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14 September 2018
07 September 2018


14 September 2018  

Adventure House
Coming soon!

High Adventure #162
 
The Uranium Pomegranates and other stories by H. Bedford-Jones
 Opening an envelope meant for someone else, and finding in it five one-thousand-dollar bills—well, that’s one way to begin an adventure.



7x10, 110 pages, $12.95


Adventure House
Coming soon!

The Phantom Detective – March 1948

 
The Clue of the Second Murder by Robert Wallace
 Richard Curtis Van Loan battles to spike a scheme of empire that brings an evil wave of death in its wake! 
Follow the Phantom to a Nevada silver town that holds a grim and mysterious secret of diabolical crime!
 
Cash Under the Table by Norman W. Hay
 The Clue Outside by Ray Cummings
 Neck and Neck by O.B. Myers
 In the Bag by Paul Prestowe

7x10, 114 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Coming soon!

Far East Adventure Stories – February 1932
 
The Lieutenant From Koomsh by Bob Du Sue
 A take of high courage in the foreign legion.
 
Blue Heaven by Chester L. Saxby
 Pagoda Secret by Walter Snow
 Too Much Amock by W.C. Harding
 Midnight Magic by Captain L.B. Williams
 The Midnight Horde [Part 4] by Hugh B. Cave
 Eyes of Tepu by Doane R. Hoag
 The Golden Tiger by A.L. De Burgh

 
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95




Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Press Release: Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars

Now Available: Six Sets of The H. Bedford-Jones Library at Steep Discounts
Altus Press Releases Secret Agent X Vol. 9, Gales & McGill Vol. 2, and Dusty Ayres Vol. 8
Veiled Knowledge by Edwin James (American Science Fiction Magazine Series)
Even More Vintage Pulp Logo T-Shirts Are Now Available -


American Mythology Productions and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Now available!

THE MOON MAID #1
(Writer) Christopher Mills (Art) Gabriel Rearte,
(Cover) Mike Wolfer

Deep beneath the crust of the Earth's moon lies a fantastic world of lush, purple vegetation, hideous monsters, the half-human/half-horse Va-gas, and the most incredible, alluring creature in the universe... Nah-ee-lah, the "Moon Maid!"

American Mythology is proud to present Edgar Rice Burroughs' immortal, sci-fi action adventure in comic book form, in all-new adventures that finds Nah-ee-lah a prisoner of the cannibalistic Va-gas, but salvation arrives in the form of two time and space-travelling adventurers from the prehistoric continent of Caspak, "The Land That Time Forgot!"

This thrilling first issue also serves as the second chapter in the "Fear on Four Worlds" saga, which ties Burroughs' greatest fantasy worlds together into one shared universe, including Va-nah (The Moon Maid), Amtor (Carson of Venus), Pellucidar, and Caspak (The Land That Time Forgot). The Moon Maid comes with four covers - Main Cover by Mike Wolfer, Visions of the Moon & B&W Limited Edition Covers by Gabriel Rearte, and a Blank Sketch Edition.


Moon Maid #1 comes with four covers:
Main Pulptastic Cover by Mike Wolfer
Visions of the Moon Cover by
Gabriel Rearte
Limited Edition  Visions of the Moon B&W Cover by Gabriel Rearte
Blank Sketch Cover.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99









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

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


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!

Berlin Noir from Philip Kerr: In Memorium

Author Andrew Salmon and I discuss the Berlin Noir series by deceased author Philip Kerr who died in June, 2018.  We describe the series and its impact on adventure fiction over the last 30 years.  We also give a brief description of the final unpublished story in the series "Metropolis" which will be published next year.
 
Andrew discusses his plans for further stories in the Eby Stokes Victorian female boxing series.
 
We also discuss the upcoming Second Edition of the first volume of Art Sippo's Sun Koh stories for which Andrew has graciously agreed to do a new Introduction.
 
All this and some fascinating tangents and funny stories.


Past episodes:
Flinch Fest
Wayne Reinagel's new novel "The Castaway"
A Baker's Dozen - 13 essays and an Interview about the Doc Savage Universe by Jeff Deischer
Jon Black Discusses his novel "Bel Nemeton"
Author and Publisher James Bojaciuk discusses his work
UFOs & Nukes by Robert Hastings (and quite alot more)
Doc Brazen: Millenium Bug - A Doc Savage Pastiche

BEST OF DON WINSLOW OF THE NAVY - Arriving in comic shops September 19!

By Frank V. Martinek. Edited by Craig Yoe. A collection of the best stories from the classic Fawcett run of Don Winslow of the Navy, beginning with the first issue in 1953. Long, well illustrated introduction detailing his appearances first as a newspaper comic strip (1934-52), then in films, books, pulps and other media. Winslow fights the Axis and super villains like The Snake and the smoldering hot, but deadly, Singapore Sal, a lady pirate. The character served to foster recruitment, entertain Navy personnel and the general public during World War II and beyond and was wildly popular.


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Now shipping!

Long the best-selling title in Murania Press history — nearly 2000 copies in print, with copies sold in 23 countries — THE BLOOD 'N' THUNDER GUIDE TO PULP FICTION is now available in a new revised and expanded edition.

This exhaustive overview, which goes into greater detail than most other books covering pulp-magazine history, was originally conceived as a collector's handbook but has been recognized as a valuable reference work for newly minted devotees of rough-paper fiction.
The 2018 edition continues along the same lines while still retaining its appeal to advanced hobbyists.

Along with addressing previous omissions and making editorial corrections, we have added nearly 10,000 words of new copy (recently uncovered facts and additional analysis) to the existing manuscript. 
We've also included more cover reproductions, among them at least a half dozen important first issues left out of the original 2013 edition.

What's more, we have updated the four appendices, which supply carefully compiled lists of mass-market pulp-fiction anthologies, reference books about the pulps, small-press publishers specializing in rough-paper fiction reprints, and a collector's guide to building a comprehensive pulp-magazine collection.  Perhaps most importantly, the book now has a complete index — the lack of which was the only substantive complaint we've ever received about the earlier Guide.

The new material has been added (without significantly increasing the book's page count and list price) by slightly reducing the text's font size, thus getting more words per page. 
We also filled blank pages that previously separated chapters. The 2013 Guide had 414 pages, the 2018 revision has 428.

