Saturday, September 18, 2010

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

CAVE BOOKSHELF!

CAVE BOOKSHELF!

VIA PODGADGET . . .


If you are really tight on space and don't have the room to ever fit both your books and yourself in the same room, this invention is perfect for you.

The designer of the Cave Bookshelf says it "provides a private reading space within its form. As a seat height is just above the floor, CAVE gives a feeling of hiding from others standing around it. Books can be stored on both sides."

LOUNGE CENTRAL: SPIKE JONES & CITY SLICKERS ~ COCKTAILS FOR TWO!

PULP NOW: RAYGUN CAFÉ!

PULP NOW: RAYGUN CAFÉ!

PER THE ALL PULP NEWS BLOG . . .


Pulp writer and Owner/Publisher of Age of Adventure Publishing, Wayne Skiver announces today that his dream project (He's also a master chef as well!) will be opening its doors for a special preview party tonight! Skiver is owner and proprietor of RAYGUN CAFE (Rue St. Francois, in Historic, Old Town. Florissant, Mo. That's St. Louis basically, folks!). This experience is described as "AMAZING Food served in an explosion of Retro Sci-Fi, Super Hero, and Pulp Art. You won't believe your tastebuds or your eyes!"

The intent as Skiver noted, is for Raygun to be more than eating, but to be education and truly an experience. "Where can you learn about the history of the Pulps? The forgotten heroes of the Golden Age? Where can you experience Science Fiction art from the 1930's to the 1970's? Online? Sure...But why not LIVE and IN PERSON? RAYGUN Cafe' will feature a constantly rotating dreamscape of art and exhibits from Pulp, Comic, and... Pop culture! Its a place to meet, explore, and of course EAT! Feed your body and your imagination!"

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LOUNGE CENTRAL: MOODS AND GROOVES!

LOUNGE CENTRAL: MOODS AND GROOVES!

SHAWN LEE'S PING PONG ORCHESTRA

SOMETHING COOL FROM FAT CITY CIGAR LOUNGE . . .


The second album from Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra goes deep into cinematic territory with some seriously-Schifrin smoke-filled beats, adrenaline-inducing rhythms, and dark alleyway spooky tunes. Some of the est modern lounge out there. Give a listen.

TO DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: 007 ALL’ITALIANA!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: 007 ALL’ITALIANA!

MARCO GIUSTI

FELLOW C.O.B.R.A.S. AGENT TANNER GIVES US A DEBRIEF ON THIS COOL NEW ITALIAN EURO-SPY BOOK IN A POST ON HIS DOUBLE O SECTION BLOG TODAY . . .

An incredible photo book, featuring numerous archive images and original posters.

Italian James Bonds were actually every bit as cool as Sean Connery!

“I interviewed a number of directors, producers, screenwriters and actors from the 077 and 3S3 series for my TV show Stracult two years ago. I realized that the phenomenon was not at all marginal, unlike I had believed it to be and experienced it back then. [...] So I decided to tell about these people’s stories, their films, their characters, their dreams: all the care and passion that went into this long-neglected and underrated genre. Italo-007 was not as crazy and complex as spaghetti western, which affected several generations back in the 20th century. It did, however, have a revolutionary impact, and definitely a style of its own”.

A forgotten genre, studied by one of Italy’s leading film journalists.

Among the various genres of Italian popular film, “Italian-007” is possibly the least appreciated and investigated by movie enthusiasts. It includes hundreds of films inspired by the famous James Bond saga, which were released in Italy from 1964 to 1967 and then quickly succumbed to spaghetti westerns and grand American productions. Directors the likes of Sergio Sollima, Alberto De Martino, Umberto Lenzi, Sergio Greco created an endless list of secret agents, variously named 077, 008, 009, Z7 and so on: spies in all flavors, engaged in missions anywhere from New York to Paris, from Istanbul to Beirut, from Ibiza to Marbella. All of them were surrounded by beautiful, dangerous and skimpily dressed girls, whom they set out to seduce while trying to save their own lives. And, of course, they all had a few enemies to destroy, with their load of hidden nuclear weapons, superpowerful lasers, secret microfilms and kidnapped scientists.

