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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Productions and Nostalgia Ventures Inc.
Now available and shipping to subscribers and retailers!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 3: "Death in Silver" & "The Golden Peril"
America's first super-hero returns in two of his greatest adventures. In "Death in Silver," ruthless terrorists launch a series of attacks that leave Manhattan in flames. The Man of Bronze, his Iron Crew, and Doc's beautiful cousin Patricia Savage must unmask the leader of the Silver Death's-Heads before they achieve their murderous goals, in an epic tale by Lester Dent writing as Kenneth Robeson. Then an international band of mercenaries invade the Republic of Hidalgo to usurp the source of Doc's secret wealth in the sequel to the first Doc Savage novel, The Golden Peril. These thrilling adventures are reproduced with the original pulp covers by Walter Baumhoffer and Robert Harris, interior illustrations by Paul Orban, and historical commentary by Will Murray.  (Sanctum Productions)
Softcover, B&W,  SRP: $12.95

THE SHADOW Volume 4:  "The Murder Master" & "The Hydra"
The Knight of Darkness returns in two more thrilling novels by Walter  Gibson. In "The Murder Master," a sinister-toned criminal mastermind announces his impending murders over the radio airwaves! Then the real Lamont Cranston joins The Shadow as they battle "The Hydra," a criminal organization that replaces each fallen leader with two new "heads." How can The Shadow combat an enemy who grows stronger with each defeat? This instant classic also features the original pulp covers by George Rozen, interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, the origin of The Shadow's "power to cloud men's minds" from the golden-age Shadow Comics, and a photo feature on the famous radio series by broadcasting historian Anthony Tollin.  (Sanctum Productions)
Softcover, B&W, SRP: $12.95
Available from:
Adventure HouseBud Plant, Mike ChomkoGirasol Collectables, Nostalgia Ventures, Shocklines, and Vintage Library.

These reprints can also be ordered directly from: Anthony Tollin (via check, money order, or Paypal).
1 book: $12.95 plus $3 (first class) or $2 (media mail)
2 books: $25.90 (cover price) first class postpaid

Subscriptions are also available for either THE SHADOW or DOC SAVAGE:
Subscriptions: Six issues for $72 (first class) or $66 (media mail).
Anthony Tollin
P.O. Box 761474
San Antonio, TX 78245-1474

sanctumotr@earthlink.net


BEB Books
BEB Books is having an inventory reduction sale.  The following books are reduced in price until April 1st.
Peter The Brazen (reprint of the Lippincott edition) -  Formerly $12, now only $5
The Adventures of Jimmie Dale - formerly  $10, now only $5
The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale, formerly $10, now only $5
Jimmie Dale and the Phantom Clue - formerly $8, now only $5
Palos of the Dog Star Pack - formerly $10, now only $5
Mouthpiece of Zitu - formerly $10, now only $5
Jason, Son of Jason - formerly $10, now only $5

The White Moll - formerly $8, now only $5
The White moll is a novel by Frank L. Packard, the author of the Jimmie Dale adventures. The White Moll is a neat inversion on the Jimmie Dale stories. A young woman, known as the white moll for her honoesty and charity work among the slums of New York is framed for a crime she did not committ. She is forced to hide among the slums of Hell Kitchen, pretending to be a crazy old lady as she trys to find a way to clear her name.


All books are postpaid.  Pay via check or money order made payable to Brian Brown. 
Send money to:

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224


Brown Pulpfest - March 15-17!
Will Murray has posted information in the Pulpmags Newsgroup regarding the Brown University Pulpfest.
The following is from organizer Scott Tiffany. There is more information to come. There will be a website up soon.

The Festival is a community event sponsored by the American studies department at Brown University and it celebrates pulp fiction magazines from the 1920s-40s. We are looking at how the art, stories, and creators of pulp magazines influenced/mirrored society and how they broke many social taboos.

The Festival will take place March 15-17 in honor of the 70th anniversary of the death of HP Lovecraft, Providence's own pulpster. There will be two museum exhibits on Brown's campus: one on the action-detective pulps including Doc Savage, and another exhibit on Lovecraft and the horror pulps.

Brown is working with many organizations such as the Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence Preservation Society, RISD Museum, the Providence Athenaeum and Lovecraft's old haunt the Ladd Observatory, all of which are co-sponsoring public events. For example, there will be two walking tours on different aspects of Lovecraft's life and work, we'll have a RISD Museum event talking about the art of the pulps, a Lovecraft astronomy night at the Ladd Observatory, and various lectures and panel discussions. We also have a Pulp Film Festival at the Cable Car Cinema in Providence, featuring some pulp-inspired movies and some film noir classics. As this is a large community event, I expect we'll have some good media coverage.
 Thanks to Will Murray for passing this information along.  More to follow when available.

THE CIMMERIAN, VOLUME 3, NUMBER 11 (November) - Now available!
THE CIMMERIAN, VOLUME 3, NUMBER 12 (December) - Now available!
THE CIMMERIAN, VOLUME 3, Awards Issue - Now available!
THE CIMMERIAN, VOLUME 3, NUMBER 11
Edited by Leo Grin and Illustrated by Dalmatius
Features a complete textual and photographic report on the Howard-themed 2006 World Fantasy Convention in Austin, Texas, a new poem about Cormac FitzGeoffrey, letters, art, and more.

THE CIMMERIAN, VOLUME 3, NUMBER 12
Edited by Leo Grin and Illustrated by Dalmatius
Features a fascinating essay on Howard’s poetic and mythic techniques, an article about a semi-famous, strange Howard fan, a piece delving into the convoluted history of the Howard copyrights and REH publishing, more details about the new Robert E. Howard Foundation, the thunderous end to Richard Tierney’s year-long sonnet cycle, letters, art, and more.
THE CIMMERIAN, VOLUME 3, Awards Issue
Edited by Leo Grin and Illustrated by Dalmatius
Features full coverage of the second annual Cimmerian Awards, including a report on Awards Night in Cross Plains, interviews with all of the winners, full breakdowns of the voting with charts and percentages, hundreds of comments and opinions from voters in each category, and breaking information on future projects. Also includes three never-before-seen panels of Dalmatius art not available in any other issue.

Each issue was printed in two editions.
The deluxe edition,numbered 1-75, uses a black linen cover with foil-stamped gold text.
The limited edition, numbered 76-225, uses an gold cover with solid black text.
Visit 
The Cimmerian website for complete details.

Deluxe edition: $15 Limited edition: $10 each.


1 Book: First Class (arrives in few days) $4; Media Mail (arrives in few weeks) $3.
2-4 books: Priority Mail (arrives in few days) $5; Media Mail (arrives in few weeks) $3.


You can only pay with a credit card or bank account by using PayPal.
Send PayPal payments to editor@thecimmerian.com.


You can also send check or money order, made payable to THE CIMMERIAN, to:
THE CIMMERIAN
P. O. Box 5572
PLAYA DEL REY, CA 90296
Visit The Cimmerian website for full ordering information and back issue availability.

DEEP STORM: A Novel by Lincoln Child - Available in book stores January 30th!
Twelve-thousand feet beneath the Atlantic Ocean... scientists are excavating the most extraordinary undersea discovery ever made. But is it the greatest archaeological find in history—or the most terrifying?

Former naval doctor Peter Crane is urgently summoned to a remote oil platform in the North Atlantic to help diagnose a bizarre medical condition spreading through the rig. But when he arrives, Crane learns that the real trouble lies far below—on “Deep Storm,” a stunningly advanced science research facility built two miles beneath the surface on the ocean floor. The top-secret structure has been designed for one purpose: to excavate a recently discovered undersea site that may hold the answers to a mystery steeped in centuries of myth and speculation.

Sworn to secrecy, Dr. Crane descends to Deep Storm. A year earlier, he is told, routine drilling uncovered the remains of mankind’s most sophisticated ancient civilization: the legendary Atlantis. But now that the site is being excavated, a series of disturbing illnesses has begun to affect the operation. Scientists and technicians are experiencing a bizarre array of symptoms—from simple fatigue to violent psychotic episodes. As Crane is indoctrinated into the strange world of Deep Storm and commences his investigation, he begins to suspect that the covert facility conceals something more complicated than a medical mystery. The discovery of Atlantis might, in fact, be a cover for something far more sinister . . . and deadly.

Like Lincoln Child’s spectacular bestsellers coauthored with Douglas Preston (The Book of the Dead, Relic), DEEP STORM melds scientific detail and gripping adventure in a superbly imagined, chillingly real journey into unknown territory. Child is a master of suspense, and 
DEEP STORM is his most ambitious novel to date.

Doubleday, 384 pages, $24.95

The next novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, THE WHEEL OF DARKNESS, will be available August 28th from Warner Books.


Del Rey - The Best of Robert E. Howard Volume 1: Crimson Shadows
Amazon.com has posted the cover for THE BEST OF OF ROBERT E. HOWARD Volume 1.
Click on the cover for a larger image.

The 400 page trade paperback is fully illustrated by Jim and Ruth Keegan.
It will be available in book stores July 31st.

The retail price is $15.95.

Thanks to Brian Zavitz, Rusty Burke, and the REH Comics Newsgroup for the tip!

E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review: 
There is no new review this week.  Next weeks review is "House of Silence" from July 15, 1937.
"Gem of Deception" by Jonathan Blade is this week's Two-Minute Shadow Mystery.

Shadows of the Pulps:   Nothing new this week.

Pulpgen-Online Pulps:    Now with over 800 stories online!
"Fetch Me Brannon's Ears" by Seven Anderton from Double-Action Western, January 1955
Lafe Garvin returns to the frontier town of Broken Bow after many years away, to find that there have been many changes.  Plus, he is not welcome in town by those in power.
"Hidden Evidence" by H. Ralph Goller from Secret Agent X, February 1934
Five times Peter Starr's attempts to escape from San Quentin had been thwarted. His sixth attempt could not fail. For the next prisoner to die would bring his freedom.


FARMERPHILE: The Magazine of Philip José Farmer - Now shipping!
Issue No. 7 - January 2007
Farmerphile is a quarterly magazine completely dedicated to works by and about Philip José Farmer.  It features the unpublished novel "Up from the Bottomless Pit," a suspense-thriller about the ultimate disaster in the oil industry, serialized over the first ten issues. These ten issues will also include other unpublished stories, speeches and letters by Farmer himself, as well as articles about the Grand Master and his work from his fans and peers. Farmerphile is fabulously illustrated by such talented artists as Jason Robert Bell, Charles Berlin, Keith Howell, Karl Kauffman, Chuck Loridans, and Shannon Robicheaux.

The January 2007 issue of Farmerphile features Philip José Farmer’s previously unpublished science fiction story “The Frames,” a prophetically disturbing look at the electronic duplicity of our media.  Next up is “The Light-Hog Incident,” a never before seen in print excerpt from PJF’s unfinished novel "The Man Who Loved the Great Wizard".  But that’s not all: Be the first to read an excerpt from the upcoming short novel "The City Beyond Play" (PS Publishing, 2007) by Philip José Farmer and Danny Adams, and an exclusive interview with the two authors about the writing of this new and exciting release.  Also included in this issue: a little known account by author David Bischoff in which he inadvertently becomes involved in an uncomfortable near miss with one of his favorite authors; the hilarious Riverworld parodies of fan legend Walt Liebscher; a look at the mysteries of "The World of Tiers" by Dennis E. Power (contributor to Myths for the Modern Age: Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton Universe); and features by our regular contributors Bette Farmer and Paul Spiteri (editor of Pearls from Peoria).

Table of Contents:
Riverworld in Parody – Walt Liebscher
The Rollercoaster Ride with Phil Farmer – Bette Farmer
An Excerpt from The City Beyond Play – Philip José Farmer & Danny Adams
Farmerphile Interviews Danny Adams and Philip José Farmer
The Frames – Philip José Farmer, illustrated by Charles Berlin
The Light-Hog Incident – Philip José Farmer
A Letter from Farmer – David Bischoff
Creative Mythography – Dennis E. Power
Bibliophile: a discussion on The Long Warpath – Paul Spiteri
Up from the Bottomless Pit, Part 7 – Philip José Farmer, illustrated by Keith Howell
Cover art by Shannon Robicheaux


Complete ordering information for Farmerphile may be found at:
http://www.pjfarmer.com/farmerphile.htm


Gen Con 2007 - Robert E. Howard  Day planned!
The annual Gen Con gaming convention in Indianapolis, Indiana is the largest gaming convention in the world.
Paradox Entertainment is planning to host a Robert E. Howard Day at the Con, complete with panels, Guests of Honor, and lots of dealers. Gen Con 2007 is scheduled for August 16-19. Click here
for the Gen Con flyer announcing the event courtesy of The Cimmerian Blog.


Golden Perils Press - Now available!
Howard Hopkins has started the Golden Perils Press to bring his ebook novels to print.
Now available are his pulpy adult horror novel GRIMM, NIGHT DEMONS, and with his children's/YA horror series THE NIGHTMARE CLUB: #1 The Headless Paperboy.
These are revised and reset Golden Perils Press editions that are now available at: http://www.lulu.com/goldenperils


GRIMM
For retired Detective Sergeant Arlo Grimm the world has turned into a nightmare haunted by the ghosts of his past and the demons of his future. His youngest son murdered, he suddenly finds himself plunged into a frightening web of conspiracy and the supernatural. In the small seaside town of New Salem, Maine, a horrifying menace has risen from the blackest depths of history. Renegade sorceresses from the Salem witch trials have claimed the town as their breeding ground for the hideous demon, Czcarabus. Calling themselves the Sisters of the Snake, they embark on a spree of grisly killings and terror that will bring the Dark One back into this world--unless Arlo Grimm can stop them in time. Together with a beautiful exotic dancer named Chloe, Arlo finds himself locked in a desperate struggle of danger and dark lust. Can he resist the spell of an evil temptress and stop the Sisters from opening the doorway to Hell? Or will he become the final sacrifice to the darkness bent on devouring his very soul?
228 pages, 6" x 9", perfect binding, black and white interior ink
$7.89 Download    $16.99 Paperback book
  Click here for a preview.

NIGHT DEMONS
Deep within the blood-drenched walls of an ancient mansion Nathan Courtwright initiates a bizarre rite that will free every depraved soul since time immemorial to prey upon the living. Halted on the verge of success, he discovers the cost of failure is far greater: living interment in the family mausoleum, his demon soul consigned to a netherworld of suffering for all eternity. But when the mausoleum is torn down a century later, the evil that was Nathan Courtwright escapes...an evil capable of prying into its victims' deepest fears and blackest nightmares. Haunted by frightening visions, Paul Stanford returns to the fate-shrouded town of Dark Harbor, Maine--a town filled with sorrow and dark memories. Within days he finds himself locked in a desperate and terrifying struggle that spans a century-old feud and demonic desires. Only he holds the key to the door of the damned—a key that will cost him the life of the woman he loves and his very soul. A key that will fill the world with Night Demons...

378 pages, 6" x 9", perfect binding, black and white interior ink
$6.90 Download    $18.99 Paperback book
  Click here for a preview.

Also available is the first book in Howard's young adult series The Nightmare Club: #1 The Headless Paperboy.


Haffner Press - Special offer for a limited time!
Seventy-Five: The Diamond Anniversary of a Science Fiction Pioneer
A massive 600-page coffee-table book celebrating 75 years of great storytelling.  Includes 4 new stories, 4 classic tales, excerpts from 11 novels with  200+ illustrations--including an 18-page arc from his 1950s comic strip, Beyond Mars!

