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27 September 2002
Action Ink - The Spider #2 
Diamond Comic Distributors is shipping The Spider #2 to comic shops to arrive on 02 October.
The Spider #2 is by Jason Daly and Gene Colan and features the master villain from the Spider novel Death Reign of the Vampire King, The Bat Man.  When terror rears its loathsome head in the New York City subway system, The Spider dispatches his own brand of justice in electrifying fashion.  The comic also features a graphic introduction by Gray Morrow and a black and white cover by Raphael De Soto.  The comic is 64 pages, black and white for $5. 

According to Rich Harvey, Editor and Publisher of Bold Venture Press, this comic is a preview of a second planned Spider graphic novel.

The comic cover is from the original pulp cover depicted to the right.
Next week I hope to offer a preview of the contents.

Adventure Inc.
Adventure Inc. is a new syndicated television show that will debut the week of 30 September 2002.
The show stars Michael Biehn as Judson Cross, Karen Cliche [pronounced Kleesh] as Mackenzie Previn, and Jesse Nilsson as Gabriel Patterson. 

When adventure calls...no place is too far, no risk is too high, and no task is too difficult for Adventure Inc. Legendary explorer Judson Cross enjoys a worldwide reputation of leading a highly talented team willing to take extraordinary risks and go to any length for the sheer pursuit of adventure. Their methods may be unorthodox, but wherever their mission takes them, Cross and his crew always get the job done. (Tribune Entertainment). 

The first episode is Bride of the Sun.  The Adventure Inc. team comes up against Judson Cross’ old partner in an attempt to retrieve an ancient Mayan altar that is linked to an old legend.

Visit Adventure Inc. websites at http://www.adventureinc.net/  and http://www.adventure-inc.com/uac/index.html.

Chaosium has plenty of Call of Cthulhu fiction in the works for the remainder of 2002 and 2003. The next few months will see several new Mythos works as well as reprints of classic tales. The ever expanding Call of Cthulhu fiction line will include a new edition of the Necronomicon and a reprinting our our classic Encyclopedia Cthulhiana as well.
Coming up are:

Encyclopedia Cthulhiana (reprint):   $16.95,  ISBN 1-56882-119-0, Expected Fall 2002.
The Necronomicon 2nd edition:       $19.95, approx. 550 Pages, ISBN 1-56882-162-X, Expected Fall 2002.
Disciples of Cthulhu II:                   $13.95, ISBN 1-56882-143-3, Fall 2002
The Tsathoggua Cycle:                  $13.95, ISBN 1-56882-131-X, Winter 2002
Other Nations:                               $13.95,  ISBN 1-56882-128-X, Winter 2002
The White People & Other Tales: The Best Weird Tales of Arthur MachenVolume 2
$14.95,  312 pages,  ISBN 1-56882-147-6, Winter 2002

Chaosium publications are available from The Wizard's Attic at http://www.wizards-attic.com/.

Comic Book Marketplace - Flash Gordon issue
Comic Book Marketplace #93 (August 2002) is now available.
This issue features the art of Alex Raymond and focuses primarily on Flash Gordon.
The magazine is profusely illustrated in color and black and white.
The retail price is $5.95.

Comic Book Marketplace is available in comic shops and from Bud Plant Comic Art.
Bud Plant has not listed this issue as being in stock as of this date.
Watch the Bud Plant website to determine availability or sign up for Bud's weekly email newsletter.


Paradox Entertainment announced the two-step acquisition of Conan Sales Company (CSC) holding all the rights to Conan, one of the most successful character franchises in the world. The agreement allows Paradox to acquire 20% of the company with an option to purchase all remaining stock. Effective immediately, the management of CSC will be represented by Paradox Entertainment. 

A wide range of international companies has been working with Conan over the years. Current licensing deals include a feature film option with Warner Brothers, computer games license with TDK, and a publishing license with TOR-books.  ”We’ve got two major challenges: The first is to be true to the great Conan fan base, and the second is to elevate the Conan brand and its characters preparing the property for another sixty years in the entertainment industry. We feel that Paradox is well suited to take on such tasks,” concluded Theodore Bergquist, CEO of Paradox Entertainment.

E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow MagazineThe Green Hoods from THE SHADOW MAGAZINE (08/15/38)
The Shadow Magazine Interior Artwork: Vengeance Bay (03/01/42), The Golden Pagoda  (03/01/38)
Doc Savage PDFThe Men Who Smiled No More from DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE (April 1936)
Blackmask Online:  Doc Savage in The Too-Wise Owl (March 1942)
Larry Estep-Online Pulps: The Wild Man by Octavus Roy Cohen from ALL-STORY (August 28, 1915)
                                     Forbidden Fruit by Octavus Roy Cohen from BREEZY STORIES (January, 1919)
                                     Ollie Fishes a Blackout by Harold de Polo from SPEED DETECTIVE (August, 1943)
Galaxy Press - New hardcover collectors art book on pulp stories and art
Galaxy Press is planning a hardcover collectors art book on pulp stories and art from the 30s and 40s.
Tiffany Drader, VP Promo & Mktg, is conducting a brief survey to get opinions on what should be in the book.
If you are interested in responding to the survey, the questions are listed below. 
The text can be copied and pasted into your email
To reply to the survey, use the following email address tdrader@galaxy-press.com

a. Have you purchased pulp art books in the past?  Yes__ No__
b. Do you purchase them in hardcover? Yes__ No__ In paperback? Yes__ No__

1. In a hardcover art book on the pulp era, what elements would you most  like to see on the cover?

2. Please rate the following design elements in a hardcover art book based on the order of importance 
    in terms of being:   Very Important      Desirable    Indifferent   Not Important
    a. Pulp artwork
    b. Pulp illustrations
    c. Captions
    d. Historical photos from the time
    e. Large artwork and small text
    f. Large amount of text
   g. Small artwork on page and lots of text
   h. Background information on each image
   i. Blurbs or quotes from pulp authors
   j. Blurbs or quotes from pulp illustrators
   k. Index of the book

3. What influences you the most in deciding on a hardcover pulp art book to buy?

4. What are your favorite pulp art books?

5. Who are your favorite pulp artists?

6. What pulp genres do you like the best?
    a. Western       d. Science Fiction
    b. Adventure     e. Mystery
    c. Other

7. How do you find out about the coffee table books you buy?

Male___   Female____ Occupation:______________
Age___ Income Bracket_______________
Marital Status:_____________ City & State: _________________
Where do you buy your hardcover coffee table books:   Bookstores____

History of Science Fiction
Fantastic Voyage: Evolution of Science Fiction will air on the History Channel, Saturday, 9/28, at 8:00 pm EDT.
It will be repeated at Midnight.  The show runs 120 minutes.

An insightful documentary boldly goes into the genre's history in literature, film and TV.  The exploration of sci-fi (a term, the show points out, that wasn't coined until the 1930s) begins with 17th-century tales inspired by the discoveries of Copernicus and Galileo. Also examined are its role in social and political commentary; the merging of science fiction with science fact in the '50s and '60s with developments such as space travel and the moon landing; and its leap from "cultural outsider" to mainstream entertainment. In addition, there are profiles of early writers Mary Shelley, Jules Verne and H.G. Wells; and comments by William Shatner and TV GUIDE senior editor Michael Davis.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. II 
DC Comics has announced that the second issue of this critically acclaimed, limited-run periodical has, like its predecessor, sold out at the publisher.  However, these issues will remain in print in a copiously titled edition called The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume II: Bumper Compendium Edition Parts 1 and 2.
This redoubtable tome is scheduled to reach stores on October 16. 

Containing 48-pages, this special collects the lead stories from The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume II #1 and 2 with a cover by O'Neill.  This new collection eschews the series' back-up features or other material. 
The retail price is $5.95. 

