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30 September 2011

Adventure House - Now available!
HIGH ADVENTURE #120
Phantom Detective Double Issue
"The Case of the Poison Formula" by Robert Wallace
"Doom on Schedule" by Robert Wallace

7x10, 112 pages, $9.95
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
Adventure House - Now available!
Phantom Detective - October 1941, 112 pages, $14.95
"Race Horses of Death" by Robert Wallace
"Double Trickery" by Lemuel De Bra
"Blackmail R.F.D." by Preston Grady

Thrilling Mystery - October 1935, 128 pages, $14.95
"Blood of Witches" by Paul Ernst
"The Haunting of Stephen Crim" by J. Allan Dunn
"The Dead Walk Softly" by Arthur J. Burks
"The Skull and the Cross" by C.K.M. Scanlon
"From Beyond the Grave" by Robert Wallace
"Doctor Guillotine" by Allan K. Echols
"Dead Man Swims" by Laurence Donovan
"Horror Ship" by Ray Cummings




Adventure House - Coming in December!
LONE RANGER MAGAZINE JULY 1937 REPLICA EDITION
By Fran Striker with cover artist H. J. Ward
Another thrilling episode in the lives of the Lone Ranger, Masked Rider of Justice, his marvelous horse Silver, and Tonto, the Faithful Indian. Once more, these three inseparable companions ride the danger trails of yesteryear, tracking down the lawless and helping the weak.

Magazine, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE LONE RANGER JULY 1937 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT111365.
Adventure House - Coming in December!
PHANTOM DETECTIVE JUNE 1938 REPLICA EDITION
Before Superman, before Batman and Captain America, taking on those criminals of the 1930s the Phantom Detective fights for justice!

Magazine, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE JUNE 1938 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT111366.

Age of Aces
New and now available!

In Donald E. Keyhoe’s imaginings, the stormy skies of World War I are filled with giant pterodactyls, mystic fireballs and demon aces. But America has it’s own unnatural secret weapon: Captain Philip Strange. A mental marvel from birth, he was so terrifyingly effective that the Allies referred to him as “The Phantom Ace of G-2.” But to the Germans he was “The Brain-Devil,” whose penetrating green eyes were both a legend and a nightmare.

Keyhoe’s Philip Strange stories ran for nine years—from 1931 through 1939—in the pages of Flying Aces magazine. This first volume in our new series contains six exciting tales of terror skies! It also features an introduction by Sid Bradd and is beautifully wrapped up in an exciting new design by Chris Kalb!


Stories include:
“Cocardes of Courage” – Flying Aces, September 1931
“The Drome of Dread” – Flying Aces, November 1931
“The Red Demon” – Flying Aces, July 1932
“Scourge of the Skies” – Flying Aces, November 1932
“Vengeance of V-99” – Flying Aces, February 1933
“The Unholy Horror” – Flying Aces, July 1933
Plus:
“Donald E. Keyhoe and the Brain-Devil of G-2″ by Sidney H. Bradd
A Bibliography of all Philip Strange’s Adventures
An exciting book design by Chris Kalb.

$16.99 Trade paperback
 6″x9″ trade paperback | 346 pages | ISBN: 978-0-9820950-8-9

Available from
AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House


Age of Aces
New and now available!

Donald E. Keyhoe’s seven stories of The Vanished Legion, from the pages of Dare-Devil Aces, have been collected into one volume and is now available to order from AmazonAdventure House, and Mike Chomko Books.

Surely you remember from History class reading about when the Germans found a way to turn Allied pilots into Dwarfs, and in doing so, driving them mad and sending them back to attack their former squadrons. Or when the grizzly green death struck and left an unsettling learing grin upon it's victims twisted faces. Maybe you recall Germany’s plan to render the Allies defenseless with a ray that would block out all sight and sound. No, this obviously isn't the history they taught you about in school! But here at Age of Aces we are dedicated to furthering your education.

So join Dick Traine, Monte Prince, Bill Hammond and the rest of the Squadron of Forgotten Men as Colonel Meredith sends them out against some of the most bizarre schemes the Boche ever threw against the Allies in WWI!

$16.99 Trade paperback

"The Vanished Legion" is available from
AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House.


Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon, Part Fourteen – "The Power Men of Mongo" - Now online!
Part 14 of William Patrick Maynard's Flash Gordon blog is now online at the Blackgate website and at William Patrick Maynard's blogsite.

Andy McDermott: EMPIRE OF GOLD - Now available!
Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase possess extraordinary pieces of an ancient puzzle that leads them from Singapore to the jungles of South America. Inside a storm of political and drug warfare, Nina is getting close to one of history’s greatest secrets: the mythical golden city of El Dorado. As one discovery unveils another, Nina realizes that a legendary Incan leader made a deal with his Spanish captors—and hid forever the real El Dorado. Now, Nina and Eddie face a maze of death traps and betrayals, including one that reaches into Eddie’s past in Afghanistan, even into his own family in England. Behind a waterfall in Peru is an unfound wonder of the world. And to get there, Nina and Eddie may have to sacrifice everything: their friends, their love for one another, even their lives.

Mass Market Paperback: 544 pages
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN-10: 055359365X
ISBN-13: 978-0553593655

$9.99
Andy McDermott: TEMPLE OF THE GODS - Coming soon!
Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase find themselves hunted by enemies old and new as a secretive cabal of some of the world's most powerful people seeks to obtain an incredibly ancient object that holds the key to humanity's past... and the fate of its future.



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books 
Coming in November!
THE AVENGER Volume 6: "The River of Ice" and "The Flame Breathers"
The Pulp Era's strangest mystery man returns in two more epic adventures by Paul Ernst writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, can Justice, Inc. prevent secrets of an ancient civilization buried for centuries in The River of Ice from destroying the modern world? Then, scientists in Paris, Berlin and Montreal exhale fire as they die, setting The Avenger on the trail of The Flame Breathers and a deadly secret that threatens to plunge the world into a fiery infernal! BONUS: a thrilling adventure of Police Commissioner James Gordon, a.k.a. The Whisperer! This classic pulp reprint showcases H. W. Scott's classic pulp covers, all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-067-0  Softcover, 7x10. 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE AVENGER Volume 6 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT111363.

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books 
Coming in November!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 53: "Ost" & "According to Plan of a One-Eyed Mystic"
The Man of Bronze battles the supernatural in classic pulp thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc Savage follows his stolen dirigible to a magic island and discovers the lost city of Ost, in an expanded novel with never-before-published text from Lester Dent's original manuscript. Then, Renny Renwick awakens in the body of a fugitive gangster after encountering a strange impish man. What is the bizarre connection between the One-Eyed Mystic, a stolen military secret and a Nazi plot? This classic pulp reprint features the original color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Modest Stein, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of eight Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-066-3 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE Volume 53 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT111364.

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books 
Coming in November!
THE SHADOW Volume 55: "The Green Hoods" and "Silver Skull"
The Shadow's true identity takes center stage in two classic pulp novels that inspired the classic 1940 Shadow movie serial. First, explorer Kent Allard is invited to join The Green Hoods, a hooded secret society whose true purpose is an enigma. Then, airplanes carrying wealthy passengers disappear over the Rockies, setting The Shadow on the trail of the criminal mastermind called Silver Skull. PLUS "Prelude to Terror," a 1939 radio classic. This instant collector's item showcases both classic pulp covers by George Rozen, the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and commentary by popular-culture historians Ed Hulse and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-065-6 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW Volume 55 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT111367.

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books 
Coming in December!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 54: "The Yellow Cloud" and "Men of Fear"
Doc Savage and his beautiful cousin Patricia battle threats to national security in pulp classics by Evelyn Coulson and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, while testing an experimental plane for the Army, Renny disappears after his airship is engulfed by The Yellow Cloud.  Then, what has transformed Monk, Ham and Johnny into cowardly Men of Fear? The incredible secret could end the war, unless Nazi agents seize it first. This special collectors edition showcases the original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of eight Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-069-4 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books 
Coming in December!
THE SHADOW Volume 56: "The Embassy Murders" and "Hills of Death"
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The Master of Darkness, agent Clyde Burke and Secret Service agent Vic Marquette investigate deadly plots in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter Gibson as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow's investigation of The Embassy Murders unearths a sinister plot that threatens world peace. Then, the kidnapping of Clyde Burke leads The Shadow and his agents on a winding murder trail through New Jersey's Hills of Death. BONUS: a two-fisted adventure of Police Commissioner James Gordon, a.k.a. The Whisperer! This instant collectors' item features both classic cover paintings by George Rozen, the original interior pulp illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier and historical commentary by popular culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-068-7 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books 
Coming in December!
THE WHISPERER #5: "School for Murder" and "Murder on the Line"
 "Commissioner Gordon before Batman!"

The double life of Police Commissioner James Gordon is explored in a pair of two-fisted thrillers that inspired classic Batman stories! First, The Whisperer goes undercover to close down a "School for Murder" that prepares teenagers for criminal careers! Then, Wildcat Gordon investigates corruption in the trucking industry in "Murder on the Line." BONUS: an adventure of Norgil the Magician by The Shadow's Maxwell Grant! This historic collector's item showcases both original color pulp covers by Spider artist John Newton Howitt, classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-070-1  Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 146: Comics Podcast Crossover - New!
Ric joins several other podcasters to talk about their favorite villain.

Episode 145: Gayleen Froese
Episode 144: The Rook Volume 6
Episode 143: The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage
Episode 142: Damballa
Episode 141: Dafydd Neal Dyar
Episode 140: SF in the Pulps


THE COMPLETE FLASH GORDON LIBRARY VOLUME1:
ON THE PLANET MONGO  - Coming in March!
Beginning the complete hardcover library of the greatest science fiction hero of all time, this brand new collection features all new restorations that will preserve these legendary adventures for generations to come. This is the only Flash Gordon collection to collect all the stories in order, starting with the very first strip and including the dailies and Sundays. Starting with revered writer-artist Alex Raymond, this volume collects a treasure trove of stories that sees the arrival of pulp hero Flash Gordon on the planet Mongo and his first encounter with the deadly and malevolent Ming the Merciless! Features an exclusive sketch and foreword by acclaimed comics artist Alex Ross!
Hardcover, 11x10, 192 pages, Full Color, $39.95


THE COMPLETE FLASH GORDON LIBRARY VOLUME1 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS
(Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT111222.


CONAN THE ADVENTURER SEASON 2 PART 1 DVD - Coming in November!
First Time On DVD! Produced by Sunbow — the animation group that brought us Transformers and G.I. Joe — Conan the Adventurer follows the Cimmerian and his friends on their quest to rescue Conan’s family from an evil spell, cast by the Serpent Man wizard, Wrath-Amon. In these first episodes of Season Two, he fights wizards, gods and pirates looking to break the curse that has turned his family to stone.

The first 13 episodes of the second season of the original animated series are collected here in this two DVD set!
DVD    SRP: $19.93

CONAN: THE ADVENTURER SEASON 2 PART 1 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS
(Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT112069.

This item will likely be available online and in stores where DVDs can be purchased
before it ships to comic shops.


CONAN: ROAD OF KINGS #11 - Coming in December!
Roy Thomas (Writer), Mike Hawthorne (Penciller), John Lucas (Inker), Dan Jackson (Colors)
Aleksi Briclot (Cover)

In need of money after escaping war-torn Tarantia, Conan finds his way to a seaport called Messantia. There he wastes no time in finding old allies and making new enemies. With a friend on the wrong side of the law and Conan himself on the wrong side of the local criminals, all the pieces are in place for Road of Kings's blowout conclusion!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on December 21.


CONAN: ROAD OF KINGS #11 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT110039.


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!

"Murder Set-Up" by Charles Marquis Warren from SECRET AGENTt "X", January, 1936
Charlie Usher thought he had the perfect murder scheme, but he slipped up somewhere.
"Copper's Holiday" by Joseph J. Millard from THRILLING DETECTIVE, September, 1942
Being heir to a fortune doesn't stop Mel Shade from plunging into action when some fast sleuthing's needed.



ELDRITCH TALES: A MISCELLANY OF THE MACABRE - Now available!

By H.P. Lovecraft and illustrated by Les Edwards
Following the phenomenal success of Necronomicon, its companion volume brings together Lovecraft’s remaining major stories plus his weird poetry, a number of obscure revisions, and some notable nonfiction, including the seminal critical essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature." Stephen Jones, one of the world's foremost editors of dark fiction, completes the Lovecraft biography in his extensive afterword, and award-winning artist Les Edwards provides numerous illustrations for this must-have collection.

Hardcover, 6x9, 896 pages, $34.95
Trade paperback, 6x9, 896 pages, $27.95
ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #6 - Coming in December!
Writer: Chris Roberson; Art: Francesco Biagini

See why critics and fans love Elric's return to comics! The mystery is deepening for the Eternal Champion, as Elric, Hawkmoon, Corum, and Eric Beck come face to face with nearly unstoppable forces of Law and Chaos. But can they find the key to restoring the balance in time to stop catastrophe across the Multiverse? New York Times bestseller Chris Roberson and legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock are bringing Elric back to comics in a big way in this critically acclaimed series!


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #6 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT110908.

ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST VOLUME 1 TP - Coming in December!
Writer: Chris Roberson; Art: Francesco Biagini; Cover: Erik Jones

Fifty years ago, Michael Moorcock introduced readers to Elric of Melniboné, the last prince of a doomed city, kept alive through the unholy sorceries of his runesword Stormbringer. Together, Elric and Stormbringer had many adventures, and Elric returns to comics in Elric: The Balance Lost! Written by Chris Roberson, with an afterword by Neil Gaiman, Elric: The Balance Lost sees the classic fantasy anti-hero Elric team with two more incarnations of the Eternal Champion — Corum and Dorian Hawkmoon — to restore the universal balance! Collects issues #1-4.
Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, Full Color, SRP: $14.99


ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST TPB is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT110910.


Fall River: THE RETURN OF TARZAN - Now available!

The adventure continues across two continents as Tarzan travels back to England, where he becomes embroiled in royal intrigue and espionage. Later, returning to his African jungle home, he is proclaimed leader of the Waziri tribe--and told about a fabulous lost city full of treasure ruled by a beautiful priestess. The priestess falls in love with Tarzan, but he cares only for his fiancée, the American beauty Jane Porter--and when she's kidnapped by a dangerous tribe of apelike men, Tarzan must use all his powers as king of the jungle to rescue her.

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Fall River (October 4, 2011)
ISBN-10: 1435134443
ISBN-13: 978-1435134447

$7.95


Amazon.com     Fall River
Fall River: THE BEASTS OF TARZAN - Coming February 12!

First, in Tarzan of the Apes, the orphaned young Lord Greystoke was adopted by a great ape and taught the ways of the jungle and how to survive in the wild. In The Return of Tarzan he had to learn the equally deadly laws of “civilized” European society. Now, in this third thrilling installment in Edgar Rice Burroughs’s perennially popular series, Tarzan is exiled on a wild island filled with dangers. There, he must enlist the help of a noble panther and a tribe of apes in order to return to the mainland and rescue his wife and infant son from the clutches of his nemesis, the villainous Nikolas Rokoff.

Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Fall River (February 7, 2012)
ISBN-10: 1435134427
ISBN-13: 978-1435134423

$7.95



FLASH GORDON: THE VENGEANCE OF MING #4 - Coming in December!
Writer: Brendan Deneen; Artist: Eduardo Garcia
Ardden Entertainment's third story arc in its critically-acclaimed Flash Gordon run continues! Ming's forces attack every major city on the planet! The American government is helpless against him! Flash and his allies are on the run, and hope is quickly running out! How can our heroes survive, let alone win?


24 pages, Full Color, $3.99

THE VENGEANCE OF MING #4 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT110826.



FLASH GORDON: ZEITGEIST #2 - Coming in December!
Written by Eric Trautmann and illustrated by Daniel Lindro.
Covers: Alex Ross (75%), Paul Renaud (25%), Francesco Francavilla (1/10)
Story concepts and designs by Alex Ross (Kingdom Come, Marvels, Project: Superpowers)
.

After crashlanding an experimental transdimensional spacecraft on the surface of an alien world, Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov come face-to-face with Ming the Merciless. Driven by an unquenchable thirst for conquest, Ming has plans for the "pathetic Earthlings": death for Flash in Mongo's arena, brain-stripping for the brilliant Dr. Zarkov, and a vile wedding ceremony for Dale. With the fate of our world extinct, can even Flash Gordon save us?

The story is a six-issue arc featuring an adaptation of the Alex Raymond material from ’33-’34.
32 pages, Full Color, $2.99

FLASH GORDON: ZEITGEIST #2 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT110981.


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club -  October 8, 2011!
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-4 PM
Place: Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street, Manhattan (WestVillage)

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com


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

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

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

GREEN HORNET #23 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT111034.


GREEN HORNET ANNUAL #2  - Coming in December!
Writer: Mark Rahner; Art; Ronan Cliquet; Cover: Phil Hester

As Britt Reid fights to live up to the legacy of The Green Hornet, will he ruin his father’s other legacy? The newspaper industry’s plight hits the Daily Sentinel, and a harsh round of layoffs puts Britt on edge. As the elder Kato helps him grasp a problem he can’t beat with his fists, Britt’s frustration drives him to shocking brutality in a search for the source of a human-trafficking ring. Written by newspaper veteran Mark Rahner (The Seattle Times, “Rotten”).

40 pages, Full Color, $4.99


GREEN HORNET ANNUAL #2 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT111035.



Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE SERIES: THE KING YEARS
Coming in February!
Writer: Dick Wood; Art/Cover: Bill Lignante
The mid-1960s comic book adventures of The Phantom return in full, glorious color! Hermes Press collects all 74 issues of The Phantom comic books which ran from 1962-1977, and this volume features the King years. This volume picks up with The Phantom #18, the first King issue, and features all The Phantom stories from issues #18-#28. The King years features cover and interior art by Bill Lignante and is digitally remastered to look better than the original books.

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


THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE SERIES: THE KING YEARS is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT111130.


H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE DUNWICH HORROR #3 (OF 4) - Coming in December!
Joe R. Lansdale (Writer), Peter Bergting (Art), menton3 (Colors)

The limits of sanity are stretched as the horror continues! After gaining access to the fabled Necronomicon, four young friends attempt to harness its power to stop the cosmic horror they have unleashed upon an unsuspecting world. A new vision of the most famous H.P. Lovecraft story continues, courtesy of Joe R. Lansdale and company!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


THE DUNWICH HORROR #3 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT110383.


H.P. LOVECRAFT GOES TO MOVIES MMPB - Now available!

With more than 100 movies based on his writing, H.P. Lovecraft ranks among the most adapted authors in history. H.P. Lovecraft Goes to the Movies presents the very best of his filmed stories. Additionally, this unique collection provides an enlightening historical introduction, short headnotes for each story calling out interesting trivia, and an appendix with credits for each screen version. Stories include "The Colour out of Space," "The Dunwich Horror," "Pickman's Model," "Cool Air," and "The Call of Cthulhu." which laid the foundation for the Cthulhu Mythos.
Softcover, 5x8, 400 pages, B&W,  $9.95



H.P. LOVECRAFT'S FAVORITE WEIRD TALES
Edited by Douglas A. Anderson
Now available!

Cold Spring Press announces a new e-book!

In 1929-30, H.P. Lovecraft made some lists of both literary and popular stories "having the greatest amount of truly cosmic horror and macabre convincingness." These lists of his favorite weird tales make for a truly landmark Lovecraftian anthology. We present Lovecraft's own favorites horror stories, including some well-known classics, alongside of a number of excellent rare tales by forgotten authors. Many of these stories are classics, inspiring several generations since of the world's best horror authors.

Contributors include Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Machen, Robert W. Chambers, M. R. James, Algernon Blackwood, M. P. Shiel, A. Merritt, Walter de la Mare, Paul Suter, M. L. Humphreys, H.F. Arnold, Everil Worrell, Arthur J. Burks, and John Martin Leahy. This is the anthology of favorite weird tales that Lovecraft himself hoped to compile!

"To understand why Lovecraft regarded these stories as the touchstone for greatness in the literature of supernatural horror is to understand the significance of the genre itself. The classic works included in this collection, along with Lovecraft's own best tales, both justify and represent the essence of this form of human expression." – Thomas Ligotti


Kindle edition $4.99:
Other formats available (or coming soon). 



ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #36 - Coming in December!  

This issue of Illustration features the spectacular art of John Berkey, best known for his science fiction book covers, advertising, and movie poster images. His images of space craft have influenced film makers and industrial designers for the past 40 years. Also featured is illustrator Harry Clarke, perhaps best known for his fantastic and macabre book illustrations.

Magazine, 96 pages, Full Color    SRP: $15.00


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #36 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT111304.


IN THE SHADOW OF SHERLOCK HOLMES - Coming in December!  

In the Shadow of Sherlock Holmes features 21 stories published during the earliest days of detective literature, 1862 to 1910. These stories are stand-outs in the field, and though not well-known today, they easily match or beat Arthur Conan Doyle's master detective in whose shadow they have been relegated. IDW corrects that literary oversight in this "best of the best" collection.  

Trade Paperback, B&W, 362 pages, 7 x 10, $16.99


IN THE SHADOW OF SHERLOCK HOLMES is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT110425.


JOHN CARTER, A PRINCESS OF MARS #4 (OF 5) - Coming in December!  
Based on the Novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Adaptation by Roger Langridge
Art by Filipe Andrade, Cover by Skottie Young
John Carter pushes himself to the very limits of human endurance as he battles his friend Kantos Kan in the arena, crosses the Martian desert barefoot, and uses the miraculous Ninth Ray to fly... all for the love of a Princess! Filipe Andrade and Harvey Award-winning writer Roger Langridge continue their bold new adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic tale!

32 pages, $2.99

JOHN CARTER A PRINCESS OF MARS #4 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT110619.


JOHN CARTER OF MARS: WORLD OF MARS #3 (OF 5)
Coming in December!  
Based on the Novel by EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
Written by Peter David; Art by Luke Ross; Cover by Mico Suayan

The thrilling prequel to the Disney adaptation of John Carter World of Mars continues! Taken prisoner in an underground city controlled by the Warhoon, Dejah Thoris, the Princess of Mars, is forced into an arena to fight for her life! And the only person who can possibly save her is a man who is her sworn enemy.


32 pages, $3.99

JOHN CARTER: WORLD OF MARS #3 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS
(Available October
5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT110618.




KING CONAN: THE SCARLET CITADEL TP - Coming in February!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tom‡s Giorello (Art), JosŽ Villarrubia (Colors), and Gerald Parel (Cover)

Trapped in the dungeons beneath an evil wizard's scarlet stronghold, Conan must confront a slew of new challenges and foes as he fights to free himself and reclaim the throne of Aquilonia! Featuring duplicitous betrayers, sparring sorcerers, and all of the brutal excitement you've come to expect from the rampaging Cimmerian, this trade paperback collects the four-issue King Conan: The Scarlet Citadel adaptation.

112 pages, $14.99, in stores on February 15.


KING CONAN: THE SCARLET CITADEL is solicited in the October PREVIEWS
(Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT110040.




KULL: THE CAT AND THE SKULL #3 - Coming in December!
David Lapham (Writer), Gabriel Guzman (Penciller), Dan Jackson (Colors), and Jo Chen (Cover)

There is only one place in Valusia that even the bravest men dare not disturb--the Forbidden Lake. Thousands of years before Kull, men sought to conquer the people of the lake, and were turned back by magic and the creatures spawned in those dark waters. When Saremes the cat informs Kull that his closest ally Brule has gone to the lake, the mighty king sets out, sword in hand, to rescue his friend from whatever monsters lie dormant in those mysterious waters!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on December 14.


KULL: THE CAT AND THE SKULL #3 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS
(Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT110041.




Laurie's Wild West - Now online!
Historic Magazine Collection, Including Pulps, For Sale - New!
Western Fiction Review Likes RIDING THE PULP TRAIL - New!
Wednesday's Forgotten Pulp: ARTISTS AND MODELS STORIES - New!
Pulps A - Z: The H's - New!
Week #2 of the RIDING THE PULP TRAIL contest
Pulps A - Z: The G's
Riding the Pulp Trail Contest: Entry #1
Rules for RIDING THE PULP TRAIL Contest
Pulps A - Z: The F's
Opportunity to read Introduction of RIDING THE PULP TRAIL
Thursday's Forgotten Pulp: THE WHISPERER
Pulps A - Z: The E's
Paul Powers Author Page at Amazon Now
Pulps A - Z: The D's
Tuesday's Forgotten Pulp: SMITH'S MAGAZINE
Pulps A - Z: The C's


LORD OF THE JUNGLE - Coming in December!
Tarzan, the original Lord of the Jungle returns!
EXPANSION OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGH’S CLASSIC TALE!

Dynamite is proud to announce the December release of Lord of the Jungle! Dynamite's Lord of the Jungle is true to Edgar Rice Burroughs original tale, savage, violent, and uncensored for the first time in its 100 year history!  We are so proud and excited about this book, that we are offering the first FULL issue for the introductory price of just $1.00!

Based on the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs adventure story, Tarzan of the Apes, the first of his famous series, which initially began publication in All Story Magazine in 1912.  The saga of Greystoke begins in December, written by Arvid Nelson and illustrated by Roberto Castro, and featuring covers by Alex Ross, Lucio Parillo, Ryan Sook, and Paul Renaud!
 
"Tarzan's DNA is in everything from super heroes to space epics," says writer Arvid Nelson.  "But I was surprised at how little I knew about him, because the many adaptations wander very far from the original character. His true story is so much deeper and more interesting -- that's we're trying to bring to life in Lord of the Jungle."

"To allow the series to be accessible to fans old and new, we are offering the first issue at the Introductory Price of $1.00 for the full ENTIRE 32 page comic, as well as dedicating both of the Dynamite front gate folds of the October shipping Previews Magazine to our launch," says Dynamite Entertainment President and Publisher Nick Barrucci. "Get on board for the biggest comic book launch this December!"