Using wonderful images and original posters, Marco Giusti outlines the history of this fantastic pop imagery: “movies made in a matter of months, written in a few weeks”, with “minimal costs, small crews, sure bargains”. An important piece of Italian film history, full of madness, creativity and original ideas: a genre worth reviving and appreciating.

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Y/A CORNER: EXTRAORDINARTY!

Y/A CORNER: EXTRAORDINARTY!

NANCY WERLIN

Phoebe finds herself drawn to Mallory, the strange and secretive new kid in school, and the two girls become as close as sisters . . . until Mallory’s magnetic older brother, Ryland, shows up during their junior year. Ryland has an immediate, exciting hold on Phoebe – but a dangerous hold, for she begins to question her feelings about her best friend and, worse, about herself.

Soon she’ll discover the shocking truth about Ryland and Mallory: that these two are visitors from the faerie realm who have come to collect on an age-old debt. Generations ago, the faerie queen promised Pheobe's ancestor five extraordinary sons in exchange for the sacrifice of one ordinary female heir. But in hundreds of years there hasn’t been a single ordinary girl in the family, and now the faeries are dying. Could Phoebe be the first ordinary one? Could she save the faeries, or is she special enough to save herself?

Friday, September 17, 2010

COCKTAIL NATION #142 ~ BUDDY GRECO!


COCKTAIL NATION #142 ~ BUDDY GRECO!

This week on the lounge music podcast, we hear from Buddy Greco in his own words from the Latest Martini Kings collaboration, and a look at his life and loves. There’s also news from Mr HO, plus a Hollywood legend has left us – the star of the invasion of the Body Snatchers has died, Kevin McCarthy is his name, so Koop takes a look at his life. He’ll also tell us about some great shows to attend, take a look at the world of swank, and participates in the latest Ask Koop segment . . .

PLAYLIST:

Frank Sinatra ~ Fly Me To The Moon
Janet Seidel ~ I Got Lost In His Arms
Buddy Greco ~ Girl Talk
Jackie Gleason ~ Just One More Chance
Pink Martini ~ Taya Tan
John Barry 7 ~ From Russia With Love
SG Sound ~ The Imperial March Darth Vader's Theme
Jimmy Vargas ~ Torchin The EL Rocco
Julie London ~ Love For Sale
Vicki Carr ~ When In Rome (I Do As The Romans Do)
Tikiaki Orchestra ~ Exotique
Lucas Vigor ~ So Daco Samba
Dave Brubeck ~ Perdido
Tiki Joes Ocean ~ Under The Midnight Sun
Linda Lawson ~ Like Young

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NOIR CENTRAL: JAPANESE NOIR!

NOIR CENTRAL: JAPANESE NOIR!

ILLUSTRATOR FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA GIVES US HIS TAKE ON THE JAPANESE NOIR FILM A COLT IS MY PASSPORT COMMISSIONED BY CRITERION . . .

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GEORGE BUSH IS 007 IN THE WORLD HAS HAD ENOUGH!

TOM HANKS IS 007!

PULP NOW: RADIO WESTERN ADVENTURES

PULP NOW: RADIO WESTERN ADVENTURES!


COMING SOON FROM PULP 2.0 PRESS!


FEATURES AN UNPUBLISHED LESTER DENT STORY!


Pulp 2.0 Press Mad Pulp Bastard Bill Cunningham announced today that the publisher is adding a never-before-seen Lester Dent tale to its upcoming wild west book release RADIO WESTERN ADVENTURES (RWA). Dent of course is the world-famous pulp writer of the 30’s and 40’s who created the legendary DOC SAVAGE and THE AVENGER pulp characters. This wild west tale, “Snare Savvy” written in 1932 will join Donald F. Glut’s cover tale, “Who Really Was That Masked Man?” to create a western “double feature” tribute to Jim Harmon, the Old Time Radio historian and author, to whom this special book is dedicated.

The contract for “Snare Savvy” was negotiated by the author’s agent, noted pulp writer and historian Will Murray on behalf of the Dent estate. The story is a classic western featuring Dent’s smart alec cowboy character Haw Kain who rides into town and a whole mess of trouble when he goes up against greedy land grabbers looking to strike it rich.

