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30 July 2010

2010 Dum-Dum -  August 19-222010!
The 2010 Dum-Dum, organized by The Muckers, the Chicago chapter of the Burroughs Bibliophiles, will be held over four days, Aug. 19 to 22, 2010, at the Best Western Chicago-Hillside, 4400 Frontage Road, in Hillside, Illinois, a near western suburb of Chicago.

George McWhorter, curator of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Memorial Collection at the Ekstrom Library of the University of Louisville, has accepted the Muckers' offer to be Special Guest of Honor.  Thomas Floyd is the Artist Guest of Honor.

Stephen D. Korshak, author of Grand Master of Fantasy: The Paintings of J. Allen St. John and From the Pen of Paul: The Fantastic Images of Frank R. Paul has recently accepted being a Guest of Honor.

The hotel room rate is $116 per night, including tax. The membership rate is yet to be announced. Check www.panthanpress.com/muckers  for updates on the convention and to provide feedback on the bulletin board.

Members of the Chicago Muckers 2010 Dum-Dum Committee are Joan Bledig, Dave Gorecki, Jim Hadac, Ray Le Beau, Jeff Long, Ken Manson, Greg Phillips, and Jerry Spannraft.


Visit the 2010 Dum Dum website at http://www.erbzine.com/dumdum/

22nd Annual NYC Collectable Paperback & Pulp Fiction Expo -  Sunday, September 19, 2010!
The 22nd Annual NYC Collectable Paperback & Pulp Fiction Expo will be held on Sunday, September 19, 2010. 
Watch the Gryphon Books website soon for more news and guests on the big 2010 show!

Confirmed guest authors and artists include:
ELAINE DUILLO, famous cover artist.
LINTON BALDWIN, Lion Books crime author.
ANNETTE & MARTIN MEYERS, mystery author couple who also write as Maan Meyers.
SANDY KOSSIN, classic vintage paperback cover artist.
JACK KETCHUM, horror and fantasy author.
C.J. HENDERSON, crime, fantasy and SF author.
MARVIN KAYE, fantasy author and Sherlockian anthologist.
PETER STRAUB, masterful horror and fantasy author.
MORRIS HERSHMAN, Manhunt author and soft-core author as Arnold English.
RON GOULART, master storyteller, SF writer, pulp and comic book scholar, more.
KEN WISHNIA, had crime mystery author.
MARCUS BOAS, fabulous fantasy artist.
ANN BANNON, Famous Gold Medal author of lesbian pulp novels.
MARIJANE MEAKER, (aka Vin Packer, Ann Aldrich), tentative to appear
RHODA PLOTKIN, wife of famed cover artist Barney Plotkin,
STAN TRYBULSKI, crime author.


Adventure House - Now available!

High Adventure #113 featuring Jim Anthony in "! Cold Turkey"
Another great Jim Anthony Super-Detective story.  The "Spicy" pulps Doc Savage!


7x10, 112 pages, $9.95
Adventure House


Stop by the Adventure House table at Pulpfest!

Age of Aces - Now available!
 Age of Aces will have "hot off the press" copies available at PulpFest!

 "The Iron Ace" by William E. Barrett
In the Misty Skies of WWI France, history is written with flaming guns! And Yank airman Hugh McQuillen had smashed his way into those history books as "The Iron Ace."

Assigned as the C.O. of a Royal Flying Corps squadron, and prowling the skies in his deadly war plane adorned with the Laughing Skull, he was a grim and unrelenting instrument of war who killed Germans with such ruthless efficiency that he became known on both sides of the line as "The Assassin." McQuillen believed there was no decent way to bring men to a violent end, so he would not bow to the "chivalry of the air" practiced by his R.F.C. mates and the Germans. This made the Iron Ace a marked man, and his enemies would stop at nothing to bring an end to his savage reign.

Written by William E. Barrett, the nine tales of "The Iron Ace" appeared in Sky Birds magazine from 1933 through 1934. Barrett is best remembered for his novels, The Left Hand of God and The Lillies of the Field. But he was initially a very busy writer for the pulp magazines. And while much of his work was in the air war mags, he also contributed to the western and detective pulps. One of Barrett's most popular characters appeared in a series of stories in Dime Detective. "Needle Mike" was an undercover crime fighter who posed a s a tattoo artist.


"The Iron Ace" will be available from Amazon, 
Mike Chomko Books, and Adventure House.



Age of Aces Presents Downloadable PDF Air War pulp stories!
Age of Aces Books is now offering a new feature on their Web site called "Age of Aces Presents".
You can now download free PDF versions of some great Air War pulp stories.
Visit them at http://www.ageofaces.net/category/age-of-aces-presents/


New this week:
Nothing new this week.

Airship 27 Productions - Now available!
A HERO UNBOUND

Airship 27 Productions and Cornerstone Book Publishers are thrilled to announce the release of their second book starring the Master of the Mystic Arts, the Green Lama, in a brand new, full length novel by Adam Lance Garcia.  THE GREEN LAMA – UNBOUND  is a cover to cover literary roller-coaster ride of action and adventure by one of the finest new pulp writers on the scene today.

When Jethro Dumont’s friend, Jean Farrell, disappears on the small Greek island of Samothrace, he and associates fly off to rescue her.   Upon their arrival, they discover the forces of evil have gathered in this out of the way place in search of the Jade Tablet and the unholy grimoire known as the Necronomicon.  It is the book of rituals that will allow the Nazis and their allies to call forth the Great Old Ones, led by the demon god, Cthulhu. 


Now it is up to the Master of the Mystic Arts, the Green Lama, to uncover the mysteries of those ancient rites and thwart the powers of chaos.  But before he can do so, he will have to use all the unique skills at his command at the same time rely on the bravery and loyalty of his friends.  THE GREEN LAMA – UNBOUND  is a non-stop pulp thriller that explores the Green Lama’s past, detailing for the very first time elements of his origin never made known before.

Pulp Factory Award nominated writer Adam Lance Garcia also provides a special essay on his trip to the Kendell Foster Crossen Archives at Boston University, shining more light on the man who created the Green Lama.  Accompanied by the masterful artwork of Pulp Factory Award nominated artist Mike Fyles, with designs by Pulp Factory Award winner, Rob Davis, THE GREEN LAMA – UNBOUND  belongs in every pulp fans library.

“Both Adam Garcia and Mike Fyles have a strong affinity for the Green Lama,” added Ron Fortier, Editor of Airship 27 Productions.  “It is so clear in their work that this was more than just another project to them, but a true labor of love for these talented creators.”  THE GREEN LAMA – UNBOUND  is sure to become a modern day pulp classic.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

ISBN:  1-934935-75-1
ISBN 13:  978-1-934935-75-0
Produced by 
Airship 27 Productions
Published by Cornerstone Book Publishers

Retail Price: $24.95
Available Now at (http://www.gopulp.info/)





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Airship 27
table at Pulpfest!


Altus Press - Now available!
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The Crimson Mask Omnibus Volume 1
 
Part of the early 1940s pulp hero revival, pharmacist Bob Clarke
takes on the underworld as The Crimson Mask!

The first of three volumes collecting the entire series,
this first volume includes an all-new introduction by pulp historian Tom Johnson.

Volume contains the following: “Enter the Crimson Mask,” “The Crimson Mask’s Murder Trail,” “The Crimson Mask’s Death Gamble,” “Sign of the Crimson Mask,” and “The Crimson Mask’s Scorpion Trail.”


Order the softcover edition from Amazon.com - $29.95
Order the Limited Edition Hardcover (only 100 made) from Lulu.com - $39.95





Altus Press - Now available!
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Secret Agent “X” – The Complete Series Volume 4

For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939, SECRET AGENT “X” battled the forces of evil
in the page of his own pulp magazine. Now, for the first time… the complete pulp series
is being reprinted in nine deluxe omnibus editions!

The text has been reset and all the original interior illustrations have been remastered.
This volume contains the next four stories,
by Paul Chadwick, Emile C. Tepperman and G. T. Fleming-Roberts:
“Devils of Darkness”   -   “Talons of Terror”  -  “The Corpse Cavalcade”  -  “The Golden Ghoul.”

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


Order the softcover edition from Amazon.com - $34.95
Order the Limited Edition Hardcover (only 100 made) from Lulu.com - $44.95



Altus Press - Now available!
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The Revised Complete Chronology of Bronze

Completely revised and expanded, Rick Lai’s authoritative chronology
has been heavily updated to include Lester Dent’s radio scripts
and new data unearthed from the recent restored Doc Savage reprint editions.



Order the softcover edition from Amazon.com - $29.95




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Stop by the Sanctum Books table at Pulpfest!
The following titles are available.
Click here for the Sanctum Books minisite with covers. Click on the covers for book descriptions.

"Instant Collection" discounts of $250 postpaid are now available for the first 25 books in either series or $300 for the first 30 books of THE SHADOW or DOC SAVAGE. In the case of Doc Savage, purchasers can request either the
classic (pulp cover) or James Bama variants of the six volumes with dual covers (#1, 2, 14, 17, 22 and 26).
THE AVENGER by Kenneth Robeson
A-1:    Justice, Inc. & The Golden Hoard

A-2:    The Sky Walker & The Devil¹s Horns
A-3:    The Frosted Death & The Glass Mountain

DOC SAVAGE by Kenneth Robeson

D-1:         Fortress of Solitude & The Devil Genghis*
D-2:         Resurrection Day & Repel*
D-3:         Death in Silver & The Golden Peril
D-4:         Land of Always-Night & Mad Mesa
D-5:         The Spook Legion & The Submarine Mystery
D-6:         The Polar Treasure & Pirate of the Pacific
D-7:         The Lost Oasis & The Sargasso Ogre
D-8:         The Sea Magician & The Living-Fire Menace
D-9:         The Majii & The Golden Man
D-10:       Dust of Death & The Stone Man
D-11:       Cold Death & The South Pole Terror
D-12:       The Squeaking Goblin & The Evil Gnome
D-13:       Brand of the Werewolf & Fear Cay
D-14:       The Man of Bronze & The Land of Terror*
D-15:       The Red Spider, Terror Wears No Shoes &
               Return from Cormoral
D-16:       The Secret in the Sky & The Giggling Ghosts
D-17:       The Czar of Fear & World¹s Fair Goblin*
D-18:       The Monsters & The Whisker of Hercules
D-19:       The King Maker & The Freckled Shark
D-20:       The Thousand-Headed Man & The Gold Ogre
D-21:       Hex & The Running Skeletons
D-22:       Mystery Under the Sea & The Red Terrors*
D-23:       The Fantastic Island & Danger Lies East
D-24:       The Black, Black Witch, Hell Below & The Shape of Terror
D-25:       The Red Skull & The Awful Egg
D-26:       The Annihilist & Cargo Unknown*
D-27:       Murder Mirage & The Other World
D-28:       The Metal Master & The Vanisher
D-29:       The Mental Wizard & The Secret of the Su
D-30:       Quest of the Spider & The Mountain Monster
D-31:       Devil on the Moon & I Died Yesterday*

D-32:       The Feathered Octopus & The Goblins
D-33:       The Devil's Playground & Quest of Qui*
D-34:       The Man Who Shook the Earth & The Three Devils

D-35:       Meteor Menace & The Ten-Ton Snakes
D-36:       The Phantom City & No Light to Die By*
D-37:       Mystery on the Snow & Peril in the North
D-38:       Murder Melody & Birds of Death
D-39:       Poison Island & They Died Twice

*Also available in James Bama variant cover editions
THE SHADOW by Maxwell Grant
S-1:        Crime, Insured & The Golden Vulture
S-2:        The Chinese Disks & Malmardo
S-3:        The Red Blot & The Voodoo Master
S-4:        The Murder Master & The Hydra
S-5:        The Black Falcon & The Salamanders
S-6:        The Shadow¹s Justice & Broken Napoleons
S-7:        The Cobra & The Third Shadow
S-8:        The London Crimes & Castle of Doom
S-9:        Lingo, Partners of Peril & The Grim Joker
S-10:      The City of Doom & The Fifth Face
S-11:      Road of Crime & Crooks Go Straight
S-12:      Serpents of Siva & The Magigals Mystery
S-13:      Six Men of Evil & The Devil Monsters
S-14:      The Grove of Doom & The Masked Lady
S-15:      The Shadow Unmasks & The Yellow Band
S-16:      City of Crime & Shadow Over Alcatraz
S-17:      The Fate Joss & The Golden Pagoda
S-18:      The Unseen Killer & The Golden Masks
S-19:      Voodoo Trail & Death¹s Harlequin
S-20:      The Blue Sphinx & Jibaro Death
S-21:      The Plot Master & Death Jewels
S-22:      Tower of Death & The Hooded Circle
S-23:      Smugglers of Death & The Blackmail King
S-24:      Washington Crime & Quetzal
S-25:      The Gray Ghost & The White Skulls
S-26:      Vengeance Is Mine! & Battle of Greed
S-27:      The Python & The Shadow, The Hawk and The Skull
S-28:      Master of Death & The Rackets King
S-29:      The Shadow¹s Rival & The Devil Master
S-30:      The Sealed Box & Racket Town
S-31:      The Dark Death & House of Shadows
S-32:      The Silver Scourge & The Book of Death

S-33:      The Strange Disappearance of Joe Cardona & The Hand
S-34:      The Blackmail Ring & Murder for Sale
S-35:      The Condor & Chicago Crime

S-36:       "Crime Rides the Sea," "River of Death" &
               "The Case of the River of Eternal Woe"

S-37:       The Third Skull & Realm of Doom
S-38:       Dead Men Live & Dictator of Crime
S-39:       Face of Doom & The Crime Ray
S-40:       The Crime Clinic & Cards of Death

THE WHISPERER by Clifford Goodrich
W-1:   The Dead Who Talked & The Red Hatchets

W-2:   Six Pyramids of Death & Mansion of the Missing
W-3:   Murder Queens & Kill Them First
Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
http://www.shadowsanctum.com

Beb Books - Now available!
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Wings of Danger
Arthur A. Nelson's fantastic Africian lost race novel, Wings of Danger - $8.00 plus postage
Abu, The Dawn-Maker
A tale of a slave revolt with Conanesque touches decades before Conan was ever born, by Perley Poore Sheenan - $8.00 plus postage

Two collections of Max Brand's non-western fiction
"One Glass of Wine and other stories"
Collects historical adventure, modern espionage and romance novellas and a coupple comedy shorts
$8.00 plus postage

"Devil Ritter and other stories"
Brings together all of Brands fantasy and science fiction published in the Munsey magazines (Deviol Ritter, John Overton Returns, That Receeding Brow, The Lost Garden and Woodward's Devil)
$8.00 plus postage




Two tales of south seas adventure by Gordon Young
"Savages" the first of his Hurricane Williams tales
- $8.00 plus postage
"Storm Rovers," third in his Hurricane Williams stories - $8.00 plus postage
Hurricane Williams is a tightly wound, disgraces white man living in and among the natives of the south seas waging a war again the white who would exploit the native islands.
Kwa of the Ape Men
"Kwa of the Ape Men" - Collecting all six stories from Thrilling Adventures.
A boat-load of weird fun for just $8,00 plus postage

Secret Agent X
Beb Books will have six further reprints of the adventure of Secret Agent X, continuing the series from #17, Monarch of Murder to #26, Subterranean Scourge. (#20, while forthcoming will not be available at the convention.

Each story is reprinted on 8.5 x 11 paper in easy-to-read 11 point laserjet type, side-stapled, with color cover and all of the original interior art.  Postage is $3 for 1 to 3 books. Add 25 cents more for each additional book.

Check out our web site for other great stories from Beb Books.
http://home.sprynet.com/~beb01/bebbooks/


Checks or Money Orders, only, made payable to Brian Brown.
Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224









Black Coat Press - August releases are now available!
J. H. Rosny Ainé's THE YOUNG VAMPIRE  (six out of seven in the series).
This one includes a truly fascinating novella in which vampirism is treated as the result of physical possession by an extra-dimensional alien entity. As often with Risny, one wishes the concept had been developed more fully. The pierce de  resistance of the book is Companions of the Universe, which for all iuntents and purposes is a mainstream dramatic novel about human relationships, but taking place in a secret group of physicists who have just built some strange machine designed to see beyond the subparticles and pierce the secrets of the universe. Strange and definitely ahead of its times.

Henri Falk's THE AGE OF LEAD
Henri Falk's THE AGE OF LEAD is sci-fi on a more pragmatic scale. The title story describes what happened to Earth when the Sun starts emitting bursts of gamma rays killing people; the only shielding material, lead, becomes more precious than  gold and human civilization must learn to adapt -- or die. The book contains two more fantastic novellas, including one in which a scientist devises a machine that can turn him into a gaseous wraith.

Paul Feval's THE CADET GANG
Paul Feval's THE CADET GANG is historically the last Black Coats novel he wrote before his born-again experience. Plotwise, the book is a continuation of both THE COMPANIONS OF THE TREASURE and HEART OF STEEL, revising both the conspiracy to defraud the Clare family, and the secret of the Colonel's treasure. Frustratingly, Feval drops hints about future novels that will never be written. The novel is also rather more gory than usual, anticipating the morbid fascination for serial killers.

Black Dog Books - Now available!
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The Best From Adventure Volume 1
Edited and with an introduction by Doug Ellis

Adventure Magazine first appeared in late 1910 and soon, attracting top name authors, became renowned for the type of fiction its name implied. It grew into a powerhouse in the genre fiction field, and was later dubbed by Time magazine, the "No. 1 Pulp." But in its early years, the magazine printed a surprisingly wide variety of fiction types—from westerns to light-hearted comedy, from South Seas tales to adventures set in the deepest jungles—to even works that could be deemed science fiction.

Culled from its first 26 issues, this collection brings together 24 of the best tales that appeared therein, including rarely or never-before reprinted works by Talbot Mundy, Damon Runyon, Rafael Sabatini, William Hope Hodgson, R. Austin Freeman, James Francis Dwyer, Frank L. Packard and others.

Included are:
Introduction by Doug Ellis
Adventure by H. Bedford-Jones
The Soul of a Regiment by Talbot Mundy
The Luck of the Annie Crosby by Frederick William Wallace
A Soft Answer From the Kid by Willett Stockard
Brethren of the Beach by H.D. Couzens
The Pretender by Rafael Sabatini
A Pair of Mules by Nevil G. Henshaw
The Mate’s Log by Arthur Somers Roche
The Pied Piper, Junior by Damon Runyon
From the Book of Fate by George E. Holt
The Preacher and the Gun-Man by Hapsburg Liebe
The Master by George Buchanan Fife
The Plot of Signor Salvi by Marion Polk Angellotti
The Hate of Ismail Bey by Bertram Atkey
The White Queen of Sandakan by James Francis Dwyer
McQuinn, Sheriff by William Tillinghast Eldridge
The Albatross by William Hope Hodgson
The Rug of Imam by Adele M. Donovan
31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman
Two On Trinity by Frank Lillie Pollock
That Prodigious Postscript by John Lewis
The Bravery of Bertie McDodd by George B. Seitz
Captain Curlew’s Atonement by C. Langton Clarke
The Final Average by Frank L. Packard
The End by Stephen Allen Reynolds
The Outriders by H. Bedford-Jones


Editor: Doug Ellis
ISBN: 978-1-92861997-0
Price: $34.95 US / Trade paperback / 352 pages




Black Dog Books - Now available!
The People of the Pit

"In general . . . the Munsey publications did more to publish weird fiction than any other
magazine enterprise of the early 20th century."

H.P. Lovecraft to Richard F. Seawright, March 31, 1932


Long before the stories in WEIRD TALES sent shivers down the spine, far in advance of the groundbreaking Dracula, Frankenstein and similar Universal horror films of the 1930s, Frank A. Munsey's pulp magazines were thrilling their millions of readers with edge-of-your-seat tales of terror by fledgling authors who would go on to dominate American popular literature.

Collected within these pages are 15 thrillers by A. Merritt, Francis Stevens, Sax Rohmer, Tod Robbins, Damon Runyon, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Talbot Mundy, George Allan England and others, many reprinted since for the first time their original magazine appearances as long as a century ago.


Included are:
The People of the Pit by A. Merritt
Behind the Curtain by Francis Stevens
Number Thirteen (excerpt) by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Orchid Horror by John Blunt
The Tenth Question by George Allan England
Disappointment by Achmed Abdullah
The Pretty Woman by Owen Oliver
The Living Portrait by Tod Robbins
An Offer of Two to One by Talbot Mundy
Beyond the Violet by J.U. Giesy
The Elixir of Life by C. Langton Clarke
The Mystery of the Shriveled Hand by Sax Rohmer
Fear by Damon Runyon
Monsieur de Guise by Perley Poore Sheehan
The Ship of Silent Men by Philip M. Fisher, Jr
With a foreword by Robert Weinberg, (author of Horror of the 20th Century)


Edited and with an introduction by Gene Christie.
Cover art by Harry T.Fiske.
Editor: Gene Christie
ISBN: 978-1-928619-96-3
Price: $19.95 US / Trade paperback / 198 pages



Black Dog Books - Now available!
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The Talbot Mundy Library, Volume 1
 A Transaction in Diamonds by Talbot Mundy


A Transaction in Diamonds assembles all of Talbot Mundy's stories and articles published during 1911, his first year as a professional writer. Included are his first published story, as well as his first British military tale, "The Phantom Battery," along with twelve other classic works of fiction and non-fiction.
With an introduction by Brian Taves (Talbot Mundy—Philosopher of Adventure).

Stories include:
A Transaction in Diamonds
Pig Sticking in India
The Lady and the Lord
Single Handed Yachting
Kitty Burns Her Fingers
Vengeance Is Kitty's
The Phantom Battery
Jansen and Jansen—Twins
Cornelia's Englishman
Sentence of Death
The Fire-Cop
An Offer of Two to One
Kitty and Cupid
The Blooding of the Ninth Queen's Own
With an appendix by Tom Roberts discussing Mundy's payment rates for his early stories.

Edited by Gene Christie.
Cover art by Tom Roberts

ISBN: 978-1-928619-72-7
Price: $17.95 / Trade paperback / 170 pages



Black Dog Books - Now available!
Banished! by William Murray Graydon

Returning to St. Petersburg to claim his rightful inheritance, Ivor Petrov suddenly finds himself arrested by Czarist police as a Nihilist conspirator and sentenced to the Siberian labor camps. How could this happen? What evil powers are at work here—and for what purpose? And what can Ivor possibly do once imprisoned to prove his innocence and be set free?

The Adventures of Matthew Quin
Matthew Quin, of Hamrich & Company, travels the globe trapping big game for zoos and exhibitions. In the course of his expeditions, he finds himself thrust into a Siberian manhunt, witness to a Wild West train robbery, and hired to capture an unexpected ship’s cargo in these three exciting adventures!

The Man Tiger of the Ussuri Valley
The Strange Case of the Montana Grizzly
The Black Panther of Hamburg

First time in book form.

ISBN: 978-1-928619-95-6
Price: $10.00 US / Trade paperback / 98 pages


Black Dog Books - Now available!
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Arthur Leo Zagat, having earned his law degree, turned his back on private practice to write weird mystery and horror stories for such magazines as Terror Tales, Dime Detective, Dime Mystery Magazine and others.  This volume assembles the works Zagat authored under the pseudonym "Morgan LaFay" for Spicy Mystery Stories.

