied by a Popular Publications' check payable to Moore's husband, Henry Kuttner, endorsed by him on the back, for a pulp story of Kuttner's.

And our usual Saturday night auction will also feature a collection of nearly 200 issues of The Shadow.

The Film Schedule has been posted!



  Panel Discussions for New Pulp Sunday have been posted!
Click here to check it out!

LOCATION
THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
Hotel Phone # (888) 627-9031
www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/index.html
Please mention the con when booking rooms!

MEMBERSHIPS
Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only.  We are also offering Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60, which is a three day membership which allows entry to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours before the con generally opens to the public).  Ages 13 & under are free.  Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (account register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).  Also, this year we are the same weekend as Chicago’s large comic show, C2E2 – to help try and attract attendees from C2E2, we’re offering $5 off any one day admission if you show your C2E2 badge!

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

PROGRAM BOOK
All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints. To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2").  The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 15, 2014.  Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

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

AUCTIONS
We will have 2 auctions, Friday (from the estate of Jerry Weist as well as material from the files of noted collector Bob Weinberg – including C.L. Moore’s typwritten draft of “Black God’s Kiss” – and the Munsey/Popular Publications files) and Saturday nights.

PULP FILM FEST
Our Pulp Film Fest shows old movies based on pulp stories.  More info, including the schedule, will be posted on the website closer to the con.  The Pulp Film Fest is organized by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood ‘N’ Thunder magazine.

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

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

HOTEL
For our fourteenth show, for the seventh year in a row we’re at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago.  The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O’Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport.  Room rates are $111/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on April 7, 2014!).  Parking is free.  The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor – it’s adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center.  For those with families, it’s also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation’s top zoos.  Movie theaters are also a short walk away.  And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away.  If you are flying in and not renting a car, please check the website for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel.  Please mention the con when booking rooms.

FOR INFO ON THE CON, PLEASE CONTACT
Doug Ellis, 13 Spring Lane, Barrington Hills, IL 60010, 847-217-4241
info@windycitypulpandpaper.com


Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention

18th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10am to 5pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

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

From 10am to 5pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


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

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

For more information, contact us at:

info@girasolcollectables.com

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there.



The Adventure Continues - Now online!

A pile of Science Fiction reading...  - New!
Blue Book March 1933
A pulps cover...




Airship 27 Productions
  LANCE STAR - SKY RANGER VOLUME 4
HIGH FLYING THRILLS!

Available now!

Airship 27 Productions announces the release of its newest pulp anthology.  Rev up those Pratt-Whitney engines, pull back on the stick and prepare for take-off, as LANCE STAR – SKY RANGER gets ready to soar into the clouds in this, his fourth volume of high flying adventures.

Once again its time to join America’s aviation ace, Lance Star and his faithful team; Buck Tellonger, Cy Hawkins, Jim Nolan and Red Davis as they fly into four brand new hair-raising tales.  From discovering a hidden Nazis base on lost South Seas Island inhabited by prehistoric monsters to foiling an assassination attempt on President Roosevelt, the Sky Rangers travel globe tackling danger wherever they go.

The Lance Star – Sky Ranger series follows in the grand tradition of popular pulp favorites and Dusty Ayers, Bill Barnes, G-8 & His Flying Aces and dozens of other winged warriors of the clouds.

“When you’re company name is Airship 27 Productions,” says Managing Editor Ron Fortier, “you’d better believe we have a real love of flying heroes and Lance Star-Sky Ranger is at the top of that list.”

So goose your fuel lines, spin the props of your Skybolts and Skeeter and prepare yourself for classic pulp action.  Writers Bobby Nash, Sean Taylor, Andrew Salmon and Jim Beard have delivered a quartet of fast paced, high soaring stories to keep you buckled up tight.

This volume features a cover by popular graphic artist, Felipe Echavarria with interior illustrations by Warbirds of Mars’ own Scott “Doc” Vaughn.

Available now at Amazon.com & soon on Kindle.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Now available!

O’Brien, Buccaneer
by H. Bedford-Jones

 
In this thrilling swashbuckler saga former Jacobite fugitive James O’Brien with his ship and crew roams the seas from the Caribbean to the Barbary Coast in North Africa. Here the dauntless buccaneer captain sets his sharp rapier and his even sharper wits against the will of Mulai Ismael, the bloodthirsty ruler of Morocco, while the English fleet eagerly awaits his return.

Hardcover - $34.95
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Altus Press
Now available!

D’Artagnan: A Sequel to The Three Musketeers
by H. Bedford-Jones
 
For a second time H. Bedford-Jones picks up musketeer d'Artagnan, the well-known literary creation of 19th-century French writer Alexandre Dumas, Sr. In this swashbuckling drama—placed shortly after the events in Dumas' The Three Musketeers—Bedford-Jones reunites the young Gascon with his old comrades-in-arms Athos, Porthos and Aramis to defend again the honor of the queen in an intrigue of Cardinal Richelieu and to secure the future of a child who will play an important role in Dumas' own continuation The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later.

Hardcover - $29.95
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Altus Press
Now available!

The Dime Detective Library
The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 1
by T.T. Flynn
 Introduction by Ed Hulse

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

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

Contains the following stories:
“Dead Man’s Debt”
“Mr. Maddox and the Gray Ghost…”
“Death Rides the Favorite”
“The Devil’s Derby”
“Saratoga Slay-Ride”
 “Blood on the Book”

Hardcover - $39.95
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Altus Press
Now available!

by Fred MacIsaac
 Introduction by Ed Hulse

 
Meet the “Rambler”: peripatetic newspaper reporter Addison Francis Murphy. A tall, rangy redhead, the Rambler behaves like a tramp, wandering from city to city, often arriving on a railroad boxcar, never taking root. Renowned for his reporting skills and deductive abilities, Frank Murphy never has any difficulty landing a job with the local newspaper; wherever he winds up, he finds that his reputation has preceded him. The Rambler has a knack for getting into trouble, and every search for a front-page scoop puts him in jeopardy sooner or later. He seems to have a genius for running afoul of violent gangsters, wealthy businessmen, corrupt politicians, crooked cops, and the occasional double-crossing dame.

 Created by Fred MacIsaac, at one time a redheaded journalist himself, Frank Murphy rambled through 19 terse, tough yarns published between 1933 and 1940 mainly in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.Meet the “Rambler”: peripatetic newspaper reporter Addison Francis Murphy. A tall, rangy redhead, the Rambler behaves like a tramp, wandering from city to city, often arriving on a railroad boxcar, never taking root. Renowned for his reporting skills and deductive abilities, Frank Murphy never has any difficulty landing a job with the local newspaper; wherever he winds up, he finds that his reputation has preceded him. The Rambler has a knack for getting into trouble, and every search for a front-page scoop puts him in jeopardy sooner or later. He seems to have a genius for running afoul of violent gangsters, wealthy businessmen, corrupt politicians, crooked cops, and the occasional double-crossing dame.
 Created by Fred MacIsaac, at one time a redheaded journalist himself, Frank Murphy rambled through 19 terse, tough yarns published between 1933 and 1940 mainly in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.


Contains the following stories:
 “The Affair at Camp Laurel”
 “Alias Mr. Smith”
 “Ghost City Set-Up”
“Go-Between”
 “Murder Reel”
 “Heir-Cooled”

Hardcover - $34.95
Softcover - Sale Price: $22.45 (Regular Price: $24.95)
Ebook - $5.99

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


DOC SAVAGE Volume 74: "The Motion Menace" and "Fire and Ice"
The pulp era's greatest superhero returns in two startling novels by W. Ryerson Johnson, Lester Dent and William Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, The Man of Bronze and Patricia Savage are confronted by "The Motion Menace," an invisible threat that renders modern weaponry obsolete! Then, in "Fire and Ice," a Canadian distress signal leads Doc Savage to a beautiful woman, a mysterious strongbox and a hidden secret society. BONUS: a Golden Age classic from the pages of Doc Savage Comics. This instant collector's item leads off with the classic 1937 color pulp cover by Emery Clarke and also includes all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban plus historical commentary by Will Murray, author of thirteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-138-7 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
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Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
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DOC SAVAGE Volume 28 BAMA VARIANT: "The Metal Master" & The Vanisher" with DAVE COCKRUM comic strip!
The pulp era's legendary superman returns in two super-powered pulp novels by "Kenneth Robeson" that inspired classic supervillains from the Marvel Age of Comics. First, the Man of Bronze battles "The Metal Master," a criminal genius with the power to manipulate the molecular structure of metals. Then, Doc Savage is sent to prison when he's framed by the murderous teleporter called "The Vanisher." PLUS: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby recall their teenaged fascination with pulps, and Dave Cockrum's 1979 artwork from his proposed Doc Savage newspaper strip. This instant collector's item showcases James Bama's spectacular cover painting, the original color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Walter Baumhofer and all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Paty Cockrum and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-144-8 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
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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
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THE SHADOW Volume 84: "City of Shadows" and "Death in the Stars"
The Dark Avenger proves that "crime does not pay" in two interconnected pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the Knight of Darkness journeys to a "City of Shadows" to investigate the disappearance of a beautiful redhead escapee from a woman's prison, and a mysterious series of "accidents" manipulated by a hidden mastermind! Then, a plea from a former ally lures Lamont Cranston to a California/Nevada border town where Professor Scorpio foresees "Death in the Stars" for The Shadow! BONUS: "The Astrological World of Walter B. Gibson." This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Earl Mayan with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-143-1 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
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Black Dog BooksNow 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



Black Dog BooksNow 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 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 BooksNow available!

 
Return to a time when the world was not fully mapped, the lure of adventure was strong and Africa was still the Dark Continent.
 
Journey to the far corners of the globe as Matthew Quin, big game hunter extraordinaire, seeks to capture wildlife for Hamrach & Co. Along the way Quin discovers that vipers, scorpions, tigers and all manner of beasts often walk on Earth in the two-legged variety.
 
This massive volume, culled from a variety of resources and international library archival collections, marks a major achievement in research in assembling forty-seven works—the complete known stories of Matthew Quin, pulled from book, magazine and newspaper appearances.
 
Also included is the novel, In Wildest Africa, in which Quin encounters Teddy Roosevelt on an African Safari!

 
Contents:
• How I Lost My Elephant
• The Shelter-House of the Sunderbunds
• The Borneo Orang-Outang
• The Adventure of the Australian Bushrangers
• The Black Panther From Hamburg
• The Adventure of the Lost Caravan
• The Adventure of the Stolen Lions
• Bin Mahommed's Cunning
• The Johannesburg Conspiracy
• The Nawab of Jubbulpore's Diamond
• Prince Wong's Lioness
• The Mystery of Ranjeet Singh's Death
• The Adventure of the Star of Dehli
• The Mystery of the Oudh Jungle
• The Mystery of the Wrecked Circus Train
• The Strange Case of the Montana Grizzly
• The Affair of the Singapore Bungalow
• Tharadeen, the Dacoit
• The Two-Horned Rhinoceros
• Count Sandoff's Wife
• The Man Tiger of the Ussuri Valley
• The Pearl of the Philippines
• The Adventure of the Achinese Pirates
• A Treacherous Rival
• The Ringed Jaguar of Amazonas
• The Affair of the Python
• The Wonderful Adventure of the Yukon Tributary
• On the Trail of the Totem Bear
• The Quest of the White Panther
• The Quest of the Bull Moose
• The Rajah of Vancore's Menagerie
• The International Episode of the Niger Swamp
• In Solomon's Tank
• The Sultan of Muscat's Cheetah
• The Adventure of the Harkaway Hall Preserves
• The Silent Man of the Polar Star
• A Terrible Night
• The Mad Elephant of Coorg
• Night In the Forests of India
• The Adventure of the Assam Shooting-Box
• The Rajah of Kolat's Trainer
• The Adventure of the Rio Gila Ford
• Baffled by a Puma
• The Hermit of Kootenay Pass
• The Contents of a Tiger Trap
• The Shooting Cage
• In Wildest Africa (novel)

Assembled and with an introduction by Graydon scholar, Georges T. Dodds, Ph.D.

Trade paperback / 473 pages / Price: $19.95 US




Black Dog BooksNow available!
  

A collection of articles and studies relating to the detecitve pulps and the Western pulps.
A must have for anyone interested in the history of the pulp magazine field!
 
