Famous Fantastic Mysteries #1 (Facsimile Edition)
Initially published by The Frank A. Munsey Company, Famous Fantastic Mysteries was dedicated to reprinting the rare science fiction and fantasy stories from the early years of Argosy, The All-Story, and The Cavalier. Famous Fantastic Mysteries is one of the most important and influential science fiction pulps. The first issue contains classic stories by A. Merritt, Manly Wade Wellman, Tod Robbins, Ray Cummings, and Donald Wandrei, among others.
Terror Tales #4 (Facsimile Edition)
Starting in 1934, editor (and publisher) Harry Steeger unveiled Terror Tales: perhaps the flagship magazine in Popular Publications’ so-called “Weird Menace” lineup of titles. Running for almost 50 issues, Terror Tales showcased some of the best suspense, mystery and terror stories to see print in the pulps. This facsimile of the December 1934 issue contains stories by Arthur Leo Zagat, G.T. Fleming-Roberts, Wyatt Blassingame, John H. Knox, and Laurence Donovan, among others.
Dime Detective Magazine #6 (Facsimile Edition)
Dime Detective magazine was the flagship detective pulp in the Popular Publications stable, running for almost 300 issues over twenty years. The April 1932 issue contains stories by Frederick Nebel, Carroll John Daly, John Lawrence, and J. Allan Dunn, and includes appearances by series characters such as Cardigan and Vee “Crime Machine” Brown.
The Masked Marksman #1: Death Takes an Encore
Meet Ed Race who made his trade as a vaudeville gun-juggler supreme, known on stage as “The Masked Marksman” and for handling six loaded .45s to the delight of the crowds. But when this line of work became too tedious, Race took advantage of his multi-state P.I. licenses to solve crimes across the country. This collection includes his first eight stories:
- Amateur Night—for Killers: It looked like Ed Race’s last act when he tried to clean up the plague-spot that was Newbold City, and found himself alone on a blood-stained stage—with Death waiting its entrance cue!
- Cue for a Corpse: Ed Race, vaudeville juggler and high-speed private detective, wasn’t accustomed to finding corpses jammed into his wardrobe trunk. But even a dead body, unknown and unidentified, can lead a man into sinister, twisting paths where death lurks, waiting in the shadows…
- The Death Juggler: It took more than fast forty-fives to buck a crook of Pete Lucie’s stamp… But Ed Race could juggle wits as well as weapons.
- Death’s Spotlight: Ed Race, actor-detective, always managed to get in the spotlight when there was danger around—but the ease of the man from Amsterdam billed him to play a solo stand in a pine coffin…
- Billed for Death!: Ed Race, vaudeville headliner and ace detective, leaped at the chance to help out the manager of the Trout City Theater. But that leap in the dark landed Ed fast in a killer’s net, where the only out for a desperate criminal crew lay in making a corpse of one gun’ juggling detective!
- Death’s Booking Agent: Ed Race awoke in that little mountain town to find that the Great Booking Agent, Death, had billed him to play a star role in the final, fatal drama of life!
- Death Takes an Encore: Ed Race, gun-juggler supreme, heard the crackling of the electric chair as he listened to the police tell him how he had killed his friend. But Race knew that the life of any act may depend on those last few minutes—before the curtain drops!
- Murder in the Spotlight: That bright spotlight revealed to breathless audiences the magic skill of Ed Race, gun-juggler extraordinary. But it also made him a target for a gun that wasn’t juggled—that was trained on him with Death’s own fateful accuracy…
The Spider #72: The Corpse Broker
With terrible swiftness, the Master of the Green Death had struck. His victims lay in the streets, verdant-hued and ghastly—and the Underworld, which he had protected against all reprisal, ran riot in a Manhattan horror-holiday of loot and murder!
Terror Tales #3 (Facsimile Edition)
Starting in 1934, editor (and publisher) Harry Steeger unveiled Terror Tales: perhaps the flagship magazine in Popular Publications’ so-called “Weird Menace” lineup of titles. Running for almost 50 issues, Terror Tales showcased some of the best suspense, mystery and terror stories to see print in the pulps. This facsimile of the November 1934 issue contains stories by Arthur Leo Zagat, G.T. Fleming-Roberts, Wyatt Blassingame, Nat Schachner, and Laurence Donovan, among others.
