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28 November 2008

ADVENTURE HOUSE - Coming soon!

THE THRILL BOOK
The first seven issues from 1919 (all edited by Harold Hersey) of this classic Street & Smith pulp magazine that ran for a total of sixteen twice-monthly issues.
$70 (hardbound)


Pre-orders are now being accepted
 by Mike Chomko for Volume 1

Volume 2 will be available at a later date.


Age of Aces - Now available!
The Three Mosquitoes: "The Magic Inferno"
 This is the second collection of stories featuring
The Three Mosquitoes by Ralph Oppenheim.
 
Once more, their familiar battle cry rings out: ”Let’s Go!”
And the three khaki Spads take to the air, flying into terror skies each sporting the famous Mosquito insignia. In the cockpits sat the three warriors who were known wherever men flew as the greatest and most hell raising trio of aces ever to blaze their way through overwhelming odds. Always in front was Kirby, their impetuous young leader. Flanking him on either side were mild-eyed and corpulent Shorty Carn, and lanky Travis, the eldest and wisest Mosquito.

From the pages of Popular Publications’ air war pulp magazines, author Ralph Oppenheim—who had never been in an airplane—brings us four more unforgettable adventures of this reckless and inseparable trio from 1932 and 1933: The Magic Inferno, The TNT Patrol, The Suicide Patrol, and The Flying Stingaree.


All Age of Aces books are $16.99 trade paperbacks and are available from
Amazon, Adventure House, or Mike Chomko Books.

Check out our web site at http://ageofaces.home.att.net for information on all our books.

Age of Aces Presents Downloadable PDF Air War pulp stories!
Age of Aces Books is now offering a new feature on their Web site called "Age of Aces Presents".
You can now download free PDF versions of some great Air War pulp stories.
Visit them at http://ageofaces.home.att.net and look for the "Age of Aces Presents" link.

New this week:
Nothing new this week.

And while you are visiting the Age of Aces website, make sure you checkout their fine Air War pulp reprints.
Click on any of the covers to order from Amazon.com!





AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS - Coming soon!

Ron Fortier's Airship 27 log entry this week contains the step-by-step process on how artists Rob Davis, Shane Evans, and Ron cooked up the cover for our forthcoming SECRET AGENT X - Vol III.

Visit the Airship 27 website at http://www.airship27.com/



Altus Press - Coming in December!
A reprint of all three BLACK HOOD stories in one book!
It includes an all-new introduction by Will Murray as well as an older article by Murray on the Skull villains in comics of the 40s.


Altus Press
 
Brokensea Audio Productions: Robert E. Howard's QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST
All seven episodes of QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST are now posted online at the Brokensea Audion website.
http://brokensea.com/hyboreansagas/


DAMES, DOLLS, AND GUN MOLLS - Coming in April!
Jim Silke (W) and R. Maguire (A)
In the course of his long and illustrious career, renowned illustrator/painter Robert A. Maguire created gorgeous cover images for more than a thousand books and worked for virtually every mainstream publisher in the U.S. Best known for his incomparably sexy “femme fatale” images for pulp paperbacks in the 1950s and 1960s, Maguire built a long and legendary career showcasing character portraits that were iconic and beautiful, painting subjects that felt simultaneously real and sensually compelling. Now, art historian and living pinup legend Jim Silke casts his curatorial eye toward Maguire’s long and fascinating career in his first art collection/artist biography, Dames, Dolls, and Gun Molls. With a keen eye for criticism and his trademark style and wit, Silke explores the legacy of an artist whose work is known by millions the world over.

Trade Paperback, 9" x 12", Full Color, 96 pages, $24.95
Dark Horse Books

Dark Worlds: MASTERS OF ADVENTURE #1 - Coming soon!
MASTERS OF ADVENTURE is a reprint magazine featuring our favorite writers of old.
The name in brackets are the illustrators. This first issue includes:
“Ms. Found in a Bottle” by Edgar Allan Poe (G. W. Thomas)
“Smith and the Pharaohs” by H. Rider Haggard (M. D. Jackson)
“The Brazilian Cat” by A. Conan Doyle (M. D. Jackson)
"The Grove of Ashtorath” by John Buchan (G. W. Thomas)
“Tarzan Rescues the Moon” by Edgar Rice Burroughs (M. D. Jackson)
“A Thousand Deaths” by Jack London (M. D. Jackson)
“A Tropical Horror” by William Hope Hodgson (G. W. Thomas)
“Breath of Allah” by Sax Rohmer (G. W. Thomas)
“The People of the Pit” by A. Merritt (G. W. Thomas)
“The Fires of Asshurbanipal” by Robert E. Howard (M. D. Jackson)


Visit the DARK WORLDS/MASTERS OF ADVENTURE website at:
http://darkworlds21.blogspot.com/2008/11/masters-of-adventure-1.html



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!

"A Ride for Mr. Two-by-Four" by Bruno Fischer from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, September, 1943
When he started to tail the blue sedan for speeding, this copper never figured he'd have a death-tussle with the half-pint Hercules driving it. Nor that he'd be playing hide-and-seek with the corpse in the back seat.
"The Quick and the Dead" by Eric A. Provost from THRILLING
DETECTIVE, October, 1946
Hurricane winds, slashing rains and the murdered body of his best friend gave Pearce a night of horror in Florida.


ERBville Press - Now available!
THE MAN-EATER by Edgar Rice Burroughs
A native woman working in the little cultivated patch just outside the palisade which surrounded the mission was the first to see them. Her scream penetrated to the living room of the little thatched bungalow where the Rev. Sangamon Morton sat before a table. He had heard such screams before. The one thing always uppermost in his mind and the one, great, abiding terror of their lives there in the midst of the savage African jungle was the Wakandas. The Man-Eater's first publication was in the New York World newspaper. The text used in this edition is that original text.
From 
ERBville Press, exclusively on Amazon.com.

THE TARZAN TWINS by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Tarzan Twins, Dick and Doc, were born on the same day and resembled one another quite closely. Then, one day, they received a letter from Tarzan of the Apes, inviting them to visit him in Africa. When their parents were unable to travel with them, and after intense appeals, the boys were to go to Africa alone, to meet Tarzan and fifty of his Waziri warriors at the end of the railway. However, Dick and Doc became lost in Africa before that fateful meeting! The Tarzan Twins' first publication was in hardback. The text used in this edition is that original text.
From 
ERBville Press, exclusively on Amazon.com.

ERBville Press

Field Guide to Wild American PULP ARTISTS by David Saunders - Now online!
David Saunders has created a new website dedicated to the many pulp artists we all enjoy.
This site is mainly concerned with pulps from 1930 to 1960, when technical advances in color printing led to a golden era of pulp art. Information is provided to broaden awareness of pulp magazine illustrators. The site includes basic biographical information about some of the artists that worked for the pulps. Each bio includes a sampling of chronological images to identify evolving styles. Feel free to send any supplemental information.
Visit the site at  http://www.pulpartists.com/index.html


FIRSTS: THE BOOK COLLECTOR'S MAGAZINE
The December 2008 issue of FIRSTS features Pirates!
Pirate Treasure in the Library
Piracy has always been the preserve of those who desire to live short, intense lives filled with the pursuit of treasure and adventure outside the law. Few of the famous pirates died in their own beds at a ripe old age. We look at those who roamed the Spanish Main from the time of Drake to the early Eighteenth century. Avast, ye lubbers!

Privateers, Buccaneers and Pirates: An Annotated Checklist
Including surveys of the period and biographies.

Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates
For boys and girls growing up in the first part of the Twentieth century, Howard Pyle’s illustrations illuminated their visions of times past.

Pirates Can Be Fun
A not-entirely-serious look at pirate fiction

Books into Film
Benjamin Blake / Son of Fury


Visit the FIRSTS website at http://www.firsts.com/

Haffner Press' 2008 Holiday Update
Status on THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON
While we've been burning the midnight oil here, it's certain that our announced Edmond Hamilton volumes will not be ready in time for release before the end of the year.  However, we are on track to have finished copies available by the end of February 2009.  Why the delay?  Many reasons, but the biggest is the sheer workload of producing such a series as THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON. To keep each volume as uniform in size as possible, it was necessary to layout each of the *20* volumes in advance of locking in the page count for the first book!  That effort requires a lot of editing/design time.  Another was the constant discovery of ephemera that begs to be included in these volumes.  Not only will each volume feature a gallery of the original interior pulp illustrations, but we've decided to add an appendix that reprints the letter columns referencing the stories . . . and where possible we will reproduce letters between Hamilton and the editors who published these stories.


Promo Bonus on COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON pre-orders
To soften the blow of not getting your Hamilton fix this year, we are offering a facsimile of Hamilton's first "book" The Metal Giants to customers who pre-order the first three Hamilton volumes. This fragile 40-page rarity was an early mimeograph effort by Jerry Siegel (co-creator of Superman) and offered by the Swanson Book Co. in Washborn [sic], N. Dakota. No publication date is given in the original book, but it was advertised for sale in the fanzine /Science Fiction Digest, October 1932.  While the original book has darkened with age, your copy will be printed on acid-free cream paper and digitally tidied-up as much as possible.

Special Holiday offer on 3 Jack Williamson books
The holiday season is just around the corner and we are offering a nice discount on three of our Jack Williamson titles. 
From now until December 24, 2008 we are offering:


THE WORLDS OF JACK WILLIAMSON ($40)
IN MEMORY OF WONDER'S CHILD ($15)
SEVENTY-FIVE: THE DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY OF A SCIENCE FICTION PIONEER ($50)


for the combined price of $85.00!  That's $20.00 off of the $105 list price.

This offer also includes free shipping in the Continental USA. 
Contact us at info@haffnerpress.com for International rates. 
Whether you need these books to form the cornerstone of your Jack Williamson collection, or want to purchase these books as gifts for friends and family (after all, we gotta make sure everybody knows Jack!), this is a great chance to score some prime work.  More info at: http://www.haffnerpress.com/xmas.html

Signed/Limited edition of THE WORLDS OF JACK WILLIAMSON
April 2008 saw the publication of THE WORLDS OF JACK WILLIAMSON: A CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE (1908-2008) and we are close to having finished copies of the 75-copy signed/limited edition.  While /not /signed by Williamson, it */is/ *signed by the following contributors: Frederik Pohl, James Gunn, Dr. Alfred D. Stewart, Dr. Alan C. Elms, Stephen Haffner, Vincent Di Fate, as well as the late Vicky Medley who signed her contribution on the book's publication day.  Like the limited edition for Leigh Brackett's LORELEI OF THE RED MIST, there will also be some special goodies slotted in the matching cloth slipcase.  Details will be forthcoming, but are taking advance orders now at $150 each.  We will be holding in reserve the matching #'s for those customers who have been ordering the limited editions of volumes of THE COLLECTED STORIES OF JACK WILLIAMSON.

"The Hidden World" by Edmond Hamilton takes to the web!
To keep you coming back to www.haffnerpress.com for a look at our wares, we will soon begin an on-line serialization of Edmond Hamilton's "The Hidden World" from /Fantastic Story Quarterly,/ Spring 1950.  "The Hidden World" originally appeared in /Science Wonder Quarterly,/ Fall 1929, but was heavily edited and modernized for its 1950 reprint.  While the original text of "The Hidden World" will be included in THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, we thought you would enjoy seeing this revised version.  Details to follow, but the plan is to post two chapters a week for seven weeks in the time leading up to the release of the three Hamilton titles. 

2009 Williamson Lectureship at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM
Specifics are still coming together, but we plan launch WITH FOLDED HANDS . . . AND SEARCHING MIND, THE COLLECTED STORIES OF JACK WILLIAMSON, VOLUME SEVEN at next year's Williamson Lectureship. Robert Silverberg has already written his lively foreword, and this volume features the original magazine serial from 1948 ". . . And Searching Mind" that Williamson revamped into THE HUMANOIDS.  As it happens, 2009 will be the 60th Anniversary of the book publication of THE HUMANOIDS by Simon & Schuster in 1949.

Okay, that's enough for now.
Wishing all you Seasons Greetings and the Happiest of Holidays, and . . . Keep Watching the Skies!

Stephen Haffner
Big Poobah
HAFFNER PRESS

KULL #2 - Arriving in comic shops December 3rd!
Written by Arvid Nelson, penciled by Will Conrad, colored by Jose Villarrubia, cover by Andy Brase.

Before the blood from his last battle has a chance to soak into Valusian soil, Kull faces new threats to his throne. As representatives from all corners of his kingdom seek his counsel, the new warrior-king accepts a strange invitation from a hotheaded Pict emissary. Kull will need to discard ancient prejudices and find allies in former foes if he's to save the newly united Valusian empire from a clandestine enemy that once threatened to enslave and exterminate mankind!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on December 3.
Dark Horse Comics


Mike Chomko - November 2008 newsletter is now available!
Mike's November 2008 newsletter is now available. Click here to view/download it.
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
Please note that Mike Chomko has a new E-mail address. It is listed in his catalog.

NECRONOMICON #3 (of 4) - Arriving in comic shops December 3rd!
by William Messner-Loebs & Andrew Ritchie
A witch cult has one of the Ancient Old Ones and keeps it bound and tortured, trying to wrest its secrets. Only Henry Said, student of the Necronomicon, can save the Earth from the cult - but, in doing so, will surely unleash the vengeance of the Old Ones! Cover by J.K. Woodward.

24 pages, Full Color, $3.99
BOOM! STUDIOS


Paizo Publishing - Coming in January!
The Reavers of Skaith
by Leigh Brackett, with an introduction by George Lucas
In this conclusion to The Ginger Star and The Hounds of Skaith, Eric John Stark falls victim to a grim betrayal that turns old allies into dogged enemies. Poised to escape from the lawless planet, and chased through dangerous jungles and across predator-infested seas, the fugitive warrior dodges death at every turn in Leigh Brackett’s final science-fiction masterpiece.
160-page softcover trade paperback, $12.99 


Paizo Publishing - Coming in February!
The Outlaws of Mars
by Otis Adelbert Kline, with an introduction by Joe R. Lansdale

Otis Adelbert Kline’s final triumphant sword-and-planet epic roars back into print for the first time in almost 50 years!  Jerry Morgan accepts his scientist uncle’s offer to transport him to Mars for a series of thrilling adventures and exploits featuring terrible monsters, fantastic societies, and gorgeous princesses in the Edgar Rice Burroughs tradition.

At last presented in the original, unabridged format last seen in 1934’s Argosy Weekly, the new Planet Stories edition of this science fiction classic restores Kline to his place of honor in the sword and planet field. A charming introduction by Joe R. Lansdale (“Bubba Hotep,” The Bottoms) puts the novel into a modern context for readers unfamiliar with Kline’s legacy.

304-page softcover trade paperback, $12.99
ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-151-0


Paizo Publishing - Coming in March!
The Sword of Rhiannon 
by Leigh Brackett, with an introduction by Nicola Griffith

Greed pulls archaeologist Matt Carse into the forgotten tomb of the Martian god Rhiannon and plunges the unlikely hero into the Red Planet’s fantastic past, when vast oceans covered the land and the legendary Sea-Kings rule from terraced palaces of decadence and delight.

