Race Williams Returns, Plus Thrilling Adventures and Spicy Mystery

The long-awaited third entry on the complete reprinting of the Race Williams hard-boiled detective stories, Shooting Out of Turn: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams, Volume 3, is now in stock at www.altuspress.com. Written by Carroll John Daly, Shooting Out of Turn: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams, Volume 3 contains several short stories and novels, many of which have never before been reprinted.

Also in stock is Thrilling’s new anthology, The Best of Thrilling Adventures, featuring the best of this venerable pulp’s varied genres by a host of authors, such as Zorro creator Johnston McCulley and Avenger writer Paul Ernst. It’s an impressive, large collection, and it may be the best pulp reprint of the year.

Finally, today see the release of the final entry in The Best of Spicy Mystery series. Volume 3 includes classics by E. Hoffmann Price and Robert Leslie Bellem, among others.

Domestic orders of $25 of softcovers gives you free shipping. So what’s the hold-up? Order it now from altuspress.com.


Shooting Out of Turn: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams, Volume 3Shooting Out of Turn: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams, Volume 3

Carroll John Daly, introduction by Brooks E. Hefner, cover by Mark Krajnak

Race Williams returns! Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask Magazine, author Carroll John Daly pioneered the hard-boiled detective P.I. story and perfected the genre with his classic character, Race Williams. Apart from the novel-length Race Williams stories, these classic hard-boiled thrillers have rarely been reprinted, if ever.

Volume 3 contains the next batch of Race Williams stories, all from 1929–31 as Daly continued publishing serialized novels in Black Mask. Included here are “The Silver Eagle,” “Tainted Power,” and “The Third Murderer.”

This collection also includes several Race Williams novelettes including “Shooting Out of Turn,” “Murder By Mail,” and “Death for Two.” And it’s prefaced by an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor Brooks E. Hefner of James Madison University.

Shooting Out of Turn: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams Volume 3 continues this most important series published in years on the history of the Hard-Boiled Detective story.

$29.95 softcover


The Best of Thrilling AdventuresThe Best of Thrilling Adventures

by Arthur J. Burks, Jackson Cole, Ray Cummings, Paul Ernst, A. Leslie, Johnston McCulley, Capt. Kerry McRoberts, George Allan Moffatt, Lieut. Scott Morgan, and Capt. John Powers, introduction by Will Murray

“One of the most neglected of the straight adventure pulp magazines of the 1930s was Standard Magazines’ Thrilling Adventures.” —from the introduction by Will Murray

This collection assembles—for the first time—the best adventure stories from the pages of this classic pulp fiction title. Over 600 pages in length and covering adventure, mystery, science fiction, and Foreign Legion stories. Plus: get every story of pulp adventure hero Larry Weston: a forgotten series from the pages of Thrilling Adventures.

$29.95 softcover


The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 3The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 3

by Hamlin Daly, Ellery Watson Calder, Carl Moore, Justin Case, E. Hoffmann Price, and Robert Leslie Bellem, introduction by Alfred Jan

The Thrills of Horror! Romantic Tales of the Eerie and Occult! You’ll find them in Spicy Mystery—stories of red-blooded men and lovely girls in dangerous situations, in an atmosphere of chills and thrills. Real life is never so tense and dramatic as when a girl is in peril—or as when a siren as deadly as she is beautiful sets her snare for a man….

Are you bored of typical weird menace plots, many of which crept into Spicy Mystery? Then sample these tales which break out of that tired formula where every ending is happy, and the only challenge is guessing which minor character gets exposed as the villain in a rubber monster suit and demon mask! The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 3 contains 11 classic stories by the masters of the genre, complete, uncut, and with the original illustrations. It also includes an all-new introduction by editor Alfred Jan, one of the leading experts on the series.

$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Save 30% This Weekend: The Altus Press Black Friday–Cyber Monday Weekend Sale Continues With More Race Williams eBooks and The Mysterious Wu Fang

From now until midnight on November 27th—and only on www.altuspress.com—use promo code turkey30 at checkout to get 30% off our already-discounted prices!*

The new line of Black Mask eBooks continues, featuring stories #15-20 of Race Williams, the classic hard-boiled character created by Carroll John Daly for the pages of Black Mask.

Plus, we’ve released the long-awaited final Wu Fang book, The Mysterious Wu Fang #7: The Case of the Hidden Scourge, by Robert J. Hogan.

Use the promo code turkey30 on these and just about everything else we sell on www.altuspress.com.

Altus Press is the leader in vintage pulp fiction reprints, covering superhero, adventure, mystery, detective, and other genres in high-quality editions. We already have free shipping on softcovers on order over $25, so now’s the time to stock up on Altus Press releases.

But hurry: this promo code will expire after November 27th!


The Mysterious Wu Fang #7: The Case of the Hidden ScourgeThe Mysterious Wu Fang #7: The Case of the Hidden Scourge

Into the city of Bagdad, once host to the forty thieves and hot bed of ancient sin, has come the Dragon Lord of Crime, Wu Fang—his purpose and his mission Death—but death more ghastly than any the mind of man can conceive, wrested from the secrets of forgotten centuries and now employed in gaining the mastery of the earth.


Race Williams #15: Half-Breed (Black Mask eBook)Race Williams #15: Half-Breed (Black Mask eBook)

Race Williams—Confidential Agent—is not a charitable institution, but the potential of cold, hard cash, not curiosity, will drive Williams to the brink. When a mysterious letter and hotel key from “A Real American” takes him to the twenty-seventh story of a New York skyscraper, Williams arrives early with his gun in-hand. Williams finds an empty room except for the dead corpse of a young Indian man, Race’s “Real American.” With only a corpse and a ticket to Oklahoma as clues, Williams must prowl the mean streets of New York City to find the killer and uncover the mystery as to why he was brought to Room 2740. Story #15 in the Race Williams series.


Race Williams #16: Blind Alleys (Black Mask eBook)Race Williams #16: Blind Alleys (Black Mask eBook)

Five one-hundred-dollar bills call Race Williams to an appointment. When he starts he hasn’t the least idea what it’s all about, and the further he gets into it, the more confused it becomes except that every hand seems against him. It is not long before Race gets mad, which is all that is needed to make him tear loose and see it through. Story #16 in the Race Williams series.


Race Williams #17: The Snarl of the Beast (Black Mask eBook)Race Williams #17: The Snarl of the Beast (Black Mask eBook)

Who is the criminal known only as “The Beast?” Too baffling for the police to solve, it becomes a manhunt in which detective Race Williams must track down “the most feared, the cunningest and cruelest creature that stalks the city streets at night.” But it will soon become Race’s most dangerous case as he tries to stay alive. One of the longest and best of the dozens of Race Williams adventures. Story #17 in the Race Williams series.


Race Williams #18: The Egyptian Lure (Black Mask eBook)Race Williams #18: The Egyptian Lure (Black Mask eBook)

An envelope full of money and a request to join his client at a tough nightclub downtown brings Race Williams face to face with many of the swarthy faces of crime. The shaded, dirty lights of the “Egyptian Lure” allows the Confidential Agent to slink his way through the club, assessing every hardened jaw and rosy-cheeked dame for his potential client. Suddenly, a young dancer is taken unwillingly in a dark corner of the club by a gang of narrow-eyed thugs, but Race Williams is a paid man, and uneasy about abandoning his client. Just then, another dancer informs him: the girl was his bankroll, and now she’s been kidnapped. But the dancer, a good girl named Bernie, paid Williams for action, and that’s what she was gonna get. Story #18 in the Race Williams series.


Race Williams #19: The Hidden Hand (Black Mask eBook)Race Williams #19: The Hidden Hand (Black Mask eBook)

Race Williams had run across criminals before, and a few shots to the head always took care of such threats. But how can Race deal with four separate rogues at once? And what of their ultimate leader, The Hidden Hand? Story #19 in the Race Williams series.


Race Williams #20: The Tag Murders (Black Mask eBook)Race Williams #20: The Tag Murders (Black Mask eBook)

Race Williams thought he had seen it all until he came face to face with the mystery of The Tag Murderer: the killer who left metal emblems pinned to each of his victims’ corpses. Solving the case is only made more complicated when The Flame, Race’s femme fatale, becomes entangled in the mystery: what’s her role? And is Race in her crosshairs too? One of the best adventures in the Race Williams series. Story #20 in the Race Williams series.


* This promo code will only work on purchases made on www.altuspress.com and nowhere else (meaning that it does not apply to Will Murray’s books sold on www.adventuresinbronze.com). Minimum purchase of $25 required. Expires November 27, 2017 at midnight.

Save 30% This Weekend: The Altus Press Black Friday–Cyber Monday Weekend Sale Continues With More Black Mask eBooks and The Moon Man

From now until midnight on November 27th—and only on www.altuspress.com—use promo code turkey30 at checkout to get 30% off our already-discounted prices!*

The new line of Black Mask eBooks continues, featuring stories #8-14 of Race Williams, the classic hard-boiled character created by Carroll John Daly for the pages of Black Mask.

Plus, we’ve released the long-awaited final Moon Man book, The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 7: 1936-37, by Frederick C. Davis (with an introduction by Andrew Salmon).

Use the promo code turkey30 on these and just about everything else we sell on www.altuspress.com.

Altus Press is the leader in vintage pulp fiction reprints, covering superhero, adventure, mystery, detective, and other genres in high-quality editions. We already have free shipping on softcovers on order over $25, so now’s the time to stock up on Altus Press releases.

But hurry: this promo code will expire after November 27th!


The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 7: 1936-37The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 7: 1936-37

One of the strangest pulp heroes is finally available from Altus Press! Created by pulp fiction legend Frederick C. Davis for the pages of the ultra-rare title, Ten Detective Aces, the Moon Man fought the forces of the underworld in 38 unforgettable tales. Volume 7 collects the last five stories from this series: “Preview to Murder,” “Ghoul’s Carnival,” “Skeleton’s Snare,” “Murder for a Pastime” and “Blackjack Jury.” And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.


Race Williams #8: Say It With Lead! (Black Mask eBook)Race Williams #8: Say It With Lead! (Black Mask eBook)

Race Williams was a man not above using a gun, nor of making a quick buck. But there was one other—Sticker Haddock—who enjoyed murder like one does a game of checkers. So when Haddock’s employer, a well-off politician and bootlegging kingpin, approaches Williams out of fear for his own life, a chance to match wits with Haddock and make $200,000 lands on his table. Although Williams is quick to accept the offer, it may be in vain, for Williams’ own life becomes put in the crosshairs of the man they call “The Shooting Fool.” Story #8 in the Race Williams series.


Race Williams #9: I’ll Tell the World (Black Mask eBook)Race Williams #9: I'll Tell the World (Black Mask eBook)

Race Williams was as free from money as an old maid from a pleasant thought. And the sweltering heat of the city only added to his anger, like a raging bull on a chain. So when he discovers and decodes a secret and ambiguous message in the newspaper, he follows the lead and the smell of cash. But Race Williams gets more than he bargained for, much more. A young, slip of a girl is kidnapped in the dead of night, with only Race Williams on her trail. He must trail them through the dark and dismal city before she, and the prospect of money, is gone forever. Story #9 in the Race Williams series.


Race Williams #10: Alias Buttercup (Black Mask eBook)Race Williams #10: Alias Buttercup (Black Mask eBook)

Mexican Joe was a sore eye and a bad tooth to the New York City Police Department. So, when he spread-eagled out of a twenty-second story window of a skyscraper and ended as mush amid the Brooklyn traffic, no one batted an eye. Except for Race Williams. A sure buck and a good lead compelled him to the scent of a fresh kill, and the end of a smoking gun. Having narrowly escaped his own close encounter with death, Race Williams must work against a mysterious shadow in the stormy city to solve Mexican Joe’s murder and save his own life in the process. Story #10 in the Race Williams series.


Race Williams #11: Under Cover (Black Mask eBook)Race Williams #11: Under Cover (Black Mask eBook)

When Race Williams receives a note to meet in the dead hours of the night on an abandoned roadside, he is leery of the setup. And then a mysterious call warns him that someone will try to kill him tonight. In the Confidential Agent’s mind, if some bird really wanted the opportunity to bump off Race Williams, he’d be willing to give him the chance. But, from what the city knows about Race Williams and his .44, the chances were against the bird. So Race takes the bait, but the thug he meets quickly finds his way to the grave. On the thug’s body, Race finds the torn corner of a thousand dollar bill, and Williams’ curiosity is piqued. The game was just beginning. Story #11 in the Race Williams series.


Race Williams #12: South Sea Steel (Black Mask eBook)Race Williams #12: South Sea Steel (Black Mask eBook)

Race Williams is in Honolulu for a little R&R. Whether it be the eloquent “waxing” of a fat and florid businessman or the devil-may-care attitude of Williams, the Confidential Agent purchases a ticket to go traipsing around the Pacific on a little trader that beat its way from island to island. Before he can get aboard and enjoy his vacation, Williams finds himself rescuing a fleeing woman from the knife’s edge, putting her attacker down easily. Yet, before Race can turn and ask if she’s okay, the dame disappears. With no dog in this fight, Williams runs from the scene, too, leaving the bleeding man to fend for himself. How bad could things get for a man who was looking for rest and seclusion? Story #12 in the Race Williams series.


Race Williams #13: The False Clara Burkhart (Black Mask eBook)Race Williams #13: The False Clara Burkhart (Black Mask eBook)

Race Williams wouldn’t touch a divorce case with a ten-foot pole. But when Mr. Burkhart, the prosperous owner of the well-known Burkhart & Co. publishing company, oozes through his office door seeking help, Williams is only too quick to jump at the chance for easy cash. The problem? One hundred and fifty thousand dollars of Burkhart jewelry has been stolen and old man Burkhart can’t seem to remember any relevant details of his inherited jewels. To make matters worse, the only prime suspect on Race Williams’ list—Burkhart’s young, beautiful wife Clara—must not be made aware of the misplaced jewels. Can Williams overcome a forgetful old man, a beautiful young wife, and a mysterious tail in time to retrieve the Burkart jewels and save his hide in the process? Story #13 in the Race Williams series.


Race Williams #14: The Super-Devil (Black Mask eBook)Race Williams #14: The Super-Devil (Black Mask eBook)

The mean streets have never been so divided, nor so willing, to pay Race Williams for his services. So when private investigators start turning up dead in Coburn, and a dirty gangster warns him not to go, Williams is only too curious to find out what’s amuck in the city. Yet, Race Williams doesn’t work for free, and his services follow the highest bidder. With two warring sides willing to offer him any amount for a job, Williams must walk a thin line to avoid upsetting the wrong man and keep his head on a swivel to avoid being the next to get taken out. Story #14 in the Race Williams series.


* This promo code will only work on purchases made on www.altuspress.com and nowhere else (meaning that it does not apply to Will Murray’s books sold on www.adventuresinbronze.com). Minimum purchase of $25 required. Expires November 27, 2017 at midnight.

Save 30% This Weekend: The Altus Press Black Friday–Cyber Monday Weekend Sale Is On

From now until midnight on November 27th—and only on www.altuspress.com—use promo code turkey30 at checkout to get 30% off our already-discounted prices!*

Today we’re unveiling the new line of Black Mask eBooks, featuring the first 20 stories of Race Williams, the classic hard-boiled character created by Carroll John Daly for the pages of Black Mask.

Plus, we’ve released the next volume in our Deluxe Edition line, Ace G-Man: The Complete Cases (Deluxe Edition).

Use the promo code turkey30 on these and just about everything else we sell on www.altuspress.com.

Altus Press is the leader in vintage pulp fiction reprints, covering superhero, adventure, mystery, detective, and other genres in high-quality editions. We already have free shipping on softcovers on order over $25, so now’s the time to stock up on Altus Press releases.

But hurry: this promo code will expire after November 27th!


Ace G-Man: The Complete Cases (Deluxe Edition)Ace G-Man: The Complete Cases (Deluxe Edition)

by Emile C. Tepperman

Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies.

One of the greatest series from the pages of the pulps of the 1930s is finally available in a complete, deluxe edition. Klaw, Murdoch, and Kerrigan are the best the F.B.I. has to offer. Through nearly two dozen adventures—primarily from the pages of Ace G-Man Stories—they battled spies, saboteurs, and even super-villains! This collection also includes their crossover with Ed Race, The Masked Marksman.


Race Williams #1: Knights of the Open Palm (Black Mask eBook)Race Williams #1: Knights of the Open Palm (Black Mask eBook)

by Carroll John Daly

The first hard-boiled detective Race Williams, runs up against the Klan in his premiere adventure, which leads him to fast and tragic action. Plus two other early Daly hard-boiled classics: “The False Burton Combs” and “Dolly.” Story #1 in the Race Williams series.


Race Williams #2: Three Thousand to the Good (Black Mask eBook)Race Williams #2: Three Thousand to the Good (Black Mask eBook)

by Carroll John Daly

Race Williams—the classic hard-boiled detective from the pages of Black Mask Magazine—takes on the biggest blackmailing scheme of his career. Plus a bonus Daly hard-boiled classic: “Paying an Old Debt.” Story #2 in the Race Williams series.


Race Williams #3: The Red Peril (Black Mask eBook)Race Williams #3: The Red Peril (Black Mask eBook)

by Carroll John Daly

For the first time, Race Williams encounters the mysterious masked Red Peril in the biggest case of his hard-boiled career thus far. Story #3 in the Race Williams series.


Race Williams #4: Them That Lives By Their Guns (Black Mask eBook)Race Williams #4: Them That Lives By Their Guns (Black Mask eBook)

by Carroll John Daly

“Mr. Cardigan… if we come to terms, I’ll go and fetch your daughter back. I don’t want to be considered a killer, but if your son-in-law is as quick as you say, why—I’ll bring your daughter home a widow!” Race Williams travels to Mexico in another hard-boiled classic from the pages of Black Mask Magazine. Story #4 in the Race Williams series.


Race Williams #5: Devil Cat (Black Mask eBook)Race Williams #5: Devil Cat (Black Mask eBook)

by Carroll John Daly

Hard-boiled detective Race Williams investigates the strangest murder of his career. Another classic from the pages of Black Mask Magazine. Story #5 in the Race Williams series.


Race Williams #6: The Face Behind the Mask (Black Mask eBook)Race Williams #6: The Face Behind the Mask (Black Mask eBook)

by Carroll John Daly

Class was stamped on every contour of her body, but the faint wisp of fear clung to her person. Gladys Pervins was a woman who had slipped on the path and was paying the price. Her husband, a reclusive yet extremely jealous scientist who spends his nights alone in the laboratory, gave her nothing in the way of marital bliss. When an attractive, young man named Bertie enters her life, she cannot help but to give in to one forbidden kiss, destined to be forgotten after the sun rises. But, the flash of the camera is forever! Now, as Mrs. Pervins is being blackmailed by an unknown culprit with a picture of her fateful kiss, she is destined to relive her star-crossed kiss night after night. So she hires Race Williams, Confidential Agent, to solve the case and save her from the wrath of her jealous husband. And although Race has the skills to solve any case set on his desk, one picture may soon spin into a collage of conspiracy! Story #6 in the Race Williams series.


Race Williams #7: Conceited, Maybe (Black Mask eBook)Race Williams #7: Conceited, Maybe (Black Mask eBook)

by Carroll John Daly

Race Williams is a man who likes the study people—read ’em like a book. So, when Mr. Riverity Coe shows up seeking a bodyguard for his beautiful fiancé, Gladys Travers, Race is only too happy to make a quick buck. After all, easy money is always in his line. However, when Mrs. Travers arrives later, it turns out this particular book, and its main heroine, might have a twist in store for Race Williams. A deadly tale of matrimonial blackmail between Mr. Coe, Mrs. Travers, and her actual husband, the dangerous and brutish Jerome, unfurls as Race rushes to flip back the pages on an unusual case that threatens the life of a young woman and, potentially, Race Williams himself. Story #7 in the Race Williams series.


* This promo code will only work on purchases made on www.altuspress.com and nowhere else (meaning that it does not apply to Will Murray’s books sold on www.adventuresinbronze.com). Minimum purchase of $25 required. Expires November 27, 2017 at midnight.

Black Mask #3 Is Available Now With a New Story by Lester Dent (Doc Savage)

Black Mask (Fall 2017)At long last, the third issue of the revived Black Mask Magazine (Fall 2017) is in stock and available. Issue #3 is once again chock-full of the best hard-boiled Detective stories from the golden age of the pulps. It’s headlined by an all-new, never-before-published Detective story by the creator & author of Doc Savage, Lester Dent. Also featuring Day Keene, Hugh B. Cave, and Wyatt Blassingame, among others. And it also includes a previously-unpublished interview with the author of Donovan’s Brain, Curt Siodmak.

The paperback edition is discounted until November 30 and domestic orders of $25 of softcovers gives you free shipping. So what’s the hold-up? Order it now from altuspress.com.

$14.95 softcover on sale for $13.95 until November 30 | $4.99 eBook

Get it here: Black Mask (Fall 2017)

Dusty Ayres #5 and Wu Fang #6 Are Here

Today sees the release of two more installments in our reprintings of classic pulp hero series characters from the pages of Popular Publications. This time, The Mysterious Wu Fang continues his battles with his nemesis Val Kildare in The Case of the Black Lotus. And in The Green Thunderbolt, Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds continue their defense of America in an alternate future.

Each paperback edition is discounted until October 31 and domestic orders of $25 of softcovers gives you free shipping. So what’s the hold-up? Order now from altuspress.com.

The Mysterious Wu Fang #6: The Case of the Black LotusThe Mysterious Wu Fang #6: The Case of the Black Lotus

by Robert J. Hogan

Murder, swift and unseen—taking as its toll the most prominent citizens of New York, and marking with blood and horror, the trail of the mysterious Black Lotus. What was the purpose of this silent scourge, that stilled the innocent in sudden death? Val Kildare knew this much at least; that the fiend behind this slaughter killed not for vengeance, but for pleasure!

$12.95 softcover on sale for $11.95 until October 31

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Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #5: The Green ThunderboltDusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #5: The Green Thunderbolt

by Robert Sidney Bowen

When Dusty heard about America’s new invention, the X-Rayoscope, by which the human eye could penetrate night, fog and clouds for a distance of two hundred miles, he thought victory was at hand. With such a machine to spy on the enemy, the war would soon be over. But he didn’t know about the doom even then speeding through invisible skies, had not yet heard of the green thunderbolt!

$13.95 softcover on sale for $12.95 until October 31

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Dusty Ayres #4 and The Moon Man #6 Are Now Available

Today see the release of a pair of new installments in our complete reprintings of classic pulp superhero series: Dusty Ayres and The Moon Man. Each paperback edition is discounted until October 15 and domestic orders of $25 of softcovers gives you free shipping. So what’s the hold-up? Order now from altuspress.com.


Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #4: The Screaming EyeDusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #4: The Screaming Eye

by Robert Sidney Bowen

One minute those Yank ships were zooming up toward that crimson plane. The next, they were tumbling earthward, shattered wrecks: their pilots dead! What was the strange green ray that had destroyed them? Death stalks America as Dusty Ayres sets out to hunt the most gigantic weapon of doom ever launched against the world!

An Amazing account of the next great war!

$13.95 softcover on sale until October 15 for $12.95

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The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 6: 1935-36The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 6: 1935-36

by Frederick C. Davis, introduction by Andrew Salmon

From 1933–37 pulpsmith extraordinaire Frederick C. Davis chronicled the adventures of the classic pulp hero the Moon Man in the pages of Ten Detective Aces. One of the most unique and compelling characters in the history of the genre, the Moon Man was the Robin Hood of the pulps: He stole from those who profited from the misery of the Depression to help those in need, to balance the scales of justice.

And justice was close to the Moon Man’s heart. For the Moon Man was actually police detective Stephen Thatcher—a dedicated law officer all too familiar with the cracks in the system criminals used to avoid retribution. Donning a black robe and a globe of Argus glass, Thatcher became the Moon Man, a thief who stole from criminals the law could not touch.

Now the Moon Man is hunted by his best friend and partner, reviled by his father and fiancé who all want to see the masked thief pay the ultimate price for his crimes. Stephen Thatcher must walk the razor’s edge of his double life where, every minute, the threat of exposure could shatter his fragile world.

For the first time in decades all 38 of the Moon Man’s exploits have been collected by Altus Press in a seven-volume set.

$24.95 softcover on sale until October 15 for $23.95 | $34.95 hardcover

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More Pulp eBooks Added to the Altus Press Store

Super-Detective Jim Anthony: The Complete Series Volume 3Altus Press has released ten more pulp eBooks of classic stories form the pages of vintage pulp magazines: get them from altuspress.com:

Each is only $4.99.

By purchasing them at altuspress.com, you’ll receive a .zip file containing both .mobi and .epub versions. These will soon be available through all the major eBook distributors.

New Pulp eBooks Added to the Altus Press Store

The Black Bat Omnibus Volume 3You’ve spoken, and we’ve listened! Over the next several weeks, we’ll be releasing a vast backlog pulp eBooks. As of today, you can snag the first ten exclusively at www.altuspress.com:

Each is only $4.99.

