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Adventure House - Frank M. Robinson Auctions!
Greetings from Adventure House.  Auction #1 closed with some firsts for us. 
#1 - the most amount of books ever sold in one evening. 
#2 - the most amount of dollars we've ever sold in one evening. 


With nearly $500,000 taken in, the Frank M. Robinson Auction has really started with a bang.  Not all lots met the reserve, and some lots sold were done so after the auction when we offered the high bidder the option to purchase the lot at Frank's reserve price. Yet a good number of lots sold above estimated value, proving...at least to us that, pulp collecting is still a vibrant, rewarding hobby. 


We've posted the prices realized to the auction site, and updated some of the lots to reflect those lots that the high bidder has agreed to purchase, and there are some lots yet to be determined. We received some reports that people thought the auction went through without selling anything, let me put that rumor to rest.  We did pull down the results for a day, to allow the high bidders to determine if they were going to meet the reserve, and as previously reported, have restored those prices realized. Because runs of magazines have been sold in Auction #1, we've almost completed the process of marking those books as SOLD in the other auctions.  If you have found your bids missing, it's because the item has been sold. 

Frank Robinson has expressed his sincere thanks to all those who have viewed, bid and purchased lots in this first auction.  Although we've removed the ability to bid on those items sold in the first auction, from the last 11 on the docket, there is still a boat-load of incredible stuff to bid on.

All auctions, #6 through #12 are currently open and accepting bids.

1) You must be registered to bid.  Please either register, or update your registration by going to the website: www.adventurehouse.com and click on the Auction Logo.  Then click on the link for the first Auction and click on the link 'Click Here to Register to Bid.'  This will allow you to either register for the first time, or update your file, and get your bidder number and password....


2) PLEASE READ THIS IF YOU PLAN ON BIDDING! Our auction site is closer to a live auction, than an eBay auction.  For those lots that receive a bid with less than a minute left, will automatically extend that lot for an additional 3 minutes.  Allowing the under-bidder to rebid if so desired. Another example of our auction being closer to a live auction, is that in a live auction, if you yelled out bid price for an item, the auctioneer will accept that....regardless if auctioneer was looking for a lesser amount.  Therefore if you enter a bid higher than what is called for in 'Next Bid Required', the system will accept that. PLEASE READ OVER THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS: For those auctions that HAVE NOT met their reserve price, a single field listed as 'Your Bid' is visible, allowing you to place in the 'Next Bid Required' price. A scenario could be as follows:

Next Bid Required states - $100, the reserve is $300 and you place a bid for $500, then the accepted bid will be $500, not $300. 

If the reserve has been met, then a second field will be visible under the 'Your Maximum', and this allows you to place a MAX BID allowing our system to bid for you.  A suggested scenario:

Next Bid Required states - $100, place an initial bid of $100, and continue to place subsequent bids based on the Next Bid Required until you reach the reserve price, or at least as high as you'd like to bid.  If you do reach the reserve, then you may place a MAX BID in the 'Your Maximum' bid field, and our system will bid for you.


Please DO NOT place a MAX BID under the YOUR BID field.  It will accept that as your bid price.  If you have made this mistake, please contact us and I'll fix it for you.

3) Searching for an author, or title?  Need to know which auction a certain book is going to be available in?  Well there are several methods you may go about seeking the answers.  a) You may use the search function built into the auction site.  Enter an author name, or a title, or even just a date into the field marked 'Keywords:', make sure the 'Search In' drop-down box is set to 'ALL.'  You can then refine the search by clicking on the drop-down box next to the Keywords field, and choose from among the choices to limit the number of responses.  When the auction site finds all the answers, it will display the item, which auction it's in, and allow you to click on a link to go to that auction and bid.  b)You can also click on the link at the top of every page listed as 'AUCTION INDEX.'  This PDF will allow you to do a search by title, or date, or even allow you to print out all the items, in alphabetical and publication order.

4) For those lots that DO NOT reach reserve price, the high bidder will receive an offer to purchase the lot at the reserve price, plus the 10% BUYERS PREMIUM.

5) All prices at final gavel price, DOES NOT include the BUYERS PREMIUM.  The Buyers Premium and credit card fee [if the invoice is paid by credit card or Paypal] will be added on at the end of the auction.  The initial invoice will not include the cost of shipping, we will add that once we receive your decision on preferred shipping method.

6) Auctions #6 through #12 are currently open and accepting bids.  Each of those future auctions will close at the following dates and times:


Frank M. Robinson Auction #6
March 31, 2012 - 08:00 - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #7
April 13, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #8
April 14, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #9
May 04, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #10
ENDING ON: May 05, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #11
May 18, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #12
May 19, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Hope you will find the pulp of your dreams!

Airship 27 Productions - Now available!
CALL OF SHADOWS by David C. Smith
A MAN OUT OF TIME

Airship 27 Productions is proud to release its fifth book of the year; CALL OF SHADOWS, by well known fantasy adventure writer David C. Smith.  Although known for its novel and anthologies starring classic and new pulp heroes from the 30s, Airship 27 Productions has occasionally ventured beyond that era umbrella.

“Every now and then, a project comes along that totally appeals to us as modern pulp,” Managing Editor Ron Fortier explained.  “This was such a book.  Written with all the sophistication and sensibilities of a 21st Century narrative yet capturing some of the same magic and sense of wonder the classic pulps were famous for.  We’re very excited about this title.”

Restaurant owner Steve Beaudine is killed in a car accident and his beautiful wife, Ava is severely injured.  After months of physical recuperation, she returns to AVA’S with the desire to keep the business going.  But Tony Jasco, her husband’s partner, has plans to sell the eatery and split the profits. Ava adamantly refuses to terminate what had been Steve’s dream.  She is determined to make it work no matter Jasco’s opposition.


Then the mysterious David Ehlert enters her life with a fantastic story, one straight out of a fairy tale.  He claims to be a wizard and that Jasco is trying to have her killed to gain his own ends.  Ava simply can’t believe such a fanciful claim…until they are attacked by magical dark forces.  Suddenly she finds herself the target of a twisted, dark magician and her only salvation is Ehlert, a man claiming to have been born in 1886 but still looking young and fit.

Writer David C. Smith spins a colorful, fast paced thriller that introduces a fascinating new hero in the vein of the classic golden age pulps but with a decidedly modern day twist.  It is the story of a haunted man out of time seeking redemption for past sins in a world of arcane mysteries and magiks.  CALL TO SHADOWS is a masterful thriller by a veteran writer that will keep you on the edge of your chair from start to finish.

The book features a cover painted by Bryan Fowler and designed by Art Director Rob Davis with nine interior illustrations by artist Mark Saxton.  Look for it at Amazon, Airship 27 Productions’ website and soon from www.IndyPlanet.com.

Available now at Amazon’s Create Space
$3 PDF version available at Airship 27 Hangar Site

Airship 27 Productions – Pulps For A New Generation!


Available at:

The Alchemy Press: THE ALCHEMY PRESS BOOK OF PULP HEROES, edited by Mike Chinn
Coming in September!
The Shadow, The Bat, Doc Savage, The Spider; Dashiell Hammett’s Continental Detective Agency; Dusty Ayers & His Battle Birds; Sheena and Ka-Zar. Hard-boiled detectives, sinister vigilantes, bizarre villains – the staple of the Pulp tradition. We want fiction that celebrates (or subverts) that tradition – as well as taking a wild new look at it. Fiction set in the 1930s and 40s, the far future or mythical past, or the present day. Two-fisted heroes – and heroines – fighting for right and justice in the midnight city, foetid jungles or exotic, far-flung lands. Deranged villains for whom the world is never enough.

Sports stories, spy stories, aircraft & zeppelin stories, sea & pirate stories, Westerns, medieval romance, horror, science fiction and fantasy, movies and car racing – there’s no limit.

THE ALCHEMY PRESS BOOK OF PULP HEROES will be a paperback to be published in September 2012, to be followed by an eBook edition. Successful contributors will receive a copy of the book and a £10.00 advance against royalties on publication. We are after original fiction; but reprints will be considered if they are exceptional. No simultaneous submissions. We will only accept electronic submissions as email attachments in standard MS format, .rtf, .doc or .docx. Any submissions included in the body of the email will be rejected unread. The subject line should take the form “Title/author’s name/word count” (i.e. Mastermind of Mars/ ER Burroughs/3,000 words). Contributions must be in the range of 2,000-6,000 words firm, with full contact details on the front page. The submission period runs from April 1st to May 30th 2012. Do no submit outside those dates. No acceptances or rejections will be made until after the deadline; we will endeavour to report back to you six to eight weeks after that. If you have heard nothing after nine weeks you may query at the email address below.

Email all submissions to pulpheroes@saladoth.com

The Alchemy Press: The Paladin Mandates by Mike Chinn - Now available!
So you've read the Damian Paladin story in Dark Horizons 55. Now find out how Damian first met Leigh in the story "Good Evening, Princess". This and another five Paladin stories -- featuring monsters, heroics and biplanes -- are available in THE PALADIN MANDATES by Mike Chinn.

Mixing in generous dollops of The Scorpion, The Shadow and Dominic Fortune, with a childhood fascination for old airplanes, a taste for '30s detective fiction, and the simple desire to tell a creepy tale, resulted in the first Paladin story: "The Death-Wish Mandate" (revised in this book as "I've Got You Under My Skin").

Pulp heroics at its best! How can you resist? The Alchemy Press still has copies available for just £4.00 including p&p in the UK; £6.00 in the EU and £8.00 in the USA and elsewhere.

You can send a cheque or pay via PayPal. Email gatesoffantasy@gmail.com for payment instruction. Or buy via the Oldhaven Books Abe bookstore.

"Ace in the Hole" (see previous post) is a sample story from THE PALADIN MANDATES. Enjoy!

Cover and interior illustrations by Bob Covington.



The Alchemy Press: Sailors of the Skies by Mike Chinn - Now available!

The Alchemy Press has published its first eBook in Kindle format: "Sailors of the Skies" by BFS member Mike Chinn (originally published in Dark Horizonsin 2009). “Mix generous dollops of The Scorpion, The Shadow and Dominic Fortune, a taste for 1930s detective fiction, and the simple desire to tell a creepy tale…”





Altus Press
Coming soon!


Welcome to the Terror Trios series from Altus Press. Each volume in this series will present three novels from the great weird menace pulps from Popular Publications. Dime Mystery Magazine, Terror Tales, and Horror Stories frequently ran lengthy pieces of 20,000 words or more that have sadly been ignored by anthologists due to their length.

This series will present for the first time in book form notable works by authors such as Hugh B. Cave, Wyatt Blassingame, Wayne Rogers and others. Noted horror author and pulp scholar, John Pelan has assembled a series of books that will bring back into print some of the most notable works in the genre. Don’t miss a single volume!
$14.95 each

Altus Press

Spawn of the Flames:
Terror Trios Featuring
Wayne Rogers containing:

Spawn of the Flames
The Devil’s Step-Daughters
The Mummy Pack  Prowls Again
Death Underground:
Terror Trios Featuring
Wyatt Blassingame containing:

Ghouls of the Green Death
We Danced With Death!
Death Underground

Devils in the Dark:
Terror Trios Featuring
Hugh B. Cave containing:

Devils in the Dark
Inn of the Shadow-Creatures
Dark Bondage





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 57: "The Dagger in the Sky," "The Death Lady"
and "The Monkey Suit" - TRIPLE NOVEL SPECIAL
Tarzan's influence on the Man of Bronze is examined in three action-packed adventures by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, a giant "Dagger in the Sky" materializes from thin air and disappears after bizarre murders, leading Doc Savage to a South American war started by Earth's wealthiest men. Then, the Man of Bronze is asked to locate an heiress who disappeared into the Brazilian jungles years earlier. Finally, while attempting to license one of Monk's chemical inventions, Henry Jones comes into possession of "The Monkey Suit" that leads into a strange adventure, narrated in the first person. This triple-novel collector's edition showcases the original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke and Walter Swenson, the classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban and Edd Cartier and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of nine Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-077-9 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
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE SHADOW Volume 59: "The Green Box," "The Getaway Ring"
and "The Crawling Death"
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The Shadow's underworld agents Hawkeye and Cliff Marsland take center stage in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, what is the strange secret of "The Green Box" that is worth human life? The Shadow seeks the deadly secret in a masterpiece of misdirection that introduced aides Hawkeye and Tapper. Then, the Master of Darkness and his underworld operatives investigate "The Getaway Ring," a racket that helps mobsters evade capture via a modern-day "underground railway." BONUS: "The Crawling Death," a lost thriller scripted by radio Shadow Bret Morrison! This instant collector's item reprints the classic color cover paintings by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier, with historical articles by Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-076-2 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
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Astonishing Adventures of Doc Wilde
Now live on Kickstarter!


The “Astonishing Adventures of Doc Wilde” project is now live on Kickstarter, and people are invited to join us on the adventure.

“In a young adult book market crowded with the depressing and the dour, Tim Byrd’s Doc Wilde swings in on a jungle vine to raise the flag high for adventure. Infused with pace, fun, and all the two-fisted action a reader could ask for, Wilde lovingly riffs on situations straight out of the old pulps, even while making them fresh for a new generation.”       — Zack Stentz, screenwriter, Thor, X-Men: First Class

I'm Tim Byrd. The Doc Wilde stories are my tribute to the pulp stories I loved growing up, and still love today. Like The Incredibles or the Indiana Jones films, they are suitable for kids and adults both,  full of action and humor and weird science and occult menace and lots of derring-do.

The Kickstarter project encompasses three Doc Wilde novels, all to be released by year’s end. The books will be available in trade paperback and ebook formats, and will have gorgeous covers and interior illustrations by the great Aussie comic book artist Gary Chaloner. 

Doc Wilde and The Frogs of Doom (previously published by Putnam) will reappear in an improved new edition in June, featuring not only the new artwork inside and out by Gary, but my “author’s cut” preferred edit and a new short Doc Wilde adventure.

In August, we’ll release Doc Wilde and The Mad Skull, the long-awaited second book, in which the Wildes face a mind-blowing mystery and a truly bizarre villain.

In November the third adventure will appear, Doc Wilde and The Dance of the Werewolf, a dark tale featuring lycanthropes and witchcraft. At least two more Doc Wilde adventures will follow in 2013.

(If you follow the links above you can read excerpts from each of the books).

For those unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it’s a patronage system in which creators present something they’d like to do and supporters can pledge funds to help them do it, in return for rewards varying from thank you's to copies of the items created to interactions of various sorts with the creator. The creator posts his intentions and a target amount of money he is trying to raise; if, within the time the Kickstarter runs, enough money is pledged to hit that target, then the Kickstarter succeeds. If the target amount is not met, the Kickstarter has failed and no money is exchanged.


The target for this project is $3,000, covering all three books. That’s a minimum goal, not a maximum; once it’s reached, the Kickstarter continues and people can still get involved. The funds will go toward art, book design, and editing, as well as paying for the writing. Any extra funds will be applied to producing more books.

I’ve come up with reward levels for pledges ranging from $5 for an ebook copy of one of the novels and the supporter’s name on the book’s acknowledgments page, up to $400 for signed limited editions of the books along with a bunch more cool stuff. There are only three slots available at the highest level, and four at the second highest, because they include exclusive one-of-a-kind rewards, so those are first come, first served.

If you’re looking for adventure…it’s time to GO WILDE!

“It’s a true delight…Tim Byrd has taken Doc Savage, added in a pinch of Robert E. Howard, a liberal dose of H.P. Lovecraft, and mixed it all together in a well done, enchanting pastiche of the pulps that will appeal to the adult audience as well as the young adult readers. It is an over the top at times, rip-roaring adventure that returns us to the days of yesteryear and leaves us wanting more.”               —The Baryon Review



Black Dog Books - Coming in late April / May!


Assembled from years three and four of its history, this collection brings together 20 of the best tales that appeared in Adventure, including rarely or never-before reprinted works by Talbot Mundy, Rafael Sabatini, Edgar Wallace, H.D. Couzens, J. Allan Dunn, George Washington Ogden, Stephen Chalmers and others.
The stories, include authors both familiar and forgotten to today's readers, represent historical and modern-set fiction (modern as in circa 1914) in all corners of the globe.

Selected and with an introduction by Doug Ellis.


Included are:
"Orders Gray" by Marion Polk Angellotti [Medieval Italy]
"The Black Violin" by Nevil G. Henshaw [New Orleans]
"The Capture of Lone Bill" by Hapsburg Liebe [Western]
"Paid" by W. Townend [Afghanistan]
"The Shanghaied Policeman" by S.B.H. Hurst [New York]
"In a Righteous Cause" by Talbot Mundy [India]
"Messire Richard" by Warwick Deeping [Medieval England]
"The Word of Borgia" by Raphael Sabatini [Renaissance Italy]
"The Getting of Boh Na-Ghee" by Gordon McCreagh [Burma]
"Clearing a Snarl" by Frederick William Wallace [North Atlantic fishing]
"Down the River" by G.W. Ogden [Colonial Mississippi]
"The Impulsiveness of Black Douglas" by Stephen Chalmers [Northwest Mounties]
"The Chang-Hwa Pearl" by H.D. Couzens [China; South Seas; Hawaii]
"Queen of the Species" by Prince Sarath Ghosh [India]
"The Taking of Peter Pan" by George Brydges Rodney [Mexico; humorous]
"The Sea-Wife's Challenge" by Henry Oyen [Brooklyn; North Atlantic; some fantasy elements]
"A Maker of Wars" by Edgar Wallace [Africa; humorous]
"Safe or Out?" by Hugh S. Fullerton [Ohio; baseball; humorous]
"The Greenstone Mask" by Allan Dunn [South Seas]




Black Dog Books - Coming soon!


Thomas Sigismund Stribling (1881-1965) penned many short works for the periodicals of his day—adventure, satirical, boys adventure, detective and science fiction—which appeared in Everybody's, The Century Magazine, Holland's Magazine, Youth's Companion, American Boy and Adventure. For the later, he is well remembered as the author of a series of detective stories featuring psychologist sleuth Doctor Poggioli.

Ripped from the pages of Adventure are two unreprinted short novels of science fiction, "Web of the Sun" and "The Green Splotches."

But the short story form could not corral the ambitious T.S. Stribling who would win the 1933 Pulizer Prize for the Novel for his work, "The Store."

Cover art by Tom Roberts

With an introduction by Richard A. Moore.

ISBN: 978-1-884449-22-2
Price: $19.95 / Trade paperback / 198 pages




Black Dog Books - Coming soon!


With the backing and resources of the F.B.I. Special Agent James " Duke" Ashby relentlessly battle crime on the front lines!

Included are:
Author's Preface
All in the Cards
Scarlet Hands
Turn On the Heat
Real Smithfield Ham

Two-gun Pawlon
Salome Comes Through
Double Exposure
Jailbait
Satan's Gunsmith
Guiltless Murder
Robbery of Convenience
Blind Date

With an introduction by Paul Bishop, author of the Fay Croker series and 2-time LAPD Detective of the Year.
Cover art by Emery Clarke. First time in book form.


ISBN: 978 -1-884449-27-7
Price: Trade paperback / 192 pages / Price: $19.95 US


Robert R. Mill (1894-1942), newspaper man and court reporter, made a name for himself covering headline-grabbing events such as the Snyder-Gray trail and the Lindbergh kidnapping case. He counted among his friends J. Edgar Hoover and Major John Warner, Superintendant of the New York State Police and interacted with underworld figures Dutch Schultz, "Legs" Diamond, Steve Pawlon and other nefarious characters of the day. Mill died during World War II following a U-Boat scouting expedition.
 


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 172: Bobby Nash's Deadly Games - New!
Bobby Nash joins Art and Ric to talk his latest novel, Deadly Games. This episode we are trying something new. At the end of the interview we will do a spoiler aalert so that everyone who has not read the book will know that everything from then on will be spoilers. If you have read the book and have questions about certain parts, like Ric did, you will now have the answers. If you have not read the book, please stop the podcast when we give out the spoiler alert. This is a book that you will want to reread after hearing the spoiler section.

Episode 171:  Mark Eidemiller
Episode 170:  John Carter & The Lone Ranger
Episode 169: Airship 27 Presents . . .
Episode 168: Fortune McCall 
Episode 167: Gary Lovisi
Episode 166: Coming Attractions
Episode 165: Tim Storm

Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!

THE UNHOLY GODDESS and Other Stories
The Weird Tales of Wyatt Blassingame, Volume III
Wyatt Blassingame


John Pelan introduces this third volume of the strange and violent tales of Wyatt Blassingame, one of the most prolific of the pulpsters.

The stories in this volume are:
The Unholy Goddess, Terror Tales, December 1934
The Horror at his Heels, Horror Stories, August/September 1936
Passion Flower, Terror Tales, September/October 1936
The Moon Drips Blood, Terror Tales, November 1940
The Art That is Learned in Hell, Dime Mystery, March 1937
Slaves of the Tomb Maidens, Dime Mystery, February 1936
The Monster Seeks a Mate, Dime Mystery, April 1937
Her Lover — Death, Horror Stories, January 1935
The Dead Walk, Dime Mystery Magazine, January 1934
Death Blisters, Dime Mystery Magazine, June 1934

290 pages.

$20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
$35 Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"
$45  Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan




Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!
Forgotten Stories: "The Pool of Piranhas," a Spicy Adventure by Robert Leslie Bellem - New!
Forgotten Stories: A FREE Race Williams adventure by Carroll John Daly
Forgotten Books: The Gods of Mars & The Warlord of Mars
Overlooked Films: Princess of Mars (2009)
Art Gallery: Speed Detective
Art Gallery: A Princess of Mars
Forgotten Books: A Princess of Mars
Forgotten Books: The Honest Dealer by Frank Gruber (Illustrated)

DEJAH THORIS & THE WHITE APES OF MARS #1
Arriving in comic shops April 4!
(Writer) Mark Rahner (Art) Lui Antonio
(Cover) Brandon Peterson, Alé Garza (1-in-10)

On the way to an archeological dig at an ancient battle site at the “face” of Mars, Dejah Thoris and her party are stranded. They take shelter in a dead, ancient city -  infested with killer white apes. Hungry ones. The most harrowing horror story in the annals of Barsoom!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99






DRUMS OF FU MANCHU - Coming in early April!
NOW ACCEPTING PREORDERS at $29.95!
The price may increase once this DVD begins shipping!
Transferred from a film master made from the original Republic Pictures Archive print.

REPUBLIC 1940 / 15 Chapters
Directed by: William Witney, John English
Starring: Henry Brandon as Dr. Fu Manchu
William Royle as Sir Nayland Smith
Robert Kellard as Allan Parker

Supporting Cast: Gloria Franklin as Fah Lo Suee, Olaf Hytten as Dr. Petrie, Tom Chatterton as Professor Randolph, Luana Walters as Mary Randolph, Lal Chend Mehra as Sirdar Prahin, George Cleveland as Professor Parker, John Merton as Loki, Dwight Frye as Anderson, John Dilson, Wheaton Chambers, George Pembroke, Guy D'Ennery


THE STORY: The immortal and insidious Doctor Fu Manchu requires artifacts which will lead him to the tomb of Genghis Khan to complete his conquest of Asia, and, subsequently, the world. His gruesome fanged Dacoit slaves help him eliminate anyone who refuses to accommodate his will. In San Angeles, California, he convenes a meeting of the Si-Fan, an international conspiracy which helps him draw up his plans. When archeologist Dr. James Parker is killed so that Fu Manchu can obtain rare scrolls in his possession, his son Allan joins forces with Sir Denis Nayland Smith of the British Foreign Office to avenge his father's death.

TRANSFER QUALITY: This long-lost serial was traded among collectors in terrible quality VHS tape versions for years and has been released on DVD previously only in an edition mastered from an inferior 16mm dupe print. We are pleased to announce that we have been offered the opportunity to release this serial from a transfer created from of the original Republic master print which is of extremely high quality and not washed out or missing detail in dark areas. The original film was created in the 1970s from the Republic Pictures 35mm original print or negative, we're not sure which. The picture quality is spectacular, however, though the image quality is slightly higher than that of an average DVD, the resolution achieved in the new digital transfer will not make a potential Blu-Ray release look substantially different enough from a DVD to call for one so the release will be on standard DVD only.


E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
There is no new Shadow review this week.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Tourist Rooms" by Karl Detzer from SHORT STORIES, April 25, 1936
The first arrival was the lady with $30,000 cash in her brief case; but that was only the beginning of the story of the events in the tourist rooms.
"Cyanide and Old Lace" by Emil Petaja from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, April, 1945
Spooky was the word for the ancient mansion Roger Kent's aunt lived in. And deadly became the description when that mystery relative was poisoned. Because it certainly looked as if the next ghost to haunt that house would be that of Roger Kent himself!


Frank R. Paul Art Book - Coming September 11!
Hardcover: 120 pages
ISBN-10: 1613772777
ISBN-13: 978-1613772775


FROM THE SHADOWS  - Now available!
By Patrick Thomas & John French

In a bygone era, criminals owned the city but there were those willing to put on a costume to fight evil and corruption. Avenging the death of love ones, they fight in the night for those who cannot defend themselves. The Nightmare put on his mask to settle the score for his chauffeur's murdered daughter. The Pink Reaper donned her costume and gadgets to bring her uncle's killers to justice.. And Nemesis, the daughter of night herself, fights both the evil in this world and her own missing memory. Together and separately they battle for those the system has forgotten or is simply powerless to stop, that is until Zeus, the king of the gods who stole Nemesis's memories, come back to finish the job and destroy anyone who dares stand in his way.


ISBN 978-1-937051-22-8
Published by Dark Quest, LLC
137 Pages
Price $12.95





Fu-Manchu: Daughter of Fu-Manchu - Coming September 18!

Across the sands of Egypt, Nayland Smith pursues Fah Lo Suee, the deadly daughter of Fu-Manchu. Possessed of all her father's subversive secrets and driven by his unquenchable thirst for power, she has pillaged the tomb of the Black Ape for the key to its ancient mysteries - and therefore leadership over all the evil cults of the East. No one can stop her - except perhaps Fu-Manchu himself!

Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN-10: 0857686062
ISBN-13: 978-0857686060

$9.95




Haffner Press - Now available!
Prior to his marriage to fellow science-fantasy writer Catherine L. Moore in 1940, Henry Kuttner wrote stories of Lovecraftian horror, weird-menace “shudder” tales, and thrilling adventure stories. But he also wrote blood-n-thunder Space Opera stories in the vein of Edmond Hamilton (one of young Kuttner’s favorite authors) told with a rough-edge style similar to Kuttner’s protege Leigh Brackett.

THUNDER IN THE VOID is a massive collection of 16 vintage Space Opera stories selected from classic pulp magazines such as Weird Tales, Marvel Science Stories, Astonishing Stories, Super Science Stories, Super-Detective, and of course, Planet Stories. Most of the these are appearing in book form for the first time. An added bonus, Haffner Press is pleased to include anunpublished story by Kuttner, “The Interplanetary Limited.”

Award-winning author (and the only writer to stage a live performance of a Kuttner Space Opera story) Mike Resnick contributes an introduction reflecting on his admiration for stories by Kuttner (and Moore).


Introduction by Mike Resnick
Cover Art by Norman Saunders
ISBN-13 9781893887534
600+ pp. Hardcover



THE JAMES BOND OMNIBUS VOLUME 3
Arriving in book stores April 3!
(Writer) Ian Fleming & Various

The daring James Bond is back in a definitive, value for money bumper edition collecting the first period of Jim Lawrence's celebrated run in comic strip form! Includes seven of Bond's most thrilling and dangerous missions: The Harpies, River of Death, The Golden Ghost, Fear Face, Double Jeopardy, Starfire, and Kingley Amis' controversial post-Fleming story, Colonel Sun.

Softcover, 7.5x9, 272 pages, B&W, $19.95



Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan - Coming September 18!
It’s set in 1912 and it’s fiction, so I suppose it could be considered historical fiction.  But it was written (with the full authorization and support of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Estate) as a Tarzan classic.  It's the first novel in the ERB Tarzan franchise to be penned by a woman, and the first of the series written from Jane’s point of view.  It crosses several genres (adventure, sci-fi/fantasy, romance, and women’s literature), but at its heart it is, like all my other books, the story of a strong, fabulous woman who stands tall under extraordinary circumstances."

Robin Maxwell (Author)
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN-10: 0765333589
ISBN-13: 978-0765333582

$25.99



John Pelan Presents: Classics of Science Fiction - Now available!

A NICHE IN TIME and Other Stories
The Best of William F. Temple, Volume I
John Pelan's CLASSICS OF SF AND FANTASY, Volume IV

In this fourth book in the Classics of SF and Fantasy series, John Pelan presents the best short stories of William F. Temple. Mike Ashley introduces the author and his works and John provides an Afterword. read Mike's introduction and you'll see why William F. Temple deserves to be revived after all these years.

The stories in this volume are:
Four-Sided Triangle, Amazing Stories, November 1939
The Green Car, Science Fantasy, June 1957
The Legend of Ernie Deacon, Analog, March 1965
Brief Encounter, Nebula, #25
The Smile of the Sphinx, Worlds Beyond, December 1950
Uncle Buno, Science Fantasy, #16 November 1955
A Niche in Time, Analog, May 1964
The Whispering Gallery, Fantastic Universe October/November 1953
Double Trouble, Science Fantasy, Winter 1951/1952
The Two Shadows, Startling Stories, March 1951
Pawn in Revolt, Nebula #4 1953
The Undiscovered Country, Nebula, October 1958
Forget Me Not, Other Worlds, September 1950
Conditioned Reflex, Other Worlds
Testimony, Interzone, November 1992


298 pages.
$20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
$35 Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"
$45  Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan



John Pelan Presents: Classics of Science Fiction - Now available!

THE TWO SUNS OF MORCALI and Other Stories
The Best of Evelyn E. Smith, Volume I
John Pelan's CLASSICS OF SF AND FANTASY, Volume V

Not many women joined in the adventure of writing for the SF digests in the 1950s but one stood out: Evelyn E. Smith. In his introduction, SF and Horror scholar/author John Pelan places her in the pantheon of those early pioneers of thoughtful speculative fiction.

The stories in this volume are:
The Venus Trap, Galaxy June 1956
Dragon Lady, Beyond #10 1955
Helpfully Yours, Galaxy February 1955

The Lady from Aldebaran, Fantastic Universe March 1957
The Hardest Bargain, Galaxy June 1957
Not Fit for Children, Galaxy May 1953
Jack of No Trades, Galaxy October 1955
Once a Greech, Galaxy April 1957
Tea Tray in the Sky, Galaxy September 1952
Collector’s Item, Galaxy December 1954
The Blue Tower, Galaxy February1958
The Two Suns of Morcali, Fantastic Universe July 1958

308 pages

Available Editions
    $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
    $35 Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"
    $45  Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan




Jur: A Story of Pre Dawn Earth - Now available!
by Tom Johnson & James Reasoner
Now available from Amazon Kindle, $3.99

The giant saber-toothed cat continued its pursuit of Odette as she tripped and fell. Aaron moved forward on his unsteady perch and suddenly felt his balance desert him. He stumbled sideways off the high limb, directly into the path of the bounding saber-tooth!

Through the high thrills of adventure and the adrenalin-pumping lows of terror, two young people lost in a prehistoric world must unite in their fight to survive – and find a love like no other!




THE LONE RANGER #4 - Arriving in comic shops April 4!
Writer: Ande Parks; Artist: Esteve Polls
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

Tonto and Lone Ranger set out to stop a deadly string of train robberies. Now, Tonto has been left for dead at the bottom of a ravine, and The Lone Ranger faces a noose at the hands of a maniacal sheriff in bizarre small town called Utopia. In short, the two greatest heroes of the old West are in a tight spot. As the epic Hard Country arc continues, Tonto must face down both death in the desert and his own, painful past as he struggles to make his way to Lone Ranger before the gallows lever is pulled.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99






Merkabah Rider Tales of a High Planes Drifter - Now available!
Edward M. Erdelac  (Author), Tim Marquitz (Editor), Cinsearae Santiago (Illustrator)

The last of an ancient order of Jewish mystics capable of extraplanar travel, The Merkabah Rider roams the demon haunted American West of 1879 in search of the renegade teacher who betrayed his enclave. But as the trail grows fresher, shadows gather, and The Hour Of The Incursion draws near... Four novella episodes in one book.

