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26 August 2011

Adventure House - Now available!
Lone Ranger Magazine - November 1937 , 128 pages, $14.95
Death's Head Vengeance by The Lone Ranger
Windy Willy by George Beaty
The Kid Goes Through by John G. Pearsol
Famous Frontier Fights by Col. J.J. Boniface
Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen by A Film Review
Interesting Facts About the West by W.M. Allison
The Vanished Buffalo by Claude Rister
The Ranger and the Kid by C. Willis Finlayson
Outdoor Trails by Dick Wood
Trail Driving by Wilton West
David West by George James
The Stamp Page by W.B. Carnahan
Phantom Detective - July 1933, 112 pages, $14.95
"The Jewels of Doom" by Robert Wallace
Startling Stories - May 1940, 128 pages, $14.95
Twice in Time by Manly Wade Wellman
They Changed the World by Jack Binder
Valley of Dreams by Stanley G. Weinbaum
Glamour Girl—2040 by Oscar J. Friend
Nemesis From Lilliput by Raymond Z. Gallun

Planet Stories - Fall/40, 128 pages, $14.95
Revolt In the Ice Kingdom by Ray Cummings
The Ultimate Salient by Nelson S. Bond
Buccaneer Of the Star Seas by Ed Earl Repp
Domain of Zero by Thornton Ayre
Quest On Io by Robert Moore Williams
The Planet That Time Forgot by Donald A. Wollheim
Hermit of Saturn's Ring by Neil R. Jones
Venus Has Green Eyes by Carl Selwyn




Adventure House has acquired the remaining four issues of THE LONE RANGER and is preparing them for publication over the next year.





Age of Aces
New and now available!

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

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


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

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



Age of Aces
New and now available!

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

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

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

$16.99 Trade paperback

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


Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon, Part Nine – "The Tusk Men of Mongo" - Now online!
Part 9 of William Patrick Maynard's Flash Gordon blog is now online at the Blackgate website and at William Patrick Maynard's blogsite.

Altus Press - Coming soon!
The Complete Casebook of Cardigan, Volume 1: 1931-32
by Frederick Nebel, introduction by Will Murray, illustrations by John
Fleming Gould, cover by Walter Baumhofer


The greatest series from the pages of Dime Detective Magazine is finally collected in four large editions. Running from 1931-37, Frederick Nebel's P.I. Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons for that magazine's success as well as highly influential to the most popular hard-boiled writers of the day. Sadly, only a handful of the 44-installment series have ever been reprinted since their original appearances 80 years ago. This reprint series will reprint the entire run.

Volume 1 contains an all-new introduction by Will Murray and features the first 11 stories, complete, uncut, and with the original John Fleming Gould illustrations: "Death Alley (November, 1931)," "Hell’s Pay Check (December, 1931)," "Six Diamonds and a Dick (January, 1932)," "And There Was Murder (February, 1932)," "Phantom Fingers (March, 1932)," "Murder on the Loose (April, 1932)," "Rogues' Ransom (August, 1932)," "Lead Pearls (September, 1932," "The Dead Don't Die (October, 1932)," and "The Candy Killer (November, 1932)," "A Truck-Load of Diamonds (December, 1932)."

394 pages, price TBD
Altus Press - Coming soon!
The Crimes of The Scarlet Ace:
The Complete Stories of Major Lacy & Amusement, Inc.
by Theodore A. Tinsley, covers by Frank Tinsley & Eugene Fradzen,
Introduction by Will Murray

Major John Tattersall Lacy, once of the U.S. Marines--and now field leader of the Emergency Council for Crime Control with orders to meet the racketeers at their own game, to fight terror with terror and death with death.... Backed with tremendous resources, and the power of the six foremost men in the metropolis, Lacy and his ex-marine mates have broadcast their challenge--"Run, rat, or die!" And underworld war-lords ready an answer.

From the author of THE SHADOW! Reprinted in its entirety for the first time, the entire saga of Lacy’s battle with the underworld army of the Scarlet Ace from the pages of BLACK ACES and ALL DETECTIVE. And it features an all-new introduction by Will Murray.

approx. 390 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover

Altus Press - Coming soon!
Dan Fowler: G-Man Companion
by Tom Johnson, Will Murray, Robert Sidney Bowen,
Charles Greenberg, & Norvell W. Page

For nearly 20 years, Dan Fowler and his G-men battled crimedom in the pages of G-MEN DETECTIVE. Now, author Tom Johnson has indexed each issue, listing everything you need to know about the series. Also included are complete reprints of the two best Dan Fowler stories as chosen by Johnson and pulp historian Will Murray: "Give 'Em Hell" by Norvell W. Page and "Bullet Justice" by Charles Greenberg. And reprinted in its entirety for the first time: "I Cover the Murder Front," the lost, rejected Dan Fowler story.

Featuring additional articles by Tom Johnson and Will Murray, this is the ultimate history of the series.

414 pages | $34.95 softcover | $44.95 hardcover

Altus Press - Coming soon!
Ki-Gor: The Complete Series Volume 2
Authored by John Peter Drummond
List Price: $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
386 pages

For the first time, the Ki-Gor series from the pages of JUNGLE STORIES is collected, complete, uncut and in order! Volume 2 includes the next five stories:

"Ki-Gor and the Paradise That Time Forgot" (Fall 1940)
"The Empire of Doom" (Winter 1940-41)
 "Lair of the Beast" (Spring
1941)
"Ki-Gor and the Temple of the Moon-God" (Summer 1941)
"White Savage" (Fall 1941)


Altus Press - Coming soon!
The Complete Adventures of Richard Knight Volume 1
Authored by Donald E. Keyhoe with an Introduction by Will Murray
List Price: $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
approximately 230 pages

Best known for writing the adventures of Philip Strange, UFO legend Donald E. Keyhoe also wrote another long-running aerial hero for the pages of FLYING ACES: Richard Knight. These wild adventures also mix in elements of lost races, dinosaurs and more! Volume 1 collects the first six stores from 1936-37:

"Vultures of the Lost Valley"
"Hell Flies High"
"Death Flies the Equator"
"Falcons from Nowhere"
"Masks Over Madrid"
"Wings of the Emerald"

Altus Press - Coming soon!
The Dr. Zeng Omnibus
by E. Hoffmann Price, W.T. Ballard &  Robert Leslie Bellem


Join Doctor Zeng Tse-Lin’s battle with crime and the Japanese menace in the mysterious world of San Francisco’s Chinatown. An American who posed as a Chinese scholar, Dr. Zeng’s stories have never been
completely reprinted before... until now.

Featuring all seven installments: "Fangs of Doom," "Blood Cargo," "Sinister House," "Camelback Kill," "Lion’s Loot," "Blackmail Clinic" and "Corpse Cargo." Includes an all-new introduction by Will Murray.


410 pages | $34.95 softcover | $44.95 hardcover

Altus Press - Coming soon!
The Complete Adventures of Oke Oakley and Secrets, Inc.
by Frederick C. Davis, introduction by Will Murray


From 1933 to 1935, Frederick C. Davis chronicled the cases of Hollywood P.I. firm Secrets, Inc.
Led by Clay “Oke” Oakley and assisted by Cherry Morris and Archibald Brixey,
Secrets, Inc. investigated some of the weirdest and most ingenious crimes
in the long history of Dime Detective Magazine—all centering around the film industry.
Never before reprinted, this lost classic is available for the first time in nearly 80 years.


474 pages | $34.95 softcover | $44.95 hardcover

Altus Press - Coming soon!
The Secret 6 Classics: Return Engagement With Death
Authored by Emile C. Tepperman
List Price: $24.95 
softcover | $34.95 hardcover
280 pages
Klaw, Murdoch and Kerrigan... the FBI's Suicide Squad return
in this collection of six classic Suicide adventures
from the pages of ACE G-MEN STORIES from 1939-43:

The Suicide Squad Reports for Death: Kerrigan, Murdoch and Klaw in a smashing F.B.I. Novel--In all the Service they were the Law's toughest, shield-bearing crime fighters--and their job was to come through or die!

The Suicide Squad--Dead or Alive!: Storm Troop gangsters took over the Hill City government. Blue-uniformed killers picked up the blood-purge hunt for Kerrigan, Murdoch, and Klaw--the three F.B.I. aces who had to capture a city just to rescue a red-headed girl!


The Suicide Squad and the Murder Bund: Murdoch, Kerrigan and Klaw, the F.B.I.'s dauntless Suicide Squad, must daily fight with dogged, unbelievable courage--merely to earn the right to live! Could this fabulous team of crime-fighters lock guns in deadly combat with the Skull and Swastika Corps--and still remain a trio?
The Masked Marksman's Command Performance: What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable body? The answer, we'll bet, would be something like the meeting between Ed Race, the Masked Marksman--and the Suicide Squad!

The Suicide Squad's Dawn Patrol: The Japs were planning a barbarous air raid on America--that much was known to Kerrigan, Murdoch and Klaw, the F.B.I.'s indomitable Suicide Squad. When, where and bow this hellish blitzkrieg was to come, they were grimly determined to find out, even if that meant permitting the lovely, evil Madam Sail to lure them to the reincarnated Japanese Diva-King--who could command men to
destroy themselves!

Move Over, Death!: Kerrigan, Murdoch and Klaw--the fabulous fighting Feds--had finally been given the assignment which no G-man could take--and live! Gladly, with grins on their battle-scarred faces, they walked into the Nazi trap, with blazing guns punctuating their war cry: "Move over, Death!"


Altus Press - Coming soon!
Secret Agent "X" - The Complete Series Volume 6
Authored by G.T. Fleming-Roberts & Paul Chadwick
 Introduction by Tom Johnson

For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939, SECRET AGENT "X" battled the forces of evil in the pages 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 five stories, by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Paul Chadwick: "Brand of the Metal Maiden," "Dividends of Doom," "The Fear Merchants," "Faceless Fury" and "Subterranean Scourge." This is THE Secret Agent "X" reprint series to own!

492 pages | $34.95 softcover | $44.95 hardcover


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 50: "The Pirate's Ghost" and "The Green Eagle"
The Pulp Era's greatest superman journeys to the American West in classic pulp thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, a bequest from a dying scientist leads Doc Savage to Death Valley in search of a long-dead pirate's legendary treasure. Can this amazing invention allow The Pirate's Ghost to speak from beyond the grave? Then, the Man of Bronze goes undercover at a Wyoming dude ranch to solve the bizarre puzzle of a strange Green Eagle with lead feathers. This special anniversary edition showcases the original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and an intriguing article by The Shadow's famous reconteur, Walter B. Gibson. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-060-1  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
Now available!
THE SHADOW Volume 52: "The Crime Master" and "The Fifth Napoleon"
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The Knight of Darkness wages war on criminal masterminds in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow executes a deadly chess game with The Crime Master, an underworld kingpin whose amazing superbrain rivals his own. Who will have the last laugh? Then, the Master of Darkness seeks to unmask The Fifth Napoleon, the master plotter who commands New York's four most powerful crime lords. This instant collectors' item features both classic cover paintings by George Rozen, the original interior pulp illustrations by Tom Lovell, historical commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray plus a biographical article by Anthony Tollin on Frank Readick,."The Man with The Shadow's Laugh." (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-059-5  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 November!
THE AVENGER Volume 6: "The River of Ice" and "The Flame Breathers"
The Pulp Era's strangest mystery man returns in two more epic adventures by Paul Ernst writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, can Justice, Inc. prevent secrets of an ancient civilization buried for centuries in The River of Ice from destroying the modern world? Then, scientists in Paris, Berlin and Montreal exhale fire as they die, setting The Avenger on the trail of The Flame Breathers and a deadly secret that threatens to plunge the world into a fiery infernal! BONUS: a thrilling adventure of Police Commissioner James Gordon, a.k.a. The Whisperer! This classic pulp reprint showcases H. W. Scott's classic pulp covers, all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-067-0  Softcover, 7x10. 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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 52: "Violent Night," "Strange Fish"
& "The Screaming Man" - Triple-novel World War II Special
The Man of Bronze battles America's enemies in three World War II thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc Savage has only two days to unmask the disguised Adolf Hitler, who has fled a collapsing Nazi Germany! Then, the Man of Bronze is framed for murder as he hunts an undercover Gestapo officer. Finally, after Johnny Littlejohn vanishes on a secret mission for Army Intelligence, Doc goes on a rescue mission to the Far East. Can he unmask a murderous fugitive from Nazi Germany in time to save his aide? This classic pulp reprint features the original color pulp covers by Modest Stein, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of eight Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-064-9 Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE Volume 52 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP111399.

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 54: "The Golden Quest" and "The Masked Headsman"
The Dark Avenger and Harry Vincent share center stage in two thrilling tales of lost treasure by Walter Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow and his ablest agent journey to Michigan timber country in a thrilling tale of deadly avarice, betrayal and a forgotten gold mine. Then, a supercrook preys upon aristocratic refugees from the Spanish civil war, leading The Shadow into a deadly dual with The Masked Headsman. This instant collector's item showcases both classic pulp covers by George Rozen, the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, commentary by popular-culture historian Will Murray plus "The Shadow Around the World." (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-063-2 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW Volume 54 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP111400.

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)


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

AT MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS AND OTHER WORKS OF FICTION - Coming in November!
H.P. Lovecraft
At The Mountains Of Madness is a crucial work in Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, the author's first interpretation of his occult paroxysms in science-fictional terms, dating dark entities back to the primordial aeons of the Earth's existence. This new edition also includes Lovecraft's two other major "science fantasy” stories: The Whisperer In Darkness and The Shadow Out Of Time, plus the related poem-cycle Fungi From Yuggoth, and a new introduction by DM Mitchell.

Softcover, 5x8, 224 pages, B&W, $14.95

AT MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS
is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP11.
Creation Oneiros

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 141: Dafydd Neal Dyar - New!
Dafydd Neal Dyar joins the Book Cave crew to discuss his Pulplike hero, Doc Hazzard.

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

Clive Cussler: THE RACE (Isaac Bell) - Available in bookstores September 6th!
By Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
It is 1910, the age of flying machines is still in its infancy, and newspaper publisher Preston Whiteway is offering $50,000 for the first daring aviator to cross America in less than fifty days. He is even sponsoring one of the prime candidates-an intrepid woman named Josephine Frost-and that's where Bell, chief investigator for the Van Dorn Detective Agency, comes in.

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

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

$27.95
Clive Cussler: DEVIL'S GATE (The Numa Files) - Coming November 14th!
By Clive Cussler and Grahm Brown
A Japanese cargo ship cruises the eastern Atlantic near the Azores- when it bursts into flames. A gang of pirates speeds to take advantage of the disaster- when their boat explodes. What is happening in that part of the world? As Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA(r) Special Assignments Team rush to investigate, they find themselves drawn into the extraordinary ambitions of an African dictator, the creation of a weapon of almost mythical power, and an unimaginably audacious plan to extort the world's major nations. Their penalty for refusal? The destruction of their greatest cities.

Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
ISBN-10: 0399157824
ISBN-13: 978-0399157820
$27.95

CONAN THE BARBARIAN FAUX BRONZE STATUE
Coming in December!

Quarantine Studio presents their first statue finished in a luxurious faux bronze! Descending a jagged barren mountainside, Conan wields his massive weapon as he targets his quarry for the kill. Designed and sculpted by William Paquet, and influenced by such great genre artists as Frank Frazetta and John Buscema — who forged the barbarian hero's signature look through their classic illustrations — this 14" tall statue is hand-painted, cast in polyresin and comes packaged in a handsome collector's box. 

This fabulous statue is fully approved and licensed by Paradox Entertainment and is part of an extremely limited numbered edition.  Scheduled to ship in December 2011.
Statue    $199.95


CONAN THE BARBARIAN FAUX BRONZE STATUE is solicited in the
September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP111706.


CONAN: ROAD OF KINGS #10 - Coming in November!
Roy Thomas (Writer), Dan Panosian (Art), Dan Jackson (Color), and Aleksi Briclot (Cover)

With Tarantia under siege, Conan just wants to get out of town, but the promise of a reward wins out. Drafted into an assassination plot, the Cimmerian becomes part of the struggle over who will rule Aquilonia, while still protecting the mother and child in his care. But when the plan falls apart, Conan finds himself up against both an army and the palace dragon!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale November 16.


CONAN: ROAD OF KINGS #10 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP110032.


CONAN VOLUME 11: ROAD OF KINGS HC  - Coming in February 2012!
Roy Thomas (Writer), Mike Hawthorne (Pencils), John Lucas (Inks), Jason Gorder (Inks), Dave Stewart (Colors), Dan Jackson (Colors), and Doug Wheatley (Cover)

The journey down the legendary Road of Kings is no walk in the park. Being a skilled fighter will only get you so far; you'll also need plenty of gold to keep you going. Luckily, Conan and his companions are skilled at separating the wealthy from their spare treasure! But they'll have to brave monsters, pursuing guards, and the sword-handed Gamesh if they're to reach their final destination. Collects Conan: Road of Kings #1-#6.

Hardcover, 152 pages, $24.99, in stores on February 1.


CONAN: ROAD OF KINGS is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP110033.


E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "The Death Giver" from the May 15, 1933 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

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

"Forgotten of God" by Houston Day from SHORT STORIES, March 10, 1933
Corporal or corpse - in the French Foreign Legion.
"Crimson Shroud" by Walter Roeber Schmidt from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, February, 1941
Detective Hugh Carey's vacation turned into a corpse cruise. And his white jacket became a . . . . Crimson Shroud
.

ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #5 - Coming in November!
Writer: Chris Roberson; Art: Francesco Biagini
BRAND NEW ARC! Each answer leads to more questions as Elric, Hawkmoon, Corum and Eric Beck attempt to uncover what's causing the conflict between law and chaos. Along their respective journeys, new and old allies appear, aiding the Eternal Champion across universes. But as the worlds of the Multiverse grow perilously out of balance, is it too much for even the Eternal Champion to reverse? Legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock and New York Times best-sellIng author Chris Roberson (Superman, iZombie, Stan Lee's Starborn) continue catapulting the Pale Prince back into comics in this exciting new arc of the hot new series! See why Neil Gaiman called Moorcock "my model for what a writer was", while Warren Ellis said he is one of the "eight core sites in my creative genome." It's can't-miss fantasy like you've never seen before!


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #5 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP110855.


FLASH GORDON: THE VENGEANCE OF MING #3 - Coming in November!
Writer: Brendan Deneen; Artist: Eduardo Garcia
Ardden Entertainment's third story arc in its critically-acclaimed Flash Gordon run continues! As Flash and Dale team-up with the rogue Mongoans, they make it to Washington DC and come face-to-face with none other than… Senator Gordon?! And can Ming and his forces be far behind? Don't settle for a second-rate Flash Gordon series from another publisher! This is the original and best Flash Gordon series out there!


22 pages, Full Color, $3.99

THE VENGEANCE OF MING #3 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP110781.


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

The year is 1934, a time of two-fisted swashbuckling, of fearsome threats and wild adventure-and of ever-growing threats on the horizon.
Three valiant humans — Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov — are plucked from the Earth, traveling to the distant planet Mongo. Their exploits are legendary, battling the machinations and terror schemes of the dreaded emperor Ming, the All-Seeing Ruler of Mongo. But they did not fight alone…


The story is a six-issue arc featuring an adaptation of the Alex Raymond material from ’33-’34.
32 pages, Full Color, $1.00 Introductory Price!

FLASH GORDON: ZEITGEIST is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP110966.






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

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

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com


GREEN HORNET #22 - Coming in November!
Writer: Ande Parks;  Penciller/Inker: Igor Vitorino
Covers: Brian Denham (1/3), Phil Hester (1/3), and Jonathan Lau (1/3)

In the first issue of an all-new arc that will change Green Hornet forever changed, new villains arrive on the Century City scene, and an old hero dies. Britt Reid tries to manage a newspaper, fight the gangs of Century City, and figure out his relationship with the new Kato. Meanwhile, a new politician attempts to rise to the top of Century City's power structure on a simple platform: stopping the Green Hornet's "Reign of Terror".  Fear, loathing, lust and all-out kung fu action in Outcast, Part One of Six!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

GREEN HORNET #22 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP111016.



Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology - Now available!
Milton J. Davis (Editor), Charles R. Saunders (Editor)
Includes a new Imaro story!
Magic. Myth. Warfare. Wonder. Beauty. Bravery. Glamour. Gore. Sorcery. Sensuality. These and many more elements of fantasy await you in the pages of Griots, which brings you the latest stories of the new genre called Sword and Soul. The tales told in Griots are the annals of the Africa that was, as well as Africas that never were, may have been, or should have been. They are the legends of a continent and people emerging from shadows thrust upon them in the past. They are the sagas sung by the modern heirs of the African story-tellers known by many names - including griots. Here, you will meet mighty warriors, seductive sorceresses, ambitious monarchs, and cunning courtesans. Here, you will journey through the vast variety of settings Africa offers, and inspires. Here, you will savor what the writings of the modern-day griots have to offer: journeys through limitless vistas of the imagination, with a touch of color and a taste of soul.

