Saturday, October 1, 2011

PULP NOW: TALES OF HIGH ADVENTURE!

PULP NOW: TALES OF HIGH ADVENTURE!

WINTER 2011 ~ NOW AVAILABLE!

Thrilling pulp adventure fantasy returns with Tales of High Adventure, a quarterly book of prose stories and illustrated tales as published in the pulp magazines of the 1930's and 1940's such as Weird Tales, Astounding Stories, Spicy Mystery Stories, Amazing Stories and Startling Stories!

FEATURED:

AT THE EARTH'S CORE
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Beginning one of the original science fantasy adventures from the fantastic mind of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

HOMEWORLD
Paul J. Fini
The thrilling illustrated tale of Hamilton West and his astral journey to Homeworld!

DAGON
H. P. Lovecraft
A suicidal morphine-addict recounts his encounter with an ancient blasphemy from the sea!

THE LOST VALLEY
Mike Moran
A Midnight Eagle illustrated tale with Jack and Tosh searching for the missing Dr. Saint!

THE PERUVIAN REPORT
Max Lieberman
The discovery of a horrific tribe in South America worshiping an ancient idol!

QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST
Robert E. Howard
Tales of High Adventure is proud to present the tragic tale of R. E. Howard's pirate she-devil of the Hyborean age!

SPIRITS OF THE DEAD
Edgar Allen Poe
A short poem by the master of the macabre!

Read these pulp style fantasy adventures as they were meant to be read!

Hold in your hand and flip through the pages of thrilling adventure!!

52 EDGE OF YOUR SEAT PAGES ~ ALL FOR ONLY $4!

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HARDBOILED CORNER: SHELL SCOTT!

HARDBOILED CORNER: SHELL SCOTT!

THE FIRST ART FROM THE UPCOMING SHELL SCOTT GRAPHIC NOVEL . . . A HARDBOILED LEGEND REBORN . . .

PER WRITER MARK ELLIS . . .

Here we go...David Enebral's wonderfully atmospheric rendering of Shell Scott...who is apparently realizing anew that the sidewalks of 1960s Hollywood were just as likely to be paved with blood as stars.

COMICS CORNER: QUATERMAIN #1!

COMICS CORNER: QUATERMAIN #1!

COMING IN DECEMBER!

WRITER: CLAY GRIFFITH, SUSAN GRIFFITH
ART: PATRICIO CARBAJAL

Allan Quatermain, famed hunter and trader, treks across East Africa where he runs afoul of the warlord Bwana Nzige, Lord of the Locusts, who rules a vast empire built on blood and ivory. Quatermain finds himself the prey as he is hunted by Nzige's chief assassin, the fearsome sorcerer, Lokongoi.

32 PAGES, FULL COLOR, $3.99

BLUEWATER PRODUCTIONS

HONEY WEST #6!

HONEY WEST #6!

COMING IN DECEMBER!

STORY: TRINA ROBBINS
ART: SILVESTRE SZILAGYI
COLORS: KEN WOLAK
COVERS: FRANCHESCO

Murder, Forsooth is the way Shakespeare might have put it when Honey goes undercover in a corset and pushup bra at a Medieval Faire, to find out who’s threatening to kill the May Queen. And when those beauty queens go at it tooth and nail, battling for a prize that could lead to stardom, and when that contest might very well be fixed, woe betide the girl who wins, because her jealous rivals might make sure that it’s adios, hasta la vista, so long — at the Faire!

32 PAGES ~ COLOR ~ $3.99 ~ MOONSTONE BOOKS

HONEY WEST: PHASES OF THE MOON #2!

HONEY WEST: PHASES OF THE MOON #2!

WRITER: MARK RAHNER
ARTIST: GLEN FERNANDEZ, MATT HEBB
COVER: THAD RHODES, BRITTANY JACKSON

A story arc so encompassing, it spans three flip comics, six Moonstone titles and several decades!

Honey investigates a serial killer and discovers links to drugs, cults and political corruption. The heinous murders seem similar to serial killings of years past, but they are so grotesque Kolchak is sure they are supernatural in nature. Can he be far off?

24 PAGES ~ COLOR ~ $2.50 ~ MOONSTONE BOOKS

ESPIONAGE CORNER: ARMED AND GORGEOUS!

ESPIONAGE CORNER: ARMED AND GORGEOUS!

BILL RAETZ

NOW AVAILABLE FROM WORLD ESPIONAGE BUREAU PRESS

Bryce Attewelle and a sultry stripper were on the run from a revenge-driven maniac. Could they stay alive long enough to keep him from tasting blood again?

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THERE'S ALWAYS ROOM FOR . . .

EVERYONE NEEDS A LIST!

Friday, September 30, 2011

VINTAGE PULPS: BEST WESTERN!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

PULP NOW: HARD-BOILED SURF-PULP FICTION #1!

PULP NOW: HARD-BOILED SURF-PULP FICTION #1!

HERE’S AN AMAZING GEM ON THE NEW PULP FRONTIER, SURF-PULP! HOW CAN YOU RESIST? GREAT COVER by RICK RIETVELD AND SIX SURF STORIES, INCLUDING "THE BIG DEEP" BY CRAIG LOCKWOOD.