Shock #1 (Facsimile Edition)
Shock was launched in 1948 by Popular Publications as a companion magazine to its primary detective pulps, Dime Detective and Black Mask, concentrating on weird-mystery stories. The first issue contains stories by Frederick C. Davis, John D. MacDonald, Robert Turner, D.L. Champion, and Bruno Fischer.
Dime Detective Magazine #5 (Facsimile Edition)
Dime Detective magazine was the flagship detective pulp in the Popular Publications stable, running for almost 300 issues over twenty years. The fifth issue contains stories by Oscar Schisgall, Frederick Nebel, Carroll John Daly, Edward Parrish Ware, and J. Allan Dunn, and includes appearances by series character such as Cardigan, Tug Norton, and Vee “Crime Machine” Brown.
The Spider #71: The Spider and the Fire God
The Master of Flame and Burning Death held New York fast in unholy worship of his strange god. For thousands had fled their doomed churches, lest they perish by fire—and the Spider alone remained to face this monstrous cult-leader from hell!
Operator 5 #39: Revolt of the Devil Men
Across ravaged America, exhausted from the long Purple Wars, Operator 5 and his gallant caravan trekked on their errand of mercy, step by step rebuilding once more a mighty nation out of a hopeless ruin—battling to the death a lawless horde that had been released by a Dictator of Doom who planned to transform the prostrate country into a vassal-state that never again was to know liberty!
Dime Detective Magazine #4 (Facsimile Edition)
Dime Detective magazine was the flagship detective pulp in the Popular Publications stable, running for almost 300 issues over twenty years. The fourth issue contains stories by T.T. Flynn, Frederick Nebel, Carroll John Daly, Edward Parrish Ware, and J. Allan Dunn, and includes an additional appearance by Nebel’s character, Cardigan as well as by Carroll John Daly’s Vee “Crime Machine” Brown.
Terror Tales #2 (Facsimile Edition)
Starting in 1934, editor (and publisher) Harry Steeger unveiled Terror Tales: perhaps the flagship magazine in Popular Publications’ so-called “Weird Menace” lineup of titles. Running for almost 50 issues, Terror Tales showcased some of the best suspense, mystery and terror stories to see print in the pulps. This facsimile of the October 1934 issue contains stories by Carl Jacobi, G.T. Fleming-Roberts, Wyatt Blassingame, and Hugh B. Cave, among others.
Dime Detective Magazine #3 (Facsimile Edition)
Dime Detective magazine was the flagship detective pulp in the Popular Publications stable, running for almost 300 issues over twenty years. The third issue contains stories by Madeleine Sharps Buchanan, Frederick Nebel, Carroll John Daly, and Oscar Schisgall, and includes another appearance by Nebel’s long-running series character, Cardigan as well as Carroll John Daly’s character, Vee “Crime Machine” Brown.
Ace G-Man #7: Targets for the Flaming Arrow
Klaw, Murdoch, and Kerrigan—AKA the Suicide Squad—are the best the F.B.I. has to offer. Through nearly two dozen adventures, they battled spies, saboteurs, and even super-villains! This collection includes their final four stories:
- MOVE OVER, DEATH!: Kerrigan, Murdoch and Klaw—the fabulous fighting Feds—had finally been given the assignment which no G-man could take—and live! Gladly, with grins on their battle-scarred faces, they walked into the Nazi trap, with blazing guns punctuating their war cry: “Move over, Death!”
- TARGETS FOR THE FLAMING ARROW: They had no clues, nothing but the charred arrow which had snuffed out the life of the American diplomat. But more important, Kerrigan, Murdoch and Klaw had almost no time at all in which to work, for within four days, the Flaming Arrow’s medieval minions were scheduled to destroy America’s vast war effort. Could even the famed Suicide Squad stop this Axis grand coup—before they too became living targets for the Flaming Arrow…?
- BLOOD, SWEAT AND BULLETS: The Ox had America neatly packaged to deliver to Hitler on Christmas morning. And, with only five shopping days left to Christmas, Kerrigan and Murdoch bartered their partner’s life as the price of her freedom. But Steve Klaw found that he had to chase death three thousand miles to seal his bargain—while Kerrigan and Murdoch were helpless save to rush him to his doom!
- THE SUICIDE SQUAD AND THE TWINS OF DEATH!: When Blond Otto The Hangman and his Nazi aides told Murdoch that he would soon join the dead Kerrigan and Klaw, he waited until he did—then added the roar of a dead man’s weapon to the blazing guns of his ghostly pals!
