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29 June 2018  

Adventure House
Now available!


Wings For the Dead by Robert J. Hogan
“Watch for the Man in Armor!” were the dying words that G-8 heard, before he started on a hunt through the Skies of Hell where Death is the gruesome host! 
Fly with the Master Spy to the ends of the blooding Air Trails!

A Hog For Punishment by Greaseball Joe


Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee

7x10, 110 pages, $14.95


 
Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - May 1948

The Diamond Killers by Robert Wallace
When the U.S. Customs is defrauded, Richard Curtis Van Loan pits himself against an evil merchant of murder who heads a grim combine of criminals! 
Follow the Phantom as he takes a hand in a game of smuggling and slaughter!

Run For Your Life by Norman A. Daniels
Corpse By Mistake by Anthony Tompkins
A Slight Case of Murder by Arthur Leo Zagat
Help the Killer by William O’Sullivan


Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
 

7x10, 112 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

Detective Short Stories – April 1943

The Secret Weapon Murders by Russell Gray
Catching criminals was Police Chief Regan’s specialty, whether they were petty thieves or big-city gangsters of Nazi spies!

Too Much Murder by Cyril Plunkett
Death Is A Damsel by Robert C. Blackmon
A Corpse For O’Hara by Frederic Sinclair
Japs In The Belfry by L.R. Batman
Dangerous Dame by Eric Howard
Copper’s Kid by Ralph Berard
The Patriotic Phantom by Dale Cochrane
Don’t Worry About the Killer by Thomas Thursday
Cadavers Don’t Make A Fifth Column by Fredric Brown

Cover Artist: Norman Saunders

 
Cover Artist: Frank R. Paul

7x10, 112 pages, $14.95



Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
THE DOOM LEGION
Written by Will Murray.
Cover by Joe DeVito.
Coming soon!

When a weird meteor crashes in the middle of Central Park on Halloween night, its eerie unholy light attracts the attention of Richard Wentworth––alias The Spider!

Investigating, the millionaire criminologist encounters a maelstrom of madness in the making.
Drawn, too, are two sinister figures from the past––international master criminals who join forces to harness the power of the pulsing meteorite.

Alone, The Spider confronts his greatest challenge, but he is not alone this time.
For the unholy power of the meteorite draws James Christopher, alias Operator 5, and another government agent from the past, known only as G-8….

Together, this heroic trio must battle a pair of powerful adversaries intent on harnessing and unleashing the malevolent power of the Green Meteorite.


The hardcover edition will likely be available in August. It will include a bonus Secret 6 story not available in any other edition...

Will began writing the sequel to The Doom Legion this week...it's called Fury in Steel and features The Spider alone!




Airship 27 Productions
QUATERMAIN : THE NEW ADVENTURES
THE LIGHTNING BIRD

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the fourth book in their series, “Quatermain : The New Adventures. Writer Wayne Carey offers up his second full length novel in the series with, “The Lightning Bird.”

When the president of the First National Bank of Durban dies mysteriously, consumed by flames, a beautiful Zulu woman named Izula approaches hunter-guide Allan Quatermain with a fantastic tale. She believes the cause of the man’s death, and those of others is the legendary Impundulu, better known as the Lightning Bird. 

Quatermain reluctantly agrees to help her and with the aid of his friend, Sean Finnegan, they launch an expedition eastward to the Grootslang Kloof located in the Soutpansberg Mountains. It is here, the mysterious forest of Thathe, surrounding Lake Fundudzi, that Izula hopes to find the malevolent witch doctor she believes is controlling the Impundulu.

The trail leads them a hidden city now ruled by a sadistic Portuguese trader. To free the enslaved populace and defeat him, Quatermain and his companions will have to confront an evil as old as time itself. Here is H. Rider Haggards’ most famous pulp hero in a brand new, action packed novel that will have pulp fans cheering.

“Wayne Carey’s work is true to the spirit of Haggard’s character in every way,” says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. Carey’s first Quatermain novel, “The Beast Men,” was released earlier this year to critical success. “Even the good people of the Rider Haggard Society applauded Carey’s ability to portray the hero authentically,” adds Fortier. For “The Lightning Bird” artist Clayton Hinkle once again provides the interior illustrations while Graham Hill returns to do the cover. “As long as we have such a talented team in place, our readers can expect to see many new Quatermain African adventures.”

Available from Amazon in paperback and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN GRAVES
By Thomas McNulty

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is proud to present author Thomas McNulty’s newest full length novel, “The Adventures of Captain Graves.”

Of all the colorful men who sailed the exotic waters of the South Pacific, none was more legendary Captain Elliot Graves. Rogue, pirate, spy, explorer were all titles used in telling of his adventures aboard his ship, The Reaper’s Sythe. Then in 1944, Captain Graves disappeared without a trace, his ship supposedly sinking of the coast of Australia with all hands lost.

Eight years later, reporter Bill Harrison finds him living in Honolulu and manages to persuade Graves to recount the events of his last and greatest adventure. Now for the first time the legendary sea captain will reveal what actually happened on a remote South Sea island that changed his life forever.

“I first met Thomas McNulty at the Windy City Pulp show years ago,” reports Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “At that time he was selling his comprehensive biography of Hollywood swashbuckler, Errol Flynn. We became friends and I later learned he is one of the premier western writers in the country today.”

Though successful at writing westerns, McNulty had always wanted to pen an old fashion pulper inspired by the man whose life he had chronicled, Errol Flynn. From that inspiration was born “The Adventures of Captain Graves.” He approached Fortier with the idea and soon the book was in full production.

Now Thomas McNulty spins a fast paced tale of two-fisted men, beautiful women and lush island paradises where both heaven and hell await. Canadian Ted Hammond provides the gorgeous cover and Ed Catto, a well known marketing personality, donned his own artist cap to do nine black and white interior pieces, all of which was assembled by award winning Art Direct Rob Davis.

“The Adventures of Captain Graves” is a classic pulp adventure delivered by a master storyteller.


Available from Amazon in paperback and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
New releases premiering at PulpFest!
Coming soon!


Secret Agent X: The Complete Series, Volume 9
by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Paul Chadwick

For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939, SECRET AGENT "X" battled the forces of evil in the pages of his own pulp magazine. Now, for the first time... the complete pulp series is being reprinted in nine deluxe omnibus editions! The text has been reset and all the original interior illustrations have been remastered. This volume contains the final five stories, by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Paul Chadwick: "Claws of the Corpse Cult," "The Corpse that Murdered," "Curse of the Crimson Horde," "Corpse Contraband" and "Yoke of the Crimson Coterie." This is THE Secret Agent "X" reprint series to own!

PLUS: the one-shot Captain Hazzard adventure "Python Men of Lost City" by Paul Chadwick!

524 pages | $34.95 softcover | $44.95 hardcover



The Complete Air Adventures of Gales & McGill, Volume 2: 1930-31
by Frederick Nebel


Follow Bill Gales and Mike McGill, hard fighting and high flying soldiers of fortune; freelancers for hire from China to Borneo and beyond. Follow their hard-boiled exploits in the sinister Far East. This, the second of two volumes, collects the last seven tales, written by Black Mask alum Frederick Nebel, and the novel Bloodhounds of the Sky ripped from the pages of the Fiction House rough paper mags, Air Stories and Wings.

440 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover



Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #8: The Black Avenger
by Robert Sidney Bowen


“To Captain Ayres: The greatest among us has died by your hand. We, the living, are pledged to avenge that loss. Within forty-eight hours you and your comrades will be wiped from the face of the earth. Nothing can save you!” This message, signed Ekar, was dropped on Dusty’s drome; at the same time another Yank air field nearby was wiped out by a new horror weapon—a flaming rain that destroyed everything it touched! How can America fight this new menace? How can she keep the Blacks from crossing her borders?

184 pages | $13.95 softcover



The Complete Cases of Needle Mike, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)
by William E. Barrett

A millionaire playboy with a yen for excitement, young Ken McNally disguises himself as the gray-haired, gold-toothed, jaundiced-looking proprietor of a seedy tattoo parlor in the “tenderloin” district of St. Louis. His unusual occupation frequently brings him into contact with underworld denizens who, willingly or accidentally, embroil him in criminal activities.

Written by William E. Barrett, Needle Mike found himself embroiled in nearly 20 hard-boiled mysteries originally published between 1935 and 1938 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

Contains the following stories: “The Tattooed Corpse,” “The Tattooed Countess,” “The Tattooed Curse” and “The Tattooed Cobra.”

258 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


The Complete Cases of Inspector Allhoff, Volume 2 (The Dime Detective Library)
by D.L. Champion

Brilliant, decisive, and hard-charging, Deputy Inspector Allhoff was the NYPD’s ace detective until bullets from a mobster’s machine gun robbed him of his legs, his career, and—in the opinion of an associate—his sanity. Yet Allhoff was too good a man to be put out to pasture, so New York’s police commissioner found a way to keep him employed and refer to him such cases as the department couldn’t or wouldn’t handle. Confined to a wheelchair and operating from a seedy tenement flat, Allhoff is assisted by two cops: Battersly, the rookie patrolman whose brief moment of cowardice cost the inspector his legs, and Simmons, the bitter career cop who detests Allhoff but sticks with the embittered cripple to protect his own pension.

Contains the following stories: “The 10:30 to Sing Sing,” “Coffee for a Killer,” “The Corpse That Wasn’t There,” “A Bed for the Body,” “Tell It to Homicide,” “Murder in the Mirror,” “A Leg on Murder,” “You’re the Crime in My Coffee.”

328 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


The Complete Cases of Peter Kane (The Dime Detective Library)
by Hugh B. Cave
introduction by Bob Byrne

No longer a Boston police officer, hard-boiled drunk Peter Kane made the easy transition to work as a P.I. Though now in private practice, Kane had a knack for cracking cases while constantly inebriated. Collecting the entire series, along with an all-new introduction by Bob Byrne.

Written by Hugh B. Cave, Kane stumbled through nine gin-soaked yarns published between 1934 and 1942 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

Contains the following stories: “The Late Mr. Smythe,” “Hell on Hume Street,” “Bottled in Blonde,” “The Man Who Looked Sick,” “The Screaming Phantom,” “The Brand of Kane,” “Ding Dong Belle,” “The Dead Don’t Swim” and “No Place to Hide.”


365 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover


The Complete Cases of Ken Carter (The Dime Detective Library)
by Norvell Page

Immediately before picking up the reigns of writing the adventures of the Spider, pulp writer Norvell Page introduced the weird detective mysteries of another, similar adventure character, Ken Carter. Running in the hard-boiled pages of the 1930s detective pulps, Ken Carter battled a myriad of offbeat villains in a series which is clearly a prototype of Page’s style of novels he soon later wrote of the Spider. Collecting all seven stories, along with their original illustrations.

Contains the following stories: “Hell’s Music,” “City of Corpses,” “Statues of Horror,” “Gallows Ghost,” “Satan’s Hoof,” “The Sinister Embrace” and “Satan’s Sideshow.”


367 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover


The Complete Cases of Seekay (The Dime Detective Library)
by Paul Ernst
introduction by Will Murray

The cases he takes up are often bizarre and grotesque, but no more so than this anonymous private investigator himself: Seekay’s entire face is covered by a mask of pink celluloid, with only his “burning black eyes” visible to those who come into contact with him—and who almost invariably are unnerved by the experience, whether friend or foe. Collecting the entire series, written by the writer of The Avenger, Paul Ernst.

Contains the following stories: “Madame Murder—and The Corpse Brigade,” “The Corpse With The Third Eye,” “Case Of The Smoking Skulls,” “Two Tickets To Hell” and “Widow Of The Talking Head.”


193 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


The Complete Cases of Secrets, Inc., Volume 2 (The Dime Detective Library)
by Frederick C. Davis

From 1933 to 1935, Frederick C. Davis chronicled the cases of Hollywood P.I. firm Secrets, Inc. Led by Clay “Oke” Oakley and assisted by Cherry Morris and Archibald Brixey, Secrets, Inc., investigated some of the weirdest and most ingenious crimes in the long history of Dime Detective Magazine—all centering around the film industry. Volume 2 collects the final five mysteries.

Contains the following stories: “Death on Delivery,” “Tracks of the Turtle,” “Blood from the Parrot,” “The Green Ghoul” and “Doorway to Doom.”


