Riding the Pulp Trail

Riding the Pulp Trail

Now, here for the first time, are twelve Paul Powers stories written in the years after Wild West Weekly stopped publication. Six of these stories were published in magazines such as Exciting Western, Thrilling Western, The Rio Kid Western and Thrilling Ranch Stories. The other six are brand new stories—never before published—that were discovered in 2009.

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Alias The Whirlwind

Alias The Whirlwind

Written in the depths of The Depression, this collects the entire saga of The Whirlwind, Johnston (Zorro) McCulley’s other Southwestern hero of the Old West! Never before reprinted, this omnibus includes an all-new Whirlwind adventure by novelist Tom Johnson.

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Secret Agent X - The Complete Series Volume 5

Secret Agent X: The Complete Series, Volume 5

For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939, Secret Agent “X” battled the forces of evil in the pages of his own pulp magazine. Now, for the first time… the complete pulp series is being reprinted in nine deluxe omnibus editions! The text has been reset and all the original interior illustrations have been remastered. This volume contains the next five stories, by Paul Chadwick and G.T. Fleming-Roberts: “Monarch of Murder,” “Legion of the Living Dead,” “Horde of the Damned,” “Ringmaster of Doom” and “Kingdom of Blue Corpses.” This is the Secret Agent “X” reprint series to own!

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The Complete Adventures of Senorita Scorpion Volume 2

The Complete Adventures of Senorita Scorpion, Volume 2

Taken from their original appearances in Action Stories from 1945-49, this book collects the last four adventures of Senorita Scorpion: “Brand of the Gallows-Ghost,” “Lash of the Six-Gun Queen,” “Gun-Witch of Hoodoo Range” and “The Sting of Senorita Scorpion.” Volume 2 also includes an all-new introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.

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The Green Lama: The Complete Pulp Adventures Volume 1

The Green Lama: The Complete Pulp Adventures, Volume 1

Never completely reprinted before, the series is collected in three volumes. Each volume contains an all-new introduction, focusing on a different aspect of the character’s life across several forms of popular media. Volume 1 contains in introduction by Will Murray and features the first five stories: “The Case of the Crimson Hand,” “The Case of the Croesus of Murder,” “The Case of Babies for Sale,” “The Case of the Wave of Death,” and “The Case of the Man Who Wasn’t There.”

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The Complete Adventures of Senorita Scorpion Volume 1

The Complete Adventures of Senorita Scorpion, Volume 1

Saddle up! Taken from their original appearances in Action Stories from 1944-45, this book collects the first four adventures of Senorita Scorpion: “Senorita Scorpion,” “The Brand of Senorita Scorpion,” “Secret of Santiago” and “The Curse of Montezuma.” Volume 1 also includes an all-new introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.

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The Phantom Detective: Phantoms in Bronze

The Phantom Detective: Phantoms in Bronze

Four fantastic adventures by Doc Savage author Laurence Donovan! Known best for his work on Doc Savage, The Skipper, and other series, Laurence Donovan also was the regular writer on the long-running Phantom Detective series. During his stint on the title, Donovan took the Phantom to places outside New York City and involved him in adventures and in battle with villains which could be seen as pseudo adventures of The Man of Bronze. This 650 page edition includes four of his best, most Doc Savage-esque stories.

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When the Death-Bat Flies: The Detective Stories of Norvell Page

When the Death-Bat Flies: The Detective Stories of Norvell Page

Best known for his Spider pulp stories, scribe Norvell Page was a master mystery writer as well. This 800-page book collects over 30 of Page’s detective stories from the pages of Detective Tales, The Spider, Detective Fiction Weekly and Strange Detective Mysteries, most of which have never been reprinted before. Includes an all-new introduction by Will Murray.