The revised BLOOD 'N' THUNDER GUIDE TO PULP FICTION, in our opinion, represents a significant improvement on what has already been considered one of the foremost works covering the subject. 
Like its predecessor, the book is priced at $29.95 (postage included to domestic U.S. purchasers) and is available at muraniapress.com. 
Shipping begins during the first week of September.


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




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

2018 Labor Day Weekend Sale

PulpFest 2018 Report: Part Two
PulpFest 2018 Report: Part One
The Latest from Murania Press

Bold Venture Press
PULP ADVENTURES #30
Now available!

Mystery, science fiction, horror -- new and classic pulp fiction!
Rich Harvey, editor
Cover art by John Frew

This issue boasts two big features — far-flung science fiction by Vic Phillips, "Maiden Voyage," and a supernatural crimefighter, The Wraith, in "’Twixt Heaven and Hell" by John Petty. PLUS a new DAEMON MASK graphic novel, never-before-published, by Stuart Hopen & Russ Martin, starring The Whisper, the Knave of Nightmare Noir!

Classic Pulp Fiction
"A Long Crime Ago" by Charles Boeckman
Consummate gratification rarely has a price tag
"Big-Nose Charley's Dog Helps Out" by Charles W. Tyler
Nightingale the mutt has a talent for sniffing out trouble ... And why not? His keeper is Big-nose Charley, the notorious con-artist!
"Maiden Voyage" by Vic Phillips
Trouble starts when a commercial man makes a military invention — and doesn’t know it!

New Pulp Fiction
"’Twixt Heaven and Hell" by John Petty
Dr. Thomas Bannon is murdered, and his career as the Wraith begins. Neither alive nor dead, Bannon embarks on a vengeance mission.
"I Spy" by Pauline Turner
Brigit Hastings knows danger is part of her job. But what if the jeopardy flows onto those she loves?
"Daemon Mask: Queen of the Crystal Sword"
by Stuart Hopen & Russ Martin
[24-page comic section] The Whisper’s second adventure brings him into conflict with an ancient love affair and reincarnation.
[The Whisper's origin story appears in Pulp Adventures #24]


Pages: 124
Size: 7" x 10"
Price:  $12.95



Bold Venture Press

Author:
MICKEY SPILLANE

Edited by Max Allan Collins & Lynn F. Myers, Jr.

40 fast-moving short-short stories by the creator of Mike Hammer!

Before Mike Hammer, P.I. made his explosive debut in I, the Jury, author Mickey Spillane (1918-2006) toiled in relative obscurity, writing short-short stories as filler material in Golden Age comic books. Their purpose to fulfill a postal requirement, these stories were the literary boot-camp for the future king of hardboiled fiction.

In commemoration of the year-long Spillane centenary, Bold Venture Press is proud to release the newly revised and expanded edition of Primal Spillane: Early Stories 1941 - 1942. This unique anthology, long out-of-print and largely unavailable, returns with additional material never before reprinted — and a newly discovered, previously unpublished story by Spillane.

In this collection, you’ll meet high-flying soldiers, a prospector exploring a Lovecraftian mine-shaft, a light-fingered con artist, an overworked cub reporter, a hapless exterminator, and many others.

Readers have the opportunity to see a master develop his craft. Primal Spillane collects the earliest short stories bylined Mickey Spillane — Each story moves fast, and concludes with the trademark Spillane “socko finish.”

The combined cost of the rare comic books in which these text pieces first appeared today would be more than that of a new Cadillac; but these short stories provide their own memorable rides. Their value as a training ground for the 20th Century's top crime-fiction writer is priceless when compared to the millions of fans across the world entertained by Mickey Spillane's prose.

Introduction by Max Allan Collins, America’s top crime-fiction author, and Lynn F. Myers, Jr.


Size / Format: 270 pages / 5.5" x 8.5" Softcover / $19.95
Size / Format: 270 pages / 6" x 9" Hardcover / $39.95

Also available in eBook  format.



Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Consumption: Big Trouble in Little China
Pulp Consumption: Jules de Grandin
Broadswords and Blasters Issue 6 is Now Available!



Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Seabury Quinn, A Lesser Light that Still Shines for Those Who Care To Look   - New!
Sensor Sweep: Pre-Tolkien Challenge, Pathfinder, A. Merritt
The Abominations of Yondo
The Mighty Warriors
Sensor Sweep: REH Guide, The High Crusade, Pulp Revolution, D&D, King Kong

Celaeno Press
What October Brings: A Lovecraftian Celebration of Halloween
Available this month!

Edited and with an introduction by Doug Draa

Halloween, a time for laughing children in white bedsheets and superhero costumes. A time for chocolate candy, and pumpkins, and Trick-or-Treat.
A time for dark things everything to slink out of the shadows and into our lives, reminding those unlucky few that our charades of Halloween cannot erase the centuries of history and pain behind the facade…

What October Brings celebrates the dark traditions of the autumn rituals, of Halloween and Samhain, in homage to the uniquely fascinating fiction of HP Lovecraft. Masters of the short story offer you a “once in a lifetime” Trick-or-Treat experience…
…perhaps your last experience!

The commissioned cover is by acclaimed Italian painter Daniele Serra.


Contents
Paul Dale Anderson :: That Small, Furry, Sharp-toothed Thing
Alan Baxter :: Waters Strangely Clear
Ran Cartwright :: The House on Jimtown Road
Adrian Cole :: No Other God But Me
Storm Constantine :: Down into Silence
Tim Curran :: Spider Wasp
Arinn Dembo :: The Old Man Down the Road
Cody Goodfellow :: The War on Halloween
Andre E. Harewood :: The Immortician
Nancy Holder :: Nyarlahotep Came Down to Georgia
Erica Ruppert :: Summer’s End
Brian M. Sammons :: A Night for Masks
Ann K. Schwader :: Inheritance
Darrell Schweitzer :: Uncle’s in the Treetops
John Shirley :: Hum—Hurt You. Hum—Hurt You. Hum—Hurt You.
Lucy A. Snyder :: Cosmic Cola
Chet Williamson :: Hell Among the Yearlings

Available in September 2018 in print and ebook editions:


Softcover
ISBN: 978-4-902075-90-8
List: US$20.00

Ebook
ISBN: 978-4-909473-51-6
List: US$6.99




Chenault & Gray
Now available!

When publisher Chenault & Gray produced the highly acclaimed Edgar Rice Burroughs 100-Year Chronology set, as a bonus kickstarter project they created this.

They did three books in all, all with tiny print runs of not more than a couple hundred copies, of ERB's most iconic titles.