332 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover












Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Even More Vintage Pulp Logo T-Shirts Are Now Available
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Altus Press Latest Releases: The Lost Spider Novel, Dusty Ayres, and a New Issue of Black Mask Magazine
The Next Wave of The H. Bedford-Jones Library is Here
Mavericks Headlines the Next Wave of Popular Hero Reprints

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW #130: “Hands in the Dark” and “Murder Marsh”
The Master of Darkness crushes crime in classic pulp thrillers by Walter. B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, guided by a hidden mastermind, “Hands in the Dark” deliver sudden death, and the only clue is a blood-red message left by a dead man! Then, as scientists seek an exotic plant and crooks hunt ill-gotten wealth, The Shadow stalks death itself in the haunted “Murder Marsh." This instant collectors item showcases both original color pulp covers by George Rozen plus the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell with historical commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-248-3 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops July 4!

THE SHADOW Volume 131: “Vanished Treasure” & “Isle of Gold”
The Dark Avenger searches for Revolutionary War treasures in two never-reprinted pulp thrillers by Walter. B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow confronts a ghost when a deadly inheritance dating back to the American Revolution sets cousins against each other in their pursuit of “Vanished Treasure." Then, the Master of Darkness follows a dead man’s map on a deadly treasure hunt that leads to the “Isle of Gold." This instant collectors item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney plus Edd Cartier's original interior illustrations, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-249-0 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
AUTOGRAPHED SHADOW PULP COVER PROOFS FOR SALE!

Anthony Tollin has decided to offer for sale (for the first time ever) original pulp cover proofs signed by artist George J. Rozen (1895-1974) that have been in his personal collection for three decades.
These were from George Rozen's personal collection of proofs, and are printed on slightly heavier paper stock with nothing printed on the reverse side.
They are incredibly rare even unsigned, and these are autographed by the artist who basically created The Shadow's iconic visual appearance. Each comes with a Statement of Authenticity signed by me.
Here's your chance to get an incredibly rare Shadow collectible AND George Rozen's even rarer autograph at the same time!
All cover proofs are $500@ unless otherwise noted. Seriously interested buyers can email Anthony at sanctumotr@earthlink.net and request scans for specific cover requests.

1933-12-01: CRIME CLINIC
1934-05-15: DEATH CLEW
1934-08-15: GYPSY VENGEANCE ($600)
1935-05-15: THE THIRD SKULL ($600)
1935-07-01: CHARG, MONSTER
1935-09-15: LONDON CRIMES
1936-01-12: SEVEN DROPS OF BLOOD
1936-04-01: THE COBRA
1936-08-01: THE SLEDGE-HAMMER CRIMES
1936-11-15: STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE of JOE CARDONA
1937-04-01: WASHINGTON CRIME
1937-07-01: CRIME, INSURED
1938-03-01: THE GOLDEN PAGODA
1938-10-15: VANISHED TREASURE
1941-10-15: DICTATOR OF CRIME
1941-12-01: MURDER MANSION
1942-12-01: VENGEANCE BAY
1942-05-15: DEATH'S BRIGHT FINGER ($550)



THE ART OF THE PULPS
by Doug Ellis, Ed Hulse, and Robert Weinberg
Foreword by F. Paul Wilson

Voted the Best Art Book in the 2018 LOCUS Awards.

A team of experts in each of the ten major Pulp genres, from action Pulps to spicy Pulps and more, chart for the first time the complete history of Pulp magazines–the stories and their writers, the graphics and their artists, and, of course, the publishers, their market, and readers.

Each chapter in the book, which is illustrated with more than 400 examples of the best Pulp graphics (many from the Editors’ collections—among the world’s largest) is organized in a clear and accessible way, starting with an introductory overview of the genre, followed by a selection of the best covers and interior graphics, organized chronologically through the chapter. All images are fully captioned (many are in essence "nutshell" histories in themselves). Two special features in each chapter focus on topics of particular interest (such as extended profiles of Daisy Bacon, Pulp author and editor of Love Story, the hugely successful romance Pulp, and of Harry Steeger, co-founder of Popular Publications in 1930 and originator of the "Shudder Pulp" genre).

With an overall Introduction on "The Birth of the Pulps" by Doug Ellis, and with two additional chapters focusing on the great Pulp writers and the great Pulp artists, The Art of the Pulps covers every aspect of this fascinating genre; it is the first definitive visual history of the Pulps.

Hardcover, 240 pages, $49.99.

IDW Publishing  Amazon.com  2018 Locus Awards Winners


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Jon Black Discusses his novel "Bel Nemeton"

Award winning author Jon Black makes his first appearance on our show to discuss his novel Bel Nemeton which tells the story of the wizard Merlin from Arthurian legend and what happened to him after the death of King Arthur as a modern search goes on to find his tomb in the 21st Century.  Jon is a professional writer who has spent time in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East.  He has a degree in Middle Eastern studies and real love for Arthurian lore.  He also has written several sort stories and has 2 novels that will likely be published within the coming year.  His novel Bel Nemeton is well written and entertaining.  It will make a great summer read!

Past episodes:
Author and Publisher James Bojaciuk discusses his work
UFOs & Nukes by Robert Hastings (and quite alot more)
Doc Brazen: Millenium Bug - A Doc Savage Pastiche
Secret Agent X, Volume 6 from Airhsip 27
Four in the Way: Vol. 2 of the Saints and Sinners Series
Doc Savage Pastiches
"Three on a Match" - Sergio Leone meets Barsoom
Bobby Nash discusses "Sanderson of Metro"

A Baker's Dozen: Thirteen Essays on the man of Bronze and his Milieu - Now available!
by Jeff Deischer


This volume is a collection of the essays I’ve written about Doc Savage. The eleven essays that have appeared elsewhere earlier have been revised for this book. Most, but not all, are included in my chronology of the Doc Savage stories, The Adventures of the Man of Bronze: a Definitive Chronology. Some of these have appeared in various volumes of THE BIG BOOK OF BRONZE and THE BRONZE GAZETTE. Two are new, having appeared nowhere before.

Eleven of the thirteen are deductive in nature, while the final two are speculative. What this means is that the eleven are based on evidence in the stories, and logical conclusions drawn. The two speculative essays concern Doc Savage’s family, and the family of Monk Mayfair. These are creative exercises, and not intended to be taken as gospel. Doc Savage inhabits his own universe (though a case could be made, based on Will Murray’s two novels in which Doc teams up with the Shadow, The Sinister Shadow and Empire of Doom, that both characters belong to a Street & Smith universe).

As a bonus, also included is an interview with Will Murray as he was writing what may be the final Wild Adventure of the Man of Bronze.


Kindle Price:    $3.00
Kindle  


Black Dog Books
Claimed! / Avalon
by Francis Stevens, Gene Christie (Editor), and F. Paul Wilson (Introduction)

Now available!

From the pen of Francis Stevens, the Grand Mistress of Dark Fantasy, come two classic novels of weird fascination.

Claimed!
The Atlantic vomits forth a stream of boiling lava and a new land mass is formed. Crewmen from a passing ship investigate and are puzzled to discover a mysterious blue-green box bearing an enigmatic inscription on this virgin island. The box passes through multiple hands, and a bizarre fate seems to follows all those who acquire it, eventually leading to a confrontation as the true owner comes forth to claim this mystical ancient artifact!

Avalon
What dark mystery shrouds this island community off the Carolina coast? What black shadow is draped over Cliff House, the ancestral home of the Avalon family? Uncover the startling revelations in this tale of conspiracy and long-buried secrets.

With an introduction by F. Paul Wilson, Grand Master Award Recipient, Horror Writers of America

Includes the first photograph of Francis Stevens/Gertrude Bennett to ever see print!


Paperback: 242 pages
Publisher: Black Dog Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$14.95

Copies can be ordered from Mike Chomko or Amazon at the link below..
Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.


Black Dog Books
The Golden Cat: A Further Adventure of Peter the Brazen
by George F. Worts, Tom Roberts (Editor, Introduction)

Now available!
In the clutches of the Devil of Shanghai!

Peter Moore, informally known as Peter the Brazen, the master of adventurous intrigue, has returned to China. And this can mean but one thing. . . . Trouble is sure to follow!

In George F. Worts’ follow up novel to the best selling Peter the Brazen, Peter Moore again finds himself embroiled in East Asian intrigue and suspense.

Gloria Dale, the beautiful, golden-haired, blue-eyed American god-daughter to Prince Chu, is kidnapped from a temple in Ly-Chang by the treacherous Fong-Chi-Ah.

Word has reached Peter Moore. The pursuit of Gloria Dale unleashes a deadly chain of startling events, culminating in the ultimate showdown between Peter and Fong, the Devil of Shanghai.

Also included is a previously unknown story of Peter Moore.

With an introduction by Tom Roberts.
First time in paperback.


Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Black Dog Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$14.95
Copies can be ordered from Mike Chomko or Amazon at the link below..
Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.


Black Dog Books
Outlaws of the Sun: And Other Tales to Astound
by Victor Rousseau, Tom Roberts (Introduction), Morgan Wallace (Foreword)

Now available!

Across the vast reaches of space stretch these spirited works of classic science fiction and speculative fantasy from Victor Rousseau, author of The Messiah of the Cylinder and Draft of Eternity.

The Atom Smasher
A blinding light, the frantic oscillation of the Atom Smasher— and two innocents are plunged into the awful nothingness of the fifth dimension, where neither space nor time exists, only a sense of death, awful and indescribable. Will these innocents be sacrificed upon the altar of science? Only inventor Tode can decide.

Revolt on Inferno
Banished from Earth and sent to a doomed planet, fifty men—and one woman—find themselves condemned to a fate worse than death!

The Beetle Horde
Only two adventurers stand in the way of Bram’s horrible revenge—unleashing an armada of man-sized beetles upon a defenseless world.

Outlaws of the Sun
Transported to Circe, outermost of the planets, three intrepid explorers fall victim to the designs of a mad scientist.

These and other works are sure to astonish and entertain!

With an introduction by Tom Roberts
Foreword by Morgan Wallace


Paperback: 346 pages
Publisher: Black Dog Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$14.95


Copies can be ordered from Mike Chomko or Amazon at the link below..
Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.


Black Dog Books
WINDY CITY PULP STORIES #18
Now available!

Recognizing Wings and the Air War Pulps and publisher Harold Hersey
A must have for anyone interested in the history of the pulp magazine field!

CONTENTS
Wings and the Air War Pulps
“Fighting Aces of War Skies,” by Steve Young and Mike Chomko, “Fiction Takes Wing,” by August Lenniger, “Writers A-Wing,” by Arch Whitehouse

Hersey
Articles, Fiction and Verse by Harold Hersey: “A Brief Autobiography,” “Twenty Years in the Editorial Harness,” “Portraits of Authors Who Call Upon Me,” “The Velvet Footed Camels,” “An Experiment in Cooperation,” “The Mysterious Package,” “The Half-Gods,” “The Dreamers,” “The Hidden Bells”

“A Free Range Discourse with F. Paul Wilson,” by Tom Roberts

Film Focus
“From Pulp to the Silver Screen, 2018,” by Ed Hulse


Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: Black Dog Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$14.95


Copies can be ordered from Mike Chomko or Amazon at the link below..
Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS: PULPOURRI
By Ed Hulse, Rick Lai, Will Murray, Laurie Powers, Jeffrey Shanks, Dave Smith
Edited by Ed Hulse
Now available!

Webster's Dictionary describes Potpourri as "a miscellaneous collection."
Murania Press describes Pulpourri as "a miscellaneous collection of well-written, impeccably researched essays on pulp fiction and how it influenced American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries."

This latest volume in the BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS series has been assembled by Ed Hulse, co-editor of Amazon's best-selling THE ART OF THE PULPS, from contributions by some of today's most distinguished pop-culture scholars and archeologists. Their lengthy, informative essays are profusely illustrated with pulp and book covers, interior artwork, rare photographs, and movie posters. And the works herein are new to this volume, not culled from back issues of BLOOD 'N' THUNDER.

Hulse leads off the book with a 15,000-word piece on the masterwork of celebrated mystery writer Mary Roberts Rinehart: THE BAT, which began life as a 1907 pulp yarn and over the next several decades was revived in books, movies, and even a hit Broadway play. More importantly, it influenced the creation of Batman by Bob Kane and Bill Finger.

In other essays: Jeffrey Shanks looks at colonialism in the pulps. Dave Smith chronicles the exploits of the original Suicide Squad, a trio of hard-charging FBI agents from the pulp ACE G-MAN STORIES. Laurie Powers profiles Street & Smith's top female editor, Daisy Bacon, who made LOVE STORY MAGAZINE the top-selling pulp and ended her career trying to revive the flagging SHADOW and DOC SAVAGE pulps. Will Murray reveals the early literary efforts of Robert Maxwell, best known for producing the ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN radio and TV shows but also a prolific contributor to the notorious girlie pulps published by DC Comics head honcho Harry Donenfeld. And in a massive (18,000 words), exhaustively researched piece, Rick Lai discusses the use of ancient religion and mythology in the works of Conan creator Robert E. Howard. This essay is accompanied by a reprint of Howard's "Black Talons," a weird mystery from 1933 and one of his most obscure stories.