The Spider #70: The Spider and the Slaves of Hell
Out of the shadows of nocturnal Manhattan came the Master of Darkness whose Underworld rule was bloody and absolute. For when this butcher unleashed his Hounds of Hell, defenseless citizens were blown, one by one, into extinction!
Terror Tales #1 (Facsimile Edition)
Starting in 1934, editor (and publisher) Harry Steeger unveiled Terror Tales: perhaps the flagship magazine in Popular Publications’ so-called “Weird Menace” lineup of titles. Running for almost 50 issues, Terror Tales showcased some of the best suspense, mystery and terror stories to see print in the pulps. This facsimile of the premiere issue contains stories by Arthur Leo Zagat, G.T. Fleming-Roberts, Wyatt Blassingame, and Hugh B. Cave, among others.
Dime Detective Magazine #2 (Facsimile Edition)
Dime Detective magazine was the flagship detective pulp in the Popular Publications stable, running for almost 300 issues over twenty years. The second issue contains stories by T.T. Flynn, Maxwell Hawkins, J. Allan Dunn, Frederick Nebel, and Erle Stanley Gardner, and includes another appearance by Nebel’s long-running series character, Cardigan.
Dime Detective Magazine #1 (Facsimile Edition)
Dime Detective magazine was the flagship detective pulp in the Popular Publications stable, running for almost 300 issues over twenty years. This facsimile of the premiere issue contains stories by Frederick Nebel and Erle Stanley Gardner, and the first appearance of Nebel’s long-running series character, Cardigan.
Red Finger #1: Second-Hand Death
“Der Rote Finger!” the foreign spy gasped as he came face to face with America’s top agent. Ford Duane, a mild mannered bookstore owner is, in truth, the dreaded Red Finger, top agent of P.A.T., hunter and destroyer of foreign spies. Carrying only a strange gas gun, foreign agents end up dead after they meet this nemesis. His black gloves have one oddity, the trigger finger is painted blood red, giving him the name foreign spies have come to recognize and fear—The Red Finger!
For the first time, all 13 Red Finger stories by Arthur Leo Zagat from the back pages of Operator #5 are collected in one edition, along with the recently-discovered, unpublished finale, “Red Finger and the Murder Trio,” puts closure on this classic series.
The Spider #69: Rule of the Monster Men
Transformed by an Underworld sadist into a city of man-made, outlaw cripples, New York faces the gravest criminal threat of all time. Can the Spider, already robbed of his most loyal assistant, successfully meet this new menace?
Operator 5 #38: The Siege That Brought the Black Death
Against the Mongol hordes on land, and the Purple Fleet, loosing its annihilating bombardment from the sea—New York had fought through the bitter, exhausting siege. Victory, at last, was within the grasp of Operator 5 and his fighting American patriots. Then, from out of the Emperor’s devil cauldron, rose the scourge of the Black Plague!
Jim Bowie is on a Quest for Vengeance—and the Lost Treasure of Jean Lafitte.
Famous knife fighter James Bowie wants a seat in Congress. But to win it he needs money—and lots of it. When an old pirate friend—and his beautiful daughter—seek his help with a treasure map, he’s drawn into a wild race across the Gulf of Mexico, to Texas and beyond.
Opposing them is Bowie’s most bitter enemy, a former captain of Lafitte’s calling himself The Last Great Terror of the Gulf. The two men’s fates have been long entwined, and their thirst for vengeance exceeds even their desire for the treasure.
Who will feed the sharks?
Find out in Bowie’s Gold.
Solomon’s Son and John Solomon: The Adventures of John Solomon, Volume 9 (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
John Solomon, the mysterious ship’s chandler and secret agent, returns in two more rare adventures from early in prolific pulp author H. Bedford-Jones’ career: “Pilgrim Solomon” and “John Solomon, Retired.” Continue the story of John Solomon with this next book in the series, complete & uncut from the pages of People’s Magazine. Includes the original illustrations.
Toffee: The Complete Adventures (Deluxe Edition)
Best known as the author of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? author Charles F. Myers began his writing career in the pages of the science fiction pulp magazine, Fantastic Adventures, wherein he introduced readers to the adventures of Marc Pillsworth and his imaginary girlfriend, the beautiful Toffee. For the first time, the complete series has been collected, remastered from the original magazine appearances in Fantastic Adventures, Imaginative Tales, and Imagination Stories of Science and Fantasy, along with all of the original illustrations by Rod Ruth, William Brady, Harold McCauley, Enoch Sharp, William A. Grey, Virgil Finlay, Robert Gibson Jones, and Joe W. Tillotson.