LORD OF THE JUNGLE #1  is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT110967.

Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer
The Complete Series of the '50s Show Starring Darren McGavin Comes to DVD!
Now available!

A&E Home Video has announced a DVD release for Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer - The Complete Series, the original 1958 show starring Darren McGavin (Kolchak: The Night Stalker, The Outsider, Riverboat, the original Six Million Dollar Man pilot telefilm). The 12-disc set will cost $89.95 SRP in the USA, and CA$99.95 SRP in Canada.





Missing fiction of A. Hyatt Verrill
Hyatt Verrill wrote stories in pulps for over twenty years.
At our website, we have made about 30 of these stories available.  
But to complete the fiction by this author, we need the remaining stories listed below.
(We have links to about 200 stories and articles by Verrill.)  
Any help would be appreciated!
Contact Doug Frizzle.

Title  Year Month
Magazine 
The Living Death
Coconuts and Cannibals
Pearls Beyond Price
The Syndicate of  Terror
Trailing the Gun Runners
The Ghostly Vengeance
Fifty-Two Degrees South
1922 Aug
1931 Dec

1927 Nov
1928 Jan
1928 Aug Sep
1939 Oct
1928 Aug
Action Stories Magazine
Far East Adventure Stories
Secret Service Stories
Secret Service Stories
Secret Service Stories
Strange Stories
Tropical Adventures Magazine


Moonstone Books: PHASES OF THE MOON #2  — HONEY WEST / KOLCHAK
Arriving in comic shops October 5th!

Writer: Mark Rahner;  Art: Glen Fernandez, Matt Hebb
Honey investigates a serial killer and discovers links to drugs, cults and political corruption. The heinous murders seem similar to serial killings of years past, but they are so grotesque Kolchak is sure they are supernatural in nature. Can he be far off?
24 pages, Full Color, $2.50



Moonstone Books: DOMINO LADY’S THREESOME - Coming in December!
Story: Nancy Holder & Howard Hopkins
Art: Silvestre Szilagyi
Colors: James Brown
Cover: Mark Sparacio
40 pages, color, 7”x10”, $4.50
A Return of the Originals oversize Event!
Brought to you by New York Times best selling author Nancy Holder and novelist Howard Hopkins!

When young women vanish at a sleazy burlesque club, three beautiful heroines slip undercover and out of their clothes to investigate–and wind up comforting a kidnapper who just might be out of this world. Featuring the delicious Domino Lady, the first appearance of the deadly Golden Amazon in 70 years and introducing the voluptuous new pulp crime-fighter, The Veil!


DOMINO LADY’S THREESOME is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT111164.

Moonstone Books: HONEY WEST #6 - Coming in January!
Story: Trina Robbins
Art: Silvestre Szilagyi
Colors: Ken Wolak
Covers: Franchesco

MURDER, FORSOOTH is the way Shakespeare might have put it when Honey goes undercover in a corset and pushup bra at a Medieval Faire, to find out who’s threatening to kill the May Queen. And when those beauty queens go at it tooth and nail, battling for a prize that could lead to stardom, and when that contest might very well be fixed, woe betide the girl who wins, because her jealous rivals might make sure that it’s adios, hasta la vista, so long — at the Faire!

32 pages, color, $3.99


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

Sherlock Holmes…teams up with other adventurers and investigators!

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

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

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


THIS IS A RESOLICITATION!

SHERLOCK HOLMES: CROSSOVERS CASEBOOK is solicited in the October PREVIEWS
(Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT111169.



The Nostalgia League - Now available online!
New in The Nostalgia League Library:

The Complete Mowgli Stories from The First and Second Jungle Books

First, an introduction to Mowgli and then The Nostalgia League will be serializing all the Mowgli stories in order, two each week, through the month of September along with as many illustrations as can be found. Now available are:

"Mowgli's Brothers" and "Kaa's Hunting"
have been added to The Complete Mowgli Stories.
"Tiger! Tiger!" and "How Fear Came" have been added to The Complete Mowgli Stories.
"Letting in the Jungle" and "The King's Ankus" are now available for your perusal and enjoyment.
"Red Dog" and "The Spring Running" are now available for your perusal and enjoyment. - New!

While you are visiting, checkout the other material available in The Nostalgia League Library


Paizo Publishing: PLANET STORIES
Now available and arriving in comic shops October 5th!

THE PLANET KILLERS OMNIBUS COLLECTION by Robert Silverberg
Never before reprinted since their original appearances and with a new introduction by the author, three novels of science fiction adventure — The Planet Killers, The Plot Against Earth, and One of Our Asteroids Is Missing — blaze back onto the scene, revealing early masterworks of one of the genre's most gifted and celebrated authors.

Omnibus Collection, Softcover, 6x9, 350 pages,  SRP: $15.99




Penguin: THE CALL OF CTHULHU & OTHER WEIRD STORIES - Now available!
By H.P. Lovecraft
Frequently imitated and widely influential, H. P. Lovecraft reinvented the horror genre for the 20th-century. Discarding witches and ghosts, he envisaged mankind as an outpost of dwindling sanity in a chaotic and malevolent universe. S. T. Joshi makes his selection from the early tales of nightmares and madness to the overpowering cosmic terror of "The Call of Cthulhu." This is the first paperback edition to include the definitive corrected texts of these classics of American fantasy fiction.

Trade paperback, 6x9, 448 pages, $17.00



Pulp 2.0 Press: ERB THRILLOGY - Coming soon!
You get 3 classic ERB novels for only 99¢.
A Princess of Mars, Tarzan of the Apes and The Mucker.

The Thrillogy features all new art by Doug Klauba!


Pulp Modern Autumn 2011 - Now available!
The inaugural issue of Pulp Modern,
a quarterly dedicated to crime, fantasy, and western fiction.

Includes new stories by Jimmy Callaway, James Duncan, C.J. Edwards, Garnett Elliott, Melissa Embry, Edward A. Grainger, Glenn Gray, David James Keaton, John Kenyon, Chris La Tray, Yarrow Paisley, Matthew Pizzolato, Thomas Pluck, Stephen D. Rogers, Sandra Seamans, Copper Smith and a classic tale by pulp fiction pioneer Lawrence Block. (Edited by Alec Cizak)


ISBN/EAN13: 1466300655 / 9781466300651
Page Count: 170
Trim Size: 6" x 9"

QUATERMAIN #1 - Coming in December!
Writer: Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith; Art: Patricio Carbajal
Allan Quatermain, famed hunter and trader, treks across East Africa where he runs afoul of the warlord Bwana Nzige, Lord of the Locusts, who rules a vast empire built on blood and ivory. Quatermain finds himself the prey as he is hunted by Nzige's chief assassin, the fearsome sorcerer, Lokongoi.
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


QUATERMAIN #1 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT110879.


QUEEN SONJA #21 - Arriving in comic shops October 5th!
Writer: Luke Lieberman; Penciller/Inker: Fritz Casas; Cover: Lucio Parrillo (50%), Jonathan Lau (50%)

Queen Sonja:  Conquest!  Plauged by invasions, insurrections, and the wrath of Thulsa Doom, Sogoria is left in ruines and stands on the brink of civil war.  Sonja remembers that sometimes the best defense is a good offense.  She must turn to the only Baron left in the land with any coin, and he is a man of grand ambitions...

32 pages, Full Color,  $3.99  



QUEEN SONJA #26 - Coming in December!
Writer: Luke Lieberman; Penciller/Inker: Fritz Casas; Cover: Lucio Parrillo (50%), Chasen Grieshop (50%)
Winning a throne is sometimes easier then keeping it.  If Sonja was tired of politics in Songoria she is in for a rude awakening, as the fanatical followers of "the Way" lead by the wizard Koliostri and zealot Rasa will prove more cunning then she thought.

32 pages, Full Color,  $3.99  

QUEEN SONJA #26 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT111046.


RED SONJA #65 - Coming in December!
Writer: Eric Trautmann; Art: Walter Geovani; Covers: Walter Geovani (50%), John Watson (50%)
Blood flows on the Stygian sands as Red Sonja — pursued by a family of Stygian assassins — closes in on her prize: an ancient weapon of incalculable destructive power.  But the sorceress Azenathi has schemes of her own, and the She-Devil with a Sword may just be a pawn in a much deadlier game…

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


RED SONJA #65 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT111052.


Robert E. Howard: RED NAILS - Now available!
Paperback: 76 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (September 19, 2011)
ISBN-10: 1466298189
ISBN-13: 978-1466298187
Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.2 inches
$10.99


The Robert E. Howard Foundation Press
SPICY ADVENTURES
Now available!

Back in 1983 Ace Books released She Devil, a collection of Robert E. Howard’s “Spicy” stories. Since then, that rare paperback has become increasingly expensive, with books in fine condition selling for $40 or more. Of the eight stories contained in the Ace collection, five were pulled from the pages of Spicy-Adventure Stories, a pulp magazine that specialized in such tales. According to Patrice Louinet, the typescripts that Howard sent to the magazine were “spicier” than they wanted, so an editor toned them down a bit. These unadulterated yarns have been unavailable to Howard fans and scholars—until now.

The Robert E. Howard Foundation is proud to present SPICY ADVENTURES. Not only is this collection the first time many of these stories have appeared in hardback, it is the first time most have appeared with all the spice that Howard intended. Besides all of the complete tales, this volume contains a large miscellanea section with drafts and synopsizes that allow readers to glimpse Howard’s creative process.

The volume checks in at 211 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover design and painting by Jim & Ruth Keegan; introduced and edited by Patrice Louinet, assisted by Rob Roehm. The book is expected to ship by the end of September.


SPICY ADVENTURES is $36 for REHF Members, $40 for non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping. How to become a member? Click here!
Shipping options are:
Domestic via USPS Priority, $9
Domestic via USPS Book Rate, $3
Canada via Global Priority, $23
Australia via Global Priority, $33
Europe via Global Priority, $33


To order, pay directly via PayPal to paypal@rehfpress.com, via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order sent to:
The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 251242, Plano, TX 75025. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS.

Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance
(if wanted). NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS.

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


Contents
Introduction by Patrice Louinet
“The Girl on the Hell Ship” (aka “She-Devil”)
“Ship in Mutiny”

“Desert Blood”
“The Purple Heart of Erlik”
“The Dragon of Kao Tsu”
“Murderer’s Grog”
“Guns of Khartum”
“Daughters of Feud”

Miscellanea:
Untitled Synopsis (“John Gorman . . .”)
“The Girl on the Hell Ship”—draft
Untitled Synopsis (“Ship in Mutiny”)
“Ship in Mutiny”—draft
List of Characters (“Desert Blood”)
Untitled Synopsis (“The Purple Heart of Erlik”)
Untitled Synopsis (“Daughters of Feud”)




ROY G. KRENKEL: SAVAGE WORLDS - Coming in December!
Writer: Greg Theakston; Art: Roy G. Krenkel

Almost 200 illustrations from one of the top romantic-adventure artists. Everything from noodles to fully-rendered paintings are represented, including science fiction, Burroughs, fantasy, and females.
Softcover, 160 pages, B&W, $25.00


ROY G. KRENKEL: SAVAGE WORLDS is solicited in the October PREVIEWS
(Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT111195.




THE SAVAGE SWORD OF KULL VOLUME 2
Arriving in comic shops October 5th!
This volume contains over forty-five action-packed stories starring the barbaric Atlantean exile, King Kull! Robert E. Howard expert and legendary scribe Roy Thomas details Kull’s mysterious early life from the time he was born to his enslavement by Lemurian pirates! This tome also includes stories from when Kull was king! The Commorians provoke all-out war with Valusia, and, since their clandestine plan of overthrowing King Kull failed in “The Shadow Kingdom,” the snake-men take a different tact by launching an all-out siege on the City of Wonders!

This volume includes stories from The Savage Sword of Conan #128-#140, #145, #147-#152, #158, #159, #161, #165, #169, #170, #172, #177, #182, #183, #186, #190-#193, #196-#199, #202, #213, #215, #229, and #230-#233, and Conan Saga #97.


Trade paperback, 7" x 10", B&W, 448 pages, $19.99, On sale October 5




 
Coming soon!

Martians, Go Home. Written by Martin Powell, illustrated by Lowell Isaac, and based on the sci-fi classic by Fredric Brown. The invasion begins in 2012, from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics.


Sequential Pulp Comics' NUMBER 13 based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' THE MONSTER MEN. Adapted by Martin Powell and illustrated by Tom Floyd. Available through Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics in 2013.


The Monster of Frankenstein in the Lost World. Based on the works of Dick Briefer! And coming in 2012 from Sequential Pulp and Dark Horse Comics, the Monster of Frankenstein graphic novel.






Tales Of High Adventure, Winter 2011
Now available!
Thrilling pulp adventure fantasy returns with Tales of High Adventure, a quarterly book of prose stories and illustrated tales as published in the pulp magazines of the 1930's and 1940's such as Weird Tales, Astounding Stories, Spicy Mystery Stories, Amazing Stories and Startling Stories!

This issue features works such as:
At The Earth's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Beginning one of the original science fantasy adventures from the fantastic mind of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Homeworld by Paul J. Fini
The thrilling illustrated tale of Hamilton West and his astral journey to Homeworld!
Dagon by H. P. Lovecraft
A suicidal morphine-addict recounts his encounter with an ancient blasphemy from the sea!
The Lost Valley by Mike Moran
A Midnight Eagle illustrated tale with Jack and Tosh searching for the missing Dr. Saint!
The Peruvian Report by Max Lieberman
The discovery of a horrific tribe in South America worshiping an ancient idol!
Queen of the Black Coast by Robert E. Howard
Tales of High Adventure is proud to present the tragic tale of R. E. Howard's pirate she-devil of the Hyborean age!
Spirits of the Dead by Edgar Allen Poe
A short poem by the master of the macabre!

READ these pulp style fantasy adventures as they were meant to be read!
HOLD in your hand and flip through the pages of thrilling adventure!!
52 EDGE OF YOUR SEAT PAGES!!!

All for only $4!



Thanks to Damon Sasser for the tip!

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

Biography and "The Call of Cthulhu"-Part 1 - New!
Mary McEnnery Erhard (ca. 1885-?)
Weird Tales on Film
H.A. Noureddin Addis (1884-1958) & Marguerite Lynch Addis (1880-1948)
Poetry of Helen V. Rowe
Carlos G. Stratton (1900-1967)
Royal W. Jimerson (1895-1958)






WARLORD OF MARS #15 - Coming in December!
Written by Arvid Nelson; Art: Edgar Salazar
Covers by Joe Jusko (50%), Stephen Sadowski (50%), Lucio Parrillo (1/15)

The dreaded moon pirates of Mars are whisking John Carter off to a mysterious and surely unpleasant fate. Along for the ride is Phaidor, a Thern princess whose beauty is only matched by her complete lack of humanity. As far as Phaidor is concerned, all life on Mars is beneath the Therns, but she's going to get a rude awakening about the ugly truth behind the religion she's believed so blindly for her entire existence. Warlord of Mars #15: Issus, Goddess of Life Eternal. Hell hath no fury like a thern princess scorned!

32 pages, Full Color,  $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS #15 is solicited in the
October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT111025.


WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #7
Arriving in comic shops October 5th!

Written by Arvid Nelson; Art by Carlos Rafael
Covers: Paul Renaud (25%), Joe Jusko (50%), Alé Garza (25%)

PIRATE QUEEN OF MARS: Part 2—Dejah Thoris's kingdom of Helium is in tatters, and, even worse, it's running out of water. Water is worth more than all the gold and jewels on Mars... except for the fabled treasure Phondari, the Pirate Queen of Mars, is hunting for. The treasure is just the thing Dejah needs to kick-start the reconstruction of Helium, But Phondari has attracted the attention of Xen Brega, her old master. Both Xen and Phondari are black pirates from the further moon of Mars. No one on Mars has a worse reputation than the moon pirates, and Dejah's going to find out why first hand in Dejah Thoris #7: The Sunstealer — don't miss it!
32 pages, Full Color,  $3.99





WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #10
Coming in 
December!
Written by Arvid Nelson; Art by Carlos Rafael
Covers: Paul Renaud (33%), Joe Jusko (33%), Alé Garza (33%)

Xen Brega, the cannibalistic moon pirate, has seized the treasure that Dejah Thoris and her reluctant ally, Phondari, the Pirate Queen of Mars, have been after for so long. You can bet neither woman is going to let Brega get away with it – not without a fight! Brega and Phondari both laugh at the idea the treasure might be cursed, but one of them, at least, will learn a little respect by the time the dust settles. The thrilling conclusion of the Pirate Queen of Mars story arc awaits you Dejah Thoris #10: Jeddessa's Revenge!

32 pages, Full Color,  $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #10 is solicited in the
October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT111028.


ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #6 (of 12) - Coming in December!
Writer: Matt Wagner;  Penciller/Inker: Esteve Polls;  Cover: Matt Wagner

Zorro’s true enemy reveals himself!  Who is scary enough to try to take down Zorro, The Fox? The one and only Matt Wagner (MAGE, GRENDEL) is nearing the conclusion to his epic story of Zorro! Find out as Zorro Rides Again in issue #6!


32 pages, Full Color,  $3.99


ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #6 is solicited in the October PREVIEWS (Available October 5th).
The Diamond Item Code is OCT111054.







23 September 2011

The 23rd Annual New York City Collectible Paperback & Pulp Fiction Expo - Sunday, October 16, 2011!
The  23rd Annual New York City Collectible Paperback & Pulp Fiction Expo will be held Sunday, October 16, 2011, at the Holiday Inn on 57th Street in NYC in the BIG ROOM.

A limited number of 6 and 8 foot tables available, but email or call for tables asap, as they go fast.
Call Gary at 718-646-6126 after 5pm EST
.
Admission: Preview (8am) $10; General (9am - 3pm) $5; After 3pm FREE

Guest authors and artists so far include:
CHARLES ARDAI, award-winning crime author and editor of the Hard Case Crime series.
LAWRENCE BLOCK, legendry mystery and crime author, creator of the Matt Scudder series & more!
ED BALCOURT, renown artist rep who was a key player in paperback cover art and pb publishing.
LINTON BALDWIN, Lion Books crime author, who wrote Lion classic noir, Sinner's Game.
MARCUS BOAS, fabulous fantasy artist who will display some of his wonderful paintings!
CAROL BUGGE, author of many fine mystery novels and some fine Sherlockian pastiches!
ELAINE DUILLO, famous cover artist and the "Queen of the Romance Paperback!"

RON GOULART, master storyteller, SF writer, pulp and comic book scholar.
JACK FARAGASSO: Famous vintage paperback cover artists and master illustrator!
C.J. HENDERSON, hard-boiled crime, fantasy and horror author.
MORRIS HERSHMAN, original Manhunt author and also Midwood Books author as Arnold English.
MARVIN KAYE, famous fantasy author and renown Sherlockian anthologist and editor of SHMM.
SANDY KOSSIN, vintage paperback cover artist and classic master illustrator!
RON LESSER: Classic paperback book cover artist and master illustrator.
ANNETTE & MARTIN MEYERS, mystery author couple, who also write as Maan Meyers.
S.J. ROZAN, crime author and creator of the famous Lydia Chin series and much more.
NORMAN SPINRAD, legendry science fiction author.
JASON STARR, author of many excellent crime and noir thrillers.
STAN TRYBULSKI, hard-boiled crime author with many fine books to his credit.
KEN WISHNIA, hard crime as well as historical mystery author.


Guest signing times will be posted on our website, www.gryphonbooks.com and also on the Program given out at the day of the show.

Age of Aces
New and now available!

In Donald E. Keyhoe’s imaginings, the stormy skies of World War I are filled with giant pterodactyls, mystic fireballs and demon aces. But America has it’s own unnatural secret weapon: Captain Philip Strange. A mental marvel from birth, he was so terrifyingly effective that the Allies referred to him as “The Phantom Ace of G-2.” But to the Germans he was “The Brain-Devil,” whose penetrating green eyes were both a legend and a nightmare.

Keyhoe’s Philip Strange stories ran for nine years—from 1931 through 1939—in the pages of Flying Aces magazine. This first volume in our new series contains six exciting tales of terror skies! It also features an introduction by Sid Bradd and is beautifully wrapped up in an exciting new design by Chris Kalb!


Stories include:
“Cocardes of Courage” – Flying Aces, September 1931
“The Drome of Dread” – Flying Aces, November 1931
“The Red Demon” – Flying Aces, July 1932
“Scourge of the Skies” – Flying Aces, November 1932
“Vengeance of V-99” – Flying Aces, February 1933
“The Unholy Horror” – Flying Aces, July 1933
Plus:
“Donald E. Keyhoe and the Brain-Devil of G-2″ by Sidney H. Bradd
A Bibliography of all Philip Strange’s Adventures
An exciting book design by Chris Kalb.

$16.99 Trade paperback
 6″x9″ trade paperback | 346 pages | ISBN: 978-0-9820950-8-9

Available from
AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House


Age of Aces
New and now available!

Donald E. Keyhoe’s seven stories of The Vanished Legion, from the pages of Dare-Devil Aces, have been collected into one volume and is now available to order from AmazonAdventure House, and Mike Chomko Books.

Surely you remember from History class reading about when the Germans found a way to turn Allied pilots into Dwarfs, and in doing so, driving them mad and sending them back to attack their former squadrons. Or when the grizzly green death struck and left an unsettling learing grin upon it's victims twisted faces. Maybe you recall Germany’s plan to render the Allies defenseless with a ray that would block out all sight and sound. No, this obviously isn't the history they taught you about in school! But here at Age of Aces we are dedicated to furthering your education.

So join Dick Traine, Monte Prince, Bill Hammond and the rest of the Squadron of Forgotten Men as Colonel Meredith sends them out against some of the most bizarre schemes the Boche ever threw against the Allies in WWI!

$16.99 Trade paperback

"The Vanished Legion" is available from
AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House.



Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon, Part Thirteen – "The Ice Kingdom of Mongo" - Now online!
Part 13 of William Patrick Maynard's Flash Gordon blog is now online at the Blackgate website and at William Patrick Maynard's blogsite.

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 51: "The Land of Fear" & "The Fiery Menace"
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
The Pulp Era's legendary superhero follows terror trails in classic thrillers by Harold A. Davis and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, the Man of Bronze journeys to "The Land of Fear" hidden deep within Africa to discover the deadly secret behind the "skeleton death" that dissolves human flesh to the bone. Then, a grisly vampire murder in the lobby of his own headquarters building leads Doc Savage and his beautiful cousin Patricia to the South Atlantic in pursuit of "The Fiery Menace." This classic pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and a behind-the-scenes article by Will Murray, writer of eight Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-062-5 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE SHADOW Volume 53: "Garden of Death" & "The Vampire Murders"
VAMPIRE TRIPLE FEATURE!
The Knight of Darkness investigates deadly vampire attacks in two heart-stopping chillers by Walter Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant" and a classic radio mystery! First, the Master of Darkness must battle a giant vampire bat and enter the dangerous "Garden of Death" to discover the secret behind a deadly drug monopoly. Then, The Shadow enters haunted Haldrew Hall to unearth the bloody secret behind "The Vampire Murders" in a sequel to the legendary Victorian thriller, "Varney the Vampire." BONUS: "Vampires Prowl by Night," a lost thriller from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases both classic pulp covers by George Rozen, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and commentary by popular-culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-061-8 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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

BACK ISSUE #51 - Now available!
Featuring an interview with the late Adrienne Roy.

Editor Michael Eury is featuring a bittersweet interview with the late Adrienne Roy, who passed away in December 2010. Ms. Roy is known for her color work on some of the key DC comics of the 1970s and ’80s (New Teen Titans, among many, many others), and she was even featured as a character in several comics of that era, so loved was she by the creators she worked with. It’s a great tribute to a great lady.

The 17-page interview is of definite interest to pulp fans as Adrienne attended a number of Pulpcons (and FOTR conventions) with Anthony Tollin over the quarter century they were together and she was fairly well known in the pulp community. The article also pictures her Shadow sculpture (featured on the cover of THE SHADOW SCRAPBOOK) and also a photo of her with radio Shadow John Archer.


This “all interview” issue also features Part 2 of our STEVE ENGLEHART interview, begun in Alter Ego #103 (released last month). plus “Pro2Pro” interviews between WALTER SIMONSON and ERIK LARSEN, DOUG MOENCH and LEN WEIN, and comics letterers TODD KLEIN and JANICE CHIANG, plus an in-depth discussion with JOHN OSTRANDER. And check out the cover above; that’s one of the last Batman illustrations produced by the late MARSHALL ROGERS, who was Englehart’s partner on Detective Comics.


Here’s the link for a free PDF preview.



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 145: Gayleen Froese - New!
Gayleen Froese discusses her novel, Grayling Cross.

Episode 144: The Rook Volume 6
Episode 143: The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage
Episode 142: Damballa
Episode 141: Dafydd Neal Dyar
Episode 140: SF in the Pulps
Episode 139: Exciting Pulp Tales
Episode 138: Strange Gods of the Dire Planet
Episode 137: Sherlock Holmes
Episode 136: PulpFest

The Bronze Gazette #62 (October 2011) -  Now available!

This issue features:
Editorial
"The making of an Audiobook" by
Howard Wright
"Q&A with Radio Archives President Harlan Zinck" by Howard Wright
News Update
Front Cover: David Burton
Back Cover: Keith "Kez" Wilson
Interior illustrations: Edd Cartier, Bobb Cotter,
and Mark Mrvicin

Now accepting subscriptions for The Bronze Gazette issues #62, 63, 64.
Prices are as follows:
Cost is $15.00/3 Issues US
Cost is $16.00/3 Issues Canada
Cost is $20.00/3 Issues Overseas
For those that have stuck with TBG all of these years, thanks for your continued support.

