Premiering at PulpFest!
The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin,
by J. Allan Dunn
Introduction by Sai Shankar
Running for 31 installments, this is one of the classic
sagas from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly
featuring master criminal The Griffin and his war
Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom,
Volume 1 contains the first 11 stories of the series, uncut, and
with all the original images.
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BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Coming in October
- Now accepting pre-orders!
Coming this October in collaboration
with Tattered Pages Press, a beautiful art book featuring Virgil Finlay
art from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis and Glynn
THE COLLECTORS BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY will
premier at the World Fantasy Convention in Virginia in
conjunction with the Centenary celebration of Finlay's
birth. This book will have pages and pages of Finlay's exquisite
Commentary on Virgil Finlay by
two of the field's foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and
Bob Weinberg's been scanning original artwork since
November of last year.
B&W Artwork includes: Virgil Finlay’s
famous H.P. Lovecraft portrait, the illustrations for
The Ship of Ishtar and A Midsummer's Night Dream, at least
one American Weekly piece, illustrations for Pegasus, Citadel
of Fear, Manikins of Horror, The Colour out of Space, The Face
in Abyss, The People of the Pit, Anthem, The Hairy Ones Shall
Dance, and many more.
Color Artwork includes: Covers
for A Brave New World; Famous Fantastic Mysteries:
Minimum Man, Polaris of the Snows, The Metal Monster;
Galaxy: Captain Ahab
9" x 12"
book, 208 pages, thick boards.
THE EDITIONS AVAILABLE
A Buckram cloth-bound Trade Edition
with thick boards, acid-free paper and smythe-sewn. 400 copies available.
Signed by Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
A Bonded leather-bound edition with a signed, cancelled
publishers' payment check to Virgil Finlay. 26 copies.
This edition is also signed by Lail Finlay (Virgil Finlay's
daughter), in addition to Bob Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Shipped by Insured Priority Mail. 10 copies available through
A Special Kickstarter Version of the Trade Edition.
90 copies of the Trade also signed by Lail Finlay as well
as Bob W. and Doug.
Pre-order and pledge your support
at the Kickstarter link below!
American Fantasy Press
The first new Virgil Finlay art book in twenty years
will feature the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn
Crain and Robert K. Wiener.
Beginning today, a Kickstarter Campaign has been launched
to help defray costs in publishing THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
an art book featuring Virgil Finlay pieces from the collections of
Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain, and Robert K. Wiener.
Virgil Finlay was the most accomplished and outstanding
line artist in American SF-Fantasy history. From 1936-1971 he illustrated
an astounding amount of pulp fiction. Beginning at WEIRD TALES,
his interior art appeared in 62 WT issues and he painted 19 covers.
His run only ended when the magazine did in 1954. He didn't stop there.
For years afterward his illustrations appeared in almost every genre
magazine: AMAZING, STRANGE STORIES, FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, FANTASTIC
NOVELS, FANTASTIC UNIVERSE, IF, GALAXY and more. Through A. Merritt,
he was hired as a staff artist for THE AMERICAN WEEKLY magazine and
eventually worked for astrology magazines in the 1950s and 1960s.
In 1953, he won the Hugo Award for Best Interior Illustrator. He did
the dust jacket art for Arkham House Publishers THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS
and ROADS. He also illustrated the hardcover of A. Merritt's THE SHIP OF
ISHTAR, worked for comics, and so much more. About 2500 pieces have been
catalogued. He passed away in 1971 after a harsh bout with cancer. In 1996,
he was awarded the Retro Hugo as Best Professional Artist of 1945. In 2012,
Virgil Finlay was also posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction Hall
Slated for release at the World Fantasy Convention's Virgil
Finlay Centenary celebration on November 6-9, 2014, THE COLLECTORS'
BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY stands to be a milestone in the history of sf-fantasy
art publishing. It will be the first to have Finlay art scanned in high
resolution directly from originals. It will contain 35 full color paintings
by the artist, the largest collection of Finlay's color work ever assembled
in print. It will also contain another 13 pages of additional color work,
ranging from 2-color art pieces done for the Doubleday Science Fiction
Book Clubs' solicitations to full-color cover roughs.
The Kickstarter campaign is schedule to end on Virgil Finlay's
actual Centenary Birthday: July 23, 2014. The American Fantasy Press,
Bob Garcia, and Bob Weinberg Facebook pages will hold a virtual birthday
party for the artist with give-a-ways and more to celebrate.
The link for the Kickstarter is: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/565278014/the-collectors-book-of-virgil-finlay
The book will be released under Bob Garcia's American Fantasy
Press imprint. For more information or to set up interviews with any
of the principals, please contact Bob at email@example.com
are exciting Kickstarter add-on incentives such as the Atlantis print
Check them all out at the Kickstarter website link above
9" x 12" Hardcover, 208 pages
Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field?s foremost
pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Over 40 pages of color artwork and over 150 pages of black
and white artwork.
A clothbound HC (signed by Weinberg and Ellis) & a
leatherbound HC (signed by Weinberg, Ellis and Virgil Finlay's
daughter, Lail) / ISBNs: TBA
Bob Weinberg as a noted author, editor and collector in
the science fiction field. Over the years, Bob has written sixteen
novels, sixteen non-fiction books, edited over a hundred anthologies
and has written a number of comic books. He's also a collector of rare
pulp magazines and original science fiction art. His original art collection
contains hundreds of pieces from various artists and includes almost 100
Finlay pieces all of which appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.
Doug is a collector of pulp, science fiction and fantasy
art, and he and his wife, Deb, have one of the largest collections
of pulp art in North America. He co-founded and co-organizes the Windy
City Pulp and Paper Convention, whose art show has displayed thousands
of vintage illustrations. His Tattered Pages Press published the acclaimed
pulp fanzine PULP VAULT, as well as other books on the pulps. He was
one of the authors of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO PULPS, and has edited
several pulp anthologies, including the acclaimed Best of Adventure
series. His book, UNCOVERED: THE HIDDEN ART OF THE GIRLIE PULPS, an
in-depth study of the spicy pulps and their art, was named ForeWord
Magazine's 2003 Popular Culture Book of the Year. For the Comic & Fantasy
Art Amateur Press Association, he produced VIRGIL FINLAY: THE ART OF THINGS
TO COME, a very limited print run booklet reproducing much of Finlay's
art from the Science Fiction Book Club's "Things to Come" bulletin. His
collection of Finlay art will also appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL
GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS
Bob and his wife Nancy are the publishers of American Fantasy
Press, which specializes in producing fantasy and horror limited editions,
hardcovers and chapbooks. AF has presented the work of authors Michael
Moorcock, Neil Gaiman & Gene Wolfe, Mike Resnick, Dennis Etchison,
Steve Rasnic & Melanie Tem and Mary Frances Zambreno. "The Man on
the Ceiling" (published as a chapbook) by the Tems won the World Fantasy,
IHG and Stoker Awards. The original American Fantasy magazine brought
Bob and Nancy a World Fantasy Award years ago. Since 1983, Bob has designed
dozens of books and magazines for other specialty press companies.
Tollin's Sanctum Books
NICK CARTER Volume 3: "The Return of Doctor Quartz," "The
War-Makers" and "The Case of the Chinese Motto Murder"
premier detective hero returns in action-packed
pulp thrillers by ZORRO-creator Johnston McCulley and
John Chambliss plus a classic Nick Carter radio script
by BATMAN co-creator Bill Finger! First, the Master Detective's
arch-nemesis (who predates Professor Moriarty) comes back to
wage a battle to the death with Nick Carter in "Dr. Quartz Returns,"
"Nick Carter Corners Dr. Quartz" and "Nick Carter's Danger Trail,"
three classic 1926 adventures from the pages of Street & Smith's
Detective Story Magazine by Johnston McCulley! Then, "The War-Makers"
bring America to the brink of world war, and only Nick Carter can
save his beloved nation! BONUS: Nick Carter solves a Chinatown murder
in "The Case of the Chinese Motto Murder" by BATMAN co-creator Bill
Finger. This special edition showcases the original color pulp covers
by Jerome G. Rozen and John A. Coughlin, and also includes the original
pulp interior art by Harry T, Fisk plus historical commentary by
Will Murray, J. Randolph Cox and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-147-9
Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95
Thrilling mysteries by the
creators of Zorro and Batman!
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
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)
Check, Money Order, or Paypal
Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping in July!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 76: "The Mindless
Monsters" & "The Mental Monster" - Comic-con Special
The pulp era's greatest superhero
returns in two action-packed novels by Alan Hathway and Lester Dent
writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, super-powered zombies go on a
crime spree, including a graduate from Doc's Crime College! Can Doc Savage
destroy "The Mindless Monsters" and prove that he's not their hidden leader?
Then, why is a young engineer terrorized by a tiny white bird? The Man
of Bronze faces one of his greatest challenges as he strives to defeat
"The Mental Monster." BONUS: The origin of Ajax the Sun Man, a Golden Age
classic from DOC SAVAGE COMICS #2! This instant collector's item showcases
the classic pulp covers by Emery Clarke, the original interior illustrations
by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fourteen
Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-149-3
Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95
Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class)
or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class
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
Check, Money Order, or Paypal
Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping in July!
