Saturday, February 4, 2012

VINTAGE COVERS: PULP CAVALCADE!

ACTION JUNKIE CORNER: SHADOW OPS ~ CONTROL POINT!

ACTION JUNKIE CORNER: SHADOW OPS ~ CONTROL POINT!

MYKE COLE

Army Officer. Fugitive. Sorcerer.

Across the country and in every nation, people are waking up with magical talents. Untrained and panicked, they summon storms, raise the dead, and set everything they touch ablaze.

Army officer Oscar Britton sees the worst of it. A lieutenant attached to the military's Supernatural Operations Corps, his mission is to bring order to a world gone mad. Then he abruptly manifests a rare and prohibited magical power, transforming him overnight from government agent to public enemy number one.

The SOC knows how to handle this kind of situation: hunt him down--and take him out. Driven into an underground shadow world, Britton is about to learn that magic has changed all the rules he's ever known, and that his life isn't the only thing he's fighting for.

PARANORMAL CORNER: NIGHTSHIFTED!

PARANORMAL CORNER: NIGHTSHIFTED!

CASSIE ALEXANDER

Welcome to the secret wing of County Hospital—where vampires get transfusions, werewolves have silver allergies, and one nurse is in way over her head…

Nursing school prepared Edie Spence for a lot of things. Burn victims? No problem. Severed limbs? Piece of cake. Vampires? No way in hell. But as the newest nurse on Y4, the secret ward hidden in the bowels of County Hospital, Edie has her hands full with every paranormal patient you can imagine—from vamps and were-things to zombies and beyond…

NIGHTSHIFTED

Edie’s just trying to learn the ropes so she can get through her latest shift unscathed. But when a vampire servant turns to dust under her watch, all hell breaks loose. Now she’s haunted by the man’s dying words—Save Anna—and before she knows it, she’s on a mission to rescue some poor girl from the undead. Which involves crashing a vampire den, falling for a zombie, and fighting for her soul.

Grey’s Anatomy was never like this…

HAMMER HORROR CORNER: HELL TRAIN!

HAMMER HORROR CORNER: HELL TRAIN!

CHRISTOPHER FOWLER

Non-stop, one-way, straight down!

Imagine there was a supernatural chiller that Hammer Films never made. A grand epic produced at the studio’s peak, which played like a cross between the Dracula and Frankenstein films and Dr Terror’s House Of Horrors…

Four passengers meet on a train journey through Eastern Europe during the First World War, and face a mystery that must be solved if they are to survive. As the ‘Arkangel’ races through the war-torn countryside, they must find out:

What is in the casket that everyone is so afraid of?

What is the tragic secret of the veiled Red Countess who travels with them?

Why is their fellow passenger the army brigadier so feared by his own men?

And what exactly is the devilish secret of the Arkangel itself?

Bizarre creatures, satanic rites, terrified passengers and the romance of travelling by train, all in a classically styled horror novel.

Y/A CORNER: THE DIVINERS!

Y/A CORNER: THE DIVINERS!

LIBBA BRAY

A supernatural series set in Manhattan during the 1920s that follows a teen heroine reminiscent of two of the era’s most famous literary women—Zelda Fitzgerald and Dorothy Parker. The story will be a wild new ride full of dames and dapper dons, jazz babies and Prohibition-defying parties, conspiracy and prophecy—and all manner of things that go bump in the neon-drenched night.

COMING IN NOVEMBER

PULP FICTION REVIEWS TAKES ON FELONY FISTS!

PULP FICTION REVIEWS TAKES ON FELONY FISTS!

PULP GURU RON FORTIER REVIEWS FELONG FISTS OVER AT HIS PULP FICTION REVIEWS BLOG ...

Punch. Block. Counterpunch. Duck. Uppercut. Jab. Haymaker. Clinch. The staccato machine-gun lingo of boxing that taps across the brain like a dance choreographed by battling gladiators. It is a ballet of flying fists, controlled mayhem performed by all manner of combatants with something to win, prove or defend. Of the entire classic pulp sports genre, the boxing magazines were by far the most popular and prolific. Now a group of today’s finest new pulp scribes (writing as Jack Tunney) have come together to recreate the blood, sweat and tears of those canvas arenas in a series of short novellas under the guiding hand of accomplished novelist, Paul Bishop ...

... What follows is a thoroughly enjoyable, fast paced, knowledgeable yarn that was a pure joy to read start to finish. Bishop never misses a beat; again, knowing his melody by heart and relishing every single sentence, paragraph and chapter like a superbly orchestrated fight strategy. “Fight Card: Felony Fists” is a sensational opening to what this reviewer expects is going to be a truly amazing series that will revitalize a classic pulp genre in a bold new way readers are going to love. Me, I'm in his corner all the way.

FOR THE FULL REVIEW CLICK HERE

MADE ME LAUGH!