By purchasing them at altuspress.com, you’ll receive a .zip file containing both .mobi and .epub versions.

These will also be available at all the mass-market online eBook vendors as well.

Altus Press Unveils Its New Pulp T-Shirt Store… With Cheaper Prices to Boot

For some time, Altus Press has offered authentic pulp logo t-shirts. Although we liked the quality, we were never content with the price we had to charge. But this has changed.

Starting today, we’ve partnered with Spreadshirt to offer our t-shirts direct. This is a good thing on several levels. First, you’ll no longer be constrained by one fabric color choice: you’ll now be able to choose among several options. Second, you’ll get real-time updates on availability and fulfillment from the producers themselves. And finally, by cutting out the middleman, we’ve been able to lower our t-shirt prices: they all start from $19.99.

To make ordering easier, we’ve set up a store on their site: shop.spreadshirt.com/altuspress. Please check it out & let us know what you think.

It’s another upgrade to Altus Press: the biggest pulp store online.

Altus Press Releases Mavericks: Longriders of the West, The Complete Series (Deluxe Edition)

Altus Press continues its popular Deluxe Editions line of oversized hardcover books. Mavericks: Longriders of the West, The Complete Series is a comprehensive edition which contains the complete series of 5 novel-length adventures, and includes an introduction and additional images and scholarship.

Mavericks was Popular Publications’ western version of their Secret 6 series, chronicling the adventures of a group of villains-turned-heroes. Now available exclusively at altuspress.com.


Mavericks: Longriders of the West, The Complete Series (Deluxe Edition)Mavericks: Longriders of the West, The Complete Series (Deluxe Edition)

by Kent Thorn, introduction by Will Murray

Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies.

Collecting—for the first time in one edition—are all five adventures of the 5 Mavericks, Popular Publications’ Western adventure heroes!

Meet the five Mavericks—Lance Clayton, Doc Grimson, Charlie Parr, Lockjaw Johnson, and Flint Maddox… They were wanted men, those five hard-riding travelers of the still night trails… Mavericks all, they had entered outlawry for five different reasons, drawn irresistibly down the Owlhoot Trail from five different walks of rangeland life. They became one living inseparable unit of grim, uncompromising justice, united as one man by their friendship, their burning championship of the underdog—and the high, white flame of their courage….

Contains the following stories: “Five Against the Law,” “Mesquite Manhunters,” “Bait for the Lobo Pack,” “Doc Grimson’s Outlaw Posse,” and “Charlie Parr’s Gunsmoke Cure.”

$75.00 deluxe hardcover

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Altus Press Releases Deluxe Editions of Doctor Death and the Tomorrow Saga

Altus Press continues its popular Deluxe Editions line of oversized hardcover books. These are comprehensive editions which contain complete series, and usually include introductions and other additional information. And most also come with ebook editions of all the stories… for free. Now available exclusively at www.altuspress.com are the following Deluxe Editions:

The Complete Exploits of Doctor Death (Deluxe Edition)The Complete Exploits of Doctor Death (Deluxe Edition)

$75.00

by Harold Ward, introduction by Will Murray

Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

For the first time in one edition, all five Doctor Death pulp adventures are collected authorized by the Ward estate. Contains the first three stories from 1935: “12 Must Die,” “The Gray Creatures” and “The Shriveling Murders,” as well as two unpublished stories, “Waves of Madness” and “The Red Mist of Death.” As a bonus, Harold Ward’s treatment for a Doctor Death comic strip is included. With an introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.

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Tomorrow: The Complete Saga (Deluxe Edition)Tomorrow: The Complete Saga (Deluxe Edition)

$75.00

by Arthur Leo Zagat

Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

The complete saga of Dikar and The Bunch is collected for the first time in a single volume. Set in a decimated post-invasion United States, Dikar and The Bunch fight to restore America to its former glory. A classic post-apocalyptic saga from the pages of Argosy Magazine.

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The Mysterious Wu Fang Continues, Plus a New Pulp T-Shirt

Altus Press continues its reprinting of the classic Popular Publications hero pulp, The Mysterious Wu Fang. Number 5 reprints The Case of the Green Death, as written by Robert J. Hogan and accompanied by all of the original illustrations from the pulp magazine. Get it at a discount until August 1 only at altuspress.com.

Also premiering at altuspress.com is the next release in our vintage pulp logo t-shirt line… this time it’s Thrilling Adventures. Once on of the alternate markets for Adventure Magazine rejects, it lasted for many years and was successful in its own right. Bet the envy of all your friends with this killer pulp t-shirt.


The Mysterious Wu Fang #5: The Case of the Green DeathThe Mysterious Wu Fang #5: The Case of the Green Death

by Robert J. Hogan

Newspapers throughout the civilized world screamed the headlines—”WU FANG” CAPTURED!!! And within the escape-proof walls of Scotland Yard, it was a fact, accomplished through the clever hands of Val Kildare. Yet somewhere within the evil haunts of fog-bound London, sinister agents knew the unspoken desires of the Crime Lord and advanced with the single thought, ESCAPE!—Ever onward, weaving their patterns of Death and Despair!

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Thrilling Adventures T-ShirtThrilling Adventures T-Shirt

This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.

This is our best seller for a reason. Relaxed, tailored and ultra-comfortable, you’ll love the way you look in this durable, reliable classic.

Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan

Note: blue fabric only.

  • 100% preshrunk cotton (heather gray color is 90% cotton/10% polyester, ash color is 99% cotton/1% polyester) | Fabric Weight: 5.3 oz (heavyweight)
  • Double-stitched seams at shoulder, sleeve, collar and waist
  • Imported; processed and printed in the U.S.A.

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Altus Press News: Dusty Ayres #3 and Moon Man Vol. 5

Altus Press has released two more installments from their multi-volume reprint series of The Moon Man and Dusty Ayres and His Battle Birds.

Written by Robert Sidney Bowen, Dusty Ayres and His Battle Birds chronicled a war of an alternate future. Published over twelve installments, this series was written with a specific ending in mind. For these editions, Altus Press has restored all of the original illustrations and text (both of which have been lacking from previous reprints of this series). It’s an amazing account of the next great war!

The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 5: 1935 continues the reprinting of this action-packed series by Frederick C. Davis from the pages of Ten Detective Aces. This volume collects “The Dial of Doom,” “The Bleeding Skeleton,” “The Masked Scourge,” “The Master of Murder River” and “Counterfeit Corpse.” And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

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Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #3: The Purple TornadoDusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #3: The Purple Tornado

by Robert Sidney Bowen

Thick, deadly, that curtain of purple gas stretched along our border from Maine to the Great Lakes. What did it hide? What gigantic war scheme was the enemy preparing behind it? The Fate of America depended upon knowing these answers in time—and grimly Ayres vowed to find out, flying a one-man patrol against the greatest military coup ever planned!

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The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 5: 1935The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 5: 1935

by Frederick C. Davis, introduction by Andrew Salmon

One of the strangest pulp heroes is finally available from Altus Press! Created by pulp fiction legend Frederick C. Davis for the pages of the ultra-rare title, Ten Detective Aces, the Moon Man fought the forces of the underworld in 38 unforgettable tales. Volume 5 collects the next five stories from this series: “The Dial of Doom,” “The Bleeding Skeleton,” “The Masked Scourge,” “The Master of Murder River” and “Counterfeit Corpse.” And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

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Altus Press Completes the Dr. Yen Sin Series, Plus Wu Fang Continues

At last, Altus Press has completed another multi-volume complete series… running for three issues in the mid-1930s, Dr. Yen Sin battled Michael Traile, the Man Who Never Slept, as he strived for world domination. The third and final story, The Mystery of the Singing Mummies, makes its debut this week. Written by Donald E. Keyhoe (author of the Richard Knight series, among others), it’s available on sale for a limited time.

Also debuting this week is The Case of the Suicide Tomb, the fourth story in the Mysterious Wu Fang series. This too is on sale for a limited time… and only at altuspress.com


Dr. Yen Sin #3: The Mystery of the Singing MummiesDr. Yen Sin #3: The Mystery of the Singing Mummies

by Donald E. Keyhoe

To the teeming city of the Golden Gate the sinister Doctor Yen Sin had transferred his base of operations—and there, under cover of the fog-shrouded Frisco night, he set loose the most ghastly weapon in his whole armory of mysterious torture devices—the curse of the Singing Mummies. In ten minutes by the clock, to the accompaniment of that insidious, eerie music, living men and women underwent their ghastly metamorphosis, became fit occupants for the coffin-cases of ancient Egypt. How could the saffron-skinned crime-emperor accomplish the change? How could even Michael Traile, the Man Who Never Slept, hope to cope with the devilish Thing?

$12.95 softcover on sale for $11.95 until June 30

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The Mysterious Wu Fang #4: The Case of the Suicide TombThe Mysterious Wu Fang #4: The Case of the Suicide Tomb

by Robert J. Hogan

“With the secret of the plague of Suicide Tomb, I shall control all men and their destinies. I have arranged my bargain with death and the devil; now men shall do my bidding.” Thus spoke Wu Fang, secure in his Dragon’s Lair, surrounded by his ministry of murder!… Not far away, innocent of the Yellow Fiend’s purpose, was the only man who dare combat him—Val Kildare, watching and waiting; ready for the Crime Beast to show his hand!

$12.95 softcover on sale for $11.95 until June 30

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The Altus Press Memorial Day Weekend Sale Is On

Altus Press Memorial Day Sale

From now until midnight on May 29th—and only on www.altuspress.com—use promo code memorial20 at checkout to get 20% off our already-discounted prices!* Use it on just about everything we sell on www.altuspress.com.

Altus Press is the leader in vintage pulp fiction reprints, covering superhero, adventure, mystery, detective, and other genres in high-quality editions. We already have free shipping on softcovers, so now’s the time to stock up on Altus Press releases.

But hurry: this promo code will expire after May 29th!

*This promo code will only work on purchases made on www.altuspress.com and nowhere else (meaning that it does not apply to Will Murray’s books sold on www.adventuresinbronze.com). Expires May 29, 2017 at midnight.

Altus Press Releases Secret Agent X Vol. 8 & Leo Margulies: Giant of the Pulps

Altus Press today officially released its long-awaited Secret Agent X: The Complete Series, Volume 8 which features five more super-sagas of The Man of a Thousand Faces, as well as the well-researched Leo Margulies: Giant of the Pulps—His Thrilling, Exciting, and Popular Journey, written by the great pulp editor’s nephew, Philip Sherman.

Get both at a discount from www.altuspress.com.


Leo Margulies: Giant of the Pulps—His Thrilling, Exciting, and Popular JourneyLeo Margulies: Giant of the Pulps—His Thrilling, Exciting, and Popular Journey

by Philip Sherman

Pulp magazines written initially for boys in the first half of the Twentieth Century dominated the industry with stories about cowboys and Indians, science fiction, and adventure. They were written by such illustrious authors as Louis L’Amour, Ray Bradbury, L. Ron Hubbard, and Isaac Asimov, with a readership of tens of millions, for 10 cents a copy. The best-known editor of this era was Leo Margulies, editor-in-chief of Standard Magazines – The Thrilling Group. During one period, he bought two million words a month. He edited more than 70 magazines and was, for a time, the highest-paid pulp magazine editor in the country.

Leo Margulies: Giant of the Pulps—His Thrilling, Exciting, and Popular Journey, by his nephew, Philip Sherman, includes stories by members of his family, friends, and writers, about his generosity and encouragement to so many.

Dr. Sherman’s extensive research draws largely upon correspondence records from university archives, including University of Oregon, Northern Arizona University, Boston University, and Texas A&M University, and many others, and from journals such as Writers’ Digest and Author & Journalist. He talked and wrote to writers and others who knew his uncle and of course drew upon his own family’s personal experiences with this remarkable man.

354 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

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Secret Agent X: The Complete Series, Volume 8Secret Agent X: The Complete Series, Volume 8

by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Wayne Rogers, introduction by Tom Johnson

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 next five stories, by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Wayne Rogers: “Slaves of the Scorpion,” “Satan’s Syndicate,” “The Assassins’ League,” “Plague of the Golden Death” and “Curse of the Mandarin’s Fan.” This is the Secret Agent “X” reprint series to own!

432 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover

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Altus Press Releases New Issues of Black Mask and Famous Fantastic Mysteries

Hot off the heels of their premiere at the 2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention in Lombard Illinois, on April 21, Altus Press is pleased to announce  new issues of Famous Fantastic Mysteries—containing an all-new story by Doc Savage creator Lester Dent—as well as another issue of Black Mask Magazine—which includes a never-published story by Carroll John Daly.


Black Mask Magazine (Spring 2017)Black Mask (Spring 2017)

by Carroll John Daly, Roger Torrey, Richard Sale, T.T. Flynn, Frank Gruber, Cyril Plunkett, William R. Cox, and others

The greatest pulp magazine of all time returns with another issue, headlined by an all-new story by Carroll John Daly, the creator of Race Williams.

104 pages | $14.95 softcover | $5.99 ebook

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Famous Fantastic Mysteries (Spring 2017)Famous Fantastic Mysteries (Spring 2017)

by Lester Dent, H.M. Appel, Ray Cummings, Paul Ernst, Hugh B. Cave, Arthur J. Burks, Francis James, and others

Another installment of the classic fantasy title, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, featuring a brand new, never-before published story by Lester Dent, the creator of Doc Savage! Also featuring several stories from the Popular Publications archives.

96 pages | $14.95 softcover | $5.99 ebook

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Altus Press Unveils Dusty Ayres and Gales & McGill

Altus Press continues its torrid release schedule, this time taking to the skies to showcase two of the best air war pulp hero series.

Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #2: Crimson Doom features the next installment in this futuristic war series from the 1930s, complete with the original illustrations from the vintage pulp. Robert Sidney Bowen continues his chronicling of the “next great War.”

The Complete Air Adventures of Gales & McGill, Volume 1: 1927–29 contains the first half of one of Frederick Nebel’s longest-running series. Most of these stories have never before been reprinted, and certainly never with their illustrations. It’s also rounded out with an all-new introduction by pulp historian John Locke.

Get them both at www.altuspress.com at a discount, but only for a limited time.


Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #2: Crimson DoomDusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #2: Crimson Doom

by Robert Sidney Bowen

“The President’s son will be returned if you send us Captain Ayres in exchange.” From the enemy camp came this message. And as Dusty answered, he knew he was starting on the greatest mission of the war, was going to play a lone hand against the Black Invaders, who sought to crush America beneath their barbarous wings!

An Amazing account of the next great war!

softcover: $13.95

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The Complete Air Adventures of Gales & McGill, Volume 1: 1927–29The Complete Air Adventures of Gales & McGill, Volume 1: 1927–29

by Frederick Nebel, introduction by John Locke

Meet 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 of the 1920s. Discover Frederick Nebel’s place as a major producer for the rough paper pages of the Fiction House line of magazines with an in-depth introduction by John Locke.

This, the first of two volumes, collects the first twenty tales ripped from the pages of the Air Stories, complete and uncut.

softcover: $29.95 | hardcover: $39.95

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Altus Press Releases Dr. Yen Sin Vol. 2 and The Mysterious Wu Fang Vol. 3

Altus Press releases another two installments in its reprinting of the best of Popular Publications’ classic series: The Mysterious Wu Fang #3: The Case of the Yellow Mask by Robert J. Hogan is another fantastic adventure as secret agent Val Kildare battles the evil of Wu Fang. Dr. Yen Sin #2: The Mystery of the Golden Skull features another fantastic story in the saga of the evil doctor, as written by Donald E. Keyhoe. Get both at a discount from altuspress.com.


The Mysterious Wu Fang #3: The Case of the Yellow MaskThe Mysterious Wu Fang #3: The Case of the Yellow Mask

by Robert J. Hogan

A thousand years ago the man with the golden mask had ruled a continent; today, men scoffed at the legend. A golden face with hypnotic powers? Impossible!… But Wu Fang, dragon lord of crime, smiled wisely; he wanted that mask—wanted it enough to blaze a murder trail across half the globe, to weave a death snare which only three white men—Val Kildare, Jerry Hazard and Cappy could dare combat!

214 pages | on sale for $11.95 until April 15

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Dr. Yen Sin #2: The Mystery of the Golden SkullDr. Yen Sin #2: The Mystery of the Golden Skull

by Donald E. Keyhoe

Moving east from the ration’s capitol at Washington, Dr. Yen Sin, saffron-skinned scourge of the Orient, sets up his hell-base in New York and under the banner of the Golden Skull, once again locks horns with Michael Traile, the Man Who Never Sleeps, and his partner Eric Gordon. What is the ghastly doom he brings with him to turn living men to rainbow-colored dust? Why should the flowers in his corpse garden have their heads removed, only to be sewed on again—backwards—by the surgeon mandarin?

166 pages | on sale for $11.95 until April 15

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Altus Press Announces Its New Releases for the 2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention

Altus Press is pleased to announce its line of Spring 2017 releases, headlined by the Series 3 of The Argosy Library, which comprises ten collections from the pages of the Frank A. Munsey Company pulps. Other releases include new issues of Famous Fantastic Mysteries—containing an all-new story by Doc Savage creator Lester Dent—as well as another issue of Black Mask Magazine—which includes a never-published story by Carroll John Daly. The long-awaited Secret Agent X: The Complete Series, Volume 8 also premieres, as well as the well-researched Leo Margulies: Giant of the Pulps—His Thrilling, Exciting, and Popular Journey, written by the great pulp editor’s nephew, Philip Sherman.

All of Altus Press’ new releases will premiere at the 2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention in Lombard Illinois, on April 21.

For more information, please read on:


Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar (The Argosy Library) by Edgar Rice BurroughsTarzan and the Jewels of Opar (The Argosy Library #21)

by Edgar Rice Burroughs, introduction by Vernell Coriell

Deep in the African interior lies the remote refuge called Opar. Ruled by the beautiful High Priestess La, who commands an army of savage beast-men, this hidden colony is the last survival of long-sunken Atlantis.

Tarzan of the Apes had dared penetrate Opar in the past. Now he must brave her bestial defender once more on a desperate mission. For the Lord of the Jungle needs the fabulous jewels of Atlantis for his own purposes. But how can he wrest this treasure from Queen La, whose burning desire is to enslave the ape-man as her coveted mate?

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar is the fifth in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ world-famous adventure series. This Altus Press edition marks the first time the original Argosy version of this thrilling tale has been reprinted since 1916.

Edgar Rice Burroughs was the imaginative and prolific creator of Tarzan, John Carter of Mars and Carson of Venus, and is considered one of the most important literary discoveries ever to appear in the pages of Argosy and other Munsey magazines.

196 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Clovelly (The Argosy Library) by Max BrandClovelly (The Argosy Library #22)

by Max Brand

Michael Clovelly might not have been the greatest swordsman ever to come to London town during the reign of the Merry Monarch, Charles the Second, but if a better man ever wielded a blade, he had not yet stepped forth to claim the distinction.

Seeking gold with which to elevate his beggarly fortunes, Clovelly chances to encounter a bully, and his fierce swordwork brings him to the attention of Lord Teynham, who has need of a resourceful man with a rapier. The commission: to turn highwayman and rob a certain coach. The reasons? They are both murky and mysterious. But they have to do with a certain lady of impeccable character…. Since his belly is empty, Clovelly dares the hangman’s noose for a certain sum of gold—and barges into more strife and intrigue than he bargained for.

Max Brand was the personal pen name of Frederick Schiller Faust, one of the most prolific writers who ever lived. The creator of characters as diverse as Whistling Dan Barry, Destry and Dr. Kildaire, Faust specialized in Westerns, but also contributed to other genres. He wrote more that five hundred stories, but Clovelly is one of his rare cloak and sword swashbucklers.

247 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


War Lord of Many Swordsmen: The Adventures of Norcross, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library) by W. WirtWar Lord of Many Swordsmen: The Adventures of Norcross, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library #23)

by W. Wirt

The World War was over, its fighting finished. But not for Captain John Norcross of the American Expeditionary Force. He considered the Armistice a waste of good soldiers. So he welded together the best of his men to lead a regiment of the fightingest black soldiers who ever tore up the trenches. These were men born and bred for battle. Red McGee. Billy Gray. George Gunnell. Patton. The Boston Bean. The Fighting Yid. Corporal “Yaller” Coudray. Corporal “Delicate” Moss. And scores of others—one hundred and fifty strong.

Into wild western China with its bandits and feuding warlords, Captain Norcross marched his force. Their objective: A simple brass tube. Yet what it contained would prove priceless to the right parties. But first they would have to face a Zulu army—in the heart of China! Then there was the complication of the fugitive Manchu princess they happened to collect along the way….

William Wirt was a prolific writer of two-fisted adventure stories, renowned for his Argosy tales of mercenary Jimmie Cordie. His professional life was shadowy, and he claimed to have worked for the United States Secret Service, as had his father before him. Few today doubt Wirt’s credentials, for the quality and authenticity of his writing has stood the test of time.

218 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Alias the Night Wind (The Argosy Library) by Varick VanardyAlias the Night Wind (The Argosy Library #24)

by Varick Vanardy

Bingham Harvard is the true identity of the mysterious midnight marauder known only as the Night Wind. Possessed of inhuman physical strength, he battles crooks and cops alike, motivated by the soul-crushing tragedy of being framed on a criminal charge he did not commit.

Alias the Night Wind introduces this proto-superhero who becomes as a law unto himself dedicated to the hot pursuit of swift justice. All while being hounded by the New York police force—and especially by clever undercover detective Kate Maxwell, whose special assignment is to bring in the notorious Night Wind.

Varick Vanardy was the pseudonym of prolific dime-novel producer Frederick Van Rensselaer Dey, the author of over one thousand Nick Carter stories. His Night Wind novels were written for The Cavalier magazine during the last years of Dey’s amazing writing career, as dime novels gave way to the new pulp magazine field pioneered by Argosy.

254 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


The Blue Fire Pearl: The Complete Adventures of Singapore Sammy, Volume 1The Blue Fire Pearl: The Complete Adventures of Singapore Sammy, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library #25)

by George F. Worts

Sailor Singapore Sammy Shay roamed the South Seas, desperate to find the father he neither knew nor loved. For reckless old Bill Shay had absconded with the only copy of a will that left all of his own father’s worldly riches to Sammy alone. Singapore Sammy didn’t know why, and he didn’t care particularly. He just wanted to get his hands on that precious document. He had only two clues to go on: his old man loved pearls and elephants—in that order. When Sammy came into possession of the fabulous Malobar pearl, he realized that he had something to bargain with. If only he could track down the elusive Bill Shay….

So begins the exotic adventures of Singapore Sammy Shay as he knocked around the backwater ports of the South Seas, seeking his lost fortune and usually finding himself in scalding hot water.

In his youth, George Frank Worts had been a telegraph operator on ships making the China run when he turned his experiences in Asia into some of the most memorable escape fiction ever to appear of the pages of Argosy magazine.

The volume collects the first five stories in the saga of Singapore Sammy Shay and Lucky Jones of the schooner, Blue Goose.

284 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


The Moon Pool & The Conquest of the Moon Pool (The Argosy Library) by Abraham MerrittThe Moon Pool & The Conquest of the Moon Pool (The Argosy Library #26)

by Abraham Merritt, introduction by Will Murray, illustrated by Virgil Finlay

Surrounded by crumbling Cyclopean ruins, the Moon Pool was a place of both horror and wonder. No Polynesian race had constructed it. Sacred yet accursed too, the spot was far older then recorded history. As was the luminous thing that dwelt within its unfathomable depths, a transcendent being summoned from its ancient slumber by the cold rays of the full moon.

Against this vampiric force beyond human comprehension, a group of brave scientists and adventurers takes up the challenge and confronts the unholy power known only as the Shining One. But even they do not suspect that behind this awesome apparition lurks ever more stupendous wonders left over from a prehuman age when superscience and elder sorcery were indistinguishable from one another.

A. Merritt was one of the pioneers in the field of science-fantasy fiction. A Munsey magazine mainstay, he electrified readers of All-Story Weekly when it published “The Moon Pool” in 1918. The hunting tale of supernatural wonder created a sensation that led to a novel-length sequel, The Conquest of the Moon Pool. This Altus Press volume collects for the first time the original unrevised versions of these now-classic tales, illustrated by the incomparable Virgil Finlay.

448 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover


The Gun-Brand (The Argosy Library) by James B. HendryxThe Gun-Brand (The Argosy Library #27)

by James B. Hendryx

Through Chloe Elliston’s veins coursed the reckless blood of her world-roving ancestor, the legendary “Tiger” Elliston. Tiger Ellison, the seaman who had built a fleet of cargo steamers that tramped the whole wide world. Tiger Elliston, scourge of pirates from the South Seas to distant Asia.

With her entourage, Harriett Penny and the Amazonian Big Lena, the granddaughter of Tiger Elliston had come to the northland to move freight up the Slave River and make her own fortune. But north of 60 is a hard, raw land, one where women did not readily fit in. Not even the fearless offspring of a human tiger. For here Chloe would become embroiled in a bitter feud between “Brute” McNair—“the Bad Man of the North” and the free-trader named Pierre Lapierre. Dare she trust one over the other? And which one?