THE SHADOW Volume 86: "Treasure
Trail," "The Crimson Phoenix" and "Model Murder" - EDD CARTIER CENTENNIAL
TRIBUTE - Foreword by Hugo Award-winner PHIL FOGLIO
Sanctum Books commemorates the
100th birthday of acclaimed science fiction/fantasy illustrator Edd
Cartier in its biggest volume ever, with tales by each of The Shadow's
three Maxwell Grants! First, the Knight of Darkness follows an old sea
captain's "Treasure Trail" on a deadly path to uncover the sunken wealth
from a Spanish galleon in a thriller by Walter B. Gibson! Then, "The
Crimson Phoenix" entangles The Shadow in a poisonous net of international
intrigue in a Theodore Tinsley novel that foreshadowed Japan's surprise
attack on Pearl Harbor. Finally, Lamont Cranston investigates a grisly
"Model Murder" in a tale by Bruce Elliott. BONUS: a rare Edd Cartier classic
from the Golden Age of Comics! This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the
original color pulp covers by George Rozen with historical commentary by
Dean Cartier, Phil Foglio and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-152-3
Softcover, 7x10. 160 pages, B&W, $14.95
Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class)
or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class
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
Check, Money Order, or Paypal
|Bad Moon Rising: The Golden Age Volume
XI - Now available!
By Jeff Deischer
Major Wonder is one of the happier-go-lucky and
light-hearted heroes of the Auric Universe, but he finds his character
tested in 1947 when he faces the combined menaces of Dr. Voodoo, Lilith
and her servant, the Immortal Emperor. This volume of THE GOLDEN AGE
series contains liberal doses of science fiction and horror along with
Paperback, 6 x 9, 232 pages, $14.00
In a matter of seconds I realize that I am
cut off from the exterior world. The walls collapse on me and I am
swallowed up. I feel like I am plunging headlong into a world of darkness...
Beyond time and space... Beyond the boundaries of my body...
Richard Bessière made his mark on 1960s French science
fiction through a number of novels that featured an original blend
of horror and SF.
In The Masters of Silence (1965), Engineer Milland has been
summoned to a secret lab by Professor Watson, but when he arrives, Watson
has just been murdered by his wife, Valerie, during what is said to
be a fit of madness. Valerie had tested a machine to explore the Inner
Mind invented by her husband. Milland volunteers to go into her mind-but,
in so doing, may unleash creatures of darkness upon the Earth...
In They Came from the Dark (1967), Ashby, just released from
prison, finds himself hired on a ghost ship that travels through time,
picking up derelicts like him. He eventually ends up in a mysterious
Antarctic valley, which exists outside of time, inhabited by monstrous
alien parasites intent on spreading upon the rest of the Earth like an
Two classics of French sf/horror by an acknowledged master of
the genre, with an introduction by Stephen R. Bissette.
US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 292 pages
Inhabitants of Earth, be welcome among
us. Since the day when your courage permitted you to cross the distance
separating us, when you came as the messengers of a world imperfectly
known thus far, we have conceived the hope of finally entering into a sustained
relationship with the globe around which we are gravitating.
In this unofficial sequel to Jules Verne's From the Earth to
the Moon, astronomer Francois Mathieu-Rollere, Lord Douglas Rodilan
and two Frenchmen, Marcel and Jacques, purchase the giant cannon and shell
used by the Gun Club to send the first men into space and launch their
own expedition to the Moon.
Once there, they encounter the advanced, utopian civilization
of the Meolicenes who live inside our satellite.
Written in the 1880s, A World Unknown is remarkable because
of the author's ardent desire to imagine and describe things that no
one had ever imagined or described before, in the quest to widen the
horizons of human imagination.
US $24.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 380
Edgar Quinet's Merlin (1860) is an epic masterpiece
and one of the first works to revisit the myth of Merlin in the 19th
In it, Merlin is created by the King of Hell to spread evil
on Earth, but his love for the fey Viviane turns him instead into a
force for good. Forced to separate from her, the Enchanter wanders the
Earth, encountering other legendary figures such as Robin Hood and Prester
John before challenging his father and destroying Hell itself. The two
lovers eventually reunite for all eternity in mutual imprisonment.
In Merlin, Quinet deploys both its mystical vision of love and
his political ideal of social justice on Earth. The Enchanter Merlin
stands out as a great odyssey, celebrating the journey of a man towards
US $32.95 / GBP £22.99
6x9 trade paperback, 464 pages
Black Coat Press
Due to professional
commitments, author Bill Maynard was prevented from finishing his
third and much awaited FU MANCHU volume, THE TRIUMPH OF FU MANCHU,
in time for its planned August release.
The book (in its two editions, softcover and hardcover) has
now been taken out of the schedule but will be published as soon as
Bill completes it.
TRIUMPH OF FU MANCHU by William Patrick Maynard
6x9 Hardcover with dust jacket
Cover by Christine Clavel
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!
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
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
Black Dog Books - Now available!
For two and a half decades Carroll John Daly
was a driving force in crime fiction, inventing the hard-boiled
school of detection. Stories of his character Race Williams
are unrivaled in their headlong pace and breathtaking
action. Finally, nine of the best stories by one of the most
influential detective writers of all time are collected in
this volume showcasing his storytelling ability at its peak.
• This Corpse on Me
• Avenging Angel
• Race Williams' Double Date
• Murder Yet To Come
• This Corpse Is Free!
• You'll Remember Me
• I'll Feel Better When You're Dead
• Appendix A—The Ambulating Lady (nonfiction)
Williams' Double Date is the first major anthology of Carroll John
with a foreword by Stephen Mertz.
by Tom Roberts.
/ 257 pages / Price: $19.95 US
|Black Dog Books - Now available!
"The best writer by a million miles
is Fred Nebel, who . . . uses the Dashiell Hammett style, but
does Hammett one better. . . . brutality of treatment, bluntness,
and vivid character portrayal."
Hugh Cave, Lifetime Achievement recipient,
Horror Writers Association and World Fantasy
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)
an introduction by Tom Roberts.
Cover art by
John Newton Howitt.
/ 368 pages / Price: $19.95 US
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.
INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS.
OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE
8x10, trade paperback
The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 289: Ghost Gal
Bobby Nash visits the Book Cave and the guys
chat about his best selling novel. Also at the beginning of the show
listen to important news about the future of the Book Cave.
288: Jeff's Book of Short Stories
Episode 287: Pangaea
Episode 286: Nick Ahlhelm
Episode 285: Glynn Owen
Episode 284: Young Dillion
Episode 283: C.E. Martin
Episode 282: Holmes and
A MOUNTAIN WALKED
Edited by S.T. Joshi
Now available for pre-order
& shipping in August!
A Mountain Walked is an oversize anthology with
almost 700 pages. S.T. Joshi has selected the best of the reprinted
Cthulhu Mythos stories and combined them with over a dozen new works
written just for this anthology. This book has over 25 stories, including
new stories by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., Donald Tyson, Cody Goodfellow,
Caitlín R. Kiernan, Jonathan Thomas, Laird Barron, Michael
Shea, Patrick McGrath, Mark Samuels, Gemma Files, and others. The book
also has new artwork by David Ho, John Kenn Mortensen, Drazen Kozjan,
Denis Tiani, and Thomas Ott.
The edition is limited to 500 copies for sale. Each copy
is signed by Thomas Ligotti, T.E.D. Klein, Laird Barron, Caitlín
R. Kiernan, and many others. The signature pages are signed by 25 people
and went halfway around the world for signatures. The book is 692 pages.
There are several pages of full color artwork, too.
The book is oversize as well, measuring over 7 ×
11 inches tall. The book comes in its own clothbound slipcase and
has a stunning full color dustjacket by David Ho and the usual goodies:
image on the front board, ribbon marker, and head and tail bands in a
gorgeous cloth bound Smyth-sewn book. This landmark anthology will surely
be known as a classic in its field. Although most of the living contributors
signed the book, Michael Shea passed on before the pages reached him. Writers
who did not sign the book include Neil Gaiman, T.C. Boyle, and Mark Samuels.
Note: This title will be shipping mid to late August, 2014.
• Limited to 500 copies, each signed by over 20 contributors.
•New stories by Caitlín R. Kiernan, Patrick McGrath,
Gemma Files, Michael Shea, and many others.
•New artwork by David Ho, John Kenn Mortensen, and Thomas
•Oversize format, full cloth binding, ribbon marker.
THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME
27 - Arriving
in comic shops July 9!
Authors, Val Semeiks (Art), Geof
Alfredo Alcala (Art), George
He is known as “The Great
Devil”—Heku, warlord of the eastern kingdoms, commander of
a horde likened to the sands upon the earth. More than conquest,
Heku desires the return of his son, Kobe, once coldly given as
a gift to a king but now Conan’s comrade and unwilling to return
to his father’s evil embrace. All Kobe has between him and Heku’s host
is his sword and Conan’s friendship, a bond stronger than steel! Collects
Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #206–#214 and Handbook of the Conan Universe,
never before collected.