In the realm of motion pictures adapted from pulp yarns, Ed Hulse documents the making of HAWK OF THE WILDERNESS, the 1938 Republic serial version of William L. Chester's classic adventure yarn from BLUE BOOK magazine. And we present what may be the only surviving photos taken on location during production of the aborted 1935 film featuring Street & Smith's Western-pulp hero Pete Rice.

Blood 'n' Thunder Presents #4
Introduction by Ed Hulse
Trade paperback, 8 1/2 x 11
, 216 pages
$24.95

PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS.
OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Now available!

The latest release from Murania Press is a collection of informative, extensively researched essays on the Westerns of pulp fiction and Saturday-matinee motion pictures from the 20th century’s first half. Most of these pieces initially saw print in BLOOD 'N' THUNDER; a few were originally written for other publications; and one is new to this book. The reprinted essays all have been reedited and expanded, some considerably. Author Ed Hulse examines best-selling authors such as Zane Grey, Max Brand, Walt Coburn, and Clarence E. Mulford; memorable series characters such as Zorro, Hopalong Cassidy, The Lone Ranger, and Whistling Dan Barry; and popular cowboy stars such as Tom Mix, Roy Rogers, William Boyd, Randolph Scott, George O’Brien — to name just a few in each category.

While not a comprehensive narrative history, this book’s 17 essays in their totality cover a long span of time and a great deal of ground. The author has uncovered a wealth of heretofore unreported information on the making of classic Western movies, much of it gleaned from the actors, writers, and directors themselves.

As a bonus the book reprints Stewart Edward White’s outstanding 1919 novella, THE KILLER, twice adapted by Hollywood; the second and best version, a stylish 1932 exercise in “Western Gothic” titled MYSTERY RANCH, is covered by Hulse at length in the 5,100-word essay written specifically to accompany White’s story.

At 286 pages, its 146,000 words accompanied by dozens of seldom-seen cover reproductions and rare movie stills, THE WILD WEST OF FICTION AND FILM is an invaluable addition to the history of American pop culture. It's available at muraniapress.com for $25.00, which includes free shipping to domestic U.S. buyers.


Cover Art by Walter Baumhofer
286 pages., deluxe trade paperback edition, 8 1/2 X 11
Price: $25.00


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

The Latest from Murania Press

June 2018 Collectibles Section Update
Happy Birthday, Iris Meredith!
2018 Windy City Film Program


Bold Venture Press
Pulp Adventures #29
Now available!

A packed issue with mystery, western, horror reprints of classic pulp fiction with illustrations by the best of the best pulp fictioneers from the days of the FICTION FACTORY, and dynamite new pulp-style fiction! Cover art by Harold J. Ward, and an interior illustration for one of the new stories by a new young artist, Aleena Valentine-Lopez , working hard to learn the trade.

CLASSIC PULP
"The Absent Corpse" by Charles Boeckman
"Wreckage Reef" by Albert Richard Wetjen
"Where God Turns His Back" (a Peter Scarlet adventure) by Theodore Roscoe
"Golden Humbug" by Laurence Donovan

NEW PULP FICTION
"The Gentleman’s Exit" by Andrew Bourelle
"Bloody Mary" by Jack Burns
"The Sixty-Year Sleep" by Adam Beau McFarlane
"Laguna del Espirita Santo" by David Bernard
"Sick Dummies" by Johnny Strike
"Boxing, Babes & Bullets" by Gary Lovisi
"The Gumshoe and the Glitterati" by Rie Sheridan Rose

AN ARTICLE OF INTEREST
"Judging a Book" by Jim Noy, EDITOR of the BOLD VENTURE PRESS reprints of THEODORE ROSCOE books I'LL GRIND THEIR BONES and MURDER ON THE WAY!



Bold Venture Press
ZORRO AND THE LITTLE DEVIL
By Peter David
Coming in July!

Bold Venture Press will release a brand new ZORRO novel in July in both paperback and hard cover, a brand new addition to our six volumes of original pulp fiction stories by Johnston McCulley.
ZORRO AND THE LITTLE DEVIL, along with a bonus story entitled “Diego and the Baron,” licensed by Zorro Productions, are written by Peter David. writer of comic books, novels, television, films and video games. His notable comic book work includes an award-winning 12-year run on The Incredible Hulk, as well as runs on Aquaman, Young Justice, Supergirl, Fallen Angel, Spider-Man 2099 and X-Factor.

His Star Trek work includes both comic books and novels such as Imzadi, and co-creating the New Frontier series. His other novels include film adaptations, media tie-ins, and original works, such as the Apropos of Nothing and Knight Life series. His television work includes series such as Babylon 5, Young Justice, Ben 10: Alien Force and Nickelodeon's Space Cases, which he co-created with Bill Mumy. David often jokingly describes his occupation as "Writer of Stuff", and is noted for his prolific writing, characterized by its mingling of real-world issues with humor and references to popular culture, as well as elements of metafiction and self-reference.

David has earned multiple awards for his work, including a 1992 Eisner Award, a 1993 Wizard Fan Award, a 1996 Haxtur Award, a 2007 Julie Award and a 2011 GLAAD Media Award.




Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Consumption: The Adventure of the Incognita Countess
Pulp Appeal: The Green Hornet
Pulp Appeal: Econoclash Review #1
Pulp Appeal: CIRSOVA #5


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
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The 2018 Issues are numbers 81, 82, and 83.

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THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #81 is now available and recommended!
 
Front Cover: Dan Brereton
"The State of the World of Bronze" by Chuck Welch
"Notes on a Doc Savage Illustration" by
Dan Brereton
"The Stories Behind the Story" by David Avallone
"Reviewing the Ring of Fire" by Bobb Cotter
"The Girl Who Hated Doc Savage" by Dafydd Neal Dyar
"Doc Savage and the WEP" by Julián Paga
"Sons of Savage: Doc Caliban" by Art Sippo, MD
"Doc Has a Gun!" by Michael Ingalls
Back Cover: Tim Faurote imagines Doc and the Fatal Five in the style of James Bama

Everything, new and old, is beautifully designed by Kez Wilson.
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Castalia House Blog - Now online!

The Cosmic Express - New!
The Best of Thrilling Adventures 1933-35 - New!
Sensor Sweep: REH Guide, Realism, Short Stories, Street & Smith Pulp Sales, Star Wars
Short Reviews – Cold War, by Kris Neville
The Pulp Swordsmen: Michel de Guyon
The Phantom, Arifureta, and Ignition!


CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS Volume 1 - Coming in January - Corrected listing!
Written by ROY THOMAS with BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, JOHN JAKES, MICHAEL MOORCOCK and JAMES CAWTHORN

Art by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH with GIL KANE and JOHN BUSCEMA
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY


Know, oh prince, that in the year 1970, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, sword in hand, slashed his way into four-color life. This January, ahead of Conan’s triumphant return to Marvel Comics, Marvel is proud to announce the release of CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS. Fully remastered, this tome features Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith’s ground-breaking adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s iconic character.

Collecting CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1-26 from 1970-1973–as well as material from 1971’s SAVAGE TALES #1 and #4, CHAMBER OF DARKNESS #4, and CONAN CLASSIC #1-11–the CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS omnibus presents each story in all its glory, from covers to letter pages, all painstakingly restored to match the beauty of the original editions.

Relive the early exploits of Conan across shining kingdoms of an age undreamed of, as he becomes thief, slayer and a legend.


Check out some sample artwork of the restored works at the links below.

Hardcover, 8x12, 720 pages, Full Color, $125.00, On sale January 16.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS VOLUME 1 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Now Available).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL181158 (Cassaday cover). - CORRECTED!
The Diamond Item Code is JUL181159 (Smith cover). - CORRECTED!






 

CONAN OMNIBUS VOLUME 5 TPB  - Arriving in comic shops July 4!
Brian Wood (Writer), Roy Thomas (Writer), Darick Robertson (Writer), Becky Cloonan (Art), Mike Hawthorne (Art), James Harren (Art), Dan Panosian (Art), Vasilis Lolos (Art), Daclan Shelvey (Art), John Lucas (Iink), Dave Stewart (Color), Dan Jackson (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Peerless in battle, Conan meets his match in the alluring pirate queen, Belit in the acclaimed Brian Wood adaptation of Howard's classic "Queen of the Black Coast."

Featuring the spectacular art of Becky Cloonan, James Harren, and Mike Hawthorne and the conclusion of the Roy Thomas penned "Road of Kings." Collects Conan Vol. 12: Throne of Aquilonia (Conan: Road of Kings #7-12, #14, #16-21), Conan Vol. 13: Queen of the Black Coast (Conan the Barbarian #1-6), Conan Vol. 14: The Death (Conan the Barbarian #7-12).


Trade paperback, 432 pages, $24.99





 

COWBOYS, CREATURES, AND CLASSICS STORY OF REPUBLIC PICTURES - Coming in September!
(Writers) Chris Enss, Howard Kazanjian

Republic Pictures was the little studio in the San Fernando Valley where movies were made family style. A core of technicians, directors, and actors worked hard at their craft as Republic released a staggering total of more than a thousand films through the late 1950s. Republic brought action, adventure, and escape to neighborhood movies houses across America. And they brought it with style. Republic Pictures became a studio where major directors could bring their personal vision to the screen. Sometimes these were projects no other studio would touch such as The Quiet Man (which brought director John Ford an Oscar) and Macbeth. Cowboys, Creatures and Classics: The Story of Republic Pictures is the honest account of an extraordinary production house, one whose ability to turn out films quickly boded well for its transition into television production.

Hardcover: 264 pages
Publisher: Lyons Press
Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 8 inches

$35.00





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

Forgotten Stories: Captain Blood in "THE PRIZE" by Rafael Sabatini (1921)
- New!
Pirate Comics: "Eric Falcon, Soldier of Fortune" by Bill Ward  
DC TRIP: The Museum that 007 Built
Forgotten Books: THE LEGION OF THE LIVING DEAD by Carroll John Daly (1937)  
Forgotten Books: THE BODY LOOKS FAMILIAR / THE LATE MRS. FIVE by Richard Wormser
DC TRIP: WWI Fighters at the Air and Space Museum 
DC TRIP: Killer Spy Gadgets (Part 1) 
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book (1946) 
DC TRIP: Space Stuff



The Digest Enthusiast #8
 Now available and recommended!

The eight spectacular edition of The Digest Enthusiast is now available in print and eBook editions.
CONTENTS
Interview
Interview with Michael Bracken, author of over 1,200 short stories

News Digest
News Digest Previews and news from AHMM, Amazing Stories, Black Cat Mystery Magazine, Broadswords and Blasters, Crime Syndicate Magazine, D&O:The Magazine, EconoClash Review, EQMM, F&SF, Fate, Hot Lead, Men of Violence, Monster!, Mystery Weekly Magazine, Nostalgia Digest, Paperback Parade, PulpFest 2018, Pulp Horror, Pulp Literature, Pulp Modern, Sleazy Reader, and Switchblade; writers Tom Brinkmann, Steve Carper, Peter Enfantino, Richard Kellogg, Robert Lopresti, Vince Nowell, Sr., and Art Taylor; and artists Michael Neno and Bob Vojtko.

Articles
Manhunt 1953 part three by Peter Enfantino
Gamma: New Frontiers in Fiction by Vince Nowell, Sr.
The Connie Kreski Conundrum by Tom Brinkmann
One-and-Dones part two by Steve Carper
Tribute to Joe Wehrle, Jr. by Richard Krauss
First Issues: Complete, Verdict, and Shell Scott
Western Magazine by Peter Enfantino


Fiction
Fiction by Josh Pachter and Robert Snashall

Over 100 cover images, 152 pages
Cover by Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Photos, artwork, and cartoons by Amber Bracken, Marc Myers, Lori-Ann Reif, Bob Vojtko, and Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Print $8.99 (b&w interior)
eBook $2.99 (color)


Print version, $8.99, includes nearly 100 cover images, 152 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest.
Kindle version and Magzter, $2.99



 
 
 

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Coming soon: Pulp Modern
  - New!
MEN OF VIOLENCE NO. 10
Hot Lead No. 2
Double Trouble
Occult Detective Quarterly No. 4 Spring 2018
Weird Menace Vol. 1
The Digest Enthusiast No. 8


DMR Books - Now available in eBook editions!

The Thief of Forthe and Other Stories by Clifford Ball
After the death of Robert E. Howard, Clifford Ball was the first writer to follow in his footsteps and pen sword and sorcery stories for Weird Tales. For the first time ever, all of Ball’s stories are collected into one volume. A must-have for pulp historians and fans of fantasy, horror, and weird fiction! 206 pages.