This pivotal novel in the sword and planet fantasy subgenre is one of the greatest adventure tales from one of the most important authors in the history of science fiction! Talented enough to co-write The Big Sleep film with William Faulkner and imaginative enough to pen the original screenplay for The Empire Strikes Back, Leigh Brackett is a giant in the science-fiction field, and The Sword of Rhiannon is one of her most popular adventure tales. An introduction by popular modern writer Nicola Griffith (Ammonite, Slow River) puts the book into a modern context for readers as yet unfamiliar with Brackett’s rare genius.

160-page softcover trade paperback, $12.99
ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-152-7


Paizo Publishing - Coming in April!
Robots Have No Tails
by Henry Kuttner, with an introduction by F. Paul Wilson

Hounded by creditors and heckled by an uncooperative robot, a binge-drinking inventor must solve the mystery of his own machines before his dodgy financing and reckless lifestyle catch up to him.

This complete collection of Kuttner’s five classic "Gallegher" stories presents the author at the height of his imaginative genius. A foreword by popular modern novelist F. Paul Wilson (Repairman Jack, The Keep) provides an entertaining introduction to some of the greatest humorous science fiction ever published in the pulps!

224-page softcover trade paperback, $12.99
ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-153-4


Planetary Stories and Pulp Spirit - Holiday Issue now available!
Here at Planetary Stories and Pulp Spirit, we like to think that Oct. 31 opens the holliday season. At the very least it marks the point each year when we publically admit we're in a festive mood. And to make it official, we're putting online a combined issue of Planetary Stories and Pulp Spirit to kick things off. This is in addition to our regular issue, due out New Year's Eve.
 
In it you'll find Ron Butler's "A Visit from St. Rex," which marks the beginning of what we hope is a long association between Planetary Stories and Ron's beloved "Rory Rammer" space adventure series. On the Pulp Spirit side, everybody's favorite thirties private eyes, Cathy and Nora Casey -- aka the Diamondville Dolls -- go undercover in a department store during the Christmas Season as "Santa's Little Helpers." (Jack Manning gets to play Santa.) Wait until you see the great illustrations Mark Fults has done for this one.
 
There's a scary Thanksgiving story by ShelVy, a Halloween yarn by newcomer Richard Logan, a couple of poems -- one for Halloween and one for Christmas. And PulpRack takes a timely look at Christmas stories in the pulps.
 
Plus there's great holiday artwork and illustration by such modern masters as Ron Wilber, Roy Coker, Jim Garrison, Kevin Duncan, Mark Fults -- and another newcomer, the artist Paulette Perlman.
 
It's a jam packed issue you can find at www.planetarystories.com, Just click on the Holiday 2008 Issue on the index page. And if you should check back around Thanksgiving and then again at Christmas, you might just find that we've added some more material.


Pulp Press - Coming in January!
Pulp Press is dedicated to providing entertainment and escapism in the form of dime novels, penny dreadful and spicy stories that will be accessible to everybody. Whether you're stuck in a dead-end job, fussing with your schooling or an out-of-work burlesque dancer you will not feel intimidated by the easy-going pulp fiction format of these racy numbers. I personally guarantee that you will find any given Pulp Press title to be free from intellectual snobbery and the vacuous scribblings of so-called celebrities and their degenerate ghost writers, unlike so many of today's books.

KILLER TEASE by Danny Hogan
Eloise Murphy is a burlesque dancer who's pushing thirty and on the brink of losing gigs because of her violent temper...Set in present-day Brighton, Killer Tease sees our heroine fight against odds to the bitter end. An unscrupulouse ex banker who blackmails her into a degrading position; a foul and devious hit man who loves beating women; an old friend who betrays her all connive and team up to give her Hell.  But maybe they have all bitten off more than they can chew when they cross the psychopath in pasties.

Visit the Pulp Press website at http://www.pulppress.co.uk/

Killer Tease by Danny Hogan is published in paperback by Indepenpress Publishing Ltd
ISBN 978-1906710415 UK £5
Available from www.amazon.co.uk, www.waterstones.co.uk, www.tesco.com and via all good bookshops.


The Pulp Rack - New additions!
As we head into a holiday week (here in the States, anyway) and into the holiday season, I've posted two new items for our loyal patrons.

First is "Where Have All the Fans Gone?": An Interview with Henning Kure. This is new only in that it's new to The Pulp Rack. This interview with Kure was conducted in 1992 at the annual convention of the Burroughs Bibliophiles, an international group of fans of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Kure oversaw the development of the stories for the Tarzan comic books published in collaboration between U.S. publisher Malibu and European publisher Semic in the 1990s. Some of the stories later published by Dark Horse were originally developed by Kure.

You'll find this interview at this URL:  http://pulprack.com/arch/2008/11/awhere_have_all.html

Believe it or not, whether you imagine that Santa will shimmy down your chimney, it's time for The Pulp Rack's Eccentric Shopping List for 2008. Certainly this list will say more about me and my particular interests than it may meet the desires of all other pulp readers. For that, it's probably not only eccentric but idiosyncratic, to boot.

There's been a seeming plethora of pulp-related publishing in the past few years: reprints of stories and novels originally published in pulp magazines; new stories featuring classic characters; new stories featuring new stories inspired by classic characters. With so much going on, a single list can't capture it all. (Bill Thom's Coming Attractions site does a great job at continually updating us about the pulp-related industries' glory. You'll find it at this URL:
http://members.cox.net/comingattractions/ Give it a visit!)

You'll find my list at this URL:  http://pulprack.com/arch/2008/11/the_pulp_racks_1.html

Most of the items are linked at The Pulp Rack's Book Rack, at this URL http://astore.amazon.com/thepulprack-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=15
but at least one item is available only directly from the publisher, Tom Roberts' Black Dog Books.
That item is THE GOOD DIE YOUNG — And Other Early Stories of Romance by that noir master, Cornell Woolrich. Purchasing through the supplied links or the Book Rack -- or purchasing something else during the same Amazon session -- drops a few shekels into The Pulp Rack's pocket to help offset expenses, for which we thank you kindly.

Peruse the list, enjoy, be disgruntled, laugh, cry, sing a merry song and dance. Life is short. In the words of a book-and-pulp-accumulating friend, "It's better to die with books unread than money unspent."


As always, thanks for your patronage.
Duane Spurlock
proprietor
The Pulp Rack
http://www.pulprack.com

Sign up for the Pulp Rack email list at  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pulprack/

The Saint - THE BEST OF THE SAINT Volumes 1 and 2 are now available!
It's 80 years since the adventures of Simon Templar first debuted in print and Hodder & Stoughton are celebrating the anniversary by publishing two anthologies of the best of the Saint's adventures this November.


The Best of the Saint Volume 1
Introduction by novelist Ken Follett
The Man Who Was Clever
The Policeman with Wings
The Lawless Lady
The Inland Revenue
The Charitable Countess
The Star Producers
The Art of Alibi
The Simon Templar Foundation
The High Fence
The Ellusive Ellshaw
The Miracle Tea Party
The Affair of Hogsbotham


The Best of the Saint Volume 2
Introduction by Sir Roger Moore
The Covetous Headsman,
The Angel's Eye,
 The Rhine Maiden
The Golden Journey
The Loaded Tourist
The Spanish Cow
The Latin Touch
The Patient Playboy
The Talented Husband
The Reluctant Nudist
The Lovelorn Sheik
The Pluperfect Lady
The Sporting Chance
The Better Mousetrap
The Prodigal Miser
The Hopeless Heiress



SCI-FI ART: A GRAPHIC HISTORY - Coming in March!
by Alex Summersby; with a Foreword by William Gibson
Sci-Fi Art: A Graphic History traces the evolution of this popular art form from the earliest illustrations of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells through the classic cover art of pulp magazines from the 1920s and 30s, to graphic novels in the 60s and 70s, and right up to contemporary film posters, movies, and television shows. This comprehensive compilation reveals fascinating background information, anecdotes, ideas, and inspirations relied on by iconic artists from Chris Foss, Jim Burns, and David Mattingly to Moebius, Albert Robida, and Frank Kelly Freas, complete with illuminating analyses of these sci-fi masters' use of technique, tools, materials, and media.
Trade paperback, 9x9, 192 pages, Full Color, SRP: $24.95

ISBN-10: 0061684899
ISBN-13: 978-0061684890
Collins Design


SOLOMON KANE #3 - Arriving in comic shops December 3rd!
Written by Scott Allie, penciled by Mario Guevara, colored by Dave Stewart, cover by John Cassaday.

With more dead bodies discovered around the fabled Castle of the Devil, the determined Puritan adventurer Solomon Kane and his new ally John Silent look for answers in a pile of ancient bones buried deep in the abbey beneath Baron von Staler's fortress. The Baroness is missing, and the Baron accuses Solomon Kane. Tempers flare, and blades are drawn -- but the real monster remains unseen.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on November 26.
Dark Horse Comics


Wildside Press: The Phantom Detective: The Nasty Gnomes - Now available!
The Phantom Detective: The Nasty Gnomes by  Robert Reginald
Nothing seemed to stop the little monsters. I shot a second time, wounding or killing another, and then dropped the gun to the ground. I pulled a slender blade from under my belt and whipped it at the little men.
Another couple of strikes against my legs brought me level with the filthy floor of the alley, my fine clothes being soiled by the trash of the Big City -- and although I sliced and diced deeply into the bodies of several of my attackers, I knew that I was doomed to lose this particular battle in the end. There were just too many of them: they would either kill or severely injure me.
Is this how The Phantom meets his end?
144 pages
ISBN-10: 143447612X
ISBN-13: 978-1434476128
$13.95



Wildside Press: The Phantom Detective: The Black Ball of Death - Now available!
The Phantom Detective: The Black Ball of Death by Robert Wallace
Ripped from the pages of the Fall, 1949 issue of "The Phantom Detective" magazine, here is the complete lead novel (including illustrations) -- The Black Ball of Death! Marked for murder, the Phantom tackles the puzzling “eight-ball” mystery — in which a sinister clue at the feet of slain Arthur Arden is a harbinger of further violence! Exciting pulp action!
140 pages
ISBN-10: 1434475778
ISBN-13: 978-1434475770
$15.00



THE WINTER WIZARD - Now available!
THE WINTER WIZARD by Jeff Deischer
In the tradition of Doc Savage, the Avenger and the Shadow comes... THE CHALLENGER! Wrongly convicted of a crime he did not commit, the man who would become Challenger swore to help others who could not help themselves. Joined by a group of assistants -- experts in their own endeavors -- Challenger rights wrongs and punishes evil-doers. In August, 1947, Challenger finds himself up against the weird menace of the Winter Wizard -- a madman who is able to control the weather!
  
This is the first novel by pulp scholar and historian Jeff Deischer, and his love of the genre shines brightly in this
well-written tale of action and adventure!


156 pages, 6" x 9" Trade Paperback, $14.95
PDF Download, $4.95
ISBN: 978-0-557-02919-8


Visit the Wild Cat Books website at





21 November 2008

Adventure House - Pulp facsimile reprints coming to comic shops in February!
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE AUGUST 1938 REPLICA EDITION
Before Superman, before Batman and Captain America, taking on those criminals of the 1930s the Phantom Detective fights for justice! Reprinting Robert Wallace's "The Broadway Murders," two flaming corpses, the doomed pawns in a daring killer's game, are hurled into the midst of a throng of Manhattan merrymakers — and catapult the Phantom into action as he embarks on one of his most exciting manhunts!
Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, SRP: $14.95

THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26th).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC084399.
Available direct from Adventure House in February!

Red Mask Detective Stories - May 1941
, 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
THE FATAL VISHNU by Stanley Richards
The jewel smugglers didn't know that the mild-mannered hotel owner was the daring man in the Red Mask!

also in this issue:
"An Oversigh" by Lyle Randall
"Cupid is a Burglar" by E.M. Thompson
"Death and the Mountie" by Benton Foster
"Who Lives by the Sword" by Louis W. Wolcher
"Soft Lead" by John Nicholas
"Vigilante" by Raymond Chanley
"That's Politics" by Frank Purce
"Revenge in Reverse" by Richard Hale


The Underworld Magazine - March 1934, 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House



Age of Aces - Now available!
The Three Mosquitoes: "The Magic Inferno"
 This is the second collection of stories featuring
The Three Mosquitoes by Ralph Oppenheim.
 
Once more, their familiar battle cry rings out: ”Let’s Go!”
And the three khaki Spads take to the air, flying into terror skies each sporting the famous Mosquito insignia. In the cockpits sat the three warriors who were known wherever men flew as the greatest and most hell raising trio of aces ever to blaze their way through overwhelming odds. Always in front was Kirby, their impetuous young leader. Flanking him on either side were mild-eyed and corpulent Shorty Carn, and lanky Travis, the eldest and wisest Mosquito.

From the pages of Popular Publications’ air war pulp magazines, author Ralph Oppenheim—who had never been in an airplane—brings us four more unforgettable adventures of this reckless and inseparable trio from 1932 and 1933: The Magic Inferno, The TNT Patrol, The Suicide Patrol, and The Flying Stingaree.


All Age of Aces books are $16.99 trade paperbacks and are available from
Amazon, Adventure House, or Mike Chomko Books.

Check out our web site at http://ageofaces.home.att.net for information on all our books.

Age of Aces Presents Downloadable PDF Air War pulp stories!
Age of Aces Books is now offering a new feature on their Web site called "Age of Aces Presents".
You can now download free PDF versions of some great Air War pulp stories.
Visit them at http://ageofaces.home.att.net and look for the "Age of Aces Presents" link.

New this week:
Nothing new this week.

And while you are visiting the Age of Aces website, make sure you checkout their fine Air War pulp reprints.
Click on any of the covers to order from Amazon.com!





Altus Press - Now available!
For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939, SECRET AGENT “X” battled the forces of evil in the page of his own pulp magazine.

Now, for the first time… the complete pulp series is being reprinted in nine deluxe omnibus editions! The text has been reset and all the original interior illustrations have been remastered.

This volume contains the next four stories, by Paul Chadwick and Emile C. Tepperman: “City of the Living Dead,” “Hand of Horror,” “Octopus of Crime” and “The Hooded Hordes.”

This is THE Secret Agent “X” reprint series to own!