Included are:
 
Dashiell Hammett and the Detective Pulps
 • House Burglary Poor Trade  (An interview with Dashiell Hammett) by Helen Herbert Foster
 • Sex, Deftly Handled by H. Bedford-Jones
 • Shall We Write Sex Stories? (A reply to "Sex, Deftly Handled") by Dashiell Hammett and H. Bedford-Jones
 • How Philo Vance, Clubfoot and Charlie Chan Were Born by H.F. Manchester
 • Do You Want to Become A Writer? Or Do You Want to Make Money? by Joseph T. Shaw
 • Dialogue by Joseph T. Shaw
 • Cleve F. Adams: Black Knight, Cannibal and Forgotten Man by Evan Lewis
 • The Maltese Falcon on Film: A Photo Gallery

  
Special Fiction Section
 • The Road Home as by Peter Collinson (Dashiell Hammett)
  
The Western Pulps
 • Western Fiction Discussed by Eugene Manlove Rhodes by William McLeod Raine
 • To the Prolific Belong the Spoils by George C. Henderson
 • Get Your Villainy First by W.D. Hoffman
 • Write 'em, Cowboy! (An interview with William McLeod Raine) by Herbert Cerwin
 • The Western Story Lives (1931) by J.R. Johnston
 • Clarence E. Mulford Lets His Stories "Grow" by Harold L. Cail
 • The Western Story Today (1934) by Edmund Collier
 • Mean Pete Growls! (An interview with Western author Peter Brandvold) by Tom Roberts
 • My Favorite Western Pulps and Authors by James Reasoner
  
Art Focus
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Births of Virgil Finlay, Hannes Bok and Edd Cartier
 • Autobiography and art gallery by Virgil Finlay
 • Hannes Bok biography and art gallery by Robert Weinberg
 • My Glazing Technique (1945) by Hannes Bok
 • Edd Cartier biography and art gallery by Robert Weinberg
  
Film Focus
 • From Pulp to the Silver Screen, 2014 Ed Hulse 145
Trade paperback / 152 pages / Price: $14.95 US




The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 277:  Van Plexico's Shattering
Van Plexico stops by to share with Ric and Art his latest books, The Shattering series.

Episode 276:  Soulquest
Episode 275:  Jim Beard Returns
Episode 274: ERB Comic Strips 
Episode 273: The Omega Station
Episode 272: The Return of Ginger and...

Centipede Press
Now available!


Masters of the Weird Tale: Carl Jacobi

The largest collection of Carl Jacobi stories ever collected in one volume, including original artwork by David Ho, Steve Lines, Allen Koszowski, and reprinted art from others, with a new introduction by John Pelan, and an afterword by Dwyane Olson.

The introduction and afterword include many photographs of Carl Jacobi, color reproductions of old Carl Jacobi books, and the book itself has a full color wraparound dustjacket (the spine is designed so that it fits nicely with your existing Masters of the Weird Tale volumes), ribbon marker, cloth slipcase, and other extras.

The edition is limited t0 200 signed and numbered copies, and the book is signed by editors S.T. Joshi and John Pelan, Allen Koszowski, David Ho, Steve Lines, and a special facsimile signature from Carl Jacobi.


Edition information
• Limited to 200 copies, each signed by John Pelan, S.T. Joshi, David Ho, Allen Koszowski, and Steve Lines.
• Introduction by John Pelan.
• Afterword by Dwayne Olson.
• Extensive bibliography.
• Many photographs of Carl Jacobi, both in black & white and color.
• Slipcase, ribbon marker, head and tail bands, full color wraparound dustjacket.

Cloth: $225, save $25 (regularly $250)



THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 26: LEGION OF THE DEAD AND OTHER STORIES TP - Arriving in comic shops April 16!
The limitless power of the Elder Gods lives within a child who has fallen under the shroud of the Devourer of Souls. The fate of creation falls to the warrior Conan, who must travel to the underworld and make a pact with an old adversary—the malefic sorcerer Thulsa Doom! Collects Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #199–#205 and Conan the Barbarian Annual #12.


Trade paperback, 7" x 10", 232 pages, Full Color, $19.99





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

Forgotten Books: GREEN ICE by Raoul Whitfield (1930) - New!
Pulp Gallery: WEIRD TALES 37, 38 & 39 (1926)
- New!
Overlooked Films: THINGS TO COME (1936) - New!
Poster Gallery: THINGS TO COME (1936) - New!
Forgotten Stories: "Hop Cargo" - a SPICY ADVENTURE by Robert Leslie Bellem (READ IT HERE!)
Pulp Gallery: THE SPIDER 22, 23 & 24 (1935)
Pulp Gallery: AMAZING STORIES 19, 20 & 21 (1927)
Forgotten (and FREE) Stories: Race Williams returns in "A Corpse in the Hand" by Carroll John Daly
Pulp Gallery: WALTER BAUMHOFER Out West
Forgotten Books: DANGER CIRCUS by Raoul Whitfled (1933)


Doc Savage Fantasy Covers
Now online!

Kez Wilson's DOC SAVAGE FANTASY COVERS website has added a new cover!
Check out the whole series of covers at the link below!




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

Beginning April 12!
"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi

Carrying on in the family business of jungle adventure, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Korak – the son of Tarzan – swings into action beginning Saturday, April 12, 2014, in an all-new digital adventure strip written by Ron Marz and drawn by Rick Leonardi.

Other strips currently available on the Edgar Rice 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.
"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 Tom Lyle.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder

Click on the link below to see samples of each strip!




E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "The Black Falcon" from the February 1, 1934 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Dog's Life" by Robert Leslie Bellem from HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE, December, 1945
Featuring: Dan Turner
Missing jewels, a dead canine movie star and assorted underhanded shenanigans might or might not have a tie-in with this murder - but cinemaland's super-sleuth Dan Turner aimed to find out after it became personal!
"The Moon, Sir!" by Dixie Willson from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, November 2, 1919
Hal Moore is in the Caribbean, hiding out from a murder charge, when he meets Nataca, a girl who speaks Spanish but little English.
"Thubway Tham's Thenth of Honor" by Johnston McCulley from DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE, June 1, 1920
Featuring: Thubway Tham
Thubway Tham's sense of honor leads him to protect a fellow pickpocket from the police.


The Golden Age - Now online!

Superworld Comics ~ April, May & August 1940
- New!
Frank R. Paul ~ Science Fiction 1939-1941 - New!
Frank R. Paul ~ Fantastic Adventures - New!
Frank R. Paul ~ Amazing Stories - New!
Frank R. Paul ~ Science and Mechanics 1932-1936 - New!
Frank R. Paul ~ Science Wonder & Wonder Stories Quarterly - New!
Frank R. Paul ~ Wonder Stories 1930-1936 - New!
Frank R. Paul ~ Science Wonder Stories 1929-1930 - New!
Frank R Paul ~ 1884-1963 ~ Air Wonder Stories 1929 - New!
Amazing Stories ~ April & May 1926 - New!
RALPH 124C 41+ by Hugo Gernsback - New!
Reuben Moriera ~ 1922-1984 ~ The Black Terror
N. C. Wyeth ~ The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne ~ 1918 Scribner's Edition

STARTLING COMICS ~ 53 Issues ~ 1940-48
THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMIC BOOKS ~ 1937-1945

EXCITING COMICS ~ 69 Issues ~ 1940-49
Thrilling Comics ~ 78 issues ~ 1940-50
Hippocampus Press - Now available for pre-order!

We are pleased to announce two forthcoming releases! Advance orders are now being accepted at our website.

BURNT BLACK SUNS: A Collection of Weird Tales by Simon Strantzas
May 2014
In this fourth collection of stories, Simon Strantzas establishes himself as one of the most dynamic figures in contemporary weird fiction. The nine stories in this volume exhibit Strantzas's wide range in theme and subject matter. While drawing upon Lovecraft, Chambers and the best weird fiction of the past, Strantzas unerringly ventures into new territory in such works as "On Ice," a grim novella of arctic horror; "One Last Bloom," a grisly account of a scientific experiment gone hideously awry; and the title story, an emotionally wrenching account of terror and loss in the baked Mexican desert.


LOVECRAFT AND A WORLD IN TRANSITION: Collected Essays on H. P. Lovecraft by S. T. Joshi
June 2014
Limited Edition Hardcover: 500 copies only   
ORDER NOW TO SAVE 10% AND RESERVE A SIGNED COPY!
For the past thirty-five years, S. T. Joshi has been one of the leading authorities on H. P. Lovecraft. As Lovecraft's editor and biographer, Joshi has revolutionized our understanding of the dreamer from Providence. This enormous volume (645 pages) contains all the critical essays on Lovecraft that Joshi has written since 1979, and is a treasure-house of scholarship that exhibits Joshi's all-encompassing knowledge of Lovecraft the man, writer, and thinker. Visit our website to see the table of contents, and to order.


Hippocampus Press is currently having a half-price sale on A MEANS TO FREEDOM: The Letters of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard.
Also, three remaining signed copies of THIRTEEN CONJURATIONS by Jonathan Thomas are available at a discount for a limited time.



 The Hogben Chronicles by Henry Kuttner
Now available!

We are honored to present you with this very special volume of stories by one of the great SF and Fantasy writers of the Golden Age. His work deserves to be discovered by a new generation of readers — especially his tales of the strangest family you will ever meet — the Hogbens.

Neil Gaiman loves these Kuttner stories so much, he credits their inspiration for some of his most memorable works, and jumped at the chance to write his charming Introduction to this book. Edited by Pierce Watters and F. Paul Wilson, this book is a labor of love that belongs on your bookshelf.

Many of the 20th century'’s most accomplished fantasists credit Kuttner as their inspiration. Bradbury dedicated his first collection (the classic and ultra-rare Dark Carnival) to Henry Kuttner. Richard Matheson (The Incredible Shrinking Man) dedicated his novel, I Am Legend to Kuttner. William Burroughs quoted Kuttner in his novel The Ticket That Exploded. Roger Zelazny readily admitted that his Amber series would have never happened without Kuttner's The Dark World. His work has been adapted into some memorable films: “The Graveyard Rats” in Trilogy of Terror II / “Mimsy were the Borogoves” as The Last Mimzy / “The Twonky” as The Twonky (starring Hans Conried) /“Vintage Season” as Timescape. He was also a friend of H. P. Lovecraft and contributed stories to the Cthulhu Mythos.


Limited Numbered Edition of 500 and SIGNED by Pierce Watters, F. Paul Wilson, and Neil Gaiman. $50.00 plus s&h.
Lettered & leatherbound edition. $100.00 plus s&h.



ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #44 - Arriving in comic shops April 16!

In this special issue of Illustration, we feature the spectacular art of Walter Baumhofer, perhaps best known for his many legendary covers for the Doc Savage line of pulp magazines in the 1930s. Written by David Saunders, the son of the legendary Norm Saunders, David knew Baumhofer personally and is able to share his unique insider's perspective on the artist's life. Rare photographs, tear sheets and original artworks are shown.

Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00
, On sale January 29




Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Pulp Round Up: March 31, 2014
Pulp Roundup for March 19, 2014
Happy St. Patrick's Day
Pulpfest Official Flyer
Pulp News for Wednesday, March 5

LOVECRAFT EZINE #30 - Now available!

LOVECRAFT EZINE #30

Contents:
Introduction to Issue #30  by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
Cthulhu Does Stuff #9: a comic strip by Ronnie Tucker & Maxwell Patterson
Echoes from Cthulhu’s Crypt, #7: a monthly column by Robert M. Price
The Queen’s Speech (poem) by Ann K. Schwader
O Skies Above O Earth Below I Love The Best  by Jayaprakash Sathyamurthy
The First Act  by Pete Rawlik
The Masks of Hastur  by Rick Lai
Stairsie by Tom Lynch
No Mask to Conceal Her Voice by Michael Griffin
The Yellow Sign by Robert W. Chambers




Moonstone Books
Green Lama: Scions
Author: Adam Garcia; Cover: Doug Klauba

Arriving in comic shops April 16!
 
A cruise ship crashes suddenly on Liberty Island.  All onboard are dead by their own murderous hands.  All but one.   What secrets does the lone survivor harbor within her very soul? And what horrors does she bring?   These are questions only the Green Lama can answer!
 
Reintroducing the most unique Pulp Hero ever!  In reality, The Green Lama is Jethro Dumont, a millionaire playboy who spent ten years in Tibet and now uses his Buddhist training to pursue Justice for those denied it!
 
Can even the Green Lama, with his mastery of the supernatural and his radioactive salts, be enough to prevent the coming of….SCIONS?


Trade paperback, 4.25” x 6.75”, squarebound, 182 pages, $6.99





Moonstone Books: SHEENA #1 - Arriving in comic shops April 16!
 
Story: David de Souza, Steven E. de Souza, Paul D. Storrie
Art: Jake Minor
Colors: James Brown
Covers: Jake Minor, Rich Bonk
 
 
DIE HARD screenwriter Steven E. de Souza’s critically acclaimed reboot of Will Eisner’s SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE comes to Moonstone in this action packed series! When archaeologists exploring ruins on Rachel Caldwell’s remote jungle estate are found torn to bits, the authorities blame “savage terrorist” Sheena – but Rachel knows otherwise, since she is Sheena – but what she can’t believe is the only remaining explanation – the curse of the Jaguar Men!


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99





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

Tom's Infamous Wall of Heroes  - New!
Tom's New Pulp Creations 
Tom's Altus Press Hardbacks
The Voice

PULPDOM - Now online!

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.





Prelude to the Pulps - New!

As we learned in our April 4th post, “Origins of Science Fiction,” magazines began to reach a much wider audience as Europe and America
became more industrialized. Increasingly urban and literate societies required
cheap, entertaining, and easily accessible entertainment to escape the drudgery of the mills and offices.



A History of Magazine Science Fiction - New!

"A History of Magazine Science Fiction" starts tonight at www.pulpfest.com.
It is scheduled to go online at 7 PM.
Be sure to stop by to explore, "The Origins of Science Fiction."
We'll have a new post approximately every four days for the next six weeks or thereabouts,
as we look toward our celebration of "Science Fiction's Golden Year of 1939" and "75 Years of Fantastic Fiction."
We hope you'll enjoy our series.



