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25 May 2018  

Adventure House
Now available!

HIGH ADVENTURE #160
 Ten Detective Aces Special
 
Prey of the Steel Shark by S.J. Bailey
 Bill trent, unjustly condemned convict, was lured from prison by Nayla Thatcher to become a living dead man—
the catspaw of Twentieth Century pirates who whipped the high seas into a red foam of murder, greed and bestial lust.

 Rhapsody In Bullets by Russell Bender
 A beautiful regaled blonde plunks Shag and Bones in the middle of a suicide symphony.
 
And more from the pages of Ten Detective Aces


7x10, 112 pages, $12.95




Adventure House
Now available!


Satan Paints the Sky by Robert J. Hogan
G-8 walked down the road that leads to Death, and in the sky he flew where the Falcons waited with their bloody claws bared! 
For that is the way of War and there is no mercy—only red courage against hatred as SATANS PAINTS THE SKY!

Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee

7x10, 110 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

Phantom Detective - Summer 1953

Murder’s Agent by Robert Wallace
 The girl was blameless—but she had to be slain because she once knew a hood.  It was part of the business-as-usual policy of the underworld—
a policy pursued in spite of the fact that they leaders had vanished!
 
You Take the Rap by Philip Morgan
 The Hamburger and the Blonde by J.L. Benton
 Bread Upon the Waters by Morris Cooper
 As Good As A Corpse by Robert Zacks

 

7x10, 112 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

Wonder Stories- January 1934
 
The Exile of the Skies by Richard Vaughan [Pt 1 of 3]
 The Man From Ariel by Donald A. Wollheim
 Today’s Yesterday by Rice Ray
 When Reptiles Ruled by Duane N. Carroll
 The Secret of the Microcosm by F. Golub
 Moon Plague by Raymond Z. Gallun
 Garfield’s Invention by Leon am Bruhl
 Evolution Satellite by J. Harvey Haggard [Pt 2 of 2]

 
Cover Artist: Frank R. Paul

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95




Adventure House Pulp and Collectibles Show
SUNDAY – September 9th, 2018

ARBUTUS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
5200 Southwestern Blvd – Halethorpe MD 21227
We’ve finally put together a show in the Mid-Atlantic area on September 9th, 2018. 
Conveniently located off I-95, just south of the Baltimore Beltway. 
Only 5-10 minutes from BWI Airport or Amtrak. [See map below.]

Convention Hours – 10am – 4pm
$5.00 Attendance Fee
Seventy plus tables with thousands of pulps and lots of popular culture collectibles.
Two large parking lots
Snack bar on premises
Hotels nearby include: [Rates are not guaranteed]
Holiday Inn BWI Airport – $108
Country Inn & Suites – $118
Holiday Inn Express – $99
Aloft BWI  – $89
Red Roof Plus – $80
Hilton Garden Inn BWI Airport – $93
BWI Airport Marriott – $139
Fairfield Inn & Suites BWI Airport – $96
La Quinta Inn & Suites  – $115
Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport – $139
Hampton Inn BWI – $97
Shipping services by Adventure House through USPS available for a standard counter rates and a small handling fee.
Short trip to the Baltimore Inner Harbor [15 Minutes]
Slightly longer trip to Washington DC [30 minutes]



Airship 27 Podcast #36
Mourning Star
Now online!

Captain Ron Fortier and Chief Engineer Rob Davis are back aboard the Airship 27 for another adventure in podcasting!

The two navigate the windy skies to talk about Weird Heroes, Sherlock Holmes, Jezebel Johnson and more!

If you want to hear EXCLUSIVE news on upcoming projects, check out the post-show on Patreon!



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
- New!
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 August!
PELLUCIDAR #1
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) Cyrus Mesarcia,
(Cover) Gabriel Rearte

After their life-or-death struggle on the world of "The Moon Maid," Abby Tyler and Ethan Bradley are pursued through a dimensional portal to the prehistoric land of Pellucidar. But hot on their heels are a band of Va-gas, the savage, cannibalistic, half-horse/half-human creatures from the moon, who want nothing more than to feast upon their flesh! Joining forces with Dian the Beautiful and the warrior Tanar, Abby and Ethan might just survive… But will any of them live when friends and foes alike come under attack by the hideous Horibs, the half-human/half-lizard denizens of the savage world at the Earth's core? The incredible four-part "Fear on Four Worlds" storyline that joins together Edgar Rice Burroughs' greatest sci-fi worlds of adventure continues!

Pellucidar #1 comes with three covers - Main Cover by Gabriel Rearte, Depths of the Earth & B&W Limited Edition Covers by Cyrus Mesarcia, and a Blank Sketch Edition.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 29.

PELLUCIDAR #1 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181375 (Rearte cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181376 (Blank Sketch cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181377 (Limited Edition B&W cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181378 (Mesarcia cover).






American Mythology Productions
Michael W. Kaluta to join the Zorro team!

The company that announced to fans a new line of Zorro comics just last month, promising to take the iconic fan favorite character in bold new directions, has another major announcement regarding the comic series. Renowned comic artist Michael Kaluta has signed on to produce art for the books, helping to lead up to the character’s 100th-year celebration in 2019.

Kaluta, a staple in the comic book community since the early 1970’s, began his career with work on Edgar Rice Burroughs novel adaptations for DC comics and made a name for himself with his elaborate panel designs and books like The Shadow in 1973-74.  Kaluta has worked with a number of major comic book publishers over his career, such as Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Vertigo, IDW, and now American Mythology.

He is a multi-award-winning artist for his work in comics over the last five decades. No stranger to pulp hero action, he promises to pack even more punch to an already exciting series taking Zorro into dark waters as he battles supernatural beings and demonic forces. The artist’s work will be showcased beginning with the new series' planned second story arc Zorro: Sacrilege. Fans of the artist will have even more to celebrate as Kaluta looks to return to his ERB roots by contributing to American Mythology’s upcoming Carson of Venus series and the horror title, Eternal Thirst of Dracula.

The first story arc for the Zorro series will be written by David Avallone (“Doc Savage: The Ring of Fire,” “The Twilight Zone: The Shadow”).  Avallone is excited to take the hero in a fresh direction, not an easy task for a character pushing 100.  “I was thrilled when American Mythology asked me to write such an iconic pulp hero; the guy who showed the Shadow and Batman how it’s done.”



American Mythology Productions
Coming in August!


ZORRO LEGENDARY ADVENTURES #1 MAIN CVR
(W) Jean-Marie Nadaud (A) Robert Rigot (CA) Francisco Cueto


The legend of Zorro is well-known in all corners of the world.  Fans from every country have thrilled alongside the incredible adventures of the original masked hero.   American Mythology is proud to present Zorro Legendary Adventures which presents an authentic approach to the heroic exploits of Zorro.  These stories have never been seen in English and deliver unmatched action with beautiful illustration. 

Zorro Legendary Adventures #1 comes with two covers - Main and Limited Edition Blazing Blades of Zorro by Francisco Cueto.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 29.

ZORRO LEGENDARY ADVENTURES #1 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181364 (Cueto cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181365 (Cueto Limited B&W cover).




American Mythology Productions
Coming in September!


ZORRO SWORDS OF HELL #2
(Writer) David Avallone (Art) Roy Allen Martinez


One man's sword against an army of the undead! Zombies have conquered Los Angeles, and Zorro must fight the Jaguar Brujo to learn the secret origin of the Swords of Hell. Zorro swings into supernatural action as only he can, brought to you by David Avallone (Bettie Page, Twilight Zone: The Shadow, Elvira) and Roy Allen Martinez (House of M, Immortal Iron Fist) in the second chapter of the four-part Swords of Hell saga!

 Zorro Swords of Hell #1 comes with three covers - Main by Roy Allan Martinez, The Dead Rise by Richard Bonk, and Visions of Zorro by the legendary Alex Toth.


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

ZORRO SWORDS OF HELL #2 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181366 (Martinez cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181367 (Toth cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181368 (Bonk cover).

 
 
 



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW Volume 129: “Mobsman on the Spot” & “Murder Trail”
The Dark Avenger teams with an ally from his own wartime secret origins in thrilling pulp novels by Walter. B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, as rackets take over New York, The Shadow recruits wrongly convicted ex-con Cliff Marsland to put “Mobsmen on the Spot." Then, the Master of Darkness and Marsland follow a “Murder Trail” of stolen millions to unmask a hidden mastermind! BONUS: A Nick Carter illustrated thriller by Bob Powell from the Golden Age of Comics! This instant collectors item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen plus the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell with historical commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-247-6
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; coming soon online and in comic shops!

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
Coming to online retailers in August!
Coming to comic shops August 29!

THE SHADOW Volume 133: “Syndicate of Sin” & “Merry Mrs. Macbeth”
The Knight of Darkness proves that “crime does not pay" in classic pulp thrillers by Theodore Tinsley and Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, only The Shadow knows that stolen Nazi art treasures are being peddled in America by a murderous “Syndicate of Sin." Then, death comes hurtling onto the stage of “Merry Mrs. MacBeth,” a new Broadway musical. BONUS: a Golden Age of Comics Nick Carter adventure illustrated by Bob Powell! BONUS: Carrie Cashin investigates the mystery of the “White Elephant” in her first adventure by Theodore Tinsley. This instant collectors item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein plus the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-251-3 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 133 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181963.

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)


 

ATHENA VOLTAIRE 2018 ONGOING #6 - Coming in August!
(Writer) Steve Bryant (Art) Yusuf Idris (Cover) Steve Bryant

"Athena Voltaire and Golden Dawn," Part Two.

The quest to retrieve Codex Agharta takes Athena to Shanghai. All that stands in her way are Nazis, mobsters, and one angry tiger!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 8.

ATHENA VOLTAIRE 2018 ONGOING #6 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181290.


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
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"

The Astounding Illustrated History of Science Fiction (Inspirations & Techniques) - Now available!
by Dave Golder (Author), Jess Nevins (Author), Pat Mills (Foreword), David Langford (Consultant Editor)

A truly astonishing, illustrated history of Science fiction, covering fantasy, and horror, with forays into crime, mystery and the gothic. Using timelines, online links, illustrations, posters, movie stills, book covers, and more, this amazing new book propels us into the well of modern imagination, from its roots in Frankenstein, through Verne, H.G. Wells, the late gothic and weird horror of Lovecraft to the mass market sensationalism of the Pulp magazines. The Pulps then invoked a new generation of writers (such as Ray Bradbury and Robert Bloch) of the Golden Age before many transitioned to screenwriting for the movies and early TV (Psycho, Star Trek, Twilight Zone), inspiring, in turn, the invasion of superheroes, gigantic spaceships, and dystopian landscapes onto our data-streaming tablets and computers. The book explores the interplay between great writers, (Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke) and story-telling directors (Kubrick, James Cameron, Ridley Scott, Christopher Nolan, George Lucas) who create powerful Sci-Fi, reflecting and challenging the developments of technology, science and society. Each have played a major role in this all-consuming, speculative form of world-building, from its early manifestation as a shocking literary event, to the mass market sensation is today.

Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Flame Tree Publishing; Ill New edition
Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.9 x 11.4 inches
List Price: $35.00



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 and begins shipping May 7!

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: EDitorial Comments - Now online!

2018 Windy City Film Program
Murania Press 2017 Year-End Sale
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Back-Issue Availability



Bold Venture Press
The Last Redhead
By John French

Now availble!


Sometimes you do it for the money.
Sometimes you do it for the thrill.
But usually, you do it for the girl.

What is “hardboiled” fiction? The girl you gave a ride to, without mentioning it to your wife … The “sure thing” at the race track … The payroll money “no one” will miss … “Hardboiled” fiction is a regrettable mistake … and sometimes people don’t live to regret.

John L. French demonstrates “hardboiled” in 22 stories. Read them before you inevitably throw caution to the wind …


JOHN L. FRENCH has worked for over 40 years as a crime scene investigator. As a break from the realities of his job, he writes science fiction, pulp, horror, fantasy, and (of course) crime fiction.

Cover by Robert A. Maguire
200 pages, 6" x 9"
Paperback: $14.95



Bold Venture Press
Thubway Tham Meets the Crimson Clown
By Johnston McCulley

Now available!

By the creator of Zorro!

Thubway Tham -- A lisping pickpocket with delusions of grandeur.
The Crimson Clown -- A “gentleman thief” who justifies his crimes with charitable donations.
Baron Bleud -- His legitimate business fronts hide the revenue from his criminal enterprises.
With the police watching him, Thubway Tham decides to lay low — but The Crimson Clown has other plans. Tham can help him pilfer the stolen Cragham Jewels from The Baron … or die!

This Bold Venture edition collects the complete text of Johnston McCulley's novel for the first time! Originally serialzed in Detective Story Magazine, this story was an unusual for its time -- two popular characters joining forces in one story. Such "crossovers" are commonplace today in comic books, but Thubway Tham Meets the Crimson Clown no doubt made McCulley's fans sit up and take notice!


204 pages, 6" x 9"
Paperback: $14.95



Bringing Back Classic Adventure One Page at a Time - Now online!

Vintage Reads – The Sword of Rhiannon
Vintage Reads – The Tritonian Ring and Other Pusadian Tales
Vintage Reads – The Dying Earth


Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: Econoclash Review #1
Pulp Appeal: CIRSOVA #5
Issue 5 of Broadswords and Blasters Available Now!
Pulp Consumption: Sharp Ends


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Subscribe for 2018
 
Subscribe for 2018 now, as the price will rise after this special offer ends!
The 2018 Issues are numbers 81, 82, and 83.

Please note that Bronze Gazette Special Editions are not included in any subscription, but may be purchased separately.

Only $30.00
 
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.
You can order available single issues at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/back-issues/

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Castalia House Blog - Now online!

The Destroyer: Dr. Quake - New!
Castalia House New Release: TURNED EARTH - New!
SUPERVERSIVE: Batman Ninja, a great movie that didn’t take enough risks - New!
Sensor Sweep: Fragged Kingdom, Argosy, Mighty Warriors, Captain Future, and The Spider - New!
The Pulp Swordsmen: Khal Kan - New!
Sensor Sweep: Shannach- The Last, Hero Kids, Solo, E. R. Eddison
The Pulp Swordsmen: Corun of Conahur
Sensor Sweep: ERB fonts, Robert Bloch Vampires, Mouse Wars, and The Punisher
The Pulp Swordsmen: Jehan de Courtenai 
Short Reviews – Production Test, by Raymond F. Jones

Clive Cussler: The Gray Ghost (A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure) - Coming May 29!
With Robin Burcell

In 1906, a groundbreaking Rolls-Royce prototype known as the Gray Ghost vanishes from the streets of Manchester, England, and it is only the lucky intervention of an American detective named Isaac Bell that prevents it from being lost forever. Not even he can save the good name of Jonathan Payton, however, the man wrongly blamed for the theft, and more than a hundred years later, it is his grandson who turns to Sam and Remi Fargo to help prove his grandfather's innocence.

But there is even more at stake than any of them know. For the car has vanished again, and in it is an object so rare that it has the capacity to change lives. Men with everything to gain and a great deal to lose have a desperate plan to find it--and if anybody gets in their way? They have a plan for that, too.

Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.4 x 9.3 inches
List price: $29.00



THE COLOSSAL CONAN THE CIMMERIAN HC - Coming in October!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomas Giorello (Art/Cover), Richard Corben (Art), Joe Kubert (Art), Joseph Michael Linsner (Art), Paul Lee (Art), and Jose Villarrubia (Color)

Conan returns to his homeland to explore his roots and find renewed purpose as a young mercenary. This complete collection of Dark Horse's Conan the Cimmerian run gathers issues #0 to #25 of that celebrated series together, including all variant cover work! The award-winning creative team of Truman, Giorello, and Villarrubia adapt several of Robert E. Howard's original Conan stories and tell new tales that tie everything together chronologically.

Hardcover, Full Color, 7x10, 648 pages, $99.99, On sale October 17.


COLOSSAL CONAN THE CIMMERIAN is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN180362.



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


DC TRIP: Space Stuff
- New!
Saunders Saturday: ACE DOUBLES Out West - New! 
Pulp Gallery: THE LONE EAGLE
Saunders Saturday: G.I. JOE Comics
LONE RANGER 6-Shooter Ring (1947)  
The Art of Frank Hamilton (Part 5)

DEJAH THORIS #7 - Coming in August!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Pasquale Qualano
Cover A: Mike McKone
Cover B: Stéphane Roux

Cover C: Sean Chen

A straightforward scientific mission becomes an entanglement of intrigue, as Dejah Thoris uncovers a Zodangan plot to destroy the Helium naval fleet. Can she identify the spy in their midst before it's too late?


A prequel to Edgar Rice Burroughs' beloved book A Princess of Mars.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 8.

DEJAH THORIS #7 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181083. (McKone cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181084 (Roux cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181085 (Chen cover).


   

The Digest Enthusiast #8
 Now available and recommended!

The eigth 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!

Weird Menace Vol. 1 - New!
The Digest Enthusiast No. 8
- New!
Adrian Cole’s Mirrorman
- New!

Paperback Parade #101 April 2018
Lawrence Block’s Death of Mallory Queen
Magazine of Horror #36 Apr. 1971
Broadswords and Blasters #5 Spring 2018
Black Cat Mystery Magazine #2

DMR Books Blog - Now online!

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
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
SONG OF OPAR by Jim Malachowski
Coming June 1!

Song of Opar is an update of Tarzan and La's adventures beginning in the early twentieth century. 
Working with new information, the Opar stories have been enhanced and updated. 
Song of Opar places more emphasis on the origins of Opar, adventures of Tarzan and La not documented anywhere else, and the demise of the lost city.

Song of Opar is a tale of more than 115,000 words. 
It features a spectacular cover featuring the talent of well-known ERB artist — Joe Jusko. 
Song of Opar has thirty interior illustrations newly created, by the author, expressly for this book.


Publisher: Seti Press
Language: English
Pages: 394
Binding: Perfect-bound
Dimensions (inches): 6 wide x 9 tall

Price: $29.95 (plus shipping)

SONG OF OPAR debuted at the Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship convention May 17-18.
It will be available to the public June 1.


Seti Press



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

Now available in hardcover!

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..


$34.95

 



Edgar Rice Burroughs.com   Lulu.com   Amazon.com - Coming soon!
   

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS TARZAN OF THE APES - Now available!

By Edgar Rice Burroughs . The novel tells the story of John Clayton, born in the western coastal jungles of equatorial Africa to a marooned couple from England, John and Alice (Rutherford) Clayton, Lord and Lady Greystoke. Adopted as an infant by the she-ape Kala after his parents died (his father is killed by the savage king ape Kerchak), Clayton is named “Tarzan” (“White Skin” in the ape language) and raised in ignorance of his human heritage.

PUBLISHER    ERB Inc.
PUBLISH DATE    2018
ISBN    9781945462160
BINDING    Soft Cover
DIMENSIONS    6x9
PAGES    280pg

$29.95



Edgar Rice Burroughs
TARZAN REVISITED
Now available!

After his first appearance in 1912 in an American pulp magazine, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ literary character Tarzan® became one of the most significant pop culture characters of the 20th century and the first quintessential superhero.

Published in over 20 novels and translated into more than 50 languages, the story of a feral boy raised by great apes was an immediate sensation, spawning radio shows, newspaper comic strips, graphic novels, multiple TV series and countless movies.

Though the vine-swinging Tarzan® proved hugely popular amongst audiences, he was often met with much controversy and criticism. Despite the many heated debates surrounding Tarzan, the character nonetheless became a versatile vehicle for highlighting important topics including animal cruelty, colonialism, slavery and the current morals of society. Even Tarzan's® primitivist "return to nature" philosophy remains relevant today, further illustrating why this legendary figure has endured generations of cultural change and continues to be such a compelling and timeless hero.

From past to present, Tarzan®: Revisited explores the character's extraordinary evolution, giving a detailed overview of how he was first created, behind-the-scenes stories surrounding his innumerable media incarnations, and a fascinating insight into his longevity and legacy in pop culture.

NO. DISCS 1
RUNNING TIME 76 MIN
AUDIO FORMAT 2.0 DOLBY DIGITAL
REGION ALL
FORMAT NTSC
$29.99



  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

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.



Flesk Publications
The Art of Mark Schultz: Carbon 3
Carbon 3 collects 60 of Schultz's most recent works for the first time.
Premium deluxe edition and luxurious giclée prints available.
Kickstarter now online and ending June 7!


Mark has been working with John Fleskes at Flesk Publications since 2005 to bring you the finest collections of his art. Their combined efforts have resulted in 12 books published by Flesk. These include Mark's art book collections Various Drawings (volumes 1-5) and Carbon (volumes 1-2). More recently Mark completed Storms at Sea, an illustrated novella, also published by Flesk. Perhaps most significantly, he created the speculative comics series Xenozoic Tales, to which he has now returned. He has illustrated a collection of Robert E. Howard’s Conan of Cimmeria and provides the scripts for the comics strip Prince Valiant.

Your support for Carbon 3 directly helps Mark to continue working on the new Xenozoic adventure.




Haffner Press
THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE VOLUME 1 Second Edition
By Edmond Hamilton

Now available for pre-order!

Okay, you kiwis and pee-lots, listen up!

This is Sergeant Saturn letting you rascally rocketeers know that when you fans of a certain classic cosmic crusader send enough feedback, the Big Poobah at Haffner Press has little choice but to give you what you want.

To that end, be it known that sometime, sooner than later, you will be able to add THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE, VOLUME ONE to your already stellar library in a revised 2nd Edition.

What’s the difference between this forthcoming edition and the 2009 First Printing, you ask? Good question! All we can say at this time is that the 2nd Edition will contain the four Captain Future novels:

“Captain Future and the Space Emperor” (Captain Future, Win ’40)
“Calling Captain Future” (Captain Future, Spr ’40)
“Captain Future’s Challenge” (Captain Future, Sum ’40)
“The Triumph of Captain Future” (Captain Future, Fll ’40)

and we’ll share more information as it becomes available.

So, prime yer rockets while Mr. Wart Ears here goes to the galley for another jug of Xeno.


Edited by Stephen Haffner
Cover Art by George Rozen
700+ page Hardcover

Pre-order price: $45.00


Haffner Press
THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE VOLUME 4
By Edmond Hamilton & Joesph Samachson

Coming soon & available for pre-order!

Jumpin’ Jungle Cats of Jupiter! It’s another mega-collection of four complete novels of the “Man of Tomorrow,” the “Wizard of Science,” the protector of the Solar System and a menace to evil-doers throughout the universe: CAPTAIN FUTURE!

