1. When it appears that you have killed the monster, NEVER check to see if it's really dead. It isn't.
2. If you find that your house is built upon or near a cemetery, was once a church that was used for black masses, had previous inhabitants who went mad or committed suicide or died in some horrible fashion, or had inhabitants who performed satanic practi...ces in your house move immediately.
3. Never read a book of demon summoning aloud, even as a joke.
4. Do not search the basement, especially if the power has just gone out.
5. If your children speak to you in Latin or any other language which they should not know, or if they speak to you using a voice other than their own, shoot them immediately. It will save you a lot of grief in the long run. Note: It will probably take several rounds to kill them, so be prepared.
6. When you have the benefit of a group of people, NEVER pair off and go it alone.
7. As a general rule, don't solve puzzles that open portals to Hell.
8. If you're searching for something that caused a noise and find out that it's just the cat, leave the room immediately if you value your life.
9. If you find a town that looks deserted, it's probably for a reason. Take the hint and leave NOW!!
10. Don't fool with recombinant DNA technology unless you're sure you know what you are doing. Even then, don't do it.
11. If you're running from the monster, expect to trip or fall down at least twice, more if you are of a female. Even though you may be faster than the monster, you can be sure that it WILL catch you.
12. If your friends suddenly begin to exhibit uncharacteristic behavior such as hissing, fascination for blood, glowing eyes, increasing hairiness, and so on, get away from them as fast as possible.
13. Stay away from certain geographical locations, some of which are listed here: Amityville, Elm Street, Transylvania, Meskatonic University, Camp Crystal Lake, Haddonfield, Illinois, one gas station desert towns or any small town in Maine.
14. If your car runs out of gas at night, do not go to the nearby deserted-looking house to phone for help.
15. Beware of strangers bearing tools such as chainsaws, staple guns, hedge trimmers, electric carving knives, combines, lawnmowers, butane torches, soldering irons, or band saws. This is especially true if they are wearing a hockey mask or one made of human skin.
WRITER: CLAY GRIFFITH, SUSAN GRIFFITH ART: PATRICIO CARBAJAL
To settle a debt, Allan Quatermain returns to the realm of Bwana Nzige, the bloodthirsty Lord of Locusts, where the hunter was nearly killed years earlier. He must accept Nzige's unpredictable mercies to insure safe passage for himself and the beautiful Victoria Cushing on a safari to the mysterious edge of the known map. When Quatermain can finally no longer stomach the horrors of Bwana Nzige's swathe of conquest, he must make a terrible choice: remain silent and safe, or follow a sense of honor that could sentence himself and his companions to unspeakable deaths lost in a trackless realm of monsters.
FAST ONE AND THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES OF PAUL CAIN . . .
COMING IN DECEMBER!
This collection features the novel FAST ONE and the complete short fiction written by Paul Cain for BLACK MASK and other pulps. This is the first time that many of them have been collected in book format. Lynn Myers and Max Alan Collins have written an outstanding introduction with new research into Cain's life.
1. So...What'd you get in the sack? 2. Once you get under the sheet, start moaning and groaning!!! 3. Just hop on that broomstick and ride it! 4. Those small suckers are gone in a few licks! 5. I got the best piece from that house. 6. Quit screwing around on the porch!!! 7. Stick your hand in and guess what you're feeling.... 8. It was so filled and heavy, I had to use TWO hands!! 9. They'll suck you dry if they get their teeth in you. 10. I bobbed and bobbed, but couldn't get my mouth around it! 11. She's a goblin! 12. Let me see your bag....OH! You're having a great night! 13. Just get on your hands and knees and bob your head. 14. She's got a couple of nice pumpkins on her porch. 15. If you just lick it, it'll last longer. 16. Show me your JuJuBees and I'll let you see my Zagnuts. 17. Have your mom check it before you put it in your mouth... 18. You scared me stiff! 19. He's got Candy spread out on the living room floor! 20. Trick or treat?
Mortuary sword and flintlock pistols in hand, Puritan warrior Gideon Cain wanders the Earth, battling evil in whatever shape it appears.
His quarry: the demon Azazel, corruptor of Mankind. His sacred mission: mete out justice, aid the oppressed — and send the demon back to Hell!
Co-Created by and with an Introduction by Kurt Busiek (Dark Horse’s Conan) and nominated for numerous New Pulp awards, Gideon Cain: Demon Hunter contains seven stories by pulp all-stars Van Allen Plexico, Scott Harris, K. G. McAbee, James Palmer, Ian Watson, David Wright, and Brian Zavitz. It’s classic evil-smiting action and adventure at its best!
In this punchy, uproarious romp of a novel, the Halifax boxing world– peopled with has-beens, wannabes, and posers dressed in spandex, leopard prints, and tie-die – touches gloves with the colourful world of sports reporting. Both groups need something hot with speedy delivery.
Enter a cast of misfits.
There's Turmoil Davies, an enigmatic Trinidadian heavyweight poised to storm the Halifax boxing world.
There's Ownie Flanagan, an old-school trainer who scans the obituaries for odd names and trains men with more ambition than talent. He's looking for "one real fighter" before he retires and believes Turmoil is it.
And then there's Scott MacDonald, a journalist assigned to the boxing beat – a grotty but welcome getaway that promises to let him relive his own glory days through other men's sweat.
With a wicked sense of humour, Elaine McCluskey conjures a larger-than-life world where spotty turf is defended with klutzy bravado down to the final, unpredictable eight-count.