Advertise in The Pulpster

Our editor and designer Bill Lampkin is already hard at work on the next issue of The Pulpster.
He’ll be featuring articles on science fiction’s golden year of 1939, the shudder pulps, and other interesting topics.
So expect a slam-bang issue from the esteemed editor of our highly popular program book.
Every member of PulpFest will receive a complimentary copy of The Pulpster.


Dealing at PulpFest 2014

Interested in selling at PulpFest 2014?
If your specialty is pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, first edition hardcovers, original art, series books, dime novels, men’s adventure,
true crime, digest, or slick magazines, Big Little Books, B-movies, serials and related collectibles, old-time-radio shows, or
Golden and Silver Age comic books, then PulpFest is for you.

It's also a great place to sell science-fiction books, mystery and detective fiction, adventure or western fiction, original artwork, and more.
 And it doesn’t have to be old! Publishers and resellers of pulp reprints as well as "new pulp" have found PulpFest to be a great event to market their wares.


Nominate Someone for The Munsey Award

Every year, PulpFest recognizes the efforts of those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations through its Munsey Award.
This annual award recognizes an individual who has given of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community.


PulpFest and the “New Fictioneers”  

It’s called new pulp–stories by modern writers who recreate the style of fiction that appeared in the pulp magazines of yore.
Back then, the authors who labored for the rough paper industry liked to call themselves scribes, word-slingers, penny-a-worders, and, perhaps the most favored term of all, fictioneers.
Join PulpFest as we celebrate today’s fictioneers—the authors writing the new pulp fiction.



Shopping for Collectibles at PulpFest  

Year after year, PulpFest is a paradise for the fan of pulp magazines, digests, vintage paperbacks, and other collectibles.
The collector will also find first edition hardcovers, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, series books, dime novels, original artwork, Big Little Books, B-movies, serials and related paper collectibles, old-time-radio shows, and Golden and Silver Age comic books in our 15,800 square-foot dealers’ room.


Laurie Powers

Laurie Powers will be speaking at Ohio State University on the first day of PulpFest, (Thursday afternoon).
The talk and all the details haven't been worked out yet, but the presentation will be related to the recent donation of the Paul Powers papers to the University.


Here in the Northeast, the only fishing that we've been doing for the last few months has been through a hole cut in the ice.
Thankfully, there’s a thaw in our future and soon we’ll be digging out our tackle boxes and our rods and heading for the “old fishing hole,” hoping to land a big one.


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, 2015.

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!

Mistress of Snarling Death By Paul Chadwick  - New!
Pulpsters and Batman
Pulpfest 2012 – Farmercon VII
The Man From The Atom by G. Peyton Wertenbaker
The Eldritch Force

Pulp Den - Now online!

Parker Field - New!
A City Born of Fiction by Javier Marquez Sanchez - New!
Tom's Infamous Wall of Heroes - New!
Fight Card: Copper Mountain Champ
Sherlock Holmes And The Adventure of The Modern Cinderella
The Avenue of The Giants
Tom's Altus Press Hardbacks

         Pulp Den  

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

On hold for a month or so
Mystery artist revealed: Laurence Sterne Stevens
Guess the artist: illustration for Adventure magazine

Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

The Pulp Magazines Project has added 9 new issues to its full-text digital archive. - New!
Blue Book: June & July 1940, and August 1941 issues featuring Dornford Yates’s "When the Devil Drives"
Exciting Western: August 1946 and January 1947 featuring W.C. Tuttle’s "Trail of the Flame" (Jan. 1947)
Jungle Stories: Spring 1946, Spring, Fall and Winter 1948 featuring stories by John Peter Drummond (Kigor, Jungle Lord) and Edgar Wallace (Sanders of the River)


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: ‘New Adventures of Diamondstone’ - New!
John Thunstone: occult detective
- New!
Review: ‘Pandemonium’
Solar Pons, an original Holmes pastiche

Review: ‘Sisters of the Shadows’
A look at pulp hero genres
Review: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 4′
A look at the Fiction House pulp heroes

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Bits of pulp: The history of SF pulps - New!
S&S quits the pulp business
- New!
3 pulp questions: Lohr McKinstry
‘Adventure’ (September 1913)
Bits of pulp: Cthulhu Brown
CBS News gets it wrong about the pulps

3 pulp questions: Ed Hulse
Bits of pulp: Did someone say dinner?

Congrats to 2014 New Pulp Award winners


Before he became an acclaimed mystery novelist, Bruno Fischer moonlighted as one of the most crafty practitioners of the arcane art of the Weird Menace tale, filling the pages of Terror Tales, Horror Stories and other Popular Publications pulp magazines like a madman.
 
It was the middle of the Great Depression. Fischer had been writing for left-leaning political pamphlets when inspiration struck:
 

“During the late spring of 1936 I was in a bar with several newspaper friends and we were discussing how to make a decent living out of the writing racket. Somebody mentioned that he had picked up a little money by turning out pulp. That gave me the idea. I’d never read a pulp magazine. I bought a dozen secondhand copies and spent most of the night reading them. The next day I bought more and the next more. After ten days of studying the various markets, I set out to devote my weekends to pulp.
“In a fit of romanticism I signed the stories with the name I sometimes wrote under in the Socialist Call—Russell Gray. Rogers Terrill rejected the first five I wrote, then bought twenty-four in a row.”
 
The newly-minted pulp writer soon became so prolific that editor Terrill was scheduling two of his tales in many issues. Fischer signed those yarns, Harrison Storm.
 
We’ve selected five of these chillers for our latest Terror Tales audiobook, divided between Fischer’s two pseudonyms. It’s particularly grisly feast, for Fischer was penning Weird Menace at its macabre heights, when anything went. But not for long, as the writer once confessed:
 
“One day sex went out because the British market wouldn’t stand for it, in which case I kept on the clothes of the full-bodied heroine throughout her adventures with dead people who refused to remain in their graves or with merely human fiends. War in Europe and the loss of the foreign market brought sex back, laid on with a trowel. Then clean-up organizations started to throw their weight around and gave editors jitters, and artists and writers were instructed to put panties and brassieres on the girls. But basically the stories remained constant—their sole aim to thrill the reader through violent emotional impacts of fear or sex or both.”
 
With that admonition in mind, here’s the dark and depraved lineup:
 
“The House that Horror Built”––a tale of Thoran the Vampire, whose cruel cry is, “Your blood will flow in my veins!”
 
“A Corpse Wields the Lash”––a dead man takes up the punishing whip of a torturer for a mad murder spree.
 
“Darlings of the Black Master”–– Who is this human monster who disemboweled beautiful women to satisfy his insane desires? Can anything save the survivors?
 
“Valley of the Red Death”––Chief Flying Hawk returns from the grave to wield a tomahawk of terror against modern Americans, their scarlet scalps his grisly trophies.
 
“The Devil is Our Landlord”––one by one, beautiful young girls vanished from the Rose Hills apartments, only to mysteriously reappear, stripped of their clothes and their sanity. What sinister force commanded these outrages?
 
This devilish collection of Terror Tales novelettes is read by Tony Scheinman. He hasn’t been heard from since.... 5 hours $19.98 Audio CDs / $9.99 Download


Radio Archives
Strange Adventures
Now available!

“Adventure! Who among us has not felt the thrill of that word?” begins the introduction to the Strange Adventures radio program from the beginning of the Golden Age of Radio. In the throes of the Great Depression, Strange Adventures offered relief from the troubles of every day life by whisking listeners to faraway places where excitement beckoned and danger lurked around every corner. A barbershop quartet encouraged listeners to join them in the World Adventurers Club, where there was always some globetrotting explorer who had just returned from some thrilling adventure that he was willing to share. The World Adventurers Club was a gentlemen’s club of the type popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that represented the European colonial view of the world. Its members — and narrators — were from the same mold as heroes of Victorian and pulp fiction of the era. The tales told therein were dedicated to “that great god, Adventure”.

 
With such exotic titles as “Land of Doomed Souls”, “The Ghost Light”, “The Forest of Forgotten Men” and “The House That Screamed”, Strange Adventures told tales that included a ghost story about an Egyptian tomb with moving mummies and a perpetual motion machine; supernatural shoes made from Emu feathers; an expedition to find a hidden tribe of wild Amazon women that is saved by a white mouse named Nickodemus; and a woman adventurer tells of her capture in the Gobi Desert where she is forced to participate in a mad scientist’s plan to cross breed men with giant apes to produce the missing link!
 
Produced in 1932 by TRANSCO, Strange Adventures included actors Jay Novello, Gale Gordon, Frank Nelson, Junius Matthews, Jonathan Hole and Hanley Stafford. This ten-hour set includes all thirty-nine fifteen-minute episodes.
 
So, gentle listener, gather around the fire, settle back in your comfortable chair, take your brandy snifter in hand, close your eyes and join the members of the World Adventurer’s Club “in the pledge of fellowship” (as the quartet sang) as one of its own begins to tell his own harrowing tale of far-off danger. 10 hours. $29.98 Audio CDs / $14.99 Download




Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #20
Unabridged Audiobook
Strange Detective Mysteries When the Death-Bat Flies
Read by Michael C. Gwynne, Roy Worley, and Roger Price
Very Special Offer from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics!

RadioArchives.com and Will Murray are giving away the downloadable version of the newly released Strange Detective Mysteries #1 audiobook for FREE.


Strange Detective Mysteries #1 is one of my favorite pulps and I am excited to produce it as an audiobook with my good friends at Radio Archives. It leads off with Norvell W. Page's bizarre novelette, "When the Death-Bat Flies," and includes thrilling stories by Norbert Davis, Paul Ernst, Arthur Leo Zagat, Wayne Rogers and others. Popular Publications went all-out to make this 1937 debut issue a winner. And they succeeded!

If you prefer the Audio CDs to play in your car or home CD player, the coupon code will subtract the $11.99 price of the download version from the Audio CDs. That makes the Audio CDs half price.

It is easy to get you get your copy.  Go to:
http://www.radioarchives.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=strange+detective+mysteries&Search.x=0&Search.y=0

Add Strange Detective Mysteries to the shopping cart and use the Coupon Code PULPCA

You can download the 6 hour audiobook immediately.

Happy listening
Tom Brown and Will Murray


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

The Spider #94: Murder's Black Prince
Was there any way to stop a mass murderer who convinced thousands of innocent people, in Kali’s Temple hidden deep beneath New York, that to take human life was sacred! Richard Wentworth thought there was one way — until Commissioner Kirkpatrick succumbed to the wiles of the Murder Prophet’s fairest emissary! After that... only the Spider dared to act!  Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99.

Dime Mystery Magazine: Harrison Storm and Russell Gray
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 Harrison Storm and Russell Gray reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

The Pecos Kid Western #1: Riders of the Gunsmoke Rim
The Western was coming of age in 1950. It was no longer strictly a ride-’em-cowboy treatise with a shoot-out per page and a carcass per paragraph. It was becoming a realistic, living story of the true drama of frontier America... a credible, vital, true-to-life re-creation of the past, told in terms of the fight for human decency against insurmountable odds in a savage environment. The Pecos Kid was born from Popular Publications in the July 1950 magazine, and was hardly a regulation Western character. Dramatic clashes did not always break forth in gunfire, but resulted rather in human conflicts that split families up into warring factions, pitted cousin against cousin.  Of course, these Western stories still had their sweeping movement, their dramatic impact, their stirring conflicts, and a helping of good lively, he-man brawls. The lusty, hell-for-leather characters of the Old West were still present, with their tough, vigorous ways and their crisp, salty talk. After five issues under its own title, The Pecos Kid Western merged with 10 Story Western Magazine in mid-1951. The Pecos Kid series returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Captain Zero #3: The Golden Murder Syndicate
One by one the Eight Frightened Bachelors met violent deaths, meted out by a merciless ring of midnight murderers... that could be challenged only by the fabulous Captain Zero, whose strange, eerie gift was at once a double-edged weapon of deliverance — and of destruction! Captain Zero premiered in November 1949, and had the dubious distinction of being the last of the single-character hero pulps.  Captain Zero was a fabulous character whose strange and deadly career began each midnight at the stroke of twelve — and ended each gray dawn with the first rays of the sun. During those few hours, he became completely invisible!  But even that wonderous feat wasn't enough to save the pulp magazine.  It ended after only three issues.  Now, once again, you will experience the reading thrills in the adventures of this amazing, yet compellingly human, character of fiction... the Master of Midnight, Captain Zero... as he returns in these 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: "Little Man You’ll Have a Bloody Day" by Russell Branch
Only death could still the voice that called incessantly after him, “Quigley..? Quigley!” and bade him... live... 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: "Once in a Murder’s Moon" by Franklin Gregory
What mysterious forces had shaped that dread shadow in the morning of time, Larry Fairwell would never know until his soul had fled into the only sanctuary left it — the darkness of eternity... 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: "One Last Song for Flora" by Dorothy Dunn
Her pale dead fingers, groping from the lacy tissue of the candy box, were Flora’s last appeal to Eddie. 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: "Party to Murder" by Robert Turner
Wayne crashed Liz’s farewell party in sheer self-defense... He stayed on for the same reason, when her faceless shroud chose him as partner in a midnight murder-time whirl! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird me 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 from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 





Radio Spirits - Now available!
The Lone Ranger: Six Gun Hero

Join the most heroic figure ever to fight injustice on the sweeping plains of the great American West in 16 thrilling adventures!
Be there when the daring and resourceful masked rider finds the wild white stallion that he would tame…and name Silver. Ride along through three four-part serials, one of which involves the legendary gunsmith Samuel Colt.