Now that Captain Future (aka Dr. Curtis Newton) and the Futuremen (Grag the robot; Otho the Android; and Simon Wright, the Living Brain) have traveled not only through time but to another universe in the final story of Volume Three (See “Planets in Peril”), what other dangers will our heroes encounter?

Well, THE FACE OF THE DEEP sees the Futuremen stranded outside the Solar System on a volcanic planetoid in the company of a shipload of condemned criminals. Up next is WORLDS TO COME (written by Joseph Samachson) where Curt and his crew speed to the rescue of the Sagittarian system—ready to battle in mortal combat with nightmare enemies from another dimension.  Edmond Hamilton (writing as Brett Sterling) returns with THE STAR OF DREAD wherein our heroes ply their stock-in-trade by exposing a dangerous secret menacing humanity and taking desperate risks pursuing two scheming miscreants across the void! Closing out this penultimate volume of the novel-length adventures of The Futuremen is MAGIC MOON. Adorned by one of Earle K. Bergey’s finest cover paintings, we see conspirators plotting to seize the satellite Styx, third moon of Pluto, enslaving the peaceful natives, and putting Captain Future and his trusty aides on their most dangerous mission ever!

As with the previous three volumes of THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE, “Under Observation,” the CAPTAIN FUTURE letters column is reprinted, and the original pulp covers and interior illustrations are reproduced in a generous appendix.


Edited by Stephen Haffner
Cover Art by Earle K. Bergey
Illustrated by H.W. "Wesso" Wessolowski
600+ page Hardcover
Pre-order price: $45.00

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
"Under Observation" - The Captain Future Letters Column
The Face of the Deep  (Captain Future, Win ’43)
Worlds to Come  (Captain Future, Spr ’43)
The Star of Dread  (Captain Future, Sum ’43)
Magic Moon  (Captain Future, Win ’44)
"The Future of Captain Future"
Appendix of original interior artwork


Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Mighty Warriors

Lankhmar
Chainsaw and Corris
Flamehair

ILLUSTRATED CALL OF CTHULHU HC - Now available!
(Writer) H. P. Lovecraft (Art) Gary Gianni

Written in 1928, H.P. Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu defined the ancient gods as dark creatures who came from the stars and ruled the world before mankind. When these ancient ones awaken, humanity is plagued by a nightmare of terrors etched upon an epic backdrop. Artist Gary Gianni and designer Marcelo Anciano both felt that Lovecraft's short story presented an opportunity to visually expand the Cthulhu mythos and push the boundaries of illustrated books. This book is a fusion of the graphic novel, the illustrated book and cinematic design. Over a hundred drawings enhance and bring to life the work of two visionaries — Lovecraft and Gianni — in an extraordinary feat of storytelling and art.

Hardcover, 6x9, 128 pages, B&W, $24.95





JAMES BOND HAMMERHEAD TPB - Coming in August!
(Writer) Andy Diggle (Art/Cover) Luca Casalanguida


Bond is assigned to hunt down and eliminate Kraken, a radical anti-capitalist who has targeted Britain's newly-upgraded nuclear arsenal. But all is not as it seems. Hidden forces are plotting to rebuild the faded glory of the once-mighty British Empire, and retake by force what was consigned to history. 007 is a cog in their deadly machine - but is he an agent of change, or an agent of the status quo? Loyalties will be broken, allegiances challenged. But in an ever-changing world, there's one man you can rely on: Bond. James Bond.

Trade paperback, Full Color, 168 pages, $19.99, On sale August 29.

JAMES BOND HAMMERHEAD TPB is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181106.





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

KI-GOR KING OF THE JUNGLE

From the long running Ki-Gor series of jungle stories, we present the first two stories:
"Ki-Gor, King of the Jungle" by John Murray Reynolds and "Ki-Gor: the Stolen Empire" by John Peter Drummond.
Fully illustrated with the original interior artwork from the pulp magazine Jungle Stories.

KI-GOR - KING OF THE JUNGLE: Lion courage and leopard stealth . . .
That wild white lord of the jungle bent all his savage might towards saving the self-willed sky girl.
Yet Helene Vaughn, dollar-proud daughter of Civilization, merely sulked until saw-toothed Wungubas snared them in their slave-trap.

KI-GOR - AND THE STOLEN EMPIRE: It was war to the death!
The half-wild, white son of Africa against a ruthless, self-made jungle Emperor.
Savage strength against madman's cunning - with that lost, pampered darling of Civilization as the prize.

Hardcover w/dust jacket, 6 x 9 inch, 168 pages
$29.95

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 198 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price: $12.95

THE BEST OF SALLY THE SLEUTH

Sally the Sleuth originally appeared in SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES as a 2-page comic, beginning in November 1934.
Later, the strip was expanded into 4-page stories. Thirty-six of her adventures are compiled in this 90-page collection.

90 pages
$8.95






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


KONG OF SKULL ISLAND 2018 SPECIAL #1 - Arriving in comic shops May 30!
(Writer) Paul Allor (Art/Cover) Dan McDaid

Paul Allor ( Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ) and Dan McDaid ( Big Trouble in Little China, Judge Dredd ) present a new look at the mysterious history of Skull Island.
When an early Viking expedition washes ashore on Skull Island, they see only the promises of wealth in the island's riches, and not the dangers.
Decades pass as the Vikings attempt to bend the powerful island to their will — or die trying.

NOTE: Available only in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, and the U.K.

Full Color, 32 pages, $7.99




KONG ON PLANET OF APES TPB - Coming in October!
(Writer) Ryan Ferrier (Art) Carlos Magno (Cover) Faye Dalton

Ryan Ferrier ( Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, D4VE ) and Carlos Magno ( Kong of Skull Island, Planet of the Apes ) present the damn dirty crossover event you demanded! Following the events of the first Planet of the Apes film (1968), Dr. Zaius and General Ursus lead a small group of soldiers to the Forbidden Zone to destroy any remaining evidence of Taylor�'s time among them. To their surprise, they discover... a Kong! Now they must venture to Skull Island with Cornelius and Zira to discover the truth, but they may not survive the deadliest journey of their lives!

Collects the complete 6-issue series.

Trade paperback, 160 pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale October 10.


KONG ON THE PLANET OF THE APES TPB is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181245.


Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Purview Press: The Saint and the Falcon
Netfiix brings back Lost in Space
The Lone Ranger on Radio, Film, and Television
Ready Player One Movie Review
Cinevent Film Festival Turns 50
Filmfax Magazine celebrates a milestone



The Mighty Warriors - Now available!  
by Robert M Price, Adrian Cole, Cody Goodfellow, David C Smith, Charles R Saunders, Milton J Davis, Charles R Rutledge, Ken Asamtsu, & 3 more

Come back to those mist-shrouded days of yesteryear when the land shook under the tread of barbarians, wizards and monsters! Join such legends as Lin Carter's legendary Thongor in a new tale of mighty deeds and fearless swords. Thrill to new characters who take up the bloody axe of war and adventure like Charles R. Rutledge's ageless Kharrn and Adrian Cole's Elak of Atlantis while discovering new characters destined to carve their names in bloody history. None can stand before them for they are THE MIGHTY WARRIORS!


Paperback: 240 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
$19.95



Moonstone Books
THE LONE RANGER AND TONTO: FRONTIER JUSTICE
Now available in the Moonstone online store!
Arriving in comic shops May 30!


The masked ex-Texas ranger and the Native warrior Tonto fight injustice in the Wild West!
Join us with our second anthology of brand new never stories!
Guest starring Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, The Cisco Kid, and more!

Featuring stories by Spur Award winners Troy D. Smith and Johnny Boggs.
Troy D. Smith, Matthew Baugh, Frank Schlidiner, Chuck Dixon, Joe Gentile, Richard Dean Starr, Tim Lasiuta, Bill Crider, Johnny Boggs, Win Scott Eckert, & Thom Brannan


Trade paperback, 6 x 9 inches, 300 pages, $19.95





Moonstone Books
THE AVENGER DOUBLE FEATURE
By Chuck Miller & Bobby Nash
Coming in September!

FROM THE CREATORS OF DOC SAVAGE & THE SHADOW!
Two NEW thrillers for the price of one!


Black Water is a secret worth killing for, a prize worth any price to claim. To most, it is a myth, but for the leaders of the Tartarus Legion, it is an obsession. And…

When a distraught woman comes to the Richard Benson with a story about the ghost of a vicious mass murderer, he and Nellie Gray find themselves targeted by a ruthless killer.
Has the fiend really come from beyond the grave? And will he take the Avenger and Nellie back with him?

Cover art: Lucas Durham
Trade paperback, 130 pages, 6” x 9”, $11.99, On sale September 18.

THE AVENGER DOUBLE FEATURE will be solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).



Moonstone Books
NEW PULP FICTION
By Ron Fortier & Rob Davis
Coming in September!

COMICS & ILLUSTRATED PROSE!
From Blood and Thunder Alley…dealing out Maximum Justice:
New complete action thrillers starring the Black Bat (can-see-in-the dark two-gun crimefighter), Secret Agent X (man of a thousand faces), and the Purple Scar (who wears a mask of his murdered brother)!

Cover: Dennis Calero
Trade paperback, 146 pages, 7” x 10”, grayscale, $12.99, On sale September 18.

NEW PULP FICTION will be solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 27).


The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

The Crimson Devil

Dr. Shadows
The Man of The Mist
The Velvet Wasp
The Vigilantes

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.





PAPERBACK PARADE #101 - Now available!

PAPERBACK PARADE #101, the magazine for paperback readers and collectors -- 100 pages in Full Color!

Contents
Gary Lovisi: Paperback Talk
Gary Lovisi “The Steve Bentley Thrillers”
Linda Pendleton “A Meeting of the Minds: Don and Linda Pendelton”
Jon D. Swartz “The Ace/Ballantine Rivalry Over the Books of Edgar Rice Burroughs”
Gary Lovisi “Discovering James Warner Bellah”
Richard Greene: Matchless Paperbacks: Connelley, Bosch, and 9 Dragons
John Fraser “The Early Novels of Darcy Glinto”
Richard L. Kellogg “Leo-Roi: The Millionaire Sleuth”
Gary Lovisi “Sin Town: Sleaze Noir at its Best”


Back issues also available while they last!

 
ORDERING INFORMATION: 
We accept VISA, Mastercard, US checks drawn on a US bank, (in USD only) or Paypal to our email address at “gryphonbooks@att.net
You can also purchase Paperback Parade at our ebay store at the link below. 
You can pay via check to our mailing address:
GRYPHON BOOKS,  PO Box 280209,  Brooklyn, NY 11228-0209,  USA

Paperback Parade single issue is $15.00 + postage. Query on back issues AND ON AD RATES.
Subscriptions:   Domestic: 3 issues for $40.00;    ALL INTERNATIONAL: 3 issues $65.00

POSTAGE RATES:
Domestic: the first item (book) is $3.00 media mail + 50 cents each additional item.
International: the first book is $14.00 via First Class International, $2.00 each additional book.
All books and magazines are mailed through the U.S. Postal Service.
Query on Priority Mail or other mailing methods.






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 Vanished Freight" by E. Florence from RAILROAD MAN'S MAGAZINE, November, 1911     
A tornado causes a train to disappear. He Who Told This Yarn wasn't known as "Anner Nias," but his Friends Called him "Monk Hausen" [2018-05-19]

"The Baron Gets a Cable" by Curtiss T. Gardner from G-MEN DETECTIVE, May, 1947   
Bill "Baron Munchausen" Tolliver
Tolliver investigates an elevator accident his company insured and finds a liquor hijacking conspiracy. [2018-05-19]

"Moccasin Trail" by Ray Millholland from THRILLING ADVENTURES, March, 1939        
A story of frontiersmen and Indians in the Northwest around 1795.




Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!

The Autopsy of Planet Earth
- New!
Atomic Age Treasury of Pulp Action
2018: An Uncivil War
Guest Author D. R. Perry
The Ming Inheritance

         Pulp Den  

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

E.B. Mann - Biography of western author - New!
Beautiful covers #4 - Jekyll/Hyde covers
W.H.B. Kent - Forest ranger, Western Author
Edmund Collier - Great stories from West magazine


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Let's Take A Look At Doc Harker - New!
Angel, For Hire
The Rollicking Rogue
Avenging Angel
Now available!


Ar-I-E-ch and the Spell of Cthulhu: An Informal Guide to Robert E. Howard's Lovecraftian Fiction

What Lurks in Realms Beyond

Robert E. Howard's correspondence with H.P. Lovecraft inspired the two-fisted creator of Conan the Barbarian to pit his square-jawed modern heroes against cosmic horrors, colossal beasts, and cannibalistic children of the night, in a short-lived effort to open new markets for his fiction.

In this book, the first in the "Informal Guide to Robert E. Howard" series, Howard scholar Fred Blosser analyzes each of REH's Cthulhu Mythos stories, unpacking their plots, their themes, and their unexpected linkages to Howard's other works.

Along with his stories set in the Cthulhu Mythos, REH also wrote tales inspired by Lovecraftian themes, but not part of the Mythos itself. Blosser looks at each of these stories as well.

Though Howard couldn't match Lovecraft's dreamy, sinuous prose, nor did he much care for the timid Lovecraftian "hero", his small canon of Cthulhu fiction expanded the Mythos and gave us men (and sometimes women) not afraid to challenge the cosmic terrors that threatened their sanity and their souls.

With Blosser as your guide, you'll shake loose from Conan and experience an important but often overlooked facet of Robert E. Howard's storytelling genius.

The book includes a selected reading list, a study of elder horrors in the Kull stories, and an examination of a trio of tales that REH set in a most unlikely locale (for him): the haunted seaport.


Paperback: 124 pages
Publisher: Pulp Hero Press
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
$14.95


Western Weirdness and Voodoo Vengeance: An Informal Guide to Robert E. Howard's American Horrors

What Stalks the American West...

Before he invented the Hyborian Age and Conan the Barbarian, Robert E. Howard populated the arid plains of his native Texas and the fetid swamps of nearly Lousiana with cultists, demons, dark gods, and unspeakable things from the dawn of time and from fever-haunted realms of lunacy.

In this book, the second in the "Informal Guide to Robert E. Howard" series, Howard scholar Fred Blosser analyzes each of REH's regional stories, unpacking their plots, their themes, and their unexpected linkages to Howard's other works.

Despite its quality, Howard's regional fiction is relatively unknown today. Instead of lusty barbarians, the heroes in these tales are two-fisted rural everymen caught up in infernal schemes beyond their ken. With six-shooter in place of sword, they meet toe-to-toe the depraved horrors and gibbering monstrosities that gather in remote cabins, dismal plantations, and small, secret-ridden towns.

With Blosser as your guide, you'll shake loose from Conan and experience an important but often overlooked facet of Robert E. Howard's storytelling genius.

The book includes a selected reading list and a lengthy discussion of Roy Thomas' adaptation of REH's better regional fiction into sword-and-sorcery tales for Marvel's Conan the Barbarian comic book.


Paperback: 158 pages
Publisher: Pulp Hero Press
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
$14.95


Pulp Hero Press



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
The Spider #62 Audiobook
Scourge of the Black Legions
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

Over New York had swept the Master’s dread Black Police — wiping out the last organized resistance to their ruthless Underworld rule of the Empire State! Only Richard Wentworth, his forces scattered, could hope to succeed where thousands had failed — and, attired in the Spider’s somber garb, strike one last desperate blow at the master-murderer who had sacked a state to make a fortune out of dead men’s bones!
 
By 1938, Richard Wentworth had been operating as the Spider for nearly five harrowing years. He had been through everything a good pulp hero could expect to face. Malevolent master villains. Sinister Asian world conquerors. Mad scientists more diabolical than anything conceived before that point. And of course since the Spider was a wanted criminal, endless police officials, uniformed cops, homicide detectives and other officers of the law had been pursuing him with single-minded fervor.



A mere mortal would have succumbed back in 1933. Not the indomitable Richard Wentworth. He seemed to thrive on conditions of continuous peril. Yes, he did put down his mask and guns a time or two, vowing never to become the dreaded Spider again. But the call to battle always made his blood sing, and inevitably the Master of Men returned to battle the underworld in another blazing exploit.
 
Never before or since has there been a hero like him. Driven, hunted, and violently committed to exterminating criminals of all calibers. A self-appointed savior of humanity, driven manic-depressive, and possibly undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, the Spider was known as the Master of Men.
 
Nick Santa Maria once again brings the Spider to life in Scourge of the Black Legions. Originally published in The Spider magazine, November, 1938.

 
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
Dare-Devil Aces #116 eBook
The Dead Won’t Help You! - May 1942

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.
 
Dare-Devil Aces was another of the many pulps that rode the wave of popularity of World War I aviation tales in the decade after the conflict. It made its debut in February 1932 and lasted for an astounding 135 issues. It finally closed after World War II ended, with the November 1946 issue. During its run, it presented a wide assortment of high-flying aerial series, including The Red Falcon, The Vanished Legion, The Three Mosquitoes, Molloy and McNamara, The Black Sheep of Belogue, The Mongol Ace, Chinese Brady, Captain Babyface, Smoke Wade and others. Strap on your flying helmet, toss that scarf about your neck and get ready for some soaring action in the skies over France and Germany during the Great War. Dare-Devil Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
The Dead Won’t Help You! — Great Novel of Avenging Wings by Robert Sidney Bowen
The Germans were already toasting their certain victory but they had reckoned without Jeff Carver. Get a fighting fool of a Yank ace mad enough, give him a plane — and anything can happen!
 
Bombers — Set And Ready! — Dramatic Novelette of Air Skies by Daniel Winters
The Nazis’ greatest battlewagon and most powerful U-boat set out on a mission of destruction in the North Atlantic — and two pilots adrift on a raft must destroy them both — or perish!
 
Tomorrow We Die — Action-Packed Story of War Skies by William Porter
They were licked, scared kiwis — until MacFarland showed them the kind of flying that made the old 116th a squadron feared by every Hun who flew the war-torn skies of No Man’s Land.
 
We’ll Drink To The Living — Outstanding Air Fiction by William Hartley
McNamara and Molloy — a pair of wild-flying giants who hurl their Spads around with the same hair-trigger skill and reckless abandon as their rock-sized fists — are out for vengeance and destruction!
 
Fly It, Sailor! — Thrilling Air Story by David Crewe
He was wise in the ways of war and he knew all the answers — until the day a battered little civilian plane came roaring out of friendly skies — with his death warrant screaming from its guns!
 
Seahawks From Hell — Gripping War Feature by Ray P. Shotwell
December 7th, 1941 — and two hate-filled warbirds batter each other below decks on an American aircraft carrier — while Japanese destroyers prowl the Pacific!
 
The Hot Air Club — A Department
Conducted by Nosedive Ginsburg
Another verbal dogfight between Uncle Nosey and the squadron of arm-chair aces.
 
Story Behind The Cover — Special Air Feature by Frederick Blakeslee
Dedicated to the Marines who so gallantly defended Guam and Wake.

 
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
Green Hornet: NIGHT FLIGHT
Now available!

Racketeers and swindlers, thieves and killers -- they all feel the sting of The Green Hornet! World War II might be over, but there's more crime than ever in Britt Reid's corner of the world. That means action for the crusading publisher turned masked avenger -- apprehending scheming crooks, corrupt politicians, and Communist spies.
Jack McCarthy wields the gas gun as the streamlined Black Beauty prowls the streets in twenty exciting 1948 adventures - many of which have not been available since their original broadcasts!

Includes a Program Guide by radio historian Martin Grams, Jr.

Episodes Include: Matrimony Limited 06-29-48; Death in the Gray Market 07-06-48; Racketeer Round-Up 07-13-48; Double-Double-Cross 07-20-48; Project Q-419 07-27-48; The Green Car on Display 08-03-48; The Frame of the Broken Back 08-10-48; Night Flight 08-17-48; Death Money 08-24-48; Suite Charity 09-14-48; Try For Freedom 09-16-48; Protection's A Word for Death 09-23-48; Arson, Murder and The Hornet 09-28-48; Coffins Are For the Dead 09-30-48; The Planners 10-05-48; The Oriental Jewel 10-07-48; Borderline Case 10-12-48; Where There's Smoke 12-02-48; The Headly Conspiracy 12-07-48; Cargo of Death 12-09-48

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


Recoverings
TARZAN AND THE LION MAN & SYNTHETIC MEN OF MARS Dust-jackets
Now available!


Tarzan and the Lion Man, Synthetic Men of Mars covers
These newly released dust-jackets are as clean as possible.

TARZAN AND THE LION MAN has cover and spine art meticulously redrawn with every line matching St. John's from a 1200ppi scan.
The dark gold on the cover contains bright flecks that simulate the metallic ink on the 1934 edition.
This is reconstructed from the true first edition jacket, not the more common jacket that was issued on the Grosset & Dunlap reprint, the "red Tarzana" and subsequent ERB, Inc. reprints.

SYNTHETIC MEN OF MARS uses a scan of the original John Coleman Burroughs painting on both cover and spine.
The original was smoke damaged in the 1953 fire but I've managed to digitally clean it up while retaining the detail of the brushwork. Click on the image to the right to see what you'll get when you order.


Tarzan and the Lion Man
Cover by J. Allen St. John.
$25.00

Synthetic Men of Mars
Cover by John Coleman Burroughs

$25.00





RED SONJA #20 - Coming in August!
Writer: Amy Chu, Erik Burnham
Art: Carlos Gomez
Cover A: Babs Tarr
Cover B: Tula Lotay
Cover C: John Royale  
Cover D: J. Bone
Cover E: Cosplay

As the castle prepares for the Feast of the Deities, Sonja and her friends reluctantly take on the job of event security for the owner, the shifty Rusa Sandak, while Sonja attempts to solve the mystery of the missing Lord Skath... at the local tavern.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 29.

RED SONJA #20 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181112 (Tarr cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181113 (Lotay cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181114 (Royale cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181115 (Bone cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181116 (Cosplay cover).

 
 
 

    
    

       

RED SONJA / TARZAN #4 - Coming in August!
Writer: Gail Simone
Art: Walter Geovani
Cover A: Aaron Lopresti
Cover B: Walter Geovani
Cover C: Sergio Davila (Not shown)
Cover D: Robert Castro

Lord Greystoke may be a man of means, but money and possessions mean nothing compared to his family.
Once they are threatened, Tarzan will stop at nothing to keep his loved ones safe.
And if his enemies think they know fear, they have yet to experience the fury that is Red Sonja unleashed!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 1.

