New Arrivals

The most recent publications in order of receiving them.  Click on title to order your copy.  If you’d like to see the most recent vintage material CLICK HERE to check out a list of titles.

MARCH 2018

 

HIGH ADVENTURE #159

Free Lances In Diplomacy

by Clarence Herbert New
from the pages of BLUE BOOK MAGAZINE

The Advantage of the Initiative
The One Irresistible Woman
Sidetracking a Hypnotist
In a London Backwater
Production
Fear
The Herriott Gas
That Bloated Isolation

  • 7×10
  • 114 pages
  • Adventure House
  • Published: 03/18
  • $12.95

Phantom Detective – Summer/50

The Deadly Diamonds by Robert Wallace
While pursuing a gem thief czar whose schemes are cloaked by respectability, the Phantom takes a death-strewn trail to the core of a sinister murder maze!

Obituary Column by Norman Daniels
No Barking Dog by Roger Dee
The Man Who Vanished by Amelia Reynolds Long
Man Bait by Robert Sidney Bowen
Hangman’s Knot by O.B. Myers

  • 7×10
  • 130 pages
  • Adventure House
  • Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
  • Published: 03/18

 

Thrilling Wonder Stories – Fall/44

The Eternal Now by Murray Leinster
Marooned in a weird universe of frozen time, Harry Brett and Laura Hunt battle to balk the destructive plans of Professor Aldous Cable and seize an invention that hold the world enslaved!

The Last Man In New York by Paul MacNamara
Beyond the Vortex
by Frank Belknap Long
Bloated Brain
by Alfred G. Kuehn
Mongrovian Caravan
by Richard Tooker
The Gadget Girl
by Ray Cummings
The Ultimate Analysis
by John Russell Fearn

  • 7×10
  • 116 pages
  • Adventure House
  • Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
  • Published: 03/18

 

THE SHADOW Volume 127:
“The Silent Death” & “Charg, Monster”

The Master of Darkness battles fantastic science fiction threats in two outstanding pulp novels by Walter. B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant.” First, as he tracks the scientific mastermind behind a deadly plague, The Shadow becomes the target of “The Silent Death.” Then, the Dark Avenger follows a trail of brutal killings as he closes in on the sinister sanctum of “Charg, Monster” in a thrill-a-minute pulp classic! This instant collectors item showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and interior illustrations by Tom Lovell with historical commentary by Will Murray.

  • Sanctum Books
  • 978-1-60877-245-2
  • Softcover
  • 7×10
  • 128 pages
  • B&W
  • $14.95

FEBRUARY 2018

Startling Stories – 03/42

Tarnished Utopia by Malcolm Jameson
Racked with pain in the torture chambers of the moon, a brave American plots a terrible death for Prince Lohan, Dictator of the Solar System!

Silent Eden by Henry Kuttner
Hornets of Space by R.F. Starzl
Mister Joe Doe, Earthman by Joseph J. Millard

  • 7×10
  • 130 pages
  • Adventure House
  • Cover Artist:
  • Published: 02/18

 

 

Thrilling Adventures – 06/32

Peril In The Wind by Henry Leyford
The argosy of an intrepid adventurer whom fate entrusts with the Emerald of the Pharaohs 

Death’s Orchids by Lane Archer
Jungle Joss
by Paul Regard
Pirates and Gentlemen
by Scott Morgan
Keeping the Peace
by Cole Weymouth
Dead Man’s Flight
by Johnston Carroll

The Leopard Man [Part III] by Perley Poore Sheehan

  • 7×10
  • 130 pages
  • Adventure House
  • Cover Artist:
  • Published: 02/18

 

 

Phantom Detective – 10/45

Death to A Diplomat by Robert Wallace
The Phantom Detective steps into a dark maze of mystery to ferret out the evil perpetrators of a grim scheme of death and blackmail when a legate’s murder stirs a roiling brew!  Follow the exciting exploits of Richard Curtis Van Loan as he delves into a crime case that baffles a nation!

The Corpse Comes Home by John L. Benton
Marked For Murder
by Robert Sidney Bowen

  • 7×10
  • 86 pages
  • Adventure House
  • Cover Artist:
  • Published: 02/18

THE SHADOW Volume 126:
“The Scent of Death” & “The Chinese Primrose”

Exotic fragrances conceal criminal plots in two unusual pulp thrillers by Walter. B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant.” First, only The Shadow knows that beautiful aromatic golden roses mask “The Scent of Death.” Then, the Knight of Darkness confronts an Asian princess and a murderous pirate in San Francisco’s Chinatown when “The Chinese Primrose” leads to the bizarre disappearance of a priceless necklace from the Manchu Dynasty! Finally, Carrie Cashin is hired to locate a “White Elephant” in her first adventure by Theodore Tinsley. This classic pulp collection features the original color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and interior illustrations by Earl Mayan with historical commentary by Will Murray.

  • Sanctum Books
  • 978-1-60877-244-5 
  • Softcover
  • 7×10
  • 112 pages
  • B&W
  • $14.95
  • Published: 02/18

 

DOC SAVAGE Volume 7:
“The Lost Oasis” & “The Sargasso Ogre” James Bama Variant

The pulp era’s greatest superman battles evil in two of his earliest exploits by Lester Dent (writing as Kenneth Robeson).  After stowing away aboard a ghost zeppelin, Doc and his Iron Crew tangle with a bizarre vampiric murderer and villainous Arabs who are protecting the secret of The Lost Oasis.  Then, while returning to New York via ocean liner, the Man of Bronze encounters modern-day Amazons in Lester Dent’s all-time favorite Doc Savage story, The Sargasso Ogre. This classic pulp reprint also features the unsold 1936 Doc Savage newspaper strip by Lester Dent and Paul Orban and historical commentary by pulp historian Will Murray.

  • Sanctum Productions
  • Softcover
  • 7×10
  • B&W
  • $14.95
  • Published: 02/18

JANUARY 2018

HIGH ADVENTURE #158

Texas Rangers Double Issue

Law On the Winter Range by Jackson Cole
Rampaging, raiding outlaws and land-grabbers, whose greed for empire knows no bounds, ride roughshod over the range until the Lone Wolf Lawman takes a hand in their game!  Follow a fighting Ranger as he challenges evil despots.
Loot of the Wolf by Jackson Cole
When a mysterious cache of outlaw gold leads to a reign of lawlessness and death, the Lone Star Ranger rides into the Big Bend with his six-guns primed for a roaring showdown!  Jim Hatfield pits himself against a chieftain of owlhooters dedicated to slaughter and terror!

  • 7×10
  • 114 pages
  • Adventure House
  • Published: 01/18
  • $12.95

 

Phantom Detective – Fall/50

Homicide Town by Robert Wallace
The world’s most famous sleuth steps into a hotbed of evil corruption and graft as he campaigns to halt a grim reign of political misrule and crime!

Thin Veneer by Norman Daniels
Profit In Criminals by F.E. Rechnitzer
The Man they Couldn’t Kill by Amelia Reynolds Long
Smart Guy by Arthur Leo Zagat
Some Men Look Guilty by R.S. Aldrich

  • 7×10
  • 130 pages
  • Adventure House
  • Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
  • Published: 01/18

 

Speed Detective – 09/43

Dump the Jackpot by Robert Leslie Bellem
The movie star’s story about a diamond theft sounded like a publicity gag to Dan Turner—until her fiancé produced a murder to go along with the robbery yarn.

Plow Your Murder Under by Larry Dunn
Punk On A Furlough by Lloyd Sanders
Hand In Glove With Murder by Jerome Severs Perry
Ollie Loses His Deer Meat by Harold de Polo
Murder On the Fly by Arthur Feldman
Guard The Old Body by William Decatur
Killer Snake Girl by Randolph Barr

  • 7×10
  • 114 pages
  • Adventure House
  • Cover Artist: H.J. Ward
  • Published: 01/18

 

THE SHADOW #125:
“The Death Tower” & “The Silent Seven”

The Dark Avenger hunts down members of a hidden criminal order in two superb 1932 pulp thrillers by Walter. B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant.” First, the Dark Avenger’s investigation of the murderous Dr. Palermo leads him invade “The Death Tower” and discover the existence of a hooded secret society, in the early novel that introduced reporter Clyde Burke and The Shadow’s autogyro. Then, when a wealthy businessman is killed, The Shadow must infiltrate and unmask “The Silent Seven” to solve the murder! This classic pulp collection features the original color pulp covers by George and Jerome Rozen with historical commentary by Anthony Tollin and Will Murray.

