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.

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 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 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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