Now is the best time to acquire this celebration of Jack Williamson's 75th Anniversary. For a limited time Haffner Press is offering this title at $40.00 --that's 20% off the $50.00 list price. Quantities at this price are limited, but if you've been holding off getting this title, now is the perfect time--and if you already have your copy, consider giving one (or more!) as a gift!

Trade Hardcover $50.00
Now  $40.00

Haffner Press
THE COLLECTED STORIES OF JACK WILLIAMSON Volume 6: GATEWAY TO PARADISE is coming soon.

Howard Days 2007 - June 8 and 9, 2007!
Leo Grin has release tentative information regarding this years Howard Days in The Cimmerian Blog.
"Tentative highlights include a Thursday trip to Fort McKavett and Enchanted Rock State Park, which if you’ve never been to them is a must. We could also hit Clear Creek Cemetery, where Novalyne Price is buried. Barring any unforeseen obstacles, the Guest of Honor this year is Wandering Star/Del Rey artist Greg Manchess, so bring down your copies of "The Conquering Sword of Conan" for Greg to sign and doodle in. I’m going to try to hold a few less panels this year, and make them a bit less biographical and more story-and-character oriented, more “fun” for the general fan. I know I’m a bit burned out on the endless fighting and controversy concerning biographical matters, and want to reconnect with my original love for the work. We’ll see how it turns out — stay tuned for more Howard Days news as it becomes available."


H. P. Lovecraft's Re-Animator - Now available!
Anchor Bay has announced the release of a 2-disc Limited Edition DVD on March 20th (SRP $24.98) - the first release in the new "Anchor Bay Collection" line of premium DVDs. Just 50,000 copies will be available, complete with a collectible syringe-shaped highlighter pen. The DVD will include a new anamorphic widescreen transfer approved by director Stuart Gordon, remastered audio in Dolby Digital and DTS, 2 audio commentaries (featuring Gordon, producer Brian Yuzna and actors Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott and Barbara Crampton), the new feature-length documentary Re-Animator Resurrectus, new video interviews with the cast and crew, deleted and extended scenes, trailers and TV spots, multiple still galleries, and the original H.P. Lovecraft short story and screenplay adaptation on DVD-ROM.



ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #18 - Now available and arriving in comic shops January 31st!
Featured inside are the works of legendary illustrator Allen Anderson, best known for his PLANET STORIES pulp magazine covers. The article is written by David Saunders, and is profusely illustrated with scores of never-before-seen artworks and pulp covers.
Also featured in this issue is:

The second part of the series on the Cooper Studios, by Neil Shapiro
"Alberto and I and The Girl" by  Reid Stuart Austin
"Lost and Found: The Uneeda Biscuit Boy"
"The Art of Jack Potter" by Mike Newton
"Remembering
Reid Stuart Austin" by Jack Raglin
Also included are book reviews, a guide to events and exhibitions, and much more!   
Magazine, 112 pages, Full Color, SRP: $10.00

Illustration Magazine


It's A Pulp World
It's A Pulp World is Eric Jamborsky's blog that has now posted the final installment of a series looking at the first
year of STARTLING STORIES.
Coming up next, Eric will stray into related topics a bit and then start on year two of STARTLING STORIES. The website is definitely worth a look.

Leanta Books - TARZAN OF THE APES is now available!
Edgar Rice Burroughs is most famous for his stories about the young boy lost in the jungle and raised by a tribe of apes. Though the world knew little about Africa at the time when these stories were written, Burroughs in fact got many of his theoretical ideas absolutely correct about apes and their ways of living. Now, after many years of reprints in standard paperback format with average cover artwork and little to no illustration, David Burton and Leanta Books bring to you this re-imagining of one of the most beloved stories of all time!  This edition of 
TARZAN OF THE APES features a complete edition of the ape-language dictionary for the first time ever!
TARZAN OF THE APES is available from Lulu.com.

Leanta Books next title will be announced in a few weeks and is tentatively scheduled for April 2007.
Word is it may feature
Conan by Robert E. Howard.
Leanta Books

Mike Chomko - Inventory Reduction Sale newsletter is now available!
Mike's Inventory Reduction Sale newsletter is now available. Click here to view/download it.
Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of your order (media mail or boundprinted matter).  
Michael Chomko, 2217 W.Fairview Street, Allentown, PA  18104-6542
Contact Mike by email at chomko@enter.net

Moonstone Books: The Avenger and Captain Midnight - ALL NEW tales are in the works!
Moonstone Books will be producing ALL NEW tales of  The Avenger and Captain Midnight, starting with an anthology of new prose stories!  The Pulse interviews Moonstone's Joe Gentile here!


Moonstone Books: KOLCHAK TALES: THE FRANKENSTEIN AGENDA #1 (of  3)
- Arrives in comic shops January 31st!
Story: David Michelinie;  Art: Don Hudson;  Cover: Bob Layton;  Colors: Monica Kubina
The forests of western Oregon hold a secret. something much more than its typical Sasquatch sightings. But whatever it is that's stalking the woods, the military is very interested in keeping it quiet. Well, we all know just how quiet reporter Carl Kolchak is about things like a deformed, hulking creature that hides in the shadows. so you can bet they're going to want to keep him silent, as well!  Order online, direct from Moonstone!

This pulse-pounding three-issue monthly miniseries reunites the classic fan-favorite 1980's Iron Man creative team, written by David Michelinie and covers illustrated by Bob Layton!
32 pages, color, $3.50


Moonstone Book: THE PHANTOM ANNUAL #1 - Arrives in comic shops January 31st!
A Phantom tale like no other, told by ten top talents, and only a giant-size Annual could hold it! "Five Days of the Dragon" spans five centuries, as five different generations of The Phantom battle the dreaded pirates of the Singh Brotherhood to control a powerful artifact from feudal China. But even if the Ghost Who Walks defeats his cutthroat enemies, can he hope to withstand the ancient, mystic power that will be unleashed? All this, plus a superstar pin-up gallery! If you've never read an issue of The Phantom, this is the place to start!  
Order online, direct from Moonstone!

64 pages, Full Color, SRP: $6.50

Moonstone Books

Off-Trail Publications: THE CITY OF BAAL by Charles Beadle - Now available!
THE CITY OF BAAL by
Charles Beadle
Mysterious Africa...
At the turn of the 20th Century, Charles Beadle served the British Empire in the colonies of southern Africa; saw duty in the Boer War. Afterwards, he worked his way north through perilous territory as an oddjobber, trader and explorer. When his travels ended, he tapped his storytelling gifts and turned the Africa of experience into enthralling fiction, becoming a stalwart of the great adventure pulps.    

Included in this collection of seven short stories and novelettes--originally published in ADVENTURE and THE FRONTIER --are strange tales of daring quests, wildlife in riot, treacherous characters, inscrutable witchdoctors, bizarre tribes, gruesome fates--all the mystery, discovery, danger . . . and dread, of unknown lands. From small-scale stories of isolated outposts under stress, to epic sagas of lost races in the depths of the jungle--from the macabre to the breathtaking--here is adventure at its best.  Also included is a detailed discussion of the historical context of Beadle’s stories, and a look at his fascinating life and career.

6x9-inch perfect bound, 240 pages
7 stories, $20.00

Also available from Off-Trail Publications:
THE WEIRD DETECTIVE ADVENTURES OF WADE HAMMOND by Paul Chadwick
6x9-inch perfect bound; 180 pages
10 stories, $18.00
Shipping for one or both: $2.50 media mail; $4.00 priority


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

You can also order by PayPal: offtrail@redshift.com



A Princess of Mars - Available in book stores January 30th!
Penguin Classics is reissuing Edgar Rice Burroughs' A PRINCESS OF MARS.
224 pages
Release date: January 30, 2007
ISBN: 0143104888

 
The Pulp Factory -  Catch an advance look at upcoming projects!
The Pulp Factory has an advance look at artwork for FLYING ACES Volume #1 coming soon from Wildcat Books.


Pulpville Press - Now available!
THE MAGAZINES #1  - The Illustrated Edgar Rice Burroughs Series: Magazines #1 features 50 pulp magazine covers in full color. From ERBville Press.  Booklet  $14.95
 
THE NEWSPAPERS #1 - The Illustrated Edgar Rice Burroughs Series: Newspapers #1 features Tarzan of the Apes and The Return of Tarzan and the artwork of G. Busch. From ERBville Press. Booklet  $8.95


Online previews of both books are available at the links above.
 


Robert E. Howard Foundation - Coming very soon!
"The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard" will be published as a three volume set, over half a million words contained in over 300 letters, including all known extant letters written by REH. A sizable percentage of these have never before been available to the public. Pre-ordering is expected to begin in February 2007. Note that there is some content that may be inapproproate for children included in these letters, and hence purchasers will be required to certify that they are at least 18 years of age to purchase these books.

The remaining unpublished prose, mostly fragments and some boxing material, is also close to publication, with pre-ordering expected to begin in February 2007.


Sheena 99¢ Preview
Devils's Due Publishing, Inc. has provided Newsarama with a six page preview of their Sheena 99¢ Preview available this March. Click on the link above to check it out!



Wildside Press - Weird Works of Robert E. Howard Volume 8
Amazon.com has posted the cover for THE WEIRD WORKS OF ROBERT E. HOWARD Volume 8.
Hopefully the title on the cover will be corrected before the book is published.
Click on the cover for a larger image.

This title will be available May 1st according to Amazon.com.


Thanks to Brian Zavitz and the REH Comics Newsgroup for the tip!




19 January 2007

2007 Windy City Pulp and Paper Con - May 4 thru 6, 2007!
IMPORTANT SCHEDULING CHANGE!

FRIDAY NIGHT PULP PARTY!
Despite having booked our hotel dates and times nearly a year in advance, we've just been informed by the hotel that they've double-booked the dealer room for Friday, May 4, and we will not have access to this room until Friday evening.  But would something like this deter Conan the Cimmerian?  No, by Crom!  And it won't deter us either! Accordingly, our Friday schedule has changed for the dealer room.  We will now begin dealer set-up as soon as we can on Friday, which we currently anticipate will be between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  It's possible that dealer set-up may be able to begin a little earlier than that; as the situation becomes clearer, we will post updates to the website.  The dealer room will open to the public at 7:00 p.m. and will remain open until midnight for our Friday Night Pulp Party.  We will begin our Pulp Filmfest on Friday afternoon for those arriving prior to the opening of the dealer room, and will no longer be selling Early Bird Admissions.  The flier is still accurate for Saturday's and Sunday's schedules.  We apologize for the late change but hope you'll still join us for a fun Friday night filled with buying and selling pulps (and telling tall tales of the ones that got away)!

Visit the
2007 Windy City Pulp and Paper Con website for complete details on this years show!
The registration form is now posted on the website with complete details.

Adventure House - Coming in April!
G-8 and His Battle Aces #24: "Staffel of Beasts  
"I'm going blind . . . I can't see!"  From all along the Yank front those reports came in—pitiful reports from troops sent up to stage a victory drive—troops that now fought on—grimly, hopelessly.  And G-8, watching from the air, vowed grimly to avenge their slaughter, to track this horror scourge to its source and bust it wide open with crimson lead!

Originally published September 1935.

110 pages 7 x 10, $9.95 (U.S.) plus Media Mail Shipping $2.50 for a single copy.

G-8 #24: "Staffel of Beasts"  is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB073914.


Adventure House - Coming in April!
SECRET AGENT "X"November 1934, 7x10,  128 pages, $14.95
SECRET AGENT X is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB073915.



SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES - August 1939, 7x10,  128 pages, $14.95
SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB073916.


Also available in April direct from Adventure House is:
GANGLAND DETECTIVE STORIES - September 1940, 7x10,  112 pages, $14.95

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Productions and Nostalgia Ventures Inc
Coming in April!
THE SHADOW Volume 7: "The Cobra" & "The Third Shadow"
"The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. Crime does not pay. The Shadow Knows!" The Master Avenger returns in two of Walter Gibson's most memorable mysteries. A new crimefighter called The Cobra decimates the Manhattan underworld in a murderous war on organized crime. Has The Shadow finally met his match, or will he be forced to de-fang a human snake?  Then, the Knight of Darkness confronts not one but two sinister doppelgangers in The Third Shadow. Which Shadow will have the last laugh? In his foreword, Marvel Comics-great Dick Ayers recalls how The Shadow inspired the creation of the Ghost Rider, while popular culture historian Will Murray explains how The Shadow influenced the creation of classic characters including Batman, the Spider, the Black Bat and the Darkman.  This classic pulp collection also features George Rozen's electrifying pulp covers, and all the original interior art by acclaimed illustrator Tom Lovell.  (Sanctum Productions)
Softcover, 7x10. B&W ........................................$12.95
THE SHADOW Volume 7 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB073913.


DOC SAVAGE Volume 6: "The Polar Treasure" and "Pirate of the Pacific"
The legendary pulp superman battles evil in two of his earliest adventures by Lester Dent writing as Kenneth Robeson.  Why does a blind violinist have a map tattooed on his back? Investigating the mystery, Doc Savage and his Iron Crew race to the Arctic icecap in search of the secret of The Polar Treasure. Then, while returning to New York aboard his new submarine Helldiver, the Man of Bronze is attacked by the Pirate of the Pacific in one of his most violent adventures. This classic pulp reprint showcases the superb pulp cover by Walter Baumhofer that was reused as the cover of the golden age Doc Savage Comics #1, all of Paul Orban's 1933 interior illustrations from the ultra-rare (and expensive!) fourth and fifth issues of Doc Savage Magazine, and historical commentary by pulp historian Will Murray, author of seven Bantam Doc Savage novels.
(Sanctum Productions)
Softcover, 7x10. B&W...................................$12.95  
DOC SAVAGE Volume 6 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB073912.



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Productions and Nostalgia Ventures Inc
Coming in May!
THE SHADOW Volume 8: "The London Crimes" & "Castle of Doom"
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow Knows!" The Knight of Darkness returns in two of Walter Gibson's most extraordinary pulp thrillers.  First, two legendary crimefighting agencies join forces when The Shadow teams with England's legendary Scotland Yard to investigate The London Crimes and the master criminal known as The Harvester.  Then, The Shadow journeys to a strange Castle of Doom, where murder lurks behind its battlements. Mystery and intrigue abound in this thrilling tale of lost treasure, secret underground passages and ghostly apparitions.  In honor of The Shadow's first British adventure, popular culture historian Anthony Tollin chronicles the 1930s and 1950s English pulp reprints and the 1940s Australian Shadow radio series.  This classic pulp reprint also showcases George Rozen's dazzling pulp covers and all the original interior art by acclaimed illustrator Tom Lovell.
(Sanctum Productions)
Softcover, 7x10. B&W ........................................$12.95

DOC SAVAGE Volume 7: "The Lost Oasis" and "The Sargasso Ogre"
The pulp era's greatest superman battles evil in two of his earliest exploits by Lester Dent (writing as Kenneth Robeson).  After stowing away aboard a ghost zeppelin, Doc and his Iron Crew tangle with a bizarre vampiric murderer and villainous Arabs who are protecting the secret of The Lost Oasis.  Then, while returning to New York via ocean liner, the Man of Bronze encounters modern-day Amazons in Lester Dent's all-time favorite Doc Savage story, The Sargasso Ogre. This classic pulp reprint also features the original 1933 pulp covers by Walter Baumhofer from the ultra-rare (and expensive!) seventh and eighth issues of Doc Savage Magazine, the unsold 1936 Doc Savage newspaper strip by Lester Dent and Paul Orban and historical commentary by pulp historian Will Murray, author of seven Bantam Doc Savage novels.  (Sanctum Productions)
Softcover, 7x10. B&W...................................$12.95  

These reprints will be available from:
Adventure HouseBud Plant, Mike ChomkoGirasol Collectables, Nostalgia Ventures, Shocklines, and Vintage Library.