100 PAGES ~ OVERSIZED PAPERBACK ~ $12.95

FOR THE ALL PULP INTERVIEW WITH CRAIG LOCKWOOD CLICK HERE

TO PURCHASE CLICK HERE

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

VINTAGE COVERS: PHANTOM LADY!

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HOWARD PYLE'S BOOK OF PIRATES!

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HARDBOILED CORNER: HIS NAME IS SAVAGE #1!

HARDBOILED CORNER: HIS NAME IS SAVAGE #1!

JUNE 1968
WRITERS: GIL KANE / ARCHIE GOODWIN
COVER: ROBERT FOSTER

CAUGHT UP WITH THIS OVER AT THE GOLDEN AGE COMIC BOOK STORIES BLOG . . . HADN’T COME ACROSS IT BEFORE . . . GOTTA LUV THE LEE MARVIN LOOKALIKE ON THE COVER . . . ANYONE KNOW HOW MANY ISSUES THERE WERE OR WAS IT JUST A ONE OFF?

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MYSTERY CORNER: THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC!

MYSTERY CORNER: THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC!

I WAS GOING TO TELL YOU ALL ABOUT LAWRENCE BLOCKS NEW INDEPENDENTLY PUBLISHED COLLECTION OF MATT SCUDDER STORIES, THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC, BUT I THINK LARRY TELLS IT BEST HIMSELF . . .

The Night And The music, a complete collection of the Matthew Scudder short stories, including one brand-new one never before published anywhere. I could natter on about the book at great length and with considerable enthusiasm, and in fact I’ve done just that in a newsletter. If you subscribe to my newsletter, it should be landing in your email box before long; if not, I’ll be posting the newsletter on my blogsite’s new Matthew Scudder page.

The newsletter’s designed to tell you all about the new book, and induce to you part with $2.99 for the eBook or $14.95 for the trade paperback, as you prefer. This blog entry, on the other hand, will be less about the book and more about my decision to publish it myself . . .

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COMICS CORNER: COMMANDO CLASSICS - BY SPECIAL REQUEST!

COMICS CORNER: COMMANDO CLASSICS - BY SPECIAL REQUEST!

INFO FROM LEW STRINGER’S BLIMEY, NOT ANOTHER BLOG ABOUT COMICS BLOG . . .

Breaking from the usual balance of two new/ two reprint Commando releases, this week's four editions are all reprints from the 1970s. "These are “By Special Request” — the quartet chosen by Commando readers as their best-remembered stories" says editor Calum Laird. "There were more than these four suggested (far more!) but these came up again and again so they made the grade."

"We have the chance to do this again early next year so we’ll carry over the other suggestions and throw the floor open once again."

Here's the details of the four comics, with info from Calum...

COMMANDO NO 4431: LEGEND OF THE LONGBOW

It is said that if the British troops at Waterloo had used longbows instead of muskets they would have won the battle far more quickly. In the hands of an expert the longbow is a fearful weapon with its accuracy, range and rate of fire. And it is almost completely silent. Tim Rollins was an expert, and he passed his knowledge on to his secret group of French Resistance fighters. From now on, not one of the enemy soldiers in his area of France could ever feel safe.

Introduction by Calum Laird, Commando Editor:
When I decided to ask Commando’s readers to choose some favourite titles for another airing I wasn’t sure what reaction I’d get. Would they be interested in the idea, were our stories lodged in their heads and, if they were, would they know their names? I was not disappointed, though, they came up trumps. Not only did they know all the details they were only too keen to help. In fact there were so many suggestions that we’ll have to do this again. This story was suggested over and over so it must have caught the imagination. I wonder how many of you knew it was written by Mary Feldwick, one of our handful of lady contributors? No doubt you recognised Ian Kennedy’s cover artwork, but did you know it was one of his personal favourites. With inside art by Ibanez, it is obviously a tale to remember.

Legend Of The Longbow, originally Commando No 1354 (September 1979) Story: Mary Feldwick Art: Ibanez Cover: Ian Kennedy.

COMMANDO NO 4432: V FOR VALOUR

All over occupied Norway the sign appeared — a big letter “V” hurriedly painted on buildings, walls…even on German vehicles! To the watching world V stood for victory — the eventual destruction of the Nazis and all they stood for. But to those who knew how often the Norwegian patriots risked imprisonment, torture, even death, V had another meaning… V FOR VALOUR

Introduction by Calum Laird, Commando Editor
This classic tale of two very different brothers was a popular request. Maybe it was Gordon Livingstone’s dynamic inside art or the dramatic tension of Penalva’s menacing cover. Or perhaps Cyril Walker’s well-spun plot. Whatever the reason, I enjoyed reading it again and I hope you will too.

V For Valour, originally Commando No 672 (August 1972), re-issued as No 1828 (September 1984) Script: Cyril Walker Art: Gordon Livingstone Cover: Jordi Penalva.