Trade Paperback, 7" x
10", 224 pages, Full Color, $19.99,
On sale July 22
Davy Crockett's Almanak of
Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!
Pulp Gallery: AMAZING STORIES 22, 23 & 24 (1928)
Pulp Gallery: RED STAR MYSTERY (1940)
Comic Gallery: Four Color ZORRO (1954-56)
Forgotten Books: GOD SAVE THE CHILD by Robert B. Parker (1974)
Comic Gallery: ALEX SCHOMBURG'S Tara the Space Pirate (1948)
Pulp Gallery: PRIVATE DETECTIVE Stories (1939)
Friday's Forgotten Books: THE LINKS - and - Race Williams
in "Victim for Vengeance" by Carroll John Daly
Doc Con XVII Dates Set - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014!
The dates are finally set! Doc Con
17 will be held - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014 This
year's theme will be the 50th anniversary of Bantam's Doc
Plans are underway for this to be the best Doc
Con ever! Later this summer as details are finalized,
we will post about the event on our Facebook page.
You can follow along here even if you don't have a facebook
account. Please feel free to contribute your ideas, questions
and comments. Doc Con may appear to be about Doc Savage
but it is really about the fans of Doc and our attempt to
meet people who share our same interests. The video announcing
the dates of Doc Con 17 can be found on our facebook page as
well as on Youtube.
Mark your calendars and reserve your room early.
We have a block of King Bed suites set aside in
our name. Just mention Doc Savage or Doc Con when
calling the Comfort Suites in Glendale, Arizona to get the
special rate of $80.00 per night. It was $79.00 last
year. The rooms are first come first serve this year
as the Chicago White Sox will be staying in the hotel this
year with us.
The weekend is expected to be quiet around the
hotel but the team took quite a few rooms and Comfort
Suites expects to sell out.
Even if you reserve a room and are unable to attend,
you can cancel up to 24 hours ahead of time so you
have nothing to lose.
Call (623) 271-9005 to reserve your room I
look forward to seeing you this October!
DOC SAVAGE #7 - Arriving in comic shops July 9!
Written by Chris Roberson,
art by Bilquis Evely, cover by Alex Ross
When his adventures began in
1933, Doc Savage was aided by five loyal associates. By
2014, his operation is truly global in reach, thanks to a
smart phone of Doc’s own design that allows anyone anywhere to
ask for help or help others in return, and millions of people take
part every day. But when everyone using the device is suddenly and
without warning becomes immediately violent and aggressive, Doc
might only have himself to blame…
Full Color, 32 pages,
$3.99, On sale June 11
Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
All New Comic Strips created exclusively
for ERB, Inc.
can subscribe for only $1.99 / month
Edgar Rice Burroughs' "John
Carter Warlord of Mars" Returns to the Stars in All-New Digital WebComic
All New "John Carter Warlord of Mars" Adventure Strip Just
Launched – with a Spanish language option!
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the
company founded by the author to protect and maintain his original
literary creations, announced today that Burroughs’ first adventure
hero – John Carter of Mars – will star in an all-new digital comic strip
series to be penned by legendary comics scribe Roy Thomas and illustrated
by renowned artist Rodolfo Pérez Garcia, better known to Mexican
comics fans as Pegaso.
The new series, to be called “John Carter Warlord of Mars,”
debuts on June 14, joining other classic Burroughs creations like
Tarzan, Korak the Killer, Carson of Venus and Pellucidar as part of
Rice Burroughs Digital Comic Strip Service.
“I've been a fan of the writings
and concepts of Edgar Rice Burroughs ever since I first discovered
most of his works at the Jackson, Missouri public library when I was
8 or 10. Tarzan and John Carter of Mars were always my favorites.
In later years, I realized how much both – and, to my mind, John Carter
in particular – had contributed to the comic book super-heroes that became
first my childhood passion, then – weirdly – my life's work,” said
author Roy Thomas. “I can't think of a better way to live out
the rest of my life (and my family is generally rather long-lived) adapting
and continuing the worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs. And Pegaso is helping
to bring it all alive!”
The character of John Carter has captivated audiences since
1912, when he debuted in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ first novel, serialized
as Under the Moons of Mars and later published as a complete novel,
A Princess of Mars. Since then, his adventures have been chronicled
in subsequent novels, a newspaper comic strip by the author’s son,
John Coleman Burroughs, and a variety of comic book series published
over the years by Dell, Gold Key, DC Comics, Marvel, and Dark Horse.
As many literary and cultural scholars attest, John Carter has served
as a template for the litany of adventure heroes that followed, from
Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers and Superman to the Jedi knights of Stars Wars
and, more recently, Avatar.
This digital initiative comes on the heels of the reacquisition
by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. of comic book and comic strip rights
that had been held by Walt Disney Pictures and its Marvel Entertainment
subsidiary. And the company is pleased to announce a brand new license
with Dynamite Entertainment which will return the original "John Carter
Warlord of Mars" to comic books! Dynamite will also republish other John
Carter assets, going back as far as the early 1940s comic strips by John
Coleman Burroughs, the son of Edgar Rice Burroughs.
“Over the years, the exploits of John Carter of Mars have
been presented by a who’s who of comic book greats, including Gil Kane,
Marv Wolfman, Murphy Anderson, Joe Jusko, Carmine Infantino, Dave Cockrum,
Rudy Nebres, Jesse Marsh, Gaylord Du Bois, Bruce Jones and Bret Blevins,”
said James Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. “We’re proud
to be able to add Roy Thomas and Pegaso to this distinguished heritage
and, like so many fans, we can’t wait to see what adventures they have
in store for us.”
As with all the series featured at edgarriceburroughs.com/comics,
the first four episodes of “John Carter Warlord of Mars” will be
available at no charge. Fans can gain unlimited access to the entire
site and all the strips from the beginning for only $1.99 per month
or $21.99 per year.
strip will join ten 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.
the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell
and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder
|E-texts on the
net this week
The Shadow in
There is no new Shadow review this week.
Now with over 1000 stories online!
"Gun-Point Landing" by
Kenneth L. Sinclair from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, November, 1940
With a knife between his ribs, the chief pilot made his last
landing - in Stewardess Norma Dwayne's apartment. It cost Norma her
job and threatened her boy friend's life. So Norma zoomed into a killer-bait
trap - with a gunsmoke screen.
"Satan's Bargain" by Maitland
Scott from SECRET AGENT "X", December 1937
At a single stroke John Phillips saved his own life and Myrna's
- but at a price worse than their double death.
by Rex Whitechurch from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, July, 1946
Pete Grimm knew that if his dad's murderer had escaped, it
must have been by way of the riverfront ferry for fugitives. But before
he could block that underworld waterway, Pete had to sign up personally
for a first-class cruise to Hades.
- 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
and Operator #5
The Spider - Master of Men
Others [The Gray Seal, Nick Carter, Fantomas, Arsene Lupin,
Jameson alias 21MM392
The Pulp Heroes
Pulp, Pulp Everywhere and Lots and Lots to Read
Magazine Authors and Literature Fans
The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Serial Archive
Rice Burroughs - Facebook Forum
Edgar Rice Burroughs: Worlds of Adventure
Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention
Pulp Coming Attractions
Robert E. Howard Comics Group
Robert E. Howard Foundation
Robert E. Howard Readers
Gun Bob--The Worlds of Robert E. Howard
The International Robert E. Howard Fan Association
Conan the Cimmerian
REH: Two-Gun Raconteur
New on Famous (and forgotten)
We once again turn our attention to Baroness Orczy
and her first published story, "The Red Carnation" as it appeared in Everybody's Magazine
in June of 1900.
Instant translations, an introduction by Dan Neyer
and the original illustrations are also included.
Another tale from the Chronicles of Don Q., "How Don Q. Outwitted Don Luis," including the Stanley
Wood illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
A short biography of Hesketh Prichard, "To Introduce Mr. Hesketh Prichard," that only appeared
in the UK edition of Pearson's Magazine.
How Kid Brady Fought For His Eyes by P. G. Wodehouse
How Kid Brady Fought for his Eyes as it appeared
in Pearson's Magazine in July of 1906, including the original
illustrations. Introduction by Dan Neyer.
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
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.
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.
Valentin Follows a Curious Trail (The Blue Cross) by G. K.
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
Just in time (sort of) for Halloween,
The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Adventure of The Dying Detective by Sir Arthur Conan
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.
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
The Ginger King
A rare tale of Inspector Hanaud
from the pages of Strand Magazine.
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
The site is hoping
for subscribers to keep it going and future
plans call for more stories, more articles
and there are a number of novels
we also intend to add to the mix.
New material will be
appearing on the last Friday of each month
(which means we'll have more new stuff at
the end of February).
In a few month s,
we will also be offering ebooks: on the
site (in PDF) and at Amazon and B&N in their
Robinson: August 9, 1926 - June 30, 2014
Frank Robinson passed away June 30 at the
age of 87.
Frank is an author, editor, pulp collector,
and screenwriter of science fiction, political thrillers, and mysteries.