The Frontier of Vengeance: The Complete Northwoods Stories of Frederick Nebel, Volume 2
Tales of the Northwest may have been Frederick Nebel’s forte, but sadly these ultra-rare magazines don’t turn up often and as a result, few readers have been able to enjoy these classics. This series—of which most of the stories have never before been reprinted—brings these stories to modern readers, complete, uncut, and in order. Volume 2 contains Nebel’s next 7 stories of this genre, taken from North*West Stories. With an introduction by Rob Preston.
The Spider: The Complete Series, Volume 2 (Deluxe Edition)
THE RISE OF THE SPIDER! In the Fall of 1933, upstart Popular Publications released their challenge to Street & Smith top-selling crime fighter, The Shadow. The Spider walked darker streets and battled more vicious criminals than The Shadow ever imagined. His hard-boiled exploits ran from the Great Depression into World War II, and thrilled ten-year-old Stan Lee, future creator of Spider-Man.
This unique volume collects the next five Spider novels, wherein author Norvell Page began a long period of consistently action-packed, emotionally powerful stories of millionaire criminologist Richard Wentworth and his suave yet sinister alter ego, the Spider. Driven, relentless, and without mercy for criminals, the Spider dares Underworld dens of horror and iniquity no other investigator braved. With a new introduction by modern Spider novelist Will Murray, revealing even more secrets of the Spider’s creation, and as well as a penetrating exploration of the weird psychology of the tormented crusader known and feared as the Master of Men!
The Complete Adventures of Peter the Brazen (2-Volume Deluxe Edition)
No pulp adventurer ever went through as dramatic a transformation as Peter Moore, famous throughout the Orient as Peter the Brazen.
Commencing with his first skirmishes against Asian warlords and criminal despots, the two-fisted shipboard radio operator nicknamed the Man of Bronze progresses in power as he becomes a troubleshooter par excellence who tackles such exotic foes as the Gray Dragon, Ung the Unspeakable and K’ang of the Green Circle.
But when he goes up against the fiendish Mr. Lu, the Man in the Jade Mask otherwise known as the Blue Scorpion, Peter knows he cannot win unless he transforms himself through arduous physical and mental training, which he does, becoming a true superman and earning a new nom de guerre—the Man of Chromium!
This two-volume set collects every Peter Moore short story and serial, including The Sapphire Death, considered to be one of the greatest sagas ever published in the pages of Argosy magazine. Author George F. Worts, writing as Loring Brent, was one of the chief stylistic influences on Lester Dent when he was writing his legendary Man of Bronze, Doc Savage.
The Return of George Washington (The Argosy Library)
Lawrence Galloway, managing editor of New York tabloid The Daily It, was given the exclusive story of the experiments of Professor J. Hendricks Morgan, whereby he had perfected a system which would resurrect the dead… provided he have access to the subject’s skeleton and a cost of one million dollars. The test subject was decided by the readers of The It, and after the bones of the First American were taken from Mount Vernon, a young man calling himself Colonel Washington stepped from a glass case, asking for General Braddock. How would the world of 1920s America react to the return of George Washington?
The Return of George Washington was one of the main inspirations for the Doc Savage novel Resurrection Day written by Lester Dent, himself a long-time Argosy reader and fan of fellow author George F. Worts.
The Argosy Library #121
Lady of Death: The Complete Cases of Mr. Strang, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library)
Meet Mr. Strang: In his skull is embedded a bullet. Through the underworld glide his lieutenants—men and girls willing to be tortured to death to aid him. He cares nothing for power, nothing for safety. He works for one thing—to crush the evils of parole, and to smash the mysterious, sinister figure who uses the parole system to take desperate criminals from jail, to rob and murder helpless citizens! Collecting the first half of this archetypal pulp superhero series.
The Argosy Library #122
The Corpse Clue: The Complete Cases of Morton & McGarvey, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library)
Prolific pulp fiction author Donald Barr Chidsey’s long-running series about hard-boiled Miami cop Sgt. Wentworth L. McGarvey and his sidekick, Detective Morton, was one of the most popular series to see print in Detective Fiction Weekly magazine in the late 1930s, running over 30 installments. Never before in book form, the Morton & McGarvey series is finally collected in order, along with the original pulp magazine illustrations. Volume 1 contains the first five stories from when the series was originally running in Dime Detective magazine.