Send orders and back issue inquiries to:
Green Eagle Publications
2900 Standiford Ave 16B
PMB #136
Modesto, Ca 95350
Checks and money orders should be payable to: Green Eagle Publications



E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow is "Death Diamonds" from the February 1, 1942 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

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

"Guns Are Handy Things" by Robert Sidney Bowen from POPULAR DETECTIVE, September, 1948
Featuring: Chet Lacey
Chet Lacey takes on a tough and dangerous chore when
he attempts to bring the straying Alec Keltner home!
"Kitty Burns Her Fingers" by Talbot Mundy from ALL-STORY, July, 1911
Kitty Crothers the actress comes into quite a bit of money and has to decide what to do with it.  Early Talbot Mundy story.
"Eastbound Hotshot" by Keith Edgar from SHORT STORIES, August, 1949
Seemed like the Engineer was annoyed at whoever had left that truck stalled on the Railroad Right-of-Way.



Fredric Brown: The Proofreaders' Page and other Uncollected Items
Now available!
A collection of columns by world-famous mystery and science fiction author, Fredric Brown, looking at all aspects of proof-reading from obscure rules of grammar and punctuation to tips on the best way to lay out a book. A must for any budding author who wishes to publish their own book and needs some tips on how to avoid the most common mistakes. Also includes several other rare and uncollected items by Fredric Brown including a mystery short story ("Fatal Facsimile") that hasn't been reprinted since it was first published 49 years ago; 24 humorous advice columns by the intrepid Colonel Cluck; a selection of Brown's early attempts at poetry; and much, much more!

ISBN 978-1-105-03045-1
Copyright The Estate of Fredric Brown
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Galactic Central Publications
Pages: 458
Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior: Ink Black & white
Dimensions (inches): 6.0 wide × 9.0 tall

Softcover: $20.03
Hardcover: $32.05


Frederik Pohl:  The Way the Future Blogs - Now online!
Hannes Bok, Part 2: The story with the unhappy ending - New!
Hannes Bok: Futurian Artist in Chief   - New!
Popular Publications, Part 7: The Beginning of the End - New!
Popular Publications, Part 6: Deadlines
Popular Publications, Part 5: There and Back Again
Popular Publications, Part 4: Continuing Down the Corridor  
Popular Publications, Part 3: The People Who Made the Pulps
Popular Publications, Part 2: What a Major Pulp House Was Like in 1939
Popular Publications, Part 1: Rolling Back the Years: Popular Publications
 


Friends of Old Time Radio Convention - October 20-23, 2011!
The 36th Annual Friends of Old Time Radio Convention will take place October 20-23 2011 at the Ramada Plaza hotel in Newark, NJ.  the four day event features live recreations of classic old time radio programs with all-star casts as well as memorabilia, music, panel discussions, autographs and historical presentations.  The convention is a great way to meet and show appreciation for the veterans who made old time radio great as well as get to know some of the younger actors who are working to keep the tradition alive.

The invited guest list looks great so far, led by Ethel and Albert star/creator Peg Lynch.  I know everyone will enjoy seeing the great Simon Jones ("Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy") again.  The Mercury Theater's Arthur Anderson, WXYZ veteran Elaine Hyman ("The Lone Ranger"), ABC announcer Bill Owen and Gloria McMillan (Harriet Conklin on Our Miss Brooks) are also back for more.  Local New York talk show legend Joe "Nostalgia King" Franklin will recreate his show live on stage, bringing his own surprises guests along.  Another great returning guest is Ivan Curry, star of "Bobby Benson and the B-Bar B Riders" on old time radio.  The guest list changes frequently, so keep checking the website for updates.


In addition, Pulp entertainment scholars Anthony Tollin and Martin Grams, Jr. will both host original presentations on pulp entertainment and radio.

Thursday - Sunday programs include an afternoon program that consists of a recreation, panel discussions and dealer rooms.  The evening program features a buffet dinner in which there is at least one special guest at each table and all-star recreations.  It's a great way to socialize with the stars as well as see them perform.  On Sunday, there is a buffet breakfast and panel with remaining guests.

Shows scheduled for recreation this year include Let's Pretend, Easy Aces, Gunsmoke, My Favorite Husband, Ethel and Albert, Phil Harris/Alice Faye, Lights Out, and more.

Full information on the convention including room rates (historically low right now at $76/AAA) and registration information for the convention itself is available at www.fotr.net.

Please contact Sean Dougherty, publicity coordinator, at 201-739-2541 or SeanDD@optonline.net or @doughertysean on Twitter, or The Friends of Old Time Radio Convention on Facebook for more information.


G. W. Thomas / Rage Machine Books - Now available!
The Clayton Astounding: Invasion Earth!
The fourth volume in this series dedicated to the Astounding Stories of Super-Science, edited by Harry Bates between 1930-1933. Not the Golden Age Astounding of John W. Campbell but the fun, BEM-filled Pulp of SF adventure. This volume is filled with tales of terrible invaders coming to Earth to enslave the human race.

Featuring work by Charles W. Diffin, Nat Schachner, Lilith Lorraine, Hal K. Wells, Captain S. P. Meek, and A. T. Locke. With introductions and commentary by G. W. Thomas.

Paperback, 226 pages
Price: $13.99

 



Haffner Press - Update!
Here's a quick update on things at the Haffner Press Secret Moon Base:

1) FACEBOOK UPDATES
We continue to add content (text and graphics) to the Facebook page for SHANNACH - THE LAST: FAREWELL TO MARS by Leigh Brackett. 
More images will be posted this weekend.

2) SHANNACH - THE LAST: FAREWELL TO MARS
Speaking of which, SHANNACH - THE LAST: FAREWELL TO MARS has been at the printer for 3 weeks and, with the bindery's workload for the holiday season, we are currently scheduled to take delivery of inventory on the week of October 24th.  This book has had the best pre-sell of any Haffner Press title, so if you're thinking about getting a copy, don't wait too much longer. 


3) FREDRIC BROWN TO TAKE FLIGHT!
Fans of Fredric Brown should "keep watching the skies" in the coming weeks!!  Translation: Haffner Press has an agreement for volumes that are designed to collect the mystery fiction of Fredric Brown.  This series will be a wonderful and affordable opportunity to own the entire mystery output of this fondly-remembered author. With the already announced titles: THE COMPLETE JOHN THUNSTONE by Manly Wade Wellman, THE COMPLETE I.V. FROST by Donald Wandrei, and THE MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES by Henry Kuttner & C.L. Moore, our new line of mystery titles is shaping up to be something very special.

4) ASIMOV'S SAYS HAFFNER PRESS RULES!!
At least Paul di Filippo says so as he reviews no fewer than four recent releases from Haffner Press in the September issue of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine.  The online text is here: http://www.asimovs.com/2011_09/onbooks.shtml

5) EDMOND HAMILTON GETS SOME INK
Richard A. Lupoff gives a charming review to the two most recent Edmond Hamilton volumes: THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE, VOLUME TWO and THE UNIVERSE WRECKERS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME THREE in the September (#608) issue of Locus magazine. 
The Locus subscription page is here: https://secure.locusmag.com/Magazine/Subscribe.html

6) OOPS! ? OUT-OF-PRINT NOTICE: 
Effective immediately, MARTIAN QUEST: THE EARLY BRACKETT is out of print.  We still have copies of the slipcased/limited edition signed by Grandmaster Michael Moorcock at the original price of $125.  If you're aware of what happens to out-of-print HP titles, and don't have a copy of MARTIAN QUEST, you might consider latching on to one of these (before they're oop as well).

7) PARTY WITH US ON WWW.LIBRARYTHING.COM
We're slowly adding content to our account at www.librarything.com and we plan on offering Advance Reading Copies (ARCs) of select titles in the coming months through Library Thing's Early Reviewers program.  If you're a member of Library Thing, you've got a head-start; otherwise we recommend you visit http://www.librarything.com/er/signup so you don't miss out on chances for early peeks at forthcoming books.

That's all for now, fellow astrogators.  Our next update will feature details about the two forthcoming Henry Kuttner titles (THUNDER IN THE VOID & HOLLYWOOD ON THE MOON / MAN ABOUT TIME: THE PETE MANX ADVENTURES), news about Edmond Hamilton / Leigh Brackett Day 2011, the contents list of the Fredric Brown titles (maybe), and much, much more.

Keep Watching the Skies!

Stephen Haffner
Big Poobah
HAFFNER PRESS
Hamilton / Brackett Day - October  15, 2011!
Organizer Don Sutton and the Kinsman Historical Society have selected October 15, 2011 as the date for the re-named "Hamilton/Brackett Day."  Haffner Press will send and post updates as they become available, but the approach this year is to acknowledge the efforts of *both* Ed & Leigh.
The date has been moved from the middle of summer to the third Saturday in October. 


This year there will be a mini Star Wars Convention. The 501 Garrison was invited and a number of vendors have shown interest. There will be a costume contest for the kids. There will also be a world premier of their personal slide collection, a toast a their gravesite and much more.

Edmond Hamilton & Leigh Brackett Day has a Facebook page that will be updated with new  information as it becomes available.


Hard Case Crime - News update!
First of all: We're back!  After more than a year, Hard Case Crime has new books in stores.  GETTING OFF by Lawrence Block is the story of a beautiful young woman who sets out to murder every man she's ever slept with, while QUARRY'S EX by Max Allan Collins is the latest installment in his popular series about the hit man known as Quarry.  In two weeks, two more new titles will arrive in stores: THE CONSUMMATA, begun in the 1960s by the legendary Mickey Spillane and completed after his death (at Mickey's request) by Max Allan Collins, and CHOKE HOLD by Christa Faust, the second story about Angel Dare, who first appeared in the Edgar Award-nominated MONEY SHOT.

You can find out more about each of these books on our Web site, www.HardCaseCrime.com.  While you're there, you can also get a taste of our first two 2012 titles: THE COMEDY IS FINISHED by Donald E. Westlake and BLOOD ON THE  MINK by Robert Silverberg.  (The Westlake has never been published before; the Silverberg hasn't been published in any form for 50 years!) You can order any of these books online or -- better yet -- by requesting them at your favorite local bookstore.  Whichever way you choose, we very much hope you will get yourself copies of these books. Heck, get extras for your friends -- they make great gifts for the crime fiction fans in your life.

Later in 2012, we'll be bringing you Edgar Award finalist Joseph Koenig's first new book in 20 years, FALSE NEGATIVE, a tale of a true-crime writer investigating the death of beauty pageant contestants in 1950s Atlantic City; and a very unusual first novel called THE TWENTY-YEAR DEATH by Ariel S. Winter.  THE TWENTY-YEAR DEATH is three times the length of our usual books, and for an important reason: the story is told in the form of three separate pulp crime novels, each written in the style of a different famous mystery writer!  These two books aren't up on our Web site yet, but we'll be unveiling the cover of FALSE NEGATIVE (by the inimitable Glen Orbik) around October 7 -- so mark your calendar...


And what's coming after those two?  We've got something very, very special to announce.  After hunting for more than 9 years, we have located and secured the rights to the final, never-before-published novel by noir master James M. Cain, author of MILDRED PIERCE, DOUBLE INDEMNITY, and THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE.  The new book is called THE COCKTAIL WAITRESS, and it may be the single most important discovery we've ever made.  It's the story of a beautiful young widow whose first husband died under suspicious circumstances and who finds herself pursued by two new men, each of whom has something she wants.  But she can't have both of them...or can she?  It's steamy, gritty, suspenseful, and altogther worthy of the legacy of this great writer. We can't wait to show it to you.

Alas, we do have to wait for that one.  But happily you've got plenty of good books to read in the meantime.  This is a good time to be a Hard Case Crime fan, for the first time in quite a while, and I want to thank you sincerely for keeping the flame burning all these months while we were away.  If you get a chance, please tell a friend about our books.  If you read our new titles and like them, please post a review somewhere online to let people know.  The best thing you can do to ensure that Hard Case Crime books keep coming is not just to buy them yourself (though we're very grateful for your doing that) but to tell people about them and help us spread the word.

Many thanks for that help, and for all your passion for what we do -- it's what keeps us doing it.





Isaac Asimov’s ‘The Caves Of Steel - Feature film announced!
20th Century Fox, which tapped into Isaac Asimov’s futuristic robot science fiction for I, Robot, is now working on a live-action adaptation of Asimov’s The Caves of Steel. The studio has set Henry Hobson to direct and John Scott 3 to adapt the murder mystery that was first published as a book in 1954. The director and writer are currently in pre-production on Maggie, a spec script that tracks the six-week metamorphosis of a 16-year-old girl into a zombie after she becomes infected and continues to live with her family. Trained at the Royal College of Art in London as a graphic designer, Hobson specializes in creating inventive title sequences for films that included Sherlock Holmes for Prologue Films. The scribe seems well suited to adapt Asimov’s visionary prose. When not writing scripts, Scott builds command systems for NASA’s flagship X-ray satellite. He works with the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, which takes photos of X-ray photons in deep space.

The Caves of Steel will be produced by Simon Kinberg, the X-Men scribe whose Genre Films banner is based at the studio and who is right now producing the Neill Blomkamp-directed Elysium, which stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley. Similar to I, Robot (which Fox turned into a hit film with Will Smith), The Caves of Steel is a murder mystery that takes place 1,000 years in the future, on an overpopulated Earth where there is a phobia about robots. The title refers to giant city complexes that are necessary because Earth is so overpopulated. While robots are used for labor in outlying “spacer worlds” where the rich live on spacious parcels, the robots are outlawed on Earth. A Spacer Ambassador lobbying to loosen Earth’s anti-robot restrictions is found dead, his chest imploded by an energy blaster, and a detective is matched with a human-looking robot to solve the crime. Hobson is repped by CAA and Energy Entertainment.


Johnston McCulley: THE MASKED WOMAN - Now available!
UNABRIDGED - Narrated by Andy Bowyer
The masked woman called herself Madame Madcap, and she gathered a gang of cutthroats determined to loot high society of all its riches, starting with the notorious womanizer Hamilton Brone. She worked her criminal magic... and grew rich as millionaires swooned at her feet. Members of her gang worshipped her. She could do no wrong. And yet a curious pattern began to emerge, and a strange vengeance took shape - not just against the men of high society, but against the men of her own brave band of criminals!
2 hrs and 48 mins
$6.95



KATO #13 - Arriving in comic shops September 28th!
Writer: Ande Parks;  Art: Diego Bernard; Cover: Alé Garza, Carlos Rafael (1-in-10)
As the new Kato struggles to free herself from a high-tech virtual reality designed to drive her mad, the clock is ticking. Green Hornet and the original Kato hit the streets (Kato behind the wheel of an old friend), trying to find Mulan before her brain is permanently damaged. Will Mulan free herself, or will the Black Hornet's sister exact her horrific revenge? All-out action, featuring two generations of heroes.
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99
THE LAST PHANTOM #9  - Arriving in comic shops September 28th!
Writer: Scott Beatty, Art:  Eduardo Ferigato
Cover: Alex Ross, 
Stephen Sadowski (1-in-10), Fabiano Neves (1-in-15)
At long last, Kit Walker returns to Africa! But the road back to Bengali is threatening at every turn! Forced to travel home by riverboat, Kit witnesses firsthand the horrors of the civil war tearing Bengali apart, as well as the insidious trade funding the violence: BLOOD DIAMONDS!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

Laurie's Wild West - Now online!
Week #2 of the RIDING THE PULP TRAIL contest - New!
Pulps A - Z: The G's - New!
Riding the Pulp Trail Contest: Entry #1
Rules for RIDING THE PULP TRAIL Contest
Pulps A - Z: The F's
Opportunity to read Introduction of RIDING THE PULP TRAIL
Thursday's Forgotten Pulp: THE WHISPERER
Pulps A - Z: The E's
Paul Powers Author Page at Amazon Now
Pulps A - Z: The D's
Tuesday's Forgotten Pulp: SMITH'S MAGAZINE
Pulps A - Z: The C's


LORD OF THE JUNGLE - Coming in December!
Tarzan, the original Lord of the Jungle returns!
EXPANSION OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGH’S CLASSIC TALE!

Dynamite is proud to announce the December release of Lord of the Jungle! Dynamite's Lord of the Jungle is true to Edgar Rice Burroughs original tale, savage, violent, and uncensored for the first time in its 100 year history!  We are so proud and excited about this book, that we are offering the first FULL issue for the introductory price of just $1.00!

Based on the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs adventure story, Tarzan of the Apes, the first of his famous series, which initially began publication in All Story Magazine in 1912.  The saga of Greystoke begins in December, written by Arvid Nelson and illustrated by Roberto Castro, and featuring covers by Alex Ross, Lucio Parillo, Ryan Sook, and Paul Renaud!
 
"Tarzan's DNA is in everything from super heroes to space epics," says writer Arvid Nelson.  "But I was surprised at how little I knew about him, because the many adaptations wander very far from the original character. His true story is so much deeper and more interesting -- that's we're trying to bring to life in Lord of the Jungle."

"To allow the series to be accessible to fans old and new, we are offering the first issue at the Introductory Price of $1.00 for the full ENTIRE 32 page comic, as well as dedicating both of the Dynamite front gate folds of the October shipping Previews Magazine to our launch," says Dynamite Entertainment President and Publisher Nick Barrucci. "Get on board for the biggest comic book launch this December!"







Mike Chomko - September-October 2011 newsletter is now available!
Mike's September-October 2011 newsletter is now available.
Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of your order (media mail or bound printed matter). 
Michael Chomko, 2217W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA  18104-6542


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

You can also visit Mike's storefront at Amazon.com.

Moonstone’s Return of the Monsters: The Spider vs. The Werewolf 
Martin Powell Interview!


All Pulp has interviewed Martin Powell about his upcoming
SPIDER Halloween special issue. On sale next month.


All-Pulp     Martin Powell's Blog     Moonstone Books


Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson's PulpFest Report - Now online!
Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson has posted a report on PulpFest 2011 on her blog dedicated to her grandfather Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson.
This is an outstanding report complete with photos. You do not want to miss reading it!



The Nostalgia League - Now available online!
New in The Nostalgia League Library:

The Complete Mowgli Stories from The First and Second Jungle Books

First, an introduction to Mowgli and then The Nostalgia League will be serializing all the Mowgli stories in order, two each week, through the month of September along with as many illustrations as can be found. Now available are:

"Mowgli's Brothers" and "Kaa's Hunting"
have been added to The Complete Mowgli Stories.
http://thenostalgialeague.com/olmag/kipling-jungle-book.html

"Tiger! Tiger!" and "How Fear Came" have been added to The Complete Mowgli Stories.
http://thenostalgialeague.com/olmag/kipling-jungle-book.html


"Letting in the Jungle" and "The King's Ankus" are now available for your perusal and enjoyment. - New!
http://thenostalgialeague.com/olmag/kipling-jungle-book.html

While you are visiting, checkout the other material available in The Nostalgia League Library


Paizo Publishing: PLANET STORIES
Now available!

THE PLANET KILLERS OMNIBUS COLLECTION by Robert Silverberg
Never before reprinted since their original appearances and with a new introduction by the author, three novels of science fiction adventure — The Planet Killers, The Plot Against Earth, and One of Our Asteroids Is Missing — blaze back onto the scene, revealing early masterworks of one of the genre's most gifted and celebrated authors.

Omnibus Collection, Softcover, 6x9, 350 pages,  SRP: $15.99





Pulp Adventurecon 2011 - November 5th, 2011!
The date for Pulp Adventurecon 2011 is November 5th, 2011.
Same location as always: Ramada Inn, 1083 Route 206, Bordentown, NJ 08505. 
Thousands of rare PULP MAGAZINES, vintage paperbacks and movie collectibles on display in this pleasant one-day show that attracts collectors and exhibitors from as far as New Hampshire and Virginia. Held the first Saturday of November from 10AM until 5PM.
Visit the Bold Venture Press website for the latest details.

So far, ten tables have been spoken for ... Our dealers include Gary Lovisi, Paul Herman, Darrell Schweitzer, Rich Harvey, Bruce Tinkel, Rick Hall,  Henry Greenbaum, Gale Heimbach.  If you're interested in setting up, please fire off an email to me as soon as possible. We have room for 
approximately 46 tables, so this leaves 36 available.
 
We're all set for Saturday, November 5th, 2011 at the Ramada Inn, Bordentown, NJ.
The show runs from 10am to 5pm. Cost is $45 for one table, and  $40 for additional tables.
 
Most of you are familiar with the Ramada Inn of Bordentown, NJ conveniently located just off NJ Turnpike exit 7, with plenty of parking.  
We expect to fill all of the tables with plenty of pulp goodness -- including  pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, classic movies and related memorabilia.

PULPED! - The Official New Pulp Podcast! - New podcast now available online!
Episode 13: Author Kevin Hearne and THE IRON DRUID CHRONICLES - New!  
PULPED! gets Urban and Fantastic on this episode as Tommy and Derrick welcome Del Rey (Subsidiary of Random House) Author Kevin Hearne aboard to discuss his series dubbed THE IRON DRUID CHRONICLES.  The guys talk fantasy, urban and traditional, religions and pantheons, Boys and their wolf hounds, witches and ravens, and much more!  Find out if and how an Urban Fantasy series can produce an awesome New Pulp Hero!
Episode 12: Richard Lee Byers 'THE IMPOSTOR' Gets PULPED!
Episode 11: David Liss, Writer of MYSTERY MEN Talks new Pulp Comics!
Episode 10: Art Sippo gets PULPED!
Episode 9: PULPED! Goes Post Mortem!!!
Episode 8: RELEASE DAY SPECIAL- New Pulp Author Reinagel Moves onto NEW PULP AUDIO!
Episode 7: The Man Behind Millenium Comics' Doc Savage and more - Mark Ellis



Pulpville Press - Now available!

PULP TALES PRESENTS #26: THE GREEN GHOST AND THE WHIRLWIND
by Johnston McCulley


Thrill to the stories of THE GREEN GHOST and THE WHIRLWIND as originally presented in Thrilling Detective and Thrilling Adventures pulp magazines.

THE GREEN GHOST--This costumed hero in three of his stories:
THE GREEN GHOST, SWIFT REVENGE, and THE GREEN GHOST STALKS.

THE WHIRLWIND--Another Zorro-like character of old California in a series of stories:
ALIAS THE WHIRLWIND, THE WHIRLWIND'S REVENGE, THE WHIRLWIND'S RED TRAIL,
THE WHIRLWIND'S RAGE, THE WHIRLWIND'S READY BLADE, THE WHIRLWIND'S FRENZY,
and THE WHIRLWIND'S PRIVATE WAR.

Trade paperback, 136 pages, 7 x 10 inches, $15





QUEEN SONJA #20  - Arriving in comic shops September 28th!
Writer: Arvid Nelson; Artist: Edgar Salizar; Covers: Fabiano Neves (50%), Patrick Berkenkotter (50%)
Queen Sonja rides hard for her capital. She'll take it back from Thulsa Doom or die trying. Thulsa only needs to delay her long enough to perform the ritual that will free his evil god, Set, from his ancient prison. But Set is hiding a terrible secret from Thulsa, a secret that could mean the doom of all Hyboria. Cosmos-shattering revelations, bloody duels and a dark reckoning between Sonja and the darkest forces of the interstellar gulfs await in the final installment of the "Son of Set" story arc!

32 pages, Full Color, $2.99


Radio Archives
Coming October 7th!

Never before had any criminal openly challenged
The Spider!

Never before had the Master of Men faced a foe
who welcomed personal combat with the
grim avenger whom all others feared.
And while they fought ... men and women
were dying by the scores, as a new and fearless criminal army forms under the dark banner of
that gentlemanly killer ... The Fly!  


12 minute preview now online!

The classic pulp hero, The Spider, faces one of his most cunning criminal enemies The Fly! in Prince of the Red Looters, the first Spider audiobook from RadioArchives.com. The Fly's ruthlessly efficient crime organization commits a chain of bold and deadly atrocities, while The Fly taunts The Spider in a series of ever more dangerous duels.  


Richard Wentworth, wealthy man-about-town and master of disguise, devotes his life to the pursuit of justice for the down-trodden, the poor, and the helpless. Donning a wide-brimmed black hat, sinister black cape, and a pair of .45 automatics, Wentworth prowls the streets of New York as his alter-ego The Spider, Master of Men challenging criminal masterminds bent on enslaving or destroying humanity.  

In this new and exciting audiobook enhanced with sound effects and full music score, narrator Nick Santa Maria takes you on a roller-coaster ride of danger, action, thrills, and adventure. Santa Maria is the accomplished star of stage and film, and in Prince of the Red Looters, he is ably assisted by Robin Riker, star of stage, film, and television.   Producer/Director Roger Rittner says, "Prince of the Red Looters is a doozy. Nick Santa Maria has the perfect voice to narrate the fantastic adventures of The Spider. And Robin Riker, who played Pat Savage in 'The Adventures of Doc Savage', has turned in a stellar performance as his companion and confidant, Nita Van Sloane. Both of them are giving me goosebumps while I'm putting the finishing touches on what will be a unique listening experience."  

Watch for Prince of the Red Looters, coming soon from RadioArchives.com!



Rancho Diablo #4: HELL ON WHEELS
The Kindle edition is now available!
Bill Crider, James Reasoner, and Mel Odom have joined forces
to create a new Western pulp series published exclusively at Amazon.

Mel Odom has written the fourth volume in this stirring tale of the Old West.

Everyone in Shooter's Cross knows that Mike Tucker isn't a ranch hand. He's a shootist, lightning quick and totally lethal with his Tranter pistols.

Jenny Blaylock has always been nervous around Tucker because she knows he's a stone cold killer. Something's broken inside Tucker, and she's afraid that he's going to get her family hurt.

But when her husband Sam is out of town and her daughter is kidnapped by a ruthless gang, Jenny has no choice but to saddle up and ride with Tucker. The trail is long and hard, and she knows its going to end in sudden death, hellfire and gunsmoke.

The Kindle edition is now available at Amazon.com for $2.99





Coming Soon

Sequential Pulp Comics is thrilled to have adventure scribe extraordinaire, Mark Ellis and comics' legend, Pablos Marcos team for a retelling of H. Rider Haggard's KING SOLOMON'S MINES. Haggard's Allan Quatermain stories have found new audiences over and over since the character was initially introduced in 1885.