These reprints can also be ordered directly from: Anthony Tollin (via check, money order, or Paypal).
1 book: $12.95 plus $3 (first class) or $2 (media mail)
2 books: $25.90 (cover price) first class postpaid

Subscriptions are also now available for either THE SHADOW or DOC SAVAGE:
Subscriptions: Six issues for $72 (first class) or $66 (media mail).
Anthony Tollin
P.O. Box 761474
San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
sanctumotr@earthlink.net



ATHENA VOLTAIRE: THE LEGEND OF MU-KING #2 (Of 4) - Coming in April!
by Steve Bryant & Paul Daly
Athena and company journey to Asia and the mysterious Temple of Skulls with Japanese troops are hot on their trail. It's a race against time as the avaitrix tries to keep a Japanese warlord from uncovering the ultimate power! Find out why Tad Stones, producer of the animated movie Hellboy: Sword of Storms, says "You don't just read this story, you practically fall into the panels and have the adventure with her."

32 pages, Full Color, SRP: $3.50  Ape Entertainment
THE LEGEND OF MU-KING #2
  is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB073149.


CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 11: THE DANCE OF THE SKULL AND OTHER STORIES 
- Arriving in comic shops January 24th!
Written by Roy Thomas, art by John Buscema, Howard Chaykin, Ernie Chan and Tony DeZuniga.

From the savage swamps of Iskander to the burning wastes of Stygia, Conan battles mutated man-dragons and a corpse-devouring abomination in this most recent volume chronicling the legendary exploits of literature's greatest fantasy hero! Before the bronzed Cimmerian can return to the arms of his lover Belit, Queen of the Black Coast, he must face deadly treacheries and the dark spells of a cunning sorceress. Once reunited, the two shall storm the serpent throne and its dark owner -- Thoth-Amon! With wit and steel alone, Conan seeks victory and a prize without rival on destiny's bloody road to kinghood!

Featuring nine more issues (#82-90) from the famed Roy Thomas/John Buscema run on Conan the Barbarian, stories showcasing Conan's adventures with Belit the She-Pirate.

168 pages, $16.95, in stores in February.

Dark Horse Comics

CONAN #39 - Coming in April!
Written by Kurt Busiek, art by Rafael Kayanan, cover by Cary Nord.

The return of Janissa the Widowmaker! Far from civilized shores, at the edge of a deep jungle, the Tower of Tara-Teth is impassible by even the most skilled swordsmen and thieves. Now, Conan must defeat its devious magic to claim the treasure that it hides. But as Conan fights his way through the tower's guardians, the deadliest swordswoman of the Hyborian Age also seeks the Tower's prize...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 18.

Dark Horse Comics

CONAN #39 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB070075.


CONAN AND THE MIDNIGHT GOD #4 - Coming in April!
Written by Joshua Dysart, art by Will Conrad, colored by Juan Ferreyra, cover by Jason Alexander.

King Conan's quest for vengeance takes him past the boundaries of life and death and into the heart of evil as the sinister events in Stygia escalate into a deadly crescendo.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 30.

Dark Horse Comics

CONAN AND THE MIDNIGHT GOD #4 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB070076.


E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review: 
This weeks review is "The Crimson Death" from August 1, 1941.
"The Whispering Well" by John Olsen is this week's Two-Minute Shadow Mystery.
This is the 200th Two-Minute Shadow Mystery!  

Shadows of the Pulps:   Nothing new this week.

Pulpgen-Online Pulps:    Now with over 800 stories online!
"Kitson's Oranges" by Garrard Harris from ALL-STORY MAGAZINE, September, 1913
Albert Kitson had a consuming ambition to own an orange-grove in a sunny clime, but he worked at starvation wages for two rich men who expected him to aid them in their shady business dealings. There had to be a way for Kitson to acquire enough money for his dreams.
"Gunmetal Finish" by Stewart Sterling from POPULAR DETECTIVE, September 1949
Featuring: Lt. Steve Koski
Hardboiled story about the Harbor Police investigation of a robbery. 


THE FALL OF CTHULHU #3 - Coming in April!
by Nelson, Diazlowski, & Mavillian
Lovecraftian horror in the present day, with a decidedly different bend. Now that Cy has become persuaded that the Call of Cthulhu is happening, what is standing in its way? And how is it Cthulhu's very followers who are the greatest barrier to his rising? Other forces in Lovecraft's universe array against these tidal movements, and Cy soon discovers that he has been pulled into an abyss of despair and powers far beyond the mortal.

Boom Studios
32 pages, Full Color, SRP: $3.99

THE
FALL OF CTHULHU
#3 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
MAVILLAIN COVER -
The Diamond Item Code is FEB073262.
WALPOLE COVER - The Diamond Item Code is FEB073263.

THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF ROBERT E. HOWARD - Coming to comic shops in April!
edited by James Van Hise
This detailed examination of the incredibly imaginative realms created by Robert E. Howard features various essays and examinations of Howard's timeless characters — including Conan, Kull, and Solomon Kane — revealing the incredible wealth of imagination he brought to the fantasy genre. Included is classic artwork that accompanied his stories in the pages of Weird Tales (including work by Roy Krenkel), as well as eleven full-page drawings by Steve Fabian. 
Softcover, 9x12, 192 pages, B&W,  SRP: $17.95

FANTASTIC WORLDS OF ROBERT E. HOWARD  is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB074004.


FRANK FRAZETTA'S DEATH DEALER #1 - Coming in April!
Story - Joshua Ortega;  Art - Nat Jones & Jay Fotos; Covers - Frank Frazetta,
Nat Jones & Jay Fotos
SHADOWS OF MIRAHAN - Part One FRANK FRAZETTA's legendary creation is brought to life in this epic, ages-spanning tale of dark fantasy, magic and horror. Critically acclaimed novelist and comics writer Joshua Ortega teams up with cult-favorite artists Nat Jones and Jay Fotos to bring you the first DEATH DEALER tale worthy of FRAZETTA's blessing! This one's been approved every step of the way by the Master himself! A new era for the DEATH DEALER begins here. Don't miss out on the definitive story of  FRAZETTA's most famous creation! 
Image Comics
32 pages, Full Color, SRP: $3.99

DEATH DEALER #1 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB071876.


HOWARD'S HAUNTS by Rob Roehm - Coming January 22nd!
Travel through the remnants of Robert E. Howard's Texas and the events of the Howard Centennial with this collection of full color photographs and descriptions of the Birthday Bash in Fort Worth, Howard Days in Cross Plains, and the World Fantasy Convention in Austin. Also included are sections dealing with Peaster, Dark Valley, Rising Star, Burkett, Cross Cut, Fredericksburg, Fort McKavett, Greenleaf Cemetery, Howard Payne University, and more. Each section includes excerpts from Howard's correspondence and commentary by Rob Roehm, with an assist by Mark Finn. Includes "Cimmeria" and many high resolution pictures of Howard himself.
$29.99

Present plans include a "First Edition" that will be labelled as such and will only be available on Howard's birthday.
Everything ordered after that will be labelled "Second Edition."
HOWARD'S HAUNTS will be available on Lulu.com.


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #19 - Coming in April/May!
Featured on the cover and inside are the works of Louis Glanzman, known for his hundreds of paperback covers and magazine illustrations. The issue also includes an extensive feature on pulp artist Ed Emshwiller (EMSH), and the great magazine illustrator Arthur Sarnoff. Also included are book reviews, a guide to events and exhibitions, and
much more!   Magazine, 96 pages, Full Color, $10.00  

Illustration Magazine

ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #19 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB073905.


THE LONE RANGER VOLUME 1 TP - Coming in August!
by Brett Matthews & Sergio Cariello; Covers by John Cassaday
"A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty hi-yo Silver. The Lone Ranger!" With those words, fans young and old grew to love the Lone Ranger, and now, Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents the definitive collection of their all-new Lone Ranger series! Featuring the all-star creative team of writer Brett Matthews, art director and cover artist John Cassaday, artist Sergio Cariello, colorist Dean White, and letterer Simon Bowland, the Lone Ranger has grown to be the most talked about comic of the year! And now, all six issues are presented in one collection - the complete story of how
John Reid was transformed into the Lone Ranger and, along with his partner Tonto, set a new standard of justice in the Old West! Also features a complete cover gallery featuring all of John Cassaday's covers for the series, and more!

Available in Regular and Previews Exclusive cover editions!  7x10, Full Color $19.99 
THE LONE RANGER VOLUME 1 TP is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB073338.
 (Regular Cover)
The Diamond Item Code is FEB073339.  (Previews Exclusive Cover)

MEXICAN PULP ART - Coming in May!
introduction by Maria Cristina Tavera
The lurid cover art of Mexican pulp novels are a pop culture revelation. Never before seen in an English - or even Spanish - language collection are the often surreal and psychedelic images of extraterrestrials, robots, dinosaurs, dastardly killers, Zorro, Santo, and many other icons from stories involving suspense, mystery, romance, and the supernatural. Collected by Minneapolis' Bobbette Axelrod (owner of the Sister Fun toy shop) and Baltimore's Ted Frankel (proprietor of the American Visionary Art Museum's store, Sideshow), Mexican Pulp Art presents the most striking examples of this sensational art form of the 1960s and 1970s. Researcher Maria Cristina Tavera's introduction tells us about the original publishing companies, artists, and comic story lines of Micro Legends, Micro Suspense, Micro Mystery, and The Unexpected.
Softcover, 5x8, 140 pages, Full Color, SRP: $16.95 
Feral House


MEXICAN PULP ART is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB073984.


Moonstone Books: KOLCHAK THE NIGHT STALKER: THE LOVECRAFTIAN HORROR
- Coming in April!
By C.J. Henderson & Jaime Calderon
Carl Kolchak has seen it all, from vampires and zombies to witches, ghosts, and even the minions of Hell, itself. By rights, nothing should shake this indominable reporter anymore. But, when he starts to follow the trail begun by the photographing of a strange sea creature, one more reminiscent of the creature from the black lagoon than a shark or tuna, he suddenly finds himself being drawn into a nightmare world so fantastic, so utterly alien and frighteningly dark that even his massive psychic defenses begin to crumble. For once, Kolchak isn't just following a story; he isn't merely uncovering yet another monster a step or two up from a serial killer. This time he's crossing the threshold into another reality, one which could possibly destroy both his mind, and the entire world!   96 pages, Full Color,$12.95  

THE LOVECRAFTIAN HORROR is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB073649.


Moonstone Books: THE PHANTOM #16 - Coming in April!
by Bullock, Szilagyi, Blevins, & Austin
"Forgotten": What happens when a young woman decides to give back to the people's of Africa who have given her family a fortune beyond imagining? Her drive to do what's right propels her head first into an invisible war with the lives of the Africa's children hanging in the balance. Will she be able to find the Phantom in time? Or will her good intentions bring disastrous results?
32 pages, Full Color,$3.50  
Moonstone Books


THE PHANTOM #16 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB073650.


Moonstone Books - THE PHANTOM: MAN-EATERS - Arriving in comic shops January 24th!
Written by Rafael Nieves, art by Vatche Mavlian, colors by Ken Wolak.
A new Moonstone Wide Vision book. Every page is a double page spread, sandwiched by prose across the top and bottom!

Continuing the year-long celebration of the Phantom¹s 70-year anniversay! The Phantom, en route to his beloved Bangalla to bury the remains of his childhood friend Mente Olalla, the victim of "zombification" ("Damnation Game," The Phantom #5 & 6), receives an emergency call; a series of murders is taking place in the small village of Tsajaban, presumably the work of man-eating lions! With DEA agents Coughlin and Greaves at his side, The Phantom uncovers a deeper, more dangerous situation than even he could imagine, as he battles ancient gods and modern mercenaries to save the people of his homeland.  96 pages, $12.95.

Moonstone Books

Night Shade Books:The Collected Fantasies Of Clark Ashton Smith - Now available!
The Collected Fantasies Of Clark Ashton Smith is a five-volume set collecting the definitive texts of Clark Ashton Smith's fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Edited by Scott Connors and Ron Hilger, who have put together a definitive set of texts based on Smith's notes, manuscripts, and letters. Endorsed by Arkham House and authorized by Smith's estate, this is the edition for any self-respecting Clark Ashton Smith fan.


"The End of the Story," the first volume in the five-volume set is now available.
Night Shade Books estimates it will take at least a week to get all the preorders shipped out.  


Night Shade Books has posted the tables of contents for the first three volumes of the set, and made the individual volumes available for preorder. Each volume is 300 pages for $39.95.  You can take a look at the contents at the links below:
The End of the Story: The Collected Fantasies Of Clark Ashton Smith Volume 1
The Door to Saturn: The Collected Fantasies Of Clark Ashton Smith Volume 2          
A Vintage from Atlantis: The Collected Fantasies Of Clark Ashton Smith Volume 3
 
Now available!
Expected June 2007

Expected October 2007

Night Shade Books: Imaro 2 - The Quest for Cush - Now available!
IMARO 2 : THE QUEST FOR CUSH by Charles Saunders is now available.
IMARO 2 : THE QUEST FOR CUSH is the second book in Charles Saunders' series of African inspired heroic fantasy. It begins with the reunion of Imaro, and his kidnapped lover Tanisha, who has been taken to the ruined City of Madness. With the help of their new found friend, Pomphis, a Pygmay from the eastern forests of Nyumbani, they learn of the sorcerous forces that may have been behind the dark wizard that destroyed Imaro's youth.

The trio go to Mavindi, the port capital of the Eastern Coastal kingdom of Azania, in search of the legendary Kingdom of Cush, where Imaro hopes to find answers to the questions that have plagued his life. Who is he? Who was his father, and why was he seemingly cursed, and hounded from birth by forces beyond his control.

This volume further expands the world of Nyumbani, detailing the eastern costal kingdoms, and also expands the spiritual side of the world, revealing even more of the fantastic forces that are in play in the world of Nyumbani, and their relationship to Imaro.   Cover art by Vince Evans.
256 pages, $14.95


A Princess of Mars - Film rights in negotiation!
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER EAST for 17 January reported that Disnet/Pixar is in final negotiations to acquire the film rights to Edgar Rice Burroughs' novels know collectively as "John Carter of Mars" series.  A representative of the Burroughs estate said that the studio was acquiring the live-action rights for a possible tent-pole franchise.  However, sources at Disney believed "Mars" to be headed for animated adaptation.  Disney declined comment.

Chud.com reports:
Chud.com contacted legendary producer Don Murphy who has been involved in the efforts to get this movie to the screen over the last few years.  
Chud.com caught Don on location in Vancouver, where he was on the set of "While She Was Out" a Kim Basinger-starring indie thriller he described as “hardcore.” Don spoke on just where a potential "A Princess of Mars" movie is at the moment.

The Burroughs estate hasn’t finalized a Disney deal, Murphy says, and he doesn’t see why they necessarily would. Don’s working with Walden Media, the folks behind The Chronicles of Narnia movies, and he says that part of their offer is a guarantee to have a film in production in 18 months. Disney, meanwhile, is making no such offer, and is in fact interested in sitting on the film for Andrew Stanton, the director of "Finding Nemo." Apparently Stanton wants to do a live action movie, and John Carter is what he fancies… but he’s lined up to do Pixar’s post-post-Ratatouille film, meaning he wouldn’t get started on John Carter, at the earliest, until next decade.

