Announcing the new Altus Press releases premiering at Pulpfest 2019

July 2, 2019: Dime Detective, Max Brand, H. Bedford-Jones, and the complete Scientific Club by Ray Cummings headline a lineup of 14 new titles to see print this August, and Altus Press shall have them in stock & available for order at www.altuspress.com or via Mike Chomko’s table at the Pulpfest 2019 Show in Pittsburgh, PA, on August 15. The list of titles includes:

Deluxe Edition releases:

The Complete Tales of the Scientific Club (Deluxe Edition)The Complete Tales of the Scientific Club (Deluxe Edition)

by Ray Cummings

introduction by Will Murray, illustrated by Joseph A. Farren, F.M. Follett, Virgil Finlay, Roger B. Morrison, Frank R. Paul, Norman Saunders, Amos Sewell, Modest Stein, Lawrence Sterne Stevens, and Raymond Wardell

One of the most historically significant Twentieth Century science fiction series ever published is at last collected. A pioneer in pulp science fiction, Ray Cummings inspired an entirely-new fiction genre with his influential story originally published in 1919, The Girl in the Golden Atom, which introduced the world to a series of short stories and novels known as his “Matter, Space and Time” range.

This suite of stories featured the Scientific Club: a group of New York-based socialites of revolving membership who either recounted these tales of fantastic science—or were directly involved in these tales which originally appeared in the top magazines of the 1920s: All Story Weekly, Argosy, Detective Story Magazine, Flynn’s, and Science and Invention, among others.

This collection assembles all of the Scientific Club stories, sourced directly from their original magazine appearances… most of which have never before been reprinted. In addition, this deluxe edition includes all of Cummings’ Scientific Club stories which appeared exclusively in the United Kingdom. It also gathers the later Scientific Club stories from a brief revival in the mid-1930s.

No stone has been left unturned for this edition: two hitherto-unknown Scientific Club stories were discovered, and these have been included, along with 26 other stories. And among the many bonus features is a rare, alternate, early version of one of the Scientific Club stories.

Rounded out by vintage illustrations by Virgil Finlay, Frank R. Paul, Norman Saunders, Amos Sewell, Modest Stein, and Lawrence Sterne Stevens, and with an all-new introduction by Will Murray, The Complete Tales of the Scientific Club is a book one hundred years in the making.

8.5″x11″ | 494 pages | $85 deluxe casewrap hardcover


Dr. Yen Sin: The Complete Series (Deluxe Edition)Dr. Yen Sin: The Complete Series (Deluxe Edition)

by Donald E. Keyhoe

introduction by William Patrick Maynard, afterword by Rick Lai

One of the great villain pulps from the 1930s is finally available in a complete, deluxe edition. Owing certain similarities to Sax Rohmer’s Fu Manchu, the Dr. Yen Sin series of three novels features “The Invisible Emperor” and his machinations to conquer the world using his unique mixture of futuristic science and ancient Asian technology. However, Yen Sin has met his match: “The Man Who Never Slept”—agent Michael Traile—who has the strange capability of not require sleep.

Includes an all-new introduction by current Fu Manchu author William Patrick Maynard, as well as a chronology of the character by Rick Lai.

8.5″x11″ | 179 pages | $60 deluxe casewrap hardcover


Dime Detective Library releases:

The Complete Cases of Vee Brown, Volume 2 (The Dime Detective Library)The Complete Cases of Vee Brown, Volume 2 (The Dime Detective Library)

by Carroll John Daly

illustrated by John Fleming Gould

The creation of Carroll John Daly, father of the hard-boiled private eye, Vee Brown—AKA the Crime Machine—plied his trade in the pages of Dime Detective, the classic crime pulp that was second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

Vivian “Vee” Brown leads two lives. Delicate-looking and small in stature, he lacks physical strength and endurance. But that doesn’t prevent him from being an effective special operative to the Manhattan District Attorney. In this capacity he often ignores the legal niceties of due process, shooting first and asking questions later. Many citizens view him as a hair-trigger gunman whose promiscuous killings make him little better than the vicious criminals he hunts. In his other life, Brown lives in a luxurious Park Avenue penthouse, paid for not with his modest civil-servant salary, but with the royalties he earns as a phenomenally successful composer of sentimental songs—a sideline he keeps secret. Both the police and the underworld refer to him as a “Killer of Men.” But the denizens of Tin Pan Alley know him as “Master of Melodies,” the prince of pop music.