Trade paperback - $29.95
Limited Edition Hardcover - $42.95


Altus Press

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Productions and Nostalgia Ventures Inc
Now available and shipping to subscribers and retailers!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 22: "Mystery Under the Sea" & "The Red Terrors"
(classic edition)
The greatest superhero of the pulp era investigates the ancient mysteries of Atlantis in two thrilling undersea adventures by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc Savage journeys to the Caribbean in search of the lost underwater city of Taz to solve a "Mystery Under the Sea," with three never-before-published chapters (totaling more than 6,000 words) restored from Dent's original manuscript. Then,  the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men discover a sunken fortress populated by amphibious "Red Terrors." This classic reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Walter Baumhofer and Emery Clarke, and reprints all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban. Historical commentary is provided by Will Murray, author of seven Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Productions)  978-1-934943-10-6   1-934943-10-X
Softcover, 7x10. B&W, $12.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio; TX 78245-1474, sanctumotr@earthlink.net
1 book: $12.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $25.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Check, Money Order, or Paypal 
Subscriptions: Six issues for $72 (first class) or $66 (media mail) [postpaid] 
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Productions and Nostalgia Ventures Inc
Now available and shipping to subscribers and retailers!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 22: "Mystery Under the Sea" & "The Red Terrors"
(James Bama variant edition)
The greatest superhero of the pulp era investigates the ancient mysteries of Atlantis in two thrilling undersea adventures by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc Savage journeys to the Caribbean in search of the lost underwater city of Taz to solve a "Mystery Under the Sea," with three never-before-published chapters (totaling more than 6,000 words) restored from Dent's original manuscript. Then,  the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men discover a sunken fortress populated by amphibious "Red Terrors." This classic reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Walter Baumhofer and Emery Clarke, and reprints all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban. Historical commentary is provided by Will Murray, author of seven Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Productions)  978-1-934943-14-4    1-934943-14-2
Softcover, 7x10. B&W, $12.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio; TX 78245-1474, sanctumotr@earthlink.net
1 book: $12.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $25.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid 
Check, Money Order, or Paypal 
Subscriptions: Six issues for $72 (first class) or $66 (media mail) [postpaid] 
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Productions and Nostalgia Ventures Inc
Now available and shipping to subscribers and retailers!
THE SHADOW Volume 23: "Smugglers of Death" & "The Blackmail King"
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow Knows!" The Knight of Darkness returns in two classic pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, a sexy champion swimmer teams up with The Shadow to investigate a murderess and her "Smugglers of Death." Then, Lamont Cranston and Margot Lane battle a sinister extortionist to unmask "The Blackmail King." BONUS: a  lost thriller from the Golden Age of Radio. This instant collector's item also features a foreword by Margot Stevenson (Orson Welles' "lovely Margot Lane"), the original color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and George Rozen, the classic interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, and historical commentary by Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Productions)  978-1-934943-09-0     1-934943-09-6
Softcover, 7x10. B&W, $12.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio; TX 78245-1474, sanctumotr@earthlink.net
1 book: $12.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $25.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid 
Check, Money Order, or Paypal 
Subscriptions: Six issues for $72 (first class) or $66 (media mail) [postpaid] 
Arkham Tales - Now available online!
The first issue of ARKHAM TALES, a new magazine of weird fiction, is available for free download as a PDF.
This issue bears cover artwork by Ivan Green, and contains fiction by Mike W. Barr, Scott Bastedo, Steve Calvert, Robert Masterson, Benjamin W. Olson, Derek Rutherford, Jenny Schwartz, and Jeffery Scott Sims.
http://www.arkhamtales.com/


Beneath Ceaseless Skies #4 - Now available online!
The fourth issue of Beneath Ceaseless Skies is now available and features:

"The Crystal Stair, Pt. II," by Charles Coleman Finlay and Rae Carson Finlay
Khatire reached out to grab the child, who twitched with dreaming, and froze. It was a girl, almost four. They were all brothers and sisters, all bearing mark of their father?s features. A lump, hard and stinging, grew in Khatire?s chest. There were so many! She could only save one.
"The Last Devil," by Sarah L. Edwards
His body lengthened, his worn leather footings bursting as his legs, now fused, spiraled behind, scaled and glistening black. Even when the foul thing had fully turned, its hands still grasped at the air while the twisted mouth shrieked fearful things. It would have seemed only a beast, powerful and deadly, were it not for those hands and eyes, so like a man?s but not, a living sacrilege.


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THE BLACK COAT & ATHENA VOLTAIRE ONE-SHOT - Coming in February!
by Ben Lichius & Steve Bryant
Two Pulp-tastic Heroes. Two Complete Stories. Two Centuries. Two Dollars! Find out what a Revolutionary-era Crusader and 1930's Aviatrix have in common, besides their status as two of Ape's most exciting heroes! An adventure spanning two centuries: from The Black Coat facing down a pirate attack to Athena Voltaire encountering the horrifying consequences of the treasure they sought. The two variant covers by Eisner-award nominee Steve Bryant combine to form a poster image! It's  an action-packed crossover 150 years in the making!
BLACK COAT COVER—32 pages, Full Color, $2.00
ATHENA VOLTAIRE COVER—32 pages,
Full Color, $2.00
Ape Entertainment
THE BLACK COAT & ATHENA VOLTAIRE ONE-SHOT is solicited in the December PREVIEWS
(Available November 26th).

The Diamond Item Code is DEC083747 (Black Coat cover).

The Diamond Item Code is DEC083748 (Athena Voltaire cover).

BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY: THE COMPLETE NEWSPAPER DAILIES VOLUME 2
- Coming in February!
by Ron Goulart, Philip Nowlan & Dick Calkins
The saga of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, the world's most famous science-fiction newspaper strip, continues with the second volume Hermes Press' complete reprinting of this ground-breaking title! See more exciting adventures of Buck Rogers and Wilma Deering in six complete self-contained stories published originally between 1930 and 1932. This volume also includes a special 16 page introductory essay by noted science-fiction writer and pop culture historian Ron Goulart and an afterword detailing interesting little-known aspects surrounding the strip. (C: 0-1-2)
HARD COVER, 9x12, 320pgs, PC    SRP: $39.00
HERMES PRESS

BUCK ROGERS COMPLETE NEWSPAPER DAILIES VOLUME 2 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS
(Available November 26th).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC084062.

CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 17 - Coming in April!
Written by Roy Thomas, J.M. DeMatteis and Bruce Jones, art by Gil Kane and Ernie Chan.

Gil Kane is featured in this special 240-page Chronicles of Conan volume -- our thickest offering yet! Joining storyteller J.M. DeMatteis on Conan the Barbarian #127, Kane's short but stellar Conan run in 1981 and 1982 thrust readers into a new era of magical quests, strange creatures, and inventive fantasy adventures. In Chronicles of Conan: The Creation Quest and Other Stories, Kane collaborates with DeMatteis, Bruce Jones, and longtime colleague Roy Thomas. In addition to a DeMatteis introduction -- an engaging, behind-the-scenes look at his years working on Conan -- Roy Thomas provides another insightful afterword, as he discusses working with Gil Kane on their 38-page "King of the Forgotten People!" collaboration. In addition to the "Creation Quest" story arc, readers will enjoy the meticulously restored color pages found in "The Ring of Rhax," "A Hitch in Time," and the heartbreaking "Snow Haired Woman of the Wastes" -- where Robert E. Howard's mighty barbarian finds himself unraveling horrific mysteries and testing his thresholds of pain and mental fortitude!

240 pages, $17.95, in stores on April 15.

Dark Horse Comics
CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 17 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26th).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC080035.

Clive Cussler - Arriving  in bookstores November 25th!
Arctic Drift (Dirk Pitt Adventure) by Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
A potential breakthrough discovery to reverse global warming . . . a series of unexplained sudden deaths in British Columbia . . . a rash of international incidents between the United States and one of its closest allies that threatens to erupt into an actual shooting war . . . NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk. Jr. and Summer, have reason to believe there’s a connection here somewhere, but they also know they have very little time to find it before events escalate out of control. Their only real clue might just be a mysterious silvery mineral traced to a long-ago expedition in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. But no one survived from that doomed mission, captain and crew perished to a man—and if Pitt and his colleague Al Giordino aren’t careful, the very same fate may await them.

Filled with the breathtaking suspense and audacious imagination that have become his hallmarks, this is a tour de force— further proof that when it comes to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler.


Putnam, Hardcover, $27.95

Clive Cussler - Coming March 3, 2009!
For five novels, Clive Cussler has brought readers into the world of the Oregon, a seemingly dilapidated ship packed with sophisticated equipment, and captained by the rakish, one-legged Juan Cabrillo. And now the Oregon and its crew face their biggest challenge yet.

Corsairs are pirates, and pirates come in many different varieties. There are the pirates who fought off the Barbary Coast in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the contemporary pirates who infest the waters of Africa and Asia, and the pirates . . . who look like something else.

When the U.S. secretary of state’s plane crashes while bringing her to a summit meeting in Libya, the CIA, distrusting the Libyans, hire Juan Cabrillo to search for her, and their misgivings are well founded. The crew locates the plane, but the secretary of state has vanished. It turns out Libya’s new foreign minister has other plans for the conference, plans that Cabrillo cannot let happen. But what does it all have to do with a two- hundred- year-old naval battle and the centuries-old Islamic scrolls that the Libyans seem so determined to find? The answers will lead him full circle into history, and into another pitched battle on the sea, this time against Islamic terrorists, and with the fate of nations resting on its outcome.

Putnam, Hardcover, $27.95

CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #8 - Coming in February!
Written by Timothy Truman, penciled by Tomas Giorello, colored by Jose Villarrubia, cover by Joseph Michael Linsner.

A new story arc! Conan leaves his trials and regrets behind in Cimmeria and heads into the next phase of his adventurous life -- his mercenary career. Timothy Truman adapts Robert E. Howard's powerful "Black Colossus" short story and sets Conan off on what will be his bloodiest battle yet, when the mercenaries of Amalric clash with the demonic hordes of Natohk! Conan, once a wandering thief, tries his luck as a professional soldier, joining Amalric's forces and facing condescending jabs from the noblemen in his company, who mistakenly think that the Cimmerian is an unskilled simpleton. Tomás Giorello takes on full penciling duties once again, and Joseph Michael Linsner returns as cover artist for this exciting arc!

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on February 18.

Dark Horse Comics

CONAN #8 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26th).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC080036.

Cosmos Books - Black Hounds of Death: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard Volume 5
Arriving  in bookstores November 25th!
The fifth volume of the Weird Works of Robert E. Howard continues reprinting Howard's fantasy from Weird Tales and Strange Tales in order of original publication. All texts have been meticulously restored to their original pulp appearances.

Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Cosmos Books
ISBN-10: 0843959460
ISBN-13: 978-0843959468


CTHULHU TALES #12 - Coming in February!
by William Messner-Loebs, Jeff Lester, Jeremy Rock & Chee
Jeff Lester pens "Reunion Tour," what is probably our favorite Cthulhu Tale to date, a story melding rock and roll, age-old partnerships, unnamable beasts from the dimensions beyond space and time, and flight attendants! Also, William Messner-Loebs returns to Cthulhu Tales with a short story of chilling horror!

BOOM! STUDIOS
24 pages, Full Color, $3.99
CTHULHU TALES #12 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26th).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC083845.

Doc Con XI
William Lampkin has posted video highlights from the recent Doc Con XI in Arizona on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=AZDocCon&view=videos
In addition to the highlights reel, there is also the Doc Savage Begins video there, which was shown at Doc Con.



Doc Con XII - November 14, 2009!
Doc Con XII will be held November 14, 2009 by Rob Smalley in Chandler Arizona. While, Doc Savage and Doc Savage Magazine began in 1933 and turned 75 in 2008, Pat Savage made her debut in Brand of the Werewolf in 1934 and 2009 will mark her 75th anniversary. While the theme may be Doc Savages single-action six-shooter toteing cousins anniversary, the emphasis will be on expanding our Doc Savage knowledge base. In Rob Smalleys own words:

In a way I think we returned to our roots at Doc Con 11 thanks to those that provided us insights into people and history relating to the Doc Savage era and publishing realm. All week I've been saying to myself, "that's what you would do at a Doc Savage Conference". I thought it was great and made this year's Con unique from all others. I would like everyone to consider continuing this theme of learning segments at Doc Con 12.


Contribute!
Be a Big Part of the Big Book of Bronze #2!!
2008 saw the first Big Book of Bronze unveiled at Doc Con XI
You are invited to contribute your article or artwork for inclusion!
Our inaugural effort came in at 74 pages and our goal is double it in size!
Check out the Big Book of Bronze #1 at: http://www.lulu.com/content/4310692
 
Join the Doc Con Yahoo Newsgroup for the latest info on Doc Con XII!

E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks Shadow review is
"Garden of Death" from October 1, 1941.

Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Sky Goddess" by Clive Trent from SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES, March, 1937
On the Tumbleweed's one side stands the barbaric white queen of a savage land; on the other the ultra-sophisticated aviatrix who knows everything about love. Choose he must, but only after a baptism in blood!
"Coffin Custodian" by Stephen McBarron from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, April, 1940
The only way a trigger trio of crooks could unlock the mystery of the missing evidence was to use Detective Nason's body as a coffin key.


ELRIC VOLUME 3: THE SLEEPING SORCERESS - Arriving  in bookstores November 25th!
by Michael Moorcock
Sustained by drugs and the vampiric powers of his black sword, Stormbringer, haunted by visions of a tragic past and a doomed future, Elric of Melniboné wanders the world in quest of oblivion. But the great lords of Law and Chaos have other plans for this tormented adventurer. His continuing adventures as emperor of a decadent kingdom come together with lavish artwork in this omnibus volume, the third in a six-book series. Readers will find classic adventures, such as The Sleeping Sorceress and Elric of Melniboné, as well as essays and other material never before available in book form. Gorgeously illustrated by Steve Ellis, and featuring a foreword by Holly Black, The Sleeping Sorceress is a must-have for all lovers of fantasy.  Trade paperback, 6x8, 256 pages, B&W (3 of 6), $14.00

Del Rey


ERBville Press - Now available!
THE LAD AND THE LION by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Not since the days of the "Jungle Books" has any one succeeded in bringing humans and brutes together with the success of Edgar Rice Burroughs. You all know his Tarzan stories and have reveled in the glamour of that ape-man's friendships and adventures with the beasts of the wild. Here is a new hero with a new companion, and you can see them both in your own town in moving pictures produced by the Selig Polyscope Company. The text used in this edition is the ORIGINAL magazine text.

$9.95

ERBville Press

FALL OF CTHULHU: APOCALYPSE #4 - Coming in February!
by Michael Alan Nelson & Mateus Santolouco
Cthulhu is here! And things will never be the same. So join The Big "C" himself, Nyarlathotep, Harlot, Lucifer, and Raymond as they all face off in a battle that will decide the fate off all mankind! If you have not been reading this book, this is the issue to get! Features covers by Jeffrey Spokes and J.K Woodward.


BOOM! STUDIOS
24 pages, Full Color, $3.99
FALL OF CTHULHU : APOCALYPSE #4 is solicited in December PREVIEWS (Available November 26th).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC083846.

FLASH GORDON #3 - Arriving in comic shops November 26th!
by Brendan Deneen & Paul Green
While Flash Gordon and the mysterious Arborian ranger Eldun face off against the terrifying Lion Men and their leader, Prince Thun, Dale Arden finds herself more and more involved in Ming's plans to unify Mongo. Meanwhile, Dr. Zarkov wakes up the captive of a sadistic group of winged warriors! Ships with 2 covers in 50/50 ratio - Flash Vs. Lion Men and Zarkov Captive.

36 pages, Full Color, $3.99
Ardden Entertainment


FLASH GORDON #6 - Coming in February!
by Brendan Deneen & Paul Green
In this thrilling conclusion to "The Mercy Wars" story arc, Flash, Dale, Zarkov, Barin, Thun, Vultan and their army of Lion Men, Arborian Rangers, and Hawk Men take the fight directly to Ming's palace! Meanwhile, a new, though familiar, threat rears its head, leading into the next exciting Flash Gordon arc! Ships with two covers in a 50/50 ratio.