Whoever ends up with John Carter’s rights, we’re going to see a PG/PG-13 version. Don told me that when Fox was interested, they wanted to do a Conan the Barbarian-style R-rated movie, but Walden’s whole mission is about family-friendly fare. Disney, meanwhile, is refocusing on only making blockbusters, and you have a better chance of making John Carter of Mars a blockbuster if you keep it PG or PG-13.


The Pulp Factory -  Catch an advance look at upcoming projects!
The Pulp Factory is just full of new news items this week!
A sneak peek at Wild Cat Books upcoming Black Bat prose anthology!
A sneak peak at  SECRET AGENT X: THE SEA WRAITHS by Sean Ellis.
A look at WhiteRocketBooks series of pulp adventure SF/superhero novels.
A sneak peek at Wild Cat Books upcoming Captain Midnight!
News of Adament Entertainment's upcoming pulp-inspired publication, THRILLING TALES, that will launch as a quarterly fiction magazine, available at bookstores and comic shops worldwide. The magazine will feature new characters, new stories of classic characters, and more!


Pulpville Press - Now available!
THE LONE RANGER #2 by Fran Striker
From the pages of The Lone Ranger Magazine issues #2 and #3: The Masked Man's Justice and Killer Round-Up. Two exciting novels of the masked rider of the old west.
Hardcover with Dust Jacket  $24.95
Trade Paperback  $14.95




Radio Spirits: The Shadow, Man of Mystery - New radio show collection!
“Never seen, only heard - as a haunting to superstitious minds as a ghost, as inevitable as a guilty conscience…” The Shadow and Margot Lane were the consummate crime-fighting couple of Radio’s Golden Age. Together they foiled the wicked plans of the greedy and the vengeful. In this ten-hour tribute collection to this timeless team you’ll encounter many mysteries in need of unraveling, including the identity of the radio legends giving voice to Lamont Cranston, “wealthy young man-about-town” and his “lovely companion!” Is it Orson Welles and Margot Stevenson? William Johnstone and Agnes Moorehead? Bret Morrison and Grace Matthews? They are all in there, of course, along with a 1973 Bret Morrison interview conducted by Radio Hall of Famer Chuck Schaden. No plan is smart enough. No crook is slick enough. No hide out is secret enough. “The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. Crime does not pay! The Shadow knows!

Episodes include:
The Three Ghosts 10-31-37
Shyster Payoff 11-06-38
Inventor of Death 11-12-39
The Gorilla Man 04-21-46
Dream of Death 11-09-47
A Gift of Murder 12-21-47
Mind Over Murder 03-31-46
Death from the Deep 06-12-38
Black Rock 11-13-38

Death is Blind 11-20-38
Death on the Rails 04-13-41
Touch of Death 05-19-46
Death Rides High 05-18-47

Murder with Music 02-03-46
The Power of the Mind 07-03-38
The Tenor with the Broken Voice 08-14-38
Death Stalks The Shadow 10-09-38
Werewolf of Hamilton Mansion 01-05-47
Death Takes the Wheel 09-28-47,
Chuck Schaden Interviews Bret Morrison 12-13-73
Radio Spirits, 20 episodes, 10 hours, (10) CDs for $37.98

The Shadow Combo Pack
For a limited time get both our NEW 10-Hour Shadow collection and Volume 1 of The Shadow Pulp Novel series for ONE low price - $44.99! With this great deal, you save 15% on BOTH items!  

Sale items!
35% Off!
40% Off!
45% Off!
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The Shadow: Legends of Radio
The Shadow: The Lost Shows  
The Shadow's Greatest Radio Adventures
The Shadow Chronicles 
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RED SONJA #22 - Coming in April!
by Michael Avon Oeming & Homs
The ultimate tale of the "She-Devil with a Sword" begins a new storyline as we kick off the start of the 35th Anniversary celebration! "Animals" continues here! Featuring regular Sonja writer Michael Avon Oeming and new story by Savage Red Sonja artist Homs! "Animals" concludes here as Sonja and her comrades make a fateful decision concerning not only their fates, but the fates of the very world! Will Sonja and crew pick up the battle once again and head back to face the growing armies of Kulan Gath? Or will they remain amongst the strange and powerful creatures on the other side of the know world? Joining our creative team this month, we have covers by Mel Rubi, Homs, Joe Prado, and Adriano Batista, all shipping in an equal ratio!  
32 pages, Full Color, $2.99
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

RED SONJA #21 is solicited in the
February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB073323.


RED SONJA: VACANT SHELL ONE-SHOT - Coming in April!
by Rick Remender & Paul Renaud
Fan Favorite writer Rick Remender is joined by the incredibly talented Paul Renaud as they present the Vacant Shell! Featuring two covers, one by Renaud and the other by living legend Michael Kaluta, Vacant Shell finds the She-Devil amidst a village of the undead and up against a dark sorcerer bent of unleashing hell in Hyboria! Red Sonja one-shots are a great introduction to the character and her world, as well as quick sell-outs!
32 pages, Full Color, $4.99  
Dynamite Entertainment

RED SONJA: VACANT SHELL is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB073315.


Robert E. Howard Foundation Membership - Support the Foundation by becoming a member!
The Foundation will use annual membership fees to reach its missions and goals.

The different levels of membership are:
  • $20 - as a Supporting Member you will receive a 10% discount on REHF and REHFP books and merchandise. 
  • $50 - as a Friend of REH you will receive the member discount above as well as all printed journals and/or newsletters of REHF, AND your name posted (if wanted) on the website. 
  • $100 - the Legacy Circle gets all the above, along with invitations to special events, plus a yearly REHF pin.
To become a member, pay either with PayPal to paypal@rehfoundation.org, or by sending a check to The Robert E. Howard Foundation, PO Box 251242, Plano, TX, 75025. Your membership will be valid for one full year from the date you sign up.

NOTE: The Robert E. Howard Foundation is completing its paperwork and governmental review process to receive its 501(c)(3) status, and this should be completed sometime in 2007, hopefully by summer. At the current time, we do NOT have this status, and so membership fees will NOT be tax-deductible donations if made prior to our achieving the 501(c)(3) status.

The Robert E. Howard Foundation

Robert E. Howard Memorial Poetry Slam  - Postphoned due to ice storm!
The first Annual Robert E. Howard Memorial Poetry Slam which was to be held in Fort Worth, Texas, on Jan 13th had to be postponed due to the ice storm. A new date will be posted as soon as the event is re-scheduled.
The Robert E. Howard Foundation

Robert E. Howard - "A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems" is available for pre-order!
"A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems", the first REH Foundation publishing project, is soon coming from the printers and is now ready for pre-order. This limited edition of the poetry collection has over one hundred poems not found in any other collection.

Throughout REH’s life he was immersed in poetry, and loved it. He saw poetry for what it could be; stronger and more intense than prose, short and fierce, generating a powerful and exacting emotional response in just a few moments, when well crafted. And so from REH’s very earliest days of writing, we see him writing poetry. Though his themes can be atypical of the form to most readers, his skills at the art were excellent.

The vast majority of REH’s poetry was not written for possible commercial sale, but because he truly enjoyed writing it. Presented in this book are some of REH’s non-commercial poems, previously unavailable to the general public, on such themes as civilization and society, history, horror, love of the sea, boxing, and others themes, a rich sampling of over 100 poems.

People are sometimes surprised or even shocked when they read the poetry of Robert E. Howard. In creating his stories, REH was working for a commercial market, and conformed his writing style somewhat accordingly. In those stories REH was allowing only SOME of his attitudes and thoughts of the world to filter through. REH’s poetry is a whole other animal, one not bridled or muzzled, one focused directly and unswervingly on its goal. So come read Bob, no holds barred. There’s some Emotion in here.


To order:
The Robert E. Howard Foundation is now taking pre-orders. This book is expected to start shipping no later than February 15, 2007. "A Rhyme of Salem Town" will be printed in a limited, numbered edition of 300 hardback copies. The price per copy is $39 plus shipping. For this volume, shipping options in the US are via USPS Priority, for $6, or USPS Book Rate, for $2. All books will be securely packed. Payment is accepted by personal check, cashiers check or preferably PayPal.

To reserve a copy, send an e-mail to order@rehfoundation.org specifying that you want a copy, and include your contact information. You may also contact the Foundation via a letter to the following address: The REH Foundation, PO Box 251242, Plano, TX, 75025. If paying via check please send to the address above, or pay directly via PayPal to paypal@rehfoundation.org. If you desire a specific number, please notify us as soon as possible, and we will do our best to accommodate your preference. Those not requesting specific numbers will receive lowest numbers available.

If you want the book shipped outside the US, please contact The Foundation for specific shipping costs.

Books will be shipped as soon as they arrive, and after payment has cleared. Any questions or comments, contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.

Note that after the first printing is sold out, sales will shift to print-on-demand, likely in both paperback and hardback, likely at a lower price. So this book will be staying in print for a while.
Note: The back cover text does not appear on the cover shown below.


Wildside Press - Coming to comic shops in April & May!
H.P. LOVECRAFT'S MAGAZINE OF HORROR #4
H.P. Lovecraft reinvented the field of horror - now the magazine that bears his name is out to do it again! Issue #4 features stories by World Fantasy Award nominees Holly Phillips and Darrell Schweitzer, John W. Campbell Award-winning author Jay Lake, and more! Plus: a trip to the Nightmare Fear Factory; considering horror in the age of terror; book reviews by Craig Shaw Gardner; Lovecraftian news by Peter Cannon; and more! 
Magazine, 88 pages, B&W, SRP: $5.95  
H.P. LOVECRAFT'S MAGAZINE OF HORROR #4 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB073968.


WEIRD TALES MAGAZINE #345
The 21st-century rebirth of the world's first fantasy magazine continues! This issue's featured fiction: novelist Carrie Vaughn with a new "Kitty the Werewolf" story; British SF author Ian Creasey with an original novella based on the legendary ballad of Thomas the Rhymer, and fiction by Mikal Trimm.
Magazine, 8x11, 88 pages, B&W, SRP: $5.95  
WEIRD TALES MAGAZINE #345 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB073969.


JIMGRIM AND THE AFFAIR IN ARABY by Talbot Mundy
James Schuyler Grim - Jimgrim - is an American secret service agent employed by the British and stationed in Jerusalem. When the ambitions of the French in Syria arouse the enmity of King Feisal of the Arabs, Jimgrim swings into action!
Softcover, 6x9, 152
pages, B&W, SRP: $14.95     
JIMGRIM AND THE AFFAIR IN ARABY is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB074005.


THE BLACK MASK 2 (MAY 1920)
One of the single most important magazines for the modern mystery field, the classic pulp reprint of the May 1920 edition of The Black Mask features a mystery novel by Hamilton Craige, plus plenty of fast-paced, sleuthing adventures by authors such as Greye La Spina, Harold Ward, Frank Blighton, and Walter Grahame. 
Softcover, 7x10, 132 pages, B&W, SRP: $19.95 
THE BLACK MASK 2 (MAY 1920) is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB074050.


OPERATOR #5: THE DAWN THAT SHOOK THE WORLD by Curtis Steele
Jimmy Christopher leads a band of agents into Europe, battling a dictator with plans for world domination in this classic pulp reprint.  
Softcover, 6x9, 136 pages, B&W, SRP: $13.95 
THE DAWN THAT SHOOK THE WORLD is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB074051.


OPERATOR #5: INVASION OF THE CRIMSON DEATH CULT by Curtis Steele
Hampered by a superior's short-sightedness and beset on every side with peril and treachery, Jimmy Christopher takes the greatest gamble in his Secret Service career to keep an army of religious zealots from delivering America into the bondage of an Asiatic Moloch in this classic pulp reprint. 
Softcover, 6x9, 128 pages, B&W, SRP: $13.95 
INVASION OF THE CRIMSON DEATH CULT is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB074052.


THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE: TYCOON OF CRIME (FEBRUARY 1938) by Robert Wallace
A diabolical fiend uses the weapons of modern science to threaten humanity! Follow the Phantom Detective as he embarks on one of the most exciting manhunts of his career in this lead novel ripped from the pages of the February, 1938 issue of The Phantom Detective magazine.
Softcover, 6x9, 118 pages, B&W    SRP: $15.00 
TYCOON OF CRIME is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB074053.


PULP CLASSICS: SPICY ADVENTURE STORIES (DECEMBER 1939)
Considered among the rarest and most sought-after pulp publications of the 1930s and 1940s, this facsimile edition of the December 1939 issue of Spicy Adventure Stories features a tantalizing mix of fantasy, horror, mystery, and suspense from the likes of Robert Leslie Bellem, Lew Merrill, Hugh Speer, Ken Cooper, Clayton Maxwell, Clark
Nelson, and Harley L. Court. 
Softcover, 6x9, 132 pages, B&W, SRP: $19.95 
SPICY ADVENTURE STORIES (DECEMBER 1939) is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB074054.


PULP CLASSICS: TALES OF MAGIC AND MYSTERY (FEBRUARY 1928)
Tales of Magic and Mystery, which published five issues between December 1927 and April 1928, remains one of the rarest and most sought-after of the early fantasy pulp magazines. This issue (#3) features a contribution by Walter B. Gibson, author of the Shadow novels. 
Softcover, 7x10, 96 pages, B&W, SRP: $19.95 
TALES OF MAGIC AND MYSTERY is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB074055.


SECRET AGENT X: LEGION OF THE LIVING DEAD by Brant House
From nowhere hurtled that black death car, and from nowhere came its grisly occupants - not of this earth and immune to bullets! When Secret Agent "X" makes a desperate maneuver to block their invasion of the land of the living, he stumbles into a weird terror trap, and comes face-to-face with a man he knew - a man who died five years ago! From the pages of the September, 1935 issue of Secret Agent X comes this sensational, full-
length novel, Legions of the Living Dead. 
Softcover, 5x8, 136 pages, B&W, SRP: $15.00 
LEGION OF THE LIVING DEAD is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (available January 24th).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB074056.





12 January 2007

Adventure House - Now available and arriving in comic shops January 17th!
G-8 and His Battle Aces #23: "The Headless Staffel"  
G-8 stared in horror.  The observer of that black plane had shoulders and arms—but no head.  There was nothing but a neck that oozed blood.  And on the neck a falcon perched!  For an hour the Yank spy had hunted this black ship.  And now that he had sighted it he knew that his assignment to "Find the Wizard—wipe him out!" was one of the most daring jobs he and his aces had ever tried to carry out in death skies!

Originally published August 1935.

110 pages 7 x 10, $9.95 (U.S.) plus Media Mail Shipping $2.50 for a single copy.



Adventure House - The January  facsimile reprints are now available!
January  2007:
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE - February 1934,  7x10,  128 pages, $14.95
TAILSPIN TOMMY AIR ADVENTURE MAGAZINE - January 1937, 7x10,  98 pages, $14.95
NEW MYSTERY  ADVENTURES - January 1936,  7x10,  128 pages, $14.95


Coming February  2007:
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE - March 1936, 7x10,  128 pages, $14.95    
UNCANNY TALES - April-May 1939, 7x10,  128 pages, $14.95              
SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES - April 1937, 7x10,  128 pages, $14.95  

Coming March  2007:
KA-ZAR, THE GREAT - June 1937, 7x10,  112 pages, $14.95
DETECTIVE SHORT STORIES - November 1937, 7x10,  128 pages, $14.95
SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES - January 1942, 7x10,  128 pages, $14.95

Coming April 2007:
SECRET AGENT "X"November 1934, 7x10,  128 pages, $14.95
GANGLAND DETECTIVE STORIES - September 1940, 7x10,  112 pages, $14.95
SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES - August 1939, 7x10,  128 pages, $14.95



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Productions and Nostalgia Ventures Inc - Update!
SHADOW #4 has been printed, DOC SAVAGE #3 is being bound this Monday (Jan. 15).
SHADOW #5 and DOC #4 will be overnighted to the printer this coming week.


