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Return of Black Star

Pulp fiction’s first super-villain is back after nearly 100 years in obscurity—and his criminous exploits are just as thrilling now as they were a century ago! An early 20th-century metropolis trembles in fear at the mention of his name. His meticulously-planned depredations leave victims quaking in their shoes and baffle the police, who seem helpless […]

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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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Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Summer 2016

The latest issue of Blood ‘n’ Thunder continues our survey of Famous Fantastic Mysteries, that most underrated pulp reprint magazine. Readers will also find extensive coverage of important vintage films: “Cliffhanger Classics” revisits The House Without a Key, the 1926 silent serial that introduced moviegoers to Charlie Chan, while “Pulp Page to Silver Screen” takes an […]

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