36 pages, Full Color, $3.99
FLASH GORDON #6 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26th).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC083776.

Flesk Publications: Al Williamson's Flash Gordon: A Lifelong Vision of the Heroic
- Coming in early 2009!

Al Williamson’s Flash Gordon: A Lifelong Vision of the Heroic, collects all the major works of the artist featuring the character. At 256 pages, it encompasses Williamson’s three stints of depicting Flash in comic book format: the legendary King Comics stories from the 1960s, the 1980 adaptation of the Universal Flash Gordon motion picture, and the Marvel Comics miniseries of 1994.

In addition to these classics of sequential storytelling, Al Williamson’s Flash Gordon features Williamson’s Flash drawings done for commercial illustration and prints, his assists on the Flash Gordon comic strip, a variety of Flash images contributed to amateur publications, and a selection of largely unpublished images spanning his interest in the character from childhood to the conclusion of his career. With an introduction by Sergio Aragones, text by Mark Schultz, and images reproduced directly from the artist’s original drawings, this long-overdue collection of evocative artwork documents the lifelong impact that Flash Gordon had on Williamson and the particular impact that Williamson had on Flash Gordon.

Hardcover, 256 pages, $44.95
ISBN-10: 193386513X
ISBN-13: 978-1933865133

Flesk Publications  

FRANK FRAZETTA'S SILVER WARRIOR #3 (OF 4) - Coming in February!
Story JOSHUA ORTEGA; Art NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS
Covers: A) FRANK FRAZETTA; B) NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS; C) NAT JONES
The war between Icevald and the Vikavian raiders heats up as the very land around them is torn asunder. The Silver Warrior must battle the sorceror Ikuma, the bearded warrior Egill, and the hordes of demons that have overrun the land of Icevald…but is the might of the Warrior great enough to overcome the Vikavian's ultimate weapon? Critically acclaimed writer JOSHUA ORTEGA (Gears of War, THE NECROMANCER) and superstar artists NAT JONES (FRANK FRAZETTA'S DEATH DEALER, SPAWN) and JAY FOTOS (Locke & Key, FRANK FRAZETTA'S DEATH DEALER) bring you the action-packed third issue of this epic tale of high fantasy!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99
Image Comics
SILVER WARRIOR #3 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26th).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC082260 (Frazetta).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC082261 (Jones).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC082262 (Sketch).

GIRASOL PULP DOUBLES: THE SPIDER VOLUME 9
Now available!
Two action-packed adventures of the 1930's and 1940's pulp-era hero TheSpider are reprinted in this single volume, complete with their original illustrations! The October 1933 story, "The Spider Strikes!" and the March 1937 story, "Satan's Workship" are reprinted in commemoration of The Spider's 75th anniversary! 

Softcover, 128 pages, $14.95
2009 Subscriptions are now available!
$50 including shipping for issues #10 thru #13

Checks or International Money Order payable to Girasol Collectables Inc.
Mail to:
Girasol Collectables Inc.
3501 GlenErin Drive, Apt. 1409,
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9

Girasol Collectables Inc.



KULL #4 - Coming in February!
Written by Arvid Nelson, penciled by Will Conrad, colored by Jose Villarrubia.

Dark Horse's riveting adaptation of Robert E. Howard's "The Shadow Kingdom" comes to a bloody crescendo, as Kull and Brule uncover further layers of deception and treachery in the ancient halls of Valusia's Tower of Splendor. Over the centuries, the human race has become confident of its complete dominance over the natural and supernatural realms. Using humanity's own arrogance and indolence against itself, a shadowy race of snake creatures has returned to nearly full strength -- and is poised to take over Valusia as a first step in toppling man's soft civilization! Kull, the newly crowned warrior-king, and Brule, a Pict emissary, are all that stand between the snake-men and the decimation of the Seven Empires. Ancient rivalries are put aside as Kull and Brule fight for their lives, their people, and their very souls!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on February 4.

Dark Horse Comics

KULL #4 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26th).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC080037.

Moonstone Books - Coming in March!
In March 2009, Moonstone Books will continue their explosive reintroduction of vintage characters in the modern marketplace as they add to the legends of two icons and bring back another. The Phantom kicks off the new 21-part series The Phantom: Generations and Airboy returns in to the skies in his own title for “1942: Best of Enemies.”

AIRBOY: 1942: BEST OF ENEMIES  
Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Todd Fox and Lito Fernandez, colors by Val Staples, covers by Joel Naprstek and Steve Bryant.
The Ace fighter pilot, and his one of a kind plane, return with an all-new story! Be here for the first meeting between Airboy and that gorgeous femme fatale Valkyrie! Intrigue, thrills, volatile physical chemistry and cinematic aerial combat!
56 pages, $6.50.


THE PHANTOM: GENERATIONS #1 
Written by Ben Raab, art by Pat Quinn, cover by Doug Klauba and Jason Millet.
A new maxi-series of one-shot comic novellas, with each issue (by a different creative team) telling a tale of one of the 21 Phantoms! Ben Raab and Pat Quinn return to tell an untold tale of the first Phantom! A tale of intrigue and adventure torn from the very first Chronicle of the Ghost Who Walks! When his newborn son is abducted and his family threatened, the Phantom goes on the hunt to uncover the identity of the mysterious kidnapper and bring the blackguard to justice!
32 pages, $3.99.







Moonstone Books: THE PHANTOM: GHOST WHO WALKS #1 - Coming in February!
by Mike Bullock, David Micheline & Silvestre Szilagyi
It's time for a new beginning… a new focus…a new direction…and new issues more often! Welcome aboard story consultant (Iron Man writer) David Michelinie! Join us for stories torn from today's headlines of modern day Africa-told in a fashion true to the earlier/darker days of The Phantom strip! In this issue: When a UN peace-keeping mission in Northern Africa takes an explosive turn for the worse, The Phantom soon discovers that this is but the opening shot in a war to end all wars, waged by an army who lusts for their own martyrdom! And for the first time ever, the legendary Phantom artist, Sy Barry, provides a new cover for an American Phantom comic — which is also offered in a "Virgin" cover edition, limited to 200 copies worldwide! Also available are covers from Joe Corroney and Vivek Goel!
CORRONEY COVER—32 pages, Full Color, $3.99
GOEL COVER—
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99
BARRY COVER—
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99
BARRY VIRGIN LIMITED COVER—
32 pages, Full Color, $8.99
THE PHANTOM: GHOST WHO WALKS #1 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26th).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC084166 (Corroney).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC084167 (Goel).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC084168 (Barry).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC084169 (Barry Virgin Limited).

Sy Barry
Cover Shown

Moonstone Books: THE SPIDER: JUDGEMENT KNIGHT SC
Coming in February!
by Norvell W. Page, Howard Hopkins & Gary Carbon
If you like your justice served ice cold, baby, The Spider is it! The body count is high as the most ruthless crime fighter of all time stars in his very own wide-vision graphic novel! No one comes close to how deliciously deadly The Spider dispatches justice. The criminals are not left behind for the police; they are not rehabilitated. They are no longer a burden on society, as The Spider just mows them down with extreme prejudice! A murderous ghost of crime terrorizes New York City, dealing gruesome agonized death to any who stand in the way of his quest for power. The city reeling, threatened with wholesale murder, The Spider finds himself wounded and caught in a desperate battle within America's very symbol of freedom, the Statue of Liberty. At stake, the fate of millions and the life of the woman he loves — Nita van Sloan! Painted in gorgeous noir black & white!

Softcover, 7x10, 72 pages, B&W, $9.95



THE SPIDER: JUDGEMENT KNIGHT is solicited in the December PREVIEWS
(Available November 26th).

The Diamond Item Code is DEC084170.

Off-Trail Publications - Arriving in comic shops in February!
THE WEIRD DETECTIVE ADVENTURES OF WADE HAMMOND VOLUME 3
Wade Hammond, globe-trotting adventurer, accomplished newsman, and courageous amateur sleuth, pits his abilities against a frightening array of diabolical villains — The Sloth, The Man with the Grin, The Reaper, The Fiend, and many more. From the vivid imagination of legendary fictioneer Paul Chadwick and the pages of the great 1930's pulps Detective-Dragnet and Ten Detective Aces are collected another ten of Wade Hammond's unforgettable adventures, many reprinted here for the first time since their original publication!

Off-Trail Publications

Softcover, 6x9, 176 pages, $18.00

WADE HAMMOND VOLUME 3 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26th).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC084400.

Can't wait until January?
All four volumes of The Complete Wade Hammond Adventures are NOW AVAILABLE!
Click here for details!

Paizo Publishing - Now available!
The Dark World (Trade Paperback) - $12.99 
by Henry Kuttner

Henry Kuttner's Sword and Sorcery classic returns to print at last! World War II veteran Edward Bond's recuperation from a disastrous fighter plane crash takes a distinct turn for the weird when he encounters a giant wolf, a red witch, and the undeniable power of the need-fire, a portal to a world of magic and swordplay at once terribly new and hauntingly familiar. In The Dark World, Bond opposes the machinations of the dread lord Ganelon and his terrible retinue of werewolves, wizards, and witches, but all is not as it seems in this shadowy mirror of the real world, and Bond discovers that a part of him feels more at home here than he ever has on Earth.

An undisputed fantasy classic from the author of Elak of Atlantis, Henry Kuttner's The Dark World once more takes its place in the Sword and Sorcery pantheon!

160-page softcover trade paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-136-7


Paizo Publishing - Coming in February!  
The Outlaws of Mars
by Otis Adelbert Kline, with an introduction by Joe R. Lansdale

Otis Adelbert Kline’s final triumphant sword-and-planet epic roars back into print for the first time in almost 50 years!  Jerry Morgan accepts his scientist uncle’s offer to transport him to Mars for a series of thrilling adventures and exploits featuring terrible monsters, fantastic societies, and gorgeous princesses in the Edgar Rice Burroughs tradition.

At last presented in the original, unabridged format last seen in 1934’s Argosy Weekly, the new Planet Stories edition of this science fiction classic restores Kline to his place of honor in the sword and planet field. A charming introduction by Joe R. Lansdale (“Bubba Hotep,” The Bottoms) puts the novel into a modern context for readers unfamiliar with Kline’s legacy.

304-page softcover trade paperback, $12.99
ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-151-0

THE OUTLAWS OF MARS is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26th).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC084491.

RED SONJA #43 - Coming in February!  
Writer: Brian Reed; Penciller/Inker: Walter Geovani
Covers: Adriano Batista, Jackson Herbert, Fabiano Neves
Red Sonja and Dynamite begin their march towards issue #50! As the mystery of the Blood Dynasty unfolds, each and every issue will be hurtling towards the amazing events in store as Dynamite hits the landmark 50th issue!
32 pages, Full Color, $2.99 
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

RED SONJA #43 is solicited in the
December PREVIEWS (Available November 26th).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC083919.

RED SONJA ANNUAL #2 - Coming in February!  
Writer: Christos Gage; Penciller/Inker: Pablo Marcos
Covers: Pablo Marcos, Joe Prado
The second Red Sonja Annual is here! Presented by writer Christos Gage and veteran artist Pablo Marcos, Dynamite unveils “Here there be Dragons!”  RED SONJA is recruited by the wizard VERDIUS to act as his bodyguard on a quest to find the last nesting place of the dragons.  These magnificent creatures were once plentiful, but have been hunted to near-extinction, with the massive Great Dragons lost forever, and the smaller ones nearly gone as well.  Verdius wants to save those few that remain, and has just discovered where they gather to mate… as they travel, a rival wizard is battled and the fate of the magnificent beasts rests in Sonja’s hands! 
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99 
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

RED SONJA ANNUAL #2 is solicited in the
December PREVIEWS (Available November 26th).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC083920.

Robert E. Howard Foundation: The Collected Poetry of Robert E. Howard
Preorders now being accepted!
The Robert E. Howard Foundation is pleased to present The Collected Poetry of Robert E. Howard. This volume collects all of Howard’s known verse (more than 700 poems), excluding only certain draft and/or variant versions of his poems which are not significantly different from published versions. It also includes the prose poems published in Etchings in Ivory, title and first line indexes, and “Barbarian Bard: The Poetry of Robert E. Howard” by Steve Eng.

The book will contain several “firsts,” thanks to Paul Herman’s recent discovery of a cache of transcriptions at Ohio State University (of all places). These papers probably date back to the early 1960s and reveal all sorts of differences between these and the latter-published poems. “Long Ago,” for example, was missing a line in its first publication; the previously published version of “Victory” is very different from the one at OSU; and the OSU stash revealed a completely different version of “The Cats of Anubis” from the one published in Night Images. They’re so different, in fact, that both versions are included in Collected Poetry. And there’s lots of other little nuggets as well.


This massive volume, over 800 pages, will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 150 individually numbered copies. Cover design is by Jim Keegan. The book is expected to ship early in 2009.

Price: For members of the 
Robert E. Howard Foundation, Collected Poetry is $53; non-members pay $59. All prices are in U.S. dollars and exclude shipping, which is extra (see below). Curious about membership? Go here.

Shipping options are:
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Domestic via USPS Book Rate, $3

Canada via 1st Class, $12
Canada via Global Priority, $20

Australia via 1st Class, $21
Australia via Global Priority, $30
Europe via 1st Class, $22
Europe via Global Priority, $28



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THE SAVAGE ART OF BOB LARKIN VOLUME 1 - Coming in February!  
by Bob Larkin

There are innovators who blaze trails to show the way forward, and creative genius Bob Larkin is certainly one of them. His magazine and paperback covers are both legendary and iconic. From Conan to Star Wars, Doc Savage to The Hulk, there are few pop culture touchstones that artist Bob Larkin hasn't brought his unique and powerful style of illustration to. This full color retrospective of over 100 paintings also includes an introduction by Joe Jusko and an afterword by Alex Ross. Exquisitely produced in an oversized format, this is 64 pages of full color awesome glory!

Softcover, 64 pages, Full Color, $19.95


THE SAVAGE ART OF BOB LARKIN VOLUME 1 is solicited in the
December PREVIEWS (Available November 26th).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC084236.

SHEENA: QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE VOLUME 2: DARK RISING #2
- Arriving in comic shops November 26th!
Author: Steven E. de Souza and Todd Livingston; Artist: Lee Ferguson
Cover Artists: A) Amanda Conner; B) Jeff Moy; C) Pop Art Studios
Sheena continues to investigate strange rumors of a Nazi base hidden in the Jungle. Meanwhile, Laura Jeffries begins her campaign to eliminate SHEENA's alter ego Rachel Cardwell, not realizing that Rachel and SHEENA are one and the same! With Nazi atomic bombs pointed at Val Verde city, the clock is ticking for the Queen of the Jungle!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50


VintagePaperbacks - New Yahoo Newsgroup!
VintagePaperbacks is 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. Spammers will be summarily remaindered, but collectors and traders are welcome and encouraged. Read a great old book lately? Come on in and tell us about it!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VintagePaperbacks/

ZORRO #12 - Coming in February!
Writer: Matt Wagner; Penciller/Inker: Cezar Rezik
Covers: Matt Wagner, Francesco Francavilla
As Diego continues to fall – and fall hard – for the lovely Lolita, Sgt. Pedro Gonzales is recruited into a devilish scheme to destroy Zorro once and for all! Featuring two covers, one from writer Matt Wagner and the other from Francesco Francavilla!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.50
Dynamite Entertainment

ZORRO #12 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26th).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC083927.

