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THE SHADOW, August 15, 1938

The Shadow novel in this issue, “The Green Hoods,” was one of three optioned by Columbia Pictures in 1939 when they licensed screen rights to the character for a 1940 serial starring Victor Jory. Although Columbia’s writers ultimately came up with their own plot, some elements of “Green Hood” did make it into the film. […]

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AMAZING STORIES, March 1929, 2nd Buck Rogers story

Featuring Philip Francis Nowlan’s “The Airlords of Han,” sequel to his “Armageddon 2419 A.D.” in the August 1928 Amazing. This short novel, illustrated on the front cover by Frank R. Paul, concludes the adventures of Anthony Rogers, later known in comics, movies, radio dramas and TV shows as Buck Rogers. Condition: Without the chip at […]

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FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, February 1940, GGA-giant spider cover

The sister magazine to Ray Palmer’s incarnation of Amazing Stories was initially “bedsheet” size; this is one of the earliest issues. Features “The Prince of Mars Returns” by Phil Nowlan, who created the character that became known as Buck Rogers. Classic cover has leggy lady being menaced by a giant spider. Painted by Robert Fuqua. […]

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DARKER THAN YOU THINK, Jack Williamson, 1st ed. in dust jacket

Reading, PA: Fantasy Press, 1948. Cloth in unclipped dust jacket. First edition in first-state binding. Original Fantasy Press order form is tipped in. Williamson expanded his classic 1940 novella in Street & Smith’s Unknown for this Fantasy Press edition. The memorable story presents a logical foundation for lycanthropy and witchcraft. The jacket painting is by […]

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DETECTIVE TALES, May 1946, early app. John D. MacDonald, file copy

This long-running Popular Publications crime pulp didn’t have the big assortment of recurring characters such as those found in the company’s Black Mask and Dime Detective, but it published a good deal of excellent fiction in the Forties. He sold one short story to a pulp in 1936 and spent ten years (with World War […]

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SMASHING WESTERN, September 1936, rare Columbia first issue

One of the earliest pulps published by the Columbia/Chesterfield/Blue Ribbon/Double Action factory, this boasts original content (many others were reprint vehicles). It’s extremely rare if not exactly in great demand. Condition: About Fine. Slight, almost imperceptible cover creasing but otherwise a very clean, colorful copy with off-white to lightly yellowed text block. Almost never seen […]

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BLUE BOOK, June 1927, Agatha Christie “Hercule Poirot” yarn

In addition to Arthur Hawthorne Carhart’s novel of oil-field intrigue, “Black Treasure,” this issue features a good assortment of Blue Book favorites, including one of Clarence Herbert New’s “Free Lances in Diplomacy” tales and one of Lemuel De Bra’s many crime stories set in San Francisco’s Chinatown. But what makes the issue collectable is the […]

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FLYING ACES, January 1934, Philip Strange thriller

Third “bedsheet” issue of this long-running aviation pulp, which started out as a vehicle for fiction but evolved into a hobbyist magazine for model-airplane buffs. Donald Keyhoe’s Philip Strange, the Brain-Devil, was a World War One hero whose adventures were featured exclusively in Flying Aces; he clearly inspired G-8. Other recurring characters in this issue […]

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THRILLING ADVENTURES, May 1941, 1st appearance Thunder Jim Wade

Initially a general-adventure pulp without notable series characters, Thrilling Adventures in 1941 dipped its toes in hero-pulp waters by running complete novels featuring Thunder Jim Wade, a Doc Savage simulacrum. Credited to Charles Stoddard (a Thrilling Group house name). this first Jim Wade novel was actually written by SF specialist Henry Kuttner. Condition: Very Good. […]

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