BOXING FICTION: KNOCKOUT ~ THE BOXER AND BOXING IN AMERICAN CINEMA!
The boxer stands alongside the cowboy, the gangster, and the detective as a character that shaped America's ideas of manhood. Knockout: The Boxer and Boxing in American Cinema is the first book-length study of the Hollywood boxing film, a popular movie entertainment since the 1930s, that includes such classics as Million Dollar Baby, Rocky, and Raging Bull. Leger Grindon relates the Hollywood boxing film to the literature of Jack London, Ernest Hemingway, and Clifford Odets; the influence of ring champions, particularly Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali; and controversies surrounding masculinity, race, and sports.
Knockout breaks new ground in film genre study by focusing on the fundamental dramatic conflicts uniting both documentary and fictional films with compelling social concerns. The boxing film portrays more than the rise and fall of a champion; it exposes the body in order to reveal the spirit. Not simply a brute, the screen boxer dramatizes conflicts and aspirations central to an American audience's experience. This book features chapters on the conventions of the boxing film, the history of the genre and its relationship to famous ring champions, and self-contained treatments of thirty-two individual films including a chapter devoted to Raging Bull.
THIS EARLY NOVEL FROM ROBBINS IS OFTEN CONSIDERED ONE OF HIS BEST . . . ‘YA JUST GOTTA LOVE THE CURRENT REPRINT COVER . . .
As a teenager, Danny Fisher had all he ever wanted – a dog, a grown-up summer job, flirtatious relationships with older women – and a talent for ruthless boxing that quickly made him a star in the amateur sporting world. But when Danny's family falls on hard times, moving from their comfortable home in Brooklyn to Manhattan's squalid Lower East Side, he is forced to leave his carefree childhood behind. Facing poverty and daily encounters with his violent, anti-Semitic neighbors, Danny must fight both inside and outside the ring just to survive.
As his boxing becomes legendary in the city's seedy underworld, packed with wiseguys and loose women, everyone seems to want a hand in Danny's success. Robbins's colorful, fast-talking characters evoke the rough streets of Depression-era New York City. Ronnie, a prostitute ashamed of how far she's fallen and desperately in need of friendship; Sam, a slick bookie who wants to profit from Danny's boxing talent; and Nellie, a beautiful but lonely girl who refuses to believe Danny is beyond redemption – each of whom has a different vision of Danny's future – will help steer his rocky course.
Gritty, compelling, and groundbreaking for its time, A Stone for Danny Fisher is a tale of ambition, hope, and violence set in a distinct and dangerous period of American history. A classic, sexy bestseller by Harold Robbins, reintroduced to a whole new generation of readers.
This week, we find out about a new book for men called The Manvotional Book, we check out Sydney’s first skyscraper, and swank advice on keeping your social dance card full. In Review With Koop, we take a look at an album out of 1961 with three very talented men.
Dom Halpin ~ Mambo Frank Bennett ~ You’re Just Too Hip Baby Acca Daquiris ~ Cocaine Arthur Lyman ~ Busy Port Actual Rafiq ~ Lunar Lounge Lizard Clouseaux ~ Magic Cocktail Preachers ~ A Taste Of Honey Three Suns ~ Fever Vicki Carr ~ My Melencholy Baby HB Radke ~ Live until I die Henry Mancini ~ Call Me Irresponsible Alvino Rey ~ I Love Paris Tony Bennett With KD Lang ~ Blue Velvet
THIS EPISODE OF THE COCKTAIL NATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY . . .
It's the early 1970s in Miami and middleweight contender Boone Connors is learning how the brutality inside the prize ring is overshadowed only by the violence and corruption outside it.
Training at a rundown gym in one of the tougher parts of the city, Boone is getting ready for the biggest fight of his career. So is a poweful, crooked fight manager named Callahan, who tries to make sure Connors lises the fight after betting big money on the other guy.
Through murder, beatings and threats, Callahan controls the fight game in Miami, and Connors struggles to remain clean despite all the treachery and death around him.
A new novel based on the true story of an American prizefighter in the post-WWII glory days of professional boxing. The younger of two sons, the middle child of seven in a fatherless, immigrant Lebanese family, loses the full use of his right arm in a childhood “accident” that prevents him from joining in the war effort, but not from taking his battle into the ring to fight for his family’s dignity and financial viability.
Alternating from a shifting third-person to an introspective first-person that is bare-boned and illuminating, our protagonist unwittingly uncovers the essential truths of the warrior mentality, whether in the ring or on the battlefield.
Torn by familial and neighborhood loyalties, ultimately by non-negotiable ethical codes, his fierce heart is straining from the emotional hit of his life, as he comes into the fight of his life, the elimination bout for the Middleweight Championship of the World. Written from the inside-out, this novel reveals that true understanding of a character is achieved not by an exposition of what he looks like to the world, but by what the world looks like to him.
(1927) Shy, modest, and scholarly boxing champ resists blandishments to cash in on his fame.
CHARLES FRANCIS COE
(1936) The story of Flash Phibin, who goes from circus strongman to become "The Yankee Yahoo," heavyweight champion of the world, told in the hardbitten language Coe employed in his gangster and mystery novels.
RIGHT TO THE HEART
(1939) High society girl Holly goes to her first fight at the Garden and ends up marring a boxing champ from a poor background – sparks fly.
WATCH OUT FOR WILLIE CARTER
(1944) Boxing prospect marries Greenwich Village nightclub singer with mixed results.