Age of Aces Latest Dispatches Now available on line!
Age of Aces
The Jailbird Flight
By Donald E. Keyhoe
Below the Rio Grande he had once been known as “The Killer.” Now Captain Bruce Kirby flew through hell skies, leader of the strangest squadron that ever dared face death from flaming Spandaus. Outcasts—all of them—branded with the convict’s arrow! No cowards came to the Jailbird drome—only those dishonored war eagles who chose a chance to die in action rather than rot behind prison bars. Hot tempers, liquor, and the madness of war had brought them low—but beneath it all they still were men! A former U.S. Marine pilot, author Donald E. Keyhoe was a prolific contributor to the pulp magazines, but he is perhaps best remembered for his UFO research in the Fifties and Sixties. In August of 1931, Keyhoe started three long-lived series in three different aviation magazines: Captain Philip Strange in Flying Aces; The Devil Dog Squadron in Sky Birds; and The Jailbird Flight in Battle Aces. This volume features the first seven Jailbird adventures published by Popular Publications in 1931 and ‘32: The Jailbird Flight, The Drome of Vanishing Men, The Masked Skull Squadron, The Jailbird Ace, Dead Man’s Drome, Claws of the Jailbird, and The Skeleton Ace.
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 318 pages|
America’s enemies have assembled squadrons of flying furies, exploding skeletons, and invisible airplanes to turn the tide of the First World War. But when things get weird, we get Strange. Captain Philip Strange, that is—ace pilot and so-called “Brain-Devil” of G-2 Intelligence. His assignment? Journey from the back-alleys of Paris to the skies over Germany, taking down flying fortresses, cursed aerodromes, strafing skulls, and other wild weapons of mass destruction! This fourth volume of Philip Strange missions includes seven thrilling tales: Satan's Staffel, The Vanishing Staffel, Hoodoo Drome, The Skull Staffel, The Skeleton Barrage, Staffel of the Starved, and The Staffel Invisible.
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 394 pages
Airship 27 Productions
THE DAGGER MEN
Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to be presenting the newest occult mystery series from popular New Pulp author Michael Panush.
Sickle City is a magnet for the bizarre and unholy. When a legion of dead Roman soldiers converges on the modern metropolis, its salvation will lie in the hands of three unique warriors employed by Herman Holtz, a corrupt, bootlegging Jewish rabbi.
Emmet Clay is a golem built by Holtz’ older brother, a powerful Russian rabbi. As Holtz’ chief enforcer, he disguises himself as a detective. His two loyal allies are the beautiful and fiery Zipporah Sarfati, a deadly Sephardic swordswoman and the young Harvey Holtz, the rabbi’s son; a devoted student of Jewish mysticism. Together the three of them must uncover the secret of the Dagger Men, a secret society of Jewish warriors that traces its origins back to the bloody destruction of Judea.
“Michael Panush is one of the most exciting voices in New Pulp today,” reports Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “For the past few years he has thrilled pulp readers with several amazing series unlike anything else on the market. I first became aware of his work with his post World War II detectives, Stein & Candle. Then a little while later he debut El Mosaico, a quintessential weird western that transplants a Frankenstein style monster into the old Wild West. Michael brilliantly infuses Jewish mysticism and history in his tales which make them truly unique and memorable.”
Now this same writer offers up a terrific, fast paced supernatural thriller filled with some of the most original, fanciful characters ever imagined. Cover and interior illustrations are provided by Pulp Factory Award Nominee Zacharry Brunner and Airship 27 Art Director Rob Davis handles book design. “The Dagger Men” is roller-coaster pulp ride that doesn’t slow down until the very last page!
Available now from Amazon.com
Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!
|ALTER EGO #139 - Arriving in comic shops April 6! |
In Alter Ego, would you believe still more about Roy Thomas in the 1990s?
Jim Amash interviews the Rascally One about his ’90s work on Marvel’s Conan and the stillborn Marvel/Excelsior line launched by Stan Lee, along with Roy’s writing for companies like Cross Plains, Topps, DC, and others!
Art by the likes of Kayanan, the Brothers Buscema, Maroto, Giordano, St. Aubin, Ditko, Simonson, Mignola, Lark, and many others!
Plus: the sorcerous secrets of “177A Bleecker Street,” the Greenwich Village address Thomas gave to Dr. Strange!
Magazine, 100 pages, Full Color, $9.95
|Altus Press Pulp Blog by Morgan Wallace - Now online! |
American Science Fiction Magazine “Common Time” by James Blish
The Thing from Another World by John W. Campbell, Jr.
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|Andy McDermott: THE REVELATION CODE (Wilde/Chase) - Coming April 26! |
In the heart of Iraq, on the eve of Operation Iraqi Freedom, a CIA special forces unit met with Arab rebels near long-hidden ancient ruins, a place from which the Americans were direly warned to stay away. But team member Ezekiel Cross didn’t listen and made an astounding discovery—one worth killing for.
Now Cross is a ruthless cult leader on an ominous mission. Convinced that he’s unlocked the secrets of the Bible’s Book of Revelation, he’s determined to gather four stone angels that will trigger God’s promised End of Days. And he’s not alone. A former U.S. president, with a vision of all-out religious warfare, plays a role in the dark plot. But while Cross may have the clues to tracking down the remaining angels, he hasn’t been able to match them to real-world locations. For that he has coerced famed archaeologist Nina Wilde into assisting him, using her husband, ex–special forces soldier Eddie Chase, as collateral.
With Eddie held hostage, Nina is forced to recover relics of untold power from Rome to Israel. She must find a way to halt Cross’s mad quest, because the last piece of the puzzle is at hand—and with it comes the most terrifying revelation of all.
Series: Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase (Book 11)
Paperback: 496 pages
Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.1 x 7.5 inches
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
DOC SAVAGE ANNIVERSARY INSTANT COLLECTION SALE!
February 17 marked the 83rd anniversary of the debut of DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE.
On that day, Sanctum Books received their first advance copies of Sanctum Books' DOC SAVAGE #87, which completes the reprinting of ALL 182 Doc Savage pulp novels!
In commemoration of this event, for the next two months Sanctum Books is offering a 30% discount off list price to anyone who wants to purchase a complete set of all 87 DOC SAVAGE classic volumes (plus replicas of the two 1930s Doc Savage giveaway premium prints) ... or the first 100 Sanctum Books SHADOW volumes plus SHADOW ANNUAL #1.
With insured postage, the 87 DOC SAVAGE volumes (plus premium replicas) can be purchased for just $900.00.
The first 101 SHADOW volumes (plus a complete set of Shadow art prints and premium photo replicas) can be purchased for just $1,050.00 postpaid.
Some of these volumes are already sold out (except in superpacks) so this could be your last chance to obtain a COMPLETE collection of these Sanctum Books series!
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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available from Sanctum Books and online retailers! Arriving in comic shops April 6!
THE BLACK BAT DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 3: "Captains of Death" & The Black Bat's Spy Trail" Sanctum Books presents two espionage thrillers showcasing the cowled superhero whose creation paralleled Batman's, written by Norman A. Daniels as "G. Wayman Jones." First, with the outbreak of World War II, foreign spies flood the United States to challenge the Nemesis of Crime in "The Black Bat's Spy Trail," edited by future BATMAN editor Mort Weisinger! Then, a rogue Nazi agent offers former District Attorney Tony Quinn a deal he can't refuse in "Captains of Death." GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: The Mask returns in a rare 1940 illustrated classic by Kin Platt from Nedor's EXCITING COMICS #3. This instant collector's item features the original color pulp covers by Ernest Chiriacka and Rafael deSoto and the classic interior illustrations by Harry Parkhurst, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W $14.95
Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
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THE SHADOW Volume 105: "Doom on the Hill" & "Clue for Clue" The Shadow's premier agent Harry Vincent takes center stage in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the Master Avenger investigates "Doom on the Hill" after Vincent summons him to track down a serial killer in one the series' greatest murder mysteries. Then, The Shadow follows a winding trail "Clue for Clue" as he searches for Nazi diamonds, while Harry Vincent finds romance with an enemy agent! GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: A rare IRON MUNRO illustrated adventure by Theodore Sturgeon and Jack Farr from SHADOW COMICS #105. This double-novel collector's edition showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney plus the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray. Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95
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|Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online! |
Crosswise by S.W. Lauden
Author S. W. "Steve" Lauden discusses his crime novels "Crosswise" and "Bad Citizen Corporation." Steve is articulate and well read. He got the writer's bug from reading Kurt Vonnegut but was also influenced by Northern European noir fiction. He has developed his own voice and style. His stories are well written and entertaining. And we had a great discussion!
Steve also has written some short fiction which you can find in anthologies available on Kindle and Nook. He has also dabbled in some free "flash fiction" stories. (Don't know what that is? We discuss it.) Check out his work. I know you will like it!
Jerry Gill on his Vic Challenger Series
"The Black Bat Returns" New Stories for a Classic Pulp Hero
Gary Phillips talks about Bass Reeves and his collection "3 the Hard Way"
Stephanie Osborn - Sherlock Holmes and the Mummy's Curse
Nikki Nelson-Hicks: Sherlock Holmes and the Shrieking Pits
Tommy Hancock talks about Pro-Se Production!
Flinch Books with Jim Beard and John Bruening
TIDES OF HATE & THE SCIENCE FICTION OF EARL REPP
Tides of Hate a novel of buccaneers, gold and revenge by Captain A. E. Dingle
Ed Davies, Swan and the Frenchman L’Escuyler, pirates all, captured a fortune in Spanish gold only to see it vanish one night. All three blame the other for the theft and all three plan to return to the Isthmus of Panama to reclaim their gold. To get there Davies must partner with another pirate, John Cook, a man who no more trusts Davies than he does Swan or L’Escuyler. But twenty ass’s load of gold is too great a lure to ignore.
A thrilling tale of treachery on the high seas. Print editon $6.00 plus postage.
Also new this week:
The Science Fiction of Ed Earl Repp - Book 2 - The Invisible Raider and other Air Wonder Stories
Table of Contents
The Invisible Raider - Air Wonder Stories, October 1929
Beyond The Aurora - Air Wonder Stories November 1929
The Storm Buster - Air Wonder Stories January 1930
The Sky Ruler - Air Wonder Stories May 1930
The Science Fiction of Ed Earl Repp - Book 3 - The Stellar Missile and Other Stories
Table of Contents
The Stellar Missile - Science Wonder Stories, November, 1929.