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume II #4 is scheduled to be in stores on November 20.

The Nedor Heroes - Ned Pines comic book characters inspired by the pulps
Tom Strong #11 and #12 featured a two-part story titled Terror on Terra Obscura
The characters who appeared in the story (Pyroman, Miss Masque, The American Crusader, The Black Terror, the Fighting Yank, and Doc Strange) are real comic characters that were published in the 1940s by Ned Pines under the Standard/Better/Nedor imprint(s).  An article about these characters and how they've fallen into the public domain, only to be revived by various creators, including Alan Moore for his America's Best Comics line and his Doc Savage-inspired character, Tom Strong is available on the Newsarama website at http://www.newsarama.com/public.html.

The heroes are slated to get a return engagement in 2003 when Peter Hogan pens a Terra Obscura miniseries for ABC [with art by Yanique Paquette and Karl Story], utilizing the same characters on the same world. If interest is high enough in the miniseries, ABC will launch the heroes of Terra Obscura in their own ongoing monthly.

Pulp Adventurecon #3 - Mark your calendar!
Pulp Adventurecon #3 will be held on October 19, 2002 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Ramada Inn, 1083 US Highway 206, Bordentown, NJ, 609-298-3200, just off Exit 7 of the New Jersey Turnpike.

Stop in for an afternoon of buying, selling, and trading pulps and related merchandise.
The Ramada Inn of Bordentown made a positive impression on everyone who attended last years show. 
It has a large, well-lit room with easy loading for the dealers, and is easily accessible from the NJ Turnpike. 
Last year's show had 25 dealers tables with dealers such as John Gunnison, Joe Rainone, Jack Juka, Walker Martin, Harry Noble, Nick Certo, Scott Hartshorn, Rick Hall, Cowboy Tony, Bill Bead, Ed Hulse, Paul Herman, Gary Lovisi, and Dale Roberts.

Admission is $5.00 at the door, but you will receive one dollar off with one of the newspaper ads for the show. 
Dealer tables are $40.00 each. 
Contact Bold Venture Press at 609-654-1462 or boldventurepress@aol.com for more information.
Visit the Bold Venture Press website for up-to-the-minute information.

Savage Land of Jur
Savage Land of Jur by Tom Johnson will be available 28 November. This is the second book in the saga of Jur. 
Searching for the Ancient Ones, Aaron and Odette must face great dangers in this savage land. 
And when they do find the Ancient One, will they fall into even greater danger? 
Click here or on the image to the right for a larger image.

The first book in the series, Jur: A Story of Pre-dawn Earth by Tom Johnson & James Reasoner, is 
still available in print (ISBN 1-59105-035-9) and PDF downloadable (ISBN 1-59105-010-3) formats. 
The novel can be downloaded from the NBI website for $5.50. 
The print edition is available from NBI and Fading Shadows. 
Order from Fading Shadows for $15.95 postpaid. 
All orders to Fading Shadows will be autographed by Tom Johnson. 
Contact Fading Shadows Inc., 504 East Morris Street, Seymour, Texas 76380-2212, email: fadingshadows@juno.com
Contact Novel Books Inc., PO Box 277, Pacolet, SC  29372-0277. 
Visit the NBI website at http://www.novelbooksinc.com for their weekly releases, plus free downloads of short stories.

Steranko - Arte Noir
Coming in December from Vanguard Productions is Steranko - Arte Noir.
This is the largest, most comprehensive volume of the controversial creator's work ever published, packed with hundreds of color and black-and-white images — some never before collected in book form! This massive publication incorporates eleven chapters of  behind-the-scenes stories and analytical insights about the controversial artist/writer/performer in a high-quality, perfect-bound deluxe format edition, printed on 80lb coated matte stock with a heavy, full-color, laminated cardstock cover with flaps, and housed in a hard-surfaced leatherette, crimson-foil embossed slipcase. Each copy will be autographed by Steranko. Limited to 3,000 copies worldwide, with no other editions planned. 

The book will ship on December 1, 2002. 
Softcover, 8"x10", 200 pages, $50.00
This item can be pre-ordered through your local comic shop. 
Request Diamond Item Code OCT022820.

Van Helsing
Hugh Jackman (X-men, Swordfish) has signed on to play the title role in Universal’s Van Helsing
The film will reportedly follow Van Helsing as he battles werewolves, demons and vampires across Old England.
Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns) will direct.  Current plans are to release the film on May 21, 2004, one week after the release of the planned Spiderman sequel.
Wildside Press
The following title is now available from Wildside Press (http://www.wildsidepress.com/):

Dope by Sax Rohmer 
Sax Rohmer, creator of the infamous and unforgettable Doctor Fu Manchu, wrote this occult thriller featuring detective "Red" Kerry in 1919.  Deliciously suspenseful! 

244 pages 
Trade paperback ISBN: 1-58715-738-1 

20 September 2002
Conan Art Prints
Bud Plant Comic Art has available two limited edition, signed and numbered Conan art prints.  These prints were produced for the 2002 San Diego ComiCon. Bud Plant has obtained the last remaining prints, and is the exclusive
retailer of the prints. Both prints are 18"X24", full color, and retail for $70 each.

The first print is by Mark Schultz.  It depicts Conan standing high upon a dais with many tribesmen about him.  Their attention is focused on a gorgeous, naked dancing woman, whose jewelry and raiments are scattered about her on the blood-soaked platform. Most men in the audience, including Conan, are holding bloodied weapons at ease, intent on the spectacle before them.  Schultz created this image for the upcoming Conan of Cimmeria Volume 1. 

Visit Bud Plant Comic Art to order. Supply is very limited.

The second print is by Gary Gianni.  It depicts Conan and a nomadic chieftan recline in a tent in heavy, tooled chairs with goblets of wine in hand. Conan, his head propped on his hand, scowls at the chief, who returns the sour glare with one of his own. With finery and the spoils of war about them and an assemblage of men visible through the drawn canvas outside, this looks like the scene of a wary debate or fragile alliance.  Gianni created this image for the upcoming Conan of Cimmeria Volume 2.

Visit Bud Plant Comic Art to order.  Supply is very limited.

Crippen & Landru - Coming Soon
Crippen & Landru have announced that Jo Gar’s Casebook by Raoul Whitfield and edited by Keith Alan Deutsch has just gone to press.  This is the first volume in the new “Tales from the Black Mask Morgue” series, published in association with Black Mask Press. 

Also almost ready is Hugh B. Cave's Come Into My Parlor: Stories from Detective Fiction Weekly -- stories chosen by the author of published in honor of his 92nd birthday.

Dark Shadows
A possible feature film version of Dark Shadows is in the works.  Series creator Dan Curtis has confirmed that he is working on the film.  Curtis said "We have people interested in providing financing, and we're having lots of conversations."  Curtis also verified that Johnny Depp may be interested in the lead role of Barnabus Collins, depending on the script.
Dave Van Arnam
Dave Van Arnam passed away on 03 August 2002.  Van Arnam published The Readers's Guide to Barsoom and Amtor in 1963 and wrote several novels including Lost in Space (novelization with Ted White, 1967), Sideslip (with Ted White, 1968), Starmind (1969), Star Barbarian (1969), Lord of Blood (1970), Wizard of Storms (1970) and Greyland (1972). 
DUM-DUM 2004
DUM-DUM 2004 will be hosted by Dave Fury (author of Kings of the Jungle and Johnny Weissmuller: Twice the Hero) and Rudy Sigmund in Minneapolis to celebrate the centennial of Johnny Weissmuller's birth. 
Special guests will be Johnny Weissmuller, Jr. and Johnny Sheffield. 