The source material is in public domain. There have been numerous films based on KSM. The latest coming in 2004 from Hallmark Entertainment and starring Patrick Swayze as Allan Quatermain. The most famous version would still be MGM's 1950 big budget epic staring Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr. It has just been reported that Dreamworks and Aussie heartthrob, Sam Worthington will tackle the role of Quatermain in a futuristic version of the novel.

Our writer/adapter Mark Ellis had this to say when asked how he plans to keep the material fresh when it has been in front of the public for so many years. "We plan to maintain the spirit of the story but alter sections in the original  source material in order to streamline the narrative. We want to make the whole thing a bit more palatable to a contemporary graphic novel reading audience. That means tweaking characterization to some extent. Pablo Marcos, of course, is one of the few living legends of the comics and graphic novel field, and it's quite the privilege and honor to work with him."

Sequential Pulp is committed to honoring the wonderful writers who have come before us and we respect their vision and the integrity of their work. That being said I've read Mark's story synopsis and it is fantastic. He has remained true to Haggard,his style and the essence of his storyline. He does it with great finesse taking us to the same place Haggard took us so many years ago. We hope you'll join us on our journey to bring you one of the finest adventure tales ever written to graphic novel format.




The image above is of
Pablo Marcos artwork
and is designed by
Melissa Martin-Ellis and
Michael Hudson
for promotional purposes.


This will not be the actual cover
for the graphic novel.


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

Mary McEnnery Erhard (ca. 1885-?) - New!
Weird Tales on Film - New!
H.A. Noureddin Addis (1884-1958) & Marguerite Lynch Addis (1880-1948)
Poetry of Helen V. Rowe
Carlos G. Stratton (1900-1967)
Royal W. Jimerson (1895-1958)
Capwell Wyckoff (1903-1953)
George N. Laws (1902-1981)
Weird Tales Books:The Mighty Barbarians 
Weird Tales Books:The Mighty Swordsmen 
Weird Tales Books: The Fantastic Swordsmen
Weird Tales Books: The Ghoul Keepers
Bernice T. Banning (1885-1954)
Nard Jones (1904-1972)
Helen Rowe Henze (1899-1973)
Vennette Herron (1885-1973)



WARLORD OF MARS #10
Arriving in comic shops September 28th!
Written by Arvid Nelson; Art: Stephen Sadowski
Covers by Joe Jusko (50%), Stephen Sadowski (50%), Lucio Parrillo (1/15)

John Carter disappeared from Mars as mysteriously as he arrived. Days before he did, an unknown assassin murdered the guardian of the Red Planet's life support system. Carter himself is implicated in horrific crime, and it's up to his princess, Dejah Thoris, to clear his name. That would be tough enough, but someone is trying to kill Dejah, too! With enemies all around her, both seen and unseen, she'll need all the help she can get. A murder mystery of Barsoomian proportions begins in Warlord of Mars #10: Heretic of Mars, part 1 of 3!

32 pages, Full Color,  $3.99






Wildside Press: LAKE CHARLES by Ed Lynskey - Now available!
Brendan Fishback coming home from a rock concert ends up the next morning in bed with a corpse, his dead girlfriend Jodi Sizemore. He has no idea how she died. But the local sheriff closing in targets Brendan as the prime suspect for Jodi’s murder. Times is running tight.Going on a Lake Charles outing with his twin sister Edna and best pal Cobb Kuzawa, Brendan mulls things over. That night when Edna turns up missing, Brendan and Cobb take off to find her. Events heat up after they stumble on a well-guarded pot farm. Blood spills in the violent clash. Staying one jump ahead of the local authorities and an enraged drug cartel, Brendan picks up unexpected aid.

Cobb’s dad Jeremiah is a decorated Korean War vet and ex-CIA operative who applies his own rough ideas of justice. Veera Grant, a tough lady DEA agent working under cover, also joins in Cobb’s quest for the truth. Told in a stylish, taut prose, LAKE CHARLES set in the vibrant Great Smoky Mountains tells how a young man when pushed to the extreme defends himself against overwhelming forces on both sides of the law -- and wins, but on his own terms.


Paperback: 188 pages
ISBN-10: 1434430464
ISBN-13: 978-1434430465
$12.99








16 September 2011

Age of Aces
New and now available!

In Donald E. Keyhoe’s imaginings, the stormy skies of World War I are filled with giant pterodactyls, mystic fireballs and demon aces. But America has it’s own unnatural secret weapon: Captain Philip Strange. A mental marvel from birth, he was so terrifyingly effective that the Allies referred to him as “The Phantom Ace of G-2.” But to the Germans he was “The Brain-Devil,” whose penetrating green eyes were both a legend and a nightmare.

Keyhoe’s Philip Strange stories ran for nine years—from 1931 through 1939—in the pages of Flying Aces magazine. This first volume in our new series contains six exciting tales of terror skies! It also features an introduction by Sid Bradd and is beautifully wrapped up in an exciting new design by Chris Kalb!


Stories include:
“Cocardes of Courage” – Flying Aces, September 1931
“The Drome of Dread” – Flying Aces, November 1931
“The Red Demon” – Flying Aces, July 1932
“Scourge of the Skies” – Flying Aces, November 1932
“Vengeance of V-99” – Flying Aces, February 1933
“The Unholy Horror” – Flying Aces, July 1933
Plus:
“Donald E. Keyhoe and the Brain-Devil of G-2″ by Sidney H. Bradd
A Bibliography of all Philip Strange’s Adventures
An exciting book design by Chris Kalb.

$16.99 Trade paperback
 6″x9″ trade paperback | 346 pages | ISBN: 978-0-9820950-8-9

Available from
AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House


Age of Aces
New and now available!

Donald E. Keyhoe’s seven stories of The Vanished Legion, from the pages of Dare-Devil Aces, have been collected into one volume and is now available to order from AmazonAdventure House, and Mike Chomko Books.

Surely you remember from History class reading about when the Germans found a way to turn Allied pilots into Dwarfs, and in doing so, driving them mad and sending them back to attack their former squadrons. Or when the grizzly green death struck and left an unsettling learing grin upon it's victims twisted faces. Maybe you recall Germany’s plan to render the Allies defenseless with a ray that would block out all sight and sound. No, this obviously isn't the history they taught you about in school! But here at Age of Aces we are dedicated to furthering your education.

So join Dick Traine, Monte Prince, Bill Hammond and the rest of the Squadron of Forgotten Men as Colonel Meredith sends them out against some of the most bizarre schemes the Boche ever threw against the Allies in WWI!

$16.99 Trade paperback

"The Vanished Legion" is available from
AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House.



Airship 27 Productions - Now available!
THE SUPER DETECTIVE RETURNS!

Airship 27 Productions and Cornerstone Book Publishers are excited to announce the release of their third Jim Anthony Super Detective book, a full length novel, THE MARK OF TERROR.

From the early days of his crime fighting career, comes this brand new adventure of the man known as Jim Anthony; Super Detective.  Half Irish, half Comanche and All American, Jim Anthony finds himself caught up in a world-wide conspiracy of murder and carnage as two ancient Greek cults square off against each other in modern times; each vying for world dominance over the other.


When several of New York’s leading business men suddenly go insane and begin committing suicide, the police are baffled and reluctantly look to the Super Detective for help.  Soon, with the aid of a renowned archeological historian and a spunky, fearless female reporter, Jim Anthony is quickly caught up in a mystery like no other he has ever faced before. With danger from deadly masked assassins at every turn, the famous adventurer’s own life is soon hanging in the balance as he becomes the primary target of both warring cults.

Acclaimed New Pulp scribe, Joshua Reynolds delivers a fast paced, non-stop action thriller that is pure pulp gold.  “This is Reynold’s second Jim Anthony story for us,” reported Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “It’s very clear in how well he writes this classic hero that he has a genuine affection for the character and that comes across on every page.”  Accompanied by nine illustrations from artist Isaac Nacilla and a stunning cover by painter Jeff Herndon,  with designs by Rob Davis, JIM ANTHONY – SUPER DETECTIVE – THE MARK OF TERROR is the latest in an on-going series of brand new Jim Anthony adventures from...

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – Pulp Fiction for a New Generation!

ISBN 1-613420-16-1
ISBN-13 978-1-613420-16-4
Produced by 
Airship 27 Productions
Published by Cornerstone Book Publishers
Release date: 09/30/2011
Retail Price: $16.95
Digital Release: 09/16/2011
Digital Download $3




Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon, Part Twelve – "The Tyrant of Mongo" - Now online!
Part 12 of William Patrick Maynard's Flash Gordon blog is now online at the Blackgate website and at William Patrick Maynard's blogsite.

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 144: The Rook Volume 6 - New!
Barry Reese along with his publisher, Tommy Hancock visit the Book Cave crew to discuss his latest volume in the Rook series.

Episode 143: The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage
Episode 142: Damballa
Episode 141: Dafydd Neal Dyar
Episode 140: SF in the Pulps
Episode 139: Exciting Pulp Tales
Episode 138: Strange Gods of the Dire Planet
Episode 137: Sherlock Holmes
Episode 136: PulpFest

CONAN: ROAD OF KINGS #8 - Arriving in comic shops September 21st!
Writer: Roy Thomas, Pencils: Mike Hawthorne, Inks: John Lucas, Color: Dan Jackson
Cover: Aleksi Briclot

In underground catacombs beneath Aquilonia's capital, a desperate Conan fights to protect himself—and a young child—from creatures more hideous and deadly than anything he's ever encountered on the surface.The Road of Kings is no place for weaklings!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50




CRIME, MYSTERY, & GANGSTER FICTION MAGAZINE INDEX
by Phil Stephensen-Payne, William G. Contento, & Stephen T. Miller
Now available!


CD-ROM: Locus Press, Available now!
Hardcover: Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, Coming in 2012!

The index is based (with permission) on the two classic indexes in this field (both now long out of print):
  • Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Fiction: A Checklist of Fiction in U.S. Pulp Magazines, 1915-1974 compiled by Michael L. Cook and Stephen T. Miller 
  • Monthly Murders: A Checklist and Chronological Listing Of Fiction In The Digest-Size Mystery Magazines In The United States And England compiled by Michael L. Cook
The CRIME, MYSTERY, & GANGSTER FICTION MAGAZINE INDEX: 1915-2010 combines, enhances, and brings up to date the information from these previous indexes, and includes thousands of magazine cover images.
Includes indexes by Author, Title, Issue, Series, Publisher, Artist, and Chronological by Author.


Statistics:
Magazine Titles: 870
Magazine Issues: 15,387
Authors: 16,634
Fiction (stories & serial segments): 112,456
Poems: 1,432
Non-Fiction (articles, columns, etc.): 37,530
Cover Images: 13,048

The CD-ROM version of the index can be read on any computer with a CD-ROM/DVD drive and a web browser.
There is no software to load. Price: $24.95.


For more information see http://www.philsp.com/cfi1.html.


I don't often do reviews. Primarily because I just don't have the time. However, sometimes a product comes along that just screams out to be mentioned. The CRIME, MYSTERY, & GANGSTER FICTION MAGAZINE INDEX is one of those products. If you have a serious interest in the pulps, you will absolutely want to have this CD Index. The CD contains a index for each author, title, issue, series, publisher, and artist, as well as a chronological index by author. There is also an Issue Checklist which I find most helpful. You can look up any crime, mystery, or gangster pulp and display a grid that shows the volume and number of each issue and when it was published. There is also a brief history of the magazine and the publishers name and address (when known). Better yet, when you click on the volume and number for an issue, a new screen reveals the full contents of the magazine along with a thumbnail of the cover that links back to the cover database at Galactic Central!  If you are online, a larger cover scan will be available to view. The index is similar to the online Fiction Mags Index.




The CD Index can be used on a Windows of Macintosh PC with a CD-ROM or DVD drive. Although publication in several hardbound volumes is planned for 2012, the hard copy will no doubt be pricey and not as easy to use as the html version that works with your web browser and is now available at an unbelieveable price. This index has been a work-in-progress for quite a few years and Phil Stephensen-Payne, William G. Contento, and Stephen T. Miller have done an astounding job that they can well be proud of. I heartily recommend this product with no reservations.

Doc Con 14 - Saturday, November 12, 2011!

It has been a challenging year this year to prepare for this con, but we finally have some information to get to all of you.
Doc Con 14 will be held at 
Courtney Rogers' house in Glendale, Arizona on Saturday, November 12, 2011.
.
Courtney will open his doors at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning, with the con officially kicking off at 10 a.m. We will be going until 5 or 6 p.m. After that time, those who would like to stay are invited to “Doc Con after Dark.”

There will be an entrance fee of $20, just like the past three years. This amount will get you a copy of "The Big Book of Bronze #4" that Jay Ryan is feverishly putting together, plus cover lunch. The main food and soft drinks and water will be provided. We will have several activities throughout the day to keep everyone occupied, plus plenty of time for individual and group discussions. It will be our usual great day of fun and fellowship based around Doc Savage.

Jay Ryan will be hosting Friday night activities, which will include going out for dinner and then recording a radio play at his home.
Stay tuned for more information regarding Friday night.

We will also convene for Sunday breakfast for those so inclined.


Here is what you need to do:
— Let us know if you are attending
— We will have a raffle again this year. Those choosing to participate should bring an item or items.
— Bring whatever items you want to give away, sell, or show off
— We are also asking everyone to bring some ancillary food items. Either chips, desserts or other snacks would be great.
     Please let us know what you'd like to bring so we can (hopefully) prevent us from getting too much of one thing.
— Bring $20 cash for the entrance fee
— Bring cash (or check) in case there is something you see to buy. Terry Allen will be coming with plenty of Fantom Press merchandise, too.
— Bring your ideas for a short session to discuss Doc Con 15 and future of Doc Con

Thank you for your patience, and we all look forward to seeing each other in November.
Courtney Rogers & William Lampkin

DYNAMITE DAMES Pulp Fiction 2012 Calendar
Now available!
Gun molls, tempting angels and good girls gone bad are the focus of this great calendar, loaded with cover art from original pulp crime thrillers! Torrid yet tasteful, these paintings feature book titles like The Cheat, Ask For Linda, Angel Face and The Decoy, complete with tempting vixens in full color. Fans of original pulp fiction artwork and gorgeous ladies in trouble will be thrilled.

Dimensions: 12x12
Pages: 24 pages
$13.95




E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
There is no new Shadow this week.

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

"A Matter of Venue" by Lon Williams from WESTERN ACTION, April, 1953
Featuring: Judge Steele
It was these danged technicalities in the law that made Judge Wardlow Steele curse the day he took to the bench, and yearn for Vigilante justice!
"The Belle Told" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, January, 1948
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
Snooty and Scoop, those Beantown newshounds, scented something strange about that landlady's rub-out. But before they could nose out the culprit's trail, their old menace, Iron Jaw, put the bite on them.


Encyclopedia of Science Fiction - To be available free online courtesy of Orion Books!
Encyclopedia of Science Fiction to be published online, with text available free The third edition of the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, the definitive reference work in the field, will be released online later this year by the newly-formed ESF, Ltd, in association with Victor Gollancz, the SF & Fantasy imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, whose support will enable the text to be available free to all users. This initial “beta” version, containing about three-quarters of the total projected content, will be unveiled in conjunction with Gollancz’s celebrations of its 50th anniversary as a science fiction publisher.

The first edition of the Encyclopedia, whose founder and general editor was Peter Nicholls, appeared in 1979, and contained over 700,000 words. A second edition, edited by John Clute and Peter Nicholls, appeared in 1993 and contained over 1.3 million words. Both editions won the Hugo Award from the World Science Fiction Convention, in addition to numerous other honours. The beta version of the third edition will contain some 3 million words, including about 12,000 entries and well over 100,000 internal links. The entries cover every area of science fiction, including authors, illustrators, movies, music, games, and fanzines. The text will be completed, through monthly updates, by the end of 2012.

The third edition has been produced by editors John Clute and David Langford, Editor Emeritus Peter Nicholls, and Managing Editor Graham Sleight. Contributing Editors for the third edition include Mike Ashley on magazines, Paul Barnett on artists and illustrators, Jonathan Clements on all aspects of Japanese and Chinese SF, Nick Lowe on movies, Abigail Nussbaum on television, John Platt on comics, and Adam Roberts on music. During the Encyclopedia’s development, the project has been supported by Clare Coney as Technical Editor, Roger Robinson as Research Editor, John Lifton-Zoline, and Pamela Lifton-Zoline. Robert Kirby of United Agents, The Bookseller’s Literary Agent of the Year 2011, represents the Encyclopedia.

On behalf of Gollancz, Orion Deputy CEO and Group Publisher Malcolm Edwards commented: “We’re delighted to have been able to facilitate the online publication of this monumental and definitive work – more than ever the single, reliable reference source which anyone interested in SF needs. As a contributing editor to that long-ago first edition, it’s a particular pleasure to me to have been able to play a part in making this happen.”

Anyone interested in signing up for the latest news on the project can do so at www.sf-encyclopedia.com.
The Encyclopedia is also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sf-Encyclopedia/138995776178949 and on Twitter at @SFEncyclopedia.

GREEN HORNET #18 - Arriving in comic shops September 21st!
Writer: Phil Hester (plot) Ande Parks (script);  Penciller/Inker: Igor Vitorino
Covers: Brian Denham (1/3), Phil Hester (1/3), and Jonathan Lau (1/3)
The killer-for-hire known as Redhand has taken down Green Hornet and the new Kato. Now, this highly-skilled assassin sets his sights on the original Kato. It's an epic kung-fu battle as Hayashi Kato battles the man he helped create. Redhand won't be satisfied, even by defeating Green Hornet and both Katos. He wants to assume the criminal mantle our heroes have established in Century City, making the villainous cover of Green Hornet and Kato a reality, once and for all.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99



John Pelan Presents: Classics of Science Fiction - Coming very soon!
It’s amazing, astounding, and even thrilling! In a startling development, we’re pleased to announce the most astonishing publishing news of the year! Hot on the heels of his acclaimed line of weird menace and supernatural thrillers offered by Dancing Tuatara Press, award-winning horror author/editor John Pelan has set his sites on the science fiction genre!

From the early years of Amazing Stories and Astounding Science Fiction to the 1960s and the dawn of the New Wave editor Pelan has assembled a stellar line-up of short story collections by some of his favorite authors in the field. Material has been sourced from publications from Argosy to Weird Tales and these collections are entirely new, with much of the material having never appeared in book form at all!  

There will be a new title issued every month!
At present we have our schedule set through early 2012:
September – THE CHARIOTS OF SAN FERNANDO – Malcolm Jameson
October – THE STORY WRITER & OTHER STORIES – Richard Wilson
November – THE HOUSE THAT TIME FORGOT – Robert F. Young
December – TWO SUNS OF MORCALI – Evelyn E. Smith
January – A NICHE IN TIME – William F. Temple

We asked Mr. Pelan “Why a SF line, and why now?”
“Well, I’ve spent the last year building up the Dancing Tuatara Press imprint with reprints of pre-WWII British supernatural thriller and reviving the work of authors of weird menace stories such as Wyatt Blassingame, Donald Dale, John H. Knox, and Arthur Leo Zagat. At the same time I was putting together definitive collections of the works of Frank Belknap Long and Arthur J. Burks for Centipede Press. In fact, it was the latter two projects that really got me to take a look at several authors that have seemingly been neglected over the years; I’d pick up a run of Astounding or Unknown in order to acquire a Burks or Long story and catch myself reading Malcolm Jameson, Raymond Z. Gallun and Cleve Cartmill. This was the stuff I grew up reading along with contemporary publications. It occurred to me that if this material wasn’t published during the 1960s boom or picked up by a specialty press such as Haffner Press or NESFA, it wasn’t likely to get published at all… Novels are easy, all one has to do is pick up an existing book and fire up the OCR… Short story collections, not so much… A lot of thought has to go in to assembling a collection and then there’s the challenge of gathering the material! My publishing career has always been about issuing books that I’d like to have in my collection that likely wouldn’t exist if I didn’t produce them myself. My hope is that there are 400-500 people out there that either share my tastes or at least are intrigued enough based on previous releases to check out an author they may not be familiar with. I’m fortunate enough to be working with a team that has an absolutely amazing (no pun intended) turn around time on getting a book out to market. Assume I turn in Malcolm Jameson Volume #1 tomorrow (7/25) we can reasonably expect a finished book by the end of August! In a business where one sometimes has to wait years to see the fruits of one’s labor, that sort of instant gratification is the kind of thing that keeps me fired up to continue producing new titles.


John Pelan Presents: Classics of Science Fiction & Fantasy will debut September 2011 with the publication of Malcolm Jameson’s Chariots of San Fernando, a substantial collection primarily featuring material from Astounding Science Fiction Stories, Unknown and Weird Tales. Included is Jameson’s highly regarded trilogy of “Anachron Inc.” stories, as well as a number of tales from Unknown that have never been reprinted in any form at all!

The second volume will be the first of several collections gathering the best short fiction of Richard Wilson. We’re expecting that readers are going to be very enthusiastic about this imprint. We can be contacted directly at jpelan13@gmail.com or through our website: http://www.ramblehouse.com





Jur: A Story of Pre Dawn Earth by Tom Johnson & James Reasoner
Coming soon!

“We have to go back a bit, to an earlier day when adventure and romance weren't as rare as they are today... that's  a good way to start don't you think....."   

Lost in a prehistoric land that time forgot, a twentieth century couple must survive the dangers of savage beasts and dinosaurs. A young French archeologist disappears without a trace in the jungles of Africa.  An American adventurer with time on his hands volunteers to go find her.  Through the high thrills of adventure and the adrenalin-pumping lows of terror, these two must unite in their fight to survive the jungle as they attempt to find their way back to the world they left behind and discover a love like no other.  Will they succeed?  Only time will tell….


NTD     Pulpden     Tom Johnson





Laurie's Wild West - Now online!
Riding the Pulp Trail Contest: Entry #1 - New!
Rules for RIDING THE PULP TRAIL Contest - New!
Pulps A - Z: The F's - New!
Opportunity to read Introduction of RIDING THE PULP TRAIL
Thursday's Forgotten Pulp: THE WHISPERER
Pulps A - Z: The E's
Paul Powers Author Page at Amazon Now
Pulps A - Z: The D's
Tuesday's Forgotten Pulp: SMITH'S MAGAZINE
Pulps A - Z: The C's


The Nostalgia League - Now available online!
New in The Nostalgia League Library:

September is Rudyard Kipling month.
The Rudyard Kipling Bungalow has been added to the site with an expanded biography and links to all our Kipling material.
http://thenostalgialeague.com/olmag/kipling.html

There is also a new introduction to "The Man Who Would Be King" by
Rudyard Kipling followed by the full story.
http://thenostalgialeague.com/olmag/kipling-manwhowouldbeking.html
The Complete Mowgli Stories from The First and Second Jungle Books
First, an introduction to Mowgli and then The Nostalgia League be serializing all the Mowgli stories in order, two each week, through the month of September along with as many illustrations as can be found.

"Mowgli's Brothers" and "Kaa's Hunting"
have been added to The Complete Mowgli Stories.
http://thenostalgialeague.com/olmag/kipling-jungle-book.html

"Tiger! Tiger!" and "How Fear Came" have been added to The Complete Mowgli Stories.
http://thenostalgialeague.com/olmag/kipling-jungle-book.html


While you are visiting, checkout the other material available in The Nostalgia League Library


Pulp Adventurecon 2011 - November 5th, 2011!
The date for Pulp Adventurecon 2011 is November 5th, 2011.
Same location as always: Ramada Inn, 1083 Route 206, Bordentown, NJ 08505. 
Thousands of rare PULP MAGAZINES, vintage paperbacks and movie collectibles on display in this pleasant one-day show that attracts collectors and exhibitors from as far as New Hampshire and Virginia. Held the first Saturday of November from 10AM until 5PM.
Visit the Bold Venture Press website for the latest details.

So far, ten tables have been spoken for ... Our dealers include Gary Lovisi, Paul Herman, Darrell Schweitzer, Rich Harvey, Bruce Tinkel, Rick Hall,  Henry Greenbaum, Gale Heimbach.  If you're interested in setting up, please fire off an email to me as soon as possible. We have room for 
approximately 46 tables, so this leaves 36 available.
 
We're all set for Saturday, November 5th, 2011 at the Ramada Inn, Bordentown, NJ.
The show runs from 10am to 5pm. Cost is $45 for one table, and  $40 for additional tables.
 
Most of you are familiar with the Ramada Inn of Bordentown, NJ conveniently located just off NJ Turnpike exit 7, with plenty of parking.  
We expect to fill all of the tables with plenty of pulp goodness -- including  pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, classic movies and related memorabilia.

PULPDOM #66 (September 2011) - Now available!
The contents include:
"Pellucidar Revisited" Part 2 by Mike Taylor - A nostalgic look at the 4th and 5th novels in the series.
This issue contains seven full page BLUE BOOK pulp covers featuring the serialization of "Taarzan at the Earth's Core" and interior art from the pulps illustrating the story, plus a look at book 5, "Back to the Stone Age," retitled "Seven Worlds to Conquer" for its pulp serialization.
Also within is a review of "Earth's Last Citadel" by Henry Kuttner & Catherine Moore by Mike Taylor and "ARGOSY, The Last Pulps of 1943, Select Index and Comment" by Caz.
Awesome cover by Paul Privitera.


This issue has a full color front cover and is profusely illustrated with full color and black & white illustrations. 
Back issues are available as print on demand: $10 (color) and $6 (black & white) each (postpaid) anywhere in USA.  Five issue subscriptions are $30.