The Second Missile - (sequel to The Stellar Missile) - Amazing Stories, December, 1930
The Synthetic Man - Wonder Stories, December 1930
Other recent releases include:
MEN AND WOMEN WITH WINGS
Leslie F. Stone was one of the earliest women writers of Science Fiction, beginning in 1929. She never hide her sex by using initials and didn’t try to write like “one of the boys.”
“Men With Wings” is her first published story, a short novella about the evolution of a species of flying humans and the utopian society they form. Its sequel, “Women With Wings” is set centuries later then winged humanity has come to replace Homo Sapiens. But tragedy stalks the flying species as the women are increasingly dying in childbirth. Unless something drastic is done the species will go extinct.
From the pages of Air Wonder Stories, Beb Books presents Men and Women with Wings.
Print edition $6.00 plus postage. Epub electronic edition $1.99
GULF STREAM GOLD
Ed Earl Repp was a prolific writer from 1929 to 1933 before switching to Westerns where he was equally prolific. He returned to science fiction around 1938. “Gulf Stream Gold” collects four of his novelets from 1929-1932. Modern day fortune hunters search for underwater gold in “Gulf Stream Gold.” Submarine pirates stumbles into an air-filled cavern inhabited by monsters from ages past. Monsters from deep within the earth declare war on the surface in “The Metal World.” and a desert-rat his weird experience in Death Valley with a mother dragon in “From Out of the Earth.
From the pages of Wonder Stories and Amazing Stories Quarterly. Print edition $6.00 plus postage. Epub electronic edition $1.99.
Beb Books has big plans when it comes to reprinting early science fiction.
Here’s a list of forthcoming titles:
Beb Books’ Library of Early Science Fiction
Ed Earl Repp
(forthcoming) Book 1 - Beyond Gravity - a collection of Air Wonder Stories
(Now available) Book 2 - The Invisible Raider - a second collection of his Air Wonder Stories
(Now available) Book 3 - The Stellar Missile and other stories
(Now available) Book 4 - Gulf Stream Gold - Undersea and under the earth stories
(Now available) Book 5 - The Radium Pool and other stories
A. Hyatt Verrill
(Now available) Book 1 - Beyond the Pole and Inside The Crater’s Rim
(forthcoming) Book 2 - King of the Monkey Man and Dirigibles of Death
(forthcoming) Book 3 - The Man Who Could Vanish and other stories
(forthcoming) Book 1 - Subterrania, The Menace From Below
(forthcoming) Book 2 - Air-War - a collection
(forthcoming) Book 3 - Before The Asteroids - 3 space opera novelets.
(forthcoming) Book 4 - Vagabonds of Spaces - 4 space opera novelets
(forthcoming) Book 5 - Wander of Infinity - 5 Thrilling Adventures
Henrik Dahl Juve
(forthcoming) Book 1 - The Silent Destroyers - 4 Air-War thrillers
(forthcoming) Book 2 - The Monsters of Neptune - 4 stories on other worlds
(Now available) Book 1 - The Four Dimensional World of Bob Olsen - explorations into higher physics
Earl L. Bell
(forthcoming) Book 1 - Moon of Doom - The end of the world.
Nat Schnacher and Arthur Leo Zaget
(Now available) Book 1 - The Tower of Evil - 4 weird adventures on the earth, in the future and beyond.
(Now available) Book 1 - Voyage of the Asteroid
(forthcoming) Book 2 - The Wreck of The Asteroid
Pay by either check or money order to:
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Print editions are printed on 8.5x11 paper and stapled on the side. Postage is $3.00 for one to three books. Add 25 cents extra for each copy over three.
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|BEYOND THE ICE LIMIT: A Gideon Crew Novel - Coming May 17! |
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
That thing is growing again. We must destroy it. The time to act is now...
With these words begins Gideon Crew's latest, most dangerous, most high-stakes assignment yet. Failure will mean nothing short of the end of humankind on earth.
Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite--the largest ever discovered--from a remote island off the coast of South America. The mission ended in disaster when their ship, the Rolvaag, foundered in a vicious storm in the Antarctic waters and broke apart, sinking-along with its unique cargo-to the ocean floor. One hundred and eight crew members perished, and Eli Glinn was left paralyzed.
But this was not all. The tragedy revealed something truly terrifying: the meteorite they tried to retrieve was not, in fact, simply a rock. Instead, it was a complex organism from the deep reaches of space.
Now, that organism has implanted itself in the sea bed two miles below the surface-and it is growing. If it is not destroyed, the planet will be doomed. There is only one hope: for Glinn and his team to annihilate it, a task which requires Gideon's expertise with nuclear weapons. But as Gideon and his colleagues soon discover, the "meteorite" has a mind of its own-and it has no intention of going quietly...
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
List Price: $27.00
| |Black Coat Press New titles now available! The Virgin Orient, an Epic Novel of the Year 2000 (1897) is the account of a preventive strike by Europe, united under the government of Anarchism, against the perceived Yellow Peril. Even though his accounts of two crucial battles fought in India are extended and bloody, Mauclair's primary purpose is not to detail the war but rather to analyze the crisis of conscience suffered by the Anarchist "dictator" once it is won.
Included in this volume are nine other fantasy stories, including Crown of Clarity (1895) and The Poison of Precious Stones (1903), written in the Symbolist style, remarkable for their sheer bizarrerie and flamboyant imagery.
Camille Mauclair (1872-1945) was one of the younger recruits of the Symbolist Movement that was a highly significant feature of the Parisian fin-de-siècle and included Stéphane Mallarmé, Remy de Gourmont, Jean Lorrain and Marcel Schwob.
US $29.95 / GBP £20.99
5x8 trade paperback, 396 pages
THE HEADS THAT FELL IN PARIS
by Georges Grison
adapted by Freeman G. Henry
In 1810 the French bade good-bye to torture, including whipping and the rack. Beginning in 1832 those convicted of parricide no longer needed suffer the amputation of their right hand before being put to death. Death by guillotine, however, endured until 1977, despite the opposition of Victor Hugo, his son Charles, and many others to follow.
The Heads that Fell in Paris by Georges Grison, a crime reporter for Le Figaro (France's longest running newspaper), provides an insider's view of the executions that took place during the early years of the Third Republic. His eyewitness accounts follow the process from the police investigations into the courtroom and beyond, into the cells of La Roquette prison where the condemned were incarcerated, and, ultimately, onto the adjoining square where the storied instrument of death awaited them. Along the way he underscores his misgivings concerning the future of the death penalty as well as the fears and concerns of the prisoners themselves, the executioners, law-enforcement agents, and the chaplains who were charged with comforting misguided souls.
US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 274 pages
British, French and American traditions of speculative fiction developed separately for more than a hundred years, with only slight overlaps prior to 1926, and continued to develop thereafter in accordance with different foci of interest and narrative methods, until the importation of the American label of "science fiction" initiated a process of fusion that was still not complete even at the end of the twentieth century.
Like its closest English language analogue, "scientific romance," the phrase roman scientifique first made its appearance in the French language in the latter half of the eighteenth century, when it was initially used to refer to ideas in science that were thought to be, or turned out be, chimerical scholarly fantasies.
The history outlined here chronicles the evolution and development of scientifically-influenced fiction in France from its seventeenth-century foundation-stones to the late 1930s, including interplanetary fantasies, futuristic fantasies, and attempts to produce a reasoned account of such evolution, paying heed to the differences between it and the parallel processes going on in Britain and America.
The Plurality of the imaginary Worlds reviews over 300 works from 1657 to 1939 and illustrated with nearly 200 cover reproductions.
US $49.95 / GBP £32.99
6x9 trade paperback, 672 pages
| |Black Dog Books
New titles now available!
The Scourge of the South Sea Skies
When a flying buddy goes missing, Jack Pelham is thrust into danger as the search expands from looking for his friend to seeking a lost treasure. Mystery rides high in this thrilling tale of the South Seas.
Black wings poise the finger of doom over the Indo-China coast. Murder and pillage paralyze the great fleet of Brackett's Airway as Bill Shade flies a shadowy sky-path to a temple of terror.
Brood of the Wind
Murder paints a crimson swath across the South Pacific sky from Noumea to Port Moresby. Pearls! . . . Jim Cole drapes the challenge around his seaplane's struts, and swoops into the red.
Over the frozen skies of Alaska, Jess Marlow plays a hand in the embittered battle for territorial freight rights between old Michael Harrigan and Kurt Dikeman. When the rumor of gold is spread, the battle escalates, with death in its frosty wake!
Through icy air, Miller takes off with his motley passengers-only to find himself battling sky pirates seeking a $100,000 payday in bank gold!
With an introduction by Tom Roberts. Trade paperback / 228 pages / Price: $19.95 US
Central City runs red from gangland war. Corruption and political graft undermine authority to the highest levels. In steps Captain John Murdock, Chief of Detectives, whose only interest is to do his job. Unpopular with both the media and with his superiors, nevertheless Murdock's methods gets results,—whether battling blackmailers, bootleggers, drug runners or organized crime!
Collected are the initial twenty stories in this long-running, reader favorite series, including: Hard
The Murder Game
Tickets to Hell
The Square Seven
Guests From the East
Furnace of Death
The Key to Hell
The Wax Witness
The Murder Mill
The Dead Alibi
The Black Hood
The Juggernaut of Terror
With an introduction by Garyn G. Roberts, lecturer and award-winning popular culture historian.
Cover art by Walter M. Baumhofer.
Trade paperback / 320 pages / Price: $19.95 US
Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
This wildly melodramatic thriller, originally published in the August 1933 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine, provided the template for countless pulp-hero novels published during the Thirties. Depression-era readers craved outlandish menaces to take their minds off their troubles, and The Purple Eye was at the top of the list.
