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).
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!