Saturday, July 23, 2011

BRUCKHEIMER LIVE CHAT – TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN!

BRUCKHEIMER LIVE CHAT – TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN!

On Tuesday, August 2nd, Jerry Bruckheimer will be hosting a live chat event from 9-10pm ET and 9-10pm PST. He will answer your questions about his newest show Take the Money and Run. Submit a question now and come back to abc.go.com on Tuesday, August 2nd, to participate in a live chat with Jerry Bruckheimer and to see if he answers your question.

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PULP NOW: HORSE MONEY!

PULP NOW: HORSE MONEY!

RICHARD WORMSER

BLACK DOG BOOKS - NOW AVAILABLE!

Four hard-boiled novellas of crime and intrigue around the Sport of Kings.

"These are perfect reading for anyone who enjoys hard-boiled characters and race track settings. Sit back, relax and start reading—and enjoying."—Robert J. Randisi

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

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

First time in book form.

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

INCLUDED:

The Right Guy
Copper the Bet
Heat of the Moment
Horse Money

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

TRADE PAPERBACK ~ 108 PAGES ~ $10.00

BLACK DOG BOOKS

WESTERN PULP: ALIAS THE WHIRLWIND

WESTERN PULP: ALIAS THE WHIRLWIND

JOHNSTON MCCULLEY AND TOM JOHNSON

ALTUS PRESS - NOW AVAILABLE!

Written in the depths of The Depression, this collects the entire saga of The Whirlwind, Johnston (Zorro) McCulley’s other Southwestern hero of the Old West!

Never before reprinted, this omnibus includes an all-new Whirlwind adventure by novelist Tom Johnson.

228 PAGES ~ $19.95 SOFT ~ $29.95 HARD

ALTUS PRESS

WESTERN PULP: RIDING THE PULP TRAIL!

WESTERN PULP: RIDING THE PULP TRAIL!

PAUL S. POWERS

EDITOR: LAURIE POWERS

ALTUS PRESS - NOW AVAILABLE!

Most fans of Western fiction know Paul S. Powers as one of the foundation authors of the famous pulp magazine of the 1930s and 1940s, WILD WEST WEEKLY.

Now, for the first time, twelve Paul Powers stories written in the years after WILD WEST WEEKLY stopped publication have been gathered together.

Six of these stories were published in magazines such as EXCITING WESTERN, THRILLING WESTERN, THE RIO KID WESTERN, and THRILLING RANCH STORIES.

The other six are brand new stories - NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED - that were discovered in 2009.

Altogether they make for an outstanding collection of western stories representing the glory years of the Western short story and the best of Powers’ prolific pulp Western career.

350 PAGES ~ $24.95 SOFT ~ $39.95 HARD

ALTUS PRESS

PULP NOW: CAPTAIN PHILIP STRANGE ~ STRANGE WAR!

PULP NOW: CAPTAIN PHILIP STRANGE ~ STRANGE WAR!

DONALD KEYHOE

THE WORD FROM AGE OF ACES . . .

Age of Aces will be at Pulpfest in Columbus next week where we will be unveiling our latest exciting book - Captain Philip Strange: Strange War by Donald E.Keyhoe.

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

Keyhoe’s Philip Strange stories ran for nine years —from 1931 through 1939— in the pages of Flying Aces magazine.

This first volume in our new series contains six exciting tales of terror skies!

It also features an introduction by Sid Bradd and is beautifully wrapped up in an exciting new design by Chris Kalb!

So, stop by our table and meet the crew and check it out or pick up any of our other titles at special Pulpfest discounts. If you can’t make it—keep your eyes on ageofaces.net to find out more about our new book.

AGE OF ACES

WESTERN PULP: THE BALLAD OF DELTA ROSE!

WESTERN PULP: THE BALLAD OF DELTA ROSE!

FROM THE PEN OF BLOG BUDDY GARY DOBBS COMES HIS LATEST BLACK HORSE WESTERN, THE BALLAD OF DELTA ROSE, WRITTEN UNDER HIS JACK MARTIN ALTER-EGO . . .

After more than twenty years of living a life on the road, Delta Rose returns to the ranch he once owned with his fiancee, Etta James. A bullet wedged close to his heart has dealt Delta the dead man's hand. He soon discovers Etta has a secret: they have a son who, by now a young man, is in trouble. He is charged with both robbery and murder. Can Delta redeem himself for a past ill spent and save the life of the son he never knew he had?

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

PULP NOW: MURDER ON TIKI ISLAND!

PULP NOW: MURDER ON TIKI ISLAND!

