Dead Evidence: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Harrigan

Dead Evidence: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Harrigan

Quite likely one of the most hyped—and most mysterious—Black Mask authors to ever appear in its pages, Ed Lybeck made his debut as one of editor Joesph Shaw’s new faces in the wake of Dashiell Hammett’s departure. For Black Mask, Lybeck penned the hard-boiled stories of Francis St. Xavier Harrigan, a former gunman-turned-reporter for the New York Leader.

Though his duration as a Black Mask author was brief, his status as one of its greatest alums was certified by his inclusion in the historic retrospective of Black Mask, The Hard-boiled Omnibus. This edition collects—for the first time—the entirety of Lybeck’s Black Mask output. Includes an all-new introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.

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Boomerang Dice: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Johnny Hi Gear

Boomerang Dice: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Johnny Hi Gear

One of the most talented authors to be recruited to write for Black Mask Magazine following the departure of Dashiell Hammett, Stewart Sterling made a lasting impression on readers with his initial series character, Johnny Hi Gear: undercover police agent K-Five who battled gambling rackets during the Great Depression.

Never before reprinted, this popular series jump-started Sterling’s writing career which covered spans of time in radio, TV, and hardcovers, along with writing some of pulpdom’s most popular heroes, the Black Bat and The Spider. Collecting all 8 stories, along with an all-new introduction by Will Murray.

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Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars

Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars

Stranded on the Red Planet, Tarzan of the Apes searches for the one man who could show him the path home—John Carter, Warlord of Mars!

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The Complete Tales of the Scientific Club (Deluxe Edition)

The Complete Tales of the Scientific Club (Deluxe Edition)

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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Operator 5: The Complete Purple Wars (2 Volume Deluxe Edition) Volume 1

Operator 5: The Complete Purple Wars (2 Volume Deluxe Edition)

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.

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The Spider: The Doom Legion

The Spider: The Doom Legion

When a weird meteor crashes in the heart of Central Park on Halloween night, its uncanny light attracts the attention of Richard Wentworth—alias The Spider!

Investigating, the millionaire criminologist encounters a maelstrom of madness in the making. Drawn, too, are two sinister figures from the past—international master criminals who join forces to harness the power of the pulsing meteorite.

Alone, The Spider confronts his greatest challenge, but he is not alone this time. For the unholy power of the meteorite draws James Christopher, alias Operator 5, and another government agent from the past, known only as G-8….

Together, this heroic trio must battle a pair of powerful adversaries intent on harnessing and unleashing the malevolent power of the Green Meteorite. But how can they work together when one of them is branded an outlaw?

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Slaughter, Incorporated

The Spider: Slaughter, Incorporated (Facsimile Edition)

Originally slated to appear in The Spider Magazine in the 1940s, “Slaughter, Incorporated” was ultimately shelved when that magazine was cancelled. Never before published directly from author Donald G. Cormack’s original manuscript, this edition has been faithfully reconstructed as an exact copy of the never-published February 1944 issue of The Spider Magazine, complete with vintage interior illustrations.

In addition, The Spider: Slaughter, Incorporated (Facsimile Edition) marks the first publication of the never-before-published lost Red Finger story, “Red Finger and the Murder Trio,” penned by Arthur Leo Zagat. Also including a story by longtime Spider author, Norvell Page.

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Doc Savage: Mr. Calamity

Doc Savage: Mr. Calamity

Prospecting in the Wyoming badlands, Patricia Savage spies a man swimming in circles—high in a cloudless sky! After he falls to his death, the dead swimmer is discovered soaked to the skin. Who is he? How did he manage to swim through thin air?

These are the questions Pat sets out to answer when her cousin, the famous scientist-adventurer Doc Savage, diagnoses her account as a hallucination caused by altitude sickness. But when the bronze-skinned girl vanishes, the Man of Bronze is forced to take action.

From the Bighorn Mountains to Devils Tower, Doc Savage and his mighty crew race against time to avert an impending tragedy created by a nebulous devil in human form who calls himself Mr. Calamity.

Plus a bonus Doc Savage story: The Valley of Eternity.

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Diamondstone Archives

Diamondstone Archives

For six spectacular adventures, Diamondstone: Magician-Sleuth delivered justice with sleight of hand in the pages of the pulps from 1937 to 1939. Written by master pulp scribe G.T. Fleming-Roberts. Includes an introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.