RED SONJA / TARZAN #4 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 30).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181120 (Lopresti cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181121 (Geovani Cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181122 (Davila cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181123 (Castro cover).

 
   
 

 

Robert E. Howard Days
June 8-9, 2018!

We'll look forward to seeing you in June with all new panels and guests, a couple of extra-special surprise announcements and all the traditional activities that happen every year at Howard Days.

 

Robert E. Howard Foundation Press
PICTURES IN THE FIRE
Now available for pre-order!

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.


Ordering and payment
Ordering


To order, pay directly via PayPal to paypal@rehfpress.com, via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order sent to:
The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 2641, Sugar Land, TX, 77478-2641.
ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS.
Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted).
NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS.

Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.

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.




 

SALLY THE SLEUTH - Now available and arriving soon in comic shops!
(Writer/Art/Cover) Adolph Barreaux

One of the premiere detectives of the dirty, sordid era of pulp comics of the 1930s, returns in a whole new collection.

This collection features her scandalous adventures as a detective's assistant in her original black and white appearances in the Spicy Detective Stories pulps, and her later return in the cleaned up color comics of Crime Smashers. Take a tour through the wild evolution of crime comics from the 1930s through the 1950s. Sally, of the Central Bureau, proved in her run of adventures that women could be anything: murderous doctors, gang leaders, gun molls, victimized starlets, and even detectives. Only Sally, with her uncanny ability to fight crime even partially nude, can bust the evil-doers of her city, along with her diminutive sidekick Peanuts.

A sexually exploitative pulp turned wholesome crime-fighting comic, in all her incarnations Sally the Sleuth proves herself to be a daring, risk-taking detective available to do anything to crack a case!


Softcover, 6x9, 170 pages, B&W, $13.00.


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)




Shadowridge Press

WORSE THINGS WAITING by Manly Wade Wellman - Coming May 21!
Illustrated by Lee Brown Coye

Available again for the first time in 45 years, Shadowridge Press is proud to present Manly Wade Wellman’s WORSE THINGS WAITING, one of the cornerstone short story collections in the fantasy and horror genres.

Originally published by the legendary imprint Carcosa, Worse Things Waiting gathers 28 stories and two poems—selected from over 100 stories—the cream of nearly a half-century of fiction taken from the pages of Weird Tales, Unknown, Strange Stories and many other Golden Age pulps. Included are such classic tales as— The Undead Soldier, featuring the original ending that Weird Tales considered too horrific to publish. The Devil Is Not Mocked and The Valley Was Still, adapted for TV on Night Gallery and The Twilight Zone respectively. School For The Unspeakable and Larroes Catch Meddlers, both adapted for the radio’s hair-raising classic, Lights Out. Frogfather and Sin’s Doorway, two early stories that feature John the Balladeer, not included in Who Fears The Devil? Coven and Fearful Rock, Wellman’s two novelettes featuring Sgt. “Bible” Jaeger and his battles with diabolical evil in the Civil War south. Also included are such classics as Where Angels Fear..., The Witch’s Cat, Dhoh, Come Into My Parlor, The Liers In Wait, Among Those Present, and many more.

The very best of Manly Wade Wellman, fully illustrated with over 30 ghoulish drawings by the legendary master of the macabre, Lee Brown Coye.


Paperback: 474 pages
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.2 x 10 inches
$19.99


LONELY VIGILS by Manly Wade Wellman - Coming Spring/Summer of 2018!
Illustrated by George Evans

By special arrangement with Carcosa, we will be publishing the first ever trade paperback edition of Carcosa’s final volume, LONELY VIGILS, a huge collection of Wellman’s Golden Age pulp short stories featuring his supernatural detectives Judge Keith Hilary Pursuivant, Professor Nathan Enderby, and John Thunstone!

We are thrilled to include all of the original George Evans illustrations, digitally restored and looking very swell.
A hardcover copy of Lonely Vigils will easily set one back $150 bills, so hang on to those hard-earned dollars!

Expected publication date- late Spring/Summer.


Also in the works
CREEP, SHADOW by A. Merritt
BURN, WITCH, BURN! by A. Merritt
WOMAN OF THE WOOD by A. Merritt
FROM THE TIDELESS SEA by William Hope Hodgson
DEMONS OF THE SEA by William Hope Hodgson
THE GHOSTS OF GLEN DOON by William Hope Hodgson
DEEP WATERS by William Hope Hodgson
THE HAUNTED JARVEE by William Hope Hodgson
UNCLE SILAS  by Sheridan Le Fanu
THE HOUSE BY THE CHURCHYARD by Sheridan Le Fanu
IN A GLASS DARKLY by Sheridan Le Fanu



SHEENA #9 - Arriving in comic shops May 30!
Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo
Art:
Maria Sanapo
Cover A: 
Maria Sanapo
Cover B: Diego Galindo

Cover C: Daniel HDR
Cover D: Cosplay

The stakes have never been higher for Sheena! Surrounded by enemies and monsters with no escape in sight, she must use all her cunning to protect her friends, but Sheena is unaware of the even greater threat now looming, about to strike!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99








Skelos Press
The Robert E. Howard Guide by Patrice Louinet
Coming in June!

Debuting in two weeks at Howard Days - The Robert E. Howard Guide by Patrice Louinet from Skelos Press!

Regular trade edition and (while they last) signed numbered limited edition.
Preorder info coming soon.






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

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


StoryHack Action & Adventure, Issue Two - Now available!
by Bryce Beattie, Julie Frost, Jason Restrick, Jon Mollison, Matthew X. Gomez, Brian K. Lowe, David J. West, John M. Olsen, Keith WestAlexandru Constantin

Brace yourself for the next exciting issue of StoryHack Action & Adventure.
Taking cues from the greatest pulp magazines of a bygone era, StoryHack publishes all-new stories of bravery and derring-do in a wide variety of genres.
There is something in here for everyone, and each story includes art.

Here's what you will find in this issue:

Predator/Prey Relationships by Julie Frost. When Ben’s ability to shift into a werewolf is stolen, he must play a most dangerous game to get it back.
The Temple of Baktaar by Jason Restrick. What deadly curses await when a pair of adventurers delve too deeply into an ancient, supposedly-abandoned temple?
The Gambler's Tale by Jon Mollison. Mike has a plan to not just beat the house, but bring it crashing down entirely. The mob has other ideas.
Crystal, Brass, and Copper by Matthew X. Gomez. When a robbery goes horribly wrong, can Bahar get any part of her old life back?
Junior Partner by Brian K. Lowe. With his superhero captured by dangerous foes, a sidekick must decide what he is made of.
The Crawlers beneath Avaris by David J. West. With city guards and assassins hot on his tail, Brutanis is forced into an underground maze. What he finds there may be worse than the trouble he’s fleeing.
High Ground by John M. Olsen. Captain Alexander Kemp’s space station Icarus suffers an attack in orbit as the government on Earth below collapses. Can their advanced tools and mental grit keep them alive as they respond to a series of escalating attacks?
The Chronicle of the Gorgon's Island by Keith West. A cursed prince and his right hand man are shipwrecked on an uncharted island with an unruly crew. Will the monster they find there kill them before they kill each other?
Kakerlacs by Alexandru Constantin. After a long stint with the Corps, Mike returns to his hometown in the California desert, only to get tangled up in a sinister plot involving cops and tweakers who are more than they seem.


Series: StoryHack Action & Adventure
Paperback: 106 pages
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.2 x 10 inches
$9.99




Tellers of Weird Tales - Now online!
Terence Hanley has created a blog in which he researches and writes about the contributors to Weird Tales magazine and its companion titles, Oriental Stories and The Magic Carpet Magazine.

Barker and Bender on the Case-Part Four - New!
From Palmer and Shaver to Barker and Bender - New!
Shaver and Lovecraft
The Shaver Mystery-Part Ten
The Shaver Mystery-Part Nine
The Shaver Mystery-Part Eight 
The Shaver Mystery-Part Seven

TWIXT TWO WORLDS #3 By Thomas Yeates Signed - Now available!

Signed and numbered from 1,000!
Highly Recommended.

Art by Thomas Yeates. Edited by Dwayne Covey.

Thomas Yeates' third sketchbook has pen & ink and pencil drawings of Tarzan, John Carter, Dejah Thoris, and many other lesser known Edgar Rice Burroughs characters; plus Sheena, Domino Lady, Doc and Pat Savage, Zorro and more. Jane, La of Opar, Dejah Thoris and others are often partially nude and very attractively done. These are mainly spontaneous convention sketches of characters and scenes, selected by the customer, drawn by hand in pencil and finished by hand in wet india ink. Yeates is the current artist on the Prince Valiant Sunday strip—who also appears here with Aleta. Thomas started his career illustrating with The Swamp Thing for DC Comics in the 1980s.

Mature Readers.


$20.00









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

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18 May 2018  

2018 ECOF
(Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship)

 Irving, Texas
May 18-20, 2018

   
ECOF  

Adventure House
Now available!

HIGH ADVENTURE #160
 Ten Detective Aces Special
 
Prey of the Steel Shark by S.J. Bailey
 Bill trent, unjustly condemned convict, was lured from prison by Nayla Thatcher to become a living dead man—
the catspaw of Twentieth Century pirates who whipped the high seas into a red foam of murder, greed and bestial lust.

 Rhapsody In Bullets by Russell Bender
 A beautiful regaled blonde plunks Shag and Bones in the middle of a suicide symphony.
 
And more from the pages of Ten Detective Aces


7x10, 112 pages, $12.95




Adventure House
Now available!


Satan Paints the Sky by Robert J. Hogan
G-8 walked down the road that leads to Death, and in the sky he flew where the Falcons waited with their bloody claws bared! 
For that is the way of War and there is no mercy—only red courage against hatred as SATANS PAINTS THE SKY!

Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee

7x10, 110 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

Phantom Detective - Summer 1953

Murder’s Agent by Robert Wallace
 The girl was blameless—but she had to be slain because she once knew a hood.  It was part of the business-as-usual policy of the underworld—
a policy pursued in spite of the fact that they leaders had vanished!
 
You Take the Rap by Philip Morgan
 The Hamburger and the Blonde by J.L. Benton
 Bread Upon the Waters by Morris Cooper
 As Good As A Corpse by Robert Zacks

 

7x10, 112 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

Wonder Stories- January 1934
 
The Exile of the Skies by Richard Vaughan [Pt 1 of 3]
 The Man From Ariel by Donald A. Wollheim
 Today’s Yesterday by Rice Ray
 When Reptiles Ruled by Duane N. Carroll
 The Secret of the Microcosm by F. Golub
 Moon Plague by Raymond Z. Gallun
 Garfield’s Invention by Leon am Bruhl
 Evolution Satellite by J. Harvey Haggard [Pt 2 of 2]

 
Cover Artist: Frank R. Paul

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95




Airship 27 Productions
THE PURPLE SCAR: THE BLACK FOG
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is proud to present the very first full length Purple Scar novel written by New Pulp author, Gene Moyers.

A hooded man suddenly appears on the streets of Akelton carrying a strange device strapped to his back. Affixed to it is a nozzle from which enveloping black fog spews forth quickly swallowing everything in its path; to include men, women in children. And just like that the city is thrown into panic as the mysterious villain begins popping up all over the city wielding his eerie weapon.

Realizing he is facing a supernatural threat, Captain Dan Griffin enlists the aid of the city’s own gruesome crime fighter, the Purple Scar. Secretly plastic surgeon Doctor Miles Murdoch, the Scar, with the aid of his nurse Dale Jordan and ally Tommy Pedlar, is quickly on the hunt for the mastermind behind the fog of terror. For in the first time in his vigilante career, the Purple Scar is battling an evil scientific genius whose purposes can only herald doom and bloodshed. It is a battle he cannot afford to lose.

Having contributed short stories to the two previous volumes in this series, Moyers took the next step in writing a novel featuring the Haunted Horror.  “We see it often enough,” says Airship 27 Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “Every now and then a New Pulp writer will develop a special affinity for a golden age character. Moyers seemed to have fixated on the uniqueness of the Scar’s persona. More than just a run-of-the-mill avenger type, the Purple Scar stories infused a generous portion of horror along with their suspense. It was this added element that fascinated Moyers and eventually inspired him to write The Black Fog. And we couldn’t be any happier.”

Joining Moyers on the project were two amazing artists. Former Pulp Factory Award winner Chris Kohler provided the 9 black and white interior illustrations while British painter Graham Hill the eerie colorful cover depicting the gruesome Scar.  Art Director Rob Davis brought it all together to produce one of Airship 27 Productions’ most spectacular titles. If you think you know the Purple Scar, think again.


Available from Amazon in paperback and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

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 and arriving in comic shops May 23!

THE SHADOW Volume 129: “Mobsman on the Spot” & “Murder Trail”
The Dark Avenger teams with an ally from his own wartime secret origins in thrilling pulp novels by Walter. B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, as rackets take over New York, The Shadow recruits wrongly convicted ex-con Cliff Marsland to put “Mobsmen on the Spot." Then, the Master of Darkness and Marsland follow a “Murder Trail” of stolen millions to unmask a hidden mastermind! BONUS: A Nick Carter illustrated thriller by Bob Powell from the Golden Age of Comics! This instant collectors item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen plus the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell with historical commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-247-6
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)

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
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"

The Astounding Illustrated History of Science Fiction (Inspirations & Techniques) - Now available!
by Dave Golder (Author), Jess Nevins (Author), Pat Mills (Foreword), David Langford (Consultant Editor)

A truly astonishing, illustrated history of Science fiction, covering fantasy, and horror, with forays into crime, mystery and the gothic. Using timelines, online links, illustrations, posters, movie stills, book covers, and more, this amazing new book propels us into the well of modern imagination, from its roots in Frankenstein, through Verne, H.G. Wells, the late gothic and weird horror of Lovecraft to the mass market sensationalism of the Pulp magazines. The Pulps then invoked a new generation of writers (such as Ray Bradbury and Robert Bloch) of the Golden Age before many transitioned to screenwriting for the movies and early TV (Psycho, Star Trek, Twilight Zone), inspiring, in turn, the invasion of superheroes, gigantic spaceships, and dystopian landscapes onto our data-streaming tablets and computers. The book explores the interplay between great writers, (Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke) and story-telling directors (Kubrick, James Cameron, Ridley Scott, Christopher Nolan, George Lucas) who create powerful Sci-Fi, reflecting and challenging the developments of technology, science and society. Each have played a major role in this all-consuming, speculative form of world-building, from its early manifestation as a shocking literary event, to the mass market sensation is today.

Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Flame Tree Publishing; Ill New edition
Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.9 x 11.4 inches
List Price: $35.00



Audible Studios
The Golden Man: Doc Savage - MP3 CD
Now available!

A golden man rises miraculously from the sea with the power to peer into the future and challenge the Man of Bronze.
Doc Savage and his crew follow the mystery man's fabulous trail from South America to New York where they uncover his dark sanctuary - and come face-to-face with an evil cult of blackmail and murder.


Marc Vietor (Narrator)

Listening Length: 3 hours and 54 minutes
$14.99



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

This year’s focus is on Wings and the air war pulps, along with pulp publisher Harold Hersey.
Unlike past years, the bulk of this volume is all reprint.

Checkout a review of the contents here.

Copies can be ordered from Mike Chomko.

Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.

Thanks for the photo Doug!


Black Dog Books   Review



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 and begins shipping May 7!

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: EDitorial Comments - Now online!

2018 Windy City Film Program
Murania Press 2017 Year-End Sale
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Back-Issue Availability



Bold Venture Press
Thubway Tham Meets the Crimson Clown
By Johnston McCulley

Now available!

By the creator of Zorro!

Thubway Tham -- A lisping pickpocket with delusions of grandeur.
The Crimson Clown -- A “gentleman thief” who justifies his crimes with charitable donations.
Baron Bleud -- His legitimate business fronts hide the revenue from his criminal enterprises.
With the police watching him, Thubway Tham decides to lay low — but The Crimson Clown has other plans. Tham can help him pilfer the stolen Cragham Jewels from The Baron … or die!

This Bold Venture edition collects the complete text of Johnston McCulley's novel for the first time! Originally serialzed in Detective Story Magazine, this story was an unusual for its time -- two popular characters joining forces in one story. Such "crossovers" are commonplace today in comic books, but Thubway Tham Meets the Crimson Clown no doubt made McCulley's fans sit up and take notice!


204 pages, 6" x 9"
Paperback: $14.95


Bold Venture Press

"We the undersigned, fully understanding of the risks involved, do willingly present our tales of infernal dealings, agreement and contracts."

Audrey Parente
Mickey Spillane
C J Henderson
John L. French
Gary Lovisi
Patrick Thomas
J. Brad Staal
Jean Marie Ward
Robert E. Waters
Duncan Ralston
Patrick Loveland
Jack Dolphin
Quintin Peterson

Just sign on the dotted line and your dreams come true … for seven years, then Hell is in session! Here are twisted “soulful” tales of terror and humor about those who seek fame, fortune and power the easy way — but at “the greatest expense.” Step up because we have a custom contract written just for you.


232 pages, 6" x 9"
Paperback: $14.95





Bringing Back Classic Adventure One Page at a Time - Now online!

Vintage Reads – The Sword of Rhiannon
Vintage Reads – The Tritonian Ring and Other Pusadian Tales
Vintage Reads – The Dying Earth


Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: Econoclash Review #1
Pulp Appeal: CIRSOVA #5
Issue 5 of Broadswords and Blasters Available Now!
Pulp Consumption: Sharp Ends


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Subscribe for 2018
 
Subscribe for 2018 now, as the price will rise after this special offer ends!
The 2018 Issues are numbers 81, 82, and 83.

Please note that Bronze Gazette Special Editions are not included in any subscription, but may be purchased separately.

Only $30.00
 
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.
You can order available single issues at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/back-issues/

Subscribe for 2018 (Issues 81, 82, and 83) at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/subscribe/

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(Prices Include Postage)

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Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Sensor Sweep: Shannach- The Last, Hero Kids, Solo, E. R. Eddison - New!
The Pulp Swordsmen: Corun of Conahur - New!
Sensor Sweep: ERB fonts, Robert Bloch Vampires, Mouse Wars, and The Punisher
The Pulp Swordsmen: Jehan de Courtenai 
Short Reviews – Production Test, by Raymond F. Jones
We Call Him CAS – You Probably Never Read Him
Sensor Sweep: Ivy Frost, Rebel Songsters, Dying Earths, Tarzan, and Clark Ashton Smith
The Pulp Swordsmen: Prince Raynor  

Clive Cussler: The Gray Ghost (A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure) - Coming May 29!
With Robin Burcell

In 1906, a groundbreaking Rolls-Royce prototype known as the Gray Ghost vanishes from the streets of Manchester, England, and it is only the lucky intervention of an American detective named Isaac Bell that prevents it from being lost forever. Not even he can save the good name of Jonathan Payton, however, the man wrongly blamed for the theft, and more than a hundred years later, it is his grandson who turns to Sam and Remi Fargo to help prove his grandfather's innocence.

But there is even more at stake than any of them know. For the car has vanished again, and in it is an object so rare that it has the capacity to change lives. Men with everything to gain and a great deal to lose have a desperate plan to find it--and if anybody gets in their way? They have a plan for that, too.

Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.4 x 9.3 inches
List price: $29.00



Conan le Cimmérien - La reine de la côte noire - Now available!
Writer Jean-David Morvan
Designer Pierre Alary
Colorist Sedyas


Pursued for killing a judge, Conan found refuge in extremis on a merchant ship. But shortly after setting sail, the Cimmerian and his new companions face a threat: the pirates of the legendary Bêlit, self-proclaimed Queen of the Black Coast! After a tough fight, Conan is a sensation to his terrible opponent who soon falls in love. She sees in him the one she has always expected, the pirate king who will lead his men to glory ...

Jean-David Morvan and Pierre Alary deliver a great performance of The Queen of the Black Coast, Conan's matrix narrative that shows all the facets of the character and forms the synthesis of its mythological essence.


Language: French
Hardcover, 240 x 320 mm, 64 pages, Full Color, 14.95 €
EAN / ISBN: 9782344011966

Language: French
Hardcover, 275 x 368 mm, 64 pages, Black & White, 29.50 €
EAN/ISBN : 9782344029503




Conan le Cimmérien - Le colosse noir - Full color edition is now available; B&W edition coming May 23!
Screenwriter Vincent Brugeas
Draftsman and Colorist Ronan Toulhoat

Based in the city of Khoraja, Conan tries his luck serving Amalric's mercenaries. While waiting for the fight, he leads a life of ordinary troop, drinking and frolicking in the taverns. Fate catches up with him one night as he accidentally meets Yesmala, princess and regent of the kingdom in person. She would have seen Conan in a dream: the gods have designated him as the general who must lead his armies against the demonic hordes of the wizard Nathok. As a private soldier, Conan the barbarian becomes the only hope of an entire kingdom.

The authors of the remark Roy des Ribauds plunge us into a black and warlike adventure imbued with witchcraft.
The trait of Ronan Toulhoat unfolds all its excess in the gigantism of architectures and epic battles.

Language: French
Hardcover, 240 x 320 mm, 72 pages, Full Color, 14.95 €
EAN / ISBN: 9782344012475

Language: French
Hardcover, 275 x 368 mm, 72 pages, Black & White, 29.50 €
EAN/ISBN : 9782344029510





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


Pulp Gallery: THE LONE EAGLE
- New!
Saunders Saturday: G.I. JOE Comics - New!
LONE RANGER 6-Shooter Ring (1947)  
The Art of Frank Hamilton (Part 5)
Comic Gallery: KEN SHANNON, Crime Busting Private Eye (1952)
Pulp Gallery: ARGOSY (Horatio Hornblower edition) (1938)
Cinco de Mayo with ZORRO

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Paperback Parade #101 April 2018
Lawrence Block’s Death of Mallory Queen
Magazine of Horror #36 Apr. 1971
Broadswords and Blasters #5 Spring 2018
Black Cat Mystery Magazine #2

DMR Books Blog - Now online!

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' PELLUCIDAR AT THE EARTHS CORE #1 - Arriving in comic shops May 23!

(Writer) Mike Wolfer; (Art/Cover A) Clint Hilinski; (Cover B) Richard Bonk

It is a world of eternal daylight, where prehistoric beasts terrorize the land and primitive tribes fight for survival in an incredible landscape of lush beauty and vicious brutality. This is Pellucidar, the world at the Earth's core, one of the most fascinating and beloved creations of science fiction author Edgar Rice Burroughs! Ruled by the telepathic and blood-thirsty Mahars, all of Pellucidar lives in fear of the pterosaurian terrors, but the flesh-eating monsters might have met their match in Dian the Beautiful, whose indomitable will could lead all of Pellucidar to rise up in revolt of their savage oppressors! Pellucidar At the Earth's Core comes with three covers - Main by Clint Hilinski, Savage by Richard Bonk, and Prehistoric Retailer Incentive by Hilinski.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99







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
SONG OF OPAR by Jim Malachowski
Coming June 1!