The Eye, maniacal criminal mastermind and leader of the ancient death cult known as the Brotherhood of Baktuun, terrorizes New York City with a series of high-profile murders accomplished by mysterious means. Seven million souls are at his mercy as his outrages mount in dizzying succession. The police, constrained by legal niceties and endless red tape, seem powerless to thwart his mad schemes. Enter Wayne Saxon, millionaire sportsman and world traveler, who devotes his life to running the Eye to earth. He works within the law when possible, but without it when necessary. Will he succeed? There’s a thrill on every page of this baffling mystery.
Shawn Danowski’s introduction, “The Pulp That Murder Built,” provides a history of Dime Mystery in its early, pre-weird menace phase.
Classic Pulp Reprints #6
Cover Art by H. L. Parkhurst
Introduction by Shawn Danowski
252 pages, 6x9, trade paperback
Bold Venture Press
THE ORIGINAL ADVENTURES OF ZORRO
By Johnston McCulley
The first volume in the complete adventures of Zorro by Johnston McCulley debuts from Bold Venture Press!
America's first superhero in his original adventures! Zorro’s popularity has spanned the world, across all cultural demographics, for nearly a century. He was the original masked crime-fighter—defending down-trodden citizens from an oppressive government and criminal elements with his swift blade and keen wit. Now readers to can thrill to his adventures in this six-volume series which collects all his original stories. The Mark of Zorro (a.k.a. The Curse of Capistrano) introduces popular culture’s first masked crime-fighter. This volume includes two additional adventures, “Zorro Saves a Friend” and “Zorro Hunts a Jackal.” Also: a study of “Zorro’s California” by Sandra R. Curtis; film historian Ed Hulse documents Zorro’s original Hollywood adaptation in “From Pulp Page to Silver Screen.” Volume One features: "The Mark of Zorro" ... (the original Zorro novel) "Zorro Saves a Friend" from Argosy, November 12, 1932 "Zorro Hunts a Jackal" from Argosy, April 22, 1933 Preface by Sandra Curtis, examining Zorro's California "Pulp Page to Silver Screen" afterword by Ed Hulse. Illustrations by Ed Coutts
THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Subscriptions for 2016 are now available!
Earlier this summer, Howard Wright announced that issue 75 would be the final number of his Doc Savage-oriented fanzine, The Bronze Gazette.
Howard began the zine in 1990 as The Doc Savage Gazette. (The name was quickly changed after four issues because of trademark problems.)
It’s clearly been a labor of love for Howard, who has regularly put out three issues a year for 25 years now.
But Howard decided it was time to move on.
However, The Bronze Gazette will continue!
PULPlications — run by Terry Allen of Fantom Press and Keith Wilson of Doc Savage Fantasy Covers — will be the publisher, while Chuck Welch of Flearun will be the editor.
The Bronze Gazette’s 76th issue will debut in Spring 2016.
Terry says the zine will keep its digest size, and will run about 48 pages.
There will be a slate of regular contributors, but article submissions will be welcomed.
Subscriptions (via Paypal) are now available for No. 76, Spring 2016, and No. 77, Fall 2016.
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|Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online! |
Poster Gallery: GENE AUTRY
Overlooked Films: "A Dime a Dance," from a BLACK MASK story by Cornell Woolrich (1995)
Pulp Gallery: The UNDERWORLD Magazine (1932-33)
Braggin' Time: BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2016
|The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online! |
Michael Carroll: Analog #1000 - New!
Pulp Modern #10 Spring 2016
Mel Blanc in Nostalgia Digest
Read Mete: Edgar Wallace in The Mysterious Traveler
Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
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Fifteen strips currently available on the Burroughs comics website:
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John Carter: Warlord of Mars by Roy Thomas and Rodolfo Pérez Garcia. "Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder "The Monster Men" by Tom Simmons, Erik Roman, L Jamal Walton, and Cristian Docolomansky
"The Lost Continent" by Martin Powell and Oscar González "The Jungle Girl" by Martin Powell and Will Meugniot
"The Outlaw of Torn" by Thomas Simmons and Jake Bilbao
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Weird Tales Magazine
New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!
A tale of romance and espionage by Baroness Orczy, Number 187, as it appeared in the January, 1899 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the illustrations by Ernest Prater. Introduction by Dan Neyer.
All is revealed to the members of The Grill Club in the third (and final) part of In the Fog by Richard Harding Davis, The Solicitor's Story, just as it appeared in the May, 1902 issue of The Windsor Magazine, including the illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen.
The second part of "In The Fog" by Richard Harding Davis: "The Story of the Queen’s Messenger," just as it appeared in the April, 1902 issue of The Windsor Magazine, including the illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen.
Direct from the March, 1902 issue of The Windsor Magazine, we present the first portion of the three-part short story "In The Fog" by Richard Harding Davis, including the illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen.
Introduction by Dan Neyer.
Also, to wrap up our reprinting of the Harvard work of George Allan England, we offer to you "Reginald Pym's Class Day" as it appeared in the June, 1903 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine. Introduction and Afterword by Bob Gay.
The only Christmas themed Holmes story, "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," as it appeared in the January, 1892 number of The Strand Magazine, is presented and includes an introduction by Dan Neyer and all the Sydney Paget illustrations.
Also, the penultimate Harvard Illustrated story by George Allan England, "Bench Carvings at Harvard," which we strongly believe to be England's first attempt at science fiction.
Just in time for Halloween, we are pleased to present "In Amundsen's Tent" by John Martin Leahy, a classic horror story from the pages of Weird Tales. We've also discovered some interesting connections between this story and Leahy's other work, which you will find documented in an Afterword to the story.
Also, in a continuation of our reprinting of the Harvard work of George Allan England we present "Sciurus Carolinensis, Esq." and article about the squirrels that, in England's day, inhabited the Harvard Yard and environs.
Another story from the Harvard years of George Allan England, "The Divided Letter," a romance that originally appeared in the October, 1902 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine.
Also, The first Sherlock Holmes short story (and the only appearance of Irene Adler) from the July, 1891 issue of The Strand, "A Scandal in Bohemia," including all the Sidney Paget illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
A romantic adventure set in Morocco by A. J. Dawson, The Powder Play, as it appeared in the January, 1898 issue of Pearson’s Magazine (UK).
Our presentation also includes the Warwick Goble illustrations, an introduction by Bob Gay and, as a part of the intro, a reprinting of an article that appeared in the
January, 1901 issue of The Bookman that includes additional biographical information about Dawson not found in the usual sources.
Continuing our reprinting of the Harvard work of George Allan England, we present “Two-Fifty An Hour - A Tragedy in One Act” that originally appeared in the February, 1902 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine.
Expanding our selection of stories by Baroness Orczy, this month we introduce The Baroness Orczy Collection, which includes a biography of the Baroness and links to her stories all in one place.
And, to kick off our new addition, we have reprinted the Baroness's third published story, The Traitor --a story which seems to have never been reprinted and has nothing to do with the Scarlet Pimpernel.
Lastly, in our continuing reprinting of George Allan England, we have put together another selection from his Harvard years, Illustrations: 3 Short Works that were originally written while he was a student and, like with the Orczy story, have never been reprinted.
The first, and chronologically the last, Mowgli story, "In the Rukh" by Rudyard Kipling as it appeared in the June, 1896 issue of McClure's Magazine with illustrations by W. A. C. Page and dual introductions by Bob Gay and Dan Neyer.
Famous (and forgotten) Fiction is a new site featuring familiar and obscure fiction along with articles, pictures and essays. In the Writings section, we have fiction by H. C. Bailey (the first Reggie Fortune story), Carl Stephenson, Sinclair Lewis and a large selection of Kipling, including the complete Mowgli stories and "The Man Who Would Be King." We've also added an article about Sleeman's An Account of Wolves Nurturing Children in Their Dens, that includes a complete reprinting of the work.
In Comics, there is an overview of Superman #205 ("The Man Who Destroyed Krypton!") and a look at a Steve Ditko illustrated story that bears a strong resemblance to a well-known story by Carl Stephenson.The Pictures section starts with a group of collectible (and some not so) items and is the first of 24 collections.
The site is hoping for subscribers to keep it going and future plans call for more stories, more articles and there are a number of novels we also intend to add to the mix.
New material will be appearing on the last Friday of each month (which means we'll have more new stuff at the end of February).
In a few month s, we will also be offering ebooks: on the site (in PDF) and at Amazon and B&N in their proprietary formats.
|FLASH GORDON DAILIES: DAN BARRY VOLUME 1: THE CITY OF ICE HC - Coming April 13! |
(Writer/Artist) Dan Barry
In 1951, Dan Barry revived the Flash Gordon daily newspaper strip, shaping the character for the rest of his extraordinary 52-year run!
Collected together here for the first time in over 25 years are the adventures that enthralled a generation, with contributions from such legends as Harry Harrison, Frank Frazetta, Wally Wood, and Harvey Kurtzman.
Hardcover, 8x11, 224 pages, B&W, $39.99, On sale April 13.
| |Girasol Collectables SPECIAL NOTICE The Girasol Pulp Replicas project is complete.
No NEW Replicas will be added to the catalogue.
We will, for an as yet undetermined period, be keeping the existing catalogue available.
Girasol Collectables has begun retiring the less-active Replicas.
The replicas listed below will be discontinued in the next month or two.
Don't delay if there are any you're interested in!
Contact us before ordering large quantities to confirm availability.
|Soon to be retired pulp replica editions! |
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Civil War Stories
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Eerie (Canadian pulp)
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Phantom Detective #1
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Strange Stories #1
Thrilling Mystery #1
All of the remaining issues shown below are available now.
We'd like to thank everybody that has supported the project over the years, and we hope that the Replicas continue to provide reading and research enjoyment for years to come.
We do not anticipate taking on any other pulp reprint projects at this time and our Pulp Cover Gallery project is our only active item at present.
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|Back issues - Still available! |
ALL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE ($25 each postpaid) BLACK MASK MAGAZINE ($35 each postpaid)
#27 January 1935
April 1920 - First issue!