THE ZORRO TELEVISION COMPANION - Coming to comic shops in February!
by Gerry Dooley
The legendary Zorro, the masked renegade who rode through the night defending justice in late 18th century Spanish California, became in 1957 the topic for Walt Disney Studios’ first continuing, live-action series and the name of a new American icon. Based on the stories of Johnston McCulley, the legend of Zorro gave birth to the archetypal dual-identity crime fighter, inspiring the creation of such future pop icons as Batman and the Lone Ranger. From Johnston McCulley’s creation of the character in 1919 to Walt Disney’s adaptation of the story and its 1957 ABC premier, this book documents the conception and success of a television legend that has endured for over 40 years.
Softcover, 7x10, 255 pages, B&W, $45.00

THE ZORRO TELEVISION COMPANION is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 26th).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC084512.





14 November 2008

2009 Windy City Pulp and Paperback Convention - May 1- 3, 2009!
This year's theme for our convention is the 75th Anniversary of the SPICY line of pulps. 
Some great badge art by Randy Broecker is expected.

We will be making a special announcement soon, in regards to our negotiations on an estate that will be auctioned at this year's convention.  We plan on having the material in advance, photographed and promoted...so keep a sharp eye out!


Location: Westin Lombard Yorktown Center - 70 Yorktown Center - Lombard, IL  60148
Phone: 888-627-9031 - PLEASE BE SURE TO MENTION WINDY CITY PULP AND PAPER CONVENTION WHEN BOOKING!

Visit the Windy City website at http://www.windycitypulpandpaper.com/

Age of Aces - Now available!
The Three Mosquitoes: "The Magic Inferno"
 This is the second collection of stories featuring
The Three Mosquitoes by Ralph Oppenheim.
 
Once more, their familiar battle cry rings out: ”Let’s Go!”
And the three khaki Spads take to the air, flying into terror skies each sporting the famous Mosquito insignia. In the cockpits sat the three warriors who were known wherever men flew as the greatest and most hell raising trio of aces ever to blaze their way through overwhelming odds. Always in front was Kirby, their impetuous young leader. Flanking him on either side were mild-eyed and corpulent Shorty Carn, and lanky Travis, the eldest and wisest Mosquito.

From the pages of Popular Publications’ air war pulp magazines, author Ralph Oppenheim—who had never been in an airplane—brings us four more unforgettable adventures of this reckless and inseparable trio from 1932 and 1933: The Magic Inferno, The TNT Patrol, The Suicide Patrol, and The Flying Stingaree.


All Age of Aces books are $16.99 trade paperbacks and are available from
Amazon, Adventure House, or Mike Chomko Books.

Check out our web site at http://ageofaces.home.att.net for information on all our books.

Age of Aces Presents Downloadable PDF Air War pulp stories!
Age of Aces Books is now offering a new feature on their Web site called "Age of Aces Presents".
You can now download free PDF versions of some great Air War pulp stories.
Visit them at http://ageofaces.home.att.net and look for the "Age of Aces Presents" link.

New this week: "The Nippon Nightmare" by Arch Whitehouse from the Feb. 1934 SKY BIRDS featuring Buzz Benson.
The moment Buzz Benson flew over that landing field near the Mississippi River, he knew that something strange, something ghastly, had happened. A weird glow filled the air, and a white dust coated the field like snow. And on that tarmac, where men lay huddled and telephone bells remained unanswered, nothing moved— nothing stirred. Yet it was not death that had claimed them.


And while you are visiting the Age of Aces website, make sure you checkout their fine Air War pulp reprints.
Click on any of the covers to order from Amazon.com!





CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 17 - Coming in April!
Written by Roy Thomas, J.M. DeMatteis and Bruce Jones, art by Gil Kane and Ernie Chan.

Gil Kane is featured in this special 240-page Chronicles of Conan volume -- our thickest offering yet! Joining storyteller J.M. DeMatteis on Conan the Barbarian #127, Kane's short but stellar Conan run in 1981 and 1982 thrust readers into a new era of magical quests, strange creatures, and inventive fantasy adventures. In Chronicles of Conan: The Creation Quest and Other Stories, Kane collaborates with DeMatteis, Bruce Jones, and longtime colleague Roy Thomas. In addition to a DeMatteis introduction -- an engaging, behind-the-scenes look at his years working on Conan -- Roy Thomas provides another insightful afterword, as he discusses working with Gil Kane on their 38-page "King of the Forgotten People!" collaboration. In addition to the "Creation Quest" story arc, readers will enjoy the meticulously restored color pages found in "The Ring of Rhax," "A Hitch in Time," and the heartbreaking "Snow Haired Woman of the Wastes" -- where Robert E. Howard's mighty barbarian finds himself unraveling horrific mysteries and testing his thresholds of pain and mental fortitude!

240 pages, $17.95, in stores on April 15.

Dark Horse Comics

Conan - Film Update!
Brett Ratner has entered into final negotiations to take on literature's most famous barbarian. Ratner jived to the "Conan" script by Gersh-repped Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly, who looked to Robert E. Howard's original pulp stories of the 1930s to create their take on the character. The writers are doing a quick polish to incorporate some of Ratner's ideas, with an eye toward releasing the film in early 2010. Joe Gatta and Avi Lerner of Millennium Films are producing, along with Paradox Entertainment president and CEO Fredrik Malmberg.

Millennium and Lionsgate are eyeing a potential franchise and envision a very R-rated approach in the $85 million budget range. Preproduction is under way for a shoot at Nu Image's Nu Boyana Studio in Bulgaria.  "The story opens on the battlefield where Conan is born and tells the origin story that sets the stage for what will be the first of multiple films," Lerner said. "This is a coup for Millennium Films and proves that our choice of projects and material is attracting much higher-profile directors and actors."

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #5 - Arriving in comic shops November 19th!
Written by Timothy Truman, penciled by Tomas Giorello and Richard Corben, colored by Jose Villarrubia, cover by Frank Cho.
A child that Conan's grandfather saved from death many years ago -- now an old man -- seeks to return the favor, but can he get to Conan and Caollan before Horsa's warriors capture their Cimmerian prey? And what good is an old man against Aesir soldiers and the vicious witch Olva? Thorgeir the Berserker gets his second round with Conan, and Caollan shows just how tough and wily a Cimmerian woman can be in battle -- even when outnumbered. Richard Corben contributes stunning flashback scenes featuring Connacht, Conan's grandfather. In this issue, Corben brings us to a dark, seemingly hopeless time in the older Cimmerian's life, when he was betrayed and enslaved.

40 pages, $2.99

Dark Horse Comics

CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #8 - Coming in February!
Written by Timothy Truman, penciled by Tomas Giorello, colored by Jose Villarrubia, cover by Joseph Michael Linsner.

A new story arc! Conan leaves his trials and regrets behind in Cimmeria and heads into the next phase of his adventurous life -- his mercenary career. Timothy Truman adapts Robert E. Howard's powerful "Black Colossus" short story and sets Conan off on what will be his bloodiest battle yet, when the mercenaries of Amalric clash with the demonic hordes of Natohk! Conan, once a wandering thief, tries his luck as a professional soldier, joining Amalric's forces and facing condescending jabs from the noblemen in his company, who mistakenly think that the Cimmerian is an unskilled simpleton. Tomás Giorello takes on full penciling duties once again, and Joseph Michael Linsner returns as cover artist for this exciting arc!

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on February 18.

Dark Horse Comics

E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
There is noi new Shadow review this week.


Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Aller Sans Jour" by Lon Williams from WESTERN ACTION, July, 1956
Featuring: Judge Steele
Be-consarned if these lawyers weren't forever dragging up fancy-sounding Latin terms instead of talking in plain English. This here aller sans jour - it sure sounded sneaky; and the worst was that it looked as if a killer was going to be acquitted, because even Judge Steele realized that the evidence they had on hand against him was shaky, to say the most...
"Defective Bureau" by Joe Archibald from POPULAR DETECTIVE, October, 1944
Featuring: Willie Klump
Willie Klump, the Hawkeye Hawkshaw, is a new type of Four-F - fast, furious, ferocious and funny!


KULL #4 - Coming in February!
Written by Arvid Nelson, penciled by Will Conrad, colored by Jose Villarrubia.

Dark Horse's riveting adaptation of Robert E. Howard's "The Shadow Kingdom" comes to a bloody crescendo, as Kull and Brule uncover further layers of deception and treachery in the ancient halls of Valusia's Tower of Splendor. Over the centuries, the human race has become confident of its complete dominance over the natural and supernatural realms. Using humanity's own arrogance and indolence against itself, a shadowy race of snake creatures has returned to nearly full strength -- and is poised to take over Valusia as a first step in toppling man's soft civilization! Kull, the newly crowned warrior-king, and Brule, a Pict emissary, are all that stand between the snake-men and the decimation of the Seven Empires. Ancient rivalries are put aside as Kull and Brule fight for their lives, their people, and their very souls!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on February 4.

Dark Horse Comics




LANKHMAR BOOK 7: THE KNIGHT AND KNAVE OF SWORDS
- Arriving in comic shops November 19th!
Written by Fritz Leiber

Dark Horse's republication of Fritz Leiber's immortal tales of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser reaches a turning point with this new edition of Leiber's final stories of the two intrepid adventurers. Their journeys have taken them from one side of Nehwon to the other, facing life-risking peril at every turn. Now, in a set of stories that show us Fafhrd and the Mouser both on their own and together, they will face some of their most challenging obstacles, and--against assassins, angry gods, and even Death himself--the duo must battle for their very lives.

224 pages, $12.95

Dark Horse Comics


Leonaur Books - Now available!
Leonaur is pleased to announce the first two volumes in its Quatermain: the Complete Adventures series. Some of H. Rider Haggard's tales of the intrepid Allan Quatermain's African adventures are very well known, others surprisingly little known. This exclusive Leonaur collection brings them all together in a coherent and uniform collection, available in hardcover and softcover, for the modern reader.

Quatermain: the Complete Adventures 1 by H. Rider Haggard
King Solomon’s Mines & Allan Quatermain
Lost treasure, the roar of the lion and high adventure!
These are the first two adventures of H. Rider Haggard's famous character-Allan Quatermain. Quatermain is the ultimate white man in Africa—the Great White Hunter, adventurer and guide. These are stories brim full of action, romance, big game hunting, hairsbreadth escapes from dangerous animals and the fierce peoples of the Dark Continent, fantastical landscapes and strange hidden cultures—with lost cities from a time when vast expanses of this mysterious land remained untrodden by the feet of Western man and it seemed that anything was yet possible. In this first volume of the complete Quatermain novels and short stories—available from Leonaur in hard and soft cover—are the ever popular 'King Solomon’s Mines' and 'Allan Quatermain'. These books will be a joy for all collectors who will relish the opportunity to own all the adventures in a coordinated collection.

Softcover - $22.99
Hardcover - $33.99


Quatermain: the Complete Adventures 2 by H. Rider Haggard
Allan’s Wife, Maiwa’s Revenge & Marie
Two more fabulous adventures from the dark heart of Africa
These are the third, fourth and fifth adventures featuring H. Rider Haggard's famous character—Allan Quatermain. Quatermain is the ultimate white man in Africa—the Great White Hunter, adventurer and guide. These are stories brim full of action, romance, big game hunting, hairsbreadth escapes from dangerous animals and the fierce peoples of the Dark Continent, fantastical landscapes and strange hidden cultures—with lost cities from a time when vast expanses of this mysterious land remained untrodden by the feet of Western man and it seemed that anything was yet possible. In this second volume of the complete Quatermain novels and short stories—available from Leonaur in hard and soft cover—are the lesser known ‘Allan’s Wife,’ ‘Maiwa’s Revenge’ & ‘Marie.’ These books will be a joy for all collectors who will relish the opportunity to own all the adventures in a coordinated collection.

Softcover - $22.99
Hardcover - $33.99  

The Interplanetary Adventures of Dr Kinney by Homer Eon Flint
The Lord of Death, The Queen of Life, The Devolutionist, & The Emancipatrix
Dr Kinney takes off into space in this unique omnibus

These are the four colourful space opera adventures of Dr. William Kinney and his team of scientists and technicians written by the almost as colourful Homer Eon Flint. These brilliant tales will delight all enthusiasts of early science fiction. Join Kinney and Co. aboard their 'sky car' for a flight to the planet Mercury to investigate why it is a place of death and fallen civilisation. On Venus, in a hothouse society beneath a dome, live bizarre humanoid people, highly evolved and reaching for spiritual nirvana—but is all peace and tranquillity? Experience with Dr.Kinney and his companions the strange sensation of out of body transportation as they journey to the planet Capellette, where they support revolutionaries to overthrow despotism. Finally our intrepid team transport themselves to the planet Sanus where highly evolved bees rule. In the hive city it is humankind that is held in thrall as the price for its devastation of the environment and Kinney must ensure that Mankind is given another chance. These are Dr.Kinney's complete adventures available in one volume from Leonaur in softcover and hardcover with dust jacket for collectors.

Softcover - $20.99
Hardcover - $31.99  


PULPCON 38 - August 14-16, 2009!
In response to Pulpcon participants' requests, the number of days for holding Pulpcon have been reduced from four to three days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). The dates for Pulpcon 38 are set for August 14-16, 2009.  A contract was signed with the Dayton Convention Center and the Crowne Plaza Hotel, shortly after this year's convention, so the dates would be firm.

Several of the suggestions made at this year's Pulpcon were discussed at a Committee meeting held this past weekend in Dayton.  Richard Clear has returned to the 
Pulpcon Committee joining Bob Gorton (Chair), and Don and Mary Ramlow with continued input from the original Pulpcon chair, Rusty Hevelin.  One item determined at this meeting was the inclusion of other paper collectibles from pre 1970 at Pulpcon.  Also, all our tables this year will be 8 foot in length instead of just those tables along the outside walls.  As the Committee finalizes the exciting activities for next year, that information will be posted here and on the Web site (www.Pulpcon.org).

Thank you everyone for your patience in getting this information out to you. 
We look forward to seeing you all again in Dayton!


Radio Spirits - Now available!
Shadow: Knight of Darkness
Radio Spirits announced the release of The Shadow: Knight of Darkness, a new audio CD collection of classic radio shows. Starring Orson Welles in the title role, the set features the iconic crime fighter, including the first release of two previously lost and newly discovered episodes. New episodes “The Old People and The Voice of the Trumpet” which was first aired in 1938 season of the long running radio series.

The Shadow began as a narrator of Street & Smith’s Detective Story Hour radio program, then became a star of his self-titled pulp fiction magazine and radio show. He captured the imagination of millions of readers and listeners, becoming a pop culture icon.