Paperback: 292 pages
Publisher: MVmedia, LLC
ISBN-10: 0980084288
ISBN-13: 978-0980084283
$16.95

Gryphon Books - TWO-BUCK SALE!
Everything is just $2 EACH!
It's the need-to-make-room sale here at Gryphon Books HQ so I am offering some great summer reading at the bargain basement price of just Two-Bucks each + postage. Some great stuff here, so please take a look. I hope you find something of interest. Enjoy!

Crimetime #1, scarce UK crime magazine in magazine format from 1995 with articles on TV show Cracker, Martha Cole, John Harvey's Resnick, Andrew Klavan, X-Files, Quentin Tarantino, Colin Wilson, Derek Raymond interview, 1950s UK gangster Griff pbs, news, many reviews, as new, near Fine, just $2.00.

CrimeTime #2, scarce UK crime magazine in smaller digest size in small print, limited edition digest-size issue, with Ellis Peters, Joe R. Lansdale, historical detection, Horace McCoy, films Heat, Seven, Bouchercon, news, many reviews, as new, near Fine, just $2.00

Crimetime #3, scarce UK crime magazine in magazine format 1996, articles on Elizabeth George, Lawrence Block, humor in crime fiction, Julian Rathbone, Elliott Leyton, German crime fiction, interviews with filmmakers Michael Mann and Robert Rodriguez, news, many reviews, as new, near Fine, just $2.00.

Crimetime #4, scarce UK crime magazine in magazine format from 1996, the Violence Issue, articles on Brian De Palma's Mission Impossible, Ben Elton on violent films, Reservoir Dogs Mr. Blue Edward Bunker, Kinky Friedman, Joe Eszterhas, films of Tarantino and Rodriquez, news, many reviews, as new, near Fine, just $2.00.

Crimetime #5, scarce UK crime magazine in magazine format from 1996, Female Trouble Sex Issue with sexy cover photo of Demi Moore from film Striptease, with articles on Patricia Cornwell, the film Striptease, sexing the crime novel, interview with Michael Dibdin, SF and crime with William Gibson and James Sallis, X-Files, most wanted pulp fiction, Michael Mann's Heat, news, many reviews, as new, near Fine, just $2.00

Crimetime #6, scarce UK crime magazine in magazine format from 1997, Mean Streets issue, interviews with James Ellroy, Gwendoline Butler, Srara Paretsky, Joseph Hansen, also films, Raffles, how to publish a Mystery, cool Post-war pb cover art, Batman returns, news, many reviews, as new, near Fine, just $2.00

A Shot In The Dark #1, scarce UK crime digest magazine from 1994, interviews with James Crumley and Walter Satterthwait, women in crime, Liza Cody on Eva Wylie, Peter Lovesey on historical crime,Mark Timlin on Derek Raymond, more, news, many reviews, as new, near Fine, just $2.00

A Shot In The Dark #2, scarce UK crime digest magazine from 1994, with Reginald Hill on Big Andy, H.R.F. Keating on police procedurals, interviews with Carol O'Connell and Alison Joseph, articles in Arthur Lyons, Jacob Asch, collecting, news, many reviews, as new, near Fine, just $2.00.

A Shot In The Dark #3, scarce UK crime digest magazine from 1995, with Mark Timlin on Sharman, interviews with James Ellroy and Andrew Vachss, articles on what is hard-boiled fiction, a look at Cyril Hare, original hard crime short story "Mightier Than The Sword" by Gary Lovisi, news, many reviews, as new, near Fine, just $2.00.

A Shot In The Dark #4
, scarce UK crime digest magazine from 1995, Marcia Muller on Sharon McCone, cosy crime, interviews with Jonathan Gash, Marcia Muller, Mary Wings, Andrew Vachss (part 2), Elizabeth Ferrars, news, many reviews, as new, near Fine, just $2.00.

A Shot In The Dark #5, scarce UK crime digest magazine from 1995, Bouchercon Special, computer crime, interviews with Colin Dexter, Meg O'Brien, Marele Day, Frank Palmer and Joe Lansdale, news, many reviews, as new, near Fine, just $2.00.

A Shot in The Dark #6, scarce UK crime digest magazine from 1995, articles by Julian Rathbone, Ian Rankin on Rebus, Glenda Jones on Ngaio Marsh, interviews with Ian Rankin, Minette Walters, Peter Walker, a look at Edmund Crispin, Bouchercon reports, news, many reviews, as new, near Fine, just $2.00.

A Shot in The Dark #7, sorry, not available.

A Shot in The Dark #8, scarce UK crime digest magazine from 1996, interviews with Patricia Cornwell, Lindsey Davis, P.C. Doherty, article on John Dickson Carr, news, many reviews, as new, near Fine, just $2.00.

A Shot in The Dark #9, scarce UK crime magazine in large magazine format from 1996, excerpt from A Little Yellow Dog by Walter Mosley, historical mysteries by P.C. Doherty, interviews with Michael Gilbert, Val McDermid, Laurie R. King, news, many reviews, as new, near Fine, just $2.00.

The Vig & Wild Card, by Jack Dolphin and Ted Fitzgerald, Gryphon Double #1, 1991, two great original hard crime novellas back-to-back, each with covers by Ron Wilber, as new, near Fine, just $2.00

Doctor Departure & Others by Alan Nelson, Gryphon Books, 1st edition booklet, 1989, collects 7 of his most famous fantasy stories, cover art by Brad Foster, as new, near Fine, just $2.00.

The Nemesis by Gary Lovisi, Gryphon Books, 1st edition booklet, 1988, a modern age pulp hero in The Spider and Shadow tradition, as new, near Fine, just $2.00.

The Saga of Filster Stein by Gary Lovisi, Gryphon Books, 1st edition numbered booklet, 1988, a wild science fiction satire and goof, nice cover and interor art by Allen Freeman, as new, near Fine, just $2.00.

Other Worlds #1, digest size science fiction fanzine, Gryphon Books, 1988, with stories by Scott C. Virtes, Anke Kriske, others, also the rare Uranus Strikes card set, 44pp, as new, near Fine, just $2.00.

Other Worlds #2, digest size science fiction fanzine, Gryphon Books, 1988, new stories by John B. Rosemann, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Bill Ware, Gerard Daniel Houarer, + a column by Buck Coulson, Planet Story Memories by Basil Wells, more, cover art by Raul Garcia Capella, 52pp, as new, near Fine, just $2.00.

Other Worlds #3, digest size science fiction fanzine, Gryphon Books, 1989, new stories by Ralph Vaughan, Mike Hurley, others, articles in Bug-Eyed Monsters by Link Hullar, Robert A. Heinlein, Outer Limits cards, a column by Buck Coulson on SF history, Basil Wells on his friends Edmund Hamilton and Leigh Brackett, Flash Gordon cover art by Frank Hamilton, 44pp, as new, near Fine, just $2.00.

NY Collectable Paperback Expo #1, Program Book from the Nov. 4, 1989 first show, articles and photos on guest author Mike Avallone and guest artist Mitchell Hooks, great paperback collecting history, 24pp, as new, near Fine, $2.00.

NY Collectable Paperback Expo #2 & 3, Program Books from the 2nd and 3rd shows Oct. 13, 1990 and Oct 11 & 12, 1991, with photos and brief write-ups of the many guests, great paperback collecting history, both as new, near Fine, just $2.00

Detective Story Magazine #1, digest size crime fiction magazine, Gryphon Books 1988, new stores by Stefan Jackson, Robert Sampson, Mike Avallone, Will Murray, more, + a column by Marv Lachman, cover art by Ron Wilber, as new, near Fine, just $2.00.

Detective Story Magazine #2, digest size crime fiction magazine, Gryphon Books, 1988, new stories by Josh Pachter, Jim McCahery, Paul Bishop, C.J. Henderson, Ralph Vaughan, more, Marv Lachman on the mystery short story, cover art by Ron Wilber, 54pp, as new, near Fine, just $2.00.

Detective Story Magazine #3, digest size crime fiction magazine, Gryphon Books, 1988, new stories by William F. Nolan ("Sungrab" a Sam Space tale), Herbert Resnicow, Billie Sue Mosiman, early Geoffrey A.Landis non-SF crime tale, more, Marv Lachman on Edward Hoch, sexy gal cover art by Ron Wilber for Nolan's "Sungrab", 54pp, as new, near Fine.

Detective Story Magazine #4, digest size crime fiction magazine, Gryphon Books, 1989, new stories by Jan Grape, Arnold Marmor, Hal Charles, the first Vic Powers story "Money and Dope" by Gary Lovisi, Marv Lachman's column, Richard A. Lupoff on Cornell Woolrich, cover art by Ron Wilber, 54pp, as new, near Fine, just $2.00.

Detective Story Magazine #5, digest size crime fiction magazine, Gryphon Books, 1989, new stories by C.J. Henderson, Herbert Resnicow, more, Marv Lachman on the American Regional mystery story, cover art by Ron Wilber, as new, near Fine, just $2.00.

Detective Story Magazine #6, digest size crime fiction magazine, Gryphon Books, 1989, new stories by Carolyn Banks, C.J. Henderson, Jesse Sublett, more, Will Murray on the detective pulp magazines (part 1), Marv Lachman on Cornell Woolrich, cover art by Ron Wilber, 48pp, as new, near Fine, just $2.00.

Detective Story Magazine #7, digest size crime fiction magazine, Gryphon Books, 1990, new stories by Herbert Resnicow, Richard A. Lupoff ("Triptych"), more, Will Murray on the detective pulp magazines, Marv Lachman on forgotten mystery writers, cover art by Ron Wilber, 54pp, as new, near Fine, just $2.00.

Detective Story Magazine #8, digest size crime fiction magazine, Gryphon Books, 1990, new stories by Jeffrey Denhart, Robert J. Randisi ("Hardfall"), "The Live Ones" a Shell Scott story by Richard S. Prather, article on gangsters and killers in love, Marv Lachman on forgotten mystery writers, cover art by Ron Wilber, 54pp, as new, near Fine, $2.00.

Detective Story Magazine #9, digest size crime fiction magaizne, last issue, Gryphon Books, 1990, new stories by Hugh Holton, Morris Hershman, a never-before published crime story by Frank Gruber "The Phantom Model T", Art Hackathorn on Frank Gruber, a Joe Puma PI tale by William Campbell Gault, Marv Lachman on the best stories in issues 1 to 9, cover art now by Bruce Timm, 60pp, as new, near Fine, just $2.00.


Detective Story Magazine COMPLETE SET, special bargain set of all 9 issues, as new, near Fine, only $15.00!

Book Show Girl T-Shirt, T-shirt for the 15th NYC Paperback Show circa 2003, with b & w sexy gal book cover art, nice shirt, new and in original bag, a cool paperback collecting shirt and momento, state sizes LARGE or X-LARGE, as new, just $2.00.

Please note alternates are appreciated as some items are in low supply.
I will be glad to sign any of my own items if you would like, just make a note of it.


ORDERING: All books are available from the Gryphon Books website: www.gryphonbooks.com, or through response from this email at my email gryphonbooks@att.net.

POSTAGE: 1 to 4 books via Media Mail $3.00;  Priority Mail $6.00
                      5 to 12 books via Media Mail $5.00;  Priority Mail $9.00
                      Outside USA please inquire on postage rates.

PAYMENT: You can pay using VISA or Mastercard via email at gryphonbooks@att.net, (best in 2-3 emails) or send a check to our address:
Gryphon Books, PO Box 209, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11228, USA


G. W. Thomas / Rage Machine Books - Now available!
The Clayton Astounding: Invasion Earth!

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

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

Paperback, 226 pages
Price: $13.99

 


Hermes Press: BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY:
THE COMPLETE NEWSPAPER DAILIES VOLUME 6: 1936-1938 HC
Coming in December!
Writer/Artist: Dick Calkins,  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 with Volume Six of Hermes Press' critically acclaimed complete reprint of this ground-breaking title. Included in this volume are two more years of the strip, from 1936 to 1938, featuring four complete adventures, plus a special 16 page introductory essay by noted Buck Rogers expert Alan Lane and an afterword detailing interesting details about the history of the strip and its impact on science and science-fiction. Hardcover, 9x12, 288 pages, $49.99


BUCK ROGERS VOLUME 6
is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP111126.

Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE NEWSPAPER DAILIES VOLUME 4: 1940-1943 HC
Coming in December!
Writer: Lee Falk,  Artist: Ray Moore
The critically acclaimed reprint of the Ghost Who Walks continues! Referred to by comic strip historian Maurice Horn as the “granddaddy of all costumed superheroes,” The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk with artwork by Ray Moore and set the standard for action, adventure, intrigue, and romance in adventure comic strips and comic books. Included in this volume are three complete Phantom adventures, including “Diana Aviatrix Lost,” “The Phantom’s Treasure,” and “The Inexorables.”
Hardcover, 9x12, 336 pages, $60.00


THE PHANTOM VOLUME 4 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP111127.

How Pulp Science Fiction Cover Art Got Its Sense of Wonder - Now online!
New pulp article by Natalie Baaklini
Part 2 will appear next week.




H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE DUNWICH HORROR #2 (OF 4) - Coming in November!
Joe R. Lansdale (Writer), Peter Bergting (Art), menton3 (Colors)

H.P. Lovecraft is known as one of the key founders of modern horror, cited as a major influence by many prominent authors, such as Stephen King. In collaboration with renowned Lovecraft historian and literary caretaker Robert Weinberg, IDW is bringing you the definitive Lovecraft comics updated for a 21st century audience.

The limits of sanity are stretched as the Horror continues! The monstrous Wilbur Whatley is determined to get his hands on the most nefarious book in history... the Necronomicon! As we get hints about Wilbur’s disturbing deformation we also learn of another terrifying threat... Wilbur’s brother who “looks more like his father!” The definitive Lovecraft experience continues, courtesy of Joe Lansdale and company!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


THE DUNWICH HORROR #2 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP110311.


H.P. LOVECRAFT GOES TO MOVIES MMPB - Coming in October!  

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


H.P. LOVECRAFT GOES TO MOVIES is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP11.

Fall River

JOHN CARTER, A PRINCESS OF MARS #3 (OF 5) - Coming in November!  
Based on the Novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Adaptation by Roger Langridge
Art by Filipe Andrade, Cover by Skottie Young
Imprisoned by the brutish Tharks of Mars, John Carter must fight his way to freedom - not just for his own sake, but for that of Dejah Thoris, the princess he loves! But first he must prove himself in the arena - in a fight to the death!  All this plus the sad secret of Sola, as Marvel's brand-new adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic tale continues!

32 pages, $2.99

JOHN CARTER A PRINCESS OF MARS #3 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP110518.

JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS OMNIBUS HC
Coming in February!
Written by Marv Wolfman, Chris Claremont, Peter B. Gillis, Bill Mantlo & Alan Weiss
Penciled by Gil Kane, Dave Cockrum, Carmine Infantino, Walter Simonson, Ross Andru, Ernie Colon, Frank Miller, Mike Vosburg, Larry Hama, Sal Buscema, Ernie Chan & Alan Weiss

Covers by Alan Davis & Gil Kane

Marvel’s top talents of the 1970s take on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ savage swordsman of Barsoom! John Carter, a hunted soldier on the Western frontier, is transported to an alien world filled with six-armed aliens, sinister super-science and the love of his life, the incomparable Dejah Thoris! A must-have science-fiction epic in the Mighty Marvel Manner!

Collecting JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS #1-28 and ANNUAL #1-3.
624 pages, $99.99

JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS OMNIBUS is solicited in the
September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP110633 (Gil Kane cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP110634 (Alan Davis cover).


JOHN CARTER OF MARS: WORLD OF MARS #2 (OF 5)
Coming in November!  
Based on the Novel by EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
Written by Peter David; Art by Luke Ross; Cover by Mico Suayan

The thrilling prequel to the Disney adaptation of John Carter World of Mars continues!
Sab Than, would-be ruler of Zodanga, has kidnapped the magnificent Dejah Thoris, the Princess of Mars, in order to bring her home city of Helium to its knees.  Unfortunately for him, he's about to learn that capturing a Martian princess and holding onto her is not exactly the same thing.  Meanwhile, Tars Tarkas promises to help an old friend on a dangerous quest, only to discover himself face to face with a Martian white ape and his "old friend" nowhere to be found!  It's part two of the official prelude to the highly awaited Disney film, based on the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs tales of Barsoom, the original Martian chronicles.


32 pages, $3.99

JOHN CARTER: WORLD OF MARS #2 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS
(Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP110517.



JOHN CARTER OF MARS BOOK 1: A PRINCESS OF MARS NOVEL
Now available & coming to comic shops in October!
Edgar Rice Burroughs

Let the adventures begin, as Captain John Carter finds himself transported to the alien landscape of Mars — where the low gravity increases his speed and strength exponentially. Taken prisoner by Martian warriors, he impresses them with his remarkable fighting skills, and quickly rises to a high-ranking chieftain. But the heroic Carter's powers thrust him right in the middle of a deadly war raging across the planet — and a dangerous romance with a divine princess.

Softcover, 5x8, 216 pages, B&W, $7.95

JOHN CARTER OF MARS BOOK 1: A PRINCESS OF MARS
is solicited in the
September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP111372.

JOHN CARTER OF MARS BOOK 2: THE GODS OF MARS NOVEL
Now available & coming to comic shops in October!
Edgar Rice Burroughs

After his death-defying feats in A Princess of Mars, John Carter was forced to return to Earth, but 10 years later, he's finally sent back to the Red Planet. Carter dreams of reuniting with his beautiful wife Dejah Thoris, but first he must join his Martian ally Tars Tarkas to battle a wide array of enemies — including the deadly Pirates of Barsoom on their speeding aerial craft. Amidst all the thrilling swordplay and intrigue, Carter learns more about the ancient theological, racial, and political divisions that have kept Mars in strife for centuries.

Softcover, 5x8, 264 pages, B&W, $7.95

JOHN CARTER OF MARS BOOK 2: THE GODS OF MARS
is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP111373.


JOHN CARTER OF MARS BOOK 3: THE WARLORD OF MARS NOVEL
Available in books stores September 6th!
Coming to comic shops in October!
Edgar Rice Burroughs

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

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


JOHN CARTER OF MARS BOOK 3: THE WARLORD OF MARS
is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP111374.


KATO ORIGINS #11: THE HELLFIRE CLUB - Arriving in comic shops August 31st!
Written by Jai Nitz; Art by Colton Worley
Covers:
Colton Worley (main) & Francesco Francavilla (1-in-10)
The conclusion of the whodunit murder mystery comes to a shocking end.  Everyone is disguised and everyone is hiding something, even Kato!  Can the masked master of martial arts bring justice to society’s elite?  Or will it get pinned on the butler?  Final issue of the series!!
 32 pages, Full Color, $3.99
KULL: THE CAT AND THE SKULL #2  - Coming in November!
David Lapham (Writer), Gabriel Guzman (Pencils), Dan Jackson (Color), and Jo Chen (Cover)

With unparalleled military might and the diligent King Kull on the throne, there are few threats to the mighty Valusian empire, but among the top are the snake-men. They have the ability to change their shape to blend in with the populace, striking from the familiar. What, then, could terrify a snake-man? The greatest threats to civilization are just the pawns of a horrible wizard with powers that dwarf the considerable magics of the snake-men. What chance does Kull, a mortal man, stand against a seemingly all-powerful, immortal foe?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on November 9.


KULL: THE CAT AND THE SKULL #2 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS
(Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP110030.


THE LAST PHANTOM #12 - Coming in November!
Writer: Scott Beatty, Art: Eduardo Ferigato
Covers: Alex Ross (main), Stephen Sadowski (1/10), Jonathan Lau (1/15)

What is the Eden Pool? As The Phantom battles to end the war ripping Bengali asunder, Kit Walker finally learns the dark secrets behind the Walkabout Foundation's role in fomenting discord in the troubled African nation. The Ghost Who Walks began his crusade for justice in the Skull Cave. But his end might come in another subterranean grotto when he meets a woman named… Diana Palmer!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


THE LAST PHANTOM #12 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP111026.




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


The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - The '8 Movies Collection' is now available!
Combine the spy-against-spy Cold War era with '60s cool and the result is the trend-setting series that became a cultural touchstone - and generated 8 Theatrical Movies derived from and expanding upon key episodes.

Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) and Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) are intrepid U.N.C.L.E. agents who maintain tongue-in-cheek style as they confront the deadly schemes of THRUSH in the U.S. or anywhere else spy chief Mr. Waverly (Leo G. Carroll) sends his two top operatives. Guest stars caught up in the globetrotting intrigue include Joan Crawford, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, Leslie Nielsen, Jack Palance, Eleanor Parker, Telly Savalas, Rip Torn and more.


These are actually expanded versions of various U.N.C.L.E. television episodes, which the studio took and expanded, and bridged them together with some additional footage (including material considered "inappropriate for TV" at that time and better suited for theaters), and showed them in color (in a black-and-white TV era), in the cinemas. In the USA, these were sometimes seen in theaters, but at some point were available for television syndication, too.