James B. Hendryx was a prolific author who lived the kind of life mirrored in his fictional heroes. A Minnesota native, he had prospected in the Yukon, been a cowboy in the U.S. West and Canada, as well as serving a stint is a newspaper reporter. In his time, Hendryx was considered one of the premier authors of a popular genre now all but extinct—the “Northern.”

265 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Jan of the Jungle (The Argosy Library) by Otis Adelbert KlineJan of the Jungle (The Argosy Library #28)

by Otis Adelbert Kline

Led to believe that his natural mother is a chimpanzee, a young boy knows only the savage ways of the great apes. Kept in a cage, he is systematically trained to become a savage killer by the fiendish Dr. Bracken. The target of Bracken’s rage is none other than the woman who spurned him—the orphan boy’s own mother!

After fate causes him to be shipwrecked on the coast of Venezuela, the feral youngster, accompanied by his surrogate mother, Chicma the chimp, escapes into the jungle and discovers a strange land inhabited by prehistoric dinosaurs and primitive man-monsters. Transformed by contact with the beautiful Ramona, the teenaged beast-boy learns the ways of civilization and becomes Jan of the Jungle!

Otis Adelbert Kline was a popular Argosy writer in the vein of Edgar Rice Burroughs. He specialized in planetary romances set on Mars and Venus, so it was inevitable that he would follow in Burroughs’ literary footsteps by creating a version of Tarzan of the Apes to call his own. Jan of the Jungle reappeared in the Argosy sequel, Jan in India, and was adapted as a 1935 Universal serial, Call of the Savage.

220 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Minions of the Moon (The Argosy Library) by William Grey BeyerMinions of the Moon (The Argosy Library #29)

by William Grey Beyer

Move over, Buck Rogers!

When Mark Nevin was put under general anesthetic, he expected to wake up minus his appendix. That was all. To his shock and horror, he discovered himself 6,000 years in the future, long after mankind had referred back to savagery.

Fortunately for Mark, the surgeon who accidentally placed him in suspended animation carefully laid him in a crypt containing all the means for survival available in the 20th century. And he would need them, for he was about to plunge into a world more dangerous and primitive in the long-dead one he had known. And Mark Nevin would not be alone. There was the beautiful Nona Barr. And the mysterious Omega, a disembodied moon-mind with the personality of a mischievous child yet possessing the transformative power of a god. Not to mention assorted cannibals and an actual dragon.

William Gray Beyer was a Philadelphia railroad worker and policeman who moonlighted writing fiction. His first effort, the whacky and whimsical Minions of the Moon, proved so popular that he brought back Mark Nevin for several more Argosy installments, including Minions of Mercury and Minions of the Shadow.

183 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Drink We Deep (The Argosy Library) by Arthur Leo ZagatDrink We Deep (The Argosy Library #30)

by Arthur Leo Zagat

Nestled in the Heidelberg Hills of New York State lies Lake Wankoona. Beneath its tranquil blue surface broods another world, a place inhabited by a race of beings unknown in human history.

Impelled by an eerie summons he cannot comprehend, archeologist Hugh Lambert is drawn into the lake’s placid depths—and into a vortex of unreality. There, he encounters the unearthly Little Men, who work their scientific necromancy upon the cold corpses of those who had the misfortune to fall into the lake’s uncanny bottomlessness. There, also, he meets the coldly beautiful and cruelly enthralling Nalinah, and learns of a sinister scheme to conquer the Upper World—with he, himself, destined to be in the vanguard!

Arthur Leo Zagat was famed as “The Horror Story Man,” owing to his numerous Weird Menace stories written for Terror Tales and similar magazines of horror. But Zagat also proved capable of writing quality fantasy fiction in the style of A. Merritt, as he proved in the pages of Argosy magazine with memorable novels such as the classic Seven Out of Time and the haunting Drink We Deep.

256 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Black Mask Magazine (Spring 2017)Black Mask (Spring 2017)

by Carroll John Daly, Roger Torrey, Richard Sale, T.T. Flynn, Frank Gruber, Cyril Plunkett, William R. Cox, and others

The greatest pulp magazine of all time returns with another issue, headlined by an all-new story by Carroll John Daly, the creator of Race Williams.

110+ pages | $14.95 softcover


Famous Fantastic Mysteries (Spring 2017)Famous Fantastic Mysteries (Spring 2017)

by Lester Dent, H.M. Appel, Ray Cummings, Paul Ernst, Hugh B. Cave, Arthur J. Burks, Francis James, and others

Another installment of the classic fantasy title, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, featuring a brand new, never-before published story by Lester Dent, the creator of Doc Savage! Also featuring several stories from the Popular Publications archives.

110+ pages | $14.95 softcover


Leo Margulies: Giant of the Pulps—His Thrilling, Exciting, and Popular JourneyLeo Margulies: Giant of the Pulps—His Thrilling, Exciting, and Popular Journey

by Philip Sherman

Pulp magazines written initially for boys in the first half of the Twentieth Century dominated the industry with stories about cowboys and Indians, science fiction, and adventure. They were written by such illustrious authors as Louis L’Amour, Ray Bradbury, L. Ron Hubbard, and Isaac Asimov, with a readership of tens of millions, for 10 cents a copy. The best-known editor of this era was Leo Margulies, editor-in-chief of Standard Magazines – The Thrilling Group. During one period, he bought two million words a month. He edited more than 70 magazines and was, for a time, the highest-paid pulp magazine editor in the country.

Leo Margulies: Giant of the Pulps—His Thrilling, Exciting, and Popular Journey, by his nephew, Philip Sherman, includes stories by members of his family, friends, and writers, about his generosity and encouragement to so many.

Dr. Sherman’s extensive research draws largely upon correspondence records from university archives, including University of Oregon, Northern Arizona University, Boston University, and Texas A&M University, and many others, and from journals such as Writers’ Digest and Author & Journalist. He talked and wrote to writers and others who knew his uncle and of course drew upon his own family’s personal experiences with this remarkable man.

354 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Secret Agent X: The Complete Series, Volume 8Secret Agent X: The Complete Series, Volume 8

by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Wayne Rogers, introduction by Tom Johnson

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 next five stories, by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Wayne Rogers: “Slaves of the Scorpion,” “Satan’s Syndicate,” “The Assassins’ League,” “Plague of the Golden Death” and “Curse of the Mandarin’s Fan.” This is the Secret Agent “X” reprint series to own!

432 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover

Altus Press Releases The Major Vol. 2 and The Moon Man Vol. 4

Altus Press continues the reprinting of two of our most-requested series:

A Matter of Range: The Complete Adventures of the Major, Volume 2 by L. Patrick Greene continues the complete reprinting of the long-running series starring the roguish Illicit Diamond Buyer and his companion, Jim the Hottentot, as they right wrongs in Rhodesia.

We also continue the Moon Man series by Frederick C. Davis. Volume 4 contains five more Moon Man adventures, as well as an all-new introduction by Andrew Salmon.


A Matter of Range: The Complete Adventures of the Major, Volume 2A Matter of Range: The Complete Adventures of the Major, Volume 2

$19.95$29.95

by L. Patrick Greene

Join Aubrey St. John Major—AKA the Major—and his faithful companion, Jim the Hottentot, on their adventures across the diamond country of Africa. This collection includes the next nine stories, along with another rare, never-before reprinted story by Greene.

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The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 4: 1935The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 4: 1935

$24.95$34.95

by Frederick C. Davis, introduction by Andrew Salmon

One of the strangest pulp heroes is finally available from Altus Press! Created by pulp fiction legend Frederick C. Davis for the pages of the ultra-rare title, Ten Detective Aces, the Moon Man fought the forces of the underworld in 38 unforgettable tales. Volume 4 collects the next five stories from this series: “Ghoul’s Gamble,” “The Silver Snare,” “The Crimson Shrine,” “Satan’s Stepson” and “The Silver Spectre.” And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

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Altus Press New Releases: Max Brand’s Tizzo the Firebrand and the Complete Adventures of Harden Bayle

Altus Press is pleased to present a pair of new collections to our Deluxe Edition line:

The Collection of Harden Bayle collects—for the first time—all 25 stories of this well-regarded series from the pages of Short Stories Magazine. Never before reprinted, we’ve given it the deluxe treatment, including correspondence from author Berton E. Cook. This books is only available from altuspress.com.

We’ve also released another new deluxe edition, The Complete Tales of Tizzo the Firebrand by Max Brand. This collects all seven stories of 16th Century Italian Renaissance swashbuckling swordsman Tizzo, including one which is believed to never have been reprinted before. This edition also includes an all-new introduction by William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run). This books is also only available from altuspress.com.

Finally, we’ve added two brand-new pulp t-shirts, each with the authentic logos from their original pulp magazines: Captain Combat and The Pecos Kid.


The Collection of Harden Bayle (Deluxe Edition)The Collection of Harden Bayle (Deluxe Edition)

by Berton E. Cook

Author Berton Ellsworth Cook (1889–1958) penned scores of stories about sea-faring life in the pages of the top pulp magazines of the 1930s & ’40s which were drawn from his own personal experiences in Downeast Maine. Cook’s long-running series of stories about the unique collection of an obsessive accumulator of treasures—Harden Bayle—was one of the highlights of Short Stories Magazine for over a decade. It’s a lost classic from the pulps which has never been given the attention it deserved… until now.

Never before reprinted, the entire 25-story series is assembled in an oversized deluxe edition.

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The Complete Tales of Tizzo the Firebrand (Deluxe Edition)The Complete Tales of Tizzo the Firebrand (Deluxe Edition)

by Max Brand, introduction by William F. Nolan

Superstar pulpsmith Max Brand was best known for his Westerns, but his historical adventures rank among the beset stories he ever wrote. These seven stories of 16th Century Italian Renaissance swashbuckling swordsman Tizzo are tightly-plotted, action-packed adventures which were rarely equaled in quality by Brand’s contemporaries.

Collected for the first time in its entirety—and in the only edition authorized by the Frederick Faust estate—are all seven Tizzo adventures, accompanied by all the original illustrations from Argosy Magazine. And this edition also includes an all-new introduction by Max Brand expert William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run).

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Captain Combat T-ShirtCaptain Combat T-Shirt

This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1940s. Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan. Note: black fabric only.

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The Pecos Kid Western t-shirtPecos Kid Western T-Shirt

This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1950s. Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan. Note: grey fabric only.

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Altus Press New Releases: H. Bedford-Jones and Donald Keyhoe’s Richard Knight

Altus Press continues our reprinting of Richard Knight, as written by UFO researcher Donald E. Keyhoe. Volume 2 contains the next three novel-length stories, along with all of the original illustrations. Get it at a discount until March 1 only from altuspress.com.

We’ve also released another action-packed thriller by The King of the Pulps, H. Bedford-Jones. Colonel Flea is a never-before reprinted short novel by the prolific author.

And don’t forget we have free shipping on softcover orders over $25!*

*Domestic U.S. orders only.


The Complete Adventures of Richard Knight Volume 2The Complete Adventures of Richard Knight, Volume 2

by Donald E. Keyhoe

Best known for writing the adventures of Philip Strange, UFO investigator Donald E. Keyhoe also wrote another long-running aerial hero for the pages of Flying Aces: Richard Knight. These wild adventures also mix in elements of lost races, dinosaurs and more! Volume 2 collects the next four stories from 1937–38: “Masks Over Madrid,” “Wings of the Emerald,” “Hell Over China” and “Aces of Death.”

$19.95 softcover on sale until March 1 for $18.95 | $29.95 hardcover

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Colonel Flea by H. Bedford-JonesColonel Flea

by H. Bedford-Jones

Donn Curran asked for trouble when he stopped overnight with his brother, Jeff, in Hankow. For Jeff was a rascal, a treacherous fellow. And when he learned that his own brother was the notorious Colonel Flea, he determined to collect the price which the Chinese Nationalists had set upon that bold adventurer’s head. Another exciting adventure by H. Bedford-Jones, the king of the pulps.

$9.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

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Altus Press Releases Wu Fang and Donald Keyhoe’s Eric Trent

Altus Press continues the reprinting of Popular Publications’ classic villain series, The Mysterious Wu Fang. Volume 2 contains the next novel-length story, “The Case of the Scarlet Feather,” with all of the original illustrations.

We’ve also introduced the complete reprinting of another air hero series character from the pages of Flying Stories. Written by famed UFO researcher Donald E. Keyhoe, the Eric Trent series is wilder than G-8 and His Battle Aces, complete with gorilla gunners and fantastic elements galore. Volume 1 collects the first half of the series.

Get both books at a discount until March 15 from altuspress.com. And don’t forget we have free shipping on softcover orders over $25!*

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The Mysterious Wu Fang #2: The Case of the Scarlet FeatherThe Mysterious Wu Fang #2: The Case of the Scarlet Feather

by Robert J. Hogan

“When I know the secret of the five casks, I will be all powerful. Find the one who can tell me this secret. I will wait—but not for long.” This was the command Wu Fang gave to his agents deep in New York’s Chinatown. And only two white men guessed his plans, could dare hope to pit their wits and detective skill against the murder scheme of the most dangerous crime master in the world!

$12.95 softcover on sale until March 15 for $11.95

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The Complete Adventures of Eric Trent Volume 1The Complete Adventures of Eric Trent, Volume 1

by Donald E. Keyhoe

Donald E. Keyhoe returns to chronicle the super-spy sagas of the high-flying Eric Trent! Running for only 12 stories in the pages of Flying Aces, the series continued Keyhoe’s tradition of fast-paced air war adventures, this time featuring a character who hasn’t seen print since these stories’ original publications! Volume 1 collects the first six stories from 1940–41: “Secret Flight Sixteen,” “Death Flies Blind,” “Junkers Juggernaut,” “Swastika Scourge,” “The Ace From Hell” and “Television Tracers.”

$19.95 softcover on sale until March 15 for $18.95 | $29.95 hardcover

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Horror Stories t-shirtHorror Stories T-Shirt

This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.

Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan

Note: black fabric only.

$22.95

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Doctor Death T-ShirtDoctor Death T-Shirt

This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.

Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan

Note: black fabric only.

$22.95

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Altus Press Brings Back the Black Bat, Plus H. Bedford-Jones

We’re pleased to release the next volume in our acclaimed reprinting of the Black Bat series: Volume 6 contains the next three novels in the series, as written by Norman Daniels.

We’re also excited to make available one of H. Bedford-Jones’ earliest series, Tyrone of New Orleans. Originally running across 12 novelettes, this is the first time Tyrone has been collected in book form.

Get both books at a discount until February 15 from altuspress.com. And don’t forget we have free shipping on softcover orders over $25!*

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The Black Bat Omnibus Volume 6The Black Bat Omnibus, Volume 6

by Norman A. Daniels

Pulp hero the Black Bat returns! This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat: “The Eyes of the Blind,” “The Blackout Murders,” and “Shadow of Evil,” uncut and restored with the original illustrations. It’s the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

softcover on sale until Feb 15 for $18.95 | $29.95 hardcover

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Tyrone of New OrleansTyrone of New Orleans (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

by H. Bedford-Jones

Rejected on technical grounds from the United States Army, Hugh Tyrone of New Orleans goes on the front, bent on forcing his way into the service. With him is Babe Jefferson, African-American ex-sergeant of cavalry.

Performing varied feats, each time Tyrone sends word that he will later call at United States Expeditionary headquarters for his reward. But will Tyrone and Jefferson receive their entrance to the front? A never-before-collected series, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

softcover on sale until Feb 15 for $21.95 | $34.95 hardcover

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Vintage Pulp-Related CollectiblesVintage Pulp-Related Collectibles Section Updated

We’ve restocked the Altus Press Collectibles page of our website with a number of pulps, and books, including several of the out of print deluxe reprints published by the Battered Silicon Dispatch Box.

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Altus Press Releases Two New, Much-Requested Pulp Reprints: Dusty Ayres & The Moon Man

Continuing our acclaimed Popular Heroes series, Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #1, reprints—for the first time—the very first story, “Black Lightning!,” complete with its original illustrations. This authorized, superior presentation of this pulp hero series ushers in the complete reprinting of this classic series. And ebooks are on the way.

Another long-running pulp hero series, The Moon Man, continues with Vol. 3, containing the next five stories and an all-new introduction by Andrew Salmon.

Get both books at a discount until January 31 from altuspress.com. And don’t forget we have free shipping on softcover orders over $25!*

*Domestic U.S. orders only.


Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #1: Black Lightning!Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #1: Black Lightning!

by Robert Sidney Bowen

“America, you are next!” As those words rang through the War Department room, officers gasped in horror. Fire-Eyes, emperor of the world, had invaded their secret council to hurl his challenge. And America knew only one answer—“War Declared!”

$13.95 softcover on sale until Jan 31 for $12.95

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The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 3: 1934The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 3: 1934

by Frederick C. Davis, introduction by Andrew Salmon

One of the strangest pulp heroes returns! Created by pulp fiction legend Frederick C. Davis for the pages of the ultra-rare title, Ten Detective Aces, the Moon Man fought the forces of the underworld in 38 unforgettable tales. Volume 3 collects the next six stories from this series: “Moon Doom,” “Calling Car 13!,” “Fingers of Fear,” “Corpse’s Alibi,” “The Sinister Snatch” and “Badge of Blood.” And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

$24.95 softcover on sale until Jan 31 for $21.95 | $34.95 hardcover

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Black Mask, Argosy, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries Return to Magazine Format

Altus Press has relaunched full-length magazines of Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries in periodical format. These three pulp magazine titles were renowned for the high level of quality fiction which they published for decades.

Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries are composed of classic fiction from the backlog of The Frank A. Munsey Company, Pro-Distributors Publishing Company, Inc., and Popular Publications, Inc., along with all-new stories and articles.

Argosy features an ALL-NEW story by Frederick Nebel from the Munsey archives, along with stories by H. Bedford-Jones, Berton E. Cook, Ralph R. Perry, W. Wirt, Murray R. Montgomery, and Norbert Davis. Argosy’s focus will remain primarily on adventure fiction.

Black Mask is highlighted by a brand new story by award-winner Paul Bishop, as well as classic hard-boiled detective stories by Carroll John Daly, Frederick Nebel, Raoul Whitfield, T.T. Flynn, Merle Constiner, Richard Sale, and Norbert Davis.

Famous Fantastic Mysteries contains a new short story by Kimberly B. Richardson. It’s rounded out by stories from G.T. Fleming-Roberts, Arthur Leo Zagat, Frederick C. Davis, High B. Cave, Paul Ernst, Wyatt Blassingame, and Wayne Rogers, among others. Famous Fantastic Mysteries will focus on the weird fiction genre.

Each of these magazines enjoyed decades-long publications by a variety of publishers, comprising several thousand total issues. These new magazines are printed in black & white and each is heavily illustrated. Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries are now available… order them below:


Black Mask (Fall 2016)Black Mask (Fall 2016)

by Carroll John Daly, T.T. Flynn, Frederick Nebel, Norbert Davis, Raoul Whitfield, Merle Constiner, Paul Bishop, and Richard Sale

The greatest detective magazine of all time is back for another collection of the best in hard-boiled fiction. Featuring classic material from the vaults of Black Mask, Dime Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and other high-quality pulp magazines. And this issue is headlined by an all-new story, “Bucketful of Bullets,” by award-winning author Paul Bishop. 118 pages.

print version on sale for $13.95 for a limited time
ebook version on sale for $4.99 for a limited time
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Argosy (Fall 2016)Argosy (Fall 2016)

by Frederick Nebel, Norbert Davis, H. Bedford-Jones, Berton E. Cook, W. Wirt, Murray R. Montgomery, and Ralph R. Perry

The greatest pulp magazine returns with a star-studded installment featuring several of the best authors ever to appear in Argosy, encompassing a wide variety of genres and containing a mixture of stand-alone novelettes. These stories also feature several of Argosy’s series characters such as swashbuckler Denis Burke, high-seas adventurer “Bellow Bill” Williams, soldier of fortune Jimmie Cordie, and rakehellies Cleve & d’Entreville. 102 pages.

print version on sale for $13.95 for a limited time
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Famous Fantastic Mysteries (Fall 2016)Famous Fantastic Mysteries (Fall 2016)

by Frederick C. Davis, Paul Ernst, Arthur Leo Zagat, Chandler H. Whipple, G.T. Fleming-Roberts, Wyatt Blassingame, Hugh B. Cave, Wayne Rogers, Kimberly B. Richardson, Henry Treat Sperry, and John H. Knox

The Fall 2016 issue of Famous Fantastic Mysteries is dribbling with the best Weird Menace stories from the Popular Publications vault. Featuring classic stories by Paul Ernst, Arthur Leo Zagat, Hugh B. Cave, and G.T. Fleming-Roberts, this issue is headlined by an all-new story by Kimberly B. Richardson. 122 pages.

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New Altus Press Releases for December 9, 2016: Green Lama, Kingi Bwana, and New Pulp T-Shirts

All-new Deluxe Editions are Ready for Order

These are our favorite editions: get all the stories of a pulp character in 1-2 volume deluxe hardcover volumes. They’re lightweight, so don’t worry if you’re leaning back & reading one of these: if you fall asleep, it won’t break your nose (we’ve tested this).

These are also great because they include—for free—all of the stories in ebook format too. So what’s keeping you from ordering?


The Green Lama: The Complete Pulp Adventures (2 Volume Deluxe Edition)The Green Lama: The Complete Pulp Adventures (2 Volume Deluxe Edition)

by Kendell Foster Crossen

introductions by Will Murray, Michelle Nolan, and Martin Grams, Jr.

Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

Om! Ma-ni pad-me Hum! The first of its kind, the complete adventures of the Green Lama follows the adventures of Buddhist Jethro Dumont and his aides as they battle the forces of evil in the western world. Written by Kendell Foster Crossen, it’s non-stop action in the vein of The Shadow!

This 14-story series is finally collected in two deluxe, oversized volumes. Each volume contains an introduction focusing on a different aspect of the character’s life across several forms of popular media by authors Will Murray, Michelle Nolan, and Martin Grams, Jr. Each story includes all of the original pulp story illustrations as well.

657 pages / $140.00 hardcover

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The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana (Deluxe Edition)The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana (Deluxe Edition)

by Gordon MacCreagh

introduction by Sai Shankar

Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

“Anything can happen in Africa!”—that’s the credo of big game hunter, trader and safari guide King, known all over the Dark Continent as Kingi Bwana. Together with his two loyal companions, the deadly Masai warrior Barounggo and the wizened, cunning Hottentot Kaffa, the stoic American battles slave traders, ivory poachers, gold smugglers, arms traffickers, evil witch doctors and secret societies in the savanna and jungle of Central East Africa.

This deluxe edition contains the entire Kingi Bwana series, along with an introduction by Sai Shankar.

496 pages / $75.00 hardcover

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New Pulp T-Shirts are Here

Our popular line of pulp t-shirts has grown. These are the authentic, authorized logos from the vintage pulps… they’re exact to the finest detail. The cloth is sturdy and made for long-term wear (buy a few so you can wash them every few weeks… we don’t recommend wearing them for a week straight).


 

Terror Tales Magazine T-ShirtTerror Tales Magazine T-Shirt

This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.

This is our best seller for a reason. Relaxed, tailored and ultra-comfortable, you’ll love the way you look in this durable, reliable classic.

Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan

Note: black fabric only.

100% preshrunk cotton (heather gray color is 90% cotton/10% polyester, ash color is 99% cotton/1% polyester) | Fabric Weight: 5.3 oz (heavyweight)
Double-stitched seams at shoulder, sleeve, collar and waist
Imported; processed and printed in the U.S.A.

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Captain Zero T-ShirtCaptain Zero T-Shirt

This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1950s.

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Captain Satan T-ShirtCaptain Satan T-Shirt

This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.

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Dime Mystery Magazine T-ShirtDime Mystery Magazine T-Shirt

This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.

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The Dime Detective Library, Series 3, is Now Available

Considered the greatest of all detective pulps to only Black Mask, Dime Detective was the home to dozens of classic, quirky series characters, all with an offbeat twist.

Series 3 of The Dime Detective Library features six new collections by authors such as John K. Butler, D.L. Champion, Merle Constiner, Frederick C. Davis, John Lawrence, and Fred MacIsaac.

The Complete Cases of Bill Brent, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)The Complete Cases of Bill Brent, Volume 1
by Frederick C. Davis

Meet “Lora Lorne,” the love advice columnist for the Recorder newspaper… in actuality, gruff reporter Bill Brent. Written by Frederick C. Davis, Brent stumbled through 16 stories published between 1941 and 1946 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

311 pages / $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover

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The Complete Cases of The Dean, Volume 1 by Merle ConstinerThe Complete Cases of The Dean, Volume 1
by Merle Constiner

Part-time detective/con artist Dean Wardlow Rock made his living as a purported fortune teller. Apparently an eccentric living encyclopedia—always using archaic words in casual conversation—this is actually a facade behind which The Dean operates in order to solve the case at hand. Written by Merle Constiner, The Dean appeared in nearly a score of stories published between 1940 and 1945 in the pages of Dime Detective,the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

301 pages / $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover

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The Complete Cases of Mariano Mercado, Volume 1 by D.L. ChampionThe Complete Cases of Mariano Mercado, Volume 1
by D.L. Champion

A Germaphobic P.I. in Mexico City who has “a taste for clothing loud as a thunderbolt,” Mercado is considered “the smartest detective in Mexico.” Battling mystery as well as the corrupt Colonel Gomez of the Federal District Police, Mercado is is the first of his kind in popular fiction.

