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Blood ‘n’ Thunder Presents, #1: Pride of the Pulps

During the pulp era — roughly the first five decades of the 20th century — more than one thousand all-fiction magazines reached the nation’s newsstands, if only for a single issue. Of that number, just a couple dozen attained any reputation for literary quality, and fewer than half that many regularly published stories considered to […]

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The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Sampler

For more than 14 years, Blood ‘n’ Thunder chronicled the evolution of adventure, mystery and melodrama in pulp fiction, radio drama, comic strips, and motion pictures produced in the first five decades of the Twentieth Century. Exhaustively researched and engagingly written by hobbyists, historians, and academics, the non-fiction pieces in Blood ‘n’ Thunder raised the […]

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Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Fall 2016

The final quarterly issue of Blood ‘n’ Thunder is one of the best in the magazine’s 14-year run. Number 49/50 offers the usual wide variety of articles and essays covering adventure, mystery and melodrama in American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the topics explored in this double-sized farewell issue: Cornell Woolrich’s […]

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Flickering Shadows

Subtitled “How Pulpdom’s Master of Darkness Brightened the Silver Screen,” this 98-page monograph—about the length of a typical issue of Blood ‘n’ Thunder—fully chronicles The Shadow’s career in films and television. Beginning with the character’s 1931 motion-picture debut in Universal’s “Shadow Detective” featurettes, Ed Hulse follows the premier pulp hero in his two Grand National feature films, […]

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