DOC SAVAGE Volume 3: "Death in Silver" and "The Golden Peril" (January 2007)
America's first superhero returns in two of his greatest adventures. In Death in Silver, ruthless terrorists launch a series of attacks that leave Manhattan in flames. The Man of Bronze, his Iron Crew and Doc's beautiful cousin Patricia Savage must unmask the leader of the Silver Death's-Heads before they achieve their murderous goals, in an epic tale by Lester Dent writing as Kenneth Robeson. Then an international band of mercenaries invades the Republic of Hidalgo to usurp the source of Doc's secret wealth in the sequel to the first Doc Savage novel. These thrilling adventures are reproduced with the original pulp covers by Walter Baumhofer and Robert Harris, interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray.  (Sanctum Productions)
Softcover, 7x10. B&W...................................$12.95

THE SHADOW Volume 4: "The Murder Master" & "The Hydra"  (January 2007)
The Knight of Darkness returns in two more thrilling novels by Walter Gibson. In The Murder Master, a sinister-toned criminal mastermind announces his impending murders over the radio airwaves‹including The Shadow's! Then the real Lamont Cranston joins The Shadow as they battle The Hydra, a criminal organization that replaces each fallen leader with two new "heads." How can The Shadow combat an enemy who grows stronger with each defeat? This instant classic also features the original pulp covers by George Rozen, interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, the origin of The Shadow's "power to cloud men's minds" from the golden-age Shadow Comics and a photo feature on the famous radio series by broadcasting historian Anthony Tollin.  (Sanctum Productions)
These reprints will be available from:
Adventure HouseBud Plant, Mike ChomkoGirasol Collectables, Nostalgia Ventures, Shocklines, and Vintage Library.

These reprints can also be ordered directly from: Anthony Tollin (via check, money order, or Paypal).
1 book: $12.95 plus $3 (first class) or $2 (media mail)
2 books: $25.90 (cover price) first class postpaid

Subscriptions are also now available for either THE SHADOW or DOC SAVAGE:
Subscriptions: Six issues for $72 (first class) or $66 (media mail).
Anthony Tollin
P.O. Box 761474
San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
sanctumotr@earthlink.net


Black Dog Books
"The Dragoman’s Revenge" by Otis A. Kline
and "Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
have been delayed until mid-February.  Black Dog Books is still accepting pre-orders.  Click here for full details.

CONAN - New line of statues on the way based on Frank Frazetta artwork!
Paradox Entertainment and Frank Frazetta have granted the CS Moore Studio the license to create statues based on Frazetta's dynamic illustrations of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian.

The first piece from the CS Moore Studio will be Conan the Conqueror, based on Frazetta's cover image of the Robert E. Howard book of the same name, released by Lancer Books in 1967.  Known as "The Berserker," this piece is one of the most celebrated Conan illustrations ever. The cold-cast porcelain, hand-painted piece will be sculpted by Clayburn Moore, and will feature the warrior Conan astride his horse, with sword and shield extended for battle. A bronze edition is also planned.

More information on the Conan the Conqueror Statue, including release date, pricing, and edition size, will be announced as it becomes available.

The CS Moore Studio is also pleased to offer a bronze edition of Conan the Barbarian, the powerful piece previously released by Moore as Frazetta’s Barbarian. This piece is limited to 50 pieces, and will be available for order on the CS Moore Studio website.


CS Moore Studios also has a Kull of Atlantis statue coming in 2007.


CONAN #36 - Available in comic shops January 17th!
Written by Timothy Truman, penciled by Paul Lee, colored by Dave Stewart, cover by Tony Harris.

"Crom curse Picts and Prophets!" King Conan has traced the treachery to its source: a dark Prophet who has rallied the Picts to arms. Now, the Cimmerian must place his life in the hands of a mysterious Pictish witch as he ventures into the depths of the ocean to find the only weapon that can stop the Prophet.

Conan artist Cary Nord catches his breath as seasoned Conan veteran Paul Lee (Demons of Khitai) joins regular writer Tim Truman to spin this tantalizing tale of mystery, magic, and mayhem, set during Conan's reign as king of Aquilonia.

32 pages $2.99

Dark Horse Comics

CONAN #39 - Coming in April!
Written by Kurt Busiek, art by Rafael Kayanan, cover by Cary Nord.

The return of Janissa the Widowmaker! Far from civilized shores, at the edge of a deep jungle, the Tower of Tara-Teth is impassible by even the most skilled swordsmen and thieves. Now, Conan must defeat its devious magic to claim the treasure that it hides. But as Conan fights his way through the tower's guardians, the deadliest swordswoman of the Hyborian Age also seeks the Tower's prize...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 18.

Dark Horse Comics

CONAN AND THE MIDNIGHT GOD #1 -  Available in comic shops January 17th!
Written by Joshua Dysart, penciled by Tone Rodriguez, colored by Michele Madsen, cover by Jason Alexander.
Conan has won the throne of Aquilonia and the hand of the beautiful Zenobia. With a kingdom to rule and an heir on the way, will the Cimmerian finally put up his sword for good?   Don't bet on it.

When his bride and country are attacked by a sinister Stygian sorcerer, Conan strikes back at Stygia with all his might -- and the might of Aquilonia -- in a move that threatens to throw all Hyboria into chaos!

The reunion of Violent Messiahs creators Joshua Dysart and Tone Rodriguez, Conan and the Midnight God #1 opens an exciting new chapter in the adventures of the barbarian king.
32 pages, $2.99

Dark Horse Comics

CONAN AND THE MIDNIGHT GOD #4 - Coming in April!
Written by Joshua Dysart, art by Will Conrad, colored by Juan Ferreyra, cover by Jason Alexander.

King Conan's quest for vengeance takes him past the boundaries of life and death and into the heart of evil as the sinister events in Stygia escalate into a deadly crescendo.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 30.

Dark Horse Comics

E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review: 
There is no new review this week. Next weeks review is "The Crimson Death" from August 1, 1941.
"Police Lineup For The Shadow"  by Jonathan Blade is this week's Two-Minute Shadow Mystery.
From John Olsen: Next week, we'll post our 200th Two-Minute Shadow Mystery.  That's quite a milestone, considering there's a new mini-mystery every week.  We've never missed a week, never even been late and never had a rerun.  And to celebrate, we'll be posting a special Two-Minute Shadow Mystery that features one of The Shadow's international adventures.  The Shadow visits Egypt and encounters "The Whispering Well." 

Shadows of the Pulps:   Nothing new this week.

Pulpgen-Online Pulps:    Now with over 800 stories online!
"He Hung Too High" by Berna Morris Mammoth from DETECTIVE, March 1946
Nothing could induce Detective Inspector Bill Rufus to go on a diet. . . until he was called on to catch a skinny crook.
"Blood in the Rain"
by Edward S. Sullivan from THRILLING DETECTIVE, July 1942
Secret Service Captain Farrell was a mild little man until the counterfeiters killed his friend - after that he was a tornado!
"Blackmail in the Red"
by Chester Whitehorn from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, February 1945
Julius Conar, the efficiency expert, made one saving too many in his low-cost crime.


ERBville Press: EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS TELLS ALL - Coming in March and April!
FIRST EDITION. Available for the first time in hardcover! A collection of the published non-fiction articles and poetry of Edgar Rice Burroughs, spanning the years 1887 until his death in 1950. Currently contains about 165 entries (a few more items are winging their way to me).

A numbered Deluxe Limited First Edition will be published on March 1st--only pre-publication orders will be fulfilled. After March 1st, no additional copies of the numbered Deluxe First Edition will be available. It is being offered at the pre-publication price of $49.95. After March 1st, the unnumbered Deluxe Edition will sell for $75.00.

A Standard, unnumbered edition will be published on April 1st for $39.95. It will be very lightly illustrated and will contain fewer articles. It will be around 450 pages in length, in a 6x9 inch sized hardcover book, available in either a dust jacket or a casewrap binding.

The Deluxe First Edition contains over 650 pages of text and images. The book is profusely illustrated with actual copies of articles and poems. Also, included only in the Deluxe First Edition, there are some fiction stories and articles about ERB written by others which contain many quotes from ERB.

For a listing of the contents of the Deluxe First Edition, click here.

The Deluxe First Edition will be available in two versions: a dust jacketed hardcover (see illustration on right top) and a casewrap hardcover (see illustration on right bottom). Both measure 6x9 inches and are profusely illustrated.

This book can only be ordered by mail or, if paying by paypal.com, through your payment with paypal.com. Links below will allow you to print out the order form or to order and pay through paypal.com. Only checks drawn on U.S. banks and U.S. Money Orders are accepted through the mail. If you wish to pay by credit card or debit card, you must use paypal.com.


Visit the ERBville Press website to order!


Flash Gordon -  Coming in July!
SCI FI Channel has greenlit production on FLASH GORDON, based on the popular comic strip franchise, it was announced today at the Television Critic's Association tour. Production on the 22 one-hour episodes begins in Canada in early 2007. The series, produced by Reunion Pictures, is slated to debut on SCI FI in July of '07, with a broadcast syndication window to follow.

Under an agreement with property owner King Features Syndicate, the new series is being produced by RHI's Robert Halmi, Sr. and Robert Halmi, Jr. (Tin Man, Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven, The Ten Commandments), who previously produced SCI FI's popular miniseries event Legend of Earthsea.

Ming, Dale Arden, and Dr. Hans Zarkov are among the many beloved characters returning to television in this contemporary retelling of the intergalactic exploits of FLASH GORDON. Stellar adventures and heroic battles mark this inventive new take on the perennial science fiction classic. The FLASH GORDON comic strip was created in 1934 by legendary comic-strip artist Alex Raymond and is still distributed internationally today by King Features Syndicate.


Hard Case Crime - January Email Newsletter!
Happy new year, everybody.

If you visit our Web site, you'll see we've put up our first new title of the year.  It's SLIDE, the sequel to our much-loved 2006 novel BUST, by Ken Bruen and Jason Starr.  The cover's another swell piece of work by R. B. Farrell, showing lovely Angela Petrakos and an unfortunate soul chained to a chair.  You can read the first chapter of the book on our site (just click on the title "SLIDE" in our list of books and then on "Read a Sample Chapter"); the book itself will be out in October.  (We'll be holding a drawing to give out some free advance copies soon than that -- but they haven't been printed yet...)


Meanwhile, in just 2-3 weeks you'll be able to get your hands on Lawrence Block's LUCKY AT CARDS, a classic story of a card cheat who falls for the wrong woman.  The book was written back in 1964, but it's never been published under Block's real name, or under this title -- or in any form at all for four decades.  That means that even if you're as passionate a Block fan as I am (and I know some of you are), the odds are you've never read this book.  If you liked GRIFTER'S GAME, if you liked THE GIRL WITH THE LONG GREEN HEART, you simply have to read LUCKY AT CARDS.  And if you've never read Block, well, this is a great place to start.  It's a really fantastic book, and we're proud to give people their first look at it in ages.  Ask your local bookseller to order it!

Some news about future books:

* At the end of this year we'll be bringing you DEADLY BELOVED by Max Allan Collins, the first-ever novel about his comic book detective "Ms. Tree" (featuring a cover painted by "Ms. Tree" co-creator Terry Beatty).  "Ms. Tree" is the longest-running crime comic in the history of comics, and it's a treat to bring her to a new medium.

* People loved John Lange's GRAVE DESCEND so much in 2006 that we've decided (together with Mr. Lange) to bring back another of his long-lost thrillers.  The next one will be ZERO COOL, the story of an American radiologist who goes to Spain for a relaxing vacation and finds himself caught up in a deadly struggle among some extremely colorful (and homicidal) criminal factions.  It's a pulse-pounding adventure in the best John Lange mode, and I think you'll get a real kick out of it.

* Finally, I'm very excited to announce that we'll be adding a book by Robert Bloch to our list -- and not just any book, a very special book.  Bloch became famous, of course, as the author of PSYCHO, the novel that introduced Norman Bates to the world and made a generation afraid to take a shower.  But back in the 1950s, when he was starting out,
Bloch also wrote a number of crime novels, mostly for the "ACE Doubles" line of books.  These were volumes that bound two books together, back to back: You'd read one book first, right-side-up, and then you'd flip the book upside down and have a whole other story to read.  Double the fun!  Well, two of Bloch's best crime novels -- SHOOTING STAR and SPIDERWEB -- have been out of print since their first appearance, as halves of two different ACE Doubles, back in the '50s.  And we're going to be bringing them back...as halves of  the first-ever Hard Case Crime Double.  That's right -- two painted covers, two complete novels, bound back to back in one volume, all for the low, low price of...well, the same price we always charge, $6.99.  Can't wait to typeset that sucker (I love proofreading upside down).

We'll have more news soon -- including an exciting announcement about a book we aren't publishing but that every Hard Case Crime fan will want to read: a new novel by Max Phillips, co-founder of Hard Case Crime and author of our Shamus Award-winning FADE TO BLONDE.  In their advance review of this new book (which will be out from HarperCollins in March), Kirkus wrote, "CASINO ROYALE?  Why bother with recycled 007 when [Phillips] serves up the '60s sexy super-spy stuff with even more nifty retro brio?  [It's] pure pop art."

The title of this brilliant, brilliant book?  EYE OF THE ARCHANGEL, by "Forrest DeVoe Jr."  You'll be hearing a lot about this one -- and not only from us...

As ever,
Charles
------------
Charles Ardai
Editor, Hard Case Crime


Hippocampus Press - Now available!
Hippocampus Press has announced the release in paperback of the fifth and final volume of Lovecraft's COLLECTED ESSAYS series. The limited hardcover state will be released in approximately six more weeks.

Check out the Hippocampus Press website for a special offer when you purchase all five volumes of the essays series.

COLLECTED ESSAYS Volume 5: Philosophy; Autobiography and Miscellany  by H. P. Lovecraft
Edited by S. T. Joshi
In this fifth and final volume of Lovecraft's Collected Essays will be found a rich vein of Lovecraft's philosophical writings. A lifelong student of metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics, and other branches of philosophy, Lovecraft early declared himself a forthright materialist and atheist, and defended his views in numerous controversies with colleagues. Such essays as "Idealism and Materialism—A Reflection" and the In Defence of Dagon essays outline the essentials of Lovecraft's philosophical thought, including such
issues as free will, the improbability of theism, and cosmic pessimism. In his later years the problems of politics and economics came to the forefront of his attention, and in the essays "Some Repetitions on the Times," "A Layman Looks at the Government," and the unpublished "The Journal and the New Deal" Lovecraft vigorously argues for a moderate socialism to relieve the widespread unemployment brought on by the Depression. The problem of art in the modern age also concerned Lovecraft, and in the unpublished essay "A Living Heritage: Roman Architecture in Today's America" Lovecraft condemns modern "functionalist" architecture as inherently ugly and the product of sterile theory. This volume also contains Lovecraft's autobiographical essays, including the delightful "A Confession of Unfaith," telling of his shedding of religious belief, and the piquant "Cats and Dogs," in which cats stand as sybols for the abstract beauty of a boundless cosmos. All texts are extensively annotated, with critical and bibliographical notes, by S. T. Joshi.