Included are:
Cargo For Hell
Graveyard Honeymoon
Her Demon Lover
Goat Girl of Lussac
Hell's Anteroom
The Sharp Teeth of Satan
The Man From Hell
Bonus stories:
By Subway to Hell
The Horror In the Crib

FIRST TIME IN BOOK FORM
Volume 10 in the BDB Signature Series.
Cover art by Rudolph Belarski.
Author: Arthur Leo Zagat
Price: $14.95 US / Trade paperback



Black Dog Books - Now available!
The Letter of His Orders by Talbot Mundy

"For anyone who imagines Mundy's stories are simple-minded adventure melodramas, "The Letter of His Orders" shows Mundy to be a first-class observer of real world politics and human nature. In a very real sense, a story like "The Letter of His Orders" presages . . . Graham Greene. Where Greene makes fun of colonial intelligence officers in novels like Our Man in Havana, Mundy shows us the other side of that most mundane of heroes, the British colonial civil servant ... [as he]  fulfills the noble promise of unquestioning loyalty . . ."  —Gerry Conway, from this introduction


This title reprints three classic short novels from the pages of Adventure, Mundy's primary American market during the early years of his career.  With an introduction by Gerry Conway (writer/producer Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Father Dowling Mysteries, Diagnosis Murder, etc.)

Novels Include:
The Guzzler's Grand Prix
Hookum Hai
The Letter of His Orders

The Letter of His Orders—
Three Short Novels from Adventure, 1913
ISBN: 978-1-928619-75-8
Cover art by Walter M. Baumhofer.
Price: $19.95 / Trade paperback / 188 pages



Black Dog Books - Now available
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IN THE GRIP OF THE MINOTAUR
BY FARNHAM BISHOP AND ARTHUR GILCHRIST BRODEUR


Return to the world of the Ancient Mediterranean, a place where men carved empires with their bronze swords and braved any danger for gold.  It is here that the cities of Troy and Crete clash, their fates resting in the hands of:


RAGNARR – the blonde, steel-thewed Warrior Prince of the Northern lands.  He is the  wielder of Tyrfing, the sword forged by the Gods.  Ragnarr leads a daring band of Northmen who are ready to face any danger, fight any foe, and die in the service of their Prince.

KING MINOS – King of the Island Empire of Crete, the Mistress of the Mediterranean.  His mighty fleets rule the waves, exacting tribute from all lands.  Minos ruthlessly suppresses any dissent.  His enemies meet their deaths at the hands of the Minotaur.

KING DARDANUS – the King of Troy, who chafes at his vassalage to King Minos.  He hopes to use the Northern Prince for his own gain.

ILIA – beautiful daughter of King Dardanus.  She gives her heart to one prince, but is loved by two.


AMBROGEOS – Prince of Crete, first-born of King Minos.  His love of Ilia and hatred of Ragnarr will engulf the Mediterranean world in an orgy of death and destruction.

ARIADNE – Princess of Crete, beautiful High Priestess of the Goddess.  She is torn between her love of her country and her love for her country's greatest enemy.


THE MINOTAUR: Horrific beast of legend, to whom the enemies of King Minos are sacrificed in bloody religious rights.

Filled with intrigue, raids, and exciting battles on land and at sea, IN THE GRIP OF THE MINOTAUR will thrill lovers of historical adventure!

First serialized in ADVENTURE in 1916, IN THE GRIP OF THE MINOTAUR marked the first collaboration between Farnham Bishop and Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur.  In addition to being fine fiction writers, both were very capable historians -- Bishop would write non-fiction books on the Panama Canal, submarines and the U.S. wars with Mexico, while Brodeur would become a professor at University of California Berkeley, translate Norse prose eddas and gain scholarly recognition for his work on "Beowulf".  In writing IN THE GRIP OF THE MINOTAUR, they drew upon their backgrounds and research abilities to create a believable tale of historical high adventure.  First time in book form.



Blood ‘n’ Thunder #27

Now available at PulpFest 2010!



Ed Hulse is at PulpFest where the new issue of
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER is making its debut.


Subscriber copies will be mailed soon.


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 85:  4 Horsemen of FarmerCon - New!
Art and Ric talk to the 4 Horsemen of FarmerCon. Win Eckert, Paul Spiteri, Michael Croteau and Chris Carey.

Episode 84:  James Campanella
Episode 83:  Perry Constantine
Episode 82: The Blond Adder
Episode 81: Farmercon
Episode 80:  Art's Tale of Doc's friends

Visit The Book Cave website at http://thebookcave.libsyn.com/


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

Page 7 is now posted online!
http://www.breckinridgeelkins.com/


CONAN: THE FRAZETTA COVER SERIES #5 - Arriving in comic shops August 4th!
Timothy Truman, Cary Nord, Tom‡s Giorello, Richard Isanove, and Dave Stewart

The fifth installment in Conan: The Frazetta Cover Series features both Frank Frazetta's tense, dramatic Man-Ape painting and an adaptation of Robert E. Howard's "Rogues in the House"Ñas interpreted by Timothy Truman, artists Cary Nord and Tom‡s Giorello, and colorist Richard Isanove. A longtime Howard favorite, this seminal Conan story first appeared in Weird Tales in 1934, and Frazetta's Man-Ape piece is one of his few Conan paintings to make a direct reference to one of Howard's works.

Our favorite barbarian has been living as a thief for some time, and his crimes are catching up with him. Becoming enmeshed in the plans of a treacherous nobleman and a dark priest, Conan finds himself making some strange allies in order to free himself from the labyrinthine, booby-trapped halls in the Red Priest's stronghold. Stalked by a mysterious, hulking horror that's grown out of control, Conan and the nobleman make a wary alliance with the Red Priest himself!

72 pages, $6.99


Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!
THE BORDER LINE by Walter S. Masterman
#6 in the Dancing Tuatara Press collection from Ramble House, this is one of Masterman’s almost-supernatural novels.
John Pelan’s excellent introduction tells the story of Masterman and his place in the world of supernatural fiction.


TRAIL OF THE CLOVEN HOOF by Arlton Eadie
Written in 1935, this is #7 in the 
Dancing Tuatara Press series of supernatural revivals from the past.
This is the complete novel, as it was written, not the bowdlerized version that was previously published in the pulps.


Coming Soon:
THE DAY KEENE in the DETECTIVE PULPS Series
We don’t know yet how many volumes in this series we will have, but Day Keene wrote a LOT of short stories and novellas that were published in the pulps like Detective Tales and Dime Mystery Magazine. John Pelan has collected them and will introduce each of the volumes, except for the ones introduced by Ed Gorman and other pulp experts. The first two volumes, LEAGUE OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD And Other Stories, and WE ARE THE DEAD And Other Stories, are soon to be released, followed by DEATH MARCH OF THE DANCING DOLLS And Other Stories.

REUNION IN HELL by Arlton Eadie and THE TONGUELESS HORROR by Wyatt Blassingame are next in line from John Pelan.
Each is a collection 6 or 7 of long short stories, taken from the pulps.


Dark Horse Comics - ComicCon International Robert E. Howard News!
Savage Sword
Dark Horse revealed at Comic-Con International in San Diego that it is launching an anthology series featuring REH heroes including Conan, Kull, and Kane but also lesser-known characters like Dark Agnes, El Borak, Bran Mak Morn, and Sailor Steve Costigan. "Savage Sword" will launch in December in a series of 80-page perfect-bound comics which will include  original adventures and classic, recolored reprints in each issue, as well as bonus material.

The first issue of the anthology will feature work by Paul Tobin, Wellinton Alves, Mark Finn, Tim Bradstreet, Roy Thomas, Barry Windsor Smith, Tim Conrad, Gil Kane, Esad Ribic, and many more. Paul Tobin is leading off the new "Savage Sword" anthology series with a story featuring Conan focusing on Conan's days of thievery. The artist for Tobin’s Conan serial is Wellinton Alves.

Kull
David Lapham (Stray Bullets) will script a new adventure of King Kull, "The Hate Witch," that premieres in November. "The Hate Witch" originated wholly with Lapham, but he plans to draw heavily on Howard's stories. Lapham said that he will be picking up some time after the events of the previous Dark Horse "Kull" miniseries, which was written by Arvid Nelson.  Kull presides over a nation on the edge of revolution. Enter the Hate Witch—an ancient enemy eager to use Kull to destroy the great City of Valusia and with it, the whole of humanity. After a string of murders, the city's noblemen look to over throw  the King and force Kull to return to the land of his exile—Atlantis.

Gabriel Guzman (Predators) illustrates this epic tale that tests King Kull's true stamina as ruler of all of Valusia, and reintroduces readers to Brule, Tu and Queen Igraine.


Solomon Kane
Solomon Kane returns for a third miniseries in November. "Solomon Kane: Skulls in the Stars" will be written by former "Conan the Barbarian" scribe Bruce Jones and illustrated by Rahsan Ekedal, with painted covers by Gregory Manchess and  variants by Guy Davis.

ECHOES - New Yahoo Newsgroup!

In June 1982, Tom & Ginger Johnson released a Special Issue of a new pulp fanzine, titled ECHOES, a name selected by pulp historian Robert Sampson. In August, V1 N1 was released, but the numbering system began with the Special Issue (#1), forever causing confusion among collectors and subscribers. ECHOES became the longest running pulp fanzine to-date, ending in August 1998 with Issue #100 as a magazine; the September issue began another 76 issue run as a newsletter, for a total of 176 issues, plus Echoes Revisited in June 2002.


ECHOES REVISITED - Now available!
In 2002, Fading Shadows published ECHOES REVISITED to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the longest running pulp fanzine, ECHOES.  A few remaining copies of this spectacular anniversary issue have been unearthed and are now being made available for $14 plus $4 shipping and handling. The full color cover is by Dave Burton.
Contact Tom Johnson at f
adingshadows40@gmail.com for ordering information if you are interested.

The contents include:
"A Portrait of Dan Fowler & G-MEN" by Nick Carr
"The 10 Best G-8 Novels" by Nick Carr
"The Crimson Mask" by Nick Carr
"City of Madness" by Tom Johnson
"Trouble In Chapter 1" by Will Murray
"Mask of the Sca"r by Will Murray
"Lords of the Phantom" by Will Murray
"The Late Rex Ward" by Will Murray
"G-8's Rightful Time" by Rex Ward
"The Shadow's Greatest Locale" by Rex Ward
"Random Thoughts From Yesteryear" by Rex Ward
"Bagdad m The Morning" by Rex Ward
"Ramblings From The Past" by Rex Ward
"The Crimson Caliph" by Rex Ward
"The Discover" by Allan J. Isobel
"Ye Old Science Fiction Magazine Department" by Allan Isobel
"Requiem For Sports Fiction" by John Dinan
"The End of the Trail" by John Dinan
"The Ranger And The Bad Man" by James M. Reasoner
"The Doctor Is In" by Michael A. Black
"She: The Eternal Romance of Ayesha" by Gary Lovisi
"Is The Avenger A Killer?" by Jeffrey T. Zverloff
"The Corinth/Regency Paperbacks" by Tom Johnson
"The Lisping Man" by Monte Herridge
Contributors' Profiles compiled by Ginger Johnson



E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks Shadow review is "Crime's Stronghold" from December 15, 1941.
   

Davy Crockett's Almanack of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West
"Dutch Treat" from Black Mask December 1936. This would appear to be his last sale under the Paul Cain pen name.


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

"The Black 13" by Ellery Watson Calder from SPICY ADVENTURE STORIES, August, 1935
He laid his last five-spot on 13 - and a lovely girl claimed his winnings! What did she know of the grim secret that made him a hunted fugitive?
"Baldy and the Dead Southpaw" by Jack Kofoed from POPULAR DETECTIVE, June, 1946
Featuring: Baldy Simmons
When "Lefty" Waldron passes on, a crooked gambler and a two-timing girl call it suicide - so Simmons investigates!


Fantom Press - Now in hand and shipping August 2nd!

The Revised Complete Chronology of Bronze signed limited edition!


The hard cover edition of Rick Lai’s Revised Complete Chronology of Bronze
is in hand and I’m just waiting for the signed bookplates to be returned.
 The  books will be ready to ship August 2nd.
 
Thanks to the generosity of Altus Press and author Rick Lai,
Fantom Press is proud to present an exclusive
signed, limited hard cover edition of
The Revised Complete CHRONOLOGY OF BRONZE.

The edition is limited to 100 hard bound copies and will include a bookplate signed by author Rick Lai and cover artist Kez Wilson.


It will be $39.95 plus shipping.

All proceeds from the sale go to benefit Doc Savage artist Bob Larkin.




GIRASOL PULP DOUBLES THE SPIDER VOLUME 16 - Now available!
Stop by the Girasol Collectables table at Pulpfest!

Fans of two-fisted pulp action will find two action packed adventures of the pulp-era hero The Spider.
This issue contains "Reign of the Death Fiddler" (May 1935) and "City of Whispering Death" (April 1938).
The stories are complete including the original pulp black and white illustrations.

Softcover, 128 pages, B&W    SRP: $14.95





Gotham Pulp Collectors Club -  August 142010!
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.

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

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com



GREEN HORNET GOLDEN AGE RE-MASTERED #1 - Arriving in comic shops August 4th!
Writer: Based on stories by Fran Striker; Artist: Bert Whitman Associates; Cover: Joe Rubenstein
A new series of Golden Age reprints featuring the classic adventures of the original Green Hornet! Each issue in this new series of classic Hornet material is 40 big pages, featuring stories all inspired by the man who started it all Fran Striker! Completely re-mastered for today’s discerning reader and collector, Dynamite has also commissioned Joe Rubenstein to create brand-new covers, inspired by the Golden Age comics of yesteryear!
40 pages,
Full Color, $3.99

THE GREEN HORNET: PARALLEL LIVES #2  - Arriving in comic shops August 4th!
Writer: Jai Nitz; Artist: Nigel Raynor; Cover: Paul Renaud
This time around, Dynamite is the only place to read the story before the story of The Green Hornet! Only, this is an official prelude to the upcoming movie starring Seth Rogen and Jay Chou as the Green Hornet and Kato! The official tie-in to the upcoming feature film — just announced as a 3-D release! — continues! Learn how the lives of Kato and the Green Hornet were intertwined before they ever met.  Kato wasn’t always a martial arts master, and he had to learn somewhere.  In this chapter we learn how and where Kato found the secret to fighting.  The answer will shock you!


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99



Moonstone Books: SECRET AGENT X #1 -  Coming in November! 
Written by Mel Odom and Mike W. Barr, art by Robert Geronimo, colored by Jason Jensen, covered by Tom Grindberg.

A Moonstone "Return of the Originals" event! Join Buffy novelist Mel Odom, who shows Secret Agent X as the ultimate spy.Ê He works within the US as well as overseas, against spies and scientists, battling men with guns and emerging super weapons. His greatest asset is that no one knows who he is, but that makes him a loner, just a man, in his war against the Nazis and other predators that align themselves against the United States. He can be anybody, anywhere...you will never see him coming. Plus: The Green Lama!

32 pages, $3.50




Moonstone Books: HONEY WEST #3 -  Coming in November! 
Written by Elaine Lee, art by Ronn Sutton, colors by Ken Wolak, cover by Lee Moyer. Cover: Lee Moyer

New story arc, part 1 of 3! Honey is hired by an anonymous employer, Honey goes undercover on the set of low-budget sci-fi film Amazons of Mars to investigate the mysterious death of Zu Zu Varga, queen of the B-movies. It looks like murder, but who had motive? Was it the scheming ingenue, the down-on-his luck director, the jealous agent, or the ageing teen heartthrob? Robots, aliens and murder in 1960s CA!

32 pages, $3.50


Moonstone Books: BLACK BAT DOUBLESHOT: BLACK DEATH #2 -  Coming in November! 
Written by Mike Bullock, art by Michael Metcalf, cover by Tom Grindberg.

An army of junkies threatens the projects and only Black Bat has the fix they need. Meanwhile, Death Angel investigates what would turn a man from spurned lover to homicidal spree killer. Before the caped crusader patrolled the streets, before horn head prowled the back alleys, the original dark avenger hunted evil men. The Black Bat is back and hell's coming with him!

32 pages, $3.50


The Nostalgia League - Now available online!

New in The Nostalgia League Library:
John Ovington Returns by Max Brand with a biographical introduction.



Off-Trail Publications - Now available!
Ghost Stories: The Magazine and Its Makers Volume 1
Edited by John Locke

Macfadden's GHOST STORIES magazine (1926-31) offered spooky tales in every flavor, many of them told in the confessional style of Macfadden's "true"-style magazines. This first of two volumes includes 19 stories, complete with original illustrations. Extensive nonfiction material includes the history of GHOST STORIES; as well as detailed biographies of every GHOST STORIES editor, and every author whose stories appear in this volume.

7x10-inch perfect bound; 258 pages, $24.00 postpaid

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


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Off-Trail Publications - Now available!
Ghost Stories: The Magazine and Its Makers Volume 2
Edited by John Locke

Macfadden's GHOST STORIES magazine (1926-31) offered spooky tales in every flavor, many of them told in the confessional style of Macfadden's "true"-style magazines. This second of two volumes includes 15 stories, complete with original illustrations. Extensive nonfiction material includes detailed biographies of every author whose stories appear in this volume, and every GHOST STORIES cover artist. Also included is a gallery of all 64 GHOST STORIES covers.

7x10-inch perfect bound; 274 pages, $24.00 postpaid

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


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Thousands of Pulp Magazines in One Hall!
The wait is over!
July 30 through August 1st!

William F. Nolan is the Guest of Honor at this year's convention!

Robert J. Randisi to Attend PulpFest!

Be sure to look for

 Adventure House  -
 Age of Aces  -  Airship 27 -  Altus Press  -  Beb Books  -  Black Dog Books  
Blood 'n' Thunder  -  Girasol Collectables  -  Off Trail Publications  -  Sanctum Books  -  Wild Cat Books 
and More!

at  
PulpFest  in Columbus, Ohio this weekend!

Stop by the tables to say hello and  browse all the new titles available.
Visit the 
PulpFest webpage for a listing of location, times, guest and dealers appearing,
and other scheduled programming.




Ramble House - Now available!
TRAIL OF THE CLOVEN HOOF by Arlton Eadie
Written in 1935, this is #7 in the 
Dancing Tuatara Press series of supernatural revivals from the past. This is the complete novel, as it was written, not the bowdlerized version that was previously published in the pulps.

ULTRA-BOILED by Gary Lovisi
Over 20 short stories about the underside of crime from our man in Brooklyn. $20 trade paperback; $35 hardcover with jacket.

SAVAGE HIGHWAY by Jack Moskovitz
His latest novel of the road and its denizens. Like his previous book, HELL FIRE, you are subjected to the sights, sounds and, most particularly, smells of modern noir as you follow the anti-heroes from truckstop to barroom to abbatoir, each more disgusting than the last. No one writes like Jack Moskovitz.

SAND’S GAME by Ennis Willie
Back in the 60s and 70s he was one of the most hard-boiled writers going and here’s the first of what we hope will become a complete revival of his epics. It has two novels, three short stories, an interview, and several articles about Ennis by the likes of Max Allan Collins, Ed Gorman, Bill Crider, Bill Pronzini, James Reasoner, Lynn Myers and Steve Mertz. $20 trade paperback; $32 hardcover with jacket.

THE BORDER LINE by Walter S. Masterman
#6 in the Dancing Tuatara Press collection from Ramble House, this is one of Masterman’s almost-supernatural novels.
John Pelan’s excellent introduction tells the story of Masterman and his place in the world of supernatural fiction.


Coming Soon:
THE DAY KEENE in the DETECTIVE PULPS Series
We don’t know yet how many volumes in this series we will have, but Day Keene wrote a LOT of short stories and novellas that were published in the pulps like Detective Tales and Dime Mystery Magazine. John Pelan has collected them and will introduce each of the volumes, except for the ones introduced by Ed Gorman and other pulp experts. The first two volumes, LEAGUE OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD And Other Stories, and WE ARE THE DEAD And Other Stories, are soon to be released, followed by DEATH MARCH OF THE DANCING DOLLS And Other Stories.

REUNION IN HELL by Arlton Eadie and THE TONGUELESS HORROR by Wyatt Blassingame are next in line from John Pelan.
Each is a collection 6 or 7 of long short stories, taken from the pulps.

THE WHITE OWL by Edmund Snell
There’s always time for an old lost race novel from 1930. They just don’t write ’em anymore.
Where are the racist authors of yesteryear? At Ramble House.
STARTLING STORIES #4 (Summer 2010)
Now available!

Stop by the Wild Cat Books table at Pulpfest!

Special Frank Frazetta and Al Williamson Tribute Issue!

This issue of "Startling Stories" is a special one to us in many ways. Not only does it feature classic Golden Age Science Fiction such as "Empire" by Clifford D. Simak and "The Devil's Asteroid" by Manly Wade Wellman, but also new fiction by our very talented writers: "The Demon of Blackwater Swamp" by Russ Parkhurst with art by David Burton, "Last Lord of the Three Lands" by K.G. McAbee with art by Gary McCluskey, "A Scroll of Strange Device" by Gerald W. Page and Jerry L. Burge, "What Wizardry May Come" and "Bugs Begone!" both by S. Clayton Rhodes, and the regular "Saucy Blaine" comic by Ron Wilber.

It also offers a Special Tribute to a very important man who passed away while we were in the middle of production. I'm speaking, of course, of Frank Frazetta, probably one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century. His loss hit many of us hard, and I want to thank the talented writers and artists who took the time out of their busy schedules to produce something especially for this issue.

And in honor of another great artist who passed away soon after, we are proud to present a Golden Age comic reprint by the late and great Al Williamson. All of us here at Wild Cat Books are doing what we do because of their influences that left lasting impressions on us as we were growing up. We hope you enjoy this Special Issue, and my thanks go out to William L. Carney who worked diligently to bring this fine issue into your hands... We'll miss you, Frank and Al, but your work and inspiration will live forever... May you both rest in peace!


STARTLING STORIES #4 - 210 pages, 7"x10", $14.95



TARZAN ARCHIVES: THE JESSE MARSH YEARS VOLUME 6
Arriving in comic shops August 4th!

Written by Gaylord DuBois, art by Jesse Marsh.

Rediscover a legendary team-up in adventure comics, collected for the first time! Former Walt Disney Studios artist Jesse Marsh illustrated these inventive stories from Gaylord DuBois for a full nineteen years, expanding the mythology of Edgar Rice Burroughs' world-renowned character in the process.

The first tales of Tarzan of the Apes ever to be told in comics form, this collaboration was read by millions and has proved an enduring vision of the iconic jungle man. After nearly sixty years, these stories of rip-roaring adventure and good clean fun are as charming and entertaining as ever. Collects Tarzan issues #28-#32 and Tarzan's Jungle Annual #1, from 1952.

248 pages, $49.99


THUN'DA, KING OF THE CONGO ARCHIVE - Now available!
Written by Frank Frazetta and Gardner Fox, art by Frazetta and Bob Powell.

Frank Frazetta is widely renowned as one of the greatest fantasy illustrators of all time. But he didn't hone his skills in study at the fabled galleries of Paris or Milan; his legendary talents flourished as he worked for hire during the Golden Age of comics!