“We are pleased as punch to be able to add Dent’s ‘Snare Savvy’ to Radio Western Adventures,” said Cunningham. “ It makes an already unique book like RWA that much more special to western and pulp fans. As I read it I could easily see Roy Rogers and Dale Evans as the lead characters Haw Kain and Genie Quayle. Their banter matched perfectly, each giving as good as he or she got. I’m ecstatic over the prospect of publishing a pulp master like Dent’s work, and grateful that Will Murray thought Pulp 2.0 would be a good publisher for the tale.”

Radio Western Adventures will be published on Amazon’s Kindle platform for digital reading and will later come out as a print release via Createspace. The Kindle edition will feature both stories as well as an essay tribute to Jim Harmon whose love for radio western heroes was well known amongst fans. This digital edition will also include several photos resurrected from Don Glut’s archives showing the profound influence these radio cowboys had on the author and his peers. Pulp 2.0 Press’s print edition will include all of the above plus even more bonus features exclusive to the print version. Both versions will feature a stunning cover by artist Nik Macaluso (www.scripttease.tv) who created the fantastic blaxploitation cover art for Pulp 2.0’s first release BROTHER BLOOD (also by Glut).


PULP 2.0 PRESS

PULP NOW: TERROR IN THE HOUSE!

PULP NOW: TERROR IN THE HOUSE!

HENRY KUTTNER


PREFACE ~ RICHARD MATHESON
INTRODUCTION ~ GARYN G. ROBERTS, PH.D.
ILLUSTRATIONS ~ HARRY V. PARKHURST


Terror In The House: The Early Kuttner, Volume One is off to the printer and it's a race against the clock to make a debut at World Fantasy 36 in Columbus, OH on October 28th.


Before his marriage to (and subsequent collaborations with) Catherine L. Moore, Henry Kuttner was a frequent contributor to the pulp magazines that specialized in the weird, supernatural, horror, and science fiction genre.


Beginning in 1936, with the minor classic "The Graveyard Rats," Kuttner launched a steady stream of short stories aimed at Weird Tales, Mystery Tales, Thrilling Wonder Stories, and others.

Writing for Weird Tales brought Kuttner into direct correspondence with that magazine's premier contributor. H. P. Lovecraft. Kuttner set several stories in Lovecraft's "Cthulhu Mythos" and several are presented in TERROR IN THE HOUSE including: "The Secret of Kralitz," "The Eater of Souls," "The Salem Horror," The Jest of Droom-Avista," "The Frog," "The Invaders," and "The Bells of Horror."

Given the short lengths of Kuttner's stories, he had to be prolific and he contributed reams of copy to the weird-menace (a sub-genre of horror where a seemingly supernatural plot is resolved with a pedestrian ending) pulps, Thrilling Mystery and Spice Mystery.

It was his specialization for spicy or sexed-up stories that led Kuttner to write most (two stories and one novelette) of the first issue of Marvel Science Stories, arguably the first spicy science fiction pulp.

Terror In The House is the first volume in a set collecting many of Kuttner's earliest stories, most of which have never been reprinted.


HARDCOVER

712 PAGE

$40.00

PULP NOW: THE BLACK LIZARD BIG BOOK OF BLACK MASK STORIES!

PULP NOW: THE BLACK LIZARD BIG BOOK OF BLACK MASK STORIES!

ARRIVING IN BOOKSTORES SEPTEMBER 21ST!


Weighing in at over a thousand pages, containing over forty-seven stories and two novels, this book is big baby, bigger and more powerful than a freight train--a bullet couldn't pass through it.

Here are the best stories and every major writer who ever appeared in celebrated Pulps like Black Mask, Dime Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and more. These are the classic tales that created the genre and gave birth to hard-hitting detectives who smoke criminals like packs of cigarettes; sultry dames whose looks are as lethal as a dagger to the chest; and gin-soaked hideouts where conversations are just preludes to murder.

This is crime fiction at its gritty best. Illustrated throughout!

INCLUDING:

Three stories by Raymond Chandler, Cornell Woolrich, Erle Stanley Gardner, and Dashiell Hammett.

Complete novels from Carroll John Daly, the man who invented the hard-boiled detective, and Fredrick Nebel, one of the masters of the form.

A never before published Dashiell Hammett story.

Every other major pulp writer of the time, including Paul Cain, Steve Fisher, James M. Cain, Horace McCoy, and many many more of whom you've probably never heard.