Earle Graser and Brace Beemer star as The Lone Ranger, with John Todd as Tonto. WXYZ regulars Paul Sutton, Ernie Winstanley, Jay Michael, and more round out the cast of saddle savvy characters.

Includes a Program Guide by Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.

Episodes Include: The Crimson Prophet - Part 1 05-03-46; The Crimson Prophet - Part 2 05-06-46; Special Six Guns - No. 1 01-02-48; Package from Sam Colt - No. 2 01-05-48; Six Gun Ring - No. 3 01-07-48; Winning Six Guns - No. 4 01-09-48; Pedometer - No. 1 02-18-48; Pedometer - No. 2 02-20-48; Pedometer - No. 3 02-23-48; Pedometer - No. 4 02-25-48; Special Frontier Town Sequence - No. 1 04-07-48; Special Frontier Town Sequence - No. 2 04-09-48; Special Frontier Town Sequence - No. 3 04-12-48; Special Frontier Town Sequence - No. 4 04-14-48; The Origin of Silver 12-09-38; The Trail of the Timberline 12-20-40

Duration: 8 hours
Media: (8) CDs
Price: $31.95



Radio Spirits - Now available!
Green Hornet: Sting of Justice

Britt Reid, like all great crime fighters, hid his identity-behind an alter-ego. As the Green Hornet, he was often a suspect in the very crimes he ultimately solved. He buzzed into homes across the country, promoting law and order, while staying just one step ahead of the law himself!

Join him and his faithful sidekick Kato as they "hunt the biggest of all game, public enemies who try to destroy our America" in twenty nail-biting adventures - many of which are available here to the public for the first time since their original broadcast.

Justice is about to be served. The racketeers are about to be routed, the underworld is about to go under, and the criminals are about to feel the sting of the Green Hornet!

Includes a Program Guide by Rodney Bowcock!

Episodes Include: Money for Mr. X 07-05-41; Sabotage Finds a Name 11-28-42; The Unseen Watchman 05-30-43; The Sentinel of Death 06-06-43; The White Ticket 06-13-43; Rats of a Feather 06-20-43; The Reward Claimers 06-27-43; Yankee Dollars 07-04-43; Going Out of Business 07-11-43; Traitors Reward 07-18-43; Dead Men Talk 07-25-43; Backfire 08-01-43; Official Business 08-08-43; Long Distance 08-15-43; The Murder Gas 08-22-43; Gasoline and the Hornet 08-29-43; Axford Rises to Shine 09-05-43; The Knot 09-12-43; Detour to Justice 09-26-43; The Green Hornet Goes Underground 10-03-43

Duration: 10 hours
Media: (10) CDs
Price: $39.98


REH: Two-Gun Raconteur # 17 — The Print Journal Returns!

After a one year hiatus, The Definitive Robert E. Howard Journal is returning this summer with a new issue. TGR #17 is shaping up to be one of the best issues ever, with a cover that will knock your sandals off.
 
In addition to a rare piece of Howard fiction, issue 17 features essays and articles by Barbara Barrett, Dave Hardy, Don Herron, Morgan Holmes, Brian Leno, Rob Roehm, Jeff Shanks and others.
 
And as always, lots of great artwork will appear in the new issue by the likes of Bob Covington, Stephen Fabian, Nathan Furman, Clayton Hinkle, Terry Pavlet, Michael L. Peters and others.
 
So set aside some pazoors and keep a lookout on this blog for further updates and ordering information.
 
This is one issue you won’t want to miss!




Robert E. Howard Days
June 13 - 14, 2014!

This year’s theme will be “Howard and History.”
REH editor and scholar Patrice Louinet is the Guest of Honor for this year’s Howard Days.

HOWARD DAYS PRE-REGISTRATION

You do not have to pre-register to partake of the weekend’s festivities. All are welcome to attend, visit the House and enjoy all of the activities free of charge. Project Pride likes to pre-register folks primarily to get a head count of how many will be attending the Banquet on Friday night and the BBQ on Saturday night. All the panels, tours, Swap Meet, Pavilion activities etc. are presented at no cost. Your registration fee covers coffee & donuts Friday morning, lunch at the Pavilion Friday noon, the Friday Banquet and the Saturday BBQ.
 
The cost for pre-registration this year is only $15 per person. Please send your name(s) & address with a check or money order or  register via PayPal: ProjPride@yahoo.com
 
Project Pride
Attn: REH Days 2013 Pre-registration
PO Box 534
Cross Plains, TX 76443
 
Please pre-register before June 6, 2014.
 
And for only $3.00 more per person ($5.00 per family), you can become a card-carrying Member of Project Pride. Each membership can make a big difference for the House!

2014 HOWARD DAYS SCHEDULE
 
FRIDAY JUNE 13
8:30 – 9 am: Coffee and donuts at the Pavilion, compliments of Project Pride

9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public.
9 am – 4 pm: REH Postal Cancellation at Cross Plains Post Office
9 am – 11 am: Bus Tour of Cross Plains & Surrounding Areas
10 am – 5 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open
11:00: PANEL: In the Guise of Fiction
Noon: Lunch hosted by Project Pride. Donations welcome.
10:00 am to 4 pm: Pavilion available for REH items Swap Meet
1:30 pm: PANEL: Patrice Louinet, Guest of Honor
2:30 pm: PANEL: Presentation of the REH Foundation 2013 Awards
5:30 – 6:30: Silent Auction items available for viewing & bidding at Banquet site
6:30: Robert E. Howard Celebration Banquet & Silent Auction at the Cross Plains Community Center.
9:00 pm PANEL: Fists at the Ice House (behind the Texas Taxidermy building on Main St.)
Afterward there will be some extemporaneous REH Poetry Reading at the Pavilion.
 
SATURDAY JUNE 14
9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public.
9 am – 4 pm: BARBARIAN FESTIVAL at Treadway Park, 3 blocks west of REH House
10 am – 3 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open
10:30 am PANEL: The Legend Continues
10:00 a.m. to 4 pm: Pavilion available for REH items Swap Meet
Lunch & Festival Activities at your leisure during the day
2:00 pm PANEL: Fists of Iron
3:30 pm PANEL: What’s Up with REH? (at the Pavilion)
5 pm: Sunset BBQ at the Caddo Peak Ranch
 
The Robert E. Howard House Museum will be open again this year on Thursday June 12th from 2-4 pm. No docents on duty but the Gift Shop is open.
All panels at REH Days last about one hour and are held at the Library unless noted.

The Robert E. Howard Foundation Press
SPEARS OF CLONTARF
TYPESCRIPT: EARLY DRAFT

Now available!

To help celebrate the 1,000-year anniversary of the historic Battle of Clontarf—and Robert E. Howard’s interest in it—the REH Foundation is offering a facsimile version of an early draft of “Spears of Clontarf.” Also included is Howard’s letter to publisher Harry Bates and an introduction by Rusty Burke. Printed and shipped from Lulu printing, the paperback book is 8.5 X 11, perfect bound, with 36 pages. Cover art by John Watkiss.

Ordering information: 
U.S. and Canadian residents pay $20 (REHF members $18), which includes postage.
Non-US residents pay $27 (REHF members $24), which includes postage.
Lulu shipping does not offer insurance, but if you would like tracking information on your order, U.S. and Canadian orders add $5; all others add $10.
 
To order, pay directly via PayPal at their website, www.paypal.com. Send the appropriate amount to paypal@rehfpress.com. Be sure to include a note explaining your order. To order via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order send to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 251242, Plano, TX 75025. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS. Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate. NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS. Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.






The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive

SPECIAL TAX RELIEF SERIAL DVD OFFER!
Why the Serial Squadron is better than the US Government: Send the government your money, and they won't even send you a pen in return.
Send us some, tho, and we will send you great serials -- at a discount. This week only, in honor of those who may need a good serial or two
to get through that last minute tax work, deserve a reward for doing it or would just like a break, we offer:

$15 off BOTH LONE RANGER SERIALS
$10 off THE TRAIL OF THE OCTOPUS or DAREDEVILS OF THE WEST




The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
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.

Status: Restoration complete, archive DVD requests are shipping now.
To request a research copy, click here.





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!

April 12-26, May 3-17
ADVENTURES OF TARZAN Episodes 1-6

Elmo Lincoln, Louise Lorraine
New transfer of complete unabridged original chapters from the 1928 10-episode re-release
 
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 #24 - Arriving in comic shops April 16!
Written by Chris Roberson, art by Giovanni Timpano, covers by Alex Ross, Dean Motter, Dennis Calero.

The authorities are already baffled by a rash of unexplainable deaths in Chinatown, but when the recently deceased begin to rise from their graves and plague the living, it is clear they are out of their league. Thankfully the Shadow is on hand, and ready to stand against the Zombie Queen of Chinatown!

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 19.




The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
The Spy Ring

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 65! This week Barry talks about some exciting comic book news and then reviews two classic novels: The Spy Ring (April 1, 1940) and The White Column (March 15, 1941). It's another opportunity to compare and contrast the works of Walter Gibson and Theodore Tinsley -- and, even better, Myra Reldon returns!
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!


   
The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Crime's Stronghold - New!
Six Men of Evil - New!
Hills of Death
The Third Shadow
The Cup of Confucius
The Cobra 

Death's Harlequin

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.

Fiswoode Tarleton (1884-1931) - New!
Marietta Hawley (1836-1926) - New!
Grace Keon (1873-?) - New!
Josie McNamara Lydon (1865-1948) - New!
Charles Christopher Jenkins (1882-1943) - New!
Welcome, Readers of Weird Tales - New!
Andre Linville (1888-1963?) - New!
E. Irvine Haines (1877-1959) - New!
Fire and Rain
Weird Tales Books
True Detective and Robert W. Chambers
Lucille Webster Holling (1900-1989)
Matt Fox (1906-1988)-Part 1 
Undersea Scenes on the Cover of Weird Tales
Is Science Fiction Dying?
Machines on the Cover of Weird Tales
Trees and Other Plants on the Cover of Weird Tales

WARLORD OF MARS #100 - Arriving in comic shops April 16!
(Writers) Arvid Nelson, Robert Place Napton, Mark Rahner
(Art) Jose Malaga, Lui Antonio, Jethro Morales
(Covers) Main: Joseph Michael Linsner; V-A: Jay Anacleto; V-B: Fabiano Neves; V-C: Emanuela Lupacchino,

Dynamite's Warlord of Mars comic line will hit the 100 issue milestone in April. To celebrate we are bringing you THREE stories by the THREE most prolific writers of recent Barsoomian history, each starring Barsoom’s greatest calot: WOOLA!

Beginning with a story by Robert (WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS) Napton, taking place 400 years before John Carter’s arrival on Barsoom, where a young Woola discovers an ancient First Born artifact that isn’t quite what it seems. The story continues by Arvid (WARLORD OF MARS) Nelson only to have it recovered by the Warlord himself many years later. What happens to the good people of Helium as the evil power begins to be unleashed? And what could it mean for the rest of Barsoom? Then, in the final chapter by Mark (DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS) Rahner, Woola must do the hardest thing of his life: not protect John Carter. The fiercely loyal calot must resist his strongest instincts to save Carter from horrifying brutality — or pay an infinitely worse price. Includes bonus material!

Full Color, 48 pages, $7.99




William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Forgotten Treasures of the Pulps: Tony Rome, Private Eye

The paperback original (PBO to collectors) was the immediate successor to the pulp magazine as the home of pulp fiction. Marvin Albert was one of the bright lights of the paperback original market for detective fiction.

Read the rest at the links below.

Black Gate / Seti Says
 





04 April 2014

2014 Film Release Dates
April 4, 2014
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
May 2, 2014
May 2, 2014
May 23, 2014
THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2
LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
June 6, 2014
EDGE OF TOMORROW
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


The 2014 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (#14)
THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
Lombard, Illinois
April 25 (Friday) - April 27 (Sunday), 2014

 

PULPS - PAPERBACKS - ORIGINAL ART - MOVIE MEMORABILIA
OLD TIME RADIO - SCIENCE FICTION - POPULAR CULTURE
GOOD OLD STUFF!

CELEBRATING THE WESTERN PULPS & THE MALTESE FALCON – BLACK MASK – DETECTIVE PULPS

The 2014 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is rapidly approaching!

We'll be posting auction photos soon on our website and facebook page for our Friday night auction, taken from the estate of Jerry Weist, as well as the files of Munsey & Popular Publications, and the collection of Bob Weinberg.  To give just a taste of the material we'll have this year, one of the highlights is the original manuscript for C.L. Moore's "Black God's Kiss", featuring her heroine, Jirel of Joiry. Marked with Moore's handwritten corrections, including changing Jirel's original name of Girel of Goicy. Inscribed to Robert Barlow and signed by Moore, it's accompanied by a Popular Publications' check payable to Moore's husband, Henry Kuttner, endorsed by him on the back, for a pulp story of Kuttner's.