In a town hungry for blood, the Rider encounters a cult of Molech worshippers bent on human sacrifice('The Blood Libel'). A murderous, possessed gunman descends upon a mountain town, and only the Rider stands in his way ('Hell's Hired Gun'). A powerful ju ju man with powers rivalling the Rider's own holds a fledgling Mexican boomtown in his sway ('The Dust Devils'). Finally the Rider faces the Queen of Demons and a bordello full of antedelluvian succubi ('The Nightjar Women').


Paperback: 294 pages
Publisher: Damnation Books
ISBN-10: 161572060X
ISBN-13: 978-1615720606
Product Dimensions: 5 x 8 x 0.7 inches





Moonstone Books: Honey West #5 - Arriving in comic shops April 4!
Story: Elaine Lee
Art: Ronn Sutton, Colors: Ken Wolak
Covers: Marat Mychaels

The ALL NEW adventures of the first female private eye continue!

Join Vertigo’s (“Vamps”) writer Elaine Lee for the conclusion of “Murder on Mars” as Honey goes undercover on the set of the sci-fi film Amazons of Mars to investigate the mysterious death of Zu Zu Varga, queen of the B-movies. It looks like murder, but who had motive? Was it the scheming ingénue, the down-on-his luck director, the jealous agent, or the ageing teen heartthrob? Robots, aliens and murder in 1960s CA!


32 pages, color, $3.99




Mystery*File - Now online!
Reviewed by Walker Martin: FREDERICK NEBEL – The Complete Casebook of Cardigan, Volume 1 - New!
Movie Commentary by Walker Martin: JOHN CARTER (2012)
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING: My Favorite Magazines, by Walker Martin
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING: My Favorite Magazines, by Walker Martin
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING:Is Completism Fatal? by Walker Martin
Pulp Writer VICTOR MAXWELL, Part 2, by Terry Sanford

Off-Trail Publications
Now available!
Queen of the Gangsters: Volume 1: Broadwalk Empire
Stories by Margie Harris
Introduction by David Bischoff


Margie Harris was the first woman hardboiled crime fiction writer in history. She wrote some of the toughest, roughest, most remorseless stories to be found in ’30s gangster pulps like Gangland Stories, Racketeer Stories and Mobs. Her avid readers questioned whether she could even be a woman. Who is this “Margie Harris”? they wondered aloud. Who is this frail who cracks wise from the inside?

I’m “just another twist,” she told them—a woman of mystery then—a woman of mystery now. She palled around with the death-row doomed and the Chicago underworld. She may have been a newswoman; may have worked in the law. One point was not in doubt. She slammed her typewriter like a machine gun, mowing down good guys and bad guys alike; shooting them, knifing them, blowing them up—lacing her prose with metaphysical commentary on the destinations of their damned souls.

Tough. Rough. Hardboiled. Through the explosive stories of Margie Harris we savor the meeting of fist and flesh, the clatter of machine guns, the stench of gas fumes from sleek Packards barreling down city streets, the bitterness of bootleg hooch, the glory of sin. A violent symphony of hot jazz.


In an age when gangsters were royalty, Margie Harris was their queen.

This inaugural anthology of her work collects eight explosive stories, an introduction by David Bischoff, and a bio of Margie Harris.

David Bischoff is a New York Times bestselling  author, editor and script writer whose credits include the classic fantasy series, The Gaming Magi, and work on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He teaches in an MFA program at Seton Hill University.


6x9-inch perfect bound; 234 pages, $18.00

Check or Money Order to:
Off-Trail Publications
2036 Elkhorn Rd.
Castroville, CA 95012
Or:
PayPal: offtrail@redshift.com

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.

Paperback Parade - Now available!
I have been asked many times to put together a list of available back issues of Paperback Parade, so here it is. If you want to see the cover of any available issue you can view them at my web site: www.gryphonbooks.com. Just click on the "Paperback Parade" button on the Main Menu of the hope page.

I've been publishing Paperback Parade now for over 25 years, since 1986! It is the world's leading and longest-running magazine on vintage and collectable paperbacks of all kinds and covers books from all nations. Each 100-page issue, with full-color covers, is loaded with articles and interviews on collectable authors and artists along with information you'll find no where else on rare paperbacks and fascinating series, and often outrageous cover art from the US and other countries, with many of the best covers shown. Paperback Parade is published 3-4 times per year.

All current and back issues listed below are $10 each (USD) + postage.
Postage rates: from 1-5 issues in USA: via Media Mail $3; via Priority Mail $6, six or more issues 50 cents each additional issue.
Foreign orders please inquire on postage rates.
All issues are in Fine or in "as new" condition, but some issues are in low supply, so please list alternates if possible.

You can also subscribe to Paperback Parade, all subscriptions begin with the next issue:
--- A 4-issue Subscription in the US is only $35 mailed First Class Mail.
--- A 4-issue subscription to Canada is only $45 (USD) mailed First Class.
--- A 4-issue subscription to all other countries is $55 (USD) mailed Air Mail.

All issues are also listed for sale on ABEbooks, Alibris and Biblio but can also be ordered directly from me using VISA or Mastercard (or with a check in USD drawn on a US bank) via my web site through my email address at: gryphonbooks@att.net, (card info best in 2-3 emails), or to my mailing address:
Gryphon Books, PO Box 280209, Brooklyn, NY 11228, USA.


Peril Press - More new Kindle titles are now available!
Tunnel of the Apes [Illustrated] (Bazarada the Magician) by Sax Rohmer
The Awakening of John Walters by Herman Cyril McNeile and Sapper
Don't Fence Me Out (A Michael Shayne Mystery) by Brett Halliday
Tough Little Girl [Illustrated] by Norvell Page
Zorro Raids A Caravan [Illustrated] by Johnston McCulley
Guilt-Edged Blonde (Lew Archer) by John Ross MacDonald


Pro Se Productions: THE PULPTRESS - Coming in April!

Scheduled for April and POSSIBLY out in time for Pulp Ark 2012, is a collection of Pro Se's and New Pulp's own spokes model and New Pulp Heroine, THE PULPTRESS! With stories penned by Ron Fortier, Terry Alexander, Andrea Judy, Erwin K. Roberts, and Tommy Hancock, this digest will be the debut of The Pulptress! And just for the occasion premiere artist Mitch Foust has rendered an unbelievably excellent cover for THE PULPTRESS VOLUME ONE!




PulpWork Press: Lost Tribes of the Dire Planet - Now available!
By Joel Jenkins
Lost Tribes of the Dire Planet is now available in hard copy and you can find it in two places.  Amazon carries it for $15.95 or now through the end of April 2012 you can pick it up at the Pulp Work Press website for $11.95 by entering the semi-secret code of 5YRZ6A8W.

Also, pick up Lost Tribes of the Dire Planet in Kindle or Epub/Nook formats for just $3.99.


Stranded Astronaut Garvey Dire finds himself in a heap of trouble when an ancient sect of assassins emerges from the icy depths of Velnibus to join with a lost tribe of spider worshipers who are immune to the edge of the steel sword.  Together, these deadly enemies hatch a plot which may result in the extinction of Garvey's adopted tribe.  Lost Tribes of the Dire Planet is a sword and science fiction extravaganza in the tradition of John Carter Warlord of Mars.

"Over the many years since Burroughs created his interplanetary pulp classics there have been dozens of imitators who have attempted to recapture the magic he wielded, but none has ever come as close as Jenkins with the Dire Planet books.  These books rock!" - Ron Fortier, Pulp Fiction Reviews

PulpWork Press 2012
ISBN: 9780615592954
Author: Joel Jenkins
Cover art: MD Jackson
Cover design: Damon Orrell
Pages: 354


QUEEN SONJA #28 - Arriving in comic shops April 4!
Writer: Luke Lieberman; Artist: Milton Estevam
Cover: Frank Martin (50%), Lucio Parrillo (50%)

Koliostri strikes, Xander and Melea in his dungeons the wizard unleashes his zealous minions and wreaks havoc across the land, striking at the heart of the empire. Sonja must grapple with a foe that worships death, and gives blood freely to their cause.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99







Rough Edges - Now online!
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Western Action, March 1941 - New!
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Frontier Stories, Spring 1950
Forgotten Books: Curse of the Mandarin's Fan - Brant House (G.T. Fleming-Roberts)
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Dime Western, September 1934
Forgotten Books: Texas Shall Be Free! - H. Bedford-Jones
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Texas Rangers, February 1958
Forgotten Books: Bowie Knife - H. Bedford-Jones
Tuesday's Overlooked Movies and TV: Jungle Jim
Seekers of the Glittering Fetish: The Complete Adventures of Armless O'Neil, Volume 1 - Dan Cushman






Coming soon!

AT THE EARTH'S CORE
The dramatic descent of "The Iron Mole" as reenacted by artist Jamie Chase for the new graphic novel of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic sci-fi adventure, AT THE EARTH'S CORE. Written by Martin Powell and authorized by ERB, Inc. From Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Jamie Chase.

KING SOLOMON'S MINES
More stunning Pablo Marcos pages from KING SOLOMON'S MINES, coming from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse. Written by Mark Ellis. Illustrated by Pablo Marcos. Artwork © Pablo Marcos.
 



Tarzan: A Century of Greystoke - Coming October 2!
Scott Tracy Griffin (Author)

Celebrating one hundred years of Tarzan, Titan Books presents the only official commemorative illustrated history of this worldwide phenomenon. To celebrate the Lord of the Jungle's 100th birthday, internationally-acclaimed Edgar Rice Burroughs expert Scott Tracy Griffin presents the ultimate review of a century of Tarzan. Lavishly illustrated and with fascinating insight into every element of Burroughs' extraordinary legacy - from his first writings to the latest stage musical - this is a visual treasure trove of classic comic strip, cover art, movie stills, and rare ephemera.

From the first publication of the smash hit Tarzan of the Apes, Burroughs' ape man captured the hearts and the imaginations of adults and children across the globe, whether by written word, moving image, comic strip or radio. Each of the 24 original novels and the many varied appearances on stage, screen and in print receive a detailed commentary, illustrated with some of the most evocative and beautiful artworks, illustrations and photographs, many rarely seen in print before.

With features on Korak, Jane, Tantor and Cheetah, plus their innumerable friends, foes and exotic adventures, this is an amazing collection of all things Tarzan and a vital addition to any Tarzan-lover's library.


Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN-10: 1781161690
ISBN-13: 978-1781161692

$39.95


Tarzan of the Apes & Other Tales: A Centenary Edition - Coming in June!
Edgar Rice Burroughs

''Tarzan of the Apes and other stories'' is a beautifully produced omnibus of the first six Tarzan novels, in the style of Gollancz's COMPLETE CHRONICLES OF CONAN and H P Lovecraft collections.

This volume contains 'Tarzan of the Apes', 'The Return of Tarzan', 'The Beasts of Tarzan', 'The Son of Tarzan', 'Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar' and 'Jungle Tales of Tarzan'

Abandoned to his fate when his English parents die in the African jungle, a baby boy is rescued and reared by a loving ape foster mother. Conquering the savage laws of the wilderness, Tarzan grows into a mighty warrior and becomes leader of his tribe of apes until he encounters, for the first time, his own kind - humans. An expedition of white treasure hunters has entered his jungle kingdom, accompanied by the beautiful Jane Porter. Tarzan's primitive heart is struck and he determines to become civilized in order to win her. But will the charms of this charming and cultured young woman overcome when the spirit of his wild nature beckons


Hardcover: 800 pages
Publisher: Gollancz; (21 Jun 2012)
ISBN-10: 0575129166
ISBN-13: 978-0575129160



        Amazon.com.uk    


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.

Wilhelm von Scholz (1874-1969) - New!
Earl Leaston Bell (1895-1972) - New!
N.J. O'Neail (1898-1972)
N.J. O'Neail (1898-?)
Arthur Styron (1891-1958)
Edgar Rice Burroughs and Weird Tales
Bodo Wildberg (1862-1942)
Drury D. Sharp (1886-1960)
Kadra Maysi (1890-1969)
Grover Brinkman (1903-1999)




23 March 2012

Adventure House - Now available!
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE - June 1940, 112 pages, $14.95
The Phantom Hits Murder Steel by Robert Wallace
"Death, Destruction and Sabotage in the great invincible steel mills follow in the wake of a fiendish murder mob—and an industrial secret of vast importance is the hub of a baffling mystery! Follow Richard Curtis Van Loan as he smashes through to the solution of an amazing case..."
THRILLING ADVENTURES - June 1933, 128 pages, $14.95
Riley of the Bengal Lancers by Lt. Scott Morgan
"A thrill-packed novel of native fighting men in wild charges, with plunging steeds and zipping bullets"
Conrad the Cruel by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
While Chapei Burned by Arthur J. Burks
The Coiled Raja by Perley Poore Sheehan
The Maffia Doom by Rex Sherrick
The Yellow Cat by Jack D'Arcy
Stolen Battleships by Allan K. Echols
The Prowling Creature [Pt 3] by Capt. Kerry McRoberts

STAR DETECTIVE - July 1936, 128 pages, $14.95
Lady Killer by Donald Barr Chidsey
"A telephone tip turns out to be an invitation to a bullet shower for a couple of dicks."
Snake Ride by Eugene Cunningham
Shadow In Blood by Richard Warmser
Private Steal by James Hall
Smuggle-Proof by Donald Northwood
Coffin Needed by John Carlisle
Direct Action by T.K. Hawley






Adventure House - Now available!
HIGH ADVENTURE #123: Ki-Gor Double Issue
Flame-Priestess of Carthage by John Peter Drummond
The Monkey Men of Lobo-Gola by John Peter Drummond

7x10
112 pages
Cover Artist: George Gross

$9.95




Adventure House - Frank M. Robinson Auctions!
Greetings from Adventure House.  Auction #1 closed with some firsts for us. 
#1 - the most amount of books ever sold in one evening. 
#2 - the most amount of dollars we've ever sold in one evening. 


With nearly $500,000 taken in, the Frank M. Robinson Auction has really started with a bang.  Not all lots met the reserve, and some lots sold were done so after the auction when we offered the high bidder the option to purchase the lot at Frank's reserve price. Yet a good number of lots sold above estimated value, proving...at least to us that, pulp collecting is still a vibrant, rewarding hobby. 


We've posted the prices realized to the auction site, and updated some of the lots to reflect those lots that the high bidder has agreed to purchase, and there are some lots yet to be determined. We received some reports that people thought the auction went through without selling anything, let me put that rumor to rest.  We did pull down the results for a day, to allow the high bidders to determine if they were going to meet the reserve, and as previously reported, have restored those prices realized. Because runs of magazines have been sold in Auction #1, we've almost completed the process of marking those books as SOLD in the other auctions.  If you have found your bids missing, it's because the item has been sold. 

Frank Robinson has expressed his sincere thanks to all those who have viewed, bid and purchased lots in this first auction.  Although we've removed the ability to bid on those items sold in the first auction, from the last 11 on the docket, there is still a boat-load of incredible stuff to bid on.

All auctions, #6 through #12 are currently open and accepting bids.

1) You must be registered to bid.  Please either register, or update your registration by going to the website: www.adventurehouse.com and click on the Auction Logo.  Then click on the link for the first Auction and click on the link 'Click Here to Register to Bid.'  This will allow you to either register for the first time, or update your file, and get your bidder number and password....


2) PLEASE READ THIS IF YOU PLAN ON BIDDING! Our auction site is closer to a live auction, than an eBay auction.  For those lots that receive a bid with less than a minute left, will automatically extend that lot for an additional 3 minutes.  Allowing the under-bidder to rebid if so desired. Another example of our auction being closer to a live auction, is that in a live auction, if you yelled out bid price for an item, the auctioneer will accept that....regardless if auctioneer was looking for a lesser amount.  Therefore if you enter a bid higher than what is called for in 'Next Bid Required', the system will accept that. PLEASE READ OVER THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS: For those auctions that HAVE NOT met their reserve price, a single field listed as 'Your Bid' is visible, allowing you to place in the 'Next Bid Required' price. A scenario could be as follows:

Next Bid Required states - $100, the reserve is $300 and you place a bid for $500, then the accepted bid will be $500, not $300. 

If the reserve has been met, then a second field will be visible under the 'Your Maximum', and this allows you to place a MAX BID allowing our system to bid for you.  A suggested scenario:

Next Bid Required states - $100, place an initial bid of $100, and continue to place subsequent bids based on the Next Bid Required until you reach the reserve price, or at least as high as you'd like to bid.  If you do reach the reserve, then you may place a MAX BID in the 'Your Maximum' bid field, and our system will bid for you.


Please DO NOT place a MAX BID under the YOUR BID field.  It will accept that as your bid price.  If you have made this mistake, please contact us and I'll fix it for you.

3) Searching for an author, or title?  Need to know which auction a certain book is going to be available in?  Well there are several methods you may go about seeking the answers.  a) You may use the search function built into the auction site.  Enter an author name, or a title, or even just a date into the field marked 'Keywords:', make sure the 'Search In' drop-down box is set to 'ALL.'  You can then refine the search by clicking on the drop-down box next to the Keywords field, and choose from among the choices to limit the number of responses.  When the auction site finds all the answers, it will display the item, which auction it's in, and allow you to click on a link to go to that auction and bid.  b)You can also click on the link at the top of every page listed as 'AUCTION INDEX.'  This PDF will allow you to do a search by title, or date, or even allow you to print out all the items, in alphabetical and publication order.

4) For those lots that DO NOT reach reserve price, the high bidder will receive an offer to purchase the lot at the reserve price, plus the 10% BUYERS PREMIUM.

5) All prices at final gavel price, DOES NOT include the BUYERS PREMIUM.  The Buyers Premium and credit card fee [if the invoice is paid by credit card or Paypal] will be added on at the end of the auction.  The initial invoice will not include the cost of shipping, we will add that once we receive your decision on preferred shipping method.

6) Auctions #6 through #12 are currently open and accepting bids.  Each of those future auctions will close at the following dates and times:


Frank M. Robinson Auction #6
March 31, 2012 - 08:00 - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #7
April 13, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #8
April 14, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #9
May 04, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #10
ENDING ON: May 05, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #11
May 18, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #12
May 19, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Hope you will find the pulp of your dreams!

Altus Press
Coming in April!

Doc Savage in THE INFERNAL BUDDAH


Over at the Joe DeVito/Devito Artworks Facebook page,
Joe has posted the pencil sketch and color rough for this masterpiece.
Check it out!





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in May!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 59: "Pirate Isle" and "The Speaking Stone"
The pulp era's greatest superman returns in interconnected pulp thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men travel to "Pirate Isle" to rescue Johnny Littlejohn from the master criminal, Lord London. Then, the action continues as Doc Savage uncovers a lost civilization as he searches for the strange secret behind "The Speaking Stone" that speaks with the missing Monk Mayfair's voice. This double-novel collector's edition features both classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of nine Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-081-6 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95
DOC SAVAGE Volume 59 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121434. 

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
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in May!
THE SHADOW Volume 61: "The Triple Trail" and "Murder Genius"
The Master of Darkness battles supercrime in thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the Master of Darkness follows "The Triple Trail" that could lead to a million-dollar art treasure, in one of Walter Gibson's all-time greatest masterpieces of misdirection! Then, The Shadow attempts to rescue his loyal agent from the clutches of the "Murder Genius" in Theodore Tinsley's violent sequel to "The Prince of Evil." This instant collector's item showcases the original color covers by Graves Gladney and George Rozen plus the classic interior illustrations by legendary illustrators Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier, with historical commentary by Will Murray. BONUS: a thrilling adventure of Police Commissioner James Gordon, a.k.a. The Whisperer! (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-080-9 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95
THE SHADOW Volume 61 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121435. 

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
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Beb Books - Now available!
Secret Agent X: THE MURDER BRAIN

Weird white crosses were splashed upon the sidewalks of a terror-ridden city. And under each cross lay a man murdered without a motive. Agent X, the man of a thousand faces, set out to meet the murder master whose face was known only to the dead.

The Murder Brain, the 31st Secret Agent X adventure reprinted by Beb Books.
60 pages plus $5.00 postage.

Beb Books are printed on 8.5 x 11 inch paper, side stapled with a color cover and all illustrations from the original publication (if there are any). Beb Books are set in new type for easy reading.

My website is over a year out of date.
But I can send you a brief catalog of what we've reprinted.
Just write to beb01@sprynet.com and ask for a catalog.
Have a question? Write to me at beb01@sprynet.com.

To order, send check or money order (sorry, no Paypal) made payable to Brian Earl Brown to:

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 171:  Mark Eidemiller - New!
Mark Eidemiller joins the Book Cave crew to chat about his Bronze Saga that recently concluded.

Episode 170:  John Carter & The Lone Ranger
Episode 169: Airship 27 Presents . . .
Episode 168: Fortune McCall 
Episode 167: Gary Lovisi
Episode 166: Coming Attractions
Episode 165: Tim Storm

Collecting Fantasy Art  by Robert Weinberg - Chapter 12 is now online!
Collecting Fantasy Art is a series of articles by Bob Weinberg who owns one of the finest collections of original science fiction and fantasy art in the world.  
Collecting Fantasy Art #12: Secrets of New Jersey -- Part 2, Three Unusual Trips - New!
Collecting Fantasy Art #11: Secrets of New Jersey -- Part 1, Two Visits
Collecting Fantasy Art #10: A Party and Some Sales
Collecting Fantasy Art #9: Darrell and Sam, Two Famous Collectors
Collecting Fantasy Art #8: Sam and the Scientologists
Collecting Fantasy Art #7: Susan and Betsy  
Collecting Fantasy Art #6: An Art Potpourri  
Collecting Fantasy Art #5: Lail, It Rhymes with Gail
Collecting Fantasy Art #4: Art Mania!  
Collecting Fantasy Art #3: Meet Marty G.
Collecting Fantasy Art #2: Aces and Earls
Collecting Fantasy Art #1: Starting at Zero

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #5 - Coming in June!
Brian Wood (Writer), James Harren (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Brian Wood and James Harren turn up the intensity in "The Argos Deception" Part 2!

Conan's pirate days may already be over! Captured for his past crimes in Messantia, the Cimmerian faces public execution before a mob baying for his blood. But will he really lose his head—or is it all part of Bêlit's plan?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale June 13

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #5 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR120032. 


CONAN THE BARBARIAN 2013 WALL CALENDAR - Coming in August!
Created by pulp fiction writer Robert E. Howard in 1932, Conan the Barbarian is one of the most iconic heroes in all of pop culture, inspiring novels, comic books, television series, films, role-playing games, and video games. Whether to rescue maidens from savage monsters or defeat evil kings and mad wizards, the world needs a hero like Conan.

Wall Calendar, 12x12, 24 pages, Full Color    SRP: $13.99


Calendar: 24 pages
Publisher: Universe Publishing
ISBN-10: 0789325284
ISBN-13: 978-0789325280

CONAN 2013 WALL CALENDAR is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121466. 

CONAN: THE DAUGHTERS OF MIDORA AND OTHER STORIES TP 
Coming in August!

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti, Ron Marz, Timothy Truman, Ben Truman and Michael Avon Oeming, art by Michael Avon Oeming, Mark Texeira, Bart Sears and Marian Churchland, covers by Mark Texeira and Marian Churchland.

In addition to a brand-new story by Michael Avon Oeming (Rapture, Powers), this volume sees Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex) and Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider) introduce readers to the daughters of Midora, Ron Marz (Green Lantern) and Bart Sears (The Helm) visit the Island of No Return, and Tim Truman (King Conan: The Scarlet Citadel) and Marian Churchland (Elephantmen) provide a breathtaking yarn of their own! A must-buy for any Conan fan! Collects Conan and the Daughters of Midora, Conan: Island of No Return #1 & #2, and stories from MySpace Dark Horse Presents #11 and USA Today.

120 pages, $14.99, in stores on August 15.


CONAN: THE DAUGHTERS OF MIDORA is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR120033. 


CONAN VOLUME 12: THRONE OF AQUILONIA HC 
Coming in August!

Written by Roy Thomas, penciled by Mike Hawthorne and Dan Panosian, inked by John Lucas and Dan Panosian, colored by Dan Jackson, cover by Aleksi Briclot.

Conan finds himself wrapped up in a plot to unseat the king of Aquilonia as his journey down the Road of Kings concludes. But when everything goes wrong, the Cimmerian and his coconspirators become lost in the catacombs beneath the city, surrounded by zombies and monstrous insects, all while civil war brews above their heads! Collects Conan: Road of Kings #7-#12.

152 pages, $24.99, in stores on August 1.


CONAN VOLUME 12 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR10034. 



Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!
Forgotten Stories: A FREE Race Williams adventure by Carroll John Daly - New!
Forgotten Books: The Gods of Mars & The Warlord of Mars
Overlooked Films: Princess of Mars (2009)
Art Gallery: Speed Detective
Art Gallery: A Princess of Mars
Forgotten Books: A Princess of Mars
Forgotten Books: The Honest Dealer by Frank Gruber (Illustrated)

DEJAH THORIS & THE WHITE APES OF MARS #3
Coming in June!
(Writer) Mark Rahner (Art) Lui Antonio
(Cover) Brandon Peterson, Alé Garza (1-in-10)


First they killed and ate her crew. Then her best friends. Now Dejah Thoris is the only person left trapped in the ancient dead city, and the ravenous white apes want her. The suspense and action crank up yet another notch as the princess fights desperately to survive – with a ship full of unwitting children on the way!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


DEJAH THORIS & THE WHITE APES OF MARS #3 is solicited in the
April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121039.   



Dime Novel Castle
Old King Brady's Great Reward Or, The Haselhurst Secret
By A New York Detective

This is issue #3 in the Old King Brady dime novel series.
Published in The New York Detective Library on January 9, 1886.

Old King Brady really has his hands full this time.  Wall Street banker, Thomas Birnie, has been murdered outside New York city, in the library of Haselhurst, his opulent New York mansion.  The library has been locked from the inside, the windows have been bolted likewise, no one has entered the room from the chimney--or escaped from it, either, and yet Mr. Birnie has been stabbed to death.  Old King Brady takes on the case because of the prominence of the victim, and he investigates every clue with his customary thoroughness.  But he gets more than he bargained for when he is attacked by ghosts at midnight and encounters Birney's walking corpse, and before it is all over he is nearly burned alive.  A good old dark house mystery that should thoroughly satisfy.


Download this Rare Manuscript in Adobe PDF Format for $9.95
Order a Print-On-Demand Softcover Book for $14.95 + $3 S&H



Also available!

Fighting Against Millions; or, The Detective in the Jewel Caves of Kurm - Original Nick Carter Novel #3 by John Russell Coryell
Published in Street and Smith's, New York Weekly over a year after "A  Wall Street Haul" as a serial, in 17 parts,
from September 29, to January 19, 1889.

A Wall Street Haul; Or, A Bold Stroke For A Fortune - Original Nick Carter Novel #2 By John Russell Coryell
Published in Street and Smith's, New York Weekly, for 15 weeks, between March 2 and June 18, 1887.

The Old Detective’s Pupil; Or, The Mysterious Crime of Madison Square
The First Introduction of the famous Nick Carter, Detective Series.  Created by John Russell Coryell
Published in Street and Smith’s, New York Weekly, for 13 weeks, starting, September 18, 1886.

Reproductions of these Rare Manuscripts are Available for Instant Download after Purchase, in Adobe PDF Format, or as a Print-On-Demand Softcover Book. Adobe PDF eBooks are $9.95.  Print-On-Demand Softcover Books Start at $14.95



Doc Wilde and The Dance of the Werewolf  - Preview now online!
Doc Wilde and The Mad Skull - Preview now online!
Doc Wilde and The Frogs of Doom - Preview now online!


Tim Byrd is giving you an early peek at his novel, Doc Wilde and The Dance of the Werewolf. This will be the third Doc Wilde adventure, and along with its two predecessors is part of the big Kickstarter project he will be starting on March 30th.

The previews can be found at the links below:

The Kickstarter project will encompass all three of these novels. It will allow folks to help us produce some really nice books in exchange for perks ranging from having your name in the Acknowledgements up to autographed and numbered limited editions and exclusive editions of new Doc Wilde short adventures.

All three books will be released later this year, in both trade paperback and ebook formats, starting with Frogs of Doom in June. More Doc Wilde adventures will follow next year.

All the books will be fully illustrated and have gorgeous covers by Australian comic book master Gary Chaloner.



E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "The Murdering Ghost" from the November 15, 1942 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Murder Flight" by Edward Green from AIR STORIES (UK), November, 1939
A Dramatic Story of an Aerial Man-Hunt in the Barren Lands of the Far North in Canada. 
"Crime at Capetown" by Charles S. Strong from POPULAR DETECTIVE, August, 1945
A Slight Case of Triple Murder Plus an Epidemic of Vanishing
Wheat Cars Brings Jan Pieter Van Bronck into Action in South Africa!


ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #12 - Coming in June!
Writer: Chris Roberson; Art: Francesco Biagini; Cover: Francesco Mattina, Matteo Scalera

The Final Issue of this Epic Fantasy Series! All four Eternal Champions — Elric, Hawkmoon, Corum and Eric Beck — find themselves allied at the edge of the Multiverse, battling a lost god for the fate of all. The Balance seems precariously lost, and there may be nothing left of any world when the dust settles! The final issue of fantasy author Michael Moorcock and New York Times bestseller Chris Roberson's (iZombie, Stan Lee's Starborn) comic masterpiece, called "one of BOOM!'s best!" Don't miss the stunning conclusion!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #12 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR120894.   


ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST VOLUME 2 - Coming in June!
(Writer) Chris Roberson (Art) Francesco Biagini (Cover) Francesco Mattina

Critics and fans love Elric's return to comics! The mystery is deepening for the Eternal Champion, as Elric, Hawkmoon, Corum, and Eric Beck come face to face with each other and the nearly unstoppable forces of Law and Chaos. But can they find the key to restoring the balance in time to stop catastrophe across the Multiverse? New York Times best-seller Chris Roberson (iZombie, Stan Lee's Starborn) and legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock are bringing Elric back to comics in a series critics call "one of BOOM!'s best!"

Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, Full Color, $14.99


ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST VOLUME 2 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR120896.   




Fantom Press - Free shipping offer to benefit Bob & Fran Larkin!
Many of our exclusive  items on site are nearing a sell through of their editions with the original Art book plate edition of the Savage Art of Bob Larkin down to three copies and just a handful of copies remain of the History of Doc Savage, Complete Chronology of Bronze , The Doc Savage Lost Radio Show signed paperback and the two CD sets, Adventures of Doc Savage and Doc Savage Python Isle audio book. Once these sell out, they will be gone for good, so get them while you can.   As a special bonus I’m including free media mail shipping on all US orders through April 15th, 2012!  

All profits go to Doc Savage artist Bob Larkin as he cares for his wife Fran, who is battling brain cancer.


FLASH GORDON AND JUNGLE JIM VOLUME 2 - Coming in June!
Alex Raymond
The Definitive Flash Gordon & Jungle Jim presents every Sunday by Alex Raymond from both classic strips together for the first time, in the oversized 12” x 16” champagne edition format. Part of IDW’s Library of American Comics Ultimate Alex Raymond Collection.
Hardcover,
12” x 16”, 176 pages, $75.00

FLASH GORDON VOLUME 2 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR12400.   


FLASH GORDON: KING OF THE IMPOSSIBLE  - Coming in June!
(Writer) Brendan Deneen (Art/Cover) Eduardo Garcia

It's all been leading up to this!  Ardden Entertainment's four-year Flash Gordon storyline reaches its dramatic conclusion! After the (literal) Earth-shattering events of Flash Gordon: The Vengeance of Ming, Flash finds himself back on Mongo, but with no memory of who he is.  "Adopted" by a barbarian clan in Tropica, Flash is soon drafted into Ming's Legion of the Doomed, only to realize that if he wants his freedom — and that of all of Mongo — he must fight back!