In the early 1950s, Frazetta set up shop at bustling comics publisher Magazine Enterprises, contributing beautiful cover illustrations and comics pages. There, he also created his first mighty adventurer: the lost-world-jungle hero Thun'da! Though Frazetta left Magazine Enterprises shortly after the first issue of Thun'da was released, and the series was ultimately short lived despite the talented care of collaborators Gardner Fox and Bob Powell, to this day the Thun'da, King of the Congo comics series is held in high regard both as an exciting adventure title and as the only comics series ever to include a cover-to-cover, all-Frazetta issue!

Collecting all six issues of Thun'da, King of the Congo, as well as the Thun'da backup stories that appeared in Cave Girl and Africa: Thrilling Land of Mystery.

224 pages, $49.99






23 July 2010

Age of Aces - Coming very soon!
 Age of Aces will have "hot off the press" copies available at PulpFest!

 "The Iron Ace" by William E. Barrett
In the Misty Skies of WWI France, history is written with flaming guns! And Yank airman Hugh McQuillen had smashed his way into those history books as "The Iron Ace."

Assigned as the C.O. of a Royal Flying Corps squadron, and prowling the skies in his deadly war plane adorned with the Laughing Skull, he was a grim and unrelenting instrument of war who killed Germans with such ruthless efficiency that he became known on both sides of the line as "The Assassin." McQuillen believed there was no decent way to bring men to a violent end, so he would not bow to the "chivalry of the air" practiced by his R.F.C. mates and the Germans. This made the Iron Ace a marked man, and his enemies would stop at nothing to bring an end to his savage reign.

Written by William E. Barrett, the nine tales of "The Iron Ace" appeared in Sky Birds magazine from 1933 through 1934. Barrett is best remembered for his novels, The Left Hand of God and The Lillies of the Field. But he was initially a very busy writer for the pulp magazines. And while much of his work was in the air war mags, he also contributed to the western and detective pulps. One of Barrett's most popular characters appeared in a series of stories in Dime Detective. "Needle Mike" was an undercover crime fighter who posed a s a tattoo artist.


"The Iron Ace" will be available from Amazon, 
Mike Chomko Books, and Adventure House.



Age of Aces Presents Downloadable PDF Air War pulp stories!
Age of Aces Books is now offering a new feature on their Web site called "Age of Aces Presents".
You can now download free PDF versions of some great Air War pulp stories.
Visit them at http://www.ageofaces.net/category/age-of-aces-presents/


New this week:
“They Had What It Takes – Part 11: Richard E. Byrd” by Alden McWilliams
This week we bring you Part 11 of Alden McWilliams’ illustrated tribute to the pioneer fliers of the early days of aviation. He called it “They Had What it Takes” and this installment appeared in the December 1937 Flying Aces. It features Richard E. Byrd, the conqueror of the North and South Poles.
We won't have a new one for you next week as we will be in Columbus, Ohio for PulpFest. If you plan to be there stop by the Age of Aces table and say hello.


AGE OF ADVENTURE - Available Monday (July 26th)!

Six Gun Western #2, Summer 2010 Issue

 Our second hard ridin' issue rounds up an ALL NEW Masked Rider story titled "Six Gun Hell" by Barry Reese, "Bullets and Brimstone" by Shelby Rhodes, and Tommy Hancock brings back The Man from Shadow Limb for another lead slingin' visit! More great new fiction as Teel James Glenn introduces us to Josiah Silence; the Ghost Maker! 

We take a look at Jonah Hex from Comic book cowboy to
his new movie and a fond remembrance
of the classic TV Western, "Cheyenne"
starring Clint Walker. 

Visit the Age of Adventure storefront to get your copy!



AMRA returns - Classic reprints and an all new magazine!
Wildside Press has announced that the very first issue of AMRA — the Hugo Award-winning REH and sword & sorcery fanzine — will be included in facsimile in the next issue of Adventure Tales. (AMRA had very humble beginnings. Vol. 1, No. 1 was a 2-page memeographed newsletter.) But this reissue is the start of something very exciting. Wildside Press acquired the assets of Owlswick Press (including AMRA) following owner George Scithers' death, and we will be reviving AMRA and reissuing some of the rare early issues in coming months as affordable chapbooks. Not only are they are a fascinating look at the early days of REH fandom, but they contain many great articles by people like Poul Anderson, Fritz Leiber, and many others. Heavily illustrated, too.
 
Wildside Press will also be resurrecting AMRA as a new publication with Vol. 3, No. 1, featuring the best sword & sorcery and REH-related fiction and nonfiction. Look for more information in months to come.


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Shipping late July!
THE AVENGER Volume 4: "The Blood Ring" & "Stockholders of Death"
The Pulp Era's most unusual mystery man returns in two epic adventures by Paul Ernst writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, a famous museum becomes a killing site when an ancient Egyptian curse is revived by a strange ritual involving "The Blood Ring." Then, an unholy partnership between Organized Crime and Big Business produces a deadly trail of murder. Only The Avenger and Justice, Inc. can challenge the "Stockholders in Death."

BONUS: a lost Avenger radio script from the Golden Age of Radio! This classic pulp reprint showcases H. W. Scott's classic pulp covers, all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books)  978-1-60877-027-4  Softcover, 7x10. B&W, $14.95


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

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in September!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 41: "The Seven Agate Devils" and "The Flying Goblin"
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

Thrill to the original pulp exploits of DC Comics' newest superstar as the Man of Bronze returns in two thrill-packed novels by Lester Dent, Martin Baker and William Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc Savage investigates a series of bizarre Hollywood murders surrounding "The Seven Agate Devils," strange Satanic statuettes left at the scene of each killing. Then, a rocket attack frees a deranged patient from Doc Savage's "Crime College" and the Man of Bronze journeys to Sleepy Hollow in search of "The Flying Goblin." BONUS: a Doc Savage chiller from the Golden Age of Radio! This classic pulp reprint features the color pulp covers by Walter Baumhofer and Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's original interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of seven Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-036-6  Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, b&w, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE #41 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG101350.

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in September!
THE SHADOW Volume 42: "Bells of Doom" and "The Murdering Ghost"
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

The Knight of Darkness investigates paranormal mayhem in two heart-stopping thrillers by Walter Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant" and an eerie lost thriller from the Golden Age of Radio! First, the ghostly death knell of "Bells of Doom" foretells serial slaughter in one of the all-time greatest Shadow thrillers. Then, a psychic investigator's scientific study of seances unleashes a series of killings by "The Murdering Ghost" in a novel that draws upon Gibson's work with Houdini debunking fake spiritualists. This instant collector's item showcases both classic pulp covers by George Rozen, the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban and commentary by popular-culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin.
(Sanctum Books)  978-1-60877-035-9  Softcover, 7x10. 128 ages, b&w, $14.95

THE SHADOW #42 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG101352.

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

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



Blood ‘n’ Thunder #27 - Debut at PulpFest 2010!


Ed Hulse is gearing up for next week's PulpFest,
where the new issue of BLOOD 'N' THUNDER will make its debut.




The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 83:  James Campanella - New!
Art and Ric talk to James Campanella about his site Uvula Audio. We had tech problems with James mic for the first half, but the second half problem was fixed.

Episode 83:  Perry Constantine
Episode 82: The Blond Adder
Episode 81: Farmercon
Episode 80:  Art's Tale of Doc's friends

Visit The Book Cave website at http://thebookcave.libsyn.com/


BOOM! STUDIOS: THE CALLING: CTHULHU CHRONICLES #4 -  Coming in October!
Writter: Michael Alan Nelson, Joanna Stokes; Artist: Christopher Possenti
The first arc of the horrific Cthulhu series comes to an end, but the giant revelations in this issue expose an even bigger mystery that you won't want to miss! What is the story behind The Dreamer and what part does he play in the strange events unfolding around the world? Don't miss this new supernatural horror series with a decidedly modern spin from superstar writing team Michael Alan Nelson and Johanna Stokes! Cover by Federico Piatti.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99
THE CALLING: CTHULHU CHRONICLES #4 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG100853.


BUCK ROGERS IN 25TH CENTURY: THE DAILIES VOLUME 5: 1935-1937 -  Coming in November!
Writer: John F. Dille;  Artist: Dick Calkins
The saga of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, the world's most famous science-fiction newspaper strip, continues! Included in this volume are two more years of the strip, from 1935 to 1937, featuring five complete adventures. Volume Five features continuities with Buck, Wilma, Ardala, Killer Kane, and Black Barney. The strips contained in this volume have never been reprinted before and have been painstakingly restored to perfection!
Hardcover, 9x12, 288 pages, $49.99

BUCK ROGERS IN 25TH CENTURY: THE DAILIES VOLUME 5 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG101048.

BUCK ROGERS RETRO-A-GO-GO T-SHIRTS  - Arriving in comic shops July 28th!
Dark Horse introduces a stunning line of officially licensed Buck Rogers accessories, produced by our friends at Retro-a-go-go for the modern space traveler!  We bring you four stylish Buck Rogers T-shirts, in both men's and women's sizes, to be worn by distinguished and brave fashion explorers!

Buck Rogers Ray Gun T-shirt: Men's M- XL , $21.99; Men's XXL, $22.99; Women's S-XL, $24.99
Buck Rogers Vintage T-shirt: Men's M- XL, $21.99; Men's XXL, $22.99; Women's S- XL, $24.99
Buck Rogers Logo T-shirt: Men's M- XL, $21.99; Men's XXL, $22.99; Women's S- XL, $24.99
Buck Rogers Wilma T-shirt: Women's S-XL; $24.99


For more Retro-A-Go-Go products, visit the Retro-A-Go-Go website!



CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL UNABRIDGED ADVENTURES (U.S. Edition)
Coming in November!

Robert E. Howard
Conan the Barbarian is a name known throughout Cimmeria, Brythinia, Turan, and all the territories bordering the Vilayet Sea — as well as most countries more familiar to us in the real world. More than 50 novels and countless short stories featuring Conan have been written by a variety of authors, but the stories contained in this massive volume are all by the character’s creator, Robert E. Howard. Originally written by Howard to be published in the magazine Weird Tales in the 1930s. Howard was a master of his craft, lovingly creating a mythical world in which his original masterpieces reign supreme.
Softcover, 7x9, 512 pages, $29.95


CONAN THE BARBARIAN is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG101299.


CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #25 - Coming in October!
Written by Tim Truman, penciled by Tomas Giorello, colored by Jose Villarrubia, covers by Cary Nord and Geof Darrow.

The thrilling, battle-filled finale to Robert E. Howard's "Iron Shadows in the Moon" -- and Dark Horse's final Conan the Cimmerian issue! With the threat of pirates and a centuries-old evil at his heels, Conan's troubles triple when he and Olivia are confronted by the jungle creature that's been stalking them. The island where Conan once sought refuge has become a battleground with constant surprises and death in every dark corner. Tim Truman, Tomas Giorello, and Jose Villarrubia conclude their adaptation of one of Howard's strangest stories in their final issue of Conan the Cimmerian. Fear not, faithful readers, as this Conan creative team will be returning next year to chronicle the exploits, adventures, and woes of an older King Conan!

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on October 27.
CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #25 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG100040.


Dark Horse Comics - ComicCon International Robert E. Howard News!

A new Conan series Road of Kings written by Roy Thomas and drawn by Mike Hawthorne was announced for November.

Editor Scott Allie said that "we're giving our Robert E. Howard line a brand new coat of paint."

Allie recapped earlier announcements that Roy Thomas would be writing the ongoing, Tim Truman is writing a King Conan book, and Kull is getting a new series.


The image at the right was shown in the Darkk Horse panel slide show.



DOC SAVAGE #7 - Coming in October!
Written by Brian Azzarello & Ivan Brandon, Art by Nic Klein
Co-feature written by Jason Starr, Co-feature art by Scott Hampton
Cover by J.G. Jones
FIRST WAVE architect Brian Azzarello joins rising star Ivan Brandon for an epic journey to the Middle East, a land decimated by war - but still full of terrible secrets! One of Doc's closest friends is lost among the shifting sands of the Forbidden Zone, and Doc'll have to fight his way through the Zone's battle-hardened inhabitants before he can come face-to-face (to face?) with the monster holding his ally captive: The Two Who Are One!

And in the JUSTICE, INC. co-feature, Smitty is hot on the trail of the two-bit thug he's made the target of his bloodlust, but his tunnel vision is leading him into a dangerous trap. And if the only light at the end of the tunnel is the Avenger, then there's no light in this world at all!


40 pages, Full Color, $3.99, On sale OCTOBER 13

DOC SAVAGE #7 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG100169.


ECHOES - New Yahoo Newsgroup!
In June 1982, Tom & Ginger Johnson released a Special Issue of a new pulp fanzine, titled ECHOES, a name selected by pulp historian Robert Sampson. In August, V1 N1 was released, but the numbering system began with the Special Issue (#1), forever causing confusion among collectors and subscribers. ECHOES became the longest running pulp fanzine to-date, ending in August 1998 with Issue #100 as a magazine; the September issue began another 76 issue run as a newsletter, for a total of 176 issues, plus Echoes Revisited in June 2002.



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

Davy Crockett's Almanack of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West
"Dutch Treat" from Black Mask December 1936. This would appear to be his last sale under the Paul Cain pen name.


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

"Presidential Special" by Duane Hopkins from SHORT STORIES, May 10, 1933
Of all Trains for a Hobo to Pick to Ride the Rods on - the Presidential Special!
"Prune Picking Patriot" by E. Hoffmann Price from HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE, December, 1943
Featuring: Honest John Carmody
Honest John Carmody hated prunes, but the army wouldn't take him and the work of a private detective is non-essential. So here he was in the prune orchard, not knowing that hate strong enough to cause arson and murder was just around the next tree!


FIRST WAVE #3 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops July 28th!
Written by Brian Azzarrello; Art by Rags Morales; Cover by J.G. Jones

Doc Savage and The Spirit have joined forces at last – but can they beat the secrets behind the death of Doc’s father out of the Blackhawks? The Batman just might be two steps ahead of them all! And in the jungles of South America, it’s getting harder and harder for Rima to keep William Littlejohn alive as the forces of the Golden Tree close in…


Full Color, 40 pages, $3.99



FLASH GORDON COMIC BOOK ARCHIVES VOLUME 2 - Coming in December!
Written by Al Williamson and Archie Goodwin, art by Williamson, Gil Kane, Mac Raboy and others.

Launch into a new era of classic comics storytelling with the second volume of Flash Gordon Comic Book Archives! When the Flash Gordon title made its move to King Comics in 1966, it was the start of a brilliant new look and a giant leap forward in storytelling and character. Flash, his beautiful companion Dale, and impulsive scientist Dr. Hans Zarkov face all-new perils and all-new villains in these space-age stories. Flash Gordon Comic Book Archives Volume Two contains over twenty thrilling, gorgeously illustrated stories, planetary maps, original ads, and more.

Collects Flash Gordon #1 - #11 (King Comics), and selections from The Phantom #18, #19, and #20, and features work by Al Williamson, Archie Goodwin, Mac Raboy, and more!

312 pages, $49.99, in stores on December 29.


FLASH GORDON ARCHIVES VOLUME 2 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG100064.


Flash Gordon - Heading to big screen!
Director Breck Eisner is prepping to revive “Flash Gordon” for a new generation. With the goal of making it intelligent, edgy and immensely loyal to the original canon, Eisner has no intention of retreading the same ground as those before him.  Instead, he will bring the comics to life with the latest technology at his disposal.

“The comic from 1930s was made into serials in the ’50s and ’70s, then the director’s version in the ’80s,” Eisner told Airlock Alpha. “It was campy and the effects were not so good – this version is in no way a remake. Our version goes back to strips from ’30s and we will update those and shoot the movie as if the strips were drawn today. It will be an action and adventure sci-fi.


Source: The Daily Cartoonist

Flesk Publications: JIM SILKE'S JUNGLE GIRLS - Coming in November!
Writer/Artist: Jim Silke
Here they are, the most fabulous and provocative creatures in the world of fiction — Jungle Girls, from H. Rider Haggard's She and Edgar Rice Burroughs' Jane to modern, bold, daring and dangerous beauties that prowl his imagination. They're all here, the Jungle Goddesses, Queens, and Slaves as well as Tropic Tramps, Dragon Ladies, Harem Damsels, and semi-clad Barbarians. It's not a history, but a celebration of that impossible, looney, glorious nonsense that Silke somehow finds essential. The book includes 52 original pieces of artwork and an extensive selection of movie stills and images from private collections.

Available in Softcover, as well as a Deluxe Hardcover edition, signed by the artist (with dust jacket) and limited to 500 copies.
Softcover, 8x11, 84 pages, Full Color, $24.95
Limeted Signed Hardcover, 8x11, 84 pages, Full Color, $44.95



JIM SILKE'S JUNGLE GIRLS is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG101254 (Softcover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG101255 (Hardcover).


Fu Manchu in Comics - New article online at the Black Gate Magazine blog!
William Patrick Maynard ‎'s new article, FU MANCHU IN COMICS is now online at BlackGate.com.

GIRASOL PULP DOUBLES FEATURING THE SPIDER VOLUME 17
Coming in October!

This trade paperback collects two action-packed 1930s and 1940s adventures of the pulp-era hero, The Spider! The stories are complete, including the original pulp black and white illustrations. This issue includes "The Silver Death Rain" (March 1939) and "Hell Rolls on the Highways!" (September 1942).
Softcover, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95



PULP DOUBLES FEATURING THE SPIDER VOLUME 17 is solicited in the
August
PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG101351.



GREEN HORNET #8 - Coming in October!
Writer: Kevin Smith; Artist: Jonathan Lau
Cover: Alex Ross (50%), Greg Horn (50%), Joe Benitez (1-in-10)
The new Green Hornet faces his greatest challenge as the deadly Black Hornet engages him in a high-octane duel to the death on the streets of Century City. As The Black Hornet strikes at the very heart of the Hornet's Nest, even the aid of the Kato family may not be enough to keep the legacy of The Green Hornet intact, or Britt Reid alive. Only on the verge of their own destruction do Green Hornet and Kato realize that Century City itself faces an equally disastrous fate.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

GREEN HORNET #8 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG100922.


THE GREEN HORNET BLOOD TIES #1 - Coming in October!
Writer: Ande parks; Artist: Johnny Desjardins; Cover: Johnny Desjardins
The first issue of Green Hornet features the last remains of the Italian Crime Family and the Japanese Yakuza. How did the two man team of Green Hornet and Kato bring about the fall of all Crime in the city of Chicago? This tale is the precursor to Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet, and is a must read for Green Hornet fans! Featuring the break out art of Johnny Desjardins, who began his career as David Finch’s protégé and is now one of Dynamite’s up-and-coming artists!
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

THE GREEN HORNET BLOOD TIES #1 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG100925.


THE GREEN HORNET: PARALLEL LIVES #4 - Coming in October!
Writer: Jai Nitz; Artist: Nigel Raynor; Cover: Paul Renaud
Dynamite is the only place to read the story that takes place before The Green Hornet! Only, this is an official prelude to the upcoming movie starring Seth Rogen and Jay Chou as the Green Hornet and Kato! The official tie-in to the upcoming feature film — just announced as a 3-D release! — continues! Learn how the lives of Kato and the Green Hornet were intertwined before they ever met. Kato learns the advanced chemistry of the hornet sleeping gas and the world's greatest coffee! Oh, did we mention he takes on corporate espionage and kicks some butt?

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

GREEN HORNET: PARALLEL LIVES #4 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG100933.


THE GREEN HORNET STRIKES! #2 - Arriving in comic shops July 28th!
Writer: Brett Matthews; Artist: Ariel Padilla; Cover: John Cassaday
Senses are shattering and pulses pounding as generations new and old experience this ultimate tale. THE GREEN HORNET STRIKES! Features the writing of acclaimed Lone Ranger scribe Brett Matthews, cover artist John Cassaday and interior artist Ariel Padilla! Issue #2 continues the excitement begun in our debut as this new Hornet makes his way through the underworld of Chicago and the tangled world above! Ask your local retailer for the incredible line-up of incentive covers to complete your collection!


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

THE GREEN HORNET: YEAR ONE #7 - Coming in October!
Writter: Matt Wagner; Art: Aaron Campbell
Covers: 
Matt Wagner; Francesco Francavilla
Act two of the first year of the original team of crime-fighters begins! Set in the golden age of comics and history, writer Matt Wagner weaves a tale of action and adventure unlike anything else seen on the comic racks! Add in the exquisite art of Aaron Campbell and Francesco Francavilla, and you have the perfect companion to the modern day adventures of the Green Hornet from Kevin Smith and Dynamite!
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE #7 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG100928.


GREEN HORNET GOLDEN AGE RE-MASTERED #4 - Coming in October!
Writer: Based on stories by Fran Striker; Artist: Bert Whitman Associates; Cover: Joe Rubenstein
Whether you are a recent or long-time Green Hornet fan, this series of classic Green Hornet reprints will be enjoyed by fans of all ages!  Featuring stories written by Fran Striker, these 40 page issues are re-mastered for the first time!  Featuring a new cover by artist, Joe Rubenstein!

40 pages, Full Color, $3.99

GREEN HORNET GOLDEN AGE RE-MASTERED #4 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG100936.


IDW Publishing: RICHARD STARK'S PARKER: THE OUTFIT - Coming in October!
Written, art and cover by Darwyn Cooke.
Cooke is back and following up the New York Times best-selling Hunter with a heart-pounding sequel: The Outfit. After evening the score with those who betrayed him, and recovering the money he was cheated out of from the syndicate, Parker is riding high, living in swank hotels and enjoying the finer things in life again. Until, that is, he's fingered by a squealer who rats him out to the Outfit for the price they put on his head... and they find out too late that if you push Parker, it better be all the way into the grave!

160 pages, $24.99, in stores on October 6.

RICHARD STARK'S PARKER: THE OUTFIT is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG100301.


IDW Publishing: YOURS TRULY, JACK THE RIPPER #2  - Arriving in comic shops July 28th!
Writer: Robert Bloch, Joe R. Lansdale & John L. Lansdale, Artist/Colors: Kevin Colden
In part two of the three-issue retelling of Robert Bloch's classic tale of terror, Hollis and Jenny close in on their search for the Ripper even as he draws them into his own horrific web of murders. By award-winning writer Joe R. Lansdale and John L. Lansdale and Eisner-nominated artist Kevin Colden.

32 pages, 2-Colors, $3.99

KATO #3 - Arriving in comic shops July 28th!
Writter: Ande Parks;  Art: Alé Garza; Main Cover: Joe Benitez, Alé Garza (1-in-10), Johnny D (1-in-25)!
The prelude to the smash series from Kevin Smith and Dynamite continues as the story before their appearance in the pages of KEVIN SMITH’S GREEN HORNET is finally told! At the hands of the Black Hornet, Kato is faced with an unimaginable loss! Will he find the strength to survive? Featuring another awesome line-up of covers from Benitez, Garza and Johnny D!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

KATO #7 - Coming in October!
Writter: Ande Parks;  Art: Diego Bernard; Main Cover: Alé Garza, Carlos Rafael (1-in-10)
As the new Kato readies herself for her upcoming battle with the Black Hornet, new foes loom on the horizon. After taking out his league of teen ninja assassins, Kato finds herself the target of Takeshi. This issue also introduces a major new character into Kato's world... one that will play a pivotal role in the months to come. Also, the original Kato arrives in the US. Can the two Kato’s — father and daughter — get along well enough to prepare for their showdown with Black Hornet? His issue ties into the Kevin Smith Green Hornet series!
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

KATO #7 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG100931.