Table of Contents:
Duar the Accursed
The Thief of Forthe
The Goddess Awakes
The Swine of Aeaea
The Little Man
The Werewolf Howls

The limited edition "classic size" version of this title will be available in April.
Trade paperback and digital versions will be coming later this spring.
$10.00




The Sapphire Goddess - The Fantasies of Nictzin Dyalhis
At last, the stories of one of the most unusual writers of weird fiction are collected! This volume contains all of Nictzin Dyalhis’ works of fantasy and science fiction, many of which have never before been reprinted. Those who love the wild imagination and masterful prose of authors such as Clark Ashton Smith and C.L. Moore are sure to enjoy this collection. 388 pages.

Table of Contents:

When the Green Star Waned
The Eternal Conflict
He Refused to Stay Dead
The Dark Lore
The Oath of Hul Jok
The Red Witch
The Sapphire Goddess
The Sea-Witch
Heart of Atlantan


The limited edition "classic size" version of this title will be available in April.
Trade paperback and digital versions will be coming later this spring.
$13.00





DMR Books Blog - Now online!

Forefathers of Sword and Sorcery: H. Rider Haggard - New!
Merritt's "The Moon Pool" Turns 100 - New!
Stephen Fabian and Robert E. Howard: Part Three
Quick Reviews: The Snake-Man's Bane
The DMRtian Chronicles - 4/29/2018
Out of Space and Time by Clark Ashton Smith
Forefathers of Sword and Sorcery: Harold Lamb
Who "Made" Conan and Robert E. Howard? -- Part One

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
UNTAMED PELLUCIDAR
By Lee Strong
Illustrated by Douglas Klauba

Now available in hardcover & softcover!

Northern Russia, 1924: The Red Army is eliminating those who resist the fledgling Soviet government. At The Battle of the Plutonian Plain, the White Russian forces, aided by wily American Edgar Rice Burroughs, do not fall, instead retreating into the dangers of Pellucidar. Comrade Trotsky, the Soviet leader, sends his troops to hunt them down—and destroy them.

Mikhail Kirillivitch Kirov, a young conscript caught up in this mad scheme, is fascinated by this new world. Formerly a student anthropologist, he finds Pellucidar’s Stone Age landscape and inhabitants a revelation—until he’s grabbed by a mammoth Skal and flown back to its aerie to feed its giant offspring.

Thus begins Kirov’s astounding adventure in the Northern environs of Pellucidar, rife with its incredible Paleolithic animal life, including Skals, Trals and Dyals, tremendous birds with sharp talons and fierce beaks; Ryths, the huge Stone Age cave bears whose claws can tear a man apart; and the vicious Jaloks, hyaenodons whose wild packs slaughter their prey mercilessly. These and other fantastic beasts stalk Kirov as he navigates the complex world of Pellucidar’s most dangerous predator: Man.

To survive, Kirov must escape slavery from the Beautiful Ala and her mighty Black Birdriders, foster a civil war, impress the natives with his “inventions,” conquer the terrifying Pulka Horde, and become a warlord of several tribes as they flee the Soviet invaders. It’s a tale in the grand tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ epic adventures at The Earth’s Core.


AUTHOR
Lee Strong’s heart was captured by the dinosaurs found At the Earth’s Core in 1962—he has been a Burroughs reader ever since. Lee also worked for the US Department of Defense (DOD); changed international policy with a single report; deployed to Kuwait; saved taxpayers $5 million; and reformed the $2 billion DOD Personal Property Program. A Soldier of Poloda is Lee’s first novel. He is currently working on two Pellucidar novels with more to come. Lee’s motto: More Adventure ! More Excitement !! More Burroughs !!!


ARTIST
An award-winning illustrator, Douglas Klauba was born and raised in Chicago, and is a graduate of the American Academy of Art. Doug's paintings have been included in the art annuals of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, the Society of Illustrators, and Imagine FX magazine. His painting, "Mercury Jack," exhibited in the Spectrum Show at the Museum of American Illustration and another of his paintings,"Da Vinci's Dream" was awarded Best in Show at the 2005 World Fantasy Convention. A poster of his painting, "Stella 7" can be seen hanging on Howard Wolowitz's bedroom wall on the hit television show, The Big Bang Theory. He was Artist Guest at the 2016 Oum Oum, and previously provided interior art for Tarzan Trilogy..


Harcover: $34.95 (Lulu.com)
Softcover: $19.95 (Amazon.com)

 



   

Edgar Rice Burroughs
SAVAGE PELLUCIDAR
Coming in September!

SAVAGE PELLUICAR
ERB’s seventh and final novel in the series is for the first time published by ERB Inc. and G&D in a Signed/Numbered Set (#1-248) -
with different dust jackets, bindings (red & blue), and front/end matter and a new Foreword by Richard Lupoff and Preface by Phil Burger.  

Each Set Includes:

Two matching number books signed by the contributors.
Dust Jacket paintings by Bob Eggleton (wraparound) and Thomas Grindberg.
30+ Story Illustrations including:

  Color artwork by Frazetta, Jusko and St. John (newly colorized)
  B&W illustrations by Takebe(16), Ivie, St. John and Grindberg.
Custom Slipcases, High Quality Paper and Bindings - 80# Finch in a vellum finish, vintage style book cloth, map endpapers, bookmarks and sewn bindings.

First Time in Hardback: ERB’s unpublished dj blurb, 2-page illustrated title pages for each of the four novellas.

Anticipated Ship Date Aug. 31st 2018


PRE-ORDER for THE LIMITED EDITION SET - SAVAGE PELLUCIDAR (1 of 248 signed/numbered)
$199.99





 

Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology
Now available!
Limited Edition - Only 380 copies still available!


This four volume set is Pre-Order Only! Reserve Your copy Today! Comes in a slipcase!

The Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology contains over 1,200 pages of material, spread over four volumes and includes 5000+ illustrations and 140,000 words. Its massive in scope and scale.

Written by Michael Tierney who worked closely with and was officially sanctioned by all the people at Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. to bring this massive project to life.

The ERBAC is as much an narrative history of ERB's publications as it is a visual history. Michael Tierney has combed the archives and gathered together a vast treasure trove of art, from pulp covers, to interior art, from novels that range on both sides of the Atlantic to the vast array of comic books that sported ERB's amazing creations. He's taken these and woven them into a discussion that explores the many facets of the various industries and Burroughs' place within them.

Officially licensed and sanctioned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., this nearly 1,200 page examination of the vast publishing illustrative history of Edgar Rice Burroughs is divided into four parts.
You can click on the LINK below to view sample pages.
NOTE: the resolution on the samples is reduced to make for faster downloads.


Volume 1: The Pulps The Dawn of the Age of Science Fiction
Volume 2: The Books Literature With Sharp Cutting Edges
Volume 3: Comics The Universal Language Part 1
Volume 4: Comics The Universal Language Part 2
Volume 4: Comics The Univseral Language Part 2 (UK material)


$250.00









  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

June 2018
It has been some time since Baroness Orczy has graced our site and this month you will find "Juliette A Tale of the Terror," the sixth published story by the Baroness that is set during the French Revolution. 
We have included all the original illustrations by the Baroness's husband, Montagu Barstow, translations for all archaic words and phrases and an informative introduction by Dan Neyer.


May 2018
Many parodies of Sherlock Holmes have been done over the years, but none had quite the insider's point of view than those done by James M. Barrie.  In "The Late Sherlock Holmes," Barrie not only gives a twist to the events of "The Adventure of the Final Problem," and the Holmes canon in general, but also gives an original solution to who really killed Holmes (remember, it is a parody).
Due to all the in-jokes and references, we've produced an annotated version of the pastiche and whether you are a seasoned Sherlockian or a neophyte, we think you will find it enjoyable.


April 2018
Continuing our reprinting of Edmond Hamilton, we present "The Atomic Conquerors," from the August, 1926 issue of Weird Tales with the original title art and an introduction by Bob Gay.

Also, a bit of humor by the artist Stanley L. Wood, in an article entitled “Authors—from an Artist's Standpoint,” wherein Wood demonstrates that he had not only a very sharp wit, but also a gift for caricature, just as it appeared in the March, 1904 issue of Pearson's Magazine (UK).

March 2018
Since the flu season was a bit rougher than normal this year, we thought it was a good time to resurrect a short novel by Jack London, The Scarlet Plague, which tells of the end of civilization due to a rather nasty disease. 
We have reproduced all the Gordon Grant illustrations, all the text and have thrown in an introduction by Bob Gay that sets the novel in context.


January 2018
A tale of romance and piracy with a twist...The She Fiend (by an unknown author) gives us a female pirate with all the cunning and wiles of the Dragon Lady.  Introduction is by Dan Neyer.

December 2017
This month we present for your approval the very first published story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Mystery of the Raymond Mortgage." 
We have tried to put together a "definitive" edition of this early work and hope you enjoy it.  Introduction by Bob Gay.


November 2017
Since the we are in the midst of the holiday season, we thought a Christmas offering might be appreciated, and so we are happy to present a story by
Bret Harte, "How Santa Claus Came to Simpson's Bar," just as it appeared (with a few editorial interpolations) in the March, 1872 issue of The Atlantic Monthly. Introductory notes are by Bob Gay.



Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Pictures in the Fire

Mighty Warriors Arrive
Mighty Warriors
Lankhmar
Chainsaw and Corris
Flamehair

JAMES BOND VOLUME 2: EIDOLON TPB - Arriving in comic shops July 4!
(Writer) Warren Ellis (Art) Jason Masters (Cover) Dom Reardon

James Bond is trapped in Los Angeles with a MI6 agent under fire and a foreign intelligence service trying to put them both in bags... and possibly more than one foreign intelligence service. And things may not be any safer in Britain, with bodies dropping and ghosts moving in the political mist... Collecting issues #7-12 of the ongoing James Bond comic book series written by Warren Ellis, the New York Times bestselling author of Gun Machine and critically-acclaimed comic book writer (Iron Man, Planetary, Astonishing X-Men), and featuring artwork by Jason Masters (Batman Incorporated).


Collecting issues #7-12 of the ongoing James Bond comic book series.

Trade paperback, 7x10, TBA pages, Full Color, $19.99





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE SON OF TARZAN
The Novelization of the 15-Chapter Serial
FIRST EDITION!


The "Tarzan" stories, by the famous author, Edgar Rice Burroughs, have become history to the lovers of the motion picture art.

The son of "Tarzan of the Apes", through inherited instinct and circumstances, is lured to the jungle. With his companion, Akut, a bull ape, he conquers the wild beasts, blacks and Arabs of the African wilderness and thereby gains the name of Korak, the Killer.

The youth thrives on the life of the outdoors; the companionship of the ever-faithful anthropoid and a child of the Wilds, Meriem, to whom he is devoted, gives him four fold courage. With his giant strength he keeps at bay the savages of the forest. Alone he conquers tribes of Arabs and blacks. They are beset by enemies who covet Meriem, but love for his girl-treasure gives Korak superhuman strength to defend her.

The Killer is attacked by ferocious baboons, and after a terrific struggle he subjugates them, placing Akut as their leader. With his tribe of Apes, the Ape man rescues Meriem from the savage blacks, after a murderous slaughter on both sides.

The girl is again taken prisoner by two villainous Swedes, who hold her for ransom. One of them seeks to possess her, but this attempt is frustrated by "Tarzan of the Apes", who has come to the jungle in search of his wife.

Korak is tortured at the loss of his jungle mates, and, seeking her, with his mighty strength he overcomes prowling hungry lions, fierce tigers, cannibals, venomous Arabs, and the many other horrors and perils that abound in the heart of the black country

"The Son of Tarzan" was released as a 15-chapter serial in 1921. Concurrent with its release and showing, a novelization, in serial form, was offered to newspapers around the United States. We have collected together the entire novelization and present it here for the first time.