Song of Opar is an update of Tarzan and La's adventures beginning in the early twentieth century. 
Working with new information, the Opar stories have been enhanced and updated. 
Song of Opar places more emphasis on the origins of Opar, adventures of Tarzan and La not documented anywhere else, and the demise of the lost city.

Song of Opar is a tale of more than 115,000 words. 
It features a spectacular cover featuring the talent of well-known ERB artist — Joe Jusko. 
Song of Opar has thirty interior illustrations newly created, by the author, expressly for this book.


Publisher: Seti Press
Language: English
Pages: 394
Binding: Perfect-bound
Dimensions (inches): 6 wide x 9 tall

Price: $29.95 (plus shipping)

SONG OF OPAR debuted at the Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship convention May 17-18.
It will be available to the public June 1.


Seti Press



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

Now available in hardcover!

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..


$34.95

 



Edgar Rice Burroughs.com   Lulu.com   Amazon.com - Coming soon!
   

Flesk Publications
The Art of Mark Schultz: Carbon 3
Carbon 3 collects 60 of Schultz's most recent works for the first time.
Premium deluxe edition and luxurious giclée prints available.
Kickstarter now online and ending June 7!


Mark has been working with John Fleskes at Flesk Publications since 2005 to bring you the finest collections of his art. Their combined efforts have resulted in 12 books published by Flesk. These include Mark's art book collections Various Drawings (volumes 1-5) and Carbon (volumes 1-2). More recently Mark completed Storms at Sea, an illustrated novella, also published by Flesk. Perhaps most significantly, he created the speculative comics series Xenozoic Tales, to which he has now returned. He has illustrated a collection of Robert E. Howard’s Conan of Cimmeria and provides the scripts for the comics strip Prince Valiant.

Your support for Carbon 3 directly helps Mark to continue working on the new Xenozoic adventure.




Haffner Press
THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE VOLUME 1 Second Edition
By Edmond Hamilton

Now available for pre-order!

Okay, you kiwis and pee-lots, listen up!

This is Sergeant Saturn letting you rascally rocketeers know that when you fans of a certain classic cosmic crusader send enough feedback, the Big Poobah at Haffner Press has little choice but to give you what you want.

To that end, be it known that sometime, sooner than later, you will be able to add THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE, VOLUME ONE to your already stellar library in a revised 2nd Edition.

What’s the difference between this forthcoming edition and the 2009 First Printing, you ask? Good question! All we can say at this time is that the 2nd Edition will contain the four Captain Future novels:

“Captain Future and the Space Emperor” (Captain Future, Win ’40)
“Calling Captain Future” (Captain Future, Spr ’40)
“Captain Future’s Challenge” (Captain Future, Sum ’40)
“The Triumph of Captain Future” (Captain Future, Fll ’40)

and we’ll share more information as it becomes available.

So, prime yer rockets while Mr. Wart Ears here goes to the galley for another jug of Xeno.


Edited by Stephen Haffner
Cover Art by George Rozen
700+ page Hardcover

Pre-order price: $45.00


Haffner Press
THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE VOLUME 4
By Edmond Hamilton & Joesph Samachson

Coming soon & available for pre-order!

Jumpin’ Jungle Cats of Jupiter! It’s another mega-collection of four complete novels of the “Man of Tomorrow,” the “Wizard of Science,” the protector of the Solar System and a menace to evil-doers throughout the universe: CAPTAIN FUTURE!

Now that Captain Future (aka Dr. Curtis Newton) and the Futuremen (Grag the robot; Otho the Android; and Simon Wright, the Living Brain) have traveled not only through time but to another universe in the final story of Volume Three (See “Planets in Peril”), what other dangers will our heroes encounter?

Well, THE FACE OF THE DEEP sees the Futuremen stranded outside the Solar System on a volcanic planetoid in the company of a shipload of condemned criminals. Up next is WORLDS TO COME (written by Joseph Samachson) where Curt and his crew speed to the rescue of the Sagittarian system—ready to battle in mortal combat with nightmare enemies from another dimension.  Edmond Hamilton (writing as Brett Sterling) returns with THE STAR OF DREAD wherein our heroes ply their stock-in-trade by exposing a dangerous secret menacing humanity and taking desperate risks pursuing two scheming miscreants across the void! Closing out this penultimate volume of the novel-length adventures of The Futuremen is MAGIC MOON. Adorned by one of Earle K. Bergey’s finest cover paintings, we see conspirators plotting to seize the satellite Styx, third moon of Pluto, enslaving the peaceful natives, and putting Captain Future and his trusty aides on their most dangerous mission ever!

As with the previous three volumes of THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE, “Under Observation,” the CAPTAIN FUTURE letters column is reprinted, and the original pulp covers and interior illustrations are reproduced in a generous appendix.


Edited by Stephen Haffner
Cover Art by Earle K. Bergey
Illustrated by H.W. "Wesso" Wessolowski
600+ page Hardcover
Pre-order price: $45.00

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
"Under Observation" - The Captain Future Letters Column
The Face of the Deep  (Captain Future, Win ’43)
Worlds to Come  (Captain Future, Spr ’43)
The Star of Dread  (Captain Future, Sum ’43)
Magic Moon  (Captain Future, Win ’44)
"The Future of Captain Future"
Appendix of original interior artwork


Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Mighty Warriors
- New!
Lankhmar
Chainsaw and Corris
Flamehair

ILLUSTRATED CALL OF CTHULHU HC - Now available!
(Writer) H. P. Lovecraft (Art) Gary Gianni

Written in 1928, H.P. Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu defined the ancient gods as dark creatures who came from the stars and ruled the world before mankind. When these ancient ones awaken, humanity is plagued by a nightmare of terrors etched upon an epic backdrop. Artist Gary Gianni and designer Marcelo Anciano both felt that Lovecraft's short story presented an opportunity to visually expand the Cthulhu mythos and push the boundaries of illustrated books. This book is a fusion of the graphic novel, the illustrated book and cinematic design. Over a hundred drawings enhance and bring to life the work of two visionaries — Lovecraft and Gianni — in an extraordinary feat of storytelling and art.

Hardcover, 6x9, 128 pages, B&W, $24.95





ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #21 - Arriving in comic shops May 23!
(Writer) Diego Cordoba (Art) Various

Enter the world of Rodney Matthews as we explore his art, his career, and what made him one of the most enduring and visionary illustrators of this or any other time.
In addition, immerse yourself in the post war world of one of America's greatest editorial illustrators, the legendary Steven Dohanos as well as the sensational art of J. Allen St. John and the equestrian magnificence of Lucy Kemp-Welch.

Magazine, 9x11, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99




ILLUSTRATORS SPECIAL #2 WAR IS HELL - Arriving in comic shops May 23!

This is the second illustrators Special, devoted to the Italian artists from the D'Ami agency who drew breathtaking covers and art for British comics in the 1950s to 1970s, particularly War, Battle and Air Ace Picture Library art. Nothing before has been written about these highly talented artists and this special is packed with dramatic cover art scanned directly from the originals. As well as building into an indispensable reference library, illustrators gives readers an insight into the creative process, from idea to sketch to painting, and from painting to the image seen by millions.

Magazine, 9x11, 144 pages, Full Color, $34.99



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE WEEK END MURDERS

Jonathan Drake, New York's Foremost Sleuth, Springs into Action on the Trail of a Sinister Mystery when Multiple Murder Stalks a Country Estate!
A Diabolical Killer Strikes Ruthlessly-and Creates a Baffling Crime Problem That Challenges Solution

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 222 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95






JOE GOLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE VOLUME 2 -- THE OUTER DARK HC - Arriving in comic shops May 23!

Mike Mignola (Writer), Christopher Golden (Writer), Patric Reynolds (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Dave Palumbo (Cover)

Occult detective Joe Golem investigates two supernatural mysteries, while demons from his past seep into the present. When men are being driven mad by otherworldly voices in their heads, Joe's search for an explanation leads to another dimension, and a dangerous man who wants to harness its power. Then, Church leads Joe to a crumbling home where a young woman is being possessed by the ghosts of her family.

Collects Joe Golem: The Outer Dark #1-3 and Joe Golem: Flesh and Blood #1-2.

144 pages, $24.99



Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Purview Press: The Saint and the Falcon - New!
Netfiix brings back Lost in Space
The Lone Ranger on Radio, Film, and Television
Ready Player One Movie Review
Cinevent Film Festival Turns 50
Filmfax Magazine celebrates a milestone



The Mighty Warriors - Now available!  
by Robert M Price, Adrian Cole, Cody Goodfellow, David C Smith, Charles R Saunders, Milton J Davis, Charles R Rutledge, Ken Asamtsu, & 3 more

Come back to those mist-shrouded days of yesteryear when the land shook under the tread of barbarians, wizards and monsters! Join such legends as Lin Carter's legendary Thongor in a new tale of mighty deeds and fearless swords. Thrill to new characters who take up the bloody axe of war and adventure like Charles R. Rutledge's ageless Kharrn and Adrian Cole's Elak of Atlantis while discovering new characters destined to carve their names in bloody history. None can stand before them for they are THE MIGHTY WARRIORS!


Paperback: 240 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
$19.95



Moonstone Books
THE LONE RANGER AND TONTO: FRONTIER JUSTICE
Now available in the Moonstone online store!
Coming soon to Amazon and comic shops!


The masked ex-Texas ranger and the Native warrior Tonto fight injustice in the Wild West!
Join us with our second anthology of brand new never stories!
Guest starring Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, The Cisco Kid, and more!

Featuring stories by Spur Award winners Troy D. Smith and Johnny Boggs.
Troy D. Smith, Matthew Baugh, Frank Schlidiner, Chuck Dixon, Joe Gentile, Richard Dean Starr, Tim Lasiuta, Bill Crider, Johnny Boggs, Win Scott Eckert, & Thom Brannan


Trade paperback, 6 x 9 inches, 300 pages, $19.95





The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

The Crimson Devil
- New!
Dr. Shadows
The Man of The Mist
The Velvet Wasp
The Vigilantes

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.





PAPERBACK PARADE #101 - Now available!

PAPERBACK PARADE #101, the magazine for paperback readers and collectors -- 100 pages in Full Color!

Contents
Gary Lovisi: Paperback Talk
Gary Lovisi “The Steve Bentley Thrillers”
Linda Pendleton “A Meeting of the Minds: Don and Linda Pendelton”
Jon D. Swartz “The Ace/Ballantine Rivalry Over the Books of Edgar Rice Burroughs”
Gary Lovisi “Discovering James Warner Bellah”
Richard Greene: Matchless Paperbacks: Connelley, Bosch, and 9 Dragons
John Fraser “The Early Novels of Darcy Glinto”
Richard L. Kellogg “Leo-Roi: The Millionaire Sleuth”
Gary Lovisi “Sin Town: Sleaze Noir at its Best”


Back issues also available while they last!

 
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You can also purchase Paperback Parade at our ebay store at the link below. 
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GRYPHON BOOKS,  PO Box 280209,  Brooklyn, NY 11228-0209,  USA

Paperback Parade single issue is $15.00 + postage. Query on back issues AND ON AD RATES.
Subscriptions:   Domestic: 3 issues for $40.00;    ALL INTERNATIONAL: 3 issues $65.00

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All books and magazines are mailed through the U.S. Postal Service.
Query on Priority Mail or other mailing methods.





Penzler Publishers, A New Publishing Company, Announces American Mystery Classics, Its Inaugural Imprint

Otto Penzler, president and CEO of Penzler Publishers LLC, a new publishing company, announced today the creation of American Mystery Classics, its first imprint, which is devoted to print editions of America’s greatest writers of the Golden Age of detective fiction.
The first six titles will be published in October in both hardcover and trade paperback editions; they will be distributed by W.W. Norton.
“Reprints of Golden Age classics by British writers have been very successful,” Penzler noted, “so it seems the time has come to recognize the best American authors of traditional detective fiction.”

In addition to Norton’s sales and­ support staff, Penzler Publishers’s team will include Charles Perry, former managing editor of Penzler’s other mystery enterprises, as publisher, Jane Friedman, former president and CEO of HarperCollins and co-founder of Open Road Integrated Media, is consulting on American Mystery Classics given her long-standing history with Penzler of publishing backlist titles.

Otto Penzler, is the founder of the Mysterious Press (1975), a literary crime imprint now associated with Grove/Atlantic; Mysterious Press.com (2011), an electronic-book publishing company; and New York City’s Mysterious Bookshop (1979). He has won two Edgars, for the Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection (1977) and The Lineup (2010). He has edited more than 70 anthologies and written extensively about mystery fiction.

The first six titles to be released will be The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery Queen, The So Blue Marble by Dorothy B. Hughes, Death from a Top Hat by Clayton Rawson, The Red Lamp by Mary Roberts Rinehart, Home Sweet Homicide by Craig Rice, and The Puzzle of the Happy Hooligan by Stuart Palmer.

You can see the Fall 2018 catalog here, or by clicking here.




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

"Alibi in Reverse" by Robert Leslie Bellem from MAMMOTH DETECTIVE, March, 1943     
Nosey Logan had a peach of an alibi; so perfect it was foolproof. But if he'd been without one, he'd have been safer! [2018-05-12]

"Absolute Zero" by Harold Moorhouse Colter from AMAZING STORIES, January, 1929     
A story of a man's obsession with reaching a temperature of absolute zero and what happened when he reached the coldest temperature possible.[2018-05-12]

"G-Trap" by S. Gordon Gurwit from SECRET AGENT "X", November, 1936     
Assigned to end the smuggling of gems into the States, Jim Blake trails a man to a house with two dead men, an unconscious girl and an arsonist trying to burn him alive. [2018-05-12]



Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Atomic Age Treasury of Pulp Action
- New!
2018: An Uncivil War - New!
Guest Author D. R. Perry - New!
The Ming Inheritance
Guest Author R. A. Maimon  
Guest Author Aimee Marie Bejarano
The Third Hell
Angelica You Have Chosen Well
Co-Evolution

         Pulp Den  

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

Beautiful covers #4 - Jekyll/Hyde covers - New!
W.H.B. Kent - Forest ranger, Western Author
Edmund Collier - Great stories from West magazine
Helen Wismer - pulp editor
Windy City Pulp and Paper convention 2018 - photos
Robert Ormond Case - Western Author


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Angel, For Hire - New!
The Rollicking Rogue
Avenging Angel
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 #9 Audiobook
The Dynamite Squadron
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!
 
Officers at G.H.Q. stared at that map in horror. Too late they realized the 39th division had walked into a Boche trap — a trap that might snap shut any minute, hurl thousands of Yanks to hell! And only one man could defy this devil snare — alone G-8 hurls battle wings straight into the worst terror scheme ever laid for man by man!


G-8 and His Battle Aces proved popular almost immediately upon its debut in October 1933. The magazine hit the stands at the height of the Aviation Pulp craze. Millions of readers, especially young fans, dreamed of donning pilot goggles and climbing into flying machines. And Author Robert J. Hogan made sure his readers had plenty to enjoy. For a period during the 110 issue run of the magazine, it was believed Hogan was writing more than two million words a year for Pulp magazines, more than any other Pulp writer ever.
 
Another reason for G-8’s success had to do with the setting of the tales. Readers just didn’t want flying stories, but they were particularly interested in tales from the last Great War. There was something that, for a brief time, captured the imagination of readers about pilots during World War One. But, with this obviously being something that would end as quickly as it started, Popular Publications allowed Hogan to up the ante even more.
 
Instead of just taking on other pilots, G-8 and His Battle Aces flew into battle against the things of nightmares. From mad scientists to monsters, the skies of World War One were filled with horrors that only America’s Master Spy could handle.
 
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 Dynamite Squadron. Originally published in the June, 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
Dare-Devil Aces #109 eBook
Terror Has Swift Wings - April 1941

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.
 
Dare-Devil Aces was another of the many pulps that rode the wave of popularity of World War I aviation tales in the decade after the conflict. It made its debut in February 1932 and lasted for an astounding 135 issues. It finally closed after World War II ended, with the November 1946 issue. During its run, it presented a wide assortment of high-flying aerial series, including The Red Falcon, The Vanished Legion, The Three Mosquitoes, Molloy and McNamara, The Black Sheep of Belogue, The Mongol Ace, Chinese Brady, Captain Babyface, Smoke Wade and others. Strap on your flying helmet, toss that scarf about your neck and get ready for some soaring action in the skies over France and Germany during the Great War. Dare-Devil Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Terror Has Swift Wings — Action-Packed Novel of War Skies by Robert Sidney Bowen
Only one grim-lipped warbird can save an Empire — and he has a date with a Nazi firing squad at dawn!
 
“Meet The C.O.!” — Thrilling War Fiction by Hal White
“It’s no wonder this squadron is a disgrace! But there’ll be no pantywaist flying when I’m C.O. From now on we give those Boche steady hell — and those of you who live through it will know you’ve been in a war!”
 
Thunder At Daybreak — (part 3 of 4) by J. Jay Blair
Red with the blood of heroes are the wings of war as Bourne McGee flies against an army to fulfill a nameless mission in the last outpost of civilization.
 
Death Makes No Truce — Thrilling Air Story by Daniel Winters
The cold-eyed sky wolf had just returned from hell — The tight-lipped man had sent him there... And one bloody day they flew to a final reckoning in the skies.
 
Fly It, Englishman! — Gripping War Feature by William Porter
It was time for a show-down in lead for the wild-flying Yankee Ace and his best friend — who was a Nazi spy!
 
Story Behind The Cover — Special Air Features by Frederick Blakeslee
Modern war portrayed on canvas.
 
The Hot Air Club — A Department
Conducted by Nosedive Ginsburg
The flying screwballs hold a verbal dogfight — and everything goes!
 
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
Green Hornet: NIGHT FLIGHT
Now available!

Racketeers and swindlers, thieves and killers -- they all feel the sting of The Green Hornet! World War II might be over, but there's more crime than ever in Britt Reid's corner of the world. That means action for the crusading publisher turned masked avenger -- apprehending scheming crooks, corrupt politicians, and Communist spies.
Jack McCarthy wields the gas gun as the streamlined Black Beauty prowls the streets in twenty exciting 1948 adventures - many of which have not been available since their original broadcasts!

Includes a Program Guide by radio historian Martin Grams, Jr.

Episodes Include: Matrimony Limited 06-29-48; Death in the Gray Market 07-06-48; Racketeer Round-Up 07-13-48; Double-Double-Cross 07-20-48; Project Q-419 07-27-48; The Green Car on Display 08-03-48; The Frame of the Broken Back 08-10-48; Night Flight 08-17-48; Death Money 08-24-48; Suite Charity 09-14-48; Try For Freedom 09-16-48; Protection's A Word for Death 09-23-48; Arson, Murder and The Hornet 09-28-48; Coffins Are For the Dead 09-30-48; The Planners 10-05-48; The Oriental Jewel 10-07-48; Borderline Case 10-12-48; Where There's Smoke 12-02-48; The Headly Conspiracy 12-07-48; Cargo of Death 12-09-48

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


Recoverings
TARZAN AND THE LION MAN & SYNTHETIC MEN OF MARS Dust-jackets
Now available!


Tarzan and the Lion Man, Synthetic Men of Mars covers
These newly released dust-jackets are as clean as possible.

TARZAN AND THE LION MAN has cover and spine art meticulously redrawn with every line matching St. John's from a 1200ppi scan.
The dark gold on the cover contains bright flecks that simulate the metallic ink on the 1934 edition.
This is reconstructed from the true first edition jacket, not the more common jacket that was issued on the Grosset & Dunlap reprint, the "red Tarzana" and subsequent ERB, Inc. reprints.

SYNTHETIC MEN OF MARS uses a scan of the original John Coleman Burroughs painting on both cover and spine.
The original was smoke damaged in the 1953 fire but I've managed to digitally clean it up while retaining the detail of the brushwork. Click on the image to the right to see what you'll get when you order.


Tarzan and the Lion Man
Cover by J. Allen St. John.
$25.00

Synthetic Men of Mars
Cover by John Coleman Burroughs

$25.00





Robert E. Howard Days
June 8-9, 2018!

We'll look forward to seeing you in June with all new panels and guests, a couple of extra-special surprise announcements and all the traditional activities that happen every year at Howard Days.

 

Robert E. Howard Foundation Press
PICTURES IN THE FIRE
Coming in June!


The next offering from the REH Foundation Press is PICTURES IN THE FIRE.
The cover art is by Howard Days 2018 Guest of Honor Bill Cavalier.
This should be available in early June.

Ordering information wll be posted when available.





SALLY THE SLEUTH - Now available and arriving soon in comic shops!
(Writer/Art/Cover) Adolph Barreaux

One of the premiere detectives of the dirty, sordid era of pulp comics of the 1930s, returns in a whole new collection.

This collection features her scandalous adventures as a detective's assistant in her original black and white appearances in the Spicy Detective Stories pulps, and her later return in the cleaned up color comics of Crime Smashers. Take a tour through the wild evolution of crime comics from the 1930s through the 1950s. Sally, of the Central Bureau, proved in her run of adventures that women could be anything: murderous doctors, gang leaders, gun molls, victimized starlets, and even detectives. Only Sally, with her uncanny ability to fight crime even partially nude, can bust the evil-doers of her city, along with her diminutive sidekick Peanuts.

A sexually exploitative pulp turned wholesome crime-fighting comic, in all her incarnations Sally the Sleuth proves herself to be a daring, risk-taking detective available to do anything to crack a case!


Softcover, 6x9, 170 pages, B&W, $13.00.


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)




Shadowridge Press

WORSE THINGS WAITING by Manly Wade Wellman - Coming May 21!
Illustrated by Lee Brown Coye

Available again for the first time in 45 years, Shadowridge Press is proud to present Manly Wade Wellman’s WORSE THINGS WAITING, one of the cornerstone short story collections in the fantasy and horror genres.

