Blood 'n' Thunder

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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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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Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Winter/Spring 2016

The 230 pages of this double issue — the first BnT of 2016 — is crammed with articles, reviews, and reprints. The feature articles boast BnT‘s usual combination of intensive research and passionate writing. The cover story is Ed Hulse’s lengthy examination of the two Columbia serials featuring The Spider, one of pulpdom’s greatest heroes. Rick Lai […]

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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 […]

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Blood ‘n’ Thunder: 2014-15 Special Edition

BnT returns from a long hiatus with a special edition combining three normal-sized issues.  It contains more than 120,000 words and well over a hundred illustrations. The big “article” is H. Bedford-Jones’ 1929 treatise on pulp writing, This Fiction Business. Covering everything from plot ideas to the selling of foreign publication rights, this 27,000-word document […]

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Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Summer 2014

BLOOD ‘N THUNDER #41 begins with a report on this year’s Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention. “Tricks of the Trade” offers an article by Arthur Burks, “speed merchant of the pulps,” on an occupational hazard to fictioneering. “Pulp Page to Silver Screen” explores the 1931 Western TRAILIN’, based on a Max Brand novel serialized […]

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Blood ‘n’ Thunder: 2013-14 Special Edition

The largest single issue of a fanzine ever published, this Special Edition has three times the pages of a normal Blood ‘n’ Thunder (less those that would go toward duplicating ads and front matter, of course). Among the departments you’ll find a preview of PulpFest 2014; coverage of a 1936 movie adapting Fred MacIssac’s Dime […]

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Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Winter/Spring 2013

This double issue boasts the greatest variety of articles, reviews, pulp reprints, and pictorial features in Blood ‘n’ Thunder‘s history. Articles include: the 20 most underrated Doc Savage novels, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of experts; a celebration of the Fu Manchu centennial by Bill Maynard, the Devil Doctor’s current chronicler; the making of M-G-M’s […]

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Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Fall 2012

Our 100th birthday salute to the immortal ape man created by Edgar Rice Burroughs takes the form of two lengthy articles: a career overview by David Saunders of pulp artist Stockton Mulford (whose works included illustrations for Tarzan novels) and Ed Hulse’s behind-the-scenes look at the making of TARZAN THE FEARLESS, a long-lost cliffhanger serial […]

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