“We’re thrilled to be able to offer these newly found episodes of the Shadow,” Mark Tepper, General Manager of Radio Spirits said. “The series is one of the most popular and sought after classic ‘Old Time Radio’ shows, particularly the episodes starring Orson Welles. It has been many years since any lost recordings from the series have emerged. It truly is a rare and welcome event.”

The Shadow: Knight of Darkness features 18 digitally remastered episodes of the program on 9 CDs. Two “lost” Orson Welles episodes are included, along with entries on the set that feature Bill Johnstone and Bret Morrison, the other two actors best known for portraying The Shadow. The set also holds three unedited Johnstone episodes from the BF Goodrich sponsored run of the series that were previously unavailable in this format.


Included in this collection is a Program Guide by radio historian Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. with photographs and background information about the shows.
Price: $35.95

INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING EPISODES:
CD 1 Hounds in the Hills - 2/20/1938 and The Creeper - 5/29/1938
CD 2 The Old People - 6/26/1938 and The Voice of the Trumpet - 7/3/1938
CD 3 Horror in Wax - 2/26/1939 and Sabotage in the Air - 3/5/1939
CD 4 Appointment with Death - 3/12/1939 and Can the Dead Talk? - 3/19/1939
CD 5 The Return of Carnation Charlie - 2/4/1940 and Death is an Art - 2/11/1940
CD 6 Carnival of Death - 11/10/1940 and Death to the Shadow - 3/12/1944
CD 7 Blood Money - 10/20/1946 and The Ruby of Karvahl - 10/19/1947
CD 8 Terrible Legend of Crownshield Castle - 12/28/1947 and Terror at Wolf's Head Knoll - 2/15/1948
CD 9 The Man Who Was Death - 2/29/1948 and Stake Out - 3/14/1948


RED SONJA #39 - Arriving in comic shops November 19th!
by Brian Reed & Walter Geovani;  Covers: Fabiano Neves, Carlos Rafael, Pablo Marcos
Know this, reader of these texts - Red Sonja has perished!  Fallen in battle with the vile sorcerer Kulan Gath, Sonja gave her life to save all of Hyboria.  For a time, the red-maned warrior did journey through Hades at the side of the boatsman Charon.  Here, she did learn the truth of her own creation at the hands of the false Goddess Scathach.  Twenty winters have passed since last Sonja walked the land.  However, now that she has returned, her new incarnation self has yet to learn the truth of her existence, or the reason for her miraculous rebirth... Our opening arc of this exciting and dangerous new direction for Red Sonja concluded last issue and now the confused She-Devil and Osin struggle to move forward and continue the quest for the Blood Dynasty!

32 pages, Full Color    SRP: $2.99 
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment


SAVAGE TALES #10 - Arriving in comic shops November 19th!
Cover: Fabiano Neves
Dynamite continues to present the most savage stories that comic creators have ever told! Each issue of the bi-monthly Savage Tales will feature a rotating cast of characters and creators featuring the savage and brutal worlds of Red Sonja and more!  This month we kick off a brand-new Red Sonja two-parter by Mike Lieb and Joe (Superman) Prado! Also, look for the continuing stories of Valaka (Part 2) by Doug Murray and Lui Antonio and the finale of the second arc in the Dynamite saga of Atlantis by Leah Moore, John Reppion and Pablo Marcos!
48 pages, Full Color, $4.99


Sequential Pulp Comics
Fredric Brown’s "Martians Go Home" and Otis Adelbert Kline’s "Swords of Venus"
Sneak peek at the artwork courtesy of ReelArt Studios Michael Hudson
Click here for last weeks Press Release on this new line of comics!
The books will be released as full color 22 page stories on a bi-monthly basis.
http://www.sequentialpulpcomics.com/
Otis Adelbert Kline's "Swords of Venus"
Thomas Yeates pencils for the cover of issue #1
Otis Adelbert Kline's "Swords of Venus"
Character sketch from Eduardo Barreto
Fredric Brown’s "Martians Go Home"
Mike Manley and Bret Blevins







07 November 2008

2008-2009 Film Release Dates
November 14, 2008
December 5, 2008
December 12, 2008
December 25, 2008
JAMES BOND: QUANTUM OF SOLACE
PUNISHER: WAR ZONE

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
THE SPIRIT
March 6, 2009
April 3, 2009
May 1, 2009
May 8, 2008
May 22, 2009
July 17, 2009
November 20, 2009
WATCHMEN
THE WOLFMAN
X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE
STAR TREK
TERMINATOR SALVATION
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
SHERLOCK HOLMES

Age of Aces - Now available!
The Three Mosquitoes: "The Magic Inferno"
 This is the second collection of stories featuring
The Three Mosquitoes by Ralph Oppenheim.
 
Once more, their familiar battle cry rings out: ”Let’s Go!”
And the three khaki Spads take to the air, flying intoterror skies each sporting the famous Mosquito insignia. In the cockpits sat the three warriors who were known wherever men flew as the greatest and most hell raising trio of aces ever to blaze their way through overwhelming odds. Always in front was Kirby, their impetuous young leader. Flanking him on either side were mild-eyed and corpulent Shorty Carn, and lanky Travis, the eldest and wisest Mosquito.

From the pages of Popular Publications’ air war pulp magazines, author Ralph Oppenheim—who had never been in an airplane—brings us four more unforgettable adventures of this reckless and inseparable trio from 1932 and 1933: The Magic Inferno, The TNT Patrol, The Suicide Patrol, and The Flying Stingaree.


All Age of Aces books are $16.99 trade paperbacks and are available from
Amazon, Adventure House, or Mike Chomko Books.

Check out our web site at http://ageofaces.home.att.net for information on all our books.

Age of Aces Presents Downloadable PDF Air War pulp stories!
Age of Aces Books is now offering a new feature on their Web site called "Age of Aces Presents".
You can now download free PDF versions of some great Air War pulp stories.
Visit them at http://ageofaces.home.att.net and look for the "Age of Aces Presents" link.

New this week:
Nothing new this week!

And while you are visiting the Age of Aces website, make sure you checkout their fine Air War pulp reprints.
Click on any of the covers to order from Amazon.com!





Altus Press - Now available!

OPERATOR #5: THE HISTORY OF THE PURPLE WARS by Harrison Stievers
The entire history of the The Purple Invasion, the War and Peace of the pulps which ran for over a year in the pages of OPERATOR #5! Loaded with illustrations from the original pulps.

129 pages, 6" x 9", perfect binding, black and white interior ink
Trade paperback - $14.95
Limited Edition Hardcover - $29.95



Altus Press

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Productions and Nostalgia Ventures Inc
Coming this month!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 22: "Mystery Under the Sea" & "The Red Terrors"
(classic edition)
The greatest superhero of the pulp era investigates the ancient mysteries of Atlantis in two thrilling undersea adventures by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc Savage journeys to the Caribbean in search of the lost underwater city of Taz to solve a "Mystery Under the Sea," with three never-before-published chapters (totaling more than 6,000 words) restored from Dent's original manuscript. Then,  the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men discover a sunken fortress populated by amphibious "Red Terrors." This classic reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Walter Baumhofer and Emery Clarke, and reprints all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban. Historical commentary is provided by Will Murray, author of seven Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Productions)  978-1-934943-10-6   1-934943-10-X
Softcover, 7x10. B&W, $12.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio; TX 78245-1474, sanctumotr@earthlink.net
1 book: $12.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $25.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid 
Check, Money Order, or Paypal 
Subscriptions: Six issues for $72 (first class) or $66 (media mail) [postpaid]
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Productions and Nostalgia Ventures Inc
Coming this month!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 22: "Mystery Under the Sea" & "The Red Terrors"
(James Bama variant edition)
The greatest superhero of the pulp era investigates the ancient mysteries of Atlantis in two thrilling undersea adventures by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc Savage journeys to the Caribbean in search of the lost underwater city of Taz to solve a "Mystery Under the Sea," with three never-before-published chapters (totaling more than 6,000 words) restored from Dent's original manuscript. Then,  the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men discover a sunken fortress populated by amphibious "Red Terrors." This classic reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Walter Baumhofer and Emery Clarke, and reprints all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban. Historical commentary is provided by Will Murray, author of seven Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Productions)  978-1-934943-14-4    1-934943-14-2
Softcover, 7x10. B&W, $12.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio; TX 78245-1474, sanctumotr@earthlink.net
1 book: $12.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $25.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid 
Check, Money Order, or Paypal 
Subscriptions: Six issues for $72 (first class) or $66 (media mail) [postpaid]
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Productions and Nostalgia Ventures Inc
Coming this month!
THE SHADOW Volume 23: "Smugglers of Death" & "The Blackmail King"
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow Knows!" The Knight of Darkness returns in two classic pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, a sexy champion swimmer teams up with The Shadow to investigate a murderess and her "Smugglers of Death." Then, Lamont Cranston and Margot Lane battle a sinister extortionist to unmask "The Blackmail King." BONUS: a  lost thriller from the Golden Age of Radio. This instant collector's item also features a foreword by Margot Stevenson (Orson Welles' "lovely Margot Lane"), the original color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and George Rozen, the classic interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, and historical commentary by Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Productions)  978-1-934943-09-0     1-934943-09-6
Softcover, 7x10. B&W, $12.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio; TX 78245-1474, sanctumotr@earthlink.net
1 book: $12.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $25.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid 
Check, Money Order, or Paypal 
Subscriptions: Six issues for $72 (first class) or $66 (media mail) [postpaid]
BlackBart Books - Now available!
--And Their Memory Was a Bitter Tree: Queen of the Black Coast and Others
by Robert E Howard (Author), Arnie Fenner (Foreword), H. P. Lovecraft (Afterword)

As one of the three most important American pulp fantasy authors of the 1930s (with Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith), Robert E. Howard captivated readers with his indomitable, battle-scarred barbarian hero Conan. Though Howard's life ended prematurely in 1936 at the age of 30, Conan lives on as one of the genre's most enduring icons.

This beautifully designed collection contains nine essential Conan stories along with a full-length Conan novel. Also included is The Hyborean Age, Howard's fascinating history of the raw, blood-drenched world Conan inhabited, an alternative Earth that preceded Tolkien's Middle Earth. And Their Memory Was a Bitter Tree features a color map of this realm and an interior painting by cult artist Brom, along with a series of Frank Frazetta's seminal Conan paintings, appearing for the first time with the stories for which they were created.

The contents include:
"Whispers of Immortality" by Arnie Fenner (Introduction)
"Queen of the Black Coast"
"Shadows in the Moonlight"
"A Witch Shall Be Born"
"The Devil in Iron"
"The People of the Black Circle"
"Shadows in Zamboula"
"Red Nails"
"Jewels of Gwahlur"
Afterword by H. P. Lovecraft
Three poems by Robert E. Howard:
"The Singer in the Mist"
"Lines Written in the Realization That I Must Die"
"Recompense"

--AND THEIR MEMORY WAS A BITTER TREE, trade hardcover ($25.00)
Available at local bookstores, Bud Plant Comic Art, and Amazon.

--AND THEIR MEMORY WAS A BITTER TREE, slipcased edition
Limited to 500 copies ($100.00)

This includes a second unpublished BROM color Conan painting
for "Queen of the Black Coast".

Available at local bookstores, Bud Plant Comic Art, and Amazon.

--AND THEIR MEMORY WAS A BITTER TREE, leatherbound edition
Limited to 100 copies numbered copies, ($200 + $10 shipping)

This includes the unpublished BROM color Conan painting and an
additional 8 pages of preliminary sketches by Brom, of Conan and Belit.

Available only from the publisher:
Underwood Books, PO Box 1919, Nevada City, CA 95959

Regular Edition
Signed Limited Edition Slipcase
Leatherbound Edition (with traycase)



Black Dog Books - Coming soon!
CITY OF CORPSES: THE COLLECTED WEIRD MYSTERIES OF KEN CARTER
Read the stories that led to Norvell Page receiving the commission to write The Spider. Included are: "Hell's Music," "City of Corpses," "Statues of  Horror," "Gallows Ghost," "The Devil's Hoof," "The Sinister Embrace," and "Satan's Sideshow," reprinted from Ten Detective Aces Also included are Page 's nonfiction article, "How I Write," photos, a biography of the author, and an introduction by Robert Weinberg.
Trade paperback, $19.95

DEMONS OF THE NIGHT and Other Early Tales of Suspense by Seabury Quinn
Best known as a prolific contributor to WEIRD TALES, Seabury Quinn created an impressive body of literature prior to and parallel with his first sales to that magazine. DEMONS OF THE NIGHT spotlights those early works, including his first published article, his first fiction sale, and stories from his extremely rare "Washington Night's Entertainment" and "Problems of Professor Forrester" series.

Three of the works in this volume were previously unknown, and five have never been reprinted in their entirety anywhere since the original magazine appearances, as long as nine decades ago.  Cover art by Greg Hildebrandt
Trade paperback, $16.95


OLD SAILS by Captain A. E. Dingle
Eleven thrilling tales of adventures at sea written by a master mariner. Read: "The Light on Little Hope", "Piracy", "Recognition", "The Rusty Cutlass", "water", "The Burden Paternal", "Doc", "The Killer", "The Siren's swan Song", "Old Sails", and the pirate novella, "Three Palms Cay". Also included are a nonfiction article, and a bibliography of written works by Dingle. Trade paperback, 198 pages, $19.95
HELL'S HOOFPRINTS by Lester Dent
For the first time, HELL'S HOOFPRINTS collects the complete works of Lester dent from WESTERN TRAILS, including his fiction, articles, vignettes and letters to readers - with a bonus story written for WESTERN TRAILS but never appearing there.
Trade paperback, 230 pages, $22.95
THE TALBOT MUNDY LIBRARY, VOLUME ONE: A TRANSACTION IN DIAMONDS
A collection of all of the stories and articles published by Mundy during 1911, his first year as a professional writer. Introduction by Brian Taves, author of Talbot Mundy-Philosopher of Adventure.
Trade paperback, $19.95

THE TALBOT MUNDY LIBRARY, VOLUME TWO: THE SOUL OF A REGIMENT
Contains the bulk of Mundy's sales during 1912 to ADVENTURE magazine, his primary outlet during this period.
It will include a new introduction by prolific and popular writer S. M. Stirling.

Trade paperback, $19.95

Shipping is $4.50 for the first title and $1 for each additional title.
Orders of 4 or more titles can be sent USPS Flat Rate for $8.95, or Media Mail for approx. $5.00.

Visit our new BLOG, Black Dog Books News From the Dog Pound, for news of upcoming titles and developments regarding projects from Black Dog Books, announcements, as well as occasional random thoughts and other information to share.

Black Dog Books
1115 Pine Meadows Ct.
Normal, Il 61761-5432

http://www.blackdogbooks.net/
info@blackdogoboks.net




CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 16: THE ETERNITY WAR AND OTHER STORIES
Arriving in comic shops November 12th!
Written by J.M. DeMatteis and Roy Thomas, art by John Buscema, Ernie Chan and Bob McLeod.