KATO ORIGINS #6: WAY OF THE NINJA  - Coming in October!  
Writer: Jia Nitz; Artist: Colton Worley; Cover: Colton Worley, Francesco Francavilla (1-in-10)
From the pages of GREEN HORNET: YEAR ONE comes the solo adventures of KATO! In this stand-alone issue, Kato comes face to face with honor among thieves in the Chicago underworld. The Green Hornet is seen as a master criminal to the general population and crooks alike. Who do the criminals turn to when they become the victim of a crime? Kato finds out in a tale of Chicago jazz and drugs. Perfect jumping on point for new readers!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

KATO ORIGINS #6 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG100935.


THE LAST PHANTOM #3  - Coming in October!  
Writer: Scott Beatty, Artist: Eduardo Ferigato
Covers: Alex Ross, Joe Prado (1-In-10), Fabiano Neves (1-In-15)
It began with a name: Krieghund. And to learn just what it means, Kit Walker is forced to flee war-torn Bengali and seek out an old and trusted member of the Jungle Patrol. With the world believing him dead, Kit is now a Phantom in the truest sense of the word as the Ghost Who Walks tracks the dogs of war to their den in South Africa for an explosive confrontation!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

THE LAST PHANTOM #3 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG100937.


Moonstone Books: KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKERFILES #1 - Coming in October!
Written by Chris Mills, art by Jaime Martinez, covers by Woodrow Hinton III, Mark Maddox and Dave Ulanski.

New ongoing series. Night stalking reporter Carl Kolchak doesn't have time for horror movies. His life is scary enough -- and now he's between jobs and desperate for a paycheck. But when a young actress goes missing on the set of a low-budget monster flick, he soon discovers that making it big in Hollywood can be murder!

32 pages, $3.50
KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER FILES #1 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG101083.


Moonstone Books - Martin Powell Interview!
Jason Wilkins of Broken Frontier did a recent interview with martin Powell about THE SPIDER and KI-GOR THE JUNGLE LORD, which are a part of Moonstone's upcoming pulp hero revival.
Click here to read the interview.


Moonstone Books: THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE #1 - Coming in October! 
Written by Aaron Shaps, art by Danilo Guida, covers by Tom Grindberg.

A "Return of the Originals" event. He is a ghost. No lock can delay him. No walls can repel him. He is the Phantom Detective. Enter the shadows with the World's Greatest Sleuth, as he takes you on a journey beyond the flickering electric glow of our world, into a universe of psychedelic noir. Plus second feature: the first Moonstone appearance of The Green Ghost by Eric Fein, Win Eckert, and David Niehaus!

32 pages, $3.50.


THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE #1 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG101086.


Moonstone Books: THE PHANTOM: GHOST WHO WALKS #11
Arriving in comic shops July 28th!

Writer: Mike Bullock; Artist: Silvestre Syzilagy; Colors by Bob Pedroza; Covers by Steve Scott.

"Godfall" Part IV of V. In the aftermath of last issue, The Ghost Who Walks must pay a visit to some old friends. While the first provides helpful insight into the coming war, the second visit leads to the hunter becoming the hunted in the depths of the darkest house in all of Africa.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

The Movie Serial Companion: Book One written by Raymond William Stedman
Now available!

This is the first of a two volume set which, when combined with Book Two,
will encompass almost 800 pages and include more than 5,900 illustrations.

Features of Book One
  • A five-chapter history of America’s film serials — silent and sound — revised and enlarged from Stedman’s much-praised book of the 1970s: The Serials: Suspense and Drama by Installment. 
  • A 227 page section of illustrated entries for every American chapter play of the silent era, plus some important series films, such as The Hazards of Helen. 
  • Annotated listings for each chapter play, including cast, directors, chapter titles and commentary. 
  • Reproductions of rare stills, posters and actual film frames: a remarkable number in color-some for the first time. 
  • Full color and black and white illustration throughout. 
  • Large format 8½ x 11" trade paperback with over 300 pages and more than 1900 illustrations. 


Note: an excerpt from one of the updated chapters can be found on The Nostalgia League page, Bela Lugosi's Last Serial.

To order: Please print out a copy of the order form and mail it with your payment to the address listed on the form.

PayPal: Click the PayPal link on the website and you will be taken to the PayPal site where you can buy the book with your PayPal account or major credit card.

Special Offer - Everyone who buys a copy of Book One will receive $5 off the purchase price of Book Two!

The forthcoming Book Two contains longer, and extensively illustrated, entries on every cliffhanger of the sound period, including the Lone Ranger, Green Hornet, and Superman duos, the Flash Gordon trio, the Dick Tracy quartet, and the classic Adventures of Captain Marvel, Drums of FuManchu, Spy Smasher — 232 in all.

Also covered individually are lesser known, but quite entertaining, adventures that brought kids to the theaters each Saturday. And, of course, there is the parade of Westerns with Buck Jones, Johnny Mack Brown, Wild Bill Elliott, and others. Bela Lugosi’s serial vehicles get their individual pages or two, as do the low-priced clinkers that turned up through the years, especially in the genre’s last days.

TNL Library’s “The Green Hornet Strikes Again” is an example of Book Two’s sound entries, minus the book’s dozen illustrations for that serial.

The Movie Serial Companion: Book One - Recommended!
THE MOVIE SERIAL COMPANION Book One is the first of two books about the classic cliffhangers that thrilled the multitudes during the first half of the 20th century. The book starts off with a five-chapter history of America’s film serials that runs for 62 pages and covers both the silent and the sound film eras. The text is easily read, engaging, informative, and insightful. My interest never flagged and I learned many things that I was not previously aware of. For instance, I did not know that most serials had two directors, one shooting while the other prepared the next days work, or one doing location scenes while the other did interiors. Following the beginning chapters of the book is a 225 page annotated listing of the American serials of the silent era. The listing is done alphabetically by serial title. Most of the serials merit at least a full page which includes the date of the serial, the studio, the director(s), a listing of the players, a listing of the chapter titles, a synopsis of the story, and a brief commentary. Each listing is accompanied with numerous stills of scenes from the serial and of the players. Some of the entries also include the one-sheet advertising for the film or magazine covers featuring the serial or its players. Each serial entry averages at least 3-to-4 illustrations. Illustrations are in black and white and full color throughout. All-in-all, this book is obviously a labor of love and a welcome addition to my library. I look forward to the publication of the second book in the series.   


MYSPACE DARK HORSE PRESENTS VOLUME 5 - Arriving in comic shops July 28th!
MySpace Dark Horse Presents Volume 5 continues to exhibit the greatest comics creators in the biz alongside the newest newbies trying to break in:

Conan brings bloodshed and barbarism as only he can with writer and artist Darick Robertson . . .

Another Robert E. Howard character, Solomon Kane, gives Eisner Award winning artist Guy Davis a chance to show us his take on the Puritan warrior . . .

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight makes another appearance with newly popular vampire Harmony in a tale from one of the series writers, Jane Espenson . . .Dean Motter's Mister X presents a mystery . . . Matt Kindt's Giant Man continues his saga . . . And then we have the newbies: A sweet story with sweet birdies . . . A scary story with scary birdies . . . Jekyll and Hyde meet Sherlock Holmes mystery . . . A tragic tale that makes you really feel for all those mythical horrors . . . A crossdimensional superhero anecdote that will make you laugh . . .

168 pages, $19.99



Off-Trail Publications - Now available!
Ghost Stories: The Magazine and Its Makers Volume 1
Edited by John Locke

Macfadden's GHOST STORIES magazine (1926-31) offered spooky tales in every flavor, many of them told in the confessional style of Macfadden's "true"-style magazines. This first of two volumes includes 19 stories, complete with original illustrations. Extensive nonfiction material includes the history of GHOST STORIES; as well as detailed biographies of every GHOST STORIES editor, and every author whose stories appear in this volume.

7x10-inch perfect bound; 258 pages, $24.00 postpaid

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


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Off-Trail Publications - Now available!
Ghost Stories: The Magazine and Its Makers Volume 2
Edited by John Locke

Macfadden's GHOST STORIES magazine (1926-31) offered spooky tales in every flavor, many of them told in the confessional style of Macfadden's "true"-style magazines. This second of two volumes includes 15 stories, complete with original illustrations. Extensive nonfiction material includes detailed biographies of every author whose stories appear in this volume, and every GHOST STORIES cover artist. Also included is a gallery of all 64 GHOST STORIES covers.

7x10-inch perfect bound; 274 pages, $24.00 postpaid

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


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PULPDOM #61 (July 2010) - Now available!
The contents include:
"The City of Gold" [Part 2 of 2] by E. L.. Bacon [Reprint from The All-Story dated August 1911]

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

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

Visit the PULPDOM website at http://pulpdom.com



Thousands of Pulp Magazines in One Hall!
Only 1 week to go!
July 30 through August 1st!

William F. Nolan will be the Guest of Honor at this year's convention!

Robert J. Randisi to Attend PulpFest!
Programming Announcements!
On July 31, join Sanctum Books publisher and pulp historian Anthony Tollin as he commemorates the 80th anniversary of The Shadow’s radio debut with a multi-media presentation featuring interview material with
Walter Gibson and other important figures from the history of the Knight of Darkness.

Saturday afternoon at PulpFest promises to be a real thriller.
The newest Kenneth Robeson, Will Murray, will talk about his work to bring new adventures of the
Man of Bronze into print while popular culture expert Martin Grams will offer a slide show that will answer
all your questions and more about the masked avenger known as The Green Hornet.


As he has for the last nineteen years, Tony Davis has come up with another dynamite issue of THE PULPSTER.
The official magazine and program guide for PulpFest 2010, the new issue is 44 pages long and,
for the first time in its long history, features a color cover.
The issue celebrates the 90th anniversaries of BLACK MASK magazine and of Max Brand's
first appearance in WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE.


Join PulpFest as we celebrate today’s fictioneers!
The authors writing the NEW pulp fiction. Indiana’s David Walker, a longtime friend to pulp historian Nick Carr,
will be on hand to read from "The Dawn of Midnight," a story originally penned for
Airship 27’s LANCE STAR, SKY RANGER, VOL. 2, published by Cornerstone Books and
featuring the popular adventure hero, Captain Midnight.
He’ll also be available for questions, critiques and good, old-fashioned schmoozing.


Since 2002, Haffner Press has been steadily reprinting the stories of Leigh Brackett, and at PulpFest 2010 editor and publisher Stephen Haffner will present a 45-minute multimedia presentation on the background and career of this favorite writer. Drawing from sources common and obscure, you do not want to show up late for this event.
Join Stephen Haffner on Friday, July 30 at 9:30 PM for "Leigh Brackett: American Icon."
For further details, please visit http://www.pulpfest.com/.


Joining us at the 2010 PulpFest to help celebrate the 90th anniversaries of Black Mask’s debut and Max Brand’s first appearance in Western Story Magazine will be prolific author Robert J. Randisi, whom the publishing-industry trade journal Booklist has called "one of the last true pulp writers."

Randisi, who has for many years been active in both fan and pro circles, is the author of over 540 books, more than 50 short stories, and one screenplay. He has also edited 30 anthologies. A professional since 1982, when he began writing full time, Randisi has penned Westerns, mysteries, and stories in the horror, science fiction, and men’s-adventure genres. He has written yarns published under 15 different pseudonyms; as "J. R. Roberts" he created—and still writes—the long-running Gunsmith series, which currently numbers some 340 novels.    

Randisi’s activities in the crime-fiction field have been many and varied. He edited a Writer’s Digest how-to book, Writing the Private Eye Novel, and for seven years was the mystery reviewer for the Orlando Sentinel. In 1982 he founded the Private Eye Writers of America and created the Shamus Award. In 1985 he co-founded Mystery Scene Magazine and the short-lived American Mystery Award; a couple years later he co-founded the American Crime Writer’s League. In 1993 he was awarded a Life Achievement Award at the Southwest Mystery Convention. Just last year he received the Life Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America.

We look forward to having Bob Randisi join us in Columbus this July, and we trust that PulpFest attendees will be delighted to have him participate in our celebration of vintage pulp fiction.

PulpFest plans are coming together rapidly and dealers tables are going fast. Print advertising for the convention will be rolling out shortly, and we’re already distributing flyers and promotional postcards by the thousands at targeted conventions and book fairs in the Northeast and Midwest.

We’ll be making additional updates to this site in the weeks and months to come, so check back regularly for news about programming, auctions, and special events.

Join Bob Randisi, William F. Nolan, and hundreds of other fans
at this summer's celebration of the pulps, July 30 - August 1, in Columbus, Ohio.


QUEEN SONJA #13 - Coming in October!
Writer: Luke Lieberman; Artist: Mel Rubi; Covers: Fabiano Neves (50%), Carlos Rafael (50%)
The plot thickens as Sonja's ambition and love of stealing brings trouble as she learns that one does not take lightly from Lord Fellon. Her innocence lost as young Sonja takes her first life, this is a pivotal turn in Sonja's journey from wild child, to thief, to warrior.
32 pages, Full Color, $2.99

QUEEN SONJA #13 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG100947.


RED SONJA #54 - Coming in October!
Writter: Eric Trautman; Art: Walter Geovani; Covers: Paul Renaud (50%)Geovani (50%)
For centuries, Persemhia -- a tiny border kingdom of Shem — has faced down enemies from Koth, Argos, and Stygia. But the arrival of Red Sonja and her band of mercenaries has called down the combined might of all those opponents, under the command of the deadly General Cavvalus. To defeat Cavvalus and his mighty legions, Sonja may be forced to do the unthinkable: surrender.
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

RED SONJA #54 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG100946.


SCI-FI ART NOW - Coming in October!
John Freeman
A richly illustrated collection of the newest and most exciting talent in sci-fi art and illustration.
Sci-Fi Art Now brings together for the first time the finest, freshest, and most exciting talents in the world of sci-fi illustration. Ranging from comic books, movies, and TV programs to art, posters, toys, literature, collectibles, board games and video games, Sci-Fi Art Now is a comprehensive compilation that reveals fascinating background information, anecdotes, ideas, and inspirations relied on by contemporary painters, illustrators, and creators.
Hardcover, 10x10, 192 pages, Full Color, $29.99


SCI-FI ART NOW is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG101258.


TARZAN! EXPLORATION OF THE LEGENDARY HERO THROUGH POP CULTURE
Coming in October!
Pascal Dible
An exploration of the legendary hero’s journey through pop culture. Apeman. Lord of the Jungle. Eco-warrior. Whatever you call him, Tarzan is, above all else, a legend. First created by Edgar Rice Burroughs in Tarzan of the Apes in 1912, Tarzan was more than a European orphan adopted by gorillas in darkest Africa. He quickly became a legendary opponent of colonialism, a valiant symbol of equality, a dangerous yet undeniably attractive lover, and a seemingly immortal hero to us all. Tarzan, who has starred in countless books, movies, radio and television programs, and in recent years Broadway productions and video games—not to mention hundreds of toys, games, and ephemera—holds a unique place in popular culture and in society. As times changed, so did Tarzan and his world: changing mores demanded Jane wear more clothing; developing ethnic tolerances shaped Tarzan’s relationship with his African friends and enemies; and people began to see Tarzan’s thoughtful coexistence with nature and his animal brethren as a bastion of environmentalism. Pascal Dibie, along with other scholars, shine’s a critical yet celebratory light on Tarzan and Burroughs, and explores the relationship between the character and his times. An amazing retrospective of the legendary character, Tarzan! is filled with scenes from the many films, including photographs of stars such as Johnny Weissmuller, Buster Crabbe, Christopher Lambert, Maureen O’Hara, and of course, Cheetah, in addition to classic comic strips, vintage book jackets, retro Viewmaster scenes, and art created especially for this book.
Hardcover, 9x11, 248 pages,  $30.00

TARZAN! EXPLORATION OF THE LEGENDARY HERO THROUGH POP CULTURE  is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th). The Diamond Item Code is AUG101349.


WARLORD OF MARS #1 - Coming in October!
Written by Arvid Nelson; Art: Stephen Sadowski
Covers by Alex Ross (30%), J. Scott Campbell (30%), Joe Jusko (30%) & Lucio Parrillo (10%)

The original warrior of Mars returns from Dynamite! Warlord of Mars, an enhancement of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs story, Princess of Mars! If you thought you knew the story, think again! This series will capture the grit and action of the original while expanding on it with new elements. The story is about John Carter, an ex-cavalry officer in the Confederate Army who finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars! Joining him in his adventures there are Tars Tarkas, his Martian comrade, and Dejah Thoris, a Martin Princess.

This series is written by Arvid Nelson and is illustrated by Stephen (Avengers/Invaders) Sadowski and Lui Antonio, and features covers by Alex Ross, Joe Jusko, J. Scott Campbell and Lucio  Parrillo!

32 pages, Full Color,  $1.00


WARLORD OF MARS #1 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 28th).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG100918.



Wildside Press: THE WEIRD WORKS OF ROBERT E. HOWARD VOLUME 10
Now available!

John Betancourt reports that A THUNDER OF TRUMPETS: THE WEIRD WORKS OF ROBERT E HOWARD, VOLUME 10 is now available! You can order online now at the Wildside Books website.$35

The contents include:
Introduction by Mark Finn
“Pigeons from Hell”
“The Last Hour”
“Ships”
“Lines Written in the Realization That I Must Die”
“A Thunder of Trumpets”
“Recompense”
“The Ghost Kings”

“The King and the Oak”
“Desert Dawn”
"Almuric"
“The Hills of Kandahar”
“Song at Midnight”
“Witch from Hell’s Kitchen”
“But the Hills Were Ancient Then”
“The One Black Stain”

Use the coupon codes below to save!
Save $5.00 on an order of $25.00 or more (use coupon code 5BUCKSOFF)
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16 July 2010

Adventure House - Now available!
Thrilling Adventures - Sept. 1934, 162 pages, $14.95
TRAIL OF THE GOLD SKULLS — Lt. Scott Morgan
EMPEROR OF ASIA — Frederick Painton
A MAN AMONGST MEN — Charles Green
THE WHIRLWIND'S READY BLADE — Johnston McCulley
BANDIT OF HEAVEN — Jean Francis Webb
SINGING STEEL — John Scott Douglas
GUNS AND GOLD — Cpt. Lee Fredericks
LAW OF THE TUNDRA — Chart Pitt
THE FIGHTING LEATHERNECK — Arthur J. Burks

Romantic Detective - Feb. 1939, 128 pages, $14.95
BEGINNING WITH MURDER — Roger Torrey
DEATH WALKS IN THE HILLS — E. Hoffman Price
CORPSE OF CORINNA — Dale Boyd
KILL THAT HEADLINE — Robert Leslie Bellem
RANSOM PAY-OFF — John Phillips
DEATH RIDE — Ken Cooper

Phantom Detective - Jan. 1937, 128 pages, $14.95
The Murder Caravan by Robert Wallace





The Adventures of Dodge Dalton in the Shadow of Falcon's Wings by Sean Ellis
Now available!

IN THE GOLDEN AGE OF ADVENTURE...
Dodge Dalton's syndicated series of stories about the adventures of Captain Zane Falcon have made both the author, and his iconic protagonist, famous. Maybe a little too famous, because a diabolical villain, wielding a fantastic power unearthed in the ruins of a forgotten civilization, is spoiling for a fight with America's greatest hero.

There's just one problem: Falcon doesn't exist. Or does he? In order to save America, Dodge will embark on a journey to the ends of the earth to find Captain Falcon, and along the way will discover the hero within himself.


Hardcover: 270 pages
Publisher: Seven Realms
ISBN-10: 0982609922
ISBN-13: 978-0982609927

$24.95


Age of Aces - Coming very soon!
 Age of Aces will have "hot off the press" copies available at PulpFest!!!!!

 "The Iron Ace" by William E. Barrett
In the Misty Skies of WWI France, history is written with flaming guns! And Yank airman Hugh McQuillen had smashed his way into those history books as "The Iron Ace."

Assigned as the C.O. of a Royal Flying Corps squadron, and prowling the skies in his deadly war plane adorned with the Laughing Skull, he was a grim and unrelenting instrument of war who killed Germans with such ruthless efficiency that he became known on both sides of the line as "The Assassin." McQuillen believed there was no decent way to bring men to a violent end, so he would not bow to the "chivalry of the air" practiced by his R.F.C. mates and the Germans. This made the Iron Ace a marked man, and his enemies would stop at nothing to bring an end to his savage reign.

Written by William E. Barrett, the nine tales of "The Iron Ace" appeared in Sky Birds magazine from 1933 through 1934. Barrett is best remembered for his novels, The Left Hand of God and The Lillies of the Field. But he was initially a very busy writer for the pulp magazines. And while much of his work was in the air war mags, he also contributed to the western and detective pulps. One of Barrett's most popular characters appeared in a series of stories in Dime Detective. "Needle Mike" was an undercover crime fighter who posed a s a tattoo artist.


"The Iron Ace" will be available from Amazon, 
Mike Chomko Books, and Adventure House.



Age of Aces Presents Downloadable PDF Air War pulp stories!
Age of Aces Books is now offering a new feature on their Web site called "Age of Aces Presents".
You can now download free PDF versions of some great Air War pulp stories.
Visit them at http://www.ageofaces.net/category/age-of-aces-presents/


New this week:
 “They Had What It Takes – Part 10: Major Al Williams” by Alden McWilliams
In the late thirties Flying Aces ran Alden McWilliams’ monthly illustrated tribute to the pioneer fliers of the early days of  aviation which was called “They Had What it Takes”. In the November 1937 issue they featured the aerobatic genius, Major Al Williams.

Next week McWilliams looks at Richard E. Byrd, the conqueror of the poles.


Altus Press - Now available!

The Crimson Mask Omnibus Volume 1
 
Part of the early 1940s pulp hero revival, pharmacist Bob Clarke
takes on the underworld as The Crimson Mask!

The first of three volumes collecting the entire series,
this first volume includes an all-new introduction by pulp historian Tom Johnson.

Volume contains the following: “Enter the Crimson Mask,” “The Crimson Mask’s Murder Trail,” “The Crimson Mask’s Death Gamble,” “Sign of the Crimson Mask,” and “The Crimson Mask’s Scorpion Trail.”


Order the softcover edition from Amazon.com - $29.95
Order the Limited Edition Hardcover (only 100 made) from Lulu.com - $39.95




Altus Press - Now available!

Secret Agent “X” – The Complete Series Volume 4

For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939, SECRET AGENT “X” battled the forces of evil
in the page of his own pulp magazine. Now, for the first time… the complete pulp series
is being reprinted in nine deluxe omnibus editions!

The text has been reset and all the original interior illustrations have been remastered.
This volume contains the next four stories,
by Paul Chadwick, Emile C. Tepperman and G. T. Fleming-Roberts:
“Devils of Darkness”   -   “Talons of Terror”  -  “The Corpse Cavalcade”  -  “The Golden Ghoul.”

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


Order the softcover edition from Amazon.com - $34.95
Order the Limited Edition Hardcover (only 100 made) from Lulu.com - $44.95


Altus Press - Now available!

The Revised Complete Chronology of Bronze

Completely revised and expanded, Rick Lai’s authoritative chronology
has been heavily updated to include Lester Dent’s radio scripts
and new data unearthed from the recent restored Doc Savage reprint editions.



Order the softcover edition from Amazon.com - $29.95



Altus Press - Coming soon!