Hardcover w/dust jacket, 6 x 9 inch, 212 pages
Retail Price $49.95
Our Price $29.95

ORIENTAL STORIES, Spring 1931

Contents:
HAWKS OF OUTREMER by Robert E. Howard
TADO, SAMURAI by Lieutenant Edgar Gardiner
HSUN HSU by Hung Long Tom
BIBI LOVE Solon K. Stewart
THE DRAGOMAN'S SECRET by Otis Adelbert Kline
TSANG, SEA CAPTAIN James W. Bennett
THIS EXAMPLE by S. B. H. Hurst
THE RIVER THAT STOOD STILL by Captain Ed Smith
THE FANATIC by Kobold Knight
THE PEARL ROBBER by Frank Belknap Long, Jr
LET THERE BE LIGHT by Adolphe de Castro
THE MIRROR by Hung Long Tom

Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 148 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95


DAN TURNER--HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE: THE LAST COMICS

For 15 issues of CRIME SMASHERS comic book, from October 1950 to March 1953, "Dan Turner Hollywood Detective" was one of the series found in each issue. All 15 stories are presented in this collection:

"Televised Frame"
"Bullwhip Bump-Off"
"Blackmail Bump-Off"
"Make-Up For Murder"
"Bellyboard Bump-Off"
"Dive to Death"
"Off-Stage Kill"
"Bear-Trap Kill"
"The Corpse in Lower 9"
"Death Trumps the Joker"
"The Trap for a Booby"
"Mysto-Magic Murder"
"Strangler's Ballet"
The Case of "The Slain Gorilla"
"The Poisoned Puppet"

All stories were written by Robert Leslie Bellem and were illustrated by Adolphe Barreaux, Robert McCarty, Max Plaisted, and Tony Tallarico. Presented in FULL COLOR

Comic Book, 7 x 10 inch, 116 pages
Full Color
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95





 

Justin Marriott
PULP HORROR #7
Coming soon!

PULP HORROR #7
Issue 7 of Pulp Horror will be out later this Summer and available through Amazon.
The cover as illustrated by Rik Rawling.  
It’s a Mummy special, with features and checklists on its appearance in comics, short stories and novels. 
 
Paperback: 50 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$14.99




Amazon.com

Justin Marriott
HOT LEAD #2
MEN OF VIOLENCE #10

Now available!

Hot Lead 2
Front cover painted and designed by Tony Masero.

The western in vintage paperback. 68 pages, full colour. "Art of the Western" special. Includes an interview with Tony Masero accompanied by original art, articles on western comic books, Charro! the movie tie-in, Euro Western series Ronco and the comic art of Frank Bellamy.

Paperback: 68 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches

$10.00


Men of Violence 10
Front cover illustrated and designed by Rik Rawling.

The fanzine of vintage men's adventure paperbacks. 64 pages, full colour. Including the art of Samson Pollen, the author behind the D C Man series, an overview of the Mr Dynamit and The Killers series, plus reviews of The Hunter, John Gail, Pony Soldiers and more!

Paperback: 64 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
$10.00





Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

SerlingFest 2018  - New!
The Triumphant Return of Rocky and Bullwinkle
78/52 Hitchcock Shower Scene
Purview Press: The Saint and the Falcon
Netfiix brings back Lost in Space
The Lone Ranger on Radio, Film, and Television


Mystery*File - Now online!

Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: ERLE STANLEY GARDNER “Lord of the High Places.”

COLLECTING PULPS: A Memoir  Part 21: Pulp Art, Part Three by Walker Martin
Pulp Fiction Stories I’m Reading: THORP McCLUSKY “The Crawling Horror.”  
Western Horror Stories I’m Reading, by David Vineyard: MAX BRAND “Werewolf.”
Stories I’m Reading: CORNELL WOOLRICH “Vampire’s Honeymoon.”
COLLECTING PULPS: A Memoir, Part 20, by Walker Martin: PULP ART, Part Two



The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

Super Savant

The Crimson Devil
Dr. Shadows
The Man of The Mist

Off-Trail Publications
THE THING’S INCREDIBLE!
THE SECRET ORIGINS OF WEIRD TALES
by  John Locke

Coming soon!

The Thing’s Incredible! is a sweeping revisionist history of the founding of Weird Tales, one of the most influential and entertaining pulp magazines of them all.

Its first two years (1923-24) was a period of tumult and controversy unequalled in the pulps, before or since, an experience so painful to its creators that they immediately banished their memories to secrecy, their code of silence suppressing the story for almost a century. Here at last is the true saga, the unraveling of the many twisted threads which have bound the creation of Weird Tales in mystery.

Who were Henneberger and Lansinger, the co-founders, and what circuitous chain of events brought about their doomed destiny?
How did the first editor, the outspoken and uncontrollable Edwin Baird, become the wild man of the pulps?
What dark secrets lay buried in second editor Farnsworth Wright’s haunted past that he never dared speak of?
What was the significance of the constantly mutating “reorganization” that united two legends, world-famous magician Houdini and horror author H.P. Lovecraft, into a grand nexus of weird?
How did Henneberger lose control of his slow-motion disaster of a magazine?
And how did an all-out war behind the scenes lead to the long peace of the Wright years?

This is the grand story of the challenges in establishing a radical, new magazine in the early 1920s—and not just any magazine, but the immortal Weird Tales.

John Locke is a leading historian of the pulps who has written on magazines famous and obscure. He is co-author (with Doug Ellis and John Gunnison) of the pioneering Adventure House Guide to the Pulps. His writers’ mag series (Pulp Fictioneers, Pulpwood Days) explores the history of the pulps through the experiences of the participants in the industry. He applied the same approach to Weird Tales and discovered a story stranger—and thornier—than he ever imagined.





Pierre V. Comtois - Four new titles now available!

Talismanic by Pierre V. Comtois

Glenn Springer could hardly believe his good luck. After moving to Maine to escape the Boston rat race, he bought a farm, was successful, and became the envy of his neighbors. Then, he fell in love with the beautiful and bewitching Grizelle Beaumarchais. Was his good fortune all due to a locket he found inside the walls of his old farmhouse? And why was Grizelle so interested in it? Could it have anything to do with her being descended from an Indian shaman? Why were there things about herself that Grizelle wasn't telling him? Was his love for her genuine or was he being subtly manipulated? His luck, it seemed, had its price, and as Glenn began to realize, the bill was coming due.

Paperback: 180 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
$9.99

Different Futures: A Collection of Science Fiction Fables by Pierre V. Comtois

In this second volume of science fiction stories by Pierre V. Comtois, the author once more visits Different Futures, but this time ones that are often less optimistic as those in The Way the Future Was. Whereas that previous volume reflected a view of the future that was bright and hopeful and filled with youthful visions of bubble domed cities, moving slidewalks, regular space travel service between the planets, and personal jet packs, the current volume contains stories that are darker, presenting a warning of Different Futures that could be ours should we succumb to many present day ills more reminiscent of George Orwell than Jules Verne. That said, the future need not be all doom and gloom. There may be bright spots too whether on the ocean floor or the barren deserts of Mars. To find out which you think is the most likely, follow the author as he explores alien worlds as well as the possible consequences of technological and societal trends that will surely determine our Different Futures... Pierre V. Comtois has been the editor and publisher of Fungi, the Magazine of Fantasy and Weird Fiction since 1984 and has had a number of books released by numerous publishers including Goat Mother and Others by Chaosium Fiction in 2015, A Well Ordered Universe by Desert Breeze Publishers in 2016, and three volumes dealing with Marvel Comics including Marvel Comics in the 1980s: An Issue by Issue Field Guide to a Pop Culture Phenomenon, Marvel Comics in the 1970s, and Marvel Comics in the 1980s by Twomorrows Pubs in 2015. More recent releases include Scheduled for Extinction, a science fiction novel from Desert Breeze and Talismanic, a horror novel from Rogue Phoenix Press. Comtois has contributed fiction to many small press magazines over the years including various Chaosium Books anthologies. The author has also written a number of other books including novels such as Strange Company and Sometimes a Warm Rain Falls; non-fiction such as Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor; and short story collections such as The Way the Future Was and The Portable Pierre V. Comtois. Comtois has also found the time to contribute non-fiction articles to such magazines as World War II, America’s Civil War, Wild West, and Military History, many of which were collected in Hazardous History.

Paperback: 324 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
$10.00

Fantastic Cinema in the Years Before CGI by Pierre V. Comtois

For nearly 100 years, spanning the greater part of cinema history, filmmakers had to make do without the aid of digitization: computer guided cameras, editing, enhanced coloring and tone, and especially for films of the fantastic, computer generated imagery or CGI. In a relatively short time, CGI special effects have come to completely dominate fantastic films eclipsing the “hands on” FX once created by experienced craftsmen. So ubiquitous has CGI become that the process threatens to overwhelm even storytelling to become an end in itself.

Fantastic Cinema in the Years Before CGI is an attempt not only to celebrate those films mostly untainted by the process, but a reaffirmation of movie makers mostly of the previous century, who strived to make their films of the fantastic about something more than FX. Because special effects were often difficult and expensive to create, producers, directors, writers, and actors had work harder at making their stories more believable, their characters more interesting, and most importantly, their ideas more compelling. Elements increasingly lacking in CGI dominated films of the modern era. So dive into this compendium of pre-computer age films, the golden age of fantastic cinema, and find out what you've been missing!

Paperback: 268 pages
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 11 inches
$20.00


Autumnal Tales by Pierre V. Comtois

The Best Weird and Supernatural Fiction of Pierre V. Comtois!

Love to read stories about slithering horrors, creatures that rise from ancient dust or gurgle through slimy ocean bottoms, or things that just go bump in the night? Then look no farther than this collection of weird, strange, and often bone chilling tales from author Pierre V. Comtois! Culled from a career that spans over three decades, stories in this autumnal collection reflect the full range of Comtois’ output spanning his years toiling in the small press vineyard, mass market anthologies, and Fungi, his own legendary magazine of fantasy and supernatural fiction. Here you will encounter tales of love gone wrong, evils that transcend time, demonic pets, mythic visitations, family secrets, and even a wayward vampire.

But hold on, there’s more! To enhance the reading experience, this special edition of Autumnal Tales will also feature interior illustrations by a pair of modern fantasy literature’s most able artists: Gregorio Montejo and Christopher G. Porter!

So, if you’re a connoisseur of sang froid or simply a fan of contes cruel, come aboard this literary Dutchman, if you dare, and set sail across haunted seas with tales designed to freeze the blood and chill the soul! Pierre V. Comtois has been the editor and publisher of Fungi, the Magazine of Fantasy and Weird Fiction since 1984 and has had a number of books released by numerous publishers including Goat Mother and Others by Chaosium Fiction in 2015, A Well Ordered Universe by Desert Breeze Publishers in 2016, and three volumes dealing with Marvel Comics including Marvel Comics in the 1980s: An Issue by Issue Field Guide to a Pop Culture Phenomenon, Marvel Comics in the 1970s, and Marvel Comics in the 1980s by Twomorrows Pubs in 2015. More recent releases include Scheduled for Extinction, a science fiction novel from Desert Breeze and Talismanic, a horror novel from Rogue Phoenix Press. Comtois has contributed fiction to many small press magazines over the years including various Chaosium Books anthologies. The author has also written a number of other books including novels such as Strange Company and Sometimes a Warm Rain Falls; non-fiction such as Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor; and short story collections such as The Way the Future Was, Different Futures, and The Portable Pierre V. Comtois. Comtois has also found the time to contribute non-fiction articles to such magazines as World War II, America’s Civil War, Wild West, and Military History, many of which were collected in Hazardous History.

Paperback: 347 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
$15.00







DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, Pennsylvania
Guest of Honor — Joe Lansdale
Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, July 29, 2018


Are you thinking about attending PulpFest 2018?
You’re probably wondering what to expect from this year’s convention.
PulpFest is known for its great programming and the line-up that we’re planning for next year’s convention is shaping up to be one of our best.

2018 marks the centennial of the armistice that ended the First World War.
Also called “The War to End All Wars” and “The Great War,” PulpFest — The Great Convention — will be honoring the 100th anniversary
 of the war’s end by focusing on the so-called “war pulps” of the early twentieth century and the depiction of war in popular culture.

We’ll explore the work of Leonard H. Nason — who wrote about soldiers and war for ADVENTURE and other magazines —
and have presentations on artistic interpretations of war in comic books, pulps, and men’s adventure magazines.
Author and anthologist Don Hutchison will moderate a panel on “Fighting Aces of War Skies: The Pulps Take Flight” and
 Henry G. Franke, III — the editor of THE BURROUGHS BULLETIN — will discuss “Edgar Rice Burroughs and The Great War.”
Also, Robert Gould will talk about his father — John Fleming Gould — the interior artist who illustrated every issue of G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES.

We’ll also be celebrating the century mark of Grand Master of Science Fiction Philip José Farmer.
PulpFest and its associated convention — FarmerCon — will be saluting the acclaimed author of such works as ESCAPE FROM LOKI, THE DARK HEART OF TIME, the classic Riverworld series, and more.
Join us for panels and presentations on “World Building and Writing in the Nine Continuity,” “The Dark Heart of Loki: Philip José Farmer Revisits 1918,” and the life and legacy of Philip José Farmer.
We’ll also be showing the French documentary MOI, TARZAN, featuring Farmer, George McWhorter, and Francis Lacassin.