TIKI CHRIS PINTO

KINDLE EDITION ~ $3.99

Murder, Sex, Exotic Cocktails and Exotic Women. And of course, some very eerie phantoms...

Set in New York City and the Florida Keys in 1956, Murder on Tiki Island is a noir-style murder mystery which follows Detective Bill Riggins (Murder Behind the Closet Door) through a series of strange, unexplained events surrounding a murder and paranormal phenomena on Florida's world-famous Tiki Island Resort.

Influenced by the style made famous by pulp fiction's greatest authors from Raymond Chandler to Mickey Spillane, Murder on Tiki Island weaves an intricate web of lies, murder, and the occult shaken with a shot of hot dames and a chaser of cool tropical breezes.

Swing back to 1956, when jazz and rock 'n' roll both ruled the airwaves, giant finned cars ruled the roadways and Tiki Bars were the hottest spots on the nightlife scene. Riggins, a New York City detective, takes a 'forced vacation' to Tiki Island in the world-famous Florida Keys and Key West. Once there he gets mixed up with the seductive daughter of the resort's wealthy owner; gets taken for a wild ride by a beautiful blonde bombshell; and gets himself suspected of a brutal murder.

Skeletons, mermaids, Mai Tais, Exotica music, fishing and phantoms all come together to make this Key West murder mystery a fun, old-fashioned pulp noir novel that's sure to please anyone who digs the mid-century scene, or just loves plain old fashioned noir-style detective novels.

Tiki Chris Pinto's Florida Keys murder mystery will have you spooked and guessing throughout the entire story, with a few twists that will get you saying, "Wow, daddy-o! Dig that crazy scene!"

COCKTAIL NATION 181 ~ MURDER ON TIKI ISLAND!

COCKTAIL NATION 181 ~ MURDER ON TIKI ISLAND!

This week, Koop talks to the author of a new book, Murder On Tiki Island. There is also news from Tiki Farm, swank advice on vintage vs reproduction clothing, and a look at the world of swank with some new events to attend, plus another track from the new album, This is Vintage Now.

PLAYLIST:

Diana Krall ~ The Night We Called It a Day
Frank Sinatra ~ Luck Be A Lady
Mel Torme ~ Midnight Swinger
Vibes On Velvet ~ Topsy
Jack Jones ~ Michelle
Jimmy Vargas-Kat walkin Baby
Blake Jones and The Trike Shop ~ If Hawthorne Were Foggy
Tikiyaki Orchestra ~ Mysteria
Orchestra Superstring ~ Waterbed
Karen Souza ~ Tainted Love
Martini Kings ~ Song For My Father

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: RINGSIDE JEZEBEL

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: RINGSIDE JEZEBEL

KATE NICKERSON

ORIGINAL BOOKS #725 ~ 1952

THANKS TO JAVA’S BACHELOR PAD FOR THE TIP OFF ON THIS SORDID LITTLE TALE . . .

There is nothing like a ringside romance. The gangster's moll used to lure a good fighter into the fix of the heavyweight boxing scene. But wait! After she sends him down this path, she feels guilt and tries to save him before he's forced to throw the big fight. It's a woman who's emotional swings pack more of a punch than a left-right combination.

RINGSIDE JEZEBEL

Terry was too much woman for too many men. First there was promoter Frank Chelsea. He could make or break a fighter with a single word – but he couldn't find the word to satisfy Terry.

Next came virile, handsome Jimmy Biddle. He was a small-time fighter headed for the top when he met her – and she betrayed him.

Last there was brilliant, sophisticated George Strand. He introduced her to the world of the intellect – and she outsmarted him.

Terry took what she wanted from each of them and gave her body in return. But there was one she couldn't forget.

RINGSIDE JEZEBEL

BRUTE MEN AND EAGER WOMEN

Women and sweat are the rewards of a fighter who makes the grade . . . sometimes his only rewards.

The sweat comes naturally. The women flock around the ringsides, the dressing-room doors, eager for the tough of a successful fighter's hard muscles and surging manhood . . . and the money he makes in an evening and spend the same night . . . The sweat does a man good.

The women are often his ruin, the most deadly pleasures, the most poisonous delights a man can get himself involved in . . . That's the kind of girl Terry was . . . a girl with the smell of battling men in her pretty nostrils, the taste of their kisses on her beautiful lips, the feel of their money in her dainty hands.

When Jimmy Biddle met Terry his career as a prizefighter reached its peak . . . and so did his life as a man . . . because nobody who met Terry was ever the same again.