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Hell on Friday: the Johnny Saxon Trilogy

Hell on Friday: the Johnny Saxon Trilogy

From the author of Doc Savage! Never before reprinted, this edition collects all three of William Bogart’s stories of Johnny Saxon, a pulp writer-turned-P.I.! Loaded with numerous references to the pulp publishing world, its authors and characters, it’s rounded out by an all-new introduction by Doc Savage/Lester Dent expert Will Murray. Includes the following book-length novels: Hell on Friday, Murder is Forgetful, and The Queen City Murder Case. And as a bonus: Bogart’s article on advice for new writers.

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Secret Agent X - The Complete Series Volume 4

Secret Agent X: The Complete Series, Volume 4

For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939, Secret Agent “X” battled the forces of evil in the pages of his own pulp magazine. Now, for the first time… the complete pulp series is being reprinted in nine deluxe omnibus editions! The text has been reset and all the original interior illustrations have been remastered. This volume contains the next four stories, by Paul Chadwick, Emile C. Tepperman and G.T. Fleming-Roberts: “Devils of Darkness,” “Talons of Terror,” “The Corpse Cavalcade” and “The Golden Ghoul.” This is the Secret Agent “X” reprint series to own!

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The Revised Complete Chronology of Bronze

The Revised Complete Chronology of Bronze

Completely revised and expanded, Rick Lai’s authoritative chronology has been heavily updated to include Lester Dent’s radio scripts and new data unearthed from the recent restored Doc Savage reprint editions.

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The Weird Adventures of The Blond Adder

The Weird Adventures of the Blond Adder

It’s 1933 and pulp writer Lester Dent has created a new hero who used gadgets to solve mysteries and fight crime. No, it’s not Doc Savage, but Lee Nace, the Blond Adder! This volume collects for the first time all five Lee Nace adventures from the pages of Ten Detective Aces. The majority of these have not seen the light of day since their original publication nearly 80 years ago! We’ve gone back to the original manuscripts to restore deleted passages and also included Lester Dent’s original character Bible for the Blond Adder series. Rounded out by an all-new introduction by pulp historian Will Murray, it’s the must-own pulp publication of the year.

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The Curse of the Harcourts

The Curse of the Harcourts

A Millennium of Terror! This is the complete history of the grim saga of the house of Harcourt and the fearful doom which for nine centuries overshadowed it… Running for six parts in the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine in 1935, this epic has never been reprinted before. Includes an all-new introduction by John Pelan.

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Seekers of the Glittering Fetish: The Complete Adventures of Armless O'Neil, Volume 1

Seekers of the Glittering Fetish: The Complete Adventures of Armless O’Neil, Volume 1

For the first time, Dan Cushman’s exotic locale hard-boiled adventure stories are collected in two editions. This volume collects the first six adventures of Armless O’Neil, from 1945-48 issues of Jungle Stories and Action Stories: “Seekers of the Glittering Fetish,” “Black Mahogany,” “Jackal Kill,” “Five Suns to Angola!,” “Dread Safari,” and “Blood-Spoor of the Devil-Stones.”

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The Complete Adventures of The Griffon Volume 1

The Complete Adventures of the Griffon, Volume 1

Fighting the aerial forces of evil for nearly ten years in the pages of Flying Aces, Kerry Keen AKA The Griffon returns to print! This edition begins a complete reprinting of the entire series. Volume 1 contains his first six stories, all from 1935: “Guns of the Griffon”: Meet Kerry Keen sky sleuth in this new series of modern thrillers. “The Griffon’s Gamble”: Kerry Keen, sky sleuth, solves a strange new mystery. “Hawks of Hate”: A Fox steals The Griffon in this latest bang-up Kerry Keen yarn. “Red-Heads of Death”: Death hurtled upon the plane carriers—yet only the Griffon penetrated its mask. “Guile of the Griffon”: A death-dealing plane sped through the sky—yet no one was at its controls. “Legions of the Flame”: Kerry Keen solves the mystery of the man who died twice. Also included is an article by series author, Arch Whitehouse.