Robinson lived in San Francisco and had suffered
from health problems in recent years.
Frank Robinson's pulp collection was widely considered the best
in the world, distinguished by its depth, breadth, and outstanding
Robinson published several novels co-written
with Tom Scortia, most famous of these being The Glass Inferno, which
was filmed as The Towering Inferno. Their other collaborations
included The Prometheus Crisis,The Nightmare Factor, The Gold Crew, and
Blow-Out!. In 1991, Robinson published the solo novel The Dark
Beyond the Stars, which he followed with Waiting and The Donor.
He also published three non-fiction works about science fiction, Pulp
Culture: The Art of Fiction Magazines in 1998, Science Fiction of the
20th Century: An Illustrated History, and The Incredible Pulps: A Gallery
of Fiction Magazine Art.
Robinson was inducted into the First Fandom
Hall of Fame in 2001, and received a Moskowitz Archive Award in 2008.
He won an Emperor Norton Award in 2004. Earlier this year, Robinson was
named the recipient of the Special Honoree Award by SFWA.
HUNT AMONG THE
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- July Pulp
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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
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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.
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|THE SPIDER #106 from July 1942
Featuring "Return of the Racket
|OPERATOR 5 #42 from Nov/Dec 1938
Featuring "The Dawn the Shook the World"
| WEIRD TALES #121 from
January 1934 -
"Rogues in the House" by Robert E.
"The Weaver in
the Vault" by Clark Ashton Smith
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Seige that Brought the Black Death
#39 Revolt of
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#40 The Suicide
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#41 The Day of the
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#42 The Dawn
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#2 December 1936
#3 January 1937
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The Spider Strikes! (October 1933)
The Wheel of Death (November 1933)
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#6 Citadel of Hell (March
#7 Serpent of Destruction
#8 The Mad
Horde (May 1934)
Satan's Death Blast (June 1934)
The Corpse Cargo (July 1934)
Prince of the Red Looters (August 1934)
Reign of the Silver Terror (September 1934)
Builders of the Black Empire (October 1934)
Death's Crimson Juggernaut (November 1934)
#15 The Red Death
Rain (December 1934)
#16 The City Destroyer (January 1935)
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Dragon Lord of the
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Master of the Death
Madness (August 1935)
King of the Red Killers (September 1935)
Overlord of the Damned (October 1935)
Death Reign of the Vampire King (November 1935)
Emperor of the Yellow Death
The Mayor of Hell (January 1936)
#29 Slaves of the Murder
Syndicate (February 1936)
Globes of Death (March 1936)
#31 The Cholera King (April
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#34 Laboratory of the
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Damned (January 1937)
Mill-Town Massacres (February
Workshop (March 1937)
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Fangs (April 1937)
Devil's Pawnbroker (May
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Man Who Ruled in Hell (July 1937)
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Guns Over the White House
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Switchboard (December 1937)
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City of Lost Men (February 1938)
Grey Horde Creeps (March 1938)
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#56 When Thousands Slept
in Hell (May 1938)
#57 Satan's Shackles (June
Emperor from Hell (July 1938)
#59 The Devil's
Candlesticks (August 1938)
#60 The City
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Spider at Bay (October 1938)
#62 Scourge of
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#63 The Withering
Death (December 1938)
#64 Claws of
the Golden Dragon (January
#65 The Song
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Silver Death Rain (March 1939)
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#74 The Spider
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#75 Satan's Murder
Machines (December 1939)
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#78 Slaves of the Laughing
Death (March 1940)
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#81 Judgement of the Damned
#82 Dictator's Death
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From Hell (August 1940)
#84 Master of the Night-Demons
#85 The Council of Evil
#86 The Spider and his
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Spider and the Jewels of
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#89 The Spider and the
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#90 The Spider and the
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#91 Slaves of the Burning Blade (April 1941)
#92 The Devil's Paymaster (May 1941)
#93 The Benevolent Order
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#95 The Spider and the
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Now available and highly recommended!
Girasol Collectables is pleased
to announce Volume 2
new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.
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
Please note that
the cover inset may not be exactly as shown
in the image at the right.
|The Golden Age
- Now online!
Jim Steranko ~ misc paperback book covers
CONAN ~ The Lancer & Sphere Paperback Book Covers by
Frank Frazetta & John Duillo
The Avenger Paperback Book Covers by Peter Caras & George
Doc Savage Paperback Book Covers by James Bama
The Shadow Paperback Book Covers by Jim Steranko
|Gotham Pulp Collectors
Club - July 12, 2014!
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club is a club for
pulp collectors in the NYC/Metro area.
We are meeting in July at the Jefferson market Library on
Sixth Avenue near 8th Street in the 1st floor room from 1 to 4PM.
We are meeting in August at the Jefferson market Library on
Sixth Avenue near 8th Street in the 3rd floor room from 2:30 to 5PM.
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
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!
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover)
A massive fix of liquor-fueled murder, smoke-clouded
mystery, and hard-hitting revenge from the author of The Screaming
Mimi and The Fabulous Clipjoint. This archival-quality hardcover
assembles 38 incredibly rare stories from 1938-1942, with the
original Pulp artwork from such magazines as Thrilling Detective,
Masked Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and more. This is
the book Fredric Brown fans have been waiting for!
Hardcover, 6x9, 744 pages, B&W, $45.00
Hard Case Crime - Coming soon!
BRAINQUAKE by Samuel Fuller
, Cover art by Glen Orbik
The bagmen who transport money for organized
crime live by a special set of rules: no relationships, no ties...no
alcohol, no women...no talking...and never, ever look inside the
bag you’re carrying.
For more than ten years, despite suffering from a rare brain
disorder, Paul Page was the perfect bagman. But that ended the
day he say a beautiful Mob wife become a Mob widow. Now Paul is
going to break every one of the rules he’s lived by to protect the
woman he loves—even if it means he might be left holding the bag...
"Personal, hard-hitting, idiosyncratic...Everything was
about storytelling, the great yarn."
— Quentin Tarantino
"One of the great movie directors of the 20th century...most
certainly its greatest storyteller."
— Wim Wenders
In a career that spanned half a century, Samuel Fuller wrote
and directed classic movies that inspired filmmakers as varied
as Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Jean-Luc
Godard, Jim Jarmusch, Wim Wenders, and Quentin Tarantino. He
also wrote unforgettable novels such as the noir classic THE DARK
PAGE—and this book, his last, which has never previously been published
in the English language.
First publication ever in the English language!
Author was not only a legendary movie director, he was a
decorated combat veteran whose WWII experiences included landing
on Omaha Beach on D-Day and participating in the liberation of
the Falkenau concentration camp
Fuller wrote BRAINQUAKE while in self-imposed exile in France
toward the end of his life, following a bitter dispute with Paramount
Pictures over his last American movie, WHITE DOG.
|Hermes Press: BUCK
ROGERS: THE COMPLETE MURPHY ANDERSON SUNDAYS 1958-59 HC - Arriving in comic shops July 9!
was one of the seminal comic book storytellers who
defined the Silver Age. In addition to his work on the Buck
Rogers daily strip, he wrote and drew the Sunday version
of the feature from 1958 to 1959 creating three continuities:
"Search for Impervium"; "Supernova Threat"; and "California
Earthquake Plot." These Sundays have never been reprinted anywhere
and now, for the first time, are collected in their entirety together.
This extra large volume collects Anderson's complete work on the
Sundays and is supplemented by essays, original artwork, and
96 pages, Full Color, $40.00
THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE
THE CHARLTON YEARS
Arriving in comic shops July
(Writer ) Joe Gill (Art) Pat Boyette
The early 1970s comic
book adventures of The Phantom return
in full, glorious color! Hermes Press
is collecting all 74 issues of The Phantom
comic books published from 1962-1977, and
this is the third volume of the Charlton years.
The Charlton comic book version of the grand-daddy
of costumed heroes, The Ghost Who Walks, is
available again, digitally remastered to look
better than the original books. Reprints issues
#48-56; cover artwork by Pat Boyette; stories by
Hardcover, 7x10, 240 pages,
Full Color, $49.99
| The Illustrated Press
Walter Baumhofer by David Saunders
pre-orders at Kickstarter!
Only 7 "Deluxe Editions"
historian David Saunders returns with a lavish new hardcover art book chronicling
the life and work of Walter Baumhofer.
In the world of the pulp magazines, the name of Walter
Baumhofer has always resonated with a solemn and respectful gravitas.
His masterful cover paintings from the golden era of Dime Detective,
Dime Mystery, Dime Western, Adventure, Pete Rice, Doc Savage, and The
Spider were among the most iconic images in pulp art history. The design
and execution of his work combined an impressive combination of sensational
brushwork with a theatrical flair for composing striking scenes of intriguing
villains, rugged heroes, and steadfast women. His creative ambitions
elevated him from the low-paying field of the pulp magazines into the
respectable and higher-paying realm of the slick magazine industry. When
he quit the pulps, he left behind a legacy of innovative design and high
standards that the next generation would struggle in his wake to attain.