  • Sanctum Books
  • 978-1-60877-243-8
  • Softcover
  • 7×10
  • 128 pages
  • B&W
  • $14.95

DECEMBER 2017

Phantom Detective – 11/46

The Tidewater Murders by Robert Wallace
In a smart Long Island suburb, mysterious death strikes a clam-digger—as well as a plutocrat—bringing the Phantom into one of the most puzzling cases in his entire career!  The world’s greatest sleuth is plunged into desperate peril as he fights to expose a baffling slaughter conspiracy!

Check and Double Check by Ray Cummings
Killers Have Soles by Wayland Rice

  • 7×10
  • 98 pages
  • Adventure House
  • Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
  • Published: 12/17

 

Startling Stories – 05/39

The Prisoner of Mars by Edmond Hamilton
Two mighty civilizations war for supremacy on the frontier of tomorrow as an ancient Martian race bridges starless apace to steal the oceans of the Earth!  Philip Crain, son of two planets is torn between conflicting loyalties.

Pygmalion’s Spectacles by Stanley G. Weinbaum
The Lost Hour by Alexander Samalman

  • 7×10
  • 128 pages
  • Adventure House
  • Cover Artist: Howard V. Brown
  • Published: 12/17

 

Ten Detective Aces – 08/35

The Masked Scourge by Frederick C. Davis
A blood-stained silk dress leads Lieutenant McEwen to the Moon Man’s woman accomplice.  And that dress belonged to his own daughter.

Blueblood Hounds  by Joe Archibald
Witness to Murder by Emile C. Tepperman
Directors of Doom by Carl McK. Saunders
Torture Tool by Cliff Howe
Corpse Cheaters by Paul Chadwick
The Phantom Shamus by Margie Harris
The Lethal Letter by J. Lane Linklater
High-Speed Vengeance by Edward C. Clayton
Powdered Clues  by Ralph Powers

  • 7×10
  • 128 pages
  • Adventure House
  • Cover Artist: Delos Palmer, Jr.
  • Published: 12/17

DECEMBER 2017

THE SHADOW Volume 124:
“The Ghost Makers” & “House of Ghosts”

The Master of Darkness unmasks phony spiritualists in two legendary pulp novels. First, in one of Walter Gibson’s greatest classics, the Dark Avenger investigates “The Ghost Makers” after a glowing dagger materializes to bring death at a seance. Then, The Shadow teams with real-life ghostbuster Joseph Dunninger to investigate a series of spirit murders in a “House of Ghosts.” This haunting collectors collection showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, while Will Murray explores the Gibson-Houdini-Lovecraft connection and Anthony Tollin recalls The Shadow Big Little Books.

  • Sanctum Books
  • 978-1-60877-241-4
  • Softcover
  • 7×10
  • 128 pages
  • B&W
  • $14.95

November 2017

HIGH ADVENTURE #157

War Birds World War I Issue

WAR GAME by George Bruce
Death and the agents of a foreign power hover over the U.S. Fleet as the Navy birdmen hold maneuvers in the Pacific Ocean—and a kid in Minnesota picks a mystery message from the air that saves the life of pilot Lars Stewart and averts a war.

O’LEARY’S LAST SUPPER by Arthur Guy Empey
Up from the dead rose the Black Roc, Emperor of the Skies, to groom O’Leary for a cockpit in Hell—and the mighty Mick flashed toward his doom, speeded by the traitor words that swell his Irish heart—”One For All and All For One.”

THE KANSAS COMET by William E. Barrett
He had hit the Hobo Trail at fourteen, had Jerry Malone; he knew boom towns, had raced motocycles and made parachute jumps with a half-mad balloonist. It is no wonder all the beards in France stood straight up with amazement whn Jerry showed Le Commandant how to whip the stick of a Nieuport.

  • 7×10
  • 112 pages
  • Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
  • Adventure House
  • Published: 11/17

 


G-MEN DETECTIVE – 07/41 – [CANCELLED]

The Strange Shapes of Murder by Sam Merwin, Jr.
Call Me At Midnight by John A. Saxon
Film Of Fear by Frederick Ames Coates
A Case of Amnesia by C.K.M. Scanlon
Wheels Across the Night by Fredric Brown
The Hard Way by Arthur W. Phillips

  • 7×10
  • 114 pages
  • Adventure House
  • Published: 11/17
  • $14.95

Phantom Detective – 09/47

Case of the Murdered Witness by Robert Wallace
A trail of oil leads from the baffling and strange riddle of Ernest Shaler’s sudden disappearance right to the door of a grim, sinister conspiracy! The Phantom’s clues are a hat, a broken cufflink, and a hotel room key as he pursues a dangerous quarry!

The Million Dollar Weapon by Wayland Rice
The Plainest Clue by Ray Cummings
Open House For a Killer by Johnston McCulley
Make A Miracle by Robert Sidney Bowen

  • 7×10
  • 114 pages
  • Adventure House
  • Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
  • Published: 11/17

 

BLACK BAT Volume 9:
“The Black Bat’s Invisible Enemy” & “The Voice of Doom”

The Nemesis of Crime returns in classic pulp novels by Norman A. Daniels writing as “G. Wayman Jones.” First, the Masked Avenger of Crime rips aside the veil of secrecy that shrouds a mob leader’s murderous activities in “The Black Bat’s Invisible Enemy.”  Then, the Black Bat pursues “The Voice of Doom,” a human scourge who attacks the underworld and upperworld alike! GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: The Mask returns in another illustrated adventure from Nedor’s EXCITING COMICS! This instant collector’s item showcases the original cover paintings by Rudolph Belarski and interior illustrations by V. E. Pyles, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin.

  • Sanctum Books
  • 978-1-60877-234-6
  • Softcover
  • 7×10
  • 112 pages
  • B&W
  • Published: 09/17
  • $14.95

Thrilling Wonder Stories – 12/41

Time Column by Malcolm Jameson
Across the abyss of ten thousand years Major Jack Winter leaps to save the world—and find’s something priceless that He has lost!

Decadence by Ray Cummings
Christmas On Mars by William Morrison
Snapdragon by Frank Belknap Long
Without Rocket From Earth by H.L. Gold
Rule of Thumb by Charles Stoddard

  • 7×10
  • 130 pages
  • Cover Artist: Earle Bergey
  • Published 10/17
  • Adventure House

Phantom Detective – 06/45

Murder For Millions by Robert Wallace
When plunderers of Government secrets join forces to amass a fortune in tainted wealth, the Phantom Detective fights to balk their treacherous plans!  Follow Richard Curtis Van Loan, the Nemesis of Crime, as he pits himself sinister enemies of America and strives to unravel a baffling mystery!