251 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

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The Complete Cases of the Marquis of Broadway, Volume 2 by John LawrenceThe Complete Cases of the Marquis of Broadway, Volume 2
by John Lawrence

NYPD Lieutenant Martin Marquis and the officers of his hand-picked Broadway Squad are the toughest, most vicious cops in pulp-fiction history. “The Marquis,” as he is called along Manhattan’s Main Stem, is trim and dapper, with a weathered face and deep-set blue eyes. In marked contrast to the average plainclothes officer, he dresses like one of New York’s “swells,” generally showing up at crime scenes clad in smartly angled derby hat, black silk scarf, black kid gloves and shoes, dark suit, and ankle-length black Chesterfield coat. His appearance notwithstanding, the Marquis is practically a gangster with a badge, only marginally less corrupt than the underworld figures he pursues. Members of the Broadway Squad share his casual morality and frequently abuse their authority not only for financial gain but personal satisfaction as well.

310 pages / $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover

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The Complete Cases of The Rambler, Volume 2 by Fred MacIsaacThe Complete Cases of The Rambler, Volume 2
by Fred MacIsaac

Created by Fred MacIsaac, at one time a redheaded journalist himself, Frank Murphy rambled through 19 terse, tough yarns published between 1933 and 1940 mainly in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

266 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

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The Complete Cases of Steve Midnight, Volume 1 by John K. ButlerThe Complete Cases of Steve Midnight, Volume 1
by John K. Butler, introduction by John Wooley

Down and out former playboy Steven Middleton Knight’s fortune was destroyed by the Depression. Now a cabbie for the Red Owl Cab Company, he never fails to take on another mystery with each new fare. Created by John K. Butler, this fast-paced, Los Angeles-based hard-boiled series was published between 1940 and 1942 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

272 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

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The Dime Detective Library: Series 3 (Six Book Set)The Dime Detective Library: Series 3 (Six Book Set)
by John K. Butler, D.L. Champion, Merle Constiner, Frederick C. Davis, John Lawrence, and Fred MacIsaac

This specially-priced set includes all six books in Series 3 of The Dime Detective Library.

Considered the greatest of all detective pulps to only Black Mask, Dime Detective was the home to dozens of classic, quirky series characters, all with an offbeat twist. Get all of Series 3 at a big discount!

$104.95 softcover / $165.00 hardcover

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New Altus Press Releases for December 2, 2016

These highly-anticipated books are now available from altuspress.com. But hurry: both are discounted for a limited time.

The Snarl of the Beast: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams, Volume 2The Snarl of the Beast: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams, Volume 2

by Carroll John Daly

introduction by Brooks E. Hefner, cover photograph by Mark Krajnak

Race Williams returns! Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask Magazine, author Carroll John Daly pioneered the hard-boiled detective P.I. story and perfected the genre with his classic character, Race Williams. Apart from the novel-length Race Williams stories, these classic hard-boiled thrillers have rarely been reprinted, if ever.

Volume 2 contains the next batch of Race Williams stories, all from 1927–29 as Daly broke the mold of Black Mask by running serialized novels in the pages of that important magazine. Included here are “The Snarl of the Beast,” “The Egyptian Lure,” “The Hidden Hand,” and “The Tag Murders.”

Additional editorial pieces are also included: Daly’s own “Putting Over a Detective Novel” was written to explain his working process while writing “The Snarl of the Beast.” And it’s prefaced by an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor Brooks E. Hefner of James Madison University.

The Snarl of the Beast: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams Volume 2 continues this most important series published in years on the history of the Hard-Boiled Detective story.

483 pages / $29.95 softcover

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The Life of Pinky Jenkins, Volume 1The Life of Pinky Jenkins, Volume 1 (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

by H. Bedford-Jones

One of the best series ever published in the pulps was written by the prolific H. Bedford-Jones, author of hundreds of stories totaling an estimated 25 millions words.

Thomas Jasper “Pinky” Jenkins, a drunk and corrupt sheriff accompanied by his deputy Parker, shot his way through nearly a score of comedy/Western stories from the 1920s. Volume 1 includes four recently-discovered Jenkins stories by Bedford-Jones which were published under a pseudonym.

The Pinky Jenkins series may be the only series of its kind written by The King of the Pulps, and considered one of his best by Bedford-Jones aficionados.

256 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

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The Altus Press Black Friday Sale Begins!

From now until midnight on November 28—and only on www.altuspress.com—use promo code 16black25 at checkout to get 25% off our already-discounted prices!* We already have free shipping on softcovers, so now’s the time to stock up on Altus Press releases.

But hurry: this promo code will expire after November 28!

*This promo code will only work on purchases made on www.altuspress.com and nowhere else (meaning that it does not apply to Will Murray’s books sold on www.adventuresinbronze.com). Expires November 28, 2016 at midnight.

Available for Pre-Order: The Snarl of the Beast: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams, Volume 2

The Snarl of the Beast: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams, Volume 2At long last, the wait is nearly over. The sequel to 2015’s Them That Lives By Their Guns: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams, Volume 1 is now available for preorder on Amazon.

Written by Carroll John Daly, and with an introduction by Brooks E. Hefner and cover photo by Mark Krajnak, this book will arrive well in time for your Christmas shopping needs.

Here’s the back-cover blurb:

Race Williams returns! Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask Magazine, author Carroll John Daly pioneered the hard-boiled detective P.I. story and perfected the genre with his classic character, Race Williams. Apart from the novel-length Race Williams stories, these classic hard-boiled thrillers have rarely been reprinted, if ever.

Volume 2 contains the next batch of Race Williams stories, all from 1927–29 as Daly broke the mold of Black Mask by running serialized novels in the pages of that important magazine. Included here are “The Snarl of the Beast,” “The Egyptian Lure,” “The Hidden Hand,” and “The Tag Murders.”

Additional editorial pieces are also included: Daly’s own “Putting Over a Detective Novel” was written to explain his working process while writing “The Snarl of the Beast.” And it’s prefaced by an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor Brooks E. Hefner of James Madison University.

The Snarl of the Beast: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams Volume 2 continues this most important series published in years on the history of the Hard-Boiled Detective story.

You can preorder it here: http://amzn.to/2dMAtKW

Press Release: Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries Return to Magazine Format

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Featuring NEW stories by Frederick Nebel, Paul Bishop, and Kimberly B. Richardson

October 6, 2016 — Three of the most historic pulp fiction magazines of the Twentieth Century are set to return to magazine format.

This November, Altus Press will relaunch full-length magazines of Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries in periodical format. These three pulp magazine titles were renowned for the high level of quality fiction which they published for decades.

Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries will be composed of classic fiction from the backlog of The Frank A. Munsey Company, Pro-Distributors Publishing Company, Inc., and Popular Publications, Inc., along with all-new stories and articles.

Argosy features an ALL-NEW story by Frederick Nebel, along with stories by H. Bedford-Jones, Berton E. Cook, Ralph R. Perry, W. Wirt, Murray R. Montgomery, and Norbert Davis. Argosy’s focus will remain primarily on adventure fiction.

Black Mask is highlighted by a brand new story by award-winner Paul Bishop, as well as classic hard-boiled detective stories by Carroll John Daly, Frederick Nebel, Raoul Whitfield, T.T. Flynn, Merle Constiner, Richard Sale, and Norbert Davis.

Famous Fantastic Mysteries is highlighted by a new short story by Kimberly B. Richardson. It’s rounded out by stories from G.T. Fleming-Roberts, Arthur Leo Zagat, Frederick C. Davis, High B. Cave, Paul Ernst, Wyatt Blassingame, and Wayne Rogers, among others. Famous Fantastic Mysteries will focus on the weird fiction genre.

Each of these magazines enjoyed decades-long publications by a variety of publishers, comprising several thousand total issues. Now owned by Steeger Properties, LLC, these titles will be published on a regular schedule and in print and e-magazine formats. These new magazines will be printed in black & white and each is heavily illustrated. Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries will available via the popular book and e-book vendors as well as at www.altuspress.com.

Altus Press is accepting article proposals and advertising for placement in future issues. Please contact submissions@altuspress.com to be considered for future issues.

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Argosy (Fall 2016)

Argosy (Fall 2016)

Black Mask (Fall 2016)

Black Mask (Fall 2016)

Famous Fantastic Mysteries (Fall 2016)

Famous Fantastic Mysteries (Fall 2016)

New Releases From Altus Press: September 29, 2016

Altus Press is proud to offer its newest publications and products:


The Complete Adventures of The Griffon Volume 3The Complete Adventures of The Griffon Volume 3

by Arch Whitehouse

Fighting the aerial forces of evil for nearly ten years in the pages of Flying Aces, Kerry Keen aka The Griffon finally returns to print! This edition continues the complete reprinting of the series. Volume 3 contains the next six stories: “Riddle of the Rocket,” “Cavalry of the Clouds,” “Twin-Engine Treachery,” “Test Pilot Terror,” “The Carrier Coup” and “Scourge of the Sky Brood.”

275 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
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Thady Shea’s Saga by H. Bedford-JonesThady Shea’s Saga

by H. Bedford-Jones

The Navajo’s sacred relics, the seven Gods of the San Marcos, are the focus of attention between warring factions in the Old West, and washed-up actor Thaddeus Shea is caught in between the chaos! A classic adventure written by The King of the Pulps, and now it’s part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

174 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
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Conquest: The Story of Pierre Radisson, Founder of the Hudson Bay Company by H. Bedford-JonesConquest: The Story of Pierre Radisson, Founder of the Hudson Bay Company

by H. Bedford-Jones

The story of Pierre Radisson has passed into history. That he was the first man to reach the Mississippi, after De Soto, is now admitted. It was he who founded the Hudson’s Bay Company, and who opened up the great Northwest to the world. One of H. Bedford-Jones’ earliest novels, now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

184 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
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Altus Press Announces The Dime Detective Library Series 3

September 20, 2016—Altus Press today announces Series 3 of its popular Dime Detective Library.

Running for twenty years, Popular Publications’ Dime Detective Magazine published thousands of high-quality hard-boiled stories by hundreds of authors, eventually becoming the most respected detective pulp magazine behind Black Mask. However, Dime Detective excelled at introducing long-running series characters, something Black Mask normally didn’t do. These series characters run the gamut of quirky detectives, completely unique and offbeat: the types of investigators which had never been seen before (and rarely repeated with such skill since).

Series 3 of The Dime Detective Library contains six collections of such fiction, each featuring one of Dime Detective’s long-running characters:

The Complete Cases of The Dean, Volume 1 by Merle ConstinerThe Complete Cases of The Dean, Volume 1

by Merle Constiner

Part-time detective/con artist Dean Wardlow Rock made his living as a purported fortune teller. Apparently an eccentric living encyclopedia—always using archaic words in casual conversation—this is actually a facade behind which The Dean operates in order to solve the case at hand. Written by Merle Constiner, The Dean appeared in nearly a score of stories published between 1940 and 1945 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.


The Complete Cases of Mariano Mercado, Volume 1 by D.L. ChampionThe Complete Cases of Mariano Mercado, Volume 1

by D.L. Champion

A Germaphobic P.I. in Mexico City who has “a taste for clothing loud as a thunderbolt,” Mercado is considered “the smartest detective in Mexico.” Battling mystery as well as the corrupt Colonel Gomez of the Federal District Police, Mercado is is the first of his kind in popular fiction.


The Complete Cases of the Marquis of Broadway, Volume 2 by John LawrenceThe Complete Cases of the Marquis of Broadway, Volume 2

by John Lawrence

NYPD Lieutenant Martin Marquis and the officers of his hand-picked Broadway Squad are the toughest, most vicious cops in pulp-fiction history. “The Marquis,” as he is called along Manhattan’s Main Stem, is trim and dapper, with a weathered face and deep-set blue eyes. In marked contrast to the average plainclothes officer, he dresses like one of New York’s “swells,” generally showing up at crime scenes clad in smartly angled derby hat, black silk scarf, black kid gloves and shoes, dark suit, and ankle-length black Chesterfield coat. His appearance notwithstanding, the Marquis is practically a gangster with a badge, only marginally less corrupt than the underworld figures he pursues. Members of the Broadway Squad share his casual morality and frequently abuse their authority not only for financial gain but personal satisfaction as well.


The Complete Cases of The Rambler, Volume 2 by Fred MacIsaacThe Complete Cases of The Rambler, Volume 2

by Fred MacIsaac

Created by Fred MacIsaac, at one time a redheaded journalist himself, Frank Murphy rambled through 19 terse, tough yarns published between 1933 and 1940 mainly in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.


The Complete Cases of Steve Midnight, Volume 1 by John K. ButlerThe Complete Cases of Steve Midnight, Volume 1

by John K. Butler, introduction by John Wooley

Down and out former playboy Steven Middleton Knight’s fortune was destroyed by the Depression. Now a cabbie for the Red Owl Cab Company, he never fails to take on another mystery with each new fare. Created by John K. Butler, this fast-paced, Los Angeles-based hard-boiled series was published between 1940 and 1942 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.


The Complete Cases of Bill Brent, Volume 1The Complete Cases of Bill Brent, Volume 1

by Frederick C. Davis

Meet “Lora Lorne,” the love advice columnist for the Recorder newspaper… in actuality, gruff reporter Bill Brent. Created by Frederick C. Davis, Brent stumbled through 16 stories published between 1941 and 1946 in the pages of Dime Detective,the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.


Series 3 of The Dime Detective Library will Premiere at the Pulp AdventureCon in Bordentown, NJ, on November 5, 2016.

New Releases From Altus Press: September 7, 2016

Altus Press is proud to offer its newest publications and products:


The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 2: 1934The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 2: 1934

by Frederick C. Davis, introduction by Andrew Salmon

One of the strangest pulp heroes is finally available from Altus Press! Created by pulp fiction legend Frederick C. Davis for the pages of the ultra-rare title, Ten Detective Aces, the Moon Man fought the forces of the underworld in 38 unforgettable tales. Volume 2 collects the next six stories from this series: “Silver Death,” “Mark of the Moon Man,” “Crimson Shackles,” “Blood Bargain,” “The Black Lash” and “The Murder Master.” And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

337 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover

Red Runes of China by H. Bedford-JonesRed Runes of China

by H. Bedford-Jones

The runes told of mystery, of danger lurking in odd corners, of the craft of the Orient put to evil purposes in the Far West, and started young Dick Clews on a great adventure…. A never-before-collected series, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

138 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Argosy 1970s LogoArgosy 1970s Logo T-Shirt

This is the authentic logo used for this classic magazine. In 1974, the new owners of Argosy revamped the decades-old periodical, introducing a new design—including a completely-updated logo—by Herb Lubalin and Roger Ferriter, two of the greatest designers of the 20th Century.

This is our best seller for a reason. Relaxed, tailored and ultra-comfortable, you’ll love the way you look in this durable, reliable classic.

$19.95 / Note: burgundy fabric only.

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Press Release: Altus Press Expands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Altus Press is expanding its Wild Adventures line of classic pulp fiction characters starring in new exploits, which last year added the Wild Adventures of Tarzan to the ongoing Wild Adventures of Doc Savage licensed series.

Our September release is the first volume in the Wild Adventures of Pat Savage. Move over, Nancy Drew and Annie Oakley, Doc Savage’s feisty cousin Patricia is getting her own series!

Written by Will Murray, the creator of Marvel Comics’ Squirrel Girl, and based on a outline by Doc Savage originator Lester Dent, Six Scarlet Scorpions teams the bronze-skinned golden girl with Doc Savage associate Monk Mayfair in her first solo adventure.

Pat SavagePatricia Savage had come to Tulsa to speculate in oil. That was all. To make a quick killing and go home richer than before.

But when a man claiming that his blood had been drained to feed an unknown creature begs Pat for help, she drops everything and goes on the warpath. Soon Pat and her business partner, Monk Mayfair, are on the run from the Oklahoma law. The proof of their guilt? Indelible scorpions tattooed to their faces!

For October, there is the long-awaited King Kong vs. Tarzan. Fans of both iconic characters have long dreamed of a face-off between these jungle giants ever since Kong creator Merian C. Cooper attempted to film one back in 1935. Fully licensed by Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. and the Cooper estate, King Kong vs. Tarzan recounts the previously untold story of the sea voyage from Skull Island to New York City in which the mighty Kong was transported to his doom back in 1933.

When Kong nearly breaks his chains, the crew of the tramp freighter Wanderer are forced to release him into the african jungle, where, lost and hungry, the former monarch of Skull Island blunders into the domain of another jungle ruler—Tarzan of the Apes! The stage is set for the ultimate rumble in the jungle. But will the beast-god and the ape-man become foes—or friends?

King Kong Vs. TarzanWritten by prolific pulp novelist Will Murray, King Kong vs. Tarzan is a follow-up to last year’s Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don and marks the start of the Wild Adventures of Kong Kong.

Finally, the 13th installment of the Wild Adventures of Doc Savage brings the Man of Bronze to 1930s Wyoming to investigate a seemingly supernatural mystery that begins when a naked man is sighted swimming in circles high over the Big Horn Mountains. When he falls to his death and is discovered soaked to the skin in spite of a long summer drought, Doc Savage realizes that something sinister is afoot.

Extortion notes prove that a human agency lies behind a growing outbreak of levitation murders. After a passenger airliner slams into a mysterious floating body of water, the crisis escalates.

From the Big Horn Mountains to Devil’s Tower, Doc Savage and his mighty crew race against time to avert an impending tragedy created by the unknown devil in human form who calls himself Mr. Calamity.

Bylined Kenneth Robeson, Mr. Calamity is a December release.

All three titles will be release d in hardcover, trade paperback and ebook formats with cover art by acclaimed illustrator, Joe DeVito.

New Releases From Altus Press: August 25, 2016

Time for another batch of new releases from Altus Press, your source for the best pulp publications available. Here is what’s available as of this week:


Hazzard: The Complete SeriesHazzard: The Complete Series

by Frederick C. Davis

The Fight Against the lawless! Mark Hazzard, red-headed, fiery-tempered District Attorney of King’s County was a man of the Law, but when the law didn’t get justice, the guilty were then the prey for the Juggernaut of Justice and his own iron rules. Bucking the police and the underworld alike, Hazzard kept a secret that would send him to burn in the electric chair. Written by Frederick C. Davis, the author of the Moon Man series. Featuring all six of Mark Hazzard’s adventures in one volume!

296 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Adventures of a Professional CorpseAdventures of a Professional Corpse

by H. Bedford-Jones

Meet James F. Bronson, a man who finds dying a profitable business. Time after time, Bronson accepts assignments to whom dying is all in the day’s work. One of the most offbeat series that H. Bedford-Jones penned; a series for which he was inspired by an advertisement that actually appeared.

94 pages | $11.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Cross and the Hammer: A Tale of the Days of the Vikings by H. Bedford-JonesThe Cross and the Hammer: A Tale of the Days of the Vikings

by H. Bedford-Jones

H. Bedford-Jones’ thrilling novel of the Vikings and King Olaf, who broke the power of the old gods and who introduced Christianity into his realm. One of H. Bedford-Jones’ earliest novels, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

162 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Mardi Gras Mystery by H. Bedford-JonesThe Mardi Gras Mystery

by H. Bedford-Jones

Who is The Midnight Masquer? While partygoers celebrate Mardi Gras under the recently-enacted Prohibition, attention is cast to this masked character and his connection to the murder of a prominent New Orleans citizen. Did the victim’s son really commit the crime, or is there more than meets the eye?

188 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

 

Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography

If you’re an ERB fan, Altus Press wanted you to know about a fantastic book edited by a friend of ours, Jim Gerlach:

 

Illustrated Bibliography of the Works of Edgar Rice Burroughs Released 

ERB Inc. publishes the “definitive bibliography” by Dr. Robert B. Zeuschner

Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. today announced the release of the long-awaited definitive bibliography of the Master of Adventure by longtime Burroughs scholar Dr. Robert B. Zeuschner. The illustrated hardbound volume ships today in two hardbound editions.

Edgar Rice Burroughs, well known for his tales of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars, has been rightfully dubbed The Master of Adventure, but few are aware of the full scope of Burroughs’ literary output in a writing career that spanned four decades. During his lifetime, Burroughs created worlds that ranged from the Earth’s core to the Farthest Star, inhabited by larger-than-life heroes and heroines, populated by unimaginable creatures and captivating landscapes.

“We are absolutely thrilled to publish this very special book, which has been almost twenty years in the making,” said Jim Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.  “We opened our archives to Dr. Zeuschner and he has produced the definitive account of everything published by Edgar Rice Burroughs. This is a one-of-a-kind illustrated bibliography that should be a must for anyone interested in ERB, the history of pulp fiction and the works that inspired Star Wars, Avatar, Superman and every other pulp hero since.”

The Bibliography features over 2000 annotated, illustrated entries describing ERB publications from 1911 to the present and 500 color images including 1st & reprint edition books & dustjackets, paperbacks and the 97 ERB story-related pulp covers. Both editions are 7 by 10 inch hardcover books.

Two editions are available in limited numbers:

THE STANDARD EDITION: ISBN: 978-1-945462-00-9 $100.00

First edition bound in midnight blue Cialux Italian book cloth with the spine and front cover decorations stamped in gilt. Color wrap-around dust jacket, 736 pages; 600+ images, 500 + in color on glossy stock. Limited to 900 copies

THE DELUXE EDITION: ISBN: 978-1-945462-01-6 $150.00

First edition bound in genuine red leather with a hub spine and cover decorations stamped in gilt. Limited to 375 signed (by the author, publisher, designer and John Ralston Burroughs, the grandson of ERB)and numbered copies. 736 pages; 600+ images, 500 + in color on glossy stock.

Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography by Dr. Robert B. Zeuschner, will be released August 18th, 2016. Orders can be placed through the books website or by emailing the editor, Jim Gerlach.

For more information, visit our website  www.erbbooks.com .   or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Edgar-Rice-Burroughs-The-Bibliography-488979287966049/

New Releases From Altus Press: August 16, 2016

Time for another batch of new releases from Altus Press, your source for the best pulp publications available. Here is what’s available as of this week:

 


Super-Detective Jim Anthony: The Complete Series Volume 3Super-Detective Jim Anthony: The Complete Series Volume 3

by Victor Rousseau

The complete reprinting of the greatest of the Doc Savage pastiches continues! Volume Three of contains the next three adventures of Jim Anthony: “Murder Syndicate,” “The Horrible Marionettes,” and “Border Napoleon.” This volume also includes editor notes and correspondence.

353 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Ki-Gor: The Complete Series Volume 3Ki-Gor: The Complete Series Volume 3

by John Peter Drummond, introduction by Howard Andrew Jones

For the first time, the Ki-Gor series from the pages of Jungle Stories is collected, complete, uncut and in order! Volume 3 includes the next four stories: “Tigress of T’wanbi” (Winter 1941-42), “Slaves for the Renegade Sultan” (Spring 1942), “Blood Priestess of Vig’Na” (Summer 1942), and “The Cannibal Horde” (Fall 1942).

318 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover

The Black Bat Omnibus, Volume 5The Black Bat Omnibus Volume 5

by Norvell W. Page and Norman A. Daniels

Pulp hero the Black Bat returns! This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat: “The Black Bat’s Summons,” “The Black Bat’s Invisible Enemy,” and “The Voice of Doom,” uncut and restored with the original illustrations. Featuring a story by long-time Spider author, Norvell W. Page, it’s the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

339 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Complete Tales of Koropok by Sidney Herschel SmallThe Complete Tales of Koropok (Deluxe Edition)

by Sidney Herschel Small

Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine’s run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer! This Comprehensive set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer. This limited, deluxe edition collects them all! Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.

306 pages | $75.00 deluxe hardcover

cardigandeluxe1The Complete Cases of Cardigan (2 Volume Deluxe Edition)

by Frederick Nebel

Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

Frederick Nebel’s unforgettable character Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons behind the success of the legendary Dime Detective Magazine. His hard-boiled P.I. stories were a major influence to other writers of the era, yet only a handful have been reprinted since their original 44-story run eighty years ago. This deluxe two-volume contains the entire series of 44 stories, complete and uncut, with an introduction by Will Murray and the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould.

698 pages | $140.00 deluxe hardcovers

New Releases From Altus Press: July 26, 2016

We’re back from the always-enjoyable Pulpfest convention, and it was fantastic to meet so many fans of Altus Press!

As always, we premiere a number of new releases exclusively with Mike Chomko, Books, at Pulpfest. The convention has come and gone, and now it’s time to make them available everywhere else. Here’s the first batch:

The Mysterious Wu Fang #1: The Case of the Six CoffinsThe Mysterious Wu Fang #1: The Case of the Six Coffins

By Robert J. Hogan

“There is one Val Kildare, government agent. It is my wish that he die the most painful death in our power to inflict.” From an underground room in Limehouse this order was given. And now, across the Atlantic, sped a murder cargo to wipe out the only man who stood between Wu Fang, Emperor of Crime, and his conquest of the world!