I enjoyed the heck out of this tale. Perhaps it just caught me at the right time, but I’ve read a lot of boxing noir and this one does it’s job just right.

NOVELS BY KATE NICKERSON

BOY HUNGRY
BOY CHASER
PASSION IS A WOMAN
STREET OF BLUES

ON THE ROAD AGAIN!

ON THE ROAD AGAIN!

THE BEAT WILL BE A LITTLE QUIETER THAN NORMAL FOR A FEW DAYS.  HOWEVER, STICK WITH ME AS THE BEAT WILL BE BACK TO REGULAR TRANSMISSIONS IN NO TIME . . .

HARDBOILED CORNER: COMING SOON!

VINTAGE COVERS: THE OUT IS DEATH!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: DEAL ALERT!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: DEAL ALERT!

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.

PER AGENT TANNER AT THE DOUBLE O SECTION BLOG . . .

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete Series is 57% off for one day only on Amazon as the Gold Box Deal of the Day. That puts the total price at $84.99 instead of $199.92. That's a good bargain for the amazing Time-Life collection of all four seasons of the classic Sixties spy series plus about a billion great extras in an attache case package. It's also the only way that the show has been issued on DVD to date; individual seasons were never released. (Though you can find a few on their own through second-hand sellers on Amazon.) Act fast; this special price expires tonight.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

BLITZ!

BLITZ!

STATHAM – BLITZ – NOVEL BY KEN BRUEN – BE THERE!

Blitz is a British drama about a tough cop dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.

AUDIO DRAMA CORNER: SLICK BRACER P.I.!

AUDIO DRAMA CORNER: SLICK BRACER P.I.!

THE RUBY TOOTH

NEW FROM DECODER RING THEATRE . . .

Take one hard-boiled, poorly cliched private eye, add a mysterious missing artifact and stir in six or seven of history's most culturally insesitive accents since Hogan's Heroes went off the air and you have the recepie for mystery, mayhem and a sweeping apology from our legal department. Here for your dining and dancing pleasure . . . the mystery of The Ruby Tooth!

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ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: SPY-VIBE GIVEAWAY!

SPY-VIBE GIVEAWAY!

FELLOW C.O.B.R.A.S. AGENT JASON WHITON HAS A COOL GIVEAWAY GOING ON OVER AT HIS SPY-VIBE BLOG . . .

PER SPY-VIBE:

It's reader appreciation time and we're giving away prizes! Prize #1: Barbarella poster style B, 11x17 poster originally purchased from Movie Goods. To enter, just send an e-mail to Spy Vibe (jason[at]spyvibe.com) with "Barbarella" in the subject line and your mailing address. The winner will be chosen from a random drawing on August 9th.

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TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN ~ EPISODE 1 PRESS RELEASE!

TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN ~ EPISODE 1 PRESS RELEASE!

THE HUNT IS ON, WHEN ABC PREMIERES "TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN"

Two Brothers in San Francisco Compete for $100,000

"Oh Brother!" -- From the producers of "The Amazing Race" and the "CSI" franchise comes an entirely new heart-stopping competition show entitled "Take the Money And Run." The six-episode unscripted series will premiere on TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. In the episode, brothers Raul and Paul Bustamante in San Francisco are given one hour to hide a briefcase worth $100,000. Once that time is up, they're taken into custody by local police detectives Cliff Cook and Dean Taylor and brought to investigative headquarters.

Clips from this episode will be posted at http://www.abcmedianet.com/

Over the next 48 hours, the detectives will work with professional interrogators - Detective/best-selling author Paul Bishop and Deputy District Attorney/best-selling author Mary Hanlon Stone - to combine efforts and determine the location of the briefcase. All they'll have to go on are cell phone records, any receipts and the GPS coordinates from the players' car. The rest will be learned from two days and nights of grueling interrogations and extensive field work. If the two detectives are able to locate the briefcase within the 48 hours, they'll get to keep the money. If not, the two players will keep the $100,000.

Combining elements of an edge-of-your-seat investigative drama with the excitement of real people in their hometowns attempting to outwit high-level detectives and interrogators, "Take the Money And Run" is an exhilarating competition series that will take reality television to a whole new level.

Detective/best-selling author Paul Bishop (www.bishsbeat.blogspot.com) is a high ranking detective specializing in Sex Crimes for a major metropolitan police department on the west coast, where he has twice been honored as Detective of the Year. He has written numerous novels, as well as scripts for feature film and episodic television.

Deputy District Attorney and best-selling author Mary Hanlon Stone (www.maryhanlonstone.com)attended the University of Michigan Law School, then moved toCalifornia to join the District Attorney's Office, where she specialized in domestic violence and sexual assault prosecutions. Her novel, invisible girl, was inspired by the courage ofthe young girls she has met through her work.