Danton Burroughs has offered to host DUM-DUM 2005 to celebrate the filming of A Princess of Mars.

E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow MagazineMobsmen on the Spot from THE SHADOW MAGAZINE (04/01/32)
The Shadow Magazine Interior Artwork: Formula for Crime (03/15/42), Guardian of Death  (01/45)
Doc Savage PDFMen of Fear from DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE (February 1942)
Blackmask Online:  The Shadow in Jabberwocky Thrust  (October-November 1947) 
                           The Death-Ring of Sneferu by Sax Rohmer
                           Jess by H. R. Haggard
Larry Estep-Online Pulps: Nothing new this week.
G-8 and his Battle Aces
Diamond Comic Distributors is shipping G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES #5 to comic shops to arrive on 25 September.
The featured story is The Vampire Staffel by Robert J. Hogan. The retail price is $9.95.
The Land That Time Forgot
Random House's Modern Library imprint is releasing a new edition of Edgar Rice Burroughs' The Land That Time Forgot this October This will be a trade paperback edition with an Introduction by Brian Adliss for $12.95.
This book is part of the Literary Classics series. 
It will be available from Amazon Books, Borders and Barnes & Noble (ISBN: 0-8129-6615-5).

Coming in February 2003 from the Modern Library Literary Classics series is Burroughs' Tarzan of the Apes.
This will also be a trade paperback edition.  The retail price is $8.95.  ISBN: 0-8129-6706-2

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. II #3
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. II #3 will be in comic shops on Wednesday.

DC Comics describes this chapter of the story as follows:
"A traitor in their midst! Oh, most foul of fates. Can one of our champions truly be so black of heart? Hurry, dear reader, before our most talented illustrator's hand freezes from the horror of it all! And, lest you forget, our fantastic almanac continues." 

This is a 32 page comic that will cost $3.50.

Click here or on the image to the right for a preview.

Lloyd Biggle, Jr.
Lloyd Biggle, Jr., Ph. D., musician, Classic SF and mystery author, and internationally known oral historian died September 12, after a twenty-year battle with leukemia and cancer. Biggle was know for integrating social and ecological concerns into roaring space operas beginning with his first novel The Angry Espers in 1961. Other works by Biggle include This Darkening Universe, The Metallic Muse, The Fury Out of Time, The World Menders and The Still Small Voice of Trumpets.  His short story Monument earned him a Hugo nomination in 1961.  In the mystery field, his Grandfather Rastin stories appeared formany years in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. He loved writing historical fiction set in late Victorian and Edwardian England. He began the new Sherlock Holmes novels, The Quallsford Inheritance and The Glendower Conspiracy, which were researched on long visits to England. These were followed by a series of stories featured in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine starring his Victorian sleuth, Lady Sara Varnley. He also wrote the Pletcher and Lambert mystery novels.
The Lone Ranger
The WB network had greenlighted an eclectic slate of comedies and dramas for the 2002-2003 season including a new Lone Ranger series.  The new series is an “update” on the classic, with newcomers Chad Murray and Nathanial Arcand set to play the two leads. Fay Masterson will play the widowed sister-in-law of the young Ranger (Chad Murray).  Anita Brown will portray the sister of Tonto (Nathanial Arcand).  Unfortunately, the series was not selected for the Fall schedule or as a mid-season replacement.  However, the pilot will reportedly air on the WB as a
two-hour telefilm presentation this season. 
The Lost Bloch
Crimes and Punishments - The Lost Bloch Volume 3 is tentatively planned for release in 2002.
The Lost Bloch resurrects novelette and novella-length Blochiana, rarely or never-reprinted pulp pieces often overlooked because they were never published as stand-alone books.  The centerpiece of Crimes and Punishments is the novella-length study, Dr. Holmes' Murder Castle - the closest Bloch ever came to writing a true-crime book, chronicling the homicidal reign of terror perpetrated by H. H. Holmes, America's most outrageous (and least-known) serial killer.  Bob's output for the mystery pulps is represented by It's Your Own Funeral and other selections, while his more fanciful and fantastic side gives vent to the novella Hell's Angel. The chaser? A stiff shot of Bob's observations on another real-life murderer, The Shambles of Ed Gein.  There is also an interview with Bob in his own words, conducted by Douglas E. Winter, plus an expository piece by series editor David J. Schow, and a celebrity foreword by world-famous author, critic and illustrator Gahan Wilson.  Volume 3 will be the last volume in the series. 
Dustjacket art is by Bernie Wrightson.

There will be two editions.
Limited Edition (1000 autographed numbered copies): $40 
Lettered Edition (26 autographed traycased copies): $150 
Visit the Subterranean Press website at http://www.subterraneanpress.com for the latest information.

The Lost World
A four hour Lost World mini-series (the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle adaptation which has already aired in England) will make its American debut on A&E October 6 and 7.  The mini-series features Bob Hoskins in the lead role as Professor George Edward Challenger, with James Fox as Prof. Leo Summerlee, Matthew Rhys as Edward Malone, and Tom Ward as Lord John Roxton. Also in the cast are Peter Falk as Theo Kerr and Elaine Cassidy as Agnes Cluny.  Visit A&E's website at http://www.aande.com/tv/shows/lostworld/index.html for more information.
A Princess of Mars
Deodand Books published a new trade paperback edition of Edgar Rice Burroughs' A Princess of Mars.
This 128 page book retails for $6.30.  It is available from Amazon Books.
Pulp Replicas - 2 New Replicas are now available!
Girasol Collectables has available a line of pulp reprints called Pulp Replicas.
These are completely photocopied facsimile versions of classic pulps, with a high quality color copy cover, and off-white interior paper. These editions are very nicely done and provide excellent reading, at a fraction of the price of the originals!  Pulp Replicas were very well received at PulpCon, The Windy City Con and the Fantastic Pulp Show.

Now available is the October 1932 issue of STRANGE TALES.  This is a pristine Replica of an issue from that highly sought after short-run title that commands several hundred dollars per issue can be yours for only $20. The issue
features the often reprinted "Worm" cover and stories by Clark Ashton Smith and Hugh B. Cave to name a few.

The second new Pulp Replica is of one of the truly rare and very valuable pulps: WEIRD TALES #1. 
This is a big issue in more ways than one as it clocks in at 192 pages, about half as long again as a regular pulp. 
But that's not all.   According to a very interesting conversation with a WEIRD TALES collector at PulpCon this year, Girasol Collectables learned that there were TWO cover versions of WEIRD TALES #1!  Many learned WEIRD TALES collectors are unaware of that rarer-still variant and so Girasol Collectables has a really unique offering for you.  With the gracious assistance of that collector, Girasol Collectables was able to produce both versions. 
Due to the extra cost involved in producing these extra-length Replicas, the price for each is $25, but that works out to be a fraction of a percent of the price of the real thing, if you could find one for sale!

Click here or on the image to the right for look at some Pulp Replica covers.

All prices are in $US, check or money order only. 
Please call to confirm availability of your items.
Shipping & Handling extra on all items.

Girasol Collectables can be reached at: 
Phone: 905-820-7572
Fax:     905-820-3435 
email:  girasol@interlog.com

Snail mail address: 
Girasol Collectables, 1409-3501 Glen Erin Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5L 2E9

The Pulp Rack - New Web Site
Duane Spurlock has launched a new pulp-related site, The Pulp Rack. 
The site's focus is less on the hero pulps and more on the adventure and western pulps. 
A portion of the site is devoted to Frederick Faust/Max Brand. 
It is refreshing to see a focus on something other than the hero pulps.
Another feature of this site is that visitors are encouraged to participate in an ongoing discussion by providing comments right there on the web page.  Discussion topics include "My Favorite Pulp", "My Favorite Cover", and "Recent Reads".  This is a great feature that should lead to some interesting dialogue.