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Dr. Zeng Archives

Dr. Zeng Archives

An American who posed as a Chinese scholar, join Doctor Zeng Tse-Lin’s battle with crime and the Japanese menace in the mysterious world of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Featuring all seven installments: “Fangs of Doom,” “Blood Cargo,” “Sinister House,” “Camelback Kill,” “Lion’s Loot,” “Blackmail Clinic” and “Corpse Cargo.”

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The Purple Scar Archives

The Purple Scar Archives

Dr. Miles Murdock dons the face of his murdered brother to become the terrifying avenger known as the Purple Scar! Contains all four adventures of the most offbeat pulp hero. Includes an introduction by Will Murray.

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The Best of Thrilling Adventures

The Best of Thrilling Adventures

This collection assembles—for the first time—the best adventure stories from the pages of this classic pulp fiction title. Over 600 pages in length and covering adventure, mystery, science fiction, and Foreign Legion stories. Plus: get every story of pulp adventure hero Larry Weston: a forgotten series from the pages of Thrilling Adventures.

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Mavericks: Longriders of the West, The Complete Series (Deluxe Edition)

Mavericks: Longriders of the West, The Complete Series (Deluxe Edition)

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….

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The Complete Exploits of Doctor Death (Deluxe Edition)

The Complete Exploits of Doctor Death (Deluxe Edition)

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.

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Sale! The Argosy Library: Series 3 (Ten Book Set)

The Argosy Library: Series 3 (Ten Book Set)

by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Max Brand, W. Wirt, Varick Vanardy, George F. Worts, Abraham Merritt, James B. Hendryx, Otis Adelbert Kline, William Gray Beyer, and Arthur Leo Zagat

This specially-priced set includes all ten books in Series 3 of The Argosy Library:

Get all of Series 3 at a big discount!

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Doc Savage: Empire of Doom

Doc Savage: Empire of Doom

Who were the strange raiders wearing the golden uniforms of no known power who pulled off the daring theft? And who was their mysterious leader, a being of seemingly supernatural abilities?

Doc Savage did not know. But The Shadow did! Combining forces, the Man of Bronze and the Dark Avenger follow the trail of a superfoe from The Shadow’s past.

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The Green Lama: The Complete Pulp Adventures (2 Volume Deluxe Edition)

The Green Lama: The Complete Pulp Adventures (2 Volume 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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King Kong Vs. Tarzan

King Kong Vs. Tarzan

BEAST-GOD VERSUS APE-MAN: The year was 1933. Filmmaker Carl Denham had captured the stupendous monster he had dubbed “King” Kong. But that was only the beginning. Denham was determined to get the dethroned ruler of Skull Mountain Island back to America, and cash in on the greatest wild animal capture in human history.

The saga of how Kong was taken in chains from his Indian Ocean kingdom to New York City has never been told. In order for the cargo freighter Wanderer to make the long transit to the Atlantic, she is forced to circumnavigate Africa—jungle home of the legendary Tarzan of the Apes!

Here is the long-anticipated clash between the Monarch of Skull Island and Lord of the Jungle.

When the largest anthropoid who ever lived encounters the savage superman raised by the great apes, will they make peace—or war?

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Pat Savage: Six Scarlet Scorpions

Pat Savage: Six Scarlet Scorpions

From the oilfields of Oklahoma to the forbidding Ozark Mountains, the trail of scorpionic doom winds. Will Pat Savage’s first great adventure also be her last?

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The Complete Cases of Cardigan (2 Volume Deluxe Edition)

The Complete Cases of Cardigan (2 Volume Deluxe Edition)

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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The Complete Casebook of Sgt. Brinkhaus

The Complete Casebook of Sgt. Brinkhaus

Following Donahue, MacBride & Kennedy, and Cardigan, long-time Black Mask author Frederick Nebel’s longest-running detective series featured the hard-boiled pulp exploits of Sgt. Otto Herman “Brinky” Brinkhaus and Inspector Peter Larsen of the Portsend Detective Bureau as chronicled in the pages of Detective Action Stories, Dime Detective Magazine, and Detective Fiction Weekly.

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Doc Savage: Glare of the Gorgon

Doc Savage: Glare of the Gorgon

From the concrete canyons of Manhattan to the coal fields of Illinois, Doc Savage tracks a phantom fiend the likes of which he has never before hunted. Or is he the one being hunted?