And our usual Saturday night auction will also feature a collection of nearly 200 issues of The Shadow.

The Film Schedule has been posted!



  Panel Discussions for New Pulp Sunday have been posted!
Click here to check it out!

LOCATION
THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
Hotel Phone # (888) 627-9031
www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/index.html
Please mention the con when booking rooms!


MEMBERSHIPS
Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only.  We are also offering Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60, which is a three day membership which allows entry to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours before the con generally opens to the public).  Ages 13 & under are free.  Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (account register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).  Also, this year we are the same weekend as Chicago’s large comic show, C2E2 – to help try and attract attendees from C2E2, we’re offering $5 off any one day admission if you show your C2E2 badge!

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

PROGRAM BOOK
All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints. To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2").  The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 15, 2014.  Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

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

AUCTIONS
We will have 2 auctions, Friday (from the estate of Jerry Weist as well as material from the files of noted collector Bob Weinberg – including C.L. Moore’s typwritten draft of “Black God’s Kiss” – and the Munsey/Popular Publications files) and Saturday nights.

PULP FILM FEST
Our Pulp Film Fest shows old movies based on pulp stories.  More info, including the schedule, will be posted on the website closer to the con.  The Pulp Film Fest is organized by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood ‘N’ Thunder magazine.

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

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

HOTEL
For our fourteenth show, for the seventh year in a row we’re at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago.  The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O’Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport.  Room rates are $111/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on April 7, 2014!).  Parking is free.  The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor – it’s adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center.  For those with families, it’s also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation’s top zoos.  Movie theaters are also a short walk away.  And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away.  If you are flying in and not renting a car, please check the website for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel.  Please mention the con when booking rooms.

FOR INFO ON THE CON, PLEASE CONTACT
Doug Ellis, 13 Spring Lane, Barrington Hills, IL 60010, 847-217-4241
info@windycitypulpandpaper.com


2014 ECOF Edgar Rice Burroughs Convention
 Fargo, North Dakota ~ JUNE 19-22
 
Guests of Honor include writer Martin Powell and artist Diana Leto of the ERB, Inc. series of all-new weekly comic strips, as well as co-creators of The Halloween Legion.
 
Author David Fury will attend (Biographies on Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Weissmuller, etc.) and International Author Leia Barrett Durham

 
This rare 1927 silent film starring ERB's son-in-law, Jim Pierce, will be shown on the big screen at the historic Fargo Theater Friday night June 20th.
Accompanying the film will be an original score by Lance Johnson played live at the theatre's mighty Wurlitzer organ.
 
FARGO film actress Kirstin Rudrud will also make an appearance to give the ECOF a proper Fargo flavor, and the chamber of commerce will have the original wood chipper from the movie on display

The ECOF will have a shared Dealers Room with the giant Fargo Comic Con with its own guest comics artists
 
The Registration Fee will include two meals, choice of two T-shirts, goodies bag, and access to all events.
 
More attractions and guests will be announced as they are confirmed.


18th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10am to 5pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

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

From 10am to 5pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


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

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

For more information, contact us at:

info@girasolcollectables.com

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there.




59th Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show -  April 6, 2014!
Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

$4.50 admission
Children 13 and under free

The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.



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

Age of Aces


Airship 27 Productions
  CAPTAIN ACTION VOLUME 2
Now available!


Airship 27 Productions, in partnership with Captain Action Enterprises, is thrilled to announce the release of its second Captain Action pulp novel, “Hearts of the Rising Sun” by Jim Beard.

“The response to our first Captain Action novel, “The Riddle of the Glowing Men,” was so positive, we were anxious to get this sequel out to the fans,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “In this second adventure, Jim moves the saga to Far East in the year 1968.”

While on assignment in Japan, Captain Action is haunted by the woman he loved and lost years ago in the underground kingdom beneath Siberia.  When she mysteriously begins reappearing during his clandestine mission to witness a newly discovered power source, agent Miles Drake begins to question his own sanity.

Forces are at work to steal two naturally formed energy stones whose limitless power in the wrong hands could destroy the world. When he begins to suspect his alien nemesis, Dr. Evil, is behind these attacks, Drake has to utilize his most daring disguises ever to learn the truth and ally himself with an old vigilante hero from the past.

Now the one and only Captain Action must walk a delicate tightrope between old and new allies while attempting to discover the source of the threat to the Hearts of the Rising Sun.  If he fails, mankind is doomed!

Ed Catto, of Captain Action Enterprises, chimes in enthusiastically.  “We had said Jim Beard’s first Captain Action pulp story was like an Ian Fleming story starring Doc Savage.  This new one ratchets it up another level, an international espionage thriller with a dash of Hitchcock mystery and glamour.”

The book features a beautifully painted cover by Michael Youngblood with nine black and white interior illustrations by Pulp Factory Award winning artist Rob Davis.

“Hearts of the Rising Sun,” ties in seamlessly with the continuity of Dynamite’s Codename : Action series,” adds Joe Ahearn, also of Captain Action Enterprises.  “2014 looks to be a very big year for Captain Action with two comic series, a new Lady Action and lots more collectible toys due this holiday season.”

The popularity of Captain Action has never been greater with the release of CAPTAIN ACTION – HEARTS OF THE RISING SUN, his appeal to today’s pulp fans continues to grow.

Available now at Amazon in hard copy and coming soon on Kindle.
About Captain Action Enterprises       
As Retropreuners, Captain Action Enterprises, LLC specializes in taking old properties and rejuvenating them for a new generation. Captain Action’s appears in an on-going book series, lithographs, statues, action figures, T-shirts, model kits and more.  Additional properties include Captain Action Cat, the Zeroids and Savage Beauty.  For additional information, please contact Ed Catto at ed.catto@bonfireagency.com.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Now available!

by Fred MacIsaac
 Introduction by Ed Hulse

 
Meet the “Rambler”: peripatetic newspaper reporter Addison Francis Murphy. A tall, rangy redhead, the Rambler behaves like a tramp, wandering from city to city, often arriving on a railroad boxcar, never taking root. Renowned for his reporting skills and deductive abilities, Frank Murphy never has any difficulty landing a job with the local newspaper; wherever he winds up, he finds that his reputation has preceded him. The Rambler has a knack for getting into trouble, and every search for a front-page scoop puts him in jeopardy sooner or later. He seems to have a genius for running afoul of violent gangsters, wealthy businessmen, corrupt politicians, crooked cops, and the occasional double-crossing dame.

 Created by Fred MacIsaac, at one time a redheaded journalist himself, Frank Murphy rambled through 19 terse, tough yarns published between 1933 and 1940 mainly in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.Meet the “Rambler”: peripatetic newspaper reporter Addison Francis Murphy. A tall, rangy redhead, the Rambler behaves like a tramp, wandering from city to city, often arriving on a railroad boxcar, never taking root. Renowned for his reporting skills and deductive abilities, Frank Murphy never has any difficulty landing a job with the local newspaper; wherever he winds up, he finds that his reputation has preceded him. The Rambler has a knack for getting into trouble, and every search for a front-page scoop puts him in jeopardy sooner or later. He seems to have a genius for running afoul of violent gangsters, wealthy businessmen, corrupt politicians, crooked cops, and the occasional double-crossing dame.
 Created by Fred MacIsaac, at one time a redheaded journalist himself, Frank Murphy rambled through 19 terse, tough yarns published between 1933 and 1940 mainly in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.


Contains the following stories:
 “The Affair at Camp Laurel”
 “Alias Mr. Smith”
 “Ghost City Set-Up”
“Go-Between”
 “Murder Reel”
 “Heir-Cooled”

Hardcover - $34.95
Softcover - Sale Price: $22.45 (Regular Price: $24.95)
Ebook - $5.99

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!


Altus Press
Now available!

by John Lawrence
 Introduction by Ed Hulse

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

The Cass Blue yarns are related in the first person by stylish pulp writer John Lawrence, who guides his protagonist through a maze of conventional plots and countless gunfights. What the series lacks in polish and innovation, it makes up for with vigorous action and the tough-as-nails attitude that gave Dime Detective the distinctive flavor that made it the most important crime pulp excepting the legendary Black Mask.


Contains the following stories:
“The Bloodstone”
 “The Corpse Was Cold”
 “The Corpse Control”
 “Calling All Cars!”

Hardcover - $34.95
Softcover - Sale Price: $22.45 (Regular Price: $24.95)
Ebook - $4.99

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!


Altus Press
Also available!

by D.L. Champion
 Introduction by Ed Hulse

 
Brilliant, decisive, and hard-charging, Deputy Inspector Allhoff was the NYPD’s ace detective until bullets from a mobster’s machine gun robbed him of his legs, his career, and—in the opinion of an associate—his sanity. Yet Allhoff was too good a man to be put out to pasture, so New York’s police commissioner found a way to keep him employed and refer to him such cases as the department couldn’t or wouldn’t handle. Confined to a wheelchair and operating from a seedy tenement flat, Allhoff is assisted by two cops: Battersly, the rookie patrolman whose brief moment of cowardice cost the inspector his legs, and Simmons, the bitter career cop who detests Allhoff but sticks with the embittered cripple to protect his own pension.
 Created by D.L. Champion, Inspector Allhoff denied most conventions of detective-pulp fiction. He could never be confused for one of Raymond Chandler’s knights errant, trudging down those mean streets. Allhoff was no Rover Boy in trench coat and fedora. He was, in fact, a sadist and a psychopath. With 30 entries published between 1938 and 1946, the Allhoff series was among the most popular and long-lived to appear in Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

Contains the following stories:
 “Footprints on a Brain”
 “I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead”
“Lock the Death House Door!”
 “Cover the Corpse’s Eyes”
 “Dead and Dumb”
 “A Corpse for Christmas”
 “Sergeants Should Never Sleep”
“Turn in Your Badge!”
 “There Was a Crooked Man”
 “Suicide in Blue”

Hardcover - $39.95
Softcover - 
Sale Price: $26.96 (Regular Price: $29.95)
Ebook - $4.99

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!


Finally available as an ebook - exclusively at Altus Press!

For the first time in print, Rick Lai's Chronology of Shadows (his timeline of the pulp character The Shadow) has been updated & assembled in an easy-to-navigate package.
 It's the first volume in our The History of The Shadow series.
 



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

CAP FURY Volume 1: "The Red Heart Pearls" and "Black Daylight" — plus Sheridan Doome, Naval Investigator
In the two-fisted tradition of Doc Savage, Captain John Fury and the crew of his super-ship The Whirlwind battle modern-day piracy in two thrilling novels by Laurence Donovan writing as "Wallace Brooker." First, after the law fails, Cap Fury follows a trail of vengeance to his brother's murderers in "The Red Heart Pearls." Then, "Black Daylight" strikes at high noon, enveloping thousands in terror and suffering, and propelling Cap Fury on an urgent mission to Mexico's Sierra Madras.  BONUS: An action-packed adventure of Sheridan Doome from the back pages of The Shadow Magazine! This double-novel special collector's edition sho wcases the original cover art by Lawrence Toney and interior illustrations by Harry Kirchner, plus historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-133-2 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
Now available!

THE SHADOW Volume 83: "Crime over Boston" and "Crime Over Miami"
The Master of Darkness journeys from his Manhattan environs to prove that "crime does not pay" in two action-packed pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." The Shadow reverts to his true identity of Kent Allard to bring a fugitive financier to justice in "Crime Over Boston." Then, The Shadow teams with the real Lamont Cranston to unmask a criminal mastermind who has organized the Florida underworld into a criminal hurricane! This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney, the classic interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Earl Mayan and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-139-4 Softcover, 7x10. 112 pages, B&W, $14.95  
 

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SPIDER #3: Return of the Rackets KIng" & "The Spider and the Flame-King" plus "Blood Bond"
The Pulps' most violent crimebuster wages his uncompromising war on crime in THREE never-reprinted thrillers by Norvell Page writing as "Grant Stockbridge." First, crime's newest overlord, the Snake, revives Prohibition Era gangsterism in "Return of the Rackets King." Then, the Spider leaves his New York haunts to protect the nation's wartime resources when the vicious Flame King terrorizes a western oil town! BONUS: "Blood Bond," a rare Spider novelette by Norvell Page! This double novel pulp reprint features the original color covers by Rafael DeSoto, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-135-6 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)

Black Coat Press
Now available!


The Works of André Couvreur
adapted by Brian Stableford

André Couvreur (1865-1944) was a medical doctor who penned several medical treatises, and was also the author of eight romans scientifiques dealing with "medical concepts" featuring the mad scientists Doctor Caresco, then Professor Tornada. These are collected in a series of five volumes, translated and annotated by Brian Stableford, presenting for the first time the ground-breaking works of this pioneer of French science fiction.

VOLUME 1. THE NECESSARY EVIL

With a single stroke, Caresco had brought his scalpel directly to the place he wanted to go.
That magisterial cut immediately denoted the astonishing precision of gesture with which he was endowed.


The Necessary Evil (1899) features Dr. Armand Caresco, a conscienceless surgeon carrying out medical experiments. Caresco sees himself as an intellectual superman whose discoveries might enable humankind to take a leap forward. This daring book dared to broach such shocking topics as the methodology and occasional necessity of hysterectomies.