Visit The Pulp Rack at http://www.pulprack.com/.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes will return again to the small screen on October 25th in a USA network telefilm, Case of Evil
Case of Evil stars James D'Arcy as a twentyish Sherlock Holmes who is enraptured by a beautiful woman (Gabrielle Anwar), trapped by Professor Moriarty (Vincent D'Onofrio) and turned into a heroin addict.  His fate lies in the hands of his new friend Dr. Watson (Roger Morlidge) and his brother Mycroft Holmes (Richard E. Grant).
Visit the Baker Street Dozen website at http://www.bakerstreetdozen.com/caseofevil.html for more information.
Weird Tales 
WEIRD TALES Issue 329, Vol. 59 No. 1, Fall 2002 is now available. 
Fiction in this issue is by Greig O'Brien, Ian McDowell, James Van Pelt, Joel Arnold, and Tracina Jackson-Adams. Verse is by George Filip, Chris Ferrier, Kelly McCullough, Fred Chappell, John Grey, and Kendall Evans. 
Features include an interview with Tim Powers by Darrell Schweitzer, the editorial "Eyrie" column, and Douglas E. Winter's "Shadowings" column about Ramsey Campbell. 
This issue has cover art by Virgil Finlay and retails for $4.95.
WEIRD TALES is published by DNA Publications and available at Barnes & Noble and Borders.
13 September 2002
Ackermansion To Be Sold 
Longtime SF editor and literary agent Forrest Ackerman is selling off his legendary Hollywood house, nicknamed the "Ackermansion," and his collection of SF movie memorabilia to pay legal bills, the Los Angeles Times reported. The two-story, 5,800-square-foot mansion, perched on a winding street in the hills above Hollywood, once had more than 300,000 SF and horror film items crammed into every nook and cranny, the newspaper reported.

Ackerman reportedly led more than 50,000 fans on personal tours of the house and the ragtag collection of memorabilia, including movie posters, paintings and masks of screen legends like Boris Karloff, as well as costumes and props from classic SF movies, the newspaper reported.

Ackerman, the former literary agent for such authors as Ray Bradbury and founding editor of the cult magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland, is selling the house, which was listed for $1.3 million and is now in escrow, the Times reported. In addition, Ackerman, 85, said he is liquidating his memorabilia collection to raise money to pay for an expensive legal fight against his onetime business associate, Ray Ferry.

Ackerman now lives in a rented five-room house in Los Angeles with a few of his most-treasured items, including a replica of the female robot from his favorite film, Metropolis.

From the SciFi Wire at SciFi.com.

Adventure House
High Adventure #66 is now available.
This issue features stories of the Suicide Squad from ACE G-MAN STORIES
The Suicide Squad is written by Emile Tepperman 
The stories include:
The Suicide Squad Meets the Rising Sun from ACE G-MAN STORIES (June 1942)
The Suicide Squad: Dead or Alive from ACE G-MAN STORIES (April 1940)
The Coffin Barricade fromACE G-MAN STORIES (March 1941)
Targets for the Flaming Arrows from ACE G-MAN STORIES (December 1942)

$7.95 plus $2.50 shipping (Media Mail) for a single copy. 

Just Announced:  HIGH ADVENTURE #69 will feature The Black Bat by Norman Daniels in 
                            The Black Bat and the Red Menace from BLACK BOOK DETECTIVE (May 1941).

Arkham House - New Lovecraft Printings
Arkham House has published new editions of their Lovecraft collections.
At the Mountains of Madness and Other Macabre Tales (Ninth Printing)
Dagon and Other Macabre Tales (Ninth Printing)
The Dunwich Horror and Others (Eleventh Printing)
Also available in a new printing is The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions (Ninth Printing).
This is an omnibus collection of stories by other authors that were revised by Lovecraft.
Each book has a new Jacket by Tony Patrick and is edited by S.T. Joshi. 
Each book retails for $27.95 plus shipping.

You can order online at http://www.arkhamhouse.com/ or by snail mail.
Click here to download a snail mail order form.
Arkham House Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 546, Sauk City, WI 53583
Phone: 608-643-4500, FAX: 608-643-5043, email:  sales@arkhamhouse.com

The Art of Noir: Posters and Graphics from the Classic Film Noir Era
The Art of Noir: Posters and Graphics from the Classic Film Noir Era will be available in late October.
The more than 300 dazzling posters included in this volume range from classics Out of the Past, Touch of Evil, and The Big Sleep to obscurities such as The Devil Thumbs a Ride and Blonde Ice. Featured are rare offerings from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, and Japan, rounding out the knockout graphics of Hollywood. Background information is provided on the illustrators, many of whom have rarely received credit for their work. 

The Art of Noir is the ultimate companion for movie buffs and collectors, as well as artists and designers. 
Published by Overlook Press, $50.00 ($73.00 Canada), 10 1/4" x 14", 256 pages, Over 300 full color illustrations

Check out the Art of Noir website at http://www.noircity.com/art-noir.html for examples of the illustrations in this book.
This book can be ordered from Amazon Books.

The Classic Era of Crime Fiction
The Classic Era of Crime Fiction is now available.
The Classic Era of Crime Fiction is a sequel to Peter Haining's The Classic Era of American Pulp Magazines and is again written by Haining.  This lavishly illustrated history features rare covers and classic illustrations, revealing how
crucial artists were to establishing the identity and popularity of crime fiction. During its "classic era"--from 1850 to 1950--a variety of writers developed every important element of the genre: the police detective, the professional sleuth, the hard-boiled private eye, the secret agent, and of course, the criminal masterminds, crooks, and gangsters. From Sherlock Holmes and James Bond to Edgar Allan Poe and Joseph Conrad, this book explores and exciting cultural history. Crime enthusiasts can here see how famous (and sometimes infamous) works of crime fiction originally looked, and how unknown writers and illustrators became responsible for one of the cornerstones of popular culture.  The book retails for $35.
Contact Mike Chomko at chomko@enter.net if you are interested in owning a copy.
This book is also available from Amazon Books.
E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow MagazineJabberwocky Thrust  from THE SHADOW MAGAZINE (October-November 1947)
The Shadow Magazine Interior Artwork: Room of Doom (04/01/42), Master of Death  (09/15/33)
Doc Savage PDFThe Munitions Master from DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE (August 1938)
Blackmask Online:  The Shadow in The Death Tower (January 1932) 
Larry Estep-Online Pulps: Winging Back by Robert J. Hogan from WINGS (June 1931)
                                 Good Luck is no Good by Thomas Thursday from FEDERAL AGENT (November 1937)
Fading Shadows
Fading Shadows has announced the contents of ACTION ADVENTURE STORIES #120, BEHIND THE MASK #62 and BEHIND THE MASK #63.

AAS #120 contains The Mask Rider in The Black Caballero by Oscar Schisgall. 
Originally published in THE MASKED RIDER, April 1934 V1 N1. AAS #120 will be available in December.

BTM #62 (FALL 2002) contains: 
Murder Bride (Wade Hammond) by Paul Chadwick from TEN DETECTIVE ACES August 1936, V27 N2
Suicide Lottery (Paul Kirk) by Frederick C. Davis from TEN DETECTIVE ACES April 1936 V26 N2
Dragnet Dynamite (Cpt. Murdock) by Carl Mck.Saunders from TEN DETECTIVE ACES August 1936 V27 N2
The Scarlet Ace (Scarlet Ace) by Theodore Tinsley from ALL DETECTIVE February 1933 V2 N4
A Stir-Bug's Bite by Charles Marquis Warren.   BTM #62 will be available in 30 September.