This is a 4-disc set running 734 minutes, and priced at $39.95 SRP.



Moonstone Books: The Avenger: The Justice Inc. Files
Now available in the Moonstone Books online store!
This title will eventually be available in comic shops and from Amazon.com!

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Contains bonus solo stories of the Avenger’s aides!


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

Back again with all-new stories!

Now available in the Moonstone Books online store!
This title will eventually be available in comic shops and from Amazon.com!

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

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

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

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

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


336 pages
Softcover -  $18.95
Hardcover - $43.95







Moonstone Books: PHASES OF THE MOON #1 — DOMINO LADY / THE SPIDER 
Arriving in comic shops August 31st!

Writer: Steven L. Frank;  Art: Remy Mokhtar, Bill McKay
A story arc so encompassing, it spans three flip comics, six Moonstone titles and several decades! A serial killer is terrorizing the city, but while The Spider investigates, all clues lead to his involvement and Domino Lady plans to stop him in his tracks. All is not as it seems, as the killer operates with equipment not of this time!
24 pages, Full Color, $2.50


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

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




The Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society - Now online!

Launched by the folks at Hard Case Crime, the Outdoor Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society, a group of six beautiful and topless ladies, met in Central Park Friday August 19th to read the new Lawrence Block novel Getting Off, which is set to be released on September 20. Second meeting Thursday August 25 and Friday August 26 in midtown Manhattan!

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




Paizo Publishing: PLANET STORIES
Coming in September!
THE PLANET KILLERS OMNIBUS COLLECTION by Robert Silverberg

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

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





The cover art shown is not final.


PULPED! - The Official New Pulp Podcast! - New podcast now available online!
Episode 9: PULPED! Goes Post Mortem!!!  - New!  
Tonight Tommy rides solo again and visits with Independent Publisher, Postmortem Press!  Publisher/Owner Eric Beebe and Writer Scott Lange join Tommy to discuss Scott's book- THE BEER CHRONICLES: TALES FROM THE PADDY RODRIGUEZ PUB! as well as other books from the Postmortem Catalogue that scream NEW PULP!
Episode 8: RELEASE DAY SPECIAL- New Pulp Author Reinagel Moves onto NEW PULP AUDIO!
Episode 7: The Man Behind Millenium Comics' Doc Savage and more - Mark Ellis
Episode 6: Joel Jenkins and 'Strange Gods of the Dire Planet' Release Day Special!
Episode 5: Release Day Special with Christopher Preksta, the Man behind 'MERCURY MEN" on Syfy.com!
Episode 4 - Jay Piscopo
Episode 3 - DOC SAVAGE AUDIO-PYTHON ISLE from RADIO ARCHIVES
Release Day Special #1 - Paul Malmont Gets PULPED!
Episode 2 - Deischer Discusses 'THE WAY THEY WERE' and The Pulptress Reviews CROSSOVERS!
Episode 1 - PULPED! For The First Time!
The Gault Papers Part 2: Talbot Mundy's JimGrim Stories
The Gault Papers: Talbot Mundy's Tibetan Stories.


Pulps1st - New pulp T-Shirt line now available!
Western T-shirts are $3 off until August 31st!

Pulps 1st has opened a storefront for pulp image cover t-shirts.
You can reach the storefront from pulps1st.com and clicking on the shirts button.

Pulps1st has obtained a license with Argosy Communication, Inc. to sell shirts with Popular Publications pulp covers. They are starting with the July 1935 issue of Operator #5, Legions of the Death Master.

Also available are:
The Spider March 1934, Citadel of Hell
Secret Six, 1st issue, The Red Shadow
Secret 6: The Monster Murders

Operator #5 Invisble Empire
Wings Summer 1948
Gang World
Ten Detective Aces
Public Enemy 1st Issue Dec 1935
Black Book Detective 1st Black Bat
Black Book Detective March 1933

Planet Stories 1st Issue Winter 1939
Masked Rider 1st Issue
Angel Detective
Black Bat Detective Mysteries
North*West Stories Fall 1939
Exciting Western March 1947
Exciting Western April 1945
Battle Stories February 1928
10-Story Detective 1st  Issue
Thrilling Mystery with Green Ghost
Startling Stories 1st issue
Phantom Detective August 1939
And more  . . . . .


There are now over 75 t-shirts available (some images are duplicated as XXX-Large has to be offered as a separate item).

Shirts are available in Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large and XXX-Large as well as various colors.

Prices are $20.00 and $27.00 ( XXX-large) plus shipping.
 


Pulp Adventurecon 2011 - November 5th, 2011!
The date for Pulp Adventurecon 2011 is November 5th, 2011.

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

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


Pulpville Press - Now available!
Pulp Tales Presents #25:
PULP TALES PRESENTS #25: MONARCHS OF MURDER by C. K. M. Scanlon

Sabotage and death stalk grimly as an intrepid Reporter-Sleuth enters a maze of deep mystery to pierce a crime secret in MONARCHS OF MURDER. Also included are "Close to a Corpse", "Fatal Music", "The Death Invisible", "The Murder Master", "A Date with Death", "Murder in the Death Cell", and "Death on the Wire", all by C. K. M. Scanlon, longtime writer for the Thrilling Publications.

The stories collected in facsimile format in this book are from Thrilling Mystery and Thrilling Detective pulp magazines.

Trade paperback, 128 pages, 7 x 10 inches



QUEEN SONJA #25 - Coming in November!
Writer: Luke Lieberman; Penciller/Inker: Fritz Casas; Cover: Lucio Parrillo (50%), Chasen Grieshop (50%)

The final battle for the throne, the fate of an empire hangs in the balance!  All loyalties tested and schemes lain bare in the final showdown between Queen Sonja and Emperor Antonious!
32 pages, Full Color,  $3.99  

QUEEN SONJA #25 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP111041.

Radio Archives: The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2
Now available!
Created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, the character of Sherlock Holmes was a fixture of American broadcasting almost from the beginning of network radio. First heard over NBC in the fall of 1930, Holmes and Dr. John Watson - his friend, right-hand man, and chronicler (his "Boswell" as Holmes called him) - were portrayed by a number of actors on screen and on radio throughout the 1930s. Most definitely the appearance of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce in the 1939 20th Century Fox film "The Hound of the Baskervilles" created, for many, the perfect embodiment of the characters. Because of this, Rathbone and Bruce would come to be seen as Holmes and Watson in the flesh for the next six years - both on radio, in series for NBC and Mutual, and in a lengthy series of second features made for both Fox and Universal through 1945.

By the middle of 1946, however, Basil Rathbone had grown weary of playing Holmes - so much so, in fact, that he refused to sign a lucrative seven-year radio contract. And so, at the end of the 1945-46 season,
the producers of "The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" faced the necessity of finding another actor to play the leading part - and, after considering a number of talented members of Hollywood's British colony, happened upon the name of Tom Conway.

Born in Russia and educated in England, Tom Conway was certainly no stranger to the detective genre, having taken over the movie role of The Falcon from his brother George Sanders in 1942. His seasoned acting abilities gave him the ability to adopt a voice and delivery very similar to that of Basil Rathbone, performing his lines in much the same clipped and precise way that his predecessor had done. He quickly acquainted himself with the role and, in the company of Nigel Bruce - who opted to stay with the series in exchange for being assigned star billing in the weekly adventures - was introduced as Sherlock Holmes in October of 1946. Also, in 1946, the series moved from the Mutual network to ABC - the former Blue Network - and was given a few more production values to boost interest, as well as a new sponsor - the Semler Company, promoting their Kreml Hair Tonic and Shampoo.


Unfortunately, due to a combination of Rathbone's departure and the inevitable loss of interest in a series that had been on the air for over six years led to both Conway and Bruce leaving the roles at the end of the 1946/47 season. "The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" would return the following season, moving from Hollywood to New York and recast with John Stanley and Alfred Shirley in the leading roles which is also available from RadioArchives.com.

Heard today, "The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", with Tom Conway and Nigel Bruce, not only retain their entertainment value but compare quite favorably with the earlier series with Rathbone. Conway is indeed quite good as Holmes and Nigel Bruce, though often disdained by the "Baker Street Irregulars" who prefer their Conan Doyle adventures straight, is always charming as the sometimes baffled but always loyal Dr. Watson. Wisely, the producers retained the framing device of Watson introducing each story from the cozy scene of his fireside, retired (as radio would have it) comfortably in California.

This collection offers ten full length broadcasts of "The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" starring Tom Conway and Nigel Bruce, all taken from the original reference recordings and beautifully restored for outstanding audio fidelity. If you're a long-time fan of "the world's greatest consulting detective", or if you just love a good mystery, you'll definitely want to add The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2 to your collection today priced at only $14.98 for the five Audio CD set or $9.98 for the Digital Download.



Radio Archives - Now available!
PYTHON ISLE and WHITE EYES signed limited editions!
Attention collectors and autograph seekers!
Here's a special offer just made for you.


RadioArchives.com's two new audiobooks, Python Isle and White Eyes, are now available in special signed limited editions, available only from RadioArchives.com!

Each Special Edition CD set is autographed by the entire production team including author Will Murray, producer/director Roger Rittner, and the voice actors and recordist. They come with a special bookplate to certify their authenticity.

There are only 50 copies of each set available. There will be no more.

These special collector editions are available for just $45.98 for Python Isle, and $51.98 for White Eyes. That includes the complete set of CDs, plus the autographed case, and certified bookplate.
Click here to order the Special Signed Edition of Python Isle.
Click here to order the Special Signed Edition of White Eyes.




RED SONJA #57 - Arriving in comic shops August 31st!
Writer: Eric Trautman; Art: Walter Geovanni; Covers: Fabiano Neves, Walter Geovanni
Red Sonja's wanderings have brought her to Koth and a gathering blood feud amongst that kingdom's ruling families. With deception lurking in every shadow, and the fate of a nation at stake, what better place is there for a sword for hire?
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


ROCKETEER ADVENTURES, VOLUME 1 Hardcover
Coming in November!

Writers: Mike Allred, John Arcudi, Kurt Busiek, John Cassady, Darwyn Cooke, Lowell Francis, Dave Gibbons, Joe R. Lansdale, Joe Pruett, Jonathan Ross, Ryan Sook and Mark Waid
Artists: Mike Allred, John Cassady, Darwyn Cooke, Tommy Lee Edwards, Gene Ha, Scott Hampton, Tony Harris, Michael Kaluta, Brendan McCarthy, Ryan Sook, Bruce Timm and Chris Weston
Cover: Alex Ross

Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer was an instant hit the moment it hit the spinner racks in the early 1980s. After the untimely passing of Stevens several years ago, many thought there would never be another Rocketeer story. But, with the full cooperation of the Stevens family, IDW has produced an anthology book that utilizes the talents of many of comics’ top creators, a veritable Who’s Who of writers and artists, and each one a labor of love to Dave and his greatest creation!

Note – All direct market copies of this book will have a dust jacket, exclusive to the direct market, and only available on the first printing!

Hardcover, Full Color, 136 pages, 7” x 10”, $24.99

ROCKETEER ADVENTURES VOLUME 1 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS
(Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP110273.



ROCKETEER ADVENTURES #4 (of 4) - Arriving in comic shops August 31st!
Writers: Dave Gibbons, Joe Pruett, John Arcudi
Artists: Scott Hampton, Tony Harris, Brendan McCarthy
Covers: Alex Ross, Dave Stevens

A trio of stories by a trio of brilliant creative teams! A spectacular adventure with Cliff and a prowling Japanese submarine could spell the end of the Rocketeer, while a day at the beach becomes anything but relaxing for Cliff, Betty and Peevy. Plus a story of a sexy Nazi saboteur hell-bent on acquiring Cliff's jetpack!



THE ROCKETEER JETPACK TREASURY EDITION - Coming in November!
Dave Stevens
Remember when you were a kid and the big comics companies put out those super-cool, gigantic treasury editions? Well those days are back, and what could possibly be more fun than a huge Rocketeer treasury? Crammed from cover to cover with gorgeous Dave Stevens art! Added bonus—they’ll fit in your treasury bags!
Collecting the complete first graphic novel!
Full Color, Cardstock, 64 pages, 10” x 13”,
$9.99

THE ROCKETEER JETPACK TREASURY EDITION is solicited in the September PREVIEWS
(Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP110272.






THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

A new graphic novel of the classic Sherlock Holmes mystery, written by Martin Powell and illustrated by Jamie Chase.



MARTIANS, GO HOME
Coming in 2012!
Sequential Pulp Comics and Dark Horse Comics are very pleased to announce the new artist for MARTIANS, GO HOME, Lowell Isaac!


INTERVIEW
Click here for an interview with Sequential Pulp Comics Michael Hudson, Martin Powell, and Dark Horse Comics Patrick Thorpe.






Dick Prather's inimitable, incomparable SHELL SCOTT returns in a series of graphic novels scripted by Mark Ellis with art by his Justice Machine partner, David Enebral. Publisher Michael Hudson says, "We owe a lot to Linda Pendleton for making this a reality. I've been planning this for over three years and can't wait to see what our team does with the property."

Ellis had this to share. "Shell (Scott) is the first literary private eye I was exposed to. Dick Prather's books were what ignited my interest in the genre. I don't think people now realize just how enormously popular and even influential the Shell Scott series was for 20 plus years. What's even more amazing is that the entertainment value still holds up today."

The first three books to be adapted are Kill The Clown, Dead Man's Walk and Pattern For Panic. The adaptations should run 44 pages in length and are expected to come out bi-annually through Sequential Pulp joint publishing partner, Dark Horse Comics.



Silver Fox Comics: ZORRO #2 - Now available!
Silver Fox Comics: Australia’s most action packed independent comic book publisher debuts with a new series for the  legendary Zorro!  This is the first Zorro story written by an Aussie and features newly commissioned art which will build into the most action packed Zorro comic ever produced. As Issue 1 proclaimed “SAMURAIS TO THE LEFT, ZOMBIES TO THE RIGHT. WILL ZORRO SURVIVE?” This series has its exclusive first-ever worldwide release in Australia before embarking on a worldwide release.

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See preview of upcoming new Zorro Art and new creator owned titles currently in development!


SOLOMON KANE VOLUME 3:  RED SHADOWS TP
Coming in January!

Bruce Jones (Writer), Rahsan Ekedal (Pencils), Dan Jackson (Colors), and Gregory Manchess (Cover)

Solomon Kane faces two of his greatest foes in Africa! Seeking to avenge the horrible murder of a young girl, Solomon Kane chases the feared swordsman Le Loup across the globe, where he finds the villain in league with Songa, the powerful leader of a deceived jungle tribe. Kane finds an ally in the frail, ancient form of magic man N’Longa—but will the old, deposed witch doctor really be able to challenge Songa and save Solomon’s life? Collects the four-issue miniseries.


Trade Paperback, Full Color, 7" x 10", 104 pages, $17.99, On sale January 11

SOLOMON KANE: RED SHADOWS is solicited in the September PREVIEWS
(Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP110031.



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

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

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


WARLORD OF MARS #14 - Coming in November!
Written by Arvid Nelson; Art: Edgar Salazar
Covers by Joe Jusko (50%), Stephen Sadowski (50%), Lucio Parrillo (1/15)

John Carter learns the shocking truth about the therns, the mysterious sect of priests who control the worship of Issus, the goddess of all Mars. He and Tars Tarkas, the greatest warrior of the green Martians, will have to battle their way through the hellish labyrinth of the therns' temples before they can tell anyone about their discovery. Fortunately for them, they'll have the help of Thuvia, Princess of Ptarth. But even if they free themselves from the temples, they'll have another, even more deadly threat to contend with: an ancient terror from Mars's larger moon...

32 pages, Full Color,  $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS #14 is solicited in the
September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP111001.


WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #9
Coming in 
November!
Written by Arvid Nelson; Art by Carlos Rafael
Covers: Paul Renaud (33%), Joe Jusko (33%), Alé Garza (33%)

Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, and Phondari, Pirate Queen of Mars, are hot on the trail of the Hoard of Segotha, an ancient treasure lost thousands of years ago. Legends say the hoard contains something wondrous, something of inestimable worth unknown even to the greatest warlords of Mars. But these same legends also say the treasure is cursed. True or not, Phondari's old enemy, Xen Brega, is determined to kill her and Dejah and keep the hoard for himself. But never mind Brega -- can Dejah really trust Phondari?

32 pages, Full Color,  $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #9 is solicited in the
September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP111004.


WARLORD OF MARS: FALL OF BARSOOM #5
Coming in November!
Writer: Robert Place Napton;  Penciller/Inker: Roberto Castro;  
Covers: Joe Jusko (main), Francesco Francavilla (1/10)

The final battle continues as the Green Hordes overwhelm the last stronghold of the White Martian Empire.  And If the Atmosphere Plant isn't activated, all life on Mars will cease to exist.  It's the last stand for Barsoom in the final chapter of FALL OF BARSOOM!

32 pages, Full Color,   $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS: FALL OF BARSOOM #5 is solicited in the
September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP111007.



WARLORD OF MARS: FALL OF BARSOOM #2
Arriving in comic shops August 31st!
Writer: Robert Place Napton;  Penciller/Inker: Roberto Castro;  
Covers: Joe Jusko (main), Francesco Francavilla (1/10)

Scientist Tak Nan Lee resumes work on the desperately needed Atmosphere Plant as he tries to befriend the Red Martian woman he rescued from the Green Horde.  Meanwhile, thousands of Greens march on the White Martian city of Thark!  The story that tells the fall of Barsoom 100,000 years before John Carter continues!


32 pages, Full Color,   $3.99




WEIRD TALES - Ann VanderMeer on No Longer Editing Weird Tales!
John Betancourt and Wildside Press is selling WEIRD TALES to Marvin Kaye.
The sale is currently in process, but Betancourt expects no difficulties in consummating the deal.
Editor Ann VanderMeer writes "I am very sad to have to tell you that my editorship at Weird Tales… is about to come to an end."
Marvin Kaye is buying the magazine because he wants to edit it himself. He will not be retaining the staff from 
Ann VanderMeer's tenure.
Marvin Kaye is planning a Cthulhu-themed issue.
The current issue of Weird Tales is #358, just published.
VanderMeer's last issue will be #359, which Kaye plans to publish in February of next year.
Other stories 
VanderMeer bought will be published in various issues thereafter.

ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #2 (of 12) - Arriving in comic shops August 31st!
Writer: Matt Wagner;  Penciller/Inker: Esteve Polls;  Covers: Matt Wagner

Matt Wagner’s return to Zorro continues!  This storyline introduces some major new characters but also represents significant and catastrophic changes in Zorro’s world—events that cause him to call question everything he does and everything for which he stands.  There’re thrilling times ahead as ZORRO RIDES AGAIN!


32 pages, Full Color,  $3.99






ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #5 (of 12) - Coming in November!
Writer: Matt Wagner;  Penciller/Inker: Esteve Polls;  Cover: Matt Wagner

Zorro faces a crippling loss!  Can he muster enough strength to do what he does best and fight back? The one and only Matt Wagner (MAGE, GRENDEL) is nearing the conclusion to his epic story of Zorro! Find out as Zorro Rides Again in issue #5!


32 pages, Full Color,  $3.99


ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #5 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 31st).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP111040.







19 August 2011

Adventures in Collecting - Now online!
MANHUNT MAGAZINE by Walker Martin  - New!
Age of Aces
New and now available!

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

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


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

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

Available from
AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House


Age of Aces
New and now available!

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

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

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

$16.99 Trade paperback

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



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

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

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


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



Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon, Part Eight – "The Forest Kingdom of Mongo" - Now online!
Part 8 of William Patrick Maynard's Flash Gordon blog is now online at the Blackgate website and at William Patrick Maynard's blogsite.

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 140: SF in the Pulps - New!
Tom and Ginger Johnson, Shelby Vick and Garrett Prescott join the Book Cave to talk about Science Fiction in the Pulps.

Episode 139: Exciting Pulp Tales
Episode 138: Strange Gods of the Dire Planet
Episode 137: Sherlock Holmes
Episode 136: PulpFest
Episode 135: The Way They Were Timetable
Episode 134: The Return of Van Plexico
Episode 133: Python Isle Audio Book

CONAN: ROAD OF KINGS #10 - Coming in November!
Roy Thomas (Writer), Dan Panosian (Art), Dan Jackson (Color), and Aleksi Briclot (Cover)

With Tarantia under siege, Conan just wants to get out of town, but the promise of a reward wins out. Drafted into an assassination plot, the Cimmerian becomes part of the struggle over who will rule Aquilonia, while still protecting the mother and child in his care. But when the plan falls apart, Conan finds himself up against both an army and the palace dragon!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale November 16.




CONAN VOLUME 11: ROAD OF KINGS HC  - Coming in February 2012!
Roy Thomas (Writer), Mike Hawthorne (Pencils), John Lucas (Inks), Jason Gorder (Inks), Dave Stewart (Colors), Dan Jackson (Colors), and Doug Wheatley (Cover)

The journey down the legendary Road of Kings is no walk in the park. Being a skilled fighter will only get you so far; you'll also need plenty of gold to keep you going. Luckily, Conan and his companions are skilled at separating the wealthy from their spare treasure! But they'll have to brave monsters, pursuing guards, and the sword-handed Gamesh if they're to reach their final destination. Collects Conan: Road of Kings #1-#6.