201 pages | $12.95 softcover

Yen Sin #1: The Mystery of the Dragon’s ShadowYen Sin #1: The Mystery of the Dragon’s Shadow

By Donald E. Keyhoe

Out of the teeming turbulent East had come Dr. Yen Sin—saff­ron-skinned wizard of crime—bringing to the capital of the West all the ancient Devil’s-lore at his command—and a horde of Asian Hell-born to help him spawn it. But Michael Traile—The Man Who Never Slept—had crammed into his own keen brain the means to cope with the sinister doctor. For he knew even the secrets of the Dragon’s Shadow and how to penetrate the yellow murder fog that had descended on the capital to mingle its blood-wisps with the mist from the Potomac.

152 pages | $12.95 softcover

Invitation to a Crime: Further Adventures of Denis Burke by H. Bedford-JonesInvitation to a Crime: Further Adventures of Denis Burke

by H. Bedford-Jones

Operating out of Morocco, American profiteer Denis Burke encounters business opportunities fraught with political intrigue, shady underworld characters, double-crossing associates, and devious women—all while trying not to run afoul of the law. Burke must dodge his ever-watchful nemesis, Inspector Crepin, who has vowed to expel him from the country—or better yet—put him behind bars. A never before reprinted series by the King of the Pulps, H. Bedford-Jones.

132 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Gimlet Eye Gunn by H. Bedford-JonesGimlet Eye Gunn

by H. Bedford-Jones

Peter Larsen knew well enough that air personnel had often been forced to land on remote tropical islands. But he hadn’t thought of any of them as being haunted islands.

A classic that once appeared in Weird Tales, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

80 pages | $9.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

 


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Altus Press Books Premiering at Pulpfest 2016

Altus Press is pleased to announce its summer 2016 releases, all of which will premiere at Pulpfest. They’ll be available exclusively at the Mike Chomko, Books, table. Our books typically sell out quickly at the pulp shows, so please contact Mike to reserve your copies.

wufang1cvrThe Mysterious Wu Fang #1: The Case of the Six Coffins

By Robert J. Hogan

“There is one Val Kildare, government agent. It is my wish that he die the most painful death in our power to inflict.” From an underground room in Limehouse this order was given. And now, across the Atlantic, sped a murder cargo to wipe out the only man who stood between Wu Fang, Emperor of Crime, and his conquest of the world!

201 pages | $12.95 softcover

yensin1cvrYen Sin #1: The Mystery of the Dragon’s Shadow

By Donald E. Keyhoe

Out of the teeming turbulent East had come Dr. Yen Sin—saff­ron-skinned wizard of crime—bringing to the capital of the West all the ancient Devil’s-lore at his command—and a horde of Asian Hell-born to help him spawn it. But Michael Traile—The Man Who Never Slept—had crammed into his own keen brain the means to cope with the sinister doctor. For he knew even the secrets of the Dragon’s Shadow and how to penetrate the yellow murder fog that had descended on the capital to mingle its blood-wisps with the mist from the Potomac.

152 pages | $12.95 softcover

Super-Detective Jim Anthony: The Complete Series Volume 3Super-Detective Jim Anthony: The Complete Series Volume 3

by Victor Rousseau

The complete reprinting of the greatest of the Doc Savage pastiches continues! Volume Three of contains the next three adventures of Jim Anthony: “Murder Syndicate,” “The Horrible Marionettes,” and “Border Napoleon.” This volume also includes editor notes and correspondence.

353 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Ki-Gor: The Complete Series Volume 3Ki-Gor: The Complete Series Volume 3

by John Peter Drummond, introduction by Howard Andrew Jones

For the first time, the Ki-Gor series from the pages of Jungle Stories is collected, complete, uncut and in order! Volume 3 includes the next four stories: “Tigress of T’wanbi” (Winter 1941-42), “Slaves for the Renegade Sultan” (Spring 1942), “Blood Priestess of Vig’Na” (Summer 1942), and “The Cannibal Horde” (Fall 1942).

318 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover

The Complete Adventures of The Griffon Volume 3The Complete Adventures of The Griffon Volume 3

by Arch Whitehouse

Fighting the aerial forces of evil for nearly ten years in the pages of Flying Aces, Kerry Keen aka The Griffon finally returns to print! This edition continues the complete reprinting of the series. Volume 3 contains the next six stories: “Riddle of the Rocket,” “Cavalry of the Clouds,” “Twin-Engine Treachery,” “Test Pilot Terror,” “The Carrier Coup” and “Scourge of the Sky Brood.”

275 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 2: 1934The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 2: 1934

by Frederick C. Davis, introduction by Andrew Salmon

One of the strangest pulp heroes is finally available from Altus Press! Created by pulp fiction legend Frederick C. Davis for the pages of the ultra-rare title, Ten Detective Aces, the Moon Man fought the forces of the underworld in 38 unforgettable tales. Volume 2 collects the next six stories from this series: “Silver Death,” “Mark of the Moon Man,” “Crimson Shackles,” “Blood Bargain,” “The Black Lash” and “The Murder Master.” And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

337 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover

The Black Bat Omnibus, Volume 5The Black Bat Omnibus Volume 5

by Norvell W. Page and Norman A. Daniels

Pulp hero the Black Bat returns! This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat: “The Black Bat’s Summons,” “The Black Bat’s Invisible Enemy,” and “The Voice of Doom,” uncut and restored with the original illustrations. Featuring a story by long-time Spider author, Norvell W. Page, it’s the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

339 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Hazzard: The Complete SeriesHazzard: The Complete Series

by Frederick C. Davis

The Fight Against the lawless! Mark Hazzard, red-headed, fiery-tempered District Attorney of King’s County was a man of the Law, but when the law didn’t get justice, the guilty were then the prey for the Juggernaut of Justice and his own iron rules. Bucking the police and the underworld alike, Hazzard kept a secret that would send him to burn in the electric chair. Written by Frederick C. Davis, the author of the Moon Man series. Featuring all six of Mark Hazzard’s adventures in one volume!

296 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Adventures of a Professional CorpseAdventures of a Professional Corpse

by H. Bedford-Jones

Meet James F. Bronson, a man who finds dying a profitable business. Time after time, Bronson accepts assignments to whom dying is all in the day’s work. One of the most offbeat series that H. Bedford-Jones penned; a series for which he was inspired by an advertisement that actually appeared.

94 pages | $11.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Invitation to a Crime: Further Adventures of Denis Burke by H. Bedford-JonesInvitation to a Crime: Further Adventures of Denis Burke

by H. Bedford-Jones

Operating out of Morocco, American profiteer Denis Burke encounters business opportunities fraught with political intrigue, shady underworld characters, double-crossing associates, and devious women—all while trying not to run afoul of the law. Burke must dodge his ever-watchful nemesis, Inspector Crepin, who has vowed to expel him from the country—or better yet—put him behind bars. A never before reprinted series by the King of the Pulps, H. Bedford-Jones.

132 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Red Runes of China by H. Bedford-JonesRed Runes of China

by H. Bedford-Jones

The runes told of mystery, of danger lurking in odd corners, of the craft of the Orient put to evil purposes in the Far West, and started young Dick Clews on a great adventure…. A never-before-collected series, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

138 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Cross and the Hammer: A Tale of the Days of the Vikings by H. Bedford-JonesThe Cross and the Hammer: A Tale of the Days of the Vikings

by H. Bedford-Jones

H. Bedford-Jones’ thrilling novel of the Vikings and King Olaf, who broke the power of the old gods and who introduced Christianity into his realm. One of H. Bedford-Jones’ earliest novels, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

162 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Mardi Gras Mystery by H. Bedford-JonesThe Mardi Gras Mystery

by H. Bedford-Jones

Who is The Midnight Masquer? While partygoers celebrate Mardi Gras under the recently-enacted Prohibition, attention is cast to this masked character and his connection to the murder of a prominent New Orleans citizen. Did the victim’s son really commit the crime, or is there more than meets the eye?

188 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Thady Shea’s Saga by H. Bedford-JonesThady Shea’s Saga

by H. Bedford-Jones

The Navajo’s sacred relics, the seven Gods of the San Marcos, are the focus of attention between warring factions in the Old West, and washed-up actor Thaddeus Shea is caught in between the chaos! A classic adventure written by The King of the Pulps, and now it’s part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

174 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Conquest: The Story of Pierre Radisson, Founder of the Hudson Bay Company by H. Bedford-JonesConquest: The Story of Pierre Radisson, Founder of the Hudson Bay Company

by H. Bedford-Jones

The story of Pierre Radisson has passed into history. That he was the first man to reach the Mississippi, after De Soto, is now admitted. It was he who founded the Hudson’s Bay Company, and who opened up the great Northwest to the world. One of H. Bedford-Jones’ earliest novels, now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

184 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

The Complete Tales of Koropok by Sidney Herschel SmallThe Complete Tales of Koropok (Deluxe Edition)

by Sidney Herschel Small

Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine’s run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer! This Comprehensive set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer. This limited, deluxe edition collects them all! Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.

306 pages | $75.00 deluxe hardcover

cardigandeluxe1The Complete Cases of Cardigan (2 Volume Deluxe Edition)

by Frederick Nebel

Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

Frederick Nebel’s unforgettable character Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons behind the success of the legendary Dime Detective Magazine. His hard-boiled P.I. stories were a major influence to other writers of the era, yet only a handful have been reprinted since their original 44-story run eighty years ago. This deluxe two-volume contains the entire series of 44 stories, complete and uncut, with an introduction by Will Murray and the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould.

698 pages | $140.00 deluxe hardcovers

The Altus Press Easter Sale Begins!

From now until March 31—and only on www.altuspress.com—use promo code easter20 at checkout to get 20% off our already-discounted prices!* We already have free shipping on softcovers, so now’s the time to stock up on Altus Press releases.

But hurry: this promo code will expire after March 31!

*This promo code will only work on purchases made on www.altuspress.com and nowhere else. Expires March 31, 2016 at midnight.

The Argosy Library Series 2, Including Max Brand, Headlines Altus Press’ Pulp Fiction Releases for Spring 2016

Highlights Include a Never-Before-Reprinted Max Brand Novel

Altus Press has been busy with a number of significant new pulp fiction reprint collections—many of which have never before been reprinted. Headlined by Series 2 of our popular Argosy Library series which contains stories by authors such as Max Brand, Norbert Davis, Loring Brent, Ralph Milne Farley, and Cleve F. Adams (many of which never before reprinted) as well as series characters as Peter the Brazen, Rex McBride, Doan & Carstairs, Semi Dual, Peter Scarlet, Bradshaw the Naturalist, and Cleve & d’Entreville. Many of these books also feature new introductions by scholars such as Will Murray, Garyn G. Roberts, Even Lewis, and Max Brand expert William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run).

In addition to The Argosy Library, Altus Press also presents classic pulp fiction by Frederick Nebel, G.T. Fleming-Roberts, and H. Bedford-Jones, among others, featuring characters such as Cardigan, George Chance AKA The Ghost, and Sgt. Brinkhaus.

Below is our complete list of Spring 2016 releases. They will premiere at the Mike Chomko, Books, table at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, taking place April 22-24, 2016, at the Westin Lombard, Yorktown Center.

The Argosy Library, Series 2:

 

Champion of Lost Causes (The Argosy Library) by Max BrandChampion of Lost Causes (The Argosy Library Vol. 11)

by Max Brand

introduction by William F. Nolan

Author Frederick Faust (AKA Max Brand) spins a tale of mystery and melodrama as Samuel Loring battles to save a girl unjustly accused of murder in a story never before reprinted. Originally serialized in seven installments in Flynn’s Magazine, Champion of Lost Causes was one of Brand’s earliest works to be filmed as a movie.

324 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


The Scarlet Blade: The Rakehelly Adventures of Cleve and d’Entreville, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library) by Murray R. MontgomeryThe Scarlet Blade: The Rakehelly Adventures of Cleve and d’Entreville, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library Vol. 12)

by Murray R. Montgomery

One of the most popular series from Argosy’s later years, Murray R. Montgomery penned a number of stories chronicling the adventures of Her Majesty’s Guard Richard Cleve and French cavalier Monsieur le Comte Guy d’Entreville… partners and rakehellies of the Cardinal’s Guard and in the service of Cardinal Richelieu in seventeenth-century France.

283 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


 

Doan and Carstairs: Their Complete Cases (The Argosy Library) by Norbert DavisDoan and Carstairs: Their Complete Cases (The Argosy Library Vol. 13)

by Norbert Davis

introduction by Evan Lewis

For the first time in an authorized edition, all five stories of Doan and his “partner,” his Great Dane, Carstairs. These quirky hard-boiled detective stories were written by Norbert Davis, the Black Mask author who inspired Raymond Chandler to try his hand at the genre. This edition includes all three Doan and Carstairs novels (The Mouse in the Mountain, Sally’s in the Alley, and Oh, Murderer Mine), as well as the two short stories from the pulps: “Holocaust House” and “Cry Murder!” It’s rounded off with an all-new introduction by Evan Lewis.

582 pages / $29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover


The King Who Came Back (The Argosy Library) by Fred MacIsaacThe King Who Came Back (The Argosy Library Vol. 14)

by Fred MacIsaac

The author of the Rambler series pens this tale which was amongst his best works to appear in the pages of Argosy. After abdicating the throne of King of the European monarchy of Berania in order to avert civil war, young Carlos Aronhof realizes there’s more to his rapidly changing fortunes than meets the eye. A tale spanning Europe to Hollywood, Aronhof quickly finds himself immersed in espionage, political intrigue, skullduggery, murder, and the stolen Beranian crown jewels.

224 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


Blood Ritual: The Adventures of Scarlet and Bradshaw, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library) by Theodore RoscoeBlood Ritual: The Adventures of Scarlet and Bradshaw, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library Vol. 15)

by Theodore Roscoe

Best remembered as the author of Thibaut Corday and his French Foreign Legion yarns, author Theodore Roscoe wrote another, little-known, long-running series: the adventures of curio hunter Peter Scarlet and Bradshaw, the naturalist. While each appeared in solo stories, they also teamed up in several yarns. These tales of treasure in the Orient are action-filled adventure by one of pulpdom’s best. Without a doubt a lost gem of the pulps.

244 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


The City of Stolen Lives: The Adventures of Peter the Brazen, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library) by Loring BrentThe City of Stolen Lives: The Adventures of Peter the Brazen, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library Vol. 16)

by Loring Brent

introduction by Will Murray

One of the greatest series from the pages of Argosy is finally collected, complete and in order! Footloose ship’s wireless operator Peter Moore becomes embroiled in mystery and intrigue in China as he faces the despotic Gray Dragon, thus beginning Moore’s long-running, adventure-filed journey across several decades of pulp fiction masterpieces. Written by long-time Argosy author George F. Worts under his primary pen-name, Peter the Brazen made a marked impression on Argosy reader Lester Dent when he co-created Doc Savage. The saga of Peter the Brazen is amongst the best adventure series in the history of pulp fiction.

274 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


The Radio Gun-Runners (The Argosy Library) by Ralph Milne FarleyThe Radio Gun-Runners (The Argosy Library Vol. 17)

by Ralph Milne Farley

A sequel to his previous Argosy novel, The Radio Flyers, author Ralph Milne Farley pens this science-fiction classic set in a hollow earth. Although compared favorably to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Pellucidar series, Farley’s multi-layered tale of adventure at the earth’s pole weaves gangsters and Norse Vikings into an offbeat tale never before reprinted.

204 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


Sabotage (The Argosy Library) by Cleve F. AdamsSabotage (The Argosy Library Vol. 18)

by Cleve F. Adams

Originally published as a six-part serial in Detective Fiction Weekly in 1939, Sabotage introduced readers to forgotten hard-boiled master Cleve F. Adams’ number one detective: Rex McBride. The strength of the nation was dedicated to building the great dam at Palos Verde, and when a sinister foe determined to sabotage that life-giving project, it fell to the lot of Rex McBride, the world’s most unorthodox detective, to attempt a job at which the government’s daring, well-trained operatives shied.

204 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


The Complete Cabalistic Cases of Semi Dual, the Occult Detector, Volume 2: 1912–13 (The Argosy Library) by J.U. Giesy and Junius B. SmithThe Complete Cabalistic Cases of Semi Dual, the Occult Detector, Volume 2: 1912–13 (The Argosy Library Vol. 19)

by J.U. Giesy and Junius B. Smith

introduction by Garyn Roberts, Ph.D

Pulpdom’s greatest occult detective returns! Volume 2 of the complete reprinting of the Semi Dual series brings three more never-before-reprinted metaphysical, psychological and speculative science adventures, all from the pages of the Munsey pulp magazine, The Cavalier. This volume contains the next three stories: “The Purple Light,” “The Master Mind,” and “Rubies of Doom,” exactly as they were written by Semi Dual creators J.U. Giesy and Junius B. Smith.

328 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


South of Fifty-Three (The Argosy Library) by Jack BechdoltSouth of Fifty-Three (The Argosy Library Vol. 20)

by Jack Bechdolt

Written by the author of the post-apocalyptic science-fiction classic, The Torch, Jack Bechdolt penned this fast-paced tale of Alaskan adventure for Argosy All-Story Weekly at the height of that magazine’s popularity.

225 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

 

Other Releases:

Will o' the Wisp by H. Bedford-JonesWill o’ the Wisp

by H. Bedford-Jones

To horse, ye English captains! In the king’s name, ride! For Brian Desmond, spy for France, takes the Dover road tonight! A superb novel of spies and swords and one of H. Bedford-Jones’ best historicals, as it originally appeared in Argosy Magazine.

241 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

 

 

George Chance: The Ghost Omnibus, Volume 1George Chance: The Ghost Omnibus, Volume 1

by G.T. Fleming-Roberts

Magician George Chance, AKA the crime-fighter known as The Ghost, who has done more in the service of the Law than any other man of his generation. Master of the science of criminology, remorseless crime-tracker and criminal catcher! When The Ghost walks, the underworld stirs into deadly life to combat him. Contains the following stories: “Calling the Ghost” and “The Ghost Strikes Back.”

264 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

 

The Crimson Mask Omnibus, Volume 2The Crimson Mask Omnibus Volume 2

by Norman A. Daniels

Part of the early 1940s pulp hero revival, pharmacist Bob Clarke takes on the underworld as The Crimson Mask! Volume 2 contains the next five adventures: “The Crimson Mask and the Vanishing Men,” “The Crimson Mask’s Ghost Trail,” “The Diamond Death Trail,” “The Money Trail,” and “Murders of the Black Rose,” uncut, with all of the original illustrations.

280 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

 

The Complete Casebook of Sgt. BrinkhausThe Complete Casebook of Sgt. Brinkhaus

by Frederick Nebel

introduction by Will Murray

Following Kennedy & MacBride, Donahue and Cardigan, Frederick Nebel’s longest-running detective series featured the hard-boiled exploits of Sgt. Otto Herman “Brinky” Brinkhaus and Inspector Peter Larsen of the Portsend Detective Bureau as chronicled in the pages of Detective Action Stories, Dime Detective Magazine, and Detective Fiction Weekly.

389 pages / $29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover

 

The Complete Cases of Cardigan (2 Volume Deluxe Edition) The Complete Cases of Cardigan (2 Volume Deluxe Edition)The Complete Cases of Cardigan (2 Volume Deluxe Edition)

by Frederick Nebel

introduction by Will Murray

Frederick Nebel’s unforgettable character Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons behind the success of the legendary Dime Detective Magazine. His hard-boiled P.I. stories were a major influence to other writers of the era, yet only a handful have been reprinted since their original 44-story run eighty years ago. This deluxe two-volume contains the entire series of 44 stories, complete and uncut, with an introduction by Will Murray and the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould.

698 pages / 8.5×11″ / $140 hardcover

Altus Press to Release King Kong Vs. Tarzan

Press release—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Ultimate Rumble in the Jungle: Altus Press to Release King Kong Vs. Tarzan

In 1935, King Kong’s creator, Merian C. Cooper, was seeking a vehicle by which to keep his greatest creation alive.

Kong was dead. Skull Island had sunk at the end of Son of Kong. But Cooper was undeterred. Harkening back to a pre-King Kong project when he tried and failed to obtain film rights to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan of the Apes, the celebrated filmmaker conceived a technicolor prequel he called Tarzan Vs. King Kong. A prequel to King Kong, it brought the Ape Man to Skull Island to confront the mighty Kong.

Alas for Cooper and the rest of us, he failed to secure the rights to both properties, and so the project perished.

Kong vs. CarnosaurBut it was not forgotten. Periodically, attempts to place those two classic jungle characters in the same story were floated, but nothing ever worked out. Until now.

Altus Press, Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. and DeVito ArtWorks, LLC, are proud to announce their version of this long-deferred dream project.

King Kong Vs. Tarzan is neither a prequel nor a sequel to any movie, but instead reveals an untold story only hinted at in the published Kong mythology, and never suspected: The incredible tale of the voyage of the tramp steamer Wanderer as she conveyed the chained Eighth Wonder of the World from his Skull Island home to the bright lights of New York City, and to Kong’s eventual downfall.

This is a voyage of over 13,000 miles, during which the aging tramp steamer must circumnavigate the continent of Africa, home of Tarzan of the Apes, yet keep Kong alive, fed and under control.

When the ship is forced to make landfall, Kong escapes his chains, and roams the unfamiliar African jungle, seeking a way home. Summoned by reports of a giant gorilla larger than any ever seen, Tarzan of the Apes investigates this incredible marauder, setting the stage for the greatest battle royale ever recorded. King Kong Vs. the Lord of the Jungle! The Dark Continent isn’t big enough for both of them….

Prolific adventure novelist Will Murray, who recently revived Tarzan in Return to Pal-ul-don, and previously pitted King Kong against pulp superhero Doc Savage in his acclaimed 2013 epic, Skull Island, is the writer of this monumental project.

“The idea came to me one September weekend in 2014,” he says. “It was Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 139th birthday anniversary. Previously Joe DeVito and I had entertained the possibility of sending Tarzan to Skull Island, but the premise didn’t sufficiently appeal to me. Instinctively, I felt the need for a stronger story, so I put the notion aside until that fateful weekend. It hit me then that no one had ever told the story of Kong’s perilous transit across two mighty oceans. Here, I realized, would be an opportunity to unleash King Kong on the Dark Continent, and show him facing new and different challenges—not the least of which would be the legendary Ape Man himself, Tarzan.

“Instead of a sequel or a prequel, we have something new: an interquel, an interlude set within the original King Kong narrative. The beauty of King Kong Vs. Tarzan is it not only the hurls those epic characters against one another, but allows us to include the original cast of characters from the original 1932 novel—Carl Denham, Jack Driscoll and Ann Darrow.”

Cover artist/author Joe DeVito writes: “Well over twenty years ago, when I created my original Skull Island property in words and pictures with the full cooperation of the Cooper Estate, I believe it was the first such detailed prequel/sequel expansion ever of the original King Kong mythos. Ultimately, Skull Island was fused with the Cooper Estate’s original King Kong storyline and King Kong of Skull Island was formed to create the ultimate Kong zeitgeist. In addition to so much more, it is ideal for just these kinds of ‘What if?’ explorations.

“Will and I had a great adventure on a similar endeavor, Doc Savage: Skull Island. This Kong/Tarzan encounter, which draws timeline, details and characters from both the King Kong of Skull Island and Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan oeuvres, promises to be an adventure yarn of appropriately epic proportions. As Will weaves his tale, I look forward to creating the art that will illustrate the story. Along the way we will continue to exchange exciting ideas and details, particularly as they pertain to King Kong and Skull Island, to craft a final book that seeks to explore the exotic, unexpected twists and turns that such a unique adventure offers.”

Jim Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., says of the project, “When Will and Joe first approached me at the 2015 Dum Dum Meeting about a King Kong vs. Tarzan novel, my first instinct was that these two should eventually become fast friends. I didn’t know that’s exactly what Will had in mind, so I was all for it. Two literary legends finally meeting. This tale will be both robust and historic.”

Publisher Matt Moring adds, “This historic epic is a saga that Altus Press is pleased to be able to publish. And it’s none too soon: after all, this story’s a scant 80 years in the making!”

King Kong Vs. Tarzan is scheduled for a Summer, 2016 release, timed to coincide with the promising and much-anticipated new Warner Bros. Legend of Tarzan film, and will be issued in trade paperback, ebook and hardcover editions.


 

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About DeVito ArtWorks, LLC

DeVito ArtWorks, LLC, is the home of King Kong of Skull Island, which encompasses both the original King Kong story of Merian C. Cooper’s King Kong and its seamless prequel and sequel expansion in Kong of Skull Island through fully copyrighted words and pictures. King Kong of Skull Island, is the complete King Kong-Skull Island origin property, uniquely endorsed with the name of Kong’s creator, Merian C. Cooper, and exclusively authorized by his family’s estate.

About Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

Founded in 1923 by Edgar Rice Burroughs, as one of the first authors to incorporate himself, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., holds numerous trademarks and the rights to all literary works of the author still protected by copyright, including stories of Tarzan of the Apes and John Carter of Mars. The company has overseen every adaptation of his literary works in film, television, radio, publishing, theatrical stage productions, licensing and merchandising. The company is still a very active enterprise and manages and licenses the vast archive of Mr. Burroughs’ literary works, fictional characters and corresponding artworks that have grown for over a century. The company continues to be owned by the Burroughs family and remains headquartered in Tarzana, California, the town named after the Tarzana Ranch Mr. Burroughs purchased there in 1918 which led to the town’s future development.

About Altus Press

Altus Press is the world’s largest publisher of pulp fiction. In addition, for several years, Altus Press has published licensed material featuring classic characters such as Doc Savage, Tarzan, and The Shadow for new stories. Altus Press is also the primary exclusive licensee of the vast intellectual property holdings of Popular Publications, Inc., and The Frank A. Munsey Company, comprising an estimated 30,000 individual pulp stories from the 1920s-70s.

New Pulp-Related Blog Premiering on Altus Press.com

We here at Altus Press are please to welcome a new pulp column to our website.

Enjoyed by many on the Facebook Old Pulp group (and elsewhere), Morgan Wallace has been making his way through the Doubleday “Garden City” paperbacks, reviewing them one at a time. But Morgan has written on many other subjects, and we’re pleased that he’s allowed us to make www.altuspress.com his new home.

Starting Thursday, March 3, we’ll release his first post, and we’ll promote it in all of our usual places. Please let Morgan know what you think of his posts and comment on altuspress.com.

Mavericks and H. Bedford-Jones Premiere in eBook Format

Altus Press has added a trio of ebooks to its library of pulp fiction. Each is only $4.99:

Mavericks: Longriders of the West, Volume 1Mavericks: Longriders of the West, Volume 2

by Tom Mount

Meet the five Mavericks—Lance Clayton, Doc Grimson, Charlie Parr, Lockjaw Johnson, and Flint Maddox… They were wanted men, those five hard-riding travelers of the still night trails… Mavericks all, they had entered outlawry for five different reasons, drawn irresistibly down the Owlhoot Trail from five different walks of rangeland life. They became one living inseparable unit of grim, uncompromising justice, united as one man by their friendship, their burning championship of the underdog—and the high, white flame of their courage….

Collecting final three stories: “Bait for the Lobo Pack,” “Doc Grimson’s Outlaw Posse” and “Charlie Parr’s Gunsmoke Cure.”


 

The Devil's BosunThe Devil’s Bosun

by H. Bedford-Jones

Master Pirate of the Eastern Seas: Captain Cairn—a man from Hell—heads the Ta Ming for an island of brooding trouble!
Never before reprinted, it’s a lost classic from the pen of H. Bedford-Jones, the King of the Pulps.


 

Our Far Flung Battle Line by H. Bedford-JonesOur Far Flung Battle Line

by H. Bedford-Jones

Denis Burke returns in this far-spanning, 12-part World War II epic, as espionage knows no borders. Full of secret agents and locales such as Casablanca, Iceland, the Solomon Islands, Brazil, Ireland, Japan, Malta, the Red Sea, and Trinidad.

One of the longest serials he wrote for Short Stories magazine—and never before reprinted—it’s a lost classic by H. Bedford-Jones.

New Product Update: Halfaday Creek Returns

January 26, 2016—Altus Press announces the release of two more collections in our Halfaday Creek Library. Written by James B. Hendryx, these stories of outlaws on the Alaska-Yukon border were among the longest-running and most popular series in the pulps. These collections, Strange Doings on Halfaday Creek (1943) and Murder on Halfaday Creek (1951) are sourced form the original texts from Short Stories magazine, and include the original illustrations.


 

Murder on Halfday Creek by James B. HendryxMurder on Halfaday Creek

In the notorious colony of outlaws on Halfaday Creek, every newcomer draws his name out of a tin can, and old Cush at the saloon keeps more money in his safe than most banks ever see. Tough, cagey Black John Smith maintains law and order in the district, and in dispensing justice he never forgets the value of money.

In this high-spirited, action-loaded series of stories about the Yukon-Alaska border country, he manages to rake in a profit with every adventure. He foils a plot dreamed up by as mean a gang of crooks as ever stacked a deck, exchanging twenty-five thousand dollars in fake bills for good ones; he runs a pair of swindlers out of town, after persuading them to leave their cash behind, in his name; and he doubles the twenty thousand he paid for some sacks of fool’s gold, and hangs a murderer in the bargain.

Get it here

Murder on Halfaday Creek by James B. Hendryx contains the following stories:

  • “Black John Turns a Trick”
  • “Black John Wins a Bet”
  • “Skin Game”
  • “Miner’s Meetin’”
  • “Permanent Resident on Halfaday”
  • “Willie Shows Up on Halfaday”

Strange Doings on Halfday Creek by James B. HendryxStrange Doings on Halfaday Creek

Cushing’s Fort on Halfaday Creek is conveniently located in Canadian territory close to the border of United States territory, so that men in ill repute with the Mounted Police can elude them easily. There are “outlaws” of Halfaday Creek live, a band of doughty prospectors ruled by their self-appointed czar, Black John Smith, one of many John Smiths that inhabit that notorious lair.

Law and order, however, are nowhere so well maintained as on Halfaday Creek, and Black John dispenses justice with the wisdom of a Solomon and a heart as big as the biggest nugget ever found in the gold rush days. Murder is one of the minor hangable offenses there; skullduggery, connivin’ and conspirin’ are punished by the rope, after a miners’ meeting passes an irrevocable sentence. Confidence men, city slickers, anyone who would take advantage of another man, woman or child, are dealt with sharply, and with a geniality that disarms evildoers unfamiliar with Black John’s swift, efficient legal procedure.

In this warmhearted and humorous chronicle of strange doings on Halfaday, Corporal Downey of the Mounted and Black John and Old Cush punish some murderers, claim robbers and scoundrels who have made the mistake of assuming that the “outlaws” are not men of honor. Black John needs no introduction to his many admirers; he is one of out most honest and lovable rogues.

Get it here

Strange Doings on Halfaday Creek by James B. Hendryx contains the following stories:

  • “All the Evidence”
  • “Bear Paws”
  • “Black John Assists at a Wedding”
  • “Black John Files a Claim”
  • “Father John”
  • “Mail Order to Halfaday”

Altus Press Releases Pulp T-Shirts With Classic Logos

Argosy Magazine T-ShirtWe here at Altus Press are pleased to announce our new line of pulp t-shirts. These are authorized, 100% authentic, and are completely faithful to the original logos that appeared on the actual classic pulp magazines. In fact, if you wear, for example, your brand new Argosy t-shirt at your next get-together with Frank Munsey, we fully expect him to compliment you for your fine taste in attire.

These are made of high-quality fabric and are meant to last. And the printing is crisp and bright. They’re normal fit, classic-cut, standard weight, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, made by Gildan.These pulp t-shirts are available in a variety of sizes and are printed in the U.S.A.

Our initial wave of t-shirts are comprised of Argosy (the 1930s version), Famous Fantastic Mysteries, Dusty Ayres and His Battle Birds, and Dime Detective Magazine. To remain as faithful as possible to the magazines these logos graced, we’ve limited the fabric colors to those which were the primary colors for each magazine.

You can see all of our available designs here: http://www.altuspress.com/product-category/pulp-t-shirts/

We’ll be adding more logos in the future, so keep an eye on Altus Press.com for new designs.

Save Big with Altus Press on Cyber Monday!

Today, November 30—and only on www.altuspress.com—use promo code black25 at checkout to get 25% off our already-discounted prices on Cyber Monday!* We already have free shipping on softcovers, so now’s the time to stock up on Altus Press releases.

But hurry: this promo code will expire after November 30!

*This promo code will only work on purchases made on www.altuspress.com and nowhere else. Expires November 30, 2015 at midnight.

The Altus Press Black Friday Sale Begins!

From now until November 30—and only on www.altuspress.com—use promo code black25 at checkout to get 25% off our already-discounted prices!* We already have free shipping on softcovers, so now’s the time to stock up on Altus Press releases.

But hurry: this promo code will expire after November 30!

*This promo code will only work on purchases made on www.altuspress.com and nowhere else. Expires November 30, 2015 at midnight.

A Trip to the Frank A. Munsey Grave in Maine

For many years I’ve known that Frank A. Munsey hailed from Maine. The father of the pulp magazine, he certainly has to be the most successful person in the long history of the state. Whilst making my occasional drives up to central Maine, this fact usually came to mind as I passed through the Augusta area, which is where he grew up. Each time, I said to myself, “I should do some research to see if he’s buried in Maine.” However, this thought never seemed to pop up when I was in front of a computer.

This changed recently.

A few weeks ago, on a pulp-related Yahoo Group, David Lee Smith posted a vintage article on Munsey’s estate and how it was to be dispersed. It mentioned he was buried in Lisbon, Maine, not too far from his alma mater, Bowdoin College. With a bit more research, I discovered he was actually buried in Lisbon Falls, Maine (the home of Moxie, the best soft drink ever made) in Hillside Cemetery. Just five miles off the highway, I figured my next trip up to central Maine would be the perfect opportunity to visit it.

This past week was that next trip. On the way back, this past Sunday, I made the detour to Lisbon Falls to see the plot that that article mentioned Munsey had set aside $25k for. Hillcrest Cemetery turned to out to be an old New England graveyard, and—unsurprisingly—the Munsey family grave was the largest one there.

Below I’ve posted a few photos of the grave. It’s interesting to think that I’ve passed the road to the Munsey grave hundreds of times in my life, never knowing it was so close.

Oh, one last thing: here’s an interesting article which I ran across while looking for his gravesite. It’s from The Lewiston Evening Journal from December 14, 1963. It contains a photo of the grave and—more interestingly—some first-hand accounts of Munsey from Frank W. Lovering, a reporter who knew him. Here’s the link: Frank A. Munsey, Buried in Lisbon Falls, Controversial Publisher.

Frank A Munsey gravesite
Frank A Munsey gravesite
Frank A Munsey gravesite

Altus Press Announces Series 2 of the Hard-Boiled Pulp Fiction Classic, The Dime Detective Library

Altus Press is pleased to announce Series 2 of The Dime Detective Library. Created by Popular Publications, Dime Detective was one of the most important hard-boiled crime fiction pulps in the field, second only to Black Mask in its influence to the genre. Series 2 contains seven books, each containing the original pulp stories in order, along with the original illustrations, primarily by John Fleming Gould. The books are:

  • The Complete Cases of the Reckoner by Carroll John Daly
  • The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 2 by Frederick C. Davis
  • The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 2 by T.T. Flynn
  • The Complete Cases of Jeffery Wren, Volume 1 by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
  • The Complete Cases of The Bleeder by Edith and Ejler Jackobson
  • The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 1 by Norbert Davis
  • The Complete Cases of Secrets, Inc., Volume 1 by Frederick C. Davis

These deluxe editions contain high-quality, classic pulp stories, few of which have been reprinted before. Available this fall, Series 2 of The Dime Detective Library will be available in softcover, hardcover and ebook formats. It will also be available in a heavily-discounted series bundle.


The Complete Cases of the Reckoner

The Complete Cases of the Reckoner

by Carroll John Daly

Millionaire Marty Day has lost it all. Destitute and desperate, his path crosses the mysterious RECKONER…. Created by hard-boiled legend Carroll John Daly (creator of Race Williams), Day battled the Reckoner through four stories published between 1933 and 34 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

The Complete Cases of the Reckoner by Carroll John Daly contains the following stories:

  • “The Curtain of Steel”
  • “Drawn in Blood”
  • “Blood on the Curtain”
  • “Answered in Blood”

286 pages, $19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover, $5.99 ebook


The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 2The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 2

by Frederick C. Davis

The series concludes here! Big-city residents on both sides of the law regard him with equal measures of fear and reticence. They know that whatever they’re doing, right or wrong, will sooner or later come to the attention of Guy “Keyhole” Kerry, a wise-cracking, hard-charging journalist who knows all and tells most of it. Kerry’s profession brings him into contact with all kinds of people, and the law of averages guarantees that some of them are better left alone. But Keyhole Kerry will risk anything for a scoop, even if it means becoming embroiled in murder mysteries and making himself a target.

This relatively brief series (eight late Thirties entries) was written for Dime Detectiveby Frederick C. Davis, a tireless pulp scribe who sold more yarns to the magazine—73 in all—than any other contributor save T.T. Flynn. With a half-dozen recurring characters in this one rough-paper periodical, Davis was one of the many talented contributors who made Dime Detective a prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 2 by Frederick C. Davis contains the following stories:

  • “Double Deadline”
  • “Burial Party”
  • “The Ghoul Hangs High”
  • “Poison on Her Lips”

284 pages, $19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover, $5.99 ebook


The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 2The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 2

by T.T. Flynn

To habitués of the nation’s top racetracks he’s known as “The Bland Buddha of the Bangtail Circuit.” Less polite players of the ponies call him a tout or a bookie. There’s no doubt that Mr. Joe Maddox is a shrewd judge of horseflesh, but he’s also a shrewd judge of men. And that’s a critically important quality to possess, because Mr. Maddox repeatedly finds himself pitted against crooks and killers whose depredations are linked in some way to the racing game. Assisted by his sidekick Oscar, the heavyset handicapper has always managed to beat the odds, but sooner or later his luck is bound to change….
The work of prolific pulpster T.T. Flynn, 35 Mr. Maddox novelettes were published in the pages of Dime Detective between 1938 and 1950. Fast-moving and suffused with authentic racing atmosphere, they were among the most popular stories ever to appear in this prestigious crime pulp, second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 2 by T.T. Flynn contains the following stories:

  • “Kentucky Kickback”
  • “The Bookie and the Blonde”
  • “Blood on the Blue-Grass”
  • “Trot Out Your Murder”

274 pages, $19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover, $5.99 ebook


The Complete Cases of Jeffery Wren, Volume 1The Complete Cases of Jeffery Wren, Volume 1

by G.T. Fleming-Roberts, introduction by James T. Roberts

The most polished of author G.T. Fleming-Roberts’ magician detectives, Jeffery Wren battled crime in the pages of Dime Detective for seven adventures. Included in Volume 1 are the first three stories: “No Haunting Allowed,” “The Spirit Was Willing,” and “A Sleight Case of Murder,” along with a bonus Fleming-Roberts story from the pages of Dime Detective: “Dig a Grave for Me.”
Rounded out by an all-new introduction by Fleming-Roberts’ son, James, this marks the first time this series has been collected.

The Complete Cases of Jeffery Wren, Volume 1 by G.T. Fleming-Roberts contains the following stories:

  • “No Haunting Allowed”
  • “The Spirit Was Willing”
  • “A Sleight Case of Murder”
  • “Dig a Grave for Me”

218 pages, $19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover, $5.99 ebook


The Complete Cases of The BleederThe Complete Cases of The Bleeder

by Edith and Ejler Jackobson, introduction by Garyn G. Roberts, Ph.D.

Nathanial Perry was a “thin-skinned orphan with the courage dead in him” at age 14. A victim of a “hit and run,” Perry was rescued by Police Officer Harry O’Connor, a “stubborn, gritty, sawed-off little Irishman.” Nat knew he was a “bleeder,” a hemophiliac—his blood would not clot and a little cut could kill him. O’Connor took the adolescent to the hospital, and provided him with three blood transfusions over four days. The officer reasoned that Nat Perry could never die because he now had cop’s blood in him. From that point on, Nat Perry dedicated his life to becoming a police officer—and he found both unflinching courage and a father.

Fifteen years later, at 29, “The Bleeder” finds himself on the trail of the Rag Doll Killer….

The Complete Cases of The Bleeder by Edith and Ejler Jackobson contains the following stories:

  • “The Rag-Doll Killer”
  • “Dead Man—Killer!”
  • “Funerals—C.O.D.”
  • “They Die on Schedule!”
  • “Secret Street”
  • “Coffin for a Bathing Beauty”
  • “Double Life of a Phoney”

145 pages, $14.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover, $5.99 ebook


The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 1The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 1

by Norbert Davis

Bailbondsman William “Bail-Bond” Dodd was the first series character that hard-boiled genius Norbert Davis created for Harry Steeger’s best detective pulp. Running for eight installments, this unique series was one of the best Davis ever wrote for the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendaryBlack Mask in its impact on the genre.

As a bonus, this edition also includes the first story that Davis wrote for Dime Detective: “The Gin Monkey.”

The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 1 by Norbert Davis contains the following stories:

  • “Murder Down Deep”
  • “Murder in the Red”
  • “This Will Kill You!”
  • “Come Up and Kill Me Some Time”
  • “The Gin Monkey”

229 pages, $19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover, $5.99 ebook


The Complete Cases of Secrets, Inc., Volume 1The Complete Cases of Secrets, Inc., Volume 1

by Frederick C. Davis, introduction by Will Murray

From 1933 to 1935, Frederick C. Davis chronicled the cases of Hollywood P.I. firm Secrets, Inc. Led by Clay “Oke” Oakley and assisted by Cherry Morris and Archibald Brixey, Secrets, Inc., investigated some of the weirdest and most ingenious crimes in the long history of Dime Detective Magazine—all centering around the film industry.

The Complete Cases of Secrets, Inc., Volume 1 by Frederick C. Davis contains the following stories:

  • “Blood on the Block”
  • “Skeleton Without Arms”
  • “The Silver Doom”
  • “Death Lights the Candle”

248 pages, $19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover, $5.99 ebook

Yes, You Too Can Make Your Own Bill Barnes Model Plane

Bill Barnes' Silver Lancer model planeContinuing with our trip around the Interwebs for pulp-related goodness, here’s a great site for model planes: Easy Built Models. What makes this pulp-related is that they have a kit which you can buy & build yourself which matches Street & Smith pulp hero Bill Barnes’ plane, the Silver Lancer! Get the kit here.

It’s quite accurate (at least when it’s compared to the July 1936 Air Trails cover from which the model is based. I just hope that the folks at Easy Built try to do the Griffon’s Blue Bullet soon.

Thibaut Corday of the French Foreign Legion… Now as an Action Figure

Starting with this post, we’re showcasing some of the more interesting links from around the web that pertain to Altus Press.

Do you like action figures? What about custom pulp action figures? Over at Joe’s Customs, a poster showed off his newest creation: a custom action figure of Thibaut Corday of the French Foreign Legion, as written by Theodore Roscoe for Argosy Magazine!

I hope we see more of these in the future….

 

Thibaut Corday of the French Foreign Legion... Now as an Action Figure
Thibaut Corday of the French Foreign Legion... Now as an Action Figure
Thibaut Corday of the French Foreign Legion... Now as an Action Figure
Thibaut Corday of the French Foreign Legion... Now as an Action Figure

Lester Dent and the Master Fiction Plot

We get a lot of requests to re-present this article by Doc Savage author Lester Dent on how to structure a story. Below is the full text of his article on his Master Fiction Plot.


Genius Jones (The Argosy Library) by Lester Dent

This is a formula, a master plot, for any 6,000 word pulp story. It has worked on adventure, detective, western and war-air. It tells exactly where to put everything. It shows definitely just what must happen in each successive thousand words.

No yarn of mine written to the formula has yet failed to sell.

The business of building stories seems not much different from the business of building anything else.

Here’s how it starts:

  1. A DIFFERENT MURDER METHOD FOR VILLAIN TO USE
  2. A DIFFERENT THING FOR VILLAIN TO BE SEEKING
  3. A DIFFERENT LOCALE
  4. A MENACE WHICH IS TO HANG LIKE A CLOUD OVER HERO

One of these different things would be nice, two better, three swell. It may help if they are fully in mind before tackling the rest.

A different murder method could be—different. Thinking of shooting, knifing, hydrocyanic, garroting, poison needles, scorpions, a few others, and writing them on paper gets them where they may suggest something. Scorpions and their poison bite? Maybe mosquitos or flies treated with deadly germs?

If the victims are killed by ordinary methods, but found under strange and identical circumstances each time, it might serve, the reader of course not knowing until the end, that the method of murder is ordinary.

Scribes who have their villain’s victims found with butterflies, spiders or bats stamped on them could conceivably be flirting with this gag.

Probably it won’t do a lot of good to be too odd, fanciful or grotesque with murder methods.

The different thing for the villain to be after might be something other than jewels, the stolen bank loot, the pearls, or some other old ones.

Here, again one might get too bizarre.

Unique locale? Easy. Selecting one that fits in with the murder method and the treasure—thing that villain wants—makes it simpler, and it’s also nice to use a familiar one, a place where you’ve lived or worked. So many pulpateers don’t. It sometimes saves embarrassment to know nearly as much about the locale as the editor, or enough to fool him.

Here’s a nifty much used in faking local color. For a story laid in Egypt, say, author finds a book titled Conversational Egyptian Easily Learned, or something like that. He wants a character to ask in Egyptian, “What’s the matter?” He looks in the book and finds, “El khabar, eyh?” To keep the reader from getting dizzy, it’s perhaps wise to make it clear in some fashion, just what that means. Occasionally the text will tell this, or someone can repeat it in English. But it’s a doubtful move to stop and tell the reader in so many words the English translation.

The writer learns they have palm trees in Egypt. He looks in the book, finds the Egyptian for palm trees, and uses that. This kids editors and readers into thinking he knows something about Egypt.

Here’s the second installment of the master plot.

Divide the 6,000 word yarn into four 1,500 word parts. In each 1,500 word part, put the following:

First 1,500 Words

  1. First line, or as near thereto as possible, introduce the hero and swat him with a fistful of trouble. Hint at a mystery, a menace or a problem to be solved—something the hero has to cope with.
  2. The hero pitches in to cope with his fistful of trouble. (He tries to fathom the mystery, defeat the menace, or solve the problem.)
  3. Introduce all the other characters as soon as possible. Bring them on in action.
  4. Hero’s endevours land him in an actual physical conflict near the end of the first 1500 words.
  5. Near the end of first 1,500 words, there is a complete surprise twist in the plot development.

So far: Does it have suspense? Is there a menace to the hero? Does everything happen logically?

At this point, it might help to recall that action should do something besides advance the hero over the scenery. Suppose the hero has learned the dastards of villains have seized somebody named Eloise, who can explain the secret of what is behind all these sinister events. The hero corners villains, they fight, and villains get away. Not so hot.

Hero should accomplish something with his tearing around, if only to rescue Eloise, and surprise! Eloise is a ring-tailed monkey. The hero counts the rings on Eloise’s tail, if nothing better comes to mind.
They’re not real. The rings are painted there. Why?

Second 1,500 Words

  1. Shovel more grief onto the hero.
  2. Hero, being heroic, struggles, and his struggles lead up to:
  3. Another physical conflict.
  4. A surprising plot twist to end the 1,500 words.

Now: Does second part have suspense? Does the menace grow like a black cloud? Is the hero getting it in the neck? Is the second part logical?

Don’t tell about it…. Show how the thing looked. This is one of the secrets of writing; never tell the reader—show him. (He trembles, roving eyes, slackened jaw, and such.) Make the reader see him.

When writing, it helps to get at least one minor surprise to the printed page. It is reasonable to to expect these minor surprises to sort of inveigle the reader into keeping on. They need not be such profound efforts. One method of accomplishing one now and then is to be gently misleading. Hero is examining the murder room. The door behind him begins slowly to open. He does not see it. He conducts his examination blissfully. Door eases open, wider and wider, until—surprise! The glass pane falls out of the big window across the room. It must have fallen slowly, and air blowing into the room caused the door to open. Then what the heck made the pane fall so slowly? More mystery.

Characterizing a story actor consists of giving him some things which make him stick in the reader’s mind. Tag him. Build your plots so that action can be continuous.

Third 1,500 Words

  1. Shovel the grief onto the hero.
  2. Hero makes some headway, and corners the villain or somebody in:
  3. A physical conflict.
  4. A surprising plot twist, in which the hero preferably gets it in the neck bad, to end the 1,500 words.

Does: It still have suspense? The menace getting blacker? The hero finds himself in a hell of a fix? It all happens logically?

These outlines or master formulas are only something to make you certain of inserting some physical conflict, and some genuine plot twists, with a little suspense and menace thrown in. Without them, there is no pulp story.

These physical conflicts in each part might be different, too. If one fight is with fists, that can take care of the pugilism until next the next yarn. Same for poison gas and swords. There may, naturally, be exceptions. A hero with a peculiar punch, or a quick draw, might use it more than once.

The idea is to avoid monotony.

Action: Vivid, swift, no words wasted. Create suspense, make the reader see and feel the action.

Atmosphere: Hear, smell, see, feel and taste.

Description: Trees, wind, scenery and water.

The secret of all writing is to make every word count.

Fourth 1,500 Words

  1. Shovel the difficulties more thickly upon the hero.
  2. Get the hero almost buried in his troubles. (Figuratively, the villain has him prisoner and has him framed for a murder rap; the girl is presumably dead, everything is lost, and the different murder method is about to dispose of the suffering protagonist.)
  3. The hero extricates himself using his own skill, training or brawn.
  4. The mysteries remaining—one big one held over to this point will help grip interest—are cleared up in course of final conflict as hero takes the situation in hand.
  5. Final twist, a big surprise, (This can be the villain turning out to be the unexpected person, having the “Treasure” be a dud, etc.)
  6. The snapper, the punch line to end it.