BTM #63 (WINTER 2003) contains:
Vengeance of Vindex (Vindex) by Tracy French from in DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY Dec 29, 1934, V90 N2
The Voice From Nowhere (The Mongoose) by Johnston McCulley from in DFW April 13, 1932, V67 N1
Killer's Club Car (Monte Quade) by Emile C. Tepperman from in TEN DETECTIVE ACES, August 1936, V27 N2
BTM #63 will be available in January.

Fantasy Masterpieces
Gollancz Book’s Fantasy Masterpieces series will publish House on the Borderlands by William Hope Hodgson in October.   The 352 page volume retails for 5.59 pounds.  It will be available from Amazon Books UK.

In December, the Fantasy Masterpieces series will present The Sea Kings of Mars by Leigh Brackett.
This title is not yet available for pre-order.

Flash Gordon by Mac Raboy
Dark Horse Comics has announced a collection of Mac Raboy's run on Flash Gordon. 
Continuing Dark Horse Comics' tradition of fine reprint books, this tome is the first ever collection of Flash Gordon work by Raboy. Beginning his comics career in 1940, after taking government-funded drawing classes, Emanuel 'Mac' Raboy drew comics for the Harry "A" Chesler Studio and for Fawcett Publications. He's perhaps best known for his work on Captain Marvel, Jr. and the Green Lama in the 1940s. In the Spring of 1948 he signed on with King Features to illustrate the Flash Gordon Sunday page, following in the footsteps of his idol, Alex Raymond, and drawing the strip until his death in December of 1967. 

The on sale date is January 15, 2003.  This is a 256 page, full color, trade paperback for a retail price of $19.95.

Golden Perils
Golden Perils #26 is now available. 
This issue features articles on Doc Savage: Across the Genres, GP Newsline and Shadow reviews.
You can download it on the Golden Perils webpage at http://www.howardhopkins.com/page4.htm
or request it from Howard Hopkins by email (hhopk15447@aol.com). 
Halloween Horror Fest II - Hugh B. Cave appearance
Halloween Horror Fest is a gathering of authors, publishers, artists, and media celebrities in celebration of Halloween and the horror genre. The festival is free to the public, and events include panel discussions, readings, makeup demonstrations, ghostly storytelling, and a multiple author signing.  Halloween Horror Fest is sponsored by Borders Books and the Florida Horror Writers Association.

Halloween Horror Fest II will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2002 between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm at the 
Winter Park Borders, 600 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789, 407-647-3300.

Hugh B. Cave will be participating in a Masters of Horror panel between 12pm and 1pm.
He will also be part of a multi-author and artist signing between 2 pm and 5 pm.

Visit the official Halloween Horror Fest website at http://www.owlgoingback.com/HalloweenFest/index.html

Hidalgo is the APAzine written by Brian Earl Brown for the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society (PEAPS).
Hidalgo #62 (July 2002) is now available. This issue runs 54 pages for $6 plus shipping. 
Shipping is $3 Media Mail for the first book and $0.50 for each additional book.
The contents of Hidalgo #62 include: Front & Back covers: Photos of people at Pulpcon, Futurama- An Animated TV Pulp, The Pulps Corner: High Adventure #62-Black Bat Detective Mysteries;  High Adventure #64-Gun Molls;  Footprints on a Brain, I See Doc Savage, A Life of Brian: I've Been Sick; Decades, Those Wacky Japanese, The Technology Report, Recent Reading: Bulk Pulps Revisited, The Demon, Pulpcon Loot, Modesty Blaise: A Final Farewell, Pulpcon Report, and Recursive Discourse (mailing comments).

Hidalgo is avalable from Ed Bond Books

High Roads #6
High Roads #6 is now available.  High Roads harkens back to the days of action-adventure in comic books and has a Saturday afternoon matinee feel to it.  If you liked Indiana Jones, you'll want to experience High Roads.  The six-issue limited series is written by Scott Lobdell and illustrated by Leinil Francis Yu.  All six issues are now available with a retail price of $2.95 each. 

The premise is as follows.  It’s the final days of World War II and all the free world is celebrating the impending end of the Third Reich - everyone except U.S. Army Sergeant Nick Highroad, who is currently dangling from the side of a mansion carved out of ice at a secret Nazi compound located in the Arctic! How did he get there? And who are the diminutive English actor, the former Fuehrer's mistress, and the ex-kamikaze pilot who seem to be his only friends? How did they come up with their misguided plan to steal one of Hitler's most valued possessions out from under that tight little mustache of his...at a time when he's pretty distracted? And how is it these four desperate strangers find themselves involved in a plot to thwart the dictator's Final Solution?
Click here or on the image to the right for a preview.
High Roads #6 is available now in comic shops everywhere.

Hippocampus Press
The Last Oblivion - The Best Fantastic Poetry of Clark Ashton Smith is now available.

In the first major selection of Clark Ashton Smith's poetry in more than thirty years, the editors present an extensive array of poetic work that fully reveals Smith's exotic language, imaginative range, and metrical precision. The Last Oblivion features such celebrated works as Nero, Ode to the Abyss, and Smith's exquisite elegies to his mentor George Sterling and to his colleague in fantasy, H. P. Lovecraft. Poems on Zothique, Averoigne, and Atlantis -- realms in which many of his prose tales are set -- are also featured. More than two dozen unpublished or uncollected poems make The Last Oblivion a must for Smith devotees. Three full-color Smith paintings and a glossary of unusual words and names enhance the volume. 

The book is edited by S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz.   The retail price is $15 plus $2 shipping.  Personal checks and money orders are accepted.  Contact Hippocampus Press, P.O. Box 641, New York, NY 10156, 
Phone: 212-681-9120, Fax: 212-681-9126.

Hugh B. Cave
Hugh B. Cave has written an editorial for Hellnotes, the weekly horror email newsletter.
The editorial is titled A Ride on the G. G. & O. (Gimmicks, Garbage Language, and Obscurity).
Kolchak the Night Stalker
Gauntlet Press has announced that they will be publishing the Kolchak screenplays by Richard Matheson. 
Fall 2003 will see the FIRST release of The Night Stalker, and The Night Strangler (two “Movies of the Week” which led to the Kolchak series), and The Night Killers (an unproduced script whose rights are still retained by Dan Curtis, and may one day become a feature film). 

Acclaimed Kolchak chronicler Mark Dawidziak will edit the book which will include interviews with Matheson, William Nolan (who co-wrote The Night Killers), Dan Curtis and Jeff Rice (creator of the Kolchak character). The agreement with ABC-TV allows Gauntlet Press to publish JUST a signed limited edition of 552 copies (numbered and lettered). 
Copies may be reserved by writing info@gauntletpress.com
There is no commitment necessary and Gauntlet Press will take no money now.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Now available from DC Comics is a 192 page trade paperback collection of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume 1.  Thrill to the adventures of Mina Harker, Allan Quatermain, Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll, and last but not least...Mr. Hyde.  This volume includes all six original covers, an illustrated  text feature Allan and the Sundered Veil, and a sketchbook section giving a glimpse into artist Kevin O’Neil’s artistic process. 
The retail price is $14.95. 
This book can be ordered from Amazon Books, Borders Books, or Barnes & Noble Books.
Moonstone Books
Coming from Moonstone Books in January is the next title in the Moonstone Noir series: Jack Hagee, Private Eye.
The story is by C.J. Henderson with art by Richard Clark.  The art is painted in grey tones by The Phantom colorist Ken Wolak.  Finally, the cover is by Doug Klauba. 

Here is the Moonstone solicitation information:
CJ Henderson's hard boiled P.I. JACK HAGEE has been leaving crime fiction fans breathless for years. Now straight out of the critically acclaimed novels and short stories (No Free Lunch, Something for Nothing, Nothing Lasts Forever, What You Pay For, etc.) Hagee makes his first appearance in comics!