Hardcover, 152 pages, $24.99, in stores on February 1.






DARK HORSE PRESENTS #3 - Arriving in comic shops August 24th!
Howard Chaykin (W/A), Richard Corben (W/A), Carla Speed McNeil (W/A), Paul Chadwick (W/A/Variant cover), David Chelsea (W/A), Robert Love (W/A), Michael T. Gilbert (W), Dave Gibbons (W/A/Cover), Sanford Greene (A), Geof Darrow (A), Neal Adams (W/A), Jim Steranko (W/A/Ultra variant cover shown), and others

A blockbuster 100-page spectacular is afoot in Dark Horse Presents #3! Featuring continuing stories by industry greats, this issue also packs a new 12-page story by Watchmen’s Dave Gibbons! And to top all that, this issue additionally spotlights an exclusive, 13-page preview of the new edition of Red Tide, written and illustrated by comics legend Jim Steranko! Add to that an exclusive interview with Steranko himself and you’ve got a super-sized installment of Dark Horse’s legendary tradition that’s not to be missed!


100 pages, $7.99





David L. Golemon: LEGACY - An Event Group Thrill - Now available!
The United States is ready to make a triumphant return to the moon, striking out boldly into the solar system in an attempt to regain the confidence of the heady days of the Apollo program.  The first of what are to be many missions to the lunar surface was designed to find the frozen water needed to prepare to build a base to launch an assault on Mars.

But a shocking discovery at Shackleton Crater brings the first Prometheus mission to an abrupt halt. Remote robots uncover human skeletal remains and a base that had been destroyed countless millennia ago. The information is sent back to earth where forensic analysis at NASA reveals the corpse to be over seven hundred million years old.

A secret this devastating cannot be kept forever, and the news is leaked to the world.  Soon nations are thrown into a head-long collision, pitting governments against their own citizens as the flames of fundamentalism start a conflagration that threatens to engulf the world as a race to return the moon is on.           

The Event Group is tasked to unravel the mystery and to offer something that can either explain our ancient visitor or, at least, keep the world from descending into chaos. Colonel Jack Collins once again leads a team of the world's greatest scientists and philosophers on a journey that will take the Event Group to the airless world of space. But while a battle rages over the truth of our heritage, the Event Group realizes that this may not be humanity’s war alone. Could something else—someone else—be coming to finish a war that they started almost a billion years ago?


Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
ISBN-10: 0312580797
ISBN-13: 978-0312580797

$25.99


Donovan Pike and the City of the Gods - Chapter 20 is now available online and recommended!
Ten years ago, the father of Donovan Pike disappeared while searching for the City of the Gods, a mythical metropolis that  legend says contains technology from the stars. Now a clue turns up that could mean Pike’s father is alive, and the City of the Gods is real.
 
The adventurer must team up with an old enemy to battle a dark army that will stop at nothing to prevent Pike from finding his father and  discovering the location of an ancient city that will change the world – or  destroy it.

Read it online or listen to the podcast!  
 
Visit the Pulp Nocturne website for the adventures of Donovan Pike!

Dynamite Entertainment: FLASH GORDON: ZEITGEIST
Coming in November!
The year is 1934, a time of two-fisted swashbuckling, of fearsome threats and wild adventure-and of ever-growing threats on the horizon.

Three valiant humans — Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov — are plucked from the Earth, traveling to the distant planet Mongo. Their exploits are legendary, battling the machinations and terror schemes of the dreaded emperor Ming, the All-Seeing Ruler of Mongo. But they did not fight alone…


Written by Eric Trautmann (Vampirella, Red Sonja) and illustrated by Daniel Lindro.
Story concepts and designs by Alex Ross (Kingdom Come, Marvels, Project: Superpowers)
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The story is a six-issue arc featuring an adaptation of the Alex Raymond material from ’33-’34.







Dynamite Entertainment - The Shadow returns to comics!
Dynamite Entertainment has signed a comprehensive licensing agreement with Conde Nast for comic books based on one of the most popular cultural icons in comics – The Shadow! Arguably the most famous pulp hero of the 20th century, The Shadow has been featured in comic books, comic strips, television, video games, and at least five motion pictures!

“We are pleased and excited to entrust The Shadow to the capable, creative hands of Dynamite Entertainment,” said Jerry Birenz, licensing attorney for Conde Nast.  “We look forward to a continuation of the long tradition of The Shadow in comic books, and the enjoying of the new adventures and experiences Dynamite Entertainment will bring us.”


The only creators announced so far are the cover artists: John Cassaday, Alex Ross, Ryan Sook, and Jae Lee.
Dynamite has promised a big name writer and artist, but details are being withheld for now.



Art by Alex Ross
Art by Alex Ross
Art by Jae Lee




Dynamite Entertainment
New Spider series on the way!

Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of another classic character, The Spider! The Spider will be written by acclaimed comics writer and novelist (Man Without Fear: Black Panther / The Ethical Assassin), David Liss!

"Pulp fiction is full of big characters, but few come bigger than the Spider - a rugged, daring, self-sacrificing character who would take any risk to face down enemies of New York and the nation," says writer David Liss. "And what enemies they were. The villains that filled the pages of the Spider killed thousands, destroyed whole portions of the city, infected people by the hundreds, released vermin, hypnotized, zombified and otherwise transformed anyone who came into their path. Partly it's the sheer scale of the Spider's world that makes him so compelling, but it is also his own quiet, determined dignity in the face of villainous bombast, his rock-steady sanity as he confronts an insane world. So when the chance came along to take this historically important character - one of the most significant sources of the early comic book superheroes, especially Batman - and bring him into the modern world, I couldn't resist.



Art by Colton Worley
The Spider is firmly rooted in the Depression era, but he also has qualities that seem timeless, in no small part because those qualities have influenced so many characters that have come after him. This is the kind of character who inhabits stories that are both archetypal and inspiring as well as full throttle fun."

The Spider cover artist and character designer Alex Ross says, "I always found it fascinating that there was a spider-based hero in the pulp era of the '40s who first wore a webbed cape and mask in the movie serials."

"Dynamite plans to give The Spider the same quality care that we have given to all of our properties. With David (Liss) being the incredible writer he is, and Alex bringing The Spider showcasing a look reflective of his early days, with covers by Alex (Ross), John Cassaday, and additional high profile artists, this is going to be a great read, with incredible art and visuals by Colton Worley," says Dynamite Entertainment President and Publisher Nick Barrucci. "Stay tuned for more exciting news regarding The Spider!"

The Spider was created by Harry Steeger at Popular Publications in 1933. He fought crime by donning a black fedora, a black cape, a trademark ring and a brace of .45 automatics to terrorize the criminal underworld, while driving in his sleek black specially outfitted Daimler.

The Spider novels were mainly written by Norvell W. Page, who filled them with danger, impending doom, fantastic villains, and great action!




Moonstone Spider series: Moonstone reportedly retains the rights for the ongoing exclusive use of THE SPIDER in prose and in comics form and will continue to put out new SPIDER material. Moonstone is aware of Dynamite’s series and has a mutual agreement between the licensor and Dynamite (and Moonstone) to have Dynamite produce a mini-series.


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

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

"Stuck With the Evidence" by Joe Archibald from POPULAR DETECTIVE, September 1948
Featuring: Willie Klump
When it's the finale for Ferdinand Fingly, Willie Klump makes progress in his investigation - by backing into the solution!
"Confidential Communication" by Lon Williams from WESTERN ACTION, February 1955
Featuring: Judge Steele
Wardlow Steele couldn't believe his eyes and ears - why, here was Axe-Face Demeree on the side of the prosecution, since regular prosecutor Claybrook was indisposed. Now maybe the wily lawyer tricks would be pulled on the side of justice, for a change!


Frederik Pohl:  The Way the Future Blogs - Now online!
Frederick Pohl is running a series on articles on Popular Publications on his blog.

Popular Publications, Part 6: Deadlines - New!
Popular Publications, Part 5: There and Back Again - New!
Popular Publications, Part 4: Continuing Down the Corridor  - New!
Popular Publications, Part 3: The People Who Made the Pulps  - New!
Popular Publications, Part 2: What a Major Pulp House Was Like in 1939 - New!
Popular Publications, Part 1: Rolling Back the Years: Popular Publications - New!
 

Thanks to Laurie Powers for the tip!


The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. - The Complete Series
Available for pre-order Monday, August 22rd!
Available for sale Tuesday, August 23rd!
THE GIRL FROM U.N.C.L.E. star Stefanie Powers ("April Dancer") tweeted yesterday that THE GIRL FROM U.N.C.L.E. is coming to DVD from Warner Archive Collection. That's the entire run of the program, which lasted for a single season of 29 hour-long episodes. TVShowsonDVD investigated and confirmed that Warner Archive Collection expects to begin selling The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. - The Complete Series, Part 1 and The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. - The Complete Series, Part 2, both separately and as a bundle-pack, this coming Tuesday August 23rd.

The DVDs will be manufacture-on-demand (MOD) releases sold exclusively from the studio's online store at first, and will only ship to USA addresses. Later on they are expected to also be available from Amazon's CreateSpace MOD program, where customers in other countries will be able to import them. Pricing is not available yet.






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

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

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

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


Hippocampus Press - Five new releases, upcoming titles and discounts!

New Releases
LOVECRAFT ANNUAL NO. 5 (2011) is now available!
At 246 pages, it's the largest ever, with articles from Caitlín R. Kiernan, Robert H. Waugh, J.-M. Rajala, Alex Houstoun and others.

DEAD RECKONINGS NO. 9 (SPRING 2011) covers new releases in horror with 90 pages of reviews by Leigh Blackmore, Matt Cardin, Richard Bleiler, and many more. Free shipping as always. Subscribe today!
THE UNDYING THING AND OTHERS by Barry Pain
The latest release in our Lovecraft's Library series is a monumental 375-page collection of weird tales from the author of AN EXCHANGE OF SOULS, edited and with an Introduction by S. T. Joshi and featuring great cover art from Allen Koszowski!

AN EPICURE IN THE TERRIBLE: A Centennial Anthology of Essays in Honor of H. P. Lovecraft
A revised and updated version of Schultz & Joshi's 1991 classic of Lovecraftian scholarship is now available in an affordable softcover edition.

DIM-REMEMBERED STORIES: A Critical Study of R. H. Barlow
This pioneering study by Italian scholar Massimo Berruti establishes Barlow as distinguished writer of fantasy, horror and thought-provoking poetry. In conjunction with this release we are offering a $5 discount on our Barlow collection EYES OF THE GOD: The Weird Fiction and Poetry of R. H. Barlow. Visit our website to order.


These forthcoming titles are available for pre-order now!

A MONSTER OF VOICES: Speaking for H. P. Lovecraft by Robert H. Waugh
With this collection, esteemed scholar Dr. Waugh follows up on THE MONSTER IN THE MIRROR with more of his trademark erudition and insight into Lovecraft.

REFLECTIONS IN A GLASS DARKLY: Essays on J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Edited by Gary William Crawford, Jim Rockhill and Brian J. Showers, this is the first book on Le Fanu to comprise classic and new scholarship and criticism, also featuring a Foreword by W. J. Mc Cormack.

TWISTED IN DREAM: The Collected Weird Poetry of Ann K. Schwader
Forthcoming in October! "Ann K. Schwader's intoxicating poetry is as authentically Lovecraftian as it is brilliantly original. This is poetry that is truly transporting. Superb!"—W. H. Pugmire

SANCTITY AND SIN: The Collected Poetry And Prose-Poems Of Donald Wandrei, now available for just $10 in an elegant, larger format (6 x 9 in.) with more white space in the margins.
LETTERS TO JAMES F. MORTON is still delayed but should be coming in a few weeks. We thank you for your patience.


KULL: THE CAT AND THE SKULL #2  - Coming in November!
David Lapham (Writer), Gabriel Guzman (Pencils), Dan Jackson (Color), and Jo Chen (Cover)

With unparalleled military might and the diligent King Kull on the throne, there are few threats to the mighty Valusian empire, but among the top are the snake-men. They have the ability to change their shape to blend in with the populace, striking from the familiar. What, then, could terrify a snake-man? The greatest threats to civilization are just the pawns of a horrible wizard with powers that dwarf the considerable magics of the snake-men. What chance does Kull, a mortal man, stand against a seemingly all-powerful, immortal foe?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on November 9.





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

The Lone Ranger - Disney shuts down feature film!
According to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, Disney has shut down production of The Lone Ranger that was to star Johnny Depp.
The project was set to begin shooting in the fall and was scheduled to be released in December 2012.
Reportedly, the halt is due to budgetary concerns, not creative differences.
The studio is said to have given director Gore Verbinski a firm budget number but the director balked.

One concern for the studio is that even though Depp is the biggest star in the world, the project is a western, and the western genre does not appear to have mass appeal based on the recent showing of Cowboys & Aliens.



Lovecraft is Missing Book 5: Far Off Drums - Begins Friday, September 2, 2011!
The mysteries begin to unfold as Nan Mercy, Win Battler and Father Munsford Jackey delve deeper into the disappearance of an obscure pulp fiction writer in 1926. Cosmic horror and pulse-pounding adventure swirl around the multiple factions moving towards an as-yet unknown goal, with the only certainty being that the result is not in the best interests of humanity. Is Lovecraft the key to defeating the evil, or is he merely a pawn in a larger game that somehow centers around his creations? Or is there a more terrible truth waiting to be uncovered?

Lovecraft is Missing is a pulp adventure webcomic inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft. In 1926, three people –a librarian, a young pulp writer and a priest- are brought together around the circumstances involving the disappearance of a writer whom none of them have ever met. The more they dig, the more they learn about the cosmic evil threatening the world---and their own personal connections to it. Lovecraft is Missing first went live on the web in October, 2008; there are now 134 pages up, along with three years worth of blogs, reviews of horror fiction and films, plus enough oddities to entertain even the most jaded reader.

Larry Latham writes and illustrates Lovecraft is Missing, drawing on his life-long love of weird fiction, comic books and animation for his unique style. Lovecraft is Missing is the winner of the 2009 Digital Strips Best New Webcomic award and the 2010 Comic Monsters Best Horror Web Comic award.

You can follow Lovecraft is Missing on Facebook and @Munsford on Twitter.


Monte Herridge: THE SERIES CHARACTERS FROM DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY - Now online!
Monte Herridge has a new series at the Mystery*Files Blog on series characters from DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY.

#6: Battle McKim
- New
#5 - Secret Agent George Devrite
#4 - Colin Haig
#3 - Arty Beele
#2 - Happy McGonigle by Paul Allenby
#1 - Shamus Maguire by Stanley Day

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

Pulp Adventurecon 2011 - November 5th, 2011!
The date for Pulp Adventurecon 2011 is November 5th, 2011.

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

QUEEN SONJA #19 - Arriving in comic shops August 24th!
Writer: Arvid Nelson; Artist: Edgar Salizar; Covers: Fabiano Neves (50%), Carlos Rafael (50%)
Things are reaching a breaking point for Sonja and her one-time ally, the Cimmerian mercenary Ryakin. Meanwhile, Thulsa Doom continues working to free his dark god, Set, from his imprisonment. Set is hiding something from Thulsa, but not to worry – Thulsa is hiding something from Set, too! A desperate battle in the wilderness and an unexpected reversal of fortunes – and loyalties – awaits in the blood-and-guts packed penultimate issue of Son of Set.

32 pages, Full Color, $2.99


Pulpville Press - Now available!
Pulp Tales Presents #24:
MURDER BY MAGIC by John Wilstach

America's enemies were disappearing, and even the FBI didn't know where--nor did they ask questions! A secret menace to America's freedom lay hidden inside this mysterious replica of an ancient Greek temple. It was up to Jim Lorten, Underground patriot, to lay it bare or die--by magic!

Also included are:
DEATH ON LOCATION by A. Boyd Correll--It seemed to be a very good location for filming a horror movie. In fact it was so good the most horrible of all creatures kept everybody's nerves on edge and finally ran off with the heroine.

HATTIE HAD A HATCHET by Frances Deegan--There was considerable alarm when Hattie came down the street waving that hatchet!

The stories collected in facsimile format in this book are from Mammoth Mystery pulp magazines.

Trade paperback, 138 pages, 7 x 10 inches




Robert E. Howard - New Kindle editions!
Conan the Barbarian #3: The Hour of the Dragon
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 356 KB
Publisher: River Drafting; First edition (August 11, 2011)
ASIN: B005H2T1PQ


Conan the Barbarian #4: Shadows in the Moonlight
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 153 KB
Publisher: River Drafting; First edition (August 11, 2011)
ASIN: B005H2T38Q




Conan the Barbarian #5: Jewels of Gwahlur
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 164 KB
Publisher: River Drafting; First edition (August 11, 2011)
ASIN: B005H3MSGE



Conan the Barbarian #6: The People of the Black Circle  
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 212 KB
Publisher: River Drafting; First edition (August 11, 2011)
ASIN: B005H401ZS




Conan the Barbarian #7: Queen of the Black Coast
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 143 KB
Publisher: River Drafting; First edition (August 11, 2011)
ASIN: B005H4912M


Conan the Barbarian #8:
To be announced.

Conan the Barbarian #9: Shadows in Zamboula
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 145 KB
Publisher: River Drafting; First edition (August 12, 2011)
ASIN: B005H5GLTW


Conan the Barbarian #10: A Witch Shall be Born 
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 164 KB
Publisher: River Drafting; First edition (August 12, 2011)
ASIN: B005H7LINY





The Robert E. Howard Foundation Press
SPICY ADVENTURES
Now available for pre-order!

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

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

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


SPICY ADVENTURES is $36 for REHF Members, $40 for non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping. How to become a member? Click here!

Shipping options are:
Domestic via USPS Priority, $9
Domestic via USPS Book Rate, $3
Canada via Global Priority, $23
Australia via Global Priority, $33
Europe via Global Priority, $33


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

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

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


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

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

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





Sequential Pulp Comics has announced a new blog to help keep readers in the loop regarding their line of pulp comics. They also have a website and a Facebook page. Links to all three are below.

The latest titles announced are:
THE METAL MONSTER by Abraham Merritt
SKYLARK OF SPACE by E. E. Doc Smith
SEVEN FOOTPRINTS TO SATAN
by Abraham Merritt
KING SOLOMON'S MINES by H. Rider Haggard
UNDER THE PYRAMIDS by H. P. Lovecraft

   Adapted by Jack Herman and Neil Volks

 


Hound of the Baskervilles
Martin Powell and Jamie Chase

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

R. Jere Black, Jr. (1892-1953)
- New!
Arthur B. Waltermire (1888-1938) - New!
Weird Tales Covers: August 1938 - New!
Anthony Di Giannurio (1925-2008) - New!
Stella Wynne (1886-1966) - New!
Harold Freeman Miners at College - New!
Joel Martin Nichols, Jr. (1895-1991) - New!
Andrew Brosnatch (1896-?)
Durbin Lee Horner (1906-1979)
Talbert Josselyn (1886-1961)

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






12 August 2011

Age of Aces
New and now available!

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

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


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

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

Available from
AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House


Age of Aces
New and now available!

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

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

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

$16.99 Trade paperback

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



Airship 27 Productions Closes Print-On-Demand On-line store
“Effectively immediately, we have closed down our print-on-demand Lulu shop,” Ron Fortier, the Editor & Chief of Airship 27 Productions announced recently.  “Some of their business practices have become questionable and not in line with our own goals.”

Since its inception six years ago, 
Airship 27 Productions has offered their readers two editions of each of their titles.  The first was handled by traditional book publisher, Cornerstone Book Publishers of New Orleans.  Cornerstone prints the books and distributes them to all reputable book sellers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble via Ingram Distribution.  Whereas the print-on-demand shop was established to offer readers a cheaper copy of the same titles for those readers who preferred not to deal with the bigger sellers.

Towards the end of last year, 
Airship 27 Productions opened a brand new digital store on-line where PDF versions of their titles could be purchased for $3 and downloaded to various new e-reading devices.  Thus providing a third alternative option to readers.

“Both the Cornerstone editions and our PDF on-line store remain in full operation,” Fortier added.  “And Rob Davis, our Art Director, will be opening a new P.O.D. operation as soon as we can negotiate with one of the many outfits providing these kind of services.  Our goal remains to give our loyal readers the best quality pulp novels and anthologies for affordable prices.  The three options scenario has worked extremely well for us and we believe it will continue to do so in the future. For those who bought only from our Lulu shop, we apologize for this temporary inconvenience.  As soon as we have a new P.O.D. operation set up, we will make that announcement public.”