Originally published by the legendary imprint Carcosa, Worse Things Waiting gathers 28 stories and two poems—selected from over 100 stories—the cream of nearly a half-century of fiction taken from the pages of Weird Tales, Unknown, Strange Stories and many other Golden Age pulps. Included are such classic tales as— The Undead Soldier, featuring the original ending that Weird Tales considered too horrific to publish. The Devil Is Not Mocked and The Valley Was Still, adapted for TV on Night Gallery and The Twilight Zone respectively. School For The Unspeakable and Larroes Catch Meddlers, both adapted for the radio’s hair-raising classic, Lights Out. Frogfather and Sin’s Doorway, two early stories that feature John the Balladeer, not included in Who Fears The Devil? Coven and Fearful Rock, Wellman’s two novelettes featuring Sgt. “Bible” Jaeger and his battles with diabolical evil in the Civil War south. Also included are such classics as Where Angels Fear..., The Witch’s Cat, Dhoh, Come Into My Parlor, The Liers In Wait, Among Those Present, and many more.

The very best of Manly Wade Wellman, fully illustrated with over 30 ghoulish drawings by the legendary master of the macabre, Lee Brown Coye.


Paperback: 474 pages
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.2 x 10 inches
$19.99


LONELY VIGILS by Manly Wade Wellman - Coming Spring/Summer of 2018!
Illustrated by George Evans

By special arrangement with Carcosa, we will be publishing the first ever trade paperback edition of Carcosa’s final volume, LONELY VIGILS, a huge collection of Wellman’s Golden Age pulp short stories featuring his supernatural detectives Judge Keith Hilary Pursuivant, Professor Nathan Enderby, and John Thunstone!

We are thrilled to include all of the original George Evans illustrations, digitally restored and looking very swell.
A hardcover copy of Lonely Vigils will easily set one back $150 bills, so hang on to those hard-earned dollars!

Expected publication date- late Spring/Summer.


Also in the works
CREEP, SHADOW by A. Merritt
BURN, WITCH, BURN! by A. Merritt
WOMAN OF THE WOOD by A. Merritt
FROM THE TIDELESS SEA by William Hope Hodgson
DEMONS OF THE SEA by William Hope Hodgson
THE GHOSTS OF GLEN DOON by William Hope Hodgson
DEEP WATERS by William Hope Hodgson
THE HAUNTED JARVEE by William Hope Hodgson
UNCLE SILAS  by Sheridan Le Fanu
THE HOUSE BY THE CHURCHYARD by Sheridan Le Fanu
IN A GLASS DARKLY by Sheridan Le Fanu



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

“Realm of the Alien” by Chester Delray (Dublin, Ireland: Grafton Publications) - New!
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.

Shaver and Lovecraft
The Shaver Mystery-Part Ten
The Shaver Mystery-Part Nine
The Shaver Mystery-Part Eight 
The Shaver Mystery-Part Seven


WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS OMNIBUS VOLUME 02 TPB - Arriving in comic shops May 23!
Writer: Robert Place Napton
Art: Carlos Rafael, Debora Carita
Cover: Jay Anacleto


Includes three full graphic novels: Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris Vol. 5: Rise of the Machine Men, Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris Vol. 6: Phantoms of Time, Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris Vol. 7: Duel to the Death.

Trade paperback, Full Color, 456 pages, $39.99






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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11 May 2018  

2018 ECOF
(Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship)

 Irving, Texas
May 18-20, 2018

   
ECOF  

22nd Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10am to 4pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

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

From 10am to 4pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


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

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

For more information, contact us at:  info@girasolcollectables.com

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there.



Adventure House
Coming soon!

HIGH ADVENTURE #160
 Ten Detective Aces Special
 
Prey of the Steel Shark by S.J. Bailey
 Bill trent, unjustly condemned convict, was lured from prison by Nayla Thatcher to become a living dead man—
the catspaw of Twentieth Century pirates who whipped the high seas into a red foam of murder, greed and bestial lust.

 Rhapsody In Bullets by Russell Bender
 A beautiful regaled blonde plunks Shag and Bones in the middle of a suicide symphony.
 
And more from the pages of Ten Detective Aces


7x10, 112 pages, $12.95




Adventure House
Now available!


Satan Paints the Sky by Robert J. Hogan
G-8 walked down the road that leads to Death, and in the sky he flew where the Falcons waited with their bloody claws bared! 
For that is the way of War and there is no mercy—only red courage against hatred as SATANS PAINTS THE SKY!

Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee

7x10, 110 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Coming soon!

Phantom Detective - Summer 1953

Murder’s Agent by Robert Wallace
 The girl was blameless—but she had to be slain because she once knew a hood.  It was part of the business-as-usual policy of the underworld—
a policy pursued in spite of the fact that they leaders had vanished!
 
You Take the Rap by Philip Morgan
 The Hamburger and the Blonde by J.L. Benton
 Bread Upon the Waters by Morris Cooper
 As Good As A Corpse by Robert Zacks

 

7x10, 112 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Coming soon!

Wonder Stories- January 1934
 
The Exile of the Skies by Richard Vaughan [Pt 1 of 3]
 The Man From Ariel by Donald A. Wollheim
 Today’s Yesterday by Rice Ray
 When Reptiles Ruled by Duane N. Carroll
 The Secret of the Microcosm by F. Golub
 Moon Plague by Raymond Z. Gallun
 Garfield’s Invention by Leon am Bruhl
 Evolution Satellite by J. Harvey Haggard [Pt 2 of 2]

 
Cover Artist: Frank R. Paul

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95




Airship 27 Productions
THE PURPLE SCAR: THE BLACK FOG
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is proud to present the very first full length Purple Scar novel written by New Pulp author, Gene Moyers.

A hooded man suddenly appears on the streets of Akelton carrying a strange device strapped to his back. Affixed to it is a nozzle from which enveloping black fog spews forth quickly swallowing everything in its path; to include men, women in children. And just like that the city is thrown into panic as the mysterious villain begins popping up all over the city wielding his eerie weapon.

Realizing he is facing a supernatural threat, Captain Dan Griffin enlists the aid of the city’s own gruesome crime fighter, the Purple Scar. Secretly plastic surgeon Doctor Miles Murdoch, the Scar, with the aid of his nurse Dale Jordan and ally Tommy Pedlar, is quickly on the hunt for the mastermind behind the fog of terror. For in the first time in his vigilante career, the Purple Scar is battling an evil scientific genius whose purposes can only herald doom and bloodshed. It is a battle he cannot afford to lose.

Having contributed short stories to the two previous volumes in this series, Moyers took the next step in writing a novel featuring the Haunted Horror.  “We see it often enough,” says Airship 27 Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “Every now and then a New Pulp writer will develop a special affinity for a golden age character. Moyers seemed to have fixated on the uniqueness of the Scar’s persona. More than just a run-of-the-mill avenger type, the Purple Scar stories infused a generous portion of horror along with their suspense. It was this added element that fascinated Moyers and eventually inspired him to write The Black Fog. And we couldn’t be any happier.”

Joining Moyers on the project were two amazing artists. Former Pulp Factory Award winner Chris Kohler provided the 9 black and white interior illustrations while British painter Graham Hill the eerie colorful cover depicting the gruesome Scar.  Art Director Rob Davis brought it all together to produce one of Airship 27 Productions’ most spectacular titles. If you think you know the Purple Scar, think again.


Available from Amazon in paperback and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

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
At the printer and coming soon!

THE SHADOW Volume 129: “Mobsman on the Spot” & “Murder Trail”
The Dark Avenger teams with an ally from his own wartime secret origins in thrilling pulp novels by Walter. B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, as rackets take over New York, The Shadow recruits wrongly convicted ex-con Cliff Marsland to put “Mobsmen on the Spot." Then, the Master of Darkness and Marsland follow a “Murder Trail” of stolen millions to unmask a hidden mastermind! BONUS: A Nick Carter illustrated thriller by Bob Powell from the Golden Age of Comics! This instant collectors item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen plus the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell with historical commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-247-6
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)

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

UFOs & Nukes by Robert Hastings (and quite alot more)

I am joined by Tom and Ginger Johnson and Diana and Chris Rubino for a free wheeling discussion of Robert Hasting's Book "UFOs & Nukes."  This is a long discussion of many aspects of the UFO phenomena associated with American (and Russian) nuclear weapons bases AND SO MUCH MORE!  Tom was a security policeman at Grand Forks Air Force Base in 1977 when UFOs flew over the base and disabled the computers controlling the missiles.  And Chris Describes an actual UFO sighting he had in his neighborhood!  Plus lots of reference material!.  if you are into UFOs you can't afford to pass this one up!

Past episodes:
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 #4 - Arriving in comic shops May 16!
(Writer) Steve Bryant (Art) Ismeal Canales (Cover) Steve Bryant

The first story arc concludes as Athena and the team face off with the Nazis in a hidden temple. What mysteries are contained within the bronze head? Will Athena live long enough to find out?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Audible Studios
The Golden Man: Doc Savage - MP3 CD
Coming May 15!

A golden man rises miraculously from the sea with the power to peer into the future and challenge the Man of Bronze.
Doc Savage and his crew follow the mystery man's fabulous trail from South America to New York where they uncover his dark sanctuary - and come face-to-face with an evil cult of blackmail and murder.


Marc Vietor (Narrator)

Listening Length: 3 hours and 54 minutes
$14.99



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 and begins shipping May 7!

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: EDitorial Comments - Now online!

2018 Windy City Film Program
Murania Press 2017 Year-End Sale
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Back-Issue Availability



Bold Venture Press
Thubway Tham Meets the Crimson Clown
By Johnston McCulley

Now available!

By the creator of Zorro!

Thubway Tham -- A lisping pickpocket with delusions of grandeur.
The Crimson Clown -- A “gentleman thief” who justifies his crimes with charitable donations.
Baron Bleud -- His legitimate business fronts hide the revenue from his criminal enterprises.
With the police watching him, Thubway Tham decides to lay low — but The Crimson Clown has other plans. Tham can help him pilfer the stolen Cragham Jewels from The Baron … or die!

This Bold Venture edition collects the complete text of Johnston McCulley's novel for the first time! Originally serialzed in Detective Story Magazine, this story was an unusual for its time -- two popular characters joining forces in one story. Such "crossovers" are commonplace today in comic books, but Thubway Tham Meets the Crimson Clown no doubt made McCulley's fans sit up and take notice!


204 pages, 6" x 9"
Paperback: $14.95


Bold Venture Press

"We the undersigned, fully understanding of the risks involved, do willingly present our tales of infernal dealings, agreement and contracts."

Audrey Parente
Mickey Spillane
C J Henderson
John L. French
Gary Lovisi
Patrick Thomas
J. Brad Staal
Jean Marie Ward
Robert E. Waters
Duncan Ralston
Patrick Loveland
Jack Dolphin
Quintin Peterson

Just sign on the dotted line and your dreams come true … for seven years, then Hell is in session! Here are twisted “soulful” tales of terror and humor about those who seek fame, fortune and power the easy way — but at “the greatest expense.” Step up because we have a custom contract written just for you.


232 pages, 6" x 9"
Paperback: $14.95





Bringing Back Classic Adventure One Page at a Time - Now online!

Vintage Reads – The Sword of Rhiannon
Vintage Reads – The Tritonian Ring and Other Pusadian Tales
Vintage Reads – The Dying Earth


Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: Econoclash Review #1
Pulp Appeal: CIRSOVA #5
Issue 5 of Broadswords and Blasters Available Now!
Pulp Consumption: Sharp Ends


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Subscribe for 2018
 
Subscribe for 2018 now, as the price will rise after this special offer ends!
The 2018 Issues are numbers 81, 82, and 83.

Please note that Bronze Gazette Special Editions are not included in any subscription, but may be purchased separately.

Only $30.00
 
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.
You can order available single issues at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/back-issues/

Subscribe for 2018 (Issues 81, 82, and 83) at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/subscribe/

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$45.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$55.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

Click HERE to subscribe!
Click HERE for available back issues!

 The Bronze Gazette  


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Sensor Sweep: ERB fonts, Robert Bloch Vampires, Mouse Wars, and The Punisher - New!
The Pulp Swordsmen: Jehan de Courtenai - New!
Short Reviews – Production Test, by Raymond F. Jones
We Call Him CAS – You Probably Never Read Him
Sensor Sweep: Ivy Frost, Rebel Songsters, Dying Earths, Tarzan, and Clark Ashton Smith
The Pulp Swordsmen: Prince Raynor  

Clive Cussler: The Gray Ghost (A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure) - Coming May 29!
With Robin Burcell

In 1906, a groundbreaking Rolls-Royce prototype known as the Gray Ghost vanishes from the streets of Manchester, England, and it is only the lucky intervention of an American detective named Isaac Bell that prevents it from being lost forever. Not even he can save the good name of Jonathan Payton, however, the man wrongly blamed for the theft, and more than a hundred years later, it is his grandson who turns to Sam and Remi Fargo to help prove his grandfather's innocence.

But there is even more at stake than any of them know. For the car has vanished again, and in it is an object so rare that it has the capacity to change lives. Men with everything to gain and a great deal to lose have a desperate plan to find it--and if anybody gets in their way? They have a plan for that, too.

Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.4 x 9.3 inches
List price: $29.00



Conan le Cimmérien - La reine de la côte noire - Full color edition is now available; B&W edition coming May 16!
Writer Jean-David Morvan
Designer Pierre Alary
Colorist Sedyas


Pursued for killing a judge, Conan found refuge in extremis on a merchant ship. But shortly after setting sail, the Cimmerian and his new companions face a threat: the pirates of the legendary Bêlit, self-proclaimed Queen of the Black Coast! After a tough fight, Conan is a sensation to his terrible opponent who soon falls in love. She sees in him the one she has always expected, the pirate king who will lead his men to glory ...

Jean-David Morvan and Pierre Alary deliver a great performance of The Queen of the Black Coast, Conan's matrix narrative that shows all the facets of the character and forms the synthesis of its mythological essence.


Language: French
Hardcover, 240 x 320 mm, 64 pages, Full Color, 14.95 €
EAN / ISBN: 9782344011966

Language: French
Hardcover, 275 x 368 mm, 64 pages, Black & White, 29.50 €
EAN/ISBN : 9782344029503




Conan le Cimmérien - Le colosse noir - Full color edition is now available; B&W edition coming May 16!
Screenwriter Vincent Brugeas
Draftsman and Colorist Ronan Toulhoat

Based in the city of Khoraja, Conan tries his luck serving Amalric's mercenaries. While waiting for the fight, he leads a life of ordinary troop, drinking and frolicking in the taverns. Fate catches up with him one night as he accidentally meets Yesmala, princess and regent of the kingdom in person. She would have seen Conan in a dream: the gods have designated him as the general who must lead his armies against the demonic hordes of the wizard Nathok. As a private soldier, Conan the barbarian becomes the only hope of an entire kingdom.

The authors of the remark Roy des Ribauds plunge us into a black and warlike adventure imbued with witchcraft.
The trait of Ronan Toulhoat unfolds all its excess in the gigantism of architectures and epic battles.

Language: French
Hardcover, 240 x 320 mm, 72 pages, Full Color, 14.95 €
EAN / ISBN: 9782344012475

Language: French
Hardcover, 275 x 368 mm, 72 pages, Black & White, 29.50 €
EAN/ISBN : 9782344029510





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

LONE RANGER 6-Shooter Ring (1947)  
- New!
The Art of Frank Hamilton (Part 5) - New!
Comic Gallery: KEN SHANNON, Crime Busting Private Eye (1952) - New!
Pulp Gallery: ARGOSY (Horatio Hornblower edition) (1938) - New!
Cinco de Mayo with ZORRO - New!
Comic Gallery: SCI-FI ONE-SHOTS
Pulp Gallery: WESTERN ACES 
The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Paperback Parade #101 April 2018 - New!
Lawrence Block’s Death of Mallory Queen
Magazine of Horror #36 Apr. 1971
Broadswords and Blasters #5 Spring 2018
Black Cat Mystery Magazine #2

DMR Books Blog - Now online!

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
SAVAGE PELLUCIDAR
Coming soon!

A new edition for "Savage Pellucidar" is in the works by ERBBOOKS.com
Preorders are expected to begin in about a month.
Stay tuned for further details.
Preliminary artwork shown at the right is for the new edition by Tom Grindberg.



 

Edgar Rice Burroughs
SONG OF OPAR by Jim Malachowski
Coming June 1!

Song of Opar is an update of Tarzan and La's adventures beginning in the early twentieth century. 
Working with new information, the Opar stories have been enhanced and updated. 
Song of Opar places more emphasis on the origins of Opar, adventures of Tarzan and La not documented anywhere else, and the demise of the lost city.

Song of Opar is a tale of more than 115,000 words. 
It features a spectacular cover featuring the talent of well-known ERB artist — Joe Jusko. 
Song of Opar has thirty interior illustrations newly created, by the author, expressly for this book.


Publisher: Seti Press
Language: English
Pages: 394
Binding: Perfect-bound
Dimensions (inches): 6 wide x 9 tall

Price: $29.95 (plus shipping)

SONG OF OPAR debuted at the Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship convention May 17-18.
It will be available to the public June 1.


Seti Press



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

Now available in hardcover!

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..


$34.95

 



Edgar Rice Burroughs.com   Lulu.com   Amazon.com - Coming soon!
   


Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Lankhmar
- New!
Chainsaw and Corris
Flamehair
Windy City Recap
Friday Update
Collecting Brackett

ILLUSTRATED CALL OF CTHULHU HC - Now available!
(Writer) H. P. Lovecraft (Art) Gary Gianni

Written in 1928, H.P. Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu defined the ancient gods as dark creatures who came from the stars and ruled the world before mankind. When these ancient ones awaken, humanity is plagued by a nightmare of terrors etched upon an epic backdrop. Artist Gary Gianni and designer Marcelo Anciano both felt that Lovecraft's short story presented an opportunity to visually expand the Cthulhu mythos and push the boundaries of illustrated books. This book is a fusion of the graphic novel, the illustrated book and cinematic design. Over a hundred drawings enhance and bring to life the work of two visionaries — Lovecraft and Gianni — in an extraordinary feat of storytelling and art.

Hardcover, 6x9, 128 pages, B&W, $24.95





JAMES BOND: THE BODY #5 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops May 16!
Writer: Ales Kot
Art: 
Luca Casalanguida
Cover: Luca Casalanguida

The beatings. The virus. The assassin. The secrets. Everything comes together during a terror attack that may not even exist.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

KIT CARSON'S WAY
The Rio Kid in action!

Captain Bob Pryor (The Rio Kid) and his fighting pards (Bigfoot Williams and Celestino Mireles) storm the stronghold of hostile Indians to establish frontier peace-and give no quarter to renegades!
Aiding The Rio Kid are Kit Carson, John Charles Fremont, and General William Tecumseh Sherman!

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 200 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95




 
 
LAND TIME FORGOT SEE-TA SAVAGE #2 (OF 2) - Arriving in comic shops May 16!
(Writer/Art/Cover) Mike Wolfer


The shocking conclusion of the two-part tale of treachery and terror on the lost, prehistoric continent of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Caspak! Galu outcast See-Ta has uncovered a disturbing upheaval in the delicate ecosystem of the primeval world she calls home, as dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals are now starving and prowling outside of their natural hunting grounds. But what could have caused this unusual behavior, and does it have anything to do with the hideous, winged Weiroo who wants nothing more than to imprison See-Ta on the horrific breeding-ground island of Oo-oh, or perhaps take her head for a transgression from the past? Based on the novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs, THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT: SEE-TA THE SAVAGE builds upon the Caspak Trilogy and includes cameos by some of the novels' most beloved characters. Comes with two covers - Main & Antique Limited Edition Covers by Mike Wolfer

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, Main Cover, On sale March 28.
Full Color, 32 pages, $7.99, Antique Cover, On sale March 28.






Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Netfiix brings back Lost in Space
The Lone Ranger on Radio, Film, and Television
Ready Player One Movie Review
Cinevent Film Festival Turns 50
Filmfax Magazine celebrates a milestone



Moonstone Books
THE LONE RANGER AND TONTO: FRONTIER JUSTICE
Now available in the Moonstone online store!
Coming soon to Amazon and comic shops!


The masked ex-Texas ranger and the Native warrior Tonto fight injustice in the Wild West!
Join us with our second anthology of brand new never stories!
Guest starring Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, The Cisco Kid, and more!

Featuring stories by Spur Award winners Troy D. Smith and Johnny Boggs.
Troy D. Smith, Matthew Baugh, Frank Schlidiner, Chuck Dixon, Joe Gentile, Richard Dean Starr, Tim Lasiuta, Bill Crider, Johnny Boggs, Win Scott Eckert, & Thom Brannan


Trade paperback, 6 x 9 inches, 300 pages, $19.95





The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

Dr. Shadows
The Man of The Mist
The Velvet Wasp
The Vigilantes

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.





PAPERBACK PARADE #101 - Now available!

PAPERBACK PARADE #101, the magazine for paperback readers and collectors -- 100 pages in Full Color!

Contents
Gary Lovisi: Paperback Talk
Gary Lovisi “The Steve Bentley Thrillers”
Linda Pendleton “A Meeting of the Minds: Don and Linda Pendelton”
Jon D. Swartz “The Ace/Ballantine Rivalry Over the Books of Edgar Rice Burroughs”
Gary Lovisi “Discovering James Warner Bellah”
Richard Greene: Matchless Paperbacks: Connelley, Bosch, and 9 Dragons
John Fraser “The Early Novels of Darcy Glinto”
Richard L. Kellogg “Leo-Roi: The Millionaire Sleuth”
Gary Lovisi “Sin Town: Sleaze Noir at its Best”


Back issues also available while they last!

 
ORDERING INFORMATION: 
We accept VISA, Mastercard, US checks drawn on a US bank, (in USD only) or Paypal to our email address at “gryphonbooks@att.net
You can also purchase Paperback Parade at our ebay store at the link below. 
You can pay via check to our mailing address:
GRYPHON BOOKS,  PO Box 280209,  Brooklyn, NY 11228-0209,  USA

Paperback Parade single issue is $15.00 + postage. Query on back issues AND ON AD RATES.
Subscriptions:   Domestic: 3 issues for $40.00;    ALL INTERNATIONAL: 3 issues $65.00

POSTAGE RATES:
Domestic: the first item (book) is $3.00 media mail + 50 cents each additional item.
International: the first book is $14.00 via First Class International, $2.00 each additional book.
All books and magazines are mailed through the U.S. Postal Service.
Query on Priority Mail or other mailing methods.









The PulpFest Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that fifteen individuals have been nominated by their peers for the 2018 Munsey Award. The honor is named after Frank A. Munsey — the man who published the first pulp magazine. This annual award recognizes an individual or institution that has bettered the pulp community, be it through disseminating knowledge about the pulps or through publishing or other efforts to preserve and foster interest in the pulp magazines we all love and enjoy. Congratulations to all of the nominees for this prestigious award, presented annually at PulpFest.