Three deadly sections ~ The Crimefighters, The Villains, and Dames ~ with three unstoppable introductions by Harlan Coben, Harlan Ellison, and Laura Lippman

EDITED BY OTTO PENZLER
PAPERBACK: 1136 PAGES
$25.00

PULP NOW: HELL ON FRIDAY!

PULP NOW: HELL ON FRIDAY!

THE JOHNNY SAXON TRILOGY

WILLIAM BOGART


INTRODUCTION ~ WILL MURRAY

From the author of Doc Savage!


Never before reprinted, this edition collects all three of William Bogart's
stories of Johnny Saxon, a pulp writer-turned-P.I.!

Loaded with numerous references to the pulp publishing world, its authors and characters, it's rounded out by an all-new introduction by Doc Savage/Lester Dent expert Will Murray.

INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING BOOK-LENGTH STORIES:


HELL ON FRIDAY ~ MURDER IS FORGETFUL ~ THE QUEEN CITY MURDER CASE

BONUS: BOGART'S ARTICLE ON ADVICE FOR NEW WRITERS.


548 PAGES

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PULP NOW: DIAMONDSTONE: MAGICIAN-SLEUTH!

PULP NOW: DIAMONDSTONE: MAGICIAN-SLEUTH!


NOW AVAILABLE FROM ALTUS PRESS!


G. T. FLEMING-ROBERTS
INTRODUCTION BY WILL MURRAY


"I know all about cards..."


For six spectacular adventures, Diamondstone, Magician-Sleuth delivered justice with a sleight of hand in the pages of POPULAR DETECTIVE from 1937-1939.

Written by master pulp scribe G. T. Fleming-Roberts, this is the first time the complete series has been collected.


Includes an all-new introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.


254 PAGES


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ALTUS PRESS

PULP NOW: G STANDS FOR GLORY!

PULP NOW: G STANDS FOR GLORY!


THE COMPLETE G-MAN STORIES OF NORVELL PAGE!

AVAILABLE NOW FROM ALTUS PRESS!


INTRODUCTION ~ WILL MURRAY

COVER ~ CHRIS KALB

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

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


396 PAGES


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LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER (ONLY 100 MADE) COMING SOON!


ALTUS PRESS

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: SIN CITY SPY ~ TEASER!

MCGINNIS ~ WHEN SHE WAS BAD!

FAUX COVERS: THE SCARLETT MISTRESS!

FAUX COVERS: THE SCARLETT MISTRESS!

A FAUX COVER CREATED BT ILLUSTRATOR EUAN MACTAVISH AS, IN HIS WORDS, A HOMAGE THOSE OF THE 1950S AND 60S PAPERBACK CRIME NOVELS. I'M A HUGE FAN OF THAT PARTICULAR GENRE OF ILLUSTRATION, ESPECIALLY THE GREAT ROBERT MCGINNIS.

FOR MORE MACTAVISH ILLUSTRATIONS CLICK HERE

NOIR CENTRAL: SKIN IN DARKNESS ~ EROTIC NOIR!

NOIR CENTRAL: SKIN IN DARKNESS ~ EROTIC NOIR!

MAXIM JAKUBOWSKI

I PICKED THIS UP IN ORDER TO READ ON TENDERNESS EXPRESS – A SORT OF LEAD IN TO JAKUBOWSKI’S UP COMING, I WAS WAITING FOR YOU – BUT ENJOYED ALL THREE TALES OF EROTIC NOIR . . .


Skin in Darkness contains three simmering tales of lust and larceny.

IT'S YOU THAT I WANT TO KISS ~ Jacob and Anne meet and fall in lust on Miami Beach. But their tryst takes a dangerous turn when Anne accepts a courier job to Caracas and ends up with a fortune of diamonds belonging to a dangerous psychopath.

BECAUSE SHE THOUGHT SHE LOVED ME ~ Joe falls hard for Caitleen, his boss' wife, and the two scheme to kill her clueless husband in the perfect crime. But Joe doesn't count on Caitleen's bizarre sexual appetites.
ON TENDERNESS EXPRESS ~ hard-bitten detective Martin Jackson and Cornelia, his beautiful stripper and hit-woman client, pose as a pair of dominant-submissives in order to crack a case. But the caper turns kinky when they uncover a runaway sex slave.

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

LOUNGE CENTRAL: TIMELESS: GREAT ROMANTIC STANDARDS (CD)!

