Altus Press Releases Secret Agent X Vol. 9, Gales & McGill Vol. 2, and Dusty Ayres Vol. 8

The wait is over: we began our line of vintage pulp reprints over 10 years ago with the first Secret Agent X Volume, and finally, Altus Press has completed the series with this month’s release of Secret Agent X: The Complete Series, Volume 9. In addition to reprinting the final five Agent adventures, we’ve also included the one-shot Captain Hazzard story, “Python Men of Lost City.” We think you’ll agree these are the best Secret Agent X reprints ever produced.

We’ve also released the much-anticipated The Complete Air Adventures of Gales & McGill, Volume 2: 1930-31 by Black Mask alum Frederick Nebel and the complete reprinting of Dusty Ayres continues with Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #8: The Black Avenger.


Secret Agent X: The Complete Series, Volume 9Secret Agent X: The Complete Series, Volume 9

by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Paul Chadwick

For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939, SECRET AGENT “X” battled the forces of evil in the pages of his own pulp magazine. Now, for the first time… the complete pulp series is being reprinted in nine deluxe omnibus editions! The text has been reset and all the original interior illustrations have been remastered. This volume contains the final five stories, by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Paul Chadwick: “Claws of the Corpse Cult,” “The Corpse that Murdered,” “Curse of the Crimson Horde,” “Corpse Contraband” and “Yoke of the Crimson Coterie.” This is THE Secret Agent “X” reprint series to own!

PLUS: the one-shot Captain Hazzard adventure “Python Men of Lost City” by Paul Chadwick!


The Complete Air Adventures of Gales & McGill, Volume 2: 1930-31The Complete Air Adventures of Gales & McGill, Volume 2: 1930-31

by Frederick Nebel

Follow Bill Gales and Mike McGill, hard fighting and high flying soldiers of fortune; freelancers for hire from China to Borneo and beyond. Follow their hard-boiled exploits in the sinister Far East. This, the second of two volumes, collects the last seven tales, written by Black Mask alum Frederick Nebel, and the novel Bloodhounds of the Sky ripped from the pages of the Fiction House rough paper mags, Air Stories and Wings.


Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #8: The Black AvengerDusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #8: The Black Avenger

by Robert Sidney Bowen

“To Captain Ayres: The greatest among us has died by your hand. We, the living, are pledged to avenge that loss. Within forty-eight hours you and your comrades will be wiped from the face of the earth. Nothing can save you!” This message, signed Ekar, was dropped on Dusty’s drome; at the same time another Yank air field nearby was wiped out by a new horror weapon—a flaming rain that destroyed everything it touched! How can America fight this new menace? How can she keep the Blacks from crossing her borders?

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