Softcover, 80 pages, Full Color, $12.99


FLASH GORDON: KING OF THE IMPOSSIBLE is solicited in the
April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR120820.   


FLASH GORDON: ZEITGEIST #4 - Arriving in comic shops March 28!
Writer: Eric Trautmann; Artist: Daniel Indro
Covers: Alex Ross (75%), Paul Renaud (25%), Francesco Francavilla (1-in-10)

Flash Gordon and his allies — the plucky Dale Arden and brilliant Dr. Hans Zarkov — move closer to a confrontation with the forces of Ming the Merciless. Amid the political and military machinations of Mongo, Gordon faces the ferocious Lion Men, the sinister Shark Men, and a band of rebels commanded by Prince Barin!  And on Earth, Ziva places her sights on the ultimate target: Adolf Hitler.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99






FLASH GORDON: ZEITGEIST #8 - Coming in June!
Writer: Eric Trautmann; Artist: Daniel Indro
Covers: Alex Ross (75%), Francesco Francavilla (1-in-10)

While exploring the subterranean labyrinths beneath the Imperial Palace of Mongo, Dr. Hans Zarkov—brilliant scientist and engineer—finds himself trapped in his own past, courtesy of an insidious trap left behind by Ming the Merciless. Is even Zarkov's genius enough to free himself from this deadly snare?


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


FLASH GORDON: ZEITGEIST #8 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121046.   




THE GHOST OF FEAR AND OTHERS
H. P. Lovecraft's Favorite Horror Stories edited by S. T. Joshi
Now available!
H. P. Lovecraft was a voracious reader of supernatural and fantastic fiction, and he was continually on the hunt for powerful and stimulating works in these genres. Many of the stories he read directly influenced his own writings. This first volume of H. P. Lovecraft’s Favorite Horror Stories presents 16 stories that Lovecraft found to be of particular merit. Among them are the beautiful poetic fantasy “Idle Days on the Yann” by Lord Dunsany; Fiona Macleod’s grimly evocative “The Sin-Eater,” which influenced “The Rats in the Walls”; Arthur Machen’s grisly novelette “Novel of the White Powder,” which Lovecraft adapted for “Cool Air”; and M. P. Shiel’s “The House of Sounds,” which Lovecraft ranked among the greatest weird tales ever written. Also included are hard-to-find stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, E. F. Benson, Théophile Gautier, John Buchan, and others, as well as two stories from the legendary pulp magazine Weird Tales (Seabury Quinn’s “The Phantom Farmhouse” and Arthur J. Burks’s “Bells of Oceana”). The volume contains an introduction by S. T. Joshi as well as notes on the individual stories, giving background on the authors as well as on Lovecraft’s appreciation of the tales and their possible influence on his work.

Contents:
Introduction by S. T. Joshi
"Idle Days on the Yann" by Lord Dunsany
"Fragments from the Journal of a Solitary Man" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
"The Man Who Went Too Far" by E. F. Benson
"The Mark of the Beast" by Rudyard Kipling
"The Sin-Eater" by Fiona Macleod
"The House of Sounds" by M. P. Shiel
"The Phantom Farmhouse" by Seabury Quinn
"One of Cleopatra’s Nights" by Théophile Gautier
"The Stranger from Kurdista"n by E. Hoffmann Price
"The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" by Edgar Allan Poe
"Novel of the White Powder" by Arthur Machen
"The Dead Smile" by F. Marion Crawford
"The Ghost of Fear" by H. G. Wells
"Lukundoo" by Edward Lucas White
"Bells of Oceana" by Arthur J. Burks
"The Wind in the Portico" by John Buchan
This is a signed limited edition hardcover of only 150 signed and numbered copies.




GOLDEN AGE GREATS SPOTLIGHT VOLUME 10:
THE COMIC BOOK ART OF BOB POWELL - Coming in June!
(Writer) Bill Black & Various (Art/Cover) Bob Powell

Legendary artist Bob Powell is spotlighted in this volume focusing on his action/adventure features, reprinting classic strips like Doc Savage, The Shadow, Nick Carter, Blonde Bomber, Dr. Neff, Spirit of '76, D-13 Secret Agent, Mr. Mystic, Man In Black, and Jet Powers, plus Powell "good girl" art galore; war, sci-fi and romance stories.

Softcover, 7x10, 160 pages, B&W, $29.95


GOLDEN AGE GREATS VOLUME 10 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR120743. 



GREEN HORNET #23 - Arriving in comic shops March 28!
Writer: Ande Parks;  Penciller/Inker: Igor Vitorino
Covers: Brian Denham (1/3), Phil Hester (1/3), and Jonathan Lau (1/3)

When Green Hornet and Kato respond to a break-in at a federal reserve bank, they find themselves caught in a battle between federal troops and a band of thieves. These would-be robbers are no common street thugs. They are a well-trained and expertly led force, armed with high-powered exoskeletons. It's all-out warfare, with the new Green Hornet and Kato trying to keep downtown Century City intact. And, there's the simmering relationship between Britt and Mulan. How far will our heroes go?

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99




GREEN HORNET #29 - Coming in June!
Writer: Ande Parks; Artist: Ronan Cliquet
Covers: Stephen Sadowski (50%), Phil Hester (50%)

A new criminal mastermind to deal with, a city flooded with high-tech weapons, a new public perception to manage, and a love life that veers wildly from nonexistent to complicated as hell: Britt Reid is a man with his hands full.  Part two of the ARMS RACE arc finds Green Hornet and Kato battling an all-out assault from an imported villain seeking to wipe out all competition and make Century City his own.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


GREEN HORNET #29 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121045.   




Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE SERIES -
THE GOLD KEY YEARS VOLUME 2
Coming in August!

(Writer) Bill Harris (Art) Bill Lignante (Cover) George Wilson

The 1960s comic book adventures of The Phantom return in full, glorious color!  Hermes Press has delighted collectors worldwide with it reissue of fully digitally restored archival collections of the Gold Key, King, and Charlton versions of The Ghost Who Walks. Volume Two of The Gold Key Years completes the run of issues with #9-17 featuring cover art by famed painter George Wilson with interior artwork by Bill Lignante and stories by Bill Harris.

Hardcover, 7x10, 256 pages, Full Color, $49.99


THE PHANTOM: THE GOLD KEY YEARS VOLUME 2  is solicited in the
April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121114.   



ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #38 - Coming in June!
This issue of Illustration features the spectacular art of Jon Whitcomb, best known for his fantastic and influential magazine illustrations of the 1940s and '50s. Next up we feature the second part of our series on Australian illustrator Norman Lindsay, and his adventures in American illustration. Our final feature is on the art of William Teason, known best for his mystery paperback book covers of the '60s and '70s, particularly his Alfred Hitchcock series.

Magazine, Softcover, 96 pages, Full Color, $15.00


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #38 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121353. 



JOHN CARTER: THE GODS OF MARS #4 (OF 5) - Coming in June!
Sam Humphries (Writer) • Ramón Pérez (Artist)
Cover By Julian Totino Tedesco

The epic Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation continues!
• John Carter continues to battle gods and men — but he’s about to face another obstacle he may not be able to fight his way out of!
• Will John be able save his lost love Dejah Thoris and escape the treacherous Valley of Death? 
• The very talented Sam Humphries and Ramon Perez bring you a John Carter adventure that has fans raving!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

JOHN CARTER: THE GODS OF MARS #4 is solicited in the
April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR120658.   



Jur: A Story of Pre Dawn Earth - Now available!
by Tom Johnson & James Reasoner
Now available from Amazon Kindle, $3.99

The giant saber-toothed cat continued its pursuit of Odette as she tripped and fell. Aaron moved forward on his unsteady perch and suddenly felt his balance desert him. He stumbled sideways off the high limb, directly into the path of the bounding saber-tooth!

Through the high thrills of adventure and the adrenalin-pumping lows of terror, two young people lost in a prehistoric world must unite in their fight to survive – and find a love like no other!




KING CONAN: THE PHOENIX ON THE SWORD #3 (of 4)
Arriving in comic shops March 28!
Tim Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Art), José Villarrubia (Color), and Andrew Robinson (Cover)

King Conan has built his empire by brawn and by blade, but there are dangers that lurk in the shadows of his throne that cannot be slain by the Cimmerian’s steel. Assassins are at his chamber door, and Thoth-Amon—back to the height of his power—is summoning fearsome fiends from the fiery pit! If he is to survive the night, Conan will need to enlist the aid of the gods!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale March 28






THE LONE RANGER #6 - Coming in June!
Writer: Ande Parks; Artist: Esteve Polls
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

The Hard Country arc comes to an end, as Lone Ranger is left to pick up the pieces of the town called Utopia. The Ranger faces a horrific truth at Marshal Dorsey's ranch. Then, the villainous Marshal may be dead, but his gang still lives, and they want blood. As Tonto lies near death, Lone Ranger walks down Utopia's main street alone, on his way to a final gunfight showdown. 

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


THE LONE RANGER #6 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121059.   





LORD OF THE JUNGLE #7 - Coming in June!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Artist) Roberto Castro
(Covers) Lucio Parillo (50%), Paul Renaud (50%)

Tarzan has lost Jane Porter, his true love, to his rival John Clayton. All he wants is to slink back to his jungle home in Africa. Before he can do that, however, he'll have to deal with the menace of Robert Canler, a notorious gangster whom Tarzan ran afoul of. Tarzan didn't kill Canler when he had the chance, a fact which he'll come to regret. And he'll have to face Canler on his own turf – not in the African jungle, but on the mean streets of Baltimore, where none of Tarzan's jungle instincts will help him. Or will they?

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


LORD OF THE JUNGLE #7 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121016.   



Lost Classics of Pulp  - Now online!
Guy Boothby’s Dr. Nikola and Pharos the Egyptian - New!


MARS ATTACKS #1- Coming in June!
John Layman (writer) • John McCrea (art) • Wally Wood & Bob Powell & Norman Saunders x55 (cover)

The invasion begins! The first stories of an all-new MARS ATTACKS universe are here, bringing outrageous action and dark humor to the comics page. Eisner-winning writer John Layman (Chew) is joined by Eisner-winning artist John McCrea (Hitman) to sound the alarm. Beware! The Martians are coming!
55 different covers, each depicting one card from the original 1962 set!

All 55 have a unique back cover, featuring the original card art that told the story!
55 regular covers will be shipped in an even ratio
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


MARS ATTACKS! #1 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR120315.   


MARS ATTACKS #1 COMPLETE COMIC BOOK BOX SET - Coming in June!
Want to collect the whole set, but don’t have the time for a long hunt? Buy the complete 55-comic set, which comes packed in a collectible box adorned by a perfect replicate of the original TOPPS 1962 box art! Including the checklist card cover, as well as a special bonus 56th cover, only available as part of this set!

Set (x56), Full Color     $199.95


MARS ATTACKS! FULL SET is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR120317.   


MARS ATTACKS 6-INCH ACTION FIGURE - Coming in November!
Fifty years ago Topps unleashed Mars Attacks on an unsuspecting card buying public. The lurid cards, which depicted an invasion of Earth by Martians in the style of the B-movies of the time, proved popular and have spawned merchandising, comic books, and a movie. This 6" tall action figure from Mezco recreates the hypercephalic invader, complete with his space helmet and ray gun. Blister card packaging.

NOTE: Available only in the United States, Canada, and U.S. Territories.
 $19.99


MARS ATTACKS! 6-INCH ACTION FIGURE is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121757.   


MARS ATTACKS PLUSH - Coming in October!
Fifty years ago the hypercephalic Martians invaded Earth in Topps' lurid Mars Attacks trading cards, and they return in 2012 with these all-new plushes from Mezco that bring to life the menacing Martian!

NOTE: Available only in the United States, U.S. Territories, and the U.K.
$15.99


MARS ATTACKS! PLUSH is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121758.   



MERCILESS: THE RISE OF MING #3 - Coming in June!
(Writer) Scott Beatty (Art) Ron Adrian (Cover) Alex Ross

The waters of Mongo run red with blood as Ming's feud with the Sharkmen threatens to spill over into all-out war! But even as new alliances are forged to pave the way for Ming's utter supremacy, the merciless Prince of Mongo suffers a personal loss that threatens to rip a giant black hole in his already dark heart!


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


MERCILESS: THE RISE OF MING #3 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121049.   



Mike Chomko - March / April  2012 newsletter is now available!
Mike's March / April 2012 newsletter is now available.
Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of your order (media mail or bound printed matter). 
Michael Chomko, 2217W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA  18104-6542


Mike has also establish a website where you can download his current and past newsletters.
The website is located at http://sites.google.com/site/mikechomkobooks/



Moonstone Books
GREEN HORNET STILL AT LARGE
Coming in June!
(Writers) Will Murray, Mel Odom, Joe Gentile & Various (Cover) Doug Klauba
The Green Hornet and Kato return for new adventures in a brand new anthology of stories! Witness the Green Hornet and Kato's final showdown with the notorious Yellowjacket! Discover "Clicker" Binney's shocking origin story! See Mike Axford pull a sting on The Hornet! Watch as the Hornet and Kato take on homegrown terrorists! Plus, in the hardcover edition, get a timeline of all 3 volumes of Moonstone stories fit into the chronology of the TV episodes, plus a bonus story by Batman producer Michael Uslan and Joe Gentile in which the radio era Green Hornet meets Richard Benson, The Avenger! Available in Softcover and Hardcover editions.

Softcover, 288 pages, B&W, $17.95
Hardcover, 302 pages, B&W, $29.99


GREEN HORNET STILL AT LARGE is solicited in the
April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121152 (Softcover).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121153 (Hardcover).       





Moonstone Books: KOLCHAK: NECRONOMICON HC - Coming in June!
(Writer) C. J. Henderson (Art) Robert Hack (Cover) Jason Jensen

Carl Kolchak, whether he wants the mantle or not, is the world's premier supernatural investigator. Vampires, werewolves, witches, demons, he has seen it all. Or has he? Can even all the horrors he has stumbled across prepare him for the monstrous denizens of the Lovecraft Mythos, let alone its most damned volume, the Necronomicon?

Hardcover, 7x10, 188 pages, Full Color,  $59.95


KOLCHAK: NECRONOMICON  is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121157.   



Moonstone Books: THE SPIDER: JUDGE, JURY, EXECUTIONER
Coming in June!
(Writer) Robin Wayne Bailey, C. J. Henderson (Art) J.  Anthony Kosar, Cortney Skinner
(Cover ) J.  Anthony Kosar

The very first Spider collection ever! Get the complete run of the first series of the most violent and relentless crime fighter of all time! Justice is served! Contains The Spider: Judgement Knight #1-3, "Chaos Maker," and The Spider short from The Phantom Noir #6. Plus, exclusive to this volume: a brand-new Nita and Ram team-up story! Available in Softcover and Hardcover editions.

Softcover, 7x10, 132 pages, $12.95


THE SPIDER: JUDGE, JURY, EXECUTIONER is solicited in the
April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121158.   




Mystery*File - Now online!
Movie Commentary by Walker Martin: JOHN CARTER (2012) - New!
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING: My Favorite Magazines, by Walker Martin - New!
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING: My Favorite Magazines, by Walker Martin
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING:Is Completism Fatal? by Walker Martin
Pulp Writer VICTOR MAXWELL, Part 2, by Terry Sanford

Peril Press - More new Kindle titles are now available!
Her Final Flaw: 5 Pulp Fiction Shockers by John D MacDonald


Pulp Obscura: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THUNDER JIM WADE
Now available!
From A Mysterious Island Hidden in the Pacific Comes a Man Known to Friend and Foe alike.  Genius.  Scientific Wizard. Adventurer. Troubleshooter. Hero.  A Force For Justice That Strikes Like Thunder!

Pro Se Productions, in conjunction with Altus Press, proudly presents THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THUNDER JIM WADE! The latest in the PULP OBSCURA line, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THUNDER JIM WADE features brand new tales of this classic Hero by six of the finest writers of New Pulp today! 

Often considered a clone of other Pulp Heroes, this collection clearly shows that Thunder Jim and his partners Red and Dirk stand on their own as over the top action adventurers!  Able to go anywhere in the world, thanks to Wade’s fantastic invention, The Thunderbug, these three take on evil in all its forms anywhere it dares show itself!

Two fisted action flies from Yesterday into Today thanks to Andrew Salmon, Ashley Mangin, Barry Reese, Frank Schildiner, Mark Squirek, and Nick Alhelm with fantastic art from Mike Fyles!  With wonderful design and formatting by Sean E. Ali, Matt Moring, and Russ Anderson on Ebooks, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THUNDER JIM WADE gives the world exactly what it needs today!  A Hero Ready for Whatever Evil Throws at Him!  Pulp Obscura Presents THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THUNDER JIM WADE from Pro Se Productions!

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THUNDER JIM WADE are now available in print at at Amazon! 

For those interested in the original adventures of Thunder Jim Wade, check out Altus Press’ THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THUNDER JIM WADE at the link below!



PULPED! - The Official New Pulp Podcast! - New podcast now available online!
Episode 27:  Joe Lansdale - New!  
Tommy Hancock and Barry Reese welcome award winning and well known writer Joe R. Lansdale to PULPED!  Spotlighting 'Edge of Dark Water', his new novel from Mulholland Books, Joe discusses his love for Pulp, its influences on him, his work on such Pulp icons as Tarzan and Conan and Comic characters such as Batman, Jonah Hex, and more!

Episode 26:  Airship 27
Episode 25:  Pulp Ark Part 3
Episode 24: Pulp Ark (Part 2)
Episode 23: Pulp Ark
Episode 22: LORD OF THE LOUISIANA JUNGLE!
Episode 21: Ace Kilroy Gets PULPED!
Episode 20: Paul Bishop Gets PULPED!
Episode 19: ONE TWO PUNCH Episode 2




QUEEN SONJA #32 - Coming in June!
Writer: Luke Lieberman; Artist: Milton Estevam
Cover:  Lucio Parrillo

When the tournament ends, will a world war begin?  Will the victor claim his spoils?  Will the assassin meet the Queen's justice? Plots, within plots within plots are revealed and the future of Sonja's rule takes shape.



32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


QUEEN SONJA #32 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121057.   




Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics
Now available!
Doctor Death is back for second clash with supernatural detective, Jimmy Holm, and his team. When a Zombi strangles a wealthy and influencial Egyptian in his New York apartment, Holm and Police Inspector Ricks knows it signals that Doctor Death is opening up a strange new front on his sworn war against modern man. Master of many forbidden sciences, servant of Satan, Death—in reality disgraced Yale psychologist Rance Mandarin—has assembled a legion of living dead and unclean elementals to do this wicked bidding. But Death wants more. Much more.
 
The trail of dead and undead alike leads to Egypt, land of a million mystical mysteries. There, lies the tomb of Anubis, the jackal-headed Lord of the Underworld. Thought to have been a god, in reality he was once a wizard. And in his sarcophagus rests the long-lost secret of reanimating an unstoppable new army to do Death's bidding. For Doctor Death will not rest until he has resurrected all of Egypt's entombed mummies!


Only Jimmy Holm and the strange alliance of power political leaders and Underworld kingpins known collectively as the Secret Twelve possess the will to stand against Death and his Undead things. But to win, Holm must ally himself with the mysterious Egyptian ruler known as Queen Charmion. Can she be trusted? More importantly, how do you defeat a human monster who can implant his soul in the body of any living person at will? Can anyone be trusted if they might be in reality…Doctor Death? Buy the second audiobook of one of our most popular titles for only $17.98 on Audio CDs from Radio Archives.

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!

Doctor Death #2: The Gray Creatures
Walking cadavers! Blood-thirsty, nauseous gray creatures! In the dank tombs of Egypt where he seeks the secret of resurrection, Doctor Death strikes at his pursuers with the terrible inventions of his warped brain. This gripping account of a brave detective’s struggle against a scientific fiend is packed with thrills and horror. The maddest of the Mad Scientists — Doctor Death — starred in his own bizarre pulp magazine in early 1935. He consorted with demons, elementals, zombies, disinterred mummies, and other unclean denizens of Hell. Standing against him were the Secret Twelve, a band of the top U. S. civil and business leaders, headed by Jimmy Holm, a millionaire criminologist and occultist. One of the rare unabashedly supernatural series the pulps ever produced, Doctor Death returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.


Operator #5 #3: The Yellow Scourge
One moment good-will bound the United States and the great Power across the sea… the next, shells screamed their death wails into Coast homes and factories. No citizen was safe from the bloody holocaust when the Yellow Empire struck without warning from the Pacific. With fiendish artifice the world was turned against us. And somewhere in this country, covertly completing the terrifying work of wholesale destruction, lurked the ruthless agent of the invading hordes. Operator 5 alone guessed the dread secret and matched his individual might against a million war-drunk terrorists — while the nation trembled on the brink of red wreckage! As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of Operator #5 eBooks.

Startling Stories: The Three Planeteers -  January 1940
From Earth, Venus and Mercury, three Musketeers of Space, accompanied by a female D'Artagnan, rocket out in a grim battle against the League of the Cold Worlds! From the blistering surface of Mercury to Pluto's frosty icefields, their fame had spread. John Thorn, Sual Av and Gunner Welk—better known as The Three Planeteers! Are they heroes, or outlaws? Could they be both? No more knew. When the tyrannical League of the Cold Worlds devises a super-weapon capable of annihilating the defenses of the democratic Alliance of Inner Planets, The Three Planeteers go undercover to choke off Dictator Haskell Trask's critical power supply of radite. But the mission brings them into the realm of the D'Artagnan of space, Lana Cain, legendary leader of the most brazen band of buccaneers ever to ply the space lanes. In the year 2952, the fate of the Solar System rests on a trio of hired ray-guns who dare the pirate-infested asteroid wilderness known as the Zone…from which few return…


When you purchase these beautifully reformatted eBooks from RadioArchives.com you receive all three formats in one ZIP file: PDF for PC or Mac computer; Mobi for Kindle and ePub for iPad/IPhone, Android, Sony eReader, and Nook. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBook novels to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.
 
Find these legendary Pulp tales and more in Will Murray's Pulp Classics, available in the Kindle store and coming very soon to the iBook Store! The best Pulp eBooks now available for only $2.99 each from Radio Archives!



Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!

Bringing the best of Classic Pulp to Fans today, Radio Archives presents Will Murray’s Pulp Classic’s line of top notch Pulp Fiction eBooks! 
 
New to Will Murray’s Pulp Classics, two new eBooks featuring the epic exploits of America’s best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men!
 
Richard Wentworth — the dread Spider, nemesis of the Underworld, lone wolf anti-crime crusader who always fights in that grim no-man’s land between Law and lawless — returns in vintage pulp tales of the Spider, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.


These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and feature the original full color cover. Will Murray’s Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s.

The Spider #22: Dragon Lord of the Underworld - July 1935

In the heart of New York's Chinatown, on his imperial throne, guarded by swordsmen and gunmen and a labyrinth of death traps, sat the Arch-Criminal of all time. Master of life and death, of disease, of horrible, crawling things — the Emperor of Vermin released destruction over city and nation. The Spider, Master of Men, champion of humanity, fought with every ounce of his cunning, against the monster who personified evil incarnate — while one faithful servant gave his life in this, the Spider's most bitter, hopeless battle, and Nita herself was faced with a doom more ghastly than any criminal mind had conceived before! Another epic exploit of America's best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction: “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.

The Spider #63: The Withering Death - December 1938
Sere, ghastly, the Severed Hand brought its grisly warning to New York. Its citizens must pay the extortioner's price or die, their living bodies slowly, agonizingly transformed into rigid mummies! The police were helpless, and only Richard Wentworth, in the Spider's weird garb, could wage battle — against the master murder-chemist who killed to corral a fortune! Another epic exploit of America's best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction: “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.

Bringing the best of Classic Pulp to Fans today, Radio Archives presents Will Murray’s Pulp Classic’s line of top notch Pulp Fiction eBooks! 
 
New to Will Murray’s Pulp Classics, two new eBooks featuring the epic exploits of America’s best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men!
 
Richard Wentworth — the dread Spider, nemesis of the Underworld, lone wolf anti-crime crusader who always fights in that grim no-man’s land between Law and lawless — returns in vintage pulp tales of the Spider, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.

As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.


All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility. When you purchase this eBook from RadioArchives.com you receive all three formats in one ZIP file: PDF for PC or Mac computer; Mobi for Kindle; and ePub for iPad/IPhone, Android, Sony eReader, and Nook. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBook novels to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.
 
Fight alongside the Master of Men as the Spider takes on Evil in these two latest Ebooks from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics, only $2.99 each! 
 
New Spider titles will be released every two weeks!
 
With the addition of The Spider eBooks, The Pulp Book Store is quickly becoming the best place to find everything Spider. From audio books by Radio Archives to exquisite Pulp reprints and replicas from Girasol Collectables and new tales of the Spider from Moonstone Books, The Master of Men is alive and well in The Pulp Book Store!
 
Stay tuned, Pulp fans, for the best in Pulp eBooks from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics and Radio Archives!


RED SONJA #70 - Coming in June!
(Writer) Eric Trautmann (Art) TBD (Cover) Walter Geovani

Witness the thrilling conclusion of Red Sonja’s battle alongside a kingdom’s most legendary swordsman, against an ancient creature of limitless eldritch and physical power! To the death!



32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


RED SONJA #70 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121056.   





ROCKETEER ADVENTURES 2 #4 - Coming in June!
Written by Michael Golden, David Mandel, Matt Wagner
Art by Eric Canete, Michael Golden, J Bone

Covers by Darwyn Cooke, Dave Stevens

The finale of our second Rocketeer Adventures Anthology presents stories with Cliff caught up in a riot in Los Angeles, and a history lesson that includes a crash course in… the Rocketeer! All this plus a surprise bonus feature—you're not going to want to miss this!

2 regular covers will be shipped in a 4-to-1 ratio (4 Darwyn Cooke, 1 Dave Stevens)


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99.


ROCKETEER ADVENTURES 2 #4 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR120319.   



Rough Edges - Now online!
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Frontier Stories, Spring 1950 - New!
Forgotten Books: Curse of the Mandarin's Fan - Brant House (G.T. Fleming-Roberts)
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Dime Western, September 1934
Forgotten Books: Texas Shall Be Free! - H. Bedford-Jones
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Texas Rangers, February 1958
Forgotten Books: Bowie Knife - H. Bedford-Jones
Tuesday's Overlooked Movies and TV: Jungle Jim
Seekers of the Glittering Fetish: The Complete Adventures of Armless O'Neil, Volume 1 - Dan Cushman


ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD #5 
Coming in August!

Written by Howard Chaykin, Paul Tobin, Ian Edginton and Steve Niles, art by Howard Chaykin, Francesco Francavilla, Richard Pace, Christopher Mitten, colored by Jesus Aburto and Michelle Madsen, covers by Francesco Francavilla and Raymond Swanland.

Howard Chaykin writes and draws a brand-new King Conan tale in Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword #5! Steve Niles teams with his Criminal Macabre partner Christopher Mitten to adapt one of Howard's exciting and horrific werewolf stories. Ian Edginton and Richard Pace adapt the Bran Mak Morn yarn "Men of the Shadows" and Paul Tobin and Francesco Francavilla bring the fan-favorite character Dark Agnes back into the fold with their adaptation of "Sword Woman"!

80 pages, $7.99, in stores on August 29.


ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD #5 is solicited in the
April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR120031.   





Coming soon!

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Tim Conrad adapts Victor Hugo's classic romance about a beautiful gypsy girl, Esmeralda, who is framed for murder by the infatuated Archdeacon of Notre Dame. Only Quasimodo, the hideously deformed bell-ringer of the cathedral, can save her. Religious extremism, class distinction, fate, destiny, and sexual dynamics are played out in a rousing yarn of intrigue within the walls of the Parisian cathedral of Notre Dame.
48 pages, $12.99, in stores on June 20.
Reserve your copy now!

MARTIANS, GO HOME
A deliriously deadly scene as illustrated by Lowell Isaac for our upcoming graphic novel MARTIANS, GO HOME. Written by Martin Powell, based on the sexy sci-fi dark comedy by Fredric Brown. Published by Sequential Pulp Comics/Dark Horse. Artwork © Lowell Isaac.



THE SHADOW #3 - Coming in June!
(Writer) Garth Ennis; (Art) Aaron Campbell; (Covers) Alex Ross (25%), Howard Chaykin (25%), John Cassaday (25%), Stephen Segovia (25%)

The Shadow sets a trap for his foes, but neither Taro Kondo nor the fearsome Buffalo Wong are inclined to step into it without taking certain precautions. A night of slaughter in the Shanghai underworld sees Margo Lane learning just how high the stakes are, and how far her master will go to win his deadly game.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

THE SHADOW #3 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121003.  



THE SPIDER #2 - Coming in June!
Written by David Liss, Art by Colton Worley
Covers by John Cassaday,
Francesco Francavilla, Ron Lesser (1-in-10)

The battle is on as the all-new Spider, re-launched into the 21st century, takes on the murderous and beautiful Anput!  A demonic gas turns ordinary citizens into mindless zombies, and the Spider must play a losing game against a ticking clock in a desperate attempt to save lives.  But will the Spider’s technology, allies and determination be enough against Anput’s ruthless quest for revenge?  The pulp tradition is back, with nonstop action, hard choices and devastating sacrifices.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

THE SPIDER #2 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR120999. 



SWORD & FANTASY #10 - Now available!
SWORD & FANTASY #10 is 8 1/2 x 11, side-stapled, and 80 pages in length (plus covers).

Features include a long article on Virgil Finlay by Sam Moskowitz,  a folio of the 1953 Kelly Freas art from the TOPS IN SCIENCE FICTION reprint of "Lorelei Of The Red Mist" (just the art, not the story, too), 5 page reprint of the James Blish anti-A. Merritt reviews from the 1957 FANTASY TIMES and the original fan responses to them, facsimile reprint of Donald A. Wandrei's 1926 OVERLAND MONTHLY article on Clark Ashton Smith "The Emperor of Dreams", a 2 page article written by H.P. Lovecraft in 1929 discussing his own horror stories "In The Vault," "The Hound" and "The Colour Out of Space", reprints of the 1933 & 1934 letters by Forrest Ackerman and others regarding whether the fantasy stories of Clark Ashton Smith belong in the science fiction mag WONDER STORIES (even H.P. Lovecraft weighed in on the debate), a tribute to artist James Cawthorn (1929-2008), and more. Full color front and back covers by Mahlon Fawcett.

Buyer pays for priority mail in a box or media mail



THE SWORD & SORCERY ANTHOLOGY - Coming in June!
(Writers) Robert E. Howard & Various

Terrifying barbarians, cunning mages, and daring heroes run rampant through these exceptional examples of the exciting sword and sorcery genre. “The Flame Bringers” finds antihero Elric infiltrating a band of bloodthirsty mercenaries and outwitting a powerful sorcerer. "Path of the Dragon" supplements George R.R. Martin's A Storm of Swords. Further entries come from early legends such as Jack Vance and Catherine Louise Moore, talents including Fritz Leiber and Michael Moorcock, and modern trendsetters like George R.R. Martin, Karl Edward Wagner, and David Drake.
Softcover, 6x9, 432 pages, B&W, $15.95


THE SWORD & SORCERY ANTHOLOGY
is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121396.




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.

N.J. O'Neail (1898-1972) - New!
N.J. O'Neail (1898-?) - New!
Arthur Styron (1891-1958)
Edgar Rice Burroughs and Weird Tales
Bodo Wildberg (1862-1942)
Drury D. Sharp (1886-1960)
Kadra Maysi (1890-1969)
Grover Brinkman (1903-1999)


WALTER B. GIBSON AND THE SHADOW
Available now and coming to comic shops in June!
(Writer) Thomas J Shimeld

Who knew The Shadow better than his creator, Walter B. Gibson. Relatively few people have heard of Gibson, but many more are familiar with The Shadow having heard the program on the Blue Coal Radio Program in the 1930s and read the Street & Smith Shadow novels. Walter B. Gibson’s life and career come out from behind The Shadow in this biography. It covers his youth in Philadelphia, his development as a writer and magician, his wives, including the third, (Litzka, who was a harpist and magician in her own right), his time living in Maine and upstate New York, and his later years and death.