Volume 2 features the Crime Machine’s battles with his greatest nemesis, the Emperor of Evil.

6″x9″ | 356 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover


The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 2 (The Dime Detective Library)The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 2 (The Dime Detective Library)

by Norbert Davis

illustrated by John Fleming Gould and Frank Kramer

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, Volume 2 collects the balance of the series. This unique series was one of the best Davis ever wrote for the pages of Dime Detective.

6″x9″ | 222 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


The Complete Cases of Horatio Humberton, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)The Complete Cases of Horatio Humberton, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)

by J. Paul Suter

illustrated by John Fleming Gould

Meet the original necrologist sleuth: tall, gaunt Ho Humberton was a funeral director by day and detective at night… often those with more than a touch of the supernatural. Featuring the first half of this trend-setting detective series, this was one of the most popular series characters from the pages of Dime Detective. Also featuring the very first Horatio Humberton story, undiscovered for nearly 100 years.

6″x9″ | 337 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


The Complete Cases of Anne Marsh (The Dime Detective Library)The Complete Cases of Anne Marsh (The Dime Detective Library)

by Arthur Leo Zagat

illustrated by Amos Sewell

Written during a period when the detective pulps showcased more gritty, realistic characters and situations, writer Arthur Leo Zagat penned a series of novelettes featuring the diminutive Anne Marsh, reluctant detective who must solve the death of her father and wage grim war in behalf of the city’s oppressed. Running for eight installments, this unique series was one of the few purposefully finite series from the pulp era, and one of the only female detective series characters to see print in a Popular Publications-published title.

6″x9″ | 298 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


The Complete Cases of the Blue Barrel, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)The Complete Cases of the Blue Barrel, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)

by William E. Barrett

illustrated by John Fleming Gould

Written at the height of Dime Detective’s popularity, author William E. Barrett (Lilies of the Field) penned this series featuring newspaperman Dean Culver, whose column—The Blue Barrel—dispensed gossip on the criminal underworld. No one called Dean Culver the Blue Barrel—for no one knew he was the author of the underworld-gossip column signed with that name each night in the Morning Star. If the easy-money players had ever guessed that the man who paid them off was the Walter Winchell of the other side of the law, he’d he cashing in his own checks at the first turn of the wheel, instead of those of the gamblers he spun it for.

6″x9″ | 228 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


The Complete Cases of the Arson Dick (The Dime Detective Library)The Complete Cases of the Arson Dick (The Dime Detective Library)

by Leslie T. White

illustrations by John Fleming Gould

Detective Todd Naughton of the central-office arson squad investigated some of the strangest arson and murder cases ever to appear in Dime Detective Magazine. Originally seeing print during the peak 1936–37 period of Dime Detective, this four-story complete series has never before been reprinted.

6″x9″ | 230 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Frederick Faust releases:

The 7th Day by Frederick FaustThe 7th Day

by Frederick Faust

introduction by Andrew Salmon

illustrated by Charles LaSalle and Harold Wellington McCrea

Seven days to solve a murder! Tony Newcomen, a fiction writer, gets a call from his friend and mentor, Thomas Decker. Decker believes his life is in danger—but he’s unable to offer more information, as he is murdered while on the phone! Determined to uncover his friend’s killer amidst the idle rich and lavish estates of 1930s Florence, Newcomen will stop at nothing to bring the guilty to justice. He must walk a razor’s edge as he digs deeper into the case. The local police are out to get him, he’s in danger of losing his heart to the prime suspect and the murderer is more than willing to add another victim to end the investigation.

Out of print since its original magazine publication more than 80 years ago, The 7th Day appears here in book form for the first time. Rich in atmosphere and with an intriguing cast of characters, The 7th Day is Frederick Faust at his nuanced best.

Also included is the short story, “Devil Dog,” which takes readers into the frozen wasteland of Alaska for a harrowing, fast-paced tale of murder and revenge in the fevered quest for gold.

6″x9″ | 224 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


A Seabold Fights by Frederick FaustA Seabold Fights

by Frederick Faust

introduction by Andrew Salmon

illustrated by Ralph Pallen Coleman

The best steel goes through the fire: Joseph Seabold hates the family business. But his aging cousin—running the Seabold Fruit Company—sees the young man as his successor. To test his mettle, he sends Seabold south of the border to the Republic of San Esteban where the company has a hand in the local politics to keep the company running. But revolution is brewing: the Republic is a powder keg about to explode! A naive mistake brands Seabold an enemy of the state and he has no choice but to join the revolution to overthrow the government. What follows is a roller-coaster ride of gritty battles, cold betrayals, steamy romance and heartless double crosses as only Frederick Faust can deliver.