Although he is renowned for his paintings of pulp magazine covers, the actual
number of years he worked in the field is but one chapter in a lifelong history
of creative accomplishments. That full story has never been told—until now.
Pulp and illustration art historian David Saunders has
written an insightful biography, chronicling the life and work of
this influential artist.
This is the consummate reference book on the artist, filled
with over 300 reproductions of original art, rare proof sheets, working
drawings, reference photos, as well as historic family photos.
This book will be limited to 1000 copies. It is 224 pages,
9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.
Every copy pre-ordered through Kickstarter will include
a signed and numbered bookplate affixed to the endpapers.
By pledging through Kickstarter you will receive
a signed and numbered copy of the book for only $40 postpaid, delivered
anywhere in the U.S. (Early Birds can get the book for only $35, if
you act fast!)
The regular unsigned edition, available after this Kickstarter
campaign ends, will retail for $44.95 plus U.S. postage.
This book will not exist without your support, so I'm hoping
that everyone who loves pulp art and who enjoyed our previous books
on NORMAN SAUNDERS and H.J. WARD will support our Kickstarter campaign.
Your enthusiasm will enable more such art books in the
future (I have two more up my sleeve right now, and I can't wait to
start working on them!) Thanks for your support!
A signed and numbered Special Edition of the book (limited
to 100 copies) is offered for $75.
The book includes a red slipcase, a copy of Illustration
#44 signed by David Saunders, and an original 8x10 black and white
reference photograph shot and developed by Walter Baumhofer.
titles from The Illustrated Press, this book will not be offered through
Amazon, so it will never be offered at a discounted price (unless
you can find a "used" copy.)
If you want this book new, you
will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press.
In other words, don't worry about
funding the book for $40 and then turning around and seeing it listed
on Amazon later for $26.
That is not going to happen!
|Laurie's Wild West
- Now online!
Rest in Peace, Frank Robinson - New!
Pulp News: June 16, 2014
The Reason for the LOVE STORY Ban May Have Been More Exciting
Than We Thought
EXTRA! EXTRA! LOVE STORY MAGAZINE mystery solved!
An Appreciation of WILD WEST WEEKLY....in the New
If You're Tired of the eBay Rat Race
PULP NEWS: May 11, 2014
While the first three volumes
in the series have focused on unique aspects of
Farmer’s career, such as, his disregard for literary
boundaries, his penchant for the softer sciences, and
his trickster nature, volume 4 focuses on his more “traditional”
science fiction—the science fiction of the future (occasionally
the really distant future) featuring interstellar travel,
aliens, war, scientists, the usual suspects in Golden Age
While the full table of contents is not ready
to be announced, we can say that volume 4 will be the
thickest volume yet! We can also tell you that the foreword
is by science fiction Grand Master Robert Silverberg and
is in fact, a much longer version of his Reflections column
from the February 2014 issue of Asimov’s.
As we’ve done in the past, the first 100
readers to preorder will receive a limited edition
bookmark with their purchase!
Cover Art by Laura Givens
|Out of print since 2010, Meteor House is thrilled
beyond words to be publishing The Evil in Pemberley House
in an affordable trade paperback edition—the previous editions
were beautiful collectible hardcover editions from Subterranean
Press available for $40 (for the trade edition) and $60 (for
the numbered edition)—and featuring the same stunning cover
art by Glen Orbik as the original hardcover edition.
While this trade edition is NOT a signed limited edition,
if you preorder by June 30th, you can get a signed copy!
The book will be released at FarmerCon IX in August
2014 and Win Scott Eckert will be on hand to sign all
copies ordered by the deadline.
For those not familiar
with the novel:
The Evil in Pemberley House, an addition to the Wold
Newton cycle, plays with the Gothic horror tradition.
Patricia Wildman, the daughter of the world-renowned adventurer
and crimefighter of the 1930s and ’40s, Dr. James Clarke “Doc”
Wildman, is all alone in the world when she inherits the family
estate in Derbyshire, England—old, dark, and supposedly haunted.
But Farmer, characteristically, turns convention on
its ear. Is the ghost real, or a clever sham? In Patricia
Wildman, Farmer creates an introspective character who
struggles to reconcile the supernatural with her rational
scientific upbringing, while also attempting to work through
unresolved feelings about her late parents. He sets the action
at Pemberley from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and ingrains
the various mysteries in the Canon of the Sherlock Holmes stories.
The Evil in Pemberley House is a darkly erotic novel
with broad appeal to readers of pulp and popular literature,
particularly followers of Doc Savage, Sherlockians, and
fans of Farmer’s own celebrated Wold Newton Family.
This trade edition will also include the following
bonus features not found in the hardcover trade edition:
■ Foreword to the 2014 Edition
■ A Pemberley House/Wold Newton Family graphic
■ An Expanded Pemberley House/Wold Newton
Family graphic tree, including SPOILERS from the novel
■ Outline for the novel by Philip José
■ A timeline of key events in the novel
by Win Scott Eckert
■ A “Creative Mythography” essay by Win Scott
Eckert, about the research and writing of the novel and ensuring
it remained in continuity with Farmer’s other Wold Newtonian
works, such as Tarzan Alive, Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic
Life, and The Adventure of the Peerless Peer
If Meteor House receives your preorder
by July 13th, they'll be able to get
Win Scott Eckert to sign your copy of The Evil in Pemberley
House at FarmerCon IX / PulpFest 2014 before it ships!
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/
|Mike Chomko - May - July 2014 newsletter is now available!
Mike's May - July newsletter is now available.
Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of
your order (media mail or bound printed matter).
Michael Chomko, 2217W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA
Send Mike an email at email@example.com
to subscribe to his catalogue.
established a website where you can download his current and
The website is located at http://sites.google.com/site/mikechomkobooks/
- Now online!
COLLECTING PULPS: A MEMOIR, PART ELEVEN – Frank Robinson,
1926-2014 by Walker Martin - New!
Characters from DFW #17: OLD CALAMITY — by Monte Herridge
COLLECTING PULPS: A MEMOIR, PART TEN – What
To Do With Our Collections As We Get Older by Walker Martin
COLLECTING PULPS: A MEMOIR, PART NINE –
WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE by Walker Martin
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING: PULPFEST 2013 by Walker
TWELVE ANTHOLOGIES OF HARD-BOILED & NOIR STORIES:
A List by Josef Hoffmann
|The New Pulp
has started a new Blog for authors
who have created new pulp heroes.
More Pulp Heroes - New!
The Pulp Heroes
Dark Ryder & Sidekick
These Alien Skies
The New Pulp Heroes
|NOIR VOLUME 1 TPB
- Now available!
(Writer) Victor Gischler,
(Art) Andrea Mutti, (Cover) Ardian Syaf
Featuring Miss Fury, The Black Sparrow,
and The Shadow! The Black sparrow is a criminal-for-hire,
a beautiful thief and mercenary available for assignments
all over the world. When a mysterious organization hires her
to pluck the Moon Stone from a New York museum, she reneges on
her deal and plans to sell the gem for greater profit elsewhere...
but her employers are not amused. To survive a deadly retribution,
she enlists the aid of her former lover — the macabre crime-fighter
known as The Shadow — and the costumed heroine Miss Fury. Will the
two femme fatales uncover the secrets of the Moon Stone? Collects
issues #1-5 plus a complete cover gallery.
Trade paperback, 7x10, 128+pgs, Full
|Off-Trail Publications - Now available!
perfect bound; 264 pages, $20.00
Before he was a comic-book pioneer, Major
Malcolm-Wheeler Nicholson wrote adventure tales
for the great pulp magazines—and no run-of-the-mill pulp
fiction was it. The Major served as a cavalry officer
on the southwest border during the Mexican Revolution.
While the First World War raged in Europe, he fought
the Moro insurgency in the southern Philippines. Then followed
his strangest assignment, conducting espionage in legendarily
hostile Siberia. After the war he was stationed in
Western Europe. These places became the settings for the majority
of his hardboiled adventure stories. His use of authentic
detail, combined with his superior storytelling ability, make
his stories difficult to put down. You read one of the Major’s
entrancing tales—and your imagination is transported back
to those real places of danger and daring!
This inaugural collection of the Major’s
fiction includes stories set in all four of his
real-life arenas, originally published in top adventure
pulps: Adventure, Argosy, The Popular Magazine. It is
time for the Major to receive his due—as one of the genuine
larger-than-life men of the pulps. Included is an in-depth
introduction by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, the Major’s granddaughter.
“Yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
is one of the very, very few people responsible for the birth
of the comic book industry as the visionary founder
of what we today call DC Comics. And, yes, Major
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few
people responsible for giving the world Superman.”
Executive Producer of all the 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.”
Author of Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters
and the Birth of the Comic Book.
Checkout earlier titles by clicking on the link below.
|Peril Press - Now available!
AVALANCE - 4 Western Tales! by W. Ryerson Johnson (Author)
(Judge Steele story) by Lon Williams
FINGER OF THE
BEAST (Judge Steele Story) by Lon Williams
SADDLE BUM by Alan LeMay
by Gordon D. Shirreffs
- 10 Western Short Stories! BY Hapsburg Liebe
by Elmore Leonard
AT RAWHIDE by Paul S. Powers
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
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!
|PRE CODE CLASSICS STRANGE WORLDS
HC VOLUME 01 - Arriving in comic shops July 9!