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


PULPED! - The Official New Pulp Podcast! - New podcast now available online!
Episode 12: Richard Lee Byers 'THE IMPOSTOR' Gets PULPED! - New!  
Tommy Hancock and Derrick Ferguson bring on Horror and Fantasy Author Richard Lee Byers to talk about his New Pulp character and ebook series 'THE IMPOSTOR'!  Listen along at breakneck speed as the two PULPEDsters and Richard talk about his new work, his time in the Horror boom of the 1980s, his forays into Forgotten Realms fantasy fiction, and what is essential to making a New Pulp story Pulp!

Episode 11: David Liss, Writer of MYSTERY MEN Talks new Pulp Comics!
Episode 10: Art Sippo gets PULPED!
Episode 9: PULPED! Goes Post Mortem!!!
Episode 8: RELEASE DAY SPECIAL- New Pulp Author Reinagel Moves onto NEW PULP AUDIO!
Episode 7: The Man Behind Millenium Comics' Doc Savage and more - Mark Ellis




Radio Archives
Coming October 7th!

Never before had any criminal openly challenged
The Spider!

Never before had the Master of Men faced a foe
who welcomed personal combat with the
grim avenger whom all others feared.
And while they fought ... men and women
were dying by the scores, as a new and fearless criminal army forms under the dark banner of
that gentlemanly killer ... The Fly!  


12 minute preview now online!

The classic pulp hero, The Spider, faces one of his most cunning criminal enemies The Fly! in Prince of the Red Looters, the first Spider audiobook from RadioArchives.com. The Fly's ruthlessly efficient crime organization commits a chain of bold and deadly atrocities, while The Fly taunts The Spider in a series of ever more dangerous duels.  



Richard Wentworth, wealthy man-about-town and master of disguise, devotes his life to the pursuit of justice for the down-trodden, the poor, and the helpless. Donning a wide-brimmed black hat, sinister black cape, and a pair of .45 automatics, Wentworth prowls the streets of New York as his alter-ego The Spider, Master of Men challenging criminal masterminds bent on enslaving or destroying humanity.  

In this new and exciting audiobook enhanced with sound effects and full music score, narrator Nick Santa Maria takes you on a roller-coaster ride of danger, action, thrills, and adventure. Santa Maria is the accomplished star of stage and film, and in Prince of the Red Looters, he is ably assisted by Robin Riker, star of stage, film, and television.   Producer/Director Roger Rittner says, "Prince of the Red Looters is a doozy. Nick Santa Maria has the perfect voice to narrate the fantastic adventures of The Spider. And Robin Riker, who played Pat Savage in 'The Adventures of Doc Savage', has turned in a stellar performance as his companion and confidant, Nita Van Sloane. Both of them are giving me goosebumps while I'm putting the finishing touches on what will be a unique listening experience."  

Watch for Prince of the Red Looters, coming soon from RadioArchives.com!



Robert E. Howard - Now available!
The Deadly Sword of Cormac, From Dark Corners
, & Names in the Black Book
Robert E. Howard fan Steve Miller is working on several little eBooks/PDFs of Howard’s stories in the hopes of showing more people that Howard wrote other stories in addition to Conan and Solomon Kane.

Three are currently available: “The Deadly Sword of Cormac,”  “From Dark Corners,” and "Names in the Black Book: Three Nightmarish Mysteries."


Coming soon are: “Terror on River Street,” “Fists of Foolishness,”  “From Dark Corners 2,” and “Shanghaied Mitts.”


Thanks to Damon Sasser for the tip!

Robert E. Howard - Now available in Kindle Editions!
Gardens of Fear: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, Vol. 6 [Kindle Edition]
The definitive 10-volume set of Robert E. Howard's weird fiction and poetry (with all texts meticulously restored to the original versions as published in Weird Tales and other magazines) continues with volume 6, GARDENS OF FEAR! This collection of classic Howard begins with the Conan story "Queen of the Black Coast," and also includes "The Haunter of the Ring," "The Garden of Fear," "The Devil in Iron," "The Voices Waken Memory," "The People of the Black Circle," and "A Witch Shall Be Born."

Beyond the Black River: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, Vol. 7 [Kindle Edition]
The definitive 10-volume set of Robert E. Howard's weird fiction and poetry (with all texts meticulously restored to the original versions as published in Weird Tales and other magazines) continues with volume 7! This collection of classic Howard fiction begins with the story "The Grisly Horror" and also includes "Jewels of Gwahlur," "Beyond the Black HIlls," "The Challenge from Beyond" (cowritten with C.L. Moore, A. Merritt, H.P. Lovecraft, and Frank Belknap Long), and "Shadows in Zamboula." Edited by REH-scholar Paul Herman. Introduction by Damon C. Sasser. Cover by Stephen Fabian.

Black Hounds of Death: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, Vol. 9 [Kindle Edition]
The definitive 10-volume set of Robert E. Howard's weird fiction and poetry (with all texts meticulously restored to the original versions as published in Weird Tales and other magazines) continues with volume 9! This collection of classic Howard fiction and poetry begins with the story "Black Canaan" and includes "Always Comes Evening," "Red Nails," "Solomon Kane’s Homecoming," "Black Hound of Death," "The Fire of Asshurbanipal," "Dig Me No Grave," "The Soul-Eater," "The Dream and the Shadow," "Which Will Scarcely Be Understood," "Futility," "Fragment," "Haunting Columns," "The Poets," and "The Singer in the Mist." Introduction, by Mark Finn. Cover by Stephen Fabian.

A Thunder of Trumpets: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, Vol. 10 [Kindle Edition]
The definitive 10-volume set of Robert E. Howard's weird fiction and poetry (with all texts meticulously restored to the original versions as published in Weird Tales and other magazines) continues with volume 10! This collection of classic Howard fiction and poetry begins with the story "Pigeons from Hell" and includes: "The Last Hour," "Ships," "Lines Written in the Realization That I Must Die," "A Thunder of Trumpets," "Recompense," "The Ghost Kings," "The King and the Oak," "Desert Dawn," "The Hills of Kandahar," "Song at Midnight," "Witch from Hell's Kitchen," "But the Hills Were Ancient Then," and "The One Black Stain." Introduction, by Mark Finn. Cover by Stephen Fabian.



Coming Soon
SILVER JOHN, Manly Wade Wellman's backwoods occult-buster in a graphic novel adaptation by writers Jim and Becky Beard, and gorgeous art by Thomas Boatwright.
We aim to make Mr. Wellman proud.


Tom Floyd's atmospheric in-progress promo piece for our graphic novel NUMBER 13. Written by Martin Powell.
Based on "The Monster Men" by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Authorized Edition licensed by ERB, Inc.





TARZAN 2012 WALL CALENDAR
Now available!
Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic jungle hero defends his homeland throughout 2012
with this impressive wall calendar!

2012 marks the 100th anniversary of Edgar Rice Burroughs' mythical king of the jungle, Tarzan!
This calendar culls the best paintings and illustrations from a wide range of sources including magazine articles, book covers and specially commissioned pieces.
Featuring artwork by J. Allen St. John, Frank Frazetta, M.C. Wyeth, Zdenek Burian,
Dean Williams and many others. A must for fans of Tarzan and jungle intrigue!


12x12, Full Color, $14.99

 Amazon.com   Bud Plant Comic Art   Calendars.com



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

H.A. Noureddin Addis (1884-1958) & Marguerite Lynch Addis (1880-1948) - New!
Poetry of Helen V. Rowe - New!
Carlos G. Stratton (1900-1967) - New!
Royal W. Jimerson (1895-1958) - New!
Capwell Wyckoff (1903-1953) - New!
George N. Laws (1902-1981)
Weird Tales Books:The Mighty Barbarians 
Weird Tales Books:The Mighty Swordsmen 
Weird Tales Books: The Fantastic Swordsmen
Weird Tales Books: The Ghoul Keepers
Bernice T. Banning (1885-1954)
Nard Jones (1904-1972)
Helen Rowe Henze (1899-1973)
Vennette Herron (1885-1973)


ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #3 (of 12) - Arriving in comic shops September 21st!
Writer: Matt Wagner;  Penciller/Inker: Esteve Polls;  Covers: Matt Wagner

Matt Wagner (MAGE, GRENDEL) continues the finale of his epic story of Zorro! How will Don Diego’s personal life affect Zorro’s continuing crusade against the alcalde of Los Angeles, Luis Quintero? Find out in ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #3!


32 pages, Full Color,  $3.99











10 September 2011

Age of Aces
New and now available!

In Donald E. Keyhoe’s imaginings, the stormy skies of World War I are filled with giant pterodactyls, mystic fireballs and demon aces. But America has it’s own unnatural secret weapon: Captain Philip Strange. A mental marvel from birth, he was so terrifyingly effective that the Allies referred to him as “The Phantom Ace of G-2.” But to the Germans he was “The Brain-Devil,” whose penetrating green eyes were both a legend and a nightmare.

Keyhoe’s Philip Strange stories ran for nine years—from 1931 through 1939—in the pages of Flying Aces magazine. This first volume in our new series contains six exciting tales of terror skies! It also features an introduction by Sid Bradd and is beautifully wrapped up in an exciting new design by Chris Kalb!


Stories include:
“Cocardes of Courage” – Flying Aces, September 1931
“The Drome of Dread” – Flying Aces, November 1931
“The Red Demon” – Flying Aces, July 1932
“Scourge of the Skies” – Flying Aces, November 1932
“Vengeance of V-99” – Flying Aces, February 1933
“The Unholy Horror” – Flying Aces, July 1933
Plus:
“Donald E. Keyhoe and the Brain-Devil of G-2″ by Sidney H. Bradd
A Bibliography of all Philip Strange’s Adventures
An exciting book design by Chris Kalb.

$16.99 Trade paperback
 6″x9″ trade paperback | 346 pages | ISBN: 978-0-9820950-8-9

Available from
AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House


Age of Aces
New and now available!

Donald E. Keyhoe’s seven stories of The Vanished Legion, from the pages of Dare-Devil Aces, have been collected into one volume and is now available to order from AmazonAdventure House, and Mike Chomko Books.

Surely you remember from History class reading about when the Germans found a way to turn Allied pilots into Dwarfs, and in doing so, driving them mad and sending them back to attack their former squadrons. Or when the grizzly green death struck and left an unsettling learing grin upon it's victims twisted faces. Maybe you recall Germany’s plan to render the Allies defenseless with a ray that would block out all sight and sound. No, this obviously isn't the history they taught you about in school! But here at Age of Aces we are dedicated to furthering your education.

So join Dick Traine, Monte Prince, Bill Hammond and the rest of the Squadron of Forgotten Men as Colonel Meredith sends them out against some of the most bizarre schemes the Boche ever threw against the Allies in WWI!

$16.99 Trade paperback

"The Vanished Legion" is available from
AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House.



Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon, Part Eleven – "The Outlaws of Mongo" - Now online!
Part 11 of William Patrick Maynard's Flash Gordon blog is now online at the Blackgate website and at William Patrick Maynard's blogsite.

Altus Press: Doc Savage in THE DESERT DEMONS
Now available in a Kindle ebook edition!

Doc Savage returns! Novelist Will Murray teams up with Doc Savage originator Lester Dent for the first authorized exploit of the legendary superhero in 20 years. When the California skies fill with howling red cyclones that devour man and machine alike, the Man of Bronze rushes from his Fortress of Solitude to combat the greatest threat he ever faced. Are The Desert Demons a man-made menace — or things from beyond? Based on an unfinished novel by Lester Dent. Cover by acclaimed artist-sculptor Joe DeVito. Softcover, 6x9, 250 pages, B&W    $24.95

The deluxe hardcover and softcover editions can be

ordered now on the Adventures in Bronze website.

The softcover edition is also available on Amazon.com.
The Kindle edition is also available on Amazon.com.



Argonotes - New pulp blog now online!
Dime Novels - The Jeff Clayton series - New!
Blood 'n' Thunder - Summer 2011 - Munsey: The Man Who Made The Argosy
The Thief of Bagdad - 1924 - Douglas Fairbanks
Original Fandom - Golden Age Green Lantern
Dime Novels and Story Papers III
Dime Novels and Story Papers II
Dime Novels and Story Papers
Memorial Day
The Argosy All-Story Weekly - August 5, 1922
An Interesting Find - The New Sabbath Library
The First Marvels - The Short Life of the Fanzine "Marvel Tales;" 1934-1935
An Interesting Find
Frank A. Munsey - V - Munsey; or, The Periodicals' Voice of Progressivism - III and Conclusion
Frank A. Munsey - IV - Munsey; or The Periodicals' Voice of Progressivism - II
Frank A. Munsey - III - Munsey; or, The Periodicals' Voice of Progressivism - I
Frank A. Munsey - II - The Golden Argosy
Frank A. Munsey


Black Dog Books  - Now available!
Trail of the Snake
"Norvell W. Page's Western tales are pure fun, filled with smoking guns, thundering hooves, and beautiful women. . . . If entertainment in the grand pulp style is what you're looking for, you've surely come to the right place."
—Anthony Award and Derringer Award winner Bill Crider, from his introduction

For millions of readers, the name Norvell Page is synonymous with the pulse-pounding, red-hot adventures of The Spider. Years before he was guiding The Spider, Page was turning out dozens of short mysteries and Westerns.

Here, collected in paperback for the first time, are all of Norvell Page's known Western works, including his first fiction sale, "Corralled." In these stories you'll find the same blazing excitement, the same imperiled women, unique villains and six-gun justice as dolled out in The Spider!


Included are:
"Norvell Page and Me" by Bill Crider
Trail of the Snake
Secret Guns
Brand of the Cougar
Hell's Backtrail
Corralled
About the Author by Tom Roberts
 
Cover art by Walter M. Baumhofer.

ISBN: 978-1-884449-19-2
Price: Trade paperback / 86 pp. / $10.00 US




The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 143: The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage - New!
Will Murray and Joe DeVito join the Book Cave crew to discuss the new Wild Adventures of Doc Savage.

Episode 142: Damballa
Episode 141: Dafydd Neal Dyar
Episode 140: SF in the Pulps
Episode 139: Exciting Pulp Tales
Episode 138: Strange Gods of the Dire Planet
Episode 137: Sherlock Holmes
Episode 136: PulpFest

Clive Cussler: THE RACE (Isaac Bell) - Now available!
By Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
It is 1910, the age of flying machines is still in its infancy, and newspaper publisher Preston Whiteway is offering $50,000 for the first daring aviator to cross America in less than fifty days. He is even sponsoring one of the prime candidates-an intrepid woman named Josephine Frost-and that's where Bell, chief investigator for the Van Dorn Detective Agency, comes in.

Frost's violent-tempered husband has just killed her lover and tried to kill her, and he is bound to make another attempt. Bell has tangled with Harry Frost before; he knows that the man has made his millions leading gangs of thieves, murderers, and thugs in every city across the country. He also knows that Frost won't be only after his wife, but after Whiteway as well. And if Bell takes the case . . . Frost will be after him, too.

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
ISBN-10: 0399157816
ISBN-13: 978-0399157813

$27.95

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

CONAN THE BERSERKER by Robert E. Howard & Charles Moffat - Now available!
Belit is dead and Conan strikes out on his own, wandering aimlessly. What he encounters however is black magic and 'The Black Monoliths of Stygia' and Conan is forced to unlock his own rage within the dark abyss of his soul.

Charles Moffat is a Canadian writer who writes both fiction and non-fiction. He has been writing and publishing fictional works since the age of ten. His early works were primarily were short stories about pirate adventures which were published on a weekly basis in a local newspaper. As Moffat got older he began writing more fantasy works, often delving into plots involving espionage and assassins. In recent years he has become a fan of Robert E. Howard and become interested in traditional sword and sorcery fantasy.


Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: fiction.charlesmoffat.com (July 1, 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
ASIN: B005GHEB70

Free download for a LIMITED TIME on Lulu.com.



CONAN: ROAD OF KINGS #11 - Coming in December!
Roy Thomas (Writer), Mike Hawthorne (Penciller), John Lucas (Inker), Dan Jackson (Colors)
Aleksi Briclot (Cover)

In need of money after escaping war-torn Tarantia, Conan finds his way to a seaport called Messantia. There he wastes no time in finding old allies and making new enemies. With a friend on the wrong side of the law and Conan himself on the wrong side of the local criminals, all the pieces are in place for Road of Kings's blowout conclusion!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on December 21.






Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!
Encore Forgotten Book: Lady Afraid by Lester Dent - New!
Forgotten Books: KING - OF THE KHYBER RIFLES by Talbot Mundy - New!
Forgotten Books: The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley
Forgotten Books: Silver Wings by Raoul Whitfield
Review: Doc Savage in "The Desert Demons"
Forgotten Books: Doc Savage - His Apocalyptic Life
Forgotten Books: Doc Savage in PYTHON ISLE by Will Murray
Forgotten Story: "A Man Couldn't Breathe" by David Goodis (writing as David Crewe)
Forgotten Books: The White Circle by Carroll John Daly
Forgotten Coloring Books: The Shadow and The Lone Ranger
Forgotten Stories: "Hunch" and "Death Song" by Paul Cain - Yours via email!


E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "The Romanoff Jewels" from the December 1, 1932 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

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

"Borrowed Bullets" by Maxwell Smith from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, June 22, 1918
Comedy about a dispute between a Mexican and an American which takes place in the Central American country of Honduras, involving guns, buckets, and bananas.
"Hair of the Dog" by Robert Leslie Bellem from HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE, January, 1947
Featuring: Dan Turner
Dan Turner wasn't ordinarily the sort of shamus who messed around with disguises, but here he was now pretending he was a chauffeur and watching an old goat who evidently craved to become a gunsel in connection with his romantic activities - and before this odd escapade caromed into murder, Dan already had earned his fee! . . .


Fantom Press - Now available!

After working on this project from well over a year, I’m happy and relieved to announce that the signed editions of the First Wave comics sets are finally in hand and shipping next week.

The regular covers sets are all signed by Writer Brian Azzarello, and artists Rags Morales, Rick Bryant, and J.G. Jones. In addition, issue #3 is signed by inker Bob Almond.  Individual issues are bagged and boarded and come with a Certificate of Authenticity. In addition, the sets come with a signed and numbered 11” x 17” lithograph signed by Azzarello, Morales, and Jones and have a matching edition number to the comic set.  Limited to 20 sets. The website has been updated with all new images of the signed books:


I also have the limited variant edition signed sets in stock.  Each issue is signed by Azzarello, Morales, Bryant, and J. G. Jones in addition to variant cover artists Neal Adams ( #1 and black and white retailer variant #1) Tony Harris ( #2) inker Bob Almond ( #3) and Geoff Darrow ( #4)

In addition to the 1-in-10 variants, the set includes asigned copy of the retailer exclusive black and white variant to issue #1 (only 2000 copies were made) . Individual issues are bagged and boarded and come with a Certificate of Authenticity. The set come with a signed and numbered 11” x 17” lithograph signed by Azzarello, Morales, and Jones and has an original one of a kind Doc Savage drawing by cover artist J.G. Jones.  Limited to only 12 sets.



As a special thank you for your patience, the comic and print sets will be offered with free shipping within the US for the month of September and only $10.00 shipping international. Any additional in stock items will enjoy free shipping with either sets. Please email me and I’ll send an invoice with the adjusted shipping costs.

As always, all profits will go to help Bob and Fran Larkin.


Gollancz
New Conan collections coming in October, November, and December!
Now with cover images!

Conan the Barbarian is one of the most famed figures in fantasy fiction. With the success of the new film starring Jason Momoa and Ron Perlman, the time is right to revisit Robert E. Howard's classic stories. Presented in chronological order over three books, all of Conan's life is here, from his wild adventures as a youth to the final tale of Conan the King. Howard's tales of the wanderer, the reaver, the thief, the Barbarian have never been surpassed.

In this volume Conan learns the secrets of THE TOWER OF THE ELEPHANT and the ROGUES IN THE HOUSE, meets THE FROST-GIANT'S DAUGHTER and the QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST and visits THE VALE OF LOST WOMEN and THE BLACK COLOSSUS. A selection of other tales and fragments round out this new collection of a classic character.

Paperback: 368 pages
On sale:13 October 2011
ISBN-10: 0575115009
ISBN-13: 978-057511500




In this volume Conan learns the secrets of the RED NAILS and the JEWELS OF GWAHLUR, meets THE SLITHERING SHADOW and THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE, visits THE POOL OF THE BLACK ONE and travels BEYOND THE BLACK RIVER. A selection of other tales and fragments round out this new collection of a classic character.
Paperback: 384 pages
On sale: 10 November 2011
ISBN-10: 0575115025
ISBN-13: 978-0575115026




In this volume Conan learns the secrets of THE SCARLET CITADEL and THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON, and meets THE BLACK STRANGER and THE PHOENIX ON THE SWORD. A selection of other tales and fragments round out this new collection of a classic character.
Paperback: 352 pages
On sale: 8 December 2011
ISBN-10: 0575115041
ISBN-13: 978-0575115040








THE GREEN HORNET: YEAR ONE #12 - Arriving in comic shops September 14th!
Writter: Matt Wagner; Art: Aaron Campbell; Covers: Matt Wagner; Francesco Francavilla
Brace yourself for the exciting conclusion of the second story arc of Green Hornet: Year One! Green Hornet finally manages to infiltrate the fortress-like Imperial Hotel and comes face-to-face with the undisputed king of organized crime in Chicago, Vincent "Skid" Caruso. Alone in a hive of his enemies, how will the Hornet manage to nab Caruso and get out alive?
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

Haffner Press: THE COMPLETE I.V. FROST COLLECTION - Coming in 2012!
Next year's THE COMPLETE I.V. FROST COLLECTION by Donald Wandreu just got even better.
Think color. Think artwork. Think Cool. And you're getting warmer . . .


‎"This was a fairly large room of shelves and displays which contained objects salient to cases that Frost had handled. Here was the sword that had severed the hand of the green man, thyratron tubes of the pipeless organ that had thundered doom to the brides of the rats, the catapult that had hurled frozen corpses from an East River roof. In a cage was the parakeet that had originally plunged Jean Moray into peril which first brought her to Ivy Frost."
—"Giants in the Valley" by Donald Wandrei


Pre-order now on the Haffner Press website!

JOHN CARTER A PRINCESS OF MARS #1 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops September 14th!
Based on the Novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Adaptation by Roger Langridge
Art by 
Filipe Andrade; Cover by Skottie Young; Variant Cover by Filipe Andrade

Captain John Carter finds himself on a strange new world where he must fight for his very life — and for the heart of a princess! Edgar Rice Burroughs' legendary novels come to life in this actionpacked, all-new re-envisioned adventure! Meet the Tharks, terrible warrior race of Mars! See Woola, the scariest guard dog you'll ever lay eyes upon! Gasp as John Carter battles the great white apes of Barsoom! And hold your breath as he first lays eyes upon the woman who will change his life forever — the proud and beautiful Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99




JOHN CARTER OF MARS BOOK 3: THE WARLORD OF MARS NOVEL
Now available!

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Gods of Mars ended on a cliffhanger, with John Carter's beloved wife, Dejah Thoris, and her former slave Thuvia caught in the clutches of the evil queen Issus. In order to free them, Carter journeys to the frozen wastelands of northern Mars, where new dangers and horrifying creatures confront him. Can Carter overcome the obstacles to rescue the woman he loves — and finally become the Warlord of Mars?

Softcover, 5x8, 184 pages, B&W    $7.95




KING CONAN: THE SCARLET CITADEL TP - Coming in February!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tom‡s Giorello (Art), JosŽ Villarrubia (Colors), and Gerald Parel (Cover)

Trapped in the dungeons beneath an evil wizard's scarlet stronghold, Conan must confront a slew of new challenges and foes as he fights to free himself and reclaim the throne of Aquilonia! Featuring duplicitous betrayers, sparring sorcerers, and all of the brutal excitement you've come to expect from the rampaging Cimmerian, this trade paperback collects the four-issue King Conan: The Scarlet Citadel adaptation.

112 pages, $14.99, in stores on February 15.




KULL: THE CAT AND THE SKULL #3 - Coming in December!
David Lapham (Writer), Gabriel Guzman (Penciller), Dan Jackson (Colors), and Jo Chen (Cover)

There is only one place in Valusia that even the bravest men dare not disturb--the Forbidden Lake. Thousands of years before Kull, men sought to conquer the people of the lake, and were turned back by magic and the creatures spawned in those dark waters. When Saremes the cat informs Kull that his closest ally Brule has gone to the lake, the mighty king sets out, sword in hand, to rescue his friend from whatever monsters lie dormant in those mysterious waters!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on December 14.






Laurie's Wild West - Now online!
Opportunity to read Introduction of RIDING THE PULP TRAIL  - New!
Thursday's Forgotten Pulp: THE WHISPERER - New!
Pulps A - Z: The E's - New!
Paul Powers Author Page at Amazon Now - New!
Pulps A - Z: The D's
Tuesday's Forgotten Pulp: SMITH'S MAGAZINE
Pulps A - Z: The C's
Wednesday's Web Recommendation: The Way The Future Blogs
Tuesday's Forgotten Pulp: SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE
Pulps A - Z: The B's
Wednesday's Web Recommendation: Jake Hinson at the Crime Element
Tuesday's Forgotten Pulp: ROMANCE of 1919-20, 1928-29
Pulps A - Z: The A's
PulpFest - Another Great Year
Walker Martin's PulpFest 2011 Report
The Pulp Western and Reprinting of Covers
Granddaughters of the Pulps: Researching the Past for Future Generations
The Tarnished Pulp Western: BLUE RIBBON WESTERN
Pulp Fiction Female Pioneers: Cele Goldsmith Lalli


Meteor House: The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 2: Of Dust and Soul
Now available!

Edited by Michael Croteau, this new anthology is another tour through SF Grand Master Philip José Farmer’s many creations, featuring essays by the likes of Charles Platt and James Sallis, stories set in Farmer’s expanded worlds by Spider Robinson, Mary A. Turzillo, and others and featuring an all new novella by Philip José Farmer & Christopher Paul Carey, along with much more by Farmer himself. Complete contents list at the link below.