Softcover, 7x10, 200 pages, B&W, $35.00


WALTER B. GIBSON AND THE SHADOW is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121436.



WARLORD OF MARS 2013 CALENDAR BY JOE JUSKO
Coming in October!
Wall Calendar, 12x12, 24 pages, Full Color    $14.99


WARLORD OF MARS 2013 CALENDAR is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121043. 



WARLORD OF MARS #21 - Coming in June!
Written by Arvid Nelson 
Art by Stefano Martino
Covers by Joe Jusko (50%), Lucio Parrillo (50%)

John Carter is just coming to grips with the loss of his princess, Dejah Thoris, when he catches wind of a diabolical plan – Matai Shang, Father of the Therns, knows how to free Dejah from her prison. But Shang is Carter's greatest enemy, and he's not about to hand her over! Mars's greatest hero is in for the wildest ride of his career, and it all starts in Warlord of Mars #21 – The Temple of the Sun!



32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS #21 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121032. 


WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #11
Arriving in comic shops March 28!
Written by Robert Napton; Art by Carlos Rafael
Covers: Paul Renaud (33%), Fabiano Neves (33%), Alé Garza (33%)

The Great Toonolian Marshes--one of the most feared places in Barsoom with 1800 miles of marsh land infested with exotic and dangerous creatures.  It also possesses natural resources that Helium needs for its reconstruction.  Dejah, along with her new pilot Kantos Kan, ventures into this foreboding region on an expeditionary mission.  While there, Dejah is possessed by "the Boora Witch," one of the marshes' most dangerous residents.  Unknown to anyone, The Witch takes control of Dejah and starts spinning a web that could destroy Helium once and for all!  Dejah has overcome many enemies, but can she overcome the enemy within?

32 pages, Full Color,  $3.99




WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #16
Coming in June!
Writer: Robert Place Napton; Artist: Carlos Rafael
Covers: Paul Renaud (50%), Fabiano Neves (50%)


While still in her self-imposed exile, Dejah Thoris becomes entangled with an Okar warrior from the North in a dangerous battle of survival!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #16 is solicited in the
April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121035. 




WARRIORS OF MARS #2
Arriving in comic shops March 28!
Written by Robert Place Napton; Art by Jack Jadson; Cover by Joe Jusko

Before John Carter another earthman visited the Red planet: Lt. Gullivar Jones.
Now these legendary warriors are brought together for the first time!

Barely escaping the River of Death, Gullivar tracks the Thither people who have kidnapped Princess Heru. He makes several shocking discoveries along the way as he goes deeper into Barsoom's unknown regions. Gullivar's past will soon collide with John Carter's present.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




WARRIORS OF MARS #5 (OF 5)
Coming in June!
Written by Robert Place Napton; Art by Jack Jadson; Cover by Joe Jusko

Before John Carter another earthman visited the Red planet: Lt. Gullivar Jones.
Now these legendary warriors are brought together for the first time!


Gullivar has used his carpet to go far into Barsoom's future.  There he meets the descendant of John Carter and Dejah Thoris and unexpected new enemy!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

WARRIORS OF MARS #5 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121042. 



ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #12 (OF 12) - Coming in June!
Writer: Matt Wagner; Artist: John K. Snyder III; Cover: Matt Wagner

This is it, the ending of Matt (MAGE, GRENDEL) Wagner’s epic run on Zorro!  As the forces of corruption seek to capture and kill Zorro, can even Zorro remain free to continue his brave crusade?  Find out in Zorro Rides Again #12!


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #12 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 28).
The Diamond Item Code is APR121060. 








16 March 2012

16th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 10am to 5pm!


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 5pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library, 239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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.




33rd Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale -  March 25, 2012!
40+ authors and illustrators will sign your books for FREE!
Guests appear subject to their availability.

Karen Anderson 10-11am
Peter Atkins 12-1pm
Victor Banis 2-3pm
Ann Bannon 10-11am
Brett Battles 10-11am
Peter Beagle 11-1pm
James Blaylock 11-1pm
Gary Brandner 2-3pm
Louis Charbonneau 2-3pm
John DeChancie 10-11am
L.J. Dopp 11-12pm
Dennis Etchison 1-2pm
Laura Freas 1-2pm
Brian Garfield 12-2pm
Bill George 11-12pm
David Gerrold 11-12pm
Mel Gilden 11-12pm
James C. Glass 10-11am
Tony Gleeson 2-3pm
Cody Goodfellow 10-11am
Denise Hamilton 10-11am
Odie Hawkins 1-2pm
Michael Hemmingson 3-4pm

Glen Hirshberg 12-1pm
George Clayton Johnson 11-12pm
Earl Kemp 12-1pm
Bruce Kimmel 11-12pm
Dani & Eytan Kollin 2-3pm
Michael Kurland 12-1pm
Terrill Lankford 2-3pm
Richard Lupoff 12-1pm
Ib Melchior 1-2pm
Lisa Morton 10-11am
Larry Niven 2-3pm
William F. Nolan 11-1pm
Charles Neutzel 1-2pm
Patrick O'Connor 3-5pm
Gary Phillips 2-3pm
Felice Picano 1-2pm
Jerry Pournelle 2-3pm
Tim Powers 11-1pm
Robert Reginald 10-11am
John Skipp 10-11am
Harry Turtledove 1-2pm
Stephen Woodworth 2-3pm


Valley Inn & Conference Center
10621 Sepulveda Blvd
Mission Hills, CA 91345
818-891-1771
Admission - $5
Free Parking
 
      BlackAce.net     33rd Annual Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show

2012 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
April 27 - 29, 2012!
PULPS - PAPERBACKS - ORIGINAL ART - MOVIE MEMORABILIA
OLD TIME RADIO - SCIENCE FICTION - POPULAR CULTURE - GOOD OLD STUFF!

Being Held At:

THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
Hotel Phone # (888) 627-9031
www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/index.html
Please mention the con when booking rooms!

For info on the con, please contact:

Doug Ellis
13 Spring Lane
Barrington Hills, IL 60010
847-217-4241
info@windycitypulpandpaper.com
www.windycitypulpandpaper.com


CELEBRATING EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS AND
 THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF TARZAN OF THE APES‼

March Update!
With less than 2 months remaining until the 12th Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 27-29, 2012), we thought the time was right for a quick update.  Particularly since this year's convention celebrates Edgar Rice Burroughs and the 100th anniversary of his two iconic heroes, Tarzan and John Carter, and we're now only 2 days away from the release of Disney's "John Carter!"

All 143 dealer tables have sold out.  While we've always sold all our tables, this year they sold faster than ever before, so perhaps that's a hopeful sign that the economy is turning around a bit (or maybe it just means that pulp fans are anxious for the convention season to start!).  If you'd like to be added to the waitlist in case we have any cancellations, please let us know.

We're still in the process of photographing the nearly 1800 pulps that will be in the Friday night (April 27) auction from the estate of Jerry Weist.  A catalog of all 200 lots, as well as pictures of all of the lots, should be available on our website and on our facebook site soon.  But there's lots of stuff!

The film schedule has now been set and the schedule, along with detailed film notes, is also available on our website.  As one might expect, with our ERB theme most of the films center around Tarzan, though a few non-Tarzan ERB films also are on the program.  We'll also be showing the new documentary, "Tarzan: Lord of the Louisiana Jungle," with producer Al Bohl in attendance.

The art show will focus on ERB and his work, and will feature rare pulps and hardcovers on display in addition to art.  If you have any ERB related art you'd be willing to loan for the display, please let us know -- we're also doing displays on the non-ERB art of artists associated with ERB (such as St. John) and on art related to books by ERB's competitors (such as Otis Adelbert Kline).

If you plan on staying at the convention hotel (which we encourage!), please remember that the deadline for booking as part of our room block is 5:00 pm Central time on April 5, 2012.

For those arriving the day before the convention, the con suite will be open on Thursday night (April 26).  If you're pre-registered, you'll be able to pick up your badge and materials Thursday night in the con suite, but we won't be selling at the door registrations until Friday morning.

We'll hope to see you at the Windy City!

MEMBERSHIPS:  Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only (but see the HOTEL section for details on how to get a $10 refund on your membership!).  We are also offering Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60, which is a three day membership which allows entry to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours before the con generally opens to the public).  Ages 13 & under are free.  Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (account register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).

DEALER INFO:  Dealer setup begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. – the dealer room is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Early Bid Admission), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday.  For dealers, tables are 6’ long.  Each table includes: 1 tablecloth and 2 chairs.  Wall tables are $90 and island tables are $80.  The dealer room will have around 130 tables.  Each dealer and dealer’s helper must also buy a regular 3 day membership ($35).

PROGRAM BOOK:  All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints.  To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2").  The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 15, 2012.  Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).


ART SHOW:  We will once again be hosting an art show displaying original pulp and paperback art.  For the eighth year in a row, the art show is sponsored by Dan Zimmer and the fine folks at Illustration magazine.  If you have any art you’d like to make available for display in the art show, please contact us.  The art show hours will be posted to the website when they are set.

AUCTIONS:  We will have 2 auctions, Friday and Saturday nights.

PULP FILM FEST:  Our Pulp Film Fest shows old movies based on pulp stories.  More info, including the schedule, will be posted on the website closer to the con.  The Pulp Film Fest is organized by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood ‘N’ Thunder magazine.

WEBSITE: www.windycitypulpandpaper.com is the con’s website.  We’ll be posting updates to it periodically up until the time of the con, so please check it for the most recent information.  Also be sure to check out and join our Facebook page!

CON SUITE:  Our con suite will operate from Thursday night (come pick up your badges) until late Saturday night/early Sunday morning – stop by and grab a drink and some munchies, while chatting about our favorite hobby!

HOTEL:  For our twelfth show, for the fifth year in a row we’re at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago.  The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O’Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport.  Room rates are $109/night, same as the last 2 years (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on April 5, 2012!).  Parking is free.  The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor – it’s adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center.  For those with families, it’s also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation’s top zoos.  Movie theaters are also a short walk away.  And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away.  If you are flying in and not renting a car, please check the website for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel.  Please mention the con when booking rooms.  Also, since it greatly benefits the convention to have folks stay at the Westin during the show, if you attend the con and stay at the Westin, we will refund you $10 of your membership at the show (limit 2 refunds per hotel room).


PAY BY:  Paypal (account register@windycitypulpandpaper.com) or check payable to Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, LLC.
Send checks to:  13 Spring Lane, Barrington Hills, IL 60010)



Adventure House - Frank M. Robinson Auctions!
Greetings from Adventure House.  Auction #1 closed with some firsts for us. 
#1 - the most amount of books ever sold in one evening. 
#2 - the most amount of dollars we've ever sold in one evening. 


With nearly $500,000 taken in, the Frank M. Robinson Auction has really started with a bang.  Not all lots met the reserve, and some lots sold were done so after the auction when we offered the high bidder the option to purchase the lot at Frank's reserve price. Yet a good number of lots sold above estimated value, proving...at least to us that, pulp collecting is still a vibrant, rewarding hobby. 


We've posted the prices realized to the auction site, and updated some of the lots to reflect those lots that the high bidder has agreed to purchase, and there are some lots yet to be determined. We received some reports that people thought the auction went through without selling anything, let me put that rumor to rest.  We did pull down the results for a day, to allow the high bidders to determine if they were going to meet the reserve, and as previously reported, have restored those prices realized. Because runs of magazines have been sold in Auction #1, we've almost completed the process of marking those books as SOLD in the other auctions.  If you have found your bids missing, it's because the item has been sold. 

Frank Robinson has expressed his sincere thanks to all those who have viewed, bid and purchased lots in this first auction.  Although we've removed the ability to bid on those items sold in the first auction, from the last 11 on the docket, there is still a boat-load of incredible stuff to bid on.



All auctions, #3 through #12 are currently open and accepting bids.

1) You must be registered to bid.  Please either register, or update your registration by going to the website: www.adventurehouse.com and click on the Auction Logo.  Then click on the link for the first Auction and click on the link 'Click Here to Register to Bid.'  This will allow you to either register for the first time, or update your file, and get your bidder number and password....


2) PLEASE READ THIS IF YOU PLAN ON BIDDING! Our auction site is closer to a live auction, than an eBay auction.  For those lots that receive a bid with less than a minute left, will automatically extend that lot for an additional 3 minutes.  Allowing the under-bidder to rebid if so desired. Another example of our auction being closer to a live auction, is that in a live auction, if you yelled out bid price for an item, the auctioneer will accept that....regardless if auctioneer was looking for a lesser amount.  Therefore if you enter a bid higher than what is called for in 'Next Bid Required', the system will accept that. PLEASE READ OVER THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS: For those auctions that HAVE NOT met their reserve price, a single field listed as 'Your Bid' is visible, allowing you to place in the 'Next Bid Required' price. A scenario could be as follows:

Next Bid Required states - $100, the reserve is $300 and you place a bid for $500, then the accepted bid will be $500, not $300. 

If the reserve has been met, then a second field will be visible under the 'Your Maximum', and this allows you to place a MAX BID allowing our system to bid for you.  A suggested scenario:

Next Bid Required states - $100, place an initial bid of $100, and continue to place subsequent bids based on the Next Bid Required until you reach the reserve price, or at least as high as you'd like to bid.  If you do reach the reserve, then you may place a MAX BID in the 'Your Maximum' bid field, and our system will bid for you.


Please DO NOT place a MAX BID under the YOUR BID field.  It will accept that as your bid price.  If you have made this mistake, please contact us and I'll fix it for you.

3) Searching for an author, or title?  Need to know which auction a certain book is going to be available in?  Well there are several methods you may go about seeking the answers.  a) You may use the search function built into the auction site.  Enter an author name, or a title, or even just a date into the field marked 'Keywords:', make sure the 'Search In' drop-down box is set to 'ALL.'  You can then refine the search by clicking on the drop-down box next to the Keywords field, and choose from among the choices to limit the number of responses.  When the auction site finds all the answers, it will display the item, which auction it's in, and allow you to click on a link to go to that auction and bid.  b)You can also click on the link at the top of every page listed as 'AUCTION INDEX.'  This PDF will allow you to do a search by title, or date, or even allow you to print out all the items, in alphabetical and publication order.

4) For those lots that DO NOT reach reserve price, the high bidder will receive an offer to purchase the lot at the reserve price, plus the 10% BUYERS PREMIUM.

5) All prices at final gavel price, DOES NOT include the BUYERS PREMIUM.  The Buyers Premium and credit card fee [if the invoice is paid by credit card or Paypal] will be added on at the end of the auction.  The initial invoice will not include the cost of shipping, we will add that once we receive your decision on preferred shipping method.

6) All auctions, #3 through #12 are currently open and accepting bids.  Each of those future auctions will close at the following dates and times:


Frank M. Robinson Auction #3
March 10, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #4
March 23, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #5
March 24, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #6
March 31, 2012 - 08:00 - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #7
April 13, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #8
April 14, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #9
May 04, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #10
ENDING ON: May 05, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #11
May 18, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #12
May 19, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Hope you will find the pulp of your dreams!

Adventure House - Coming in March!
Ki-Gor Double Issue
Flame-Priestess of Carthage by John Peter Drummond
The Monkey Men of Lobo-Gola by John Peter Drummond

7x10
112 pages
Cover Artist: George Gross

$9.95




Adventure House - Coming in March!
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE - June 1940, 112 pages, $14.95
The Phantom Hits Murder Steel by Robert Wallace
"Death, Destruction and Sabotage in the great invincible steel mills follow in the wake of a fiendish murder mob—and an industrial secret of vast importance is the hub of a baffling mystery! Follow Richard Curtis Van Loan as he smashes through to the solution of an amazing case..."
THRILLING ADVENTURES - June 1933, 128 pages, $14.95
Riley of the Bengal Lancers by Lt. Scott Morgan
"A thrill-packed novel of native fighting men in wild charges, with plunging steeds and zipping bullets"
Conrad the Cruel by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
While Chapei Burned by Arthur J. Burks
The Coiled Raja by Perley Poore Sheehan
The Maffia Doom by Rex Sherrick
The Yellow Cat by Jack D'Arcy
Stolen Battleships by Allan K. Echols
The Prowling Creature [Pt 3] by Capt. Kerry McRoberts

STAR DETECTIVE - July 1936, 128 pages, $14.95
Lady Killer by Donald Barr Chidsey
"A telephone tip turns out to be an invitation to a bullet shower for a couple of dicks."
Snake Ride by Eugene Cunningham
Shadow In Blood by Richard Warmser
Private Steal by James Hall
Smuggle-Proof by Donald Northwood
Coffin Needed by John Carlisle
Direct Action by T.K. Hawley





Adventure House - Coming in April!
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE - May 1941, 112 pages, $14.95
The Trail to Death
"The Phantom tables a grim mystery of stolen jewels and disappearing men!  Follow the Ace of Sleuths as he tracks down the elusive overlord of crime known only as "The Snatcher."

G-MEN DETECTIVE - November 1941, 112 pages, $14.95
THE EYES OF DEATH by Stewart Sterling
"By gunfire, bombing, arson and murder, the Enemies of America seek to put over thier sininster schemes of conquest!  Follow Dan Fowler as he carrier on against grim foes in the battle for a Nation's safety."
DON'T GET KILLED by Thomas Lamar
THE MAN WITH THE EYES by Robert W. Cochran
OVER THE BRIDGE by Frank Johnson
LISTED TO THE MOCKING BIRD by Fredric Brown

COMPLETE SKY NOVEL - February 1931, 112 pages, $14.95
THE EMERALD PHANTOM by Ace Williams
"A complete novel of the Flight which couldn't fail, and Steve Livingston who couldn't down a helpless ship.  There was something that didn't fit there.  The yarn of an air sportsman in war skies and a green phantom that rode high over the lives on wings of terror."
THE PUFF OF DOOM by E.E. Murton
SKY DEVIL DON QUIXOTE by Wilson S. Freesland
YELLOW NEST by A.L. H. Bucklin





Adventure House - Coming in May!
THE LONE RANGER - August 1937, 128 pages, $14.95
THE CAVE OF TERROR by The Lone Ranger
"Friend of the law-abiding pioneer—ruthless enemy of the lawless—THE LONE RANGER rides the danger trails of the west—with "Silver", the Wonder Horse and Tonto, faithful and courageous Indian companion."
LEAD SHOWDOWN by Lawrence A. Keating
HEARTS OF FIRE by Al H. Martin

WIDE WORLD ADVENTURES - January 1930, 160 pages, $14.95
ORDEAL BY FIRE by Major George Fielding Elliot
"A Witch-Doctor and a white man struggle bitterly for the favor of the Red Gods"
HUNTING SEA LIONS by H.H. Dunn
THE FATAL STAR by S.B.H. Hurst
OLD SAILOR by Edgar Daniel Kramer
LARSEN OF SINGAPORE by Albert Richard Wetjen
A PASSPORT TO DEATH by J.J. Des Ormeaux
THE TRAP by L.R. Sherman

THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE - January 1940, 112 pages, $14.95
THE PHANTOM COMES THROUGH by Robert Wallace
"Blackmail is the sinister weapon of an arch-fiend who challenges the might of the Phantom Detective!  Millions are at stake in a heinous game of death played with human pawns—and it's up to Richard Curtis Van Loan to solve the grim mystery behind the grisly series of crimes."



Adventure House - Coming in June!
PUBLIC ENEMY - December 1935, 112 pages, $14.95
THE RED RAIDERS by Bryan James Kelley
"Get Public Enemy No. 1! - In Washington, the Chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation gives this order to Lynn Vickers, sending G-77 ont he trail of a bloodthirsty mob of outlaws who seek to subjugate the nation.  Again and again the masked monsters law.  WHo is the master mind behind the gang—the real Public Enemy No. 1?  Doggedly the grim-jawed Vickers fights his way through to an astounding conclusion."

THE CLUE OF THE CALLING CARD by Phil Roman
MURDER—ON ICE! by James Duncan





Airship 27 Productions - Now available!
GANGSTERS & GUNMOLLS

Airship 27 Productions dons its tough-guy mantle, as it premiers its newest pulp star in THE RUBY FILES. 

It was the 1930s and America was locked in the grip of the Great Depression.  Gangsters controlled the major cities while outlaws roamed the rural back country.  It was a time of Speak Easy gin-joints, Tommy-guns, fast cars and even faster dames.  This is the world of New York based Private Investigator Rick Ruby, a world he is all too familiar with.  From the back alleys of Gotham to the gold laden boulevards of Hollywood, Ruby is the shamus with a nose for trouble and an insatiable appetite for justice.  So if you’ve got a taste for hot lead and knuckle sandwiches, tug your cuffs, adjust your fedora and light up a Lucky, a brand new pulp detective is coming your way. 


Created by pulp masters, Bobby Nash & Sean Taylor, Rick Ruby echoes the tales of Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe while offering up his own brand of two-fisted action.  Joined by fellow pulp smiths Andrew Salmon & William Patrick Maynard, these modern scribes of purple prose present a quartet of tales to delight any true lover of private eye fiction. This instant classic features a gorgeous Mark Wheatley cover and eight evocative black and white illustrations by Rob Moran.

This is a book that harkens back to the classic black and white Warner Brothers gangster movies that featured James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson to name a few.  The atmosphere is gritty with a no-nonsense hero pulp fans are going to applaud from the first story to the last.  And when that last tale comes to a close, you can bet we haven’t seen the last of Rick Ruby, Private.


$3 digital copy available the links below.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulps For A New Generation!


Available at three sites on-line.
Airship 27 Hangar, Amazon.com, and Indy Planet.



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in June!
THE AVENGER Volume 7: "Murder on Wheels," "The Three Gold Crowns" and "Death to The Avenger"
The Pulp Era's most unusual mystery man returns in three action-packed adventures by Paul Ernst and Emile Tepperman writing as "Kenneth Robeson." Dick Benson's life will be forever changed after "Murder on Wheels" and the mysterious Cole Wilson lure The Avenger into a deadly trap! Then, "The Three Gold Crowns" and a dentist's forceps leads The Avenger to Mr. Death's house of murder. PLUS: "Death to The Avenger," a bonus Avenger novelette, and a Whisperer thriller by Alan Hathway. This classic pulp reprint features the color pulp covers by H. W. Scott, Paul Orban's original interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-084-7  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
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in June!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 50: "The Pirate's Ghost" and "The Green Eagle" - James Bama Variant Special
A knockout painting by legendary paperback artist James Bama leads off a special variant edition of two action-packed pulp epics by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, a bequest from a dying scientist leads Doc Savage to Death Valley in search of a long-dead pirate's legendary treasure. Can this amazing invention allow "The Pirate's Ghost" to speak from beyond the grave? Then, the Man of Bronze goes undercover at a Wyoming dude ranch to solve the bizarre puzzle of a strange "Green Eagle" with lead feathers! This special anniversary edition also showcases the original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and an intriguing article by The Shadow's famous reconteur, Walter B. Gibson. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-083-0  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
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in June!
THE SHADOW Volume 62: "Cyro" and "The Man Who Died Twice"
The Master of Darkness battles murderous master villains in thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the Master of Darkness journeys to New Orleans to uncover the hidden identity of the international swindler known only as "Cyro." Then, The Shadow suspects that "The Man Who Died Twice" still lives, and is the key to the Prince of Evil's plot to murder Lamont Cranston! This instant collector's item showcases the original color covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the classic interior illustrations by legendary illustrators Tom Lovell and Earl Mayan, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-082-3 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
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)



Black Wings of Cthulhu: Tales of Lovecraftian Horror
Arriving in book stores March 20!

From the depths of R'lyeh come twenty-one brand-new, utterly terrifying, and thoroughly entertaining short stories of horror and the macabre!

Taking their inspiration from works by Lovecraft himself, prominent writers such as Caitlin R. Kiernan, Brian Stableford, Ramsey Campbell, Michael Shea, Darrell Schweitzer, Donald R. Burleson, and David J. Schow delve deep into the psyche, expanding on concepts H.P. Lovecraft created and taking them in new directions.

The result is stories that are wholly original, some even featuring Lovecraft himself as a character. Black Wings editor S.T. Joshi is the recognized authority on all things Lovecraftian, and is famous for his restorations of Lovecraft's original works. He has assembled a star-studded line-up in a book that is essential for every horror library.


Paperback: 480 pages
ISBN-10: 0857687824
ISBN-13: 978-0857687821



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 170:  John Carter & The Lone Ranger - New!
Art and Ric cover the present John Carter movie and gives their thoughts on next years Johnny Depp Tonto and his faithful sidekick the Lone Ranger.
Episode 169: Airship 27 Presents . . .
Episode 168: Fortune McCall 
Episode 167: Gary Lovisi
Episode 166: Coming Attractions
Episode 165: Tim Storm

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #5 - Coming in June!
Brian Wood (Writer), James Harren (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Brian Wood and James Harren turn up the intensity in "The Argos Deception" Part 2!

Conan's pirate days may already be over! Captured for his past crimes in Messantia, the Cimmerian faces public execution before a mob baying for his blood. But will he really lose his head—or is it all part of Bêlit's plan?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale June 13




CONAN: THE DAUGHTERS OF MIDORA AND OTHER STORIES TP 
Coming in August!

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti, Ron Marz, Timothy Truman, Ben Truman and Michael Avon Oeming, art by Michael Avon Oeming, Mark Texeira, Bart Sears and Marian Churchland, covers by Mark Texeira and Marian Churchland.

In addition to a brand-new story by Michael Avon Oeming (Rapture, Powers), this volume sees Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex) and Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider) introduce readers to the daughters of Midora, Ron Marz (Green Lantern) and Bart Sears (The Helm) visit the Island of No Return, and Tim Truman (King Conan: The Scarlet Citadel) and Marian Churchland (Elephantmen) provide a breathtaking yarn of their own! A must-buy for any Conan fan! Collects Conan and the Daughters of Midora, Conan: Island of No Return #1 & #2, and stories from MySpace Dark Horse Presents #11 and USA Today.

120 pages, $14.99, in stores on August 15.





CONAN VOLUME 12: THRONE OF AQUILONIA HC 
Coming in August!

Written by Roy Thomas, penciled by Mike Hawthorne and Dan Panosian, inked by John Lucas and Dan Panosian, colored by Dan Jackson, cover by Aleksi Briclot.

Conan finds himself wrapped up in a plot to unseat the king of Aquilonia as his journey down the Road of Kings concludes. But when everything goes wrong, the Cimmerian and his coconspirators become lost in the catacombs beneath the city, surrounded by zombies and monstrous insects, all while civil war brews above their heads! Collects Conan: Road of Kings #7-#12.

152 pages, $24.99, in stores on August 1.








DARK HORSE PRESENTS #10 - Arriving in comic shops March 21!
Brian Wood (W), Colin Lorimer (W/P), Carla Speed McNeil (W/P), Steve Niles (W), Evan Dorkin (W), Al Gordon (W), Steve Horton (W), Andrew Vachss (W), Neal Adams (W/P), M. J. Butler (W), Kristian Donaldson (P), Christopher Mitten (P), Thomas Yeates (P/Cover), Michael Dialynas (P), Geof Darrow (P), Mark Wheatley (P), and Fiona Staples (Variant cover)

Evan Dorkin is unleashed in House of Fun, and Steve Niles weaves another web of paranormal intrigue in Criminal Macabre: They Fight by Night. Three brothers in a grim, postwar England of the future are given experimental suits that could make them the saviors of mankind—that is, if they can ever get past their obsessions with film, violent video games, and porn in Colin Lorimer’s UXB!

Brian Wood’s The Massive finishes up, Carla Speed McNeil begins an epic new arc of Finder: Third World, Al Gordon and Thomas Yeates’s centennial celebration of Tarzan concludes, and much more!


Full Color, 80 pages, $7.99



Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!
Forgotten Books: The Gods of Mars & The Warlord of Mars - New!
Overlooked Films: Princess of Mars (2009) - New!
Art Gallery: Speed Detective - New!
Art Gallery: A Princess of Mars
Forgotten Books: A Princess of Mars
Forgotten Books: The Honest Dealer by Frank Gruber (Illustrated)
Forgotten Novels: The Rogue by Richard Sale
Forgotten Books: Bill Lennox novels by W.T. Ballard - Now FREE
Forgotten Books: STERANKO does Sword and Sorcery
Forgotten Books: The Simon Bolivar Grimes Collection by E. Hoffman Price
Forgotten Stories: "So Dark for April" a Paul Pine story by John Evans
Forgotten Books: Zorro Rides Again by Johnston McCulley


Days of High Adventure: A selection of the works of Robert E. Howard
Now available!

Robert E Howard was a Texan pulp writer whose promising literary career ended dramatically in 1936 when he committed suicide. His first break as a writer was with the pulp magazine Weird Tales, which accepted his caveman story Spear and Fang. He went on to invent the subgenre of fantasy that Fritz Leiber later named ‘swords and sorcery’, with characters such as Solomon Kane, Kull of Atlantis, and most famous of all, Conan the Barbarian.

Gathered together in this collection are stories that feature Conan and other heroes; Bran Mak Morn, Kull and many more:

* Gods of the North
* The Footfalls Within
* The Daughter of Erlik Khan
* The Shadow Kingdom
* Kings of the Night
* Black Vulmea’s Vengeance
* Spear and Fang
* People of the Dark
* The Valley of the Worm
* Skull-Face

Gavin Chappell (Editor)
ISBN/EAN13:1475005237 / 9781475005233
Page Count:432
Binding Type:US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5" x 8"
Price: $12.00 



Dime Novel Castle

Frank Reade and His Steam Man of the Plains;
Or, The Terror of the West
By “NONAME”

The author of the stories of Frank Reade, Sr., was Harry Enton (1854-1927). His successor on the series and author of the Frank Reade, Jr. stories was Luis P. Senarens (1863-1939), who wrote all of them under the house name “Noname.”

Frank Reade, an inventor and adventurer was the creator of the Steam Man of the Plains (to distinguish it from Edward Ellis’ Steam Man of the Prairies), a steam horse, a steam team (two horses pulling a wagon), and something called a steam tally-ho (three horses pulling a wagon to carry the mail). These inventions, created in his New York home workshop, were not true robots, but mechanical figures powered by steam-driven pistons that worked the legs of the man or horse. His first adventure was called “The Steam Man of the Plains; or, The Terror of the West,” (1876) but the title was altered in later printings. After four adventures the grown up Frank retired and in 1882 turned the inventing business over to his son, Frank Reade, Jr., a true chip of the old block. Frank, Jr. continued inventing and adventuring through nearly 200 stories.


The earliest stories appeared as serials in the story paper Boys of New York, were soon reprinted in the Five Cent Wide Awake Library Awake Library and kept in print in The Frank Reade Library and Frank Reade Weekly Magazine.

Download this Rare Manuscript in Adobe PDF Format for $9.95
Order a Print-On-Demand Softcover Book for $14.95 + $3 S&H



Also available!

Fighting Against Millions; or, The Detective in the Jewel Caves of Kurm - Original Nick Carter Novel #3 by John Russell Coryell
Published in Street and Smith's, New York Weekly over a year after "A  Wall Street Haul" as a serial, in 17 parts,
from September 29, to January 19, 1889.

A Wall Street Haul; Or, A Bold Stroke For A Fortune - Original Nick Carter Novel #2 By John Russell Coryell
Published in Street and Smith's, New York Weekly, for 15 weeks, between March 2 and June 18, 1887.

The Old Detective’s Pupil; Or, The Mysterious Crime of Madison Square
The First Introduction of the famous Nick Carter, Detective Series.  Created by John Russell Coryell
Published in Street and Smith’s, New York Weekly, for 13 weeks, starting, September 18, 1886.