(Writer) Peter Crowther, Frank Frazetta (Art)
Gene Fawcette & Various
Avon calling, kiddies! Yes, after a sixty-plus
years lay-off, Avon's mesmerising 15-issue Strange Worlds comic book
run is available once more in a handy hardcover first volume comprising
issues 1 through 7 and all thanks to those nifty shoe-shufflers at PS
Artbooks. The series features artwork by such top talents as Wally Wood,
Joe Kubert, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Alvin C. Hollingsworth and Charles
Sultan. Collects issues #1-7 (November 1950 to May 1952).
Free Stuff at PulpFest 2014 - New!
It’s time for PulpFest 2014 to offer our
thanks for some of the free material that our members
will receive when they join us at the Hyatt Regency in the heart
of downtown Columbus, Ohio on August 7 – 10.
Dine with PulpFest
PulpFest 2014 is organizing
a group dinner on August 9th.
Eating together on Saturday evening while talking about this
great hobby of ours has been a long-standing tradition at summer pulp
2014 Munsey Award Nominees
The PulpFest Organizing
Committee is pleased to announce that fourteen individuals have been
nominated by their peers for the 2014 Munsey Award.
In the interest of manageability, the final nominee list has
been pared down to the eight individuals who received the most nominations.
Congratulations to all fourteen nominees for this prestigious
award, presented annually at PulpFest.
Coming to PulpFest! THE PULPSTER!
Editor Bill Lampkin is hard at
work on the 23rd issue of THE PULPSTER.
A longstanding tradition cherished by attendees of summer
this highly collectible and informative program book will
be released at PulpFest 2014, beginning on Thursday, August 7th.
Like the convention, the new number will focus on the 75th
anniversary of the blossoming of science fiction’s Golden Age, when
fantastic fiction “grew up.”
We’ll also be looking at the shudder pulps of 1934. Every
member of PulpFest will receive a complimentary copy of The Pulpster.
Dealers Tables Are Going Fast!
If you've been thinking about
selling at PulpFest 2014, now's the time to visit www.pulpfest.com.
Dealer's tables are selling fast!
With only six weeks remaining before the 2014 PulpFest
begins, convention chairman Jack Cullers reports that most available
exhibit space has already been booked, and that dealers who have not
yet registered for the convention should reserve their tables immediately
lest they risk being shut out.
Although our huckster room at the Hyatt is quite spacious–almost
16,000 square feet–given the many dealers who have found PulpFest
to be a great venue to sell their wares, the space fills up fast. This
is especially true given our generous offer for dealers who stay at
the Hyatt Regency Columbus during the convention. They receive one free
table for every two that they rent. So our remaining space is shrinking
fast. Wall tables are almost all gone. As of this writing we can still
accommodate more exhibitors, but the time to book is now!
Although the focus of PulpFest 2014 will be pulp magazines
and related materials, vintage paperbacks, digests, men’s adventure
and true crime magazines, first edition hardcovers, science-fiction,
detective, Western, and other genre books and magazines, series books,
dime novels, original art, Big Little Books, B-movies and serials and
related collectibles, old-time-radio shows, and Golden and Silver
Age comic books can also be sold.
Dealers interested in selling at PulpFest 2014 should get
in touch with Jack as soon as possible. You can reach him via email
by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail at 1272 Cheatham Way,
Bellbrook, OH 45305. Please visit our registration page at http://www.pulpfest.com/registration/
and take advantage of our downloadable registration form and, if you
like, our Paypal Order page to reserve your table space today! Please
remember to ask for your free table if you will be staying at the Hyatt
Regency Columbus and will be renting two or more tables.
Countdown to PulpFest
It’s just fifty days to PulpFest 2014!
On Thursday, August 7th, be one of hundreds of pop-culture
fans who will be arriving at the
Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio for the annual
summertime get-together for fans of pulp art and fiction.
Please visit our registration page to learn how to join
the convention that has become summer’s pulp-culture center of the
To Infinity and Beyond!
The final chapter of "The
History of Magazine Science Fiction," our popular series that began
on April 4, 2014 with "The Origins of Science Fiction."
On Sunday evening, 06/15, at 7 PM eastern time, we'll turn
our attention to what happened in the world of science-fiction and
fantasy publishing after the great magazine boom of 1939.
We'll be looking at 75 years of history that included notable
publications such as
NEW WORLDS, THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION,
GALAXY SCIENCE FICTION, ISAAC ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE,
OMNI, INTERZONE, and other titles.
Today, the main science fiction and fantasy magazines that
are still being published in the print format have seen their circulations
Nevertheless, it cannot be denied that both contemporary
science fiction and fantasy owe a great deal to the magazines of
We've tried to demonstrate the tremendous debt that today's
fantastic fiction owes to the magazines of yesteryear:
THE STRAND, ARGOSY, THE ALL-STORY, WEIRD TALES, AMAZING
STORIES, ASTOUNDING STORIES, GALAXY, and countless other titles.
Frederik Pohl & Fictioneers, Inc.
It was ASTONISHING! It was SUPER! It was the cut-rate corporation
called Fictioneers, Inc.
Formed by Popular Publications to compete against the pulps
of Martin Goodman, Louis Silberkleit, and others,
Fictioneers, Inc. was also Frederik Pohl's employer.
In the fall of 1939, the nineteen-year-old author and literary
agent convinced Popular editor-in-chief
Rogers Terrill to let him start up a pair of science-fiction
pulps for the company's Fictioneer line of magazines.
The result was ASTONISHING STORIES and SUPER-SCIENCE STORIES,
two magazines that debuted in early 1940 and ran for about three
Captain Future, Man of Tomorrow
the Man of Tomorrow." Or at least that's what the character was called
after his first year as a "Wizard of Science."
Perhaps the new catch phrase was meant to tie in with the
New York World's Fair's "World of Tomorrow."
After all, the fair had just closed following an exciting
The first and only science-fictional single-character magazine,
CAPTAIN FUTURE was published by the Thrilling Group.
The stories were written by longtime pulpster Edmond Hamilton.
Space Operas in the Sky
PLANET STORIES author and one
of the screenwriters for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, Leigh Brackett,
"PLANET, unashamedly, published “space opera” . . . . a
story that has an element of adventure . . . .
of great courage and daring, of battle against the forces
of darkness and the unknown . . . The so-called space opera is the
folk-tale, the hero-tale, of our particular niche in history."
The Aristocrats of the Pulps
In a letter published in “The
Readers’ Viewpoint” column in its June 1948 issue,
Robert Boyer labeled FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES as “. .
. the Aristocrat of the Pulps, the acme of stf perfection,”
a title that can likewise be conferred upon the magazine’s
later companions, FANTASTIC NOVLES and A. MERRITT'S FANTASY MAGAZINE.
Ray Palmer's Fantastic Adventure
Check out "Ray Palmer's Fantastic
Adventure" at 7 PM eastern time on Friday May 30,
courtesy of www.pulpfest.com, our latest addition to "The
History of Magazine Science Fiction." We'll be looking at the
Ziff-Davis pulp, FANTASTIC ADVENTURES.
Science Fiction and Archie Comics
Before he helped found MLJ Comics–later
Archie Comics–Louis Silberkleit published pulp magazines.
The mentor of Martin Goodman, Silberkleit was a follower
of trends, hoping to obtain a quick profit through the magazines
Noting the growing science-fiction market in 1939, Silberkleit
issued a pair of magazines.
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
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 email@example.com. Be sure to tell
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.
The next Pulp
Adventurecon is scheduled for November 1st, 2014.
That's a Saturday.
It remains a mildly magnificent show, wrapping
up the Year In Pulps
after weekend-long conventions like the Windy City
show and Pulpfest,
not to mention the little satellite shows across
the good old U.S. of A.
Keep those want lists ready, 'cuz we expect to have
the best show yet.
Bordentown, New Jersey ... and specifically
the Ramada Inn ...
That oasis just off Exit 7 of the New Jersey Turnpike
becomes a pulp collecting mecca every November.
Start planning to make your pilgrimage, especially
if you are one of those hold-outs yet to attend.
We'll have the usual fine display room jam-packed
with all sorts of stuff.
There's something for everyone, whether you collect
Dashiell Hammett, The Shadow and Doc Savage, Argosy
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the list cound quite possibly be endless ...
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Bold Venture Press
- Now online!
Ignition City - New!
by H.P. Lovecraft
Mimic by Donald A. Wollheim
The Way They Were
|Pulp Den - Now online!
River of Glass - New!
Dinosaur Four - New!
It Came From The Atomic Age Trading Cards
Pangaea: Eden's Planet Now Available
Fires of Man
A new pulp blog on
pulp magazines, authors and their
stories, adventure and detective
Leonard H. Nason - Soldier, Writer
Leonard H. Nason's advice on writing adventure stories
5 most significant pulp magazines?
