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.
Dime Detective Magazine was second only to Black Mask as the dean of detective/P.I./hard-boiled pulp magazines, and was the home of Carroll John Daly, Frederick Nebel, John D. MacDonald, Cornell Woolrich, Erle Stanley Gardner, and many other top-notch scribes. This book indexes all 274 issues of Dime Detective, contains several articles on the series and its writers, and as a bonus, the fifth anniversary round-robin story from the November 1936 issue, “The Tongueless Men,” by William E. Barrett, Carroll John Daly, Frederick C. Davis, T.T. Flynn, and John Lawrence.
The exciting sequel to Tom Johnson’s 2010 anthology, Pulp Detectives, Exciting Pulp Tales brings you ten more all-new stories featuring classic pulp heroes such as The Angel, The Green Ghost, The Cobra, The Crimson Mask, Gentle Jones, The Purple Scar, Funny Face, Mr. Death, The Jungle Queen, and Ki-Gor.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Join explorer Con Levington as he searches for a lost civilization in the Gobi desert. Originally published as “The Fragrant Web” in All-Story Weekly in 1919. A lost classic of the Lost Race genre. Another book in the Altus Press Lost Race Library.
For the first time, nine all-new stories starring the classic pulp heroes of the 1930s, featuring characters such as The Phantom Detective, The Black Bat, The Lone Eagle, The Masked Detective, Secret Agent X and Nightwind. Written by pulp scholar Tom Johnson, it’s nearly 350 pages of excitement!
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.
The largest issue from the relaunched Triple Detective! This time enjoy these stories:
“The Gibbering Gas of Madness” by Capt. Kerry McRoberts. When Scientist working on military weapons mysteriously go mad, The U.S. Government fears a foreign power at the source of the evil and G-2 calls in their top secret agent, The Eagle. But this time his foe may be the greatest spy in the world—and the most beautiful. Will Jeff Shannon also fall victim to her womanly charms?
“City of Phantoms” by Robert Wallace. When an old case resurfaces, The World’s Greatest Detective is pulled back into a new battle with a deadly enemy, while ex-Fighting District Attorney Tony Quinn’s lovely secretary, Carol Baldwin is kidnapped by a vicious mob, hoping to force the prosecution to drop its case against their Boss. Two champions of Justice meet in a race against time!
“Plague of Death” by Tom Johnson. A German scientist has brought a virus to America to aid in the Brown Shirts taking control of the United States for Hitler. To test the virus, the scientist releases it on a Chicago orphanage, killing all but one child. The Masked Avenger puts the child, a young Korean boy, under his protection, while a Chicago policeman and young Korean woman also watch over him. But when the boy is kidnapped, the trail leads the Masked Avenger to New York, where he must uncover the German scientist and stop the virus from killing everyone in the great city. A wild ride, as the German mob and Brown Shirts combine to bring America to its knees while Hitler concentrates his army on Europe! Can one man, even such as the Masked Avenger, succeed when America looks to be doomed?
An additional surprise is in store for the readers with “The Legend” by Tom Johnson. In this short story, The Legend returns to bring justice to an old hoodlum! This giant issue also contains a Phantom Detective comic not reprinted in The Phantom Detective Companion.
Before Nero Wolfe, Rex Stout wrote this lost race story for Argosy in 1914. An engaging thriller, this is one of the all-time best lost race stories from the pages of the pulps. It’s another deluxe edition in the Altus Press Lost Race Library.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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).”
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.
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.
The longest-running hero of the pulp era! For the first time, the history of the Phantom Detective is bought under one volume, completely updated! Includes an index to nearly 175 stories, 100s of pages of articles, two unused Phantom story plots from the mid-1930s and nearly all of the Phantom’s comic book appearances. It’s 400 pages of must-own information for any pulp fan to enjoy.
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.
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.”
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.
The classic science fiction epic, restored to its original version from Science and Invention magazine from 1925 and 1926. Includes over 50 original illustrations by science fiction icon Frank R. Paul (the cover artist for Marvel Comics #1) which appeared in the original version.