The Argosy Library #123
Thirty Days for Henry: The Complete Tales of Sheriff Henry, Volume 6 (The Argosy Library)
Once voted Adventure magazine’s most popular author, W.C. Tuttle introduced the world to one of his longest-running—and most popular—series characters, Henry Harrison Conroy, in the pages of Argosy. Collected here are the next two novels: “Thirty Days For Henry” and “Buckshot for Henry.”
The Argosy Library #124
The Other Man’s Blood: The Complete Cases of the Scientific Club, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library)
One of pulpdom’s most important science fiction authors—Ray Cummings—penned a long-running series of short stories and novels featuring the so-called Scientific Club: a group of New York-based socialites of revolving membership who either recounted tales of fantastic science… or were directly involved in them. This edition collects the first five hard-to-find Scientific Club short stories, complete and uncut.
The Argosy Library #125
The Immortals (The Argosy Library)
Brilliant and youthful scientist Charles Deane has discovered a new element, Stratium, which is lighter than air. Upon presenting this new discovery to a learned society of chemists, a sample of Stratium has gone missing and Deane’s leading critic, Cairns, is murdered. What is the connection between Stratium and a secret society’s obsession with Ichor, the so-called “fluid of the immortal gods?” An Argosy science fiction classic, out of print for decades—until now.
The Argosy Library #126
Sting of the Blue Scorpion: The Adventures of Peter the Brazen, Volume 6 (The Argosy Library)
In 1930, Argosy Magazine brought back several of their most popular series characters, and that list was headlined by Peter the Brazen. The two stories collected in Volume 6 showcases an even more action-oriented series compared to the earlier stories, and are considered by pulp readers as among the best stories to ever appear in Argosy. Written by George F. Worts under his primary pen-name, Peter the Brazen made a marked impression on Argosy reader Lester Dent when he co-created Doc Savage. Included in Volume 6 are the next two stories in the series: “Sting of the Blue Scorpion” and “The Master Magician.”
The Argosy Library #127
Ammunition Up: The Complete Adventures of Cordie, Soldier of Fortune, Volume 5 (The Argosy Library)
The sagas of Jimmie Cordie and his crew of soldiers of fortune were among Argosy Magazine’s most popular series when it was brought to that magazine during its early ’30s renaissance by writer W. Wirt. Quite clearly an inspiration for the creation of Doc Savage, this edition collects his next three adventures which originally appeared in Argosy in 1933–34: “Ammunition Up!,” “The White War Lords,” and “The Mad Monks.”
The Argosy Library #128
The Under Dogs: The Complete Cases of Madame Storey, Volume 3 (The Argosy Library)
Femme fatale Mme. Rozika Storey was one of the most popular series characters in the pages of Argosy during the 1920s–30s. These detective stories are fast-paced adventures which pushed Madame Storey’s masterful deductive skills to the limit. Volume 3 contains the next two stories in the series: “The Steerers” and “The Under Dogs,” along with the original pulp illustrations. Also including an introduction by pulp historian Robert Sampson.
The Argosy Library #129
The Complete Tales of the Scientific Club (Deluxe Edition)
By Ray Cummings
Verne Tossey Original Cover Painting for “Silver Rock” (Ballentine, 1953)
This is the original cover painting by Verne Tossey (1920-2002) for “Silver Rock” by Luke Short (paperback, Ballentine, 1953). Oil on board. Image is 26″ x 18″ and framed to an approximate size of 35″ x 27″.
Signed center left. Comes with a copy of the book.
The Complete Tales of Doctor Satan
For the first time since their original publication—from Doctor Satan’s first appearance to his last bow in the pages of “the unique magazine”—at long last, all of Doctor Satan’s appearances are collected in one handsome volume in chronological order.
The Complete Cases of Max Latin (The Dime Detective Library)
Back in print! Enjoy the adventures of Max Latin, the detective who doesn’t want to be a detective! Author Norbert Davis mixed the classic hard-boiled style with humor, making Max Latin unique in pulp fiction. Appearing for only five stories in Dime Detective, this new edition restores all the original John Fleming Gould illustrations and includes an authoritative introduction by Bob Byrne.
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