Read online: Western Story Magazine July 27, 1940 and more
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
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
3 pulp questions: Rob Smalley
‘Amazing Stories’ (September 1928)
Bits of pulp: Ahnold is back as Conan
3 pulp questions: Robert Weinberg
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
This group is dedicated
to all of the fiction of
ABRAHAM MERRITT. Merritt's novels,
short stories, paperbacks, hardcovers, pulps, reprints,
and any movies based on these
works can all be discussed here. Also,
any artwork from any of the above pertaining
to Merritt's writing can be discussed
and displayed. If interested,
questions and statements about other
authors that copied or imitated Merritt's
style can be posted.
Sharing and trading of Pulp Fiction covers. Discussion
not only allowed, but encouraged!
The annual Doc
Savage Convention gathered together for the
first time on October 24, 1998. The convention
also known as Doc Con is the brainchild
of Rob Smalley who together with Jay Ryan,
Paul Cook and Courtney Rogers have hosted the
event each year in Arizona. Traditionally held
the second Saturday of each November, Doc Con attracts residents
from around the country, for a weekend of planned
Doc Savage events as well as
discussions and camaraderie. Follow along with
the planning each year by participating
in this group. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Doc_Con/
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/
purpose of this mailing list is to
discuss the history of fiction
magazines, and to exchange information about
magazines which have carried fiction,
past or present. Particular emphases
are on the "Gaslight" magazines of circa
1880-1914, the pulp magazines of the
first half of the 20th century, the "Big
Slick" magazines of the mid-20th century, the
digest-sized magazines of the 1950s and 1960s
-- and any other areas of magazine publishing
which have been important for fiction.
Discussion may cover aspects of the publishing
history of the magazines concerned,
their editors and editorial policies, the authors
they published, and so on.
This group is for fans of all the incarnations
of Doc Savage. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/flearun/
This group is
dedicated to one of the greatest of adventure/fantasy
writers , H.R. Haggard.
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/
Kline: This group
is devoted to Otis Adelbert Kline.
His works in the science fiction, weird and
historical fiction genre and his general biography
can also be discussed here.
Uncensored: is for all fans
of Pulp Fiction!
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/
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/
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/
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/
Will Murray's Pulp
G-8 and His Battle Aces #7 Audiobook
Squadron of Corpses
by Robert J. Hogan
Read by Nick Santa Maria. Liner Notes by Will Murray
Among the heroes of the pulps who soared through
their adventures, G-8 flew higher and farther than any of his contemporaries.
His true name unknown, the Flying Spy was no mere flyboy, but the champion
ace of World War I.
Back in the Summer of 1933,
Popular Publications was booming. Their Autumn expansion plans entailed
launching G-8 ands His Battle Aces, aimed at the legions of readers
who drank up fictionalized accounts of World War I Allied aces versus Imperial
Germany’s various Red Barons.
As one of Popular’s star writers, Robert J. Hogan was the writer
who publisher Harry Steeger selected for a suitable scribe. Steeger
and Hogan hashed out an idea. It was part Eddie Rickenbacker and part
What Price Glory?—which was a popular Maxwell Anderson stage play turned
into a motion picture. Price stressed the horrors of war as counterpoint
to the sentimental comradeship of the Allies in the trenches. Only in
this case, by horror, Popular Publications meant something far more horrific
than mustard-gas trench warfare atrocities.
It all began with a message dropped from a raiding German plane
on G-8‘s headquarters, a warning that promised a new kind of war and
demanded unconditional surrender.
“Tomorrow at dawn von Griel will fly again. He has been brought
back to life. All other German aces who have been killed will be brought
back to live again in the air, by the aid of a new white magic.”
The next day, G-8 and his Battle Aces encountered Oberleutnant
von Griel in the sky—cold-eyed and stiff, yet flying his checkered Fokker.
Worse, he was impervious to their bullets! This is only the beginning
of the wave of Zombie Hun pilots, reanimated by the foul sorcery of Haitian
Voodoo––the Squadron of Corpses!
How can the Master Spy repel an onslaught of the living dead?
For not even G-8 understood how foes he had shot down in past battles
could live again to fly against him and his fellow Allied pilots.
Nick Santa Maria brings the undead proceedings to vivid life
in this astonishing G-8 audiobook. Three short stories, “The Masked Pilot,”
“The Silver Spad,” and “The Maniac Ace,” are read by Milton Bagby. Nick
DeGregorio composed the music for the G-8 and His Battle Aces series
of audiobooks. 6 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download
The Complete Cases of Cass Blue Audiobook Volume 1
by John Lawrence with an introduction by Ed Hulse
Read by Milton Bagby
New York-based private investigator
Cass Blue is a morally flexible tough guy who backs up his hard-boiled
rhetoric with frequent applications of the blackjack he carries in a
hip pocket. No case is too seedy or sordid for him to take, and he’s capable
of taking as much as he dishes out when it’s necessary. The cops don’t
trust him much more than they do the criminals, but that doesn’t keep him
from giving clients full value for their retainers. With the dubious assistance
of speakeasy owner Al Lascoine, Cass sasses and slugs his way through
a succession of Depression-era adventures.
The Cass Blue yarns are related in
the first person by stylish pulp writer John Lawrence, who guides his
protagonist through a maze of exciting plots and countless gunfights.
What the series lacks in polish and innovation, it makes up for with
vigorous action and the tough-as-nails attitude that gave Dime Detective
the distinctive flavor that made it the most important crime pulp excepting
the legendary Black Mask.
Ed Hulse writes the introduction "The Ten-Cent Sleuths: Dime
Detective Revisited". The Complete Cases of Cass Blue Audiobook, Volume
1 contains the following stories, “The Bloodstone,” “The Corpse Was
Cold,” “The Corpse Control,” and “Calling All Cars!” Read by the talented
voice actor, Milton Bagby.
10 hours $39.98 Audio CDs / $19.99 Download
Murray Has A FREE Spider Download For You!
Rule of the Monster Men!
Radio Archives has just released its 50th Will Murray
Pulp Classics audiobook! It's The Spider and the Eyeless Legion,
one of the most exciting and compelling adventures starring millionaire
criminologist Richard Wentworth. We thought it only fitting to
celebrate this landmark with the hero who kicked off the successful
Will Murray Pulp Classics––The Spider!
To help celebrate this milestone, I’m offering a free download
of the story that started the recent sequence of Spider exploits,
Rule of the Monster Men. Set in the New York World's Fair, Rule
of the Monster Men pits The Spider against one of the most most
malevolent criminal masterminds he ever encountered.
It began with the sighting of a veterinarian’s ambulance,
its caged rear crammed with helpless human beings––all victims
of Manhattan’s newest monster, the Wreck!
The Rule of the Monster Men had begun.
an army of human cripples, the Wreck begins a looting spree that reaches
from Park Avenue to the New York World’s Fair of 1939. In answer to
this awful challenge, Richard Wentworth, alias The Spider, rushes to
the defense of his beloved city of Manhattan. When his fiancee falls
victim to this atrocious fiend, all bets are off! This is not a story
with a happy ending....
Taken from the June, 1939 issue of The Spider. Including
another Arthur Leo Zagat short story, “Doc Turner and the
Winged Terror.” This is a Total Pulp Experience audiobook.
The Spider series was one of the most popular pulp magazines
of the 1930s, and his fame has only grown in the 21st Century.
Violent, realistic, and uncompromising in his pursuit of justice,
The Spider never fails to deliver red-hot action and white-heat
emotional thrills. See why he is rightly called the Master of Men!
To obtain your free download send an email to SpiderAudio@RadioArchives.com
and you’ll receive the download link within seconds.
Pulp eBook Classics
G-8 and His Battle Aces #083: Death
Rides the Midnight Patrol
Deep in the earth, away from the light of
day, the murder of millions is planned by a fiend who lives for his love
of murder! Herr Doktor Krueger is his name and Death is his partner in
this historic crime. Above, in the red skies of the battle front, G-8
and his Battle Aces fly to thwart this scheme. The answer awaits you
— in the pages to be read! G-8 and his Battle Aces rode the nostalgia
boom ten years after World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were
tall tales of a World War that might have been, featuring monster bats,
German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating
monsters. Most of these monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly
endless supply of mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis,
Herr Doktor Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for
over a decade, not ceasing until the magazine folded in the middle of
World War II. G-8 and his Battle Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued
for today’s readers in electronic format.. $2.99.
Dime Mystery Magazine: Arthur Leo Zagat Book 4
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 Arthur Leo Zagat, reissued
for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
Battle Birds #50: Next Stop—Tokyo!
Beginning in 1932, Battle Birds brought readers
a thrilling main story, referred to as a “novel”, that featured a rotating
cast of main characters like The Three Mosquitoes and Smoke Wade. After
nineteen issues, just over a year and a half after its debut, the magazine
began to feature the air adventures of Dusty Ayres, and the magazine
became officially titled Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds. This lasted
until the summer of 1935 when the magazine folded after thirty-one issues.
But Battle Birds wasn't finished; it would return. $2.99.