Reproductions of these Rare Manuscripts are Available for Instant Download after Purchase, in Adobe PDF Format, or as a Print-On-Demand Softcover Book. Adobe PDF eBooks are $9.95.  Print-On-Demand Softcover Books Start at $14.95



E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
There is no new Shadow review this week.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"The Con Is Green" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, November, 1945
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
Though Snooty Piper, the Beantown crimehound, usually spots the hot-seat evidence first, this time he's only got spots before his eyes. Yet that wacky reporter can even find a way to line up those visual aberrations to put a killer on the spot.
"Doc Swap Hires a Hand" by Ben Frank from TEXAS RANGERS, February, 1947
Featuring: Doc Swap
Utterly Useless is his name, but Old Doc Swap's weary helper proves plumb useful when tradin' hits a snag!


Fight Card: Counterpunch By Jack Tunney (Wayne Dundee) - Now available!
Danny Dugronski has been a fighter all his life.

As an orphan at St. Vincent's Asylum for Boys, he first learned the "sweet science" of boxing from Father Tim, the battling priest. Then the Marine Corps taught him far more lethal fighting tactics before shipping him off to do battle in the hell of the South Pacific.

Now, with World War II over, Danny "The Duke" has returned home and earned a respectable ranking as a regional heavyweight in the Milwaukee area. But his record, free of KO losses, is jeopardized by a mob front man who tries to push him into a series of rigged fights.

When Danny refuses, hard push comes to deadly shove, and he must call upon all his fighting skills to stand his ground. And when Danny comes out swinging, he’s determined to put the mob down for the count.


Kindle Edition: $2.99



The Friends of Old Time Radio Convention - October 12-13, 2012!
Greetings fans of The Friends of Old Time Radio Convention, 1976-2011.  I'm writing with the best possible news about the future of old time radio fandom in the metro-New York/New Jersey area.  There will be a convention in Newark this fall - if enough of you are willing to participate.

Were you one of the people stalking the halls during that final Friends of Old Time Radio Convention, reveling in the big crowd, exuberant atmosphere and great community?  One of the ones who thought "it would be a shame if this went away forever," or "I hope I get a chance to spend time with these people again."

Well, your wishes have been granted.  Celebrating Audio Theater - Old & New, a brand-new convention, will take place October 12-13, 2012 at the same old Ramada Plaza Hotel in Newark, NJ that was home to Friends of Old Time Radio all those years.

It will feature live old time radio recreations as well as performances of modern audio drama, and a mix of panels and historical presentations familiar to FOTR attendees.


Please see our website above for a more complete description of what we're up to.  Also please see the "Buy Your Tickets" page and associated PayPal buttons and do so.  CATON is a brand new, volunteer, non-profit organization.  FOTR had a healthy cash cushion saved after 36 years.  CATON has a few contributions from the initial committee members and that's it. If we don't sell at least 200 dinner tickets by July 1, 2012, the event won't happen.  That's the minimum service for the banquet hall at the hotel.

Last year's huge, enthusiastic, FOTR crowd was inspirational.  We know many of you came because it was the "last" event.  We hope that enough of you realized once you came that this community - and the art form that inspired it - is worth saving and perpetuating.

Please join us.

Since this list is comprised of FOTR veterans, I'll predict some of the Q&A but of course, write back with any questions of your own.


Q.  Who's in charge here?
A.  Our overall chairperson is Steven M. Lewis of The Gotham Radio Players. Sean Dougherty (me) is handling marketing, Craig Wichman, a long-time FOTR actor, is handling guest relations.  Maggie Thompson has been acting as secretary and Jill Schissel has been handling the incorporation/legal issues.

Q. What about Jay Hickerson?
A.  Jay is comfortably retired in Florida and while he has given us great advice about how to get the event going, he is not actively involved in CATON.  Also, for anyone who hadn't heard, he suffered a bad fall just after the last FOTR convention.  He is fully healed and doing great.

Q.  Which special guests are you inviting?

A.  It's March so the guest list hasn't started to take shape.  We expect to draw on the New York-city area actors who have participated in FOTR in recent years.  Arthur Anderson of The Mercury Theater and Let's Pretend has agreed to be our honorary chairman for the first event but beyond him it's too early to tell.  Unless we get an overwhelming (and fast) reaction in terms of early ticket sales, it is unlikely we will be able to invite special guests from outside the area but FOTR itself went years before adding West Coast guests.  We are committed to a mix of professional casts as well as providing a forum for talented amateur groups, similar to FOTR.

Q.  So what are you going to do?
A.  We are soliciting proposals now via the website for presentations and performances at CATON.  If you are a historian, actor, director, author, or other person with something to add, please check the site, fill out the form and e-mail us and we'll let you know.  I'd expect to see many familiar faces on stage as well as some new ones as we incorporate the best of modern audio drama into the program.

Q.  What about the dealers?
A.  We're reaching out and seeing who would be interested in selling at this event.  Radio Spirits has already contacted us and expressed interest. Beyond that, well, buy your tickets.  If we can tell dealers that pre-sales are strong, we'll have more of them.


Q.  Why is the new convention only two days instead of four?
A.  The first FOTR convention was only a single day.  Committing to a minimum attendance for a banquet on Thursday night seemed a little too ambitious for a start-up event.

Q.  How many performances do you expect to have?
A.  We discussed that number at the last meeting and depending on how long we want to go in the evening it could be as many as ten in the two days. Keep watching the "2012 Program" page on the website.  Right now, it's empty but it will fill in as we evaluate proposals (as of last Thursday, we already had two to evaluate).

Q.  Will there be a new e-mail list for the new event to which I can also subscribe?

A.  Yes, probably but frankly there isn't one right now.  It's likely the next message to this list will be about that.  In the meantime, our website, twitter feed, the old Friends of Old Time Radio Convention Facebook page, and the new CelebratingAudioTheaterOldandNew Facebook page, are the best ways to get frequent updates.

Q.  How Can I help?
A.  Forward this e-mail to anyone you think might be interested.  I'm also putting together a canned "this is Celebrating Audio Theater Old & New" paragraph that bloggers can paste into their sites.  Write me for it, it should be ready by tonight or tomorrow.

Please find "CelebratingAudioTheaterOldandNew" on Facebook and like us. Please following the @CATOANCON twitter feed.  We know, CATON was taken, so we needed to add the "a."  It's not ideal.


There is a "donate" button on the left side of our website's home page.  If you are feeling especially helpful, please donate to us.  Of course, the best donation would be to buy your tickets now and trust us to deliver the show.  Ticket purchases will be refunded if the convention doesn't occur for any reason.  Donations will be returned only if we didn't need the money for something we couldn't cancel.  If you want us to be able to invite Chuck McCann or Shirley Mitchell from the West Coast, the donate button is really good way to help make that happen.

We also still need volunteers for a lot of the behind-the-scenes activity at the event.  If you think you have some time between now and October to help us with marketing, logistics, web design, mailing list administration, event staffing or anything similar, please let us know and we WILL find something for you to do.

Please contact me with any questions.
See you - everyone together now - in Newark in October!


Sean Dougherty
Celebrating Audio Theater Old & New
celebratingaudiotheater@gmail.com
@CATOAN
seandd@optonline.net
201-739-2541


Haffner Press - March Newsletter!
LOADED: THE COLLECTED FREDRIC BROWN
Okay, ladies and gentlemen, we're "close enough" to finally post the ordering pages for the first two volumes of LOADED: THE COLLECTED FREDRIC BROWN (Volume 1 & Volume 2).

The images for these volumes are placeholders, but we hope you'll see where we're going design-wise with these books. The links are active, but the contents listings for both volumes are a tad sparse as stories ebb and flow from one volume to the next based on formatting, word-length, etc.  

Check out the Haffner Press homepage for a special offer for these two books with HALO FOR HIRE: THE PAUL PINE MYSTERIES by Howard Browne. It's gonna be a great time for fans of vintage noir! 


THUNDER IN THE VOID
It's now unstoppable!    
Upon return from the Williamson Lectureship, we take possession of the inventory for THUNDER IN THE VOID and the madness of packing 700+ books begins!! If you don't have yours on order yet, we suggest you hurry up!  Thanks in advance to all of you who preordered. After all, how often is it that you can read a never-before-published work by Henry Kuttner?  Meanwhile, you can get another gander at THUNDER IN THE VOID at its dedicated Facebook page.


THE COMPLETE JOHN THUNSTONE
This is just too good not to share! Artist Raymond Swanland is putting the finishing touches on the second color work that will grace our upcoming Manly Wade Wellman collection, THE COMPLETE JOHN THUNSTONE. In the coming weeks, we hope to share the contents of the 100-copy slipcased edition. Wellman fans should be well-served with this one!
Now that we have your attention . . . 
We uncovered a small cache of these double-sided postcards that were prepared to celebrate the first EDMOND HAMILTON DAY back on July 18, 2009. These were handed out to those present to purchase the first volumes of THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON series. Rather than toss them out or attempt to archive them, we've decided that we're going to include them with all preorders of the Combo Offer for HAMILTON VOLS. 4 & 5, CAPT. FUTURE VOL. 3 and Tiger Girl as offered on the homepage.




JOHN CARTER: THE GODS OF MARS #1 (OF 5)
Arriving in comic shops March 21!
Sam Humphries (Writer) • Ramón Pérez (Artist)
Cover By Julian Totino Tedesco

The Classic Edgar Rice Burroughs Tale Comes To Graphic Life!
After Ten Long Years, Our Glorious Hero, John Carter, Finally Returns To Barsoom!
Transporting Planet To Planet Has His Downsides, As Carter Finds Himself In The Valley Dor
— The Land Of The Dead!

Our Hero May Have Faced Martian Beasts, But Can He Handle Martian Gods?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Jur: A Story of Pre Dawn Earth - Now available!
by Tom Johnson & James Reasoner
Now available from Amazon Kindle, $3.99

The giant saber-toothed cat continued its pursuit of Odette as she tripped and fell. Aaron moved forward on his unsteady perch and suddenly felt his balance desert him. He stumbled sideways off the high limb, directly into the path of the bounding saber-tooth!

Through the high thrills of adventure and the adrenalin-pumping lows of terror, two young people lost in a prehistoric world must unite in their fight to survive – and find a love like no other!




Laurie's Wild West - Now online!
MAGAZINES I REMEMBER by Hugh Cave: An Appreciation - New!
Happy Holidays from Daisy Bacon
My Favorite Christmas Covers: FAR WEST ILLUSTRATED, January 1928
My Favorite Christmas Covers: WESTERN STORY, Dec. 24, 1921
My Favorite Christmas Covers: WILD WEST WEEKLY, 12/22/34
My Favorite Christmas Covers: WESTERN STORY, Dec 26, 1936
My Favorite Christmas Covers: EVERYBODY'S; December 1908
My Favorite Christmas Covers: THE BLACK CAT, Dec. 1912


Library of America - Two new Edgar Rice Burroughs titles!

A PRINCESS OF MARS and TARZAN OF THE APES are now available from The Library of America.
List price: $20.00 each
Web store price: $15.00
each
Order your copy today (25% off, free shipping) for immediate delivery.
Books will arrive in mid-March. Available in bookstores on April 12.
Get both A PRINCESS OF MARS and TARZAN OF THE APES for 30% off ($28.00).





Moonstone Books - Coming soon!
Martin Powell has announced that Moonstone Books will be collecting all his Spider adventures, both comics and prose, along with two complete stories never before published, as a single rather ponderous graphic novel. Artists in this volume include Pablo Marcos, Dan Brereton, Tom Floyd, and Hannibal King. Martin is pushing for a special hardcover edition, too. Stay tuned for a release date.


Mystery*File - Now online!
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING: My Favorite Magazines, by Walker Martin - New!
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING:Is Completism Fatal? by Walker Martin
Pulp Writer VICTOR MAXWELL, Part 2, by Terry Sanford

Orange Pulp: The Pulp Magazine & Contemporary Culture - February 13 - April 12!
Palitz Gallery at Syracuse University’s Lubin House in New York City presents “Orange Pulp: The Pulp Magazine and Contemporary Culture.” Orange Pulp, an exhibition rare in its scope, explores the world of pulp culture through 61 works that include correspondence, manuscript drafts, paintings and magazines. The exhibition draws from the collections of Syracuse University Library’s Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) and the SUArt Galleries. The exhibition will be on view at the Palitz Gallery, 11 East 61st St. between Fifth and Madison avenues, from Feb. 13-April 12.

“Orange Pulp: The Pulp Magazine and Contemporary Culture” includes many highlights such as "The Vengeance of Nitocris", the first work fiction writer Tennessee Williams ever had published; magazines containing the first appearances of iconic characters Buck Rogers and Conan the Barbarian; and 10 paintings by the prolific artist Norman Saunders.

Exhibition hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. It is free and open to the public; contact 212-826-0320 or lubin@syr.edu for more information.


Peril Press - More new Kindle titles are now available!
The Pickpocket by Mickey Spillane
Doc Swap Hires a Hand by Ben Frank
Knaves and Knives by H.Q. Masur
PULPDOM #68 (February 2012) - Now available!
The contents include:
Mike Taylor review of Black Dog Books' THE SPACE ANNHILATOR AND OTHER EARLY SCIENCE FICTION FROM THE ARGOSY.

Reprint: "King of Conserve Island" Part 1 by Homer Eon Flint.
    Reprinted from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, October 12, 1918.

Mike Taylor review of THE BLACK OPAL by Fenton Ash.

Awesome front and back covers by Craig Black.

This issue has a full color front cover and is profusely illustrated with full color and black & white illustrations. Four issue subscriptions are $28.

Contact C. E. Cazedessus II, P.O. Box 2340, Pagosa Springs, Colorado 81147
Email: moonfire@frontier.net


PULPED! - The Official New Pulp Podcast! - New podcast now available online!
Episode 26:  Airship 27 - The Moon Man - New!  
Tommy Hancock hosts tonight as he brings on a slew of Creators to talk about one of Airship 27's newest collections, THE MOON MAN VOLUME ONE! Listen as Airship partners Ron Fortier and Rob Davis dig into the history of this weird classic Pulp character while writers Ken Janssens, Gary Lovisi, Erwin K. Roberts, and Andrew Salmon talk about what New Pulp Magic they're working with this globe wearing Robin Hood!
Episode 25:  Pulp Ark Part 3
Episode 24: Pulp Ark (Part 2)
Episode 23: Pulp Ark
Episode 22: LORD OF THE LOUISIANA JUNGLE!
Episode 21: Ace Kilroy Gets PULPED!
Episode 20: Paul Bishop Gets PULPED!
Episode 19: ONE TWO PUNCH Episode 2


Robert E. Howard: El Borak and Other Desert Adventures - Now available!
Narrated by Michael McConnohie

Robert E. Howard is famous for creating such immortal heroes as Conan the Cimmerian, Solomon Kane, and Bran Mak Morn. Less well-known but equally extraordinary are his non-fantasy adventure stories set in the Middle East and featuring such two-fisted heroes as Francis Xavier Gordon, known as "El Borak", Kirby O'Donnell, and Steve Clarney. This trio of hard-fighting Americans, civilized men with more than a touch of the primordial in their veins, marked a new direction for Howard's writing and new territory for his genius to conquer.

The wily Texan El Borak, a hardened fighter who stalks the sandscapes of Afghanistan like a vengeful wolf, is rivaled among Howard's creations only by Conan himself. In such classic tales as "The Daughter of Erlik Khan", "Three-Bladed Doom", and "Sons of the Hawk", Howard proves himself once again a master of action, and with plenty of eerie atmosphere his plotting becomes tighter and twistier than ever, resulting in stories worthy of comparison to Jack London and Rudyard Kipling. Every fan of Robert E. Howard and aficionados of great adventure writing will want to own this collection of the best of Howard's desert tales.


Length: 25 hrs and 17 mins
Regular Price:$29.95

ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD #5 
Coming in August!

Written by Howard Chaykin, Paul Tobin, Ian Edginton and Steve Niles, art by Howard Chaykin, Francesco Francavilla, Richard Pace, Christopher Mitten, colored by Jesus Aburto and Michelle Madsen, covers by Francesco Francavilla and Raymond Swanland.

Howard Chaykin writes and draws a brand-new King Conan tale in Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword #5! Steve Niles teams with his Criminal Macabre partner Christopher Mitten to adapt one of Howard's exciting and horrific werewolf stories. Ian Edginton and Richard Pace adapt the Bran Mak Morn yarn "Men of the Shadows" and Paul Tobin and Francesco Francavilla bring the fan-favorite character Dark Agnes back into the fold with their adaptation of "Sword Woman"!

80 pages, $7.99, in stores on August 29.





ROCKETEER ADVENTURES 2 #1 - Arriving in comic shops March 21!
Written by: Marc Guggenheim, Peter David, Stan Sakai
Art: Sandy Plunkett, Bill Sienkiewicz, Stan Sakai Covers: Darwyn Cooke, Dave Stevens

The second volume of Dave Stevens' Rocketeer blasts off with an all-new selection of great stories by some of the best in the biz! This issue starts off with a bang as Cliff finds himself in a dogfight, followed by a screening of everyone's favorite cartoon character, and ending on a high-note with a lovely and somewhat familiar story—plus a gorgeous pin-up by Arthur Adams! That's 25—count 'em, TWO FIVE—pages of topnotch comics!



32 pages, $3.99.




Rough Edges - Now online!
Forgotten Books: Curse of the Mandarin's Fan - Brant House (G.T. Fleming-Roberts) - New!
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Dime Western, September 1934 - New!
Forgotten Books: Texas Shall Be Free! - H. Bedford-Jones
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Texas Rangers, February 1958
Forgotten Books: Bowie Knife - H. Bedford-Jones
Tuesday's Overlooked Movies and TV: Jungle Jim
Seekers of the Glittering Fetish: The Complete Adventures of Armless O'Neil, Volume 1 - Dan Cushman




Coming soon!

MARTIANS, GO HOME
A sneak peek at a fantastic new page by Lowell Isaac for the upcoming graphic novel, MARTIANS, GO HOME. Written by Martin Powell, based on the sexy sci-fi dark comedy by Fredric Brown, licensed and authorized by his estate. To be published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Lowell Isaac.

SILVER JOHN
Manly Wade Wellman's Silver John
Artwork © Thomas A Boatwright.

SKYLARK OF SPACE
Mark Ellis and Rick Hoberg: In development!
 



Subterranean Press
Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa
by Philip Jose Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey
Dust jacket by Bob Eggleton
Coming in April - Order yours before they sell out!

Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa collects for the first time anywhere Philip José Farmer’s epic Khokarsa cycle, including the never-before-published conclusion to the trilogy, The Song of Kwasin.

In Hadon of Ancient Opar, the young hero Hadon journeys from his outpost city to the heart of the ancient African empire of Khokarsa, battling in the Great Games for the chance to win the king’s crown. But just as Hadon stands upon the precipice of victory, the tyrannical King Minruth usurps the throne and overturns the beneficent, centuries-old rule of the priestesses of Kho. Now Hadon must set out upon a hero’s journey unlike any other—to hunt down a living god and return with his bounty.

The saga continues in Flight to Opar, as a decree by the oracle hurtles Hadon upon a perilous quest that will determine the fate of the next twelve millennia. In The Song of Kwasin, Hadon’s herculean cousin returns to Khokarsa after long years of exile in the Wild Lands. But soon Kwasin finds that in order to clear his name he will have to take up the cause against King Minruth himself and stop him before he fulfills his mad quest for immortality high atop the sun god’s bloody ziggurat.

Limited: 250 signed (by Carey) numbered copies, with an additional section of exclusive material
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition

Table of Contents:
Hadon of Ancient Opar
Flight to Opar
The Song of Kwasin (with Christopher Paul Carey)

Limited Edition: $65
Trade Edition: $45
ISBN: 978-1-59606-471-3
Length: 576 pages




Tangent  - Now online!
Tarzan -- The Ghost of the Karmiki - New!
Mars is Heaven! -- Ray Bradbury
The Shadow: The Ring of Mah La Lay Lee
The Mystery of the Z-Rays -- Nick Carter, Master Detective


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.

N.J. O'Neail (1898-1972)
- New!
N.J. O'Neail (1898-?) - New!
Arthur Styron (1891-1958)
Edgar Rice Burroughs and Weird Tales
Bodo Wildberg (1862-1942)
Drury D. Sharp (1886-1960)
Kadra Maysi (1890-1969)
Grover Brinkman (1903-1999)


Uchronic Tales: The Horn - Now available!
The Uchronic Press is proud to announce that “Uchronic Tales: The Horn,” our second release, is now available for Nook and Kindle. This thrilling 17,000 word novella by W. Peter Miller has a stunning cover by the talented Mike Fyles (Amazing Spider-Man and Iron Man Noir covers) and features the Ace Insurance investigator Clark Tyler, a man that trouble seems to find. Or perhaps he is just good at finding it. This story is available now at the special introductory price of 99 cents on Kindle and Nook with other formats to follow.

Uchronic Tales: The Horn follows Clark Tyler, an investigator for the Ace Insurance Company, as a simple job spirals toward an Earth-shattering conclusion all set against the backdrop of the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles. What is the Horn and why do some distinctively nasty visitors want to get their hands on it? What would happen if someone decides to give it a blow? Clark is there to stop that from happening. Clark is joined in “The Horn“ by a daring aviatrix, a charming archaeologist, and a strange mercenary from Clark’s past.

Join us for the mysteries, the thrills, and the startling conclusion of… The Horn.


The Uchronic Press is here to serve all readers that crave action, excitement, and a bit of an edge in their pulp adventure fiction. Our stories take place in an alternate past, a Uchronic world greatly like our own, but with a dash more mystery, danger, and the macabre. Here you will find heroic adventures, outlandish science, ferocious alchemy, mystic forces, and an alternate history just slightly larger than our own.
In the months ahead, danger will put Clark in middle of many Uchronic Tales. Look for stories featuring the classic days of Hollywood, earth-shattering danger, lost civilizations, and bizarre visitors from the unknown aether.

The special 99 cent introductory pricing on Uchronic Tales: The Zeppelin will be good for one more week, so get 'em while they're hot!

Welcome to Uchronic Tales


WEIRD TALES #359 - Now available!
The first WEIRD TALES issue by Nth Dimension media is now available.
It’s edited by Ann VanderMeer, has art direction by Stephen H. Segal.


Stephen worked with our artist, Dave Buchwald to create this cover and we think it represents a style we will use for the near future. It features the new/old logo, an intriguing symbol by Jeff Wong, and a stunning piece of art by Aurielien Police.  The layout achieved what was most important to me – an emphasis on art, while keeping the writer in the forefront.

Subscribe:
Basic Weird: Four issue subscription for $20 (U.S. Only)
Deluxe Weird: Four issues plus a cosmically horrific Lovecraftian bonus $30 (U.S. Only)
International Weird also available
Digital Weird: Four-issue ebook subscription for $11.95





ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #9 (OF 12)
Arriving in comic shops March 21!
Writer: Matt Wagner; Artist: John K. Snyder III; Cover: Matt Wagner

The one and only Matt (MAGE, GRENDEL) Wagner is in the home-stretch of his epic story of Zorro! Zorro is not alone as another swashbuckler sword expert joins the fray. Who is this person? And what does it mean for Zorro? These are thrilling times ahead as ZORRO RIDES AGAIN with issue #9 fro Dynamite Entertainment!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99










09 March 2012

ABOVE KER-IS AND OTHER STORIES by Evangeline Walton
Now Available!


Nodens Books is pleased to announce its first publication, a collection of Evangeline Walton's ten fantasy short stories, ABOVE KER-IS AND OTHER STORIES, with an Introduction and notes by Douglas A. Anderson.

Evangeline Walton (1907-1996) is renown for her Mabinogion tetralogy, and three other novels. She won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award in 1973 for The Song of Rhiannon, the third-published volume of the four Mabinogion books, and 1989 won the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement.


This volume, edited and introduced by noted fantasy scholar Doulgas A. Anderson, collects Walton’s ten completed fantasy short stories, including her 1950 story published in WEIRD TALES, and three superb Breton tales which first appeared in anthologies in the early 1980s. Four stories are published here for the first time.

Trade paperback $15.00
ISBN-13: 978-0915598871
Available via Amazon.com

Trade paperback and hardcover formats available via Lulu.com



Airship 27 Productions - Now available!
THE MOON MAN
THE ROBIN HOOD OF THE PULPS

Airship 27 Productions is very excited to announce the release of its latest pulp anthology featuring a classic hero from the past; the Moon Man.

Detective Sgt. Stephen Thatcher is the son of Police Chief Peter Thatcher. Sickened by the effects of the Great Depression on Great City, the young lawman cannot reconcile the rich society elite living the good life while across town the poor of Great City go hungry.  Unable to correct this injustice through the system he represents, Thatcher assumes the role of the vigilante thief the Moon Man by disguising himself behind a one-way Argus glass globe.  In this get up he then proceed to rob the rich and give to the needy via his loyal aide, former boxer Ned “Angel” Dargan.  He is also aided by the lovely Sue McEwen, the daughter of the man sworn to capture him, his own boss, Lt. Detective Gil McEwen.

Created by pulp legend Frederick C. Davis, the Moon Man’s exploits appeared in the pages of “Ten Detective Aces” and were all reader favorites.  “It really is amazing how many old pulp fans still recall this character with so much fondness,” commented Airship 27 Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “He was so unique and outlandish, fighting villains and avoiding the police all the while wearing that fish bowl on his head.” 


Now he returns to the streets of Great City in five new thrilling adventures written by writers Ken Janssens, Gary Lovisi, Erwin K.Roberts and Andrew Salmon.  Pulpdom’s most bizarre hero is back on the case with a cover by Rob Davis & Rich Woodall and twelve interior illustrations by Ralph Van Der Hoeven.


“This is just kind of book we started Airship 27 Productions for,” added Fortier.  “To shine a spotlight on these classic pulp heroes and showcase them to a new audience.  For many, this will be their first introduction to the Moon Man.  Hopefully while enjoying these new tales, they will be intrigued enough to go find reprints of the originals.”

Airship 27 Productions – Pulps For A New Generation!

Available at three sites on-line.
Airship 27 Hangar, Amazon.com, and Indy Planet.

Airship 27 Productions / Broken Sea Audio - Coming soon!
Airship 27 Productions is working with Broken Sea Audio to do audio versions of several of their books. The first of these will be an audio version of "Captain Hazzard - Python Men of the Lost City," by Ron Fortier and Chester Hawkes (Paul Chadwick). The book is being read by veteran actor Joe Stofko and the sound engineer on the project is Chris Barnes. Chris put together a small five minute preview tape to preview this first release and provide a tiny sample of what the finished book will sound like. When it is completed, it will be available as a digital download on the Airship 27 Hangar site and as a packaged multi-disk set you can order by mail.  To listen to the audio sample, visit the Airship 27 website or click on the link below.


Altus Press - Now available!
The Complete Casebook of Cardigan, Volume 1: 1931-32
by Frederick Nebel, Introduction by Will Murray,
Illustrations by John
Fleming Gould, Cover by Walter Baumhofer


The greatest series from the pages of Dime Detective Magazine is finally collected in four large editions. Running from 1931-37, Frederick Nebel's P.I. Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons for that magazine's success as well as highly influential to the most popular hard-boiled writers of the day. Sadly, only a handful of the 44-installment series have ever been reprinted since their original appearances 80 years ago. This reprint series will reprint the entire run.

Volume 1 contains an all-new introduction by Will Murray and features the first 11 stories, complete, uncut, and with the original John Fleming Gould illustrations:


"Death Alley" (November, 1931)
"Hell’s Pay Check" (December, 1931)
"Six Diamonds and a Dick" (January, 1932)
"And There Was Murder" (February, 1932)
"Phantom Fingers" (March, 1932)
"Murder on the Loose" (April, 1932)

"Rogues' Ransom" (August, 1932)
"Lead Pearls" (September, 1932)
"The Dead Don't Die" (October, 1932)
"The Candy Killer" (November, 1932)
"A Truck-Load of Diamonds" (December, 1932)


396 pages | 6" x 9" | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover

Altus Press


Altus Press - Now available!
The Complete Adventures of Oke Oakley and Secrets, Inc.
by Frederick C. Davis, introduction by Will Murray


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.
Never before reprinted, this lost classic is available for the first time in nearly 80 years.


474 pages | $34.95 softcover | $44.95 hardcover



Altus Press - Coming soon!
The Complete Casebook of Cardigan, Volume 2: 1933
Authored by Frederick Nebel

The greatest series from the pages of Dime Detective Magazine is finally collected in four large editions. Running from 1931-37, Frederick Nebel's P.I. Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons for that magazine’s success as well as highly influential to the most popular hard-boiled writers of the day. Sadly, only a handful of the 44-installment series have ever been reprinted since their original appearances 80 years ago. This series collects the entire run.

Volume 2 continues the series and features the next 11 stories, complete, uncut, and with the original John Fleming Gould illustrations:

"The Murder Cure" (January, 1933)
"Me--Cardigan" (February, 1933)
"Doorway to Danger" (March 1, 1933)
"Heir to Murder" (April 1, 1933)
"Dead Man's Folly" (May 1, 1933)
"Murder Won't Wait" (May 15, 1933)

"Chains of Darkness" (June 15-July 1, 1933)
"Scrambled Murder" (July 15, 1933)
"Death After Murder" (August 15, 1933),
"Murder & Co." (September 15, 1933)
"Murder a la Carte" (November 15, 1933)


372 pages | 6" x 9" | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover

Altus Press


Andy Briggs: TARZAN: THE JUNGLE WARRIOR - Coming July 5!

When a baby gorilla is snatched from its family by the world's most infamous hunter, Tarzan will stop at nothing to track him down - crossing the wild jungle and hostile African savannah to bring him to justice. Meanwhile, Jane is trying to learn more about Tarzan's past, and must decide whether reuniting him with his lost Greystoke family is the right thing to do. But Robbie has ideas of his own. He has formed a plan that will get rid of Tarzan for good, and keep the secrets of his own past safe. Tarzan, The Jungle Warrior is a lion-roaring read that brings the classic story bang into the 21st century, and will publish at the start of the Tarzan centenary year.

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Faber and Faber (5 July 2012)
ISBN-10: 057127353X
ISBN-13: 978-0571273539



Andy McDermott: RETURN TO ATLANTIS - Coming August 28!
 
Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase have stunned the world with their discoveries, from the legendary sword Excalibur to the golden city of El Dorado. Now, by bringing together three ancient statues from three different continents, Nina is about to tap into a colossal energy source—one not felt since the days of Atlantis.
 
But when the statues are stolen and Eddie is falsely accused of murder, forcing him to go on the run to hunt the man responsible, a violent struggle erupts among a secret, vastly powerful group that wants to control Nina and the earth energy. From a glittering, high-tech skyscraper in Japan to a harrowing chase beneath the Vatican and an underground military vault in Nevada, she and Eddie must piece together an astounding puzzle. For Nina Wilde is the key to a plot that will change the world forever. And Eddie is the key to keeping her alive.


Mass Market Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Bantam (August 28, 2012)
ISBN-10: 0553593668
ISBN-13: 978-0553593662
$9.99




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming later this month!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 57: "The Dagger in the Sky," "The Death Lady"
and "The Monkey Suit" - TRIPLE NOVEL SPECIAL
Tarzan's influence on the Man of Bronze is examined in three action-packed adventures by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, a giant "Dagger in the Sky" materializes from thin air and disappears after bizarre murders, leading Doc Savage to a South American war started by Earth's wealthiest men. Then, the Man of Bronze is asked to locate an heiress who disappeared into the Brazilian jungles years earlier. Finally, while attempting to license one of Monk's chemical inventions, Henry Jones comes into possession of "The Monkey Suit" that leads into a strange adventure, narrated in the first person. This triple-novel collector's edition showcases the original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke and Walter Swenson, the classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban and Edd Cartier and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of nine Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-077-9 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
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming later this month!
THE SHADOW Volume 59: "The Green Box," "The Getaway Ring"
and "The Crawling Death"
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The Shadow's underworld agents Hawkeye and Cliff Marsland take center stage in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, what is the strange secret of "The Green Box" that is worth human life? The Shadow seeks the deadly secret in a masterpiece of misdirection that introduced aides Hawkeye and Tapper. Then, the Master of Darkness and his underworld operatives investigate "The Getaway Ring," a racket that helps mobsters evade capture via a modern-day "underground railway." BONUS: "The Crawling Death," a lost thriller scripted by radio Shadow Bret Morrison! This instant collector's item reprints the classic color cover paintings by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier, with historical articles by Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-076-2 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
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Arron of the Black Forest: The Haunting of Dragon's Cliff - Now available!