Voice of Murder by G. Wayman Jones
The White Cat by J.F. Hutton

  • 7×10
  • 84 pages
  • Adventure House
  • Published: 10/17

Detective Book Magazine – Spring/44

The Cross-Eyed Bear by Dorothy B. Hughes
The old man died, leaving a legacy.  It was three million dollars.  It was three sons.  It was murder. Time was getting short.  Whoever had to be killed would have to killed quick.  And into this viper’s nest of cruelty and horror walked a shy, plain New England girl.  She needed a job, she said simply.  But she had a better, bloodier reason…

First Cousin To A Corpse by O.B. Myers
Pieces Of Hate by Jack O’Brien

  • 7×10
  • 114 pages
  • Cover Artist: George Gross
  • Published: 10/17
  • Adventure House

AUGUST 2017

G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES – #51

Drome of the Damned by Robert J. Hogan
Steel fists beat without mercy upon the hapless and tortured victims of the sky and the Drome of the Damned is the City of the Dead! Fly and fight side by side with the Master Spy in a glorious bid for freedom and Supremacy in the skies!
Death Flies Alone
Grandpa Takes the Air by Greaseball Joe

  • 7×10
  • 110 pages
  • Adventure House
  • Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee
  • Published: 08/17
  • $12.95

 


AIRPLANE STORIES – 05/31

The Poison Patrol by Stewart M. Emery
Horse Race Horace by Perry Paul
Cursed Angel by E.E. Burton
the Trail of the Traitor by R. Martini
The Bird From Jail by John Scott Douglas
The Phantom Escadrille  by Edgar A. Manley

  • 7×10
  • 128 pages
  • Adventure House
  • Cover Artist: Chris Scharre
  • Published: 08/17
  • $14.95

PHANTOM DETECTIVE – 04/45

The Manuscript Murders by Robert Wallace
Documents valued at over a million dollars are the tempting bait that lures vicious criminal overlords to defy the sleuthing skill and battling power of the world-famed Phantom Detective! Follow Richard Curtis Van Loan, the Nemesis of Crime, as he smashed into rapid action when murder and vandalism stalk!

The Merry Month Murders by Harry Finestone
Neighborhood Affair by Michael O’Brien

  • 7×10
  • 82 pages
  • Adventure House
  • Published: 08/17
  • $14.95

JULY 2017

Gangster Stories – 11/31

Black Ice by C.B. Yorke
King Joe Dies by E. Parke Levy
Gangland 
“Ex-Dick—Feminine” by Margie Harris
“Doctor Jim” by Ward D. Binns
Vice Racket by Tom Champion
Ducky Swings A Deal by Homer Faust

  • 7×10
  • 156 pages
  • Adventure House
  • Cover Artist: Tom Lovell
  • Published: 07/17
  • $14.95

Thrilling Wonder Stories – 06/43

Through the Blackboard by Joel Townsley Rogers
Unexpectedly tossed into the fourth dimension, little mathematics professor Noel Goug has an amazing chance to solve all of his personal problems while time stand motionless!

Wobblies In the Moon by Frank Belknap Long
The Devil’s Fiddle by N.R. de Mexico
Children of the Gods by D.D. Sharp
Grief of Bagdad by Kelvin Kent
Two-Timing Man by Thaedra Alden
The Golden Temple by Ray Cummings
World of Living Dead by Wilm Carver

  • 7×10
  • 128 pages
  • Cover Artist: Earle Bergey
  • Adventure House
  • $14.95
  • Published: 07/17

JUNE 2017

 

CAPTAIN FUTURE – Fall/42

Planets In Peril by Edmond Hamilton
Through an unguessable abyss brought with peril, Curt Newton and the Futuremen set out to save the remnants of a great civilization from destruction!

The Fruits of Prejudice by Nathaniel Kitkin
Secret Weapon by Henry S. Lewis
The Alien Intelligence by Jack Williamson

  • 7×10
  • 128 pages
  • Cover Artist: Earle Bergey
  • Adventure House
  • Published: 06/17

THRILLING WONDER – 02/42

Via Jupiter by Eando Binder
Hardship and disaster stalks brave men of science on a bitter outpost of Ganymede!  Locked in Jupiter’s gravity, the secret of the Martian pyramid baits a deadly trap.

Luxury Liner by Nelson Bond
Fugitive by Ray Cummings
Rendevous in the Void by Boox Sledge
Death on a Siderite by D.D. Sharp
Medical Note by Alexander Somalian

  • 7×10
  • 128 pages
  • Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
  • Adventure House
  • Published: 06/17

 

PHANTOM DETECTIVE – 02/46

Doom on Schedule by Robert Wallace
The Phantom Detective battles to halt a wave of sudden death and tragedy when railroads are the targets of sinister crime!  Follow Richard Curtis Van Loan as he fights to stem grim slaughter and sabotage!

Out Of This World by Robert Sidney Bowen
Murder Dirge by Wayland Rice
New Year’s Eve Test by Johnston McCulley

  • 7×10
  • 98 pages
  • Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
  • Adventure House
  • Published: 06/17

 

THE SHADOW Volume 119:
“Crime’s Stronghold” & “Death Diamonds”

The Knight of Darkness crushes Florida-based crime in two thrill-packed pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant.” First, The Shadow investigates simian burglaries and battles a Super Gorilla when he invades “Crime’s Stronghold.” Then, only The Shadow knows why jewel robbers ignore diamonds and only purloin other gemstones in the novel that introduces future agent Chance LeBrue! This thrilling collector’s special showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray.

  • Sanctum Books
  • 978-1-60877-232-2
  • Softcover
  • 7×10
  • 112 pages
  • B&W
  • Published: 06/17
  • $14.95

High Adventure #154

World Wide Adventures by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson

War stories from the prolific realistic pen of Major Malcolm  Wheeler-Nicholson

The Golden Death
The War Gong

On The Russian Line
Saddles and Spurs

  • 7×10
  • 110 pages
  • Cover Artist: Tom Lovell
  • Published: 05/17

PHANTOM DETECTIVE – 05/40

The Phantom and the Uniformed Killers by Robert Wallace
When innocent lives are the pawns of a grim greed-crazed killer who seeks power and plunder, the Phantom Detective flies to the Mexican border to stem a torrent of crime!  Follow Richard Curtis Van Loan as he comes to grips with a sinister fiend who hurls a mighty challenge at justice!

It’s Great To Be A Cop by Cyril Plunkett
Murder—Special Delivery by J.S. Endicott

  • 7×10
  • 112 pages
  • Cover Artist: Rafael de Soto
  • Adventure House
  • Published: 05/17

STAR MAGAZINE – 04/31

MURDER FOR MURDER (Part I) by Robert C. Washburn
The gangster who wanted to be king of America!
THE SHAKEDOWN by Courtney Ryley Cooper
Camouflage in a boxfight
THE COMING OF BLACK MALONE (Novel) by William Chamberlain
The vengeance of a South Seas vendetta
THE DUMB MAN RODE by Alfred Henry Lewis
Wolfville justice
THE COBRA OF KLEESE by James Francis Dwyer
The horror of a dark Malaysia mystery
THE DRIVE AT SINGLER’S BEND by Roy W. Hinds
Eyesight solves a murder of the North
AGAINST THE WORLD (Novelette) by Douglas Newton
A weird citadel of hell in the heart of Persia
OFF THE RAILS by E. S. Pladwell
A railroader comes back
PESHAWAR (Verse) by Edgar Daniel Kramer

  • 7×10
  • 128 pages
  • Cover Artist: Duncan McMillan
  • Adventure House
  • Published: 05/17
  • $14.95

The Blood ‘N’ Thunder Sampler

For more than 14 years, the semi-professional journal BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER chronicled the evolution of adventure, mystery and melodrama in pulp fiction, radio drama, comic strips, and motion pictures produced in the first five decades of the Twentieth Century. Exhaustively researched and engagingly written by hobbyists, historians, and academics, the non-fiction pieces in BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER raised the bar for scholars of American popular culture. This anthology collects some of the most memorable works to grace the journal’s pages, along with the illustrations that accompanied their initial publication. Such popular pulp heroes as The Spider and Doc Savage are explored. Early multi-media appearances of famous fictional characters Zorro, Tarzan, Hopalong Cassidy, and the Green Hornet are covered in depth. Lengthy biographical essays profile such giants of the pulp-magazine industry as publisher Frank A. Munsey, writer Gordon Young, and artist Norman Saunders. The Golden Age of American popular culture is celebrated in each and every selection, with BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER contributors offering previously unreported and long-forgotten facts. Painting a vivid picture of a bygone era, the material contained herein is not only educational but entrancing as well.