"Take the Money And Run" is produced by Profiles Television LLC and Jerry Bruckheimer Television, and distributed in the U.S. by Horizon Alternative Television. Executive producers are Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri and Philip Morrow. KristieAnne Reed and Mark Dziak are co-executive producers. The series is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with stereo sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

Monday, July 18, 2011

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE # 140!

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE # 140!

From STUDIO 67 in Hollywood, enjoy another brand new hour of Hi-Fi Space-Age fun from the Buddies Lounge . . . presented in Living Stereo!!!!

PLAYLIST:

• Too Darn Hot - Buddy Greco
• McHale’s Navy March - Nelson Riddle
• Things Are Swingin’ - Kirby Stone Four
• Lover - Hal Mooney and his Orchestra
• Man’s Favorite Sport - Ann Margret
• Room 43 - Ray Anthony
• A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - Bobby Darin
• Private Eyeball - Ralph Marterie
• Less Than A Second - Lean Horne
• High Noon - Buddy Morrow
• Peter Gunn - Sarah Vaughan
• Strait Ahead - Al Caiola
• Ballerina - Nat “King” Cole
• Last Night On The Back Porch - Mel Henke
• Oh, Baby! - Kelly Smith
• Three Little Words - Mike Simpson and his Orchestra
• Do Me Good Baby - Abbe Lane
• One For The Rogue - Nelson Riddle
• I Could Write A Book - Anita O’Day
• Fly Me To The Moon - Tom Jones

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NOIR NOW: CAPE COD NOIR!

NOIR NOW: CAPE COD NOIR!

AKASHIC NOIR

DAVIL L. ULIN ~ EDITOR

KINDLE EDITION ~ $9.99

FROM THE INTRODUCTION BY DAVID L. ULIN:
For me, Cape Cod is a repository of memory: forty summers in the same house will do that to you. But it is also a landscape of hidden tensions, which rise up when we least anticipate. In part, this has to do with social aspiration, which is one of the things that brought my family, like many others, to the Cape. In part, it has to do with social division, which has been a factor since at least the end of the nineteenth century, when then summer trade began. There are lines here, lines that get crossed and lines that never get crossed, the kinds of lines that form the web of noir. Call it what you want--summer and smoke is how I think of it--but that's the Cape Cod at the center of this book.

Featuring brand-new stories by: David L. Ulin, Ben Greenman, Lizzie Skurnick, Dana Cameron, Jedidiah Berry, Paul Tremblay, Vincent McCaffery, Seth Greenland, Kaylie Jones, Adam Mansbach, Elyssa East, Fred Leebron, and William Hastings.


SHERLOCK HOLMES CORNER: THE HOUSE OF SILK!

SHERLOCK HOLMES CORNER: THE HOUSE OF SILK!

MULHOLLAND BOOKS HAS REVEALED THE COVER TO THE NEW SHERLOCK HOLMES NOVEL, HOUSE OF SILK, TO BE RELEASED IN NOVEMBER 2011 . . .

HOUSE OF SILK IS THE FIRST EVER NEW SHERLOCK HOLMES NOVEL AUTHORIZED BY THE ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE ESTATE. WRITTEN BY ANTHONY HOROWITZ – AUTHOR OF THE FABULOUS ALEX RIDER TEEN SPY ADVENTURES AS WELL AS THE RESPECTED BRITISH TV SERIES FOYLE’S WAR, AS WELL AS MANY OTHER FILM AND TELEVISION PROJECTS . . .

FOR MORE FROM MULHOLLAND BOOKS CLICK HERE

VINTAGE COVERS: CRY SCANDAL!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

NEW LAPD 20TH ANNIVERSARY LOS ANGELES RIOTS SHIRT!

NEW LAPD 20TH ANNIVERSARY LOS ANGELES RIOTS SHIRT!

I WAS ON THE STREETS FOR THIS . . .

PER THE E-BAY DESCRIPTION:

Here is a unique opportunity to own a piece of L.A. history. You are looking at a LIMITED Edition, 20th Anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots (yes, it's been almost 20 years) t-shirt.

The shirt has an image of L.A. city hall on fire on the front left chest. This is the same image of the Riot pin that was circulating after the riots. It has an iconic image of the riots on the back. This image is a photograph that a lot of coppers own as a reminder of the riots. The picture has an old 1990 Chevy Caprice stopped in front of a burning strip mall in South Central L.A. This picture was taken in LAPD Newton Division at San Pedro and Adams. The image is looking north towards downtown.