Following a renowned writer like Roy Thomas was no easy task, but J.M. DeMatteis ) found himself fit for the job when he became Conan the Barbarian's next regular writer with Conan #118! This volume continues the period when DeMatteis worked with legendary artist John Buscema, collecting five of their regular series issues, as well as Conan Annuals 4 and 5, which were created by Roy Thomas, John Buscema, and Ernie Chan! Enjoy the continuing story lines, growing cast of characters, and increasingly strange sorcerers and monsters in the regular series segments, while getting a look at an older Conan's fight for his throne and queen in the unbeatable Thomas/Buscema/Chan Conan Annual collaborations: "The Return of the Conqueror" and "Bride of the Conqueror"!

Volume 16 features a foreword by J.M. DeMatteis and an afterword by Roy Thomas! Features a portion of J.M. DeMatteis's first year as a regular writer on Conan and two riveting Conan Annual stories written by Roy Thomas!

192 pages, $16.95, in stores on Nov. 26

Dark Horse Comics 


CLASSICON 34 - Pulp, Paperback and Glamour Art Show -  November 15, 2008!
CLASSICON 34, a Pulp, Paperback and Glamour Art Show will take place on
November 15, 2008!

Thousands of collectable old Pulp Magazines, Digests, and Paperbacks available for sale or trade!
Calendars, Pinups, and Glamour Art Magazines!
Original Paperback Artwork from the 1950s & 1960s!
* Mystery * Detective * Science Fiction * Aviation * Western * Romances * Adventure * Characters/Heroes * Vintage Comics * Petty * Vargas * Classics from the 20s-60s *

November 15, 2008
10 AM - 4 PM
$3.00 Admission
$25 for a Dealer Table
35 Tables of Goodies
 
UNIVERSITY QUALITY INN
3121 EAST GRAND RIVER
LANSING, MI
Just off US-127, Exit 78


More information is available at our website:   http://www.curiousbooks.com
Please feel free to call Ray Walsh if you have any questions at Curious Book Shop, (517) 332-0112


Cosmos Books - Black Hounds of Death: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard Volume 5
Arriving  November 25th!
The fifth volume of the Weird Works of Robert E. Howard continues reprinting Howard's fantasy from Weird Tales and Strange Tales in order of original publication. All texts have been meticulously restored to their original pulp appearances.

Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Cosmos Books (November 25, 2008)
ISBN-10: 0843959460
ISBN-13: 978-0843959468


Crippen & Landru
Crippen & Landru has redesigned their website and is back online with several new titles.

13 to the Gallows by John Dickson Carr
Never before published! Four plays written during the early 1940s, two by John Dickson Carr alone and two in collaboration with the BBC's Val Gielgud.

Inspector Silence Takes the Air is set during World War II at emergency BBC studios in a provincial town. There, a murder takes place - and the weapon disappears.
In Thirteen to the Gallows, also set in a BBC studio, a woman falls to her death from a tower - it is murder, but no one is near her, and the only clue is a scattering of Arum Lilies.
Intruding Shadow is filled with mysteries within mysteries, as Carr expertly shifts the audience's expectations from one suspect to another.
She Slept Lightly features the ghostly appearances of a young woman during the Napoleonic Wars.

The book concludes with an alternate ending for one of the plays, cast lists, and contemporary reviews of the original productions.  John Dickson Carr (1906-1977), one of the greatest writers in the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, specialized in tales of seemingly impossible crimes. 13 to the Gallows is a major addition to his published works. The book is edited by Tony Medawar.

The Battles of Jericho by Hugh Pentecost
Hugh Pentecost, the pseudonym of Judson Philips (1903-1989), created one of the most memorable of fictional sleuths in the red-bearded artist, John Jericho. The stories combine interesting settings, skillful puzzles, social concerns, and earnest melodrama. Jericho's paintings reflect his anger against social injustice and violence, and his search for Truth; and when the downtrodden, the unfairly accused, and (frequently) a damsel in distress seek his help, he is willing to enter the fray.
Jericho's skills as a detective are his skills as an artist. His painter's eye picks up details that others miss. And the energy he puts on his canvasses is reflected in the physical energy with which he fights for Truth.

The 15 stories in The Battles of Jericho, written between 1964 and 1976, are filled with the social unrest of that turbulent era, tempered with Jericho's (and Pentecost's) belief in individual responsibility. The Battles of Jericho is the 26th in Crippen & Landru's "Lost Classics" series - new collections by great writers of traditional mysteries. Introduction by S.T. Karnick. Afterword by the author's son, Daniel Philips.

Upcoming releases of interest:
14 Slayers by Paul Cain, edited by Max Allan Collins and Lynn Myers. The complete pulp mysteries by one of the toughest of hardboiled writers. Published with Black Mask Press.
Tough as Nails by Frederick Nebel, edited by Rob Preston. Published with Black Mask Press.
You'll Die Laughing by Norbert Davis, edited by Bill Pronzini. A new collection by one of the great pulp writers. Published with Black Mask Press.

CTHULHU TALES #8 - Arriving in comic shops November 12th!
by Brian Augustyn, Glen Cadigan & Jon Reed
Glen Cadigan presents a haunting story of parental love gone very, very wrong in the present, while Brian Augustyn (Batman: Gotham By Gaslight) tells a tale of years gone by - and the British Empire's first contact with Cthulhu's agents of horror in the stunning "Empire of Ants."  Features two alternate covers by Shane Oakley and Dean Haspiel.
BOOM! STUDIOS
COVER A-SC, 24 pages, Full Color, $3.99
COVER B-SC, 24 pages, Full Color, $3.99


E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "The Robot Master" from May 1943.


Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Broken Melody" by Robert Leslie Bellem from DAN TURNER-HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE, December, 1942
Featuring: Dan Turner
Nothing scalds Dan Turner so much as a threatening note. When there's geetus in a case, and when there's a little songbird like Chiquita in the picture, nobody's going to tell Dan to layoff, and get away with it!
"Ways of Darkness" by E. S. Pladwell from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, Oct 25, 1919

Burglars driving to another town are driven crazy by a car without any lights tail-gating them. It is the cops?


ERBville Press - Now available!
AT THE EARTH'S CORE by Edgar Rice Burroughs

David Innes and his inventor friend, when they sought to test the practicability of their "subterranean prospector" made an amazing discovery. The two men pierced through the Earth's crust and found, instead of a core in a highly molten and gaseous state, a world, with living, breathing, functioning humans and animals, but a world still in the Stone Age. The hair-breadth escapes of the two men, the weird monsters encountered, the touch of romance and the manner of telling make this one of Burroughs' very best.

$9.95

ERBville Press

FALL OF CTHULHU: GODWAR #4 - Arriving in comic shops November 12th!
by Michael Alan Nelson & Mateus Santolouco

Cthulhu has finally heard the call - and, despite the best efforts of Cy and Lucifer, the evil Mr. Arkham's plans have culminated in the war between the cults of Cthulhu and Nodens as an ancient city begins its slow ascent from the frigid depths of the ocean! Features two alternate covers, one by Mateus Santolouco.
BOOM! STUDIOS
COVER A-
24 pages, Full Color, $3.99
COVER B-24 pages, Full Color, $3.99


Forry Ackerman
Forry Ackerman is not expected to survive much longer. He is reportedly in good spirits and not in any pain or taking any meds. He did not have a heart attack or a stroke. He is home resting comfortably, but his body is starting to shut down and he's sleeping alot now, he is very weak.

If you want to let him know that he touched your life in some way, cards can be sent to the following address.

FORREST J ACKERMAN
4511 Russell Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027



Girasol Collectables - Now available!
The complete facsimile serial of KING, OF THE KHYBER RIFLES!
For nine consecutive issues, from May 1916 to January 1917, Talbot Mundy's epic eastern adventure delighted fans of the pulp EVERYBODY'S MAGAZINE.

Even more amazing was the overwhelming volume of stunning illustrations
by pen & ink master Joseph Clement Coll. Collected here in facsimile form, scanned right from the original pages, is the complete story.  
No editing or reset text. See it as it first appeared.
Pulp sized, same overall format as Exotic Writings of Robert E. Howard.
A single volume at 208 pages including introduction.


EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION
The most profusely illustrated story of Coll's career, true to the original.
Additional frontispiece, thought-to-be-an-unpublished Coll pen & ink art!


Limited Edition: $85 + $5 s&h Limited Edition
Regular Edition: $65 + $5 s&h Regular Edition

The Regular Edition will not have the additional frontispiece art, and is not signed or numbered.


Visit the Girasol Collectables website at http://www.girasolcollectables.com/


Girasol Collectables - November 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 $75 ($10 off)
Our first Replica this month is The Spider in "Reign of the Snake Men" from December 1936.  $35

Our second Replica this month is ALL DETECTIVE #27 from January 1935
.  $25

Our third Replica is SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES #16 from August 1935.  $25
Girasol also accepts Paypal as an alternate method of payment.
Other than Replicas, please confirm availability first before ordering items such as pulp magazines or other books.
Payments can be made to our regular info@girasolcollectables.com email address.

As always, these reprints  are exact copies including the illustrations, ads, and back-up stories and have been printed on off-white paper, staple-bound and finished off with a high quality reproduction of the original cover.
The only thing missing is the smell (alas) and the flaking newsprint.


Email Girasol Collectables at: info@girasolcollectables.com.
A complete listing, along with other items such as books, fanzines and of course pulps, can be found on
the Girasol Collectables website at http://www.girasolcollectables.com/

All payments must be made in $US payable to Girasol Collectables and mailed to:
Neil Mechem c/o Girasol Collectables
3501 GlenErin Drive, Apt. 1409,
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9


Here is a complete listing of the Pulp Replicas currently available for $25, $35, or $50 each postpaid within North America. Overseas will be a few dollars more.




ALL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)

#27 January 1935

BLACK MASK MAGAZINE  ($35 each postpaid)
June 1,1923 -the rare KKK issue

CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940

DAN TURNER  ($25 each postpaid)
Dan Turner Hollywood Detective No. 1 (January 1942)

DOCTOR DEATH  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1935
#2  March 1935
#3  April 1935

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

GOLDEN FLEECE  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 October 1938
#2 November 1938
#3 December 1938
#4 January 1939
#5  February 1939
#6  March 1939

HORROR STORIES ($35 each postpaid)
#1 January 1935

MAGIC CARPET ($25 each postpaid)
#1 January 1933
#2 April 1933
#3 July 1933
#4  October 1933
#5 January 1934

MYSTERY ADVENTURE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)
November 1936 with a rare Domino Lady cover appearance


THE OCTOPUS ($35 each postpaid)
February/March 1939

OPERATOR 5  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  The Masked Invasion  (April 1934)
#2  T
he Invisible Empire  (May 1934)
#3  The Yellow Scourge (June 1934)
#4  The Melting Death (July 1934)
#5  Cavern of the Damned (August 1934)
#6  Master of Broken Men (September 1934)
#7  Invasion of the Dark Legions (October 1934)
#8  The Green Death Mists (November 1934)
#9  Legions of Starvation (December 1934)
#10 The Red Invader (January 1935)
#11 
The League of War Monsters (February 1935)
#12  The Army of the Dead (March 1935)
#13  
March of the Flame Marauders (April 1935)
#14 Blood Reign of the Dictator (May 1935)
#15 Invasion of the Yellow Warlords (June 1935)
#16 Legions of the Death Master (July 1935)

ORIENTAL STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1  Oct./Nov. 1930                        
#2  Dec. 1930/Jan 1931
#3  February/March 1931
#4  Spring 1931
#5  Summer 1931

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

PIRATE STORIES ($25 )each postpaid
#1  
November 1934

THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE ($25 )each postpaid
#1  
February 1933

SAUCY MOVIE TALES  ($25 each postpaid)
#3   December 1935 (#1 after a title change)
#4   January 1936  (#2 after a title change)
#5   March 1936 
#11 September 1936

THE SCORPION ($35 each postpaid)
April/May 1939

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

SPICY ADVENTURE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  November 1934 [#1 after the ashcan]
#4  January 1935

#6   March 1935
#8  May 1935
#12 September 1935
#14 November 1935
#16 January 1936
#17
February 1936
#18 March 1936
#19 April 1936
#20 May 1936

#21 June 1936
#22 July 1936
#23 August 1936
#24 September 1936
#26 November 1936
#28 January 1937

SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  May 1934
#3  July 1934
#5  September 1934
#7  November 1934
#10 February 1935
#13 May 1935
#14 June 1935
#16 August 1935
#17 September 1935
#19 November 1935
#20 December 1935
#21 January 1936
#24 April 1936
#25 May 1936
#27 July 1936
#29 September 1936              
#30 October 1936
#31 November 1936
#76 August 1940
SPICY MYSTERY STORIES  ($25 )each postpaid
#2  June 1935
#3  July 1935
#4  August 1935
#5  September 1935
#6  October 1935

#7  November 1935

#8  December 1935
#9  January 1936
#10 February 1936
#11 March 1936
#12 April 1936

#13 May 1936
#14 June 1936
#15 July 1936
#16
August 1936
#17 ­ September 1936
#19 November 1936
#20 December 1936
#23 March 1937

SPICY WESTERN STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2   (December 1936) 
#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)

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

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
#22
 July 1925
#23  August 1925
#31  April 1926
#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#118 October 1933
#128 August 1934
Last months replicas



Gotham Pulp Collectors Club - Next meeting is November 8, 2008!
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.


This is the 75th anniversary of the hero pulps with The Phantom, Doc Savage, Nick Carter (in the pulp), Lone Eagle, Spider, G-8, and Moon Man making their debuts.  It's also the 85th anniversary for Weird Tales debut.


All are invited to attend, so, if you have an interest in pulp magazines, please come and share tales of your interest in and collections with other pulp collectors. Some of us will bring representative issues of Doc Savage and Weird Tales to show from our collections and tall tales of how we got these books. All meetings are free and open to the public.


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


Haffner Press
Coming in December!

HAFFNER PRESS IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE . . .
THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON  - AUTHORIZED EDITION

Edmond Moore Hamilton (1904-1977) was one of the early pioneers of American science fiction. For fifty years his stories established and popularized many of the tropes in modern science fiction. Later this year, Haffner Press will launch the first salvo in a program authorized by the Estate of Edmond Hamilton to collect all the prose work of this neglected master. All of his science fiction, all the fantasy, all the mysteries--all the stories and novels (including the entire run of the "Captain Future" adventures) will be assembled in this multi-volume set.

• The Metal Giants and Others: The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume One
• The Star Stealers: The Complete Tales of the Interstellar Patrol, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Two
• The Collected Captain Future, Volume One: Captain Future and the Space Emperor

As with all Haffner Press titles, quality is of prime importance.  Each volume of THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON will be printed on acid-free archival-quality paper with smythe-sewn hardcover bindings using full-cloth covered boards. Full-color dust jackets will reproduce digitally restored covers from the original pulp magazines.

We are currently lining up a stellar group of writers, editors, historians, and friends of Hamilton to provide insightful introductions for each volume.
Keep Watching the Skies and check the Haffner Press website frequently for updates on this project. We have a lot of neat tie-ins to this particular program, and you won't want to miss at thing.
 
Click on the cover image for a complete contents listing on the Haffner Press website!