Handsome hardcover in green cloth with silver embossed titles, no art inside but a fine re-use of classic paintings by Michael Whelan, Neal Adams, and Frank Frazetta.


EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS A PRINCESS OF MARS
$24.99

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS TARZAN OF THE APES
$29.99

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS AT THE EARTH'S CORE
$24.99


The supply is very limited!




Conan le Cimmérien - Au-delà de la rivière noire - Now available!
Screenwriter: Mathieu Gabella
Designer and Colorist: Anthony Jean


The Pictish country is a dark jungle where the border between civilization and barbarism is thin. One thing only symbolizes it: the black river, which no white man is supposed to have crossed and come back alive. None, except Conan. It is at the heart of this green hell that the Cimmerian meets Balthus, a young peasant volunteer whom he rescues in extremis from the claws of fierce Pictish warriors. Together, they will try to lend a hand to the settlers who settled here on these hostile lands in the last bastion of civilization. With a dozen men, they will have to find the powerful wizard Zogar Sag before he succeeds in uniting the clans and engage his bloody invasion ...

The authors of The Unicorn revive Beyond the Black River , reputed as one of the best stories of Conan. A survivalist and warrior narrative carried away by the relentless pace of Mathieu Gabella's script and the strength of Anthony Jean's stroke.


Language: French
Hardcover, 240 x 320 mm, 64 pages, Full Color, 14.95 €
EAN / ISBN: 
9782344012581

Language: French
Hardcover, 275 x 368 mm, 64 pages, Black & White, 29.50 €
EAN/ISBN : 9782344030448










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


Forgotten Books: THE BUCCANEERS by Alice Sankey and Russ Manning (1958)  
 - New!
Mort Künstler Sweat Mag Art  - New!
WILL EISNER sails with THE HAWK (1948)  
 - New!
Pulp Gallery: JUNGLE STORIES  - New!
Movie Posters of 1919 (Part 1)  - New!
Sweat Mag Art by Stanley Borack    
MICKEY SPILLANE's protoHammer, "Mike Lancer" (1942)
Pulp Gallery: FOOTBALL Magazines  
Forgotten Books: WATERFRONT FISTS by Robert E. Howard (2003)
Read it here: CIRCUS FISTS by Robert E. Howard (1931)
 

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Tough Crime Stories
- New!
Amazing Stories Vol. 76 No. 1
TDE9 Status
PULP HORROR NO. 7: THE MUMMY LIVES!  
Mystery Weekly Magazine August 2018
Broadswords and Blasters No. 6 Summer 2018  

Doc Savage Fantasy Covers
Now online!

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






DMR Books Blog - Now online!

The DMRtian Chronicles, 9/9/2018 - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 9/2/2018
Burroughs Artist: Roy G. Krenkel
The DMRtian Chronicles, Clark Ashton Smith Edition  
Forefathers of Sword and Sorcery: A. Merritt
Forefathers of Sword and Sorcery: H.P. Lovecraft
Raise a Glass of Atlantean Vintage

Edgar Rice Burroughs
SAVAGE PELLUCIDAR
Ship date: September 7!

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 September 7, 2018


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





 

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

Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

The Magician’s Skull will Return

Pictures in the Fire
Mighty Warriors Arrive
Mighty Warriors
Lankhmar
Chainsaw and Corris
Flamehair

Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

ORIENTAL STORIES, Winter 1932

Contents:
THE DRAGOMAN'S JEST by E. Hoffman Price & Otis A. Kline
THE DANCER OF DJOGYAKARTA by Warren Hastings Miller
THE MYSTIC ROSE by Hung Long Tom
TSANG, ACCESSORY by James W. Bennett
HONOR OF A HORSE-THIEF by S. B. H. Hurst
THE SOWERS OF THE THUNDER by Robert E. Howard
BROKEN HONOR by H. E. W. Gay
THE DANCE OF YESHA by Grace Keon
EL HAMEL, THE LOST ONE by G. G. Pendarves
THE SNAKE STRIKES by Lieutenant Edgar Gardiner


Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 146 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95



JULES DE GRANDIN
A RIVAL FROM THE GRAVE: THE COMPLETE TALES OF JULES DE GRANDIN, VOLUME FOUR

by Seabury Quinn
Now shipping!

The fourth of five volumes collecting the stories of Jules de Grandin, the supernatural detective made famous in the classic pulp magazine Weird Tales.

Today the names of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, and Clark Ashton Smith, all regular contributors to the pulp magazine Weird Tales during the first half of the twentieth century, are recognizable even to casual readers of the bizarre and fantastic. And yet despite being more popular than them all during the golden era of genre pulp fiction, there is another author whose name and work have fallen into obscurity: Seabury Quinn.

Quinn’s short stories were featured in well more than half of Weird Tales’s original publication run. His most famous character, the supernatural French detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey. In de Grandin there are familiar shades of both Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, and alongside his assistant, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, de Grandin’s knack for solving mysteries—and his outbursts of peculiar French-isms (grand Dieu!)—captivated readers for nearly three decades.

Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective.
Presented in chronological order over five volumes, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.

The fourth volume, A Rival from the Grave, will include all the stories from “The Chosen of Vishnu” (1933) to “Incense of Abomination” (1938), as well as an introduction by George Vanderburgh and Robert Weinberg and a foreword by Mike Ashley.


Hardcover, 512 pages, $34.99
eBook: $19.99


 






LE GUIDE HOWARD By Patrice Louinet - New softcover edition coming in September!

His lyrics have shaped the codes of fantasy. His characters (Conan, Kull, Solomon Kane ...) marked generations of readers. For fifteen years, Robert E. Howard experiencing a true literary resurrection.
Free of interference of those who have appropriate after his death, his founding work is now available in full strength through friendly editions of his work.

Written by Patrice Louinet, one of the leading experts in the world of Howard, this guide full of new information explores the many facets of a rich work, debunks the last prejudices, and gives us a thousand and one reasons to (re) read again and again.

Summary
Thanks
I. Introduction
I. Ten myths about Howard
II. Twenty stories you need to have read (and why)
III. Biography
IV. Twenty other texts that deserve your attention
V. A few laconic words on ten other texts
VI. Conan, the real deal and the imitations
VII. About Howard
VIII. The Adaptations
IX. Around Howard
X. Dear Mr. Lovecraft
XI. Reading about Howard
Conclusion

Language: French
Trade Paperback Edition Price: € 8.00

Hélios


Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman's Fantastic Four
Dick Tracy meets the Green Hornet
Obscure trivia about Robert Wagner



Mystery*File - Now online!

Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: ERLE STANLEY GARDNER “Cheating the Chair.”
- New!
Pulp Villain Stories I’m Reading: A. E. APPLE “The Diamond Pirate.”
Pulp Stories I’m Reading, by David Vineyard: BARRY PEROWNE “Raffles and the Death Rocket.”
MIKE NEVINS on BULLDOG DRUMMOND in Print and Film.
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: HARRY LYNCH “The Ape.”
Reviewed by David Vineyard: FRED MacISAAC – The King Who Came Back


The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

Dr. Vigilante

Captain Hawklin
Super Savant
The Crimson Devil
Dr. Shadows
The Man of The Mist





Announcing PulpFest 2019

The fall pulp con season is getting into full swing. Adventure House’s PULP AND COLLECTIBLES CONVENTION gets the ball rolling on Sunday, September 9. It will be followed by other fine conventions. But what about the main event?

PulpFest 2019 will take place from Thursday, August 15, through Sunday, August 18. We’ll be returning to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, just north of Pennyslvania’s “Steel City.” PulpFest will be joined by FarmerCon. Hopefully, they’re not too hung over from this year’s Philip José Farmer centennial.

Start making your plans for the 48th convening of PulpFest and its celebration of mystery, adventure, science fiction, and more. Join us for “Children of the Pulps and Other Stories” at “Summer’s Great Pulp Con.” Please bring your friends!

Bookmark http://www.pulpfest.com/ to keep informed about PulpFest 2019. You’ll find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PulpFest. And for those who prefer their news short and sweet, follow our Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/pulpfest. Wherever you look for PulpFest on the web, we’ll be sure to keep you informed of our plans.

(Doc Savage has been called the first superhero. Created by Lester Dent, the character debuted in the March 1933 issue of DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE, published by Street & Smith. Artist Walter M. Baumhofer contributed the first painted image of “The Man of Bronze.”

About five years later, Superman made his first appearance in the June 1938 issue of ACTION COMICS. Before long, the Man of Steel was joined by many other superheroes.

We hope to see you at PulpFest in 2019 as we explore the many ways pulp fiction and pulp art have influenced writers, artists, film directors, software developers, game designers, and other creators over the decades.)


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Snaring the Sea Fox" by James K. Waterman from FRONTIER STORIES, April, 1929
Pirate, Smuggler and Slaver, and apparently friend of the little guy, the sea fox is penned in at a port and has to think of a way to escape before being taken away in irons.

"The Little Green Devils" by James Francis Dwyer from ROMANCE, January, 1920
An American buys a pair of magical earrings for his daughter. It is said by throwing them away will grant the owner one wish. What wish could be so important as to throw away a priceless pair of earrings?

"The Mental Bloodhound" by Helmar Lewis from MAMMOTH DETECTIVE, March, 1943

A crippled man in a hospital solves crimes according to science principles, without ever leaving his bed.



Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!
 
Mystery At Dead Broke Ranch
 - New!
Captain Hawklin And The Jade Dragon
Her Reluctant Hero
The Spider: The Doom Legion
Illicit Passion  

         Pulp Den  

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

Confessions of a pulpeteer - Jack Smalley article about his days as a pulp author and editor - part 1  - New!
John Philip Falter - biographical article about the artist
Canine Covers in honor of National Dog Day  
Index to the fanzine Xenophile - part 2  
Five Stahr covers


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Cairo Cabal  - New!
A Buddhist By Any Other Name
Dividends of Doom  
New Pulp Author Thomas Condarcure
Bullets And Bad Times
Six Gun Angel
Introducing New Pulp Authors: Ray Capella

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 #75 Audiobook
Satan's Murder Machines
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

 



How could a lone man, ceaselessly hunted by the law and a deadly under-world alike, hope to save the terrified city from the Iron Man — a super-being whose cohorts were giant, unconquerable robots of steel! Read how the Master of Men rose up to crush the invincible killers who dealt destruction at every step. Another dramatic, pulse-quickening Spider novel!
 
For two years, Norvell W. Page and his understudy, Wayne Rogers, alternated on writing the Spider novels. This was after Page came back from a hiatus in the middle of 1937. Some would say he returned with a vengeance, taking the insane plots of the stories to brand new heights of madness.
 
 
By 1939, Richard Wentworth had been operating as the Spider for nearly six 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.
 
Nick Santa Maria reads Satan's Murder Machines with the crackling intensity you have come to expect of his superb talent. Originally published in The Spider magazine, December, 1939.


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

Regular price:
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The Purple Invasion story #8 of 13
 
The guillotine rose and fell, and American patriots died for daring to defy the Purple invader, supreme from the Atlantic to the Pacific. In sun-bleached Death Valley, Operator #5’s outlawed, ragged army chafed within the cordon of the great Purple army. Only a military miracle would arouse despairing Americans and free those lost legions... To make possible that miracle, Operator #5 gambles boldly with Death at the very heart of Emperor Rudolph’s colossus of strangling steel.


 
In 1934, with Hitler consolidating power in Germany and the Japanese Empire on the rise in Asia, young pulp publisher Harry Steeger decided that the American public was ready for a magazine chronicling the exploits of an undercover agent dedicated to defending the United States from foreign aggressors. With his editors, Steeger came up with a title, Secret Service Operator #5, and a cover depicting a masked terrorist fleeing an exploding White House. Over this loomed the resourceful hero, blazing away with a .45 automatic. His job: to defeat a new invasion of the United States — every month!
 
The trouble the real world was in would have an even bigger impact on Operator #5 than inspiring Steeger initially. When the story telling hit a lull and it seemed nothing more could be done with Jimmy Christopher, writer Emile Tepperman turned the whole concept on its ear, thrusting Operator #5 and the world into the unprecedented Purple Invasion.
 
The grim banner of the Purple Empire was flaunted over America from coast to coast. Americans labored in chains for the blood-maddened Emperor Rudolph. All hope seemed lost. But one man — Operator #5 — clung to the vision and the courage to fight for an America once more free. Facing dismaying perils, he snatched the Purple Emperor’s own weapons to fire the spark of battle in a mighty nation!
 
 Revolt of the Lost Legions is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby. Originally published in the May-June 1937 issue of Operator #5 magazine.
 
Performed by Audie Awards winner, voice actor Milton Bagby.