And don’t forget about our Guest of Honor — Joe Lansdale — the author of over forty novels and numerous short stories.
Winner of the Edgar Award, ten Bram Stoker Awards, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award,
the British Fantasy Award, the Inkpot Award for Contributions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, and many other awards,
Joe will be talking with Tony Davis — editor emeritus of THE PULPSTER and winner of the 1999 Lamont Award — on Saturday evening, July 28, in the PulpFest programming room.
Mr. Lansdale will also be available at other times during the convention.

For All Members

All PulpFest 2018 members — including dealers — must register for the convention.

Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2018 if staying at the DoubleTree: $35 (includes free early-bird shopping)
Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2018 if staying elsewhere: $40 (without early-bird shopping)
Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2018 if staying elsewhere: $70 (with early-bird shopping)

Single-day membership for Friday or Saturday: $20
Single-day membership for Sunday: $10 (available only at the door)
Supporting Membership: $25


Help Choose the 2018 Munsey Award

Every year, PulpFest recognizes the efforts of those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations.
The Munsey Award recognizes an individual who has given of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community.
The award is named after Frank A. Munsey, the man who published the first pulp magazine.

Our 2017 Munsey Award winner was Phil Stephensen-Payne.

Nominations for the 2018 Munsey Award are now being accepted.
All members of the pulp community are welcome to nominate someone for this year’s award.
 If you have someone in mind that you feel worthy to receive this prestigious award, please let us know.

All members of the pulp community — excepting past winners of the Munsey, Rusty, or Lamont Awards  — are eligible.
Your nomination can be sent to PulpFest marketing and programming director Mike Chomko at mike@pulpfest.com.
You can also reach Mike at 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542.
You will need to provide the person’s name and an explanation describing why that person should be honored.

The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2018.
The recipient of the Munsey Award will be selected through a vote cast by all the living Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Award winners.
 The 2018 Munsey Award will be presented on Saturday evening, July 28, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, the host hotel for PulpFest 2018.
The convention will take place over the last weekend in July, beginning on Thursday evening, July 26 and running through Sunday, July 29.


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"The Left-Handed Legacy" by G. T. Fleming-Roberts from POPULAR DETECTIVE, March, 1938   

Diamondstone   
Hell Raps When a Murder Challenges Necromancy's Speed of Hand and Mind!

"Terror Island" by Albert Richard Wetjen from ACTION STORIES, October, 1938   
Stinger Seave
On a massacre island, these two end-of-the-earth enemies clashed.... Stinger Seave, quick-trigger lord of the South Sea trade routes, and the bleeding, gray stranger - the one man in the world that the Stinger feared!

"Nicolbee's Nightmare" by John York Cabot from AMAZING STORIES, November, 1941       
 
Nicolbee had nightmares; but his life was a nightmare too, and sometimes he couldn't tell them apart, or which was most real...



Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Annie's Bones  
- New!
Guest Author Cheryl Lawson - New!
The Seventh Trumpet   - New!
Bloody January
Cheap Thrills
Brainrush
Guest Author Linda Lee Greene
The Apothecary's Shop
Guest Author Tamikio L. Reardon

         Pulp Den  

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

Art of the Pulps wins Locus award - New!
The American Women's Dime Novel Project - New!
The last days of the magazine Short Stories
Editorial retrospective from the 50th Anniversary issue of Short Stories magazine
Thornton T. Shively - newspaper article about the author
Les Savage Jr. - Western author  
E.B. Mann - Biography of western author


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Introducing New Pulp Authors: Ray Capella - New!
Wolf Pass - New!
Introducing New Pulp Authors: Mike Black
A Couple Femme Fatals
Chinatown Justice
Death's Angel  
Let's Take A Look At Doc Harker
The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Radio Archives
G-8 and His Battle Aces #10 Audiobook
The Dragon Patrol
by Robert J. Hogan

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

They called G-8 the Flying Spy. History never recorded his exploits—and for good reason! No one would ever believe World War I was that wild!
 
All Paris trembled with terror as those mystery shells blasted the city. Planes searched the clouds for a lurking Zeppelin — but found nothing. Up at the Front, the sky was black — there was no fire to indicate a long-range gun. What was it that was smashing Paris — killing women and children — threatening to destroy the nerve center of the whole Allied forces? The entire Front waited in horror while G-8 set out alone to tackle its fiery coils with fighting death wings!
 
As colorful as G-8 was as a hero, he was by no means alone on his various adventures. The Master Spy’s adventures as written by Robert J. Hogan were replete with solid, even over the top characters.


G-8’s Battle Aces were two pilots who helped him escape capture in his first printed adventure. Nippy and Bull would fly alongside the Master Spy for the entire run of the magazine.
 
Known as a master of disguise, G-8 learned that skill from his manservant, the singularly named Battle. Apparently taught by a master actor himself, Battle also proved to be useful to his master and the Battle Aces in a variety of ways, even at times actively taking part in adventures when legs on the ground were needed.
 
G-8 was also not the only spy to work in his stories. His girlfriend, a nurse who had the designation R-1, was also an agent of the government. Much like her flying boyfriend, R-1’s true name was never revealed. Although not frequently in the stories, she made the most of her appearances, actively committing espionage and even using her own disguise skills at times.
 
Nick Santa Maria brings G-8, Nippy and Bull to thrilling life in their desperate struggle to defeat a strange nemesis unlike anything they have ever before encountered in The Dragon Patrol. Originally published in the July, 1934 issue of G-8 and His Battle Aces magazine.
 
Nick DeGregorio composed the music for the G-8 and His Battle Aces series of audiobooks.


Discounted 50% the first week.
MP3 digital download - $4.99
Audio CDs - $9.99

5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

Radio Archives

Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Jungle Stories #6 eBook
Summer 1940

Now available!

Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
 
Ki-Gor, son of the jungle! Orphaned son of missionary Robert Kilgour, raised in the jungle, he grew to a six foot bronzed-skin giant who ruled the jungles. Joined by Helen Vaughn, his fiance and later wife, Timbo George, the Masai chief, and N’Geeso, the chief of a Pygmy tribe, this band of adventurers roam the wilds of Africa in a series of pulp magazine stories that began in 1939 and ended with the last published story in 1954. Now, Ki-Gor is back, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
A Thrilling Ki-Gor Novel
Ki-Gor — And The Cannibal Kingdom by John Peter Drummond
Rumor raced the tree-telegraph: Ki-Gor was doomed! The Wandarobo had trapped the blond stalker... And Helene would die beneath the cannibal moon!
 
Jungle Slave — Big Jungle Novelets by Bill Cook
Hate kept Morgan alive. Gold Coast raiders slaughtered his safari, slaved him out to juju Blacks. One thing they forgot — to purge his soul of the hate-that-kills.
 
Queen Of The Congo Spearmen — Big Jungle Novelets by Armand Brigaud
What hope for the gray-eyed Tachma queen and her slender line of spearmen! Only Allah could save them from the Braknas — Allah and Koran-quoting Mr. Drake.
 
The Mountain Of The Golden Mummies — Big Jungle Novelets by Stanley Foster
All living things avoided that forbidden, cloud-veiled peak. For in its centuries-sealed caverns, the Pagan Gods of Yesterday still kept their devil-watch.
 
Elephant Law — Exciting Short Stories by Paul Annixter
The Rogue One broke the elephant law, and retribution was swift and terrible!
 
Cobra Death — Exciting Short Stories by Major E. L. Dyer
When Red Sager killed the dreaded ringhal, he forgot its poison-fanged mate!
 
Code Of The Bush — Exciting Short Stories by Hal White
A shadow stood beside Lockwood and caught the murder-arrow out of the air!

 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want.

$3.99
Discounted 50% the first week: $1.99


Radio Spirits
The Lone Ranger: DANGER IN THE NIGHT
Now available!

Nothing says rough-riding radio adventure like The Lone Ranger. And nothing says The Lone Ranger like Brace Beemer as the Masked Rider Of The Plains, John Todd as Tonto, and Fred Foy as your announcer!
Saddle up for twenty thrill-packed episodes of radio's favorite Western with the incorruptible hero who speaks with an air of authority, acts with unwavering integrity, and shoots with astonishing accuracy.

Includes a Program Guide by radio historian Elizabeth McLeod.

Episodes Include: The Stolen Stagecoach 06-26-53; Crisis at Elbow Bend 06-29-53; A Delay in Meeting 07-01-53; Babyface Robinson 07-03-53; The Inferno 07-06-53; The Not-Too-Secret Cave 07-08-53; Jornada Del Muerto 07-10-53; The Captive Ransom 07-13-53; Deception! 07-15-53; The Man Behind the Gang 07-20-53; Julie Brown's Dad 07-22-53; A Visitor From Mexico 07-24-53; Aftermath of the Little Big Horn 07-27-53; The Imposter 07-29-53; A Reward for Sam 08-05-53; Danger in the Night 08-07-53; A Man Missing 08-10-53; A Change of Brands 08-12-53; Strangers From the East 08-14-53; Dan Reid's Return 08-17-53


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


RED SONJA / TARZAN #3 - Arriving in comic shops July 4!
Writer: Gail Simone
Art: Walter Geovani
Cover A: Aaron Lopresti
Cover B: Walter Geovani
Cover C: Sergio Davila
Cover D: Robert Castro

The adventure continues and the mystery deepens as Sonja and Tarzan must save the Greystoke family from extreme peril and try to rectify the disturbances in time caused by the evil Elon Duul!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

 
   

     

 

Robert E. Howard Foundation Press
PICTURES IN THE FIRE
Now available!

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Pictures in the Fire.

This volume collects the remaining weird fiction, as well as various other items that have not previously been published by either Del Rey or REHFP.
All stories, poetry and letters have been restored to the original text, where available.
A large number of works in this volume will be making their debut in a mass market publication, including many first referenced in Glenn Lord’s The Last Celt more than 40 years ago.

This volume checks in at 452 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered.
Cover art by Bill “Indy” Cavalier; edited and with an introduction by Paul Herman. This collection will make its debut at Howard Days 2018, in Cross Plains, Texas.
Pre-order yours today!

Price
Pictures in the Fire is $45 for REHF Premium members, $50 for Regular members and non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping. (How to become a member? See here.)

Shipping options:
Domestic via USPS Priority: $9.50
Domestic via USPS Book Rate: $3.50
Canada via Global Priority: $34
Australia via Global Priority: $47
Europe via Global Priority: $47

Purchasing more than one book? For combined shipping prices, click here.

Insurance to any US location is $2 extra. For international shipments (including Canada), insurance is not available for 1st Class, but is automatically included in Global Priority. All books will be securely packed. REH FOUNDATION PRESS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS BY THE POST OFFICE. PURCHASE INSURANCE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE RISK.
Those wishing to ship via some other carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc.) will need to contact us at info@rehfoundation.org to make arrangements and determine costs.


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Ordering


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Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted).
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Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.

Numbering
If you desire a specific number, please notify us with your order, and we will do our best to accommodate your preference. Those not requesting specific numbers will receive lowest numbers available. Those wishing to obtain numbers to match other REHFP volumes they have purchased should let us know as soon as possible.




 

The Serial Squadron
Now available!

BLACK ARROW
BRAVE HERO OF THE NAVAJO

Featuring
ROBERT SCOTT, CHARLES MIDDLETON, & KENNETH MacDONALD


When a young Navajo refuses to kill a kindly Indian agent accused of allowing a treaty to be broken, he is run out of his own tribe and ends up hunted by white settlers as well. A scheming carpetbagger who killed his father and started the trouble to begin with also wants to do him in, so the action never stops in this exciting 15-episode cliffhanger featuring a Native American character, Black Arrow, as the hero, who is supported by a good-humored and loyal Mexican friend, Pancho, and two women -- a pretty blonde concerned for his safety and a daring woman captured from his tribe by the Zunis who helps him escape his enemies.

Charles Middleton is featured in a rare "good guy" role as the kindly Indian Agent, and George J. Lewis plays Black Arrow's jealous rival Snake-that-Walks.

$17.00


The Serial Squadron
Now available!

The Interplanetary Adventures of ROCKETMAN
Featuring Tristram Coffin, George Wallace, Judd Holdren, Dr. Vulcan, Marex the Martian
and Roy Barcroft as Retik the Moon Menace in 3 Complete Serials
on 3 Dual-layer DVDs
KING OF THE ROCKET MEN
RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON
ZOMBIES OF THE STRATOSPHERE

All remastered and restored!


Buy now US direct-from-the-Squadron discount price $26.95
($3 off full price of $29.95)
US Customers only at the moment, please --
outside-US order link will be posted soon)




Skelos Press
The Robert E. Howard Guide by Patrice Louinet
Now available!