Hagee's Manhattan is the one the tourists don't get to see. It's those small twisty back streets in Chinatown, the reeking dumpster-filled alleys of midtown, the crumbling docks, the beer-drenched bars that stink of rotting foam and their patron's indifference. It is a lump of land 14 miles long stuffed with seven million people every day--which is apparently five and half million more than it can handle. It is a violent, twisted, thieving, scumhole. It isn't really hell on earth, it's more what you get when you put too many rats in a cage and slam the door.

Imagine that world with a hangover, a crime that doesn't want to be solved, and the pain of from a capped tooth that doesn't like being in your mouth. That's the comic we're offering you here. Violence, anger, and the rest of those sissy deadly sins make anappearance, but Haggee's not above shooting them in the back if they get too careless with him. Welcome to Jack Haggee's world, gentle reader. Hang on, and watch your step. 
Click here or on the image to the right for a preview at Moonstone Books website.

48 pages, squarebound, self-contained, painted grey scale, $5.50
Moonstone Books are available from Ed Bond Books after publication. 

Night Shade Books
Sin’s Doorway and Other Ominous Entrances - The Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman - Volume 4
is now scheduled for a mid-December release.  The contents include: Introduction by David Drake, The Undead Soldier, Larroes Catch Meddlers, Up Under the Roof, Among Those Present, The Terrible Parchment, Sin’s Doorway, The Golgotha Dancers, Changeling, For Fear of Little Men, Where Angels Fear, The Witch’s Cat, School for the Unspeakable, Voice in a Veteran’s Ear, These Doth the Lord Hate, The Liers in Wait, The Hairy Thunderer, The Song of the Slaves, It All Came True in the Woods, When it Was Moonlight, His Name on a Bullet, The Valley Was Still, The Cursed Damozel, Back to the Beast, Finger of Halugra, Arimetta, and Half Bull.

This trade hardcover retails for $35 plus $5.50 shipping for the first book and $1.00 for each additional book.

Night Shade Books, 501 S. Willamette St., Newberg, OR 97132 
Phone: 503-475-7408, Fax: 603-590-2754 
You can order online at the Nightshade Books website.

Night Shade Books
Night Shade Books will be publishing a series of volumes collecting H.P. Lovecraft's letters.  Rather than chronological, as with the Arkham editions, the Night Shade editions will be thematic. Each volume will be dedicated to a specific subject, time, or place.  The Arkham editions have severely edited/cut the letters, eliminating a great deal of material.  These editions will be uncut, containing the complete texts of the letters, as well as any additional illustrations.  The Night Shade editions will be far more comprehensive.

The first volume will be Mysteries of Time and Spirit: Letters of H.P. Lovecraft and Donald Wandrei, edited by S.T. Joshi and David E. Schultz.  This volume collects all known correspondence between Lovecraft and Wandrei.  Most of Mysteries of Time and Spirit is unpublished material, as will be most of the letters volumes  produced in the future.  Mysteries of Time and Spirit will be available as a $40 trade hardcover or a $20 trade paperback, and will run about 450 pages.  Shipping is $5.50 for the first book and $1.00 for each additional book. 
Mysteries of Time and Spirit is at the printer now, and should begin shipping in October. 

Night Shade Books, 501 S. Willamette St., Newberg, OR 97132 
Phone: 503-475-7408, Fax: 603-590-2754 
You can order online at the Nightshade Books website.

Night Shade Books
The first volume in The Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson set has been delayed until next year. 
The proofing and checking is taking longer than anticipated and Nightshade would rather be late than wrong. 
They want to make sure this series is as correct and complete as humanly possible.

It looks like there will be a companion volume to Karl Edward Wagner's Gods in Darkness featuring Kane. 
The second volume will contain all of the Kane short fiction, and will also have a Ken Kelly jacket.

Pulp Fanzines
Bob Weinberg has announced that he is letting go of a lot of Edgar Rice Burroughs fanzines - stuff like ERB-DOM, Gridley Wave, Burroughs Bibliophiles, etc etc, along with misc. ERB material like articles on collecting Burroughs from antique magazines and the like.  If you are interested, send your want list to Bob at:

Bob Weinberg, 15145 Oxford Drive, Oak Forest, IL 60452
email:  Bob@robertweinberg.net

Radio Spirits - The Shadow's Greatest Radio Adventures
This 20-hour collection features the 40 best episodes of The Shadow, including the program premier and the debuts of Bill Johnstone and Bret Morrison in the title role. It also includes a 32-page behind-the-scenes booklet.
Episodes include:
ORSON WELLES: The Death House Rescue (09/26/37), The Circle of Death (11/28/37), The Death Triangle (12/12/37), The Society of the Living Dead (01/23/38), The Plot Murder (02/27/38), The White Legion (03/20/38) The Hypnotized Audience (3/27/38), and Message from the Hills (05/22/38). 
BILL JOHNSTONE: Traffic in Death (9/25/38), Night Without End (10/16/38), Appointment with Death (03/12/39), Can the Dead Talk? (3/19/39), Mansion of Madness (11/5/39), The Shadow Returns (11/19/39), The Sandhog Murders (11/26/39), The Voice of Death (12/08/40), Joey's Christmas Story (12/22/40), The Shadow Challenged (01/19/41), The Chess Club Murders (02/23/41), The Ghost Walks Again (03/16/41), The Case of the Three Frightened Policemen (11/16/41), The Ring of Light (11/23/41), and The Wailing Corpse (11/08/42).
BRET MORRISON: The Gibbering Things (09/26/43), Death to The Shadow (03/12/44), The Living Head (02/10/46), The Valley of Living Terror (10/13/46), Blood Money (10/20/46), Gang Doctor (11/24/46), The Devil Takes a Wife (12/08/46), Scent of Death (2/02/47), Spider Boy (06/01/47), The Phantom of the Lighthouse (09/07/47), The Curse of the Gypsies (10/05/47), Murder and the Medium (11/30/47), The Chill of Death (01/04/48), The Bones of the Dragon (01/11/48), Death and the Black Fedora (01/18/48), One Dead and Two to Go (02/01/48), and Preview of Terror (06/05/49).

The set is available in CD ($69.98) or cassette ($59.98). 
Both sets can be ordered now at discounted prices from Barnes & Noble and Amazon Books.

The Shadow Dollar - A New Premium Offer
Now you can get a replica of this rarely seen 1981 Shadow Dollar. Designed especially for Walter Gibson, creator of The Shadow, these dollars were originally given out to promote The Shadow. Often, Mr. Gibson would autograph them with his unique double "Walter Gibson/Maxwell Grant" signature.

You can't find the original Shadow Dollars today, but now you can have your very own replica of that famous dollar. No efforts were spared to match the original weight, texture and color of the paper. The color of the ink and the detailed artwork have been faithfully reproduced. Recreated to exact specifications, this Shadow Dollar will become a treasured keep-sake among your Shadow collectibles.

To order your very own Shadow Dollar, send ten cents, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope (business size, or No. 10) to:  John Olsen, P.O. Box 181, Newberg, Oregon 97132.

By return mail, you will receive your Shadow Dollar replica, specially water-marked to prevent confusion with the originals (or as Joe would say, "Marked to prevent fraud by evil e-Bay hucksters"). Each Shadow Dollar comes complete with a short history of how it came to be. Order yours today! 

Please be sure to specify what you are ordering. Say "I want the replica Shadow Dollar!" And don't forget that business sized SASE. Your order can't be completed without it. (Limit one (1) Shadow Dollar per address, please. Supplies are limited, and I want as many Shadow fans as possible to have one.)