June 1,1923 - The rare KKK issue
CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
DAN TURNER ($25 each postpaid)
Dan Turner Hollywood DetectiveNo. 1 (January 1942)
Dan Turner Hollywood Detective No. 2 (April 1942)
DIME MYSTERY BOOK ($35 each postpaid)
#1 December 1932
DOCTOR DEATH ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1935
#2 March 1935
#3 April 1935
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MAGIC CARPET ($25 each postpaid)
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#2 The Invisible Empire (May 1934)
#3 The Yellow Scourge (June 1934)
#4 The Melting Death (July 1934)
#5 Cavern of the Damned (August 1934)
#6 Master of Broken Men (September 1934)
#7 Invasion of the Dark Legions (October 1934)
#8 The Green Death Mists (November 1934)
#9 Legions of Starvation (December 1934)
#10 The Red Invader (January 1935)
#11 The League of War Monsters (February 1935)
#12 The Army of the Dead (March 1935)
#13 March of the Flame Marauders (April 1935)
#14 Blood Reign of the Dictator (May 1935)
#15 Invasion of the Yellow Warlords (June 1935)
#16 Legions of the Death Master (July 1935)
#17 Hosts of the Flaming Death (August 1935)
#18 Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult (September 1935)
#19 Attack of the Blizzard Men (October 1935)
#20 Scourge of the Invisible Death (November 1935)
#21 Raiders of the Red Death (December 1935)
#22 War-Dogs of the Green Destroyer (January 1936)
#23 Rockets From Hell (February 1936)
#24 War Masters from the Orient (March 1936)
#25 Crimes Reign of Terror (April 1936)
#26 Death's Ragged Army (June-July 1936)
#27 Patriot's Death Battalion (August-Sept. 1936)
#28 The Bloody Forty-Five Days (Oct.-Nov. 1936)
#29 America's Plague Battalions (December 1936)
#30 Liberties Suicide Legion (January 1937)
#31 Seige of the Thousand Patriots (February 1937)
#32 Patriot's Death March (March-April 1937)
#33 Revolt of the Lost Legions (May-June 1937)
#34 Drums of Destruction (July-August 1937)
#35 The Army Without a Country (Sept-Oct 1937)
#36 The Bloody Frontier (Nov-Dec 1937)
#37 The Coming of the Mongol Hordes (Jan-Feb 1938)
#38 The Seige that Brought the Black Death (Mar-Apr 1938)
#39 Revolt of the Devil Men (May-June 1938)
#40 The Suicide Battalion (July-Aug 1938)
#41 The Day of the Damned (Sept-Oct 1938)
#42 The Dawn that Shook the World (Nov-Dec 1938)
#43 When Hell Came to America (Jan-Feb 1939)
#44 Invasion from the Sky (March-April 1939)
#45 Winged Hordes of the Yellow Vulture (May-June 1939)
#46 War Tanks of the Yellow Vulture (July-Aug 1939)
#47 Corpse Cavalry of the Yellow Vulture (Sept-Oct 1939)
#48 The Army from Underground (Nov-Dec 1939)
ORIENTAL STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
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#9 Summer 1932
PIRATE STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1 November 1934
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1933
SAUCY MOVIE TALES ($25 each postpaid)
#3 December 1935 (#1 after a title change)
#4 January 1936 (#2 after a title change)
#5 March 1936
#9 July 1936
#11 September 1936
#17 March 1937
THE SCORPION ($35 each postpaid) SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
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#2 November 1934 [#1 after the ashcan]
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#76 August 1940
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SPICY WESTERN STORIES ($25 each postpaid) THE SPIDER ($35 each postpaid)
#1 November 1936
#2 December 1936
#3 January 1937
#4 February 1937
#14 December 1937
#1 The Spider Strikes! (October 1933)
#2 The Wheel of Death (November 1933)
#3 Wings of the Black Death (December 1933)
#4 City of Flaming Shadows (January 1934)
#5 Empire of Doom (February 1934)
#6 Citadel of Hell (March 1934)
#7 Serpent of Destruction (April 1934)
#8 The Mad Horde (May 1934)
#9 Satan's Death Blast (June 1934)
#10 The Corpse Cargo (July 1934)
#11 Prince of the Red Looters (August 1934)
#12 Reign of the Silver Terror (September 1934)
#13 Builders of the Black Empire (October 1934)
#14 Death's Crimson Juggernaut (November 1934)
#15 The Red Death Rain (December 1934)
#16 The City Destroyer (January 1935)
#17 The Pain Emperor (February 1935)
#18 The Flame Master (March 1935)
#19 Slaves of the Crime Master (April 1935)
#20 Reign of the Death Fiddler (May 1935)
#21 Hordes of the Red Butcher (June 1935)
#22 Dragon Lord of the Underworld (July 1935)
#23 Master of the Death Madness (August 1935)
#24 King of the Red Killers (September 1935)
#25 Overlord of the Damned (October 1935)
#26 Death Reign of the Vampire King (November 1935)
#27 Emperor of the Yellow Death (December 1935)
#28 The Mayor of Hell (January 1936)
#29 Slaves of the Murder Syndicate (February 1936)
#30 Green Globes of Death (March 1936)
#31 The Cholera King (April 1936)
#32 Slaves of the Dragon (May 1936)
#33 Legions of Madness (June 1936)
#34 Laboratory of the Damned (July 1936)
#35 Satan's Sightless Legion (August 1936)
#36 The Coming of the Terror (September 1936)
#37 The Devil's Death Dwarfs (October 1936)
#38 City of Dreadful Night (November 1936)
#39 Reign of the Snake Men (December 1936)
#40 Dictator of the Damned (January 1937)
#41 The Mill-Town Massacres (February 1937)
#42 Satan's Workshop (March 1937)
#43 Scourge of the Yellow Fangs (April 1937)
#44 The Devil's Pawnbroker (May 1937)
#45 Voyage of the Coffin Ship (June 1937)
#46 The Man Who Ruled in Hell (July 1937)
#47 Slaves of the Black Monarch (August 1937)
#48 Machine Guns Over the White House (Sept 1937)
#49 The City That Dared Not Eat (October 1937)
#50 Master of the Flaming Horde (November 1937)
#51 Satan's Switchboard (December 1937)
#52 Legion of the Accursed Light (January 1938)
#53 The City of Lost Men (February 1938)
#54 The Grey Horde Creeps (March 1938)
#55 City of Whispering Death (April 1938)
#56 When Thousands Slept in Hell (May 1938)
#57 Satan's Shackles (June 1938)
#58 The Emperor from Hell (July 1938)
#59 The Devil's Candlesticks (August 1938)
#60 The City That Paid to Die (September 1938)
#61 The Spider at Bay (October 1938)
#62 Scourge of the Black Legions (November 1938)
#63 The Withering Death (December 1938)
#64 Claws of the Golden Dragon (January 1939)
#65 The Song of Death (February 1939)
#66 The Silver Death Rain (March 1939)
#67 Blight of the Blazing Eye (April 1939)
#68 King of the Fleshless Legion (May 1939)
#69 Rule of the Monster Men (June 1939)
#70 The Spider and the Slaves of Hell (July 1939)
#71 The Spider and the Fire God (August 1939)
#72 The Corpse Broker (September 1939)
#73 The Spider and the Eyeless Legion (Oct. 1939)
#74 The Spider and the Faceless One (Nov. 1939)
#75 Satan's Murder Machines (December 1939)
#76 The Spider and the Pain Master (January 1940)
#77 Hell's Sales Manager (February 1940)
#78 Slaves of the Laughing Death (March 1940)
#79 The Man From Hell (April 1940)
#80 The Spider and the War Emperor (May 1940)
#81 Judgement of the Damned (June 1940)
#82 Dictator's Death Merchants (July 1940)
#83 Pirates From Hell (August 1940)
#84 Master of the Night-Demons (Sept. 1940)
#85 The Council of Evil (October 1940)
#86 The Spider and his Hobo Army (November 1940)
#87 The Spider and the Jewels of Hell (Dec. 1940)
#88 Harbor of Nameless Dead (January 1941)
#89 The Spider and the Slave Doctor (February 1941)
#90 The Spider and the Sons of Satan (March 1941)
#91 Slaves of the Burning Blade (April 1941)
#92 The Devil's Paymaster (May 1941)
#93 The Benevolent Order of Death (June 1941)
#94 Murder's Black Prince (July 1941)
#95 The Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon (August 1941)
#96 The Spider and the Deathless One (September1941)
#97 The Satan's Seven Swordsmen (October1941)
#98 Volunteer Corpse Brigade (November1941)
#99 The Crime Laboratory (December 1941)
#100 Death and The Spider (January 1942)
#101 Murder's Legionaires (February 1942)
#102 The Gentleman from Hell (March 1942)
#103 Slaves of the Ring (April 1942)
#104 The Spider and the Death Piper (May 1942)
#105 Revolt of the Underworld (June 1942)
#106 Return of the Racket Kings (July 1942)
#107 Fangs of the Dragon (August 1942)
#108 Hell Rolls on the Highways (September 1942)
#109 Army of the Damned (October 1942)
#110 Zara, Master of Murder (November 1942)
#111 The Spider and the Flame King (December 1942)
#112 The Howling Death (January 1943)
#113 Secret City of Crime (February 1943)
#114 Recruit for the Spider Legion (March 1943)
#115 The Spider and the Man from Hell (June1943)
#116 The Criminal Horde (August1943)
#117 The Spider and Hell's Factory (October1943)
#118 When Satan Came to Town (December1943)
STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#2 December 1933
STRANGE STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1939
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THRILLING MYSTERY ($25 each postpaid)
#1 October 1935
WEIRD TALES ($35 each postpaid)
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#13 Anniversary Issue May/June/July/24 ($50)
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|The Golden Age - Now online! |
Mark Schultz ~ Assorted Covers - New!
Robert E. Howard's Kull - the unpublished Barry Smith - New!
Barry Smith ~ The Robert E. Howard Memorial Portfolio - New!
Jeff Jones illustrating Red Shadows by Robert E. Howard
Misc Art illustrating Robert E. Howard
Stephen Fabian ~ Robert E. Howard Covers
Richard Corben ~ The Robert E. Howard SFCA Portfolio
Stephen Fabian ~ Robert E. Howard Portfolio
Night Images by Robert E. Howard ~ Art by Frank Frazetta
The Skull of Silence by Robert E. Howard ~ Art by Bernie Wrightson
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Gotham Pulp Collectors Club is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Check the website at the link below for exact time and place information.