This riveting tale has never been reprinted and appears in book form for the first time. Frederick Faust fans rejoice! This long neglected classic is back for a new audience to devour. This is Faust at his best.

6″x9″ | 200 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


H. Bedford-Jones Library releases:

The World Was Their Stage (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)The World Was Their Stage (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

by H. Bedford-Jones

illustrated by George Avison, Merritt Berger, Pedar Cavanagh, John Richard Flanagan, Peter Kuhlhoff, J. Clinton Shepherd, and Raymond Sisley

cover by Herbert Morton Stoops

Spanning ancient Roman times, Normandy, medieval England and Germany, France, and colonial America, and including appearances by Cleopatra, d’Artagnan, and Cyrano de Bergerac, author H. Bedford-Jones details some of the most pivotable moments in history in this interconnected 17-part historical epic. The World Was Their Stage is one of the longest novels written by “the King of the Pulps,” H. Bedford-Jones, and has never before been reprinted.

Featuring scores of vintage story illustrations by George Avison, Merritt Berger, Pedar Cavanagh, John Richard Flanagan, Peter Kuhlhoff, J. Clinton Shepherd, and Raymond Sisley, along with a cover by Herbert Morton Stoops.

6″x9″ | 420 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover


John Solomon, Supercargo: The Adventures of John Solomon, Volume 2 (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)John Solomon, Supercargo: The Adventures of John Solomon, Volume 2 (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

by H. Bedford-Jones

Continue the story of John Solomon, author H. Bedford-Jones’ longest-running series character, with this next book in the series.

6″x9″ | 196 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Barbary Gold (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)Barbary Gold (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

by H. Bedford-Jones

Sunken treasure in the Barbary waters off Africa! A group of three wartime adventurers are after a fortune in German gold: a sunken sub hides the horde, but they’ll have to fight pirates, Germans, and unknown dangers to recover it.

Written in the early days of the career of the prolific “King of the Pulps”—H. Bedford-Jones—Barbary Gold has never before been collected in book form. It’s a fast-paced adventure… the type which made H. Bedford-Jones one of the most beloved authors of the first half of the Twentieth Century.

6″x9″ | 134 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Other releases:

The Heel of Achilles: The Complete Adventures of the Major, Volume 3The Heel of Achilles: The Complete Adventures of the Major, Volume 3

by L. Patrick Greene

illustrations by O.J. Gatter

The long-running and much-beloved series from the pages of Short Stories is finally collected in order and with a plethora of bonus material. 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 seven stories, along with another rare, never-before reprinted story by L. Patrick Greene.

6″x9″ | 356 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

More Pulp Releases: The Spider #4 and Dusty Ayres #11… At a Discount

Time for another pair of Popular Publications Hero Pulp title new releases: don’t forget we’re releasing two titles every other week, and that’s on top of our other forthcoming pulp titles! This time out we’ve got The Spider and Dusty Ayres… and both are on sale for one week only:

The Spider #4: City of Flaming Shadows

The Spider #4: City of Flaming Shadows

By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

The Flaming Shadows fell upon the city, shrouding whole neighborhoods in a fiery gloom—wherein walked screaming death and merciless destruction… Go with the Spider as he battles, single-handedly, the Flaming Shadows—to save the very people who pray for his destruction!

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Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #11: The Blue Cyclone

Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #11: The Blue Cyclone

By Robert Sidney Bowen

Black Invaders establish secret base in the Rocky Mountains!… American H.Q. heard this news in surprise—and dread. Despite our vigilance, the enemy had penetrated our Border, were hidden in our very midst. What was their plan? How would they strike? The nation’s safety depended on learning these answers in time—and Dusty Ayres and his buddies took the job, pitting their wings against the war’s newest death weapon—the Blue Cyclone!

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More Pulp Releases: The Spider #3 and Operator 5 #2

Time for another pair of Popular Publications Hero Pulp title new releases: don’t forget we’re releasing two titles every other week, and that’s on top of our other forthcoming pulp titles! This time out we’ve got The Spider and Operator 5:

The Spider #3: Wings of the Black Death

The Spider #3: Wings of the Black Death

By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Like the consuming flames of a prairie fire the dread news spread: “The Spider has gone mad! He will massacre us all!” But Richard Wentworth, never more sane, was even then gambling life itself in one desperate effort to save the city which cursed his name—from the awful ravages of man-spread plague!