The nominees listed below — who received multiple nominations — will be forwarded to a committee made up of all the living Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Award winners who will select the recipient of this year’s Munsey.

MIKE ASHLEY
RICHARD BLEILER
CAMILLE CAZEDESSUS
WILLIAM CONTENTO
RON FORTIER
JOEL FRIEMAN
STEPHEN HAFFNER
RICH HARVEY
CHRIS KALB
WILLIAM LAMPKIN
SHEILA VANDERBEEK
GEORGE VANDERBURGH
CHUCK WELCH
HOWARD WRIGHT
DAN ZIMMER

For more information on the nominees, click here.


Congratulations to all the nominees!


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

"In the Murderer's Brain" by Ray King from POPULAR DETECTIVE, August, 1937   
Scientific Crime Club
An incident of the Scientific Crime Club. By using word association the Psychologist traps a killer into a confession. [2018-05-05]

"The Time Ray of Jandra" by Raymond A. Palmer from WONDER STORIES, June, 1930        
Projected 17,000 years into the past, he was doomed to watch the fall of the science city of Jandra. [2018-05-05]

"Off Decker's Island" by Frederick William Wallace from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, August 12, 1916   
    
Even the wealthy have moments of desperate cash flow. De Houten needs $20,000 within a month but the only thing of value that he hasn't already mortgaged is his yacht. It's insured for $30,000. Thus is born a plot to commit insurance fraud. But sinking a boat without getting caught is not easy.


Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!

The Ming Inheritance
- New!
Guest Author R. A. Maimon   - New!
Guest Author Aimee Marie Bejarano
The Third Hell
Angelica You Have Chosen Well
Co-Evolution

         Pulp Den  

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

W.H.B. Kent - Forest ranger, Western Author - New!
Edmund Collier - Great stories from West magazine
Helen Wismer - pulp editor
Windy City Pulp and Paper convention 2018 - photos
Robert Ormond Case - Western Author


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

The Rollicking Rogue - New!
Avenging Angel
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
The Spider #61 Audiobook
The Spider at Bay
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge

Read by Nick Santa Maria
Now available!


Deeper and deeper New York had sunk in the grip of the Underworld monarch — until the law was licked at last! But in that moment of desperation, Richard Wentworth, as the Spider, resolved to fight the underworld with its own savage weapons. With New York’s own police commissioner at his side, the Spider raised a fighting legion of honest men sworn to take the law into their own hands!
 
The great pulp magazines of the 1930s and 40s produced a number of heroes, but none as action-oriented as the Spider. For almost exactly a decade, the Spider was the scourge of the Underworld, doling out his own particular brand of justice and imprinting his dreaded red Spider seal on the foreheads of those he has killed for the good of mankind.



The stories plunge along headfirst aboard an emotional roller coaster. Oriental death-traps, treacherously alluring women, and rabid, machine-gun toting gangsters are all part of a typical day for the hero; Wentworth is frequently suspected of being the dreaded Spider, his home is periodically destroyed, his servants and friends tortured.
 
One of the things that sets the Spider apart from other hero characters is magnitude; the villains commit acts of destruction on a grand scale, sinking whole ocean liners, toppling entire buildings, wiping out entire towns with germ warfare.
 
This thrilling Spider audiobook features acclaimed voice talent Nick Santa Maria, who has made the Spider his own! The Spider at Bay originally published in The Spider magazine, October, 1938.

 
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
Thrilling Wonder Stories eBook
August 1937

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.
 
During the science-fiction boom of the 1930s, there were over a dozen pulp magazines dedicated to the subject. Analog, Startling Stories, Amazing Stories, Planet Stories, Captain Future and Super Science Stories were just a few. In 1929, Hugo Gernsback founded the magazine which would eventually, after several name changes, become Thrilling Wonder Stories. Until it folded in 1955, it published ground-breaking science fiction from some of the genre's brightest stars. Thrilling Wonder Stories returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 The Iron World — Complete Novelette by Otis Adelbert Kline

Conquest Of Life — Complete Novelette by Eando Binder
The Double Minds — Complete Novelette by John W. Campbell, Jr
Rift In Infinity — Complete Novelette by Paul Ernst
Space Mirror — Thrilling Short Story by Edmond Hamilton
Round About Rigel — Thrilling Short Story by J. Harvey Haggard
Vision Of The Hydra — Thrilling Short Story by Gordon A. Giles
The Solar Menace — Thrilling Short Story by S.K. Bernfeld
Spaceward — Special Article by P.E. Cleator
Scientifacts — Science Feature by J.B. Walter
The Story Behind The Story — Feature
The Weinbaum Memorial Volume — Review
Scientifilm Review
Science Questions And Answers — Feature
The Reader Speaks — Feature
The Science Fiction League — Feature
Forecast For The Next Issue — Feature
Scientibook Review — Feature
 
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


Recoverings
TARZAN AND THE LION MAN & SYNTHETIC MEN OF MARS Dust-jackets
Now available!


Tarzan and the Lion Man, Synthetic Men of Mars covers
These newly released dust-jackets are as clean as possible.

TARZAN AND THE LION MAN has cover and spine art meticulously redrawn with every line matching St. John's from a 1200ppi scan.
The dark gold on the cover contains bright flecks that simulate the metallic ink on the 1934 edition.
This is reconstructed from the true first edition jacket, not the more common jacket that was issued on the Grosset & Dunlap reprint, the "red Tarzana" and subsequent ERB, Inc. reprints.

SYNTHETIC MEN OF MARS uses a scan of the original John Coleman Burroughs painting on both cover and spine.
The original was smoke damaged in the 1953 fire but I've managed to digitally clean it up while retaining the detail of the brushwork. Click on the image to the right to see what you'll get when you order.


Tarzan and the Lion Man
Cover by J. Allen St. John.
$25.00

Synthetic Men of Mars
Cover by John Coleman Burroughs

$25.00





Robert E. Howard Days
June 8-9, 2018!

We'll look forward to seeing you in June with all new panels and guests, a couple of extra-special surprise announcements and all the traditional activities that happen every year at Howard Days.

 


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)




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

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.

Shaver and Lovecraft
The Shaver Mystery-Part Ten
The Shaver Mystery-Part Nine
The Shaver Mystery-Part Eight 
The Shaver Mystery-Part Seven


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!!!!

  Amazon.com   Kindle    Wildside Press: Softcover  Wildside Press: eBook

Weirdbook Magazine Blogspot  Weirdbook  Facebook: Weirdbook








04 May 2018  

2018 & 2019 Film Releases
All dates are subject to change.

2018

April 27, 2018
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
May 25, 2018
SOLO, A STAR WARS STORY
June 8, 2018
June 15, 2018
June 22, 2018
OCEAN'S EIGHT
THE INCREDIBLES 2
JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM

July 6, 2018
July 13, 2018
July 20, 2018
July 27, 2018
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
SKYSCRAPER
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT
August 10, 2018
August 10, 2018
August 17, 2018
THE MEG
EQUALIZER 2
ALPHA
September 14, 2018
September 21, 2018
THE PREDATOR
ROBIN HOOD

October 19, 2018
October 26, 2018
MOWGLI
THE OVERLORD
November 2, 2018
November 16, 2018
X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX
FANTASTIC BEASTS: CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD
December 14, 2018
December 21, 2018
MORTAL ENGINES
UNTITLED JAMES CAMERON FILM
2019

January 11, 2019
HELLBOY
February 14, 2019
February 22, 2019
GAMBIT
THE NEW MUTANTS
March 8, 2019
March 22, 2019
CAPTAIN MARVEL
GODZILLA: KING OF MONSTERS
April 5, 2019
SHAZAM
May 3, 2019
May 31, 2019
THE AVENGERS: UNTITLED
SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN
June 7, 2019
June 14, 2019
CHARLIE'S ANGELS
MEN IN BLACK SPINOFF
July 5, 2019
July 19, 2019
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING SEQUEL
THE LION KING
November 1, 2019
November 8, 2019
November 22, 2019
November 27, 2019
WONDER WOMAN SEQUEL
UNTITLED JAMES BOND FILM
UNTITLED TERMINATOR FILM
FROZEN SEQUEL
December 20, 2019
STAR WARS: EPISODE IX

2018 ECOF
(Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship)

 Irving, Texas
May 18-20, 2018

   
ECOF  

22nd Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10am to 4pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

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

From 10am to 4pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


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

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

For more information, contact us at:  info@girasolcollectables.com

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there.



Adventure House
Now available!


Satan Paints the Sky by Robert J. Hogan
G-8 walked down the road that leads to Death, and in the sky he flew where the Falcons waited with their bloody claws bared! 
For that is the way of War and there is no mercy—only red courage against hatred as SATANS PAINTS THE SKY!

Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee

7x10, 110 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

Phantom Detective - Winter 1952

The Silent Killer by Robert Wallace
Fighting to save thousands of teen-agers from drug addiction, the Phantom tackles a mysterious ring of dealers in despair!

The Glass Noose by Robert Leslie Bellem
The Pointing Finger by Philip Ketchum
Flight Westward by Bryan Croghan
Murder on the Meter by Ardythe Gamel
The Suicide of Richard Manse by Ray Cummings
The Death Lei by Frank Richardson Pierce


7x10, 86 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

Battle Stories - July 1930

Saps and Sappers by Arthur Guy Empey
Three dumb doughs blunder into a German-mined hill!

Spy Hunter of the Somme by Harold F. Cruickshank
Bombing the Sea Snakes by Harold Bradley Say
Four Battling Bucks by E.L. Valence
Johnny Get Your Gun by Major George Eliot
The Glory Grabber by Joseph Ball
A Demon of the Dugouts by Seth Bailey
Air Lanes of Intrigue by Frederick C. Painton
Sky Crusaders by Edwin C. Parsons
The Golden Death by Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Call to Arms by William A. Shipman

Cover Artist: George Rozen


7x10, 176 pages, $14.95



Airship 27 Productions
JEZEBEL JOHNSTON VOLUME 4: MOURNING STAR
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions once again sets sails with author Nancy Hansen in the next thrilling chapter featuring Jezebel Johnston, Pirate Queen.

With Emile Gagnon’s Sea Witch laid up in the French port of Fort Royale for minor repairs, Jezebel Johnston and young Zachary Spencer go into town to trade with the local merchants. While there, they come to the attention of an unscrupulous smuggler named Luc Charbonneau who cleverly manipulates them into being blamed for thievery committed by his own gang. But before he can rally an impromptu lynch party, they are rescued by Captain Ancel Thibodeaux, the real authority on the small West Antilles island.

Thibodeaux is fascinated by the beautiful Jezebel and pressures her and Zachary into joining the crew of his own pirate ship, Mourning Star. Having no other recourse, the two agree and the wily French buccaneer sets about tutoring the lovely mulatto into being part of his elaborate scheme to sail across the Atlantic and raid the rich Barbary Coast.

“Who doesn’t like a rousing pirate yarn?” asks Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “The Jezebel Johnston series is both historically accurate and filled with enough action and adventure to fill a dozen such books.”  

Once again writer Nancy Hansen unfurls the sails of her imagination in this, the fourth chapter in the saga of Jezebel Johnston as she navigates the dangerous waters of rogues, brigands and scalawags on her way to becoming the greatest pirate of them all!

The book features 12 black and white interior illustrations by Art Director Rob Davis and a gorgeous cover painting by Ted Hammond.


Available from Amazon in paperback and soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
THE SPIDER: SLAUGHTER, INCORPORATED (Facsimile Edition)
by Grant Stockbridge, Donald G. Cormack, Arthur Leo Zagat, and Norvell Page
Introduction by Will Murray

Now available!

Originally slated to appear in The Spider Magazine in the 1940s, "Slaughter, Incorporated" was ultimately shelved when that magazine was cancelled.
Never before published directly from author Donald G. Cormack's original manuscript,
this edition has been faithfully reconstructed as an exact copy of the never-published
February 1944 issue of The Spider Magazine, complete with vintage interior illustrations.

In addition, The Spider: Slaughter, Incorporated (Facsimile Edition) marks the first publication
of the never-before-published lost Red Finger story, "Red Finger and the Murder Trio," penned by Arthur Leo Zagat.

Also including a story by longtime Spider author, Norvell Page.

$19.95 softcover



Altus Press
DUSTY AYRES AND HIS BATTLE BIRDS #6: THE RED DESTROYER
by Robert Sidney Bowen

Now available!

”Stand by for action—three o'clock—map position M-24.”
Dusty Ayres suspected that this message came from the enemy, that it was bait luring him to a trap;
but he didn't guess how deadly the snare was, didn't know that he was keeping a rendezvous
with one of the most destructive weapons yet used by the Blacks—an invisible tornado of red death!

An amazing account of the next great war!

186 pages / $13.95 softcover

 


Altus Press
DUSTY AYRES AND HIS BATTLE BIRDS #7: THE WHITE DEATH
by Robert Sidney Bowen

Now available!

“You will instruct Captain Ayres to proceed to Washington H.Q. by staff train at 2:25.
He is to be provided with escort to station and placed in custody of Staff Sergeant Bolton…” Dusty read this radiogram with amazement.
First H.Q. grounded him, then sent this crazy order.
But the order did not worry the gods of war, for they knew that the very fires of hell itself would sweep across war-torn America
before the devilish plot behind that command could be smashed—before Dusty Ayres could learn the secret of the white death!

188 pages / $13.95 softcover



Altus Press

by Robb T. White, Jonathan Sheppard, Richard Billingsley, J.D. Graves, Brian Townsley, J. Allan Dunn, Paul Ernst, Dan Cushman, Frederick Nebel, and H. Bedford-Jones

Black Mask, the greatest American detective magazine of all time, is back with another issue featuring five all-new stories, plus vintage hard-boiled classics from the pulp era of the 1930s-40s.
And it includes a never-before published cover by James Lunnon, painted for Black Mask in 1940.

 $14.95softcover  / $4.99 eBook



Altus Press
The Cross Brand
by Frederick Faust

Now available!

Longtime friends, Sheriff Harry Ganton and Jack Bristol, find themselves on different sides when Harry is mistakenly shot during an argument. Thinking he has killed his friend, Jack flees town, only to run into two mysterious strangers. Why does one have a cross brand on his forehead? And then there's the matter of Jack's appointment with the hangman's noose in his future....

139 pages / $12.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Altus Press


Altus Press
The Next Wave of The H. Bedford-Jones Library
Now available!

Altus Press is pleased to announce the next wave of books in our acclaimed H. Bedford-Jones Library series.
This time out, we've collected a variety of HBJ's most beloved genres: historicals, mysteries, and Foreign Legion sagas, among others.
These have rarely if ever been reprinted. And each contains all of the original pulp illustrations by some of the best draftsmen of the pulp era.
Simply put: if you're looking for the best material to see print in the pulps, look no further than the works of The King of the Pulps, H. Bedford-Jones.

Each will be available soon at www.altuspress.com.

The Princess and the Prophet
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by John Richard Flanagan


Nostradamus, Mary of Scotland, and other historical figures interact in a novel by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.

Under Nostradamus' care, wounded Scottish gentleman Cameron of Glenlyon was soon healed, and he told of his mission: he bore a secret message from Scotland to young Queen Mary; and Hamilton and others of the Scots Guards would kill him if need be, to prevent its delivery....

222 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


The Ghost of Screwface Hanlon
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Pete Kuhlhoff


The nephew of a King of the Underworld inherits his fortune... and his enemies. But is Screwface Hanlon really dead? Crawford must find out, or he'll end up like his mysterious uncle! A never-before collected series by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.

62 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


They Lived By the Sword
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Herbert Morton Stoops


A fantastic novel of the World War of 218 B.C., and of Hannibal’s invasion across the Alps—the greatest military feat in history. It's a novel by the King of the Pulps—author H. Bedford-Jones—which has never before appeared in book form.

231 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Warriors in Exile
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Herbert Morton Stoops


Collected for the first time is author H. Bedford-Jones' 17-part saga of the French Foreign Legion... the fascinating series based on the records of the most famous and picturesque fighting force of modern times. Featuring stories of the Foreign Legions in Crimea, Italy, Formosa, Tonkin, Siam, Dahomey, Sudan, Madagascar, the Sahara, with Maximilian of Austria in Mexico, war-torn Spain in 1835, and the Franco-Prussian War.

384 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover


One More Hero: The Cases of the Fireboat Men
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Leland Gustavson


Fireboat men must be not only firemen, but sailors, divers, engineers and police—dangerous callings, all.... Collected for the first time, this colorful series centers around Gunboat Brendan and the tragic problem he met below the murky harbor waters. Written by the prolific author, H. Bedford-Jones, the King of the Pulps.

102 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Gunpowder Gold
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Pete Kuhlhoff


Grimm had risked his life on the American and European battlefields. Now he was hot on the trail of the two hundred million francs left to the exiled young Russian Duchess Marie of Courtland, and Grimm needed that to fund the battles of the American Colonies... and to buy the needed gunpowder to win their independence.

This edition marks the first time this novel-length adventure has been published in book form. It's another historical fiction classic by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.

197 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover









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American Fantasy Press
THE ASTOUNDING ART OF HUBERT ROGERS
Kickstarter coming in September!


Doug Ellis and Bob Garcia spread the news at Windy City Pulp & Paperback Show this weekend about their new summer project: THE ASTOUNDING ART OF HUBERT ROGERS.

They expect to be ready in September or so to launch a new Kickstarter for it.

Rogers was the premier artist for ASTOUNDING in the 1930s, with covers for the sf classics, SLAN, GREY LENSMAN, FOUNDATION and most of the Robert A. Heinlein novels that appeared in the mag.
If that wasn't enough, his covers also appeared on pulps from ARGOSY to ADVENTURE.

The book is being produced with the cooperation of Rogers' family, giving access to rare material such as photos, sketches, prelims, proofs and original art, which should allow us to produce a book that we hope you'll find astounding!

This is going to be a fantastic project.





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming soon!

THE SHADOW Volume 129: “Mobsman on the Spot” & “Murder Trail”
The Dark Avenger teams with an ally from his own wartime secret origins in thrilling pulp novels by Walter. B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, as rackets take over New York, The Shadow recruits wrongly convicted ex-con Cliff Marsland to put “Mobsmen on the Spot." Then, the Master of Darkness and Marsland follow a “Murder Trail” of stolen millions to unmask a hidden mastermind! BONUS: A Nick Carter illustrated thriller by Bob Powell from the Golden Age of Comics! This instant collectors item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen plus the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell with historical commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-247-6
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)

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.
Past episodes:
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"

Audible Studios
The Golden Man: Doc Savage - MP3 CD
Coming May 15!

A golden man rises miraculously from the sea with the power to peer into the future and challenge the Man of Bronze.
Doc Savage and his crew follow the mystery man's fabulous trail from South America to New York where they uncover his dark sanctuary - and come face-to-face with an evil cult of blackmail and murder.


Marc Vietor (Narrator)

Listening Length: 3 hours and 54 minutes
$14.99


Audible Studios
The Land of Always Night: Doc Savage - MP3 CD
Coming June 12!

Doc battles a chalk-white faced villain named Ool who can kill with the touch of a finger and possesses a strange pair of dark goggles. The battle against the villain leads to a lost civilization hidden deep in the earth where Doc and his fabulous five face an otherworldly challenge.

Full cast of narrators includes Roger Clark, Kevin Pariseau, Marc Vietor, Lauren Fortgang, Victor Bevine, Peter Ganim, Angelo Di Loreto, Nick Sullivan, Jonathan Davis, and Gabriel Vaughan.


Listening Length: 5 hours and 3 minutes
$14.99





Black Coat Press
New titles now available!

JONATHAN THE VISIONARY
by X.B. Saintine
Adapted by Brian Stableford
Cover by Mandy

X. B. Saintine (1978-1865) was a prolific dramatist who collaborated in more than 200 plays with Eugène Scribe and a noted figure of the Romantic Movement.
 
Jonathan the Visionary (1823) is a collection of fantasy tales told by a mysterious immortal called Jonathan (who is only featured as an active narrator in a few of them). It includes The Story of an Antediluvian Civilization, which retells the history of a civilization from Ethiopia, only a few distant echoes of which survive today. Ranging from prehistorical fantasy to post-apocalypse, it provides a prophetic indication of the manner in which our own civilization might degenerate. The fact that scientific and technological progress is presented here as a symptom of social disease makes Saintine’s vision more modern and radical than any of his contemporaries.

Contents:
L’Histoire de Jonathan le visionnaire, 1823
Introduction and Notes by Brian Stableford.


US $36.95 / GBP £24.99
5x8 trade paperback, 504 pages

THE SECOND LIFE
by X.B. Saintine
Adapted by Brian Stableford
Cover by Mandy

 
X. B. Saintine (1978-1865) was a prolific dramatist who collaborated in more than 200 plays with Eugène Scribe and a noted figure of the Romantic Movement.
 
The Second Life (1864) was Saintine’s swan song. This collection of fictitious dreams, hallucinations and metaphysical fantasies examine the nature of dreaming from a viewpoint infused by contemporary psychological science, when the phenomena of dreams and hallucinations had begun to attract serious attention, but had not yet reduced to Freudian analyses. The Second Life is a remarkable book, as much in its self-indulgence as in its strangeness, covering a remarkably wide spectrum, while always retaining a firm moral anchorage. It is one of the finest and most ambitious 19th century extensions of the tradition of contes philosophiques.

Contents:
La Seconde Vie (1864)
Introduction and Notes by Brian Stableford.


US $23.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 304 pages 

THE MYSTERIOUS HERMIT OF THE TOMB
by Etienne-Léon de Lamothe-Langon
Adapted by Brian Stableford
Cover by Mike Hoffman
 
In The Mysterious Hermit of the Tomb (1816), the evil Arembert consigns his father to a dark dungeon, and has his brother assassinated in order to get his hands on the vast family estate of Saint-Felix. Bur unbeknownst to him, his brother has survived and returns in the guise of a strange Hermit, intent on persecuting Arembert using all the tricks that the darkest phantasmagoria can provide.

The action takes place during the bloody Albigensian crusade of the 12th century. Lamothe-Langon attempts to blend Gothic horror fiction and chivalric romance, depicting the genocidal participants of the Albigensian crusade as if they were knights of medieval romance, and adding Gothic villains and castles replete with subterrains and garish hauntings into the mix. The resulting work does have a surreal charm that transcends the limits of the genres it tries to amalgamate.