Name: Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-5 PM
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Contact: Mark Halegua at email@example.com
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|Go Hero |
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The Spider 1/6th scale Action Figure THE SPIDER, foremost action hero in pulp fiction, was created by Harry Steeger as an avenging knight in a black cape. First appearing in THE SPIDER magazine in 118 epic novels mainly written by the legendary Norvell W. Page, of whom the LIBRARY JOURNAL said,
Suggested retail price - $169.99 Extremely limited production
Order due date- May 15th, 2016
"...just may have inspired the Iron Man franchise." Adventures packed with danger, impending doom, fantastic villains, and breathtaking action, The Spider went on to star in two Columbia Pictures action serials
For the first time ever, Executive Replicas, Phicen Ltd., and Go Hero are proud to present The Spider 1:6th scale action figure.
Now you can fight evil with...
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1 Pair of 1940’s style shoes
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THIS IS IT! The BIG one!
All the tales of Eric John Stark in a single volume.
The stories, the novels, and for the first time, Brackett’s working notes for the abandoned FOURTH “Stark” novel from 1977.
“Queen of the Martian Catacombs”
“Enchantress of Venus”
“Black Amazon of Mars”
“Stark and the Star Kings”
The Ginger Star
The Hounds of Skaith
The Reavers of Skaith
“1977: Notes for Stark #4″
Artwork by Raymond Swanland
Edited by Stephen Haffner
Preorder price: $45
Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), noted author of mystery & science fiction novels—with screenplays for THE BIG SLEEP, RIO BRAVO and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK—sees her Centennial celebrated with a previously unpublished story in the forthcoming Haffner Press collection: LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL.
Discovered by editor Stephen Haffner, Brackett’s unpublished story “They” is a mature science fiction tale of power and intrigue, of homegrown xenophobia versus stellar exploration, with an answer to the ultimate question: “Are we alone?”
“They” leads off this tribute volume collecting the majority of Brackett’s nonfiction writings, supplemented with vintage interviews and commentaries/remembrances from such luminaries as Ray Bradbury, Michael Moorcock, Richard A. Lupoff and more.
“Her dialogue crackled, the characters lived and breathed. For any burgeoning fan of film, you couldn’t ask for a better inspiration than Leigh Brackett.” —George Lucas
“She had a marvelous ability for moving a narrative along…I remember one story of mine which had me frozen…she took over and wrote the first thousand words—and it was published that way.” —Ray Bradbury
LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL covers numerous facets and events of Brackett’s life, in her own words, and in the words of those who knew her:
- Brackett writes of bringing Philip Marlowe into the 1970s for Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye . . .
- SF-author and NASA employee Joseph Green records the time he hosted Brackett at the launch of Apollo XII . . .
- Bookseller Ray Walsh documents the day he escorted Brackett to view a new groundbreaking space-fantasy film in the summer 1977 . . .
Available for preorder, LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL continues the effort begun in 2002 by Haffner Press to collect, preserve, and present the works of Leigh Brackett for current and future generations.
Edited by Stephen Haffner
500pp. Trade Paperback
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 1: MURDER DRAWS A CROWD (Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders Still available for pre-order!
Production Update from Haffner Press!
It is with much frustration we announce that MURDER DRAWS A CROWD: THE FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY, VOLUME ONE hit another stumbling block. This was a big one. We supplied materials to the printer in August 2015 and, after several challenges (see our previous e-newsletter), we were informed in early December that the books were finally finished.
However, the review copies sent by the printer for our final approval did not meet the standards of Haffner Press. The binding method they used to get the cloth-covered cases to fit the page-blocks matches no book we've ever seen, let alone published. This binding method also forces the spine of the dustjacket to wrap onto the back of the book. When we were informed that the balance of the inventory matched these review copies, we rejected the entire lot.
As of this writing, we are scheduling a proper run of the book, updated for 2016, bringing you the edition of MURDER DRAWS A CROWD to which you're entitled. This means an additional delay of several months. We wish there was better news. As the first book of the multi-volume series collecting the mystery fiction of Fredric Brown, we want this book to be a point of pride in your collection. Fredric Brown — and you — deserve it.
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!
Introduction by Jack Seabrook
Over 100 illustrations
39 pulp magazine stories: • Detective • Mystery • Horror • Western
100-pg appendix with the "V.O.N. Munchdriller" & "William Z. Williams" comedies
Full cloth-covered binding boards
Preorder price: $40
On publication: $45
Production Update from Haffner Press! While the news on the first volume of THE FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY is not the greatest, we are pleased to report that work on the second volume, DEATH IN THE DARK, is in the home stretch.
Fredric Brown scholar Jack Seabrook is on hand again with an erudite introduction and we have been successful in securing many more of the original illustrations; not only those from the detective pulps, but also those for the rarities from the trade magazines INDEPENDENT SALESMAN, THE INVENTOR, FEEDSTUFFS, etc.
“. . . enough good people put Brown on their must-read lists and then become evangelists to keep his name alive on the same high shelf as Hammett, Thompson, Ross Macdonald and other crime icons. Somewhere up in literary heaven, I hope he’s looking down, sipping a beer, playing his flute and smiling.”—Dick Adler, Chicago Tribune
While the editor of this series only recently came upon the above quote from 2008, these eyes read no truer words. Work has been underway for nearly a year on assembling the first two volumes of a series provisionally titled LOADED: THE COLLECTED FREDRIC BROWN. Now is your chance to get in on the ground floor of what is hoped to be the definitive collection of Fredric Brown sans his science fiction works. Assembled in chronological order of publication, this set will contain all the short fiction (of all genres: mystery, horror, noir, western, detection, etc.) and all of Brown’s novels (again, excepting his sf works). You’ll be able to enjoy Fredric Brown at his longer lengths from The Fabulous Clipjoint and Night of the Jabberwock to The Lenient Beast and Mrs. Murphy’s Underpants.
Assisting with this effort have been Brown bibliographer Phil Stephensen-Payne and Brown biographer Jack Seabrook. This massive undertaking could not have been accomplished without their help.
Introduction by Jack Seabrook
Over 90 illustrations
32 pulp magazine stories: • Detective • Mystery • Horror
80-pg appendix with the "Colonel Cluck/Kluck," "Barnyard Bill Says—" & "Willie Skid" bits
Full cloth-covered binding boards
Preorder price: $40
| Before his marriage to (and subsequent collaborations with) Catherine L. Moore, Henry Kuttner was a frequent contributor to the pulp magazines that specialized in the weird, supernatural, horror, and science fiction genre. Beginning in 1936, with the minor classic “The Graveyard Rats,” Kuttner launched a steady stream of short stories aimed at Weird Tales, Strange Stories, Thrilling Mystery, and others. |
Writing for Weird Tales brought Kuttner into direct correspondence with that magazine’s premier contributor. H. P. Lovecraft. Kuttner set several stories in Lovecraft’s “Cthulhu Mythos” and two are presented in THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: “Hydra” and “The Hunt.”
At this point in his still-young career, Kuttner had cracked the science fiction market and was steadily publishing in Thrilling Wonder Stories, Fantastic Adventures, Science Fiction, and made his first sale to the new prestigious fantasy magazine, UNKNOWN.
In the course of writing the stories collected in this volume, Kuttner married Catherine Lucille Moore on June 7, 1940 (in New York with artist Virgil Finlay as Best Man).
THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR is the second volume in a three-volume “Early Kuttner” set collecting many of Kuttner’s earliest stories, most of which have never been reprinted.
For those of you that missed on getting a copy of Volume One:
For a limited time, Haffner Press is offering the out-of-print TERROR IN THE HOUSE as a combo with preorders of THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR.
Take advantage of this great offer at the link below.
You can also pre-order THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR along with THE COMPLETE IVY FROST and THE MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES for #125 and receive a Bonus Chapbook and free shipping. Take advantage of this offer at the Haffner Press Homepage at the link below.
| |Haffner Press
The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei Cover Art by Raymond Swanland Now available for pre-order!
It may come as a surprise to some that Donald Wandrei wrote more mysteries than all his horror, fantasy, and science fiction tales combined. This volume collects all eighteen adventures of Wandrei’s ratiocinative detective I.V. Frost, who is ably assisted by his beautiful and tough female assistant, Jean Moray. A scientist and inventor, Frost has his own approach to solving mysteries. Rather than following the usual hard-drinking, trench-coated style of many of his contemporaries, Frost’s strategy was to mix the logic of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes with the technology of Lester Dent’s Doc Savage. In 2000, D.H. Olson edited a volume published by Fedogan and Bremer collecting the first eight of Frost’s adventures. A second volume of the remaining 10 tales was promised but never materialized.
Edited by Stephen Haffner Introduction by Ed Gorman Cover Art by Lawrence Noble
A massive omnibus of four novels from the late 1950s all featuring the amateur sleuthing of San Francisco psychoanalyst Michael Gray.
The Murder of Eleanor Pope —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray leads police to a three-time killer!
The Murder of Ann Avery —Psychoanalyst solves brutal slaying!
Murder of a Mistress —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray solves the killing of a girl who knew too much about too many men who had too damned much to lose.
Murder of a Wife —Marked for Murder! No one believed her—not even the police!
Haffner Press Status Update:
Nearly everything is in hand to bring this 4-novel omnibus to you.
Once we have Fredric Brown's MURDER DRAWS A CROWD under our belt and out in the wild, this is the next title to go to press.
NOTE: this title is part of a 3-book combo of Horror & Detective titles that features an exclusive chapbook. See the Haffner Press homepage for details.
Hard Case Crime
THE NICE GUYS by Charles Ardai
Holland March is a private eye with a defective nose and a broken arm. Jackson Healy is the tough guy who put him in a cast. Not the two most likely men to team up to hunt for a missing girl, or look into the suspicious death of a beautiful porn star, or go up against a conspiracy of the rich and powerful that stretches from Detroit to D.C. Hell, they’re not the most likely pair to team up to do anything. But there you go. And if they somehow survive this case, they might just find they like each other.
But let’s be honest. They probably won’t survive it.
- First publication ever!