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Operator 5 #2: The Invisible Empire

Operator 5 #2: The Invisible Empire

By Frederick C. Davis, writing as Curtis Steele

Unseen, impregnable, the strange war engine of a foreign power hovered over America, awaiting the fatal moment to hurl death upon a thousand cities and towns. Foredoomed to destruction and desolation before the ravaging hordes of the Yellow Empire, bleak despair gripped the nation’s millions. And then men held their breath in agonizing hope—as Operator 5, single-handed, seized the last grim chance to save the United States!

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More Pulp Releases: The Spider #2 and Dusty Ayres #10

Welcome to 2019! We’re releasing two Popular Publications Hero Pulp titles every other week, and that’s on top of our other forthcoming pulp titles! Yes, we’ve been busy preparing a few million words of pulp prose for release, and it continues with these new releases:

The Spider #2: The Wheel of Death

The Spider #2: The Wheel of Death

By R.T.M. Scott

Mysterious death, suicide, and madness took uncanny toll of New York’s most prominent citizens. Only the Spider sensed the presence of the criminal genius whose tentacles were strangling the city—and the Spider was next on the crime monster’s death list!

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Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #10: The Troposphere F-S

Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #10: The Troposphere F-S

by Robert Sidney Bowen

Six men-o’-war sunk by Black submarines… Newport News Naval Base destroyed in broad daylight by invisible bomber… Dusty studied this report grimly. Had the enemy developed a new weapon—a ship that could fight under water and in the air as well? Grimly he determined to find out—in Black dynamite skies!

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The Altus Press 30% Off Weekend Sale Continues With The Spider, Operator 5, G-8, and Dusty Ayres

From now until midnight on November 26th—and only on www.altuspress.com—use promo code 2018turkey at checkout to get 30% off our already-discounted prices!* Use it on just about everything we sell on www.altuspress.com.

Each day, we’re unveiling several new books. Today we’re unveiling the next four books in our Popular Publications Pulp Heroes line, collecting the complete series of all of Popular Publications’ hero characters in digest-sized reprints. Including all of the original illustrations, these editions have been remastered and are the best presentations available of each series. In addition to including another installment in the Dusty Ayres series, we are premiering matching reprint editions for The Spider, Operator 5 and G-8 and His Battle Aces. And be on the lookout for ebook versions soon.

We’ll have more new releases tomorrow, so be sure to visit www.altuspress.com often.

Use the promo code 2018turkey 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 $35, so now’s the time to stock up on Altus Press releases.

But hurry: this promo code will expire after November 26th!

Use this promo code on hundreds of titles on www.altuspress.com including these new releases:

The Spider #1: The Spider StrikesThe Spider #1: The Spider Strikes

by R.T.M. Scott

Meet the Spider—master of men! More just than the Law… more dangerous than the Underworld. Hated, wanted, feared by both! Alone and desperate, he wages deadly, one-man war against the super-criminal whose long-planned crime-coup will snuff a thousand lives! Can the Spider prevent this slaughter of innocents?

$13.95 softcover

Operator 5 #1: The Masked InvasionOperator 5 #1: The Masked Invasion

by Frederick C. Davis, writing as Curtis Steele

Invisible, secret, deadly, the masked empire wielded its dread power of darkness throughout the nation. Havoc and ruin followed the terror-torn thousands who fled the country to escape the Thirteenth Darkness. America, faced with certain disaster, placed her chance of survival in one man’s capable hands—and prayed that the warrior gods might smile once more upon the miracle man of her Secret Service—Jimmy Christopher!

$13.95 softcover

G-8 and His Battle Aces #1: The Bat StaffelG-8 and His Battle Aces #1: The Bat Staffel

by Robert J. Hogan

They sped through the night—a patrol of batlike monsters, their eyes fire, their breath a poison vapor that wiped out every living thing it touched. What were these flying beasts? What was the strange doom they carried? Grimly G-8 and his hellion buddies follow the wings of this horror staffel straight into terror skies!

$13.95 softcover

Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #9: The Silver TyphoonDusty Ayres and His Battle Birds #9: The Silver Typhoon

by Robert Sidney Bowen

“Captain Dusty Ayres must be killed at all costs… Kill him on sight… All Black agents report immediately to headquarters…” Agent 10 stared as he listened to this enemy radio message. The first part was not surprising, but the second could only mean that the Blacks were preparing to launch a new offensive—the move which America had been expecting for a long while. But where? How? When would it strike? It was imperative to answer these questions before it was too late—and grimly Dusty and his battle eagles take up the trail, follow it across the Atlantic into enemy skies! An Amazing account of the next great war!

