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

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

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


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

by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Paul Chadwick

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

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


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

by Frederick Nebel

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


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

by Robert Sidney Bowen

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

Altus Press Latest Releases: The Lost Spider Novel, Dusty Ayres, and a New Issue of Black Mask Magazine

Altus Press is pleased to release several new pulp collections in time for the Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention: we’ll have a limited number of copies there, but not to worry: you can order them directly from www.altuspress.com too. The releases are highlighted by the lost Spider novel, Slaughter, Incorporated, sourced directly from the original manuscript for the first time. Slaughter, Incorporated also includes a never-before published Red Finger story by Author Leo Zagat.

We’ve also released another installment of the relaunched Black Mask Magazine, this time headlined by five all-new hardboiled detective stories, along with several vintage pulp classics. And it’s adorned by a never-before published vintage Black Mask cover by James Lunnon.


Slaughter, IncorporatedThe Spider: Slaughter, Incorporated (Facsimile Edition)

by Grant Stockbridge, Donald G. Cormack, Arthur Leo Zagat, and Norvell Page, introduction by Will Murray

Originally slated to appear in The Spider Magazine in the 1940s, “Slaughter, Incorporated” was ultimately shelved when that magazine was canceled. Never before published directly from author Donald G. Cormack’s original manuscript, this edition has been faithfully reconstructed as an exact copy of the never-published February 1944 issue of The Spider Magazine, complete with vintage interior illustrations.

In addition, The Spider: Slaughter, Incorporated (Facsimile Edition) marks the first publication of the never-before-published lost Red Finger story, “Red Finger and the Murder Trio,” penned by Arthur Leo Zagat. Also including a story by longtime Spider author, Norvell Page.

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Black Mask (Spring 2018)Black Mask (Spring 2018)

by Robb T. White, Jonathan Sheppard, Richard Billingsley, J.D. Graves, Brian Townsley, J. Allan Dunn, Paul Ernst, Dan Cushman, Frederick Nebel, and H. Bedford-Jones

Black Mask, the greatest American detective magazine of all time, is back with another issue featuring five all-new stories, plus vintage hard-boiled classics from the pulp era of the 1930s-40s. And it includes a never-before published cover by James Lunnon, painted for Black Mask in 1940.

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Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #6: The Red DestroyerDusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #6: The Red Destroyer

by Robert Sidney Bowen

“Stand by for action—three o’clock—map position M-24.” Dusty Ayres suspected that this message came from the enemy, that it was bait luring him to a trap; but he didn’t guess how deadly the snare was, didn’t know that he was keeping a rendezvous with one of the most destructive weapons yet used by the Blacks—an invisible tornado of red death!

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Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #7: The White DeathDusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #7: The White Death

by Robert Sidney Bowen

“You will instruct Captain Ayres to proceed to Washington H.Q. by staff train at 2:25. He is to be provided with escort to station and placed in custody of Staff Sergeant Bolton…” Dusty read this radiogram with amazement. First H.Q. grounded him, then sent this crazy order. But the order did not worry the gods of war, for they knew that the very fires of hell itself would sweep across war-torn America before the devilish plot behind that command could be smashed—before Dusty Ayres could learn the secret of the white death!

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The Cross Brand by Frederick FaustThe Cross Brand

by Frederick Faust

Longtime friends, Sheriff Harry Ganton and Jack Bristol, find themselves on different sides when Harry is mistakenly shot during an argument. Thinking he has killed his friend, Jack flees town, only to run into two mysterious strangers. Why does one have a cross brand on his forehead? And then there’s the matter of Jack’s appointment with the hangman’s noose in his future….

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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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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.

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


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 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 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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