The first of Talbot Mundy’s great recurring heroes, Dick Anthony is a headstrong Scotsman who abandons home, hearth and heritage to seek his fortune in a wider world. Sailing east in a sturdy ketch, armed with the ancestral sword of his clan, he braves storms both natural and manmade, landing in cryptic Egypt before moving on to meet his true destiny—no longer Richard Anthony of Arran, but King Dick of Iran!
Before Athelstan King, before Jimgrim, even before Lawrence of Arabia, Talbot Mundy’s fearless fighter swept across the Middle East like no warrior since the era of Alexander the Great!
Collecting the entire series, as it originally appeared in the pages of Adventure magazine, complete and uncut. As a bonus, this edition also includes all of the edited syndicated newspaper versions of the stories. Also includes an all-new introduction by Mundy authority Will Murray.
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 first four Spider novels, including bestseller R.T.M. Scott’s seminal stories of millionaire criminologist Richard Wentworth and his suave yet sinister alter ego, followed by Norvell Page’s emotionally powerful continuation of the character.
Go with the Spider as he embarks upon his crime-crushing career, swiftly evolving into one of the most powerful and compelling heroic figures in all pulp fiction. Driven, relentless, and without mercy for criminals, the Spider dares Underworld dens of horror and iniquity no other investigator braved.
With an introduction by modern Spider novelist Will Murray, revealing secrets of the Spider’s creation, and a penetrating exploration of the weird psychology of the tormented crusader known and feared as the Master of Men!
The complete tales of the mysterious John Solomon, the Cockney British ship’s chandler operating out of Port Said, and who is really a British secret agent, is finally collected in a Deluxe Edition set of hardcovers. Written by “the King of the Pulps,” H. Bedford-Jones, this three-volume series collects all 25 stories in this: the longest-running series Bedford-Jones ever wrote. Each story also includes all of the original pulp illustrations (by illustrators such as Arthur Rodman Bowker, Samuel Cahan, Don Hewitt, Roger B. Morrison, Robert Sears and Paul Stahr).
Volume 1 collects all of the published John Solomon stories from 1914 and 1915: “The Gate of Farewell,” “John Solomon, Supercargo,” “Solomon’s Quest,” “Gentleman Solomon,” “The Seal of John Solomon,” and “Solomon’s Carpet.” Volume 2 collects all of the published John Solomon stories from 1916 and 1921: “Solomon’s Submarine,” “John Solomon, Argonaut,” “The Shawl of Solomon,” “Pilgrim Solomon,” “John Solomon, Retired,” “Solomon’s Son,” “John Solomon,” and “John Solomon, Incognito.” Volume 3 collects all of the published John Solomon stories from 1926 and 1935: “The Wisdom of Solomon,” “The Mysterious John Solomon,” “John Solomon’s Biggest Game,” “The Gold of Ishmael,” “Solomon’s Caves,” “Solomon Settles Accounts,” “Solomon in the Catacombs,” “The Terror of Algiers,” “John Solomon of Limehouse,” “The Case of the Kidnapped Duchess,” and “The Case of the Deadly Barque.”
Collected for the first time are the complete stories of Singapore Sammy, one of the most action-packed series to see print in the golden age of the pulps.
Sailor Singapore Sammy Shay roamed the South Seas, desperate to find the father he neither knew nor loved. For reckless old Bill Shay had absconded with the only copy of a will that left all of his own father’s worldly riches to Sammy alone. Singapore Sammy didn’t know why, and he didn’t care particularly. He just wanted to get his hands on that precious document. When Sammy came into possession of the fabulous Malobar pearl, he realized that he had something to bargain with….
Written by the author of the Peter the Brazen series—George F. Worts—the stories of Singapore Sammy are among the greatest adventures to ever appear in Argosy magazine. This complete collection includes several never before reprinted stories.
Clearly an inspiration for the creation of Doc Savage, the sagas of Jimmie Cordie and his crew are finally collected in a Deluxe Edition set of hardcovers. Written by one of the most popular authors to appear in the pages of Argosy, W. Wirt, this two-volume series collects all 26 stories in long-running series of adventure in Asia (and on occasion, anywhere else in the world where there was treasure to be found). Each story also includes all of the original pulp illustrations by artists such as Samuel Cahan, Roger B. Morrison, John R. Neill and Paul Stahr.
One of the classic sagas from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly featuring master criminal The Griffin and his war on America. Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom—J. Allan Dunn—and running for 31 installments, this collects the entire series, uncut, and with all the original images by Joseph A. Farren.
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Superstar pulpsmith Max Brand was best known for his Westerns, but his historical adventures rank among the best stories he ever wrote. These seven stories of 16th Century Italian Renaissance swashbuckling swordsman Tizzo are tightly-plotted, action-packed adventures which were rarely equaled in quality by Brand’s contemporaries.