Product details

  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Murania Press
  • Published: 04/17
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1545328943
  • ISBN-13: 978-1545328941
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • $24.95

 

Weinberg Tales

Weinberg Tales by Bob Weinberg and Diverse Hands:
edited by Doug Ellis, Bob Garcia and Phyllis Weinberg

A volume in tribute to the late Bob Weinberg. Contains “A Dream of Mars”, “My Life in Fantasy” and the 13-part “Collecting Fantasy Art” by Bob Weinberg, as well as tributes by friends and family and lots of wonderful art in black & white.

  • Trade Paperback
  • American Fantasy Press
  • Published: 04/17
  • 270 pages
  • $25.00

 


 

Thrilling Wonder Stories – 06/38

Murder In the Void by Edmond Hamilton
The Dual World by Arthur K. Barnes
Terror In Utopia by Paul Ernst
The Reinmuth Rider by John Victor Peterson
The Man Who Looked Like Steinmetz by Robert Moore Williams
Wings Across the Cosmos by Polton Cross
The Year of Unreason by J. Harvey Haggard
The Great Illusion by Will Garth
Time On My Hands by Mort Weisinger

  • 130 pages
  • 7×10
  • Adventure House
  • Published: 04/17
  • Cover Artist: Howard Brown
  • ISBN: 1-59798-580-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-59798-580-2
  • $14.95

 

Phantom Detective – 06/46

The Case of the Murdered Mendicant by Robert Wallace
When innocent victims are struck down in a fiendish campaign
for millions in loot, the Phantom, man of a thousand faces, takes the trail and battles against perilous criminal odds! Follow Richard Curtis Van Loan as he goes into action when mysterious terror stalks!

OBITUARY by Wayland Rice
A reporter courts trouble by signing a murder story
LIVE WIRE by Roger Torrey
Insurance Investigator BiII Keogh trails a cache of stolen gems
PAY OR DIE by Anthony Tompkins
The thousand-dollar bills looked suspicious to G-man Gleason

  • 7×10
  • 98 pages
  • Adventure House
  • Published: 04/17
  • Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
  • ISBN: 1-59798-596-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-59798-596-3
  • $14.95

 

The Shadow Double #117

THE SHADOW Volume 117:
“Master of Flame” & “Town of Hate”

The Shadow battles murderous arsonists in thrill-packed pulp novels by Theodore Tinsley and Walter B. Gibson. First, the Knight of Darkness hunts a masked mastermind who uses a stolen invention to become the “Master of Flame.” Then, Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane search for a sinister arsonist who attacks a “Town of Hate” with deadly lightning from the sky! Finally, The Shadow must unmask the murderous firebug called The Salamander to clear an ex-con and discover the strange secret of “The Lizard of Fire” in a lost radio adventure by science fiction legend Alfred Bester!

  • Sanctum Books
  • Published: 04/17
  • Cover Artist: Graves Gladney
  • Softcover
  • 7×10
  • 112 pages
  • B&W
  • $14.95

The Shadow Double #116

THE SHADOW Volume 116:
“Mox” & “Crime Country”

The Knight of Darkness enlists a canine sleuth to ferret out hidden crime in one of Walter Gibson’s greatest novels and its never-before-reprinted sequel. First, The Shadow’s investigation of a bizarre series of murders by remote control leads to the mysterious mastermind hiding within the sinister house of “Mox.” Then, the Dark Avenger returns to Mox’s “Crime County” after its legendary lawman is wrongly imprisoned! Plus, a lost thriller from the Golden Age of Radio!

  • Sanctum Books
  • Published: 04/17
  • Softcover
  • Cover Artist: George Rozen
  • 7×10
  • 128 pages
  • B&W
  • $14.95

Thrilling Wonder Stories – February 1938

Life Eternal by Eando Binder
Dream-Dust From Mars by Manly Wade Wellman
Zones of Space by Max C. Sheridan

  • Adventure House
  • 7×10
  • 128 pages
  • Published: 02/17
  • ISBN: 1-59798-582-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-59798-582-6
  • $14.95

Phantom Detective – May 1947

The Angel of Death by Robert Wallace
A gold wine-taster and an ancient silver snuff-box marked with an eagle’s claw put the Phantom Detective on the trail of the crime combine dedicated to the looting of a bails fortune!  Van Loan probes the career of a strange and mysterious woman!

The Promise of Murder by Anthony Tompkins
Death House Ticket by Hal K. Wells
Accidents Will Happen by F.R. Read
Three From the Sticks by C.S. Monotony

  • Adventure House
  • 7×10
  • 112 pages
  • Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
  • Published: 02/17
  • ISBN: 1-59798-229-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-59798-229-0
  • $14.95

Jungle Stories – Fall 1943

Death-Kraal of the Elephants by John Peter Drummond
The elephants’ death-faille was a weird fabulous kingdom from which none could escape.  Yet Ki-Gor, White Lord of the Jungle, had to invade that dread domain, had to pit his lithe strength and jungle cunning against the living dead.  For Helene, his mate, was there, doomed to be the blood-sacrifice to a brutal pagan idol.

Voodoo Veldt by Brian O’Brien
The Devil’s Lair by Paul Selonke
The Golden Leopard by Armand Brigaud
Mombu’s Magic by Kerry Wood
Bwana Double-Double by Francis Gerard

  • Adventure House
  • 128 pages
  • Cover Artist: George Gross
  • Published: 02/17
  • $14.95

Doc Savage – Empire of Doom

It began with the hijacking of a destroyer from the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The stolen warship struck midtown Manhattan with her mighty guns, then vanished far out to sea.

Who were the strange raiders wearing the golden uniforms of no known power who pulled off the daring theft? And who was their mysterious leader, a being of seemingly supernatural abilities?

Doc Savage did not know. But The Shadow did! Combining forces, the Man of Bronze and the Dark Avenger follow the trail of a superfoe from The Shadow’s past.

But can they learn to trust one another?

From fog-shrouded New York to a futuristic underground kingdom in the heart of Asia, the battle sprawls—with the world’s fate at stake!

  • 6×9
  • Altus Press
  • $24.95
  • Published: 01/17

The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Vol. 2: 1934

by Frederick C. Davis
Introduction by Andrew Salmon

One of the strangest pulp heroes is finally available from Altus Press! Created by pulp fiction legend Frederick C. Davis for the pages of the ultra-rare title, Ten Detective Aces, the Moon Man fought the forces of the underworld in 38 unforgettable tales. Volume 2 collects the next six stories from this series: “Silver Death,” “Mark of the Moon Man,” “Crimson Shackles,” “Blood Bargain,” “The Black Lash” and “The Murder Master.” And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

From 1933–37 pulpsmith extraordinaire Frederick C. Davis chronicled the adventures of the classic pulp hero the Moon Man in the pages of Ten Detective Aces. One of the most unique and compelling characters in the history of the genre, the Moon Man was the Robin Hood of the pulps: He stole from those who profited from the misery of the Depression to help those in need, to balance the scales of justice.

And justice was close to the Moon Man’s heart. For the Moon Man was actually police detective Stephen Thatcher—a dedicated law officer all too familiar with the cracks in the system criminals used to avoid retribution. Donning a black robe and a globe of Argus glass, Thatcher became the Moon Man, a thief who stole from criminals the law could not touch.

Now the Moon Man is hunted by his best friend and partner, reviled by his father and fiancé who all want to see the masked thief pay the ultimate price for his crimes. Stephen Thatcher must walk the razor’s edge of his double life where, every minute, the threat of exposure could shatter his fragile world.