- Based on the major motion picture starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe
- Written by Edgar, Shamus, and Ellery Queen Award winner Charles Ardai
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages, $7.99
SOHO SINS by Richard Vine
Cover art by Robert Maguire
They were the New York art scene’s golden couple—until the day Amanda Oliver was found murdered in her SoHo loft, and her husband Philip confessed to shooting her. But was he a continent away when the trigger was pulled? Art dealer Jackson Wyeth sets out to learn the truth, and uncovers the dangerous secrets lurking beneath the surface of ManhattanÕs posh galleries and decadent parties, a world of adultery and madness, of beautiful girls growing up too fast and men making fortunes and losing their minds. But even the worst the art world can imagine will seem tame when the final shattering sin is revealed...
This stunning debut novel from an editor of one of world’s leading fine art publications offers an insider’s tour of the New York and international art worlds, and a searing, unforgettable visit to the darkest chambers of the human heart.
- First publication ever!
- An extraordinary first novel by an art world insider
- Cover features a lost work by legendary painter Robert Maguire
Hardcover, 352 pages, $22.99
|Hermes Press: PHANTOM COMPLETE SUNDAYS HC VOL 03 1945-1949 - Arriving in comic shops April 6! |
(Writer) Lee Falk (Art) Ray Moore, Wilson McCoy (Cover) Wilson McCoy
The long anticipated third volume of the reprint of the entire run of Lee Falk's full color Phantom Sundays, with art by Ray Moore and Wilson McCoy, continues!
As with Hermes Press' complete reprint of The Phantom dailies, this book contains every strip digitally reconstructed to perfection.
Presented in Volume Three are seven storylines which encompass, "Queen Pera the Perfect" (December 9, 1945-March 7, 1946) to "The Haunted Castle" (September 12, 1948-February 13, 1949).
In addition to the strips this volume contains documentary materials and a detailed essay.
Hardcover, 10x13, 192 pages, Full Color, $65.00
Jerry Schneider Enterprises
|LOBSTER JOHNSON: THE FORGOTTEN MAN - Arriving in comic shops April 6! |
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Peter Snejbjerg (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Tonci Zonjic (Cover)
After a transient goes missing, Lobster Johnson is called in to investigate a priest who practices more than just religion. What he’s got cooking in his stew pot is nothing compared to what he has hiding in the sewers below . . .
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50
| Martin Grams' Blog - Now online! |
Collectors Item: The Shadow's Ring
The Lost 1933 Lone Ranger Radio Episodes
Three things you did not know about the Lone Ranger
The "Lost" Episodes of The Shadow Radio Program
|MASTERS OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION - Coming in August! |
From 1989 to 2001, author Fred Taraba was a regular contributor to the popular graphic arts magazine Step-By-Step Graphics. His column "Methods of the Masters" documented the lives and working methods of some of America's finest Golden Age illustrators. While a number of other writers contributed to the regular column, Fred himself wrote 41 installments. This book is a compilation of those 41 classic articles, which have been extensively reworked and revised with completely new artwork especially prepared for this volume. Featuring 41 of America's greatest illustrators, this book is a showcase for hundreds of reproductions of original paintings, photographs, and vintage printed ephemeral materials. Each artist's life and career is discussed, and their working methods are described in detail. This book is a modern classic, and belongs on the bookshelf of every serious student of American illustration history.
A massive 432 pages, 9” x 12”, full-color on premium low-gloss stock, hardbound with dust jacket. $60.00 plus postage.
Due for release in August 2016.
The book has been fully funded on Kickstarter, and is available for pre-order now:
ARTISTS FEATURED IN THE BOOK INCLUDE:
Constantin Alajalov, McClelland Barclay, Walter Baumhofer, Harry Beckhoff, Rudolph Belarski, Wladyslaw T. Benda, Walter Biggs, Franklin Booth, Austin Briggs, Arthur William Brown, Margaret Brundage, Charles Livingston Bull, Gilbert Bundy, Pruett Carter, Matt Clark, Walter Appleton Clark, Will Crawford, F.O.C. Darley, Joe DeMers, Albert Dorne, Robert Fawcett, James Montgomery Flagg, John Gannam, Edwin Georgi, Earl Oliver Hurst, John LaGatta, Andrew Loomis, Orson Lowell, Neysa McMein, Wallace Morgan, Rose O’Neill, Herbert Paus, Edward Penfield, Coles Phillips, Garrett Price, Norman Price, Mead Schaeffer, Alice Barber Stephens, Saul Tepper, Jon Whitcomb, and Coby Whitmore.
Philip José Farmer’s Dayworld trilogy, as well as his short story “The Sliced-Crosswise Only-On-Tuesday World,” imagines an overcrowded future that cures the problem by “stoning” six-sevenths of the population each day.
Farmer began a prequel Dayworld novel, A Hole in Wednesday, but did not complete it, and Meteor House is pleased that Danny Adams has picked up the mantle. Set some time before the events in the original trilogy, the novel nonetheless has direct links to the acclaimed series, exploring the developing world and antecedent characters who vigorously challenge the life in which they find themselves trapped.
The Dayworld was born from the overpopulation and chaos of the late 21st century: live just one day out of seven, spend the rest in a suspended animation called stoning, and humanity will only need one-seventh of the resources it was consuming on its dying planet. Now, three-and-a-half centuries into this New Era—or two “subjective generations” later—everyone seems blessed with peace and abundance. But one man is about to discover that the seeds of the world’s destruction were deeply planted by the time the Dayworld began.
Jerry Carson never once thought about questioning the New Era. He knew better than most how horrific the world had once been. But when his wife suffers miscarriages that appear to be caused by her stoner, he begins to investigate. By the time he realizes there is an old darkness in the heart of the system that threatens wholesale destruction and genocide, there is no turning back. The New Era itself is saturated with corruption, including the knowledge that an elixir is being developed that would allow powerful conspirators to live forever, and any potential allies may be every bit as sinister. But the only way he, his wife, and the best of his world can survive is to join the forces threatening them all and somehow destroy the evil from within, before falling to the darkness himself. . .
As with most Meteor House titles, the print run of the Signed (by Danny Adams) Hardcover Limited Edition will be determined by the number of books preordered. And while the trade paperback is not a limited edition, preordered copies will also by signed by coauthor Danny Adams. To ensure you get a signed copy of either edition, but sure to order no later than June 30th, 2016.
A Hole in Wednesday will debut at PulpFest 2016/FarmerCon XI, July 21-24 2016, in Columbus, OH, where Mr. Adams will be available for interviews and podcasts.
5.5 × 8.5, 360 pages
US $25 Trade Paperback Edition
US $35 Signed Hardcover Limited Edition
(Signed by Danny Adams)
CROSSOVERS EXPANDED, Volumes 1 and 2
by Sean Lee Levin
Coming in July!
Meteor House is pleased to announce Crossovers Expanded, Volumes 1 and 2 by Sean Lee Levin
companion volumes to Win Scott Eckert’s original two-volume Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World.
Crossovers Expanded is a huge chronology of crossover tales in which characters, situations, or universes from a wide variety of fictional works, are linked together in order to form a vast and diverse Crossover Universe.
Compiled by crossover and Wold Newton expert Sean Lee Levin, the two-volume Crossovers Expanded includes more than 2000 crossover tales, as well as many timeline entries charting the wider history of the Crossover Universe.
Crossovers Expanded, Volume 1
From ancient times, when Red Sonja battled Dracula, and Conan crossed swords with Groo…
…To the Regency, Victorian, and Edwardian eras, when Doctor Syn battled the Black Coats; John Gribardsun and XauXaz had a fateful encounter in the village of Wold Newton; Rocambole dueled with Captain Nemo; the Lone Ranger encountered the Cisco Kid; Dr. Jekyll came face-to-face with Dracula and Dr. Van Helsing; Phileas Fogg worked with the Lone Ranger and jousted with the Phantom of the Opera in Paris; and Sherlock Holmes worked with or battled Sergeant Cuff, the Frankenstein Monster, the Assassination Bureau, Amelia Butterworth, THRUSH, Zenith the Albino, the Wizard of Oz, Doctor Moreau, Quentin Collins, and Doctor Thorndyke…
….And into the Twentieth Century, when Arsène Lupin met a young Simon Templar; Judex battled Dracula; Indiana Jones and Jules de Grandin met Jirel of Joiry; Jim Anthony and General Zaroff helped capture King Kong; a certain shadowy vigilante fought Grendel; the Green Lama prevented Cthulhu from arising; Doctor Omega and Madeline prevented Doc Ardan’s birth from being wiped from history; the Spider and the Green Ghost joined forces; an avenging pulp hero battled Sun Koh; the Black Bat and Death Angel had a run-in with Dracula; Thunder Jim Wade had an underwater conflict with the Deep Ones; and the Phantom Detective, G-8, the Domino Lady, and the Black Bat teamed up to battle occult forces…
With a new Foreword by Win Scott Eckert (author of the acclaimed two-volume Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World, to which these new works by Levin serve as companion volumes), Crossovers Expanded, Volume 1 also includes many book and magazine covers, as well as appendices delving into many television crossovers and Kim Newman’s Anno Dracula series.
Crossovers Expanded, Volume 2
From the mid-Twentieth Century, when a shadowy vigilante teamed up with Nick Carter; Hawkman worked with Sherlock Holmes; an avenging hero battled Dr. Karl Walden and Countess Lilya Zarov alongside the Domino Lady; the Nyctalope, Sal Paradise, Dean Moriarty, and Frank Reade’s granddaughter fought giant ants in the Nevada desert; the Shadow, the jungle lord, Bulldog Drummond, and a bronze-skinned, golden-eyed pulp hero had dinner at Nero Wolfe’s brownstone; Judex battled Freddy Krueger; Honey West and T.H.E. Cat solved two cases together; Captain Action and the Black Bat teamed up in Japan; Carl Kolchak met the descendants of Doctor Moreau’s creatures, as well as the Time Traveler; Lupin III matched wits with Fantômas’ grandson; the Ghostbusters fought the Phantom of the Opera and the Deep Ones; and Vampirella met Buffy…
…To the Twenty-first Century, when Lara Croft visited Shangri-La; Angel and company battled a Kandarian demon; Harry Dresden encountered a shoggoth; the DangerGirl team joined forces with Ash Williams and G.I. Joe; Cassie Hack and Vlad went up against Edgar Dill, Victor Crowley, Jason Voorhees, and Dexter, and teamed up with the Living Corpse, Mercy Sparx, and Eva; the Phantom and Captain Action had a mission together; Cal McDonald met the Frankenstein Monster, the Goon, and the vampires of Barrow, Alaska; Witchblade and Red Sonja crossed paths; the Phantom and Mandrake defeated a pair of rogues; Dick Tracy found a missing Little Orphan Annie; Remo Williams and Batman fought the Joker; and Fox Mulder quoted his good friend Dale Cooper…
…To the far-flung future, when crews of the starships Enterprise had transdimensional encounters with the Planet of the Apes, the Legion of Super-Heroes, and the Doctor…
With a new Foreword by William Patrick Maynard (author of the highly-regarded continuation novels featuring Sax Rohmer's classic character, Doctor Fu-Manchu), Crossovers Expanded, Volume 2 also includes many book and magazine covers, as well as an appendix covering a myriad of alternate universe tales, parodies, and farces which don't fit into the primary Crossover Universe continuity.