The Man in Purple by Johnston McCulley

Featuring the three stories of
McCulley's Man in Purple saga in one volume!

Introduction by Phil Latter, plus an all new story by Tom Johnson!

Fresh off the creation of Zorro, writer Johnston McCulley created a
fantastic follow-up masked hero: The Man in Purple!
Nearly forgotten today and never before reprinted in its entirety,
The Man in Purple series has been restorted to its original glory!
As a bonus, this collection has been augmented by an all-new adventure
of The Man in Purple by pulp writer Tom Johnson.

274 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover


 
Altus Press - Coming soon!

When the Death-Bat Flies: The Detective Stories of Norvell Page
by Norvell Page, Introduction by Will Murray, Cover by Chris Kalb!


Best known for his Spider pulp stories, scribe Norvell Page was a
master detective writer as well.


This 800-page book collects all of Page's detective stories from the pages of
DETECTIVE TALES, THE SPIDER, DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY and DETECTIVE TALES,
most of which have never been reprinted before.
Includes an all-new introduction by Will Murray.

796 pages | $39.95 softcover | TBD hardcover

Altus Press - Coming soon!

G Stands for Glory: The Complete G-Man Stories of Norvell Page
by Norvell Page, Introduction by Will Murray, Cover by Chris Kalb!


Known best for his work on Popular Publications' THE SPIDER,
pulp scribe proved he was no slouch when it came to penning gangster and G-man epics!

Dating from 1936-39, this book collects all eleven stories Page wrote for
ACE G-MAN STORIES... none of which have ever been reprinted until now.

394 pages | $34.95 softcover | $44.95 hardcover


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 39:  "Poison Island" & "They Died Twice"
Thrill to the legendary pulp exploits of DC Comics' newest superstar as the Man of Bronze returns in two thrill-packed novels by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Patricia Savage's disappearance in the Bermuda Triangle leads the Man of Bronze to "Poison Island" to rescue his beautiful cousin and recover stolen gold. Then, Doc Savage returns to Hidalgo's Valley of the Vanished, the locale of his first adventure, to help Princess Monja defeat a criminal cabal attempting to loot Mayan treasure. This classic pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of seven Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-032-8 Softcover, 7x10, b&w, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE SHADOW Volume 40: "The Crime Clinic" & "Cards of Death" - 80th Anniversary Special
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The 80th anniversary of The Shadow's radio debut is celebrated with two special novels by Walter Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant" plus a lost radio thriller. First, a locked room murder and the theft of a priceless diamond set the Knight of Darkness on the trail of the infamous supercrook known as The Jackdaw in "The Crime Clinic," a rare 1933 pulp thriller that was adapted to The Shadow radio series! Then, The Shadow hunts an infamous master criminal who leaves mystical "Cards of Death" at his murder sites. BONUS: "The Red Macaw," a radio script by Edward Hale Bierstadt from Orson Welles' second outing as The Shadow! This instant collector's item features both classic pulp covers by George Rozen, the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier and commentary by popular-culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray.  (Sanctum Books)  978-1-60877-031-1 Softcover, 7x10, b&w, $14.95

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

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in October!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 42: "The Men Who Smiled No More" and "The Pink Lady"
Thrill to the legendary pulp exploits of DC Comics' newest superstar as the Man of Bronze returns in two thrill-packed novels by Laurence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, a  brain-deadening epidemic lures Doc and his aides into a zombie trap as they become The Men Who Smiled No More. Then, the arson death of the weirdly pigmented Pink Lady sets Doc Savage and his Iron Men on one of their strangest quests. This classic pulp reprint features the color pulp covers by Walter Baumhofer and Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's original interior illustrations, historical commentary by Will Murray and a foreword by Paul Malmont, author of The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril. (Sanctum Books) Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, b&w, $14.95

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in October!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 42: "The Men Who Smiled No More" & "The Pink Lady"
James Bama Variant Edition
Thrill to the legendary pulp exploits of DC Comics' newest superstar as the Man of Bronze returns in two thrill-packed novels by Laurence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, a  brain-deadening epidemic lures Doc and his aides into a zombie trap as they become The Men Who Smiled No More. Then, the arson death of the weirdly pigmented Pink Lady sets Doc Savage and his Iron Men on one of their strangest quests. This classic pulp reprint showcases Jame Bama's horrifying cover painting, the color pulp covers by Walter Baumhofer and Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's original interior illustrations, historical commentary by Will Murray and a foreword by Paul Malmont, author of The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril. (Sanctum Books) Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, b&w, $14.95

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in October!
THE SHADOW Volume 43: "The Key" and "The Case of Congressman Coyd"
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The Knight of Darkness investigates supercrime in two unusual thrillers that showcase The Shadow's enigmatic agent, Burbank! First, The Key to a mysteriously empty safe deposit box sets up a winding trail of treachery and murder that leads The Shadow to Rio de Janeiro in search of a million-dollar secret. Then, Lamont Cranston is called in to investigate The Case of Congressman Coyd. What is behind the bizarre turnaround of a veteran lawmaker whose new deregulation proposals will profit unscrupulous business interests? This instant collector's item showcases both color pulp covers by George Rozen, the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and commentary by popular-culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-037-3  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, b&w, $14.95

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

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


Black Dog Books - Now available!

The Best From Adventure Volume 1
Edited and with an introduction by Doug Ellis

Adventure Magazine first appeared in late 1910 and soon, attracting top name authors, became renowned for the type of fiction its name implied. It grew into a powerhouse in the genre fiction field, and was later dubbed by Time magazine, the "No. 1 Pulp." But in its early years, the magazine printed a surprisingly wide variety of fiction types—from westerns to light-hearted comedy, from South Seas tales to adventures set in the deepest jungles—to even works that could be deemed science fiction.

Culled from its first 26 issues, this collection brings together 24 of the best tales that appeared therein, including rarely or never-before reprinted works by Talbot Mundy, Damon Runyon, Rafael Sabatini, William Hope Hodgson, R. Austin Freeman, James Francis Dwyer, Frank L. Packard and others.

Included are:
Introduction by Doug Ellis
Adventure by H. Bedford-Jones
The Soul of a Regiment by Talbot Mundy
The Luck of the Annie Crosby by Frederick William Wallace
A Soft Answer From the Kid by Willett Stockard
Brethren of the Beach by H.D. Couzens
The Pretender by Rafael Sabatini
A Pair of Mules by Nevil G. Henshaw
The Mate’s Log by Arthur Somers Roche
The Pied Piper, Junior by Damon Runyon
From the Book of Fate by George E. Holt
The Preacher and the Gun-Man by Hapsburg Liebe
The Master by George Buchanan Fife
The Plot of Signor Salvi by Marion Polk Angellotti
The Hate of Ismail Bey by Bertram Atkey
The White Queen of Sandakan by James Francis Dwyer
McQuinn, Sheriff by William Tillinghast Eldridge
The Albatross by William Hope Hodgson
The Rug of Imam by Adele M. Donovan
31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman
Two On Trinity by Frank Lillie Pollock
That Prodigious Postscript by John Lewis
The Bravery of Bertie McDodd by George B. Seitz
Captain Curlew’s Atonement by C. Langton Clarke
The Final Average by Frank L. Packard
The End by Stephen Allen Reynolds
The Outriders by H. Bedford-Jones


Editor: Doug Ellis
ISBN: 978-1-92861997-0
Price: $34.95 US / Trade paperback / 352 pages



Black Dog Books - Now available!
The People of the Pit

"In general . . . the Munsey publications did more to publish weird fiction than any other
magazine enterprise of the early 20th century."

H.P. Lovecraft to Richard F. Seawright, March 31, 1932


Long before the stories in WEIRD TALES sent shivers down the spine, far in advance of the groundbreaking Dracula, Frankenstein and similar Universal horror films of the 1930s, Frank A. Munsey's pulp magazines were thrilling their millions of readers with edge-of-your-seat tales of terror by fledgling authors who would go on to dominate American popular literature.

Collected within these pages are 15 thrillers by A. Merritt, Francis Stevens, Sax Rohmer, Tod Robbins, Damon Runyon, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Talbot Mundy, George Allan England and others, many reprinted since for the first time their original magazine appearances as long as a century ago.


Included are:
The People of the Pit by A. Merritt
Behind the Curtain by Francis Stevens
Number Thirteen (excerpt) by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Orchid Horror by John Blunt
The Tenth Question by George Allan England
Disappointment by Achmed Abdullah
The Pretty Woman by Owen Oliver
The Living Portrait by Tod Robbins
An Offer of Two to One by Talbot Mundy
Beyond the Violet by J.U. Giesy
The Elixir of Life by C. Langton Clarke
The Mystery of the Shriveled Hand by Sax Rohmer
Fear by Damon Runyon
Monsieur de Guise by Perley Poore Sheehan
The Ship of Silent Men by Philip M. Fisher, Jr
With a foreword by Robert Weinberg, (author of Horror of the 20th Century)


Edited and with an introduction by Gene Christie.
Cover art by Harry T.Fiske.
Editor: Gene Christie
ISBN: 978-1-928619-96-3
Price: $19.95 US / Trade paperback / 198 pages


Black Dog Books - Now available!

The Talbot Mundy Library, Volume 1
 A Transaction in Diamonds by Talbot Mundy


A Transaction in Diamonds assembles all of Talbot Mundy's stories and articles published during 1911, his first year as a professional writer. Included are his first published story, as well as his first British military tale, "The Phantom Battery," along with twelve other classic works of fiction and non-fiction.
With an introduction by Brian Taves (Talbot Mundy—Philosopher of Adventure).

Stories include:
A Transaction in Diamonds
Pig Sticking in India
The Lady and the Lord
Single Handed Yachting
Kitty Burns Her Fingers
Vengeance Is Kitty's
The Phantom Battery
Jansen and Jansen—Twins
Cornelia's Englishman
Sentence of Death
The Fire-Cop
An Offer of Two to One
Kitty and Cupid
The Blooding of the Ninth Queen's Own
With an appendix by Tom Roberts discussing Mundy's payment rates for his early stories.

Edited by Gene Christie.
Cover art by Tom Roberts

ISBN: 978-1-928619-72-7
Price: $17.95 / Trade paperback / 170 pages



Black Dog Books - Now available!
The Letter of His Orders by Talbot Mundy

"For anyone who imagines Mundy's stories are simple-minded adventure melodramas, "The Letter of His Orders" shows Mundy to be a first-class observer of real world politics and human nature. In a very real sense, a story like "The Letter of His Orders" presages . . . Graham Greene. Where Greene makes fun of colonial intelligence officers in novels like Our Man in Havana, Mundy shows us the other side of that most mundane of heroes, the British colonial civil servant ... [as he]  fulfills the noble promise of unquestioning loyalty . . ."  —Gerry Conway, from this introduction


This title reprints three classic short novels from the pages of Adventure, Mundy's primary American market during the early years of his career.  With an introduction by Gerry Conway (writer/producer Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Father Dowling Mysteries, Diagnosis Murder, etc.)

Novels Include:
The Guzzler's Grand Prix
Hookum Hai
The Letter of His Orders

The Letter of His Orders—
Three Short Novels from Adventure, 1913
ISBN: 978-1-928619-75-8
Cover art by Walter M. Baumhofer.
Price: $19.95 / Trade paperback / 188 pages


Black Dog Books - Now available!
Banished! by William Murray Graydon

Returning to St. Petersburg to claim his rightful inheritance, Ivor Petrov suddenly finds himself arrested by Czarist police as a Nihilist conspirator and sentenced to the Siberian labor camps. How could this happen? What evil powers are at work here—and for what purpose? And what can Ivor possibly do once imprisoned to prove his innocence and be set free?

The Adventures of Matthew Quin
Matthew Quin, of Hamrich & Company, travels the globe trapping big game for zoos and exhibitions. In the course of his expeditions, he finds himself thrust into a Siberian manhunt, witness to a Wild West train robbery, and hired to capture an unexpected ship’s cargo in these three exciting adventures!

The Man Tiger of the Ussuri Valley
The Strange Case of the Montana Grizzly
The Black Panther of Hamburg

First time in book form.

ISBN: 978-1-928619-95-6
Price: $10.00 US / Trade paperback / 98 pages


Black Dog Books - Now available!
Arthur Leo Zagat, having earned his law degree, turned his back on private practice to write weird mystery and horror stories for such magazines as Terror Tales, Dime Detective, Dime Mystery Magazine and others.  This volume assembles the works Zagat authored under the pseudonym "Morgan LaFay" for Spicy Mystery Stories.

Included are:
Cargo For Hell
Graveyard Honeymoon
Her Demon Lover
Goat Girl of Lussac
Hell's Anteroom
The Sharp Teeth of Satan
The Man From Hell
Bonus stories:
By Subway to Hell
The Horror In the Crib

FIRST TIME IN BOOK FORM
Volume 10 in the BDB Signature Series.
Cover art by Rudolph Belarski.
Author: Arthur Leo Zagat
Price: $14.95 US / Trade paperback



Black Dog Books - Now available

IN THE GRIP OF THE MINOTAUR
BY FARNHAM BISHOP AND ARTHUR GILCHRIST BRODEUR


Return to the world of the Ancient Mediterranean, a place where men carved empires with their bronze swords and braved any danger for gold.  It is here that the cities of Troy and Crete clash, their fates resting in the hands of:


RAGNARR – the blonde, steel-thewed Warrior Prince of the Northern lands.  He is the  wielder of Tyrfing, the sword forged by the Gods.  Ragnarr leads a daring band of Northmen who are ready to face any danger, fight any foe, and die in the service of their Prince.

KING MINOS – King of the Island Empire of Crete, the Mistress of the Mediterranean.  His mighty fleets rule the waves, exacting tribute from all lands.  Minos ruthlessly suppresses any dissent.  His enemies meet their deaths at the hands of the Minotaur.

KING DARDANUS – the King of Troy, who chafes at his vassalage to King Minos.  He hopes to use the Northern Prince for his own gain.

ILIA – beautiful daughter of King Dardanus.  She gives her heart to one prince, but is loved by two.


AMBROGEOS – Prince of Crete, first-born of King Minos.  His love of Ilia and hatred of Ragnarr will engulf the Mediterranean world in an orgy of death and destruction.

ARIADNE – Princess of Crete, beautiful High Priestess of the Goddess.  She is torn between her love of her country and her love for her country's greatest enemy.


THE MINOTAUR: Horrific beast of legend, to whom the enemies of King Minos are sacrificed in bloody religious rights.

Filled with intrigue, raids, and exciting battles on land and at sea, IN THE GRIP OF THE MINOTAUR will thrill lovers of historical adventure!

First serialized in ADVENTURE in 1916, IN THE GRIP OF THE MINOTAUR marked the first collaboration between Farnham Bishop and Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur.  In addition to being fine fiction writers, both were very capable historians -- Bishop would write non-fiction books on the Panama Canal, submarines and the U.S. wars with Mexico, while Brodeur would become a professor at University of California Berkeley, translate Norse prose eddas and gain scholarly recognition for his work on "Beowulf".  In writing IN THE GRIP OF THE MINOTAUR, they drew upon their backgrounds and research abilities to create a believable tale of historical high adventure.  First time in book form.



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 83:  Perry Constantine - New!
Derrick Ferguson fills in for the absent Art as we talk to author Perry Constantine about his book, "Love and Bullets.
Episode 82: The Blond Adder
Episode 81: Farmercon
Episode 80:  Art's Tale of Doc's friends
Episode 79:  Joel Jenkins Dire Planet
Episode 78: Pulp Detectives
Episode 77: Belmont Shadow
Episode 76:  The Casebook of Seekay
Episode 75:  Weird Heroes

Visit The Book Cave website at http://thebookcave.libsyn.com/


ComicCon International - Robert E. Howard Lunch and Toast - Friday, July 23!
Mark Finn will be the toastmaster for the unofficial Robert E. Howard lunch and toast on Friday, July 23, at Noon, at the Hilton Gaslamp.  Buy your own food and drink, and come raise a glass to Our Favorite Author. Anecdotes may possibly ensue. Or, Mark may end up reading a couple of passages. Point is, you won't know unless you show up. So show up!


CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #25 - Coming in October!
Written by Tim Truman, penciled by Tomas Giorello, colored by Jose Villarrubia, covers by Cary Nord and Geof Darrow.

The thrilling, battle-filled finale to Robert E. Howard's "Iron Shadows in the Moon" -- and Dark Horse's final Conan the Cimmerian issue! With the threat of pirates and a centuries-old evil at his heels, Conan's troubles triple when he and Olivia are confronted by the jungle creature that's been stalking them. The island where Conan once sought refuge has become a battleground with constant surprises and death in every dark corner. Tim Truman, Tomas Giorello, and Jose Villarrubia conclude their adaptation of one of Howard's strangest stories in their final issue of Conan the Cimmerian. Fear not, faithful readers, as this Conan creative team will be returning next year to chronicle the exploits, adventures, and woes of an older King Conan!

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on October 27.
 

Del Rey: The Sword Woman And Other Historical Adventures by Robert E. Howard - Coming January 25th!
Here is a peek at the artwork by John Watkis courtesy of Jay at Paradox!

Paperback: 544 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN-10: 0345505468
ISBN-13: 978-0345505460



E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "Death From Nowhere" from July 15, 1939. 
   

Davy Crockett's Almanack of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West
"Dutch Treat" from Black Mask December 1936. This would appear to be his last sale under the Paul Cain pen name.


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

"Ranger Riding In" by Jackson Cole from EXCITING WESTERN, November, 1949
Featuring: Navajo Tom Raine
Three stage holdups have Sheriff Dunn mystified until a lawman's six-guns blast out a solution!
"Short Order Crook" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, April, 1940
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
Snooty Piper planned to paste a new mug in the Death House album. For when Philatelist Silas Swunk took the long count, Snooty had to frame a suicide stamp to complete the Grim Reaper's collection.


Fantom Press - Now in hand and shipping August 2nd!

The Revised Complete Chronology of Bronze signed limited edition!


The hard cover edition of Rick Lai’s Revised Complete Chronology of Bronze
is in hand and I’m just waiting for the signed bookplates to be returned.
 The  books will be ready to ship August 2nd.
 
Thanks to the generosity of Altus Press and author Rick Lai,
Fantom Press is proud to present an exclusive
signed, limited hard cover edition of
The Revised Complete CHRONOLOGY OF BRONZE.

The edition is limited to 100 hard bound copies and will include a bookplate signed by author Rick Lai and cover artist Kez Wilson.


It will be $39.95 plus shipping.

All proceeds from the sale go to benefit Doc Savage artist Bob Larkin.




FLASH GORDON COMIC BOOK ARCHIVES VOLUME 2 - Coming in December!
Written by Al Williamson and Archie Goodwin, art by Williamson, Gil Kane, Mac Raboy and others.

Launch into a new era of classic comics storytelling with the second volume of Flash Gordon Comic Book Archives! When the Flash Gordon title made its move to King Comics in 1966, it was the start of a brilliant new look and a giant leap forward in storytelling and character. Flash, his beautiful companion Dale, and impulsive scientist Dr. Hans Zarkov face all-new perils and all-new villains in these space-age stories. Flash Gordon Comic Book Archives Volume Two contains over twenty thrilling, gorgeously illustrated stories, planetary maps, original ads, and more.

Collects Flash Gordon #1 - #11 (King Comics), and selections from The Phantom #18, #19, and #20, and features work by Al Williamson, Archie Goodwin, Mac Raboy, and more!

312 pages, $49.99, in stores on December 29.




GIRASOL PULP DOUBLES THE SPIDER VOLUME 16 - Now available!
Fans of two-fisted pulp action will find two action packed adventures of the pulp-era hero The Spider.
This issue contains "Reign of the Death Fiddler" (May 1935) and "City of Whispering Death" (April 1938).
The stories are complete including the original pulp black and white illustrations.

Softcover, 128 pages, B&W    SRP: $14.95




GREEN HORNET #6 - Arriving in comic shops July 21st!
Writer: Kevin Smith; Artist: Jonathan Lau
Cover: Alex Ross (50%), John Cassaday (50%), Joe Benitez (1-in-10)
We’re in the home stretch of the biggest superhero launch of the year as Dynamite continues to proudly present Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet! The dark forces that took the life of the original Green Hornet now set their sights on young Britt Reid Jr as he takes up his father's war on crime. With the help of the Kato family Britt begins to grow into his role as hero. But a larger, more sinister game is afoot, one that could cost our new Green Hornet not only his life, but the lives of everyone in Century City.From the unproduced screenplay by fan-favorite Kevin Smith, featuring the careful had of Phil Hester and artist Jonathan Lau! And check out that strong of all-star covers!


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


Mike Chomko - July/August 2010 newsletter is now available!
Mike's July/August 2010 newsletter is now available. Click here to view/download it.
Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of your order (media mail or bound printed matter). 
Michael Chomko, 2217W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA  18104-6542


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

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


Moonstone Books: The Return of the Originals - Interview with Ron Fortier!
Rediscovering I.V. Frost with Ron Fortier
Ron Fortier recently did an interview concerning his work on I.V. Frost for Moonstone's Return of the Originals.
Visit the Broken Frontier website to check it out!


Paizo Publishing: PLANET STORIES - Now available!
TEMPLATE: A NOVEL OF THE ARCHONATE
Matthew Hughes

When professional duelist Conn Labro escapes indentured servitude as the star player of Horder's Emporium, he abandons the gaming world and sets out on an interstellar journey filled with murder, deceit, and self-discovery. His only friend on Thrais, now dead, left him enough money to buy out his contract and a curious deed to a mysterious property on the distant edge of the galactic Spray. With the seductive showgirl Jenore Mordene at his side and a villainous pleasure cult dogging his every move, Labro sets out to learn the truth behind his own past.
Softcover, 6x9, 260 pages, $14.99





Paul S. Powers - Rejuvinated website now online!
For all the Western pulp fans, you should take a look at the new and rejuvenated website Laurie Powers has done  for her grandfather Paul S. Powers.
The site is located at http://www.pulpwriter.com/.


For those that don't know, Paul S. powers was a prolific and successful pulp fiction writer, writing over 400 stories for such pulp fiction magazines as Wild West Weekly, Weird Tales, Thrilling Western, Texas Rangers, and more. Later Paul wrote a successful and acclaimed Western novel, Doc Dillahay. Paul was a skilled craftsman who wrote in many genres, including horror, noir, animal, and historical non-fiction.

NOW, for the first time, you can purchase a Paul Powers short story - never before published!
Recently over 20 short story manuscripts were discovered. Many of these were written in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and they consist of a variety of genres, including noir, horror, animal, and of course, westerns. A collection of these stories will be soon published. One of these stories, "Murder on the Hoof," is now available for purchase as an e-book through our online store. 


Drawing to win an original Wild West Weekly magazine!
To celebrate the launch of the new Pulp Writer web site and the release of "Murder on the Hoof," we are inviting everyone to enter a drawing to win a copy of the January 1, 1938 issue of Wild West Weekly.

This issue features the cover story by Paul S. Powers (written under his pseudonym Ward M. Stevens) "Sonny Tabor Rides with Death." Also included in this issue are stories by Walker Tompkins, George C. Henderson, Philip F. Deere, Emery Jackson, and Chuck Martin. And if that isn't enough for you, there's also a poem by the great S. Omar Barker!

To enter the drawing, either buy an online copy of "Murder on the Hoof," or send an email to Powerspulpwriter@gmail.com
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
All entries must be in by July 23, 2010. The drawing will be on July 24, 2010.