6×9 trade paperback, 264 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0-983-74610-2
LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies

For those of you who have not yet purchased Worlds 1 and/or 2, there are a few options for you (all prices quoted are for US shipping but similar deals are available for Canada and worldwide):

Purchase Worlds 1 by itself for $25
Purchase Worlds 2 by itself for $30
Purchase Worlds 2 by itself for $25 (save $5 but only if you already have a copy of Worlds 1)
Purchase Worlds 1 and 2 together for only $43.50

You will notice we're giving a price break to those buying volume 2 who already own volume 1, and an even bigger price break to those buying both volumes together.That's because we're book collectors at heart.

Each volume of The Worlds of Philip José Farmer series is a numbered limited edition and we want as many people as possible to build a collection with matching numbers. We sent out some matched pairs of books this morning and it was pretty cool seeing their spines next to each other; they look pretty nice next to each other on the bookshelf as well.

Of course the inside of the book is much more interesting than the spine, or the really sweet cover art. There is a chapter from an unfinished novel about Tim Howller, the protagonist from the story, "The Face that Launched a Thousand Eggs," a speech by Phil about two of his literary heroes, Mark Twain and Kurt Vonnegut, a slew of great new fiction-including a novella about Hadon (of Ancient Opar)'s cousin Kwasin and much, much, more.

Order your copies soon, we can't say how long these deals will last.





Three days of nostalgic fun! Over 180 vendor tables, celebrities signing autographs, movie room runs all 24 hours, panels and seminars,
live old time radio recreations on stage, drive-in movie theater outside the hotel on Friday night and much more!


PATTY DUKE  (The Patty Duke Show, Valley of the Dolls)
TONY DOW  (Leave It To Beaver)
DAVY JONES  (The Monkees)
BILLY GRAY  (Day The Earth Stood Still, Father Knows Best)
LAUREN CHAPIN  (Father Knows Best)
KAREN VALENTINE  (Hollywood Squares, Room 222)
CHARLES HERBERT  (The Fly, Invaders From Mars)

HIGHLIGHTS
The History of Buck Rogers Slide Show Presentation
Rare screening of The Great Charlie Chan documentary
The Complete Films of Gummo Marx
Charity Auction for St. Jude Children's Hospital
The Restoration of Classic Motion Pictures

RARE MOVIE SCREENINGS
Hollywood Museum (1965)
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (with Boris Karloff)
BEAUTY PARLOR (the "lost" 1932 movie)
Alfred Hitchcock's ELSTREE CALLING (a rarely seen Hitchcock film)
Olsen and Johnson on Television (1952)
World War II Cartoons
1954 Television Grudge Match
Queen Elizabeth (with the great Sarah Bernhart)
LEAGUE OF FRIGHTENED MEN  (the 1936 "lost" Nero Wolfe movie)

Come spend three days (or at the very least, one day) at the Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Convention!
Last year we broke attendance records and we anticipate doing so again with the larger facilities!
Larger vendor room, larger seminar room and larger movie room this year! Bring a friend! Help spread the word!

Check out the convention web-site for complete details, schedule of events, photos and more!

If you are staying overnight, there are still rooms available at the special discount rate!
www.MarriottHuntValley.com
Phone:  1-410-785-7000

Moonstone Books
The Green Hornet Casefiles
The long-awaited return of the Green Hornet & Kato
and their rolling arsenal the Black Beauty!

Back again with all-new stories!

Arriving in comic shops September 14th!

Edited by Joe Gentile and Win Scott Eckert
Written by: Joe McKinney, Jim Mullaney, John Everson
Cover Art: Michael William Kaluta, Rubén Procopio

Moonstone is proud to present The Green Hornet Casefiles, our second anthology featuring all-new, original crime fiction tales of the man who hunts the biggest of all game, public enemies that even the FBI can’t reach!

On police records, the Green Hornet is actually a wanted criminal, a master manipulator, a crime boss who has his fingers in every pie. In reality, The Green Hornet is actually Britt Reid, owner-publisher of the Daily Sentinel.

Alongside him rides his partner Kato, who is not only is a martial artist of unsurpassed prowess, but a skilled driver, and educated engineer as well.

Their goal is to destroy crime from within by posing as criminals themselves!


336 pages
Softcover -  $18.95
Hardcover - $43.95







Moonstone Books: THE SPIDER: SATAN’S MURDER MACHINES
The Iron Man Novel by Norvell W. Page
Arriving in comic shops September 14th!

Cover painting by Mark Wheatley.
The first ever limited hardcover edition of The Spider!

A Return of the Originals Event! The palm of a powerful steel hand touched the brick wall isolating Sutton Place—and there was a muffled concussion! The Spider saw it emerge from the darkness…. The monster of steel stopped beneath the swaying street light, The Iron Man! Two blank eyes that were plates of glass glared emptily—and the empty glare of those awful eyes was fixed upon The Spider!  This is the legendary epic novel from the December 1939 issue of The Spider magazine featuring the character in power armor with palm blast capability named The Iron Man.

Hardcover bonus includes the rare original pulp illustrations, as well as a very rarely seen short story where Wentworth first meets Nita!


196 pages, 6” 9”, $24.95
ISBN 10: 1-933076-95-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-933076-95-9





PULPED! - The Official New Pulp Podcast! - New podcast now available online!
Episode 11: David Liss, Writer of MYSTERY MEN Talks new Pulp Comics!  - New!  
This week PULPED! welcomes David Liss, writer of Marvel Comics' MYSTERY MEN mini series as well as writer on the upcoming THE SPIDER mini series from Dynamite!  Talk ensues about how to do Pulp stories write in a comic medium as well as what is important about Pulp Comics.  Even a controversy or two gets addressed, all while Novelist and Comic Scribe gets PULPED!!!
Episode 10: Art Sippo gets PULPED!
Episode 9: PULPED! Goes Post Mortem!!!
Episode 8: RELEASE DAY SPECIAL- New Pulp Author Reinagel Moves onto NEW PULP AUDIO!
Episode 7: The Man Behind Millenium Comics' Doc Savage and more - Mark Ellis
Episode 6: Joel Jenkins and 'Strange Gods of the Dire Planet' Release Day Special!
Episode 5: Release Day Special with Christopher Preksta, the Man behind 'MERCURY MEN" on Syfy.com!
Episode 4 - Jay Piscopo
Episode 3 - DOC SAVAGE AUDIO-PYTHON ISLE from RADIO ARCHIVES
Release Day Special #1 - Paul Malmont Gets PULPED!
Episode 2 - Deischer Discusses 'THE WAY THEY WERE' and The Pulptress Reviews CROSSOVERS!
Episode 1 - PULPED! For The First Time!

Pulpville Press - Now available!
Jim Anthony: SPIES OF DESTINY  by John Grange

Jim Anthony, Super-Detective, an Irish-American, and a son of a Comanche Princess, he was a super-detective in the mold of Doc Savage and appeared in his own pulp magazine beginning in October 1940 and lasting until October 1943. John Grange was a house name. The first three novels in the series were written by Victor Rousseau. From number 16 to the end, they were written by Robert Leslie Bellem (author of Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective) and W. T. Ballard. The authorship on novels 4 through 15 has not been ascertained. The two stories in this collection fall into that latter category.

SPIES OF DESTINY -- The Red Dragon roared and murder followed murder! It struck at foreign diplomats. It struck at Jim Anthony and the girl he loved. And it led him on a trail of danger and intrigue to the world's spy capital--Lisbon!

I.O.U. MURDER -- The grief of the little old lady wasn't recorded on the police blotter, but it was a factor Jim Anthony took into account in the murder case. Maybe it meant more to him than the wiles of a beautiful, scheming widow.

Trade paperback, 221 pages, 6 x 9 inches, $15
Hardcover
221 pages, 6 x 9 inches, $25




Radio Archives
Coming later this month!

Never before had any criminal openly challenged
The Spider!

Never before had the Master of Men faced a foe
who welcomed personal combat with the
grim avenger whom all others feared.
And while they fought ... men and women
were dying by the scores, as a new and fearless criminal army forms under the dark banner of
that gentlemanly killer ... The Fly!  


The classic pulp hero, The Spider, faces one of his most cunning criminal enemies The Fly! in Prince of the Red Looters, the first Spider audiobook from RadioArchives.com. The Fly's ruthlessly efficient crime organization commits a chain of bold and deadly atrocities, while The Fly taunts The Spider in a series of ever more dangerous duels.  

Richard Wentworth, wealthy man-about-town and master of disguise, devotes his life to the pursuit of justice for the down-trodden, the poor, and the helpless. Donning a wide-brimmed black hat, sinister black cape, and a pair of .45 automatics, Wentworth prowls the streets of New York as his alter-ego The Spider, Master of Men challenging criminal masterminds bent on enslaving or destroying humanity.  

In this new and exciting audiobook enhanced with sound effects and full music score, narrator Nick Santa Maria takes you on a roller-coaster ride of danger, action, thrills, and adventure. Santa Maria is the accomplished star of stage and film, and in Prince of the Red Looters, he is ably assisted by Robin Riker, star of stage, film, and television.   Producer/Director Roger Rittner says, "Prince of the Red Looters is a doozy. Nick Santa Maria has the perfect voice to narrate the fantastic adventures of The Spider. And Robin Riker, who played Pat Savage in 'The Adventures of Doc Savage', has turned in a stellar performance as his companion and confidant, Nita Van Sloane. Both of them are giving me goosebumps while I'm putting the finishing touches on what will be a unique listening experience."  

Watch for Prince of the Red Looters, coming soon from RadioArchives.com!



Radio Archives: The Deal Of The Month
Zorro: The Masked Avenger!

Out of the old Spanish West comes the defender of the common people, the masked hero of the oppressed, Zorro! Relive the classic tales of our fabled foe of the Dons with this 3-DVD set featuring three classic movie serials from Hollywood's Golden Age plus the 1936 feature length film "The Bold Caballero". Swashbuckling sword slinging at its best in this 3 DVD collection and only $14.98 (That's 50% off regular price!) for the entire month of September!




The Rocketeer: 20th Anniversary Edition - Coming December 13th!
The Rocketeer is a 1991 period superhero adventure film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and based on the character created by comic book writer/artist Dave Stevens.

Directed by Joe Johnston, the film stars Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton, Paul Sorvino and Tiny Ron Taylor. Set in 1938 Los Angeles, California, The Rocketeer tells the story of stunt pilot Cliff Secord who discovers a jet pack that enables him to fly. His heroic deeds attract the attention of Howard Hughes and the FBI, as well as sadistic Nazi operatives.


List Price: $26.50

Amazon.com



Robert E. Howard: Gods Of The North - Audio adaptation now online!
A winter war in the mountains of Vanaheim, and a bit of gossamer, are all that stand between Conan of Cimmeria and the frosty beauty who spurns him.

By Robert E. Howard; Read by Rowdy Delaney
1 |MP3| – Approx. 21 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: September 21, 2008
She drew away from him, dwindling in the witch·fire of the skies, until she was a figure no bigger than a child. First published in the March 1934 issue of The Fantasy Fan.






E. E. Doc Smith
Rick Hoberg will have some promotional art for
SKYLARK OF SPACE ready very shortly. 
Paul Kupperberg is working on the script now.



A panel from 'Martians, Go Home'

By: Lowell Isaac

The beauteous Beryl Stapleton brought to life by artist
Jamie Chase, for the upcoming graphic novel,

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES.
Coming in 2012 from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics.





SHERLOCK HOLMES: YEAR ONE #6 (OF 6) Arriving in comic shops September 14th!
Writer: Scott Beatty; Art: Daniel Indro  
Covers: Francesco Francavilla (50%), Aaron Campbell (50%) and Daniel Lindro. (1-in-10)

Captured by the Twelve Caesars Killer, Holmes, his reluctant partner Dr. John Watson, and the fetching Irene Adler fight to free themselves before the maniacal murderer completes his deadly dozen! But when the madman's identity is finally revealed, the greater horror may be what the Killer intends to accomplish with his terrible infamy! Will London survive?

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99  



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

George N. Laws (1902-1981) - New!
Weird Tales Books:The Mighty Barbarians  - New!
Weird Tales Books:The Mighty Swordsmen  - New!
Weird Tales Books: The Fantastic Swordsmen - New!
Weird Tales Books: The Ghoul Keepers - New!
Bernice T. Banning (1885-1954)
Nard Jones (1904-1972)
Helen Rowe Henze (1899-1973)
Vennette Herron (1885-1973)
R. Jere Black, Jr. (1892-1953)
Arthur B. Waltermire (1888-1938)
Weird Tales Covers: August 1938
Anthony Di Giannurio (1925-2008)
Stella Wynne (1886-1966)
Harold Freeman Miners at College
Joel Martin Nichols, Jr. (1895-1991)
Andrew Brosnatch (1896-?)
Durbin Lee Horner (1906-1979)
Talbert Josselyn (1886-1961)

Weird Tales Books
Jim Causey and Bill Blackbeard - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Artemus Calloway (1883-1948)
Edith Hurley (1903-1997)
"It Happened to Me"
Ralph Rayburn Phillips (1896-1974)
Jack Kytle (1906-1971)
Wilma Dorothy Vermilyea (1915-1995)



WARLORD OF MARS #9
Arriving in comic shops September 14th!

Written by Arvid Nelson; Art: Lui Antonio
Covers by Lucio Parrillo (50%), Joe Jusko (50%), Stephen Sadowski (1-in-15)
All the green tribes are united behind John Carter, but will they be in time stop Dejah Thoris's wedding to the evil Prince of Zodanga? Will John Carter break the siege around Greater Helium, Dejah's home city?

 Some, if not all of these questions will be answered in Warlord of Mars #9: From Joy to Death,
the climactic installment of Dynamite's smash, enhanced adaptation of the
Edgar Rice Burroughs classic, "A Princess of Mars"!

32 pages, Full Color,  $3.99










02 September 2011

2011-2012 Film Release Dates
October 14, 2011
October 21, 2011
November 18, 2011
December 16, 2011
December 21, 2011
December 21, 2011
THE THING
THE THREE MUSKETEERS
TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN
SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
February 10, 2012
February 17, 2012
March 9, 2012
May 4, 2012

May 11, 2012
June 8, 2012
June 22, 2012
July 3, 2012
July 20, 2012
August 3, 2012
August 3, 2012
STAR WARS" THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D
GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE
JOHN CARTER (OF MARS)
THE AVENGERS

DARK SHADOWS
PROMETHEUS
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
THE BOURNE LEGACY
TOTAL RECALL



The 23rd Annual New York City Collectible Paperback & Pulp Fiction Expo - Sunday, October 16, 2011!
The  23rd Annual New York City Collectible Paperback & Pulp Fiction Expo will be held Sunday, October 16, 2011, at the Holiday Inn on 57th Street in NYC in the BIG ROOM.

A limited number of 6 and 8 foot tables available, but email or call for tables asap, as they go fast.
Call Gary at 718-646-6126 after 5pm EST
.
Admission: Preview (8am) $10; General (9am - 3pm) $5; After 3pm FREE

Guest authors and artists so far include:
CHARLES ARDAI, award-winning crime author and editor of the Hard Case Crime series.
LAWRENCE BLOCK, legendry mystery and crime author, creator of the Matt Scudder series & more!
ED BALCOURT, renown artist rep who was a key player in paperback cover art and pb publishing.
LINTON BALDWIN, Lion Books crime author, who wrote Lion classic noir, Sinner's Game.
MARCUS BOAS, fabulous fantasy artist who will display some of his wonderful paintings!
CAROL BUGGE, author of many fine mystery novels and some fine Sherlockian pastiches!
ELAINE DUILLO, famous cover artist and the "Queen of the Romance Paperback!"

RON GOULART, master storyteller, SF writer, pulp and comic book scholar.
JACK FARAGASSO: Famous vintage paperback cover artists and master illustrator!
C.J. HENDERSON, hard-boiled crime, fantasy and horror author.
MORRIS HERSHMAN, original Manhunt author and also Midwood Books author as Arnold English.
MARVIN KAYE, famous fantasy author and renown Sherlockian anthologist and editor of SHMM.
SANDY KOSSIN, vintage paperback cover artist and classic master illustrator!
RON LESSER: Classic paperback book cover artist and master illustrator.
ANNETTE & MARTIN MEYERS, mystery author couple, who also write as Maan Meyers.
S.J. ROZAN, crime author and creator of the famous Lydia Chin series and much more.
NORMAN SPINRAD, legendry science fiction author.
JASON STARR, author of many excellent crime and noir thrillers.
STAN TRYBULSKI, hard-boiled crime author with many fine books to his credit.
KEN WISHNIA, hard crime as well as historical mystery author.


Guest signing times will be posted on our website, www.gryphonbooks.com and also on the Program given out at the day of the show.


Adventure House: FRANK M. ROBINSON COLLECTION - Auction will begin on September 24th, 2011!
There are several videos available on Youtube of the collection. Visit the links below.


Adventure House is taking advance orders for a Full Color Book with over 500 pages of full color pulp covers from the Robinson Collection. 
Sale price will be $65 plus $5 shipping. 
Send orders to: Adventure House - 914 Laredo Road - Silver Spring, MD 20901
Paypal to gunnison@verizon.net

Adventure House - Coming in September!
HIGH ADVENTURE #120
Phantom Detective Double Issue
"The Case of the Poison Formula" by Robert Wallace
"Doom on Schedule" by Robert Wallace

7x10, 112 pages, $9.95
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

Adventure House - Coming in November!
HIGH ADVENTURE #121
Stories of Asian Mystery by H. Bedford-Jones
7x10, 112 pages
, $9.95
Cover Artist: Walter M. Baumhofer





Adventure House - Coming in January!
HIGH ADVENTURE #122
"I.O.U. Murder" featuring Jim Anthony - Super-Detective by Robert Leslie Bellem
7x10, 112 pages, $9.95

Cover Artist: H.J. Ward





Adventure House - Coming in September!
Phantom Detective - October 1941, 112 pages, $14.95
"Race Horses of Death" by Robert Wallace
"Double Trickery" by Lemuel De Bra
"Blackmail R.F.D." by Preston Grady

Sky Birds - March 1933, 128 pages, $14.95
"Graveyard of the Gallant" by Steuart M. Emery
"To the Highest Kidder!" by Joe Archibald
"The Mail Must Go Through!" by Arch Whitehouse
"The Skyrocket" by Marshall Perham
"The Shinto Spectre" by Arch Whitehouse
"Famous War-Time Planes and Their Pilots" by Frank Tinsley
"Vickers Volcano" by Ward Kingman
"The Rittmeister's Spad" by Lt. Seymour G. Pond

Thrilling Mystery - October 1935, 128 pages, $14.95
"Blood of Witches" by Paul Ernst
"The Haunting of Stephen Crim" by J. Allan Dunn
"The Dead Walk Softly" by Arthur J. Burks
"The Skull and the Cross" by C.K.M. Scanlon
"From Beyond the Grave" by Robert Wallace
"Doctor Guillotine" by Allan K. Echols
"Dead Man Swims" by Laurence Donovan
"Horror Ship" by Ray Cummings





Adventure House - Coming in October!
Phantom Detective - June 1939, 112 pages, $14.95
"Murder At the World's Fair" by Robert Wallace
"Cruicible" by William Donald Bray
"Look Up—Look Down" by Hal Murray Bonnett

Double Action Detective - January 1939, 112 pages, $14.95
"Hands of the Wizard" by Oscar Schisgall
"The Midnight Murderer" by George Alden Edson
"Crime in the Dynway" by Carmony Gove
"Quick-Trigger Copper" by Cyril Plunkett
"Gallows Escape" by Charles Boswell
"Lady Killer" by Oscar Schisgall

G-Men - February 1937, 128 pages, $14.95
"The Navy Spy Murders" by C. K. M. Scanlon
"Face Value" by Lee Fredericks
"Hell's Hostage" by Kenneth L. Sinclair
"Poca Hauntus" by Tom Curry





Adventure House - Coming in November!
Phantom Detective - November 1933, 128 pages, $14.95
"Gamblers in Death" by Robert Wallace
"Bantam Gets A Break" by Ray Humphreys
"Payoff" by Joe Archibald
"Forty Years" by Robert Wallace
"Pens and Poker" by James W. Egan

Double Action Gang Magazine - Sept. 1936, 128 pages, $14.95
"Taking the Rap" by harry Sinclair Drago
"Cargo of Fate" by W.C. Tuttle
"By Electrical Transmission" by Cliff Campbell

Planet Stories - Summer 1940, 128 pages, $14.95
"Space-Liner X-87" by Ray Cummings
"The Forbidden Dream" by Ross Rocklynne
"Exiles of the Three Red Moons" by Carl Selwyn
"The Cosmic Juggernaut" by John Russell Fearn
"The Dark Swordsmen of Saturn" by Neil R. Jones
"Sphere of the Never-Dead" by Sam Carson
"Star Pirate" by Frederick A. kummer, Jr.
"Asteroid H277—Plus" by Harry Walton





Adventure House - Coming in December!
Phantom Detective - June 1938, 112 pages, $14.95
"The Front Page Murders" by Robert Wallace
"Big Shot" by Joe Archibald
"Clue in Reverse" by Ray Cummings

Thrilling Mystery - July 1936, 128 pages, $14.95
"Cargo of Horror" by Ray Cummings
"Seance Sinister" by Jack D'Arcy
"Black Interlude" by Preston Grady
"Hell Flares on Howling River" by O.M. Cabral
"The Doom That Dwelled Within" by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
"Horses of Death" by John H. Knox
"Revolt of the Soil" by John Clemons
"The Walls Were Hungry" by Cyril Plunkett
"Dance and Die" by Wayne Rogers

The Lone Ranger - July 1937, 128 pages, $14.95
"Heigh Yo! Silver!" by Fran Striker
"WIndy Willy of the Woolly West" by Beaty
"Famous Frontier Fights" by Col. J.J. Boniface
"The Yucca Kid" by Wayne D. Overholser
"Outdoor Trails" by Dick Wood
"John Horton Slaughter" by Chuck Martin
"Trader in Lead" by Anson Hard
"Training Wild Horses" by Wilton West





Adventure House - Coming in January!
Phantom Detective - August 1934, 112 pages, $14.95
"The Silent Menace" by Robert Wallace
"Crook's Bodyguard" by James W. Egan
"Cold Frame" by Ed Lybeck
"Mystery Mansion" by E. L. Nalence
"Mud Money" by C.K.M. Scanlon

Planet Stories - Summer 1941, 128 pages, $14.95
"Invaders of the Forbidden Moon" by Raymond Z. Gallun
"Sargasso of the Stars" by Frederick A. Kummer, Jr.
"Mutiny Abroad the Terra" by Ross Rocklynne
"Proktols of Neptune" by Henry Hasse
"The Ballad of Blaster Bill" by Nelson Bond
"The Dragon-Queen of Jupiter" by Leigh Brackett
"Genesis!" by R.R. Winterbotham
"World of Mockery" by Sam Moskowitz
"Space-Wolf" by Ray Cummings

Thrilling Detective - February 1933, 128 pages, $14.95
"The Mark of the Beast" by Robert Wallace
"The Banding Murder Case" by Allan K. Echols
"The Black Ram" by Perley Poore Sheehan
"The Face That Came Back" by Wayne Rogers
"The Den of Skulls" by Jack D'Arcy
"Death Talks Backs" by John H. Compton
"The Trail of the White Gardenia" by Donald Bayne Hobart
"The Coward" by Ken Rockwell
"Reflections" by John Lawrence
"The Crumpled Clue" by J.S. Endicott






Adventure House - Coming in February!
Phantom Detective - May 1935, 112 pages, $14.95
"Written in Blood" by Robert Wallace
"Violations" by C.K.M. Scanlon
"Death at the Payoff" by George McNeil
"The White Rat" by A.T. Locke
"Fire With Fire" by Robert H. Rohde

The Lone Ranger - April 1937, 128 pages, $14.95
"The Phantom Rider" by Fran Striker
"A Little Killin'" by Lawrence A. Keating
"Boomer Buckaroo" by George C. Henderson
"The Necktie Tree" by Wayne Brooks
"The Return of Black Malone" by Charles A. Roberts
"John Wesley Hardin" by Chuck Martin
"Doodlebug Jones" by Joe Schaff
"Brandin' Time On the Ranch" by Wilton West

Captain Future - Winter 1944, 128 pages, $14.95
"Magic Moon" by Brett Sterling
"To Dust Returneth" by Henry Kuttner
"The Companions of Sirius" by William Morrison







Age of Aces
New and now available!

In Donald E. Keyhoe’s imaginings, the stormy skies of World War I are filled with giant pterodactyls, mystic fireballs and demon aces. But America has it’s own unnatural secret weapon: Captain Philip Strange. A mental marvel from birth, he was so terrifyingly effective that the Allies referred to him as “The Phantom Ace of G-2.” But to the Germans he was “The Brain-Devil,” whose penetrating green eyes were both a legend and a nightmare.

Keyhoe’s Philip Strange stories ran for nine years—from 1931 through 1939—in the pages of Flying Aces magazine. This first volume in our new series contains six exciting tales of terror skies! It also features an introduction by Sid Bradd and is beautifully wrapped up in an exciting new design by Chris Kalb!


Stories include:
“Cocardes of Courage” – Flying Aces, September 1931
“The Drome of Dread” – Flying Aces, November 1931
“The Red Demon” – Flying Aces, July 1932
“Scourge of the Skies” – Flying Aces, November 1932
“Vengeance of V-99” – Flying Aces, February 1933
“The Unholy Horror” – Flying Aces, July 1933
Plus:
“Donald E. Keyhoe and the Brain-Devil of G-2″ by Sidney H. Bradd
A Bibliography of all Philip Strange’s Adventures
An exciting book design by Chris Kalb.

$16.99 Trade paperback
 6″x9″ trade paperback | 346 pages | ISBN: 978-0-9820950-8-9

Available from
AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House


Age of Aces
New and now available!