André Couvreur (1863-1944), himself a medical doctor, depicts Caresco's surgical exploits in an explicit, even flamboyant, fashion that harks back to the notorious Marquis de Sade. In spite of his flagrant disapproval of Caresco's morality and alleged madness, Couvreur remains willing to give his views serious consideration, and to explore their potential in a manner that refuses to write them off merely because they are tainted with megalomaniac delusion.
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US $24.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 360 pages

VOLUME. 2. CARESCO, SUPERMAN

"As for me, I'm perfectly happy, firstly because I'm Caresco's masterpiece, and secondly because, no longer possessing many of my organs-no legs, no left arm, no right kidney, no stomach, no cecum, no colon, no inferior part of the liver, no right lung, no maxilla and no reproductive organs-I've greatly diminished the chances of physical suffering and the mental disappointments inevitably attached to their functioning or their desires."

"Would it not have been more complete, in that case, to suppress your existence totally?" said Choumaque.
"When the Superman wishes to take me!" affirmed the half-man, with pious respect.

"To what marvelous being do I have the honor of speaking? Will you tell me your name?" the professor asked.
He was surprised to hear the reply, delivered with equal politeness: "I have no name, Monsieur. That too has been removed."

Dr. Caresco returns in Caresco, Superman (1904), in which the brilliant but mad scientist rules the body-shaped island of Eucrasia whose inhabitants have been transformed--"improved"--by a variety of advanced surgical techniques. The natives are addicted to sensual pleasures, subservient to the will of Caresco, whom they call the "Superman", for fear that he will castrate them--or worse.


US $24.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 360 pages

STRANGERS 1: STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND
by Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier and Manuel Garcia, Fernando Blanco, Javioer Pina, Eduardo Alpuente, Peru Bros, cover by Manuel Garcia.


Story: Homicron, a NASA physicist whose body is inhabited by an alken intelligence, Starlock, the fugitive servant of awesome cosmic entities, Jaydee, a teenage alien metamorph abandoned on Earth, Jaleb, the telepathic agent of the Galactic Federation and Futura, a mysterious woman from another dimension, are gathered together by Tanka, a former jungle lord and agent of Earth's farthest future, to help save our planet from the deadly threats of Astaroth, the Necromancer and Duuke Oxian.

Contents:
Foreword by J.-M. & Randy Lofficier
#1. Like an Angel, Feral-Eyed
#2. In the Shadows of the Night
 #3. Caresses such as Snakes Give
#4. The Livid Daylights
#5. Icy Till the Evening
#6. Rule with Fear
Portfolio by Alfredo Macall

US $34.95 / GBP £22.99
7x10 trade paperback, 160 pages




 
Black Coat Press
Coming in June!

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 Books - Now available!
 
Black Dog Books presents the first published collection of the weird fantasy stories of Philip M. Fisher, Jr.  Discover the bizarre happenings in these eleven unforgettable tales.
 
Encounter a strange race of Sargasso Sea-like weed men; ship out on a vessel that sails into a weird magnetic fog and electrical dampening zone; battle against a madman that controls all light and darkness; journey by dirigible to the North Pole to investigate strange happenings and more!
 
Included are:
 • The Demise of Professor Manried
 • Queer
 • The Strange Case of Lemuel Jenkins
 • The Ship of Silent Men (novelette)
 • The Master in Black (novelette)
 • Into His Work
 • Worlds Within Worlds (short novel)
 • Lights
  •The Devil of the Western Sea (novelette)
 • Fungus Isle (novelette)
 • Beyond the Pole (novelette)
 
With an introduction by Stefan Dziemianowicz.
Selected and edited by Gene Christie.
Cover design by Tom Roberts.
$24.95 US / Trade paperback / 322 pages



Black Dog Books - Now available!
TERROR, INC. by Lester Dent

A new title is now available, Terror, Inc. by Lester Dent.

 • When a series of gruesome corpses is discovered entombed in its freshly-paved streets, a city is cloaked in a bloody shroud of terror . . .
 • All Hollywood lives in dread as The Spark, a mysterious super-villain, launches a killing spree using inexplicable methods . . .
 • A metropolis is invaded by an unstoppable invisible horde of ruthless killers bent on domination . . .
 
These are but some of the weird mysteries encountered in TERROR, INC.
 Fear-wrapped tales of detection from the author of Doc Savage!
 
Included are:
 • Terror, Inc.
 • The Devil's Cargo
 • The Invisible Horde
 • The Whistling Death
 • The Cavern of Heads
 • Murder Street
 
Volume 5 of the Lester Dent Library.
With an introduction by historian Will Murray.

Don't forget to check out the other Lester Dent collections from Black Dog Books, Dead Men's Bones, The Skull Squadron, Hell's Hoofprint's, and Fists of Fury.



Black Dog BooksNow available!

The West has been transformed into a bloody battleground between the Rocky Mountain Fur Company and the American Fur Company, rival factions vying with black powder and cold steel for trapping rights and trade rights with the Native Americans.
 
The mighty rivers have become a highway for that unique breed, the Mountain Men, from the Rocky Mountains across the Great Plains, downriver to St. Louis, where they sell their precious pelts.
 
Fleeing the authorities after killing a man, restless greenhorn Ralph Lander departs St. Louis under cover of night, hoping to join the Bridger trapping expedition going upriver. Looking to redeem himself while pursuing excitement and his fortune, Lander soon discovers there is no flight from the long arm of justice, no sanctuary when surrounded by hostiles after his own hide!
 
With an introduction by Robert J. Randisi (Gunsmith, Mountain Jack Pike series).
Cover art by Paul Strayer.
Cover design by Tom Roberts.
 
NOTE: This edition is authorized by the Hugh Pendexter Literary Trust.


Hugh Pendexter (1875-1940) began his career as a newspaper man but soon started selling short humorous tales in 1904. Within a few years he moved into historical dramas and Westerns. For the next three decades his work became a mainstay of the legendary magazine, Adventure, chronicling Colonial life or the American frontier.
 
Noted for his dedication to research and historical accuracy, Hugh Pendexter authored more than seventy-five novels of period fiction.
 
ISBN: 978-1-884449-44-4
Price: Trade paperback / 160 pages / Price: $14.95 US



Black Dog BooksNow available!
 
The thunder of roaring engines and unleashed Lewis guns fill the sky above the South China Sea as Captains Ben Cowan and Luke Lance dive into a series of investigations as flying detectives in these three pulse-pounding air adventure novels.
 
Isle of Lost Wings
"Five must die!" came the eerie voice over the shortwave.
When the Spinthrift is discovered adrift and abandoned, K.O. Pike dispatches his top operative, Ben Cowan, to investigate the disappearance of the yacht's millionaire owner and a killer sky-trail beckons from Borneo to Singapore!
 
Flying Freebooters
A shadowy plane shoots down Luke Lance over the ancient growth jungles of Malaysia. The Straits Agency, attempting to recover their lost pilot, encounters a group of deadly sky pirates and smugglers that threatens the sovereignty of peaceful nations along an imperiled coast!
 
Fighting Wings
After the son of the Rajah of Baharu is kidnapped, the Straits Agency detectives are called on to locate the youth. In the process Luke Lance unearths the mysterious White Mask and an ancient enemy returned from the past seeking vengeance!
 
FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION
With an introduction by award-winning author Evan Lewis.
Cover art by George Rozen.

ISBN: 978-1-884449-45-1
Price: Trade paperback / 214 pages / Price: $19.95 US




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Now available!

The long-awaited Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, many months in preparation, is now available from Murania Press.

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

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

The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction is priced at $29.95, which includes shipping to domestic U.S. buyers. However, Murania Press is also making the book available at a 20 percent discount to anybody who purchases it along with a one-year subscription to Blood ‘n’ Thunder. This special offer has its own page on the Murania Press site and is available to those who renew or extend their subscriptions as well.

Don’t miss out on what some fans are already calling 2013’s must-have book. Visit the Murania Press web site today at the link below.


414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback
Price: $29.95





The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 276:  Soulquest
Percival Constantine returns to share his first Sword and Sorcery novel, Soulquest.

Episode 275:  Jim Beard Returns
Episode 274: ERB Comic Strips 
Episode 273: The Omega Station
Episode 272: The Return of Ginger and...


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

Forgotten Stories: "Hop Cargo" - a SPICY ADVENTURE by Robert Leslie Bellem (READ IT HERE!) - New!
Pulp Gallery: THE SPIDER 22, 23 & 24 (1935) - New!
Pulp Gallery: AMAZING STORIES 19, 20 & 21 (1927) - New!
Forgotten (and FREE) Stories: Race Williams returns in "A Corpse in the Hand" by Carroll John Daly
Pulp Gallery: WALTER BAUMHOFER Out West
Forgotten Books: DANGER CIRCUS by Raoul Whitfled (1933)


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

Coming soon!
"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Bart Sears with color by Neeraj Menon


This strip will join nine others currently available on the Edgar Rice 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.
"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 Tom Lyle.
"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:
This weeks new Shadow review is not posted as of 7PM EST.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"The Sinister Curtain" by Kenneth Keith from SECRET AGENT "X", September, 1938
The tricky agency dick posed successfully as a spirit from the ether world. But he wasn't able to make his body as safe as a ghost's when a raging killer discovered his secret.
"Heir Today and Gunned Tomorrow" by Frederick C. Davis from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, July, 1944
Curt Hafford, Chief of Detectives, sat at his desk and corpses came to him. He went home and the murder clues knocked at his door. But every time Curt tried to bank that case in his city's jail, all he could grab was the smoke of the vanished killer's cigarette.
"A Kill for the Shill" by Fergus Truslow from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, June, 1945
Billy Watson's first Hollywood role seemed slated to be his last. For his casting director was a revolver and his producer a kill-mad gunman. And Billy had to write new lines in blood-red ink or win the state's cyanide Oscar.


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

PulpFest
Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention

Pulp Coming Attractions


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

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

Altus Press
Weird Tales Magazine



  Now online!
New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

March 2014 - New!
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 Edgar Rice 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 months, we will also be offering ebooks: on the site (in PDF) and at Amazon and B&N in their proprietary formats.


FIGHT CARD - Now available!
FIGHT CARD: COPPER MOUNTAIN CHAMP 

Our latest release Fight Card: Copper Mountain Champ by Brian Drake (writing as Jack Tunney) has just hit the virtual shelves.  Brian is another of the top breakthrough writers to become part of our Fight Card team.
 
FIGHT CARD: COPPER MOUNTAIN CHAMP 
Butte, Montana. 1951…Back from the horror of World War II, Alex Slayton started working the copper mines of his hometown, but it’s hardly the life he intends for himself...or his girlfriend, Liz. However, when long festering problems at the mine force a union strike, Alex finds himself up against the mining company’s notoriously tight-fisted owner – a man who believes in violence as a first resort.

Based on his raw fighting talent, Alex learned the sweet science from his mentor and fellow miner, Pete Kovich – hoping boxing would get him out from underground and on to a sunny future.  Now, caught in a web of town intrigue, violence, and sudden death, Alex is forced to face the mine owner’s son, a top boxing prospect, in the ring.  Alex knows he’s not ready, but the only way out is to fight – not just for himself, but for the whole town…




FIGHT CARD - Coming in June!
The Adventures of Sailor Tom Sharkey by Mark Finn
Finn’s Sharkey tales pay tribute to the world and style of Robert E. Howard’s Sailor Steve Corrigan



June will see Fight Card making a big splash at the Howard Day’s convention in Cross Plains, Texas, with the debut of Fight Card: The Adventures of Sailor Tom Sharkey by Howard scholar Mark Finn.  The Fight Card tales owe a big debt to Robert E. Howard’s early creation of Sailor Steve Corrigan.  Finn’s Sharkey tales pay tribute to the world and style of Corrigan, but with a distinct voice all their own.   I’m personally very excited about this collection, which sports an amazing painted cover from Carl Yonder.





FLASH GORDON  #1 - Arriving in comic shops April 9!
Covers: Gabriel Hardman, Jonathan Case, Declan Shalvey, Marc Laming, Ken Haeser “Li’l Flash”
Writer: Jeff Parker
Art: Evan Shaner


Flash Gordon never fit in on Earth. But on the bizarre planet MONGO, Flash's thirst for thrills and daring danger makes him the perfect weapon against world-breaking Ming the Merciless and his awful inter-planetary swarms of terror! Can the cocksure Man From Earth funnel his overconfidence into saving worlds, or will the universe fall to Ming? Don't miss out on THE most exciting ongoing series of 2014 by dream team Jeff Parker (Batman '66, Aquaman), Evan "Doc" Shaner (Deadpool, Ghostbusters) and Jordie Bellaire (Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel)!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99







Girasol Collectables - April 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 $85 ($10 off)

THE SPIDER #103 from April 1942 - $35
Featuring  "Slaves of the Ring
"

TERROR TALES #42 from Sept/Oct 1939 - $35
Featuring  "Mates for the Bat-Man"
SPICY WESTERN STORIES #1 from November 1936 - $25

         
        
      
Click here for covers of previous months Pulp Replicas

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

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

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

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

Back issues - Still available!