Pulpworks Press: Through the Groaning Earth by Joel Jenkins - Now available!
Sequel to "Escape from Devil's Head"
An unnatural storm arises with great fury and breaks the spine of a foreign warship upon the reefs of Bathos, casting the few survivors into the merciless machinery of the City of Corruption; A silver mine haunted by the vengeful dead; An Assassins Guild that will stop at nothing to slay one that was formerly their own--the woman known as the 'siren of slaughter'; a perilous journey through the bowels of a mountain where lurk the half-breed children of man and demon. Welcome to the City of Bathos!

Through the Groaning Earth picks up where the groundbreaking cult novel of paranoid fantasy, Tales from the City of Bathos left off, introducing us to new characters, visiting old acquaintances (would you ever want to call any of these characters friends?) and bitter enemies, and leaving us stranded in the streets of Bathos, The City of Corruption--which is really the central character of the novel.

With a Tarantino-esque story structure, Leiber-like characterizations, Lovecraftian elements, Howardian-style verbage and a grim dollop of the Orwellian dystopia that has overtones of modern Socialist government, Through the Groaning Earth is a thought-provoking as well as an entertaining read.


Available at PulpWork Press
Available at Amazon.com
ISBN-13 97814505005116
Paperback, 252 pages, $11.95


STARTLING STORIES #4 (Summer 2010)
Now available!


Special Frank Frazetta and Al Williamson Tribute Issue!

This issue of "Startling Stories" is a special one to us in many ways. Not only does it feature classic Golden Age Science Fiction such as "Empire" by Clifford D. Simak and "The Devil's Asteroid" by Manly Wade Wellman, but also new fiction by our very talented writers: "The Demon of Blackwater Swamp" by Russ Parkhurst with art by David Burton, "Last Lord of the Three Lands" by K.G. McAbee with art by Gary McCluskey, "A Scroll of Strange Device" by Gerald W. Page and Jerry L. Burge, "What Wizardry May Come" and "Bugs Begone!" both by S. Clayton Rhodes, and the regular "Saucy Blaine" comic by Ron Wilber.

It also offers a Special Tribute to a very important man who passed away while we were in the middle of production. I'm speaking, of course, of Frank Frazetta, probably one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century. His loss hit many of us hard, and I want to thank the talented writers and artists who took the time out of their busy schedules to produce something especially for this issue.

And in honor of another great artist who passed away soon after, we are proud to present a Golden Age comic reprint by the late and great Al Williamson. All of us here at Wild Cat Books are doing what we do because of their influences that left lasting impressions on us as we were growing up. We hope you enjoy this Special Issue, and my thanks go out to William L. Carney who worked diligently to bring this fine issue into your hands... We'll miss you, Frank and Al, but your work and inspiration will live forever... May you both rest in peace!


STARTLING STORIES #4 - 210 pages, 7"x10", $14.95







09 July 2010

Adventure House - Coming in July!

High Adventure #113 featuring Jim Anthony in "Cold Turkey"
Another great Jim Anthony Super-Detective story. 


7x10, 112 pages, $9.95

Adventure House - Coming in September!

High Adventure #114 featuring a Ki-Gor Double Issue


7x10, 112 pages, $9.95


Adventure House - Coming in November!

High Adventure #115 featuring "Sword of Kings" by Murray Leinster

7x10, 112 pages, $9.95


Age of Aces - Now available!

 "The Complete Captain Combat" by Barry Barton

While Death flies the Swastika across the bloody skies of World War II one American pilot stands before the pendulum of history! Amidst the vivid flames of the European conflict, Bill Combat has made it his personal mission to bring down the German Fuhrer and his Nazi henchmen. He knows first hand the ruthlessness of the Nazis, for they had already murdered his mother and uncle. And now he finds himself in the #1 spot on the Nazi's "Most Wanted" list. But Captain Combat has vowed that when the battle smoke clears, freedom and dignity will reign while Nazi evil shall be banished from the earth!

The Captain Combat stories were originally published bi-monthly from March to August 1940, over a year before America would be thrust into the Second World War. Age of Aces Books has gathered together all three of Barry Barton’s dynamic and thrilling novels of modern war into one volume for the first time.

"The Complete Captain Combat" is a 386 page, 6x9 trade paperback for $16.99. Like all Age of Aces Books, it is available from Amazon
Mike Chomko Books, and Adventure House.




Age of Aces Presents Downloadable PDF Air War pulp stories!
Age of Aces Books is now offering a new feature on their Web site called "Age of Aces Presents".
You can now download free PDF versions of some great Air War pulp stories.
Visit them at http://www.ageofaces.net/category/age-of-aces-presents/


New this week:

“T.N.T. Transport” by Arch Whitehouse from tm the December 1933 SKY BIRDS featuring Buzz Benson
Secret Service agent and flying reporter Buzz Benson approached Sunkist Airport in his slick speedy Corsair for the worst assignment he ever had. Ten days before, three gigantic Boeing transports had vanished from the sky—never to appear again. Was it another Jap plot or something more mysterious?

“They Had What It Takes – Part 9: Ernst Lehmann” by Alden McWilliams from the October 1937 FLYING ACES
Alden McWilliams’ illustrated tribute to the pioneer fliers of the early days of aviation was called “They Had What it Takes”, and this week we bring you the 9th installment, which appeared in the October 1937 Flying Aces. It features the German zeppelin ace Captain Ernst Lehmann, whose last command was the ill-fated Hindenburg.

Next week, in Part 10, we will feature Major Al Williams who was considered the greatest aerobatic flier of his time.


Black Dog Books - Now available

IN THE GRIP OF THE MINOTAUR
BY FARNHAM BISHOP AND ARTHUR GILCHRIST BRODEUR


Return to the world of the Ancient Mediterranean, a place where men carved empires with their bronze swords and braved any danger for gold.  It is here that the cities of Troy and Crete clash, their fates resting in the hands of:


RAGNARR – the blonde, steel-thewed Warrior Prince of the Northern lands.  He is the  wielder of Tyrfing, the sword forged by the Gods.  Ragnarr leads a daring band of Northmen who are ready to face any danger, fight any foe, and die in the service of their Prince.

KING MINOS – King of the Island Empire of Crete, the Mistress of the Mediterranean.  His mighty fleets rule the waves, exacting tribute from all lands.  Minos ruthlessly suppresses any dissent.  His enemies meet their deaths at the hands of the Minotaur.

KING DARDANUS – the King of Troy, who chafes at his vassalage to King Minos.  He hopes to use the Northern Prince for his own gain.

ILIA – beautiful daughter of King Dardanus.  She gives her heart to one prince, but is loved by two.



AMBROGEOS – Prince of Crete, first-born of King Minos.  His love of Ilia and hatred of Ragnarr will engulf the Mediterranean world in an orgy of death and destruction.

ARIADNE – Princess of Crete, beautiful High Priestess of the Goddess.  She is torn between her love of her country and her love for her country's greatest enemy.


THE MINOTAUR: Horrific beast of legend, to whom the enemies of King Minos are sacrificed in bloody religious rights.

Filled with intrigue, raids, and exciting battles on land and at sea, IN THE GRIP OF THE MINOTAUR will thrill lovers of historical adventure!

First serialized in ADVENTURE in 1916, IN THE GRIP OF THE MINOTAUR marked the first collaboration between Farnham Bishop and Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur.  In addition to being fine fiction writers, both were very capable historians -- Bishop would write non-fiction books on the Panama Canal, submarines and the U.S. wars with Mexico, while Brodeur would become a professor at University of California Berkeley, translate Norse prose eddas and gain scholarly recognition for his work on "Beowulf".  In writing IN THE GRIP OF THE MINOTAUR, they drew upon their backgrounds and research abilities to create a believable tale of historical high adventure.  First time in book form.



Black Dog Books - Now available!
Arthur Leo Zagat, having earned his law degree, turned his back on private practice to write weird mystery and horror stories for such magazines as Terror Tales, Dime Detective, Dime Mystery Magazine and others.  This volume assembles the works Zagat authored under the pseudonym "Morgan LaFay" for Spicy Mystery Stories.

Included are:
Cargo For Hell
Graveyard Honeymoon
Her Demon Lover
Goat Girl of Lussac
Hell's Anteroom
The Sharp Teeth of Satan
The Man From Hell
Bonus stories:
By Subway to Hell
The Horror In the Crib

FIRST TIME IN BOOK FORM
Volume 10 in the BDB Signature Series.
Cover art by Rudolph Belarski.
Author: Arthur Leo Zagat
Price: $14.95 US / Trade paperback



Black Dog Books - Now available!
The Letter of His Orders by Talbot Mundy

"For anyone who imagines Mundy's stories are simple-minded adventure melodramas, "The Letter of His Orders" shows Mundy to be a first-class observer of real world politics and human nature. In a very real sense, a story like "The Letter of His Orders" presages . . . Graham Greene. Where Greene makes fun of colonial intelligence officers in novels like Our Man in Havana, Mundy shows us the other side of that most mundane of heroes, the British colonial civil servant ... [as he]  fulfills the noble promise of unquestioning loyalty . . ."  —Gerry Conway, from this introduction


This title reprints three classic short novels from the pages of Adventure, Mundy's primary American market during the early years of his career.  With an introduction by Gerry Conway (writer/producer Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Father Dowling Mysteries, Diagnosis Murder, etc.)

Novels Include:
The Guzzler's Grand Prix
Hookum Hai
The Letter of His Orders


The Letter of His Orders—
Three Short Novels from Adventure, 1913
ISBN: 978-1-928619-75-8
Cover art by Walter M. Baumhofer.
Price: $19.95 / Trade paperback / 188 pages


Black Dog Books - Now available!
Banished! by William Murray Graydon

Returning to St. Petersburg to claim his rightful inheritance, Ivor Petrov suddenly finds himself arrested by Czarist police as a Nihilist conspirator and sentenced to the Siberian labor camps. How could this happen? What evil powers are at work here—and for what purpose? And what can Ivor possibly do once imprisoned to prove his innocence and be set free?

The Adventures of Matthew Quin
Matthew Quin, of Hamrich & Company, travels the globe trapping big game for zoos and exhibitions. In the course of his expeditions, he finds himself thrust into a Siberian manhunt, witness to a Wild West train robbery, and hired to capture an unexpected ship’s cargo in these three exciting adventures!

The Man Tiger of the Ussuri Valley
The Strange Case of the Montana Grizzly
The Black Panther of Hamburg

First time in book form.

ISBN: 978-1-928619-95-6
Price: $10.00 US / Trade paperback / 98 pages

Black Dog Books



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 82: The Blond Adder - New!
Will Murray and Matt Moring join Art and Ric for the June Book of the Month The Blond Adder by Lester Dent.

Episode 81: Farmercon
Episode 80:  Art's Tale of Doc's friends
Episode 79:  Joel Jenkins Dire Planet
Episode 78: Pulp Detectives
Episode 77: Belmont Shadow
Episode 76:  The Casebook of Seekay
Episode 75:  Weird Heroes

Visit The Book Cave website at http://thebookcave.libsyn.com/

BOOM! STUDIOS: THE CALLING: CTHULHU CHRONICLES #1
Arriving in comic shops July 14th!

(W) Michael Alan Nelson, Joanna Stokes (A) Christopher Possenti
An all-new ongoing Lovecraft-inspired supernatural horror series with a decidedly modern spin from superstar writing team Michael Alan Nelson and Johanna Stokes! A cruise ship comes to port, hundreds are aboard dead — but why? Clayton Diggs is a pharmaceuticals salesman who discovers his sister has committed herself to an insane asylum; she's checked herself in, fearing she'll hurt herself or someone else. All across the world, ordinary people in an ordinary world find themselves drawn by fate to see darkness and despair unlike anything they ever could imagine.  Meanwhile, a cult makes its move, believing that there is a great one sleeping that will hear... The Calling! Cover by Criminal's Sean Phillips and Federica Platti!
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99



BOOM! STUDIOS: ROBERT E. HOWARD'S HAWKS OF OUTREMER #2 (of 4)
Arriving in comic shops July 14th!
Writer:  Robert E. Howard, Michael Alan Nelson, Artist: Damian Couceiro,
Covers by Joe Jusko and 
Damian Couceiro.

Savage warrior Cormac FitzGeoffrey has discovered who murdered the knight he considered a brother — and he will not rest until his thirst for revenge is quenched! Sword swinging, berserker action as only Robert E. Howard, the creator of Conan and Kull, and BOOM! Studios can deliver!


32 pages, Full Color,   SRP: $3.99




The Bronze Gazette #58 (June 2010): Pat Savage Issue -  Now available!
This issue features:
Editorial
"Pat Savage - The Stuff You Don't Remember" by
Bert James
"Pat Savage Appearance Listing" by Howard Wright
"The Invisible Man of Bronze" by Julián Puga V.
News Update
Front and Back Covers: Tim Faurote
Interior illustrations: Edd Cartier, David Burton, Cristian Diaz,
and Bobb Cotter

Now accepting subscriptions for The Bronze Gazette issues #59, 60, 61.
Prices are as follows:
Cost is $15.00/3 Issues US
Cost is $16.00/3 Issues Canada
Cost is $20.00/3 Issues Overseas
For those that have stuck with TBG all of these years, thanks for your continued support.

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



Centipede Press - July Sale!
The following items will be on sale for the month of July as we do our Royal Sale.

Frank Belknap Long - Masters of the Weird Tale
$195 (marked down from $295)
This item will ship in October
http://www.centipedepress.com/masters/fblongmwt.html

Artists Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft - slipcased edition
$295 (marked down from $395)
http://www.centipedepress.com/art/hplart.html

Nosferatu: Studies in the Horror Film
$200 (marked down from $250)
or signed edition $250 (marked down from $350)
including copies signed by Werner Herzog
http://www.centipedepress.com/studieshorror/nosferatu.html

Cthulhu statue - 2 left!!
http://www.centipedepress.com/art/cthulhu.html


Jerad Walters
Centipede Press
2565 Teller Court
Lakewood, Colorado 80214

phone: 303/231-9720
jerad@centipedepress.com


CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #22 Arriving in comic shops July 14th! 
Written by Timothy Truman, art by Tomas Giorello, colored by Jose Villarrubia, cover by Cary Nord.
A new arc opens, and our next Robert E. Howard story adaptation begins! With Conan barely having enough time to get his brain and body in gear after surviving the Ilbars Massacre, he comes across Shah Amurath in the wetlands near the Vilayet Sea. After running into the shah and a fugitive slave, Conan embarks on his next quest: laying low on a remote island until the military heat in the region is off of him. However, the gods tend to enjoy putting Conan in precarious situations, and our beloved barbarian is soon enmeshed in pirate politics and a centuries-old mystery! Just how did those huge iron statues get to this island in the Vilayet Sea, what happens to the island at night, and what strange beast is stalking Conan and his new friend, Olivia?

40 pages, $2.99

DOC SAVAGE #4 Arriving in comic shops July 14th! 
Written by Paul Malmont, co-feature written by Jason Starr, art by Howard Porter and Art Thibert, co-feature art by Scott Hampton; Cover by J.G. Jones, variant cover by John Cassaday.
“The Lord Of Lightning” concludes as Doc Savage faces down the mastermind behind the attack on New York – high in the clouds above the United Nations! The true face of this enemy could crack even Doc’s resolute faith in human nature...
And in the co-feature, JUSTICE INC., the kidnapping plot Benson hoped to unravel has turned into a horrific murder ring, and Benson himself is next on the hit list!


40 pages, Full Color, $3.99

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

Davy Crockett's Almanack of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West
"Killer Tells All" by Laurence Donovan from Speed Detective August 1943

If you like this story, pick up Black Dog Book's TWICE MURDERED which contains 12 more stories by Laurence Donovan.

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

"Spare That Tree" by Fred T. Barton from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, August 16, 1919
Marvin Rockwell comes to town on mysterious business, and finds his answers in a stranger's story.
"Homicide Surprise" by Robert Leslie Bellem from SPEED DETECTIVE, February, 1946
Featuring: Dan Turner
Dan Turner was out for the gravy, and he got it - right in the kisser! Which made Hollywood's ace private dick almost as mad as the corpse's bodyguard, who, in friendly fashion, beat the bejunior out of his pal Dan. All in all, it was the whackiest murder case in his career!



F. Paul Wilson: FATAL ERROR - Now available!
Munir Habib’s life has become a nightmare. His American wife and son have been taken hostage and he must perform cruel acts of self-debasement to keep them alive.  His tormentor, who seems to want nothing more than to humiliate him, has warned him not to report the kidnapping or his family will pay a terrible price.  But a friend realizes something is terribly wrong and tells him he doesn’t have to go to the cops.  There’s this guy who hires out to fix situations like this.

A guy known as Repairman Jack . . .

In his penultimate adventure, Jack is backed into helping Munir despite his ongoing involvement in the cosmic shadow war between the Ally and the Otherness.  Or perhaps because of it.  His nature is proactive, and he’s chafing at being forced into the defensive role of protecting the Lady.  His instincts tell him to bring the fight to the enemy. 

And then there’s Dawn Pickering and her strange pregnancy that’s lasting too long.  She finally goes into labor and delivers…what?  She catches a glimpse of the baby as it’s whisked away and is terrified by what she sees. Later she’s told the baby died of birth defects, but she doesn’t believe it.  Neither does Jack.  Neither does Weezy.

And then there’s the Septimus Order and the Kickers, seemingly working in concert to bring down the Internet.  If they succeed, it will extinguish the Lady and open the way for the Otherness to take over our reality.

The threads from past novels join these events to weave a dark tapestry that spells doom for humanity.



THE GREEN HORNET: YEAR ONE #4 Arriving in comic shops July 14th! 
Writter: Matt Wagner; Art: Aaron Campbell
Covers: John Cassaday; Francesco Francavilla
(1-in-10)
The origin of the original team of crime-fighters continues! Set in the golden age of comics and history, writer Matt Wagner weaves a tale of action and adventure unlike anything else seen on the comic racks! Add in the exquisite art of Aaron Campbell and Francesco Francavilla, and you have the perfect companion to the modern day adventures of the Green Hornet from Kevin Smith and Dynamite! Our tale is split across time, following both Britt and Kato developing into the men they would become and the adventures they formed together as the Green Hornet and Kato!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

James Bond - Movie franchise comes to an end?
According to the Mirror, the newest chapter in the spy series has been shut down due to MGM’s ongoing financial woes. The studio, which has been home to 007 since the beginning, is drowning in debt and in need of a life preserver. Sadly, no one is coming to their rescue. It has been confirmed that the movie has been axed – and it could be years before Bond is back on the big screen.

The Movie Serial Companion: Book One written by Raymond William Stedman
Now available!

This is the first of a two volume set which, when combined with Book Two,
will encompass almost 800 pages and include more than 5,900 illustrations.

Features of Book One
  • A five-chapter history of America’s film serials — silent and sound — revised and enlarged from Stedman’s much-praised book of the 1970s: The Serials: Suspense and Drama by Installment. 
  • A 227 page section of illustrated entries for every American chapter play of the silent era, plus some important series films, such as The Hazards of Helen. 
  • Annotated listings for each chapter play, including cast, directors, chapter titles and commentary. 
  • Reproductions of rare stills, posters and actual film frames: a remarkable number in color-some for the first time. 
  • Full color and black and white illustration throughout. 
  • Large format 8½ x 11" trade paperback with over 300 pages and more than 1900 illustrations. 


Note: an excerpt from one of the updated chapters can be found on The Nostalgia League page, Bela Lugosi's Last Serial.

To order: Please print out a copy of the order form and mail it with your payment to the address listed on the form.

PayPal: Click the PayPal link on the website and you will be taken to the PayPal site where you can buy the book with your PayPal account or major credit card.

Special Offer - Everyone who buys a copy of Book One will receive $5 off the purchase price of Book Two!

The forthcoming Book Two contains longer, and extensively illustrated, entries on every cliffhanger of the sound period, including the Lone Ranger, Green Hornet, and Superman duos, the Flash Gordon trio, the Dick Tracy quartet, and the classic Adventures of Captain Marvel, Drums of FuManchu, Spy Smasher — 232 in all.

Also covered individually are lesser known, but quite entertaining, adventures that brought kids to the theaters each Saturday. And, of course, there is the parade of Westerns with Buck Jones, Johnny Mack Brown, Wild Bill Elliott, and others. Bela Lugosi’s serial vehicles get their individual pages or two, as do the low-priced clinkers that turned up through the years, especially in the genre’s last days.

TNL Library’s “The Green Hornet Strikes Again” is an example of Book Two’s sound entries, minus the book’s dozen illustrations for that serial.



Philip José Farmer
THE WORLDS OF PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER 1: PROTEAN DIMENSIONS
Now available!
All new fiction set in the World of Tiers, the origin of the Wold Newton Family, Khokarsa (from Farmer's novels HADON OF ANCIENT OPAR and FLIGHT TO OPAR), and the worlds of FLESH, GREATHEART SILVER and THE LOVERS.

Parallel universe and time travel stories about Philip José Farmer himself.
A classic story, never-before-published stories, and a speech by Philip José Farmer!


Contents:
Foreword by Paul Malmont
The Bite of the Asp by Randall Garrett
Newly Born, Newly Dead by Philip José Farmer
It Could Make a Great Fantasy by Laura Wilkes Carey
My Summer Husband by Philip José Farmer
Sail On! Sail On! by Philip José Farmer

Read On! Read On! by James Gunn

Comment on “Sail On! Sail On!” by Philip José Farmer
The Legend of Mishiwapo by Philip José Farmer
Philip José Farmer’s Adventures in Hollywood by Jack Mertes
Bordering on the Absurd by Danny Adams
Infamy by Edward Morris
Le Maréchal by Paul Spiteri
The Pollinators by Rhys Hughes
Is He in Hell? by Win Scott Eckert
The Blakeney Family Tree by Win Scott Eckert
No Trees of Earth by David Bischoff
A Kick in the Side by Christopher Paul Carey
Flesh Endures by Dennis E Power
The Final Flight of Greatheart Silver by Chris Roberson
A Writer’s Prayer by Philip José Farmer


The book, which is a Numbered Limited Edition trade paperback,
will be 264 pages and will cost $20 (plus shipping).
    $25 to the US   -   $27 to Canada   -   $33 to everywhere else
To be sure you get a copy of this book, send an email to mike@pjfarmer.com and get your copy today.




Pill Hill Press: Jack Brand - Now available!
Across the desolate planet Tulon moves a solitary figure. Jack Brand, former officer in the Tulon Security Force, is on a search. Seven years ago, he led a tactical squad that included his sister, Terry, into a deadly ambush in the desert. The Wilkersons, a Nomad gang who robbed a Trans-Exxon payroll, wiped out four members of his unit, kidnapped Terry, and left Brand for dead. Brand recovered from his wounds, and swore he would never leave Tulon until he found his sister.

Over the course of his search, the ex-lawman travels from desert wasteland to steaming jungles, from a city at the bottom of the sea to a domed city run by alien gangsters. Along the way, Brand meets a gallery of exotic characters, falls in love, and survives the barbaric planet through quick wit, fast reflexes, and the Electro-Pistol holstered to his hip...


John M. Whalen has been a reporter, an editor, and an astrologer. His science fiction, sword and sorcery, and horror tales have appeared in numerous magazines both electronic and print. His articles on film and TV have appeared in The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Filmfax magazine, and Mystery Scene magazine. He’s currently at work on a sword and sorcery novel. 

