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Pulps & Fiction

An extensive and exciting collection of pulp fiction, mystery and fantasy tales.

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  1. THE SHADOW #146
    $14.95

    The Dark Avenger proves that “crime does not pay" in chilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, “The Crime Oracle,” a gruesome, disembodied head, dictates instructions for perfect crimes in a bizarre pulp thriller! Then, monstrous murders occur under a blood-red moon, and Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane must visit a strange sanitarium to uncover the deadly secrets lurking behind “Murder by Moonlight." This instant collectors item leads of with one of George Rozen’s most lurid paintings and also showcases the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray. Learn More
  2. THE SHADOW #145
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    The Master of Darkness investigates mysteries from the mystic East in exotic pulp thrillers from 1932, 1938 and 1945. First, grotesque murder marks left on the foreheads of victims set The Shadow on the trail of Charn and his deadly "Crime Cult!" Then, hidden messages from an abducted newspaper columnist lead the shadowy Ying Ko to modern-day pirates and "The Taiwan Joss." Plus a 3rd bonus story, and a look at the pulp hero The Whisperer. Also notes on the stories by the great Will Murray. Learn More
  3. THE PULPSTER 26
    $12.00

    Dangerous Dames. Authors and pulp historians Ron Goulart and Bill Pronzini look at the few female detectives from the pulps, and women authors whose fiction could be found on the pages of the detective pulps. A profile of Robert BlochDetective Fiction Weekly. Horror author and poet Mary Elizabeth Counselman. And very cool full color ads from pulp publishers and dealers illustrating all the best new and old pulp artwork. Learn More
  4. THE PULPSTER 27
    $12.00

    The Great War in the Pulps. A battle-scarred 27th issue tied to the themes of PulpFest 2018 — World War I and Grand Master of Science Fiction Philip José Farmer. Tom Krabacher takes a look at editor Arthur Sullivant Hoffman’s World War I-era ADVENTURE and how it showed that pulps could be more than just escapist fiction. There’s also an article by Hoffman himself where he recounts the creation of the original American Legion in the pages of his magazine. And illustrator and cartoonist George Evans looks back at growing up reading air-war pulps. Learn More
  5. THE PULPSTER 28
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    Like PulpFest 2019, this number focuses on the “Children of the Pulps,” with looks at how the pulpwood magazines influenced today’s pop culture, from Star Wars and comics (think Batman in particular, written by Will Murray) to Japanese anime and tokusatsu. In addition to those cover stories, The Pulpster celebrates the 100th anniversaries of two fabled pulps: Romance and The Thrill Book. There’s also a profile of fictioneer Bertrand Sinclair, whose pulp career spanned almost 50 years. Learn More
  6. THE SHADOW #144
    $14.95

    The Knight of Darkness resumes his true identity of Kent Allard, with cool art by Edd Cartier and a bonus feature on Shadow Comics artist Charles Coll. First, a plague of sleeping sickness hits New York, and only The Shadow can uncover the secret of the death gas and revive "The Dead Who Lived!" Then, "Crime Over Casco" leads Kent Allard to uncover a Neo-Nazi conspiracy in the quiet coastal islands of Casco Bay, Maine! Learn More
  7. CONAN THE BARBARIAN The Original Unabridged Adventures of the World's Greatest Fantasy Hero

    Regular Price: $22.95

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    Robert E. Howard's original, unedited stories. The 10 works here include Howard's essay "The Hyborian Age," "Shadows in the Moonlight," "Queen of the Black Coast," "The Devil in Iron," "People of the Black Circle," “A Witch Shall Be Born,” "Jewels of Gwalur," "Beyond the Black River" (one of my favorites), "Shadows in Zamboula", and "Red Nails." Howard was a master of his craft, creating a hero as powerful and exciting as any in literature. Introduction by Rod Green. Learn More
  8. EDGAR ALLAN POE Ghastly Tales from the Master of the Macabre
    $22.95

    Few authors' names conjure up such an air of ghoulish terror as that of Edgar Allan Poe. The best of his chilling horror stories and other suspenseful tales, 27 in total, are presented here in one 652-page volume, providing an ideal introduction to this master of the macabre. Although best known for his classic gothic horror tales such as “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “Fall of the House of Usher,” and “Premature Burial,” Poe also wrote mystery thrillers like “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” and “The Mystery of Marie Roget,” and curiosities like “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether.” Learn More
  9. H.G. WELLS Timeless Adventures from the Father of Science Fiction
    $22.95

    Few can claim a literary legacy to match that of H.G. Wells, who conjured fantastic tales that continue to stir both wonder and terror in readers after more than a century. His messages remain strikingly relevant today, with cutting social critiques and almost visionary portrayals of the future. This collection contains Wells’s most notable science fiction works, including his four most popular novels:  the eerily prescient The Time MachineThe War of the WorldsThe Invisible Man; and The Island of Dr. Moreau. In addition, the book includes ten of his very best short stories, 652 pages. Learn More
  10. CINEMA NOIR 2020 Calendar
    $14.95

    Twelve iconic movie posters from the golden age of Hollywood crime dramas. Third Man, Psycho, The Big Sleep, Niagara, The Maltese Falcon, Female on the Beach, Gangsters, I Love Trouble, The Outlaw (with Jane Russell)...plus foreign versions of The Outlaw, entirely different, The Lady from Shanghai, lots of Bogart, Bacall, Monroe, Joan Crawford, Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner. Nice selection of sultry works, with tough PI's and seductive ladies. Learn More

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