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Pulp Reference

Historical, biographical, market-related, cover art collections, and overviews of the pulps.

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  1. DIGEST ENTHUSIAST Volume 7
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    Interview with Rick Ollerman, editor of Down & Out: The Magazine; writer Josh Pachter remembers Espionage Magazine; Manhunt; Robert Edmond Alter in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, The Occult Digest, James H. Schmitz’ character Telzey Amberdon, Future Publications, and "The One-and-Dones" Part 1 looks at the single-issue digests; plus fiction from Lesann Berry, Robert Snashall and Joe Wehrle Jr. Learn More
  2. GIRL GANGS, BIKER BOYS AND REAL COOL CATS

    Regular Price: $29.95

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    The rise of postwar youth culture--including delinquents, bad girls and drugs--was depicted in mass-market pulp fiction--specifically, paperback cover art. New styles in music, fashion, and culture were shadowed in cover designs, hyping and exploiting kid's behavior, dress, and language for mass consumption and cheap thrills. Featuring 400 full-color covers, a mix of both artwork and photos, many never before reprinted, along with 70 in-depth author interviews, illustrated biographies, and previously unpublished articles. Some nudity, adult text. Learn More
  3. FICTION HOUSE FROM PULPS TO PANELS

    Regular Price: $49.99

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    From sexy jungle girls to even sexier ray gun toting space women and beyond, Fiction House Comics had it all! Now for the first time the entire history of Fiction House, the leading purveyor of Good Girl art during the Golden Age of Comics, is told in a single volume! Stuffed with breathtaking cover reproductions, original artwork, dozens of cover preliminaries by Joe Doolin (!) and even full length stories. The story of one of the most successful publishers ever, from their pulp origins on, with artwork by Matt Baker, George Tuska, Lou Fine, Bob Lubbers, Murphy Anderson, Lily Renee and many others. Learn More
  4. ART OF THE PULPS An Illustrated History

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    Experts in each of the ten major pulp genres, such as Detective, Hero, Spicy, Science Fiction, Adventure, Aviation, chart for the first time the complete history of pulp magazines–the stories and their writers, the graphics and their artists, and, of course, the publishers and their readers. Illustrated with more than 400 examples of the best pulp covers and graphics. Plus two special chapters: David Saunders on artists Norman Saunders and Walter Baumhofer and Ed Hulse looks at H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard. Learn More
  5. SAVAGE ART 20th Century Genre & The Artists That Defined It

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    Pulp art and the artists that defined them. Entirely from the original paintings, with stunning reproduction, full page for each pulp cover. The lurid and violent illustrations which prefigured and helped create the visual language in movie poster art, comic books, and game art. Featuring classic illustration by pulp artists Virgil Finlay, Norman Saunders, H.J. Ward, Harold McCauley, Austin Briggs, Emsh, Harry Parkhurst, Walter Baumhofer, Rafael de Soto, George and Jerome RozenTom Lovell and, of course, Weird Tales legend Margaret Brundage, and others. Learn More
  6. STRANGE DAYS Aliens, Adventurers, Devils and Dames

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    32 full-color, framable examples of this best of the fabled pulp covers. Included are works by some of its most renowned artists, including Virgil Finlay, Hannes Bok, Edd Cartier, Margaret Brundage, Jerome Rozen, Belarski, Enoch Bolles and Walter Baumhoffer...and all taken entirely from the original artwork!  Presented in an oversized 11 x 15 inch format and printed on heavy stock, Strange Days is a must-have collection for any pulp or period art fan. Includes The Shadow, Doc Savage, Wu Fang, Tarzan, Weird Tales, Thuvia, Maid of Mars, Amazing Stories, Spicy Mystery, Orbit, Dynamic Science Fiction, Film Fun, Princess of Mars, H.P. Lovecraft, Unknown, Super Science et al. Learn More
  7. SWORDS EDGE Paintings Inspired by Robert E. Howard

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    Countless artists have painted Robert E. Howard's characters through the years, but few more brilliantly than legendary Spanish painter Sanjulián. An action-filled group of rare and previously unpublished paintings. Best known in the United States for his cover paintings for Vampirella, Sanjulián has been rightly called an artist's artist for his masterful compositions and vibrant use of color. Bonus: a major 8-page essay about Howard, his career and legacy by Fenner, co-editor of Spectrum. Learn More
  8. DIGEST ENTHUSIAST Volume 5
    $10.00

    Interview with Bill Crider, News Digest, Justice: Amazing Detective Mysteries, Worlds of Fantasy, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Honky Tonk Girl by Charles Beckman Jr., Ellery Queen Selects, Marvel Science Stories, Digest Magazine Checklists, Magazine of Horror, RAWL: Writing for Publication, and fiction by Lesann Berry, Richard L. Kellogg and Joe Wehrle Jr. Includes nearly 100 cover images. Cover by Joe Wehrle. Learn More
  9. DIGEST ENTHUSIAST Volume 3
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    Includes nearly 100 cover images. Interview with Heather Jacobs (Big Fiction); profile of Timothy Green Beckley (Fate, Beyond, etc.); articles on Beyond, Super-Science Fiction, Diabolik, Dashiell Hammett digests, Gunsmoke, Dope Fiends trading cards; fiction by Ron Fortier, Gary Lovisi, Joe Wehrle Jr.; and reviews of Weasels Ripped My Flesh!, Where Stories Dwell, The Man From Mars, The Executioner: Border Offensive, A Blonde for Murder, Popular Fiction Periodicals, Manhunt Dec. 1953, Children’s Digest Spring 1972, Fate #727. Learn More
  10. DIGEST ENTHUSIAST Volume 6
    $10.00

    Interviews with Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine's B.K. Stevens and Analog/Asimov's Edd Vick; articles on Manhunt, Sharon Tate’s Fate, Brian Aldiss’ Hothouse series in F&SF, Bob Hope’s They Got Me Covered, and International SF; reviews of Digest Dolls and Weirdbook #34; and fiction from Lesann Berry, Alec Cizak, and Joe Wehrle, Jr. Illustrations and cartoons by Brad W. Foster, Michael Neno, Bob Vojtko, and Joe Wehrle, Jr. Cover by the noted comics artist Brian Buniak. Includes over 75 cover images. Learn More

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