Paperback, 266 Pages, 9 x 6, $15.99
Publisher: Pill Hill Press
ISBN: 978-1-61706-013-7
Available on Amazon.com



Thousands of Pulp Magazines in One Hall!
Only 3 weeks to go!
July 30 through August 1st!

William F. Nolan will be the Guest of Honor at this year's convention!

Robert J. Randisi to Attend PulpFest!
Programming Announcement!
Since 2002, Haffner Press has been steadily reprinting the stories of Leigh Brackett, and at PulpFest 2010 editor and publisher Stephen Haffner will present a 45-minute multimedia presentation on the background and career of this favorite writer. Drawing from sources common and obscure, you do not want to show up late for this event.
Join Stephen Haffner on Friday, July 30 at 9:30 PM for "Leigh Brackett: American Icon."
For further details, please visit http://www.pulpfest.com/.


Joining us at the 2010 PulpFest to help celebrate the 90th anniversaries of Black Mask’s debut and Max Brand’s first appearance in Western Story Magazine will be prolific author Robert J. Randisi, whom the publishing-industry trade journal Booklist has called "one of the last true pulp writers."

Randisi, who has for many years been active in both fan and pro circles, is the author of over 540 books, more than 50 short stories, and one screenplay. He has also edited 30 anthologies. A professional since 1982, when he began writing full time, Randisi has penned Westerns, mysteries, and stories in the horror, science fiction, and men’s-adventure genres. He has written yarns published under 15 different pseudonyms; as "J. R. Roberts" he created—and still writes—the long-running Gunsmith series, which currently numbers some 340 novels.    

Randisi’s activities in the crime-fiction field have been many and varied. He edited a Writer’s Digest how-to book, Writing the Private Eye Novel, and for seven years was the mystery reviewer for the Orlando Sentinel. In 1982 he founded the Private Eye Writers of America and created the Shamus Award. In 1985 he co-founded Mystery Scene Magazine and the short-lived American Mystery Award; a couple years later he co-founded the American Crime Writer’s League. In 1993 he was awarded a Life Achievement Award at the Southwest Mystery Convention. Just last year he received the Life Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America.

We look forward to having Bob Randisi join us in Columbus this July, and we trust that PulpFest attendees will be delighted to have him participate in our celebration of vintage pulp fiction.

PulpFest plans are coming together rapidly and dealers tables are going fast. Print advertising for the convention will be rolling out shortly, and we’re already distributing flyers and promotional postcards by the thousands at targeted conventions and book fairs in the Northeast and Midwest.

We’ll be making additional updates to this site in the weeks and months to come, so check back regularly for news about programming, auctions, and special events.

Join Bob Randisi, William F. Nolan, and hundreds of other fans
at this summer's celebration of the pulps, July 30 - August 1, in Columbus, Ohio.


Help to Promote PulpFest 2010
Pulpfest  would like pulp fans to download their Pulpfest 2010 flyers, print them out,
and leave stacks at collectibles shows, conventions, bookstores and comic shops,
or maybe post one on the bulletin board at their local college or library.

Pulpfest also hopes that dealers and eBay sellers will enclose the flyers with their mail-order shipments.
Any help that you provide will be thoroughly appreciated!

The Pulpfest 2010 flyers can be found by clicking here.

QUEEN SONJA #8 Arriving in comic shops July 14th! 
Writter: Arvid Nelson; Art: Jackson Herbert
The all-new adventures of fantasy’s most fantastic heroine continue from Dynamite, writer Arvid (Kull) Nelson and Jackson Herbert! Has the throne and her discovered royalty finally allowed Sonja to at last find love? Find out in this issue!


32 pages, Full Color, $2.99

Robert E. Howard in Comics: Then. Now. Always. - Saturday July 24, 3:30-4:30, Room 24ABC!
Mark Finn will be hosting a Robert E. Howard panel at ComicCon International in San Diego Saturday, July 24th. Robert E. Howard is seen as the grandfather of the sword and sorcery fiction genre. He's created such classic characters as Kull the Conqueror, Red Sonya, and Conan the Barbarian that have lived in comics for more than 40 years! Explore worlds of magic, bravery, and savage revenge as this panel delves in to Robert E. Howard's timeless fiction in comics of the past, present and future.

 SavageCon 2010 - October 16th-17th!
Its time again for the 2nd Annual SavageCon! 

This October 16th-17th. Formerly the LaPlata DocCon, we've gone back to our roots as a gathering of friends and pulp enthusiasts for a weekend of fun, trading, comradarie, and various pulpy activities!  

ALL are welcome, we'll have the usual Doc Savage goings on along with plenty for fans of all genres of pulpdom, comics, Sci-Fi, OTR, and art.  This years event will be held at and sponsored by the fabulous RAYGUN CAFE', the worlds first and ONLY Pulp and pop culture themed restaurant!

BUY-SELL-TRADE for those hard to find treasures!  

More info posted soon on our Facebook Page: 
SavageCon 2010








02 July 2010

2010-2012 Film Release Dates
November 19, 2010
November 26, 2010
December 22, 2010
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HOLLOWS 1
RED DAWN
THE GREEN HORNET
May 6, 2011
May 20, 2011

Summer
June 17, 2011
July 15, 2011
July 22, 2011
October 7, 2011

THOR
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES

COWBOYS & ALIENS
GREEN LANTERN
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS 2
THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA
MARVIN THE MARTIAN
May 4, 2012
THE AVENGERS

2010 Dum-Dum -  August 19-222010!
The 2010 Dum-Dum, organized by The Muckers, the Chicago chapter of the Burroughs Bibliophiles, will be held over four days, Aug. 19 to 22, 2010, at the Best Western Chicago-Hillside, 4400 Frontage Road, in Hillside, Illinois, a near western suburb of Chicago.

George McWhorter, curator of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Memorial Collection at the Ekstrom Library of the University of Louisville, has accepted the Muckers' offer to be Special Guest of Honor.  Thomas Floyd is the Artist Guest of Honor.

Stephen D. Korshak, author of Grand Master of Fantasy: The Paintings of J. Allen St. John and From the Pen of Paul: The Fantastic Images of Frank R. Paul has recently accepted being a Guest of Honor.

The hotel room rate is $116 per night, including tax. The membership rate is yet to be announced. Check www.panthanpress.com/muckers  for updates on the convention and to provide feedback on the bulletin board.

Members of the Chicago Muckers 2010 Dum-Dum Committee are Joan Bledig, Dave Gorecki, Jim Hadac, Ray Le Beau, Jeff Long, Ken Manson, Greg Phillips, and Jerry Spannraft.


Visit the 2010 Dum Dum website at http://www.erbzine.com/dumdum/


Adventure House - Pulp Facsimile Reprints in your future!
July 2010
Thrilling Adventures - Sept. 1934, 162 pages, $14.95
TRAIL OF THE GOLD SKULLS — Lt. Scott Morgan
EMPEROR OF ASIA — Frederick Painton
A MAN AMONGST MEN — Charles Green
THE WHIRLWIND'S READY BLADE — Johnston McCulley
BANDIT OF HEAVEN — Jean Francis Webb
SINGING STEEL — John Scott Douglas
GUNS AND GOLD — Cpt. Lee Fredericks
LAW OF THE TUNDRA — Chart Pitt
THE FIGHTING LEATHERNECK — Arthur J. Burks

Romantic Detective - Feb. 1939, 128 pages, $14.95
BEGINNING WITH MURDER — Roger Torrey
DEATH WALKS IN THE HILLS — E. Hoffman Price
CORPSE OF CORINNA — Dale Boyd
KILL THAT HEADLINE — Robert Leslie Bellem
RANSOM PAY-OFF — John Phillips
DEATH RIDE — Ken Cooper

Phantom Detective - Jan. 1937, 128 pages, $14.95
The Murder Caravan by Robert Wallace




Aug.
2010
Phantom Detective - June 1936, 128 pages, $14.95
Six Prints of Murder by Robert Wallace

All Star Detective Stories - Jan. 1937, 128 pages, $14.95
How to Raid An Opium Den by Two-Gun Murphy
How Al Capone Got His Scar  by En Eyewitness
The Death Clue  by Tom Curry
The Faker by Major C.E. Russell
The Blood Drinker by R.W. Sneddon
Miss Z  by Steuart M. Emery
The Indies Pearls  by Earl W. Scott
Murder Well Met  by Roland Phillips




Sept.
2010

Phantom Detective - July 1941, 128 pages, $14.95
The Sabotage Murders by Robert Wallace
Planet Stories - Summer 1942, 128 pages, $14.95
Task to Lahri by Ross Rocklynne
The Star-Master by Ray Cummings
Venus Enslaved by Manly Wade Wellman
The Cosmic Derelict by John Broome
Asteroid of the Damned by Dirk Wylie
Out of This World by Henry Hasse
Captain Chaos by Nelson S. Bond
As It Was by Carlton Smith

Private Detective - March 1950, 128 pages, $14.95
MURDER MOVES IN — Robert Turner
DEATH DEALS THE CARDS — H.C. Butler
NO SALE FOR MURDER — Herbert Carter
SHOTS IN THE NIGHT — Beresford King
THE PAPER DOLL — Elton Reed
BLONDE TROUBLE — Charles Darrell
DANGER ON CALL — Kevin Blake
WHO SAID SUICIDE? — Clive Criswell




Oct.
2010

Phantom Detective - July 1940, 128 pages, $14.95
The Phantom and the Vampire Murders by Robert Wallace

Golden West Magazine - Jan. 1929, 128 pages, $14.95
Thundering Hoofs by Glenn A. Conner
Vultures of the Desert  by Fred Harold Talavin
The Fighting Firebrand  by Army Adams Pt III
Film Waddies  by Frederick Ryter
The Angel-Faced Kid  by S.A. Dean
The Last Roundup  by William F. Bragg
The Winning Hand  by Dan T. Kelliher
Shorty's Gilden Goads  by Herndon Cochran





Nov.
2010

Phantom Detective - Sept. 1933, 128 pages, $14.95
Cities for Ransom by Robert Wallace
The Lone Ranger - June 1937, 128 pages, $14.95
Killer Round-Up
Planet Stories - Spring 1940, 128 pages, $14.95
Goddess of the Moon  by John Murray Reynolds
Dictator of Time  by Nelson S. Bond
The Girl From Infinite Smallness  by Ray Cummings
Martian Terror  by Ed Earl Repp
Revolt on the Earth-Star  by Carl Selwyn
The Tantalus Death  by Ross Rocklynne
The Space Flame by Alexander M. Phillips
The Man Who Killed the Earth  by Ray King





Age of Aces - Now available!

 "The Complete Captain Combat" by Barry Barton

While Death flies the Swastika across the bloody skies of World War II one American pilot stands before the pendulum of history! Amidst the vivid flames of the European conflict, Bill Combat has made it his personal mission to bring down the German Fuhrer and his Nazi henchmen. He knows first hand the ruthlessness of the Nazis, for they had already murdered his mother and uncle. And now he finds himself in the #1 spot on the Nazi's "Most Wanted" list. But Captain Combat has vowed that when the battle smoke clears, freedom and dignity will reign while Nazi evil shall be banished from the earth!

The Captain Combat stories were originally published bi-monthly from March to August 1940, over a year before America would be thrust into the Second World War. Age of Aces Books has gathered together all three of Barry Barton’s dynamic and thrilling novels of modern war into one volume for the first time.

"The Complete Captain Combat" is a 386 page, 6x9 trade paperback for $16.99. Like all Age of Aces Books, it is available from Amazon
Mike Chomko Books, and Adventure House.



Age of Aces Presents Downloadable PDF Air War pulp stories!
Age of Aces Books is now offering a new feature on their Web site called "Age of Aces Presents".
You can now download free PDF versions of some great Air War pulp stories.
Visit them at http://www.ageofaces.net/category/age-of-aces-presents/


New this week: "They Had What It Takes – Part 8: Igor Sikorsky” by Alden McWilliams
This week we bring you Part 8 of Alden McWilliams’ illustrated tribute to the pioneer fliers of the early days of aviation. He called it “They Had What it Takes” and this installment appeared in the September 1937 Flying Aces. It features aircraft developer Igor Sikorsky. Among Sikorsky’s many innovations was the first multi-motored plane.

Next week look for McWilliams’ feature on zeppelin ace Captain Ernst Lehmann, whose last command was the ill-fated Hindenburg.


Age of Adventure - Available July 5th!


WW2 COMBAT is a fully loaded clip of two fisted, lead blazing Battle Tales! 

Action, drama, and even a laugh or two with stories and vignettes showcasing the courage and patriotism of the Greatest Generation. 

If you’re a fan of classic TV shows like Combat!, Rat Patrol, and
Garrison’s Guerillas then you won’t want to miss this! 
Stories from T.J. Glenn, Wayne Skiver, and Norman Stanton.


Age of Adventure



Airship 27 - Coming soon!

GREEN LAMA UNBOUND!

Artist Mike Fyles turned in two covers for the forthcoming
Green Lama Unbound by Adam Lance Garcia.

The cover at the right is the one that was NOT selected.


Airship 27



Altus Press - Coming soon!

Hell on Friday: the Johnny Saxon Trilogy by William Bogart
Introduction by Will Murray

From the author of Doc Savage!
Never before reprinted, this edition collects all three of William Bogart's
stories of Johnny Saxon, a pulp writer-turned-P.I.!
Loaded with numerous references to the pulp publishing world, its authors and characters, it's rounded out by an all-new introduction by
Doc Savage/Lester Dent expert Will Murray.

Includes the following book-length stories:
"Hell on Friday"   -    "Murder is Forgetful"   -   "The Queen City Murder Case"
And as a bonus: Bogart's article on advice for new writers.
550 pages | $34.95 softcover | TBD hardcover



HELL ON FRIDAY
At 10:40, Johnny Saxon, detective and ex-pulp writer, was snooping through Sam Sontag's almost deserted office, keeping one appreciative eye on the luscious curves etched against the frosted glass door of Sam's private hide-away. At 11:20, Johnny was in a bar, fortifying himself against the cold night air. At 12:03, he was gasping with delight as the incredibly lovely vision coming down the ramp at the Grand Central Station actually turned out to be the fabulous Dulcy Dickens, the girl who was scheduled to set the publishing world on its ear. And then at 12:40, just as Dulcy was saying, "Oh, Shonny" in her soft caressing voice, the cops came in and carted Johnny off to jail. It was a hell of a Friday night... And the next morning, Johnny found that he had never before understood what trouble really meant. Sontag was dead, murdered; Dulcy had disappeared with complete efficiency, and Johnny himself was gazing darkly into the business-end of the big gun held in the nervous fist of Jasper Ward, the late Sam Sontag's racketeer partner. It was find Dulcy Dickens--or else!




MURDER IS FORGETFUL
When the enormously wealthy J. P. Smith retained Johnny Saxon, private investigator and former detective story writer, to go to the magnificent Long Island estate of his lovely, wealthy sister-in-law, Irene Smith, to help her regain her memory, lost when her husband died in an automobile accident, Johnny was certain of but two things: Irene Smith's husband had not died by accident and Irene Smith herself, helpless in the complete blankness of amnesia, was under sentence of death from someone--from a murderer who was gambling against time that he could silence her forever before she could remember the night of the fatal accident. In Irene's charming, red-headed daughter, Kay, Johnny Saxon and his assistant, Moe Martin, thought they found their first suspect--for Kay had hated her father violently for his treatment of her mother--but after, Kay and Johnny had unexpectedly faced death together she became their strongest ally. For Kay, deeply devoted to her mother, opened more than one vista to the tangled relationships of a large and wealthy family--among others, to the character of J. P. Smith, to the secret drinking orgies of her aunt Nancy and to the dangerous eccentricities of delightful Grandfather Smith. Smart and swift-moving, "Murder Is Forgetful" is an up-to-the-minute story of a bizarre Long Island crime.
THE QUEEN CITY MURDER CASE
The tall fur-clad brunette at the auction rooms somehow reminded Johnny Saxon of an over-anxious burlesque queen. Certainly she did not look like a connoisseur of antiques. So it was with fascinated curiosity that the New York private detective observed her almost terrified determination to obtain possession of the old spinet desk, and, when that ramshackle article appeared upon the block, mischievously bid it up to an outrageous price. Developments were quick and startling. When Johnny next saw Jeannette Evans, at her apartment, the brunette was dead. And Johnny himself was ticketed as Police Suspect Number One for her murder. Johnny and his man Friday, Moe Martin, had come to Cincinnati on vacation. Pretty Nancy O'Neil, an old flame of Johnny's, quickly appealed to the detective to undertake the case of her married sister, Bess Sherman, threatened by an anonymous blackmailer. Then came the incident at the auction rooms. Johnny could hardly have foreseen how closely the terror of Jeannette Evans and the predicament of Bess Sherman were to be related, or have guessed the role to be played in  the double mystery by the ruthless "lifer" just escaped from the Ohio State Penitentiary. These were puzzles not wholly to be resolved until the exciting snowstorm climax at a nearby winter colony two or three days later.


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming later this month!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 39:  "Poison Island" & "They Died Twice"
Thrill to the legendary pulp exploits of DC Comics' newest superstar as the Man of Bronze returns in two thrill-packed novels by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Patricia Savage's disappearance in the Bermuda Triangle leads the Man of Bronze to "Poison Island" to rescue his beautiful cousin and recover stolen gold. Then, Doc Savage returns to Hidalgo's Valley of the Vanished, the locale of his first adventure, to help Princess Monja defeat a criminal cabal attempting to loot Mayan treasure. This classic pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of seven Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-032-8 Softcover, 7x10, b&w, $14.95

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

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming later this month!
THE SHADOW Volume 40: "The Crime Clinic" & "Cards of Death" - 80th Anniversary Special
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The 80th anniversary of The Shadow's radio debut is celebrated with two special novels by Walter Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant" plus a lost radio thriller. First, a locked room murder and the theft of a priceless diamond set the Knight of Darkness on the trail of the infamous supercrook known as The Jackdaw in "The Crime Clinic," a rare 1933 pulp thriller that was adapted to The Shadow radio series! Then, The Shadow hunts an infamous master criminal who leaves mystical "Cards of Death" at his murder sites. BONUS: "The Red Macaw," a radio script by Edward Hale Bierstadt from Orson Welles' second outing as The Shadow! This instant collector's item features both classic pulp covers by George Rozen, the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier and commentary by popular-culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray.  (Sanctum Books)  978-1-60877-031-1 Softcover, 7x10, b&w, $14.95

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

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming later this month!
THE AVENGER Volume 4: "The Blood Ring" & "Stockholders of Death"
The Pulp Era's most unusual mystery man returns in two epic adventures by Paul Ernst writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, a famous museum becomes a killing site when an ancient Egyptian curse is revived by a strange ritual involving "The Blood Ring." Then, an unholy partnership between Organized Crime and Big Business produces a deadly trail of murder. Only The Avenger and Justice, Inc. can challenge the "Stockholders in Death."

BONUS: a lost Avenger radio script from the Golden Age of Radio! This classic pulp reprint showcases H. W. Scott's classic pulp covers, all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books)  978-1-60877-027-4  Softcover, 7x10. B&W, $14.95


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

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


Audio Realms: The Double Shadow by Clark Ashton Smith - 3 CD Set  - Now available!
The Double Shadow" was originally published by the Auburn Journal in 1933 in an oversized edition limited to only 1,000 copies. Smith carefully signed and hand-corrected many typographical errors for years to come. A collection of six stories ranging from contemporary horror to weird alternate-world fantasy, it remains a fascinating introduction and showcase to his decadently jeweled prose.  

Included are the six stories "The Voyage of King Euvoran," "The Maze of the Enchanter, " "TheDouble Shadow," "A Night in MalnTant," "The Devotee of Evil" and "TheWillow Landscape"


3CD Set - $19.46

Black Coat Press - Now available!
by Win Scott Eckert with a cover by Mark Maddox
From the mid-Twentieth Century, when The Spider clashed with Mr. Hyde; The Domino Lady worked with The Black Bat, The Avenger, and Airboy; Batman variously teamed up with The Shadow, Captain America, The Spirit, and Sherlock Holmes; Philip Marlowe had a brush with the Deep Ones and later worked with Sam Spade; The Green Hornet crossed paths with The Shadow; Mandrake the Magician attended The Phantom's wedding; Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, and the Wolf-Man mashed it up; Tarzan battled the Predators and went to Barsoom; James Bond crossed paths with Doc Savage, The Saint, OSS 117, Derek Flint, and U.N.C.L.E.'s Napoleon Solo; Spider-Man and The Thing had cross-time adventures with Doc Savage; the Nyctalope teamed up with Professor Quatermass; Bulldog Drummond combined forces with Richard Hannay for one last adventure; Nero Wolfe, Ellery Queen, Lord Peter, Perry Mason, and Mike Hammer solved a murder; P.I. Chester Drum collided with shamus Shell Scott; Madame Atomos encountered Kato, U.N.C.L.E.'s Mr. Waverly, and Modesty Blaise; Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin met John Steed and Emma Peel, Fu Manchu, Miss Marple, Simon Templar, and Sherlock Holmes; Number 6 took a brief trip with The Doctor; El Santo faced-off against Dracula; Greatheart Silver was involved in a showdown with all the great pulp heroes; Kolchak ran into Barnabas Collins; the Ghostbusters went up against Cthulhu; and Vampirella teamed up with or fought just about everyone…

…To the Twenty-first Century, when Frankenstein's Creature battled Dracula and Mr. Hyde, and traveled to the Lost World; Witchblade and the Darkness joined forces with Vampirella; the worlds of Boston P.I. Spenser, Sheriff Jesse Stone, and detective Sunny Randall came together; Lara Croft, the Tomb Raider, clashed with the Deep Ones; Ash Williams crossed swords with Dracula and Dr. Herbert West; and a modern-day Van Helsing went up against the current incarnation of the Black Coats…

…To the far-flung future, when Spock claimed Holmes as an ancestor and Ishmael flew with the wind whales…

US $30.95/GBP £22.99
6x9, Trade Paperback, 480 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1-935558-11-8

Volume 1: (Dawn of time - 1939) is still available!



Blood ‘n’ Thunder #26 - Now available!
Blood ‘n’ Thunder #26 weighs in at 108 pages and is packed with the usual array of articles, departments, illustrations, and advertisements.  The Spring 2010 issue begins with a “Convention Corner” update on this year’s PulpFest.   “Tricks of the Trade” reprints a 1943 Writer’s Digest article by G. T. Fleming-Roberts, who describes the various gimmicks he used to plot his pulp mystery yarns.  “Cliffhanger Classics” presents a beginner’s guide to collecting movie serials, featuring scans of many rare photos and posters. “Adventurous Airwaves” offers the second and final part of a lengthy excerpt from an excellent new book on the Green Hornet radio show, written by Martin Grams and Terry Salomonson. It includes newly uncovered publicity photos taken in 1937 with members of the original cast.

Feature articles include “A Chronology of Clubfoot,” in which Daniel J. Neyer exhaustively analyzes the all-but-forgotten series of adventure/espionage novels written in the years between the two World Wars by British author Valentine Williams; “Hopalong Cassidy: Birth of a Legend,” Ed Hulse’s comparison of the first Hoppy movie to the 1910 Clarence E. Mulford novel from which it was adapted; and “Unholy Jitters: Sex and Sadism in the Red Circle Horror Pulps,” reprinted by popular demand from the long out-of-print second issue of BnT.  The issue closes with “Seven Doughty Doughs,” a lengthy Arthur Guy Empey novelette reprinted from the January 1931 issue of Battle Stories.