The Mysterious Hermit boldly pioneers untrodden territory, exhibiting a bold defiance of literary  conventions, and displaying an admirably zestful iconoclasm.

Contents:
 [L’ermite de la tombe mystérieuse, 1816]
Introduction and Notes by Brian Stableford.


US $23.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 300 pages 

 



 
 
 
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 and begins shipping May 7!

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
By Ed Hulse (editor)
Now available!

The Shadow, The Spider, The Avenger, Doc Savage, The Black Bat, The Phantom Detective — these swashbuckling heroes of mid-20th-century pulp fiction all had one thing in common: They fought crime from outside the law, unhindered by red tape and unmindful of such legal niceties as due process. They fought with fists and guns, for the most part hiding their true identities beneath outlandish costume and grotesque disguises.

This collection of essays by distinguished pulp-fiction aficionados chronicles the era of single-character magazines from offbeat angles and with keen insight. The pieces herein analyze key stories and characters while offering rare, behind-the-scenes glimpses of authors and editors at work, crafting and polishing the pulp-paper fever dreams that enthralled millions of young readers during the Great Depression, World War II, and beyond. Ed Hulse, editor of Blood ‘n’ Thunder, the award-winning journal of adventure, mystery and melodrama, has assembled these affectionate essays with loving care and a discerning eye for the high-water marks in this phase of American popular culture.

This third volume of Blood ‘n’ Thunder Presents, like its predecessors, is profusely illustrated with pulp-magazine covers and original artwork.

Cover Art by Rafael De Soto
Introduction by Ed Hulse
220 pgs., paperback, 8 1/2 X 11
Price: $24.95


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

2018 Windy City Film Program
Murania Press 2017 Year-End Sale
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Back-Issue Availability



Bold Venture Press
Thubway Tham Meets the Crimson Clown
By Johnston McCulley

Now available!

By the creator of Zorro!

Thubway Tham -- A lisping pickpocket with delusions of grandeur.
The Crimson Clown -- A “gentleman thief” who justifies his crimes with charitable donations.
Baron Bleud -- His legitimate business fronts hide the revenue from his criminal enterprises.
With the police watching him, Thubway Tham decides to lay low — but The Crimson Clown has other plans. Tham can help him pilfer the stolen Cragham Jewels from The Baron … or die!

This Bold Venture edition collects the complete text of Johnston McCulley's novel for the first time! Originally serialzed in Detective Story Magazine, this story was an unusual for its time -- two popular characters joining forces in one story. Such "crossovers" are commonplace today in comic books, but Thubway Tham Meets the Crimson Clown no doubt made McCulley's fans sit up and take notice!


204 pages, 6" x 9"
Paperback: $14.95



Bringing Back Classic Adventure One Page at a Time - Now online!

Vintage Reads – The Sword of Rhiannon
Vintage Reads – The Tritonian Ring and Other Pusadian Tales
Vintage Reads – The Dying Earth


Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: Econoclash Review #1
Pulp Appeal: CIRSOVA #5
Issue 5 of Broadswords and Blasters Available Now!
Pulp Consumption: Sharp Ends


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Subscribe for 2018
 
Subscribe for 2018 now, as the price will rise after this special offer ends!
The 2018 Issues are numbers 81, 82, and 83.

Please note that Bronze Gazette Special Editions are not included in any subscription, but may be purchased separately.

Only $30.00
 
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.
You can order available single issues at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/back-issues/

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Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – Production Test, by Raymond F. Jones - New!
We Call Him CAS – You Probably Never Read Him - New!
Sensor Sweep: Ivy Frost, Rebel Songsters, Dying Earths, Tarzan, and Clark Ashton Smith - New!
The Pulp Swordsmen: Prince Raynor  - New!
The Pulp Swordsmen: Duar
Sensor Sweep: Harold Lamb, Shaver and Lovecraft, Windy City Pulp & Paperback Show
Short Reviews – Hide and Seek, by Arthur C. Clarke
Elric: The Ruby Throne

Clive Cussler: The Gray Ghost (A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure) - Coming May 29!
With Robin Burcell

In 1906, a groundbreaking Rolls-Royce prototype known as the Gray Ghost vanishes from the streets of Manchester, England, and it is only the lucky intervention of an American detective named Isaac Bell that prevents it from being lost forever. Not even he can save the good name of Jonathan Payton, however, the man wrongly blamed for the theft, and more than a hundred years later, it is his grandson who turns to Sam and Remi Fargo to help prove his grandfather's innocence.

But there is even more at stake than any of them know. For the car has vanished again, and in it is an object so rare that it has the capacity to change lives. Men with everything to gain and a great deal to lose have a desperate plan to find it--and if anybody gets in their way? They have a plan for that, too.

Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.4 x 9.3 inches
List price: $29.00



Clive Cussler: Shadow Tyrants (The Oregon Files) - Coming September 11!


Nearly two thousand years ago, an Eastern emperor charged a small group with safeguarding a body of knowledge and secrets powerful enough to change the history of mankind. They went down in legend as the Nine Unknown Men--and now two rival factions of the descendants are fighting a mighty battle. Both sides think they are saving the world, but one of them is willing to use horrifying means to accomplish its goals. Now is up to Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives to stop both of them from the destructive path they're on, and save the earth from a dynasty of terror.

Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
List price: $29.00



Clive Cussler: Celtic Empire (A Dirk Pitt Adventure) - Coming November 6!
With Dirk Cussler

The murder of a team of U.N. scientists while investigating mysterious deaths in El Salvador. A deadly collision in the waterways off Detroit. An attack from tomb raiders on an archeological site along the Nile. Is there a link between these violent events? The answer may lie with the tale of an Egyptian princess forced to flee the armies of her father three thousand years ago.

From the desert sands of Egypt to the rocky isles of Ireland to the deepwater lochs of Scotland, only Dirk Pitt can unravel the secrets of an ancient enigma that could change the very future of mankind.


Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
List price: $29.00



Conan le Cimmérien - La reine de la côte noire - Full color edition is now available; B&W edition coming May 16!
Writer Jean-David Morvan
Designer Pierre Alary
Colorist Sedyas


Pursued for killing a judge, Conan found refuge in extremis on a merchant ship. But shortly after setting sail, the Cimmerian and his new companions face a threat: the pirates of the legendary Bêlit, self-proclaimed Queen of the Black Coast! After a tough fight, Conan is a sensation to his terrible opponent who soon falls in love. She sees in him the one she has always expected, the pirate king who will lead his men to glory ...

Jean-David Morvan and Pierre Alary deliver a great performance of The Queen of the Black Coast, Conan's matrix narrative that shows all the facets of the character and forms the synthesis of its mythological essence.


Language: French
Hardcover, 240 x 320 mm, 64 pages, Full Color, 14.95 €
EAN / ISBN: 9782344011966

Language: French
Hardcover, 275 x 368 mm, 64 pages, Black & White, 29.50 €
EAN/ISBN : 9782344029503




Conan le Cimmérien - Le colosse noir - Full color edition is now available; B&W edition coming May 16!
Screenwriter Vincent Brugeas
Draftsman and Colorist Ronan Toulhoat

Based in the city of Khoraja, Conan tries his luck serving Amalric's mercenaries. While waiting for the fight, he leads a life of ordinary troop, drinking and frolicking in the taverns. Fate catches up with him one night as he accidentally meets Yesmala, princess and regent of the kingdom in person. She would have seen Conan in a dream: the gods have designated him as the general who must lead his armies against the demonic hordes of the wizard Nathok. As a private soldier, Conan the barbarian becomes the only hope of an entire kingdom.

The authors of the remark Roy des Ribauds plunge us into a black and warlike adventure imbued with witchcraft.
The trait of Ronan Toulhoat unfolds all its excess in the gigantism of architectures and epic battles.

Language: French
Hardcover, 240 x 320 mm, 72 pages, Full Color, 14.95 €
EAN / ISBN: 9782344012475

Language: French
Hardcover, 275 x 368 mm, 72 pages, Black & White, 29.50 €
EAN/ISBN : 9782344029510





CONAN OMNIBUS VOLUME 4 TPB  - Arriving in comic shops May 9!

Timothy Truman (Writer/Art), Roy Thomas (Writer), Darick Robertson (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Pencils), Joe Kubert (Art), Mike Hawthorne (Pencils), John Lucas (Inks), Jason Gorder (Inks), José Villarrubia (Color), Dave Stewart (Color), Dan Jackson (Color), and Cary Nord (Cover)

The Dark Horse Conan Omnibus series continues with more acclaimed dark fantasy tales of hot blood and cold steel, Including the adaptation of Robert E. Howard's "Iron Shadows in the Moon" and the long-awaited return of Conan the Barbarian comics scribe Roy Thomas, in "Road of Kings."

Collects Conan volume 9: Free Companions (Conan the Cimmerian #14, #16-21), Conan volume 10: Iron Shadows in the Moon (Conan the Cimmerian 22-25, Conan and the Mad King of Gaul, Conan: Weight of the Crown), Conan volume 11: Road of Kings (Conan: Road of Kings #1-6).

Trade paperback, 456 pages, $24.99







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

Comic Gallery: SCI-FI ONE-SHOTS
- New!
Pulp Gallery: WESTERN ACES - New!
DEJAH THORIS #4 - Arriving in comic shops May 9!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Pasquale Qualano
Cover A: Mike McKone
Cover B: Diego Galindo
Cover C: Sergio Davila


Within the ancient city of Thurd, Dejah Thoris finds what she's looking for with the unlikely help of the green Martian. And a long-forgotten secret of Ephysium comes to light...


A prequel to Edgar Rice Burroughs' beloved book A Princess of Mars.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





   
 

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Lawrence Block’s Death of Mallory Queen
- New!
Magazine of Horror #36 Apr. 1971
Broadswords and Blasters #5 Spring 2018
Black Cat Mystery Magazine #2
Magazine of Horror #35 Feb. 1971
Pulp Literature #18 Spring 2018
Pulp Literature 17 Winter 2018


DMR Books Blog - Now online!

The DMRtian Chronicles - 4/29/2018 - New!
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
The Savage Swords of Louis L'Amour  
Reavers of Skaith: Saving the Last For First
"I Dream in Fire But Work in Clay" - Arthur Machen

Edgar Rice Burroughs
SAVAGE PELLUCIDAR
Coming soon!

A new edition for "Savage Pellucidar" is in the works by ERBBOOKS.com
Preorders are expected to begin in about a month.
Stay tuned for further details.
Preliminary artwork shown at the right is for the new edition by Tom Grindberg.



 

Edgar Rice Burroughs
SONG OF OPAR by Jim Malachowski
Coming June 1!

Song of Opar is an update of Tarzan and La's adventures beginning in the early twentieth century. 
Working with new information, the Opar stories have been enhanced and updated. 
Song of Opar places more emphasis on the origins of Opar, adventures of Tarzan and La not documented anywhere else, and the demise of the lost city.

Song of Opar is a tale of more than 115,000 words. 
It features a spectacular cover featuring the talent of well-known ERB artist — Joe Jusko. 
Song of Opar has thirty interior illustrations newly created, by the author, expressly for this book.


Publisher: Seti Press
Language: English
Pages: 394
Binding: Perfect-bound
Dimensions (inches): 6 wide x 9 tall

Price: $29.95 (plus shipping)

SONG OF OPAR debuted at the Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship convention May 17-18.
It will be available to the public June 1.


Seti Press



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

Now available in hardcover!

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..


$34.95

 



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  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

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.



Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Typically the 3rd Saturday of every month
Check the website at the link below for the latest schedule.

 Gotham Pulp Collectors Club is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Check the website at the link below for exact time and place information.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-5 PM
Place:  
Muhlenberg Library on West 23rd Street.

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club

GREEN HORNET #3 - Arriving in comic shops May 9!
(Writer) Amy Chu (Art) German Erramouspe (Covers) Mike Mcone, Stéphane
Roux

In Istanbul, Mulan and Daily Sentinel reporter Tai reunite with Britt Jr. But he refuses to take the mantle of the Green Hornet back! Meanwhile, things get complicated when the mysterious hero The Oko reappears and blames the Green Hornet in Sebastian's death.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






 

Haffner Press
THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE VOLUME 4
By Edmond Hamilton & Joesph Samachson

Now available for pre-order!

Jumpin’ Jungle Cats of Jupiter! It’s another mega-collection of four complete novels of the “Man of Tomorrow,” the “Wizard of Science,” the protector of the Solar System and a menace to evil-doers throughout the universe: CAPTAIN FUTURE!

Now that Captain Future (aka Dr. Curtis Newton) and the Futuremen (Grag the robot; Otho the Android; and Simon Wright, the Living Brain) have traveled not only through time but to another universe in the final story of Volume Three (See “Planets in Peril”), what other dangers will our heroes encounter?

Well, THE FACE OF THE DEEP sees the Futuremen stranded outside the Solar System on a volcanic planetoid in the company of a shipload of condemned criminals. Up next is WORLDS TO COME (written by Joseph Samachson) where Curt and his crew speed to the rescue of the Sagittarian system—ready to battle in mortal combat with nightmare enemies from another dimension.  Edmond Hamilton (writing as Brett Sterling) returns with THE STAR OF DREAD wherein our heroes ply their stock-in-trade by exposing a dangerous secret menacing humanity and taking desperate risks pursuing two scheming miscreants across the void! Closing out this penultimate volume of the novel-length adventures of The Futuremen is MAGIC MOON. Adorned by one of Earle K. Bergey’s finest cover paintings, we see conspirators plotting to seize the satellite Styx, third moon of Pluto, enslaving the peaceful natives, and putting Captain Future and his trusty aides on their most dangerous mission ever!

As with the previous three volumes of THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE, “Under Observation,” the CAPTAIN FUTURE letters column is reprinted, and the original pulp covers and interior illustrations are reproduced in a generous appendix.


Edited by Stephen Haffner
Cover Art by Earle K. Bergey
Illustrated by H.W. "Wesso" Wessolowski
600+ page Hardcover
Pre-order price: $45.00

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
"Under Observation" - The Captain Future Letters Column
The Face of the Deep  (Captain Future, Win ’43)
Worlds to Come  (Captain Future, Spr ’43)
The Star of Dread  (Captain Future, Sum ’43)
Magic Moon  (Captain Future, Win ’44)
"The Future of Captain Future"
Appendix of original interior artwork

Haffner Press
The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei

Cover Art by Raymond Swanland
Now available for pre-order and coming soon!

It may come as a surprise to some that Donald Wandrei wrote more mysteries than all his horror, fantasy, and science fiction tales combined. This volume collects all eighteen adventures of Wandrei’s ratiocinative detective I.V. Frost, who is ably assisted by his beautiful and tough female assistant, Jean Moray. A scientist and inventor, Frost has his own approach to solving mysteries. Rather than following the usual hard-drinking, trench-coated style of many of his contemporaries, Frost’s strategy was to mix the logic of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes with the technology of Lester Dent’s Doc Savage. In 2000, D.H. Olson edited a volume published by Fedogan and Bremer collecting the first eight of Frost’s adventures. A second volume of the remaining 10 tales was promised but never materialized.

Contents of THE COMPLETE IVY FROST:
Introduction by D. H. Olson
"Frost,"  Clues Detective Stories Sep '34
"Green Man—Creeping,"  Clues Detective Stories Nov '34
"They Could Not Kill Him,"  Clues Detective Stories Feb '35
"Bride of the Rats,"  Clues Detective Stories Apr '35
"The Artist of Death,"  Clues Detective Stories Jun '35
"Death Descending,"  Clues Detective Stories Aug '35
"Impossible,"  Clues Detective Stories Oct '35
"Merry-Go-Round,"  Clues Detective Stories Dec '35
"Giants in the Valley,"  Clues Detective Stories Feb '36
"Bone Crusher,"  Clues Detective Stories Apr '36
"Panda,"  Clues Detective Stories Jul '36
"The Lunatic Plague,"  Clues Detective Stories Aug '36
"Killer’s Bait,"  Clues Detective Stories Nov '36
"Stolen from the Morgue,"  Clues Detective Stories Jan '37
"Blood in the Golden Crystal,"  Clues Detective Stories Mar '37
"A Beetle or a Fox,"  Clues Detective Stories Jun '37
"Skeletons, Inc,"  Clues Detective Stories Aug '37
"Electric Devils,"  Clues Detective Stories Sep '37



Decorated Endsheets
18 Double-page Chris Kalb-designed Chapter Spreads
Hardcover, 700+ pageSmythe-sewn pages
$45

Place your order for THE COMPLETE IVY FROST
before publication and receive an *exclusive* postcard reproducing this portrait of author Donald Wandrei
by Minnesota artist Clem Haupers.



Haffner Press
Now available!

“Of all of Raymond Chandler’s followers, the most Chandlerish of them all might have been Howard Browne. His private eye hero, PAUL PINE, is simply one of the great eyes, no matter how inspired by (or derivative of ) Chandler’s Philip Marlowe he might have been. All the Pine books are well worth reading, and A Taste of Ashes (1957) in particular is just a flat-out, stone-cold private eye classic.

Pine is a former investigator for the Illinois State attorney’s office in Chicago who works as a P.I. in Chicago. He’s got the obligatory cynicism, snappy similes and metaphors down pat, though he tends to be a bit more down to earth than Marlowe, and often mocks his own tendencies to moroseness and world-weariness. And let’s face it — Browne was a stronger plotter than Chandler.

In 1985, almost thirty years after Pine’s last appearance, Dennis McMillan published a book The Paper Gun. That volume collected the only previously-published Pine story, “So Dark For April,” plus an incomplete Pine novel that Browne, in the foreword, called “a story complete in itself. But it is not the whole novel.” He states that he had lost interest in the private eye genre, and so the story is only 122 pages in length, too long for a short story, but too short for a novel.’ —adapted from “Paul Pine” by Kevin Burton Smith, www.thrillingdetective.com

HALO FOR HIRE contains all the Paul Pine stories.

Edited by Stephen Haffner
Introduction by Richard A. Lupoff
Cover Art by Laurel Blechman
900+ page Hardcover
Price: $60.00

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Halo in Blood
Halo for Satan
Halo in Brass
"So Dark for April"
The Taste of Ashes
"The Paper Gun"


Haffner Press
THE VAMPIRE STORIES OF ROBERT BLOCH
By Robert Bloch, Edited by Stephen Haffner, Illustrated by Gahan Wilson
Now available for pre-order!

Robert Bloch (1917-1994) is one of the most fondly remembered and collected authors of crime, horror, fantasy, and science fiction of the 20th Century. Noted by many as the author of Psycho, Bloch wrote hundreds of short stories and over 30 novels. He was a member of the Lovecraft Circle and began his career by emulating H.P. Lovecraft's brand of "cosmic horror." He later specialized in crime and horror stories dealing with a more psychological approach.

500+ page Smythe-sewn Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-893887-90-9

Pre-order price: $45.00

TABLE OF CONTENTS
“The Feast in the Abbey”
“The Beasts of Barsac”
“The Shambler from the Stars”
“The Opener of the Way”
“The Mannikin”
“A Question of Identity”
“The Cloak”
“Unheavenly Twin”
“Nursemaid to Nightmares”
“Fear Planet”
“Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper”
“Black Barter”
“Death Is a Vampire”
“The Bat Is My Brother”
“The Skull of the Marquis de Sade”
“The Bogey Man Will Get You”
“Tooth or Consequences”
“The Hungry House”
“The Man Who Collected Poe”
“The Light-House”
“I Kiss Your Shadow”
“Dig That Crazy Grave”
“The Sleeping Redheads” aka “Sleeping Beauty”
“Hungarian Rhapsody”
“The Living Dead”
“A Case of the Stubborns”
“The Undead”
“The Yougoslaves”
“The Bedposts of Life”
“The Scent of Vinegar”







Hard Case Crime
Coming soon!
July 2018

UNDERSTUDY FOR DEATH
Charles Willeford
Cover art by Paul Mann


AN UNFORGIVABLE CRIME.
AN UNFORGETTABLE NOVEL.


Why would a happily married Florida housewife pick up her husband’s .22 caliber Colt Woodsman semi-automatic pistol and use it to kill her two young children and herself? Cynical newspaper reporter Richard Hudson is assigned to find out—and the assignment will send him down a road of self-discovery in this incisive, no-holds-barred portrait of American marriage in the Mad Men era.

On the 30th anniversary of the death of the masterful novelist the Atlantic Monthly called the "father of Miami crime fiction," Hard Case Crime is proud to present Charles Willeford’s legendary lost novel, unavailable since its original publication by a disreputable paperback house in 1961. One of Willeford’s rarest titles (copies of the original edition sell for hundreds of dollars), Understudy for Death still has the power to disturb, half a century after its debut.

First publication in almost 60 years!
The creator of detective Hoke Moseley and author of books such as Miami Blues and The Woman Chaser, Willeford is widely considered one of the finest crime novelists of the 20th century
Several of Willeford’s novels have been turned into movies and TV shows, most recently the FX pilot Hoke starring Paul Giamatti 


September 2018

CHARLESGATE CONFIDENTIAL
Scott Von Doviak
Cover art by Paul Mann


AN INGENIOUS DEBUT NOVEL
INSPIRED BY A REAL UNSOLVED CRIME!

1946: A group of criminals pulls off the heist of the century, stealing a dozen priceless works of art from a Boston museum. Some of the thieves are captured, some are killed—but the loot is never found.

Forty years later, a college student finds himself on the trail of the missing art—and the multi-million-dollar reward.

But three decades after that, the art is still missing, and as his classmates return to Boston’s notorious Charlesgate Hotel for their big 25th reunion, dead bodies keep turning up. Will the stolen masterpieces be discovered at last?

A breathtakingly clever, twist-filled narrative that moves from 1946 to 1986 to 2014 and back again—and is steeped in Boston lore, including three unforgettable seasons of Red Sox baseball—CHARLESGATE CONFIDENTIAL establishes Scott Von Doviak as a storyteller of the first order, and will leave you guessing until the final page.

First publication ever!
Virtuoso first novel by film critic Scott Von Doviak unfolds in three separate time periods: the 1940s, the 1980s, and the present day
Inspired by the unsolved real-life heist of priceless works of art from the Gardner Museum in Boston

October 2018

THE COUNT OF 9
Erle Stanley Gardner
Cover art by Robert McGinnis


A DOUBLE-LOCKED ROOM...
TWO STOLEN JADE IDOLS...
POISONED BLOWGUN DARTS FROM BORNEO...
—CAN EVEN COOL & LAM UNTANGLE THIS MYSTERY?