Arron is the last of his kind. The sole survivor of the Twelve Tribes of the Black Forest. And he's on the run. Pursued through a raging hurricane by a ruthless bounty hunter known as the Hound, Arron is driven into the dark embrace of a crumbling old house on the edge of the world.

The mansion once known as Dragon's Cliff hasn't seen a living soul in decades. And what waits within has grown impatient. Ruled by greed and hate, the spirits that call Dragon's Cliff home want Arron as much as the bounty hunter does. But all the Hound wants is Arron's head. The ghosts have more gruesome plans.

The New York Times best-selling fantasy author Philip Athans and veteran storyteller Mel Odom join forces to create a new sword and sorcery adventure series in the tradition of Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and H.P. Lovecraft. But Arron isn't your grandfather's barbarian. This is a whole new world of adventure. This is the world of Arron of the Black Forest!





“BOB LARKIN: THE ILLUSTRATED MAN” WEB SITE LAUNCHES
Online Gallery of Acclaimed Artist’s Work Debuts!

BOB LARKIN has provided cover artwork for every major U.S. book-publishing house, from Ace Books and Simon & Schuster to Random House and Penguin; movie posters for Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures, and New Line Cinema; and comic book covers for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Warren Publishing, and now Boom! Studios. Renowned for his work as successor to legendary painter James Bama’s cover artistry for Bantam Books’ Doc Savage pulp series, Larkin’s talents have been acclaimed by colleagues and art fans around the world.

Now, those fans can find his work on display at the Web site “Bob Larkin: The Illustrated Man.” Launched on January 6, 2012 by longtime fans Scotty Phillips and Courtney Rogers, the site displays the book, comic, and magazine covers, movie posters, and toy packaging art that has inspired a generation of artists.


“Why a Bob Larkin blog?” asked Rogers. “Three reasons: First, because Bob’s prodigious amount of artistic output deserves to be collected all in one place, to enable fans and art lovers to go to one source and see an incredible amount of varied material. Second, Bob's talent is simply amazing; his work is deserving of being shared and marveled at. And third—and probably most important—because Bob is just the greatest person around and he deserves the attention and accolades.”

For more information, please visit:

“THE BOB LARKIN SKETCHBOOK” DEBUTS
StarWarp Concepts Presents Legendary Artist’s First Pencil-Art Collection

He’s created some of comics’ most iconic images—a snarling Hulk raising a green-hued fist in anger, Conan the Barbarian strangling an enemy, even the disco-inspired first-issue cover for The Dazzler—and inspired some of the industry’s most popular artists.

From Doc Savage and Spider-Man to “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and The Rock, from the Planet of the Apes to Babylon 5 and Star Wars, and from James Cameron’s low-budget epic Piranha II to William Shatner’s directorial turn on Star Trek V, there’s little that artist Bob Larkin hasn’t painted. But few of his fans have ever seen the incredible pencil drawings that begin these eye-catching pieces—until now.

Available exclusively from independent publishing house StarWarp Concepts, THE BOB LARKIN SKETCHBOOK is the acclaimed artist’s first collection of pencil art, featuring superheroes, wrestling stars, and pulp adventurers—including a pair of brand-new Doc Savage sketches exclusive to this volume! For more information, please visit www.StarwarpConcepts.com.



CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR BOB LARKIN
“Nothing was more inspiring to me as a young wannabe comics artist than to become like Bob Larkin and try my best to breathe life into dreams like he did.”  —Alex Ross, in The Savage Art of Bob Larkin (SQP Inc.)

“Larkin’s magazine and paperback covers are both legendary and iconic. There are few pop culture touchstones which this artist hasn’t depicted with his unique and powerful style of illustration.”  —Bud’s Art Books


“Long before Alex Ross, Bob Larkin became the first major painter to be known for superhero covers, thanks to his work on Marvel’s magazine covers.”
—ComicMix.com

“Throughout the ’70s and ’80s, if you saw Bob Larkin’s name on the cover to a magazine or comic, you simply had to have it…. This is a guy that’s never truly received the credit for being one of the best all-time cover artists.”  —Shotgun Reviews

“To try and deny the awesomeness of Bob Larkin’s art is to deny your very existence. It is impossible.”  —Marvel.com


About the Artist:
BOB LARKIN has provided cover artwork for every major U.S. book-publishing house, from Ace Books and Simon & Schuster to Random House and Penguin; movie posters for Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures, and New Line Cinema; and comic book covers for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Warren Publishing. A highly praised successor to renowned painter James Bama as cover artist for Bantam Books’ Doc Savage pulp series, Larkin’s talents have been acclaimed by colleagues and art fans around the world.

About the Book:
The Bob Larkin Sketchbook by Bob Larkin               
Published by StarWarp Concepts   
24 pages, digest (5.5” x 8.5”)
Price: $12.00 U.S.
THE BOB LARKIN SKETCHBOOK™ and © 2011 Bob Larkin. All rights reserved.


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 169: Airship 27 Presents . . .  - New!
Ron Fortier and Rob Davis are the special guests for this week. Not only do we get hear about Josh Reynolds new Jim Anthony novel, "The Mark of Terror" but, we are honored to get a sneak peak of an upcoming announcement from Airship 27.

Episode 168: Fortune McCall 
Episode 167: Gary Lovisi
Episode 166: Coming Attractions
Episode 165: Tim Storm
Episode 164: Claire Croxton
Episode 163: Tom &Ginger Johnson - The Black Bat Companion and more
Episode 162: Will Murray's Horror in Gold
Episode 161: Ian Watson

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #2
Arriving in comic shops March 14!
Brian Wood (Writer), Becky Cloonan (Art),
Dave Stewart (Color), Massimo Carnevale (Cover),
and Leandro Fernandez (Variant cover)


Death has come for Conan and his fellow sailors in the visage of the privateer Bêlit! Rage and desire mingle in an orgy of slaughter as the barbarian and the pirate queen glimpse each other for the first time—as opponents in a battle to the last man!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50,
On sale March 14






Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!
Art Gallery: A Princess of Mars - New!
Forgotten Books: A Princess of Mars
Forgotten Books: The Honest Dealer by Frank Gruber (Illustrated)
Forgotten Novels: The Rogue by Richard Sale
Forgotten Books: Bill Lennox novels by W.T. Ballard - Now FREE
Forgotten Books: STERANKO does Sword and Sorcery
Forgotten Books: The Simon Bolivar Grimes Collection by E. Hoffman Price
Forgotten Stories: "So Dark for April" a Paul Pine story by John Evans
Forgotten Books: Zorro Rides Again by Johnston McCulley

E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "The Sledge-Hammer Crimes" from the August 1, 1936 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Said the Spider to the Fly" by Suzanne Buck from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, September 15, 1917
A little social drama - grifters v. country girls.
Nell McNulty is the telegraph operator at the Hotel Blaine one evening a woman comes in, young, trying to look sophisticated, and is unsure what to write on a telegram to a man she had been corresponding with for the last several months. Nell, sensing some kind of scam offers to help find the man, but warns that he's not what he pretends to be.
"Wired Alibi" by Robert Leslie Bellem from HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE, May, 1948
Featuring: Dan Turner
The victim was no longer alive to deny or confirm his murderer but Homicide Donaldson was trying to finger Dan Turner for the kill - because in a Sunset Strip gin mill the Ace private eye had uttered public threats to feed the victim crooner a load of venom . . . it was evident that Dan was in a king-size jack-pot!


ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #9 - Arriving in comic shops March 14!
Writer: Chris Roberson; Art: Francesco Biagini; Cover: Francesco Mattina, Dan Panosian

Brand-New Arc! Great Jumping-On Point For New Readers!

The source of the imbalance of Law and Chaos that's been assaulting the Multiverse is revealed, and it will leave Moorcock fans reeling! Finally, all incarnations of the Eternal Champion will have to join together to fight against forces bigger than Law and Chaos, for the very survival of existence itself! Legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock and New York Times-bestseller Chris Roberson (iZombie, Stan Lee's Starborn) bring Elric, Hawkmoon, and Corum back to comics in this critically acclaimed series!


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99




James Rollins: DEEP FATHOM - Coming March 13 in hardcover!
Ex–Navy SEAL Jack Kirkland surfaces from an aborted underwater salvage mission to find Earth burning. Solar flares have triggered a series of gargantuan natural disasters. Earth-quakes and hellfire rock the globe. Air Force One has vanished from the skies with America’s president on board.

Now, with the United States on the narrow brink of a nuclear apocalypse, Kirkland must pilot his oceangoing exploration ship, Deep Fathom, on a desperate mission miles below the ocean’s surface. There, devastating secrets await him—and a power an ancient civilization could not contain that has been cast out into modern day, where it will forever alter a world that’s already racing toward its own destruction.

See why the Providence Journal-Bulletin calls James Rollins “the modern master of the action thriller” with this classic Rollins tale.


Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: William Morrow; Reprint edition
ISBN-10: 006191648X
ISBN-13: 978-0061916489




Jane Carver of Waar by Nathan Long - Now available!
Jane Carver is nobody''s idea of a space princess. A hard-ridin'', hard-lovin'' biker chick and ex-Airborne Ranger, Jane is as surprised as anyone else when, on the run from the law, she ducks into the wrong cave at the wrong time-and wakes up butt-naked on an exotic alien planet light-years away from everything she''s ever known.

Waar is a savage world of four-armed tiger-men, sky-pirates, slaves, gladiators, and purple-skinned warriors in thrall to a bloodthirsty code of honor and chivalry. Caught up in a disgraced nobleman''s quest to win back the hand of a sexy alien princess, Jane encounters bizarre wonders and dangers unlike anything she ever ran into back home. Then again, Waar has never seen anyone like Jane before . . . .

Both a loving tribute and scathing parody of the swashbuckling space fantasies of yore, Jane Carver of Waar introduces an unforgettable new science fiction heroine.

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Night Shade Books
ISBN-10: 1597803960
ISBN-13: 978-1597803960
$14.99




Jur: A Story of Pre Dawn Earth - Now available!
by Tom Johnson & James Reasoner
Now available from Amazon Kindle, $3.99

The giant saber-toothed cat continued its pursuit of Odette as she tripped and fell. Aaron moved forward on his unsteady perch and suddenly felt his balance desert him. He stumbled sideways off the high limb, directly into the path of the bounding saber-tooth!

Through the high thrills of adventure and the adrenalin-pumping lows of terror, two young people lost in a prehistoric world must unite in their fight to survive – and find a love like no other!




Laurie's Wild West - Now online!
Just Who IS John Carter? - New!
1st Lot of Famous Pulp Collection Sells for $500K
Holy Gas Bags! Sale of ZEPPELIN STORIES
Happy Holidays from Daisy Bacon
My Favorite Christmas Covers: FAR WEST ILLUSTRATED, January 1928
My Favorite Christmas Covers: WESTERN STORY, Dec. 24, 1921
My Favorite Christmas Covers: WILD WEST WEEKLY, 12/22/34
My Favorite Christmas Covers: WESTERN STORY, Dec 26, 1936
My Favorite Christmas Covers: EVERYBODY'S; December 1908
My Favorite Christmas Covers: THE BLACK CAT, Dec. 1912

The Lone Ranger And Tonto
First Image Of The Lone Ranger And Tonto As Played by Armie Hammer And Johnny Depp

Filming on Gore Verbinski’s LONE RANGER movie has been ongoing for a couple of weeks and Jerry Bruckheimer has tweeted the first official image from the film.

LONE RANGER is currently shooting in New Mexico for a May 2013 release.





Michael L. Peters
Winner of the 2012 Howard House Museum
T-Shirt Design Contest


Congratulations to Michael L. Peters, the winner of the design contest for the new t-shirt to be sold at the Robert E. Howard House Museum!

The new t-shirt design will not be “released” until
Robert E. Howard Days on June 8th.

You can now pre-order your t-shirts via Project Pride’s PayPal account (ProjPride@yahoo.com). Orders will not be filled until after Howard Days (June 8-9, 2012). The t-shirts will officially go on sale June 8th at the Howard House Museum.  

The shirts will be available in both black on white and white on black, so order both colors – one for daytime wear and one for evening wear. Sizes include Medium though XXX Large. The price is $15.00 per shirt, plus $3.00 for US shipping and handling. Overseas shipping will be more. To get the rate for overseas shipping, send an e-mail to Project Pride.





THE MONSTERMEN AND OTHER SCARY STORIES HC
Arriving in comic shops March 14!
Gary Gianni (Writer/Artist)

In a world plagued by zombie cowboys, squid pirates, abominable snowmen, mustachioed skulls, movie phantoms, and fat, flying demons, only millionaire film director Lawrence St. George and his associate, Benedict of the venerable guild of Corpus Monstrum, have the capabilities and the wit to bring these horrors down.

• Finally collected in its entirety!
Features stories by Robert E. Howard, William Hope Hodgson, and more!
• Introduction by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon


Hardcover, 8 3/8" x 11",
b&w, 168 pages, $24.99, On sale March 21






Moonstone Books: THE SAINT #0
Coming in July!

The Robin Hood of modern crime returns!
The first new SAINT comic book in America
in over 60 years!

Soon to be a major television show!

He robs from the evil and heartless rich, and gives to the wronged and deserving poor--in the process, keeping a percentage for his own expenses. He doesn't work for the law, the government, or anyone else. He is a lone wolf…an adventurer, a detective, a rogue, but always…a gentleman!
In “The Sizzling Saboteur” - The Saint travels to Texas in pursuit of a man who has been sabotaging weapons factories, but when his quarry turns up burned to crisp, he has to contend with both the local police, a trio of mysterious men behind the sabotage, and a beautiful Russian.

This issue is a preview of the upcoming graphic novel, and it will be the only time this story will be seen in color, so get it while it’s hot!

Story: Leslie Charteris, Mel Odom
Art: Eduardo Barreto
16 pages, color, $1.99





Moonstone Books: SHERLOCK HOLMES: Crossovers Casebook
Now available and arriving in comic shops march 14!
Written by: Barbara Hambly, Will Murray, Kevin Van Hook
Cover Art: Timothy Lantz
Edited by: Howard Hopkins
240 pages, b/w, Squarebound, 6”x9”, $16.95
ISBN: 10: 1-933076-99-2
ISBN: 13: 978-1-933076-99-7

Sherlock Holmes…teams up with other adventurers and investigators!

With the success of the Sherlock Holmes film with Robert Downey, Jr and Jude law, and the BBC television updating of the character (“Sherlock”), interest in him is at an all time high!

Moonstone Books is proud to present this original anthology featuring never before seen tales of the world’s first consulting detective, Mr. Sherlock Holmes!

Barbara Hambly, Will Murray, Kevin Van Hook, Martin Powell, Matthew Baugh, Martin Gately, Don Roff, Win Scott Eckert, Chris Sequiera, & Joe Gentile




Peril Press - More new Kindle titles are now available!
An Axe To Grind [Illustrated] by E Hoffmann Price

Pulp Empire - Martian Holiday release sale!

HEROES OF MARS is now available in print at Amazon and Createspace. And to tie-in with the original Martian hero’s first appearance on the silver screen on Friday, March 9, the book is now available at a special discount!

Use discount code Z43EJGX2 at Createspace and you can get the book for $2 off! That is only $9 for five great new stories and a fascinating essay by 2012 Pulp Ark best author Teel James Glenn!

But as a special thank you to all our fans buying Heroes of Mars in print, that discount will also extend to all our Createspace published titles from Metahuman Press/Pulp Empire. With the same discount code Z43EJGX2, you can also get deals on the following three titles:

INVASION
by Mark Oldfield, the first in the modern super-powered fiction line from Metahuman Press, for $2.00 off!

The HEROES & HERETICS anthology for $4.00 off!

Pulp Empire’s bestselling title ever, PIRATES & SWASHBUCKLERS, for a whopping $5.00 off!

Our books also continue to be available at a very reasonable price for digital readers through Amazon, Smashwords and Barnes & Noble. Check out the Metahuman Press home page for links to them all!
This sale is for a limited time only, so get the books at a great discount while you still can!




PULPED! - The Official New Pulp Podcast! - New podcast now available online!
Episode 25:  Pulp Ark Part 3 - New!  
For the third part in this Pulp Ark Trilogy, Ron Fortier hosts as Tommy Hancock discusses the nitty gritty from programming to parking for Pulp Ark 2012!
Episode 24: Pulp Ark (Part 2)
Episode 23: Pulp Ark
Episode 22: LORD OF THE LOUISIANA JUNGLE!
Episode 21: Ace Kilroy Gets PULPED!
Episode 20: Paul Bishop Gets PULPED!
Episode 19: ONE TWO PUNCH Episode 2

Pulpville Press - Now available!

PULP TALES PRESENTS #35:

Written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan of the Apes, under the pen name of Norman Bean (which was a typographical error for Normal Bean), it was his first professional story, published in 1912, one hundred years ago this year. It follows the adventures of John Carter of Earth and Dejah Thoris of Barsoom (Mars). Now a great Disney picture--JOHN CARTER. In 1929, a condensation of the story was published in Modern Mechanics and Inventions. Enjoy both versions of A PRINCESS OF MARS.

154 pages
7 x 10 inches softcover
$15.00



Pulpville Press - Now available!

PULP TALES PRESENTS #32:
Enjoy adventures around the world, written by Thrilling Adventures pulp author Jackson Cole, author of many TEXAS RANGERS stories.

CONTENTS:
VALLEY OF THE GIANTS
Amazing adventures of a submarine crew on a daring expedition that discovers a lost valley.
RED SILVER
An American mixes it with Spanish desperadoes and raiding North African Moors in the Black Sierras.
NORTH OF GUINEA
Enemies meet in the forgotten isles of the Pacific.
PEARLS OF PERIL
Modern pirates and cannibals of the South Sea Islands--and a brave American's daring quest.
GUERRILLA BRAND
Moments packed with peril in Mexico.

130 pages
7 x 10 inches softcover
$15.00



QUATERMAIN #2 - Arriving in comic shops March 14!
Writer: Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith; Art: Patricio Carbajal

To settle a debt, Allan Quatermain returns to the realm of Bwana Nzige, the bloodthirsty Lord of Locusts, where the hunter was nearly killed years earlier. He must accept Nzige's unpredictable mercies to insure safe passage for himself and the beautiful Victoria Cushing on a safari to the mysterious edge of the known map. When Quatermain can finally no longer stomach the horrors of Bwana Nzige's swathe of conquest, he must make a terrible choice: remain silent and safe, or follow a sense of honor that could sentence himself and his companions to unspeakable deaths lost in a trackless realm of monsters.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99




Quatermain #3 - Arriving in comic shops March 14!
Writer: Clay and Susan Griffith
Pencils: Patricio Carbajal
Cover Artist:  Patricio Carbajal

Deep in central Africa, Allan Quatermain must join with his former enemy, the sorcerer Lokongoi, to escape the bloody power of Bwana Nzige. With a small band of refugees, Quatermain makes his way into the treacherous Congo forest, with death all around. But Quatermain’s new ally may have a secret more terrifying than any he has ever encountered.





Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!

The Black Bat #1: Brand of the Black Bat
Doomed to darkness by a murder monger, the Black Bat makes darkness his weapon -- and a Mysterious Avenger is born! The foul, ruthless rule of a Lord of Crime, striking terror to a city, calls for the daring and swift justice of Tony Quinn. The Black Bat was the featured story in Black Book Detective magazine beginning in July of 1939, and running through 1953. Blinded former District Attorney Anthony Quinn was the costumed crusader who regained his sight to an amazing extent: he could now see in the dark. With super hearing, an enanced sense of touch and smell, he battled the dark underbelly of crimedom. Around him he gathered a small band of aides, Carol Baldwin, daughter of a small-town policeman, Butch O'Leary, none too bright, but a staunch battler, and Silk Kirby, an ex-crook, now Quinn's valet.


Operator 5 #2: The Invisible Empire
Unseen, impregnable, the strange war engine of a foreign power hovered over America, waiting the fatal moment to hurl death upon a thousand cities and towns. Foredoomed to destruction and desolation before the ravaging hordes of the Yellow Empire, bleak despair gripped the nation’s millions. And then men held their breath in agonizing hope — as Operator 5, single-handed, seized the last grim chance to save the United States! As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of Operator #5 eBooks.

Secret Agent "X" #1: The Torture Trust
Men with skulls for faces — these were the victims of that terrible trio who met in a hidden room. And Secret Agent "X" went against them, daring the bottled torment of their deaf-mute slaves, in a desperate battle of wits at the gateway of destruction! From 1934 to 1939 America thrilled to the adventures of Secret Agent "X" — the "man of a thousand faces" — as he battled futuristic weapons and mad scientists. The true identity of Secret Agent "X" was never revealed. He used his mastery of disguise to work undercover for the U.S. government. With his aide, newspaper reporter Betty Dale, and his secretive government handler K-9, he battled weird and fantastical threats to America for forty-one amazing issues.

Stay tuned, Pulp fans, for the best in Pulp eBooks from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics and Radio Archives!



Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!

Bringing the best of Classic Pulp to Fans today, Radio Archives presents Will Murray’s Pulp Classic’s line of top notch Pulp Fiction eBooks! 
 
New to Will Murray’s Pulp Classics, two new eBooks featuring the epic exploits of America’s best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men!
 
Richard Wentworth — the dread Spider, nemesis of the Underworld, lone wolf anti-crime crusader who always fights in that grim no-man’s land between Law and lawless — returns in vintage pulp tales of the Spider, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.


These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and feature the original full color cover. Will Murray’s Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s.

The Spider #11: Prince of the Red Looters - August 1934
Never before had any criminal dared give open challenge to the Spider! Until now. And while they fought — the Spider and the Fly — a new and fearless criminal army was flocking to the dark banner of that gentlemanly killer whose battle cry was "Kill the Spider — and the world is ours!" As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction: “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.

The Spider #100:  Death and the Spider - January 1942
"When your people need you most... When Death walks the earth like a man..." spoke Mar-lar-delan, Richard Wentworth's counsellor in the ancient mysticism of the East, "... in that hour, my son — you will die!" That black hour had come. In such a crisis, the Spider undertakes what may be his last foray! As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction: “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.

As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.

All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility. When you purchase this eBook from RadioArchives.com you receive all three formats in one ZIP file: PDF for PC or Mac computer; Mobi for Kindle; and ePub for iPad/IPhone, Android, Sony eReader, and Nook. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBook novels to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.
 
Fight alongside the Master of Men as the Spider takes on Evil in these two latest Ebooks from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics, only $2.99 each! 


Special eBook Announcement! As of today, all Radio Archives eBooks are available at the Kindle Store.

 
New Spider titles will be released every two weeks!
 
With the addition of The Spider eBooks, The Pulp Book Store is quickly becoming the best place to find everything Spider. From audio books by Radio Archives to exquisite Pulp reprints and replicas from Girasol Collectables and new tales of the Spider from Moonstone Books, The Master of Men is alive and well in The Pulp Book Store!
 
Stay tuned, Pulp fans, for the best in Pulp eBooks from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics and Radio Archives!



Rancho Diablo: Gabby Darbins and the Slide-Rock Bolter - Now available!
Gabby Darbins heads for Pike's Peak country to find gold. He finds more than he bargained for, including gunfights, conniving women, and the terrifying slide-rock bolter!

Bill Crider, writing as Colby Jackson, is the author of this entry, which focuses on Gabby Darbins, the colorful ranch hand. It is a winter day and everyone on the Rancho Bravo are snow and ice bound. The Blaylock children are especially struck as Gabby tells of his encounter while hunting gold with his partner, Dolph, with the real, to him, slide-rock bolter, a creature said to swoop down a mountain on unsuspecting miners and gulp them down, sliding down, then up the next mountain to await the next morsel.





ROBERT E. HOWARD DAYS 2012 - June 8-9, 2012!

Robert E. Howard Days 2012 is happening June 8th and 9th in Cross Plains, Texas, and we’d surely like to see you there! This annual festival to celebrate the life and work of Ol’ Two-Gun Bob Howard features the gathering of Howard fans from all over the world at the very spot where he created all of his marvelous work.

Project Pride of Cross Plains, The Robert E. Howard Foundation and the Robert E. Howard United Press Association join forces each June to present two days of REH fellowship and everyone is invited. Come and enjoy tours of the Howard House and the town of Cross Plains, a Bus Tour, a Banquet and a Barbeque, panels, a silent auction, swap meet, a commemorative postal cancellation, plus some special events – and best of all, the opportunity to gather with fellow Howard fans to celebrate his life and legacy.

This years is the 80th anniversary of the birth of REH’s most famous creation, Conan of Cimmeria, and we’re having a party! While nobody knows the words to Happy Birthday in the original Cimmerian tongue, there will be cake! (Without the 80 candles – too much of a fire hazard!)

So make plans to join us in Cross Plains June 8th and 9th. I’m in the process of getting the fully detailed schedule together, but all of the usual fun activities continue this year. Here’s a short schedule so you can start planning. Hope to see you there!

Visit the link below for a schedule of events and registration information.

REHupa

Robert E. Howard Fountation: Adventures in Science Fantasy
At the printer and coming soon!

The next title from the Robert E. Howard Foundation is ADVENTURES IN SCIENCE FANTASY.
It features a fabulous cover of a scene from ALMURIC by Mark Schultz.
Stay tuned for information regarding pre-orders.

Introduction by Mike Stackpole
Almuric
“The Challenge from Beyond”
... “The Gondarian Man”
“The Last Laugh”
“The Last Man”
“The Last White Man”
“The Man Who Went Back”
“People of the Black Coast”
“A Room in London”
“The Supreme Moment”
Untitled synopsis (“Hunwulf, an American . . .”)
“The Valley of the Lost” (1)
“A Twentieth-Century Rip Van Winkle”
“The Iron Terror”




ROBERT E. HOWARD’S SAVAGE SWORD #4
Arriving in comic shops March 14!
Various (Writer/Artist)

Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword #4 features eighty full-color pages crammed with the best creators in comic books putting their spin on Robert E. Howard’s finest creations!

Sean Phillips takes on Conan! David Lapham writes the conclusion to the seafaring adventure of Kull’s right-hand man in “Brule: The Spear and the Siren.” The Sonora Kid has a buffalo-sized showdown with Grizzly Gullins. We bring you one of Howard’s most frightening stories, and to top it off, part 2 of Kull: The Vale of Shadow!

Full Color, 80 pages,
$7.99, On sale March 28


 


Rough Edges - Now online!
Forgotten Books: Texas Shall Be Free! - H. Bedford-Jones - New!
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Texas Rangers, February 1958 - New!
Forgotten Books: Bowie Knife - H. Bedford-Jones
Tuesday's Overlooked Movies and TV: Jungle Jim
Seekers of the Glittering Fetish: The Complete Adventures of Armless O'Neil, Volume 1 - Dan Cushman
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Star Western, October 1953
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Big Chief Western, October 1940
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Speed Western, December 1946
Forgotten Books: The Murder Brain - Brant House (G.T. Fleming-Roberts)
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: 10 Story Western, November 1948




Coming soon!

SEVEN FOOTPRINTS TO SATAN
A gorgeous and wonderfully atmospheric page by Ted Slampyak from the adaptation of A. Merritt's SEVEN FOOTPRINTS TO SATAN to be published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse. This title is written by Mark Ellis. Artwork © Ted Slampyak.

TARZAN AT THE EARTH'S CORE
Here is a peek at the phenomenal first page of our graphic novel of TARZAN AT THE EARTH'S CORE, as illustrated by artist Tim Burgard. Written by me. Licensed and authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Coming later this year in celebration of the Ape-Man's 100th Anniversary. Tarzan ™ ERB, Inc. Artwork © Tim Burgard.
 



Tarzan - Coming March 13!
The 1st Season of Ron Ely's 1966 NBC TV Series Announced!
The Warner Archive Collection announced that next Tuesday, March 13th, they will release both Tarzan - Season 1, Part 1 and Tarzan - Season 1, Part 2 as MOD (manufactured-on-demand) DVD sets. Each 4-disc set (running 750 to 800 minutes) will cost $39.95 SRP, and can be pre-ordered right away! That's through the studio's WBshop online store, which only ships to U.S. addresses, but in the near future these titles will almost certainly be available from Amazon's CreateSpace MOD program as well (which ships to global customers).




Tarzan of the Apes & Other Tales: A Centenary Edition - Coming in June!
Edgar Rice Burroughs

Hardcover: 800 pages
Publisher: Gollancz; (21 Jun 2012)
ISBN-10: 0575129166
ISBN-13: 978-0575129160



        Amazon.com.uk    Gollancz  


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.

Kadra Maysi (1890-1969)
- New!
Grover Brinkman (1903-1999) - New!
Volney G. Mathison (1897-1965)-Part 7 - New!
Volney G. Mathison (1897-1965)-Part 6 - New!
Everil Worrell (1893-1969)
Kelsey P. Kitchel (1881-1967)
Elton Clay Fax (1909-1993)
Alston Lovejoy (1908-1956)
Andrew Bensen (1902-?)


WARLORD OF MARS #16
Arriving in comic shops March 14!
Written by Arvid Nelson; Art: Edgar Salazar
Covers by Joe Jusko (50%), Stephen Sadowski (50%), Lucio Parrillo (1/15)

John Carter is finally united with the son he never knew. The two of them face bloody death in the great arena of Issus, Goddess of Life Eternal. No one has ever escaped from the arena of Issus before, but Carter and his son might have a thing or two to teach this false goddess about religion -- the old fashioned way, at the end of a sword point! Hair-raising escapes, devious villainy, and an embarrassing revelation or two await you in Warlord of Mars Issue 16: Flight and Pursuit!

32 pages, Full Color,  $3.99








02 March 2012

16th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 10am to 5pm!


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 5pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library, 239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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.




2012 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
April 27 - 29, 2012!
PULPS - PAPERBACKS - ORIGINAL ART - MOVIE MEMORABILIA
OLD TIME RADIO - SCIENCE FICTION - POPULAR CULTURE - GOOD OLD STUFF!

Being Held At:

THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
Hotel Phone # (888) 627-9031
www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/index.html
Please mention the con when booking rooms!

For info on the con, please contact:

Doug Ellis
13 Spring Lane
Barrington Hills, IL 60010
847-217-4241
info@windycitypulpandpaper.com
www.windycitypulpandpaper.com


CELEBRATING EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS AND
 THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF TARZAN OF THE APES‼

MEMBERSHIPS:  Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only (but see the HOTEL section for details on how to get a $10 refund on your membership!).  We are also offering Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60, which is a three day membership which allows entry to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours before the con generally opens to the public).  Ages 13 & under are free.  Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (account register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).

DEALER INFO:  Dealer setup begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. – the dealer room is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Early Bid Admission), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday.  For dealers, tables are 6’ long.  Each table includes: 1 tablecloth and 2 chairs.  Wall tables are $90 and island tables are $80.  The dealer room will have around 130 tables.  Each dealer and dealer’s helper must also buy a regular 3 day membership ($35).

PROGRAM BOOK:  All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints.  To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2").  The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 15, 2012.  Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).


ART SHOW:  We will once again be hosting an art show displaying original pulp and paperback art.  For the eighth year in a row, the art show is sponsored by Dan Zimmer and the fine folks at Illustration magazine.  If you have any art you’d like to make available for display in the art show, please contact us.  The art show hours will be posted to the website when they are set.