Has: The suspense held out to the last line? The menace held out to the last? Everything been explained? It all happen logically? Is the Punch Line enough to leave the reader with that warm feeling? Did God kill the villain? Or the hero?

The Pulp Super-Fan Showcases Series 1 of The Argosy Library Pulp Reprints

The Pulp Super-FanCheck out today’s posting on The Pulp Super-Fan blog, wherein Super-Fan Michael Brown showcases the first set of our Argosy Library pulp reprints series.

You can read it here: http://www.thepulp.net/pulpsuperfan/2015/08/03/the-argosy-library-series-i/

Got a review of an Altus Press book? We’d love to showcase them! Drop us a line here and we’ll either link to it, or if you prefer, include it on our site.

Now available from Altus Press: Señorita Scorpion – Discounted Pulp Westerns Two-Book Set

Now available from Altus Press:

Señorita Scorpion – Discounted Two-Book Set
by Les Savage, Jr., and Emmett McDowell, introductions by Will Murray

Senorita Scorpion (Two Book Set)Taken from their original appearances in Action Stories from 1944–49, this specially-priced two-book set collects all of the pulp westerns adventures of Señorita Scorpion: “Señorita Scorpion,” “The Brand of Señorita Scorpion,” “Secret of Santiago,” “The Curse of Montezuma,” “Brand of the Gallows-Ghost,” “Lash of the Six-Gun Queen,” “Gun-Witch of Hoodoo Range” and “The Sting of Señorita Scorpion,” along with articles by pulp historian Will Murray.

Contains the following books:

Get both books at one discounted price!

Hardcover Edition Bundle: regularly $74.90, on sale for just $54.95
Softcover Edition Bundle: regularly $54.90, on sale for just $34.95
Ebook Edition Bundle: regularly $11.98, on sale for just $8.95

Get ’em here:
http://www.altuspress.com/shop/senorita-scorpion-bundle/

Four New Pulp Fiction Ebooks Added to the Altus Press Store

We’ve brought out ebook versions of four of our more recent pulp fiction book releases… when you buy these from us, you’ll get a .zip file containing the book in both .epub and .mobi formats, so you’ll have no problem opening them on your favorite e-reader.


Tales of the Werewolf ClanTales of the Werewolf Clan
by H. Warner Munn and John Munn

H. Warner Munn was a New England Native and was born in Athol, Massachusetts to parents who were both writers and artists. He finished his career in Tacoma, Washington where he wrote his stories and poetry in the attic above his home.

The Werewolf Clan saga began with a letter written by H.P. Lovecraft to Weird Tales Magazine. “Take a werewolf story, for instance—Who ever wrote a story from the point of view of the wolf, and sympathizing strong with the devil to whom he had sold himself?”

This epic story, sprawling over the centuries, begins with Wladislaw Brenryk of Ponkert, Poland and culminates with tales told by what could be the last descendant of the Werewolf Clan.

Discover the first Werewolf story written from the wolf’s point of view in this collected volume of Tales of the Werewolf Clan, including the original stories published in Weird Tales, The Werewolf of Ponkert, The Werewolf’s Daughter and Ten Tales of the Werewolf Clan (Volumes One & Two).

It’s a journey you will never forget.

324 pages / $22.45 softcover / $34.95 hardcover / $4.99 ebook

Get it here


Mavericks: Longriders of the West, Volume 1Mavericks: Longriders of the West, Volume 1
by Tom Mount and Will Murray

Meet the five Mavericks—Lance Clayton, Doc Grimson, Charlie Parr, Lockjaw Johnson, and Flint Maddox… They were wanted men, those five hard-riding travelers of the still night trails… Mavericks all, they had entered outlawry for five different reasons, drawn irresistibly down the Owlhoot Trail from five different walks of rangeland life. They became one living inseparable unit of grim, uncompromising justice, united as one man by their friendship, their burning championship of the underdog—and the high, white flame of their courage…. Collecting first two stories: “Five Against the Law” and “Mesquite Manhunters.”

265 pages / $17.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $4.99 ebook

Get it here


In the Grip of the Griffin: The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 3In the Grip of the Griffin: The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 3
by J. Allan Dunn

The end of the saga! Running for 31 installments, this is one of the classic sagas from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly featuring master criminal The Griffin and his war on America. Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom, Volume 3 contains the final 10 stories of the series.

282 pages / $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $4.99 ebook

Get it here


Kid Calvert: The Complete SeriesKid Calvert: The Complete Series
by Clint Douglas, Phil Richards, and Will Murray

The forgotten Hero pulp! Created to compliment fellow Ace Publications hero characters such as Secret Agent “X,” Captain Hazzard, and The Griffon, Kid Calvert has remained forgotten, undiscovered by pulp scholars for 80 years.

Now—for the first time—Will Murray reintroduces the character who just may have been intended to be Ace’s flagship property. This volume collects all five Kid Calvert yarns, along with historical notes by Murray himself.

See for yourself why Ace thought so much of the Kid!

317 pages / $17.97 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $4.99 ebook

Get it here

Tarzan, Doc Savage/The Shadow, and Ten Ebooks Are Our New Releases

Altus Press is pleased to publish two much-anticipated novels by writer Will Murray which feature THREE classic fiction characters—Tarzan, Doc Savage, and The Shadow—in new, authorized full-length novels. These are available now in softcover, ebook, and deluxe, signed hardcover editions.

Also, don’t forget to check out the final installment of our complete reprinting of the stories of The Suicide Squad, The Suicide Squad’s Last Mile. 


The Secret 6 Classics: The Suicide Squad’s Last MileThe Secret 6 Classics: The Suicide Squad’s Last Mile
by Emile C. Tepperman

The Suicide Squad returns for five final sagas: “The Suicide Squad’s Last Mile” “Shells For the Suicide Squad,” “Wanted—In Three Pine Coffins,” “The Suicide Squad’s Private War,” and “—For Tomorrow We Die!”

310 pages / $22.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover


Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-donTarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don
by Will Murray

Tarzan of the Apes returns in an all-new story written by Will Murray (“Doc Savage”)! With the African continent engulfed by World War II, John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, abandons his role as Lord of the Jungle in order to combat the spreading Nazi menace.

390 pages / $24.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover / $5.99 ebook


Doc Savage: The Sinister ShadowDoc Savage: The Sinister Shadow
by Kenneth Robeson, Lester Dent & Will Murray

When millionaire Lamont Cranston and attorney Ham Brooks are kidnapped by gunmen driving a black hearse, it spells trouble for Doc Savage. Trouble with compound interest when Cranston’s personal lawyer is mysteriously murdered before he can consult with celebrated criminologist George Clarendon—who is secretly The Shadow!

493 pages / $24.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover / $5.99 ebook


Ten New Ebooks Added to Our Store

We’ve brought out ebook versions of ten of our more recent book releases… when you buy these from us, you’ll get a .zip file containing the book in both .epub and .mobi formats, so you’ll have no problem opening them on your favorite e-reader.

Beyond the Call of Duty: The Complete Tales of Koropok, Volume 1Beyond the Call of Duty: The Complete Tales of Koropok, Volume 1
by Sidney Herschel Small

One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine’s run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer! This two-volume set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer. Volume 1 contains the first six stories: “Beyond the Call of Duty,” “The War-Fan,” “Flight Without Wings,” “Belt of Steel,” “Lost Face,” and “The Last Banzai.”

278 pages / $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $4.99 ebook


Bowie KnifeBowie Knife
by H. Bedford-Jones

Bowie and the Alamo! “On to Texas!” was the cry along the open trail which led to silver mines, slaves, acres of free land—and war! Never before reprinted, it’s part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

201 pages / $16.15 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $4.99 ebook


Black Drums Talking: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 3Black Drums Talking: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 3
by Gordon MacCreagh

“Anything can happen in Africa!”—that’s the credo of big game hunter, trader and safari guide King, known all over the Dark Continent as Kingi Bwana. Together with his two loyal companions, the deadly Masai warrior Barounggo and the wizened, cunning Hottentot Kaffa, the stoic American battles slave traders, ivory poachers, gold smugglers, arms traffickers, evil witch doctors and secret societies in the savanna and jungle of Central East Africa. Contains the next three stories in the series: “Black Drums Talking,” “Wardens of the Big Game,” and “Raiders of the Abyssinia.”

220 pages / $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $4.99 ebook


Day of Doom: The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 2Day of Doom: The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 2
by J. Allan Dunn

The Griffin returns! Running for 31 installments, this is one of the classic sagas from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly featuring master criminal The Griffin and his war on America. Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom, Volume 2 contains the next 10 stories of the series, uncut, and with all the original images.

263 pages / $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $4.99 ebook


Texas Shall Be Free!Texas Shall Be Free!
by H. Bedford-Jones

Fighting Santa Ana for the Lone Star State! The fantastic sequel to H. Bedford-Jones’s novel Bowie Knife. Gordon Durant had two missions in Texas—to carry a message to the defenders of the Alamo—and to kill his brother!

191 pages / $16.15 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $4.99 ebook


The Best of Spicy Mystery Volume 2The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 2
by Ellery Watson Calder, Hugh Speer, Robert Leslie Bellem, Clint Morgan, Clive Trent, Jerome Severs Perry, Carl Moore, Cary Moran, and Clark Nelson, introduction by Alfred Jan

The Thrills of Horror! Romantic Tales of the Eerie and Occult! You’ll find them in Spicy Mystery—stories of red-blooded men and lovely girls in dangerous situations, in an atmosphere of chills and thrills. Real life is never so tense and dramatic as when a girl is in peril—or as when a siren as deadly as she is beautiful sets her snare for a man….Are you bored of typical weird menace plots, many of which crept into Spicy Mystery? Then sample these tales which break out of that tired formula where every ending is happy, and the only challenge is guessing which minor character gets exposed as the villain in a rubber monster suit and demon mask! The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 2 contains 11 classic stories by the masters of the genre, complete, uncut, and with the original illustrations. It also includes an all-new introduction by editor Alfred Jan, one of the leading experts on the series.

205 pages / $15.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $4.99 ebook


Defiance Valley: The Complete Northwoods Stories of Frederick Nebel, Volume 1Defiance Valley: The Complete Northwoods Stories of Frederick Nebel, Volume 1
by Frederick Nebel, introduction by Rob Preston

Tales of the Northwest may have been Frederick Nebel’s forte, but sadly these ultra-rare magazines don’t turn up often and as a result, few readers have been able to enjoy these classics. With this book, Altus Press brings these stories to modern readers, complete, uncut, and in order. Volume 1 contains Nebel’s first 16 stories of this genre, taken from North*West Stories and Action Stories.

360 pages / $26.96 softcover / $39.95 hardcover / $4.99 ebook


BellegardeBellegarde
by H. Bedford-Jones

The King’s Pardon: Neither the assassins in his path nor the warnings of that mysterious girl could stay the mission of the man France was to know as Bellegarde. Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

226 pages / $17.96 softcover / $39.95 hardcover / $4.99 ebook


Abel Smith of NantucketAbel Smith of Nantucket
by H. Bedford-Jones

Two months after the United States flag had been raised on the Pacific coast, there arrived young Abel Smith of Nantucket—a Yankee adventurer in the New West. Never before reprinted, it’s another volume in the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

157 pages / $13.45 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $4.99 ebook


Blood and Steel: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 4Blood and Steel: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 4
by Gordon MacCreagh

“Anything can happen in Africa!” —that’s the credo of big game hunter, trader and safari guide King, known all over the Dark Continent as Kingi Bwana. Together with his two loyal companions, the deadly Masai warrior Barounggo and the wizened, cunning Hottentot Kaffa, the stoic American battles slave traders, ivory poachers, gold smugglers, arms traffickers, evil witch doctors and secret societies in the savanna and jungle of Central East Africa. Collecting the last four stories: “A Man to Kill,” “Slaves of Ethiopia,” “Strong as Gorillas,” and “Blood and Steel.”

205 pages / $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $4.99 ebook

Altus Press to Publish Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don

Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-donJune 4, 2015—Altus Press is proud to announce the first new Tarzan novel in several years!

Written by the prolific adventure writer, Will Murray, author of The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage series, Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don is an authorized sequel to one of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ most celebrated Tarzan novels, Tarzan the Terrible.

“Having been an Edgar Rice Burroughs fan since 1968,” says Murray, “the opportunity to bring this iconic character back to life means a great deal to me. I’ve pulled out all the stops to faithfully replicate the storytelling style of the great Edgar Rice Burroughs and recreate the original era of Tarzan of the Apes.”

During World War II, John Clayton, Lord Greystoke has just completed flight training with the Royal Air Force when his superiors assign him to a secret mission: Locate the enigmatic British Military Intelligence operative codenamed Ilex, whose plane has gone down in a vast primeval wilderness that only Tarzan of the Apes dares brave. Flying Officer Clayton does not suspect that his superiors harbor an ulterior motive for assigning him this dangerous mission. Before it’s all over, the Lord of the Jungle will plunge into his wild past and confront dangers both familiar and unfamiliar in the prehistoric lost land where carnivorous triceratops and saber-tooth tigers roam.

Jim Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., notes, “We couldn’t be more pleased to have such a talented writer as Will Murray write a sequel to one of Mr. Burroughs’ Tarzan novels. The pace is fast and the suspense never lets up, just what a reader expects when following the adventures of our Ape-Man.”

Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don features a startling cover illustration by award-winning artist Joe DeVito, who executes the covers for Altus Press’ Wild Adventures of Doc Savage series.

“It is always a treat painting covers for Will’s Doc Savage adventure yarns,” says DeVito. “And now, Tarzan, the granddaddy of all the great action-adventure characters. After sculpting the Centennial Tarzan statue for ERB, Inc. in 2012, I was hoping to get a crack at a Tarzan painting as well. This book provided an opportunity to combine them both!”

Altus Press publisher Matt Moring adds, “As a long-time fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs—beginning with the quest to put together a complete collection of ERB’s Ace paperbacks many years ago—it’s almost unbelievable that I’d one day be able to say that I’d actually publish an authorized Tarzan novel. And based on Will’s long track record, there can be no doubt that this will be an epic story.”

Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don will be released in paperback in June, to be followed by a deluxe hardcover edition with a wraparound cover and a bonus Tarzan short story by Gary A. Buckingham, “Tarzan and the Secret of Katanga,” a sequel which ties into the lead novel. There will also be an e-book edition released in all popular formats.

Altus Press Announces The Argosy Library

The First Series of Releases Features Popular Authors Such as Lester Dent, Otis Adelbert Kline, W.C. Tuttle, and George F. Worts

March 18, 2015: Altus Press today announced the premiere of its new line of books: The Argosy Library series.

Founded at the end of the Nineteenth Century by publishing tycoon Frank A. Munsey, Argosy Magazine quickly became one of the most popular—and prestigious—fiction magazines of its day and spawned a publishing revolution.

Known as one of the most literate pulp magazines, Argosy published thousands of short stories and novels, many of which features some of the most influential series characters in popular fiction.

With the inauguration of The Argosy Library, Altus Press plans to bring back into print the best of the Frank A. Munsey Company, sourced from its suite of sibling titles such as Argosy, The All-Story, and Flynn’s Detective Fiction Weekly, among others.

The Argosy Library expects to showcase the varied mix of genres that made Argosy one of the most popular pulps of all time, and Series 1 does just that by showcasing adventure, mystery, western, science fiction, fantasy, and crime stories by some of Munsey’s most popular authors such as Lester Dent, W. Wirt, Otis Adelbert Kline, W.C. Tuttle, George F. Worts, and Theodore Roscoe, among others.

The Argosy Library will be released in series of ten books at a time—in matching trade dress—and will be available in softcover, hardcover, and ebook editions. In addition to being available separately, each series of releases can be purchased as a single, heavily-discounted set.

Series 1 of The Argosy Library is expected to be released in May.

For more information, please visit Altus Press.com.

 

Titles in Series 1 of The Argosy Library:


 

Genius Jones (The Argosy Library)Genius Jones
by Lester Dent, introduction by Will Murray

The gold-dusted saga of a red-bearded young giant, raised in the Arctic on seal-meat and encyclopedias, who descends on civilization with a loud and solid crash. In his search for wisdom and adventure, the man Jones doesn’t have Aladdin’s lamp—but he doesn’t really need it…. Never before reprinted, it’s the longest novel Lester Dent ever published, and one of the most famous. This edition restores text cut from its original publication. Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

271 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


 

When Tigers Are Hunting: The Complete Adventures of Cordie, Soldier of Fortune, Volume 1When Tigers Are Hunting: The Complete Adventures of Cordie, Soldier of Fortune, Volume 1
by W. Wirt

The sagas of Jimmie Cordie and his crew were among Argosy’s most popular series when it was brought to that magazine during its early ’30s renaissance. Quite clearly an inspiration for the creation of Doc Savage, this edition collects his first nine adventures. Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

240 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


 

The Swordsman of MarsThe Swordsman of Mars
by Otis Adelbert Kline

Harry Thorne, explorer and swordsman, had scarcely more than heard of the Red Planet, Mars—when an amazing thing happened…. Otis Adelbert Kline is well-known as one of the best fantasy/adventure contemporaries of Edgar Rice Burroughs. This edition is sourced from the original magazine text and includes all of the original illustrations. Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

237 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


 

The Sherlock of Sageland: The Complete Tales of Sheriff Henry, Volume 1The Sherlock of Sageland: The Complete Tales of Sheriff Henry, Volume 1
by W.C. Tuttle, introduction by Sai Shankar

Once voted Adventure Magazine’s most popular author, W.C. Tuttle introduced the world to one of his longest-running, and most popular series characters, Henry Harrison Conroy, in the pages of Argosy. Collected here are the first four stories. Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

269 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


 

Gone NorthGone North
by Charles Alden Seltzer

When Jim Fallon started for the Hudson Bay country, he wasn’t sure whether he was on a man-hunt or a wild goose chase—but he found his quest was fraught with real enough peril. Among the best novels ever written by one of Argosy’s most popular authors. Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

220 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


 

The Masked Master MindThe Masked Master Mind
by George F. Worts

One of Argosy’s most popular authors pens this never-before reprinted novel of a trail of crime that ran from sleepy Maple Hollow to Steel City. Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

265 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


 

BalataBalata
by Fred MacIsaac

Trees of living gold in the Amazon jungles, guarded by alligators, poisoned darts and rival hunters—such was the lodestone that drew an American expedition, and the unwilling Pete Holcomb…. Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

216 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


 

BretwaldaBretwalda
by Philip Ketchum

’Twas the mightiest weapon the eyes of man had ever beheld; its mystic name meant “Ruler of Briton.” And from over the Northern Sea came a Viking’s thrall—the only man in the world who could wield that fearsome steel—to save good King Alfred and the homeland he scarce remembered. Collecting—for the first time—all 12 stories of the Bretwalda saga. Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

479 pages / $29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover


 

Draft of EternityDraft of Eternity
by Victor Rousseau

A groundbreaking science fiction, post-apocalyptic & time travel classic from the early days of The All-Story by an underrated writer. Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

183 pages / $17.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


 

Four Corners, Volume 1Four Corners, Volume 1
by Theodore Roscoe

Mystery runs rampant in the quiet, upstate New York town of Four Corners…. Easily one of Roscoe’s best-written series, Volume 1 collects the first half of this lost masterpiece of the pulps. Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

201 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Altus Press Spring 2015 Release #16: Defiance Valley: The Complete Northwoods Stories of Frederick Nebel, Volume 1

Defiance Valley: The Complete Northwoods Stories of Frederick Nebel, Volume 1Altus Press Spring 2015 Release #16:

Defiance Valley: The Complete Northwoods Stories of Frederick Nebel, Volume 1

by Frederick Nebel

Tales of the Northwest may have been Frederick Nebel’s forte, but sadly these ultra-rare magazines don’t turn up often and as a result, few readers have been able to enjoy these classics. With this book, Altus Press brings these stories to modern readers, complete, uncut, and in order. Volume 1 contains Nebel’s first 16 stories of this genre, taken from North*West Stories and Action Stories.

368 pages / $29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover

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Altus Press Spring 2015 Release #15: The King Makers: The Adventures of Vincent Connor

The King Makers: The Adventures of Vincent ConnorAltus Press Spring 2015 Release #15 (coming soon):

The King Makers: The Adventures of Vincent Connor
by H. Bedford-Jones

Vincent Connor—to all simply a wealthy playboy—but his “play” was matching wits in tight places against wily Oriental intriguers and the theft of the priceless Han jades. Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

175 pages / $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Altus Press Spring 2015 Release #14: Blood and Steel: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 4

Blood and Steel: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 4Altus Press Spring 2015 Release #14 (coming soon):

Blood and Steel: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 4

by Gordon MacCreagh

“Anything can happen in Africa!”–that’s the credo of big game hunter, trader and safari guide King, known all over the Dark Continent as Kingi Bwana. Together with his two loyal companions, the deadly Masai warrior Barounggo and the wizened, cunning Hottentot Kaffa, the stoic American battles slave traders, ivory poachers, gold smugglers, arms traffickers, evil witch doctors and secret societies in the savanna and jungle of Central East Africa. Collecting the last four stories: “A Man to Kill,” “Slaves of Ethiopia,” “Strong as Gorillas,” and “Blood and Steel.”

206 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Altus Press Spring 2015 Release #13: In the Grip of the Griffin: The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 3

In the Grip of the Griffin: The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 3Altus Press Spring 2015 Release #13 (coming soon):

In the Grip of the Griffin: The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 3

by J. Allan Dunn

The end of the saga! Running for 31 installments, this is one of the classic sagas from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly featuring master criminal The Griffin and his war on America. Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom, Volume 3 contains the final 10 stories of the series, uncut, and with all the original images.

282 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Altus Press Spring 2015 Release #12: The Scorpion Scar: The Complete Tales of Koropok, Volume 2

The Scorpion Scar: The Complete Tales of Koropok, Volume 2Altus Press Spring 2015 Release #12 (coming soon):

The Scorpion Scar: The Complete Tales of Koropok, Volume 2

 

by Sidney Herschel Small

One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine’s run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer!

This two-volume set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer.

Volume 2 contains the last five stories: “The Bleeding Sun,” “The Sword of Shinto,” “The Silken Scabbard,” “The Scorpion Scar,” and “The Year of the Dog.”

328 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Altus Press Spring 2015 Release #11: The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 2

The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 2

Altus Press Spring 2015 Release #11 (coming soon):

The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 2

by Frederick C. Davis

The series concludes here! Big-city residents on both sides of the law regard him with equal measures of fear and reticence. They know that whatever they’re doing, right or wrong, will sooner or later come to the attention of Guy “Keyhole” Kerry, a wise-cracking, hard-charging journalist who knows all and tells most of it. Kerry’s profession brings him into contact with all kinds of people, and the law of averages guarantees that some of them are better left alone. But Keyhole Kerry will risk anything for a scoop, even if it means becoming embroiled in murder mysteries and making himself a target.

This relatively brief series (eight late Thirties entries) was written for Dime Detective by Frederick C. Davis, a tireless pulp scribe who sold more yarns to the magazine—73 in all—than any other contributor save T.T. Flynn. With a half-dozen recurring characters in this one rough-paper periodical, Davis was one of the many talented contributors who made Dime Detective a prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

284 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Altus Press Spring 2015 Release #10: The Secret 6 Classics: The Suicide Squad’s Last Mile

The Secret 6 Classics: The Suicide Squad’s Last MileAltus Press Spring 2015 Release #10 (coming soon):

The Secret 6 Classics: The Suicide Squad’s Last Mile
by Emile C. Tepperman

The Suicide Squad returns for five final sagas:

“The Suicide Squad’s Last Mile”: The F.B.I.’s ace manhunt trio fight their way to hell and back—to end the rule of a crime-czar who had decreed death for all G-men and paid highest cash prices for secondhand corpses!

“Shells For the Suicide Squad”: Steve Klaw, of the F.B.I.’s Suicide Squad, borrowed a traitor’s name, when he went into battle against three world powers—to save Forge River’s priceless military secret for America!

“Wanted—In Three Pine Coffins”: The sinister tentacles of Naziism were finally making themselves felt in America, and those who dared fight back were mercilessly murdered! Only the Suicide Squad could stand up before the deadly wave of destruction, but those three cavaliering conquerors of crime were already enmeshed in their own grim battle—dodging the very laws which they fought to uphold!

“The Suicide Squad’s Private War”: It started with a mock-air raid, which turned, fantastically, into a night of terror for many, when real bombs were dropped. And America’s most precious naval secrets fell into the hands of the Little Gray Old Man and his horde of Black Troopers—who defied even the famed Suicide Squad to come and get them!

“—For Tomorrow We Die!”: Against the fabulous crime-czar whose thieving legions were undermining the morale of honest Americans, the Chief sent the Suicide Squad—Murdoch, Kerrigan and Klaw. And those three hellions of the F.B.I. found they had a murder carnival on their hands—as well as three fresh nooses already tightening about their necks!