Erle Stanley Gardner was not just the creator of PERRY MASON—at the time of his death, he was the best-selling American author of all time, with hundreds of millions of books in print, including the 29 cases of the brash, irresistible detective team of Bertha Cool and Donald Lam. Gardner was also one of the most ingenious plot-spinners in the field, coming up with stunning twists and reveals—and THE COUNT OF 9 is Gardner at his twistiest.

Hired to protect the treasures of a globe-trotting adventurer, Bertha and Donald confront an impossible crime: how could anything be smuggled out of a dinner party when the guests were X-rayed coming and going—least of all a 6-foot-long blowgun? But that’s nothing compared to the crime they face next: an impossible murder...

First appearance in bookstores in half a century!
Erle Stanley Gardner remains one of the most popular American authors of all time
Features a new cover painting by legendary paperback and movie poster illustrator Robert McGinnis 





Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Chainsaw and Corris
- New!
Flamehair
Windy City Recap
Friday Update
Collecting Brackett

H.P. Lovecraft: Selected Works, Critical Perspectives and Interviews on His Influence - Coming Spring/Summer 2018!

This collection of H.P. Lovecraft’s most influential works presents several of his most famous stories, a sampling of his poetry and an abridgment of his monograph Supernatural Horror in Literature, with commentary providing background and context. Criticism is included from such scholars as S.T. Joshi and Robert M. Price, along with essays by writers Brad Strickland and T.E.D. Klein, and interviews with Pulitzer-nominated author Richard Monaco (Parsival) and award-winning novelists Cherie Priest (Boneshaker) and Caitlin Kiernan (The Drowning Girl).

SPRING-SUMMER 2018
$39.95





ILLUSTRATED CALL OF CTHULHU HC - Now available!
(Writer) H. P. Lovecraft (Art) Gary Gianni

Written in 1928, H.P. Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu defined the ancient gods as dark creatures who came from the stars and ruled the world before mankind. When these ancient ones awaken, humanity is plagued by a nightmare of terrors etched upon an epic backdrop. Artist Gary Gianni and designer Marcelo Anciano both felt that Lovecraft's short story presented an opportunity to visually expand the Cthulhu mythos and push the boundaries of illustrated books. This book is a fusion of the graphic novel, the illustrated book and cinematic design. Over a hundred drawings enhance and bring to life the work of two visionaries — Lovecraft and Gianni — in an extraordinary feat of storytelling and art.

Hardcover, 6x9, 128 pages, B&W, $24.95





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

DEATH ISLAND

THE MASKED DETECTIVE aka Rex Parker along with his assistant Winnie Bligh are featured in this novel of daring exploits.
Rex Parker Follows a Jungle Trail to Justice When a Series of Murders Engulfs an Expedition in Blood! The Masked Detective Opens His Bag of Tricks to Trap a Desperate Crew of Undersea Killers!

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 182 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95




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.

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 212 pages
Retail Price $49.95
Our Price $29.95





Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Netfiix brings back Lost in Space - New!
The Lone Ranger on Radio, Film, and Television
Ready Player One Movie Review
Cinevent Film Festival Turns 50
Filmfax Magazine celebrates a milestone




The Robert E. Howard Newsline
Now online!


Bringing you the latest news in Robert E. Howard books, pulp reprints, comics, audio, conventions, games, and whatever else seems applicable.


Now featuring: Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie


Meteor House
TARZAN AND THE DARK HEART OF TIME
By Philip Jose Farmer

Coming in July!

One of the most famous heroes in literature is back!
Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, returns with a vengeance in this action-packed adventure by Philip José Farmer, Hugo Award winner, Nebula Grand Master, and author of the incredible Riverworld saga.

Tarzan’s beloved mate, Jane, has been kidnapped, and the furious ape-man will let nothing stand in the way of rescuing her—not even a sinister safari whose target is Tarzan himself. With fierce Masai trackers leading the chase, a trio of white hunters are hellbent on capturing the Jungle Lord. But as the pursuers, and their uncanny half-human tracker, close in from behind, Tarzan races toward even greater danger ahead.

For the trail leads to a bizarre, long-forgotten land boasting a multitude of strange and terrifying mysteries: the City Built by God, the Hideous Hunter, the One to Avoid, and most shocking of all, the Crystal Tree of Time—whose seductive powers could ultimately spell Tarzan’s doom . . .

Philip José Farmer, a descendant of the actual Greystoke family, and a recipient of the prestigious Golden Lion Award, bestowed by the Burroughs Bibliophiles at the 1970 Dum-Dum, is famous for his adventure novels starring Tarzanic characters. Now, in Tarzan and the Dark Heart of Time, authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Farmer lends his vast imagination to the legend of the Lord of the Apes himself!

In addition, this handsome new edition, which sports a gorgeous painted cover by well known Burroughs artist Mark Wheatley, a new Foreword by longtime Burroughs scholar Robert R. Barrett, and a new Introduction by Farmer expert Win Scott Eckert, will also be released in a trade paperback edition.

Now accepting preorders, the book will be released at FarmerCon 100, held in conjunction with PulpFest 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA, July 26-29. As always, readers who preorder and attend FarmerCon/PulpFest can pick up their copies there—and as an added bonus, get them signed by Wheatley and Eckert! All other copies will ship immediately after FarmerCon 100.

ORDERING:
The trade paperback edition is $20 (plus shipping).
The hardcover edition is $35 (plus shipping).
Or you can preorder them together for only $50—that’s $5 off (plus you’ll save even more with combined shipping)!


Trade paperback: $20
Hardcover: $35
6×9, 260 pages


Due out in July 2018, you can preorder the trade paperback, hardcover, or both, by clicking here.

The Official Philip José Farmer   Meteor House



Meteor House
The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection
Coming in July!

To mark Philip José Farmer's 100th Birthday, Meteor House is proud to present a mammoth collection worthy of the Grand Master. With over fifty pieces spanning seven decades The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection goes beyond the typical "best of" anthology. From classic science fiction to poems, articles, tributes, speeches and more all by Farmer himself. Additionally there is an introduction by Joe R. Lansdale, a foreword by Tracy Knight, a bibliography at Zacharias L.A. Nuninga, and each decade features a synopsis of Farmer's life and career. At well over 900 pages this collection is a must for all science fiction fans and historians and is available in trade paperback and hardcover featuring two covers by Mark Wheatley.

Table of Contents
Introduction
Foreword

The 1940s
Bradley Brave Sees New York
O’Brien and Obrenov
Imagination

The 1950s
The Lovers
Sail On! Sail On!
Sestina of the Space Rocket
Mother
Lovers and Otherwise
Attitudes
Totem and Taboo
The Tin Woodman Slams the Door

The 1960s
On a Mountain Upside Down
Uproar in Acheron
The King of the Beasts
Riverworld
The Blind Rowers
Riders of the Purple Wage
The Jungle Rot Kid on the Nod
My Father the Ripper (an excerpt from A Feast Unknown)
Kickaha’s Escape (an excerpt from A Private Cosmos)
The Josés From Rio


The 1970s
Only Who Can Make a Tree
The Sliced-Crosswise-Only-On-Tuesday World
An Exclusive Interview with Lord Greystoke
Sketches Among The Ruins of My Mind
After King Kong Fell
Writing Doc’s Biography
Sherlock Holmes & Sufism
The Problem of the Sore Bridge—Among Others
To the Wizard of Sci-Fi
A Fimbulwinter Introduction
Osiris on Crutches
The Last Rise of Nick Adams
The Freshman
Creating Artificial Worlds

The 1980s
The Making of Revelation, Part 1
Buddha Contemplates His Novel
The Long Wet Dream of Rip van Winkle
The Man Who Came for Christmas
Plane Talking (an excerpt from A Barnstormer in Oz)
The Peoria-Colored Writer
Memoir
Why and How I Became Kilgore Trout
St. Francis Kisses His Ass Goodbye

The 1990s
Evil, Be My Good
Wolf, Iron, and Moth
Why Do I Write?
A Hole in Hell
More than Most
Casting Turtles (an excerpt from Nothing Burns in Hell)

The 2000s
The Face That Launched a Thousand Eggs
Keep Your Mouth Shut
The Good of the Land
The First Robot
The Princess of Terra
That Great Spanish Author, Ernesto
The Terminalization of J. G. Ballard
The Light-Hog Incident

Bibliography

Trade paperback: $35
Hardcover: $50
5.5×8.5, 940+ pages


Due out in July 2018, you can preorder the trade paperback, hardcover, or both, by clicking here.

Trade Paperback

Hardcover



September 13-15, 2018! 

Hunt Valley Wyndham (recently changed now to a Marriott)
SAME HOTEL, NEW NAME.

Announcing the first half of our celebrity lineup for our 2018 event!
Remember you can purchase your admission tickets in advance through the website and save money.
And book your hotel room early before they are sold out!
Hotel: (410) 785-7000


VENDOR HOURS: Thursday and Friday 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
​CELEBRITY HOURS: Thursday and Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
​MOVIE ROOM: 24 hours a day
​PANELS & PRESENTATIONS: 9 am to 9 pm (See schedule of events)


Celebrity Lineup (So far)

BARBARA EDEN
I Dream of Jeanie
Barbara will be one of our weekend guests!

PATRICK DUFFY
Dallas
The Man from Atlantis

ERIK ESTRADA
CHIPS
Airport 1975

MARYAM D'ABO
007 Bond Girl
The Living Daylights

OLIVIA D'ABO
The Wonder Years
Conan the Destroyer


CINDY WILLIAMS
Laverne and Shirley
American Graffiti

SHIRLEY JONES
The Partridge Family
The Music Man

DAWN WELLS
Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island
​​

GARY CONWAY
I Was a Teenage Frankenstein
Burke's Law
Land of the Giants

LARRY STORCH
F-Troop
The Ghostbusters

and MORE!



The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

Dr. Shadows
The Man of The Mist
The Velvet Wasp
The Vigilantes

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.









The PulpFest Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that fifteen individuals have been nominated by their peers for the 2018 Munsey Award. The honor is named after Frank A. Munsey — the man who published the first pulp magazine. This annual award recognizes an individual or institution that has bettered the pulp community, be it through disseminating knowledge about the pulps or through publishing or other efforts to preserve and foster interest in the pulp magazines we all love and enjoy. Congratulations to all of the nominees for this prestigious award, presented annually at PulpFest.

The nominees listed below — who received multiple nominations — will be forwarded to a committee made up of all the living Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Award winners who will select the recipient of this year’s Munsey.

MIKE ASHLEY
RICHARD BLEILER
CAMILLE CAZEDESSUS
WILLIAM CONTENTO
RON FORTIER
JOEL FRIEMAN
STEPHEN HAFFNER
RICH HARVEY
CHRIS KALB
WILLIAM LAMPKIN
SHEILA VANDERBEEK
GEORGE VANDERBURGH
CHUCK WELCH
HOWARD WRIGHT
DAN ZIMMER

For more information on the nominees, click here.


Congratulations to all the nominees!


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


"Into the Subconscious" by Ray Avery Myers from SCIENCE WONDER STORIES, October, 1929
A scientist delves into the subconscious of a willing volunteer to learn the history of humans and their ancestors.

"In On the Kill" by Colby Quinn from SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES, September, 1936
How carefully he had planned the murder of His wife!... And they couldn't do a thing to him! But Brandt hadn't considered what he could do to himself.

"Within the Three-Mile Limit" by Arthur Tuckerman from AL-STORY WEEKLY, June 15, 1918
The adventures of two Allied seaplane pilots in the Atlantic, off the coast of Europe, during World War I.

Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Guest Author Aimee Marie Bejarano
- New!
The Third Hell - New!
Angelica You Have Chosen Well
Co-Evolution
Cop Shot
Millennium Bug
Across A Wounded Galaxy
Landscape of Darkness


         Pulp Den  

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

Edmund Collier - Great stories from West magazine - New!
Helen Wismer - pulp editor
Windy City Pulp and Paper convention 2018 - photos
Robert Ormond Case - Western Author
F.R. Buckley - biographical article  
Beautiful covers #3 - N.C Wyeth in the Popular Magazine


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Avenging Angel - New!
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
James Christopher, Operator #5 Audiobook
#26 Death's Ragged Army
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Curtis Steele

Read by Milton Bagby
Now available!


The Purple Invasion story #1 of 13
 
New England and the Eastern Seaboard were already in the hands of the invaders from the Central Empire! The brutal Purple Emperor, War-Master of Europe and Asia, was beating America to her knees, using his horrible Green Gas, beheading all who resist! The President had fled to a ramshackle courthouse in Florida. With the American Defense Forces routed, only Operator #5, Ace of the Intelligence, and his tiny band of loyal guerrillas could hope to check the mad conqueror. A true-to-life, thrilling episode, dramatized from Jimmy Christopher’s own personal history of the Second War of Independence!


After being downgraded to bimonthly status in 1936, a new direction was sought for Operator #5. What has become known as the “War in Peace of the Pulps” commenced with the searing novel, Death’s Ragged Army, which appeared in the June-July, 1936 issue of the magazine. The timing was interesting. The Spanish Civil War––a kind of prelude to World War II––ignited in July of that year. Conflict would trouble Europe for the next nine years.
 
Never before in the Pulps had such a drastic shift happened to an established character. Nor had it worked so successfully as Jimmy’s change up did.
 
The premise was simple. The legions of the Germanic Central Empire in Europe, led by the forces of Emperor Maximilian, simply swept in and took over New England, initiating the Second War of Independence. Jimmy Christopher and his friends and allies in the Intelligence Service, virtually overnight went from being free citizens of the United States to becoming guerrilla soldiers in a desperate undertaking to hurl back to Europe the forces of the Purple Emperor and his bloodthirsty son, Rudolf. Overnight, Operator #5 magazine went from being an espionage-adventure title to a thundering war pulp. The legendary Purple Invasion series had begun.
 
Death’s Ragged Army is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby. Originally published in the June-July 1936 issue of Operator #5 magazine.
 
Performed by 2017 Audie Awards winner, voice actor Milton Bagby.


 
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Audio CDs - $9.99


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Radio Archives


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.
 
The Purple Invasion story #1 of 13
 
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. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks.
 
Jimmy Christopher, clean-cut, square-jawed and clear-eyed, was the star of the most audacious pulp magazines ever conceived — Operator #5. Savage would-be conquerors, creepy cults, weird weather-controllers and famine-creating menaces to our mid-western breadbasket... these were but a few of the fiendish horrors that Jimmy Christopher was forced to confront.
 
What has become known as the “War and Peace of the Pulps” commenced with the searing novel, Death’s Ragged Army, which appeared in the July, 1936 issue of Operator #5 magazine. The legions of Emperor Maximilian swept in and took over New England, initiating the Second War of Independence. Jimmy Christopher and his friends and allies in the Intelligence Service were enlisted in a desperate undertaking to hurl back to Europe the forces of the Purple Emperor. The legendary Purple Invasion series had begun and lasted an amazing 13 installments. In order to enjoy the unfolding storyline, it's best to start with Death’s Ragged Army and read sequentially through to The Siege that Brought the Black Death. These 13 novels represent the most daring and unique departure ever in this kind of pulp magazine.
 
Operator #5 and the Purple Invasion series returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Introduction by Will Murray
 
The War-God Laughs — An Editorial
 
Thrilling Feature-Length Novel of America’s Undercover Ace
Death’s Ragged Army by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Curtis Steele
New England and the Eastern Seaboard were already in the hands of the invaders from the Central Empire! The brutal Purple Emperor, War-Master of Europe and Asia, was beating America to her knees, using his horrible Green Gas, beheading all who resist! With the American Defense Forces routed, only Operator 5, Ace of the Intelligence, and his tiny band of loyal guerillas could hope to check the mad conqueror. A true-to-life, thrilling episode, dramatized from Jimmy Christopher’s own personal history of the Second War of Independence!
 
Red Finger — Spy Poison! — A Red Finger Story by Arthur Leo Zagat
A crusty dowager whispers to a second-hand bookseller and Red Finger, the terror of spydom, follows a perilous trail to death — and romance!
 
Red Dust of Death — A Captain John Vedders Story by Frank Gruber
Captain John Vedders, Military Intelligence, felt sorry for pretty Katie Druhar, but a broken heart is a cheap price to pay for a nation’s freedom!
 
The Secret Sentinel — A Department
What the sword-rattling in Europe means to America!
 
Secret Sentinel Reports — Our Readers
 
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

 
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Recoverings
TARZAN AND THE LION MAN & SYNTHETIC MEN OF MARS Dust-jackets
Now available!


Tarzan and the Lion Man, Synthetic Men of Mars covers
These newly released dust-jackets are as clean as possible.

TARZAN AND THE LION MAN has cover and spine art meticulously redrawn with every line matching St. John's from a 1200ppi scan.
The dark gold on the cover contains bright flecks that simulate the metallic ink on the 1934 edition.
This is reconstructed from the true first edition jacket, not the more common jacket that was issued on the Grosset & Dunlap reprint, the "red Tarzana" and subsequent ERB, Inc. reprints.

SYNTHETIC MEN OF MARS uses a scan of the original John Coleman Burroughs painting on both cover and spine.
The original was smoke damaged in the 1953 fire but I've managed to digitally clean it up while retaining the detail of the brushwork. Click on the image to the right to see what you'll get when you order.


Tarzan and the Lion Man
Cover by J. Allen St. John.
$25.00

Synthetic Men of Mars
Cover by John Coleman Burroughs

$25.00





Robert E. Howard Days
June 8-9, 2018!

We'll look forward to seeing you in June with all new panels and guests, a couple of extra-special surprise announcements and all the traditional activities that happen every year at Howard Days.

 

Robert E. Howard Foundation
Join the Robert E. Howard Foundation




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)




THE SHADOW: LEVIATHAN TPB  - Arriving in comic shops May 9!
Writer: Simon Spurrier, Dan Watters
Art: Daniel HDR

Cover: Michael Kaluta

For the better part of a century the Shadow’s sinister laughter brought the chill of fear to evil-doers – but in our modern times, the streets of Manhattan have gone largely silent. But he is not forgotten. Not by the people he’s saved. Mary Jerez, is one of those people. The Shadow saved her from a horrifying school shooting – Mary knows all too well what evil lurks in the hearts of men. So when a horribly burnt man – incredibly strong and fierce, despite his terrible injuries— arrives under her care as a resident at the hospital – she believes she knows who he is, too. Is this mysterious man actually the Shadow – and with Mary’s help, will evil-doers again know what it means to fear his terrible justice?

Trade paperback, Full Color, 152 pages, $19.99



SHEENA: QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE VOLUME 1 TPB  - Arriving in comic shops May 9!
Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo
Art: Moritat, Maria Sanapo

Cover: J. Scott Campbell

In this riveting relaunch, the guardian of the jungle, SHEENA, pursues a mysterious invader that has come to spy on the Amazon’s most ancient secrets… Following the path of the trespasser, she encounters a forbidden ruin in which even more deadly dangers lie in wait — and begins an adventure that will take her beyond her wildest imaginings!

Trade paperback, Full Color, 160 pages, $19.99




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

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.

Shaver and Lovecraft
The Shaver Mystery-Part Ten
The Shaver Mystery-Part Nine
The Shaver Mystery-Part Eight 
The Shaver Mystery-Part Seven

 Terence McVicker, Rare Books
Rare, used, and out-of-print books


Lots of pulp-related items for sale!

ROBERT E. HOWARD!
 H. P. LOVECRAFT! 
 CLARK ASHTON SMITH!
E. E. (DOC) SMITH!



Terence McVicker, Rare Books



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!!!!

  Amazon.com   Kindle    Wildside Press: Softcover  Wildside Press: eBook

Weirdbook Magazine Blogspot  Weirdbook  Facebook: Weirdbook



Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
by Christopher R. Yates
(New publications to the list are in bold)

Now available!
Avengers: Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Dan Abnett, Titan Books, $9.99, April 24, 2018
Monster Hunter Siege, Larry Correia, Baen, $7.99, April 24, 2018
Civil War, Stuart Moore, Titan Books, $9.99, May 1, 2018

Coming soon!
Who is the Black Panther?, Jesse J. Holland, Titan Books, $9.99, May 8, 2018
The Flash: Climate Changeling, Richard Knaak, Titan Books, $7.99, May 8, 2017
Deadpool: Paws, Stefan Petrucha, Titan Books, $9.99, May 15, 2018
Gotham: City of Monsters, Jason Starr, Titan Books, $7.99, May 29, 2018
Vicious [Villains #1, reboot], V.E. Schwab, Tor, $25.99, May 29, 2018
Wild Cards XXV: Low Chicago, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $27.99, June 12, 2018
Heroine Worship [Heroine Complex #2], Sarah Kuhn, DAW, $7.99, July 3, 2018
Heroine’s Journey [Heroine Complex #3], Sarah Kuhn, DAW, $15.00, July 3, 2018

Monster Hunter Memoirs: Saints, Larry Correia & John Ringo, Baen, $27.00, July 3, 2018
Constance Verity Saves the World, A. Lee Martinez, Saga Press, $24.99, July 17, 2018
Ant-Man: Natural Enemy, Jason Starr, Titan Books, $9.99, July 31, 2018
Avalanche: Secret World Chronicle (Bk. 5), Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $25.00, August 7, 2018
Catwoman: Soulstealer, Sarah J. Maas, Random House, $18.99, August 7, 2018
The Point, John Dixon, Del Rey, $27.00,  August 7, 2018
Wild Cards VIII: One-Eyed Jacks, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $18.99, August 7, 2018
MJ-12: Endgame, Michael J. Martinez, Night Shade Books, $7.99, September 4, 2018
Target Rich Environment, Larry Correia, Baen, $25.00, September 4, 2018
Vengeful [Villains #2], V.E. Schwab, Tor, $25.99, September 25, 2018
The Monster Hunter Files, eds. Bryan Thomas Schmidt & Larry Correia, Baen, $7.99, September 25, 2018
Zero Sum Game, S.L. Huang, Tor, $25.99, October 2, 2018
#HeroFail [Superheroes Anonymous #4], Lexie Dunne, HarperCollins, $7.99, October 18, 2018
Wild Cards XXVI: Texas Hold’em, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $27.99, October 23, 2018
Spider-Man: Forever Young, Stefan Petrucha, Titan Books, $9.99, October 30, 2018
They Promised Me the Gun Wasn’t Loaded, James Alan Gardner, Tor, $17.99, November 7, 2018
Thanos: Titan Consumed, Barry Lyga, Little, Brown Books, $17.99, Noverber 20, 2018
Monster Hunter Guardian, Larry Correia & Sarah Hoyt, Baen, $27.00, December 6, 2018