Hard Case Crime - Coming in November and beyond!
November 2008
GUN WORK by David J. Schow, Cover art by Joe DeVito
Life isn't always cheap south of the border—some lives are worth a million dollars. That’s what the Mexican kidnapping cartel was demanding for Carl Ledbetter’s wife. So Carl reached out to the one person he knew with a chance in hell of saving her, a deadly man whose own life he’d saved in the sands of Iraq. It was time to call in some favors. Because some situations call for negotiation, but some...call for gun work.


December 2008
FIFTY-TO-ONE by Charles Ardai, Cover art by Glen Orbik
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF HARD CASE CRIME!

Okay, not really. But what if, instead of having been founded 50 books ago, Hard Case Crime had been founded 50 years ago, by a rascal out to make a quick buck off the popularity of pulp fiction? Such a fellow might make a few enemies—especially after publishing a supposed non-fiction account of a heist at a Mob-run nightclub, actually penned by an 18-year-old showgirl. With both the cops and the crooks after them, our heroes are about to learn that reading and writing pulp novels is a lot more fun than living
them...

January 2009
KILLING CASTRO by Lawrence Block, Cover art by Sharif Tarabay

There were five of them, each prepared to kill, each with his own reasons for accepting what might well be a suicide mission. The pay? $20,000 apiece. The mission? Find a way into Cuba and kill Castro.

This breathtaking thriller, originally published the year before the Cuban Missile Crisis under a pen name Lawrence Block never used before or since, is the rarest of Block’s books—and still a work of chilling relevance all these years later, with Castro and Cuba once again commanding headlines.


 



THE LONE RANGER #15 - Arriving in comic shops November 12th!
by Brett Matthews & Sergio Cariello; Cover: John Cassaday
In "Scorched Earth" Part Four, writer Brett Matthews and artist Sergio Cariello are again joined by cover artist John Cassaday as the creative team put the Ranger and Tonto hot on the heels of a serial killer. Plus: Cavendish continues to fall back into old habits as his quest for the lone ranger and his revenge continues.


Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
MATURE THEMES
32 pages, Full Color, $3.50


Off-Trail Publications - Now available!
The Ocean: 100th Anniversary Collection
Edited by John Locke


THE OCEAN is one of the great forgotten pulp magazines. Started by Frank Munsey in 1907, it lasted a mere eleven issues before folding in 1908. It was also one of the first specialized pulps—a sea-story magazine—with contributions from an amazing variety of authors: some, the best sea-story writers of the day; others, destined for anonymity; and still others who achieved fame in surprising ways. This 100th Anniversary Collection presents twenty of the best stories
published in THE OCEAN, representing the wide scope of the magazine’s contents.
Over 30 pages of nonfiction material included: a history of THE OCEAN; profiles of editor, Bob Davis, and the motley crew of authors who found their way into THE OCEAN’S pages—and ours.
Some of the featured stories:
  • “In the Land of To-Morrow” by Epes Winthrop Sargent. This illustrated two-part serial was an early scientific romance, of the kind Munsey pulps would become famous for. A down-on-his-luck inventor is introduced to a secret island where science is the highest ideal, the technology is futuristic, and freedom is . . .
    The author was moonlighting. A noted columnist, he was one of three founding partners of the Broadway trade paper, Variety.
  • When All Were Equal” by T. Jenkins Hains. A harrowing tale of men at sea struggling against nature’s fiercest weather. It was a time when every man was looking out for himself, and no one there was thinking of dying for the other fellow’s sake. It was just struggle, breathe, and struggle, with the wind, now as cold as ice, howling over us and the frost of the winter in the air.
    Hains knew of what he wrote. A seasoned sailor, his yacht was caught in a hurricane in 1903. When a passing ship stopped to help, the rescuers found his rudder broken, his rigging torn to shreds, and his wife lashed to the mast. And that only scratches the surface of his remarkable life. . . .
  • “When His Chance Came” by Clarence Budington Kelland. When his captain is stricken with smallpox, a first mate takes charge of a coal-ship crossing Lake Superior—and the superstitious crew threatens mutiny. “I’ll get this boat into Duluth if I have to kill every one of you with my bare hands and work her in alone!”
    Kelland went on to become one of the highest-paid authors of his era—and one of the greatest gadflies.
6x9” perfect bound, 20 stories, 234 pages, $18
Shipping: $3.00 media mail; $6.00 priority


Click here for a complete listing of Off-Trail Publications fine line of pulp reprints!

Check or MO to:
Off-Trail Publications
2036 Elkhorn Rd.
Castroville, CA 95012

Or:
PayPal: offtrail@redshift.com



Off-Trail Publications - Now available!
THE COMPLETE WEIRD DETECTIVE ADVENTURES OF WADE HAMMOND by Paul Chadwick
Reporter by day, detective by night, adventurer by blood.

Meet Wade Hammond, tough and smart, the man who tackles cases the police can’t handle, battling some of the most diabolical killers known to pulp fiction. It takes brains as well as brawn to outsmart these insidious madmen, geniuses at twisting science into terrifying tools of murder, and Wade never shrinks from the challenge.

Each book is 6x9-inch perfect bound.   Shipping: $3.00 media mail; $5.00 priority 
Volume 1
180 pages, 10 stories, $18.00
Volume 2
169 pages, 10 stories, $18.00

Volume 3
202 pages, 10 stories, $18.00

Volume 4
232 pages, 9 stories, $18.00

 




Click here for a complete listing of Off-Trail Publications fine line of pulp reprints!

Check or MO to:
Off-Trail Publications
2036 Elkhorn Rd.
Castroville, CA 95012

Or:
PayPal: offtrail@redshift.com



Pulpfest 2009, a new and improved version of the venerable convention catering to fans and collectors of vintage popular fiction, will be held from Friday, July 31st, through Sunday, August 2nd, at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Sellers of pulp magazines, all-fiction digests, dime novels, and other collectible books and periodicals are already lining up for exhibit space, and the convention will be advertised and promoted extensively to capture the attention of new hobbyists as well as veteran attendees. Preliminary flyers carrying basic information are being distributed at various collectibles shows this fall, beginning with Bouchercon, the annual gathering for collectors of mystery fiction. The
Pulpfest 2009 committee has already contacted several publications to inquire about advertising the convention, and additional flyers will be designed and distributed throughout the year.

Additionally, the Pulpfest 2009
website is now operational and can be found at www.pulpfest.com. In the weeks and months to come, it will be updated regularly to provide new information on guests and programming as soon as it becomes available.

Dealers interested in helping promote Pulpfest 2009 can download and print out either of two flyers already available on the website in PDF form. These can be distributed at collectibles shows and sent with mail-order shipments.

Following an extensive search for the best available venue, the 
Pulpfest 2009 committee chose the Ramada Plaza for its spacious accommodations, numerous amenities, ease of access, and competitive pricing. The committee has negotiated a guest-room rate of $84 plus tax per night, significantly less than that offered by other pulp conventions.

The Convention Center’s main room boasts more than 10,000 square feet of space and will accommodate up to 80 eight-foot tables. A separate room on the same floor will be set up theater-style for our evening programming. A con suite will be open for after-hours conversation and conviviality.


Located just off Exit 116 of Interstate 71, the Ramada Plaza is just 20 minutes from Columbus International Airport and 10 minutes from downtown Columbus, making our convention site easily accessible to attendees whether they’re driving or flying.

The Ramada offers complementary transportation via shuttle to and from the airport, downtown Columbus, and various other locations (including restaurants) within a five-mile radius of the hotel.

The newly renovated hotel additionally offers all the usual amenities. High-speed wireless Internet access is now available in the main lobby, convention center, and guest rooms. Guests can avail themselves of a whirlpool, an exercise room, and both indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a full-service business center. Parking is free for hotel guests and single-day convention attendees.

The Ramada’s spacious restaurant, Justin’s Place, serves traditional American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. The hotel’s cozy lounge, Bowties, is open until two a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

The 
Ramada Plaza is an extremely popular venue for conventions of our type and size. For 15 years now it has hosted Cinevent, an annual confab of vintage-film fans and collectors of movie memorabilia. Hotel management is both committed to and experienced in providing the courteous, comprehensive service that produces satisfied conventioneers.

Pricing schedules for dealer tables and registrations will be forthcoming shortly. Information on guests and programming will be posted here and on the 
Pulpfest 2009 website as soon as it is confirmed.

Visit the Pulpfest 2009 website at http://www.pulpfest.com/

Want to help advertise Pulpfest 2009?
Click on the links below for the flyer of your choice
in PDF format and post it where those interested will see it.


Hard-boiled Flyer
Classic Flyer
Spicy Flyer
Hero Flyer

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.
Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ABEMERRITTFANS/ to join!

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/


Flearun: This group is for fans of all the incarnations of Doc Savage. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/flearun/


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/?yguid=321995096

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 byRobert 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/

Wild Cat Books:  Here we share a mutual love of the great, thrilling literature from the early to late 20th Century, and focus on Discussion, Promotion, and any topic related to the "Bloody Pulps" and Classic Heroes such as TARZAN... JOHN CARTER OF MARS... SECRET AGENT X... KI-GOR... DOMINO LADY... THE MOON MAN... THE LENSMEN... and many more. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wildcatbooks_pulps

Sequential Pulp Comics
Fredric Brown’s "Martians Go Home" and Otis Adelbert Kline’s "Swords of Venus"


For well over a year now, Dark Horse Deluxe has been distributing the beautiful work of ReelArt Studios. From the stunning Snow Giants statue, inspired by the work of Frank Frazetta, to Frank Cho’s beautiful Babe & ApeReelArt Studios has brought some of the most beautiful works to life with painstaking attention to detail. With the help of Dark HorseReelArt Studios has carved out a place in the marketplace amongst of the top producers of collectable statues. Now, the company ventures to move into the publishing world, utilizing an already established relationship with one of comics’ top brands.

ReelArt president, Michael Hudson came to 
Dark Horse with a proposal for a new imprint under the Dark Horse umbrella to transition well known pulp properties into traditional American comics. Fredric Brown’s "Martians Go Home" and Otis Adelbert Kline’s "Swords of Venus" will be the first two properties to receive this treatment. Both properties are licensed directly from the author’s estates and will feature contribution from such industry stalwarts as  Bruce Jones, Martin Powell,  Mike Ploog, Eduardo Barreto and Thomas Yeates. Longtime comics writer and editor, Christopher Mills will serve as Sequential Pulp’s Editor-in-Chief.

ReelArt’s president, Michael Hudson is a life long comics fan and collector whose interests have always been outside the mainstream of super heroes. His passions have been lost civilizations, detective noir, sword and planet, science fiction, horror, jungle tales and even western stories.

States Hudson, “Aside from the very few big names such as Doc Savage, The Shadow, Conan and Tarzan I’ve just never understood why so many of these, in my opinion, wonderfully exciting tales have never been transitioned into comics. 
ReelArt has not been a company that follows the same path as others in collectibles and I thought why not follow that same path in publishing. There are a lot of stories I want to tell.”

The books will be released as full color 22 page stories on a bi-monthly basis. “Our plans at this time are to introduce our line in San Diego next year” states Hudson. The books will be marketed by Dark Horse Comics as a specialty imprint in late 2009. In addition, Dark Horse Entertainment will represent these projects to Hollywood studios for big screen adaptation.

Hudson says, “I’m amazed at the number of calls we’ve received from folks wanting to be a part of this.” States Hudson, “After we get these first two books up and running our plans are to venture into other genres. I love a good story and there are so many waiting to be told. 
Dark Horse is an amazing company, well managed and staffed with people who love what they do. The company has stood the test of time and has never forgotten its roots. With a sales and marketing staff that is second to none, unparalleled product quality, like-minded business principles and a matching love for pop culture, I couldn't imagine a better union for our new venture.“

Dark Horse president Mike Richardson states, “Michael Hudson and ReelArt Studios have produced some of the finest products in the business.  We’ve been very pleased with our existing relationship and are excited by the prospect of expanding our partnership to the printed page.  Comic fans are going to see a slate of amazing original projects.”
SWORD & FANTASY #9 - Now available!
The ninth issue of SWORD & FANTASY is now available.
Like previous issues, SWORD & FANTASY #9 is 8 1/2 x 11, side-stapled, and 80 pages in length.

Features include a 6 page reprint of the Frank Frazetta comic strip "Diamonds & Pebbles" from HAPPY COMICS #33 (Sept. 1949) in black and white (a version of this issue with the strip in full color is also available but at a higher price in a separate listing). An art folio by Howard Pyle. An original 9 page sword & sorcery comic strip by Ron Wilber "The Accursed Wizards Land." Articles on H.P. Lovecraft from 1950s fanzines. "On Science Fiction And The Weird" by Seabury Quinn from the fanzine THE TALISMAN (Summer, 1950), a 5 page Roy Krenkel folio and more.

SWORD & FANTASY #9 Regular Edition is $12
SWORD & FANTASY #9 Deluxe Edition with Frank Frazetta comic strip in color is $20
Shipping is $7.00 priority mail or $3.00 media mail.
Overseas shipping to most countries is $12.00 for Global Priority mail.

Issues #1-8 of SWORD & FANTASY are still available in the EBAY STORE.

Payment by check, money order, or Paypal.
James Van Hise, 57754 Onaga Trail, Yucca Valley, CA  92284.
Email and Paypal Jimvanhise@aol.com 


Upcoming Modern Hero-Pulp Novels by Christopher R. Yates
Hellboy: The All-Seeing Eye, Mark Morris, Dark Horse, $12.95, October 28, 2008 - Now available!
Spider-Man: Requiem, Jeff Mariotte, Pocket Star, $7.99, October 28, 2008 - Now available!
The 4400: Wet Work, Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore, Pocket Star, $7.99, October 28, 2008 - Now available!
Wild Cards XVIII: Inside Straight, George R.R. Martin, ed., Tor, $7.99, November 4, 2008 - Now available!
Fantastic Four: Doomgate, Jeffrey Lang, Pocket Star, $7.99, November 25, 2008
Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, James Rollins, Del Rey, $7.99, November 25, 2008
The Flaxen Femme Fatale, John Zakour, DAW, $7.99, December 02, 2008
Wild Cards XIX: Busted Flush, George R.R. Martin, ed., Tor, $24.95, December 09, 2008
Wonder Woman, S.D. Perry & Britta Dennison, Pocket Star, $7.99, December 30, 2008
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (novelization),Greg Cox, Pocket Books, $7.99, December 30, 2008
Captain Freedom, Gregory Xavier Robillard, Harper, $13.95, February 3, 2009
Ballistic Babes, John Zakour & Lawrence Ganem, DAW, $8.99, April 7, 2009
Hellboy: The Fire Wolves, Tim Lebbon, Dark Horse, $12.95, April 15, 2009
Indiana Jones & the Army of the Dead, Steve Perry, Del Rey, 
$7.99, April 28, 2009
Enemies & Allies [Superman & Batman], Kevin J. Anderson, HarperCollins, $26.95, May 5, 2009
Countdown: The Novel, Greg Cox,[Ace, $15.00, July 7, 2009
The 4400: Welcome to Promise City, Greg Cox, Pocket Star,
$7.99, August 2009



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