310 pages / $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover

Altus Press Spring 2015 Release #9: Tales of the Werewolf Clan

Tales of the Werewolf ClanAltus Press Spring 2015 Release #9 (coming soon):

Tales of the Werewolf Clan
by H. Warner Munn
introduction by John Munn

H. Warner Munn was a New England Native and was born in Athol, Massachusetts to parents who were both writers and artists. He finished his career in Tacoma, Washington where he wrote his stories and poetry in the attic above his home.

The Werewolf Clan saga began with a letter written by H.P. Lovecraft to Weird Tales Magazine. “Take a werewolf story, for instance—Who ever wrote a story from the point of view of the wolf, and sympathizing strong with the devil to whom he had sold himself?”

This epic story, sprawling over the centuries, begins with Wladislaw Brenryk of Ponkert, Poland and culminates with tales told by what could be the last descendant of the Werewolf Clan.

Discover the first Werewolf story written from the wolf’s point of view in this collected volume of Tales of the Werewolf Clan, including the original stories published in Weird Tales, The Werewolf of Ponkert, The Werewolf’s Daughter and Ten Tales of the Werewolf Clan (Volumes One & Two).

It’s a journey you will never forget.

324 pages / $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover

Altus Press Spring 2015 Release #8: Beyond the Call of Duty: The Complete Tales of Koropok, Volume 1

Beyond the Call of Duty: The Complete Tales of Koropok, Volume 1Altus Press Spring 2015 Release #8 (coming soon):

Beyond the Call of Duty: The Complete Tales of Koropok, Volume 1
by Sidney Herschel Small

One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine’s run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer!

This two-volume set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer.

Volume 1 contains the first six stories: “Beyond the Call of Duty,” “The War-Fan,” “Flight Without Wings,” “Belt of Steel,” “Lost Face,” and “The Last Banzai.”

278 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Altus Press Spring 2015 Release #7: The Sphinx Strikes

The Sphinx StrikesAltus Press Spring 2015 Release #7 (coming soon):

The Sphinx Strikes
by H. Bedford-Jones

In this most dangerous game, The Sphinx, iron-nerved spy, was instructed—“Suspect everybody! And remember, murder is nothing in this business.” Collecting—for the first time—the entire series. Part of The Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

164 pages / $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Altus Press Spring 2015 Release #6: Secret Agent “X” – The Complete Series Volume 7

Secret Agent "X" - The Complete Series Volume 7Altus Press Spring 2015 Release #6 (coming soon):

Secret Agent “X” – The Complete Series Volume 7
by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
introduction by Tom Johnson

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 next five stories, by G.T. Fleming-Roberts: “The Doom Director,” “Horror’s Handclasp,” “City of Madness,” “Death’s Frozen Formula” and “The Murder Brain.” This is THE Secret Agent “X” reprint series to own!

482 pages / $34.95 softcover / $44.95 hardcover

Altus Press Spring 2015 Release #5: Treasure Seekers

Treasure SeekersAltus Press Spring 2015 Release #5 (coming soon):

Treasure Seekers
by H. Bedford-Jones

Carson’s contraption failed as a mine-detector, but it could locate something buried much deeper: treasure. Thus spurred one of H. Bedford-Jones’ most exciting series, one that has never before been reprinted. Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

357 pages / $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover

Altus Press Spring 2015 Release #4: Kid Calvert: The Complete Series

Kid Calvert: The Complete SeriesAltus Press Spring 2015 Release #4 (coming soon):

Kid Calvert: The Complete Series
by Clint Douglas and Phil Richards
introduction by Will Murray

The forgotten Hero pulp! Created to compliment fellow Ace Publications hero characters such as Secret Agent “X,” Captain Hazzard, and The Griffon, Kid Calvert has remained forgotten, undiscovered by pulp scholars for 80 years.

Now—for the first time—Will Murray reintroduces the character who just may have been intended to be Ace’s flagship property. This volume collects all five Kid Calvert yarns, along with historical notes by Murray himself.

See for yourself why Ace thought so much of the Kid!

317 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Altus Press Spring 2015 Release #3: Dead Men Singing: The Men Who Fought For Texas

Dead Men Singing: The Men Who Fought For TexasHere are the details on another Spring 2015 release form Altus Press:

Dead Men Singing: The Men Who Fought For Texas

by H. Bedford-Jones

Written in celebration of the Texas Centennial, H. Bedford-Jones once again authors an exciting, fast-paced lesson on the founding of the Lone Star State. As he wrote at the time: “My purpose in these articles is to try and paint those fighting Texians as they were, and strip away the trappings of pompous falsehood which have largely surrounded them.” Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

139 pages / $12.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Altus Press Spring 2015 Release #2: The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 2

The Best of Spicy Mystery Volume 2Here’s the next book coming soon from Altus Press:

The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 2
by Ellery Watson Calder, Hugh Speer, Robert Leslie Bellem, Clint Morgan, Clive Trent, Jerome Severs Perry, Carl Moore, Cary Moran, and Clark Nelson
introduction by Alfred Jan

The Thrills of Horror! Romantic Tales of the Eerie and Occult! You’ll find them in Spicy Mystery—stories of red-blooded men and lovely girls in dangerous situations, in an atmosphere of chills and thrills. Real life is never so tense and dramatic as when a girl is in peril—or as when a siren as deadly as she is beautiful sets her snare for a man….Are you bored of typical weird menace plots, many of which crept into Spicy Mystery? Then sample these tales which break out of that tired formula where every ending is happy, and the only challenge is guessing which minor character gets exposed as the villain in a rubber monster suit and demon mask! The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 2 contains 11 classic stories by the masters of the genre, complete, uncut, and with the original illustrations. It also includes an all-new introduction by editor Alfred Jan, one of the leading experts on the series.

205 pages / $17.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Altus Press Spring 2015 Release #1: Mavericks: Longriders of the West, Volume 2

Mavericks: Longriders of the West, Volume 1Altus Press had been working ’round the clock to get another large batch of publications out for this spring. We’ll be posting each, one at a time, right here, on Twitter, and on Facebook. These will be available soon, with many making their debuts at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention in April

Here’s the first one:

Mavericks: Longriders of the West, Volume 2
by Tom Mount

Meet the five Mavericks—Lance Clayton, Doc Grimson, Charlie Parr, Lockjaw Johnson, and Flint Maddox… They were wanted men, those five hard-riding travelers of the still night trails… Mavericks all, they had entered outlawry for five different reasons, drawn irresistibly down the Owlhoot Trail from five different walks of rangeland life. They became one living inseparable unit of grim, uncompromising justice, united as one man by their friendship, their burning championship of the underdog—and the high, white flame of their courage…. Collecting final three stories: “Bait for the Lobo Pack,” “Doc Grimson’s Outlaw Posse” and “Charlie Parr’s Gunsmoke Cure.”

385 pages / $29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover

November Altus Press Titles Released

We’ve got another batch of titles ready for purchase at www.altuspres.com. Let’s take a look:

The Complete Adventures of Armless O'NeilThe Complete Adventures of Armless O’Neil (Deluxe Edition) – $75.00

by Dan Cushman
introduction by James Reasoner, with an interview with Dan Cushman
Limited hardcover edition. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.
One of Dan Cushman’s best-written series, the exotic locale hard-boiled adventures of Armless O’Neil are finally collected in one edition, from 1945–53 issues of Jungle Stories and Action Stories: “Seekers of the Glittering Fetish,” “Black Mahogany,” “Jackal Kill,” “Five Suns to Angola!,” “Dread Safari,” “Blood-Spoor of the Devil-Stones,” “Witch-Queen of the Voodoo Drums,” “The Black Assegai,” “Dagger of Thebes,” “Yellow Eyes of Voodoo,” “Swamp Fetish,” and “Escape From Zumongo.” This limited, deluxe edition collects them all! Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.


The Complete Adventures of Señorita Scorpion (Deluxe Edition) – $75.00

by Les Savage, Jr., with Emmett McDowell
introduction and afterword by Will Murray
Limited hardcover edition. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

Taken from their original appearances in Action Stories from 1944–49, this book collects all of the adventures of Señorita Scorpion: “Señorita Scorpion,” “The Brand of Señorita Scorpion,” “Secret of Santiago,” “The Curse of Montezuma,” “Brand of the Gallows-Ghost,” “Lash of the Six-Gun Queen,” “Gun-Witch of Hoodoo Range” and “The Sting of Señorita Scorpion,” along with articles by pulp historian Will Murray. Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.


The Complete Cases of Captain Satan (Deluxe Edition) – $75.00

by William O’Sullivan
Limited hardcover edition. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.
The complete series… back in print after 75 years! Join The mysterious Captain Satan and his private army as they battle one of pulpdom’s most insidious rogues galleries! Commanding high prices on the vintage pulp market, this limited, deluxe edition collects all five stories: “The Mask of the Damned,” “Parole for the Dead,” “The Dead Man Express,” “A Ghost Rides the Dawn,” and “The Ambassador From Hell.” Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.


Mavericks: Longriders of the West, Volume 1 – $17.96–$29.95

by Tom Mount
introduction by Will Murray
Meet the five Mavericks—Lance Clayton, Doc Grimson, Charlie Parr, Lockjaw Johnson, and Flint Maddox… They were wanted men, those five hard-riding travelers of the still night trails… Mavericks all, they had entered outlawry for five different reasons, drawn irresistibly down the Owlhoot Trail from five different walks of rangeland life. They became one living inseparable unit of grim, uncompromising justice, united as one man by their friendship, their burning championship of the underdog—and the high, white flame of their courage…. Collecting first two stories: “Five Against the Law” and “Mesquite Manhunters.”


Day of Doom: The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 2 – $17.96–$29.95

by J. Allan Dunn
The Griffin returns! Running for 31 installments, this is one of the classic sagas from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly featuring master criminal The Griffin and his war on America. Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom, Volume 2 contains the next 10 stories of the series, uncut, and with all the original images.


Black Drums Talking: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 3 – $17.96–$29.95

by Gordon MacCreagh
“Anything can happen in Africa!”—that’s the credo of big game hunter, trader and safari guide King, known all over the Dark Continent as Kingi Bwana. Together with his two loyal companions, the deadly Masai warrior Barounggo and the wizened, cunning Hottentot Kaffa, the stoic American battles slave traders, ivory poachers, gold smugglers, arms traffickers, evil witch doctors and secret societies in the savanna and jungle of Central East Africa. Contains the next three stories in the series: “Black Drums Talking,” “Wardens of the Big Game,” and “Raiders of the Abyssinia.”


The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 1 – $17.96–$29.95

by Frederick C. Davis
introduction by Ed Hulse
Big-city residents on both sides of the law regard him with equal measures of fear and reticence. They know that whatever they’re doing, right or wrong, will sooner or later come to the attention of Guy “Keyhole” Kerry, a wise-cracking, hard-charging journalist who knows all and tells most of it. Kerry’s profession brings him into contact with all kinds of people, and the law of averages guarantees that some of them are better left alone. But Keyhole Kerry will risk anything for a scoop, even if it means becoming embroiled in murder mysteries and making himself a target. This relatively brief series (eight late Thirties entries) was written for Dime Detective by Frederick C. Davis, a tireless pulp scribe who sold more yarns to the magazine—73 in all—than any other contributor save T.T. Flynn. With a half-dozen recurring characters in this one rough-paper periodical, Davis was one of the many talented contributors who made Dime Detective a prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.


Abel Smith of Nantucket – $13.45–$29.95

by H. Bedford-Jones
Two months after the United States flag had been raised on the Pacific coast, there arrived young Abel Smith of Nantucket—a Yankee adventurer in the New West. Never before reprinted, it’s another volume in the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.


Bellegarde – $17.96–$29.95

by H. Bedford-Jones
The King’s Pardon: Neither the assassins in his path nor the warnings of that mysterious girl could stay the mission of the man France was to know as Bellegarde. Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.


Texas Shall Be Free! – $16.15–$29.95

by H. Bedford-Jones
Fighting Santa Ana for the Lone Star State! The fantastic sequel to H. Bedford-Jones’s novel Bowie Knife. Gordon Durant had two missions in Texas—to carry a message to the defenders of the Alamo—and to kill his brother!


Bowie Knife – $16.15–$29.95

by H. Bedford-Jones
Bowie and the Alamo! “On to Texas!” was the cry along the open trail which led to silver mines, slaves, acres of free land—and war! Never before reprinted, it’s part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

Photo Gallery of the Portland ME Pulp Art Show

I’ve posted 50 images of all the original pulp art on display at the Portland Public Library. If you’ve got Bob Lesser’s book, you’ve seen most of these, but there’s nothing like seeing them up close.

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H.G. Wells… Cartoonist?

Whilst looking through my files for something, I ran across these nuggets: cartoons by writer H.G. Wells. These date from 1889–1920.

From a note to Fred Wells, 1889.

From a note to Fred Wells, 1889.

From 1892.

From 1892.

From The Daily Sketch, 1920.

From The Daily Sketch, 1920.

Steeger Properties, LLC, Acquires the Copyrights to Popular Publications’ Pulp Magazines

For Immediate Release—October 21, 2014

Steeger Properties, LLCBoston, MA—October 21, 2014— Steeger Properties, LLC has added to a growing collection of pulp fiction magazines by acquiring the copyrights to nearly 150 pulp magazine titles that were originally published by Popular Publications, Inc. Now claiming ownership to most of the pulp stories and characters published by both Popular Publications and The Frank A. Munsey Company, Steeger Properties, LLC, has accrued the copyrights to an estimated 6,000 issues and 30,000 stories.

“We’re proud to represent these thousands of stories and plan on introducing them to a whole new audience in as many mediums as possible,” said Matthew Moring, Manager of Steeger Properties, LLC, and Publisher of Altus Press.

Pulp fiction began in 1896 with Frank A. Munsey’s The Argosy Magazine. The 192-page magazine had untrimmed edges and the stories within the pages offered entertaining genre fiction ranging from adventure and mysteries to science fiction and westerns and everything in between. In six years, the magazine went from publishing a few thousand copies per month, to well over half a million copies. Argosy’s success was partially thanks to the variety of recurring characters it published, such as Tarzan and Zorro. Popular Publications, Inc.—the most successful pulp magazine publisher of its time—published such well-known authors as Raymond Chandler, Ray Bradbury and Erle Stanley Gardner within the pages of its own titles. In 1942, Popular Publications acquired The Frank A. Munsey Company.

Fast forward to 2014. While the popularity of pulp fiction has fluctuated over the years, the stories within the pages are classic fiction and are as influential to American pop culture as ever. They are fast paced, well-written short stories and novels featuring classic characters. There’s a huge audience that hasn’t had contact with these stories. By reintroducing them using today’s technology, these classic hard-boiled detective, mystery, western, and science fiction stories will be available for generations to come.

The Steeger Properties, LLC, catalog is available for licensing in all media.

About Steeger Properties, LLC

Steeger Properties, LLC, has accrued the copyrights to 30,000 pulp fiction stories and has plans to share its collection with a whole new audience. For more information, please visit www.steegerproperties.com and/or email Matthew Moring at steegerproperties@gmail.com.

Altus Press Unveils Its Deluxe Edition Line With Thibaut Corday

corday-deluxe1Altus Press is pleased to announce our all-new Deluxe Edition line of books, and it’s kicked off by one of our favorite series, The Complete Adventures of Thibaut Corday and the Foreign Legion (Deluxe Edition). Our new Deluxe Editions are oversized casewrap hardcovers which contain all the stories of a given series. Competitively priced, these are all printed in limited quantities. And as a bonus: by purchasing The Complete Adventures of Thibaut Corday and the Foreign Legion (Deluxe Edition), you’re entitled to received complimentary ebook editions of these stories. But hurry! We’re not making many copies!

Order it at The Complete Adventures of Thibaut Corday and the Foreign Legion (Deluxe Edition).


One of the most popular writers to ever appear in the pages of Argosy, Roscoe penned the adventures of Old Thibaut Corday of the French Foreign Legion, who appeared in more than twenty stories from 1929 to 1939. This limited, deluxe edition (one of 25 copies) collects them all! Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.

Contains the following stories:

  • “Better Than Bullets”

  • “The Dance of the Seven Veils”

  • “An Eye for an Eye”

  • “The Death Watch”

  • “The Bearded Slayer”

  • “The Mutineer”

  • “Toughest in the Legion”

  • “Monsieur Murder”

  • “The Spy With the Bald Head”

  • “The Ears of Donkey Daudette”

  • “The Devil Who Played God”

  • “Jacques the Giantess Killer”

  • “The Kid and the Cutthroats”

  • “Red-Headed Dancing Girl”

  • “Monkey See, Monkey Do”

  • “The Man Who Lost His Head”

  • “The Wonderful Lips of Thibong Linh”

  • “The Heads of Sergeant Baptiste”

  • “Snake-Head”

  • “The Wonderful Lamp of Thibaut Corday”

  • “Corday and the Seven League Boots”

Another Collection of African Adventure Is Out!

Unprofitable Ivory: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 2Altus Press is pleased to present the next installment in the Kingi Bwana series, Unprofitable Ivory: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 2. One of the best series from the pages of Adventure Magazine, author Gordon MacCreagh is sadly neglected by modern audiences. But they deserve all the attention they can get: they’re good. Order it at Unprofitable Ivory: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 2

“Anything can happen in Africa!”—that’s the credo of big game hunter, trader and safari guide King, known all over the Dark Continent as Kingi Bwana. Together with his two loyal companions, the deadly Masai warrior Barounggo and the wizened, cunning Hottentot Kaffa, the stoic American battles slave traders, ivory poachers, gold smugglers, arms traffickers, evil witch doctors and secret societies in the savanna and jungle of Central East Africa. Contains the next five stories in the series: “Quill Gold,” “Unprofitable Ivory,” “The Witch Casting,” “Strangers of the Amulet,” and “The Ivory Killers.”

“Cyrano,” The Next Volume in The H. Bedford-Jones Library Is Available

CyranoAltus Press is proud to continue our reprinting of H. Bedford-Jones’ pulp output, this time the sequel to our already-released The King’s Passport. Cyrano is full of adventure… if you like fast-paced historical fiction, you can’t go wrong with H. Bedford-Jones or Cyrano.

Order it here.

Fighter, drinker, poet, rogue—all of these and more was Cyrano, who rode so gayly into the intrigue that was shaking Louis XIII’s kingdom of France. More than a year after the events narrated by H. Bedford-Jones in “The King’s Passport,” a now-rundown, ragged and drunken Cyrano stumbles upon another conspiracy in the Spring of 1642 which breathes new life into the former guardsman—as does the encounter with a red-headed woman. And so it’s time again for Hector Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac to serve a lady, ride a road, pluck a lute and swing a sword….

Altus Press at the Seattle Mystery Bookshop

seattleAltus Press in the wild! In Seattle last week, I stopped by The Seattle Mystery Bookshop and saw they stocked our Cardigan and MacBride & Kennedy series in their Hard-Boiled section. Thanks to SMB’s J.B. Dickey for thinking highly of our books!

The Seattle Mystery Bookshop is a must-see if you’re a fan of “our” type of fiction… stop by if you’re in the neighborhood!

The Conclusion to Arthur Leo Zagat’s “Tomorrow” Saga Is Here

Long Road to Tomorrow: The Complete Saga, Volume 2Altus Press is pleased to collect—for the first time—the finale to one of the best sci-fi series from the pages of the historic Argosy Magazine. The complete saga of Dikar and The Bunch concludes here. Volume 2 contains the following stories:

  • “Sunrise Tomorrow”: The road to liberty is long and perilous, but Dikar must lead his warrior Bunch down it swiftly—if America is to see again the bright sunrise of her matchless heritage.
  • “Long Road to Tomorrow”: Follow this road by night, Dikar, with your knife always ready. For a man must proceed stealthily and with iron courage if his destination is a brave new world.

It’s available for order or download at http://www.altuspress.com/shop/long-road-to-tomorrow-the-complete-saga-volume-2/

The First Volume of One of Pulpdom’s Longest Epics Is Finally Collected

The Crime Master: The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 1Altus Press is pleased to reprint—for the first time—J. Allan Dunn’s 31-installment series of clashes between detective Gordon Manning and master criminal The Griffin, from the pages of Flynn’s Detective Fiction Weekly in the 1930s. Dunn was one of the most interesting pulp writers of his day (more on which will be revealed in a biography by our friend John Locke in the future) and this series has never been reprinted. This first volume contains the first third of the series. And be on the lookout for the subsequent books: they’re coming shortly.

You can order this book here: http://www.altuspress.com/shop/the-crime-master-the-complete-battles-of-gordon-manning-the-griffin-volume-1/

H. Bedford-Jones’s Saga of Denis Burke Is Finally Collected!

Buccaneer Blood: The Adventures of Denis BurkeAltus Press is pleased to continue our Uniform Edition reprints of H. Bedford-Jones’s works with a classic series from Argosy’s peak period: Buccaneer Blood: The Adventures of Denis Burke collects all five stories of this saga, and it’s the first time this series has every been reprinted. As with all of H. Bedford-Jones’s writing, it’s fast-pased and full of action. This comes highly recommended. Get it here.


Fate leads Denis Burke, buccaneer-turned Irish soldier-of-fortune, from the intrigues of the Sun King’s Court to the distant shores of the Caribbean. Dramatic sea battles with crashing broadsides, exciting swordfights with traitorous villains, the hunt for treasure ships and lovely ladies are just some of the ingredients of this classic pulp era swashbuckler series.

The Last Collection of Black Mask Stories By Frederick Nebel is Out!

Street Wolf: The Black Mask Stories of Frederick Nebel Altus Press is please to release our final collection of Frederick Nebel’s stories published in the pages of Black Mask. This collection assembles all the stray stories he did for that magazine, and they’ve never before been reprinted. You can get it here.


 

Petty crooks, gangsters, rum runners, hijackers, jewel smugglers, Chinatown tongs, hard-boiled cops, tramp gunmen, a prize fighter, and a private dick. These are just a few of the characters found within the pages of this collection from master crime fiction writer Frederick Nebel. This book, the eleventh volume in The Nebel Library, collects for the first time, the last sixteen remaining tales he wrote for Black Mask. Complete with their original illustrations.

Now Available – Tomorrow: The Complete Saga, Vol. 1

Tomorrow: The Complete Saga, Volume 1

We’re pleased to announce another new release, this one a classic, never before reprinted from the pages of Argosy:

Tomorrow: The Complete Saga, Volume 1 by Arthur Leo Zagat

The complete saga of Dikar and The Bunch is collected for the first time. Set in a decimated post-invasion United States, Volume 1 contains the following stories:

“Tomorrow”: What will they be like—those Lost Children of Tomorrow, the survivors of Armageddon? How will they live, and who will lead them? Here is a vivd visualization of their fight back to Civilization.

“Children of Tomorrow”: They are the hope and promise of America—these Lost Children who by a miracle survived the destruction of their generation. But before their Tomorrow can come they shall destroy the Barbarians who ravage their country’s green fields and rolling hills—for the night cannot last forever.

“Bright Flag of Tomorrow”: On their wilderness Mountain was safety from the dreaded hordes; but below them America lay waiting for deliverance, praying for the hope that only these Wild Boys could bring them….

“Thunder Tomorrow”: It is the voice of America, this thunder, lifted against an alien and savage tyranny. For tonight Dikar leads his army-with-banners into battle, and the hope of Tomorrow shall be proclaimed with guns.

Secret Agent “X”: The Resurrection Ring is Here!

Secret Agent "X": The Resurrection RingSecret Agent “X” expert Stephen Payne is back with his best SAX novel yet! Designed to look like a vintage Secret Agent “X” pulp, it’s rounded out by an all-new introduction by Tom Johnson.

Secret Agent “X”: The Resurrection Ring can be ordered here. It’s available in softcover and ebook (.epub and .mobi) formats.


 

Arsonists in silver-white garments, animate snowmen, reduce innocent victims and private property alike to blackened husks. Then armed with strange pistols, the killers murder a number of crooked industrialists and dope lords. Only then can the arsonists’ chief, the fiendish Resurrectionist, raise the gunshot victims from the grave! But new life isn’t so great, since all of the formerly deceased are now wild-eyed, twitching addicts, slaves to a mysterious “sugar”!

Can the Resurrectionist really build his criminal cult by raising the dead and summoning the Wrath of God on his enemies? Or is his actual goal something more personal: the real identity of the Man of a Thousand Faces?

To answer these questions, the brilliant detective and his courageous assistants, a known criminal among them, must confront an old enemy. He will force the Secret Agent to face his own shadowy past and to admit that even he might finally have run out of disguises–and surprises….

A Call for Proofreaders

It’s that time once again… We’ve got a big pile of releases ready to go but they need to be proofread. Do you have proofreading experience or are a thorough reader? Want to get in on the fun? We’re looking to make headway on this stack of books with the hope of getting them all out for Pulpfest. So if you’re interested in proofreading, drop us a line here or by using the Contact Us form.

Yet Another Wave of eBooks Have Been Added

We’ve added nearly 20 more eBooks to our store… check ’em out… each is $4.99: