The Thrilling Heroes Return to Print

After many months, The Thrilling Library has returned to print. Covering 14 books (and counting, Thrilling’s line of hero reprint collections have been remastered and are cheaper than ever: up to 33% cheaper than before!

Featuring the adventures of the Black Bat, the Crimson Mask, the Purple Scar, the Masked Detective, The Eagle, George Chance, Diamondstone, and Dr. Zeng, many of these have been out of print for months, going for big bucks on the second-hand market. These uniform editions are the ones to own, however: each has been painstakingly reworked to make them perfect. Each is in stock now at altuspress.com.

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.

Domestic orders of $35 of softcovers gives you free shipping. So what’s the hold-up? Order now from altuspress.com.


The Black Bat Archives, Volume 1

By Norman A. Daniels, introduction by Tom Johnson

D.A. Tony Quinn, blinded by a criminal’s acid, begins a new career in his quest to fight crime as the Black Bat! This collection contains the first three adventures of the Black Bat: “Brand of the Black Bat,” “Murder Calls the Black Bat,” and “The Black Bat Strikes Again,” uncut and restored. The first volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

The Black Bat Archives, Volume 1

The Black Bat Archives, Volume 2

By Norman A. Daniels

The Black Bat returns! This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat: “The Black Bat’s Challenge,” “The Black Bat’s Spy Trail,” and “The Black Bat’s Crusade,” uncut and restored. It’s the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

The Black Bat Archives, Volume 2

The Black Bat Archives, Volume 3

By Whitney Ellsworth 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 Flame Trail,” “The Black Bat’s Triumph,” and “The Black Bat and the Trojan Horse,” uncut and restored with the original illustrations. Featuring a story by long-time Batman & DC Comics editor Whitney Ellsworth, it’s the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

The Black Bat Archives, Volume 3

The Black Bat Archives, Volume 4

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 Dragon Trail,” “The Black Bat’s Justice,” and “The Black Bat and the Red Menace,” 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.

The Black Bat Archives, Volume 4

The Black Bat Archives, 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.

The Black Bat Archives, Volume 5

The Black Bat Archives, 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. By Norman A. Daniels.

The Black Bat Archives, Volume 6

The Crimson Mask Archives, Volume 1

By Norman A. Daniels and Frank Johnson, introduction by Tom Johnson

Part of the early 1940s pulp hero revival, pharmacist Bob Clarke takes on the underworld as The Crimson Mask! The first of three volumes collecting the entire series, this first volume includes an introduction by pulp historian Tom Johnson. Volume contains the following stories: “Enter the Crimson Mask,” “The Crimson Mask’s Murder Trail,” “The Crimson Mask’s Death Gamble,” “Sign of the Crimson Mask,” and “The Crimson Mask’s Scorpion Trail.”

The Crimson Mask Archives, Volume 1

The Crimson Mask Archives, 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.

The Crimson Mask Archives, Volume 2

Diamondstone Archives

By G.T. Fleming-Roberts, introduction by Will Murray

For six spectacular adventures, Diamondstone: Magician-Sleuth delivered justice with sleight of hand in the pages of the pulps from 1937 to 1939. Written by master pulp scribe G.T. Fleming-Roberts. Includes an introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.

Diamondstone Archives

Dr. Zeng Archives

By E. Hoffmann Price, W.T. Ballard, and Robert Leslie Bellem, introduction by Will Murray

An American who posed as a Chinese scholar, join Doctor Zeng Tse-Lin’s battle with crime and the Japanese menace in the mysterious world of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Featuring all seven installments: “Fangs of Doom,” “Blood Cargo,” “Sinister House,” “Camelback Kill,” “Lion’s Loot,” “Blackmail Clinic” and “Corpse Cargo.”

Dr. Zeng Archives

The Purple Scar Archives

By John S. Endicott, introduction by Will Murray

Dr. Miles Murdock dons the face of his murdered brother to become the terrifying avenger known as the Purple Scar! Contains all four adventures of the most offbeat pulp hero. Includes an introduction by Will Murray.

The Purple Scar Archives

The Masked Detective Archives, Volume 1

By Norman A. Daniels, introduction by Tom Johnson

Crime reporter Rex Parker dons a mask to fight crime in his own way! A master of the French art of la savate, Parker is joined on his battle with the underworld by Dan Gleason of Homicide and beauty columnist Winnie Bligh. Containing the first three stories: “Alias the Masked Detective,” “The Masked Detective’s Warning,” and “The Masked Detective’s Manhunt.” By Norman A. Daniels with an introduction by Tom Johnson.

The Masked Detective Archives, Volume 1

George Chance: The Ghost Archives, 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.

George Chance: The Ghost Archives, Volume 1

The Eagle Archives

By Norman A. Daniels with E. Hoffmann Price, introduction by Tom Johnson

Jeff Shannon, Special Agent for G-2 Secret Service, is better known throughout the world by his other moniker: the Eagle. Featuring all five of the Eagle’s published stories, plus two related stories. By Norman A. Daniels with E. Hoffmann Price; introduction by Tom Johnson.

The Eagle Archives

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!*

Domestic U.S. orders only.


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.

Check them out here