Fighting Aces #19: Only the Brave
Fighting Aces was the youngest in the line
of Popular Publications aviation pulps. It was strictly a product of
World War II. The inaugural issue was published with a March 1940 date
on the cover, as the world war was raging through Europe. After D-Day
and the war began winding down, the pulp was closed down as well. After
twenty-seven issues, the July 1944 magazine was the last one published.
But during those glorious twenty-seven issues, American doughboys fought
alongside the French, English, Australian and Canadian Allies in battle
after aerial battle... pitting their skill against the Nazi scum. Fighter
planes burst into flame and spiral to earth in these WWII tales of soaring
action. Fighting Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s
readers in electronic format. $2.99.
99 cent eBook Singles
Each 99 cent eBook
Single contains a single short story, one of the
many amazing tales selected from the pages of Terror
Tales and Rangeland Romances.
These short stories
are not included in any of our other eBooks.
Dime Mystery Magazine: "The Madman
in the Moon" by Joe Kent
Eddie couldn’t promise the only thing that
would make his sister happy... Then a fresh corpse on his doorstep
showed him that he might make that pledge — if he could live long enough
to keep it! 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.
Tarzan of the Apes
June, 2014, marks the Centennial of the
publication of the first hardcover edition of TARZAN OF THE APES from
A.C. McClurg & Co. of Chicago on June 17, 1914.
To honor this occasion, Recoverings is rolling back the
price of the limited edition, letterpress reproduction of the dust-jacket
for this important book to the PRE-PUBLICATION PRICES of 2004 — the
jacket's original release date.
Until July 20, 2014, all remaining copies of the regular
edition will be priced at $50.00 and the Signature edition will be
priced at $100.00.
This dust-jacket replica, is the only authentic reproduction
of one of the most sought-after dust-jackets in all book collecting.
Both George McWhorter, Curator Emeritus of the Burroughs
Memorial Collection at the University of Louisville and the late
Danton Burroughs, grandson of ERB, provided source jackets for this
replica production and both of them approved the final printing.
Not just a facsimile dust-jacket, this is a beautiful example
of the art of letterpress printing.
In addition to the letterpress bibliographic bookmark that
accompanies every jacket each order will also receive a special gold
foil keepsake card commemorating the centennial of one of the most
significant books in heroic adventure fiction.
Recoverings Replica Dust-Jackets for the Collector
The Serial Squadron Cinema
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
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
To get the complete restorations without
the watermarks, and with commentary, extras,
and all that other good stuff, order the DVD editions!
May 24-August 30
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY Episodes 1-15
Boris Karloff, Grace Darmond, George
Unseen for over 90 years, Karloff's first
major film role in a story with elements similar
to THE MUMMY.
THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA Restoration
|The Shadow Fan's
Podcast - Now online!
Midnight In Moscow
The Shadow Fan returns for his 68th episode! This
time around, Barry reviews the first issue of Midnight in Moscow,
as Howard Chaykin returns to The Shadow. He also takes a look
at the ninth issue of the Year One series, as Matt Wagner's classic
tale nears its end.
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is
the podcast for you!
- Under the Blue Light - Now
Murder Every Hour
Masters of Death
The Embassy Murders
The Grove of Doom
Tarzan: Burne Hogarth's Lord
of the Jungle
Rice Burroughs (Writer) and Burne Hogarth (Art/Cover)
One of the most influential illustrators
ever adapts two of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ most beloved
Tarzan novels! Burne Hogarth’s color Tarzan of the
Apes and black-and-white Jungle Tales of Tarzan graphic
novels are collected into one deluxe hardcover. Hogarth
(Dynamic Anatomy) shines in these lively, lush, and faithful
Hardcover, 8 3/8” x 10 7/8”,
b&w, 264 pages, $49.99
|Tellers of Weird
Tales - Now online!
Terence Hanley has created
a blog in which he researches
and writes about the contributors
to Weird Tales magazine and its
companion titles, Oriental Stories and
The Magic Carpet Magazine.
A Survey of Monsters--Part Four
A Survey of Monsters--Part Three
A Survey of Monsters--Part Two
A Survey of Monsters--Part One
|Tarzan (DVD) - Coming exclusively to Walmart August 5!
Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga franchise) headlines the
newest incarnation of the iconic tale Tarzan®, available on Blu-ray
(plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) exclusively at Walmart August
5 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film will be available on Video
on Demand and Pay-Per-View everywhere the same day. Tarzan will be available
three weeks earlier on Digital HD July 15. Based on the 'Tarzan' stories
created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, one of the most classic coming of age
stories of all time is now completely re-imagined for a new generation
in stunning CGI-animation. In its initial theatrical release the film
has grossed over $35 million globally. Directed by Reinhard Klooss (Animals
United) from a screen story and screenplay by him as well, Tarzan also
features the voice talents of Spencer Locke (Resident Evil: Afterlife) and
Jaime Ray Newman (TV's "Mind Games").
During an expedition to a remote African jungle, the Greystoke
family's helicopter crashes, leaving one survivor: the young boy
J.J., nicknamed Tarzan. Raised by gorillas, Tarzan lives by the laws
of the jungle - until he encounters another human being, the courageous
and beautiful Jane Porter. For Tarzan and Jane, it's love at first
sight - and the beginning of a thrilling adventure - as Tarzan uses his
instincts and intellect to protect his jungle home and the woman he loves.
With bonus material including three behind-the-scenes featurettes,
Tarzan will be available on Blu-ray and DVD exclusively at Walmart
for the suggested retail price of $19.99 and $19.98, respectively.
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
"Behind the Scenes with Kellan Lutz and Spencer Locke"
"Becoming Gorillas" featurette
"The Making of Tarzan" featurette
Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH
DVD Closed Captioned: English
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Run Time: 94 minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
Blu-ray Audio Status: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
DVD Audio Status: 5.1 Dolby Digital
|TOM STRONG AND THE PLANET
OF PERIL TPB -
Written by PETER HOGAN
Art and cover CHRIS SPROUSE and KARL
The lives of Tom Strong’s
daughter Tesla and her unborn child hang in the balance,
and to save them Tom and Val Var Garm must journey to the
far side of the galaxy and the mysterious world known as Terra
Collecting the 6-issue miniseries.
Trade paperback, 144 pages,
Full Color, $14.99, On sale June
Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
by Christopher R. Yates
(New publications to the list
are in bold)
Resistance, Samit Basu, Titan, $14.99,
July 08, 2014
Rocket Raccoon & Groot: Steal the Galaxy, Dan Abnett,
Marvel, $24.99, July 15,
DREDD: The Illustrated Movie Script & Visuals,
Alex Garland & Jock, 2000AD, $35.00, July 15,2014
Turbulence, Samit Basu, Titan, $7.99, July 29,
Rocketeer: Jet Powered Adventures, ed.
Jeff Mariotte, IDW Publishing, $19.99, August 12, 2014
Ghosts of Manhattan, George Mann, Titan Books, Ltd.,
$9.90, September 12, 2014
S.C.P.D.: Avenging Amethyst,
Keith R.A. DeCandido, Crossroad Press,
$12.99, September 2014
Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt,
Neil Kleid, Marvel, $24.99, October 14, 2014
Judge Dredd Year One: Omnibus, Michael
Carroll, Al Ewing & Matthew Smith, Abbadon, $7.99,
October 28, 2014
Revolution: Book Three in the Secret World Chronicles,
Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $7.99, October 28, 2014
Wild Cards XXII: Lowball,
ed. George R.R. Martin,
Tor, $25.99, November
The Black Stiletto: Endings &
Beginnings, Raymond Benson, Oceanview
Publishing, $26.95, November 15, 2014
Captain America: The Death of Captain America, Larry
Hama, Marvel, $7.99, November 18, 2014
Dreams of a Golden Age, Carrie Vaughn, Tor,
$7.99, November 25, 2014
Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild, ed. George R.R. Martin,
Tor, $8.99, November 25, 2014
Collision: Book Four in the Secret World Chronicles,
Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $25.00, December 02, 2014
Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad, ed. George R.R.
Martin, Tor, $15.99, January 13, 2015
Stiletto [sequel to The Rook],
Daniel O’Malley, Little, Brown & Co., $25.99, February 10, 2015
Ex-Isle, Peter Clines, Broadway Books,
$14.00, July 2015
|WARLORD OF MARS #0 (ONE-SHOT) - Arriving in
comic shops July 9!
(Writer) Matt Brady (Art) Jack Jadson
(Cover) Gabriel Hardman
If everything he loves is taken away from him,
who is John Carter? Will the Warlord of Mars lose hope if he
loses his friends, if he loses Dejah Thoris? If he loses Mars?
Or will he fight all odds and even reality itself to get it all
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99,
On sale July 9
William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Sax Rohmer…in the Beginning, Part One
“The Mysterious Mummy” marked Sax Rohmer’s
first appearance in print. Only 20 years old at the time, Rohmer was
then writing under the byline of A. Sarsfield Ward. Born Arthur Henry
Ward, Sarsfield was a surname of historical repute from his mother’s
side of the family which he adopted at the start of his writing career.
Read the rest at
the links below.