The Writers of the Purple Wage have long since taken the last trail into dusty memory. But, now, they live again--to retell tall tales of those distant days when they helped forge the fabled West of... More > American Imagination.
Join MAX BRAND, LUKE SHORT, JOHNSTON McCULLEY, ERNEST HAYCOX, WALT COBURN, FRANK GRUBER, RYERSON JOHNSON, & a hard-working, fast-drawing posse of freelance fictioneers!
And those two-fisted foremen of New York’s fiction factories–magazine editors FRANK BLACKWELL, ROGERS TERRILL, LEO MARGULIES, ROBERT LOWNDES & FANNY ELLSWORTH!
Together, IN THEIR OWN WORDS, these veteran pulpsters & others offer startling inside stories of how they created the mythology of the Golden West!
Armed with forgotten interviews, controversial essays & candid letters first not seen in generations, acclaimed pulp historian Will Murray, author of The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage. reveals the epic life & frequent deaths of the Pulp West!< Less
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... More > 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.< Less
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... More > Page wrote for "Ace G-Man Stories" between 1936 and 1939, which are reprinted here for the first time!< Less
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... More > SPIDER, DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY and STRANGE DETECTIVE MYSTERIES, most of which have never been reprinted before. Includes an all-new introduction by Will Murray.< Less
Limited edition hardcover... only 100 made! For six spectacular adventures, Diamondstone, Magician-Sleuth delivered justice with sleight of hand in the pages of POPULAR DETECTIVE from 1937 to 1939.... More > Written by master pulp scribe G.T. Fleming-Roberts, this is the first time the complete series has been collected. Includes an all-new introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.< Less
Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. In 1932, Lester Dent jumpstarted his pulp fiction career when he created scientific detective Lynn Lash. Operating out of a New York skyscraper, Lash tackled... More > super-scientific threats the police could not handle, opening the way for Dent’s greatest creation, the immortal Doc Savage. All three Lash cases are included in this volume, including a rare story not published during Dent’s lifetime, "The Flame Horror." Two years later, Dent produced a new gadget-wielding sleuth, Foster Fade, the Crime Spectacularist. Working for a major metropolitan tabloid, Fade solved crimes so bizarre they defied description. The entire Crime Spectacularist trilogy is presented for the first time ever in an authorized edition. This is Dent at his imaginative best--vintage hardboiled detective fiction with a weird menace twist!< Less
Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. Taken from their original appearances in ACTION STORIES from 1945-49, this book collects the last four adventures of Senorita Scorpion: "Brand of the... More > 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.< Less
Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. Collected for the first time: the original Masked Rider series! Originally published by Ranger Publications, Altus Press has committed to collecting all the... More > rare and illusive Masked Rider yarns from these early years prior to its acquisition by Standard Publications. Each volume will include new articles and information about the series as well as the history of Ranger Publications, one of the earliest companies run by Marvel Comics founder Martin Goodman.
Volume 1 contains the first three stories, uncut, in order, and accompanied by the original illustrations: "The Black Caballero" by Oscar Schisgall along with "The Avenging Shadow" and "Sapphire Mesa," both by William H. Stueber.< Less
Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. 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... More > everything you need to know about the series.
Also included are complete reprints of the two best Dan Fowler stories as chosen by Johnson and pulp historian Will Murray: "Give 'Em Hell" by Norvell W. Page and "Bullet Justice" by Charles Greenberg. And reprinted in its entirety for the first time: "I Cover the Murder Front," the lost, rejected Dan Fowler story.
Featuring additional articles by Johnson and Murray, this is the ultimate history of the series.< Less
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... More > 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.< Less