Airship 27 Productions - Now available!
ADVENTURE TAKES TO THE SKIES

Airship 27 Productions & Cornerstone Book Publishers announce the release of their 39th pulp title, LANCE STAR – SKY RANGER, Vol III.  In the grand tradition of high flying pulps heroes like Bill Barnes, Dusty Ayres and G-8, aviation ace, Lance Star – Sky Ranger, takes off for another thrilled packed collection of four brand new action tales.

In this third volume, Lance and his daredevil Sky Rangers face off against Oklahoma cattle rustlers, Chinese warlords, jungle magic and a saucy British femme fatale who flirts with danger at ever turn.  New Pulp writers, Bobby Nash, Bernadette Johnson, Van Allen Plexico and Sean Taylor spin their yarns of incredible bravery and daring among the clouds that will hold the most jaded reader spellbound.

So release the chocks, kick the props and pull back on the stick as adventure once again takes to the skies in 
Airship 27 Productions latest high flying anthology.  All the art for this book was provided by talented newcomer, Shannon Hall, to include twelve black and white interior illustrations and a stunning, fully painted cover.  Designed by Rob Davis and edited by Ron Fortier, LANCE STAR – SKY RANGER Vol III is another quality addition to this soaring pulp series you won’t want to miss.

And look for the first ever full length Lance Star – Sky Ranger novel by Bobby Nash coming soon from Airship 27, a leader in New Pulp Fiction.

Airship 27 Productions, Pulps for a New Generation.

ISBN:  1-613420-15-3
ISBN 13:  978-1-613420-15-7
Produced by 
Airship 27 Productions
Published by Cornerstone Book Publishers

Retail Price: $16.95
Pdf download $3




Andy McDermott: EMPIRE OF GOLD - Coming September 27th!
Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase possess extraordinary pieces of an ancient puzzle that leads them from Singapore to the jungles of South America. Inside a storm of political and drug warfare, Nina is getting close to one of history’s greatest secrets: the mythical golden city of El Dorado. As one discovery unveils another, Nina realizes that a legendary Incan leader made a deal with his Spanish captors—and hid forever the real El Dorado. Now, Nina and Eddie face a maze of death traps and betrayals, including one that reaches into Eddie’s past in Afghanistan, even into his own family in England. Behind a waterfall in Peru is an unfound wonder of the world. And to get there, Nina and Eddie may have to sacrifice everything: their friends, their love for one another, even their lives.

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

$9.99


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming later this month!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 50: "The Pirate's Ghost" and "The Green Eagle"
The Pulp Era's greatest superman journeys to the American West in classic pulp thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, a bequest from a dying scientist leads Doc Savage to Death Valley in search of a long-dead pirate's legendary treasure. Can this amazing invention allow The Pirate's Ghost to speak from beyond the grave? Then, the Man of Bronze goes undercover at a Wyoming dude ranch to solve the bizarre puzzle of a strange Green Eagle with lead feathers. This special anniversary edition showcases the original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and an intriguing article by The Shadow's famous reconteur, Walter B. Gibson. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-060-1  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
At the printer and coming later this month!
THE SHADOW Volume 52: "The Crime Master" and "The Fifth Napoleon"
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The Knight of Darkness wages war on criminal masterminds in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow executes a deadly chess game with The Crime Master, an underworld kingpin whose amazing superbrain rivals his own. Who will have the last laugh? Then, the Master of Darkness seeks to unmask The Fifth Napoleon, the master plotter who commands New York's four most powerful crime lords. This instant collectors' item features both classic cover paintings by George Rozen, the original interior pulp illustrations by Tom Lovell, historical commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray plus a biographical article by Anthony Tollin on Frank Readick,."The Man with The Shadow's Laugh." (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-059-5  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)
The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 139: Exciting Pulp Tales - New!
Tom and Ginger Johnson join the Book Cave to discuss his new short story collection, EXCITING PULP TALES.
The Book Cave: PulpFest Special 6: FarmerCon

Episode 138: Strange Gods of the Dire Planet
Episode 137: Sherlock Holmes
Episode 136: PulpFest
Episode 135: The Way They Were Timetable
Episode 134: The Return of Van Plexico
Episode 133: Python Isle Audio Book

Collecting Fantasy Art  by Robert Weinberg - Chapter 8 is now online!
Collecting Fantasy Art is a series of articles by Bob Weinberg who owns one of the finest collections of original science fiction and fantasy art in the world.  Checkout the first three installments in the series at the Tangent Online website.

Collecting Fantasy Art #8: Sam and the Scientologists - New!
Collecting Fantasy Art #7: Susan and Betsy  
Collecting Fantasy Art #6: An Art Potpourri  
Collecting Fantasy Art #5: Lail, It Rhymes with Gail
Collecting Fantasy Art #4: Art Mania!  
Collecting Fantasy Art #3: Meet Marty G.
Collecting Fantasy Art #2: Aces and Earls
Collecting Fantasy Art #1: Starting at Zero

Conan: The Adventurer - Season 2, Part 1 is coming November 22nd!

Shout! Factory has officially informed retailers that Conan: The Adventurer - Season 2, Part 1 is coming to DVD on November 22nd, at a cost of $19.93 SRP.

Conan The Adventurer follows Conan and his friends on their quest to rescue Conan's family from an evil spell, cast by the Serpent Man wizard Wrath-Amon. In these first episodes of Season Two, he fights wizards, gods and pirates looking to break the curse that has turned his family to stone. The first 13 episodes of the 2nd season of the original animated series, together on a 2-DVD set!



Source: TVShowsonDVD




CONAN THE BARBARIAN - Feature film premeires August 19th!
CONAN THE BARBARIAN will open in theaters worldwide on 19 August.



CONAN THE BARBARIAN 2012 WALL CALENDAR
Now available and arriving in comic shops August 17th!

Created by pulp-fiction pioneer Robert E. Howard in 1932, Conan the Barbarian is one of the most iconic heroes in all of pop culture, inspiring novels, comic books, television series, films, video games, and role-playing games. Conan the Barbarian became one of Marvel Comics Group’s biggest successes in the 1970s.

This calendar features classic covers from the series’ 20-year run by legendary comic artists, including Barry Smith, “Big John” Buscema, and Gil Kane.


Wall Calendar, 12x12, 24 pages, Full Color, $13.99





CONAN: ROAD OF KINGS #7 - Arriving in comic shops August 17th!
Roy Thomas (Writer), Mike Hawthorne (Pencils), John Lucas (Inks), Dan Jackson (Color),
and Aleksi Briclot (Cover)

Will Conan's first sight of Aquilonia also be his last? The Cimmerian gets caught up in the nets of Hyborian Age treason—and so does one whom he considers the most innocent victim of all. The journey down the Road of Kings continues!


Full Color, 32 pages,
$3.50, On sale August 17




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


E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks Shadow review is
"The Blue Sphinx" from the January 15, 1935 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Courage" by Charles Wesley Sanders from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, November 9, 1919
A young man, Hemingway, goes to rescue people during a forest fire and prove to himself that he has courage, and of course he finds a young (and beautiful) girl his age to rescue and they fall in love because of their shared experience.....
"Slay It Isn't So!" by Robert Leslie Bellem from HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE, January, 1947
Featuring: Dan Turner
Just why was that glamorous female star, whose rise in the movie firmament had been swift as that of a meteor, taking a runout powder on her career forever? Was it just blackmail? Dan Turner had been hired to find out - and when his employer became suddenly defunct a highly dangerous angle blossomed from the setup.


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

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


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

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

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

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

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



Haffner Press - August Update!

THE MICHAEL GRAY MURDERS - A New Henry Kuttner & Catherine L. Moore Book Coming in 2012!
We are announcing this massive collection of four novels from the greatest husband-wife writing team in genre history. This 700+page volume collects the four paperbacks from the late 1950s featuring San Fransisco's consulting psychoanalyst Michael Gray:
The Murder of Ann Avery
The Murder of Eleanor Pope
Murder of a Mistress
Murder of a Wife

Aside from a 1980s reprint of /Murder of a Wife, this is the first hardcover edition of these texts and we are working with a vintage paperback artist for an original cover. So, as has become de rigueur at Haffner Press, you can order THE MICHAEL GRAY MURDERS as part of . . .

BONUS CHAPBOOK with PREORDER of Three Recently Announced Mystery Titles.
Visit www.haffnerpress.com to see the special $120 offer for the first three mystery releases for 2012. As with previous offers, customers who prepay for THE COMPLETE JOHN THUNSTONE, THE COMPLETE I.V. FROST, and THE MICHAEL GRAY MURDERS will receive an exclusive bonus chapbook with contributions from out four authors involved with these three books.  What's the connection?  Preorder the combo to find out!

SHANNACH---THE LAST: FAREWELL TO MARS Heading to the Printer!
Speaking of preorder combos, we are soon to ship SHANNACH---THE LAST: FAREWELL TO MARS by Leigh Brackett and customers who took advantage of the 2010 preorder for this title (along with TERROR IN THE HOUSE by Henry Kuttner and Edmond Hamilton's THE UNIVERSE WRECKERS and CAPTAIN FUTURE, VOLUME TWO) will also be receiving the Bonus Chapbook: AN INSIDE LOOK: PLANS FOR THE CREATION OF FUTURES PAST.

In the run-up to the publication of SHANNACH---THE LAST: FAREWELL TO MARS, we have special Facebook page here which is being periodically updated with vintage editorial comments on many Brackettales. Check it out here: http://tinyurl.com/453gdok

Update on 2011 SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
For WILLIAMSON #8, THUNDER IN THE VOID by Kuttner and TALES FROM SUPER-SCIENCE FICTION

Still speaking of combos, at  www.haffnerpress.com we are still soliciting preorders for the exclusive bonus chapbook featuring rare texts and associated ephemera from several contributors to the above titles.  Shipping is FREE to the Continental USA and we will ship the books as they are published with the chapbook accompanying the release of TALES OF SUPER-SCIENCE FICTION.

AT THE HUMAN LIMIT is already available and selling fast.  We will withdraw this offer when either AT THE HUMAN LIMIT is out of print or we take possession from the bindery of THUNDER IN THE VOID (which is due in November). Don't miss out on this opportunity to get this exclusive chapbook.

Limited Edition of AT THE HUMAN LIMIT, THE COLLECTED STORIES OF JACK WILLIAMSON, VOLUME EIGHT
We now have all the components for the 75-copy autographed/slipcased edition of the final volume of this remarkable series.  Roughly 18 copies remain of this $150 edition, which is:

    * Limited to 75 copies
    * Bound in custom-dyed Eshbach Blue Cloth matching the 1940s-50s
      Fantasy Press editions of Williamson's works
    * Housed in a matching Eshbach Blue Cloth Slipcase
    * Numbered limitation sheet with a mounted Jack Williamson autograph
      /and /signed by introducer Connie Willis & cover artist Ralph
      McQuarrie

Update on Jack Williamson Fund Raising Books
The 200 copies of THIRTY-YEARS OF THE JACK WILLIAMSON released during the Lectureship and autographed by several attendees have all been sold. We have additional _unsigned_ stock on hand and we will keep the price at $19.00. Proceeds go to the Williamson Lectureship Fund.  Visit http://haffnerpress.com/jw35.html to order, and check out the "LOOK INSIDE" listing for the book on Amazon.com here: http://www.amazon.com/Thirty-Five-Years-Jack-Williamson-Lectureship/dp/1893887553.

We still have about 80 copies of the 2007 memorial book, IN MEMORY OF WONDER'S CHILD.  This edition is autographed by MANY contributors and one they're gone . . . they're gone. The price is $15, order here: http://haffnerpress.com/189388726X.html.  Proceeds from this book go to the Blanche and Jack Williamson Scholarship Fund.

That's all for now, astrogators (and future gumshoes!).

Thanks for all your business and support over the years.  2011 has been our best (and busiest!) year ever, and 2012 will be even greater.  We're honored to have you along for the ride.

Keep Watching the Skies!

Stephen Haffner
Big Poobah
HAFFNER PRESS

Haffner Press
Newly discovered Henry Kuttner story
added to forthcoming  collection!


THUNDER IN THE VOID by Henry Kuttner is a massive collection of 16 vintage Space Opera stories selected from classic pulp magazines such as Weird Tales, Marvel Science Stories, Astonishing Stories, Super Science Stories, Super-Detective, and of course, Planet Stories. Most of the these are appearing in book form for the first time. An added bonus, Haffner Press is pleased to include an "unpublished" story by Kuttner, "The Interplanetary Limited."

Prior to his marriage to fellow science-fantasy writer Catherine L. Moore in 1940, Henry Kuttner wrote stories of Lovecraftian horror, weird-menace "shudder" tales, and thrilling adventure stories. But he also wrote blood-n-thunder Space Opera stories in the vein of Edmond Hamilton (one of young Kuttner's favorite authors) told with a rough-edge style similar to Kuttner's protege Leigh Brackett.


Award-winning author (and the only writer to stage a live performance of a Kuttner Space Opera story) Mike Resnick contributes an introduction reflecting on his admiration for stories by Kuttner (and Moore).

THUNDER IN THE VOID is scheduled for a mid-November 2011 release.


Table of Contents
Introduction by Mike Resnick

Raider of the Spaceways  (Weird Tales, Jul '37)
Avengers of Space  (Marvel Science Stories, Aug '38)
The Time-Trap  (Marvel Science Stories, Nov '38)
The Lifestone  (Astonishing Stories, Feb '40)
Monsters of the Atom  (Super-Detective, Apr '41)
Red Gem of Mercury  (Super Science Stories, Nov '41)
The Crystal Circe  (Astonishing Stories, Jun '42)
War-Gods of the Void  (Planet Stories, Fll '42)
Thunder in the Void  (Astonishing Stories, Oct '42)

We Guard the Black Planet  (Super Science Stories, Nov '42)
Soldiers of Space  (Astonishing Stories, Feb '43)
Crypt-City of the Deathless One  (Planet Stories, Win '43)

The Eyes of Thar  (Planet Stories, Fll "43)
What Hath Me  (Planet Stories, Spr '46)
Carry Me Home  (Planet Stories,  '50)
The Interplanetary Limited



Color Key
First reprint appearance
First time in print

Single-copy preorders for THUNDER IN THE VOID may be placed on this page http://haffnerpress.com/Thunder.html
or a copy may be preordered as part of a limited-time combo offer:  Visit http://www.haffnerpress.com to order

THUNDER IN THE VOID by Kuttner with AT THE HUMAN LIMIT, THE COLLECTED STORIES OF JACK WILLIAMSON, VOLUME EIGHT and TALES FROM SUPER-SCIENCE FICTION and receive an exclusive bonus chapbook featuring rare texts and associated ephemera from several contributors to the these three titles.  Shipping is FREE to the Continental USA and we will ship the books as they are published with the chapbook accompanying the release of TALES OF SUPER-SCIENCE FICTION.

AT THE HUMAN LIMIT is already available and selling fast.  We will withdraw this offer when either AT THE HUMAN LIMIT is out of print or we take possession from the bindery of THUNDER IN THE VOID (which is due in November). Don't miss out on this opportunity to get this exclusive chapbook.

Keep Watching the Skies!

Stephen Haffner
Big Poobah
HAFFNER PRESS


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #34 - Now available and arriving in comic shops August 17th!
This issue features the sexy and spectacular art of Jon Whitcomb, best known for his slick magazine illustrations of the 1950s and 60s. His  boy/girl pictures were some of the finest of the genre, and appeared in every major fiction magazine of the day. Illustration also profiles illustrator Charles Copeland, well known for his racy and provocative "adult" paperback covers of the 1950s and ’60s, and notable dinosaur artist Charles R. Knight, whose fantastic murals may be seen in numerous American history museums.
Magazine, 112 pages, Full Color, $15.00


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


PULPED! - The Official New Pulp Podcast! - New podcast now available online!
Episode 7: The Man Behind Millenium Comics' Doc Savage and more - Mark Ellis - New!  
On this episode of PULPED!, Ron and Tommy welcome Mark Ellis, long time Pulp and Comic writer and creator.  Mark discusses his time as a partner in Millenium Comics, the fantastic DOC SAVAGE comics he produced and wrote, as well as past, present, and future projects with many a salient comment on how to make pulp characters work in comics as well as about why New Pulp works!

Episode 6: Joel Jenkins and 'Strange Gods of the Dire Planet' Release Day Special!
Episode 5: Release Day Special with Christopher Preksta, the Man behind 'MERCURY MEN" on Syfy.com!
Episode 4 - Jay Piscopo
Episode 3 - DOC SAVAGE AUDIO-PYTHON ISLE from RADIO ARCHIVES
Release Day Special #1 - Paul Malmont Gets PULPED!
Episode 2 - Deischer Discusses 'THE WAY THEY WERE' and The Pulptress Reviews CROSSOVERS!
Episode 1 - PULPED! For The First Time!
Pulpville Press - Now available!
Pulp Tales Presents #23:
THE LAKE OF FLAMING DEATH by Jack D'Arcy

Better known as D L Champion, creator and writer of The Phantom Detective, Jack D'Arcy (pen name) wrote many adventure stories for Thrilling Adventures pulp magazine.

CONTENTS:
THE LAKE OF FLAMING DEATH
DANGER ISLAND
THE YELLOW CAT
WINGED DIAMONDS
DRUMS OF NAKAWI


The stories collected in facsimile format in this book are from Thrilling Mystery pulp magazines.

Trade paperback, 138 pages, 7 x 10 inches





The PulpRack - Back online!
Duane Spurlock kicks off a relaunch of the PulpRack in its new incarnation as a blog with a brief PulpFest 2011 report. That is followed by The Gault Papers: Talbot Mundy's Tibetan Stories.



Radio Archives: The Classic Whodunits of Philo Vance
Volume 5 is now available!

When we think of radio's detective shows, we tend to think of the film noir adventures of such great names as Phillip Marlowe and Johnny Dollar. But not all of radio's criminal investigators came dressed in gumshoes and rumpled trench coats. In fact, one of the most popular and long-running series featured a detective who was something of a dandy – and his name was Philo Vance.

Vance first appeared in a series of novels written by S. S. Van Dine. In the books, Vance was portrayed as a stylish fop, a New York bon vivant with a highly intellectual bent - and a nose-in-the-air attitude to match. But by the time he hit the airwaves, he was far less a know-it-all and far more down to earth. As portrayed by radio veteran Jackson Beck, Vance was knowledgeable but accessible, working closely with the police to solve their most baffling crimes.


For armchair detectives, the series offered an extra bonus: in traditional whodunit fashion, at the end of each show, Vance would usually gather the suspects, restate all of the clues, and then pause a moment before announcing the name of the person responsible for the crime. This subtle little feature, along with excellent performances by the cream of the New York radio world, resulted in a series that was popular on radio stations throughout the country for many, many years.

If you're a mystery buff, you can't go wrong with "Philo Vance, Volume 5", another great sounding classic radio collection from Radio Archives. The set offers sixteen of Vance's most fascinating cases – eight full hours of murder, mischief, and mayhem - priced at $23.98 for the eight audio CD set or $15.98 for the Digital Download. Stop by 
RadioArchives.com and pick up your copy right away!


Robert E. Howard - New Kindle editions!
Conan the Barbarian #1: Beyond the Black River
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 186 KB
Publisher: River Drafting; First edition (August 9, 2011)
ASIN: B005GRF5F2


Conan the Barbarian #2: The Devil in Iron
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 142 KB
Publisher: River Drafting; First edition (August 10, 2011)
ASIN: B005GXN6FW




Michael R. Hudson reports that he has just heard back from the Merritt family and SEVEN FOOTPRINTS TO SATAN is a done deal. Mark Ellis and artist Jeff Slemons will be working their magic touch with Merritt's prose.

Hudson also reports that the Literary Agent for Manly Wade Wellman stated Sequential Pulp Comics has a deal on the rights to SILVER JOHN. Jim and Becky Beard will be writing and Thomas Boatwright will handle the art chores.

Also in the works is THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, a new graphic novel of the classic Sherlock Holmes mystery, written by Martin Powell and illustrated by Jamie Chase. A pre-production sketch is shown at the right.




Silver Fox Comics: ZORRO #2 - Now available for pre-order!
Silver Fox Comics: Australia’s most action packed independent comic book publisher debuts with a new series for the  legendary Zorro!  This is the first Zorro story written by an Aussie and features newly commissioned art which will build into the most action packed Zorro comic ever produced. As Issue 1 proclaimed “SAMURAIS TO THE LEFT, ZOMBIES TO THE RIGHT. WILL ZORRO SURVIVE?” This series has its exclusive first-ever worldwide release in Australia before embarking on a worldwide release.

PRE-ORDER ISSUE 2 NOW!
Our 2nd issue of Zorro will go to the printers this week for an mid August nationwide release!
Issue 1 on sale on this website and at all good comic stores!



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See preview of upcoming new Zorro Art and new creator owned titles currently in development!



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

Andrew Brosnatch (1896-?) - New!
Durbin Lee Horner (1906-1979)
Talbert Josselyn (1886-1961)

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






05 August 2011

2011-2012 Film Release Dates
August 19, 2011
October 14, 2011
October 21, 2011
November 18, 2011
December 16, 2011
December 21, 2011
December 21, 2011
CONAN THE BARBARIAN
THE THING
THE THREE MUSKETEERS
TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN
SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
February 10, 2012
February 17, 2012
March 9, 2012
May 4, 2012

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

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



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

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

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

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


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


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


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

Age of Aces
New and now available!