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Wings of Danger

Wings of Danger

Join the expedition as a lost colony of Vikings is discovered in East Africa; Wings of Danger is one of the best Lost Race stories from the pulps. Originally published as “The Adventurers” in Adventure in 1915, it’s another edition in the Altus Press Lost Race Library.

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Secret Agent X - The Complete Series Volume 3

Secret Agent X: The Complete Series Volume 3

Volume 3 of the complete reprinting of Secret Agent “X” is here! This volume contains the next four stories, by Emile C. Tepperman and Paul Chadwick: “Servants of the Skull,” “The Murder Monster,” “The Sinister Scourge” and “Curse of the Waiting Death,” along with an all-new introduction by Stephen Payne. This is the Secret Agent “X” reprint series to own!

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Super-Detective Jim Anthony: The Complete Series Volume 1

Super-Detective Jim Anthony: The Complete Series, Volume 1

Another complete series collection from Altus Press, this time focusing on the classic Doc Savage clone Jim Anthony, complete and uncut from the pages of the Super-Detective pulp magazine from 1940-43. Volume 1 contains the first three adventures, collecting the Rado Ruric trilogy: “Dealer in Death,” “Legion of Robots” and “Madame Murder.” These also include editor notes and correspondence, and this edition contains an all-new introduction by Will Murray.

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Sale! A Man Named Jones

A Man Named Jones

Written by pulp veteran Charles B. Stilson as a follow-up to his successful “Polaris of the Snows” trilogy, available for the first time in one volume. Part of the Altus Press Lost Race Library.
In “A Man Named Jones,” a very drunk Jones awakening to find a dead man under his table holding a large, raw emerald and the photograph of a lovely white women surrounded by Polynesians fiercely protecting her South Seas island from visitors. He vows to rescue the woman from her island prison, not knowing that the crew he’s sailing with are as vicious a band of pirates imaginable.
“Land of the Shadow People” picks up the story some years later when Jones is blackmailed into once again searching for the source of the mysterious emerald. What he finds is a strange race of chameleon people desperate to preserve the secret of their existence. Written in a crisp, modern style these two novels will provide hours of enjoyment.

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Sale! Alias Mr. Death: The Complete Series

Alias Mr. Death: The Complete Series

Collecting the entire nine-part series from the pages of Thrilling Detective in 1932. Written by D.L. Champion, this was the inspiration for The Phantom Detective series. And as a bonus, this collection includes the two “Alias Mr. Death” revival stories from 1939. And for the first time, the unpublished story “Alias Mr. Death” by pulp scribe Harold Ward. This also includes all-new introductions by Tom Johnson and Matthew Moring, and it’s housed under a replica of the original hardcover edition’s dustjacket.

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Ki-Gor: The Complete Series Volume 1

Ki-Gor: The Complete Series, Volume 1

For the first time, the Ki-Gor series from the pages of Jungle Stories is collected, complete and in order! Volume 1 is introduced by Tom Johnson and includes the first six Ki-Gor stories: “Ki-Gor, King of the Jungle (Winter 1938-1939),” “Ki-Gor and the Stolen Empire (Summer 1939),” “Ki-Gor and the Giant Gorilla-Men (Fall 1939),” “Ki-Gor and the Secret Legions of Simba (Winter 1939-1940),” “Ki-Gor and the Forbidden Mountain (Spring 1940),” and “Ki-Gor and the Cannibal Kingdom (Summer 1940).”

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Doctor Death Vs. The Secret Twelve, Volume 2

Doctor Death Vs. The Secret Twelve, Volume 2

For the first time, all five Doctor Death pulp adventures are collected in two volumes in this series authorized by the Ward estate. Volume 2 contains the two unpublished stories from 1935: “Waves of Madness” and “The Red Mist of Death,” both complete for the first time. Includes an all new introduction.