Friday, February 3, 2012

PULP NOW: FROM DEEP WATERS!

PULP NOW: FROM DEEP WATERS!

THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE MAJOR, VOLUME 1

L. PATRICK GREENE

ALTUS PRESS - COMING SOON!

For the first time, sourced from the original magazine versions of the stories, comes the complete stories of Aubrey St. John Major.... known better as simply the Major.

Running for nearly 30 years, this series collects them in order, as they originally appeared in Adventure and Short Stories. Volume 1 includes such stories as "No Evidence," "Ivory," "A Deal in Diamonds," and many more.

ALTUS PRESS

PULP NOW: SWAMP FETISH!

PULP NOW: SWAMP FETISH!

THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF ARMLESS O’NEIL, VOLUME 2

DAN CUSHMAN

This collects the final six stories in the series, complete and uncut from the pages of Action Stories and Jungle Stories from 1948-53:

"Witch-Queen of the Voodoo Drums"
"The Black Assegai"
"Dagger of Thebes"
"Yellow Eyes of Voodoo"
"Swamp Fetish"
"Escape from Zumongo"

422 PAGES | $29.95

ALTUS PRESS

PULP NOW: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF JUDITH LEE!

PULP NOW: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF JUDITH LEE!

RICHARD MARSH
EDITED BY JEAN-DANIEL BRĂˆQUE

My name is Judith Lee. I am a teacher of the deaf and dumb. I teach them by what is called the oral system-that is, the lip-reading system. I must have a special sort of knack in that direction, because I do not remember a time when, by merely watching people speaking at a distance, no matter at what distance if I could see them clearly, I did not know what they were saying. This knack of mine is almost equivalent to another sense. It has led me into the most singular situations, and it has been the cause of many really extraordinary adventures...

There were several notable women detectives in 19th century popular literature, such as Baroness Orczy's Lady Molly and George R. Sims' Dorcas Dene, but Richard Marsh's Judith Lee is unique and amongst the best.

Her stories are forgotten classics of mystery fiction. Like his illustrious model, Arthur Conan Doyle, Richard Marsh relied on strongly-plotted yarns and a memorable hero: a lip-reading young woman with the busybody nature of a Miss Marple and the jujitsu knowledge of a Sherlock Holmes, facing a variety of dastardly devils, damsels in distress, cads and shady sportsmen.

The Judith Lee stories were published to great acclaim in The Strand Magazine starting in 1911 and were first collected in book form in 1912. Their creator, Richard Marsh (1857-1915), was a British author best remembered for his 1897 supernatural thriller The Beetle. He was still writing Judith Lee stories when he passed away, and his widow issued a final collection in 1916. This omnibus volume includes both collections, as well as a never reprinted story from 1916.

$29.95 ~ 6X9 TRADE PAPERBACK ~ 412 PAGES

BLACK COAT PRESS

FIGHT COMICS: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA!

FIGHT COMICS: FEATURING WILDCAT!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

ACTION JUNKIE CORNER: MCGRAVE!

ACTION JUNKIE CORNER: MCGRAVE!

REMEMBER THE THRILLS DELIVERED BY DIRTY HARRY AND THOSE OTHER SHOOT FIRST KICK LATER MOVIE AND TV COPS OF THE '80s? MY BUDDY LEE GOLDBERG DOES AND HE'S BRINGING THE GENRE BACK ...

PER LEE ...

Los Angeles cop John "Tidal Wave" McGrave is an unstoppable force of nature who always gets his man...even if it means laying waste to everything around him, including his own career...which is exactly what happens in his pursuit of Sebastian Richter, the ruthless leader of an international gang of violent thieves. When Richter flees to Berlin, McGrave chases after him ... even though the cop doesn't know the language, the laws, or the culture. But McGrave doesn't care ... he speaks the universal language of knee in the groin and fist in the face ... and he won't let anything get in his way.

What follows is, I hope, a wild, action-adventure novella that captures all of the fun, excitement, humor and pure escapist pleasure of the Dirty Harry, Lethal Weapon and Die Hard movies ...

McGrave is an experiment for me. I set out to write something specifically for the Kindle that would take advantage of the way people read on the device...but that would also capture the pure, escapist fun of watching an action movie. I thought these were very compatible goals.

With a Kindle, readers are swiping/clicking their way through a story. And because font size is adjustable, pages aren't really relevant any more.

A lot of people are using their Kindles to read on subways, buses, and planes. They are moving from one place to another as they are moving through a story. So I wanted to give them a story they could finish in a single journey...and to tell the story in such a way that they'd be swiping or clicking their way through it as fast as they could.

To achieve that goal, I chose an action adventure ... which by nature has to move at a breakneck pace ... and I eliminated chapters altogether, breaking the story into scenes, adopting a style that's closer to a screenplay than a novel (akin to the style Don Winslow adopted in his book Savages). I thought that would keep the story moving ... and the reader moving through it.