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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 jade-robed Buddhist priest who battled crime as The Green Lama is back! Conceived in 1939 to compete with The Shadow, it was an outlandish concept. While The Shadow possessed the power to cloud men’s minds after his time in the East, The Green Lama relied on other, even weirder, powers — including the ability to become radioactive and electrically shock opponents into submission! He carried a traditional Tibetan scarf, which he employed to bind and befuddle opponents, and possessed a knowledge of vulnerable nerve centers which he put to good use in hand-and-hand combat. Om Mani Padme Hum! The Green Lama knows! The Green Lama returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
The Seventh Adventure of The Green Lama
The Clown Who Laughed
by Kendell Foster Crossen writing as Richard Foster
The Green Lama promised miracles in his circus role and it was but slightly short of a miracle that he was able to clear up the three murders and the fiendish plot behind them.
 
The Eighth Adventure of The Green Lama
The Invisible Enemy
by Kendell Foster Crossen writing as Richard Foster
A hidden, terrible menace to the country brings the Green Lama to a convention city — there to battle and reveal the instigators of a gigantic plot to take over the free election of a free people.

 
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.

Regular price:  $3.99
Discounted 50% the first week: $1.99


The Serial Squadron
Now available!

SHIPPING THIS WEEK FROM THE SQUADRON:
SERIAL RARITIES (The Best of SerialFest DVD Magazine)

Some years ago the Squadron published an attempt at a regular DVD magazine which contained serial chapters being worked on at the time and additional extras or rare serial chapters, pilots and oddities. Some have asked me if I would make some of the items which were included in the Magazine issues and no longer available be made available again, so here are the presentations from the first 4 issues of the SerialFest DVD Magazine that have not since been released in other DVDs available at the Squadron website.

The SERIAL RARITIES will go up for sale tomorrow and ship out immediately; this is not an "advance" announcement, this dual-layer DVD is done and ready to go out.

In case y'all need it.

The contents:

1 THE LIBERTY BOYS: "The Blue Riders" 20:57
Music score played live by yours truly

2 EL COYOTE Unaired TV pilot (c. 1955 )26:32
Featuring Muriel Davis

3 THE LEATHER PUSHERS Round 2 18:43
Boxing series with Reginald Denny, a great episode


4 PIRATE TREASURE Chapter 1 18:54
Featuring stunt man Richard Talmadge

5 THE MISSION OF MR. FOO (1915) 11:17
Strange Edison short about a very tall Chinese guy who rules the underworld and makes nefarious plans -- probably the first "Fu Manchu"-like character ever on the screen

6 NICK CARTER, DETECTIVE: "A Cry at Midnight" 21:34
Rarely seen and pretty much unknown Nick Carter series episode

7 The CAPTAIN MARVEL CHRONOLOGY 10:07
The history of Captain Marvel in pictures, produced by the Squadron

8 THE VOICE FROM THE SKY Ch. 1: "Doomed" 10:55
Re-creation of Chapter 1, audio-style, with Allyson Malandra in Neva Gerber's role

9 BUSTER CRABBE POOLS Infomercial
Buster Crabbe in person tells the story of how the pools he marketed for a while in the 1970s were made, and more other stuff you never knew you needed to know.

10 THE ROAD TO BERLIN with Ralph Byrd 5:53
WWII short

11 DRISTAN COMMERCIAL with Kirk Alyn 1:02
Superman has super-sinus problems

12 LONE RANGER Home movie cartoon 2:40

13 ADVENTURES OF THE SCARLET CLOAK 30:50
Unaired radio pilot

14 THE PHANTOM PIRATE Radio pilot 27:25
Unaired radio pilot

3 Hours 36 minutes




The Serial Squadron
Now available!

THE GREAT ARABIAN ADVENTURE SERIAL
THE DESERT HAWK

Featuring
GILBERT ROLAND, KENNETH MacDONALD, MONA MARIS, FRANK LACKTEEN
and CHARLES MIDDLETON


In the land of Ajad, Hassan, the jealous and treacherous twin of rightful, good caliph Kasim targets his brother for murder and assumes his identity. Unknown to Hassan, Kasim survives his scheming brother's midnight coup and assumes the identity of a legendary outlaw called "the Hawk." Kasim and his loyal allies must battle Hassan's treasonous assassins and the dangerous Brothers of the Sword in order to help the rightful ruler win the love of beautiful princess Azala and work his way back to the throne.

An action-packed and entertaining exotic adventure story with lavish sets and an engaging plot, featuring a good cast including a solid leading man in a dual role and many familiar supporting classic serial actors. One of a few costume epic serials of the 1940s that tried something different.
Standard definition dual-layer (double-length) DVD
15 episodes; 4 hours 52 minutes
Restored picture and audio, with light warm/cool tone enhancement.



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

Brothers of the Purple Plains by Steve Watts - New!
Death Stills the Brush by F. W. Gumley
Tracks of the Turtle by Frederick C. Davis
“Some Rise by Sin” by Alan Whicker
Love Packs a Six-Gun by John Frederick
“Make Mine Murder” by Robert Sidney Bowen
“Realm of the Alien” by Chester Delray (Dublin, Ireland: Grafton Publications)



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.

Topics for a Summer Night-Part Three - New!
Topics for a Summer Night-Part Two - New!
Topics for a Summer Night-Part One
Heroes and Villains
Back Again
Summer Movie Miscelleny
Barker and Bender on the Case-Part Seven



WEIRDBOOK #39
Print and eBook editions are now available!

Softcover, 252 pages,  6 x 9 inches
$12.00

 
Full contents


Horror Around The Bend by Franklyn Searight               
A Tiny Cut by Samson Stormcrow Hayes                             
Posthumous by Marlane  Quade Cook                                
Pages From An Invisible Book by Darrell Schweitzer         
That Name Was Evoc by Lorenzo Crescentini                   
Misdiagnosed by Jackie Bee                                                  
Dog Drool by Frederick J. Mayer                                                               
The Venusian Mantis by Teege Braune                                
The Color of the Gods by Ken Heueler                               
Spawning Ground by Hannah Lackoff                              
Curse of the Dark Queen by Lily Luchesi                         
Monika Unraveling by Rebecca House                                
Crawling With Them by Jason Zwiker                                
Seven Sisters by James Machin                                             
The House In The Mountains by Michael Washburn          
Eyes Without A Face by Thomas Vaughn                            
Clartley Chowder by Riche Brown                                      
Dominion Over Abbadon by Richard J. O'Brien                 
Divine Wind Of The Dark by Frank Schildiner                
Skrik by Bekki Pate                                                              
The Ferryman's Journal by Ed Burkley                              
Demiurge by Marc A. Fitch                                                   
And In Her Eyes The City Drowned by Kyla Lee Ward           
Clouds Like Memories, Words Like Stones by John R. Fultz   
Up The Lazy River by Adrian Cole    
                                         