Preorder Now | Debut at PulpFest/FarmerCon, July 2016
Sean Lee Levin’s two-volume Crossovers Expanded is a companion to Win Scott Eckert’s own epic Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World, Volume 1 and Volume 2.
Crossovers Expanded contains over 300,000 words of all-new crossover entries. Featuring beautiful wraparound covers by Keith Howell, both volumes are immediately available for preorder.
Both Crossovers Expanded volumes will debut at PulpFest 2016/FarmerCon XI, July 21-24 2016, in Columbus, OH, where Mr. Levin will be available for interviews and podcasts. At PulpFest, Mr. Levin, Mr. Eckert, and Mr. Maynard will sign the books preordered to date, after which the books will ship to all preordering customers. (Note that these books are not signed, limited editions; books will be signed at PulpFest as a courtesy to preordering customers, but signatures cannot be guaranteed for books ordered after PulpFest/FarmerCon.)
| |Off-Trail Publications - Now available!
6x9-inch 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.
|PANACEA: A Novel - Coming July 5! |
by F. Paul Wilson
Two secret societies vie for control of the ultimate medical miracle--Panacea--in the latest novel by New York Times bestselling author F. Paul Wilson.
Medical examiner Laura Hanning has two charred corpses and no answers. Both bear a mysterious tattoo but exhibit no known cause of death. Their only connection to one another is a string of puzzling miracle cures. Her preliminary investigation points to a cult in the possession of the fabled panacea--the substance that can cure all ills--but that's impossible.
Laura finds herself unknowingly enmeshed in an ancient conflict between the secretive keepers of the panacea and the equally secretive and far more deadly group known only as 536, a brotherhood that fervently believes God intended for humanity to suffer, not be cured. Laura doesn't believe in the panacea, but that doesn't prevent the agents of 536 from trying to kill her.
A reclusive, terminally ill billionaire hires Laura to research the possibility of the panacea. The billionaire's own body guard, Rick Hayden, a mercenary who isn't who he pretends to be, has to keep her alive as they race to find the legendary panacea before the agents of 536 can destroy it.
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Tor Books
List Price: $25.99
| |Perils on Planet X
Perils on Planet X #1, #2, and #3
by Christopher Mills and Gene Gonzales
Now available! Standard Comic, Full Color, 32 pages
Print: $4.99 for each issue
Download: $0.99 for each issue They are only available by mail order from IndyPlanet.
This is is the best way to support us and the book, as the profits go directly to Chris and Gene.
Each issue is 32 full-color pages, printed on high-quality, heavy paper stock.
|A vast, unexplored, alien world of natural and scientific wonders. Jungles, deserts and arctic wastes teeming with bizarre and savage beasts, fantastic monsters that defy evolution or reason. A dazzling variety of warlike peoples, whom, despite obvious technological advances, still swear, live and die by the sword. |
Then, there’s the princess, of course.
The most beautiful woman of at least two worlds, stunning, sensual and immediately desirable. Strong of will and of unquestionable moral fiber, she is not only worth fighting and dying for, but worth defying a world for, just to receive a kind word or shy smile.
|Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online! |
New this week
"A Present from Hell" by Norman A. Daniels from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, April, 1940
Officer Kinkaid smelled trouble when he spied a florist truck making a mysterious delivery at a strange hour. And then Kinkaid followed a death-marked trail to a bullet rendezvous. For the object delivered was a corpse - which had been cremated two years ago!
"Dead - Preferred" by S. Gordon Gurwit from POPULAR DETECTIVE, June, 1938
A Complete Novelet of the Secret Service. Operative Jim Crane Battles Against Huge Odds When Smugglers Form a Killer Crew!
"Satan's Bank Night" by William G. Bogart from SECRET AGENT "X", April, 1938
Somewhere in the darkness of that movie house, among the expectant crowds waiting for the turn of fortune's wheel, lurked a killer. And Barney, two-fisted dick from H. Q., knew that the wheel of fortune was going to be somebody's wheel of misfortune.
|Pulp Crazy - Now online! |
The Affair of the Cuckolded Warlock by H. Warner Munn - New!
Swords against Death by Fritz Leiber
The Tree by H. P. Lovecraft
Weird Detective: The Stars Are Wrong
|Pulp Den - Now online! |
Port Nowhere - New!
Web of Truth
TILL DEATH DO US PART
Crimson Clown - Killer
The Great Secret
|Pulp Flakes - Now online! |
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors and their stories, adventure and detective pulps.
Adventure March 20, 1923 - issue review - New!
Adventure, March 15, 1928 issue review - New!
Some beautiful covers for The Elks magazine by Paul Stahr
Adventure, March 1 1932 - A review
New Blog about pulp magazines
|Pulp Magazines Project - Now online! |
Publishing legends The Black Mask (1920), Weird Tales (1923), and Amazing Stories (1926) are considered so “extremely rare and valuable” that the U.S. Library of Congress houses its collection of 277 issues in Washington, D.C.’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division—along with the personal libraries of Presidents, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and one of only three known perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible in existence. With its latest addition of 4 issues of The Black Mask (Aug. & Sept. 1920; Dec. 1921; and Apr. 1922), the Pulp Magazines Project has made all 3 classic titles available together—for the first time—in high-quality, cover-to-cover digital editions.
Also available at the Pulp Magazines Project, new issues of the iconic “weird menace” pulp, Dime Mystery Magazine (Apr. 1938 and Sept. 1946); Adventure (Jul. 1, 1928; feat. Walt Coburn’s “The Man Who Hated Himself”); Western Story (Jul. 27, 1940); Detective Story (May 1938; feat. Zorro-creator Johnston McCulley’s “Thubway Tham’s Thothial Thecurity”); and histories of both The Black Mask (E.R. Hagemann; UCLA) and Dime Mystery Magazine (Emily Sisler; University of West Florida).
The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential literary & artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides information on the history of this important but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers.
At the heart of the Project's mission is the archive itself. In summer 2011, it began with a modest library of five representative first-generation pulp titles from the early twentieth century. Over time, the archive will expand, new magazines will be digitized, and contextual materials added. Eventually, the archive will feature a broad range of pre-1923 titles, post-1923 titles where copyright has lapsed, and full volume runs of select titles from 1896 to 1946.
The Project is dedicated to fostering ties between communities of collectors, fans, and academics devoted to pulp magazines, and will offer opportunities for research and collaboration to both scholars and enthusiasts alike. We will provide information on upcoming conferences and conventions, and promote new working relationships between academics and the hundreds of pulp fans and collectors beyond the college and university.
| Pulp Newsgroups - Now online! |
There are numerous pulp newsgroups that are of potential interest to pulp fans.
Information on several of these groups and a link to sign up is posted below.
Abraham Merritt: This group is dedicated to all of the fiction of ABRAHAM MERRITT. Merritt's novels, short stories, paperbacks, hardcovers, pulps, reprints, and any movies based on these works can all be discussed here. Also, any artwork from any of the above pertaining to Merritt's writing can be discussed and displayed. If interested, questions and statements about other authors that copied or imitated Merritt's style can be posted.
CoverUps: Sharing and trading of Pulp Fiction covers. Discussion not only allowed, but encouraged! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cover_Ups/
Doc Con: The annual Doc Savage Convention gathered together for the first time on October 24, 1998. The convention also known as Doc Con is the brainchild of Rob Smalley who together with Jay Ryan, Paul Cook and Courtney Rogers have hosted the event each year in Arizona. Traditionally held the second Saturday of each November, Doc Con attracts residents from around the country, for a weekend of planned Doc Savage events as well as discussions and camaraderie. Follow along with the planning each year by participating in this group. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Doc_Con/
Burroughs Group: This group is dedicated to the study and appreciation of one of the greatmasters of literary adventure, Burroughs (1875-1950). Creator of numerous famous characters, such as Tarzan, Carson Napier, and John Carter of Mars, and exciting worlds, such as Venus, Barsoom, and Pellucidar, Burroughs is widely recognized as one of the fathers of the Pulp Era and modern heroic fiction. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/edgarriceburroughs/
FictionMags: The purpose of this mailing list is to discuss the history of fiction magazines, and to exchange information about magazines which have carried fiction, past or present. Particular emphases are on the "Gaslight" magazines of circa 1880-1914, the pulp magazines of the first half of the 20th century, the "Big Slick" magazines of the mid-20th century, the digest-sized magazines of the 1950s and 1960s -- and any other areas of magazine publishing which have been important for fiction. Discussion may cover aspects of the publishing history of the magazines concerned, their editors and editorial policies, the authors they published, and so on.
Flearun: This group is for fans of all the incarnations of Doc Savage. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/flearun/
H.R. Haggard: This group is dedicated to one of the greatest of adventure/fantasy writers , H.R. Haggard.
Justice Inc.: This group is dedicated to the [1940's pulp version] of Richard Benson and his group of crime fighting adventurers , Justice Inc. Everything about this group can be discussed [ comics, pulps, radio shows, paperbacks, current news]also if anyone is interested in Paul Ernst---In the roaring heart of the crucible...... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUSTICEINC/
Otis Adelbert Kline: This group is devoted to Otis Adelbert Kline. His works in the science fiction, weird and historical fiction genre and his general biography can also be discussed here.
Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OTISKLINE/ to join!
Pulp Fiction Uncensored: is for all fans of Pulp Fiction!
PulpMags: If you're interested in the old pulp magazines, this forum is the place to be. We deal with OLD pulps only! If you're looking for something dealing with modern "pulp fiction" style writing, you'd be bored here.This moderated list is setup along the lines of PEAPS, the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society, and all pulp fans across the world are welcome. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpMags/
Pulp Swap Group: Place your swappable pulps and digest, plus wants, in the file section or individual messages. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpSwap/
REH Comics Group: This group is dedicated to the characters created by Robert E Howard that have appeared in comic book form from Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Cross Plains Comics, Dynamite Entertainment etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheREHcomicsgroup/
Vintage Paperbacks: A forum for readers and collectors of classic paperback books, primarily from the "vintage era" of 1939 to 1960 (roughly speaking). Ace Doubles, Dell Mapbacks, L.A. Bantams, Gold Medal, Avon, Handibooks, and many more - we cover them all. Discussion of all genres is welcome and we particularly want to hear about any rare and unusual paperbacks or stories *about* paperbacks that you might be able to share. We discuss the cover artists, the writers, the publishers, and anyone and everyone connected with the great world of vintage paperback books. Read a great old book lately? Come on in and tell us about it! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VintagePaperbacks/
Western Pulps: This list is dedicated to the discussion of Western pulp magazines -- the characters, the authors, the stories, the paperback reprints, and anything else connected with Western pulps. Though the primary emphasis is on pulps, we also discuss non-pulp Western novels, movies, comics, etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WesternPulps/
Ever since Biblo and Tannen placed a banner across the cover art of TARZAN AND THE CASTAWAYS to keep from shocking the public, fans have longed to see the famous Frazetta image properly displayed on their copies of the Canaveral Press dust-jacket.
Now, after over 100 hours of research, careful study of more than 70 different Frazetta watercolors, and careful production, the Alternate Timeline™ version of TARZAN AND THE CASTAWAYS is available from Recoverings.
With coloring approved by Frazetta friend and collector, and Edgar Rice Burroughs scholar Robert R. Barrett, this full color dust-jacket presents the art with the same palette and watercolor techniques that Frazetta himself might well have used at that point in his career.
Here is a new way to see and display the final collection of ERB’s shorter Tarzan stories. This is how the jacket might have looked if Canaveral had had the money to do it right.
A limited edition, only 64 of these jackets will be available.
Each will be individually printed, to order, on an Epson Stylus Pro 3880, with 8-color UltraChromeK3 archival inks on 47lb. Red River Premium Matte paper, to closely match the stock of the original.
Each jacket will be numbered and inscribed to the buyer.
Limited to 64 copies: $40.00
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|ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: PLANET COMICS VOLUME 13 HC - Now available and coming soon to comic shops! |
(Art) Joseph Doolin & Various
Collects issues #60-66 (May 1949 to 1952) of the original titles from Fiction House.
Only another year (the title finished in 1953) so make the most of the regular crew: Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson.
Gorgeous gals and madcap monsters — fantastic stuff!
Hardcover, 7x10, 336 pages, Full Color, $59.99
The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
THE SPIDER'S WEB
Research copies are now available!
Archive DVD featuring Warren Hull - 15 Chapters (Complete)
One of the major original pulp heroes comes to the screen in the greatest adaptation of pulp to film ever created, featuring Warren Hull and Iris Meredith. Consistently rated one of the top 5 cliffhanger serials of all time by fans, and hugely influential. Source: new digital transfer of 16mm original print, complete, with generally excellent sharp picture quality, restored picture element with stabilization, exposure correction, and noise reduced audio.
Status: Restoration complete, archive DVD requests are shipping now.
To request a research copy, click here.
DVD Set, 12 Episodes + Memorabilia Slideshow
2 hours 26 minutes
1 THE DIVE OF DEATH 16:56
2 THE STORM GOD STRIKES! 18:11
3 THUNDERING DEATH 12:42
4 THE PIT OF PERIL 15:23
5 BLOOD MONEY 6:54
6 VOODOO VENGEANCE 11:21
7 CAUGHT BY CANNIBALS 8:10
8 THE CREEPING TERROR 7:05
9 EYES OF EVIL 13:53
10 THE DEATH PLUNGE 5:49
11 HARVEST OF HATE 9:14
12 JUNGLE JUSTICE 15:10
Click on the link above for complete details on this production, a preview from Chapter 1, and the ordering link.
The existing feature version of TARZAN THE FEARLESS is a hastily-assembled condensation of the original material which presents a good deal of it out of order and some scenes without proper setup or explanation.
Additional footage not seen since the serial's original release has been made available to the Squadron which will be incorporated into this DVD restoration of the serial that will be presented in original single-chapter form, with opening and closing titles and cliffhanger endings intact.
Existing content here is presented in its original cliffhanger format, and every chapter is represented in the DVD. Stil-missing sections have been reconstructed and summarized according to the available information in the existing original script draft, the Big Little Book text, and published descriptions of chapters as released.
The content which remains missing from the serial involved a capture of the explorers by the Koso tribe and their escape from execution, and a sequence in which Tarzan rescues Mary from capture by the soldiers of Zar but is knocked from a high rock by a thrown bolo, then rescued by his friend Taug the gorilla. Photos from both sequences are included in the DVD.
Light toning effects are used mostly on the early episodes to help bring out the clarity of the image and define action locations.
|The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online! |
The Three Brothers - New!
The Wasp Returns - New!
The Shadow, The Hawk and The Skull
The Invincible Shiwan Khan
Voice of Death
|Sherlock Holmes: A CONGRESSION OF PALLBEARERS - Now available! |
by Jack Tunney (Author), Mike Fyles (Illustrator), Andrew Salmon (Editor), Paul Bishop (Editor)
A pair of cryptic messages lead Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to a destroyed photographer's studio and into an assassination attempt. Their only clue to unravel the mystery is a damaged photograph plate bearing a post-mortem portrait of a dead shipping magnate and his grieving widow. With no time to lose, the game is again afoot—with death and destruction threatening to explode from the looming shadows of a war to end all wars. Plunging into a boiling cauldron of international intrigue, Holmes and Watson, joined again by the redoubtable Eby Stokes, are in for the fight of their lives—a fight where brains must match brawn to turn a deadly tide...
Kindle Price: $2.99
|SOFT BLONDES IN THE CLAWS OF TORTURE HELL SC - Coming in June! |
Soft Blondes in the Claws of Torture Hell is a new anthology which collects some prime examples of text and artwork from a range of men's adventure magazines published during the prime years of the genre. The book is divided into two main sections: Features includes a selection of sensationalistic, semi-factual confessions and case histories on such subjects as Wild West massacres, serial killers, mobsters, female chain gangs, and other aberrations; and Fiction collects numerous examples of garishly illustrated short pulp fiction, with categories including war, white slavery, jungle savagery, Red menace, Devil worship, torture, sadism and erotic carnage.
Softcover, 8x11, 208 pages, Partial Color, $29.95, On sale June 1.
SOFT BLONDES IN THE CLAWS OF TORTURE HELL is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Now available).
The Diamond Item Code is APR162263.
|SPADEFALL (Stan Wade, L.A. P.I. Book 3) - Now available! |
by John Hegenberger
It’s 1950, and Stan Wade, L.A. PI, is working on his first case: recovering the stolen manuscript of a new Sam Spade novel by Dashiell Hammett. This epic hunt will last for a decade, and before it’s over will involve Humphrey Bogart, Eleanor Roosevelt, Alfred Hitchcock, Mickey Cohen, Robert Bloch, stripper Candy Barr, and a sleazy nightclub owner named Jack Ruby. Will Stan survive to put all the pieces of this crazy-quilt case together?
It’s bullets, volcanoes, espionage, romance, humor, double-crosses, and pop culture references galore as Stan Wade races through another fast-moving, action-packed caper. John Hegenberger’s SPADEFALL is the latest entry in one of the best new private eye series in years and pure reading entertainment. Trying to keep up with Stan Wade is some of the most fun you’ll ever have in the pages of a book!
“If you’re looking for non-stop action, along with some humor and surprising twists, give this a try.” – Bill Crider on SPYFALL, the first book in the Stan Wade series.
Paperback: 154 pages
List Price: $12.99
Kindle Price: $2.99
“I was living in a pulp writer fury, a storm of imagination.” So Joe R. Lansdale, award-winning author of more than twenty novels and two hundred short works, describes the birth of his desire to be a writer after encountering pulp storytelling as a kid in TV, comics, and books. Now Dead on the Bones: Pulp on Fire collects eight stories where Lansdale pays tribute to the rip-roaring tales of his youth.
Dedicated to Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E. Howard, “Under the Warrior Star” finds hero Braxton Booker on another, battle-wracked planet, while “Tarzan and the Land That Time Forgot” was expressly permitted by the Burroughs estate. In “Dead on the Bones,” a Conjure Man facilitates a boxing match between the living and the dead, with a twist. “The Gruesome Affair of the Electric Blue Lightning” crosses Poe with horrors that could have walked straight out of Lovecraft. Meanwhile, in “Naked Angel” a cop discovers a dead woman encased in ice on the noir streets of Los Angeles, not realizing he shares a personal connection with her. Other stories here bring readers face to face with vampires and far stranger creatures, all in Lansdale’s signature, Texas Mojo style.
Lansdale is rightly recognized as one of the most distinctive voices in modern fiction, pulp or otherwise. From Venus to vampires, Dead on the Bones is a fine, thoroughly enjoyable demonstration of why.
Table of Contents
Pulp Fury: An Introduction
The Gruesome Affair of the Electric Blue Lightning
The Redheaded Dead
King of the Cheap Romance
Dead on the Bones
Tarzan and the Land That Time Forgot
Under the Warrior Star
The Wizard of the Trees
Limited: 1500 signed numbered hardcover copies
Limited Edition $40.00
|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.
Verne Chute (1917-1986) - New!
Stanley S. Schnetzler (1893-1955) - New!
A Crisis of Nihilism - New!
Wilford Allen (1897-1965) - New!
Leslie Gordon Barnard (1890-1961)
Don't Mind the Explosions