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

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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


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

#5  July 1935

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

#32 Patriot's Death March (March-April 1937)
#33 Revolt of the Lost Legions (May-June 1937)
#34 Drums of Destruction (July-August 1937)
#35 The Army Without a Country (Sept-Oct 1937)
#36 The Bloody Frontier (Nov-Dec 1937)
#37 The Coming of the Mongol Hordes (Jan-Feb 1938)
#38 The Seige that Brought the Black Death (Mar-Apr 1938)
#39 Revolt of the Devil Men (May-June 1938)
#40 The Suicide Battalion (July-Aug 1938)

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

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

#17 March 1937

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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

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

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

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

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

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

#42 October 1937
#76 August 1940

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

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

#12 April 1936

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


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

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

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

#100 Death and The Spider  (January 1942)
#101 Murder's Legionaires (February 1942)
#102 The Gentleman from Hell (March 1942)
#103 Slaves of the Ring (April 1942)



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

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

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

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

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

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

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

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

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

#41 July-August 1939
#42 September-October 1939


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

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

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

#8   November 1923

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

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

#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#125
May 1934
#128 August 1934
#132 December 1934

#135 March 1935
#143 November 1935
#151 July 1936
#152 August 1936
#153 October 1936
#173 June 1938


Girasol Collectables
Now available and highly recommended!

Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 2
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.

Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future

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.

The first volume, which was a Hallowe'en 2013 release, was... WEIRD TALES!
The second volume, which is scheduled for April 2014 is... Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future!

This edition will be the same format as our Weird Tales Pulp Cover Gallery, 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! Space ships... weird monsters... bullet-boobed alien princesses... it's all there!



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 – Thrilling 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!

Reuben Moriera ~ 1922-1984 ~ The Black Terror
N. C. Wyeth ~ The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne ~ 1918 Scribner's Edition

STARTLING COMICS ~ 53 Issues ~ 1940-48
THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMIC BOOKS ~ 1937-1945

EXCITING COMICS ~ 69 Issues ~ 1940-49
Thrilling Comics ~ 78 issues ~ 1940-50
Haffner Press
The Michael Gray Mysteries
C.L. Moore & Henry Kuttner

Now available for pre-order!

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

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


Hardcover
$40



Haffner Press
Now available!

The Collected Captain Future, Volume Three by Edmond Hamilton
Edited by Stephen Haffner,  Introduction by Chuck Juzek
 Cover Art by Earle K. Bergey
 Illustrated by H.W. "Wesso" Wessolowski


Jumpin’ Jungle Cat of Jupiter! It’s another mega-collection of four complete novels of the “Man of Tomorrow,” the “Wizard of Science,” the protector of the Solar System and a menace to evil-doers throughout the universe: CAPTAIN FUTURE!
 
Now that Captain Future (aka Dr. Curtis Newton) and the Futuremen (Grag the robot; Otho the Android; and Simon Wright, the Living Brain) have traveled through time in the final story of Volume Two (See “The Lost World of Time”), can an adventure beyond the Solar System be far behind?  Most assuredly not! The Futuremen board their trusty space-vessel, The Comet, and blast-off for adventure in QUEST BEYOND THE STARS! But that’s not all the dangers our intrepid defenders will face in VOLUME THREE. Up next is OUTLAWS ON THE MOON! When the peoples of the Solar System believe the Futuremen to be dead, what better time for the emissaries of villainy to attempt to break in to Captain Future’s Secret Moon Base.  Following that nail-biting saga, is arguably the finest of the CAPTAIN FUTURE novels: THE COMET KINGS. Here, author Hamilton pulls out all the stops as the Futuremen combat forces from within Halley’s Comet!  In the final story of this volume, PLANETS IN PERIL, the Futuremen face forces from another dimension that threaten to enslave our entire universe!
 
As with the previous two volumes of THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE, “Under Observation,” the CAPTAIN FUTURE letters column is reprinted, and the original pulp covers and interior illustrations are reproduced in a generous appendix.


ISBN-13 978-1-893887-74-9
600+ page Hardcover
$40.00


Haffner Press
Now available!

The Reign of the Robots, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Four by Edmond Hamilton
 Introduction by Mike Ashley;  Cover Art by Frank R. Paul
 Illustrated by Frank R. Paul, H.W. "Wesso" Wessolowski, Hugh Rankin, Joseph Doolin, Leo Morey


Following 2011′s THE UNIVERSE WRECKERS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME THREE, Haffner Press keeps pouring gasoline on the fire as we announce the next volume(s) of collected stories from one of the godfathers of Space Opera.
 
THE REIGN OF THE ROBOTS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FOUR is certainly worth your coppers as herewith are contained no fewer than 10 unreprinted stories from WEIRD TALES and/or WONDER STORIES. Alongside these soon-to-be-presented wonders, you’ll find some of Hamilton’s classic works such as “The Man Who Evolved” and “A Conquest of Two Worlds”
 
Noted scholar and editor, Mike Ashley handles the introduction for this mighty tome.
 
As with previous volumes in this series, an appendix showcasing the original pulp magazine illustrations also bulks large with obscura including reader’s letters from the vintage magazines commenting on these stories, along with editorial correspondence between Hamilton and his editors.

 ISBN-13 978-1-893887-65-7
 600+ page Hardcover
$40.00
 


Hard Case Crime - Coming soon!

May 2014


BORDERLINE by Lawrence Block
Cover art by Michael Koelsch

THE SCORCHING PULP NOVEL BY LAWRENCE BLOCK, AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 50 YEARS!

On the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, five lives are about to collide—with fatal results. You'll meet

MARTY—the professional gambler who rolls the dice on a night with...
MEG—the bored divorcee who seeks excitement and finds...
LILY—the beautiful hitchhiker lured into a live sex show by...
CASSIE—the redhead with her own private agenda...
and WEAVER—the madman, the killer with a straight razor in his pocket, on the run from the police and determined to go down swinging!

This is MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block at his rawest and most visceral, a bloody, bawdy, brutal story of passion and punishment—and of lines that were never meant to be crossed.

First publication ever under the author’s real name!
Volume includes three of Block’s rarest short stories, from the pages of the pulp magazines of half a century ago
Lawrence Block is one of the most acclaimed living crime writers, having won every major award in the genre (including 5 Edgar Awards) and been named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America
Block’s novel A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES is coming out as a movie with Liam Neeson starring.



ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #6
Now available!
Coming soon to comic shops!


Illustrators, the new art quarterly devoted to the best  illustration published in the world! In this issue: The Romantic Art of Walter Wyles; The Adrenalised Art of Graham Coton; The Satirical Art of Dave Gaskill; and The Travel Poster Art of Laurence Fish. Illustrators quarterly builds into an essential library of the finest illustrators published in the world. Illustrators guides you through the stories behind the artists with features written by some of the leading authorities on this important art form. Truly fabulous artwork abounds in every issue, with much of the art taken from scans of the original work!

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


Future issues of ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE can be pre-ordered from Mike Chomko


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

FANTASTIC ADVENTURES November 1939
Featuring THE MAN FROM HELL by Polton Cross


Dale Bradfield discovered atomic power, and was prepared to give the world the greatest of gifts. Then he was murdered and atomic power fell into the ruthless hands of Marvin Brant. Bradfield comes back from a pit of weird death to revenge himself on his killers, and to wrest from Brant the weapon of atomic power.

Contents:
THE MAN FROM HELL by Polton Cross
THE PURPLE CONSPIRACY by Stanton A. Coblentz
F. O. B. VENUS by Nelson S. Bond
INTO ANOTHER DIMENSION by Maurice Duclos
LUNAR INTRIGUE by Thronton Ayre
PIONEER--1957! by Henry Gade

8.5 x 11 inch, 100 pages
 

KINGS WATCH #5 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops April 9!
(Writer) Jeff Parker (Art/Cover) Marc Laming

The Cobra and Ming The Merciless have dealt our world an apocalyptic blow that will change the course of the 21st century! In the 11th hour, Flash Gordon, Mandrake The Magician and The Phantom will all make the toughest decisions of their lives for the sake of Earth! Daring risks and ultimate sacrifices. The biggest adventure of the century just got bigger! It all ends — and begins — here!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Pulp Round Up: March 31, 2014 - New!
Pulp Roundup for March 19, 2014
Happy St. Patrick's Day
Pulpfest Official Flyer
Pulp News for Wednesday, March 5
A Rare Look into the Heart of Street & Smith's Founder 
"New" Paul Powers Article, "Save Your Rejection Slips," Here in its Entirety
PULP COVERS FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS 

THE LONE RANGER #23 - Arriving in comic shops April 9!
(Writer) Ande Parks; (Art) Esteve Polls; (CA) Francesco Francavilla

Bank Job! This special issue takes place entirely in the few hours following a bank robbery in the old west. The Lone Ranger and Tonto join a posse in hot pursuit of a ruthless gang who has taken off with a pile of gold and a hostage. The Ranger will employ everything he knows about tracking and fighting before he enters a chasm in pursuit of the murderous robbers... a chasm much like the one that claimed his father and brother years earlier.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Meteor House
Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows by Josh Reynolds
Now available for pre-order!


Meteor House is thrilled to announce the third in our series of Signed Limited Edition Novellas based on the works of Philip José Farmer.
 
Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows is an exciting sequel to Farmer’s The Other Log of Phileas Fogg, which we all know is the “true story” behind the events of Jules Verne’s novel, Around the World in Eighty Days.
 
In this all-new adventure Phileas Fogg has settled into a life of quiet sequestration in the rural idyll of his family estate with his wife and children. The millenia-old conflict which once threatened to consume him is over and done. Or so he thought. But when an old foe disrupts his peaceful retirement, seeking his aid against an enemy which threatens them both, Fogg finds himself once more thrown into the white-hot crucible of war.
 
Now, with his loved ones under threat of death, and accompanied by the unpredictable colonel who has been described as the second most dangerous man in London, Fogg must dare the dangers of the City of Light in order to uncover the deadly secrets hidden beneath the streets of Paris. And as the wonders of the Exposition Universelle unfold around him and the air quivers with the impossible reverberation of nine great clangings, Fogg must plunge into the shadowed depths of the Parisian catacombs on the trail of his phantom enemy…


This is a story you don’t want to miss, but don’t just take our word for it:
 
“With all the verve, sense of adventure, and sly reference to classic literature that I’ve come to love and expect in his work, Josh Reynolds carries forward the secret history of Phileas Fogg in a manner both highly entertaining and true to the spirit of Philip José Farmer.” — Christopher Paul Carey (author of Exiles of Kho)
 
“The best Wold Newton stories tell a rollicking adventure tale, first and foremost, while also subtlety advancing the larger mythos. Josh Reynolds’ sequel to Philip Josè Farmer’s The Other Log of Phileas Fogg delivers in spades, with tale of high adventure that satisfies on both levels. Bravo! I eagerly await the next chapter in Fogg’s ongoing exploits.” — Win Scott Eckert (author of The Scarlet Jaguar)
 
As with our previous Signed Limited Edition Novellas, if you pre-order—now through May 15th—your name will appear in the book on the acknowledgments page! How cool is that? These pre-orders also determine the print run of each edition. Since these novella sell out in just a few months, pre-ordering is the only way to guarantee you will get a copy.
 
We have one more important detail to add, and this is brand-new, Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows will be available in trade paperback AND hardcover!
 
Many of our readers said they would prefer our Signed Limited Novellas in hardcover, and now you have a choice:
 
$15 for the Trade Paperback (plus shipping)
 $25 for the Hardcover (plus shipping)
 $35 for both! (add only the same shipping cost as the hardcover)
 
Seriously, who ever heard of $15 for a signed limited edition? Or only $25 for a signed limited edition hardcover with a dust jacket? And you if buy the hardcover you can get the trade paperback for only $10 more? No wonder Meteor House is your favorite micro-publisher!


Meteor House






The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is a three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities posing for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide show seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor tables with retro merchandise, antiques and collectibles and... well, it is a lot of fun.Whether you have been to other conventions in the past or never attended a convention before, we recommend you give it a try. You'll discover what people keep returning year after year. Attendees come from California, Canada, Seattle, England, Belgium, Florida, Maine... and statistically the size of the attendance has grown every year. MANC didn’t attract such a faithful following by accident. Nearing our 10th anniversary, MANC has offered fans a chance to meet Hollywood actors, visit a drive-in movie theater, watch old fifties films like Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D, have their picture next to The Blob silicone, watch Abbott and Costello impersonators perform on stage, and have a great time. Many of the seminars will be broadcast live from Radio Once More and you can tune into the station for free at  http://radiooncemore.com/


Moonstone Books
Green Lama: Scions
Author: Adam Garcia; Cover: Doug Klauba

Now available on the Moonstone Books website!
Coming soon to comic shops!

 
A cruise ship crashes suddenly on Liberty Island.  All onboard are dead by their own murderous hands.  All but one.   What secrets does the lone survivor harbor within her very soul? And what horrors does she bring?   These are questions only the Green Lama can answer!
 
Reintroducing the most unique Pulp Hero ever!  In reality, The Green Lama is Jethro Dumont, a millionaire playboy who spent ten years in Tibet and now uses his Buddhist training to pursue Justice for those denied it!
 
Can even the Green Lama, with his mastery of the supernatural and his radioactive salts, be enough to prevent the coming of….SCIONS?