COMMANDO NO 4433: BOSS OF THE BARBARY APES

Since 1713 the mighty Rock of Gibraltar has been British, a massive stone fortress guarding the Mediterranean. But in World War Two, the Nazis had plans for capturing the Rock and knocking out the garrison by using deadly nerve gas. And all that stood in the way of the Germans was one lance-corporal and one small Barbary ape.

Introduction by Calum Laird, Commando Editor
I was surprised that this title cropped up so often as animal stories aren’t Commando’s most popular line. However, with a colourful story by Eric Hebden, an even more colourful cover by Ian Kennedy and inside artwork by Cam Kennedy, it’s easy to see why it was a winner.

Boss Of The Barbary Apes, originally Commando No 568 (July 1971) Script: Eric Hebden Art: Cam Kennedy Cover: Ian Kennedy

COMMANDO NO 4434: NEVER GIVE IN!

Hungry, cold and desperate, Bert Rankin crept forward. The thunder of the tropical storm covered the sound of his careful footsteps. Any second now he would strike the first blow in his mission to wrest Mindos Island back from the Japs. For Mindos was HIS island. He would never let them keep it. He would never give in…

Introduction by Calum Laird, Commando Editor
In all our readers’ suggestions, several creators’ names popped up over and over, showing how well they’d fired their imaginations. Jordi Penalva, whose dynamic cover this brings menace and movement to a static picture in a way that was all his own. With a story from the masterly Eric Hebden and illustrations from Franch, this is a classic Commando tale of the burning desire for revenge driving the hero to almost superhuman efforts.

Never Give In!, originally Commando No 654 (June 1972) Script: Eric Hebden Art: Franch Cover: Jordi Penalva

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

VINTAGE COVERS: LA BANDA DE LA 'RANA'!

BANNED BOOK WEEK!

VINTAGE COVERS: TOUGH ON THE WOPS!

E-SHORTS: FIND HER!

E-SHORTS: FIND HER!

A MIKE DALMAS STORY . . .

JOCHEM VANDERSTEEN

Husband, father, vigilante... Mike Dalmas left Special Forces to become a dedicated family man, but when his daughter gets molested he had his revenge, killing the pervert who committed the crime.

Now the Bay City cops keep him out of jail if he takes care of their dirty work. The things their badge won't allow them to do but for which Dalmas has the right skill set.

Mike Dalmas is blackmailed into saving a young girl from a known sex offender. The cops want him to find her before she dies or loses the will to live. The clock is ticking . . .

Will Dalmas be prepared what is needed to find her in time?

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HARDBOILED NOW: AVENGERS 1959!

HARDBOILED NOW: AVENGERS 1959!

ISSUES #1 AND #2 (OF 5)

HOWARD CHAYKIN HAS ALWAYS BEEN AND REMAINS ONE OF MY FAVORIETE COMIC ARTIST . . .

EXPLODING FROM THE PAGES OF NEW AVENGERS . . .

It’s the tail end of the fabulous fifties. Nick Fury and his Avengers roar into their secret mission, hunting down Nazi super villains . . . men and women relentlessly preparing to unleash hell on a troubled world barely holding onto peace . . . only to find the Avengers have what appears to be serious competition in their manhunt for these escaped ubermenschen . . . when their mission is suddenly compromised by interference from an unlikely source.

32 PAGES ~ 2.99

HARDBOILED NOW! THE RINSE #1

HARDBOILED NOW! THE RINSE #1

WRITER: GARY PHILLIPS
ART: MARC LAMING

SPECIAL $1 DEBUT ISSUE!

Acclaimed crime novelist Gary Phillips (The Jook, Vertigo’s Angeltown and Cowboys) returns to BOOM! with a new brand of crime! High finance and low-down greed rear their ugly heads as Jeff Sinclair, the premiere laundryman in San Francisco — and we’re not talkin’ wrinkled jeans and dirty gym socks — is unwillingly pulled into a dangerous gig laundering $25 million in stolen casino skim money.

Forced to truly consider his line of work and the evil that he facilitates, Jeff must find a way to clean the cash and wash away his own sins.

A grounded, gritty look at the world of money laundering in the vein of Elmore Leonard, The Rinse is a modern crime classic in the making!

For fans of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ Criminal!

32 PAGES ~ $1.00

Monday, September 26, 2011

MYSTERY CORNER: DID NOT FINISH!

MYSTERY CORNER: DID NOT FINISH!

SIMON WOOD

THERE HASN’T BEEN A GOOD CAR RACING SERIES SINCE BOB JUDD LEFT THE SCENE, BUT THIS START TO A NEW SEREIS FROM SIMON WOOD IS GETTING STRONG REVIEWS . . .

The first book in the Aidy Westlake mystery series set in the high-octane world of motor racing - When Derek Deacon threatens to kill Alex Fanning, his championship rival, rookie driver Aidy Westlake doesn’t put much stock in it – it’s typical of the intense competitiveness and aggression in their world.

But when Fanning dies after making contact with Deacon’s car during a race, a conspiracy ensues: the TV coverage is edited and the police wind up the investigation without interviewing witnesses.

Compelled to prove Deacon is the murderer, Aidy pushes for the truth and is drawn into a world of fraud, organized crime and murder.

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