Poems and Flash Fiction

Bad Night by Lucy Snyder
Songs Of The Quail by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Sylvan Simalcrum by Chad Hensley   
Mister Dorton's Cats by Russ Parkhurst   
Miskatonic Etudes by James P. Roberts
The Cursed by Julio Toro San Martin & Hank Simmons
The Autumn People by Kurt Newton
The Great Time Machine by Denny E. Marshall
Ea Carpe Noctis by Frank Coffman 


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


Weirdbook Magazine Blogspot  Weirdbook  Facebook: Weirdbook






07 September 2018  

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


2018

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

Adventure House
Now available!

G-8 and his Battle Aces #54

Patrol of the Phantom by Robert J. Hogan
A battle with Hell and Destruction above the earth, and a thousand chances for a fighting man to die!  Here is adventure that carries you high to the bloody thrills that have painted the skies!

The Ace and the Elephant
Fighting Man
The Buzzard Battalion
The Way of An Ace

Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee


7 x10, 110 pages, $12.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - August 1944

The Booby Trap Murders! by Robert Wallace
Death beats the Phantom Detective to the punch when he smashes out at a gigantic million-dollar crime conspiracy—but he counters with an ingenious defense that makes his enemies scurry for cover!

Death Laughs Last by Mel Pitzer
This One Will Kill You! by Edward Ronns
Lady With A Corpse by C.K.M. Scanlon


Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
 
7x10, 82 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

Startling Stories – May 1942

Blood on the Sun by Hal K. Wells
The ancient brain-destroyers prepare to use the bodies of mankind for their own sinister purposes and few are aware of the threatening menace!

Alla-Beg’s Genii by Richard O. Lewis
Macrocosmic by G.L. Paddocks
The Making of Misty Isle by Stanton A. Coblentz


Cover Artist: Earle Bergey

7x10, 130 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Coming soon!

High Adventure #162
 
The Uranium Pomegranates and other stories by H. Bedford-Jones
 Opening an envelope meant for someone else, and finding in it five one-thousand-dollar bills—well, that’s one way to begin an adventure.



7x10, 110 pages, $12.95


Adventure House
Coming soon!

The Phantom Detective – March 1948

 
The Clue of the Second Murder by Robert Wallace
 Richard Curtis Van Loan battles to spike a scheme of empire that brings an evil wave of death in its wake! 
Follow the Phantom to a Nevada silver town that holds a grim and mysterious secret of diabolical crime!
 
Cash Under the Table by Norman W. Hay
 The Clue Outside by Ray Cummings
 Neck and Neck by O.B. Myers
 In the Bag by Paul Prestowe

7x10, 114 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Coming soon!

Far East Adventure Stories – February 1932
 
The Lieutenant From Koomsh by Bob Du Sue
 A take of high courage in the foreign legion.
 
Blue Heaven by Chester L. Saxby
 Pagoda Secret by Walter Snow
 Too Much Amock by W.C. Harding
 Midnight Magic by Captain L.B. Williams
 The Midnight Horde [Part 4] by Hugh B. Cave
 Eyes of Tepu by Doane R. Hoag
 The Golden Tiger by A.L. De Burgh

 
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]



Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press / Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.
TARZAN, CONQUEROR OF MARS
Coming soon!


During the seven years that Altus Press has been publishing the Wild Adventures series, there have been several milestones, beginning with Skull Island in 2013, wherein Doc Savage encountered the legendary King Kong. This was followed by The Sinister Shadow and its sequel, Empire of Doom, in which the Man of Bronze twice encountered his dark counterpart, The Shadow.

In 2014, Altus launched The Wild Adventures of Tarzan, with Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don. Two years later came the monumental King Kong versus Tarzan, a dream project long thought unachievable.

Now, in association with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and Altus Books, the Wild Adventures announces its most breathtaking project to date.

Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars!

Fans of Edgar Rice Burroughs and his amazing creations have long dreamed of reading a novel in which the Lord of the Jungle visits the Red Planet and encounters John Carter.

In Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars, this finally happens!

When a witch doctor’s sorcery hurls the ape-man’s soul out of his magnificent body, Tarzan discovers himself on a weird, treeless landscape, a dying planet inhabited by creatures unknown to him.

Marooned on Mars, Tarzan must learn to survive in an unfamiliar environment. With no hope of rescue, the ape-man begins the arduous journey that takes him from being a friendless stranger on an alien world to his rise as a force to be reckoned with.

For on Barsoom––as Martians style their home planet––there exists apes. Great apes of a type not found upon Earth. Hairless giants resembling gorillas, but possessing two sets of arms. Not to mention ferocious lion-like monsters known as banths as well as the elephantine zitidars.

Tarzan will go up against these fearsome creatures, and so begins the perilous march that elevates him from naked and unarmed castaway to the undisputed Ape-lord of Barsoom!

Written by genre giant Will Murray, Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars ultimately brings the famed Lord of the Jungle into open conflict with Edgar Rice Burroughs’ other great hero, John Carter, Warlord of Mars. In the end, which one will be victorious?

Fully authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars will really be released in hardcover, softcover, and e-book editions. As a bonus feature, hardcover editions of the book with include a short story set in England, wherein John Clayton, Lord Greystoke seeks the help of his ancestral nation’s greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes!

For Will Murray, the timing of this project is auspicious. "Fifty years ago in the closing months of 1968, I read my first Burroughs' book, The Gods of Mars. Now I am privileged to contribute a significant entry in his Martian saga. Having come full circle in a way, my writing life feels almost complete."

ERB, Inc. President Jim Sullos adds: "Whenever Will Murray turns to a Tarzan novel, magical tales come forth that hold your interest to the very end. With Tarzan going to Mars, interplanetary adventure reaches a new plateau. Tarzan adapts and excels as is his custom, and all we can do is enjoy the read and the ride because we'd never think of getting off until Will lets us."

"Crossovers have been a big factor of the success of Altus Press over the years, and you can't get much bigger than Tarzan and John Carter!" adds publisher Matt Moring.

Cover by Joe DeVito.


Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
THE DOOM LEGION
Written by Will Murray,
Cover by Joe DeVito.
Now available in hardcover, softcover and eBook!


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

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

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

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


$24.95

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



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


 

Age of Aces
Now available!

Captain Philip Strange: Strange Squadrons (Volume 7)

A mental marvel from birth, who used his talents on stage as a boy, Philip Strange is now known as “The Phantom Ace of G-2″ by the Allies during WWI. From his very first adventure, Captain Philip Strange has rooted out only the most bizarre battalions commissioned by Germany in the Great War. When flying coffins circle the air, or severed hands drop from the sky, the call goes out for the Phantom Ace of G-2 Intelligence. For the Allies know that only the so-called “Brain-Devil” and his aides can out-fly the zombie traitors and human bombs, or out-spy fiends like The Mask and the Man with the Iron Claw! When World War I gets weird, only America’s own “Phantom Ace of G-2” has a ghost of a chance against the supernatural slaughter. Captain Philip Strange in his strangest cases yet from the pages of Flying Aces magazine!
 
Take another trip through the imaginings of Donald E. Keyhoe, where the WWI war skies are filled with giant bats, invisible fire, and beautiful spies. And where America turns to its own unnatural secret weapon: Captain Philip Strange. A mental marvel from birth, he was so terrifyingly effective as the Allies’ top agent that the Germans were offering a king’s ransom for his death. This fifth volume of weird WWI adventures collects six stories featuring Germany’s wildest attempts to win the war and Captain Philip Strange’s counter measures!

Stories include:
 ■“A Squadron Will Perish,” – Flying Aces, August 1931
 ■“Port of Missing Pilots,” – Flying Aces, March 1932
 ■“The Fokker Fiend,” – Flying Aces, May 1932
 ■“The Midnight Ace,” – Flying Aces, June 1934
 ■“Squadron from the Grave,” – Flying Aces, June 1936
 ■“The Mad Squadron,” – Flying Aces, October 1937
 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 318pp | ISBN:978-1-937590-13-0


The Jailbird Flight: The Devil Flies High (Volume 2)

They had all been sentenced to a living death and all bore The Convict Brand! The Jailbirds were recruited from the military prisons of Britain, France, and America. Real men, molded in the harsh fires of life, dishonored perhaps in the eyes of the Army— but men with red blood and courage. Hard fighters, some of them hiding bitter memories, but all of them ready to follow their leader, “Killer” Kirby, down a flaming suicide trail on the most dangerous missions of the Great War! Rather than wither behind bars—they were given the chance to die fighting!
 
This is the second of two exciting volumes of the collected adventures Donald E. Keyhoe’s Jailbird Flight stories that ran through all three of Popular Publication’s air anthology titles. Starting in Battle Aces in September 1931 running through the end of it’s initial publication run when they switched to Battle Birds at the end of 1932 and into Dare-Devil Aces in 1934.
 
In August of 1931, Donald E. Keyhoe started three long-lived series in three different aviation magazines: Philip Strange in Flying Aces; The Devil Dog Squadron in Sky Birds; and The Jailbird Flight in Battle Aces. This volume features the first seven Jailbird adventures published by Popular Publications in 1931 and ‘32. A former U.S. Marine pilot, Keyhoe was a prolific contributor to the pulp magazines, but he is perhaps best remembered for his UFO research in the Fifties and Sixties.


Stories include:
 ■“The Jailbird Patrol” – Battle Birds, December 1932
 ■“The Cyclone Patrol” – Dare-Devil Aces, February 1933
 ■“The Red Lightning Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces, July 1933
 ■“The Hooded Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces, February 1934
 ■“The Skeleton Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces, November 1934
 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 322pp | ISBN: 978-1-937590-11-6









Airship 27 Productions
C.O. JONES # 3
The Damned & the Doomed

Now available!

Airship 27 Production is thrilled to present the third in writer Fred Adams, Jr. series featuring World War veteran, C.O. Jones.

In this adventure Jones has come to Los Angeles to work as a Private Investigator. The business is good honest work and he is gradually adapting to the West Coast lifestyle. When he takes a job to investigate the death of orphan boy in an isolated desert monastery, he isn’t ready for the dark memories the case rekindle in him.

From his earliest days as a runaway working in a traveling carnival to a particular espionage assignment during the war, Jones is about to confront an old familiar Nazis horror in the arid, California wasteland. Only now it has been reborn in the most obscene way, with lost children as its victims.

“With each new installment in the series, the stakes get higher and higher,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “C.O. Jones only wants to put the past behind him. Far, far behind. But the fates have different plans for his life and trouble just seems to find him like a homeless dog. The fun of this series is how it weaves back and forth between Jones’ top-secret war experiences to his new civilian battles. In this series, all the stops have been pulled out and it’s full speed ahead.”

Once again, Fred Adams Jr. spins a tale of suspense, menace and courage in the face of true evil. “C.O. JONES – The Damend and The Doomed” is a punch-in-the-gut pulp thriller you won’t want to put down.  Airship 27 award winning Art Director Rob Davis provides both the cover and interior illustrations.


Available from Amazon in paperback and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Six Sets of The H. Bedford-Jones Library at Steep Discounts

Now available!

Altus Press is celebrating the release of 36 high-quality collections of written by “The King of the Pulps,” author H. Bedford-Jones.
With so many titles out, what better time to announce six sets of The H. Bedford-Jones Library, each at a deep discount.
Each set contains six books, and is available in soft- and hardcover editions.
Check ’em out:


The H. Bedford-Jones Library, Series 1

Buccaneer Blood: The Adventures of Denis Burke
Cyrano
D’Artagnan: A Sequel to The Three Musketeers
The King’s Passport
O’Brien, Buccaneer
Will o’ the Wisp

Softcover: regularly $97.70, now $79.95
Hardcover: regularly $179.70, now $159.95

The H. Bedford-Jones Library, Series 2
Abel Smith of Nantucket
Bellegarde
Bowie Knife
The King Makers: The Adventures of Vincent Connor
The Sphinx Strikes
Texas Shall Be Free!