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Sale! The Argosy Library: Series 2 (Ten Book Set)

The Argosy Library: Series 2 (Ten Book Set)

by Max Brand, Murray R. Montgomery, Norbert Davis, Fred MacIsaac, Theodore Roscoe, Loring Brent, Ralph Milne Farley, Cleve F. Adams, J.U. Giesy & Junius B. Smith, and Jack Bechdolt

This specially-priced set includes all ten books in Series 2 of The Argosy Library:

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The City of Stolen Lives: The Adventures of Peter the Brazen, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library) by Loring Brent

The City of Stolen Lives: The Adventures of Peter the Brazen, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library)

One of the greatest series from the pages of Argosy is finally collected, complete and in order! Footloose ship’s wireless operator Peter Moore becomes embroiled in mystery and intrigue in China as he faces the despotic Gray Dragon, thus beginning Moore’s long-running, adventure-filed journey across several decades of pulp fiction masterpieces.

Written by long-time Argosy author George F. Worts under his primary pen-name, Peter the Brazen made a marked impression on Argosy reader Lester Dent when he co-created Doc Savage. The saga of Peter the Brazen is amongst the best adventure series in the history of pulp fiction.

The Argosy Library #16

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The Complete Cases of Secrets, Inc., Volume 1 - Dime Detective

The Complete Cases of Secrets, Inc., Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)

From 1933 to 1935, Frederick C. Davis chronicled the cases of Hollywood P.I. firm Secrets, Inc. Led by Clay “Oke” Oakley and assisted by Cherry Morris and Archibald Brixey, Secrets, Inc., investigated some of the weirdest and most ingenious crimes in the long history of Dime Detective Magazine—all centering around the film industry.

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Doc Savage: The Secret of Satan's Spine

Doc Savage: The Secret of Satan’s Spine

Finding themselves on a steamship bound for the Caribbean, Doc, Ham, and a reluctant Monk become embroiled in wartime intrigue surrounding the question of who is desperately trying to keep them off the Northern Star, and why?

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Doc Savage: The Frightened Fish

Doc Savage: The Frightened Fish

The deluded ravings of a madman and the absence of all sea life around a New England fishing village lure Doc Savage and his crew to an obscure island bristling with gunmen. The trail of terror leads to the ravaged coasts of Occupied Japan. There they fall into the clutches of an evil genius long believed dead, a shadowy figure who masterminded World War II… and who now seeks to plunge humidity into a fresh Armageddon.

Trained by the same teacher, both processed of a similar genius, Doc Savage and this malicious mastermind have fought before. And now, as the world lurches toward another global war, the Man of Bronze must defeat his most loathsome adversary yet….

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Doc Savage: The Jade Ogre

Doc Savage: The Jade Ogre

A desperate plea for help plunges Doc Savage into a maelstrom of horror aboard the Hong Kong-bound liner Mandarin, where the depraved minions of the phantom predator, Quon, hold sway. As innocent passengers succumb to the insidious Jade Fever, and ghostly talons pursue Doc’s beautiful cousin, Patricia, the mighty Man of Bronze races to solve a riddle that defies reason.

For deep in the spider-haunted ruins of faraway Cambodia broods a twisted, armless gargoyle with a cold face of jade—The Jade Ogre—whose power to project his deadly, disembodied arms to any place on earth makes him the most dangerous foe Doc Savage has ever confronted!

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Doc Savage: Flight Into Fear

Doc Savage: Flight Into Fear

An ultra-secret State Department mission code-named Moonwinx propels Doc Savage from the concrete canyons of Manhattan to the icy black waters of the Arctic sea, and deep into the frozen heart of Cold War Russia in a daring Flight into Fear.

Targeted for assassination by the Kremlin and fated for a confrontation with a nemesis more violent and vicious than any he has faced before, the Man of  Bronze must evade a faceless executioner known only as The Red Widow.

What is Project Moonwinx? Will Doc Savage survive to put this all-important plan into motion? Or will The Red Widow sink her poisonous fangs into his throat?

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Sale! Senorita Scorpion (Two Book Set)

The Complete Senorita Scorpion (Two Book Set)

by Les Savage, Jr., and Emmett McDowell

introductions by Will Murray

Taken from their original appearances in Action Stories from 1944–49, this specially-priced two-book set 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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