Trade paperback, 4.25” x 6.75”, squarebound, 182 pages, $6.99



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

Tom's New Pulp Creations 
Tom's Altus Press Hardbacks
The Voice
Tom's Hardbacks From NTD
Echoes 30
More New Pulp From Tom

Off-Trail Publications - Now available!

THE TEXAS-SIBERIA TRAIL
by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Introductions by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson and John Locke

Before he was a comic-book pioneer, Major Malcolm-Wheeler Nicholson wrote adventure tales for the great pulp magazines—and no run-of-the-mill pulp fiction was it. The Major served as a cavalry officer on the southwest border during the Mexican Revolution. While the First World War raged in Europe, he fought the Moro insurgency in the southern Philippines. Then followed his strangest assignment, conducting espionage in legendarily hostile Siberia. After the war he was stationed in Western Europe. These places became the settings for the majority of his hardboiled adventure stories. His use of authentic detail, combined with his superior storytelling ability, make his stories difficult to put down. You read one of the Major’s entrancing tales—and your imagination is transported back to those real places of danger and daring!

This inaugural collection of the Major’s fiction includes stories set in all four of his real-life arenas, originally published in top adventure pulps: Adventure, Argosy, The Popular Magazine. It is time for the Major to receive his due—as one of the genuine larger-than-life men of the pulps. Included is an in-depth introduction by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, the Major’s granddaughter.

“Yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people responsible for the birth of the comic book industry as the visionary founder of what we today call DC Comics. And, yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people responsible for giving the world Superman.”

Michael Uslan,
Executive Producer of all the Batman movies,
Comic book historian, and author of his memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman.

“Not many adventure writers can claim to have based their stories on their own exploits. Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson could—and because of it, his evocations of heroism and combat have a believability and a personal depth unlike anything else in pulp fiction.”

Gerard Jones,
Author of Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 264 pages, $20.00

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.
 






Perils On Planet Perils On Planet X - Now online!

Perils On Planet X is a swashbuckling adventure on a lost planet… join Colonel Donovan Hawke of Terra as he travels through time and space to the ancient emerald world of Xylos – home of vicious reptilian predators, ruthless strato-pirates, beautiful princesses, and innumerable fantastic dangers!
 
Perils On Planet X is high adventure on alien worlds – classic space opera in the Edgar Rice Burroughs and Alex Raymond traditions, revived for a new millennium!
 
The adventure begins today at the link below!








Advertise in The Pulpster - New!

Our editor and designer Bill Lampkin is already hard at work on the next issue of The Pulpster.
He’ll be featuring articles on science fiction’s golden year of 1939, the shudder pulps, and other interesting topics.
So expect a slam-bang issue from the esteemed editor of our highly popular program book.
Every member of PulpFest will receive a complimentary copy of The Pulpster.


Dealing at PulpFest 2014

Interested in selling at PulpFest 2014?
If your specialty is pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, first edition hardcovers, original art, series books, dime novels, men’s adventure,
true crime, digest, or slick magazines, Big Little Books, B-movies, serials and related collectibles, old-time-radio shows, or
Golden and Silver Age comic books, then PulpFest is for you.

It's also a great place to sell science-fiction books, mystery and detective fiction, adventure or western fiction, original artwork, and more.
 And it doesn’t have to be old! Publishers and resellers of pulp reprints as well as "new pulp" have found PulpFest to be a great event to market their wares.


Nominate Someone for The Munsey Award

Every year, PulpFest recognizes the efforts of those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations through its Munsey Award.
This annual award recognizes an individual who has given of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community.


PulpFest and the “New Fictioneers”  

It’s called new pulp–stories by modern writers who recreate the style of fiction that appeared in the pulp magazines of yore.
Back then, the authors who labored for the rough paper industry liked to call themselves scribes, word-slingers, penny-a-worders, and, perhaps the most favored term of all, fictioneers.
Join PulpFest as we celebrate today’s fictioneers—the authors writing the new pulp fiction.



Shopping for Collectibles at PulpFest  

Year after year, PulpFest is a paradise for the fan of pulp magazines, digests, vintage paperbacks, and other collectibles.
The collector will also find first edition hardcovers, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, series books, dime novels, original artwork, Big Little Books, B-movies, serials and related paper collectibles, old-time-radio shows, and Golden and Silver Age comic books in our 15,800 square-foot dealers’ room.


Laurie Powers

Laurie Powers will be speaking at Ohio State University on the first day of PulpFest, (Thursday afternoon).
The talk and all the details haven't been worked out yet, but the presentation will be related to the recent donation of the Paul Powers papers to the University.


Here in the Northeast, the only fishing that we've been doing for the last few months has been through a hole cut in the ice.
Thankfully, there’s a thaw in our future and soon we’ll be digging out our tackle boxes and our rods and heading for the “old fishing hole,” hoping to land a big one.


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 Crazy - Now online!

Pulpsters and Batman  - New!
Pulpfest 2012 – Farmercon VII - New!
The Man From The Atom by G. Peyton Wertenbaker
The Eldritch Force
The Challenge From Beyond

Exiles of Kho by Christopher Paul Carey
Honey West & T.H.E. Cat: A Girl and Her Cat


Pulp Den - Now online!

Fight Card: Copper Mountain Champ - New!
Sherlock Holmes And The Adventure of The Modern Cinderella - New!
The Avenue of The Giants
Tom's Altus Press Hardbacks
Pardon Me Miss Brooks ...
Game For Five
The Sons of Thor

         Pulp Den  

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

On hold for a month or so
Mystery artist revealed: Laurence Sterne Stevens
Guess the artist: illustration for Adventure magazine
In the Grass - short story by Gouverneur Morris in Collier's magazine
St. Ann's Big Boy - Fact article from Adventure, November 1949

Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

Publishing legends The Black Mask (1920), Weird Tales (1923), and Amazing Stories (1926) are considered so “extremely rare and valuable” that the U.S. Library of Congress houses its collection of 277 issues in Washington, D.C.’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division—along with the personal libraries of Presidents, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and one of only three known perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible in existence. With its latest addition of 4 issues of The Black Mask (Aug. & Sept. 1920; Dec. 1921; and Apr. 1922), the Pulp Magazines Project has made all 3 classic titles available together—for the first time—in high-quality, cover-to-cover digital editions.

Also available at the Pulp Magazines Project, new issues of the iconic “weird menace” pulp, Dime Mystery Magazine (Apr. 1938 and Sept. 1946); Adventure (Jul. 1, 1928; feat. Walt Coburn’s “The Man Who Hated Himself”); Western Story (Jul. 27, 1940); Detective Story (May 1938; feat. Zorro-creator Johnston McCulley’s “Thubway Tham’s Thothial Thecurity”); and histories of both The Black Mask (E.R. Hagemann; UCLA) and Dime Mystery Magazine (Emily Sisler; University of West Florida).



The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential literary & artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides information on the history of this important but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers.

At the heart of the Project's mission is the archive itself. In summer 2011, it began with a modest library of five representative first-generation pulp titles from the early twentieth century. Over time, the archive will expand, new magazines will be digitized, and contextual materials added. Eventually, the archive will feature a broad range of pre-1923 titles, post-1923 titles where copyright has lapsed, and full volume runs of select titles from 1896 to 1946.

The Project is dedicated to fostering ties between communities of collectors, fans, and academics devoted to pulp magazines, and will offer opportunities for research and collaboration to both scholars and enthusiasts alike. We will provide information on upcoming conferences and conventions, and promote new working relationships between academics and the hundreds of pulp fans and collectors beyond the college and university.


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Review: ‘Pandemonium’
- New!
Solar Pons, an original Holmes pastiche
- New!
Review: ‘Sisters of the Shadows’
A look at pulp hero genres
Review: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 4′
A look at the Fiction House pulp heroes

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

3 pulp questions: Lohr McKinstry - New!
‘Adventure’ (September 1913) - New!
Bits of pulp: Cthulhu Brown
CBS News gets it wrong about the pulps

3 pulp questions: Ed Hulse
Bits of pulp: Did someone say dinner?

Congrats to 2014 New Pulp Award winners

Pulp Newsgroups - Now online!
There are numerous pulp newsgroups that are of potential interest to pulp fans. 
Information on several of these groups and a link to sign up is posted below.

Abraham Merritt:
This group is dedicated to all of the fiction of ABRAHAM MERRITT. Merritt's novels, short stories, paperbacks, hardcovers, pulps, reprints, and any movies based on these works can all be discussed here. Also, any artwork from any of the above pertaining to Merritt's writing can be discussed and displayed. If interested, questions and statements about other authors that copied or imitated Merritt's style can be posted.  
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ABEMERRITTFANS/

CoverUps: Sharing and trading of Pulp Fiction covers. Discussion not only allowed, but encouraged! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cover_Ups/

Doc Con:
  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/

Edgar Rice Burroughs Group:
This group is dedicated to the study and appreciation of one of the greatmasters of literary adventure, Edgar Rice 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 heroic fiction.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/edgarriceburroughs/


FictionMags: 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.

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/fictionmags/

Flearun: This group is for fans of all the incarnations of Doc Savage. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/flearun/

H.R. Haggard: This group is dedicated to one of the greatest of adventure/fantasy writers , H.R. Haggard.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/masterofadventureriderhaggard/


Justice 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...... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUSTICEINC/

Otis Adelbert 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.
Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OTISKLINE/
to join!

Pulp Fiction Uncensored: is for all fans of Pulp Fiction!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pulp_Fiction_Uncensored/

PulpMags: 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. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpMags/

Pulp Swap Group:  Place your swappable pulps and digest, plus wants, in the file section or individual messages. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpSwap/

REH Comics 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. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheREHcomicsgroup/

Vintage 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! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VintagePaperbacks/

Western 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/

Radio Spirits - Now available!
The Lone Ranger: Six Gun Hero

Join the most heroic figure ever to fight injustice on the sweeping plains of the great American West in 16 thrilling adventures!
Be there when the daring and resourceful masked rider finds the wild white stallion that he would tame…and name Silver. Ride along through three four-part serials, one of which involves the legendary gunsmith Samuel Colt.

Earle Graser and Brace Beemer star as The Lone Ranger, with John Todd as Tonto. WXYZ regulars Paul Sutton, Ernie Winstanley, Jay Michael, and more round out the cast of saddle savvy characters.

Includes a Program Guide by Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.

Episodes Include: The Crimson Prophet - Part 1 05-03-46; The Crimson Prophet - Part 2 05-06-46; Special Six Guns - No. 1 01-02-48; Package from Sam Colt - No. 2 01-05-48; Six Gun Ring - No. 3 01-07-48; Winning Six Guns - No. 4 01-09-48; Pedometer - No. 1 02-18-48; Pedometer - No. 2 02-20-48; Pedometer - No. 3 02-23-48; Pedometer - No. 4 02-25-48; Special Frontier Town Sequence - No. 1 04-07-48; Special Frontier Town Sequence - No. 2 04-09-48; Special Frontier Town Sequence - No. 3 04-12-48; Special Frontier Town Sequence - No. 4 04-14-48; The Origin of Silver 12-09-38; The Trail of the Timberline 12-20-40

Duration: 8 hours
Media: (8) CDs
Price: $31.95



Radio Spirits - Now available!
Green Hornet: Sting of Justice

Britt Reid, like all great crime fighters, hid his identity-behind an alter-ego. As the Green Hornet, he was often a suspect in the very crimes he ultimately solved. He buzzed into homes across the country, promoting law and order, while staying just one step ahead of the law himself!

Join him and his faithful sidekick Kato as they "hunt the biggest of all game, public enemies who try to destroy our America" in twenty nail-biting adventures - many of which are available here to the public for the first time since their original broadcast.

Justice is about to be served. The racketeers are about to be routed, the underworld is about to go under, and the criminals are about to feel the sting of the Green Hornet!

Includes a Program Guide by Rodney Bowcock!

Episodes Include: Money for Mr. X 07-05-41; Sabotage Finds a Name 11-28-42; The Unseen Watchman 05-30-43; The Sentinel of Death 06-06-43; The White Ticket 06-13-43; Rats of a Feather 06-20-43; The Reward Claimers 06-27-43; Yankee Dollars 07-04-43; Going Out of Business 07-11-43; Traitors Reward 07-18-43; Dead Men Talk 07-25-43; Backfire 08-01-43; Official Business 08-08-43; Long Distance 08-15-43; The Murder Gas 08-22-43; Gasoline and the Hornet 08-29-43; Axford Rises to Shine 09-05-43; The Knot 09-12-43; Detour to Justice 09-26-43; The Green Hornet Goes Underground 10-03-43

Duration: 10 hours
Media: (10) CDs
Price: $39.98



Robert E. Howard Days
June 13 - 14, 2014!

This year’s theme will be “Howard and History.”
REH editor and scholar Patrice Louinet is the Guest of Honor for this year’s Howard Days.

HOWARD DAYS PRE-REGISTRATION

You do not have to pre-register to partake of the weekend’s festivities. All are welcome to attend, visit the House and enjoy all of the activities free of charge. Project Pride likes to pre-register folks primarily to get a head count of how many will be attending the Banquet on Friday night and the BBQ on Saturday night. All the panels, tours, Swap Meet, Pavilion activities etc. are presented at no cost. Your registration fee covers coffee & donuts Friday morning, lunch at the Pavilion Friday noon, the Friday Banquet and the Saturday BBQ.