HOWARD'S HAUNTS by Rob Roehm - Coming January 22nd!
Travel through the remnants of Robert E. Howard's Texas and the events of the Howard Centennial with this collection of full color photographs and descriptions of the Birthday Bash in Fort Worth, Howard Days in Cross Plains, and the World Fantasy Convention in Austin. Also included are sections dealing with Peaster, Dark Valley, Rising Star, Burkett, Cross Cut, Fredericksburg, Fort McKavett, Greenleaf Cemetery, Howard Payne University, and more. Each section includes excerpts from Howard's correspondence and commentary by Rob Roehm, with an assist by Mark Finn. Includes "Cimmeria" and many high resolution pictures of Howard himself.
$29.99

Present plans include a "First Edition" that will be labelled as such and will only be available on Howard's birthday.
Everything ordered after that will be labelled "Second Edition."
HOWARD'S HAUNTS will be available on Lulu.com.

THE IRON GHOST: GEIST REICH Trade Paperback - Available in comic shops January 17th!
Story - Chuck Dixon; Art - Sergio Cariello & Flint Henry; Cover - Sergio Cariello
1945 Berlin, Germany. The tide of the war has turned in favor of the Allies. The fall of the Nazi empire is inevitable, but there is still something even more dangerous than the ever approaching Allies to the Third Reich. The Iron Ghost. It's up to two non-Nazi German police officers to capture the Ghost. But once they discover the truth will they be
able, or even want, to stop him? Collects THE IRON GHOST #1-6.
144 Pages, Full Color,  $15.99


MARLOWE -  Hourlong drama "Marlow" coming to ABC!
ABC is teaming with producer Sean Bailey for a fresh take on Raymond Chandler's hard-boiled detective. Greg Pruss and Carol Wolper will write and exec produce the potential series along with Daniel H. Blatt, Phil Clymer and Bailey. Hourlong drama "Marlowe" will be a present-day procedural crime drama with noir aspects and set in Los Angeles.  Touchstone Television will produce if the project goes to pilot.

Bailey said "Marlowe" will be "a detective show, but very much a character-based one. "He's a guy who can travel in the highest echelons of power and the darkest and dirtiest corners of the city" and will  "get his ass kicked every once in a while."  
As of now, there are no plans to use any of Chandler's Marlowe books ("The Big Sleep," et al.) as source material for storylines. Still, "You can expect to see your femme fatales and very wealthy individuals," Bailey said.

McFarland Publishing - Coming Spring/Summer 2007!
HUGO GERNSBACK AND THE CENTURY OF SCIENCE FICTION by Gary Westfahl
Series Editors Donald E. Palumbo and C.W. Sullivan III
An examination of science fiction editor and author Hugo Gernsback’s career, this work explores the many ways in which his work influenced the genre. The book summarizes the science fiction theories of Gernsback and his successors, considers his efforts to define science fiction both verbally and visually, and for the first time offers detailed studies of his rarest periodicals, including Technocracy Review, Superworld Comics, and Science-Fiction Plus. An analysis of his ground-breaking novel, Ralph 124C 41+: A Romance of the Year 2660, and its influences on a variety of science fiction novels, films and television programs is also offered.  
Available Spring/Summer 2007

$35 softcover

FRITZ LEIBER: CRITICAL ESSAYS
Edited by Benjamin Szumskyj with a Foreword by John Pelan
This essay collection fills a critical gap by examining Fritz Leiber and his work from an academic perspective. Examined here are the role of civilization in Leiber’s work; the evolution of Our Lady of Darkness; the concept of time; death, rebirth and existentialism; feline characters; sexual desire; his gothic and weird tales; eccentricity in Leiber’s poems; the theme of power in the Fafhrd and Gray Mouser adventures; connecting threads, and important contrasts between Leiber and Lovecraft; and biblical influence. Available Spring/Summer 2007
$35 softcover


PLAGUES, APOCALYPSES AND BUG-EYED MONSTERS: HOW SPECULATIVE FICTION SHOWS US OUR NIGHTMARES  by Heather Urbanski
Speculative fiction—both science fiction and fantasy—reflects, among other things, the fears of the culture that created it, contributing (perhaps unconsciously) to our efforts to prevent our fears from coming true. While the names and media change over time, the themes of speculative fiction have a long history. Nineteenth century works such as Frankenstein and The Invisible Man contain many of the same messages as the more modern tales of Terminator, Jurassic Park and even Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, although almost a century separates their creation.

This critical study discusses the ways in which speculative fiction reflects societal fears and analyzes how such cautionary tales contribute to society’s efforts to avoid the realization of these fears. Beginning with a discussion of the nature of speculative fiction, it takes a look at the characteristics of the cautionary tale. The core of the book, however, is the concept of the “Nightmares Model,” which examines and categorizes the repetition of specific themes within the genre. The dangers of science and technology, the perils of power, and the threat of the unknown are discussed as recurrent themes within a variety of works in prose, film and television. Works analyzed range from Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea to 2001: A Space Odyssey to The Blair Witch Project. Sources include the author’s own observations as a member of the genre’s fandom, a variety of published commentaries and the perspectives of contemporary professionals gained through personal interviews and panel discussions.  
Available Spring/Summer 2007
$35 softcover 
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS: THE EXHAUSTIVE SCHOLAR’S AND COLLECTOR’S DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN PERIODICAL, HARDCOVER, PAPERBACK, AND REPRINT EDITIONS
In creating some of the most enduring characters in 20th century literature, Burroughs (1875–1950) left a complex bibliographic record of editions, and a long chain of fascinated collectors. The present reference work details all United States versions of all his works published through 1995. Each listing begins with a description of the first magazine appearance of the story (with full publication data); the first hardcover is then examined in detail, with publisher, date, a complete description of the book’s cover and jacket, print run, price, number of pages, and characteristics that separate it from following editions. Similar information is then provided from all subsequent editions.  Available Spring/Summer 2007
softcover, 299 pages,  $35
PULP MAGAZINE HOLDINGS DIRECTORY by Jess Nevins
This work is a comprehensive index of American pulp magazines.  Entries are organized alphabetically by magazine title, and offer bibliographic data including author, volume/issue numbers, dates of publication, publisher, and a brief categorization. Each entry also includes a helpful list of current library holdings, if any, among American, Canadian, and European libraries.

According to Nevins,  "I wrote the book because, as a researcher, I needed something like this, but also because there are some libraries that have a surprisingly large set of pulps in their collection, like the Denver Public Library, and few people know about it. So the book will be useful to both researchers and casual fans of the pulps, I think."

Available Spring/Summer 2007
Softcover, $49.95





Mid America Pulp History & Comic Book Museum
Wayne Skiver has been working on establishing a legitimate museum of Pulp History in LaPlata, Missouri (hometown of Doc Savage scribe Lester Dent) for some time now. Good news. There are investors and builders and it IS happening. The projected opening date at this moment is October/ November 2007. There will be 10 to 20,000 square feet to play with. Life size dioramas, genre specific exhibits and a dedicated research library for historians.

And we need some help. How? What? When? Why? Who?
20,000 Square feet is a lot of space people so we're thinking half could be devoted to the history of American Comic Books! Everyone involved is, needless to say, very excited and we even have a major museum designer on board for a meeting on January 18th, none other than Barry Howard. For a list of Mr. Howards credentials check out his website: http://barryhowardlimited.com/

A packet of material to help further sell the idea of a Pulp/Comic History museum to investors which Mr. Howard knows is being assembled. If any of the Professional publishers, artists, writers, or celebrities reading ths would be willing to send an email to Wayne stating how well such an endeavor would be received by the professional and fan community it would potentially be very helpful.

Keep in mind please that the museum will be a MUSEUM in the literal sense of the word. A cultural resource, NOT a profit hungry monster. Please send any such emails to me, Wayne Skiver, at shaolin770@yahoo.com.  Feel free to email me with any questions you may have as well. I hope to here from many of you soon!

Thank You
Wayne Skiver


Moonstone Books: THE SPIDER CHRONICLES - Limited edition format change!
Diamond has announced that the Previews Exclusive limited Hardcover edition of THE SPIDER CHRONICLES will now ship as a limited edition softcover instead.  The softcover will be signed by cover artist Doug Klauba and writer Joe Gentile, and will contain a Spider tip sheet by Klauba.  The price of the book has been reduced from $39.95 to $26.95.
Diamond lists the ship date for the limited signed edition as 21 February 2007.
To the best of my knowledge, the regular edition is still expected later this month.

A roundtable interview with Chuck Dixon, Howard Hopkins, Will Murray, Joe Gentile, Annie Nocenti, Martin Powell, C. J. Henderson, Robert Weinberg, John Jakes, Steve Engleheart, and Shannon Eric Denton, is now posted online at The Pulse.

A previously unannounced story, a solo adventure featuring Ram Singh by C.J. Henderson, has been added to THE SPIDER CHRONICLES! (Thanks to Chris Kalb's The Spider Returns website for this item!)

More Just than the Law; more dangerous than the Underworld...hated, feared, and wanted by both.
One cloaked, fanged, borderline-crazy denizen of the dark, force-feeding hard justice with a pair of .45's! Moonstone is proud to present 20 new short stories of searing, white-hot prose starring pulpdom's most violent and ruthless crime fighter ever: The Spider! Here you will find relentless, two-fisted action that remains true in tone to his mythic-proportioned adventures. If you crave against-all-odds breathless thrill rides, seeing great evils smashed beyond recognition, and dangers met by true heroes at break-neck speed, then this book a must-buy!

Take a look at this great line up of authors: stories by John Jakes (North and South, Kent Family Chronicles), Mort Castle, Bill Crider, Shannon Denton, Chuck Dixon, Steve Englehart, Ron Fortier, Joe Gentile, Rich Harvey, John Helfers, CJ Henderson, Howard Hopkins, James Anthony Kuhoric, Elizabeth Massie, Christopher Mills, Will Murray, Rafael Nieves, Ann Nocenti, Martin Powell, and Robert Weinberg. Interior illustrations by Tom Floyd, cover by Doug Klauba. Featuring an introduction by classic Batman writer, Denny O'Neil!  
Moonstone Books
Available in Softcover and a Previews Exclusive Signed Hardcover edition!
Softcover, 6x9, 304 pages, B&W    SRP: $16.95
Previews Exclusive Limited Signed Softcover, 6x9, 304 pages, B&W    SRP: $26.95

Moonstone Books: THE PHANTOM #14 - Available in comic shops January 17th!
Written by Mike Bullock, art by Carlos Magno, colors by Nick Main, cover by Joe Prado and Rod Reis.
"Walker's Line," part 1 of 2. A young Phantom is on the trail of his Father's murderer, but when the trail goes cold, he finds himself near the small U.S. town of Clarksville where he attended High School. However, when The Phantom drops by to visit his Aunt and Uncle, he soon discovers this quiet town now trembles in the grip of the Grinning Skulls street gang and The Phantom's aunt was their latest victim!
32 pages, $3.50

Moonstone Books

Night Shade Books - The Collected Fantasies Of Clark Ashton Smith
The Collected Fantasies Of Clark Ashton Smith is a five-volume set collecting the definitive texts of Clark Ashton Smith's fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Edited by Scott Connors and Ron Hilger, who have put together a definitive set of texts based on Smith's notes, manuscripts, and letters. Endorsed by Arkham House and authorized by Smith's estate, this is the edition for any self-respecting Clark Ashton Smith fan.


"The End of the Story," the first volume in the five-volume set, went to the printer last month, and should be arriving at Night Shade Books around the 15th of January. Once it arrives, it'll take at least a week to get all the preorders shipped out.  

Night Shade Books has posted the tables of contents for the first three volumes of the set, and made the individual volumes available for preorder. Each volume is 300 pages for $39.95.  You can take a look at the contents at the links below:
The End of the Story: The Collected Fantasies Of Clark Ashton Smith Volume 1
The Door to Saturn: The Collected Fantasies Of Clark Ashton Smith Volume 2          
A Vintage from Atlantis: The Collected Fantasies Of Clark Ashton Smith Volume 3
 
Arriving January 2007
Expected June 2007

Expected October 2007

Pulpville Press - Now available!
THE TARZAN TWINS by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Tarzan Twins was the first of two books written for younger readers. While Tarzan does appear in the book, most of it is about the adventures of two boys in deepest, darkest Africa. This edition contains all of the original artwork and text of the first edition AND all artwork which was originally printed in color is reproduced in this book in color (59 pages of color).

Full Color Trade Paperback  $29.95




RED SONJA: SHE DEVIL WITH A SWORD ANNUAL #1
- Available in comic shops January 17th!
by Michael Avon Oeming & Stephen Sadowski
Our First Red Sonja Annual featuring series writer Michael Avon Oeming along with Red Sonja "flashback" artist Stephen Sadowski! In "Masks" the legend of Red Sonja is told from a different perspective as a mask maker enters a small village to present the wife of a brothel owner with a special mask to unleash the she-devil within. Plus: Dynamite presents a special 8 page guide to the world of Red Sonja, including a complete overview of her previous and legendary Marvel comic book series!
32 pages, Full Color, SRP: $3.50

Publisher: Dynamic Entertainment

ReelArt Studios
Diamond International Galleries SCOOP newsletter interviewed Michael Hudson of ReelArt Studios.
The full interview can be read online by clicking on the link above.

When asked by SCOOP if there were any characters you'd like to render that you haven't already, Hudson replied "Sure... we'd love to do all of the Edgar Rice Burroughs characters. Same goes for Robert E. Howard. The Shadow and Doc Savage are at the top of my list. A number of characters from classic literature such as Sherlock Holmes are on the horizon."  

Hudson later commented "I've been verbally approved by King Features to produce a Flash Gordon statue based upon comic book art. I'm excited about this one because it gives us the chance to touch on Raymond and Williamson. I've been in talks on a couple of iconic pulp characters, which I can't name, to produce classic pulp cover art renditions of said characters. I'd give my eye teeth to see these come through."
Checkout the ReelArt Studios website for more looks at upcoming projects.



Robert E. Howard: A Collector’s Descriptive Bibliography of American and British Hardcover, Paperback, Magazine, Special and Amateur Editions, with a Biography by Leon Nielsen
- Now available!
Robert E. Howard is among a select group of now-revered writers who published primarily in pulp magazines. His suicide at the age of 30 cut short his productive career, during which he created memorable characters like Conan of Cimmeria for such magazines as WEIRD TALES and ACTION STORIES. Pulps continued publishing Howard material posthumously,and his first hardcover book appeared in 1937, a year after his death. That book, A GENT FROM BEAR CREEK, is considered the holy grail of Howard collectors—only seven original copies are known to exist. With the dust jacket, the book’s value is estimated at $30,000.

This guide is an invaluable resource for Howard collectors, with information for every known published work. Initial chapters provide a biography, discuss Howard’s literary legacy, and give basic tips about book collecting, grading, buying and selling. The main body of the work is a bibliography of Howard’s published works from 1925 through 2004. Each entry includes a description and known details including publisher, date, print run, and estimated value. A thorough index locates the publication of every Howard story or poem.


About the Author:
Published writer and retired wildlife biologist Leon Nielsen has collected Arkham House books, along with the works of authors such as Ray Bradbury, Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E. Howard, for the last 30 years. A seller and appraiser of books, he is also the author of Arkham House Books. He lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin.