Monday, January 30, 2012

PULP NOW: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RICHARD KNIGHT!

PULP NOW: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RICHARD KNIGHT!

FIRST VOLUME FROM PULP OBSCURA DEBUTS …

Pro Se Productions, a leading Publisher in the New Pulp Movement, announces today the release of the first collection from its PULP OBSCURA line. Pro Se, in conjunction with Altus Press, noted Publisher of Pulp reprints as well as the home of Will Murray’s new Doc Savage novels, developed the PULP OBSCURA line to spotlight characters from the classic days of Pulp Fiction that are considered unknown or rare in the modern era.

“This concept,” stated Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor in Chief of Pro Se, “is really the brainchild of Altus Press’ founder and publisher, Matt Moring. He saw the potential in many of the characters he plans to reprint the original adventures of via Altus Press to be used in new stories by modern day writers. The characters he and I discussed are in the Public Domain and therefore free writers to tackle and publishers to print. Out of that rose PULP OBSCURA, a name I’d come up with a year or so ago out of my own thoughts of one day focusing on rare characters that most people, even the hardcore Pulp fans, don’t know exist.”

The first Pulp Obscura volume is The New Adventures Of Richard Knight. The title character originally appeared in Flying Aces Magazine in the 1930s and was written by Donald E. Keyhoe, an author known later in his career for his writing on UFOs. Appearing in numerous tales into the 1940s, Knight was considered a flying detective type, an agent of the government who used the cover of millionaire flyboy to investigate plots, usually those involving things such as lost valleys or other oddities, against America.

As stated on the book itself: From the past flies new tales of one of Pulp’s forgotten heroes! Pro Se Productions in conjunction with Altus Press presents the first volume in its Pulp Obscura line! Bringing adventures and heroes lost in yesterday blazing to life in new pulp tales today! Six high flying, wild and weird adventures from I.A. Watson, Barry Reese, Frank Schildiner, Joshua Reynolds, Terry Alexander, and Adam Lance Garcia!

Come fly with this hero of the airways as he battles threats to America from the common to the extraordinary! The first new stories since 1942!

The New Adventures Of Richard Knight is available now from Pro Se Press as a Kick Off Special for Pulp Obscura. Altus Press’ volume which this New Pulp book is a companion to, The Complete Adventures Of Richard Knight, Volume One, will be out within days. In the future, Hancock explained, Altus’ reprint volume and Pro Se’s New Pulp companion volume will be released on the same day. “We did this,” Hancock said, “as a special gift to those who have been following the development of Pulp Obscura and readers eager to see what we’re doing. There’s been a lot of buzz about this project, which we all greatly appreciate, and we wanted to reward that.”

The New Adventures Of Richard Knight features a spectacular cover by Mike Fyles and the cover design work of Sean Ali. Interior Format and Design is the work of Matt Moring and the ebook design is by Russ Anderson. The New Adventures Of Richard Knight is now available via Pro Se’s Createspace store at https://www.createspace.com/3783368  and will be available via Amazon in print within the week, $12.00 in print. It is also available for $2.99 for the Kindle on Amazon and in various formats at www.smashwords.com  and coming soon to Barnes and Noble for the Nook.

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

COMING SOON: RANCHO DIABLO ~ SONGBIRD!

ESPIONAGE CORNER: MI6 #13 ~ THE ART OF BOND!

ESPIONAGE CORNER: MI6 #13 ~ THE ART OF BOND!

AVAILABLE NOW!

MI6 Confidential, the full-colour magazine celebrating the world of James Bond 007, returns with its thirteenth issue.

Whether it be early conceptual artwork, the production design of sets and gadgets, poster campaigns, or bringing a literary character to life, James Bond’s world owes a lot to the many creative processes and talented people who have contributed over the decades.

This special issue features a few snapshots of those elements from the films, books, games and comics – including a lot of rare imagery taken from the archives that fans may not have seen before – and celebrates some of the lives of those who made their mark on the visual experience of 007.

FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE:

• Larger Than Life - A look back at the career of production designer Sir Ken Adam

• A Life Through the Lens - Memoirs of the late cinematographer Alan Hume

• Visualising Young Bond - How artist Kev Walker brought the character to life

• Classic Posters - Uncovering some of the rare artwork from the Sean Connery era

• Beauty and Death - The life and style of cover designer Richard Chopping

• From Russia With Ink - The journey of the most prolific 007 comic artist Yaroslav Horak

• Location Concepts - Rare early designs from EA's ‘Everything or Nothing’

• The Bond Connection - The IMF team divulge the gadget secrets of 'Ghost Protocol'

Issue #13 is now shipping around the world.

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

PULP NOW: COMING SOON!