To see The Shadow Dollar, visit John Olsen's web site at http://www.spaceports.com/~deshadow/premium/index.html

Tom Strong's Terrific Tales #4
This issue features:
Tom Strong in Leap of Faith by Alan Moore and Paul Rivoche.
Jonni Future in The Witch of the World's End by Steve Moore and Arthur Adams.
Young Tom Strong in And the Fairy of the Foam by Steve Moore and Alan Weiss.

Click here or on the image to the right for a preview of all three features.
Tom Strong's Terrific Tales #4 is available in comic shops everywhere for $2.95.

Wild Cat Books
Wild Cat Books has announced that STRANGE WORLDS #11, with the conclusion of Edgar Rice Burroughs'
Princess of Mars will be released in late November or early December.
06 September 2002
Adventure House
Adventure House has bought a collection of some of the most gorgeous pulps you'd ever want to see and after several very hard weeks of work is ready to release what could be the best catalog they have ever produced!
To make it even more special, Adventure House has produced a fully illustrated CD-ROM catalog. 
The CDROM contains nearly 1,600 full color images to go along with the nearly 1,600 items listed.
DETECTIVE, STAR WESTERN, WILD WEST WEEKLY, and lots, lots more.  A good number of these have white...yes WHITE paper and nearly flawless covers.

Adventure House is printing its normal free paper catalog containing these marvelous items to be sent out late next week. They are also selling a CD-ROM catalog for only $10.00 plus $4.00 Priority Mail shipping.  The CD-ROM catalog includes a nearly full sized scan of every item for sale.  The images are real scans and not some cheesy digital camera picture of a pulp on a cluttered countertop.  The scans are un-retouched so you can see just what you are getting.  Each image has been slightly reduced so it will fit on your monitor without having to scroll back and forth to view.  The CD-ROM is written like a web page and can be read by any web browser.  No JAVA or special scripts are included that could trip up some web browsers.

All items will be for sale once the catalogs and CD-ROMs hit the street. The CDs will be shipped at the same time as the paper catalog next week, but you can order a copy today either by mail or through the Adventure House web site. For some examples, check the Adventure House eBay auctions in a couple of days.

To order by mail, send payment to:  Adventure House, 914 Laredo Road, Silver Spring, MD  20901.
To order online, just click here or on the image to the right and then click on the picture of the new catalog.

The Art of Jeffrey Jones
The Limited Edition of The Art of Jeffrey Jones is now available.
The Art of Jeffrey Jones is the largest collection of the artist's work ever published, as well as the first comprehensive assessment of his remarkable career.  This illustrated biography features 175 heroic and disturbing works including numerous book covers for such literary luminaries as Fritz Lieber, Robert E. Howard, Dean Koontz, and Andre Norton.  Also included are samples of his earliest drawings, covers for Wonder Woman and Batman, pages from Idyl and I'm Age, all of his Soloman Kane illustrations, and a superb series of Tarzan paintings.  The book also features 35 major new unpublished pieces. 

The Limited Edition has 16 additional pages of full-color paintings, several previously unpublished, a signature plate and slipcase, none of which are in the $35 trade edition (not released until October). The Limited Edition is already close to being out of print.  Hardcover, 9X12, 191 pages for $100. 

The Art of Jeffrey Jones is published by Underwood Books.
The limited and trade editions can be purchased from Bud Plant Comic Art.

Burroughs: Master of Fantasy
Griffen Films Productions, LLC and KUHT-Houston PBS are developing a documentary devoted to Edgar Rice Burroughs entitled Burroughs: Master of Fantasy. This documentary will follow the life of the Burroughs family after the Civil War. An introduction on the kind of society in which ERB grew up is essential to understand his state of mind. The industrial revolution brought incertitude to the population regarding the new technologies and their use. A free mind like that of ERB was shut down and his professional misfortune ended when he could finally express himself through writing. At last, his mind could go where it wanted to: inside the imaginary world.  The film will also follow ERB's personal life and career through his books and the different characters that he created. Following in parallel will be a description of the society in which Burroughs' writing evolved: the motion picture as a new art form, WWI, the pulp fiction magazines, the 1929 Wall Street crash, the first comic books etc.

Hosts/Narrators for the documentary are Bruce Boxleitner and Lydie Denier.
For further information about the documentary and to view a trailer for the documentary, visit Griffen Films Productions at http://www.griffenfilms.com/burroughs.html.

The October/November issue of Cinefantastique (now available) features an article on Stuart P. Gordon’s adaptation of Lovecraft’s Dagon which is presently available on DVD.  Dagon tells the story of a fishing village tempted by greed who evolve into freakish half-human creatures and must sacrifice outsiders to an ancient, monstrous god of the sea.  The article states that Gordon is preparing Lovecraft's The Thing on the Door with Dennis Paoli as his next project.

Cinefantastique is available in bookstores everywhere. 
The Dagon DVD is available from Deep Discount DVD for $17.09 with free shipping. 
Click here or on the DVD image to the right for a preview of Dagon.
For a review of Dagon, visit the Cinescape website at http://www.cinescape.com/

E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow MagazineThe Death Tower from THE SHADOW MAGAZINE (January 1932)
The Shadow Magazine Interior Artwork: Five Ivory Boxes (07/01/42), The Death Tower (01/32) and
                                                         The Crystal Skull(01/44)
Doc Savage PDFThe Rustling Death from DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE (January 1942)
           The Submarine Mystery from DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE (June 1938)
Blackmask Online:  The Shadow in Gangland's Doom (December 1931) 
                              Doc Savage in Men of Fear (February 1942) 
Larry Estep-Online Pulps: Gun-Queen of the Spanish Grant by Joseph Chadwick from LARIAT (March 1950)
                  Shanghai Sue by Steve Fisher from the ashcan issue of SPICY MYSTERY (July 1934)
                  Shadows of the Crimson Tong by Tom Roan fromTEN DETECTIVE ACES (January 1938)
Fading Shadows
The following publications are now available from Fading Shadows:
Action Adventure Stories #117 featuring Captain Future in Magic Moon, Winter 1944
Classic Pulp Fiction Stories #88
Alien Worlds #30
Double Danger Tales #54
Detective Mystery Stories #28

Each issue is 5.5 by 8.5 inches in size and runs approximately 80 pages. 
One issue is $6.30 postpaid.  Two or more issues are $6 each postpaid.
Not responsible for packages lost in the mail.  Insurance is $1.10  per $50.00 value and highly recommended. 
Order from: Fading Shadows, Inc., 504 E. Morris St., Seymour, TX 76380-2212 

Fritz Leiber - Dark Day, Night Bright, a new collection of stories
Now available from Darkside Press is Dark Day, Night Bright, a new collection of stories by Fritz Leiber! 
Darkside Press has assembled a selection of some of Mr. Leiber’s most renowned tales with a liberal dose of rarities that have been unavailable in any form for many years. Considered by many to be the greatest writer in the field of fantastic fiction, Fritz Leiber’s long and productive career spanned fifty years. This present collection assembles stories from sources ranging from the pulp magazines of the 1940’s to modern "slicks" like ESQUIRE. As a special treat, this book includes a "lost" novelette, Night Passage, which was recently discovered in the author’s papers at the University of Houston. Most of the stories gathered here are making their first appearance in book form or have been virtually unobtainable for many years. Fritz Leiber was the winner of every major award for science fiction, fantasy, and horror during his career. While many of his novels remain in print, much of his great short fiction has been virtually unobtainable for decades. This is the first of several volumes intended to bring the best of Fritz Leiber's science fiction short stories back into print. Future volumes will include collections of SF stories under the Darkside Press imprint and additional volumes of horror fiction from Midnight House. 