Publisher: McFarland
photographs, notes, bibliography, index, hardcover
$39.95


Robert E. Howard Memorial Poetry Slam  - Saturday, January 13, 2007
The Robert E. Howard Foundation is proud to announce that the first Annual Robert E. Howard Memorial Poetry Slam will be held Saturday, January 13, 2007, at the Black Dog Tavern, 2933 Crockett Street, in Fort Worth, Texas, from 3-5 PM.

Robert E. Howard loved poetry, read and wrote it his entire life, and by the time of his death had composed over 800 poetic works. His poetic voice flows through much of his prose work. REH's poetry covered a range of topics and styles, from ballads to sonnets to free verse, from humor to anger to challenge to lament.

“Sponsoring a poetry event is a natural for the REH Foundation” said Paul Herman, one of the Directors of the Foundation. “Exposing people to REH's lesser known but very intense poetry, and encouraging others to actively work with poetry, it’s a win-win situation for everyone.”

For basic information on what a “poetry slam” is, please refer to www.poetryslam.com. In a slight modification of the usual format, participants in each round will be allowed to perform either their own work or poetry by REH. At the end of the competition, not only will participates get a portion of the gate, the best performer will receive a $100 prize, second place will receive a $50 prize. The most "Howardesque" performance, featuring either an actual REH poem or a poem based on REH's style and themes, will also receive a $100 prize, with second place again receiving $50, for a total of $300 in prize money.

The Black Dog Tavern in Fort Worth is the Metroplex' premier poetry venue, an eclectic stop that one night may have a heavy metal band, jazz the next, and a poetry slam the following night. The Black Dog is also the sponsor of one of the nation’s best slam teams, lead by the renowned Michael Guinn. And indeed, the Black Dog slam team is planning to participate in the event.

For those looking to read some REH poetry, samples will be posted at the REH Foundation website, at www.rehfoundation.org. There are also several published volumes of REH poetry that can be obtained through a local library, including ALWAYS COMES EVENING, ECHOES FROM AN IRON HARP, NIGHT IMAGES, SHADOWS OF DREAMS, and SINGERS IN THE SHADOWS. A new poetry volume, RHYMES OF SALEM TOWN AND OTHER POEMS, is expected out in mid-January.

For additional information, contact the Robert E. Howard Foundation at info@rehfoundation.org.

The Serial Squadron - ROCKET SHIP is now available!
ROCKET SHIP: Starring Buster Crabbe as Flash Gordon, Jean Rogers as Dale Arden, Charles Middleton as Ming the Merciless, and Priscilla Lawson as Princess Aura.

Something new and different! The feature version of the original Flash Gordon serial--in widescreen and the amazing new 3-color Malavision toning technique which gives a more natural appearance to scenes by allowing the use of multiple hues in connection to corresponding brightness values without colorization and gives a James Bama-like feel to every scene! The widescreen process is achieved by cropping the image normally from top to bottom and extending the transfer beyond the normally cropped horizontal area to produce a widescreen proportion ratio.

The Deluxe Edition, available now, includes both widescreen and full-screen versions of the feature, commentary by Ace Drummond and Dr. Grood, trailers of related serials DARKEST AFRICA, THE PHANTOM EMPIRE, ADVENTURES OF FRANK MERRIWELL, FLASH GORDON, THE SEA HOUND, and KING OF THE CONGO, and a rare infomercial for Buster Crabbe swimming pools, hosted by Buster himself!

2-DVD Deluxe Edition set $12.95

Visit the Serial Squadron wesbite to order.

Wild Cat Books
Tom Floyd has completed the artwork for the upcoming Ki-Gor prose anthology cover.
You can checkout a larger image at The Pulp Factory with and without cover copy.





05January 2007
2007 Film Release Dates
February 16, 2007
May 4, 2007
May 25,2007

June 15, 2007
July 13, 2007
GHOST RIDER
SPIDERMAN 3
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END
FANTASTIC FOUR AND THE SILVER SURFER
HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX


AUDIO BOOKS - Now available!
ELRIC VOLUME 2: THE SAILOR ON THE SEAS OF FATE: AUDIO EDITIONS by Michael Moorcock
Leaving his cousin Yrkoon sitting as regent upon the Ruby Throne of Melnibone, leaving his cousin Cymoril weeping for him and despairing of his ever returning, Elric sailed from Imrryr, the Dreaming City, and went to seek an unknown goal in the world of the Young Kingdoms, where Melniboneans were at best, disliked. Read by Jeff West, this audo edition includes a dramatic introduction over 11 minutes in length read by Michael Moorcock.

Choose from the CD or MP3 version.
MP3  CD SRP: $19.95  

CD  SRP: $29.95  

Visit the Wildside Press website to order!

The Bionic Woman and more!
NBC has greenlighted a new take on the Bionic Woman. BIONIC has received a cast-contingent order for a re-conconceptualized version of the 1970's TV series.  Laeta Kalogridis and David Eick are the writers/executive producers.

Source: The Hollywod Reporter East

Hollywood is also bringing “Get Smart”, “The Greatest American Hero”, “Knight Rider”, “21 Jump Street”, “The A-Team” and “Hawaii Five-O” to cinema screens in the near future.

Black Dog Books - Available mid-February!
The Dragoman’s Revenge by Otis A. Kline
First book publication.

Ho! Come and sit with me in the coffee shop of Silat and listen as I, Hamed the Dragoman recount for you my many adventures: of loves won and lost; of fortunes made and spent; of how I tempted the hand of fate many times and incurred the wrath of Sultans to live and tell my tales. Come and listen my friend. You will not be disappointed.

Enjoy these never-before-collected stories from the pages of Farnsworth Wright's ORIENTAL STORIES.
Accompanying the stories are the original 1930s illustrations by Joseph Doolin and Rudy Napoli.

6" x 9" trade paperback             $19.95
Front cover art by J. Allen St. John.
With an introduction by Doug Ellis


Peter the Brazen by George F. Worts
First time in paperback!

Peter Moore, wireless operator of the Vandalia, notices strange happenings onboard ship. What do these strange radio messages mean? Who is it that cries for help? In trying to find out the answers suddenly Peter finds himself thrust into the underworld clutches of a Chinese crime lord as he travels into “The City of Stolen Lives,” tastes from “The Bitter Fountain” and barely escapes “The Green Death,” all in the pursuit of a beautiful woman!

6" x 9" trade paperback / 204 pages              $19.95
Front cover art by Laurence Herndon.

Order both of the above titles together and receive free shipping!
(US destinations only. Offer good until February 1, 2007.)


Christmas 2006 Special
 Order our previous titles “Empire” and “Skull” together and receive 25% off!

The Empire in the Air by George Allan England
First book publication!
1914: Alien Marauders Invade the Earth. Strange flying globes—unfathomable aliens from the Fourth Dimension—appear suddenly over major cities, raining destruction and death on defenseless millions! When all hope seems lost, a small team of scientists and airmen—and a daredevil flyer captured by the invaders—rally the planet’s primitive air forces for a last, desperate battle to preserve mankind and its civilization. George Allan England’s The Empire in the Air, a nearly forgotten landmark in science fiction, is now available for the first time in book form—more than 90 years after its initial publication!
6" x 9" trade paperback  206 pages       $24.95
ISBN 1-928619-40-1  Fiction/Science Fiction/Adventure Cover art by Joel Naprstek

The Skull of Shirzad Mir by Harold Lamb

Read the writer who influenced Robert E. Howard!
Adventure in the hills of Uzbekistan in 1608. Abdul Dost, the Moslem warrior, teams up with Englishman Sir Ralph Weyand to free the imprisoned rightful ruler Shirzad Mir and restore his lands to him from the tyranny of the evil Uzbek lord, Jani Beg.
6" x 9" trade paperback  182 pages         $19.95
ISBN 1-928619-41-X  Fiction/Historical/Adventure  Cover art by Tom Roberts


Shipping is via USPS media mail unless otherwise requested.
Add $4.50 for one book or $5.50 for 2 books.
Also in production—Spring 2007 Trade paperback releases from Black Dog Books
• FLAMEHAIR by H. Bedford-Jones
• A THOUSAND DEGREES BELOW ZERO by Murray Leinster
• PUZZLE IN PERIL—The Collected Cases of Nick Ransom by Robert Leslie Bellem

Black Dog Books
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Captain Spectre and the Lightning Legion - Captain Spectre is back!
Tom Floyd's Captain Spectre is back up and running with a new strip this week!

Captain Spectre
Chapter 1: "The Mark of Death" and Chapter 2: "The Electric Soldier" are posted in their entirety on line.
Chapter3: "Secret Worlds" of Captain Spectre is in progress and this is a great time to jump on board! 
Pages 1 through 18 of "
Secret worlds" are now posted online for your reading pleasure.

It is a great time to jump on board, with the openingof this new thrilling chapterin the life of Captain Spectre.
This chapter is of the jungle/lost world serial genre, complete with jungle princess, dinosaurs, ancient science, and cannibals. Join the Lightning Legion, and get in on the adventures.  It's Free!!

http://www.captainspectre.com/


In addition, The Pulse has an illustrated interview with Tom Floyd which features some of his artwork for Moonstone Books prose anthology THE SPIDER CHRONICLES (due later this month).  Click here to read it.
You can preview the Spider illustrations on the Captain Spectre website!



Darkside Press - Coming soon!
THE BROKEN FANG AND OTHER EXPERIENCES OF A SPECIALIST IN SPOOKS
This will be the next book released by Darkside Press. A hardbound collection of supernatural detective stories by Samuel Whittell Key (writing as Uel Key), it will be published as a Midnight House edition. Featuring Professor Arnold Rhymer, the spook specialist stories originally ran in Pearson's Magazine during 1917-1918. They were reprinted in book form in 1920. The title story of the collection concerns a plot to smuggle dead German soldiers over to the sleepy English countryside in order to reanimate them as vampires, whose task is to kill young English soldiers.
The Midnight House volume will likely cost $45.
Visit the Darkside Press website at http://www.darksidepress.com/index.html

This title can be pre-ordered now from Mike Chomko.

E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review: 
"The Crime Clinic" from December 1, 1933 is reviewed this week.
"The Mailman Murder" by Matthew L. Schoonover is this week's Two-Minute Shadow Mystery.

Shadows of the Pulps:   Nothing new this week.

Pulpgen-Online Pulps:    Now with over 700 stories online!
"Fledgling's Finish" by Robert Sidney Bowen from SKY FIGHTERS, July 1937
New Pilot Ranier can't get his commanding officer to listen to his ideas about how to attack an important enemy communications center. He finds a way, though, to make him listen.
"New Year's Duty" by Johnston McCulley from DETECTIVE MYSTERY NOVEL, Winter 1948
Deputy Sheriff Retland is ready to retire - but not before walking into the gunfire of two killers in the line of duty.


Girasol Collectables - New Spider reprint series
PULP DOUBLES #1 is now available!  PULP DOUBLES #2 will be available in late January!
Girasol is pleased to introduce their new series of Spider reprints. The 'Pulp Doubles' line features 2 action-packed Spider stories per issue. These 7 x 10" trade paperbacks have re-set text, but feature the original illustrations from the pulps. Unlike the Pulp Replica line, these are NOT facsimile editions, nor do they include the backup stories or the original ads. But for those of you who want action the way only the Spider can provide it, these are for you! This new product line is IN ADDITION to our Pulp Replicas... the Replicas will continue exactly as before.

#2 - Spider #14 & #64: "Death's Crimson Juggernaut" (Nov. 1934) and "Claws of the Golden Dragon" (Jan. 1939)
The second issue in our new trade paperback style pulp reprint series. 128 pages with 2 action-packed Spider stories: 'Death's Crimson Juggernaut' issue #14, Nov/34 and 'Claws of the Golden Dragon' issue #64 Jan/39. Reset text, but includes the original  illustrations.

#1 - Spider #11 & #49:  "Prince of the Red Looters" (Aug. 1934) and "The City That Dared Not Eat" (Oct. 1937)
The Spider battles a daring gentleman killer who has dubbed himself  'The Fly' in issue #11, August 1934. So confident is The Fly of his ability, that he dares challenge the Spider himself to a duel... to the death!  In issue #49, October 1937, Richard Wentworth matches wits against a master criminal who is impersonating the Spider and turning the city against their champion. By seizing control of the very food supply through mass poisonings and murder, this criminal fiend plans to loot all of New York!


The price per issue is $14.95 + $2.05s&h for a total of $17 per issue (within North America).
There will be 4 new issues in 2007, and we'll be taking subscriptions starting in January for the year's worth.
Subscriptions are available by calendar year only (no part-year subs) and the price for a full year will be
$50/year
(Save $18!)
including s&h within North America. Payments by check, international money order.

All payments must be made in $US payable to Girasol Collectables and mailed to:
Neil Mechem c/o Girasol Collectables
3501 Glen Erin Drive, Apt. 1409,
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E
9

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


Girasol Collectables - January 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 rightfor a look at larger Pulp Replica cover images.

The SPIDER/OPERATOR #5 rotation continues in 2007 with eight new issues of THE SPIDER and four new issues of OPERATOR #5.  Also coming in 2007 are the 5 issues of MAGIC CARPET and WEIRD TALES #6 making ALL of 1923 and 1924 issues of WEIRD TALES available in  Replica form!

Monthly Special: All three for $75 ($10 off)
Our first Replica this month is "Legions of Starvation" featuring OPERATOR 5 #9 from December 1934.  $35
Our second Replica this month is SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE #1 from October 1931.  $25
Our third Replica is SPICY ADVENTURE #14 from November 1935.  $25

Subscriptions:

We've had a number of requests for subscriptions to various items, and we prefer only to offer subs on items we produce ourselves that we have more direct control over in terms of release dates. With that in mind, here are the 2007 subscriptions we are offering, payment due by end of January. No part-years subs will be accepted:
Spider Girasol Pulp Replicas: 8 issues in 2007, $250 (Save $30)
Operator 5 Girasol Pulp Replicas, 4 issues in 2007 $125 (Save $15)
Both Spider and OP5 Girasol Pulp Replicas: 12 items, $360 (Save $60)

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. Any of you with the old girasol@interlog.com address please note the new address for Paypal payments.

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 Glen Erin Drive, Apt. 1409,
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9 

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




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

CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940

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

DOCTOR DEATH  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  (February 1935)

#2  (March 1935)

#3  (April 1935)

EERIE TALES ($20 each postpaid)
#1July 1941

GOLDEN FLEECE  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 (October 1938)
#2  (November 1938)

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

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 YellowScourge(June 1934)
#4 The Melting Death (July1934)
#5  Cavernof 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)


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 eachpostpaid)
#1  (
November 1934)

SAUCY MOVIE TALES  ($25 eachpostpaid)
#3   December 1935 (#1 after a title change)
#4   January 1936 (#2 after a title change)
#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 aftertheashcan]
#4  (January 1935)

#6   (March 1935)
#8  (May 1935)
#12 (September 1935)
#14 (November 1935)
#19 (April 1936)
#21 (June 1936)
#22 (July 1936)
#24 (September 1936)
#26 (November 1936)
#28 (January 1937)

SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  (May 1934)

#2  (June 1934)

#3  (July 1934)
#5­ (September 1934)
#7  (November 1934)
#10 (February 1935)
#13 (May 1935)

#17 (September 1935)

#20 (December 1935)

#21  (January 1936)
#27 (July 1936)

#29 (September 1936)                                      
#30 (October 1936)
#76 (August 1940) 

SPICY MYSTERYSTORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2   (June 1935)
#3   (July 1935)
#4   (August 1935)
#5   (September 1935)
#6   (October1935)

#7  (November1935
)
#8   (December 1935)
#9   (January 1936)
#10  (February 1936)
#13  (May1936)
#15  (July 1936)
#16   (
August 1936)
#17 ­   (September 1936)
#19  (November 1936)

SPICY WESTERN STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#14 (December 1937)  

THE SPIDER  ($35 each postpaid)
#1 The Spider Strikes! (October 1933)
#2  The Wheel of Death (November 1933)
#3  Wings of theBlack 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 MadHorde (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 ofthe Silver Terror (September 1934)
#13 Builders of the Black Empire (October 1934)
#14Death's Crimson Juggernaut (November 1934)
#15
The Red Death Rain  (December 1934)
#16 The City Destroyer  (
January 1935)

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

#18The Flame Master (March 1935)
#19 Slaves of the Crime Master
(April 1935)
#20 Reignof the Death Fiddler (May 1935)
#21 Hordes of theRed 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)

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 (July 1935)
#11 (August 1935)


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

#5  July/August 1923
#7  October1923

#8   November 1923

#9    December 1923/January1924 
#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

#22
 July 1925
#31  April 1926
#118 October 1933
Last Months Replicas




Gotham PulpCollectors Club - Next meeting is January 13, 2007!
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.