AUCTIONS:  We will have 2 auctions, Friday and Saturday nights.

PULP FILM FEST:  Our Pulp Film Fest shows old movies based on pulp stories.  More info, including the schedule, will be posted on the website closer to the con.  The Pulp Film Fest is organized by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood ‘N’ Thunder magazine.

WEBSITE: www.windycitypulpandpaper.com is the con’s website.  We’ll be posting updates to it periodically up until the time of the con, so please check it for the most recent information.  Also be sure to check out and join our Facebook page!

CON SUITE:  Our con suite will operate from Thursday night (come pick up your badges) until late Saturday night/early Sunday morning – stop by and grab a drink and some munchies, while chatting about our favorite hobby!

HOTEL:  For our twelfth show, for the fifth year in a row we’re at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago.  The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O’Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport.  Room rates are $109/night, same as the last 2 years (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on April 5, 2012!).  Parking is free.  The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor – it’s adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center.  For those with families, it’s also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation’s top zoos.  Movie theaters are also a short walk away.  And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away.  If you are flying in and not renting a car, please check the website for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel.  Please mention the con when booking rooms.  Also, since it greatly benefits the convention to have folks stay at the Westin during the show, if you attend the con and stay at the Westin, we will refund you $10 of your membership at the show (limit 2 refunds per hotel room).


PAY BY:  Paypal (account register@windycitypulpandpaper.com) or check payable to Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, LLC.
Send checks to:  13 Spring Lane, Barrington Hills, IL 60010)



2012 Film Release Dates
March 9, 2012
March 9, 2012
March 23, 2012
March 30, 2012
March 30, 2012
April 13, 2012
April 20, 2012
JOHN CARTER (OF MARS)
THE RAVEN
THE HUNGER GAMES
WRATH OF THE TITANS
MIRROR MIRROR
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
LOCK-OUT

May 4, 2012
May 11, 2012
May 25, 2012
June 1, 2012
June 8, 2012
June 15, 2012
June 22, 2012
THE AVENGERS
DARK SHADOWS
MEN IN BLACK 3
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN
PROMETHEUS
JACK THE GIANT KILLER
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER
July 3, 2012
July 20, 2012
August 3, 2012
August 3, 2012
September 21, 2012
September 28, 2012
October 26, 2012
November 2, 2012
November 9, 2012
November 16, 2012
November 21, 2012
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
THE BOURNE LEGACY
TOTAL RECALL

DREDD
LOOPER

HALLOWEEN 3
RED DAWN
SKYFALL (JAMES BOND)
TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN 2
GRAVITY
January 13, 2013
HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS


33rd Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale -  March 25, 2012!
40+ authors and illustrators will sign your books for FREE!
Guests appear subject to their availability.

Karen Anderson 10-11am
Peter Atkins 12-1pm
Victor Banis 2-3pm
Ann Bannon 10-11am
Brett Battles 10-11am
Peter Beagle 11-1pm
James Blaylock 11-1pm
Gary Brandner 2-3pm
Louis Charbonneau 2-3pm
John DeChancie 10-11am
L.J. Dopp 11-12pm
Dennis Etchison 1-2pm
Laura Freas 1-2pm
Brian Garfield 12-2pm
Bill George 11-12pm
David Gerrold 11-12pm
Mel Gilden 11-12pm
James C. Glass 10-11am
Tony Gleeson 2-3pm
Cody Goodfellow 10-11am
Denise Hamilton 10-11am
Odie Hawkins 1-2pm
Michael Hemmingson 3-4pm

Glen Hirshberg 12-1pm
George Clayton Johnson 11-12pm
Earl Kemp 12-1pm
Bruce Kimmel 11-12pm
Dani & Eytan Kollin 2-3pm
Michael Kurland 12-1pm
Terrill Lankford 2-3pm
Richard Lupoff 12-1pm
Ib Melchior 1-2pm
Lisa Morton 10-11am
Larry Niven 2-3pm
William F. Nolan 11-1pm
Charles Neutzel 1-2pm
Patrick O'Connor 3-5pm
Gary Phillips 2-3pm
Felice Picano 1-2pm
Jerry Pournelle 2-3pm
Tim Powers 11-1pm
Robert Reginald 10-11am
John Skipp 10-11am
Harry Turtledove 1-2pm
Stephen Woodworth 2-3pm


Valley Inn & Conference Center
10621 Sepulveda Blvd
Mission Hills, CA 91345
818-891-1771
Admission - $5
Free Parking
 

Adventure House - Frank M. Robinson Auctions!
Greetings from Adventure House.  Auction #1 closed with some firsts for us. 
#1 - the most amount of books ever sold in one evening. 
#2 - the most amount of dollars we've ever sold in one evening. 


With nearly $500,000 taken in, the Frank M. Robinson Auction has really started with a bang.  Not all lots met the reserve, and some lots sold were done so after the auction when we offered the high bidder the option to purchase the lot at Frank's reserve price. Yet a good number of lots sold above estimated value, proving...at least to us that, pulp collecting is still a vibrant, rewarding hobby. 


We've posted the prices realized to the auction site, and updated some of the lots to reflect those lots that the high bidder has agreed to purchase, and there are some lots yet to be determined. We received some reports that people thought the auction went through without selling anything, let me put that rumor to rest.  We did pull down the results for a day, to allow the high bidders to determine if they were going to meet the reserve, and as previously reported, have restored those prices realized. Because runs of magazines have been sold in Auction #1, we've almost completed the process of marking those books as SOLD in the other auctions.  If you have found your bids missing, it's because the item has been sold. 

Frank Robinson has expressed his sincere thanks to all those who have viewed, bid and purchased lots in this first auction.  Although we've removed the ability to bid on those items sold in the first auction, from the last 11 on the docket, there is still a boat-load of incredible stuff to bid on.


All auctions, #2 through #12 are currently open and accepting bids.

1) You must be registered to bid.  Please either register, or update your registration by going to the website: www.adventurehouse.com and click on the Auction Logo.  Then click on the link for the first Auction and click on the link 'Click Here to Register to Bid.'  This will allow you to either register for the first time, or update your file, and get your bidder number and password....


2) PLEASE READ THIS IF YOU PLAN ON BIDDING! Our auction site is closer to a live auction, than an eBay auction.  For those lots that receive a bid with less than a minute left, will automatically extend that lot for an additional 3 minutes.  Allowing the under-bidder to rebid if so desired. Another example of our auction being closer to a live auction, is that in a live auction, if you yelled out bid price for an item, the auctioneer will accept that....regardless if auctioneer was looking for a lesser amount.  Therefore if you enter a bid higher than what is called for in 'Next Bid Required', the system will accept that. PLEASE READ OVER THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS: For those auctions that HAVE NOT met their reserve price, a single field listed as 'Your Bid' is visible, allowing you to place in the 'Next Bid Required' price. A scenario could be as follows:

Next Bid Required states - $100, the reserve is $300 and you place a bid for $500, then the accepted bid will be $500, not $300. 

If the reserve has been met, then a second field will be visible under the 'Your Maximum', and this allows you to place a MAX BID allowing our system to bid for you.  A suggested scenario:

Next Bid Required states - $100, place an initial bid of $100, and continue to place subsequent bids based on the Next Bid Required until you reach the reserve price, or at least as high as you'd like to bid.  If you do reach the reserve, then you may place a MAX BID in the 'Your Maximum' bid field, and our system will bid for you.


Please DO NOT place a MAX BID under the YOUR BID field.  It will accept that as your bid price.  If you have made this mistake, please contact us and I'll fix it for you.

3) Searching for an author, or title?  Need to know which auction a certain book is going to be available in?  Well there are several methods you may go about seeking the answers.  a) You may use the search function built into the auction site.  Enter an author name, or a title, or even just a date into the field marked 'Keywords:', make sure the 'Search In' drop-down box is set to 'ALL.'  You can then refine the search by clicking on the drop-down box next to the Keywords field, and choose from among the choices to limit the number of responses.  When the auction site finds all the answers, it will display the item, which auction it's in, and allow you to click on a link to go to that auction and bid.  b)You can also click on the link at the top of every page listed as 'AUCTION INDEX.'  This PDF will allow you to do a search by title, or date, or even allow you to print out all the items, in alphabetical and publication order.

4) For those lots that DO NOT reach reserve price, the high bidder will receive an offer to purchase the lot at the reserve price, plus the 10% BUYERS PREMIUM.

5) All prices at final gavel price, DOES NOT include the BUYERS PREMIUM.  The Buyers Premium and credit card fee [if the invoice is paid by credit card or Paypal] will be added on at the end of the auction.  The initial invoice will not include the cost of shipping, we will add that once we receive your decision on preferred shipping method.

6) All auctions, #2 through #12 is currently open and accepting bids.  Each of those future auctions will close at the following dates and times:


Frank M. Robinson Auction #2
March 09, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #3
March 10, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #4
March 23, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #5
March 24, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #6
March 31, 2012 - 08:00 - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #7
April 13, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #8
April 14, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #9
May 04, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #10
ENDING ON: May 05, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #11
May 18, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #12
May 19, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Hope you will find the pulp of your dreams!

Adventure House
Frank M. Robinson Collection!
The book is now available!

Over the past year, we've been hard at work in getting the Frank M. Robinson Collection ready for auction.  To kick off the celebration of this once in a lifetime collection coming to auction, we've produced a full color book featuring every book in his great collection.  Now is the time to get your copy, certain to be a mainstay in your reference library, with over 500 pages in full color.   

This reference book can be yours for only $65 plus $5 shipping. 
The book is 8.5 by 11 in size.
Add the auction catalog for only $10 more and you'll have the perfect one-two punch to get yourself ready for the auction in February 2012.


For a look at this incredible book, click on the links below to view sample pages.
The pages are displayed in Adobe Flash, so you need to have the Adobe Flash Player installed.
To move from page to page, move your cursor to a corner, click, and drag.




Age of Aces
Now available!

In Donald E. Keyhoe’s imaginings, the stormy skies of World War I are filled with giant pterodactyls, mystic fireballs and demon aces. But America has it’s own unnatural secret weapon: Captain Philip Strange. A mental marvel from birth, he was so terrifyingly effective that the Allies referred to him as “The Phantom Ace of G-2.” But to the Germans he was “The Brain-Devil,” whose penetrating green eyes were both a legend and a nightmare.

Keyhoe’s Philip Strange stories ran for nine years—from 1931 through 1939—in the pages of Flying Aces magazine. This first volume in our new series contains six exciting tales of terror skies! It also features an introduction by Sid Bradd and is beautifully wrapped up in an exciting new design by Chris Kalb!


Stories include:
“Cocardes of Courage” – Flying Aces, September 1931
“The Drome of Dread” – Flying Aces, November 1931
“The Red Demon” – Flying Aces, July 1932
“Scourge of the Skies” – Flying Aces, November 1932
“Vengeance of V-99” – Flying Aces, February 1933
“The Unholy Horror” – Flying Aces, July 1933
Plus:
“Donald E. Keyhoe and the Brain-Devil of G-2″ by Sidney H. Bradd
A Bibliography of all Philip Strange’s Adventures
An exciting book design by Chris Kalb.

$16.99 Trade paperback
 6″x9″ trade paperback | 346 pages | ISBN: 978-0-9820950-8-9

Available from
AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming later this month!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 57: "The Dagger in the Sky," "The Death Lady"
and "The Monkey Suit" - TRIPLE NOVEL SPECIAL
Tarzan's influence on the Man of Bronze is examined in three action-packed adventures by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, a giant "Dagger in the Sky" materializes from thin air and disappears after bizarre murders, leading Doc Savage to a South American war started by Earth's wealthiest men. Then, the Man of Bronze is asked to locate an heiress who disappeared into the Brazilian jungles years earlier. Finally, while attempting to license one of Monk's chemical inventions, Henry Jones comes into possession of "The Monkey Suit" that leads into a strange adventure, narrated in the first person. This triple-novel collector's edition showcases the original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke and Walter Swenson, the classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban and Edd Cartier and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of nine Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-077-9 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
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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming later this month!
THE SHADOW Volume 59: "The Green Box," "The Getaway Ring"
and "The Crawling Death"
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The Shadow's underworld agents Hawkeye and Cliff Marsland take center stage in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, what is the strange secret of "The Green Box" that is worth human life? The Shadow seeks the deadly secret in a masterpiece of misdirection that introduced aides Hawkeye and Tapper. Then, the Master of Darkness and his underworld operatives investigate "The Getaway Ring," a racket that helps mobsters evade capture via a modern-day "underground railway." BONUS: "The Crawling Death," a lost thriller scripted by radio Shadow Bret Morrison! This instant collector's item reprints the classic color cover paintings by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier, with historical articles by Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-076-2 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
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Black Coat Press
The March releases are now available!



In Timeslip Troopers (1923), a squadron of World War I soldiers from the Trenches is transported back to the Spanish town of Valencia in the 14th century where they ally themselves with the Moors to fight the Spanish Inquisition. While it is one of several French novels inspired by H. G. Wells' The Time Machine -- purporting, in fact, to be its sequel -- it has more in common with Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in the Court of King Arthur, in that its timeslipped protagonists set out to use the advantages of modern civilization, but eventually cannot prevail against Dark Age obduracy.

Written by the author of The Xenobiotic Invasion and The Martian Epic, Timeslip Troopers is one of the finest romans scientifiques of the period between World War I and the birth of American science fiction. It holds up remarkably well as an exploratory endeavor, and the quality of its cynical black humor is still as fresh as ever.
 
US$20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 256 pages


A SURFEIT OF MIRRORS by Henri de Régnier
adapted by Brian Stableford


There are swords and mirrors there, jewels, dresses, crystal cups and lamps, along with the murmur of the sea, or the breath of forests. Listen to the springs sing. The gardens they animate are symmetrical. There, the statues are marble or bronze; the yew-trees are trimmed; the bitter odor of box-trees perfumes the silence; roses grow on the cypress. Make a tour of the pools. Go into the labyrinth, spend time in the arbors, and read my book, page by page, as if you were a solitary walker, turning over a beetle, a pebble or a dead leaf with the tip of your jasper-handled walking-stick...

US$24.95 / GBP £26.99
5x8 trade paperback, 380 pages


In 1917, silent film director Louis Feuillade and writer Arthur Bernède created the character of a mysterious avenger, wearing a slouch hat and a dark cloak -- Judex! His name means "Judge," and he has sworn to mercilessly punish criminals!

Judex appears and disappears like a living shadow. Trained by the vindictive Woman in Black, he is a master of disguise and an excellent fighter. His loyal followers include a female athlete, a reformed ex-convict and a pack of vicious bloodhounds. Beneath the ruins of a castle is his secret lair, where he interrogates his prisoners through a "television" screen. His nemesis is Favraux, a corrupt banker who has left a trail of ruin and misery in his wake.

In this epic saga, Judex not only challenges Favraux, but also the evil Diana Monti, Favraux's fiancée who is as ruthless and powerful as he is. But as our hero struggles against the villains, he falls in love with Favraux's daughter, the beautiful, innocent Jacqueline...


US$24.95 / GBP £16.99
6x9 trade paperback, 364 pages

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Black Coat Press
Kindle and Nook editions are now available!
THE TERROR OF FU MANCHU
by William Patrick Maynard


The death of a seemingly respectable missionary draws Denis Nayland Smith and his devoted companion, Dr. Petrie, back into the web of the diabolical Dr. Fu Manchu. The investigation takes our heroes on a harrowing journey where they cross paths with the Si-Fan, a rival theosophist society and the famous French detective, Gaston Max.

Innocent children dangling above a crocodile pit, living snowmen, and Hell-spawned demons share the stage with mysterious Chinese villains, dastardly French Apaches, powerful sorcerers and refreshingly vulnerable heroes who are still capable of reassessing the values of the British Empire. The clash of Eastern and Western cultures contrasts sharply with the age-old battle between the forces of Good and Evil, as Nayland Smith and Dr. Petrie grapple with the fragile truths that rule their world.

A suspenseful thriller that moves rapidly between London and Paris in December 1913, The Terror of Fu Manchu is William Patrick Maynard's first novel. This action-packed thriller is the first authorized Fu Manchu adventure in over twenty years and reintroduces Sax Rohmer's classic characters to a new generation of readers.

William Patrick Maynard has announced that an agreement was finalized for Riviere Blanche to publish THE TERROR OF FU MANCHU in France, Belgium, and Switzerland later this year. Award-winning science fiction author, Jean-Marc Ligny will prepare the translation.



Black Coat Press: THE DESTINY OF FU MANCHU by William Patrick Maynard
Coming April 2nd!
Michael Knox is the brash and arrogant assistant of renowned archaeologist Dr. Spiridon Simos. A chance encounter with a beautiful Egyptian woman at Dr. Simos' wedding in Corfu leads the young man on a whirlwind journey to Cairo where he barely survives the terrifying reincarnation of the ancient Pharaoh Khunum-Khufu.

A chain of events quickly unfold that embroils Knox with obsessive British agent, Sir Denis Nayland Smith, and his pursuit of the master criminal, Dr. Fu Manchu. Slowly, the young man begins to piece together the threat posed to the world as Fu Manchu and his seductive, but sadistic daughter Koreani tear the dread secret society, the Si-Fan, apart.

Before Michael Knox can act on the intelligence in his possession, he must first survive death in a myriad of strange guises from a savage gorilla trained to crush a man's spine to the unrelenting pursuit of Margarita, the disarming dwarf assassin who brings terror to the Orient Express, to one thousand poisonous butterflies unleashed at the Munich Conference as Europe teeters on the brink of a Second World War.

As madness sweeps the globe, one hedonistic young man must examine his own life as he realizes the world's future hangs in the balance. The action moves swiftly from Greece to Egypt to Africa to Europe in a breathtaking battle of ideologies as Sax Rohmer's infamous creation seeks to realize THE DESTINY OF FU MANCHU...

The hardcover edition features a foreword by the great Will Murray and a back cover illustration by the legendary Mike Vosburg and fifteen b&w interior illustrations by Michael McQuary, plus a bonus epilogue, "Intermezzo" that moves back and forth through the series from Nayland Smith's perspective. Both the hardcover and trade paperback are once again blessed with gorgeous cover art from Christine Clavel.


Thanks to William Patrick Maynard for the dust jacket scan!

Black Coat Press

Black Dog Books
WINGS OF WAR by Lt. Scott Morgan
Now available!

Our latest title, Wings of War, collecting the first two novel-length adventures of John Masters, The Lone Eagle, is now available for purchase.  Visit our Wings of War listings page to learn more or order your copy today.

Pilot extraordinaire John Masters was an ace operative of the U.S. Secret Service when war broke out. So it was only natural that when the first squadron of Yank flyers went to France to strafe the Boche, Masters went too, only operating undercover.

Masters became the Lone Eagle of the Skies, displaying an indomitable courage and dynamic driving power to push any secret mission to a successful conclusion; a fighting ace whose dark and inscrutable movements became the scourge of all enemy powers.

Suspected by many, some men feared him, some men hated him. The alluring but deadly female German spy R-47 may have loved him. Masters became that mysterious Nemesis of the Western Front known only as The Lone Eagle!

Author: F.E. Rechnitzer writing as Lt. Scott Morgan
Genre: Adventure/Air War
ISBN: 978 -1-884449-20-8
Price: Trade paperback / 188 pages / Price: $19.95 US


"John Masters blasts his way across the skies in the kind of aerial action that will thrill modern readers as much as it did the pulp readers of the '30s. The Lone Eagle is a hero for the ages!"
Bill Crider, contributing author to the Nick Carter and Stone: M.I.A. Hunter series

"In the 1930s, the Lone Eagle set the bar for realistic action adventure with a tough guy loner able to survive against all comers. John Masters blazed a bullet-strewn path that series heroes of the 1970s and 1980s were hard pressed to follow."
Mel Odom, contributing author to the SuperBolan, Stonyman and Executioner series

"Combat ace John Masters was one of the most realistic air heroes of the pulp era. It's about damn time these bullet-torn tales were reprinted!"
Will Murray, contributing author to the Destroyer series

"Great fun!"
Stephen Mertz, contributing author to the Executioner, Tunnel Rats and Cody's Army series




Black Gate - Now online!
Black Gate Review: Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 5: The Chessmen of Mars - New!
Black Gate Review: Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 4: Thuvia of Mars - New!
The Nightmare Men: “The Enemy of Evil” (Manly Wade Wellman's John Thunstone)
The Nightmare Men: “The Haunted Wanderer” (Robert E. Howard's John Kirowan)
Black Gate Review: Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 3: Warlord of Mars
A Few Words on Clark Ashton Smith
Black Gate Review: Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 2: The Gods of Mars
Black Gate Review: Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 1: A Princess of Mars

Black Mask 5: The Ring on the Hand of Death Audio Collection - Now available!
Includes:
“Knights of the Open Palm” by Carroll John Daly; read by Erik Bergmann
the “Rainbow Diamonds” series of stories (“Diamonds of Dread,” “The Man in White,” “The Blind Chinese,”
“Red Dawn,” “Blue Glass,” and “Diamonds of Death”) by Ramon Decolta; read by Johnny Heller
“The Ring on the Hand of Death” by William Rollins Jr.; read by Dan Bittner


Available as an audio CD or in a downloadable MP3 format.
Audio CD - $29.95
MP3 format:  $20.97



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 168: Fortune McCall  - New!
Derrick Ferguson chats with the Book Cave about his newest best selling character.

Episode 167: Gary Lovisi
Episode 166: Coming Attractions
Episode 165: Tim Storm
Episode 164: Claire Croxton
Episode 163: Tom &Ginger Johnson - The Black Bat Companion and more
Episode 162: Will Murray's Horror in Gold
Episode 161: Ian Watson

Conan the Barbarian 2013 Wall Calendar - Coming in August!
Created by pulp-fiction writer Robert E. Howard in 1932, Conan the Barbarian is one of the most iconic heroes in all of pop culture, inspiring novels, comic books, television series, films, role-playing games, and video games. Whether to rescue maidens from savage monsters or defeat evil kings and mad wizards, the world needs a hero like Conan. (c) 2011 Conan Properties International LLC. All rights reserved.

Calendar: 24 pages
Publisher: Universe Publishing
ISBN-10: 0789325284
ISBN-13: 978-0789325280





Clive Cussler (with Justin Scott):  THE THIEF (An Isaac Bell Adventure)
Arriving in book stores March 6!
On the ocean liner Mauretania, two European scientists with a dramatic new invention are barely rescued from abduction by the Van Dorn Detective Agency's intrepid chief investigator, Isaac Bell. Unfortunately, they are not so lucky the second time. The thugs attack again-and this time one of the scientists dies. What are they holding that is so precious? Only something that will revolutionize business and popular culture-and perhaps something more.

For war clouds are looming, and a ruthless espionage agent has spotted a priceless opportunity to give the Germans an edge. It is up to Isaac Bell to figure out who he is, what he is up to, and stop him. But he may already be too late . . . and the future of the world may just hang in the balance.


Hardcover
Publisher: Putnam Adult
ISBN-10: 0399158618
ISBN-13: 978-0399158612
$27.95



Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!

THE TWO SUNS OF MORCALI and Other Stories
The Best of Evelyn E. Smith, Volume I
John Pelan's CLASSICS OF SF AND FANTASY, Volume V
Evelyn E. Smith

Not many women joined in the adventure of writing for the SF digests in the 1950s but one stood out: Evelyn E. Smith. In his introduction, SF and Horror scholar/author John Pelan places her in the pantheon of those early pioneers of thoughtful speculative fiction.

The stories in this volume are:
The Venus Trap, Galaxy June 1956
Dragon Lady, Beyond #10 1955

Helpfully Yours, Galaxy February 1955
The Lady from Aldebaran, Fantastic Universe March 1957
The Hardest Bargain, Galaxy June 1957
Not Fit for Children, Galaxy May 1953
Jack of No Trades, Galaxy October 1955
Once a Greech, Galaxy April 1957
Tea Tray in the Sky, Galaxy September 1952
Collector’s Item, Galaxy December 1954
The Blue Tower, Galaxy February1958
The Two Suns of Morcali, Fantastic Universe July 1958

308 pages.
Available Editions:
$20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
$35 Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"
$45  Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan


Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!


In this fourth book in the Classics of SF and Fantasy series, John Pelan presents the best short stories of William F. Temple. Mike Ashley introduces the author and his works and John provides an Afterword. read Mike's introduction and you'll see why William F. Temple deserves to be revived after all these years.

The stories in this volume are:
Four-Sided Triangle, Amazing Stories, November 1939
The Green Car, Science Fantasy, June 1957
The Legend of Ernie Deacon, Analog, March 1965
Brief Encounter, Nebula, #25
The Smile of the Sphinx, Worlds Beyond, December 1950
Uncle Buno, Science Fantasy, #16 November 1955
A Niche in Time, Analog, May 1964

The Whispering Gallery, Fantastic Universe October/November 1953
Double Trouble, Science Fantasy, Winter 1951/1952
The Two Shadows, Startling Stories, March 1951
Pawn in Revolt, Nebula #4 1953
The Undiscovered Country, Nebula, October 1958
Forget Me Not, Other Worlds, September 1950
Conditioned Reflex, Other Worlds
Testimony, Interzone, November 1992
298 pages.

Available Editions:
$20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
$35 Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"
$45  Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan




Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!
Forgotten Books: A Princess of Mars  - New!
Forgotten Books: The Honest Dealer by Frank Gruber (Illustrated)
Forgotten Novels: The Rogue by Richard Sale
Forgotten Books: Bill Lennox novels by W.T. Ballard - Now FREE
Forgotten Books: STERANKO does Sword and Sorcery
Forgotten Books: The Simon Bolivar Grimes Collection by E. Hoffman Price
Forgotten Stories: "So Dark for April" a Paul Pine story by John Evans
Forgotten Books: Zorro Rides Again by Johnston McCulley

DISNEY'S THE ART OF JOHN CARTER: A VISUAL JOURNEY
Arriving in book stores March 6!
(Writer) Mark Salisbury (Art) Disney

Renowned Oscar-winning director Andrew Stanton (Pixar's Wall-E, Finding Nemo) takes us — along with the earthman known as John Carter — on a visual voyage through the world of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom. The Art of John Carter: A Visual Journey provides an exclusive look at the art and origins of the stunning visuals from the upcoming Walt Disney Studio film, John Carter of Mars, revealing the movie magic from behind-the-scenes, and what it took to bring this century-old tale to life!

Hardcover, 11x9, 160 pages, Full Color,  $50.00




Dossouye: The Dancers of Mulukau by Charles Saunders
Now available!

The Dancers of Mulukau make benign magic with the elegant movements of their feet. From healing to entertaining, from ending droughts to mending walls, the Dancers bring peace and harmony wherever they go. Yet a mysterious, veiled people called the Walaq consider the very existence of the Dancers to be an abomination that must be eliminated. Dossouye, having wandered far from her native kingdom of Abomey, is hired to help protect the Dancers as they engage in their vital responsibilities. Along with her formidable war-bull, Gbo, the woman-warrior battles human and demonic foes that work in league with the Walaq against the Dancers.

The Dancers of Mulukau is published by Sword & Soul Media, with cover art by Mishindo.

326 Pages
Binding Perfect-bound Paperback
Dimensions (inches) 6.0 wide × 9.0 tall

$20



DRUMS OF FU MANCHU - Coming in March!
NOW ACCEPTING PREORDERS at $29.95!
Transferred from a film master made from the original Republic Pictures Archive print.

REPUBLIC 1940 / 15 Chapters
Directed by: William Witney, John English
Starring: Henry Brandon as Dr. Fu Manchu
William Royle as Sir Nayland Smith
Robert Kellard as Allan Parker

Supporting Cast: Gloria Franklin as Fah Lo Suee, Olaf Hytten as Dr. Petrie, Tom Chatterton as Professor Randolph, Luana Walters as Mary Randolph, Lal Chend Mehra as Sirdar Prahin, George Cleveland as Professor Parker, John Merton as Loki, Dwight Frye as Anderson, John Dilson, Wheaton Chambers, George Pembroke, Guy D'Ennery


THE STORY: The immortal and insidious Doctor Fu Manchu requires artifacts which will lead him to the tomb of Genghis Khan to complete his conquest of Asia, and, subsequently, the world. His gruesome fanged Dacoit slaves help him eliminate anyone who refuses to accommodate his will. In San Angeles, California, he convenes a meeting of the Si-Fan, an international conspiracy which helps him draw up his plans. When archeologist Dr. James Parker is killed so that Fu Manchu can obtain rare scrolls in his possession, his son Allan joins forces with Sir Denis Nayland Smith of the British Foreign Office to avenge his father's death.

TRANSFER QUALITY: This long-lost serial was traded among collectors in terrible quality VHS tape versions for years and has been released on DVD previously only in an edition mastered from an inferior 16mm dupe print. We are pleased to announce that we have been offered the opportunity to release this serial from a transfer created from of the original Republic master print which is of extremely high quality and not washed out or missing detail in dark areas. The original film was created in the 1970s from the Republic Pictures 35mm original print or negative, we're not sure which. The picture quality is spectacular, however, though the image quality is slightly higher than that of an average DVD, the resolution achieved in the new digital transfer will not make a potential Blu-Ray release look substantially different enough from a DVD to call for one so the release will be on standard DVD only.

E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
There is no new Shadow review this week.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"One Drop of Death" by Wyatt Blassingame from SECRET AGENT "X", October, 1935
A simple case of murder for the police.
"Murder Throws a Ringer" by Carl G. Hodges from THRILLING DETECTIVE, December, 1947
Featuring: Dwight Berke
Dwight Berke mixes a tasty stew of horses and bullets and serves up a blue plate killer.


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#95 - August 1941 - The Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon
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#24 - July 2012
#34 - July 1936 - Laboratory of the Damned
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Girasol Collectables - March Pulp Replicas!
Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce three more issues in its ongoing series of Pulp Replicas.
Click here or on the images to the right for a look at larger Pulp Replica cover images.

Monthly Special: All three for $85 ($10 off)

Our first Replica this month is THE SPIDER #78 featuring "Slaves of the Laughing Death" from March 1940. $35

Our second Replica this month is SPICY DETECTIVE #4 from August 1934. $25

Our third Replica is HORROR STORIES #2 from February 1935. $35



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The only thing missing is the smell (alas) and the flaking newsprint.