This shirt is black and printed on a quality, 100% cotton AAA t-shirt.

If you're a collector of police t-shirts, your collection is not complete without this shirt.

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VINTAGE COVERS: UNTIL THE DAY SHE DIES!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. MAGAZINE!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. MAGAZINE!

RANDY JOHNSON’S NOT THE BASEBALL PITCHER BLOG HAS A COOL POST TODAY ON WELL KNOWN AUTHOR BILL PRONZINI’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE 23RD ISSUE OF THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. MAGAZINE – A PULP-STYLE, DIGEST-SIZED, SERIES, WHICH LASTED 24 ISSUES . . . OF WHICH, I STILL HAVE A FULL SET ON MY BOOKSHELVES . . .

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Magazine only lasted twenty-four issues and this was the twenty-third. The cover says December, 1967, but if I remember correctly, it came out a couple of months earlier. Not sure why, but comics and magazines seemed to run a couple of months ahead of the cover date back then.

Each issue featured an U.N.C.L.E. novella and short stories in a hundred-forty-four pages of a digest sized magazine, with an occasional article on some aspect of the show. Robert Hart Davis was the house name assigned to each tale. But even the unsophisticated mid-teenager that I was recognized different styles and story frameworks that told Davis was not a real writer. Some of the writers that furnished these Napoleon and Illya stories were John Jakes, Dennis Lynds, Harry Whittington, and the author of THE PILLARS OF SALT AFFAIR, Bill Pronzini, the only one he did. It was a favorite of mine, and others, because for one thing, it was the longest of the twenty-four, really earning the designation of short novel given to them. It was also just damned good.

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COMING SOON: THE DEVIL'S DOUBLE ~ JULY 29!


COMING SOON: THE DEVIL'S DOUBLE ~ JULY 29!

THIS LOOKS INTRIGUING . . . ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT?

VINTAGE COVERS: BEN GATES THRILLERS!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

PULP NOW: THE BEST OF BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER!

PULP NOW: THE BEST OF BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER!

BLOOD 'N' THUNDER / MURANIA PRESS

DEBUT AT PULPFEST - SHIPPING NOW!

The long awaited, frequently requested BEST OF BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER is also ready for immediate shipping. Its 340 pages include the cream of the magazine’s long-out-of-print first ten issues.

The handsomely packaged trade paperback includes two image galleries that reprint dozens of images: rare movie stills, pulp and dime-novel covers, and candid photos of such favorite pulp writers as Lester Dent and Frederick C. Davis.

ORDERING

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

PULP NOW: GORDON YOUNG’S SAVAGES!

PULP NOW: GORDON YOUNG’S SAVAGES!

BLOOD 'N' THUNDER / MURANIA PRESS

DEBUT AT PULPFEST - SHIPPING NOW!

Gordon Young’s SAVAGES, the first of his Hurricane Williams novels, is a rip-roaring South Seas thriller originally serialized in Adventure magazine during 1919.

Murania’s handsome new trade-paperback edition reprints the yarn in its entirety. It adds “The Unlisted Legion,” the 1918 short story that introduced Williams to pulp readers, and an introduction by Gordon Young scholar Tom Krabacher.

ORDERING

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

PULP NOW: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #30!

PULP NOW: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #30!

SUMMER 2011

DEBUT AT PULPFEST - SHIPPING IN EARLY AUGUST!

The just-completed BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #30 (Summer 2011) is the biggest yet, coming in at 116 pages. Its highlight is “The Life and Times of Frank A. Munsey: The Man Who Made The Argosy,” an extremely interesting biography of the father of the pulp magazine written by Argonotes blogger Nathan Madison.

Part Two of “He Always Knew What Evil Lurked” continues Martin Grams Jr.’s history of The Shadow’s early years on radio, leading up to the period just before Orson Welles assumed the role. A 1939 article by Erle Stanley Gardner laments the sorry state of the pulp market and singles out the weird-menace magazines for criticism. Off-Trail Publications’ John Locke remembers the late Bill Blackbeard, legendary collectors of comics and pulps. Mark Trost tracks down three Ace Publications pulp heroes—Secret Agent X, Captain Hazzard, and The Moon Man—who made it into comic books in heavily altered versions. And Daniel J. Neyer weighs in on Drums of Fu Manchu, the 1940 Republic serial widely believed to be among the best chapter plays ever made.

Rounding out the issue is a South Seas yarn written by Robert Leslie Bellem for a 1941 issue of Spicy Adventure.

ORDERING

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