  • Silver Death: “The Moon Man must die!” Those bitter words dropped from the lips of the Moon Man himself. For the ultimatum came down from the Board of Police Commissioners to get the notorious Moon Man—or go! Facing the disgrace of dishonorable discharge was the fine old police chief—the Moon Man’s own father. Also, facing discharge was Lt. McEwen, father of the girl the Moon Man wanted to marry. “The Moon Man must die!”
  • Mark of the Moon Man: The notorious Moon Man was dead—officially. He had faked his death to save his father—the police chief—and the father of his girl from the disgrace of dishonorable discharge. But now the Moon Man had to come back. Some tremendous power was forcing him to forget the chief, forget Lieutenant McEwen, and forget the girl he loved. Some power was compelling him to play the role of the lowest of two-legged rats. And the first step of that path was marked by a dying man whose jaws were locked on a horrible secret.
  • Crimson Shackles: Detective Sergeant Steve Thatcher was captured by a masked band. And Steve Thatcher’s buried secret was ruthlessly dragged from its shallow grave. For Steve Thatcher was the Moon Man—the notorious criminal who robbed the rich. Secundus, leader of the masked Red Five, fettered the Moon Man with sinister shackles. And to forever seal those shackles, Secundus brought a surprise to the Moon Man. That surprise enmeshed the Moon Man in a web from which there was no escape.
  • Blood Bargain: The Moon Man was on a double spot. He not only faced disastrous exposure—but was forced to watch his sweetheart steal like a common thief. He watched Sue McEwen, daughter of a police lieutenant, take active part in an amazing robbery. But the Moon Man could do nothing. For he had been forced to lead that raid. And Secundus, master of the infamous Red Four, tightened his grip on the Moon Man.
  • The Black Lash: A miasma of mystery oozed from the tarmac of Great City’s airport. The Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce had chartered a plane. He was a feverishly impatient man, and his face had a strange look—as if he were grinning at an open grave. When that plane went up, the lid blew off Great City. A maelstrom of murder engulfed Detective McEwen. And that most famous of the infamous, the Moon Man, flung the gauntlet of defiance at the dread Crimson Trio.
  • The Murder Master: Sue McEwen’s gun killed a man. Her own father, Lieutenant McEwen, arrested her—for murder. Then he moved heaven and earth to prove her innocence. But he was helpless against the cleverness of the murderer. Even the man she loved, Detective Sergeant Steve Thatcher, was powerless to help her. But the Moon Man—that famous of infamous prowlers—championed her cause against the Murder Master.

For the first time in decades all 38 of the Moon Man’s exploits have been collected by Altus Press in a seven-volume set.

The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 2: 1934 by Frederick C. Davis contains the following stories:

  • “Silver Death”
  • “Mark of the Moon Man”
  • “Crimson Shackles”
  • “Blood Bargain”
  • “The Black Lash”
  • “The Murder Master”

The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Vol. 3: 1934

by Frederick C. Davis
Introduction by Andrew Salmon

One of the strangest pulp heroes is finally available from Altus Press! Created by pulp fiction legend Frederick C. Davis for the pages of the ultra-rare title, Ten Detective Aces, the Moon Man fought the forces of the underworld in 38 unforgettable tales. Volume 3 collects the next six stories from this series: “Moon Doom,” “Calling Car 13!,” “Fingers of Fear,” “Corpse’s Alibi,” “The Sinister Snatch” and “Badge of Blood.” And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

From 1933–37 pulpsmith extraordinaire Frederick C. Davis chronicled the adventures of the classic pulp hero the Moon Man in the pages of Ten Detective Aces. One of the most unique and compelling characters in the history of the genre, the pulp superhero Moon Man was the Robin Hood of the pulps: He stole from those who profited from the misery of the Depression to help those in need, to balance the scales of justice.

And justice was close to the Moon Man’s heart. For the Moon Man was actually police detective Stephen Thatcher—a dedicated law officer all too familiar with the cracks in the system criminals used to avoid retribution. Donning a black robe and a globe of Argus glass, Thatcher became the Moon Man, a thief who stole from criminals the law could not touch.

Now the Moon Man is hunted by his best friend and partner, reviled by his father and fiancé who all want to see the masked thief pay the ultimate price for his crimes. Stephen Thatcher must walk the razor’s edge of his double life where, every minute, the threat of exposure could shatter his fragile world.

For the first time in decades all 38 of the Moon Man’s exploits have been collected by Altus Press in a seven-volume set.

  • Moon Doom: The Rattler, a vicious killer, lays his crimes at the feet of the Moon Man. And the Moon Man is hunted by the entire police force. “Get the murderous Moon Man!” is the cry. Detective Sergeant Thatcher—the Moon Man—finds himself on a hot spot. And the spot gets hotter when the phone sergeant at headquarters hears that unguarded whisper creeping in over the wire. A whisper that brands Steve Thatcher as the Moon Man.
  • “Calling Car 13!” Ripping the night air came that fatal message to a fatal car—“Calling Car 13!” And it plunged Great City into a mad whirl of murder. For that prowl car was riding to the hideout of Ned Dargan, the notorious Moon Man’s assistant. Black powder scorched red blood. And Lieutenant McEwen cornered the Moon Man.
  • Fingers of Fear: Dicks die hard! Gil McEwen, ace sleuth of Great City, gets kicked off the force for failing to bring in the Moon Man. Gil McEwen, whose very life’s breath is the police department, is forced to turn in his shield… and Detective Sergeant Steve Thatcher—the notorious Moon Man—has to get Gil McEwen back on the cops—without exposing himself.
  • Corpse’s Alibi: The spectacular race track robbery told Lieutenant McEwen that the notorious Moon Man was a member of the police force. The Moon Man, who risked discovery and death to help the needy, was trapped by his own thumb-print. For the Moon Man was Detective Sergeant Steve Thatcher. McEwen threw a cordon around headquarters, from which there was no escape. Trapped, helpless, Steve Thatcher watched McEwen go for the file that recorded the fingerprints of every man in the department.
  • The Sinister Snatch: The black shadow of a threatened kidnaping hung over the family of a wealthy newspaper publisher. Lieutenant Gilbert McEwen and the pick of the police department were on the job. Into this tense drama came a third power—the notorious Moon Man. He warned the kidnapers to lay off. The kidnapers laughed at him. McEwen swore at him. But the Moon Man—that enigma of enigmas—had never failed to keep a promise.
  • Badge of Blood: The notorious Moon Man had the goods on a crooked cop, had him dead to rights. But that crooked cop also had a trump card to play in the game of death. He knew that the Moon Man was Detective Sergeant Steve Thatcher. He drove the Moon Man to a hard bargain—a bargain that made a cop wear the Badge of Blood.

The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 3: 1934 by Frederick C. Davis contains the following stories:

  • “Moon Doom”
  • “Calling Car 13!”
  • “Fingers of Fear”
  • “Corpse’s Alibi”
  • “The Sinister Snatch”
  • “Badge of Blood”

The Black Bat Omnibus Vol. 6

by Norvell W. Page and Norman A. Daniels

Pulp hero the Black Bat returns! This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat: “The Eyes of the Blind,” “The Blackout Murders,” and “Shadow of Evil,” uncut and restored with the original illustrations. It’s the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

The Black Bat Omnibus Volume 6 by Norvell W. Page and Norman A. Daniels contains the following stories:

  • “The Eyes of the Blind”
  • “The Blackout Murders”
  • “Shadow of Evil”

 

The Complete Adventures of Eric Trent Vol. 1

by Donald E. Keyhole

Donald E. Keyhoe returns to chronicle the super-spy sagas of the high-flying Eric Trent! Running for only 12 stories in the pages of Flying Aces, the series continued Keyhoe’s tradition of fast-paced air war adventures, this time featuring a character who hasn’t seen print since these stories’ original publications!

Volume 1 collects the first six stories from 1940–41:

“Secret Flight Sixteen,”
“Death Flies Blind,”
“Junkers Juggernaut,”
“Swastika Scourge,”
“The Ace From Hell”
and “Television Tracers.”

 

 

THE SHADOW Volume 114:
“Death by Proxy” & “Loot of Death”

Alone and unaided, The Shadow wages a solo war on crime in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant.” First, the Knight of Darkness investigates a murder ring whose victims die twice, first in real life followed by a “Death by Proxy.” Then, the police assume a million-dollar crime to be a simple bank robbery, but The Shadow knows there is a hidden secret behind the “Loot of Death.” This double novel pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier, with historical commentary by Will Murray.

