Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Summer 2015

This issue of Blood ‘n’ Thunder is highlighted by the first part of an extended survey of Famous Fantastic Mysteries, a forgotten pulp magazine that reprinted classic early stories of science fiction. Old-Time Radio authority Martin Grams offers a history of the long-forgotten King Kong radio serial, complete with lengthy script excerpts. Popular-fiction scholar Rick Lai presents another of his Wold Newton-ish excursions into literary lineage, this one concentrating on Robert E. Howard’s Bran Mak Morn. David Smith trains a spotlight on Pistol Pete Rice, hero of Street & Smith’s Western pulps. Film critic Glenn Kelly pens an appreciation of the screen’s first super-villain, the legendary Fantomas. The basic but sad history of nickel-priced pulps is the subject of an article by veteran fictioneer James W. Egan. BnT editor Ed Hulse reports on the 1937 cliffhanger serial Radio Patrol. Finally, this issue reprints the long-forgotten first adventure of The Hornet, a 1934 character invented by Samuel Merwin. Like every issue of BnT, the Summer 2015 issue is more than a hundred pages long and boasts dozens of illustrations, including reproductions of rare movie stills and original pulp art.

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#45
ISBN-13 978-1515385462
102 pages, 8x10, trade paperback

Price: $12.50