The January meeting will be an anything goes meeting, people can discuss any pulp topic and bring any kind of pulp material to show off.

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 Statue - Coming 1st quarter 2007!
Electric Tiki is proud to continue the Classic Heroes Collection with Green Hornet and Kato!

 
Click here for some progress shots of Ruben Procopio's Green Hornet and Kato sculpts.  



Hard Case Crime - Coming in February and beyond!
February 2007
LUCKY AT CARDS by Lawrence Block, Cover art by Chuck Pyle
On the mend after getting run out of Chicago, professional cardsharp Bill Maynard is hungry for some action—but not nearly as hungry as Joyce Rogers, the tantalizing wife of Bill’s latest mark. Together they hatch an ingenious scheme to get rid of her husband. But in life as in poker, the other player sometimes has an ace up his sleeve.


March 2007
ROBBIE'S WIFE by Russell Hill, Cover art by Richard B. Farrell
Jack Stone fled Los Angeles, a failed marriage, and a failing career as a screenwriter to spend six months in the remote English countryside, hammering out the new script that would put him back on top. But what he found wasn’t solitude and peace—it was temptation. Because Maggie Barlow, the wife of the man putting him up, had something irresistible about her. Something that could drive a man to kill...


April 2007
THE VENGEFUL VIRGIN by Gil Brewer, Cover art by Gregory Manchess
HER WEALTHY STEPFATHER WAS DYING—BUT NOT QUICKLY ENOUGH...
What beautiful 18-year-old would want to spend her life taking care of an invalid? Not Shirley Angela. But that’s the life she was trapped in—until she met Jack. Now Shirley and Jack have a plan to put the old man out of his misery and walk away with a suitcase full of cash. But there’s nothing like money to come between lovers—money, and other women...




Indiana Jones Sequel on the way in 2008!
The fourth "Indiana Jones" film appears to be destined for a 2008 big screen premiere. All of the "Indiana Jones" principals released the necessary statements over the weekend confirming that production on "Indy IV" will begin in June with an eye toward a May 2008 release. Once again, Lucas will produce, Harrison Ford will star, and Steven Spielberg will direct. Frank Marshall and Kathy Kennedy will return to produced.

The final and approved script was written by frequent Spielberg collaborator David Koepp, not that anybody knows what Koepp finally wrote. The plot is being kept under tight wraps with little information provided on how Harrison, now 64, will be able to get back to business as the titular swashbuckling archeologist. In his own statement, Ford contributes, "I'm delighted to be back in business with my old friends. I don't know if the pants still fit, but I know the hat will."

LucasFilms Ltd. will produce the fourth film with Paramount distributing. No official release date has been set, but May 2008 is already packed with potential blockbusters including "Iron Man," "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" and the long-gestating "Speed Racer" feature.


Jack Deveny R.I.P.
Jack Deveny passed away December 30th at the age of 85.
Jack caught a virus in early December that kept getting worse and prompted his being hospitalized 12/25/06.
He had a living will that forbid any "heroic efforts" to save him and he passed away on December 30th.

Jack was a fair and knowledgable pulp dealer and one of The Old Guard of Pulpcon.
Jack's listing grade of abreviations has become a standard for many other pulp dealers.

Thanks to Barry Traylor and Rich Harvey for passing along the news.

Leanta Books - Tarzan of the Apes update!
Leanta Books has been working hard to make sure that their version of 
TARZAN OF THE APES is one of the absolute best illustrated volumes ever to hit the market. In order to meet the high standard they have set for themselves, they have decided to delay the release of TARZAN OF THE APES until January 15th, 2007.

This means that the pre-order period for 
TARZAN OF THE APES has now been officially extended to 1/15/2007 as well!
Go here to reserve your copy now, and get it personalized to you by David Burton!

Leanta Books


Mike Chomko - January 2007 newsletter is now available!
Mike's January 2007 newsletter is now available. Click here to view/download it.
Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of your order (media mail or boundprinted matter).  
Michael Chomko, 2217 W.Fairview Street, Allentown, PA  18104-6542
Contact Mike by email at chomko@enter.net

Off-Trail Publications: THE CITY OF BAAL by Charles Beadle - Now available for pre-order!
THE CITY OF BAAL by
Charles Beadle
Mysterious Africa...
At the turn of the 20th Century, Charles Beadle served the British Empire in the colonies of southern Africa; saw duty in the Boer War. Afterwards, he worked his way north through perilous territory as an oddjobber, trader and explorer. When his travels ended, he tapped his storytelling gifts and turned the Africa of experience into enthralling fiction, becoming a stalwart of the great adventure pulps.    

Included in this collection of seven short stories and novelettes--originally published in ADVENTURE and THE FRONTIER --are strange tales of daring quests, wildlife in riot, treacherous characters, inscrutable witchdoctors, bizarre tribes, gruesome fates--all the mystery, discovery, danger . . . and dread, of unknown lands. From small-scale stories of isolated outposts under stress, to epic sagas of lost races in the depths of the jungle--from the macabre to the breathtaking--here is adventure at its best.

Also included is a detailed discussion of the historical context of Beadle’s stories, and a look at his fascinating life and career.

6x9-inch perfect bound, 240 pages
7 stories, $20.00

Also available from Off-Trail Publications:
THE WEIRD DETECTIVE ADVENTURES OF WADE HAMMOND by Paul Chadwick
6x9-inch perfect bound; 180 pages
10 stories, $18.00
Shipping for one or both: $2.50 media mail; $4.00 priority


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

You can also order by PayPal: offtrail@redshift.com




Penguin Classics - Now available and coming soon!
Penguin Classics has released a new edition of Fantomas
This is a 320 page trade paperback for $14.

Arsene Lupin, Gentleman Thief is slated for March 27, 2007.  
This is a 304 page trade paperback for $14.
Created by Maurice LeBlanc during the early twentieth century, Arsène Lupin is a witty confidence man and burglar, the Sherlock Holmes of crime. The poor and innocent have nothing to fear from him; often they profit from his spontaneous generosity. The rich and powerful, and the detective who tries to spoil his fun, however, must beware. They are the target of Arsène’s mischief and tomfoolery. A masterful thief, his plans frequently evolve into elaborate capers, a precursor to such cinematic creations as Ocean’s Eleven and The Sting. Sparkling with amusing banter, these stories—the best of the Lupin series—are outrageous, melodramatic, and literate.

Dashing Diamond Dick and Other Classic Dime Novels is set for June 26, 2007.
This is a 400 page trade paperback compiled and edited by J. Randolph Cox for $15.
From Jess Nevins Fantastic Victoriana website:
Diamond Dick appeared in New York Weekly in 1878. He was one of the more popular and long-running cowboy heroes. His real name was Richard Wade, but for various (unexplained, though seemingly involved with having been hanged and left for dead) reasons he took to the West to fight for justice. His outfit was Spanish-influenced, with a leitmotif of diamonds--diamonds on his clothes and on his revolvers. He wore his hair long. He is accompanied by his son, Bertie, aka Diamond Dick Jr., and by Handsome Harry, a "red-shirted, full-bearded" super-strong giant.

Diamond Dick was created and written by Erasmus Beadle (1821-1894).
Thanks to Chris Yates for passing along the news.

PointBlank Press - Coming in February / March 2007!
THE BLUE CHEER by Ed Lynskey
PI Frank Johnson has moved to Scarab, West Virginia, drawn by the promise of lazy days and the lure of its tranquil mountains. What he finds instead is a Stinger rocket exploding over his back yard. His ensuing investigation uncovers a cult called the Blue Cheer, a racist group with ugly terrorist plans. As events heat up, blood starts to spill, and for Frank it all gets real personal real quick. With the help of his bounty hunter pal, he sets out to bring the Blue Cheer to justice-any way he can.

Told in a stylish, modern hardboiled voice, 
THE BLUE CHEER is about one man's struggle to understand violence and redemption in a post-9/11 America.   PointBlank Press

Advance Praise:
"This is a New Wave Gold Medal novel, intricate, harrowing, rich in people good and bad, ripe with nasty surprise. Ed Lynskey manages to honor his literary hero Charles Williams, bringing that sensibility into the 21st century but adding the psycho rage and psycho sorrow of our time into it as well.  Something new in New Wave.  A fine, fine debut."-Ed Gorman

"Fast-paced and gripping, with well-drawn characters and a vividly described background, The Blue Cheer is a strong noir debut reminiscent of the work of Philip Atlee and others in the golden stable of Gold Medal writers.  I look forward to Ed Lynskey's next."-Bill Pronzini

About the Author:
Ed Lynskey is a crime fiction writer and poet living in Washington, D.C. His first two books are mysteries featuring his PI Frank Johnson: The Dirt-Brown Derby (Mundania Press, 2006) and The Blue Cheer (Point Blank, 2007). Two sequels include Pelham Fell Here (Mundania Press, 2008) and Troglodytes (Mundania Press, 2008). His short fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly. His reviews have appeared in New York Times Book Review and Washington Post. His mystery fiction has been praised by Linda Fairstein, Ken Bruen, Bill Pronzini, and John Lutz.

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.


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 set up 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/

CoverUps: Sharing and trading of Pulp Fiction covers.Discussion not only allowed, but encouraged!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cover_Ups/

REH ComicsGroup: This group is dedicated to the characters created byRobert E Howard that have appeared in comic book form from Marvel Comics , Dark Horse Comics, Cross Plains Comics, Dynamite Entertainment etc.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheREHcomicsgroup/

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


Edgar RiceBurroughs Group: This group is dedicated to the study and appreciation of one of the great masters of literary adventure, Edgar RiceBurroughs (1875-1950). Creatorof 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/


Pulp Swap Group:  Placeyour swappable pulps and digest, pluswants, in the file section or individual messages. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpSwap/

Pulpville Press - Now available!
AN EARTHMAN ON VENUS by Ralph Milne Farley, Wally Wood, and Joe Orlando.

The comic book adaptation of Farley's "The Radio Man", first published in 1951 by Avon Comics.
Now available again, reprinted in full color.
Comic Book  $9.95


Ramble House - Now available!                      
THE CRIMSON CLOWN - A new edition of Johnston McCulley's 1927 episodic tale of a crime fighter who wears a red clown outfit and wields a syringe with a half-hour knockout drug in it.
Softcover, 6x9, 260 pages, $18     Hardcover
, 6x9, 260 pages, $30

THE CRIMSON CLOWN AGAIN - A new edition of the 1928 sequel to Johnston McCulley's 
THE CRIMSON CLOWN. In this volume, Delton Prouse once again takes up his clown suit and syringe and scams the rich.
Softcover, 6x9, 222 pages, $18     Hardcover, 6x9, 222 pages,  $30

DIME NOVELS - A collection of the Ramble House 10-cent books, featuring stories by Ed Earl Repp, Robert Leslie Bellem, Arthur J. Burks, Edward Lucas White and others. Softcover, 6x9, 218 pages, $18

A YOUNG MAN'S HEART - For the first time since 1930 this early semi-autobiographical novel by Cornell Woolrich is available. It is a tale of love and betrayal in the exotic climes of Mexico in the early 20th century.
Softcover
, 6x9, 162 pages,  $18

Upcoming Modern Hero-Pulp Novels by Christopher R. Yates
The Frost-Haired Vixen, John Zakour, DAW Books, $7.99, December 5, 2006 - Now Available!
The Baxter Effect (Fantastic Four), Dave Stern, Pocket Star, $7.99,  December 26, 2006 - Now Available!
The Wraith: Valley of Evil, Frank Dirscherl, Coscom Entertainment, $10.99, December 29, 2006 - Now Available!
Ghost Rider(movie novelization), Greg Cox,  Pocket Star, $7.99, January 23, 2006
Anderson PSI Division: Sins of the Father, Mitchell Scanlon, Black Flame, $7.99, January 30, 2007
From the Notebooks of Dr. Brain, Minister Faust, Del Rey, $13.95, January 30, 2007
Wolverine: Lifeblood, Hugh Matthews, Pocket Star, $7.99, February 27, 2007
Batman: Fear Itself, Michael Reaves, Del Rey, $7.99, February 27, 2007
DCUniverse: Trail of Time, Jeff Mariotte, Warner Books, $6.99, March 1, 2007
From Russia with Lust: The Nikolai Dante Omnibus, David Bishop, Black Flame, $11.99, March 27, 2007
Spider-Man 3 (movie novelization), Peter David, Pocket Star, $7.99,March 27, 2007
Hellboy: The Dragon Pool, Christopher Golden, Pocket Star, $7.99, March 27, 2007

Caballistics, Inc.: Better the Devil, Mike Wild, Black Flame, $7.99, March 27, 2007
X-Men: The Return, Chris Roberson, Pocket Star, $7.99, April 24, 2007
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (movie novelization), Pocket Star, $7.99, April 24, 2007
The City of the Living Dead (Scorpion #2), Warren Stockholm, Black Death Books,$9.99, June 2006
Fantastic Four: What Lies Between, Peter David, Pocket Star, $6.99,  June 24, 2007
52 - The Novel, Greg Cox, Ace, $15.00, July 3, 2007
WildCardsXVIII: Inside Straight, George R.R. Martin, ed., Tor, $24.95, August 1 2007
The Ultimates: Against All Enemies, Alex Irvine,  Pocket Star, $7.99, August 28, 2007

The Last Days of Krypton, Kevin J. Anderson, HarperCollins, $24.95, October 15, 2007
Wolverine: Violent Tendencies, Marc Cerasini, Pocket Star, $7.99, October 30, 2007


Delayed - No new publication date available.
Wild Cards:Deuces Down (softcover), George R. R. Martin, ed.,  ibooks, $6.99
Wild Cards 4: Aces Abroad, George R.R. Martin editor, ibooks, $7.99
Rising Stars: Book 3; Change the World, Arthur Byron Cover, ibooks, $6.99
The Science of Superman,  Mark Wolverton & Howard Zimmerman, ibooks,$7.99
Fathom: Book 2: Tides of Destiny, Kevin Andrew Murphy, ibooks, $6.99
Justice Society of America:Book 1, Geoff Johns & Paul Kupperberg,  ibooks, $6.99
Crisis on Infinite Earths (softcover), Marv Wolfman, ibooks, $12.95


Wildside Press - Now available!
THE MASKED WOMAN by Johnston McCulley
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. Madame Madcap worked her criminal magic . . . and grew rich as millionaires fell 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!

A thrilling crime novel from the classic pulp writer who created Zorro!

Hardcover $24.95    Softcover $12.95



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