Presenting the English translation of the award-winning book that introduced a new generation of French fans to the father of sword and sorcery. The Robert E. Howard Guide was born out of years of scholarship, but took its final form after answering the same questions from fans over and over again. In many ways, Howard remains a “famous unknown writer, "the man who single handedly defined modern fantasy, but whose life and works are still known mostly filtered through adaptations, pastiches and gross approximations. Because of those specificities, he is more often than not known for what and who he wasn’t, for sentences he never wrote, or for characters who bear little resemblance—if any—to his original creations. This, in turn, explains how and why this book was conceived. It is sometimes amusing, sometimes sarcastic, but, built on 30 years of Howard scholarship, it is always insightful. A serious work... that tries not to take itself too seriously.

Paperback: 204 pages
Publisher: Skelos Press
Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 22.9 cm
$14.95

Note: The hardcover edition of 50 copies sold out at Howard days.



SPECTRE LIBRARY: THE PULP AND PAPERBACK FICTION READER - Now online!

“Make Mine Murder” by Robert Sidney Bowen - New!
“Realm of the Alien” by Chester Delray (Dublin, Ireland: Grafton Publications)
Gunman’s Bluff by Frederick C. Davis
Spawn of the Vampire by N. Wesley Firth
THREE MILES FROM MURDER BY FREDERICK C. DAVIS


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.

Barker and Bender on the Case-Part Seven
A Pause in the Barker-Bender Saga
Barker and Bender on the Case-Part Six
Barker and Bender on the Case-Part Five


WEIRDBOOK #38
Now available!

Features
From the Editor’s Tower, by Doug Draa

Stories
HARLOT ROAD, by Michael Bracken
WITH A POET’S EYES, by John C. Hocking
THE WISHING WELL, by Robert Graves
O KING OF PAIN AND SPLENDOR!, by Darrell Schweitzer
YOU’D DO IT FOR DIAMONDS, by Adrian Cole
DREADFUL APPETITE, by Franklyn Searight
THE HANDMAID OF THE KEY, by R.C. Mulhare
BLUE MOON, by Allen Mark Price
SHE WHO GIVES LIFE, by C. I. Kemp
AN IMPLEMENT OF ICE, by W. H. Pugmire
NIGHT OF THE CIRCUS, by Sharon Cullars
WOLVERS HILL, by Tim Jeff reys
RAFTS, by Lorenzo Crescentini
CLEAN SWEEP, by Edward Ahern
LEAVING MALAGA, by Cynthia Ward
CATTLE CALL, by Gregg Chamberlain
ABOMINATION IS HER NAME, by J.N. Cameron
KACHINA, by Kenneth Bykerk
FLAT IS FLAT AND THAT IS THAT, by David J. Gibbs
DEATH IS NOT MY MASTER, by Scott Harper

Poetry
THE OLD ROCK, by Russ Parkhurst
SLEEPING WITH MAD SHADOWS, by Frederick J. Mayer
THE LIQUID PROFESSOR, by Jeff Barnes
THE TOAD STOOL PEOPLE, by Chad Hensley
THE PROMISE OF A POLIDORI SORE THROAT, by Clay F. Johnson
THIS HUNGRY EARTH, by S.L. Edwards

Artwork
Alexandra Petruk - Front Cover
Allen Koszowski - Interior Artwork

WEIRDBOOK is now offering Subscriptions!!!!

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22 June 2018  

Adventure House
Now available!


Wings For the Dead by Robert J. Hogan
“Watch for the Man in Armor!” were the dying words that G-8 heard, before he started on a hunt through the Skies of Hell where Death is the gruesome host! 
Fly with the Master Spy to the ends of the blooding Air Trails!

A Hog For Punishment by Greaseball Joe


Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee

7x10, 110 pages, $14.95


 
Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - May 1948

The Diamond Killers by Robert Wallace
When the U.S. Customs is defrauded, Richard Curtis Van Loan pits himself against an evil merchant of murder who heads a grim combine of criminals! 
Follow the Phantom as he takes a hand in a game of smuggling and slaughter!

Run For Your Life by Norman A. Daniels
Corpse By Mistake by Anthony Tompkins
A Slight Case of Murder by Arthur Leo Zagat
Help the Killer by William O’Sullivan


Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
 

7x10, 112 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

Detective Short Stories – April 1943

The Secret Weapon Murders by Russell Gray
Catching criminals was Police Chief Regan’s specialty, whether they were petty thieves or big-city gangsters of Nazi spies!

Too Much Murder by Cyril Plunkett
Death Is A Damsel by Robert C. Blackmon
A Corpse For O’Hara by Frederic Sinclair
Japs In The Belfry by L.R. Batman
Dangerous Dame by Eric Howard
Copper’s Kid by Ralph Berard
The Patriotic Phantom by Dale Cochrane
Don’t Worry About the Killer by Thomas Thursday
Cadavers Don’t Make A Fifth Column by Fredric Brown

Cover Artist: Norman Saunders

 
Cover Artist: Frank R. Paul

7x10, 112 pages, $14.95



Airship 27 Productions
QUATERMAIN : THE NEW ADVENTURES
THE LIGHTNING BIRD

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the fourth book in their series, “Quatermain : The New Adventures. Writer Wayne Carey offers up his second full length novel in the series with, “The Lightning Bird.”

When the president of the First National Bank of Durban dies mysteriously, consumed by flames, a beautiful Zulu woman named Izula approaches hunter-guide Allan Quatermain with a fantastic tale. She believes the cause of the man’s death, and those of others is the legendary Impundulu, better known as the Lightning Bird. 

Quatermain reluctantly agrees to help her and with the aid of his friend, Sean Finnegan, they launch an expedition eastward to the Grootslang Kloof located in the Soutpansberg Mountains. It is here, the mysterious forest of Thathe, surrounding Lake Fundudzi, that Izula hopes to find the malevolent witch doctor she believes is controlling the Impundulu.

The trail leads them a hidden city now ruled by a sadistic Portuguese trader. To free the enslaved populace and defeat him, Quatermain and his companions will have to confront an evil as old as time itself. Here is H. Rider Haggards’ most famous pulp hero in a brand new, action packed novel that will have pulp fans cheering.

“Wayne Carey’s work is true to the spirit of Haggard’s character in every way,” says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. Carey’s first Quatermain novel, “The Beast Men,” was released earlier this year to critical success. “Even the good people of the Rider Haggard Society applauded Carey’s ability to portray the hero authentically,” adds Fortier. For “The Lightning Bird” artist Clayton Hinkle once again provides the interior illustrations while Graham Hill returns to do the cover. “As long as we have such a talented team in place, our readers can expect to see many new Quatermain African adventures.”

Available from Amazon in paperback and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
New Vintage Pulp Logo T-Shirts!
Now available!


Even More Vintage Pulp Logo T-Shirts Are Now Available From Altus Press

We’ve got another batch of pulp logo t-shirts available in the Altus Press online store. These are the authentic logos from the actual pulps. You can order them in a variety of sizes and colors, so what’s the hold-up on you ordering? You need to look your best this summer, so check them out now:

https://shop.spreadshirt.com/altuspress/







Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Even More Vintage Pulp Logo T-Shirts Are Now Available
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Altus Press Latest Releases: The Lost Spider Novel, Dusty Ayres, and a New Issue of Black Mask Magazine
The Next Wave of The H. Bedford-Jones Library is Here
Mavericks Headlines the Next Wave of Popular Hero Reprints

American Mythology Productions and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Coming in September!


LAND THAT TIME FORGOT #1 FEAR ON FOUR WORLDS
(Writer) Bruno Bull (Art) Mike Wolfer (Cover) Cyrus Mesarcia

The dimension-spanning, four-part "Fear on Four Worlds" storyline comes to a thunderous conclusion in the prehistoric world where it all began- The Land That Time Forgot! Edgar Rice Burroughs' greatest sci-fi worlds of adventure are all joined into one universe as Abby Tyler and Ethan Bradley battle their way back to their adopted home, the lost island of Caspak! But hot on their heels and out for blood are the voracious, flesh-eating, dinosaur-riding Horibs, the hideous lizard-men from Pellucidar, at the Earth's core!

This issue comes with three covers - Main Cover by Mike Wolfer, Timeless & B&W Limited Edition Covers by Cyrus Mesarcia, and a Blank Sketch Edition.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 26.
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99, On sale September 26 (Limited edition & Sketch covers).

 LAND THAT TIME FORGOT #1 FEAR ON FOUR WORLDS  is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL181557 (Mesarcia cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL181558 (Limited Edition Mesarcia B&W cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL181559 (Blank Sketch cover).







American Mythology Productions
Coming in September!


ZORRO LEGENDARY ADVENTURES #2
(Writer) Jean-Marie Nadaud (Art) Robert Rigot (Cover) Francisco Cueto


Zorro was the original swashbuckling hero and is one of the most recognizable comic book characters in the entire world! His fans are legion and come from every corner of the globe. These are action adventure stories that defined generations of fans for 99 years and American Mythology is proud to deliver stories that have never been seen in English and express the passion of Zorro in beautiful illustration.

Zorro Legendary Adventures #2 comes with two covers - Main and Limited-Edition Blazing Blades of Zorro by Francisco Cueto.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 26.
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99, On sale September 26 (Limited edition & Sketch covers).

ZORRO LEGENDARY ADVENTURES #2 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL181554 (Cueto cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL181555 (Cueto Limited B&W cover).


 
 

American Mythology Productions
Coming in October!


ZORRO SWORDS OF HELL #3
(Writer) David Avallone (Art) Roy Allen Martinez (Covers)
Roy Allen Martinez , Jon Pinto & Alex Toth

A horde of undead demons are sweeping across Alta California, conquering and killing all who stand in their way. Can Zorro stop them? When he learns that cold steel won't be enough, the masked avenger seeks mystical help, tracks down old allies, and unlocks the mysteries of the Swords of Hell! Swords and sorcery, as Zorro fights zombies… brought to you by David Avallone (Bettie Page, Twilight Zone: The Shadow) and Roy Allen Martinez (House of M, Immortal Iron Fist).

Zorro Swords of Hell #3 comes with three covers - Main by Roy Allan Martinez, Devils by Moonlight by Jon Pinto, and Visions of Zorro by the legendary Alex Toth.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale  October 31 (Martinez & Pinto covers).
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99, On sale October 31 (Toth cover).

ZORRO SWORDS OF HELL #3 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL181551 (Pinto cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL181552 (Toth cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL181553 (Martinez cover).






Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available online and coming to comic shops June 27!

THE SHADOW #130: “Hands in the Dark” and “Murder Marsh”
The Master of Darkness crushes crime in classic pulp thrillers by Walter. B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, guided by a hidden mastermind, “Hands in the Dark” deliver sudden death, and the only clue is a blood-red message left by a dead man! Then, as scientists seek an exotic plant and crooks hunt ill-gotten wealth, The Shadow stalks death itself in the haunted “Murder Marsh." This instant collectors item showcases both original color pulp covers by George Rozen plus the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell with historical commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-248-3 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Just printed and shipping from the printer the last week of June!

THE SHADOW Volume 131: “Vanished Treasure” & “Isle of Gold”
The Dark Avenger searches for Revolutionary War treasures in two never-reprinted pulp thrillers by Walter. B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow confronts a ghost when a deadly inheritance dating back to the American Revolution sets cousins against each other in their pursuit of “Vanished Treasure." Then, the Master of Darkness follows a dead man’s map on a deadly treasure hunt that leads to the “Isle of Gold." This instant collectors item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney plus Edd Cartier's original interior illustrations, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-249-0 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in September!
Coming to comic shops September 26!

THE SHADOW Volume 134: “The Creeping Death” & “The Banshee Murders”
Haunted Halloween Special!The Master of Darkness proves that “crime does not pay" in chilling pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, a deadly Oriental poison is employed to dominate the world gold market! Will Lamont Cranston fall victim to “The Creeping Death”? Then, a seance, a vanishing blonde and a nymphlike creature lure The Shadow along a trail to hidden treasure! Can The Shadow pierce the occult shroud in one of his most baffling cases? This instant collectors item leads of with one of George Rozen’s most haunting paintings (reproduced directly from the original art) and also showcases the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-252-0 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 134 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL182115.

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


   

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Author and Publisher James Bojaciuk discusses his work
UFOs & Nukes by Robert Hastings (and quite alot more)
Doc Brazen: Millenium Bug - A Doc Savage Pastiche
Secret Agent X, Volume 6 from Airhsip 27
Four in the Way: Vol. 2 of the Saints and Sinners Series
Doc Savage Pastiches
"Three on a Match" - Sergio Leone meets Barsoom
Bobby Nash discusses "Sanderson of Metro"

ATHENA VOLTAIRE 2018 ONGOING #7 - Coming in September!
(Writer) Steve Bryant (Art) Yusuf Idris (Cover) Steve Bryant

"Athena Voltaire and Golden Dawn," Part Three.