$13.95 softcover

Mavericks Headlines the Next Wave of Popular Hero Reprints

In stock on January 26 will be all five books in the classic Western series by Kent Thorn, The Mavericks. Originally published by Popular Publications, the Mavericks were a quintet of outlaws fighting for good in the old west. A throwback version of the same theme used in Popular’s Secret 6 series, this series has been out of print for some time. However, they’re available now in the digest-sized Popular Heroes series. Get them now!


Mavericks #1: Five Against the LawMavericks #1: Five Against the Law

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…. Step up folks and meet the five Mavericks—Lance Clayton, Doc Grimson, Charlie Parr, Lockjaw Johnson, and Flint Maddox…. You’ll ride with them through many a blood-tingling tale of high adventure and heady romance during the months to come. We know you’ll like your saddlemates!

149 pages | 5.25″ x 8″ | $12.95 softcover


Mavericks #2: Mesquite ManhuntersMavericks #2: Mesquite Manhunters

Men beyond the law, forever outcast from the security and happiness of normal life, were these five inseparable owlhooters. But they rode straight into a bristling hornet’s nest of posse guns to take up a blood debt for the law-abiding folk of Tarpaulin—who had disowned them! Another great novel of those unforgettable, recklessly courageous bravos—Doc Grimson, Lance Clayton, Charlie Parr, Flint Maddox, and the solemn-faced, deadly-shooting Lockjaw Johnson!

159 pages | 5.25″ x 8″ | $12.95 softcover


Mavericks #3: Bait for the Lobo PackMavericks #3: Bait for the Lobo Pack

Five men, bound inseparably together by the immortal bonds of outlaw partnership, rode together below the Border to loot the rich booty of a thieving lobo pack. But the girl they found in that sand-town hell-hole drove them instead to a courage test in a flaming crucible of desert death and blasting killer guns.

158 pages | 5.25″ x 8″ | $12.95 softcover


Mavericks #4: Doc Grimson’s Outlaw PosseMavericks #4: Doc Grimson’s Outlaw Posse

In hidden cabins and moonless rendezvous along the twisted Outlaw Trail, grim riders still whisper the names of the Five Mavericks; still tell, in the hushed midnight silence, of that time in Bear Creek County when Doc Grimson and his longrider bunch risked a sheriff’s noose and lobo lead to cleanse from their name the damning killer sign—braved the hungry guns of an entire county so that one victim of their supposed ruthless gunplay might realize her rightful heritage!

167 pages | 5.25″ x 8″ | $12.95 softcover


Mavericks #5: Charlie Parr’s Gunsmoke CureMavericks #5: Charlie Parr’s Gunsmoke Cure

Charlie Parr, white-haired member of the five inseparable, long-riding Mavericks, wanted to rob a bank and lay up an old-age cache of outlaw loot. The other four were willing to play along—until they ran blindly into a more exciting, more reckless, job, where they could chance their lives and gun-arm skill for a girl’s happiness—and a brave man’s lost courage!

147 pages | 5.25″ x 8″ | $12.95 softcover

Altus Press to Reprint The Spider and Operator #5

January 10, 2018—Altus Press announced today it has obtained the licenses to two classic pulp characters—The Spider and Operator #5—and shall be offering their adventures in several formats in authorized editions.

Both part of Popular Publications’ line of hero titles introduced in the mid-1930s as conceived by Popular president Harry Steeger, their original adventures were written primarily by Norvell W. Page, Frederick C. Davis, and Emile C. Tepperman for a combined total of over 160 novel-length adventures.

The Spider in actionWhile portions of each series has been reprinted in retypeset format, never before has either series been completely republished with the original text and vintage black & white illustrations. These Altus Press editions will do just that.

The first collection from these two properties shall be a comprehensive oversized hardcover edition of The Complete Purple Wars, comprising all 13 parts of the Purple Invasion saga from the pages of Operator #5  magazine. Considered the War and Peace of the pulps, it’s a half-million-word saga which has never before been collected in a comprehensive edition.

Altus Press shall also be publishing the all-new adventures of The Spider and Operator #5, written by Will Murray.

Altus Press is the largest publisher and distributor of vintage pulp fiction classics. For more information, please visit www.altuspress.com.