LOUNGE CENTRAL: TIMELESS: GREAT ROMANTIC STANDARDS (CD)!
Smooth, smokey, sultry. This music is all about passion and longing and hearts that are aflutter. So set a mood with these seductive, classic romantic songs covered by some of today's more contemporary songbirds on this incredible, new collection by Time Life.

TRACKLIST:

1. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons – Linda Ronstadt
2. A Kiss To Build A Dream On – k.d. lang
3. I've Got You Under My Skin – Diana Krall
4. The Very Thought Of You – Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt
5. When I Fall In Love – Celine Dion and Clive Griffin
6. Since I Fell For You – Michael Bolton
7. Hey There – Bette Midler
8. Look of Love – Dusty Springfield
9. Stardust – Willie Nelson
10. Love Letters – Boz Scaggs
11. At Last – Eva Cassidy
12. As Time Goes By – Natalie Cole
13. I'll Never Smile Again – Barry Manilow
14. I Only Have Eyes For You – Art Garfunkel
15. La Vie En Rose – Cyndi Lauper
16. My Funny Valentine – Carly Simon
17. Unforgettable – Aretha Franklin
18. Man I Love – Diana Ross

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

LOUNGE CENTRAL: WHERE THERE'S HOPE ~ CD!

LOUNGE CENTRAL: WHERE THERE'S HOPE ~ CD!

JAN DALEY

THIS IS A VERY COOL COLLECTION OF SONGS FROM THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK WITH CONNECTIONS TO BOB HOPE’S LEGACY – DALEY’S VOICE IS PERFECT WITHOUT BEING TOO PURE . . .


Jan Daley, is a true triple-theater with credentials as a singer, actress, and songwriter. The wonderfully talented Ms. Daley has inspired reviewers to rave, "Her voice matches her looks...in every sense a Knock-out!" ~ Billboard

"A rare combination...she is not a carbon copy of anyone! She surprised us with her blue eyed soul version of Stormy Weather, among others." - Hollywood Reporter, "Jan is a truly talented musician, singer, and lyricist. Her marvelous voice is selectively controlled and her intonation is immaculate." ~ Jack Segal

"She brings a bluesy white soul and depth to her jazz standards that only an artist of this caliber can pull off." !~ CDbaby


TRACKLIST:

1. Thanks For The Memory
2. It's De-lovely
3. But Beautiful
4. I Can't Get Started
5. What Is It About Your Lips? / Moonlight Becomes You
6. That Old Black Magic
7. You Do Something to Me
8. I Won't Dance
9. I Fall In Love With You
10. Now Don't Give Me that Look
11. Two Sleepy People / Hit The Road To Dreamland
12. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / How Did It Ever End?
13. Thanks For The Memory

FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

TO VISIT JAN DALEY’S WEBSITE CLICK HERE

LOUNGE CENTRAL:MITM'S 4TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY!

LOUNGE CENTRAL: MITM'S 4TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY!

STARRING ERIN BOHEME

CATALINA'S JAZZ CLUB HOLLYWOOD
THURSDAY SEPT. 23RD

MEET THE ENTIRE MARTINI IN THE MORNING CREW AND ENJOY A NIGHT OF CELEBRATION AND GREAT MUSIC WITH ONE OF OUR FAVORITE ARTISTS!

C'MON LIZARDS, GET YOUR TICKETS WHILE THEY LAST!

I'LL SEE YOU THERE!

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HONEY WEST ~ FOREIGN COVER CAVALCADE!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: KIAI!

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: KIAI!

PIERS ANTHONY & ROBERTO FUENTES

Most of the paperback original, men’s adventure, martial arts series published during the ‘70s were pretty much dreck. There were a few series, however, that rose above the muck and deserve to be remembered.

The best know of these is probably The Black Samurai series, consisting of eight books written by Marc Olden under the pseudonym Robert Sands. The series actually spawned a bad martial arts B-movie starring Jim Kelly in the title role. Olden, who really knew his martial arts, would go on to write some excellent mainstream martial arts thrillers starting with Gaijin.

The other series, and the focus of this post, was written by science fiction stalwart Piers Anthony and Cuban martial arts master Robert Fuentes. Kiai! was the first book in the series – and in many ways the best – featuring American martial arts master Jason Striker.