  • Sanctum Books
  • 978-1-60877-222-3
  • Softcover
  • 7×10
  • 128 pages
  • B&W
  • Published: 01/17
  • $14.95

 Secret Agent “X” Audiobook #14

Talons of Terror
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Brant House
Read by Milton Bagby
A nameless mystery man with a wartime past, backed by a shadowy group of powerful philanthropists, Secret Agent “X” took on the toughest assignments of the dirty thirties. Operating out of the half-haunted Montgomery Mansion, X was also known as the Man of a Thousand Faces.
In ten days there were ten murders. Bestial terror talons ripped the heart and soul from a city—as they ripped life from its civic monarchs. And in the funeral wake of these awesome claws lay the dried, bloodless husks of what once were men. The Grim Reaper stalked the city with a handful of horror. Alone, bucking this mad march to the grave, was Secret Agent “X”—the Man of a Thousand Faces. Countless times had “X” manhunted murderers. But never before had his trail carried him up a corpse-runged ladder of human husks.
The enigma of enigmas, Secret Agent “X” has been deputized by a high government official to battle the darkest, most diabolical enemies of America before they sink their poisonous fangs into the nation’s healthy core. Operating out of the supposedly haunted Montgomery Mansion, Secret Agent “X” ventures forth in a bewildering array of false identities to infiltrate the darkest underbelly of the underworld—and destroy it from within. A master investigator of a thousand guises and surprises. The only clue to his true identity is his haunting whistle…..
Though Paul Chadwick was the creator and architect of the weird menace series that Secret Agent “X” would be, other well known Pulp writers also added their own contributions to the canon. All writing under the “Brant House name”, G. T. Fleming-Roberts, Emile C. Tepperman, and Wayne Rogers wrote Secret Agent “X” tales as well over the 41 story run.
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Talons of Terror, ripped from Secret Agent “X” magazine, April 1935 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
Chapter 1: Drinkers of Blood
Chapter 2: 24 Hours’ Immunity!
Chapter 3: Written in Blood
Chapter 4: Death for Eight!
Chapter 5: Messenger of Doom
Chapter 6: Who Is Doctor Blood
Chapter 7: Men or Beasts?
Chapter 8: The Woman From Paraguay
Chapter 9: Doctor Blood Scores Again
Chapter 10: Bait for a Trap
Chapter 11: Ransom for Blood
Chapter 12: Enter—the Claw Man!
Chapter 13: Five Must Die
Chapter 14: Flight From Terror
Chapter 15: The Eye in the Wall
Chapter 16: Strange Alliance
Chapter 17: Madmen in the Dark
Chapter 18: Trail of the Blood Lust

Secret Agent “X” Audiobook #13

Devils of Darkness
by Paul Chadwick writing as Brant House
Read by Milton Bagby
They called Secret Agent “X”, the Man of the Thousand Faces. Armed with his irresistible gas gun, wearing impenetrable disguises, “X” infiltrates the darkest corners of the Underworld to crush all crime czars!
Black as night, black as hell itself, the “devil-dark” descended upon a fear-crazed populace! Men and women shrieked in agony beneath the lash of bloody, torturing whips. The mangled bodies of innocent children lay in the streets, while human fiends emptied the city of its wealth. And into this chaotic and hideous fog of darkness went Secret Agent “X” to wage a life-and-death battle with unseen criminals.
The enigma of enigmas, Secret Agent “X” has been deputized by a high government official to battle the darkest, most diabolical enemies of America before they sink their poisonous fangs into the nation’s healthy core.

At the end of the Depression year of 1933, tiny Magazine Publishers could see which way the pulp winds were blowing. Street & Smith had broken new ground when they launched The Shadow Magazine in 1931. Doc Savage came two years later. As did The Phantom Detective.

In the Fall of ’33 Popular Publications released both The Spider and G-8 and His Battle Aces. The public was obviously hungry for heroes. And editor Rose Wyn decided that her outfit had to offer one too!

With top writer Paul Chadwick, she brainstormed Secret Agent “X”, uncanny composite of Doc and The Shadow, with a dash of the Phantom thrown in. The first issue appeared at the end of 1933 with a February 1934 cover date. Coincidentally, the popular King Features newspaper strip, Secret Agent X-9, debuted that same month! But for that hyphenated X, lawsuits might have shut down one or the other hero.

Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Devils of Darkness, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X”magazine, March 1935 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
Chapter 1: Terror’s Call
Chapter 2: Lashing Death
Chapter 3: Unheeded Warning
Chapter 4: Black Hell
Chapter 5: The Torturing Lash
Chapter 6: The Agent Trapped!
Chapter 7: Red Death
Chapter 8: The House of Menace
Chapter 9: Woman of Mystery
Chapter 10: Counterplay
Chapter 11: Clues to Danger
Chapter 12: Secret Orders
Chapter 13: Murderer’s Hideout
Chapter 14: Bluffing Death
Chapter 15: A Sentence Imposed
Chapter 16: Death in the Dark
Chapter 17: The Night’s Nemesis
Chapter 18: Blossoming Clues

The Secret 6 Audiobook #4

The Golden Alligator
by Robert J. Hogan
Read by Michael C. Gwynne
Popular Publications publisher Harry Steeger and writer Robert J. Hogan had scored a hit with G-8 and His Battles Aces in 1933. A year later, they put their heads together and concocted a crime series with a fantasy flare. They called it The Secret 6!
Steeger always credited the successful Park Avenue Hunt Club stories running in the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly as his main inspiration. But the types of stories he asked Robert J. Hogan to write smacked of the one and only Doc Savage. In a sense, The Secret 6 was Doc Savage and his men—but without the superhuman aspects of Doc. The title was lifted from a 1931 crime film. To insure that the first issue sold like hotcakes, they stole a little more of Street & Smith’s thunder by titling that debut novel The Red Shadow.
The premise was simple. Framed for the crimes of diabolical Red Shadow, a mystery man with a haunted past calling himself King breaks out of the Death House. Scouring the Underworld, he assembles a team of shadowy specialists who dedicate themselves to hunting down The Red Shadow, which they did in their debut adventure.
Only four issues of The Secret 6 were ever published. But what a glorious run! The Red Shadow was followed by House of Walking Corpses, The Monster Murders and The Golden Alligator. Each succeeding novel was more fantastic than the one before. Collectively, they read like a dry run for Carleton E. Morse’s classic radio series, I Love a Mystery.
For his final Secret 6 opus, Robert Hogan took a new approach, emphasizing King, and relegating the other members of the fighting band to the background. Set in Florida, where the author resided for portions of his life, this is a treasure hunt on a grand scale, flavored by typical Popular Publications weirdness in the form of a giant alligator of unknown origins.
Will the Secret 6 survive this threat? Well, no. All the more reason to plunge in and enjoy the exciting quest for The Golden Alligator. Michael C. Gwynne narratives this swan song audiobook.
Chapter 1: Buried Alive
Chapter 2: The Golden Death
Chapter 3: Death Strikes Again
Chapter 4: Pursuit
Chapter 5: Wanted: An Honest Man
Chapter 6: Six Honest Men
Chapter 7: In the Hands of the Law
Chapter 8: The Golden Alligator
Chapter 9: Swallowed Alive
Chapter 10: The Coffin Flight
Chapter 11: Everglades City
Chapter 12: John Ogden
Chapter 13: Ogden Alias Smith
Chapter 14: Murder Dirge
Chapter 15: Alligator Toll
Chapter 16: The Golden Doom

