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Blood ‘n’ Thunder’s Cliffhanger Classics, Vol. 2

For nearly 50 years the motion-picture chapter play was a vibrant part of our country’s pop-culture scene. Following their favorite serials turned moviegoing into a weekly habit for millions of Americans. During the silent-film era, episodic thrillers were marketed to adults and children alike, but their emphasis on base melodrama and contrived thrills appealed more […]

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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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