Donald E. Keyhoe’s seven stories of The Vanished Legion, from the pages of Dare-Devil Aces, have been collected into one volume and is now available to order from AmazonAdventure House, and Mike Chomko Books.

Surely you remember from History class reading about when the Germans found a way to turn Allied pilots into Dwarfs, and in doing so, driving them mad and sending them back to attack their former squadrons. Or when the grizzly green death struck and left an unsettling learing grin upon it's victims twisted faces. Maybe you recall Germany’s plan to render the Allies defenseless with a ray that would block out all sight and sound. No, this obviously isn't the history they taught you about in school! But here at Age of Aces we are dedicated to furthering your education.

So join Dick Traine, Monte Prince, Bill Hammond and the rest of the Squadron of Forgotten Men as Colonel Meredith sends them out against some of the most bizarre schemes the Boche ever threw against the Allies in WWI!

$16.99 Trade paperback

"The Vanished Legion" is available from
AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House.



Airship 27 Productions - Now available!
LANCE STAR – SKY RANGER AVAILABLE AT INDY PLANET

Ron Fortier & Rob Davis of Airship 27 Production are happy to announce all three volumes of their pulp aviation series, LANCE STAR – SKY RANGER are now available for sale as Print-on-Demand books from (www.IndyPlanet.com) for the price of $15 each plus shipping handling.

“Eventually all our books will be available at Indy Planet,” Fortier announced recently.  “We’ve thirty-nine titles in our catalog and it will take a few more months before all are available there.”

“Readers should log on to the main menu page at Indy Planet and type in the book’s title in the upper right hand search slot,” Fortier continued. “We are thrilled with partnering with Indy Planet and the quality of their product is as good, if not better, then all other POD outfits on the market today.”




Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon, Part Ten – "The Beast Men of Mongo" - Now online!
Part 10 of William Patrick Maynard's Flash Gordon blog is now online at the Blackgate website and at William Patrick Maynard's blogsite.

Altus Press - Coming soon!

The Black Bat Companion
by Tom Johnson, Norman Daniels, Nico Mathies, Matthew Moring, Will
Murray, Kin Platt, Raymond Thayer, Al Tonik and Prentice Winchell

One of the most beloved pulp characters, The Black Bat, is finally celebrated
with this 340 page deluxe retrospective.
Author Tom Johnson has indexed each issue,
listing everything you need to know about the series,
along with the following highlights:



A complete reprint of the rejected Black Bat adventure, “The Lady’s Out for Blood.”

A breakdown of the newly-discovered final Black Bat story, “The Celebrity Murders.”

All 800 German Black Bat stories newly identified for the english audience.

Nine complete reprints of the Black Bat’s golden Age comic book stories.
An interview with series creator Norman Daniels as well as his complete payment records... available here for the first time!

Featuring additional articles by Will Murray, this is the ultimate history of the series!


340 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover



Altus Press: Doc Savage in THE DESERT DEMONS
Now available in a Nook ebook edition!

Doc Savage returns! Novelist Will Murray teams up with Doc Savage originator Lester Dent for the first authorized exploit of the legendary superhero in 20 years. When the California skies fill with howling red cyclones that devour man and machine alike, the Man of Bronze rushes from his Fortress of Solitude to combat the greatest threat he ever faced. Are The Desert Demons a man-made menace — or things from beyond? Based on an unfinished novel by Lester Dent. Cover by acclaimed artist-sculptor Joe DeVito. Softcover, 6x9, 250 pages, B&W    $24.95

The deluxe hardcover and softcover editions can be

ordered now on the Adventures in Bronze website.

The softcover edition is also available on Amazon.com.


Altus Press: THUNDER JIM WADE
Now available in a Nook ebook edition!

Available for the first time... the complete saga of Thunder Jim Wade! Written by fantasy legend Henry Kuttner, this collection reprints all five adventures of Thunder Jim Wade from 1941. Long discounted as a Doc Savage clone, THUNDER JIM WADE: THE COMPLETE SERIES brings to life this classic pulp hero and shows him to be much more than a knock-off!





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming later this month!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 51: "The Land of Fear" & "The Fiery Menace"
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
The Pulp Era's legendary superhero follows terror trails in classic thrillers by Harold A. Davis and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, the Man of Bronze journeys to "The Land of Fear" hidden deep within Africa to discover the deadly secret behind the "skeleton death" that dissolves human flesh to the bone. Then, a grisly vampire murder in the lobby of his own headquarters building leads Doc Savage and his beautiful cousin Patricia to the South Atlantic in pursuit of "The Fiery Menace." This classic pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and a behind-the-scenes article by Will Murray, writer of eight Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-062-5 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming later this month!
THE SHADOW Volume 53: "Garden of Death" & "The Vampire Murders"
VAMPIRE TRIPLE FEATURE!
The Knight of Darkness investigates deadly vampire attacks in two heart-stopping chillers by Walter Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant" and a classic radio mystery! First, the Master of Darkness must battle a giant vampire bat and enter the dangerous "Garden of Death" to discover the secret behind a deadly drug monopoly. Then, The Shadow enters haunted Haldrew Hall to unearth the bloody secret behind "The Vampire Murders" in a sequel to the legendary Victorian thriller, "Varney the Vampire." BONUS: "Vampires Prowl by Night," a lost thriller from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases both classic pulp covers by George Rozen, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and commentary by popular-culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-061-8 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
Black Coat Press - The September releases are now available!

AMILEC
by Charles-François Tiphaigne de la Roche; adapted by Brian Stableford


In Amilec (1753), Charles-François Tiphaigne de la Roche conceived the concept of journeys through the Solar System. His extrapolation of the manner in which human seeds are used to populate other planets may seem primitive, but it is a fascinating prediction of what will eventually become cosmology and embriology.

In 1760, Tiphaigne sent his characters to explore the secret land of Giphantie located deep in Africa, where a race of secret supermen live in majestic isolation watching a medium remarkably similar to television.

Finally, in 1761, in The Empire of the Zaziris, Tiphaigne predicted future tales of secret invasions by imagining that mysterious beings, descendents of the sylphs and djinns of legends, live hidden among us, secretly controlling the destiny of Humankind.

A proto-scientist, physician and contemporary of Voltaire, Tiphaigne de la Roche penned three fantastic tales of Swiftian satire that are also ground-breaking, foundation texts of French science fiction.

US$22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 
trade paperback, 296 pages

JOURNEY TO THE INVERTED WORLD
by Marcel Rouff; adapted by Brian Stableford

During a tropical storm over the Pacific, French Air Force Captain L'Herbaudière is mysteriously transported to a utopia-like society of free love which rejected money and technology two thousand years earlier. But even that utopia has its dark side: the Accursed, a prison-state locked behind an impregnable magnetic barrier, where those who refuse to live in utopia are condemned to remain. The arrival of L'Herbaudière threatens the very foundations of the Inverted World...

Labelled "one of the most imaginatively ambitious works of its era" by Brian Stableford, Marcel Rouff's Journey to the Inverted World (1920) is both a rare contemporary exercise in utopianism, as well as a ground-breaking work of science fiction depicting 2000 years of futuristic history.


US$19.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 208 pages
THE RETURN OF MADAME ATOMOS
by André Caroff; adapted by Michael Shreve

Contents:
- Introduction by J.-M. Lofficier
- Miss Atomos vs. The KKK [Miss Atomos contre KKK] (1966)
- The Return of Madame Atomos [Le Retour de Mme Atomos] (1966)
- The Atomos Affair (short story by Win Scott Eckert)

Miss Atomos' fight to the death against the KKK, and her eventual betrayal after falling in love with Smith Beffort, herald the return of the sinister Madame Atomos -- deadlier than ever!


US$22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 288 pages


Black Coat Press



Black Dog Books Coming soon!


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

Selected and with an introduction by Doug Ellis.


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

 
Black Dog Books  - Coming soon!

Hang on to the edge of your seat as Lt. Robert Hurley faces off against modern-day pirates, smugglers, air disasters and Mother Nature in these eight harrowing adventures.

Contents:
News-Reel Rescue
The Ship of Prey (novelette)
Mystery on Indian Key (novelette)
The Pirate of Vaca Lagoon (novelette)
High Wind
A Hunch in Time
The Law of Hot Pursuit
Hurricane Patrol

Plus a few of the real adventures of Leland Jamieson are recounted in these articles:
Shroud Lines
High Courage by Warren T. Jamieson
   (An account of the flying exploits of the other two Jamieson brothers.)
An Aviator's Scrapbook
Vigil in the Sky

Appendix B presents a bibliography of works by Leland S. Jamieson.

With an introduction by Tom Roberts.

Leland Jamieson (1904-1941) was a nationally-recognized aviator during the golden age of flight, training military flyers at Kelly Field, Texas during the late 1920s; later taking over as the regular civilian pilot of an Eastern Air Lines  commercial flight from Miami.

A top-notch author, with four novels to his credit, Jamieson's popular fiction drew from his real-life adventures and appeared regularly in the Saturday Evening Post consecutive to when he was penning the exploits of Lt. Robert Hurley for Blue Book. Other stories were sold to Redbook, Country Gentleman, American, This Week and Adventure with technical articles running in Popular Mechanics.

A burgeoning writing carer was cut short when Leland Jamieson died in Jacksonville, Florida following a lingering illness at age thirty-seven.




The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 142: Damballa - New!
Ron Fortier and Derrick Ferguson join the Book Cave crew to discuss Charles Saunders, Damballa.

Episode 141: Dafydd Neal Dyar
Episode 140: SF in the Pulps
Episode 139: Exciting Pulp Tales
Episode 138: Strange Gods of the Dire Planet
Episode 137: Sherlock Holmes
Episode 136: PulpFest


BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS - New authorized online comic strip adventure!
Adapted and illustrated by Gary Chaloner!
Coloring by Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist (and Texan by birth) Cayetano Garza.

Page 13 is now posted online!

CRIME, MYSTERY, & GANGSTER FICTION MAGAZINE INDEX
by Phil Stephensen-Payne, William G. Contento, & Stephen T. Miller
Now available!


CD-ROM: Locus Press, Available now!
Hardcover: Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, Coming in 2012!

The index is based (with permission) on the two classic indexes in this field (both now long out of print):
  • Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Fiction: A Checklist of Fiction in U.S. Pulp Magazines, 1915-1974 compiled by Michael L. Cook and Stephen T. Miller 
  • Monthly Murders: A Checklist and Chronological Listing Of Fiction In The Digest-Size Mystery Magazines In The United States And England compiled by Michael L. Cook
The CRIME, MYSTERY, & GANGSTER FICTION MAGAZINE INDEX: 1915-2010 combines, enhances, and brings up to date the information from these previous indexes, and includes thousands of magazine cover images.
Includes indexes by Author, Title, Issue, Series, Publisher, Artist, and Chronological by Author.


Statistics:
Magazine Titles: 870
Magazine Issues: 15,387
Authors: 16,634
Fiction (stories & serial segments): 112,456
Poems: 1,432
Non-Fiction (articles, columns, etc.): 37,530
Cover Images: 13,048

The CD-ROM version of the index can be read on any computer with a CD-ROM/DVD drive and a web browser.
There is no software to load. Price: $24.95.


For more information see http://www.philsp.com/cfi1.html.


I don't often do reviews. Primarily because I just don't have the time. However, sometimes a product comes along that just screams out to be mentioned. The CRIME, MYSTERY, & GANGSTER FICTION MAGAZINE INDEX is one of those products. If you have a serious interest in the pulps, you will absolutely want to have this CD Index. The CD contains a index for each author, title, issue, series, publisher, and artist, as well as a chronological index by author. There is also an Issue Checklist which I find most helpful. You can look up any crime, mystery, or gangster pulp and display a grid that shows the volume and number of each issue and when it was published. There is also a brief history of the magazine and the publishers name and address (when known). Better yet, when you click on the volume and number for an issue, a new screen reveals the full contents of the magazine along with a thumbnail of the cover that links back to the cover database at Galactic Central!  If you are online, a larger cover scan will be available to view. The index is similar to the online Fiction Mags Index.




The CD Index can be used on a Windows of Macintosh PC with a CD-ROM or DVD drive. Although publication in several hardbound volumes is planned for 2012, the hard copy will no doubt be pricey and not as easy to use as the html version that works with your web browser and is now available at an unbelieveable price. This index has been a work-in-progress for quite a few years and Phil Stephensen-Payne, William G. Contento, and Stephen T. Miller have done an astounding job that they can well be proud of. I heartily recommend this product with no reservations.


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!

"Murder at the White House" by Walbridge McCully from SHORT STORIES, November 25, 1946
Murder is where you find it. And you find it some strange places.

"Mystery on Shark Island" by George Armin Shaftel from SECRET AGENT "X", February, 1936
Pete Flynt, the agency dick, thought that playing nursemaid to an eccentric artist on a pleasure yacht would be a swell  vacation with pay. But Pete's serenity soon fled when a stowaway girl and lightning guns tangled him with the plot of a defanged bullet...

ELDRITCH TALES: A MISCELLANY OF THE MACABRE
Now available!
By H.P. Lovecraft and illustrated by Les Edwards
Following the phenomenal success of Necronomicon, its companion volume brings together Lovecraft’s remaining major stories plus his weird poetry, a number of obscure revisions, and some notable nonfiction, including the seminal critical essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature." Stephen Jones, one of the world's foremost editors of dark fiction, completes the Lovecraft biography in his extensive afterword, and award-winning artist Les Edwards provides numerous illustrations for this must-have collection.

Hardcover, 6x9, 896 pages, $34.95
Trade paperback, 6x9, 896 pages, $27.95

   Amazon.com    Gollancz


ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #3 - Arriving in comic shops September 7th!
Writer: Chris Roberson; Art: Francesco Biagini

The mystery deepens as each Eternal Champion begins to make his way toward the heart of the conflict across the Multiverse. Elric, Hawkmoon and Corum's journeys have yielded more questions than answers, while Eric Beck struggles to trust that the role he's been thrust into is real. But when Eric's reality itself begins to unravel, will he have no choice but to face his destiny? Find out in this third issue of the hit series that is taking fandom by storm!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99




FLASH GORDON: INVASION OF THE RED SWORD #4 - Arriving in comic shops September 7th!
Writer: Brendan Deneen; Artist: Eduardo Garcia
The Invasion Continues! As Flash Gordon deals with the consequences of Ming the "Merciful's" betrayal, King Thun finds himself battling none other than Fria, Queen of the distant, icy land known as Frigia. She has a deadly secret — and she's willing to kill to protect it! Meanwhile, the forces of the Red Sword continue to hunt Dale Arden and Prince Vultan, who become the unwilling guests of the Power Men of Mongo!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99
Friends of Old Time Radio Convention - October 20-23, 2011!
The 36th Annual Friends of Old Time Radio Convention will take place October 20-23 2011 at the Ramada Plaza hotel in Newark, NJ.  the four day event features live recreations of classic old time radio programs with all-star casts as well as memorabilia, music, panel discussions, autographs and historical presentations.  The convention is a great way to meet and show appreciation for the veterans who made old time radio great as well as get to know some of the younger actors who are working to keep the tradition alive.

The invited guest list looks great so far, led by Ethel and Albert star/creator Peg Lynch.  I know everyone will enjoy seeing the great Simon Jones ("Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy") again.  The Mercury Theater's Arthur Anderson, WXYZ veteran Elaine Hyman ("The Lone Ranger"), ABC announcer Bill Owen and Gloria McMillan (Harriet Conklin on Our Miss Brooks) are also back for more.  Local New York talk show legend Joe "Nostalgia King" Franklin will recreate his show live on stage, bringing his own surprises guests along.  Another great returning guest is Ivan Curry, star of "Bobby Benson and the B-Bar B Riders" on old time radio.  The guest list changes frequently, so keep checking the website for updates.


In addition, Pulp entertainment scholars Anthony Tollin and Martin Grams, Jr. will both host original presentations on pulp entertainment and radio.

Thursday - Sunday programs include an afternoon program that consists of a recreation, panel discussions and dealer rooms.  The evening program features a buffet dinner in which there is at least one special guest at each table and all-star recreations.  It's a great way to socialize with the stars as well as see them perform.  On Sunday, there is a buffet breakfast and panel with remaining guests.

Shows scheduled for recreation this year include Let's Pretend, Easy Aces, Gunsmoke, My Favorite Husband, Ethel and Albert, Phil Harris/Alice Faye, Lights Out, and more.

Full information on the convention including room rates (historically low right now at $76/AAA) and registration information for the convention itself is available at www.fotr.net.

Please contact Sean Dougherty, publicity coordinator, at 201-739-2541 or SeanDD@optonline.net or @doughertysean on Twitter, or The Friends of Old Time Radio Convention on Facebook for more information.



Girasol Collectables - Now available!
Full Color 16” x 24” Art Prints by Patrick J. Jones

Barbarian splendor at its very best! Top quality offset printed reproductions on 8pt stock of the
stunning masterpieces by acclaimed fantasy artist and master instructor Patrick J. Jones.
Only $20 each!
(+$9 s&h in North America for 1 - 2 prints) • (+$12 s&h in North America for 3 - 5 prints)
Special Offer: BOTH for $45 including s&h!
Shipped in sturdy mailing tubes.
Paypal to: info@girasolcollectables.com      Checks or international money orders made payable to:
Girasol Collectables Inc., 3501 Glen Erin Drive, Suite 1409, Mississauga, ON L5L 2E9 Canada



The Forbidden Kingdom
Army Of The Damned

Girasol Collectables - September Pulp Replicas!
Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce three more issues in its ongoing series of Pulp Replicas.
Click here or on the images to the right for a look at larger Pulp Replica cover images.


Monthly Special: All three for $85 ($10 off)

Our first Replica this month is THE SPIDER #72 featuring "
The Corpse Broker" from September 1939. $35

Our second Replica this month is WEIRD TALES
#173 from June 1938. $35
This issue features Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Henry Kuttner, and more!

Our third Replica is SPICY-DETECTIVE STORIES #12 from April 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






ALL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)
#27 January 1935

BLACK MASK MAGAZINE  ($35 each postpaid)
April 1920 - First issue!
June 1,1923 - The rare KKK issue


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


DAN TURNER  ($25 each postpaid)
Dan Turner Hollywood DetectiveNo. 1 (January 1942)
Dan Turner Hollywood Detective No. 2 (April 1942)

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

DR. YEN SIN  ($35 each postpaid)
#1 May/June 1936
#2 July/August 1936
#3 September/October 1936

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
#7  April 1939
#8 May 1939
#9 June 1939

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

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

THE MYSTERIOUS WU FANG ($35 )each postpaid
#1  September 1935

#2  October 1935
#3  November 1935
#4  December 1935
#5  January 1936
#6  February 1936
#7 March 1936

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)
#17  Hosts of the Flaming Death (August 1935)
#18 Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult (September 1935)
#19 Attack of the Blizzard Men (October 1935)
#20 Scourge of the Invisible Death (November 1935)
#21 Raiders of the Red Death (December 1935)
#22  War-Dogs of the Green Destroyer
(January 1936)
#23 Rockets From Hell (February 1936)
#24  War Masters from the Orient (March 1936)
#25 Crimes Reign of Terror (April 1936)
#26 Death's Ragged Army (June-July 1936)
#27
Patriot's Death Battalion (August-Sept. 1936)

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]
#3  December 1934
#4  January 1935
#5  February 1935

#6  March 1935
#7  April 1935
#8  May 1935
#10 July 1935
#12 September 1935
#13
October 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
#25 October 1936

#26 November 1936
#27 December 1936
#28 January 1937
#39
December 1937

SPICY-DETECTIVE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  May 1934
#3  July 1934
#5  September 1934
#6  
October 1934
#7  November 1934
#8  
December 1934
#9  January 1935
#10 February 1935
#11 March 1935
#12  April 1935
#13 May 1935
#14 June 1935
#15 July 1935
#16 August 1935
#17 September 1935
#18
October 1935
#19 November 1935
#20 December 1935

#21 January 1936
#24 April 1936
#25 May 1936
#26 June 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
#21
January 1937
#22 February 1937
#23 March 1937
#26 June 1937

SPICY WESTERN STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2   December 1936 
#3   January 1937
#14 December 1937 

THE SPIDER  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  The Spider Strikes! (October 1933)
#2  The Wheel of Death (November 1933)
#3  Wings of the Black Death (December 1933)
#4  City of Flaming Shadows (January 1934)
#5  Empire of Doom (February 1934)
#6  Citadel of Hell (March 1934)
#7  Serpent of Destruction (April 1934)
#8  The Mad Horde (May 1934)
#9  Satan's Death Blast  (June 1934)
#10 The Corpse Cargo  (July 1934)
#11 Prince of the Red Looters (August 1934)
#12 Reign of the Silver Terror (September 1934)
#13  Builders of the Black Empire (October 1934)
#14  Death's Crimson Juggernaut (November 1934)
#15
 The Red Death Rain (December 1934)
#16 The City Destroyer (
January 1935)

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

#18  The Flame Master (March 1935)
#19 Slaves of the Crime Master
(April 1935)
#20 Reign of the Death Fiddler (May 1935)
#21 Hordes of the Red Butcher (June 1935)
#22 Dragon Lord of the Underworld (July 1935)
#23 Master of the Death Madness (August 1935)
#24 King of the Red Killers (September 1935)
#25 Overlord of the Damned (October 1935)
#26 Death Reign of the Vampire King (November 1935)
#27 Emperor of the Yellow Death (December 1935)
#28 The Mayor of Hell (January 1936)
#29
Slaves of the Murder Syndicate (February 1936)
#30 Green Globes of Death (March 1936)
#31 The Cholera King (April 1936)

#32 Slaves of the Dragon (May 1936)
#33 Legions of Madness (June 1936)
#34 Laboratory of the Damned (July 1936)
#35 Satan's Sightless Legion (August 1936)
#36 The Coming of the Terror (September 1936)
#37 The Devil's Death Dwarfs (October 1936)
#38 City of Dreadful Night (November 1936)
#39 Reign of the Snake Men (December 1936)
#40 Dictator of the Damned (January 1937)
#41
The Mill-Town Massacres (February 1937)
#42 Satan's Workshop (March 1937)
#43 Scourge of the Yellow Fangs (April 1937)
#44 The Devil's Pawnbroker (May 1937)
#45
Voyage of the Coffin Ship (June 1937)
#46 The Man Who Ruled in Hell (July 1937)
#47
Slaves of the Black Monarch (August 1937)
#48
Machine Guns Over the White House (Sept 1937)
#49 The City That Dared Not Eat (October 1937)
#50 Master of the Flaming Horde (November 1937)
#51 Satan's Switchboard (December 1937)
#52 Legion of the Accursed Light (January 1938)
#53
The City of Lost Men (February 1938)
#54 The Grey Horde Creeps (March 1938)
#55
City of Whispering Death (April 1938)
#56 When Thousands Slept in Hell (May 1938)
#57 Satan's Shackles (June 1938)
#58
The Emperor from Hell (July 1938)
#59  
The Devil's Candlesticks (August 1938)
#60  
The City That Paid to Die (September 1938)
#61  The Spider at Bay (October 1938)
#62  
Scourge of the Black Legions (November 1938)
#63  
The Withering Death (December 1938)
#64  
Claws of the Golden Dragon (January 1939)
#65  
The Song of Death (February 1939)
#66  The Silver Death Rain (March 1939)
#67  
Blight of the Blazing Eye (April 1939)
#68  
King of the Fleshless Legion (May 1939)  
#69  Rule of the Monster Men (June 1939)
#70  The Spider and the Slaves of Hell (July 1939)
#71  
The Spider and the Fire God (August 1939)
#72  The Corpse Broker (September 1939)

STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES
($25 each postpaid)
#2 December 1933

STRANGE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1939

STRANGE TALES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 September 1931
#2 November 1931
#3 January 1932
#4  March 1932
#5 June 1932
#6 October 1932
#7 January 1933

TERROR TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  September 1934
#2  October 1934
#3  November 1934
#4  December 1934
#5  January 1935
#6  February 1935
#7 March1935
#8 April 1935

#9 May 1935
#10 June 1935
#11 July 1935
#12  August 1935
#13  
September 1935
#14  October 1935
#15  November 1935
#16  December 1935
#17 January 1936
#18 February 1936
#19
March 1936
#20 April 1936
#21 May 1936
#22 June 1936
#23
July/Aug 1936
#24
Sept-Oct 1936
#25 Nov-Dec 1936

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

#27 March/April 1937
#28 May-June 1937
#29
July-August 1937

THRILLING MYSTERY ($25 each postpaid)
#1 October 1935

WEIRD TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  March 1923
#2  April 1923
#3
  May1923
#4  June 1923

#5  July/August 1923
#6  September 1923
#7  October 1923

#8   November 1923

#9   December 1923/January 1924 
#10  February 1924
#11  March 1924
#12  April 1924
#13  Anniversary Issue May/June/July/24 ($50)
#14  November 1924 - One of the rarest WT's
#15  December 1924

#16  January 1925
#17 February 1925
#19
April 1925
#21 June 1925
#22  July 1925
#23  August 1925
#24
 September 1925
#25  October 1925
#26  November 1925
#27  
December 1925
#31  April 1926
#40
 January 1927
#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#128 August 1934
#143 November 1935
#173 June 1938

Last Months Replicas



Gollancz - New Conan collection coming in October!
Conan the Barbarian is one of the most famed figures in fantasy fiction. With the success of the new film starring Jason Momoa and Ron Perlman, the time is right to revisit Robert E. Howard's classic stories. Presented in chronological order over three books, all of Conan's life is here, from his wild adventures as a youth to the final tale of Conan the King. Howard's tales of the wanderer, the reaver, the thief, the Barbarian have never been surpassed.
Conan the Destroyer
In this volume Conan learns the secrets of THE TOWER OF THE ELEPHANT and the ROGUES IN THE HOUSE, meets THE FROST-GIANT'S DAUGHTER and the QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST and visits THE VALE OF LOST WOMEN and THE BLACK COLOSSUS. A selection of other tales and fragments round out this new collection of a classic character.