Softcover: regularly $100.70, now $79.95
Hardcover: regularly $179.70, now $159.95

The H. Bedford-Jones Library, Series 3
Dead Men Singing: The Men Who Fought For Texas
The Devil’s Bosun
Ghost Hills
Our Far Flung Battle Line
The Sphinx Emerald
Treasure Seekers

Softcover: regularly $122.70, now $89.95
Hardcover: regularly $194.70, now $169.95


The H. Bedford-Jones Library, Series 4
Adventures of a Professional Corpse
The Brazen Peacock
The Cross and the Hammer: A Tale of the Days of the Vikings
Gimlet Eye Gunn
Invitation to a Crime: Further Adventures of Denis Burke
The Mardi Gras Mystery

Softcover: regularly $81.70, now $69.95
Hardcover: regularly $179.70, now $159.95

The H. Bedford-Jones Library, Series 5
Colonel Flea
Conquest: The Story of Pierre Radisson, Founder of the Hudson Bay Company
The Life of Pinky Jenkins, Volume 1
Red Runes of China
Thady Shea’s Saga
Tyrone of New Orleans

Softcover: regularly $99.70, now $79.95
Hardcover: regularly $184.70, now $159.95


The H. Bedford-Jones Library, Series 6
The Ghost of Screwface Hanlon
Gunpowder Gold
One More Hero: The Cases of the Fireboat Men
The Princess and the Prophet
They Lived By the Sword
Warriors in Exile

Softcover: regularly $114.70, now $84.95
Hardcover: regularly $184.70, now $159.95



Altus Press
Now available!

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

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

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

524 pages | $34.95 softcover | $44.95 hardcover



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


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

440 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover



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


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

184 pages | $13.95 softcover





Altus Press
Now available!


by Paul Ernst, Hugh B. Cave, William E. Barrett, Norvell W. Page, D.L. Champion, and Frederick C. Davis
This specially-priced set includes all six books in Series 4 of The Dime Detective Library:

The Complete Cases of Inspector Allhoff, Volume 2 by D.L. Champion
The Complete Cases of Ken Carter by Norvell W. Page
The Complete Cases of Needle Mike, Volume 1 by William E. Barrett
The Complete Cases of Peter Kane by Hugh B. Cave, introduction by Bob Byrne
The Complete Cases of Secrets, Inc., Volume 2 by Frederick C. Davis
The Complete Cases of Seekay by Paul Ernst, introduction by Will Murray
Considered the greatest of all detective pulps to only Black Mask, Dime Detective was the home to dozens of classic, quirky series characters, all with an offbeat twist.
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A millionaire playboy with a yen for excitement, young Ken McNally disguises himself as the gray-haired, gold-toothed, jaundiced-looking proprietor of a seedy tattoo parlor in the “tenderloin” district of St. Louis. His unusual occupation frequently brings him into contact with underworld denizens who, willingly or accidentally, embroil him in criminal activities.

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

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

258 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



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

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

328 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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

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

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

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


365 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover



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

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


367 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover


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

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

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


193 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover



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

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


332 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover









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Amazing Stories
First new print issue!

Debuted at the Worldcon Friday, August 17, 2018!


The first new print edition of Amazing Stories since 2005 debuted in August at WorldCon 2018.
 
Contents
 Steve Davidson: Publisher’s Note
 Robert Silverberg: The Observatory
 Jack Clemons “Citizens of the Solar System” (Science Column)
 Allen M. Steele “Captain Future In Love” part one
 Lawrence Watt-Evans “Harry’s Toaster”
 Rudy Rucker “Apricot Lane”
 Dave Creek “Beyond Human Measure”
 Shirley Meier “Flight of an Arrow”
 Kameron Hurley “Sister Solveig and Mr. Denial”
 Julie Czerneda “Foster Earth”
 Paul Levinson “Slipping Time”
 Drew Hayden Taylor “When Angles Come Knocking”
 Tade Thompson interviewed by Gary Dalkin
 Steve Fahnestalk: SF on Film (Review)
 Ira Nayman: We Are the Stories We Tell (Editorial)
 
Amazing Stories Vol. 76 No. 1 Fall/WorldCon 2018
 Publisher: Steve Davidson
 Editor in Chief: Ira Nayman
 Art Director: Kermit Woodall
 Artists: Tony Sart (cover), Ron Miller, Tom Barber, David Hardy, Paola Giari, M.D. Jackson, Dan Simon, Austeja, Al Sirois, Tais Teng, Richard Mandrachio, Wojciech Dudziński, J.M. Frey/Dan Simon, Ngoc Lam, and Gil Geolingo.
 104 pages, 8.5” x 11” saddle-stitch binding
 Four-Issue Subscriptions: Digital $15.95, Print $34.95

Amazing Stories



American Mythology Productions and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Arriving in comic shops September 12!

THE MOON MAID #1
(Writer) Christopher Mills (Art) Gabriel Rearte,
(Cover) Mike Wolfer

Deep beneath the crust of the Earth's moon lies a fantastic world of lush, purple vegetation, hideous monsters, the half-human/half-horse Va-gas, and the most incredible, alluring creature in the universe... Nah-ee-lah, the "Moon Maid!"

American Mythology is proud to present Edgar Rice Burroughs' immortal, sci-fi action adventure in comic book form, in all-new adventures that finds Nah-ee-lah a prisoner of the cannibalistic Va-gas, but salvation arrives in the form of two time and space-travelling adventurers from the prehistoric continent of Caspak, "The Land That Time Forgot!"

This thrilling first issue also serves as the second chapter in the "Fear on Four Worlds" saga, which ties Burroughs' greatest fantasy worlds together into one shared universe, including Va-nah (The Moon Maid), Amtor (Carson of Venus), Pellucidar, and Caspak (The Land That Time Forgot). The Moon Maid comes with four covers - Main Cover by Mike Wolfer, Visions of the Moon & B&W Limited Edition Covers by Gabriel Rearte, and a Blank Sketch Edition.


Moon Maid #1 comes with four covers:
Main Pulptastic Cover by Mike Wolfer
Visions of the Moon Cover by
Gabriel Rearte
Limited Edition  Visions of the Moon B&W Cover by Gabriel Rearte
Blank Sketch Cover.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






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

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


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in January!
Coming to comic shops January 30!

THE SHADOW Volume 138: “Murder Mansion” and “Young Men of Death”
The Knight of Darkness journeys from Connecticut to Chicago’s slums and the Alabama bayous in never-reprinted pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, an innocent man is accused of serial slayings perpetrated in an old colonial “Murder Mansion,” and only The Shadow can unmask the real murderer—but which Shadow? Then, the Dark Avenger braves a series of bizarre deathtraps as he investigates the strange disappearances of “Young Men of Death." This collector’s special showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein plus the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with supporting commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-256-8 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
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