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Doctor Death Vs. The Secret Twelve, Volume 1

Doctor Death Vs. The Secret Twelve, Volume 1

For the first time, all five Doctor Death pulp adventures are collected in two volumes in this series authorized by the Ward estate. Volume 1 contains the first three stories from 1935: “12 Must Die,” “The Gray Creatures” and “The Shriveling Murders.” As a bonus, Harold Ward’s treatment for a Doctor Death comic strip is included. All new introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.

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The Cobra: The King of Detectives

The Cobra: The King of Detectives

A slithering collection of Richard B. Sale’s reptile-related pulp stories, several of which are reprinted here for the first time. This selection includes all three appearances of The Cobra, Sale’s early pulp hero. Includes articles by Sale for writers’ magazines of the day as well. With an intro by Will Murray, author of Python Isle.

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Rick Lai's Secret Histories: Criminal Masterminds

Rick Lai’s Secret Histories: Criminal Masterminds

The follow-up to Lai’s Daring Adventurers collection, this volume contains the following: “The Chronological Crimes of Wu Fang and Yen Sin,” “The Secret History of Captain Nemo,” “A Brief Biography of Dr. Caber (1883-1945?),” “The Bride of Shiwan Khan,” “The Mask of Erik,” “The Life of Dr. Antonio Nikola (1856-1898?),” “The Brothers Zaroff,” “The Savage Killer,” “Irma of the Ilsa,” “The Trail of the Feathered Serpent,” “Zanigew the Killer,” “The Balkan Tigress,” “Astar of Opar: The Secret Origin of Sumuru,” “The Hansoms of John Clay,” “The Tiger of Haiti,” “Professor Moriarty’s Other Daughter,” “The Third Most Dangerous Man in London,” “Some Chronological Observations on the Fu Manchu Series,” “Fu Manchu Vs. Cthulhu,” “Ah Ling, Brother to Fu Manchu,” “The Legacy of Hanoi Shan,” “The Secret of Erlik Khan,” “Partners in Crime: Fu Manchu and Carl Peterson,” “Alias Dr. Natas,” “Sirens of the Si-Fan,” “The Hidden Hand of Shiwan Khan,” and “John Sunlight and the Si-Fan Succession.”

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The Bat Strikes Again and Again!

The Bat Strikes Again and Again!

The inspiration for Batman! For the first time in one collection, all four appearances of the pulp hero The Bat, as written by pulp legend Johnston McCulley (Zorro). These stories from 1934-35 detail the adventures of Dawson Clade, a man who was inspired to fight crime by a bat’s sudden appearance. Includes an all-new introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.

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Secret Agent

Secret Agent X: Halo of Horror

Part of a series of all-new novels of the pulp character, as written by Stephen Payne. These are in the format that all modern pulp fiction should appear in: the format matches the original layout, size & design of the Secret Agent “X” pulps of the 30s.

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The Pulp Adventures of the Hooded Detective

The Pulp Adventures of the Hooded Detective

For the first time in one volume, all three adventures of the classic Golden Age hero The Black Hood, taken from the pages of Black Hood Detective and Hooded Detective pulp magazines from 1941-42. Includes an all-new introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.

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Secret Agent X - The Complete Series Volume 2

Secret Agent X: The Complete Series, Volume 2

For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939, Secret Agent “X” battled the forces of evil in the pages of his own pulp magazine. Now, for the first time… the complete pulp series is being reprinted in nine deluxe omnibus editions! The text has been reset and all the original interior illustrations have been remastered. This volume contains the next four stories, by Paul Chadwick and Emile C. Tepperman: “City of the Living Dead,” “Hand of Horror,” “Octopus of Crime” and “The Hooded Hordes.” This is the Secret Agent “X” reprint series to own!

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Operator #5: The History of the Purple Wars

Operator 5: The History of the Purple Wars

The entire history of the The Purple Invasion, the War and Peace of the pulps which ran for over a year in the pages of Operator 5! Loaded with illustrations from the original pulps.

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