Collected for the first time in its entirety—and in the only edition authorized by the Frederick Faust estate—are all seven Tizzo adventures, accompanied by all the original illustrations from Argosy Magazine. And this edition also includes an all-new introduction by Max Brand expert William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run).
The complete saga of Dikar and The Bunch by science fiction pioneer Arthur Leo Zagat is collected for the first time in a single volume. Set in a decimated post-invasion United States, Dikar and The Bunch fight to restore America to its former glory. A classic post-apocalyptic saga from the pages of Argosy Magazine.
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One of the most historically significant Twentieth Century science fiction series ever published is at last collected. A pioneer in pulp science fiction, Ray Cummings inspired an entirely-new fiction genre with his influential story originally published in 1919, The Girl in the Golden Atom, which introduced the world to a series of short stories and novels known as his “Matter, Space and Time” range.
This suite of stories featured the Scientific Club: a group of New York-based socialites of revolving membership who either recounted these tales of fantastic science—or were directly involved in these tales which originally appeared in the top magazines of the 1920s: All Story Weekly, Argosy, Detective Story Magazine, Flynn’s, and Science and Invention, among others.
This collection assembles all of the Scientific Club stories, sourced directly from their original magazine appearances… most of which have never before been reprinted. In addition, this deluxe edition includes all of Cummings’ Scientific Club stories which appeared exclusively in the United Kingdom. It also gathers the later Scientific Club stories from a brief revival in the mid-1930s.
No stone has been left unturned for this edition: two hitherto-unknown Scientific Club stories were discovered, and these have been included, along with 26 other stories. And among the many bonus features is a rare, alternate, early version of one of the Scientific Club stories.
Rounded out by vintage illustrations by Virgil Finlay, Frank R. Paul, Norman Saunders, Amos Sewell, Modest Stein, and Lawrence Sterne Stevens, and with an all-new introduction by Will Murray, The Complete Tales of the Scientific Club is a book one hundred years in the making.
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One of the great villain pulps from the 1930s is finally available in a complete, deluxe edition. Owing certain similarities to Sax Rohmer’s Fu Manchu, the Dr. Yen Sin series of three novels features “The Invisible Emperor” and his machinations to conquer the world using his unique mixture of futuristic science and ancient Asian technology. However, Yen Sin has met his match: “The Man Who Never Slept”—agent Michael Traile—who has the strange capability of not require sleep.
Includes an all-new introduction by current Fu Manchu author William Patrick Maynard, as well as a chronology of the character by Rick Lai.
The “War and Peace of the Pulps” is finally collected in a two-volume deluxe, hardcover edition. Running in the pages of Operator #5 magazine from 1936–38, this 14-part epic chronicled the invasion and conquering of America by a mysterious foe from Europe: The Purple Empire. As Will Murray describes in this edition’s Introduction: “Battles rage from coast to coast. The exploits of Operator 5 shift from espionage and counterespionage to straight military adventure. Through it all, Jimmy Christopher rises to become the de facto leader of the resistance.” Written by Emile C. Tepperman (author of The Spider and The Masked Marksman) and containing nearly 300 illustrations by John Fleming Gould, this half-million-word saga remains the greatest epic to see print in Golden Age of the pulps and is still considered most risky and ambitious experiment ever undertaken in the single-character magazines.
This two-volume deluxe, hardcover edition includes an all-new Introduction by pulp historian Will Murray, as well as Tom Johnson’s retrospective on the series, The History of the Purple Wars. It also collects the rarely-reprinted Epilogue to the Purple War, “Revolt of the Devil Men.” Also restored are all of author Tepperman’s rarely-reprinted footnotes which graced the original pulp editions of the stories. Never-before collected, this remastered, comprehensive collection of Operator 5: The Complete Purple Wars has been one of the most eagerly-anticipated pulp publications of all time.
Running for three years in the pages of the prestigious Blue Book Magazine, author H. Bedford-Jones crafted the most ambitious work of his career: a massive, 34-part saga of seafaring adventure, told chronologically throughout the annals of naval warfare, involving a number of significant figures in world history. Never before collected, this 200,000-word epic includes nearly 200 interior illustrations by artists such as Alex Raymond, John Richard Flanagan, and Leyland R. Gustavson.
The gifted romanticist, Talbot Mundy, offers in these pages an epic adventure spanning Africa, the Middle East, and Armenia in the early years of the 20th century. Mundy draws on a combination of personal experience and political conviction in portraying four fortune-hunters, Englishmen and American, who encounter colonial brutality in Africa, then join the defense of Armenia against Turkish genocide. This is the first book publication of this entire saga from the original magazine serialization, and includes an introduction by Mundy biographer Brian Taves explaining the genesis and impact of the stories.
One of the greatest series from the pages of the pulps of the 1930s is finally available in a complete, deluxe edition. Klaw, Murdoch, and Kerrigan are the best the F.B.I. has to offer. Through nearly two dozen adventures—primarily from the pages of Ace G-Man Stories—they battled spies, saboteurs, and even super-villains! This collection also includes their crossover with Ed Race, The Masked Marksman.