This was ‘70s pulp fiction at its best. Striker is more than happy to simply teach at his dojo (he’s a 5th dan judoka in a kung fu world), preparing students for tournaments, until he is challenged by a renegade Judoka whom he battles to a draw. This battle draws Striker into the martial arts underground when he believes the Judoka is murdering rival instructors using a forbidden lingering death touch technique.

Before long, Striker is battling for his life in a tournament to find the best martial artist in the world. Again facing the Judoka, whom Striker has discovered is killer ninja master Fu Antos, Striker wins the tournament, but is hit with the lingering death touch as Antos escapes.

Striker now must locate a kidnapped Ki master, who may be able to save his life, while engaging hordes of ninjas, and chasing the elusive Antos. Once Striker finds the master and is saved from the death touch, he commits himself to the pursuit and destruction of Fu Antos through four more books.

Kiai! is the perfect ‘70s martial arts time capsule. While the sex scenes are pretty laughable verging on lame, the action and the writing itself hold up extremely well. There is even the occasional fantasy element to the stories, which sets them apart from the run of the mill ‘70s series.

The original series was published by Berkley books and are somewhat hard to find. However, Amazon sports a series of collections reprinting several of the books in each volume. If this was your meat and potatoes back in the day, the reprints are well worth revisiting – and they would make an excellent addition to the current e-book explosion.

JASON STRIKER: MASTER OF MARTIAL ARTS

KIAI!
MISTRESS OF DEATH
BAMBOO BLOODBATH
NINJA’S REVENGE
AMAZON SLAUGHTER


THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

MCGINNIS ~ NIGHT SCHOOL!

PULP NOW: HARDLUCK HANNIGAN!

PULP NOW: HARDLUCK HANNIGAN!

BILL CRAIG

HERE’S A COOL SERIES OF MODERN PULPS WITH A RETRO VIBE YOU MAY HAVE MISSED . . .


Welcome to the fantastic Adventures of Hardluck Hannigan! Join soldier of fortune and adventurer Mike Hannigan as he travels around the world trying to keep ancient and powerful artifacts out of the hands of the Nazi war machine and the Evil minnions of the SS Division know as Black Sun!

EMERALD DEATH

For Mike Hannigan, fleeing New York City ahead of a bullet seemed like a good deal. But when he reached Africa, he finds a whole new world of adventure waiting. Shortly after he arrives his interest is piqued when he hears about a treasure hidden deep in a lost city within the jungles of The Congo. Allying himself with Gregor Shotsky, an old friend, and Bridget O' Malley, a beautiful missionary and bush pilot, Hannigan finds himself on a quest for The Emerald of Eternity. A legendary gemstone said to contain the secret of immortality itself! Racing against a Nazi military search party, Hannigan must find and recover the mysterious gemstone or let it fall into the hands of the deadliest scourge to walk the earth, Dr. Ragnarok, a minion of Adolph Hitler. And if Hitler were to hold the mystic gemstone, the fate of the world would hang in the balance between life and an Emerald Death!

THE SKY MASTERS

Pulp adventure hero Hardluck Hannigan's adventure continues picking up where Emerald Death left off. Hannigan and Gregor are captured by the Nazis and while being taken to the Mediterranean Sea manage to escape over north Africa and join with Abigail Grayson and Dash Devinshire to combat the evil Colonel Kondor and his flying Valhalla Base...

GHOSTS OF THE SARGASSO

When their steamship back to England is sent off course and marooned, Hardluck Hannigan and his friends find themselves trapped in the mysterious 'graveyard of ships' known as the Sargasso Sea. Soon they discover that they must battle not only the elements for survival, but a renegade pirate tribe living aboard the derelict ships and a deadly menace from beneath the waves that threatens all of Humanity!

RIVERS OF THE SUN

Sent deep into the Matto Grasso Region of the Amazon jungle, Michael "Hardluck" Hannigan and his friends are searching for the remains of Colonel Percy Fawcett. They are to prove or disprove the existence of the lost city of Z, a fabled Atlantean outpost. Dogged by Nazi spies, Hannigan and company journey deep into the Amazon and discover that not only does Z exist, but that it poses a threat to the entire world at large. Can Hannigan and company stop Z's plans to rule the world? Or will they simply die, vanishing into the depths of the Brazilian jungle?

CURSE OF THE KILL DEVIL

With the War effort in full swing, a string of sabotage at the local shipbuilding plants in the outer banks has President Roosevelt worried. As the FBI gets nowhere, Hardluck Hannigan and company arrive back in the U.S.A. Investigating a rumor of buried treasure guarded by a supernatural beast, Hannigan and friends find themselves facing not only Nazi Saboteurs but a legendary beast from an ancient past!

THE SPEAR OF GOLIATH

The Spear of Goliath Back in Africa once more Hardluck Hannigan is trying to forget the loss of the two women he had loved. In a waterfront dive on the western coast of Africa, Hannigan hears a tale of a fabulous lost city deep in the jungle. But the city itself is not what catches his attention. The city is said to be the repository of the legendary Spear of Goliath. According to the local legends, the spear was carried there after Goliath's defeat at the hands of David and that it has been guarded by descendants of Goliath's people. As Nazis arrive in the small African settlement, Hannigan finds himself teaming up with the Chinese bar owner to find the Spear before the Nazis and a West African Warlord who desires the spear for his own evil purposes. Can Hardluck Hannigan and Musio reach the lost city and recover the spear before their enemies? Or will the Spear of Goliath fall into the hands of Evil?

THE GOLDEN SCORPION

After recovering the Spear of Goliath, Hardluck Hannigan and his friends get ready to head back to England. But during a stop in Egypt, Gregor is told of a fabulous statue made of gold that was lost beneath the burning sands of the Sahara. It was rumored to be a statue made for an ancient king in the shape of his totem: a large golden scorpion.

Hannigan decides that such a treasure might be worth going after, and the intrepid band sets out across the desert.

Soon they discover they are not the only ones pursuing the Golden Scorpion and whatever secrets it may hold. Along with a band of bloodthirsty desert nomads, they are pursued by a mysterious group of Orientals, and the most insidious villain Hannigan has ever faced.

PERIL IN THE NORTH

British Intelligence has finally managed to infiltrate Black Sun, Adolf Hitler’s secret group that delved into the occult. Now they have information that sends Hardluck Hannigan and his friends on a search and destroy mission to the Aortic Circle. Their target: Snowbase One, the secret Nazi base that holds the mystery of the origins of the flying disks Hannigan faced once before in the hands of the Kondor Legion. Hannigan and his comrades must take out the base and prevent the flying disks from ever being unleashed on the world again, even if it means dying to accomplish the mission.

THE SAVAGE LAND

Barely escaping the destruction of the Nazi base in the Arctic, Hannigan and company find themselves pursued by surviving members of Black Sun trough a series of tunnels under the ice until they enter a large cavern. Eluding their pursuit, Hannigan and his people emerge into a wild and savage land filled with creatures thought extinct for centuries. In this hidden world, evolution has taken some different paths and the merry band find themselves facing deadly enemies at every turn.

COMICS CORNER: MORNING GLORIES!

COMICS CORNER: MORNING GLORIES!

MORNING GLORIES #1

The most anticipated new series of the year starts here! Morning Glory Academy is one of the most prestigious prep schools in the country... But behind it's hallowed doors something sinister and deadly lurks. When six brilliant but troubled new students arrive, they find themselves trapped and desperately seeking answers in a place where nothing is what it seems to be!

DOUBLE SIZED FIRST ISSUE, 44 FULL PAGES OF STORY FOR JUST $3.99! IT'S RUNAWAYS MEETS LOST! FROM THE WRITER OF EXISTENCE 2.0, FORGETLESS, AND SHUDDERTOWN!

FOR A PREVIEW OF ISSUE #1 CLICK HERE

MORNING GLORIES #2


It's the Glories' first day of school, and they've already landed themselves in detention! Now, anywhere else that might just mean the start of a bad year, but they're about to find out when you're enrolled at Morning Glory Academy, corporal punishment takes on a whole new—and deadly—meaning!

The most hotly anticipated new series of the summer continues with 32 pages of action! It's RUNAWAYS meets LOST from the writer of FORGETLESS and SHUDDERTOWN!


STORY: NICK SPENCER
ART: JOE EISMA
COVERS: RODIN ESQUEJO
PUBLISHER: IMAGE COMICS
FULL COLOR
$3.99 EACH

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