In 1933, Lester Dent jumpstarted his pulp fiction career when he created scientific detective Lynn Lash. Operating out of a New York skyscraper, Lash tackled super-scientific threats the police could not handle, opening the way for Dent’s greatest creation, the immortal Doc Savage. This is Dent at his imaginative best—vintage hardboiled detective fiction with a weird menace twist!
There are unknown Things prowling the darkest patch of land on the planet. Haunted by creatures that might have emerged from the Hell’s lowest regions, ancient Ultra-Stygia has turned into a cauldron of conflict between rival countries. Monster bats careen through the night sky. Invisible Cyclopes patrol the scorched battleground. And a power beyond understanding robs men of their vision.
From the frozen Arctic to the war-torn Balkans, Doc Savage and his fighting five follow a winding trail of terror to a blood-freezing climax.
No one knew who—or what—the strange being who called himself “X Man” truly was. He was found wandering the ruins of a crumbling Roman fort, dressed in a toga, speaking classical Latin—and clutching a handful of unearthly black seeds.
From the wild Scottish moors to the unexplored heart of darkest Africa, Doc Savage and his indomitable men embarked upon a desperate quest for the Forgotten Realm….
Welcome to another volume of Terror Trios from Altus Press. Each volume in this series will present three novels from the great weird menace pulps from Popular Publications. This series will present for the first time in book form notable works by authors such as Hugh B. Cave, Wyatt Blassingame, Wayne Rogers and others.
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. Volume 2 of this series contains the next 11 installments, complete and uncut, with the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould.
This volume contains the next five stories, by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Paul Chadwick: “Brand of the Metal Maiden,” “Dividends of Doom,” “The Fear Merchants,” “Faceless Fury” and “Subterranean Scourge.” This is THE Secret Agent “X” reprint series to own!
The greatest creation of Theodore Roscoe is collected for the first time! 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. Volume 1 collects the first six stories of the series, from 1929-32.
Each volume in this series will present three novels from the great weird menace pulps from Popular Publications. Dime Mystery Magazine, Terror Tales, and Horror Stories frequently ran lengthy pieces of 20,000 words or more that have sadly been ignored by anthologists due to their length.
For the first time, Dan Cushman’s exotic locale hard-boiled adventure stories are collected in two editions. Volume 2 collects the last six adventures of Armless O’Neil, from 1948-53 issues of Jungle Stories and Action Stories: “Witch-Queen of the Voodoo Drums,” “The Black Assegai,” “Dagger of Thebes,” “Yellow Eyes of Voodoo,” “Swamp Fetish,” and “Escape From Zumongo.” Also featuring an all-new introduction by James Reasoner.
Echoes, the longest-running pulp fanzine of all time, is back for a special 30th anniversary issue, and it’s the largest single-issue pulp fanzine ever published. Enjoy over 300 pages of articles on pulps as well as a pair of classic reprints, written by a variety of pulp experts.
Fighting the aerial forces of evil for nearly ten years in the pages of Flying Aces, Kerry Keen aka The Griffon finally returns to print! This edition continues the complete reprinting of the series. Volume 2 contains the next six stories: “Clue of the Cockpit Clock,” “Death Flies the Electra!,” “Trans-Atlantic Intrigue,” “Sky Gun Snare,” “Zeppelins Vanish!” and “Sea Hangar Snare.” This volume also includes an article by pulp historian Will Murray.
Volume 3 contains in introduction by radio historian Martin Grams, Jr. and features the final four stories: “The Case of the Fugitive Fingerprints,” “The Case of the Crooked Cane,” “The Case of the Hollywood Ghost,” and “The Case of the Beardless Corpse,” as well as an all-new epilogue by Adam Lance Garcia and Mike Fyles: “The Case of the Final Column.”
What is more important? Life—or lucre? Most of us would cast our vote in favor of life. But for one group of men, wealth possesses a far greater hold. Such a position becomes apparent when a New York publishing magnate dies in a horrible fit of madness. In response his surviving friends band together, vowing they would rather die than capitulate to his murderer. His name? The Fool. And Secret Agent X, man of a thousand faces, found that even he was not immune from the wiles of a madman.