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

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


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

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

Available from
AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House


Age of Aces
New and now available!

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

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

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

$16.99 Trade paperback

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



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming later this month!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 50: "The Pirate's Ghost" and "The Green Eagle"
The Pulp Era's greatest superman journeys to the American West in classic pulp thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, a bequest from a dying scientist leads Doc Savage to Death Valley in search of a long-dead pirate's legendary treasure. Can this amazing invention allow The Pirate's Ghost to speak from beyond the grave? Then, the Man of Bronze goes undercover at a Wyoming dude ranch to solve the bizarre puzzle of a strange Green Eagle with lead feathers. This special anniversary edition showcases the original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and an intriguing article by The Shadow's famous reconteur, Walter B. Gibson. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-060-1  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 later this month!
THE SHADOW Volume 52: "The Crime Master" and "The Fifth Napoleon"
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The Knight of Darkness wages war on criminal masterminds in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow executes a deadly chess game with The Crime Master, an underworld kingpin whose amazing superbrain rivals his own. Who will have the last laugh? Then, the Master of Darkness seeks to unmask The Fifth Napoleon, the master plotter who commands New York's four most powerful crime lords. This instant collectors' item features both classic cover paintings by George Rozen, the original interior pulp illustrations by Tom Lovell and historical commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-059-5 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)


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

Black Coat Press - The August releases are now available!

DOCTOR OMEGA AND THE SHADOWMEN
edited by J-M. & R. Lofficier
based on the character created by Arnould Galopin

Stories by Matthew Baugh, Thom Brannan, G.L. Gick, Travis Hiltz, Olivier Legrand, Serge Lehman, Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier, Samuel T. Payne, John Peel, Neil Penswick, Dennis E. Power, Chris Roberson and Stuart Shiffman.

The mysterious traveler through the aether known only as Doctor Omega was created by Arnould Galopin in 1906 in his eponymous novel, first published into English by Black Coat Press in 2003. Since then, many talented authors have created new adventures for him.

This collection presents seventeen new Doctor Omega stories, seven of which never published before. Follow the enigmatic Doctor from the Wild, Wild West to the Vampire City, from Hollywood to Metropolis and beyond, as he encounters a host of other heroes and villains such as Sâr Dubnotal, Nosferatu, Professor Moriarty, Jirel of Joiry, the Bride of Frankenstein and the Three Doctors...


US$22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 
trade paperback, 292 pages


During one of Napoleon's military campaigns, Edouard Delmont, a young officer, promised to marry Alinska, a Hungarian girl. Back in France, he goes back on his vows and marries someone else. Several years later, Alinska suddenly reappears in his life, transformed into an avenging vampire. She threatens to kill his wife and children unless he honors the vows he made to her...

In La Vampire (1825), Étienne-Léon de Lamothe-Langon tells the story of the first, implacable, female vampire. What makes Alinska stand out in the ranks of female vampires is that she is not a predator, but the instrument of a higher power, working for God as the tool of Divine Wrath.


US$20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 268 pages
ILLA'S END by José Moselli
adapted by Brian Stableford

Illa's End (1925) begins with the emergence of a new island on which are found a cache of ancient documents and a small fragment of "zero-stone." A scientist manages to decypher the documents, which tell the tale of the apocalyptic clash between the lost Gondwanan cities of Illa and Nour.

Illa's End features an array of impressive technological predictions, such as atom bombs, solar-powered cities, force fields, and flying saucers, but also a grim catalog of social predictions. The Illans are served by genetically-augmented apes and live under a war-like fascist dictatorship.

José Moselli not only anticipated the horrors of World War II, but he was the first to equate nuclear conflict with mutual annihilation.


US$18.95 / GBP £10.99
5x8 trade paperback, 188 pages

Black Coat Press



Black Dog Books - Now available!

Editor Richard Martinsen was the primary supporter of Lester Dent in the infancy of his writing career. Under promises from Martinsen of regular assignments, in the midst of the Great Depression, Dent quit his day job and moved halfway across the United States to New York City to undertake writing a novel a month for the Dell line of pulp magazines.

Fists of Fury collects the two-fisted adventures of Curt Flagg from the pages of the extremely rare Scotland Yard magazine. Curt Flagg is in many ways a prototype for the characters and situations that Dent became famous for a few years later when penning the escapes of Doc Savage.

With an introduction by historian Will Murray, this book of previously uncollected material, running more than 100,000 words, is a welcomed addition for the legion of fans of Lester Dent!

Bonus: Appendices include submission notes and records from Dent's notebooks.


Included are the following novels:
Wildcat
Doom Ship
One Billion—Gold!
Sign of the Adder introduction by Will Murray
Sign of the Adder

Appendices
Story idea for "The Osage Ogre" (aka "Wildcat')
Outline for "The Osage Ogre" (aka "Wildcat')
Outline for "Death Devil" (aka "Doom Ship")
a 19-page outline for "The Jade Ogre"—an unwritten Curt Flagg adventure!

Plus: Correspondence from editor Richard Martinsen to Lester Dent discussing the new action series for Scotland Yard
Cover art by William Ruesswig.

Trade paperback / 300+ pages / Price: $29.95 US


Black Dog Books Now available!

The Man Who Found Zero
Edited by Gene Christie

Following in the literary footsteps of The Space Annihilator: Early Science Fiction from The Argosy, 1896-1910, Gene Christie has unearthed another collection of the imaginative, science-fictional stories your great-grandparents enjoyed long before the term "science fiction" was coined.

Decades before the advent of Weird Tales in 1923 and Amazing Stories in 1926, weird fantasy and science fiction was appearing regularly in the pages of popular American publications, included as a part of the routine mix of mysteries, adventures, romances, humor, Westerns and other types of stories.

These 24 uncut gems of the fantastic have been rescued from the chaff of their long-forgotten companion stories in crumbling old magazines, and are now available for the first time in three generations!

Trade paperback / 168 pp. / $16.95 US



Included in The Man Who Found Zero: Early Science Fiction and Weird Fantasy from The Black Cat, 1896-1915, are:

Introduction by Gene Christie
"The Mysterious Card" by Cleveland Moffett
"A Mental Mischance" by Thomas F. Anderson
"My Invisible Friend" by Katherine Kip
"Tunnel Number Six" by Eugene Derby
"Bigler's Barometer" by Sam Davis
"The Cross of Fire" by Bert Leston Taylor & Edward Ward
"A Thousand Deaths" by Jack London
"The Transposition of Stomachs" by Charles E. Mixer
"On the Turn of a Coin" by Cleveland Moffett
"The Annihilator of the Undesirable" by Clifford Howard
"In an Unknown World" by John Durworth
"When Time Turned" by Ethel Watts Mumford
"In the Sierra Madre"s by Newton Newkirk
"A Witch City Mystery" by Frederick van Rensselaer Dey
"The Invisible City" by Frank Lillie Pollock
"The Man Who Found Zero" by Lon Arnold
"The Cold Storage Baby" by Eva L. Ogden
"A Bride in Ultimate" by Don Mark Lemon
"The Skyscraper in B Flat" by Frank Lillie Pollock
"Where is Robert Palmer?" by I. Crane Clark
"A Rule that Worked Both Ways" by Octavia Zollicoffer Bond
"A Man and a Mermaid" by W. George Gribble
"The Mansion of Forgetfulness" by Don Mark Lemon
"John Jones' Dollar" by Harry Stephen Keeler
Appendix— "Jack London and The Black Cat"


Black Dog Books Now available!


“The origin stories of these heroes are the foundation of the modern Western genre, and should not be missed by any fan who loves Westerns.”—Larry D. Sweazy, Spur Award-winning author of The Badger’s Revenge.

Everyone recognizes the names of the Cisco Kid, Hopalong Cassidy, Zorro and the Lone Ranger.  But how many actually know the characters from their fictional roots? Years before appearing in film, on radio and television, their creators painted a rather different picture of each from what Hollywood presented for these legendary heroes of the silver screen.

Did you know the Cisco Kid first appeared as a villain?
Or that Hopalong Cassidy was an unpolished hard case far removed from "the friend to every man" as he came to be known in film and television?
In this handsome volume Unmasked collects the first appearances of the Cisco Kid, Hopalong Cassidy, Zorro and a forgotten novel of the Lone Ranger.


Included are:
Hopalong Cassidy—The Fight at Bucksin
Hopalong Cassidy—The Vagrant Sioux
Hopalong Cassidy—The Trails of a Peaceful Puncher
Hopalong Cassidy—Hopalong Keeps His Word
Hopalong Cassidy—The Advent of McAllister
Hopalong Cassidy—Holding the Claim
The Cisco Kid—The Caballero's Way
Zorro—The Curse of Capistrano (excerpt from novel)
The Lone Ranger—The Masked Rider's Justice (novel)
With a new introduction by Francis M. Nevins and editorial essays by Tom Roberts.



Black Dog Books  Now available!

A complete collection of all articles and stories of less than novel length written by Mundy for the pages of Adventure magazine between 1914 and 1918, including many rarely reprinted or never reprinted works. Collected are the classic "A Soldier and a Gentleman," "The Gentility of Ikey Blumendall," "A Drop of Two of White," plus eight other tales and non-fiction pieces, along with a new introduction.
The Talbot Mundy Library, volume 7.

Contents
A Soldier and a Gentleman (short novel)
The Gentility of Ikey Blumendall (novelette)
Gulbaz and the Game (short novel)
Nothing Doing (as by Walter Galt )
MacHassan Ah (novelette)
A Temporary Trade in Titles
The Dove With a Broken Wing

A Drop of Two of White
Tucker’s Tongue
The Damned Old Nigger
Blighty
Some Sayings of “Hell-Fire” Smith
Letter to The Camp-Fire, February 1914
Untitled poem from The Campfire, Sept. 1915


With an introduction by Will Murray.
FIRST TIME IN BOOK FORM.
Genre: Adventure
ISBN: 978-1-884449-12-3
Price: $24.95 / Trade paperback / 250 pages




Black Dog Books Now available!
Dead Man's Brand and other tales of the Old West by Norbert Davis
With an introduction by Spur Award winner Bill Pronzini
And an afterword by Ed Hulse


All the excitement of frontier life—and in contrast, the bleak, violent, powerful nightmare side of the Western myth—come alive in this collection by acclaimed author Norbert Davis (1909-1949), deftly combining memorable characters, plot twists, gunplay and humor into unique tales of the American West. The author's eight best Westerns are reprinted here for the first time since their original magazine appearances, including, "A Gunsmoke Case for Major Cain," the basis for the 1941 film, Hands Across the Rockies.

Contents:
Introduction by Bill Pronzini
A Gunsmoke Case for Major Cain
Their Guardian From Hell
Leetown's One-Man Army

Dead Man's Brand
The Gunsmoke Banker Rides In
Death Creeps
Sign of the Sidewinder
Boot-Hill Bait

Plus: Appendix—A Look at Hands Across the Rockies by Ed Hulse, the film based upon Norbert Davis' "A Gunsmoke Case for Major Cain."


"Any reader who has enjoyed Norbert Davis's mystery and detective fiction should find these Western tales equally satisfying."—Bill Pronzini

ISBN: 978-1-884449-14-7
Price: $22.95 / Trade paperback / 230 pages
FIRST TIME IN BOOK FORM
Cover art by Tom Roberts


Black Dog Books Now available!

Four hard-boiled novellas of crime and intrigue around the Sport of Kings.
"These are perfect reading for anyone who enjoys hard-boiled characters and race track settings. Sit back, relax and start reading—and enjoying."—Robert J. Randisi

Known from Saratoga to Belmont and throughout the racing circuit,  Chief Van Eyck keeps the bookies and fix games in check—whether using a little strong-arm, or the nickel-platted death secured in his wide right fist—in the process.  And Van Eyck is never above picking up a few greenbacks on the side thanks to an inside tip or two from the jockey club.

Grab a stool, order a strong one and slid to the edge of your seat as the ponies and Van Eyck both give a thrill ride from wire to wire!

First time in book form.

With an introduction by Robert J. Randisi, author of the Rat Pack, Joe Keogh, Miles Jacoby, Nick Delvecchio and Henry Po mystery series; founder of the Private Eye Writers of America.

Included are:
The Right Guy
Copper the Bet
Heat of the Moment
Horse Money


Richard Wormser (1908-1977) was the author of dozens of novels, short stories, tie-in novels, and teleplays. His screenplays include such films as Tulsa (1949), The Big Steal (1949) and Crime Wave (1954). He authored three dozen monthly novels from 1933-1936 for Street & Smith's revived detective, Nick Carter, while his shorter works regularly appeared in the Saturday Evening Post and Collier's. He was a two-time recipient of the Spur Award for his Western novels.
ISBN: 978-1-884449-16-1
Price: Trade paperback / 108 pages / Price: $10.00 US


Blood 'n' Thunder / Murania Press
 
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #30 (Summer 2011)
Now available!  
New Issue of BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER and
Two New Murania Press Titles to Debut at PulpFest


The just-completed 
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #30 (Summer 2011) is the biggest yet, coming in at 116 pages. Its highlight is “The Life and Times of Frank A. Munsey: The Man Who Made The Argosy,” an extremely interesting biography of the father of the pulp magazine written by Argonotes blogger Nathan Madison. Part Two of “He Always Knew What Evil Lurked” continues Martin Grams Jr.’s history of The Shadow’s early years on radio, leading up to the period just before Orson Welles assumed the role. A 1939 article by Erle Stanley Gardner laments the sorry state of the pulp market and singles out the weird-menace magazines for criticism. Off-Trail Publications’ John Locke remembers the late Bill Blackbeard, legendary collectors of comics and pulps. Mark Trost tracks down three Ace Publications pulp heroes—Secret Agent X, Captain Hazzard, and The Moon Man—who made it into comic books in heavily altered versions. And Daniel J. Neyer weighs in on Drums of Fu Manchu, the 1940 Republic serial widely believed to be among the best chapter plays ever made. Rounding out the issue is a South Seas yarn written by Robert Leslie Bellem for a 1941 issue of Spicy Adventure.

Ordering
Single copies of BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER can be purchased for $11.95 plus $2.50 postage, although the better deal is a one-year, four-issue subscription for $40 postpaid. Those paying via snail-mail should make their checks or money orders out to editor/publisher Ed Hulse and send them to him at 2467 Rt 10, Bldg. 15-4B, Morris Plains NJ 07950.  Ed accepts inquiries and Paypal payments at bnteditor@yahoo.com.

Please note:
Ed reports that some subscriber copies of the previous issue (#29, Spring 2011) failed to go out due to a shipping snafu, but he will include copies of #29 with copies of the Summer issue, which will ship in early August following PulpFest, where attendees can pick up their copies in person.

Blood 'n' Thunder / Murania Press

Blood 'n' Thunder / Murania Press
Gordon Young’s SAVAGES

Debut at Pulpfest - Shipping Now!    
Also making their formal debuts at PulpFest,
but available for immediate shipping,
are two new Murania Press books:


Gordon Young’s SAVAGES, the first of his Hurricane Williams novels, is a rip-roaring South Seas thriller originally serialized in Adventure magazine during 1919. Murania’s handsome new trade-paperback edition reprints the yarn in its entirety.  It adds “The Unlisted Legion,” the 1918 short story that introduced Williams to pulp readers, and an introduction by Gordon Young scholar Tom Krabacher. 

Ordering
Single copies are $19.95 each plus $5.00 postage. Snail-mail payments can be made to Ed at the above address, but Paypal payments should be made to muraniapress@yahoo.com.


Blood 'n' Thunder / Murania Press

Blood 'n' Thunder / Murania Press
THE BEST OF BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER
Now available!  

The long awaited, frequently requested BEST OF BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER is also ready for immediate shipping. Its 340 pages include the cream of the magazine’s long-out-of-print first ten issues. The handsomely packaged trade paperback includes two image galleries that reprint dozens of images: rare movie stills, pulp and dime-novel covers, and candid photos of such favorite pulp writers as Lester Dent and Frederick C. Davis. 

Ordering
Like Savages, THE BEST OF BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER can be purchased from Ed directly or by making a payment of $24.95 plus $5.00 postage to muraniapress@yahoo.com.

Back issues of Blood ‘n’ Thunder (from #23 up)
are still available from Ed as well.


Also, Ed will be offering discounts for PulpFest customers who
purchase all three new publications at his table.


Blood 'n' Thunder / Murania Press


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 138: Strange Gods of the Dire Planet - New!
Joel Jenkins joins Art and Ric to discuss his latest epic novel in the Dire Planet series.
PulpFest Special 1 - Wayne Reinagel and Win Scott Eckert reading from their books.
PulpFest Special 2 - PulpFest welcome, Shadow Radio, Pulp artists born in 1911 and granddaughters of Pulp.
PulpFest Special 3 - C.L. Moore, Steampunk, Walter Gibson and the Shadow.
PulpFest Special 4 - New Pulp, Bill Craig, and Anthony Tollin.
PulpFest Special 5 - Ron Fortier, SteamPunk and the Shadow star in this episode.

Episode 137: Sherlock Holmes
Episode 136: PulpFest
Episode 135: The Way They Were Timetable
Episode 134: The Return of Van Plexico
Episode 133: Python Isle Audio Book

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 12 is now posted online!

Chicago Capers Book One: Zeppelin Murders - Now available!

Ebook By D.K. Collins
Ebook Price: $5.99 USD


Murder, mystery and magic in Jazz Age Prohibition Chicago. Part Indiana Jones, part Agatha Christie, Zeppelin Murders starts with a battered body on the promenade along the Chicago River and all the clues lead to the maiden voyage of the dirigible, The Chicago, bound for New York, London and Berlin. Stolen occult artifacts, gangsters, agents of foreign powers & a missing motion pictures vamp all complicate the lives of our detectives- a psychic mystery novelist and an intrepid female reporter. Untangling this web will take all their powers of deduction and a lot of help from their friends – a magician, an archeologist and a police detective.




CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 21: BLOOD OF THE TITAN AND OTHER STORIES
Arriving in comic shops August 10th!
Written by Michael Fleisher, Larry Yakata and Roy Thomas, penciled by Bob Camp, John Buscema, Gary Kwapisz and others/

Only one man has called Conan "Little Man" and lived to tell the tale -- Fafnir of the red beard, friend of Conan, brawler, and general tavern body, makes his triumphant return to action in this volume of The Chronicles of Conan, and none too soon! Conan will need all the allies he can muster if he is to survive a witch that commands a demon arm, a man-mountain known as Gargantax, and a crafty immortal who would remain that way at all costs! But will helping Conan be a one-way ticket to the afterlife for Fafnir and the rest of Conan's allies?

This volume collects Conan the Barbarian issues #160 to #167 and Conan the Barbarian Annual #7, now with new colors, an insightful foreword, and new art by Ernie Chan!

224 pages, $17.99



Cold Vengeance by  Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child - Now available!
The new Special Agent Pendergast novel!
Devastated by the discovery that his wife, Helen, was murdered, Special Agent Pendergast must have retribution. But revenge is not simple. As he stalks his wife's betrayers-a chase that takes him from the wild moors of Scotland to the bustling streets of New York City and the darkest bayous of Louisiana-he is also forced to dig further into Helen's past. And he is stunned to learn that Helen may have been a collaborator in her own murder.

Peeling back the layers of deception, Pendergast realizes that the conspiracy is deeper, goes back generations, and is more monstrous than he could have ever imagined-and everything he's believed, everything he's trusted, everything he's understood . . . may be a horrific lie.


Hardcover: 368 pages
ISBN-10: 0446554987
ISBN-13: 978-0446554985  
$26.99



Conan the Barbarian - Audio adaptation on the radio!
On August 12, the Destinies Radio Theater presents part one of an audio adaptation of the 1982 film Conan the Barbarian. Plus, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Basil Poledouris' score for Conan the Barbarian.

On August 19, the Destinies Radio Theater presents Part two of the Destinies Radio Theater adaptation of Conan the Barbarian.


The program is on Fridays on WUSB.FM 90.1 at 11.30 pm

Source: SF Scope
Thanks to Terry Allen for the tip!

Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!
MAN OUT OF HELL The Selected Stories of John H. Knox
The Selected Stories of John H. Knox, Volume 2

This is the second volume of short stories from the menacing pen of John H. Knox. Introduced by John Pelan, it collects seven stories from the pulps, plus a poem by the author.

Here are the stories in this volume, and where they first appeared:
Man Out of Hell — Originally appeared in Dime Mystery Magazine March 1934
When the Blood God Ruled — Originally appeared in Horror Stories November 1935
Tenement of the Damned — Originally appeared in Terror Tales Nov/Dec 1937
Buyer of Souls — Originally appeared in Horror Stories August 1936
Merchants of Damnation — Originally appeared in Thrilling Mystery January 1937
The Pain People — Originally appeared in Horror Stories Feb/Mar 1937
Playground of the Tiny Killers — Originally appeared in Dime Mystery Magazine February 1938
Deserted Kiva (Poem) — Originally appeared in The Golden Stallion


$20  Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
$35 Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"
$45  Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan
- Limited to 100 copies!



Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!
LADY OF THE YELLOW DEATH and Other Stories
The Weird Tales of Wyatt Blassingame, Volume 2

This is the second volume of weird tales from Wyatt Blassingame. In John Pelan’s introduction he tells why Blassingame is one of the masters of the horror pulps: because he knew so much about the legends and lore of humanity’s civilizations.

Here are the stories in this volume, and where they first appeared:
Lady of the Yellow Death — Horror Stories, June/July 1939
Back from Beyond — Dime Mystery Magazine, March 1934
River of Pain — Terror Tales, November 1934
Love Comes from the Grave — Horror Stories, February/March 1936
Flesh for the Swamp Men — Dime Mystery, April 1937
Three Hours to Live — Dime Mystery Magazine, October 1934
The Beast Woman — Dime Mystery Magazine, September 1935
Dead Man’s Bride — Terror Tales, September 1934
Prey of the Living Dead — Dime Mystery, November 1935


$20  Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
$35 Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"
$45  Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan
- Limited to 100 copies!

 
Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!
SATAN'S SIN HOUSE and Other Stories
The Weird Tales of Wayne Rogers, Volume I

This is the first volume of stories by Wayne Rogers culled from the dusty old pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, Terror Tales and Thrilling Mystery by editor John Pelan, whose introduction puts the horror fiction of Rogers into its historical perspective. The stories in this volume are:
 
Satan’s Sin House, Dime Mystery Magazine, July 1937
Little Gods of Doom, Dime Mystery Magazine, January 1937
I Am a Frankenstein, Terror Tales, September 1940
Maniac’s Masterpiece, Terror Tales, December 1934*
Substitute Corpses, Dime Mystery Magazine, January 1936
The Man Who Painted Pain, Terror Tales, July 1935
Hell’s Brew, Thrilling Mystery, January 1936
Temple of Torment, Dime Mystery Magazine, December 1934
Fresh Blood for Satan, Dime Mystery Magazine, December 1934*
Harvest of Hate, Dime Mystery Magazine, January 1934*
 
* Appeared under the name “H.M. Appel”


$20  Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
$35 Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"
$45  Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan
- Limited to 100 copies!



Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!
HOSTESSES IN HELL and Other Stories
The Selected Stories of Russell Gray, Volume I

You won't believe the mayhem in these nine stories from the pulps by Russell Gray. John Pelan, in his introduction, explains how Gray got away with all the gore and torture back in the 30s when these stories were written and published. The stories in this volume are:
 
Hostesses in Hell, Terror Tales, Mar/Apr 1939
The Cat Woman, Dime Mystery Magazine, Nov 1936
Death Sends His Mannikins, Dime Mystery Magazine, Dec 1937
Fresh Fiancés for the Devil’s Daughter, Spicy Horror Stories, May 1940
The Gargoyles of Madness, Uncanny Tales, Aug 1939
Girls for the Pain Dance, Dime Mystery Magazine, May 1937
School Mistress of the Mad, Terror Tales, Jan/Feb 1939
Song of Evil Love, Sinister Stories, Feb 1940
We Who Are Lost, Terror Tales, Jan 1941


$20  Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
$35 Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"
$45  Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan
- Limited to 100 copies!




DOC SAVAGE #17 - Arriving in comic shops August 10th!

Written by J.G. Jones, Art by Phil Winslade, Cover by J.G. Jones
Doc Savage sneaks into a Russian bunker-turned-mad scientist’s lair to confront, once and for all, the man who has been orchestrating the search for the Apis Bull. But what does this mad Russian scientist have planned for the corpse of the great Genghis Kahn?

32 pages, Full Color, $2.99



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

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

"Handcuffed to Death" by Arden X. Pangborn from SECRET AGENT "X", January, 1936
Sidney O'Shea asked to be arrested for murder. For he wanted to be - Handcuffed to Death
"The Corpse From Reno" by John L. Benton from THRILLING DETECTIVE, July, 1946
Reporter Dave Bruce Meets the Deadline for Solving a Mystery of Blackmail and Murder!



FLASH GORDON COMIC BOOK ARCHIVES VOLUME 4
Arriving in comic shops August 10th!
Written by John Warner and Gary Poole, art by Carlos Garzon and Frank Bolle.

Flash is back! The intrepid science-fiction hero returns in a new volume collecting the full run of Flash Gordon comics published by Gold Key in the 1970s. Thrill to the adventure as Flash battles shark men, evil robots, lava men, and every twisted scheme the villain Ming the Merciless can invent! Featuring sharp storytelling and classic artwork, Flash Gordon Comic Book Archives Volume 4 revisits an action-packed era in the history of one of comics' most enduring heroes.
Collects Flash Gordon Comics #19 through #27 from Gold Key.

232 pages, $49.99


Friends of Old Time Radio Convention - October 20-23, 2011!
As it has for the past 35 years, the Friends of Old Time Radio will meet at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Newark, N.J., on the third weekend in October, this year the 20th-23rd, to gather stars and fans to celebrate dramatic radio.  The big difference this year is that it will be our final convention and we want to go out with the biggest, best convention we've had in years.

No expense will be spared to bring in as many of the living radio acting veterans we can find.  We have great historians, directors, authors and actors clamoring to put on their very best programs - and we hope that the annual excuse we hear from so many "I don't have time, I'll get there one of these years" just won't apply.

So far, we know that Arthur Anderson, veteran of The Mercury Theater, 29 years as the spokes-leprechaun for Lucky Charms, and author of the definitive history of radio program "Let's Pretend," will direct an episode of this series as his personal sign-off of more than 20 years attending our events.  Outstanding actors such as Rosemary Rice of Archie on the radio and I Remember Mama on TV, Tommy Cook of Red Ryder, Nan Warren of Let's Pretend, Richard Herd of Theater 5 and (later) Seinfeld, Will Hutchins of Sugarfoot, legendary X-1 writer George Lefferts, actor/d.j. Michael C. Gwynne, the son of big band leader Frankie Kaye, are already confirmed with many more to come.

The convention will as always feature live recreations of classic shows, panel discussions with the stars, music, the biggest nostalgia dealer rooms around, selling movies, TV, hundreds of thousands of hours of old time radio recordings and more, and unique opportunities to directly interact with the stars and ask about their amazing careers.  No one is behind a velvet rope charging for autographs at Friends of Old Time Radio.  The stars are having just as much fun as you are, if not more.


The program is split between a day session that lasts from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and features many of the panels and discussions, as well as live recreations.  The evening program includes a buffet dinner followed by two recreations as well as awards to the special guests and raffles and the like.  We try to make the dinner recreations our most star-studded, exciting theater.  The guests are distributed across the tables at dinner, so you will always have at least one celebrity at your table.  Dinner rates are inclusive of the day rates.  We haven't set final pricing yet but in recent years, the day admission has been $25 ($20 in advance) and dinners ranged from $60 - $75 or so depending on the day, which packages available for people staying for all four days.

We're also looking for any old time radio actors or other professionals such as writers, sound effects specialists, producers, casting agents, etc., who are interested in attending to contact us.



Gabriel Hunt's new adventure - Available at last!
HUNT THROUGH NAPOLEON'S WEB
Gabriel Hunt, Raymond Benson, Cover art by Glen Orbik

Of all the priceless treasures Gabriel Hunt has sought, none means more to him than the one drawing him to the rugged terrain of Corsica and the exotic streets of Marrakesh: his own sister’s life. To save her, Hunt will have to challenge the mind of a tyrant two centuries dead—the calculating, ingenious Napoleon Bonaparte...
  • First publication anywhere!
  • This tale of Gabriel Hunt was penned with the kind assistance of RAYMOND BENSON, best-selling author of numerous James Bond novels.
  • Benson also wrote two novels in Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell series and computer games based on the work of Stephen King and the classic James Bond movie Goldfinger.
Trade Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-10: 142851130X
ISBN-13: 978-1428511309

$14.00

And while you're at it, you can find the first five Hunt novels in e-book form as well.  If you missed any along the way and have a Kindle or Nook, you might enjoy catching up on Gabriel's earrlier adventures.




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

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



The Forbidden Kingdom
Army Of The Damned

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


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

Our first Replica this month is THE SPIDER #71 featuring "The Spider and the Fire God
" from August 1939. $35

Our second Replica this month is THE MYSTERIOUS WU-FANG
#7 from March 1936. $35

Our third Replica is SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES #7 from April 1935 - $25


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

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


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

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






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

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

EERIE TALES($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

OPERATOR 5  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  The Masked Invasion (April 1934)
#2  T
he Invisible Empire (May 1934)
#3  The Yellow Scourge (June 1934)
#4  The Melting Death (July 1934)
#5  Cavern of the Damned (August 1934)
#6  Master of Broken Men (September 1934)
#7  Invasion of the Dark Legions (October 1934)
#8  The Green Death Mists (November 1934)
#9  Legions of Starvation (December 1934)
#10 The Red Invader (January 1935)
#11 
The League of War Monsters (February 1935)
#12  The Army of the Dead (March 1935)
#13  
March of the Flame Marauders (April 1935)
#14 Blood Reign of the Dictator (May 1935)
#15 Invasion of the Yellow Warlords (June 1935)
#16 Legions of the Death Master (July 1935)
#17  Hosts of the Flaming Death (August 1935)
#18 Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult (September 1935)
#19 Attack of the Blizzard Men (October 1935)
#20 Scourge of the Invisible Death (November 1935)
#21 Raiders of the Red Death (December 1935)
#22  War-Dogs of the Green Destroyer
(January 1936)
#23 Rockets From Hell (February 1936)
#24  War Masters from the Orient (March 1936)
#25 Crimes Reign of Terror (April 1936)
#26 Death's Ragged Army (June-July 1936)
#27
Patriot's Death Battalion (August-Sept. 1936)

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

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#12 April 1936

#13 May 1936
#14 June 1936
#15 July 1936
#16
August 1936
#17 ­ September 1936
#19 November 1936
#20 December 1936
#21
January 1937
#22 February 1937
#23 March 1937
#26 June 1937

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

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

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

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

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

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

#8   November 1923

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

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



Gotham Pulp Collectors Club -  August 13, 2011!
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.

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

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com


THE GREEN HORNET: YEAR ONE #11 - Arriving in comic shops August 10th!
Writter: Matt Wagner; Art: Aaron Campbell; Covers: Matt Wagner; Francesco Francavilla
The earliest days of the original Green Hornet and his faithful sidekick Kato continue under the masterful hand of writer Matt Wagner and artist Aaron Campbell! Follow the two as they move into the pages of history and form the ultimate crime-fighting duo!   32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

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


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

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


Hard Case Crime - Big relaunch in September!
First off, we're only a bit more than a month away from Hard Case Crime's big relaunch.  Our first two new titles in over a year come out on September 20th, and our next two arrive on October 4th: GETTING OFF by Lawrence Block, QUARRY'S EX by Max Allan Collins, THE CONSUMMATA by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins, and CHOKE HOLD by Christa Faust.  We've already started seeing some early reviews online and I'm delighted to see that people are really enjoying the books.  MIchael Rogers of Library Journal, for instance, is halfway through reading THE CONSUMMATA and just blogged "It's a blast."  And blogger Julia Barrett wrote this about GETTING OFF: "Occasionally I watch a movie or read a book that makes such a deep and lasting impression [that] I can’t stop thinking about it...Well, GETTING OFF did it to me.  Last night was the first time in ages a book has kept me up all night."

If you'd like a little taste of each book, you can find sample chapters and cover art for all four on our Web site, www.hardcasecrime.com.  If you would like to pre-order the books -- either in physical or e-book editions -- you can do so by clicking on the "Order Now" link for each book (or by going directly to your favorite local or online bookseller). 

A number of you have asked us if our new publisher, Titan Books, will be offering a subscription service along the lines of the "Hard Case Crime Book Club" that our old publisher, Dorchester Publishing, used to offer.  Titan has told us they would like to do so -- but it's not something they've ever done before, and they're still looking into how they could pull it off.  As soon as we get a definitive answer from them, we'll let everyone on our mailing list know.  In the meantime, though, I doubt they'll have it up and running in the next month...so if you'd like to get our new books delivered by mail when they're published, pre-ordering them is your best bet.


For those of you in or around New York City, there's another option, which is to pick up copies in person at the relaunch event we're holding the evening of Wednesday, September 21, at the Mysterious Bookshop.  The Mysterious Bookshop is one of the oldest and best-respected mystery booksellers in the world, run by the legendary Otto Penzler, and we're thrilled that he's invited us to unveil our new titles in his store.  Lawrence Block will be there to sign copies of GETTING OFF, and Christa Faust will be there from the West Coast to sign copies of CHOKE HOLD.  I'll be there, too, and I'll be inviting other Hard Case Crime authors to come.  We'd love to see you there, if you happen to be in the vicinity and can make it.  The event will probably start around 6 or 7pm (the time hasn't been nailed down yet), and the store is at 58 Warren Street, just off West Broadway.  I realize most of you reading this message aren't anywhere near NYC and won't be able to come -- but for those of you who are, I hope you stop by.

In other news, we've announced our next 2012 title: BLOOD ON THE MINK, by science fiction grandmaster Robert Silverberg.  This is one of his rare non-science fiction novels, and in fact may be his rarest novel, period -- it has never been published in book form, only in the final issue of an old pulp magazine called TRAPPED DETECTIVE STORIES half a century ago.  It's a terrific story about counterfeiters and the federal agent who goes undercover to bring them down, and it features a great cover painting by Michael Koelsch.  You can check it out when you visit our Web site.


Finally, I wanted to remind you that the second season of the TV series "Haven" -- inspired by the book Stephen King wrote for Hard Case Crime, THE COLORADO KID -- recently started airing on SyFy.  It's on Friday nights at 10pm here in New York, and it's just been getting better and better.  I've been lucky enough to get to work on the show and I can tell you there are some good stories coming.  So if you haven't started watching it yet and you find yourself with some free time on a Friday night...check it out.  You'll be glad you did.

And when September 20 comes and you start reading our new books...let us know what you think.
Can't wait.

Best,
Charles Ardai
Editor, Hard Case Crime






THE LAST PHANTOM #8 - Arriving in comic shops August 10th!
Writer: Scott Beatty, Art:  Eduardo Ferigato
Cover: Alex Ross, 
Stephen Sadowski (1-in-10), Fabiano Neves (1-in-15)
As the violence in Bengali escalates, Kit Walker realizes that it's time for The Phantom to return to his fated role as protector of the Deep Woods! But getting back to Africa is the hardest part! First, The Ghost Who Walks has to escape from New York! On the road and on the run, Kit, Hero, and Devil make for the border with hired assassins in hot pursuit! And in the shadows of a legendary natural wonder, someone will find out that it just might not be the Falls that kill you!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99




Laurie's Wild West - Now online!
PulpFest - Another Great Year - New!
Walker Martin's PulpFest 2011 Report - New!
The Pulp Western and Reprinting of Covers
Granddaughters of the Pulps: Researching the Past for Future Generations
The Tarnished Pulp Western: BLUE RIBBON WESTERN
Pulp Fiction Female Pioneers: Cele Goldsmith Lalli


Mel Odom: THE PULPSMITH #1 - Now available in Kindle format!
When I moved from Texas to New York to take my chances as a yarnspinner for the pulps, I knew I was entering into a whole new world. As the author of the LINCOLN LANDRY, SPACE RANGER tales for the science fiction pulps, I know a thing or two about new worlds.

But what I wanted most of all was to get a story in BLACK MASK magazine, the same pulp that launched the careers of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, to name a few.

In order to do that, I pulled in a few favors. Who knew the chief of police was a Lincoln Landry fan? Once I found out, though, I had him hook me up with his best homicide detective: Jim McLane, a tough no-nonsense cop that Hammett and Chandler might have admired.

Together, McLane and I sort through murders in the Big Apple in 1935. I didn't know I was going to learn so much, or that the price would be so high. But between McLane and me, we generally get to the bottom of murder, blackmail, and kidnappings.




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

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

Complete contents list at the link below.

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





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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Moonstone Books: The Black Bat  - Arriving in comic shops August 10th!
Written by: Mike Bullock, Art: Michael Metcalf, Cover: Tom Grindberg

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!*A  “Return of the Originals” event! All new stories! DA Anthony Quinn is sick of watching criminals slip through his fingers due to legal technicalities. When a mobster’s attempt to destroy evidence goes horribly wrong, Quinn finds himself blinded by acid and hopelessly broken. Now sightless, Quinn sharpens his other four senses to near superhuman levels and develops a sixth ‘radar’ sense. He vows to work outside the law to do whatever it takes to bring criminals to justice. Plus: Death Angel, the avenging hand of justice. The critically acclaimed new pulp character co-stars in this gritty, noir battle of good versus evil on the mean streets and in the darkest recesses of the human mind.


80 pages, b/w, squarebound, $8.99
ISBN 10: 1-933076-96-8
ISBN13: 978-1-933076-96-6



Off-Trail Publications - Now available!

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

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

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

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

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.


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

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

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

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



Pro Se Presents #1 - Now available!
Pro Se Productions #1 once more putting the MAGAZINE back into PULP! Pro Se, known for its monthly magazines has returned with a two fisted, action packed, horror inducing first issue, restarting its award winning line of magazines!

PRO SE PRESENTS #1 features three stories in its debut issue. Sean Taylor presents a tale of the line between inspiration and horror in 'Art Imitates Death.' Don Thomas pens a tale of heroic fantasy with 'Andar and the Farmer.' And Ken Janssen's Sherringford Bell returns to investigate 'The Scandal of the Bohemian." Peter Cooper and Sean E. Ali provide art for this debut issue, Ali also responsible for design and format.

Trade Paperback,  5" x 8", 76 pages
ISBN/EAN13: 1463787448 / 9781463787448

List Price: $6.00

Breaking into the New Pulp field a year ago, Pro Se Productions. initially a two man small press publisher, first made its mark with a line of New Pulp magazines. Due to various reasons, Pro Se made the decision in March, 2011 to end its three magazines and to focus exclusively on books and anthologies/collections. Even though that choice has been significantly positive for Pro Se, New Pulp fans have asked almost since the day the last issue was published when the next Pro Se magazine would hit the streets. Tommy Hancock, partner and Editor in Chief at Pro Se, revealed that that day was now.

"Yes, we've listened," Hancock stated, "We've had requests and questions about our magazines almost literally since we decided to go a different direction. People want to see their favorite characters continue, to read writers that they love do new sorts of things, and to hold that monthly issue to see what's coming next from Pro Se. Well, they're going to get that, slightly different than we've done it in the past, but Pro Se is definitely back in the monthly magazine business."

Outlining the new magazine line, now pared down to a single title, Hancock said, "Although we love the three titles we had before, it's just more efficient for us at this point to have a single title. PRO SE PRESENTS will be our single title, but our editorial staff will still follow the old three title model. Lee Houston Jr. will edit stories that fall into the 'Fantasy and Fear' line while Frank Schildiner acts as editor on stories fitting the 'Masked Gun Mystery' label and Nancy Hansen rides lead as editor on "Peculiar Adventures' type tales. Barry Reese will continue his fine work as Submissions Editor. Each magazine, when possible, will highlight a story of each type. There will also be issues that focus specifically on one of the three divisions."

"Another change is the format. Our magazines will be fewer pages, around 70-80 monthly, and will be a smaller digest size. This has to do with the price point as well as ease of reading and visual attractiveness. PRO SE PRESENTS will be $6.00 for print issues. E-issues will also be available at $1.99 each. This change makes it possible for Pro Se to return to publishing magazines and will give readers a three-four story one-two punch of New Pulp action, adventure, and horror every single month."


PRO SE PRESENTS #1 proves that Pulp belongs in Magazines!



PULPED! - The Official New Pulp Podcast! - New podcast now available online!
Episode 6: Joel Jenkins and 'Strange Gods of the Dire Planet' Release Day Special! - New!  

Episode 5: Release Day Special with Christopher Preksta, the Man behind 'MERCURY MEN" on Syfy.com!
Episode 4 - Jay Piscopo
Episode 3 - DOC SAVAGE AUDIO-PYTHON ISLE from RADIO ARCHIVES
Release Day Special #1 - Paul Malmont Gets PULPED!
Episode 2 - Deischer Discusses 'THE WAY THEY WERE' and The Pulptress Reviews CROSSOVERS!
Episode 1 - PULPED! For The First Time!


Munsey Award

Congratulations to Anthony Tollin of Sanctum Books for being the 2011 winner of the Munsey Award.
Pulpfest Reports

Laurie Powers Pulpfest report has been posted online at Laurie's Wild West.
Walker Martin's Pulpfest report has been posted online at Laurie's Wild West.