The Secret 6 Audiobook #3

The Monster Murders
by Robert J. Hogan
Read by Michael C. Gwynne
The premise of The Secret 6 was deceptively simple, yet pure pulp. An enigmatic adventurer known only as King busts out of Death Row to form an anti-crime group called The Secret 6. The others include The Key, The Doctor, Shakespeare, The Bishop, and Luga, as well as numerous underworld stool pigeons and hangers-on. All are wanted. So they operate outside the law.
The work of the wildly imaginative Robert J. Hogan, who pitted his World War I flying ace, G-8, against zombies, Martians, defrosted Viking warriors, and other bizarre foes, The Secret 6 battled sinister supervillains, a Mayan Bat-Man, a giant golden alligator and other outrageous menaces. Few pulp series stretched reality as did this four-issue Popular Publications title from 1934-35. There were no limits. That’s what made it a terrific read.
If you wanted to, you could call The Secret 6 “Doc Savage lite”. The series followed a similar template––a group of adventurers pitting themselves against overwhelming threats. The big difference was that the leader, King, was no superman. Like Hogan’s G-8, he was a typical American he-man, not a fearless wonder-worker. King could feel fear, and make mistakes. He was not perfect, therefore the average reader could identify with him, and see himself in King’s shoes.
The third Secret 6 entry shows every indication of having been inspired by the famous Doc Savage novel, The Monsters. The premise is virtually identical––giant creatures are terrorizing the rural population. Authorities are helpless. Only the resourceful Secret 6 team is up to the challenge.
No doubt the inspiration for both of these pulp classics goes back to the 1933 film, King Kong. In The Monster Murders, we encounter ferocious packs of gigantic dogs, 30 foot giants, and other towering nightmare threats to life and liberty.
The Murder Monsters is read by Michael C. Gwynne.
Chapter 1: The Giant Dogs
Chapter 2: Suicide?
Chapter 3: The Seven-foot Man
Chapter 4: Trapped
Chapter 5: “Stick ‘em Up!”
Chapter 6: Two Giants
Chapter 7: Death Trail
Chapter 8: The Unearthly Footprints
Chapter 9: Murder by Pairs
Chapter 10: Path of Slaughter
Chapter 11: Blood Ogre
Chapter 12: The Pointing Flame
Chapter 13: Finger of Hope
Chapter 14: The Giant Calls
Chapter 15: Jailbird
Chapter 16: The Monster Speaks
Chapter 17: King, Police Commissioner!
Chapter 18: “That’s the Man!”
Chapter 19: The Man Monster
Chapter 20: The Giant’s Sweetheart
Chapter 21: Dynamite Wings

DOC SAVAGE Volume 46:

House of Walking Corpses
by Robert J. Hogan
Read by Michael C. Gwynne
Popular Publications publisher Harry Steeger and writer Robert J. Hogan had scored a hit with G-8 and His Battle Aces in 1933. A year later, they put their heads together and concocted a crime-suspense series with a fantasy flare. They called it The Secret 6!
The premise was simple. Framed for the crimes of the diabolical Red Shadow, a mystery man with a haunted past calling himself King breaks out of the Death House. Scouring the Underworld, King assembles a team of shadowy specialists who dedicate themselves to hunting down The Red Shadow. Once he was disposed of, the super-sleuth sextet went on the tackle malevolent menaces in the I Love a Mystery vein.
This new crime-busting organization consisted of King, The Doctor, The Professor, The Key, The Bishop, Shakespeare and the Zulu warrior known as Luga. They are backed by a small army of unsavory underworld informers ranging from Legs Larkin to Flo the Fleecer.
Only four issues of The Secret 6 were ever published. But what a glorious run! The Red Shadow was followed by House of Walking Corpses, The Monster Murders and The Golden Alligator. Each succeeding novel was more fantastic than the one before.
For their second exploit, The Secret 6 go up against a Mayan curse that turns members of the wealthy Waldorff clan into Living Dead Men. But that’s only the start of the wild trail that takes the fighting 6 from Long Island to the Mayan-dominated jungles of Yucatan and a rousing battle with the sinister Bat-Man and his undead legions at the Temple of Azrah. Will The Secret 6 triumph––or will Mayan vengeance make it their tomb?
House of Walking Corpses is narrated with appropriately atmospheric gravity by Michael C. Gwynne.
Chapter 1: The Death Ship
Chapter 2: The Black Throat
Chapter 3: The White Candle
Chapter 4: Black Magic
Chapter 5: Manaha
Chapter 6: “Stop That Man!”
Chapter 7: A Corpse Walks
Chapter 8: The Vanishing Dead
Chapter 9: A Dead Man Talks
Chapter 10: Death Leaves a Tomb
Chapter 11: Ghost Mission
Chapter 12: Police Patrol
Chapter 13: An Empty Coffin
Chapter 14: Escape
Chapter 15: Dead Murderer
Chapter 16: The Temple of Azrah
Chapter 17: Maya Vengeance
Chapter 18: Jungle Death
Chapter 19: Vanishing Men
Chapter 20: The Bat-Man

The Secret 6 Audiobook #1

The Red Shadow
by Robert J. Hogan
Read by Michael C. Gwynne
Popular Publications publisher Harry Steeger and writer Robert J. Hogan had scored a hit with G-8 and His Battles Aces in 1933. A year later, they put their heads together and concocted a crime series with a fantasy flare. They called it The Secret 6!
Steeger always credited the successful Park Avenue Hunt Club stories running in the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly as his main inspiration. But the types of stories he asked Robert J. Hogan to write smacked of the one and only Doc Savage. In a sense, The Secret 6 was a take off of Doc Savage and his men—but without the superhuman aspects of Doc. The title was lifted from a 1931 crime film. To insure that the first issue sold like hotcakes, they stole a little more of Street & Smith’s thunder by titling that debut novel The Red Shadow.
The premise was simple. Framed for the crimes of the diabolical Red Shadow, a mystery man with a haunted past calling himself King breaks out of the Death House. Scouring the Underworld, he assembles a team of shadowy specialists who dedicate themselves to hunting down The Red Shadow. But The Red Shadow conceals a secret even The Secret 6 doesn’t suspect!
One major clue can be found in a list of the members of this new crime-busting organization: King, The Doctor, The Professor, The Key, The Bishop, Shakespeare and Luga. Yes. Seven men have banded together to become the fearless fugitives operating outside the law known as—The Secret 6! One will not survive…
Only four issues of The Secret 6 were ever published. But what a glorious run! The Red Shadow was followed by House of Walking Corpses, The Monster Murders and The Golden Alligator. Each succeeding novel was more fantastic than the one before.
The Red Shadow is narrated with the headlong velocity of a locomotive by Michael C. Gwynne.
Chapter 1: The Death House
Chapter 2: Prison Break
Chapter 3: End of the Road
Chapter 4: The Bishop
Chapter 5: Death Wings
Chapter 6: The Crimson Man
Chapter 7: Devil’s Trap
Chapter 8: Under Arrest
Chapter 9: A New Recruit
Chapter 10: Ghosts Walk
Chapter 11: Hidden Laboratory
Chapter 12: Fugitive’s Hideout
Chapter 13: Vanished Men
Chapter 14: The Red Shadow Hovers
Chapter 15: Killer’s Boomerang
Chapter 16: Corpse Ride
Chapter 17: Dead Man’s Shoes
Chapter 18: Death Role
Chapter 19: Flo
Chapter 20: The Scarlet Net