Paperback: 368 pages
On sale:13 October 2011
ISBN-10: 0575115009
ISBN-13: 978-057511500



Gotham Pulp Collectors Club -  September 10, 2011!
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-4 PM
Place: Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street, Manhattan (WestVillage)

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com


THE GREEN HORNET STRIKES! #9 - Arriving in comic shops September 7th!
Writer: Brett Matthews; Artist: Ariel Padilla; Cover: 
Ariel Padilla
Luke draws ever closer to the deadly Gregor Kaast, assembling a new family for himself along the way. But will this hero die as so many others who have worn the mask... or will The Green Hornet be born again?
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99



Haffner Press - Coming in March!
Shades of Mars: Stories in Honor of Leigh Brackett
Edited by Stephen Haffner




Hamilton / Brackett Day - October  15, 2011!
Organizer Don Sutton and the Kinsman Historical Society have selected October 15, 2011 as the date for the re-named "Hamilton/Brackett Day."  Haffner Press will send and post updates as they become available, but the approach this year is to acknowledge the efforts of *both* Ed & Leigh.
The date has been moved from the middle of summer to the third Saturday in October. 


This year there will be a mini Star Wars Convention. The 501 Garrison was invited and a number of vendors have shown interest. There will be a costume contest for the kids. There will also be a world premier of their personal slide collection, a toast a their gravesite and much more.

Edmond Hamilton & Leigh Brackett Day has a Facebook page that will be updated with new  information as it becomes available.



Hard Case Crime - Big relaunch in September!

GETTING OFF by Lawrence Block
Cover art by Gregory Manchess

SO THIS GIRL WALKS INTO A BAR...
...and when she walks out there’s a man with her. She goes to bed with him, and she likes that part. Then she kills him, and she likes that even better.

On her way out, she cleans out his wallet. She keeps moving, and has a new name for each change of address.

She’s been doing this for a while, and she’s good at it. And then a chance remark gets her thinking of the men who got away, the lucky ones who survived a night with her.

She starts writing down names. And now she’s a girl with a mission. Picking up their trails. Hunting them down. Crossing them off her list...

First publication ever!  -  Hard Case Crime’s first hardcover novel
QUARRY'S EX by Max Allan Collins
Cover art by Gregory Manchess

Even the enigmatic hit man called Quarry had to start somewhere. And for him that was the day he returned stateside from Nam to find his young wife cheating. He’d killed plenty overseas, so killing her lover was no big deal. And when he was recruited to use his skills as a contract killer, that transition was easy, too. He survived in this jungle as he had in that other one—by expecting trouble.

What he didn't expect was ever running into her again...

First publication ever!   -   By the bestselling author of ROAD TO PERDITION



How Pulp Science Fiction Cover Art Got Its Sense of Wonder Part 2 - Now online!
Part 2 of a new pulp article by Natalie Baaklini.



Howard Hopkins: THE GRAY NEMESIS
Now available in Kindle and Nook editions!

"...a fantastic resource for anyone interested in The Avenger, or more studies of the Pulp Era."
Thomas Fortenberry, Author, Reviewer

"In the roaring heart of the crucible, steel is made. In the raging flame of personal tragedy men are sometimes forged into something more than human..."  

The steely eyed machine of vengeance who fought for justice after the dread loss of his wife and daughter...Richard Henry Benson--The Avenger!

A complete history and retrospective of the man, his adventures, his aides, gadgets and multimedia appearances.

Step into the roaring heart of the crucible with the most authoritative account of The Avenger's amazing career available.

Amazon.com         Barnes & Noble



KATO #12 - Arriving in comic shops September 7th!
Writer: Ande Parks;  Art: Diego Bernard; Main Cover: Alé Garza, Carlos Rafael (1-in-10)
Now a full-fledged crime fighter in her own right, the daughter of the original Kato carries on her father's legacy. Mulan finds life in Century City a bigger challenge than she imagined. The new Kato has to deal with a league of local kung fu killers intent on revenge, complex relationships with the new Green Hornet and her father, as well as a new friend who is actually intent on destroying her. She may become the crime fighter her legendary father was...  if she can survive her first month on the job.
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

Laurie's Wild West - Now online!
Pulps A - Z: The D's - New!
Tuesday's Forgotten Pulp: SMITH'S MAGAZINE
Pulps A - Z: The C's
Wednesday's Web Recommendation: The Way The Future Blogs
Tuesday's Forgotten Pulp: SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE
Pulps A - Z: The B's
Wednesday's Web Recommendation: Jake Hinson at the Crime Element
Tuesday's Forgotten Pulp: ROMANCE of 1919-20, 1928-29
Pulps A - Z: The A's
PulpFest - Another Great Year
Walker Martin's PulpFest 2011 Report
The Pulp Western and Reprinting of Covers
Granddaughters of the Pulps: Researching the Past for Future Generations
The Tarnished Pulp Western: BLUE RIBBON WESTERN
Pulp Fiction Female Pioneers: Cele Goldsmith Lalli


Meteor House: The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 2: Of Dust and Soul
Now available for pre-order!

Edited by Michael Croteau, this new anthology is another tour through SF Grand Master Philip José Farmer’s many creations, featuring essays by the likes of Charles Platt and James Sallis, stories set in Farmer’s expanded worlds by Spider Robinson, Mary A. Turzillo, and others and featuring an all new novella by Philip José Farmer & Christopher Paul Carey, along with much more by Farmer himself.

Complete contents list at the link below.

US$ 25.00
6×9 trade paperback, 264 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0-983-74610-2
LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies




Three days of nostalgic fun! Over 180 vendor tables, celebrities signing autographs, movie room runs all 24 hours, panels and seminars,
live old time radio recreations on stage, drive-in movie theater outside the hotel on Friday night and much more!


PATTY DUKE  (The Patty Duke Show, Valley of the Dolls)
TONY DOW  (Leave It To Beaver)
DAVY JONES  (The Monkees)
BILLY GRAY  (Day The Earth Stood Still, Father Knows Best)
LAUREN CHAPIN  (Father Knows Best)
KAREN VALENTINE  (Hollywood Squares, Room 222)
CHARLES HERBERT  (The Fly, Invaders From Mars)

HIGHLIGHTS
The History of Buck Rogers Slide Show Presentation
Rare screening of The Great Charlie Chan documentary
The Complete Films of Gummo Marx
Charity Auction for St. Jude Children's Hospital
The Restoration of Classic Motion Pictures

RARE MOVIE SCREENINGS
Hollywood Museum (1965)
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (with Boris Karloff)
BEAUTY PARLOR (the "lost" 1932 movie)
Alfred Hitchcock's ELSTREE CALLING (a rarely seen Hitchcock film)
Olsen and Johnson on Television (1952)
World War II Cartoons
1954 Television Grudge Match
Queen Elizabeth (with the great Sarah Bernhart)
LEAGUE OF FRIGHTENED MEN  (the 1936 "lost" Nero Wolfe movie)

Come spend three days (or at the very least, one day) at the Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Convention!
Last year we broke attendance records and we anticipate doing so again with the larger facilities!
Larger vendor room, larger seminar room and larger movie room this year! Bring a friend! Help spread the word!

Check out the convention web-site for complete details, schedule of events, photos and more!

If you are staying overnight, there are still rooms available at the special discount rate!
www.MarriottHuntValley.com
Phone:  1-410-785-7000


Moonstone Books: The Avenger: The Justice Inc. Files
Arriving in comic shops September 7th!

Written by: Robin Wayne Bailey, Will Murray, David Michelinie, etc.
Cover Art: E.M.Gist,  Edited by: Joe Gentile & Howard Hopkins

Now, the greatest crime-fighter of the 40s returns in a stunning collection of original action-packed tales of adventure, intrigue and revenge and even a chilling showdown with the Lord of Vampires himself!

See it here…for the first and ONLY time anywhere…these two pulp titans collide…The Avenger meets the uncompromising relentless justice of The Spider! Will Murray, Robin W. Bailey, Matthew Baugh, Joe Gentile, Paul Kupperberg, Howard Hopkins, Mark Ellis, Ron Fortier, David Michelinie, plus many more!

See the never before told origin of The Avenger’s personal weapons “Mike” and “Ike”! In the roaring heart of the crucible, steel is made. In the raging flame of personal tragedy, men are sometimes forged into something more than human. Life was bliss for millionaire adventurer Richard Henry Benson until the fateful day crime and greed took away his wife and younger daughter and turned him into something more than human. Driven by loss, compelled by grief, he becomes a chilled impersonal force of justice, more machine than man, dedicated to the destruction of evildoers everywhere. A figure of ice and steel, more pitiless than both, Benson has been forged into an avatar of vengeance, possessed of superhuman genius and supernormal power. His frozen face and pale eyes, like ice in a polar dawn, only hint at the terrible force the underworld heedlessly invoked upon itself the day they created… The Avenger!


336 pages, b/w, Trade Paperback, 6”x9”, $18.95
ISBN10: 1-933076-90-9
ISBN13: 978-1933076-90-4

Moonstone Books: The Avenger: The Justice Inc. Files
Limited Edition Hardcover

Cover Art: Tom Gianni
Edited by: Joe Gentile & Howard Hopkins
370 pages, b/w, Hardcover, 6”x9”, $45.95
ISBN 10: 1-933076-91-7
ISBN 13: 978-1933076-91-1

Contains bonus solo stories of the Avenger’s aides!



Moonstone Books: THE SPIDER #2: REIGN OF THE THUNDER KING
Arriving in comic shops September 7th!

Story: Martin Powell, Art: Hannibal King, Cover by Dan Brereton

The Spider faces a mastermind of monstrous power, The Thunder King—who wields the tempests of the heavens like a scythe, holding New York in a reign of unrelenting terror.  In the flooding avenues below, Nita Van Sloan, the Spider’s beloved, alone and against the odds, risks all to save the helpless victims of the drowning city.  Plus OPERATOR 5!


32 pages, color, $3.99





MPR Publishing - Now available!

Tarzan of the Apes By Edgar Rice Burroughs
In the time that Burroughs has been writing for us we have never seen him. Naturally we have had much correspondence. For the first time we are going out to shake him by the hand and tell him what a great author we think he is and jolly him along so that he will ultimately become very much greater. We believe that it goes without saying that "Tarzan of the Apes" is about as original a yarn as has been seen in a long while, and we shall be very much disappointed if we don't hear the same from some of our friendly readers. [The editors of The All-Story Magazine in 1912.] The first edition text is used.
Hardcover : $30.00


A Princess of Mars By Edgar Rice Burroughs
An absorbing tale of adventure and romance forty-three million miles from Earth. John Carter, American, goes to sleep in a mysterious cave in the Arizona desert and when he wakes, he finds himself on Mars. There he meets with a succession of weird and astounding adventures, told in that fascinating and realistic way that makes Burroughs easily the foremost romanticist of his time. Think for a moment of John Carter battling for a beautiful red woman with the Green Men of Mars, creatures fifteen feet high, and of fearsome aspect, with two extra limbs, and you can get some idea of the thrills in the yarn. The first edition text is used.
Hardcover : $30.00


Pirates of Venus By Edgar Rice Burroughs
Carson Napier took off in a spaceship to Mars, but ended up on Venus. The first book in the Venus Series.
Hardcover : $30.00


The Cave Girl By Edgar Rice Burroughs
Wrecked alone on an unknown shore, Waldo Emerson Smith-Jones, scion of an effetely intellectual Boston family, finds himself terrified and physically unfit. A series of adventures leads him to the cave of a beautiful girl, Nadara, who is as primitive and uneducated as she is strong and self-reliant. This book contains the original magazine texts of THE CAVE GIRL and THE CAVE MAN.
Hardcover : $30.00


The Land That Time Forgot By Edgar Rice Burroughs
Bowen Tyler reaches an uncharted island inhabited by prehistoric dinosaurs and a new breed of humans.
Hardcover : $30.00





New York Comic Con - Sunday October 16!
Ed Catto announced that there will be a Pulp Panel at New York Comic Con this year!
Mark your calendar:Sunday October 16, 1:30 to 2:30 Room 1A02.


Off-Trail Publications - Now available!

New from Off-Trail Publications:
OUTDOOR STORIES by J. Allan Dunn
Introduction by John Locke

OUTDOOR STORIES lasted a mere thirteen issues through 1927-28. Today, it’s one of the rarest pulp magazines. One of its best-known contributors was the prolific J. Allan Dunn. Presented in this volume are three of his long-forgotten tales from OUTDOOR STORIES which rank with his best work; gripping, fascinating adventures set in the exotic places of another day. The featured story is the novelette, "New Guinea Gold," a savage, epic tale of friendship, survival and revenge. Also included is a history of OUTDOOR STORIES, a biography of its editor, Edmund C. Richards, and an examination of Dunn’s role in the magazine.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 190 pages, $16.00 postpaid

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

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.


The Original Silver Screen Superman by Michael J. Bifulco
Now available!
Complete review with a collection of several hundred images dedicated to the first live-action incarnation of Superman on the silver screen. Veteran serial actor, Kirk Alyn, gave movie goers an outstanding performance as both Clark Kent and Superman in spite of the low budget production values, and although he did not continue the work on the television series of the 1950s, he will always hold a respectable place in the evolution of America's favorite action hero.

Price: $16.95
Paperback: 130 pages
8x10 trade paperback
ISBN-10: 146369556X
ISBN-13: 978-1463695569

Michael Bifulco is also the author of "The Original Superman on Television"

Available on Amazon.com or direct from the publisher.
Make payment of  $20 ($16.95 plus $3.05 s/h) to:
Michael Bifulco
1708 Simmons NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505



Out of This World: Science Fiction but not as you know it by Mike Ashley
Now available!

What if aliens were to attack the earth tomorrow? Or supposing we could bend time, could we meet ourselves in a parallel universe? Or what if machines began to think and feel? Science fiction begins by posing such questions of the unknown and imagining the future world to come. Sometimes its stories zero in on our fears of technology, while at other times they give us ideas and inspiration for innovations yet to come. Out of This World, which accompanies a major British Library exhibition on the scope and nature of science fiction, celebrates the long history and many achievements of science fiction.
 
Organized into six sections—Alien Worlds, Time and Parallel Worlds, Future Worlds, Virtual Worlds, the End of the World, and Perfect Worlds—the book explores how science fiction has responded to the impact of science, technology, and socio-political change over time. From Mary Shelley to Margaret Atwood and J. G. Ballard, Out of This World reveals the glorious heritage and creativity of science fiction. It is illustrated throughout with examples of manuscripts, books, and magazines from some of the best science fiction artists in history, including Galileo’s drawings from 1610 of the surface of the moon; twentieth-century magazines such as Amazing Stories, Analog, Space Travel, Astounding, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Interzone, and Galaxy; book covers for such classic science fictions authors as Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Show More Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin, Michael Moorcock, William Gibson, Aldous Huxley, and Philip K. Dick; and film stills from iconic movies such as Iron Man, The Matrix, Metropolis, and Blade Runner.


This accessible and visually inspiring book brings together a wealth of literary and artistic material to honor and explore this continually growing and rich genre of ideas and imagination.

Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: British Library
ISBN-10: 0712358315
ISBN-13: 978-0712358316

$55
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: British Library
ISBN-10: 0712358358
ISBN-13: 978-0712358354

$29.95

Thanks to Laurie Powers for the tip!


The Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society - Now online!
Updated for August 27 and 30!

Launched by the folks at Hard Case Crime, the Outdoor Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society, a group of six beautiful and topless ladies, met in Central Park Friday August 19th to read the new Lawrence Block novel Getting Off, which is set to be released on September 20.

Any bold men and women who want to join us are welcome! (no gawkers)
To find out the when and the where, send email to toplesspulpfiction@gmail.com.




PULPED! - The Official New Pulp Podcast! - New podcast now available online!
Episode 10: Art Sippo gets PULPED! - New!  
Ron Fortier and Tommy Hancock cohost this episode, but the guest steals the show!  Art Sippo, New Pulp Author, Podcaster, Essayist, and Historian Dr. Art Sippo talks about his life, his loves, classic Pulp, New Pulp, and how Doc Savage was instrumental in shaping his life!  This is a show not to be missed!

Episode 9: PULPED! Goes Post Mortem!!!
Episode 8: RELEASE DAY SPECIAL- New Pulp Author Reinagel Moves onto NEW PULP AUDIO!
Episode 7: The Man Behind Millenium Comics' Doc Savage and more - Mark Ellis
Episode 6: Joel Jenkins and 'Strange Gods of the Dire Planet' Release Day Special!
Episode 5: Release Day Special with Christopher Preksta, the Man behind 'MERCURY MEN" on Syfy.com!
Episode 4 - Jay Piscopo
Episode 3 - DOC SAVAGE AUDIO-PYTHON ISLE from RADIO ARCHIVES
Release Day Special #1 - Paul Malmont Gets PULPED!
Episode 2 - Deischer Discusses 'THE WAY THEY WERE' and The Pulptress Reviews CROSSOVERS!
Episode 1 - PULPED! For The First Time!


The PulpRack - Now online!
Captain Philip Strange Volume 1: Strange War - New!
The Gault Papers Part 4: Mundy's Omnibus Editions & Nonfiction
The Gault Papers Part 3: Mundy's Tros Saga
The Gault Papers Part 2: Talbot Mundy's JimGrim Stories
The Gault Papers: Talbot Mundy's Tibetan Stories.


Pulp Adventurecon 2011 - November 5th, 2011!
The date for Pulp Adventurecon 2011 is November 5th, 2011.
Same location as always: Ramada Inn, 1083 Route 206, Bordentown, NJ 08505. 
Thousands of rare PULP MAGAZINES, vintage paperbacks and movie collectibles on display in this pleasant one-day show that attracts collectors and exhibitors from as far as New Hampshire and Virginia. Held the first Saturday of November from 10AM until 5PM.
Visit the Bold Venture Press website for the latest details.

So far, ten tables have been spoken for ... Our dealers include Gary Lovisi, Paul Herman, Darrell Schweitzer, Rich Harvey, Bruce Tinkel, Rick Hall,  Henry Greenbaum, Gale Heimbach.  If you're interested in setting up, please fire off an email to me as soon as possible. We have room for 
approximately 46 tables, so this leaves 36 available.
 
We're all set for Saturday, November 5th, 2011 at the Ramada Inn, Bordentown, NJ.
The show runs from 10am to 5pm. Cost is $45 for one table, and  $40 for additional tables.
 
Most of you are familiar with the Ramada Inn of Bordentown, NJ conveniently located just off NJ Turnpike exit 7, with plenty of parking.  
We expect to fill all of the tables with plenty of pulp goodness -- including  pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, classic movies and related memorabilia.

Bold Venture Press

Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!
The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential literary & artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides information on the history of this important but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers.

At the heart of the Project's mission is the archive itself. In summer 2011, it began with a modest library of five representative first-generation pulp titles from the early twentieth century. Over time, the archive will expand, new magazines will be digitized, and contextual materials added. Eventually, the archive will feature a broad range of pre-1923 titles, post-1923 titles where copyright has lapsed, and full volume runs of select titles from 1896 to 1946.

The Project is dedicated to fostering ties between communities of collectors, fans, and academics devoted to pulp magazines, and will offer opportunities for research and collaboration to both scholars and enthusiasts alike. We will provide information on upcoming conferences and conventions, and promote new working relationships between academics and the hundreds of pulp fans and collectors beyond the college and university.



Pulp Newsgroups - Now online!
There are numerous pulp newsgroups that are of potential interest to pulp fans. 
Information on several of these groups and a link to sign up is posted below.

Abraham Merritt:
This group is dedicated to all of the fiction of ABRAHAM MERRITT. Merritt's novels, short stories, paperbacks, hardcovers, pulps, reprints, and any movies based on these works can all be discussed here. Also, any artwork from any of the above pertaining to Merritt's writing can be discussed and displayed. If interested, questions and statements about other authors that copied or imitated Merritt's style can be posted.  
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/


FictionMags: The purpose of this mailing list is to discuss the history of fiction magazines, and to exchange information about magazines which have carried fiction, past or present. Particular emphases are on the "Gaslight" magazines of circa 1880-1914, the pulp magazines of the first half of the 20th century, the "Big Slick" magazines of the mid-20th century, the digest-sized magazines of the 1950s and 1960s -- and any other areas of magazine publishing which have been important for fiction. Discussion may cover aspects of the publishing history of the magazines concerned, their editors and editorial policies, the authors they published, and so on.

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/fictionmags/

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

Justice Inc.: This group is dedicated to the [1940's pulp version] of Richard Benson and his group of crime fighting adventurers , Justice Inc. Everything about this group can be discussed [ comics, pulps, radio shows, paperbacks, current news]also if anyone is interested in Paul Ernst---In the roaring heart of the crucible...... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUSTICEINC/

Otis Adelbert Kline: This group is devoted to Otis Adelbert Kline. His works in the science fiction, weird and historical fiction genre and his general biography can also be discussed here.
Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OTISKLINE/
to join!

Pulp Fiction Uncensored: is for all fans of Pulp Fiction!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pulp_Fiction_Uncensored/?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 by Robert E Howard that have appeared in comic book form from Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Cross Plains Comics, Dynamite Entertainment etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheREHcomicsgroup/

Vintage Paperbacks:  A forum for readers and collectors of classic paperback books, primarily from the "vintage era" of 1939 to 1960 (roughly speaking). Ace Doubles, Dell Mapbacks, L.A. Bantams, Gold Medal, Avon, Handibooks, and many more - we cover them all. Discussion of all genres is welcome and we particularly want to hear about any rare and unusual paperbacks or stories *about* paperbacks that you might be able to share. We discuss the cover artists, the writers, the publishers, and anyone and everyone connected with the great world of vintage paperback books. Read a great old book lately? Come on in and tell us about it! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VintagePaperbacks/

Western Pulps: This list is dedicated to the discussion of Western pulp magazines -- the characters, the authors, the stories, the paperback reprints, and anything else connected with Western pulps. Though the primary emphasis is on pulps, we also discuss non-pulp Western novels, movies, comics, etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WesternPulps/

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



Cover proposal for Tim Conrad's adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at the right!



SEQUENTIAL PULP COMICS BRINGS NEW LIFE TO THE MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN
Writer Martin Powell and artist Nik Poliwko bring you a Golden Age of Comics twist on Mary Shelley's classic creation, the Frankenstein Monster by bringing new life to 1950's cult favorite artist, Dick Briefer's vision of THE MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN. 44 pages!





THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 10
Arriving in comic shops September 7th!

Conan may be the most dangerous man alive, but that means nothing to foes that are already deceased! The walled City of Life is under siege by an army of the dead and Conan is trapped inside! But how do you kill an enemy who has already died? This volume also sees the rebirth of the deadly swordsman Bor’aqh Sharaq, the return of the extradimensional Devourer of Souls, and an unlikely alliance between Conan and his brutal mirror image, King Konar!

This volume collects The Savage Sword of Conan #103 to #111, complete with covers, frontispieces, backup stories, and pinups from each issue!


Trade paperback, 7" x 10", B&W, 528 pages, $19.99




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

Bernice T. Banning (1885-1954) - New!
Nard Jones (1904-1972)
Helen Rowe Henze (1899-1973)
Vennette Herron (1885-1973)
R. Jere Black, Jr. (1892-1953)
Arthur B. Waltermire (1888-1938)
Weird Tales Covers: August 1938
Anthony Di Giannurio (1925-2008)
Stella Wynne (1886-1966)
Harold Freeman Miners at College
Joel Martin Nichols, Jr. (1895-1991)
Andrew Brosnatch (1896-?)
Durbin Lee Horner (1906-1979)
Talbert Josselyn (1886-1961)

Weird Tales Books
Jim Causey and Bill Blackbeard - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Artemus Calloway (1883-1948)
Edith Hurley (1903-1997)
"It Happened to Me"
Ralph Rayburn Phillips (1896-1974)
Jack Kytle (1906-1971)
Wilma Dorothy Vermilyea (1915-1995)


Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels by Christopher R. Yates
Ghosts of War, George Mann, Snowbooks, $24.99, September 30, 2011
The Society of Steam, Book 2: Hearts of Smoke & Steam, Andrew Mayer, Pyr, $16.00, November 22, 2011
Final Crisis: The Novel, Greg Cox, Ace, $7.99, November 29, 2011
Wild Cards II: Aces High, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, December 20, 2011

Invasion: Book 1 of the Secret World Chronicle, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $7.99, December 27, 2011
Fantastic Four: The Baxter Effect,  Dave Stern, Pocket, $19.99, January 7, 2012
After the Golden Age, Carrie Vaughn, Tor, $7.99, January 31, 2012
The Plain Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, $7.99,
January 31, 2012 
World Divided: Bk. 2 of the Secret World Chronicle, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $25.00, February 7, 2012
Costume Not Included: To Hell and Back, Book 2  Matthew Hughes, Angry Robot, $7.99, March 27, 2012

Pax Britannia: Pax Omega, Al Ewing, Abaddon Books, $9.99, March 2012
Bitter Seeds, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $7.99, May 1, 2012

Pax Britannia: Time’s Arrow, Jonathan Green, Abaddon Books, $9.99,  May 2012
The Arena Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, $24.99, June 2012
The Coldest War, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $25.99, August 2012


WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #6
Arriving in comic shops September 7th!

Written by Arvid Nelson; Art by Carlos Rafael
Covers: Arthur Adams (25%), Paul Renaud (25%), Joe Jusko (25%), Alé Garza (25%)

Greater and Lesser Helium are united behind Dejah Thoris. But just when things seem to be getting back to normal, Helium's precious supply of water begins running dry. Dejah heads to the Antarctic ice caps to investigate, only to find herself pulled into the deadly mysteries of the forbidden south. A swashbuckling adventure of sky pirates, renegade princesses, lost treasure and ancient curses begins in Dejah Thoris #6: The Bird on the Coin, the first installment of Pirate Queen of Mars!

32 pages, Full Color,  $3.99









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