Walker Martin's Pulpfest report has also been posted online at Mystery*File.
Michael Neno has posted photos from Pulpfest 2011 on his blog.
The Book Cave Podcasts

PulpFest Special 1 - Wayne Reinagel and Win Scott Eckert reading from their books.
PulpFest Special 2 - PulpFest welcome, Shadow Radio, Pulp artists born in 1911 and granddaughters of Pulp.
PulpFest Special 3 - C.L. Moore, Steampunk, Walter Gibson and the Shadow.
PulpFest Special 4 - New Pulp, Bill Craig, and Anthony Tollin.

PulpFest Special 5 - Ron Fortier, SteamPunk, and the Shadow star in this episode.

PulpFest

Pulpville Press - Now available!
Pulp Tales Presents #22:
COLONEL CRUM: THE MIDGET DETECTIVE by John H. Knox
Beginning in 1940, a series of stories concerning a midget detective known as Colonel Fabian Crum began appearing in Thrilling Mystery pulp magazine, all written by John H. Knox. The seven Colonel Crum stories listed below are being presented in a fascimile format, the text and ads reprinted just as they appeared back in the pulp days.

CONTENTS:
DEATH IS A LITTLE MAN
THE CYCLOPS' EYE
THE DEVIL'S LOTTERY
THE DEATH ELVES
THE DEAD IN ARMOR
DEATH CALLS CINDERELLA
DEATH WALKS SOFTLY

The stories collected in facsimile format in this book are from Thrilling Mystery pulp magazines.

Trade paperback, 148 pages, 7 x 10 inches




Pulp Adventurecon 2011 - November 5th, 2011!
The date for Pulp Adventurecon 2011 is November 5th, 2011.

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


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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

PULP VAULT 14
"The Greatest Single Issue Ever of a Pulp Fanzine" by Walker Martin

Walker Martin has reviewed the latest issue of PULP VAULT.
The review can be read on the Mystery*File website.
PULP VAULT #14 can be ordered from Black Dog Books at the link below.





Pulp Work Press - Now available!
STRANGE GODS OF THE DIRE PLANET by Joel Jenkins
An ERB-inspired sword and science fiction tale, Strange Gods of the Dire Planet, is now available for pre-order.

Displaced tens of thousands of years in time, astronaut Garvey Dire finds himself caught in Mars' savage past. Winged fiends prowl the nighttime skies and scythed beasts lumber through the violet grasses in the light of the red sun. Lost tribes celebrate strange gods with bloody rituals and crimson-masked assassins target Garvey and his newly-acquired family within the luminescent halls of the underground city of Ledgrim, even while uncovering an ancient technology capable of razing Ledgrim. Garvey Dire must violate the inner sanctums of the Technopriests and uncover their most-guarded secrets in order to defend his family and tribe against those who would destroy both in their ruthless quest for power.







Radio Archives - Now available!
Legendary Superhero Doc Savage Returns
in Second Audiobook Adventure!

The greatest pulp fiction character of the 20th Century is featured in a brand new audio release from
RadioArchives.com!


He was a role model during the Great Depression and World War II and a pop icon for the millions who thrilled to his paperback exploits from the 1960s thru the 1980s. Now Doc Savage, the legendary Man of Bronze, comes to vivid life in "White Eyes", the new and soon to be released audiobook adventure from RadioArchives.com.

In "White Eyes", a new supercriminal emerges from the underworld. Dressed all in white, his face masked, eyes blank as a blind man's, he calls himself White Eyes. Who is he? What are his goals? All of Manhattan reels under the onslaught of the Blind Death, a scourge so terrible that innocent people are struck dead, their eyes turning white as hardboiled eggs. From his skyscraper headquarters high above the streets of New York City to the sugarcane fields of Cuba, Doc Savage races to crush gangland's latest uncrowned king!

Written by Will Murray and produced and directed by Roger Rittner - the same team that created "Python Isle" and "The Adventures of Doc Savage" audio collections also available from RadioArchives.com, "White Eyes" features dramatic narration by Richard Epcar, cover art by Joe DeVito, and two exclusive audio interviews with Will Murray on the continuing history of Doc Savage and the original Lester Dent manuscript that led to the writing of this exciting edge-of-your-seat adventure.

Scheduled for release on July 29, 2011, "White Eyes" will be available as a 10-CD set priced at $31.98 and as a 10-hour digital download priced at $21.98. This Doc Savage thriller is the second in a new line of pulp fiction audiobooks from 
RadioArchives.com; upcoming releases will feature the classic adventures of The Spider, Secret Agent "X", and more of Will Murray's exciting Doc Savage adventures.

RadioArchives.com is one of the largest creators and distributors of old time radio and pulp fiction entertainment in the United States. Specializing in fully restored radio programs, remastered from original recordings, they are known for their outstanding audio fidelity, impressive packaging, and commitment to top quality customer service.
Doc Savage "White Eyes" Creative Team Biographies
Will Murray (author) is the literary agent for the estate of Lester Dent, and the author of over 50 novels, including several posthumous Doc Savage collaborations with series originator Lester Dent, among them "Python Isle", "White Eyes", and his latest novel "Desert Demons", soon to be released by Altus Press.

Roger Rittner (producer, director) has written, produced, and directed specials and multi-part series for National Public Radio, including the drama series "Darkness", the mystery/macabre series "Midnight", "The Adventures of Doc Savage", and the musical special "Charlie Sent Me!" Other radio projects have been heard on stations KMPC, KFI, and KGBS in Los Angeles. Roger created and directed The Variety Arts Radio Theatre, live recreations of classic radio drama, for 10 years at the Variety Arts Center in Los Angeles.

Richard Epcar (narrator) is well known to animation, anime, and gaming fans, having voiced over 300 characters in his lengthy career. He is "Batou" in "Ghost in the Shell" and he's also featured in a new series from Nickelodeon, "Airbender: The Legend of Korra'. Video game credits include "Robotech", "Kingdom Hearts", "Transformers", "Star Wars", "Mortal Kombat", "Modnation Racers", "Mortal Kombat vs. D.C. Universe", "Call of Duty: Black Ops", "Dead Space", "Star Craft", "Red Faction Guerilla", "Command & Conquer", "Xenosaga", "Guilty Gears", ".Hack", and "Resident Evil", to name only a few. Animation fans have heard his voice in "Bleach", "Bobobo", "X-Men", "Macross Plus", "The New Speed Racer", "Rurouni Kenshin", "Lupin the Third", "Digimon", and "Power Rangers". On camera, Richard has appeared in many films and television shows, including "Memoirs of an Invisible Man", "Columbo", "Diagnosis Murder", "Guns of Paradise", "Beverly Hills 90210", "Matlock", "Who's the Boss?", "Cheers", "Days of Our Lives", and "General Hospital" and he will be featured in the film "Broken Spirits", scheduled for release later this year.

White Eyes – Unabridged Audiobook
Written by Will Murray, based on a concept by Lester Dent
Narrated by Richard Epcar
Produced and Directed by Roger Rittner
Cover Art by Joe DeVito
ISBN: 9781610814027 10
Audio Compact Disc Set $31.98
10 Hour Digital Download $21.98
Release Date: July 29, 2011

About PYTHON ISLE, Arthur Sippo writes: Will Murray tells a great Doc Savage story and really 'channels' Lester Dent's spirit and talent. The performance by Michael McConnohie is stunning. He does so many voices so well it is almost like a full cast production! The production values are high. The presentation is superior. A superb product all around. I eagerly await the next volume in this series.

Coming soon!

Coming soon!


Radio Spirits: PROBING THE SHADOW'S HISTORY AND MYSTERIES
with MARTIN GRAMS JR.
An Exclusive Radio Spirits Interview by Elizabeth McLeod

Who Knows What Evil Lurks In The Hearts Of Men? Well, everybody knows the answer to that question. But who knows what mysteries lurk in the history of radio's greatest mystery-adventure character? That would be Martin Grams Jr., award-winning Old Time Radio researcher and author. Mr. Grams' books on a wide range of radio programs and personalities are no mystery to the discerning OTR enthusiast, and now he's turned his focus on The Shadow in an impressive new volume from OTR Publishing, The Shadow: The History and Mystery of the Radio Program, 1930-1954. Covering every aspect of the program's evolution, from its early pre-hero anthology format to the legendary adventures of Lamont Cranston, Martin's book is the most ambitious yet on the subject. Fellow broadcast historian Elizabeth McLeod recently had an in-depth conversation with Martin about the book and the in-depth research that backs it up...




Ramble House - Now available!
THE YELLOW CLAW and DOPE by Sax Rohmer

Wasn't dope a lot of fun back when our grandparents were doing all the smoking, shooting and snorting? Now you can return to those wonderful years with Ramble House's new series -- DOPE TALES! Every few months we'll bring back TWO classic FULL-LENGTH potboilers celebrating the golden years of cocaine, heroin and hashish as only the greatest authors of the 30s and 40s could write them. Forget about the sordid modern crimes of the DEA and ATF and enjoy hilarious and exciting cautionary tales about our favorite illicit substances -- only from Ramble House!

$20  Trade Paperback 6" x 9"



Robert E. Howard's Ancient Terrors - Kindle Edition now available!
Prehistoric adventure, Lovecraftian terror and psychological horror from the creator of Conan!
Formatted for Kindle, with original commentary by the editor, David N. Brown.

Contents:
Spear and Fang
The Valley of the Worm
The Garden of Fear
The Slithering Shadow
The House of Arabu
The People of the Dark
The Cairn on the Headland
The Black Stone
The Dream Snake
The Man on the Ground
The Dead Remember
Sea Curse
The Haunter of the Ring
The Fearsome touch of Death

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 345 KB
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
ASIN: B005FNIXOC



SEQUENTIAL PULP COMICS IS FULL SPEED AHEAD

Sequential Pulp Comics, the highly anticipated new Pulp imprint under the Dark Horse Comics umbrella of products, is back! And their offering will be great graphic novels in a complete and innovative format.

SPC’s Resident Michael Hudson had this to say. “I believe that the public is ready for well-written and illustrated stories that have a beginning and middle and an ending.  Stories that don’t drag out in a continuity netherworld where you have to be a scholar to know what is happening in a given storyline or with a character’s history.” Hudson concludes by saying, “We intend to simplify matters by foregoing single issue comics, at least at first, and going straight to the graphic novel. In doing this we reach all markets including digital at the same time. While we would hope to gain film options we are not going to be producing our books simply for the sake of gaining said film deals. Our impetus will remain the telling
of great stories with excellent art that accentuates and furthers the storyline.
We will not be putting out books that are a series of pin ups with little to no dialog. Finally we are partnered with one of the strongest independent comic book and media companies around in Dark Horse Comics. Mike Richardson is a personal mentor and his vision has been one of greatness for Dark Horse for twenty-five years. I like surrounding myself with successful people. It’s a plus that we both share a love for the same type of stories.”

Sequential Pulp’s slate of projects are varied and range from traditional pulp material with an emphasis on Edgar Rice Burroughs to classic literature of Victor Hugo’s HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME to the world of 1950’s paperbacks with Harry Whittington’s noir masterpiece, A NIGHT FOR SCREAMING. Following is a list of projects currently underway with slated turnover dates to Dark Horse. My hope is that the public will be along for the Sequential Pulp Comics ride whatever format they choose to enjoy it in.”
Note regarding the dates listed below:
After the book is turned over to Dark Horse, it still has to be lettered and solicited for release to comic shops.

SEQUENTIAL PULP COMICS - Coming soon!

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Artist / Writer: Tim Conrad
44 pages
Estimated turn over date to Dark Horse -  September 2011

This is the classic tale as Victor Hugo wrote it and not as envisioned by film. It will be Tim Conrad’s first venture back into comics after twenty years away.  Time has done nothing to diminish his incredible skills.





SEQUENTIAL PULP COMICS - Coming in 2012!
MARTIANS GO HOME 
Writer: Martin Powell;   Art: Kevin Athinson 
Licensed  Fredric Brown
132 pages
 Estimated turn over date to Dark Horse -  March 2012
Martians have invaded the Earth!

That’s right, real Martians.  Seriously. Suddenly, without warning, one billion little Green Men are everywhere.  The Martians are on your street, and in your house, all of them knowing your deepest, darkest secrets.  Untouchable as ghosts, and obnoxious as hell, their sinister agenda remains a mystery.  Perhaps, their plan is simply to drive the entire human race insane, for that is exactly what they’re doing.

From flop house, to the White House, no one is above, or below, the torment of the alien invaders.  All is lost. Or is it?  Only our unlikely hero, Luke Devereaux, a burnt-out science fiction writer with nothing left to lose, knows how to defeat the Martians…but he has already lost his mind!

Sequential Pulp Comics presents writer Martin Powell, with artists Jay Piscopo and Kelly Freas, joining forces on a spectacular new graphic novel of Fredric Brown’s classic scary, sexy, sci-fi dark comedy of the 1950s.  You won’t think of alien contact in the same way, ever again.



SEQUENTIAL PULP COMICS - Coming in 2012!
CASPAK, THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT 
Writer: Martin Powell;  Art: Will Meugniot 
120 pages
Authorized Edgar Rice Burroughs 
Estimated turn over date to Dark Horse -  April 2012

 It is a lost land of legend, once believed to exist only in the minds of madmen.  No explorer who set out to discover the hidden secrets of Caspak had ever returned alive. Within its hellish volcanic valleys, savage swamps, and sulfurous skies lurk the monsters of nightmare, prehistoric horrors unseen on Earth since the dim, dark days of its primordial past.

Lost at sea during wartime, submarine adventurer Bowen Tyler finds himself and his crew marooned upon Caspak’s perilous shores.  Surrounded by gigantic beasts, menacing ape-men, and the treacherous mutiny of his own companions, Tyler must struggle to survive against all odds to rescue the woman he loves from a hideous fate.

Sequential Pulp Comics presents writer Martin Powell and artist Will Meugniot collaborating on an epic new graphic novel of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ immortal masterpiece of science fiction adventure.



SEQUENTIAL PULP COMICS - Coming in 2013!
Otis Adelbert Kline's SWORDS OF VENUS  
Writer: Bruce Jones;  Art: Sergio Cariello 
Licensed  Otis Adelbert Kline 
176 pages
Estimated turn over date to Dark Horse -  January 2013

When Robert Grandon swapped bodies with a prince of the planet Venus he was concerned only with the thrill of living on a different world. But the situation he found himself in was hardly that of a leisurely sightseer. Instead, he found himself smack in the center of a whirlwind of intrigue, danger and desperation.

Swords of Venus is a sword and planet adventure at its finest where star-flung heroes fight for honor on a world of semi-barbaric nations peopled with ferocious beasts, gigantic reptiles, and beautiful maidens in distress!

Swords is comprised of the three Venusian novels from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ contemporary, Otis Adelbert Kline, whom Vernell Coriell, the founder of The Burroughs Bibliophiles, referred to as, “The only author to be compared with Edgar Rice Burroughs, but whose work is as original as Burroughs’ own!”

Sequential Pulp presents writer Bruce Jones and artist Sergio Cariello collaborating on Book One, Planet of Peril bringing you a world of purple prosed romance and adventure.




SEQUENTIAL PULP COMICS - Coming in 2013!
NUMBER 13 (THE MONSTER MEN)
Writer: Martin Powell;  Art: Tom Floyd (2010 Golden Lion Award Winner) 
80 pages
Authorized Edgar Rice Burroughs
Estimated turn over date to Dark Horse - March 2013 
•••100th YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE NOVEL•••


Within his hidden jungle laboratory the brilliant Professor Maxon had discovered a scientific secret so incredible that cost him his sanity—he has created artificial Life.

A dozen crazed experiments succeeded, resulting in a band of deformed and dangerously deranged monster men.  The last and most successful of Maxon’s labors was something very different.  He was almost human.  Said to be soulless, he possessed enough love in heart to lead his monstrous brethren in pursuit of the cruel abductors of the mad scientist’s beautiful and courageous daughter.

They called him Number 13.

Sequential Pulp Comics presents writer Martin Powell and artist Tom Floyd combining forces on a new graphic novel of horror, adventure, and suspense, based on “The Monster Men” by Edgar Rice Burroughs.




SEQUENTIAL PULP COMICS - Coming in 2013!
THE CAVE GIRL
Writer: Martin Powell;  Art: Tom Grindberg
110 pages
Authorized Edgar Rice Burroughs 
Estimated turn over date to Dark Horse - May 2013


She was savage and fearless, and a beautiful enigma.  Her name was Nadara, a prehistoric princess who survived on her primeval island with her wits and prowess.

Waldo Smith-Jones was a spoiled Boston blue-blood, shipwrecked, helpless, and terrified upon the same dreadful land of ferocious beasts and subhuman primitives.

Through a clumsy series of coincidences Smith-Jones unwittingly convinced the cave girl that he is a heroic warrior, and won her heart.  Suddenly, a new threat loomed which could expose him as champion or a coward, and likely cost their lives.

Sequential Pulp Comics presents writer Martin Powell and artist Tom Grindberg team-up on a new graphic novel based upon Edgar Rice Burroughs’ timeless, romantic adventure tale.



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SEQUENTIAL PULP COMICS - In the works!

THE HALLOWEEN LEGION
Writer: Martin Powell;  Art: Thomas Boatwright


They come from a place where leaves of orange, gold, and crimson follow you down the avenue on the autumn breeze.  A place of eternal October, where imagination is magic, monsters are real, and pumpkins are more than they seem.

Skeleton!  Witch!  Devil! Ghost!  Black Cat!
 
They know what scares you, and only they can stop it.

Evil—beware, the World’s Weirdest Heroes!



SEQUENTIAL PULP COMICS - In the works!

A NIGHT FOR SCREAMING
Writer: David Wilson;  Art: Greg Espinoza;   Licensed: Harry Whittington 


It's the story of Mitch Walker, ex-cop, on the run from a murder he didn't commit, who winds up in Kansas, working on a huge farm that's run like the prison camp in Cool Hand Luke. The complications include Walker's relentless pursuer, the beautiful but nut job wife of the farm's owner, the owner himself, the brutal overseers, and more.  Bill Crider  Classic high octane film noir at its best!






SEQUENTIAL PULP COMICS - In the works!

CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF OF PARIS
Writer: Martin Powell;  Art: Steven Gordon
120 pages




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SEQUENTIAL PULP COMICS - In the works!

THE METAL MONSTER
Artist / Writer: Tim Conrad;  Public Domain with Estate Approval 120 pages. 

SKYLARK OF SPACE 
Writer: Paul Kupperberg;  Art: Rick Hoberg - E. E. “Doc” Smith space opera 

Dick Briefer and Mary Shelley’s THE MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN

About Dark Horse Comics:
Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the third-largest comic-book publisher in the U.S., and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of licensed comics material.

About Sequential Pulp Comics:
Sequential Pulp is a new imprint and production house whose focus is on publishing graphic novels based on classic to neo pulp of all genres.
Its books will include both licensed and creator-owned material.




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

Durbin Lee Horner (1906-1979) - New!
Talbert Josselyn (1886-1961)
- New!
Weird Tales Books
Jim Causey and Bill Blackbeard - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Artemus Calloway (1883-1948)
Edith Hurley (1903-1997)
"It Happened to Me"
Ralph Rayburn Phillips (1896-1974)
Jack Kytle (1906-1971)
Wilma Dorothy Vermilyea (1915-1995)


Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels by Christopher R. Yates
Hellboy: The Dragon Pool, Christopher Golden, Pocket, $22.99, August 7, 2011 - Now Available!
Hunt Through Napoleon’s Web, Raymond Benson, Dorchester Press, $14.99, August 8, 2011 - Now Available!
Fantastic Four: The Baxter Effect,  Dave Stern, Pocket, $19.99, September 3, 2011
Ghosts of War, George Mann, Snowbooks, $24.99, September 30, 2011
The Society of Steam, Book 2: Hearts of Smoke & Steam, Andrew Mayer, Pyr, $16.00, November 22, 2011
Final Crisis: The Novel, Greg Cox, Ace, $7.99, November 29, 2011
Wild Cards II: Aces High, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, December 20, 2011

Invasion: Book 1 of the Secret World Chronicle, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $7.99, December 27, 2011
After the Golden Age, Carrie Vaughn, Tor, $7.99, January 31, 2012
The Plain Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, $7.99,
January 31, 2012  
Pax Britannia: Pax Omega, Al Ewing, Abaddon Books, $9.99, March 2012
The Hunt: Book 2 of the Secret World Chronicle, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $26.00,  March 2012
Pax Britannia: Time’s Arrow, Jonathan Green, Abaddon Books, $9.99,  May 2012

The Arena Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, $24.99, June 2012

 
Wild Cat Books: THE SPUR by Mark Ellis - Coming soon!

Wild Cat Books is working with Mark Ellis on a
new trilogy called THE SPUR.

Mark writes under many pseudonyms, and is best known for writing the Millennium Comics DOC SAVAGE series, as well as some of THE EXECUTIONER books (Mack Bolan).

Mark is also the author (as James Axler)
of the OUTLANDERS series, one of the most successful

mass market paperback series of the last 20 years!


The first novel in the series is titled "Rio Diablo."
The art will be done by the amazing Ver Curtiss.



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