Green Lama Audiobook #7

The Hollywood Ghost & The Beardless Corpse
by Kendell Foster Crossen writing as Richard Foster
Read by James C. Lewis
With this seventh Green Lama audiobook, we come to the climax of the original adventures of millionaire Jethro Dumont, who journeyed to the mountains of Tibet and came back on a mission to erase evil from the face of the earth as the first Buddhist superhero, The Green Lama!
The Green Lama often visited tinsel town, which he does once more in The Case of the Hollywood Ghost. Bloody footprints left by no visible being leave a scene of murder, but where will they take the investigation? Only The Green Lama Knows.
Written during a vogue of invisible men movies––Universal released The Invisible Man Returns and The Invisible Woman in 1940––this entry focuses on a similar production, The Man from Nowhere. When the busy set is bedeviled by the imaginary lead villain, an uncatchable killer calling himself the Hollywood Ghost, Jethro Dumont takes a hand in the game in this sequel to his earlier Hollywood triumphs, Babies for Sale and The Wave of Death.
The Case of the Beardless Corpse marked the ultimate Green Lama exploit penned by creator Kendell Foster Crossen writing as Richard Foster. Although Crossen continued his jade-robed hero in comic books and on radio, he never wrote another novelette. But The Lama went out in style, investigating the bizarre circumstances surrounding the slaying of a high-ranking German diplomat––whose face was shaved by his mysterious murderer after death. Working from that baffling clue, The Green Lama follows a trail of blood to a satisfying conclusion, assisted by his surviving circle of followers, which included magician Theodor Harrin and the ever-mysterious Lady from Lhasa, Magga.
James C. Lewis reads the swan song of the strangest pulp superhero ever imagined…Om Mani Padme Hum! The Green Lama Knows!
The Case Of The Hollywood Ghost
Chapter 1: Hollywood Peril
Chapter 2: Business Picks Up
Chapter 3: Harrin Reports
Chapter 4: The Invisible Man Walks Again
Chapter 5: The Green Lama’s Understudy
Chapter 6: On the Spot
Chapter 7: The Net Tightens
Chapter 8: The Boss
Chapter 9: The Fifth Spoke
The Case of the Beardless Corpse
Chapter 1: The Corpse Who Shaved
Chapter 2: The Murdered Consul
Chapter 3: A Secret Exposed
Chapter 4: The Trap
Chapter 5: The Locked Room
Chapter 6: The Rescue
Chapter 7: The End of Pete Barry
Chapter 8: A Fight in the Darkness
Chapter 9: The Beardless Corpse

“THE MYSTIC MULLAH” and “TERROR TAKES 7” – Bama Variant Cover

The Man of Bronze returns in two action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent. First, weird green soul slaves attack Manhattan, propelling Doc and his aides to faraway Asia to confront “The Mystic Mullah.” Then, after a mystery box arrives at Doc Savage’s headquarters, its enigmatic contents ignite a murderous chain of events in “Terror Takes 7.” This classic pulp reprint showcases a striking color painting by James Bama and the original color pulp covers by Walter M. Baumhofer and Emery Clarke, Paul Orban’s classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray.

  • Sanctum Books
  • 978-1-60877-049-6
  • Softcover
  • 7×10
  • 144 pp
  • B&W
  • Published: 01/17
  • $14.95

THE SHADOW Volume 113shadow113
“Legacy of Death” & “The Devil’s Partner”—Spotlighting cabby Moe Shrevnitz

The Knight of Darkness and his cabby aide crush crime in classic pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as “Maxwell Grant.” First, when old Landis Framingham dies, his multimillion dollar estate becomes a “Legacy of Death” to his heirs! Then, The Shadow, Margo Lane and Shrevvy investigate a young man who has followed in his father’s footsteps, first as a psychoanalyst and then as “The Devil’s Partner.” BONUS: a classic Shadow thriller from the Golden Age of Radio! This special collector’s volume showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Charles de Feo and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin.

  • Sanctum Books
  • 978-1-60877-221-6
  • Softcover
  • 7×10
  • 112 pages
  • B&W
  • $14.95

Phantom Detective – Spring/51

phantom-detective-51-springThe Video Victims by Robert Wallace
The girl was scared and wouldn’t talk—but her fear told the world’s greatest sleuth more than words when he investigated a strange and baffling case of murder at a television station!

The Dizzy Killer by Benton Braden
Handmade Alibi by Amelia Reynolds Long
Killer’s Powerhouse by Arthur J. Burks
Scream A Song of Death by R. Van Taylor
The Cop and the Doll by Day Keene
Madman Murder by Norman A. Daniels

  • Adventure House
  • 7×10
  • 128 pages
  • Published: 01/17
  • ISBN: 1-59798-216-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-59798-216-0
  • $14.95

High Adventure #152

Far East Adventures of Warren Hastings Miller

The White Sawbwa of Mong Nam
Jungle Justice
Enter the White Girl
The Dark Forest
Beyond the Khyber
Flood
Giants on the Warpath
The Racketeer Rajah

  • 7×10
  • 110 pages
  • Published: 01/17
  • ISBN: 1-59798-591-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-59798-591-8
  • $12.95

Jungle Stories – Winter/43

Stalkers of the Dawn-World by John Peter Drummond
Out of the dim past that weird world had come, peopled with its deathless guardians, ruled by a brutal god that jungle weapons could not slay.  Ki-Gor, White Lord of the Jungle, had to battle that ancient deity with bare hands—and if he failed to win, Helene, his golden mate, and the marooned passengers of a crashed Handley Page were doomed to die.

Terror Trek by H.M. Sutherland
Lutembe the Avenger by Wyndham Martyn
The Headsmen of Bestiana by Paul Selonke
Murderer’s Moon by E. Hoffman Price
The Flaming God by Francis Gerard

  • 7×10
  • 128 pages
  • Published: 01/17
  • ISBN: 1-59798-410-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-59798-410-2
  • Cover Artist: George Gross
  • $14.95

Captain Future – Winter/42

The Quest Beyond the Stars by Edmond Hamilton
Ride with Curt Newton, the World’s Greatest Spacefarer, and the Futuremen as they leave the known stat trails to penetrate the source of cosmic rays, the very core of the Universe!

The End of His Service by Ray Cummings
The Man Who Fought Destiny by Arthur J. Burks
The Man Who Awoke by Laurence Manning

  • 7×10
  • 130 pages
  • Published: 01/17
  • Cover Artist: Earle K. Bergey
  • ISBN: 1-59798-595-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-59798-595-6
  • $14.95

DOC SAVAGE – Empire of Doom

It began with the hijacking of a destroyer from the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The stolen warship struck midtown Manhattan with her mighty guns, then vanished far out to sea.

Who were the strange raiders wearing the golden uniforms of no known power who pulled off the daring theft? And who was their mysterious leader, a being of seemingly supernatural abilities?

Doc Savage did not know. But The Shadow did! Combining forces, the Man of Bronze and the Dark Avenger follow the trail of a superfoe from The Shadow’s past.

But can they learn to trust one another?

From fog-shrouded New York to a futuristic underground kingdom in the heart of Asia, the battle sprawls—with the world’s fate at stake!

  • 6×9
  • Altus Press
  • $24.95

 

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Watcher At the Door – Henry Kuttner

G-Men – 07/39

King Kong vs Tarzan

G-8 and His Battle Aces #50 – The Flight of the Hell Hawks

High Adventure #151 – Planet Stories

Wide World Adventures – 09/29

Argosy – Fall/2016 Magazine

Science Fiction Calendar 2017

Famous Fantastic Mysteries – Fall/2016 Magazine

Black Mask – Fall/2016 Magazine

21ST ANNUAL WORLD FANTASY CON 1995

ADVENTURE

ARGOSY

ASTOUNDING STORIES

BALTICON 21

BALTICON 29

BALTICON 30

BALTICON 31

BALTICON 32

BALTICON 34

BALTICON 36

BALTICON 37

BLACK BOOK DETECTIVE

BLUE BOOK MAGAZINE

BUCCONEER – 56TH WORLD SF CON

BUCCONEER – PROGRESS REPORT ONE

CAPTAIN ZERO

COMPLETE ADVENTURE MAGAZINE

CONSELLATION 1983

DARE-DEVIL ACES

DARE-DEVIL ACES

DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE

DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE

DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE

DETECTIVE TALES

DIME MYSTERY BOOK MAGAZINE

DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE

DISCLAVE 1989

DISCLAVE 1997

INTERSECTION 95 – PROGRESS REPORT 3

INTERSECTION 95 – PROGRESS REPORT 4

INTERSECTION 95 – PROGRESS REPORT 6

LIFE AND FILMS OF BUCK JONES THE SILENT ERA

MID-SOUTH CON 7

OBSIDIAN APE

OVER MY DEAD BODY

OZ-STORY MAGAZINE #1

OZ-STORY MAGAZINE #2

OZ-STORY MAGAZINE #3

OZ-STORY MAGAZINE #4

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SHERLOCK HOLMES IN POTRAIT AND PROFILE

SPIDER #6

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