Presenting Tough Dick Donahue, the inter-state detective agency operative who replaced the Continental Op after Dashiell Hammett stopped writing for Black Mask Magazine. Collected for the first time in a single volume is every one of the fifteen Donahue stories.
This compendium also contains an all-new introduction by Will Murray and a complete bibliography of the works of Frederick Nebel as compiled by Rob Preston.
The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 1 contains 11 classic stories by the masters of the genre, complete, uncut, and with the original illustrations. It also includes an all-new introduction by editor Alfred Jan, one of the leading experts on the series.
Volume 1 of this series contains the first 11 installments, complete and uncut, with an all-new introduction by Will Murray and the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould.
Best known for writing the adventures of Philip Strange, UFO investigator Donald E. Keyhoe also wrote another long-running aerial hero for the pages of Flying Aces: Richard Knight. These wild adventures also mix in elements of lost races, dinosaurs and more! Volume 1 collects the first four stories from 1936-37: “Vultures of the Lost Valley,” “Hell Flies High,” “Death Flies the Equator” and “Falcons from Nowhere.”
For the first time, the Ki-Gor series from the pages of Jungle Stories is collected, complete, uncut and in order! Volume 2 includes the next five stories: “Ki-Gor and the Paradise That Time Forgot” (Fall 1940), “The Empire of Doom” (Winter 1940-41), “Lair of the Beast” (Spring 1941), “Ki-Gor and the Temple of the Moon-God” (Summer 1941), and “White Savage” (Fall 1941).
From the besieged canyons of New York to the rugged coast of Alaska, Doc Savage and his men race to resolve the riddle that brings grisly doom to ordinary citizens—and threatens the economic recovery of a Depression-besieged world.
For nearly 20 years, Dan Fowler and his G-men battled crimedom in the pages of G-Men Detective. Now, author Tom Johnson has indexed each issue, listing everything you need to know about the series.
Fresh off the creation of Zorro, writer Johnston McCulley created a fantastic follow-up masked hero: The Man in Purple! Nearly forgotten today and never before reprinted in its entirety, The Man in Purple series has been restored to its original glory! As a bonus, this collection has been augmented by an all-new adventure of The Man in Purple by pulp writer Tom Johnson.
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 2 contains in introduction by comics historian Michelle Nolan and features the next five stories: “The Case of the Death’s-Head Face,” “The Case of the Clown Who Laughed,” “The Case of the Invisible Enemy,” “The Case of the Mad Magi,” and “The Case of the Vanishing Ships.”
One of the most beloved pulp characters, The Black Bat, is finally celebrated with this 340 page deluxe retrospective. Author Tom Johnson has indexed each issue, listing everything you need to know about the series, along with the following highlights:
- A complete reprint of the rejected Black Bat adventure, “The Lady’s Out for Blood”
- A breakdown of the newly-discovered final Black Bat story, “The Celebrity Murders”
- All 800 German Black Bat stories newly identified for english audiences
- Nine complete reprints of the Black Bat’s golden Age comic book stories
- An interview with series creator Norman Daniels as well as his complete payment records… available here for the first time
Featuring additional articles by Will Murray, this is the ultimate history of the series.
From the author of The Shadow! Reprinted in its entirety for the first time, the complete saga of Lacy’s battle with the underworld army of the Scarlet Ace from the pages of Black Aces and All Detective. And it features an all-new introduction by Will Murray.
Known best for his work on Popular Publications’ The Spider, pulp scribe Norvell Page proved he was no slouch when it came to penning gangster and G-man epics! This book collects all eleven stories Page wrote for Ace G-Man Stories between 1936 and 1939, which are reprinted here for the first time!
For 40 years, pulp historian Will Murray has been writing about Doc Savage and Lester Dent in the pages of many fanzines. Long out of print and very tough to find, the best of these articles have been updated and collected in this new book. Includes over 450 pages of Doc info, spread across over 50 articles.
From the Hollywood hills to the alligator-infested interior of Florida, the Man of Bronze wages war with cyclonic monsters that seem to possess an intelligence of their own—and a murderous malevolence that smacks of the unearthly!
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.