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ALL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)
#27 January 1935

BLACK MASK MAGAZINE ($35 each postpaid)
April 1920 - First issue!
June 1,1923 - The rare KKK issue


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


DAN TURNER  ($25 each postpaid)
Dan Turner Hollywood DetectiveNo. 1 (January 1942)
Dan Turner Hollywood Detective No. 2 (April 1942)

DOCTOR DEATH  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1935
#2  March 1935
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#3 September/October 1936

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#2 February 1935

#5  July 1935

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November 1936 with a rare Domino Lady cover appearance


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February/March 1939

OPERATOR 5  ($35 each postpaid)
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he Invisible Empire (May 1934)
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#6  Master of Broken Men (September 1934)
#7  Invasion of the Dark Legions (October 1934)
#8  The Green Death Mists (November 1934)
#9  Legions of Starvation (December 1934)
#10 The Red Invader (January 1935)
#11 
The League of War Monsters (February 1935)
#12  The Army of the Dead (March 1935)
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March of the Flame Marauders (April 1935)
#14 Blood Reign of the Dictator (May 1935)
#15 Invasion of the Yellow Warlords (June 1935)
#16 Legions of the Death Master (July 1935)
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#19 Attack of the Blizzard Men (October 1935)
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#21 Raiders of the Red Death (December 1935)
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#23 Rockets From Hell (February 1936)
#24  War Masters from the Orient (March 1936)
#25 Crimes Reign of Terror (April 1936)
#26 Death's Ragged Army (June-July 1936)
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#28 The Bloody Forty-Five Days (Oct.-Nov. 1936)

#29 America's Plague Battalions (December 1936)

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#11 September 1936

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April/May 1939

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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December 1937

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#14 December 1937 

THE SPIDER  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  The Spider Strikes! (October 1933)
#2  The Wheel of Death (November 1933)
#3  Wings of the Black Death (December 1933)
#4  City of Flaming Shadows (January 1934)
#5  Empire of Doom (February 1934)
#6  Citadel of Hell (March 1934)
#7  Serpent of Destruction (April 1934)
#8  The Mad Horde (May 1934)
#9  Satan's Death Blast  (June 1934)
#10 The Corpse Cargo  (July 1934)
#11 Prince of the Red Looters (August 1934)
#12 Reign of the Silver Terror (September 1934)
#13  Builders of the Black Empire (October 1934)
#14  Death's Crimson Juggernaut (November 1934)
#15
 The Red Death Rain (December 1934)
#16 The City Destroyer (
January 1935)

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

#18  The Flame Master (March 1935)
#19 Slaves of the Crime Master
(April 1935)
#20 Reign of the Death Fiddler (May 1935)
#21 Hordes of the Red Butcher (June 1935)
#22 Dragon Lord of the Underworld (July 1935)
#23 Master of the Death Madness (August 1935)
#24 King of the Red Killers (September 1935)
#25 Overlord of the Damned (October 1935)
#26 Death Reign of the Vampire King (November 1935)
#27 Emperor of the Yellow Death (December 1935)
#28 The Mayor of Hell (January 1936)
#29
Slaves of the Murder Syndicate (February 1936)
#30 Green Globes of Death (March 1936)
#31 The Cholera King (April 1936)

#32 Slaves of the Dragon (May 1936)
#33 Legions of Madness (June 1936)
#34 Laboratory of the Damned (July 1936)
#35 Satan's Sightless Legion (August 1936)
#36 The Coming of the Terror (September 1936)
#37 The Devil's Death Dwarfs (October 1936)
#38 City of Dreadful Night (November 1936)
#39 Reign of the Snake Men (December 1936)
#40 Dictator of the Damned (January 1937)
#41
The Mill-Town Massacres (February 1937)
#42 Satan's Workshop (March 1937)
#43 Scourge of the Yellow Fangs (April 1937)
#44 The Devil's Pawnbroker (May 1937)
#45
Voyage of the Coffin Ship (June 1937)
#46 The Man Who Ruled in Hell (July 1937)
#47
Slaves of the Black Monarch (August 1937)
#48
Machine Guns Over the White House (Sept 1937)
#49 The City That Dared Not Eat (October 1937)
#50 Master of the Flaming Horde (November 1937)
#51 Satan's Switchboard (December 1937)
#52 Legion of the Accursed Light (January 1938)
#53
The City of Lost Men (February 1938)
#54 The Grey Horde Creeps (March 1938)
#55
City of Whispering Death (April 1938)
#56 When Thousands Slept in Hell (May 1938)
#57 Satan's Shackles (June 1938)
#58
The Emperor from Hell (July 1938)
#59  
The Devil's Candlesticks (August 1938)
#60  
The City That Paid to Die (September 1938)
#61  The Spider at Bay (October 1938)
#62  
Scourge of the Black Legions (November 1938)
#63  
The Withering Death (December 1938)
#64  
Claws of the Golden Dragon (January 1939)
#65  
The Song of Death (February 1939)
#66  The Silver Death Rain (March 1939)
#67  
Blight of the Blazing Eye (April 1939)
#68  
King of the Fleshless Legion (May 1939)  
#69  Rule of the Monster Men (June 1939)
#70  The Spider and the Slaves of Hell (July 1939)
#71  
The Spider and the Fire God (August 1939)
#72  The Corpse Broker (September 1939)
#73  The Spider and the Eyeless Legion (Oct. 1939)
#74  The Spider and the Faceless One (Nov. 1939)
#75  
Satan's Murder Machines (December 1939)
#76  The Spider and the Pain Master (January 1940)
#77 Hell's Sales Manager (February 1940)
#78 Slaves of the Laughing Death (March 1940)


STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES
($25 each postpaid)
#2 December 1933

STRANGE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1939

STRANGE TALES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 September 1931
#2 November 1931
#3 January 1932
#4  March 1932
#5 June 1932
#6 October 1932
#7 January 1933

TERROR TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  September 1934
#2  October 1934
#3  November 1934
#4  December 1934
#5  January 1935
#6  February 1935
#7 March1935
#8 April 1935

#9 May 1935
#10 June 1935
#11 July 1935
#12  August 1935
#13  
September 1935
#14  October 1935
#15  November 1935
#16  December 1935
#17 January 1936
#18 February 1936
#19
March 1936
#20 April 1936
#21 May 1936
#22 June 1936
#23
July/Aug 1936
#24
Sept-Oct 1936
#25 Nov-Dec 1936

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

#27 March/April 1937
#28 May-June 1937
#29
July-August 1937
#30 September/October 1937

#31 November/December 1937

THRILLING MYSTERY ($25 each postpaid)
#1 October 1935

WEIRD TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  March 1923
#2  April 1923
#3
  May1923
#4  June 1923

#5  July/August 1923
#6  September 1923
#7  October 1923

#8   November 1923

#9   December 1923/January 1924 
#10  February 1924
#11  March 1924
#12  April 1924
#13  Anniversary Issue May/June/July/24 ($50)
#14  November 1924 - One of the rarest WT's
#15  December 1924

#16  January 1925
#17 February 1925
#18
March 1925
#19 April 1925
#21 June 1925
#22  July 1925
#23  August 1925
#24
 September 1925
#25  October 1925
#26  November 1925
#27  
December 1925
#31  April 1926
#40
 January 1927
#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#96 December 1931
#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#128 August 1934
#143 November 1935
#173 June 1938

Last Months Replicas




Gotham Pulp Collectors Club - March 10, 2012!
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-4 PM
Place: Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street, Manhattan (WestVillage)

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com


Hard Case Crime - Coming in 2012!

April 2012
BLOOD ON THE MINK by Robert Silverberg

Cover art by Michael Koelsch

Somewhere in Philadelphia, a master engraver is turning out brilliant forgeries of U.S. currency plates for organized crime. To bring the operation down from the inside, the government sends an agent undercover posing as a West Coast crime lord’s right-hand man. It’s a dangerous game of impersonation—one that could prove fatal when the agent’s secret begins to unravel...

Unavailable for half a century and never before published in book form, BLOOD ON THE MINK features a new afterword by the author discussing the novel’s origins in the pages of one of the last surviving pulp magazines—plus two of Silverberg’s short stories from the pulps, also appearing for the first time in more than 50 years.

May 2012
69 BARROW STREET / STRANGE EMBRACE by Lawrence Block

Cover art by Robert McGinnis

69 BARROW STREET:
Greenwich Village: home to every form of depravity and perversion known to man...or woman.

It’s on the streets of the Village that Ralph met Stella—but what started as a love affair between a painter and his seductive muse has become torment as he’s found himself drawn into her world of cruel pleasures. It's a tinderbox of hatred and desire—and when beautiful Susan Rivers moves into their apartment building, tempting Ralph and Stella both, it’s set to ignite.

From dim waterfront bars to the movie houses of Times Square, from nights in rat-trap hotel rooms to drug-fueled orgies in ground-floor apartments, no one can bring 1960s New York to life like Edgar Award winner Lawrence Block. And in this early tale of psychological suspense—unavailable for fifty years and never before published under his real name—readers will discover a harrowing portrait of men and women pushed to their limits and beyond. It’s a double shot of darkness as only Lawrence Block can deliver it.

STRANGE EMBRACE:
They say the show must go on—but in the case of Broadway’s next sensation, A Touch of Squalor, someone’s out to make sure the show never opens. And when threats don’t do the trick, a straight razor to the throat just might.

It’s a case for the NYPD...but with a mysterious killer targeting his cast, producer Johnny Lane can’t just wait in the wings. There’s a Playbill full of suspects, giving Johnny the casting challenge of his career: who to put in the role of murderer, when the wrong call could bring down the curtain on his show—or his life!

Published here for the first time in half a century—and the first time ever under the author’s real name—STRANGE EMBRACE is one of MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block’s earliest detective novels. And for fans of Block’s whodunits who want to see where it all began, it’s cause for a standing ovation.

June 2012!
FALSE NEGATIVE by Joseph Koenig
Cover art by Glen Orbik

JOSEPH KOENIG RETURNS—WITH HIS FIRST NEW NOVEL IN 20 YEARS!

Newspaperman Adam Jordan’s byline ran above two big articles in the early editions. One of them got him fired. The other landed him a job writing true crime pieces for Real Detective magazine. The story he’s working on now—a beauty contestant found strangled on an Atlantic City beach—is one that boardwalk power brokers would rather see covered up then covered. And if Adam keeps digging, he may find that he’s digging his own grave...

First publication ever! 





iPulpFiction.com - Coming this Summer!
 
 

Coming this Summer on iPulpFiction.com

Science fiction grand master Ray Bradbury is coming to iPulpFiction.com this summer! iPulp will publish "The Changeling" on June 1, and "The Silence" on August 27th

Sci-fi luminaries such as Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clark, John D. McDonald, and Henry Kuttner all wrote for Popular Publications' science fiction magazines SUPER SCIENCE STORIES and ASTONISHING STORIES. iPulpFiction.com is working with the author estates and will include stories by these great writers as we secure rights. Meanwhile, we will publish the other terrific tales, many of which have never been printed since their original publication. You can only find them exclusively on iPulpFiction.com so start your personal iPulp Library now to begin reading classic science fiction from the golden age of the pulps.

From the January and July 1949 issues of SUPER SCIENCE STORIES



JOHN CARTER - Opens in theaters March 9th!
From filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes John Carter-a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). John Carter is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

Directed By: Andrew Stanton
Written By: Andrew Stanton, Mark Andrews, Michael Chabon, Edgar Rice Burroughs



Jur: A Story of Pre Dawn Earth - Now available!
by Tom Johnson & James Reasoner
Now available from Amazon Kindle, $3.99

The giant saber-toothed cat continued its pursuit of Odette as she tripped and fell. Aaron moved forward on his unsteady perch and suddenly felt his balance desert him. He stumbled sideways off the high limb, directly into the path of the bounding saber-tooth!

Through the high thrills of adventure and the adrenalin-pumping lows of terror, two young people lost in a prehistoric world must unite in their fight to survive – and find a love like no other!




Laurie's Wild West - Now online!
1st Lot of Famous Pulp Collection Sells for $500K - New!
Holy Gas Bags! Sale of ZEPPELIN STORIES  - New!
Happy Holidays from Daisy Bacon
My Favorite Christmas Covers: FAR WEST ILLUSTRATED, January 1928
My Favorite Christmas Covers: WESTERN STORY, Dec. 24, 1921
My Favorite Christmas Covers: WILD WEST WEEKLY, 12/22/34
My Favorite Christmas Covers: WESTERN STORY, Dec 26, 1936
My Favorite Christmas Covers: EVERYBODY'S; December 1908
My Favorite Christmas Covers: THE BLACK CAT, Dec. 1912

THE LONE RANGER #3 - Arriving in comic shops March 7!
Writer: Ande Parks; Artist: Esteve Polls
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

The "Hard Country" arc continues with its first multi-issue story. The Lone Ranger is pitted against a new enemy who hides behind the symbol Lone Ranger holds most dear: a Marshal's badge. Tasked by a federal agent to stop a murderous gang of train robbers, Lone Ranger and Tonto find themselves ambushed and betrayed. The hard country that is the old west just got harder for its two greatest heroes.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99






MARVEL TALES Limited Edition Hardcover
Now available for pre-sale!

Straight from the same hands that brought you "The Fantasy Fan",  comes a new book.  This is the complete 5 issue run of Marvel Tales, coming in at nearly 300 pages it is full of incredible stories, comments, and art from some the genres biggest and most influential names, Lovecraft, Howard, Derleth, Long, Jacobi, and the list goes on.  The original editor was William Crawford, famous for publishing "The Shunned House"  HP Lovecraft's only book published in his lifetime.  Crawford printed each of these zines himself, and even went as far as doing alternate covers... MY HERO!

Those of you familiar with "The Fantasy Fan"  will know I have taken great care to recreate the look and feel of original 1930's fanzines, down to the color on the covers and the use of tan paper,  This

book is no exception, and having learned many lessons from TFF, this one is even better!  The book is a whopping 3.5 pounds, and will keep the same simple feel of TFF.  I will include the alternate covers, also extra items.  I print and bind every book myself, nothing digital, Just like Mr. Crawford did. 

The pre order will go until Mar 31.  The first 100 copies will be the deluxe numbered version with a slip case and extras.  If you ordered TFF and want the same number, I can only hold it until March 15, so please contact me if there is any concerns.  The pre-sale price is $40, it will sell for $50 when the book is ready, and as always US shipping is FREE.


Moonstone Books
Operator #5 prose anthology in the works!
Spidel full length novel in the works!
Last week, Martin Powell announced that he was approached to write a historic first-time-ever team-up prose novella of THE SPIDER with OPERATOR 5. This will be featured in Moonstone's upcoming OPERATOR 5 anthology, along with other thrill-a-second adventures from some of the finest pulp authors today. Martin is dedicating his tale to the memory of the late Howard Hopkins, a great friend and brilliant writer, who surely would have been included in this volume.

Here are more complete details:
Moonstone Books is indeed assembling a new OPERATOR 5 anthology. Joining editors Joe Gentile & Gary Phillips in chronicling the adventures of America's top operative are Win Scott Eckert, Eric Fein, Ron Fortier, Tommy Hancock, William Patrick Murray, Martin Powell, Aaron Shaps & Jeri Westerson. Though all the stories will be self-contained, they will all be part of thematic thread much like the famous Purple Invasion run on the actual pulps. Some of the stories will also team up Operator #5 with other pulp heroes, and I'm thrilled to note that the Green Ghost will be working with America's top agent in my tale!
Stay tuned for more details as available.

Thanks to Win Scott Eckert!
Martin Powell has announced that he agreed to write a brand new full-length prose novel of THE SPIDER, for Moonstone Books.
Stay tuned for more details as available.


Off-Trail Publications
Now available!
Queen of the Gangsters: Volume 1: Broadwalk Empire
Stories by Margie Harris
Introduction by David Bischoff


Margie Harris was the first woman hardboiled crime fiction writer in history. She wrote some of the toughest, roughest, most remorseless stories to be found in ’30s gangster pulps like Gangland Stories, Racketeer Stories and Mobs. Her avid readers questioned whether she could even be a woman. Who is this “Margie Harris”? they wondered aloud. Who is this frail who cracks wise from the inside?

I’m “just another twist,” she told them—a woman of mystery then—a woman of mystery now. She palled around with the death-row doomed and the Chicago underworld. She may have been a newswoman; may have worked in the law. One point was not in doubt. She slammed her typewriter like a machine gun, mowing down good guys and bad guys alike; shooting them, knifing them, blowing them up—lacing her prose with metaphysical commentary on the destinations of their damned souls.

Tough. Rough. Hardboiled. Through the explosive stories of Margie Harris we savor the meeting of fist and flesh, the clatter of machine guns, the stench of gas fumes from sleek Packards barreling down city streets, the bitterness of bootleg hooch, the glory of sin. A violent symphony of hot jazz.


In an age when gangsters were royalty, Margie Harris was their queen.

This inaugural anthology of her work collects eight explosive stories, an introduction by David Bischoff, and a bio of Margie Harris.

David Bischoff is a New York Times bestselling  author, editor and script writer whose credits include the classic fantasy series, The Gaming Magi, and work on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He teaches in an MFA program at Seton Hill University.


6x9-inch perfect bound; 234 pages, $18.00

Check or Money Order to:
Off-Trail Publications
2036 Elkhorn Rd.
Castroville, CA 95012
Or:
PayPal: offtrail@redshift.com

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.

Peril Press - More new Kindle titles are now available!
The Blue Sweetheart by David Goodis
Little Apple Hard To Peel [Illustrated] by Fredric Brown
Flaw [Illustrated] by John D MacDonald
What Makes Sammy Laugh? [Illustrated] by John D MacDonald



2012 Pulp Ark Awards

Tommy Hancock, Editor in Chief of Pro Se Productions and Pulp Ark Coordinator, announces that voting has closed for the , the first awards given in association with this inaugural Pulp creators' conference/convention.


The Winners of the 2012 Pulp Ark Awards are:
BEST NOVEL-Yesteryear by Tommy Hancock (Pro Se Productions)
BEST COLLECTION/ANTHOLOGY-Four Bullets for Dillon (Pulpwork Press)
BEST INTERIOR ART-The Adventures of Lazarus Gray-George Sellas (Pro Se Productions)
BEST PULP RELATED COMIC-All Star Pulp Comics #1 (Airship 27 Productions)

BEST COVER ART-Hugh Monn, Private Detective-by David Russell (Pro Se Productions)

BEST SHORT STORY- The Devil’s Workmen by Barry Reese-The Avenger: The Justice Inc Files (Moonstone)
BEST PULP MAGAZINE-Pro Se Presents (Pro Se Productions)
BEST PULP REVIVAL-The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage by Will Murray (Altus Press)
BEST NEW PULP CHARACTER- John Blackthorn Created by Van Allen Plexico (White Rocket Books)
BEST AUTHOR-Teel James Glenn
BEST NEW WRITER-TIE Sean Taylor And Chuck Miller
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD-Howard Hopkins

The awards, 8X10 engraved wooden plaques, will be awarded in the middle of Pulp Ark, the evening of Saturday, April 21, 2012.



Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!
The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential literary & artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides information on the history of this important but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers.

At the heart of the Project's mission is the archive itself. In summer 2011, it began with a modest library of five representative first-generation pulp titles from the early twentieth century. Over time, the archive will expand, new magazines will be digitized, and contextual materials added. Eventually, the archive will feature a broad range of pre-1923 titles, post-1923 titles where copyright has lapsed, and full volume runs of select titles from 1896 to 1946.

The Project is dedicated to fostering ties between communities of collectors, fans, and academics devoted to pulp magazines, and will offer opportunities for research and collaboration to both scholars and enthusiasts alike. We will provide information on upcoming conferences and conventions, and promote new working relationships between academics and the hundreds of pulp fans and collectors beyond the college and university.



Pulp Newsgroups - Now online!
There are numerous pulp newsgroups that are of potential interest to pulp fans. 
Information on several of these groups and a link to sign up is posted below.

Abraham Merritt:
This group is dedicated to all of the fiction of ABRAHAM MERRITT. Merritt's novels, short stories, paperbacks, hardcovers, pulps, reprints, and any movies based on these works can all be discussed here. Also, any artwork from any of the above pertaining to Merritt's writing can be discussed and displayed. If interested, questions and statements about other authors that copied or imitated Merritt's style can be posted.  
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ABEMERRITTFANS/

CoverUps: Sharing and trading of Pulp Fiction covers. Discussion not only allowed, but encouraged! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cover_Ups/

Doc Con:
  The annual Doc Savage Convention gathered together for the first time on October 24, 1998. The convention also known as Doc Con is the brainchild of Rob Smalley who together with Jay Ryan, Paul Cook and Courtney Rogers have hosted the event each year in Arizona. Traditionally held the second Saturday of each November, Doc Con attracts residents from around the country, for a weekend of planned Doc Savage events as well as discussions and camaraderie. Follow along with the planning each year by participating in this group.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Doc_Con/

Edgar Rice Burroughs Group:
This group is dedicated to the study and appreciation of one of the greatmasters of literary adventure, Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950). Creator of numerous famous characters, such as Tarzan, Carson Napier, and John Carter of Mars, and exciting worlds, such as Venus, Barsoom, and Pellucidar, Burroughs is widely recognized as one of the fathers of the Pulp Era and modern heroic fiction.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/edgarriceburroughs/


FictionMags: The purpose of this mailing list is to discuss the history of fiction magazines, and to exchange information about magazines which have carried fiction, past or present. Particular emphases are on the "Gaslight" magazines of circa 1880-1914, the pulp magazines of the first half of the 20th century, the "Big Slick" magazines of the mid-20th century, the digest-sized magazines of the 1950s and 1960s -- and any other areas of magazine publishing which have been important for fiction. Discussion may cover aspects of the publishing history of the magazines concerned, their editors and editorial policies, the authors they published, and so on.

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/fictionmags/

Flearun: This group is for fans of all the incarnations of Doc Savage. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/flearun/

H.R. Haggard: This group is dedicated to one of the greatest of adventure/fantasy writers , H.R. Haggard.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/masterofadventureriderhaggard/


Justice Inc.: This group is dedicated to the [1940's pulp version] of Richard Benson and his group of crime fighting adventurers , Justice Inc. Everything about this group can be discussed [ comics, pulps, radio shows, paperbacks, current news]also if anyone is interested in Paul Ernst---In the roaring heart of the crucible...... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUSTICEINC/

Otis Adelbert Kline: This group is devoted to Otis Adelbert Kline. His works in the science fiction, weird and historical fiction genre and his general biography can also be discussed here.
Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OTISKLINE/
to join!

Pulp Fiction Uncensored: is for all fans of Pulp Fiction!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pulp_Fiction_Uncensored/

PulpMags: If you're interested in the old pulp magazines, this forum is the place to be. We deal with OLD pulps only! If you're looking for something dealing with modern "pulp fiction" style writing, you'd be bored here.This moderated list is setup along the lines of PEAPS, the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society, and all pulp fans across the world are welcome. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpMags/

Pulp Swap Group:  Place your swappable pulps and digest, plus wants, in the file section or individual messages. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpSwap/

REH Comics Group: This group is dedicated to the characters created by Robert E Howard that have appeared in comic book form from Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Cross Plains Comics, Dynamite Entertainment etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheREHcomicsgroup/

Vintage Paperbacks:  A forum for readers and collectors of classic paperback books, primarily from the "vintage era" of 1939 to 1960 (roughly speaking). Ace Doubles, Dell Mapbacks, L.A. Bantams, Gold Medal, Avon, Handibooks, and many more - we cover them all. Discussion of all genres is welcome and we particularly want to hear about any rare and unusual paperbacks or stories *about* paperbacks that you might be able to share. We discuss the cover artists, the writers, the publishers, and anyone and everyone connected with the great world of vintage paperback books. Read a great old book lately? Come on in and tell us about it! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VintagePaperbacks/

Western Pulps: This list is dedicated to the discussion of Western pulp magazines -- the characters, the authors, the stories, the paperback reprints, and anything else connected with Western pulps. Though the primary emphasis is on pulps, we also discuss non-pulp Western novels, movies, comics, etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WesternPulps/

PULPED! - The Official New Pulp Podcast! - New podcast now available online!
Episode 24:  Pulp Ark Part 2 - New!  
Ron Fortier returns as Host to PULPED! this week and continues discussion with Tommy Hancock about the upcoming PULP ARK 2012! More about guests, more about special events, and a lot about the Pulp Ark Awards!   This one demands a part 3 folks, but hang on for  Part 2!

Episode 23: Pulp Ark
Episode 22: LORD OF THE LOUISIANA JUNGLE!
Episode 21: Ace Kilroy Gets PULPED!
Episode 20: Paul Bishop Gets PULPED!
Episode 19: ONE TWO PUNCH Episode 2



After many sleepless nights, the PulpFest site is ready for 2012.
All of the pages are now up to date and ready for the coming convention.
You'll even get a peek at our planned programming for the 2012 PulpFest.
 So stop by and register now for Summer's great pulp con in Columbus, Ohio, August 9-12!



Pulpville Press - Now available!

Amazing Stories editor Ray Palmer, under the pen name of Festus Pragnell, wrote a series of stories about Don Hargreaves' adventures on Mars. The first five stories are collected in issue #33. The remainder of the series is in this issue along with three other Mars related stories by other authors.

CONTENTS:
INTO THE CAVES OF MARS
Don Hargreaves figured he needed a vacation from his wife, so he ran away--smack into trouble.
TWISTED GIANT OF MARS
Don Hargreaves got into a real mess of trouble when Earth and Mars boxing champions were matched.
CONSPIRATORS OF PHOBOS
Don Hargreaves went to the tiny moon of Mars and landed smack in the middle of a pirate conspiracy.
MADCAP OF MARS
It was a nutty situation on Mars! Everybody talked gibberish--and thought only himself exempt.
THE MARTIAN AVENGER by Polton Cross
Bred into the Martian baby was a message of hate, and Lance Halworth gave it life--and power!
WARRIORS OF MARS by Arthur R. Tofte
Like made fools the Martians battled, and a peaceful Earth scientist became most warlike of all.
THE FOREIGN LEGION OF MARS by Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr.
Blackie Slane swore missionary Jones would raise more hell than faith, but then came a miracle.


Trade paperback, 142 pages, 7 x 10 inches, $15.00
NOTE: Issue #32 of Pulp Tales Presents, VALLEY OF THE GIANTS and Other Stories by Jackson Cole, will become available in about a week. In the meantime, we are presenting Mars stories in honor of A PRINCESS OF MARS and the 100th anniversary of that story by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Our next issue features UNDER THE MOONS OF MARS by Burroughs.




Robert E. Howard: The Complete Boxing Fiction and Verse: Volume Two
Chris Gruber reports that Volume two of the complete boxing stories of Robert E. Howard is nearing the finish line. Volume two is full of surprises and there are several that will knock your socks off. More news coming soon ...yes, that means volume three is on my radar!


ROBERT E. HOWARD’S SAVAGE SWORD #5 - Coming in August!
Howard Chaykin (Writer/Artist), Paul Tobin (Writer), Ian Edginton (Writer), Steve Niles (Writer), Francesco Francavilla (Artist), Richard Pace (Artist), Christopher Mitten (Artist), Jesus Aburto (Color), Michelle Madsen (Color), and Raymond Swanland (Cover)

The legendary Howard Chaykin writes and draws a brand-new King Conan tale in Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword #5! Steve Niles teams with his Criminal Macabre partner Christopher Mitten to adapt one of Howard’s exciting and horrific werewolf stories. Ian Edginton and Richard Pace adapt the Bran Mak Morn yarn “Men of the Shadows” and Paul Tobin and Francesco Francavilla bring the fan-favorite character Dark Agnes back into the fold with their adaptation of “Sword Woman”!

• Steve Niles adapts Robert E. Howard!
• Howard Chaykin writes and draws Conan!
• Cover by Raymond Swanland!


Full Color, 80 pages, $7.99,
On sale August 29
Rough Edges - Now online!
Forgotten Books: Bowie Knife - H. Bedford-Jones  - New!
Tuesday's Overlooked Movies and TV: Jungle Jim  - New!
Seekers of the Glittering Fetish: The Complete Adventures of Armless O'Neil, Volume 1 - Dan Cushman  - New!
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Star Western, October 1953  - New!
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Big Chief Western, October 1940
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Speed Western, December 1946
Forgotten Books: The Murder Brain - Brant House (G.T. Fleming-Roberts)
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: 10 Story Western, November 1948


The Secret Journeys of Jack London, Book Two: The Sea Wolves
Christopher Golden (Author), Tim Lebbon (Author), Greg Ruth (Illustrator)
Now available!

The world knows Jack London as a writer who lived his own real-life adventures. But there are some parts of his life that have remained hidden for many years, things even he couldn’t set down in writing. Terrifying, mysterious, bizarre, and magical—these are the Secret Journeys of Jack London.

Clinging to life after he is captured in an attack by savage pirates, Jack is unprepared for what he faces at the hands of the crew and their charismatic, murderous captain, Ghost. For these mariners are not mortal men but hungry beasts chasing gold and death across the North Pacific. Jack’s only hope lies with Sabine—a sad, sultry captive of Ghost’s insatiable hunger. But on these waters, nothing is as it seems, and Sabine may be hiding dangerous secrets of her own.

The second installment in the adventures of the young Jack London is a masterpiece of tension and emotion. Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon, along with illustrator Greg Ruth, have crafted a tale for readers of all ages, an action-packed, romantic, and suspenseful descent into the darkest desires of men and beasts and the hell that awaits them.


Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0061863203
ISBN-13: 978-0061863202
$16.99







Coming soon!

BLACK AMAZON OF MARS
A stunning page from artist Reno Maniquis for Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics' BLACK AMAZON OF MARS as adapted by Mark Ellis. Man, this was a tough call as Reno did the page in full color as well as this red tint version which we opted to go with. Artwork © Reno Maniquis

DEATH HAWK
Grand Ol' Space Opry...and you can't get any more grand than the ever-amazin' Jeff Slemons' work on the new DEATH HAWK! Like STAR RANGERS...to be published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse. Artwork © Jeff Slemons

AT THE EARTH'S CORE
A spectacular view of the "Iron Mole" from our new graphic novel of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic Pellucidar adventure, AT THE EARTH'S CORE, as illustrated by artist Jamie Chase. Written by me and authorized by ERB, Inc. Published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Jamie Chase.




THE SHADOW 1/6-SCALE FIGURE - Delayed until May / June 2012!

Lamont Cranston, aka the Shadow, fought against evil forces with his mysterious ring, his guns, and two fists! In 1930, The Shadow started out on Detective Hour for American radio and became a world-famous pulp magazine. For the first time ever, the Shadow is available as a detailed 1:6-scale figure.  Now you can fight evil with the Shadow's poseable scarf and cape, black suit and hat, guns, and holster. Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! Limited to 750 pieces worldwide. 

SRP: $130.00

From Go-Hero:
We wanted to drop you a quick line regarding the Shadow production. We had originally had a locked in ship date from China for December 2011. The counter samples from the factory were really great with a few critical design exceptions. We felt strongly that those exceptions were deal breakers for us and fans of the Shadow. Thus we were obligated to compel our factory to perfect those issues. The result is that the landing date has been moved back to May/June 2012. This late date was unexpected for us as we felt we were inches away from wrapping up, but it involved issues with tooling. As many of you know, the last 10% of any project usually takes the most effort. We want to thank our customers, fans, and the Shadow fans for the continued kind emails, support, and patience. This business is tough on a good day and we only continue to do it because we want to share these products with our fellow pop-culture fans.




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.

Everil Worrell (1893-1969) - New!
Kelsey P. Kitchel (1881-1967) - New!
Elton Clay Fax (1909-1993) - New!
Alston Lovejoy (1908-1956)
Andrew Bensen (1902-?)
Omar S. Barker (1894-1985)
June Power Reilly (1885-1973)
Harold S. De Lay (1876-1950?)
Volney G. Mathison (1897-1965)-Part 5
Jewell Bothwell Tull (1889-1963)

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

Now available!
World Divided: Book 2 of the Secret World Chronicle, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $25.00
Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain, A. Lee Martinez, Orbit, $19.99

Coming soon!
Costume Not Included: To Hell and Back, Book 2,  Matthew Hughes, Angry Robot, $7.99, March 27, 2012
Pax Britannia: Pax Omega, Al Ewing, Abaddon Books, $9.99, April 17, 2012
Hard Magic: Grimnoir Chronicles Book I, Larry Correia, Baen, $7.99, 
April 24, 2012
Bitter Seeds, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $7.99, April 24, 2012
Wild Cards XXI: Fort Freak, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $7.99, April 24, 2012
Wayne of Gotham, Tracy Hickman, It Books, $26.99, May 8, 2012
Warbound: Grimnoir Chronicles Book III, Larry Correia, Baen, $25.00, May 12, 2012
The Black Stiletto: Black & White, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $25.95, May 30, 2012
Pax Britannia: Time’s Arrow, Jonathan Green, Abaddon Books, $9.99,  May 2012
The Arena Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, $24.99, June 2012
Civil War, Stuart Moore, Marvel Press, $24.99, June 6, 2012
Changeling, Kelly Meding, Pocket Books, $7.99, June 26, 2012
Wild Cards I, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $7.99, June 26, 2012
The Coldest War, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $25.99, July 17, 2012
Seven Wonders, Adam Christopher, Angry Robot, $12.99, August 28, 2012
Hell to Pay: To Hell and Back, Book 3, Matthew Hughes, Angry Robot, $7.99, October 12, 2012
Only Superhuman, Christopher L. Bennett, Tor, $24.99,
October 12, 2012
The Deadline Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, December 2012
 


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