Please make your checks or money orders payable to Ed Hulse and send to him at 2467 Route 10 East, Bldg. 15, Apt. 4B, Morris Plains, NJ 07950.  Ed also accepts Paypal payments at bnteditor@yahoo.com.



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 81: Farmercon - New!
Art is back from FarmerCon at Seattle, Washington and informs us what all happened at the convention.

Episode 80:  Art's Tale of Doc's friends
Episode 79:  Joel Jenkins Dire Planet
Episode 78: Pulp Detectives
Episode 77: Belmont Shadow
Episode 76:  The Casebook of Seekay
Episode 75:  Weird Heroes

Visit The Book Cave website at http://thebookcave.libsyn.com/


BOOM! Studios: Robert E. Howard's Hawks of Outremer - Coming in February 2011!
Adapted from the story by Robert E. Howard, creator of the legendary character CONAN THE BARBARIAN! Cormac FitzGeoffrey, a wandering warrior born and bred on the battlefield, is a renowned fighter, a ruthless adversary, and a man that is no stranger to the ways of bloodshed and violence. Cormac counts his friends on only one hand, so when he learns that his most recent liege has been murdered; nothing will stop his quest for revenge. By oath, a path of vengeance will be marked by the blood of his enemies. Featuring covers by fan-favorite THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN artist Joe Jusko!
Collects the 4-issue comic book series.

Trade paperback, 112 pages, $14.99


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

Page 6 is now posted online!
http://www.breckinridgeelkins.com/


E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks Shadow review is "The Shadow Laughs!" from October 1931. 
   

Davy Crockett's Almanack of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West
"Killer Tells All" by Laurence Donovan from Speed Detective August 1943

If you like this story, pick up Black Dog Book's TWICE MURDERED which contains 12 more stories by Laurence Donovan.

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

"Companions of the Corpse" by Frank Johnson from THRILLING DETECTIVE, September, 1942
When Bill Hunter found a pal murdered on the beach, he knew it was time to move against his fifth column killers - and did he move!
"Doom Mountain" by Maitland Scott from SECRET AGENT "X", February, 1938
"A rat without the brains of a rat - Drew will soon be caught." That was what the radio announced. But Joe Drew was safe in the snowbound mountains - with $50,000 loot - and a ruse that was sharp as a rat's fangs.


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


Monthly Special: All three for $95 ($10 off)

Our first Replica this month is THE SPIDER #58 featuring "The Emperor from Hell" from July 1938. $35

Our second Replica this month is OPERATOR 5
#23 from February 1936. $35

Our third Replica is TERROR TALES #25 from November-December 1936 - $35


Girasol also accepts Paypal as an alternate method of payment.
Other than Replicas, please confirm availability first before ordering items such as pulp magazines or other books.
Payments can be made to our regular info@girasolcollectables.com email address.

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


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

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





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


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

CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940

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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

GOLDEN FLEECE  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 October 1938
#2 November 1938
#3 December 1938
#4 January 1939
#5  February 1939
#6  March 1939
#7  April 1939
#8 May 1939
#9 June 1939

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

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

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

#2  October 1935

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


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

OPERATOR 5  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  The Masked Invasion  (April 1934)
#2  T
he Invisible Empire  (May 1934)
#3  The Yellow Scourge (June 1934)
#4  The Melting Death (July 1934)
#5  Cavern of the Damned (August 1934)
#6  Master of Broken Men (September 1934)
#7  Invasion of the Dark Legions (October 1934)
#8  The Green Death Mists (November 1934)
#9  Legions of Starvation (December 1934)
#10 The Red Invader (January 1935)
#11 
The League of War Monsters (February 1935)
#12  The Army of the Dead (March 1935)
#13  
March of the Flame Marauders (April 1935)
#14 Blood Reign of the Dictator (May 1935)
#15 Invasion of the Yellow Warlords (June 1935)
#16 Legions of the Death Master (July 1935)
#17  Hosts of the Flaming Death (August 1935)
#18 Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult (September 1935)
#19 Attack of the Blizzard Men (October 1935)
#20 Scourge of the Invisible Death (November 1935)
#21 Raiders of the Red Death (December 1935)
#22  War-Dogs of the Green Destroyer
(January 1936)
#23 Rockets From Hell (February 1936)

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

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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

#6  March 1935
#8  May 1935
#12 September 1935
#13
October 1935
#14 November 1935
#16 January 1936
#17
February 1936
#18 March 1936
#19 April 1936
#20 May 1936

#21 June 1936
#22 July 1936
#23 August 1936
#24 September 1936
#25 October 1936

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

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

#21 January 1936
#24 April 1936
#25 May 1936
#27 July 1936
#29 September 1936              
#30 October 1936
#31 November 1936
#76 August 1940
SPICY-MYSTERY STORIES  ($25 )each postpaid
#2  June 1935
#3  July 1935
#4  August 1935
#5  September 1935
#6  October 1935
#7  November 1935

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

#12 April 1936

#13 May 1936
#14 June 1936
#15 July 1936
#16
August 1936
#17 ­ September 1936
#19 November 1936
#20 December 1936
#22
February 1937
#23 March 1937
#26 June 1937

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

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

#32 Slaves of the Dragon (May 1936)
#33 Legions of Madness (June 1936)
#34 Laboratory of the Damned (July 1936)
#35 Satan's Sightless Legion (August 1936)
#36 The Coming of the Terror (September 1936)
#37 The Devil's Death Dwarfs (October 1936)
#38 City of Dreadful Night (November 1936)
#39 Reign of the Snake Men (December 1936)
#40 Dictator of the Damned (January 1937)
#41
The Mill-Town Massacres (February 1937)
#42 "Satan's Workshop (March 1937)
#43 Scourge of the Yellow Fangs (April 1937)
#44 The Devil's Pawnbroker (May 1937)
#45
Voyage of the Coffin Ship (June 1937)
#46 The Man Who Ruled in Hell (July 1937)
#47
Slaves of the Black Monarch (August 1937)
#48
Machine Guns Over the White House (Sept 1937)
#49 The City That Dared Not Eat (October 1937)
#50 Master of the Flaming Horde (November 1937)
#51 Satan's Switchboard (December 1937)
#52 Legion of the Accursed Light (January 1938)
#53
The City of Lost Men (February 1938)
#54 The Grey Horde Creeps (March 1938)
#55
City of Whispering Death (April 1938)
#56 When Thousands Slept in Hell (May 1938)
#57 Satan's Shackles (June 1938)
#58
The Emperor from Hell (July 1938)  

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

#8   November 1923

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

#16  January 1925
#17 February 1925
#22
 July 1925
#23  August 1925
#24
 September 1925
#25  October 1925
#31  April 1926
#40
 January 1927
#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#128 August 1934
#143 November 1935



GIRASOL PULP DOUBLES THE SPIDER VOLUME 16 - Due from the printer next week!
Fans of two-fisted pulp action will find two action packed adventures of the pulp-era hero The Spider. This issue contains "Reign of the Death Fiddler" (May 1935) and "City of Whispering Death" (April 1938).
The stories are complete including the original pulp black and white illustrations.

Softcover, 128 pages, B&W    SRP: $14.95





THE GOLDEN AGE of PULPS SF MAGAZINE DATABASE
SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY AND HORROR (1890-2009)
by EARL TERRY KEMP

The (nearly) Complete Digital Index of all Pulp, Digest, and Magazine Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. From the Beginning to the Present (Dec. 2009) - With Pseudonyms and Thumbnail Graphics

This is the most comprehensive database ever constructed of contributions to magazines in the field of fantastic literature (speculative fiction including science fiction, fantasy, horror, and weird fiction).
It is so comprehensive that it cannot be surpassed, it can only be supplemented,” states Earl Kemp about this “fabulous guide.”

“Few fields have been more remarkably indexed than science fiction and fantasy,” he adds. “This database, of course, updates all previous such bibliographies, and contains complete contents in chronological order as well as by author and title. But where it stands utterly unique is, in addition, recording the contents of perhaps hundreds of semi-professional and amateur publications which carried on the important regimen of fantasy fiction.”

It is a unique tool! It is not a printed book, although all the contents can be printed out. It is not an HTML based application, with all the problems associated with searching for, and printing, data. For the first time ever, it is a relational database enabling the user to find anything, in any combination, and print out the results. The sophisticated user can enhance and personalize his database to reflect his own collection or interests.

This is not an Index, it is more...it is a database containing everything required of an index...and more. This database contains thumbnail cover scans. This database allows the association of data from any field with any other field.

This is a required tool for researchers, collectors, librarians, and fans of the genre. Now not only is the indexed data available, but also the associated cover scans.


This mammoth database — contains more than six separate indexes — Author, Title, Artist, Series, Contents and thumbnail cover scans — is being issued on a CD (650 megabytes) as an MS Access application.

Indexed are contributions to 1,217 different magazine titles, a total of 19,155 separate issues (with over 13,414 cover scans), with contributions by 33,861 writers (with over 1,171 pseudonyms). Indexed are 171,874 entries and serial segments, 24,295 poems, and 44,999 articles and columns.

As another added feature, associated stories are linked to dust cover scans (224 dust jackets) from their first appearance in the specialty press of the Golden Era (Arkham House, Fantasy Press, FPCI, Gnome Press, Prime Press, and Shasta), representing the very best of the Anthem Series.

Here is a bird’s-eye view of this mammoth undertaking:
* Each CD contains 650 megabytes of information
* Contains both a read-only Author and Story Title search form for ready queries directly from the CD, but also a downloadable application that once installed can be used to generate printed reports or any query that the user can design that isn’t already available
* Each of the over 32 fields can be independently searched and associated with any of the other fields
* Contains 13,214 thumbnail cover scans, with 154 alternate and 46 back cover scans
* Contains 224 thumbnail dust jacket scans making over 1,840 connections to various stories
* Contains such fields as Author, Author Type, Story Title, Story Type, Series Title, Cover Artist, Back Cover Artist, Publisher, Editor, Country of Origin, Price, Frequency and several different types of comment fields
* Contains several ready-made Reports for printing select data...Create your own!
* This database is not only an index, it is also a checklist! It is everything the user can imagine and implement!

In all of science fiction history there is nothing like this database. It is the very first of its kind. And now it is available to the public.
It’s all here!

You will find magazines here that can be found no place else. There is data on magazines that were never published but that were assembled. This database contains the rarest of the rare and the obscurest of the obscure. Ashcan issues do exist and are indexed here. Important rare fanzines are listed.  The creation of this database is a landmark occasion. Its appearance marks a milestone in the scholarship and bibliography of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and weird fiction.

CD (650 megabytes) MS Access 2000 (or higher) required - U.S. $40.00 (cash, check or money order payable to Earl Terry Kemp)
(shipping cost contained in purchase price for all U.S.)
IMPORTANT: No Paypal. No credit/debit cards. Don’t ask!

All Foreign Orders should be queried first for additional shipping cost: tkempxsh@citlink.net

Earl Terry Kemp
Box 6642
Kingman, AZ 86402-6642


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club -  July 102010!
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.

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

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com



Hard Case Crime - Coming in August and beyond!

August 2010
MURDER IS MY BUSINESS by Brett Halliday, Cover art by Robert McGinnis
Ten years ago, private eye Mike Shayne did a job for one of the richest men in El Paso, digging up dirt on a boy courting the tycoon’s daughter. Now the daughter’s back, all grown up and dangerous. And so’s Shayne—but this time it’s to investigate murder...

October 2010
QUARRY'S EX by Max Allan Collins, Cover art by Gregory Manchess
Even the enigmatic hit man called Quarry had to start somewhere. And for him that was the day he returned stateside from Nam to find his young wife cheating. He’d killed plenty overseas, so killing her lover was no big deal. And when he was recruited to use his skills as a contract killer, that transition was easy, too. He survived in this jungle as he had in that other one—by expecting trouble.

March 2011
CHOKE HOLD by Christa Faust, Cover art by Glen Orbik
Angel Dare went into Witness Protection to escape her past—not as a porn star, but as a killer who took down the sex slavery ring that destroyed her life. But sometimes the past just won’t stay buried. When a former co-star is murdered, it’s up to Angel to get his son, a hotheaded MMA fighter, safely through the unforgiving Arizona desert, shady Mexican bordertowns, and the seductive neon mirage of Las Vegas...






HUNT AMONG THE KILLERS OF MEN - Now available!
Gabriel Hunt, David J. Schow, Cover art by Glen Orbik
The warlord’s men came to New York to preserve a terrible secret—and left a dead body in their wake. Now Gabriel Hunt is on their trail, a path that will take him to the treacherous alleyways and rooftops of Shanghai and a showdown with a madman out to resurrect a deadly figure from China’s past...

Publisher: Leisure Books
ISBN: 0-8439-6256-9
$6.99


Visit the Hunt for Adventure website!



Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention -  September 23 - 25, 2010!

COME SPEND A WEEKEND WITH CLASSIC MOVIE AND TV STARS, OLD-TIME RADIO, OLD-TIME TV SHOWS AND  MOVIES!
The Mariott Hotel, Hunt Valley, Maryland

Pulp vendors will be set up in the vendor room.

Events Scheduled:
THE HISTORY OF THE LONE RANGER -- presented by Fran Striker Jr. His father created The Lone Ranger as well as  numerous blood n' thunder characters such as Ned Jordan, Secret Agent; Peter Value, Soldier of Fortune; and Warner Lester, Manhunter.

THE HISTORY OF ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE -- a look back at the magazine's origin and evolution over the decades.

THE PULP ART OF H.J. WARD -- Well-researched by David Saunders, who wrote an extensive article about Ward, with co-operation from Ward's family, which appears in the latest issue of ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE.

THE HISTORY OF RADIO'S "THE SHADOW" -- a presentation about the radio program and it's shadowy origins.


Moonstone Books: THE PHANTOM GENERATIONS #13  - Arriving in comic shops July 8th!
Writter: Robert Weinberg; Art:Andy Bennett; Cover: Eugenio Mattozzi.
Left Hand of the Devil... Join author Robert Weinberg for a tale of the 13th Phantom and his wife as they travel to the U.S. and take a "vacation" on a riverboat, but are soon embroiled in a crooked gambling plot. Along the way, they cross paths with Phantom's old friend, Jim Bowie.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

Off-Trail Publications - Now available!
The Magician Detective, and Other Weird Mysteries By Charles Fulton Oursler
Edited by John Locke

Fulton Oursler was one of the great editors of his time, ruling over the Macfadden publishing empire for two decades. He created the first true-crime magazine, True Detective Mysteries, and off-beat titles like Ghost Stories and True Strange Stories. He achieved national fame in the '30s as the editor of Liberty. But stage magic was his first love, and, in his heart, he remained a conjurer in a black cape and top hat. In this collection of early fiction, Oursler's bewitching imagination takes flight in tales of magic, murder and mesmerizing mystery. Apparitions, half-wits, secret panels, devious deceptions, lunatic asylums, warring magicians, criminal masterminds-it's all here.

Also featured is an in-depth exploration of the astonishing career of Fulton Oursler.
6x9-inch perfect bound; 210 pages, $18.00 postpaid

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





Thousands of Pulp Magazines in One Hall!
July 30 through August 1st!

William F. Nolan will be the Guest of Honor at this year's convention!

Robert J. Randisi to Attend PulpFest!

Joining us at the 2010 PulpFest to help celebrate the 90th anniversaries of Black Mask’s debut and Max Brand’s first appearance in Western Story Magazine will be prolific author Robert J. Randisi, whom the publishing-industry trade journal Booklist has called "one of the last true pulp writers."

Randisi, who has for many years been active in both fan and pro circles, is the author of over 540 books, more than 50 short stories, and one screenplay. He has also edited 30 anthologies. A professional since 1982, when he began writing full time, Randisi has penned Westerns, mysteries, and stories in the horror, science fiction, and men’s-adventure genres. He has written yarns published under 15 different pseudonyms; as "J. R. Roberts" he created—and still writes—the long-running Gunsmith series, which currently numbers some 340 novels.    

Randisi’s activities in the crime-fiction field have been many and varied. He edited a Writer’s Digest how-to book, Writing the Private Eye Novel, and for seven years was the mystery reviewer for the Orlando Sentinel. In 1982 he founded the Private Eye Writers of America and created the Shamus Award. In 1985 he co-founded Mystery Scene Magazine and the short-lived American Mystery Award; a couple years later he co-founded the American Crime Writer’s League. In 1993 he was awarded a Life Achievement Award at the Southwest Mystery Convention. Just last year he received the Life Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America.

We look forward to having Bob Randisi join us in Columbus this July, and we trust that PulpFest attendees will be delighted to have him participate in our celebration of vintage pulp fiction.

PulpFest plans are coming together rapidly and dealers tables are going fast. Print advertising for the convention will be rolling out shortly, and we’re already distributing flyers and promotional postcards by the thousands at targeted conventions and book fairs in the Northeast and Midwest.

We’ll be making additional updates to this site in the weeks and months to come, so check back regularly for news about programming, auctions, and special events.

Join Bob Randisi, William F. Nolan, and hundreds of other fans
at this summer's celebration of the pulps, July 30 - August 1, in Columbus, Ohio.


Help to Promote PulpFest 2010
Pulpfest  would like pulp fans to download their Pulpfest 2010 flyers, print them out,
and leave stacks at collectibles shows, conventions, bookstores and comic shops,
or maybe post one on the bulletin board at their local college or library.

Pulpfest also hopes that dealers and eBay sellers will enclose the flyers with their mail-order shipments.
Any help that you provide will be thoroughly appreciated!

The Pulpfest 2010 flyers can be found by clicking here.

Pulpville Press - Now available!
THE CUSTER FAMILY SAGA by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Featured together in the order originally written, the complete saga of Barney and Victoria Custer. "The Mad King", "The Eternal Lover", "Nu of the Niocene", and "Barney Custer of Beatrice".


Hardcover, 382 pages, $40
Order from Lulu.com
 

Pulp Adventurecon 2010 - November 6, 2010!
The date for Pulp Adventurecon 2010 is November 6, 2010.

Here's the people who will be at the show:
Bill Bead, Nick Certo, Mike Chomko, Gil Cohen, Jack Cullers, Brendan Faulkner, Martin Grams, Rich Greene, John Gunnison, Mark Halegua, Rick Hall, Scott Hartshorn, Paul Herman, Ed Hulse, Cowboy Tony K., Gary Lovisi, Walker Martin, Chuck Miller, John Petrie, Dan Roberts, David Saunders, Darrell Schweitzer, Bruce Tinkel, Al Tonik, Mark Wawrzenski

Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Address: Ramada Inn, 1083 Route 206, Bordentown, NJ
Admission: $5


Visit the Bold Venture Press website for the latest details.


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

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

Adventure Fiction: This group is dedicated to the action/adventure pulps like Blue Book, Adventure, Argosy,Short Stories,Action Stories, Jungle Stories, Top Notch Stories, Complete Stories, Thrilling Adventures,Far East Adventures magazine, Danger Trails magazine etc.Other historical adventure fiction can be discussed. The list is also dedicated to Morgan Holmes. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ADVENTUREFICTION/

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

Doc Con:
  The annual Doc Savage Convention gathered together for the first time on October 24, 1998. The convention also known as Doc Con is the brainchild of Rob Smalley who together with Jay Ryan, Paul Cook and Courtney Rogers have hosted the event each year in Arizona. Traditionally held the second Saturday of each November, Doc Con attracts residents from around the country, for a weekend of planned Doc Savage events as well as discussions and camaraderie. Follow along with the planning each year by participating in this group. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Doc_Con/

Edgar Rice Burroughs Group:
This group is dedicated to the study and appreciation of one of the greatmasters of literary adventure, Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950). Creator of numerous famous characters, such as Tarzan, Carson Napier, and John Carter of Mars, and exciting worlds, such as Venus, Barsoom, and Pellucidar, Burroughs is widely recognized as one of the fathers of the Pulp Era and modern heroic fiction. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/edgarriceburroughs/


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

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

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

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

Pulp Fiction Uncensored: is for all fans of Pulp Fiction!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pulp_Fiction_Uncensored/?yguid=321995096

PulpMags: If you're interested in the old pulp magazines, this forum is the place to be. We deal with OLD pulps only! If you're looking for something dealing with modern "pulp fiction" style writing, you'd be bored here.This moderated list is setup along the lines of PEAPS, the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society, and all pulp fans across the world are welcome. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpMags/

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

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

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

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


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


STARTLING STORIES #4 (Summer 2010)
Coming very soon!

This is a special Frank Frazetta Tribute Issue!

Wild Cat Books



ThrillerFest 10 -  July 7 to 102010!
ITW's annual celebration of the thriller world is the largest event of its kind, a meeting place for authors, readers, budding writers, and publishing industry professionals. For 2010, we’ll be back in the heart of New York in July with the ThrillerFest conference including CraftFest and AgentFest.
ThrillerFest V will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

The dates will be July 7-10, 2010. You must register for the conference prior to making hotel reservations. Call the Hyatt at 1-800-233-1234 or 212-883-1234. Ask for the ThrillerFest or International Thriller Writers rate of $199. If you prefer, use the direct online reservation link by clicking here. Conference rates apply July 6-11, 2010. If your stay is longer, please call the hotel to make your reservations.



Upcoming Modern Hero-Pulp Novels by Christopher R. Yates
Shades of Gray, Jackie Kessler & Caitlin Kittredge, Bantam/Spectra, $16, June 22, 2010 - Now available!
Hunt Among the Killers of Men, David J. Schow, Leisure Books, $6.99, June 29, 2010 - Now available!
Infinite Crisis: The Novel, Greg Cox, Ace, $7.99, June 29, 2010 - Now available!
Final Crisis: The Novel, Greg Cox, Ace, $15.00, July 6, 2010
Masked, editor: Lou Anders, Pocket, $15, July 20, 2010
Enemies & Allies [Superman & Batman], Kevin J. Anderson, Harper, $7.99, September 28, 2010
Hunt Through Napoleon's Web, Raymond Benson, Leisure Books, $6.99, September 28, 2010
Wild Cards 1, editor George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, November 23, 2010
The Long Man, Steve Englehart, Tor, $7.99, November 30, 2010
Wild Cards: Suicide Kings, editor George R.R. Martin, Tor, $7.99, December 28, 2010
52: The Novel, Greg Cox, Ace, $7.99, January 25, 2011



Wildside Press: THE WEIRD WORKS OF ROBERT E. HOWARD VOLUME 10
Coming in late July 2010!

John Betancourt reports that A THUNDER OF TRUMPETS: THE WEIRD WORKS OF ROBERT E HOWARD, VOLUME 10 will be available in late July (around the 27th)! You can pre-order online now at the Wildside Books website and the book will ship to you once it arrives from the printer. $35

The contents include:
Introduction by Mark Finn
“Pigeons from Hell”
“The Last Hour”
“Ships”
“Lines Written in the Realization That I Must Die”
“A Thunder of Trumpets”
“Recompense”
“The Ghost Kings”

“The King and the Oak”
“Desert Dawn”
Almuric
“The Hills of Kandahar”
“Song at Midnight”
“Witch from Hell’s Kitchen”
“But the Hills Were Ancient Then”
“The One Black Stain”


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