Collecting—for the first time in one edition—are all five adventures of the 5 Mavericks, Popular Publications’ Western adventure heroes!
Meet the five Mavericks—Lance Clayton, Doc Grimson, Charlie Parr, Lockjaw Johnson, and Flint Maddox… They were wanted men, those five hard-riding travelers of the still night trails… Mavericks all, they had entered outlawry for five different reasons, drawn irresistibly down the Owlhoot Trail from five different walks of rangeland life. They became one living inseparable unit of grim, uncompromising justice, united as one man by their friendship, their burning championship of the underdog—and the high, white flame of their courage….
For the first time in one edition, all five Doctor Death pulp adventures are collected authorized by the Ward estate. Contains the first three stories from 1935: “12 Must Die,” “The Gray Creatures” and “The Shriveling Murders,” as well as two unpublished stories, “Waves of Madness” and “The Red Mist of Death.” As a bonus, Harold Ward's treatment for a Doctor Death comic strip is included. With an introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.
Casebook hardcover edition.
Author Berton Ellsworth Cook (1889–1958) penned scores of stories about sea-faring life in the pages of the top pulp magazines of the 1930s & ’40s which were drawn from his own personal experiences in Downeast Maine. Cook’s long-running series of stories about the unique collection of an obsessive accumulator of treasures—Harden Bayle—was one of the highlights of Short Stories Magazine for over a decade. It’s a lost classic from the pulps which has never been given the attention it deserved… until now.
Never before reprinted, the entire 25-story series is assembled in an oversized deluxe edition.
Om! Ma-ni pad-me Hum! The first of its kind, the complete adventures of the Green Lama follows the adventures of Buddhist Jethro Dumont and his aides as they battle the forces of evil in the western world. Written by Kendell Foster Crossen, it’s non-stop action in the vein of The Shadow!
This 14-story series is finally collected in two deluxe, oversized volumes. Each volume contains an introduction focusing on a different aspect of the character’s life across several forms of popular media by authors Will Murray, Michelle Nolan, and Martin Grams, Jr. Each story includes all of the original pulp story illustrations as well.
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“Anything can happen in Africa!”—that’s the credo of big game hunter, trader and safari guide King, known all over the Dark Continent as Kingi Bwana. Together with his two loyal companions, the deadly Masai warrior Barounggo and the wizened, cunning Hottentot Kaffa, the stoic American battles slave traders, ivory poachers, gold smugglers, arms traffickers, evil witch doctors and secret societies in the savanna and jungle of Central East Africa. This deluxe edition contains the entire Kingi Bwana series, along with an introduction by Sai Shankar.
Frederick Nebel’s unforgettable character Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons behind the success of the legendary Dime Detective Magazine. His hard-boiled P.I. stories were a major influence to other writers of the era, yet only a handful have been reprinted since their original 44-story run eighty years ago. This deluxe two-volume contains the entire series of 44 stories, complete and uncut, with an introduction by Will Murray and the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould.
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One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine’s run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer! This Comprehensive set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer. This limited, deluxe edition collects them all! Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.
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One of Dan Cushman’s best-written series, the exotic locale hard-boiled adventures of Armless O’Neil are finally collected in one edition, from 1945–53 issues of Jungle Stories and Action Stories: “Seekers of the Glittering Fetish,” “Black Mahogany,” “Jackal Kill,” “Five Suns to Angola!,” “Dread Safari,” “Blood-Spoor of the Devil-Stones,” “Witch-Queen of the Voodoo Drums,” “The Black Assegai,” “Dagger of Thebes,” “Yellow Eyes of Voodoo,” “Swamp Fetish,” and “Escape From Zumongo.” This limited, deluxe edition collects them all!
Taken from their original appearances in Action Stories from 1944–49, this book collects all of the adventures of Señorita Scorpion: “Señorita Scorpion,” “The Brand of Señorita Scorpion,” “Secret of Santiago,” “The Curse of Montezuma,” “Brand of the Gallows-Ghost,” “Lash of the Six-Gun Queen,” “Gun-Witch of Hoodoo Range” and “The Sting of Señorita Scorpion,” along with articles by pulp historian Will Murray.
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The complete series… back in print after 75 years! Join The mysterious Captain Satan and his private army as they battle one of pulpdom’s most insidious rogues galleries! Commanding high prices on the vintage pulp market, this deluxe edition collects all five stories: “The Mask of the Damned,” “Parole for the Dead,” “The Dead Man Express,” “A Ghost Rides the Dawn,” and “The Ambassador From Hell.”
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One of the most popular writers to ever appear in the pages of Argosy, Roscoe penned the adventures of Old Thibaut Corday of the French Foreign Legion, who appeared in more than twenty stories from 1929 to 1939. This limited, deluxe edition (one of 25 copies) collects them all! Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.