"Athena Voltaire and The Golden Dawn," part three. What lurks in the Ghost Caves? Athena and company chase the Nazis to Nepal and possibly to the secrets of Da Vinci's lost codex! But will those secrets cost them their lives? Homage variant cover by Steve Bryant and Jason Millet.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 26.

ATHENA VOLTAIRE 2018 ONGOING #7 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL181431.


A Baker's Dozen: Thirteen Essays on the man of Bronze and his Milieu - Now available!
by Jeff Deischer


This volume is a collection of the essays I’ve written about Doc Savage. The eleven essays that have appeared elsewhere earlier have been revised for this book. Most, but not all, are included in my chronology of the Doc Savage stories, The Adventures of the Man of Bronze: a Definitive Chronology. Some of these have appeared in various volumes of THE BIG BOOK OF BRONZE and THE BRONZE GAZETTE. Two are new, having appeared nowhere before.

Eleven of the thirteen are deductive in nature, while the final two are speculative. What this means is that the eleven are based on evidence in the stories, and logical conclusions drawn. The two speculative essays concern Doc Savage’s family, and the family of Monk Mayfair. These are creative exercises, and not intended to be taken as gospel. Doc Savage inhabits his own universe (though a case could be made, based on Will Murray’s two novels in which Doc teams up with the Shadow, The Sinister Shadow and Empire of Doom, that both characters belong to a Street & Smith universe).

As a bonus, also included is an interview with Will Murray as he was writing what may be the final Wild Adventure of the Man of Bronze.


Kindle Price:    $3.00
Kindle  


Black Dog Books
Claimed! / Avalon
by Francis Stevens, Gene Christie (Editor), and F. Paul Wilson (Introduction)

Now available!

From the pen of Francis Stevens, the Grand Mistress of Dark Fantasy, come two classic novels of weird fascination.

Claimed!
The Atlantic vomits forth a stream of boiling lava and a new land mass is formed. Crewmen from a passing ship investigate and are puzzled to discover a mysterious blue-green box bearing an enigmatic inscription on this virgin island. The box passes through multiple hands, and a bizarre fate seems to follows all those who acquire it, eventually leading to a confrontation as the true owner comes forth to claim this mystical ancient artifact!

Avalon
What dark mystery shrouds this island community off the Carolina coast? What black shadow is draped over Cliff House, the ancestral home of the Avalon family? Uncover the startling revelations in this tale of conspiracy and long-buried secrets.

With an introduction by F. Paul Wilson, Grand Master Award Recipient, Horror Writers of America

Includes the first photograph of Francis Stevens/Gertrude Bennett to ever see print!


Paperback: 242 pages
Publisher: Black Dog Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$14.95

Copies can be ordered from Mike Chomko or Amazon at the link below..
Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.


Black Dog Books
The Golden Cat: A Further Adventure of Peter the Brazen
by George F. Worts, Tom Roberts (Editor, Introduction)

Now available!
In the clutches of the Devil of Shanghai!

Peter Moore, informally known as Peter the Brazen, the master of adventurous intrigue, has returned to China. And this can mean but one thing. . . . Trouble is sure to follow!

In George F. Worts’ follow up novel to the best selling Peter the Brazen, Peter Moore again finds himself embroiled in East Asian intrigue and suspense.

Gloria Dale, the beautiful, golden-haired, blue-eyed American god-daughter to Prince Chu, is kidnapped from a temple in Ly-Chang by the treacherous Fong-Chi-Ah.

Word has reached Peter Moore. The pursuit of Gloria Dale unleashes a deadly chain of startling events, culminating in the ultimate showdown between Peter and Fong, the Devil of Shanghai.

Also included is a previously unknown story of Peter Moore.

With an introduction by Tom Roberts.
First time in paperback.


Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Black Dog Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$14.95
Copies can be ordered from Mike Chomko or Amazon at the link below..
Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.


Black Dog Books
Outlaws of the Sun: And Other Tales to Astound
by Victor Rousseau, Tom Roberts (Introduction), Morgan Wallace (Foreword)

Now available!

Across the vast reaches of space stretch these spirited works of classic science fiction and speculative fantasy from Victor Rousseau, author of The Messiah of the Cylinder and Draft of Eternity.

The Atom Smasher
A blinding light, the frantic oscillation of the Atom Smasher— and two innocents are plunged into the awful nothingness of the fifth dimension, where neither space nor time exists, only a sense of death, awful and indescribable. Will these innocents be sacrificed upon the altar of science? Only inventor Tode can decide.

Revolt on Inferno
Banished from Earth and sent to a doomed planet, fifty men—and one woman—find themselves condemned to a fate worse than death!

The Beetle Horde
Only two adventurers stand in the way of Bram’s horrible revenge—unleashing an armada of man-sized beetles upon a defenseless world.

Outlaws of the Sun
Transported to Circe, outermost of the planets, three intrepid explorers fall victim to the designs of a mad scientist.

These and other works are sure to astonish and entertain!

With an introduction by Tom Roberts
Foreword by Morgan Wallace


Paperback: 346 pages
Publisher: Black Dog Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$14.95


Copies can be ordered from Mike Chomko or Amazon at the link below..
Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.


Black Dog Books
WINDY CITY PULP STORIES #18
Now available!

Recognizing Wings and the Air War Pulps and publisher Harold Hersey
A must have for anyone interested in the history of the pulp magazine field!

CONTENTS
Wings and the Air War Pulps
“Fighting Aces of War Skies,” by Steve Young and Mike Chomko, “Fiction Takes Wing,” by August Lenniger, “Writers A-Wing,” by Arch Whitehouse

Hersey
Articles, Fiction and Verse by Harold Hersey: “A Brief Autobiography,” “Twenty Years in the Editorial Harness,” “Portraits of Authors Who Call Upon Me,” “The Velvet Footed Camels,” “An Experiment in Cooperation,” “The Mysterious Package,” “The Half-Gods,” “The Dreamers,” “The Hidden Bells”

“A Free Range Discourse with F. Paul Wilson,” by Tom Roberts

Film Focus
“From Pulp to the Silver Screen, 2018,” by Ed Hulse


Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: Black Dog Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$14.95


Copies can be ordered from Mike Chomko or Amazon at the link below..
Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS: PULPOURRI
By Ed Hulse, Rick Lai, Will Murray, Laurie Powers, Jeffrey Shanks, Dave Smith
Edited by Ed Hulse
Now available!

Webster's Dictionary describes Potpourri as "a miscellaneous collection."
Murania Press describes Pulpourri as "a miscellaneous collection of well-written, impeccably researched essays on pulp fiction and how it influenced American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries."

This latest volume in the BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS series has been assembled by Ed Hulse, co-editor of Amazon's best-selling THE ART OF THE PULPS, from contributions by some of today's most distinguished pop-culture scholars and archeologists. Their lengthy, informative essays are profusely illustrated with pulp and book covers, interior artwork, rare photographs, and movie posters. And the works herein are new to this volume, not culled from back issues of BLOOD 'N' THUNDER.

Hulse leads off the book with a 15,000-word piece on the masterwork of celebrated mystery writer Mary Roberts Rinehart: THE BAT, which began life as a 1907 pulp yarn and over the next several decades was revived in books, movies, and even a hit Broadway play. More importantly, it influenced the creation of Batman by Bob Kane and Bill Finger.

In other essays: Jeffrey Shanks looks at colonialism in the pulps. Dave Smith chronicles the exploits of the original Suicide Squad, a trio of hard-charging FBI agents from the pulp ACE G-MAN STORIES. Laurie Powers profiles Street & Smith's top female editor, Daisy Bacon, who made LOVE STORY MAGAZINE the top-selling pulp and ended her career trying to revive the flagging SHADOW and DOC SAVAGE pulps. Will Murray reveals the early literary efforts of Robert Maxwell, best known for producing the ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN radio and TV shows but also a prolific contributor to the notorious girlie pulps published by DC Comics head honcho Harry Donenfeld. And in a massive (18,000 words), exhaustively researched piece, Rick Lai discusses the use of ancient religion and mythology in the works of Conan creator Robert E. Howard. This essay is accompanied by a reprint of Howard's "Black Talons," a weird mystery from 1933 and one of his most obscure stories.

In the realm of motion pictures adapted from pulp yarns, Ed Hulse documents the making of HAWK OF THE WILDERNESS, the 1938 Republic serial version of William L. Chester's classic adventure yarn from BLUE BOOK magazine. And we present what may be the only surviving photos taken on location during production of the aborted 1935 film featuring Street & Smith's Western-pulp hero Pete Rice.

Blood 'n' Thunder Presents #4
Introduction by Ed Hulse
Trade paperback, 8 1/2 x 11
, 216 pages
$24.95

PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS.
OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Now available!

The latest release from Murania Press is a collection of informative, extensively researched essays on the Westerns of pulp fiction and Saturday-matinee motion pictures from the 20th century’s first half. Most of these pieces initially saw print in BLOOD 'N' THUNDER; a few were originally written for other publications; and one is new to this book. The reprinted essays all have been reedited and expanded, some considerably. Author Ed Hulse examines best-selling authors such as Zane Grey, Max Brand, Walt Coburn, and Clarence E. Mulford; memorable series characters such as Zorro, Hopalong Cassidy, The Lone Ranger, and Whistling Dan Barry; and popular cowboy stars such as Tom Mix, Roy Rogers, William Boyd, Randolph Scott, George O’Brien — to name just a few in each category.

While not a comprehensive narrative history, this book’s 17 essays in their totality cover a long span of time and a great deal of ground. The author has uncovered a wealth of heretofore unreported information on the making of classic Western movies, much of it gleaned from the actors, writers, and directors themselves.

As a bonus the book reprints Stewart Edward White’s outstanding 1919 novella, THE KILLER, twice adapted by Hollywood; the second and best version, a stylish 1932 exercise in “Western Gothic” titled MYSTERY RANCH, is covered by Hulse at length in the 5,100-word essay written specifically to accompany White’s story.

At 286 pages, its 146,000 words accompanied by dozens of seldom-seen cover reproductions and rare movie stills, THE WILD WEST OF FICTION AND FILM is an invaluable addition to the history of American pop culture. It's available at muraniapress.com for $25.00, which includes free shipping to domestic U.S. buyers.


Cover Art by Walter Baumhofer
286 pages., deluxe trade paperback edition, 8 1/2 X 11
Price: $25.00


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OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS



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

The Latest from Murania Press
- New!
June 2018 Collectibles Section Update - New!
Happy Birthday, Iris Meredith!
2018 Windy City Film Program

Murania Press 2017 Year-End Sale
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Back-Issue Availability
Collectibles Section Updated for December
THE ART OF THE PULPS: Here at last!

Bold Venture Press
ZORRO AND THE LITTLE DEVIL
By Peter David
Coming in July!

Bold Venture Press will release a brand new ZORRO novel in July in both paperback and hard cover, a brand new addition to our six volumes of original pulp fiction stories by Johnston McCulley.
ZORRO AND THE LITTLE DEVIL, along with a bonus story entitled “Diego and the Baron,” licensed by Zorro Productions, are written by Peter David. writer of comic books, novels, television, films and video games. His notable comic book work includes an award-winning 12-year run on The Incredible Hulk, as well as runs on Aquaman, Young Justice, Supergirl, Fallen Angel, Spider-Man 2099 and X-Factor.

His Star Trek work includes both comic books and novels such as Imzadi, and co-creating the New Frontier series. His other novels include film adaptations, media tie-ins, and original works, such as the Apropos of Nothing and Knight Life series. His television work includes series such as Babylon 5, Young Justice, Ben 10: Alien Force and Nickelodeon's Space Cases, which he co-created with Bill Mumy. David often jokingly describes his occupation as "Writer of Stuff", and is noted for his prolific writing, characterized by its mingling of real-world issues with humor and references to popular culture, as well as elements of metafiction and self-reference.

David has earned multiple awards for his work, including a 1992 Eisner Award, a 1993 Wizard Fan Award, a 1996 Haxtur Award, a 2007 Julie Award and a 2011 GLAAD Media Award.




Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Consumption: The Adventure of the Incognita Countess - New!
Pulp Appeal: The Green Hornet
Pulp Appeal: Econoclash Review #1
Pulp Appeal: CIRSOVA #5
Issue 5 of Broadswords and Blasters Available Now!
Pulp Consumption: Sharp Ends