Dark Day, Night Bright is casebound for $40 plus shipping as indicated below.
U. S. Orders:       $6 for the first book and $2 for each additional book.
Canadian Orders: $10.00 for the first book plus $2.00 per additional book.
Overseas Orders: $20.00 for up to two books, $25.00 for three or more books.

Orders can be placed online and paid via Paypal or via the U.S. mail.
Visit the Darkside Press web site at http://www.darksidepress.com/darkside.html
To order by mail, contact: Darkside Press, 4128 Woodland Park Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98103, 
phone: 206-633-1930, email: jpelan@cnw.com

Upcoming titles include:
October 2002: No Place Like Earth by John Wyndham
December 2002: One Station of the Way by Fritz Leiber
February 2003: My Rose & My Glove by Harvey Jacobs
April 2003: Never on Mars by John Wyndham
May 2003: Prelude to Armageddon by Cleve Cartmill 

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume 2 #1, are sold out at DC Comics, the publisher has reported
Pulpdom #31 (August 2002) is now available.  This issue spotlights Pulp Vikings and THE CAVALIER.  Articles include A Pulp Viking Skoal! Swain  by Al Lybeck, Epic Pulps: The Cavalier by Mike Taylor illustrated with 14 cover reproductions, and a book review by Mike Taylor of Deadly Excitements, Shadows and Phantoms by Robert Sampson.   Fiction includes A Mystery of the Air by Joe H. Ranson from THE CAVALIER, Feb. 10,1912, He, the Undead, and I by Will O'Byrne from THE CAVALIER, Apr. 27,1912, and The Prospector (verse) by H. Bedford-Jones from THE ARGOSY, Dec. 1914.  This issue has full color front and back covers and is profusely illustrated with full color and black & white illustrations throughout.   Click here or on the image to the right for a larger illustration.

Copies are $6 each (postpaid) anywhere in USA.  Six issue subscriptions are $30.
Contact C. Cazedessus II, P.O. Box 2340, Pagosa Springs, Colorado 81147, email: cazbooks@frontier.net

Pulp Fanzines
Looking for some old and out-of-print pulp fanzines. Look no further! 
Robert Weinberg is selling fanzines from his personal collection!

All items are in good condition unless stated otherwise.  All are one of a kind and from his collection.  (some might have the name of a previous owner on the mailing label).   Reserve items via email; when confirmed, send a check.  Sorry but no credit cards.   Postage is $5.00 per order (not per item) and all orders are sent priority mail, insured.    Most of this stuff is extremely scarce!

Bob Weinberg, 15145 Oxford Drive, Oak Forest, IL 60452
email:  Bob@robertweinberg.net

DOC SAVAGE FORUM # 1: 1978, published by Daryl Herrick - $15

THE MAN OF BRONZE # 1: 1978 (?) published by John Boehm - $15

DOC SAVAGE JOURNAL # 1: 1969, published by Lynn Myers Jr. 
Front cover dusty, signed by assistant editor, Lohr McKinstry. 
This had very very limited distribution - $25

SAVAGE SOCIETY OF BRONZE # 7 (Summer 1985):  published by Joel DiGiacomo - $10

THE SKULL KILLER # 1 (July 1975): scarce amateur comic book published by Brendan Faulkner, 
Spider-like hero  - $25

Clayton Publications reprint magazine with Scream of the Condor by George Bruce - $20

MODERN MATURITY Dec 74-Jan 75: magazine of the AARP, article by Jack Smalley on writing for the pulps (magic marker on cover listing article inside).  With several color pulp covers  - $15

WHIZZARD # 7: Sept 75,  Fanzine published by Marty Klug. Robert Bloch interview, Pulp Puppy article  - $10

MYSTERY READERS NEWSLETTER: Autumn 1973, hero pulp cover, Bob Sampson article on the Shadow  - $10

COLLECTORS DREAM # 2  - (from the 1970’s) – long Don Hutchison article on the great pulp 
villains - $10

REVOLT OF THE DEVIL MEN: James Hanos unauthorized reprint of this Operator 5 novel. 
Hardly distributed in the USA  - $20

THE SPIDER & HELL'S FACTORY:  James Hanos unauthorized reprint of this Spider novel. 
Only a few copies ever available in the USA  - $25

CLOAK & PISTOL # 1: Fall 1981, nice printed fanzine by Joseph Lewandowski. 
With extra wrap-around cover.  Signed to Bob from Joe L  - $20

ECHOES FROM THE PULPS - # 1,2,3: (all published ??) 1978, scarce pulp fanzine published by Joe Lewandowski Sold as a set - $35

DOC SAVAGE QUARTERLY 1-6 (all published ??) Bill Laidlaw fanzine from late 1970's-early 1980's 
Sold as a set  - $50

BRONZE SHADOWS:; one of the earliest and most famous of all pulp fanzines. 
Covers are faded on some of these.  # 5,6,7,8  - $25 each

PULP ERA: another one of the early pulp fanzines. 
# 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, unnumbered issue (Feb 70?)  - $25 each

DOC SAVAGE CLUB READER: Frank Lewandowski (no relation to Joe Lewandowski mentioned above) 
Doc Savage fanzine from the late 1970's onward.    # 2, 3, 4. 5, 6, 7, 8  - $15 each
Title changed to NEMESIS INCORPORATED - # 13, 14, 15, 22  - $15 each

ATTIC REVIVALS: Bernie Drew's interesting reprint/fanzine on the pulps.  Issues # 1,2,3,5 -  $15 each

ECHOES: Tom & Ginger Johnson's important pulp fanzine. 
Echoes special, # 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 (says 7 on cover), 10, 27, 28, 32 
Sold as a group  (10 issues) - $75

XENOPHILE:  Tony Hardin's pioneering pulp and advertising fanzine. 
A number of these have the advertising section pulled out, as I just wanted to save the articles. 
Issues 11, 13, 14, 21. 30, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 43 
Sold as a group (14 issues) - $100

THE FLYING SPY by Nick Carr:  As part of my Pulp Classics series, I published this history of G-8 in paperbound format in 1978. Along with the regular paperbound books, I bound up about a dozen in hardcover to give out to contributors to Pulp Classics.  This was the only reprint I did a hardcover for.  This copy, from my files, is in fine condition, in hardcover (no dj as issued) and is inscribed by the author, Nick Carr.  Very scarce - $50

PULP: my own pretty scarce pulp fanzine from 1970 on. 
The print run on these early issues was around 100 copies each! 
  # 1, 2  - $25 each

Pulp Replicas
Girasol Collectables has available a line of pulp reprints called Pulp Replicas.
These are completely photocopied facsimile versions of classic pulps, with a high quality color copy cover, and off-white interior paper. Very nicely done. Excellent reading, at a fraction of the price of the originals!
These were very well received at PulpCon, The Windy City Con and the Fantastic Pulp Show.
Click here or on the image to the right for look at some Pulp Replica covers.
Now available are:

The Five Chameleons (11/01/32)
Shadow's Justice  (04/15/33)
Gray Fist  (02/15/34)
Strange Disappearance of Joe Cardona (11/15/36)
Intimidation Inc (12/15/36) 
House of Silence  (07/15/37)
The Golden Dog Murders  (09/01/38) 
House of Shadows  (12/15/39) 
Death About Town  (07/15/42) 

Aug 1940: Great HJ Ward cover, Dan Turner, Eel stories
Oct 1936:  Incredible, truly classic HJ Ward cover, 

Oct 1932: Famous 'Worm Monster' cover, 

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Please call to confirm availability of your items.
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Girasol Collectables can be reached at: 
Phone: 905-820-7572
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email:  girasol@interlog.com

Snail mail address: 
Girasol Collectables, 1409-3501 Glen Erin Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5L 2E9

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