July 2012

Special Murania Press Sale At PulpFest: 20% Off All Books, New And Old!

Posted in Conventions,Murania Press,PulpFest on July 27, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

PulpFest is coming up fast now: The convention begins just two weeks from today. We’ve packed the dealers room — in fact, we’re still getting requests for tables — and registrations are on a par with last year’s record-breaking total. Moreover, if previous years are any guide, our 2012 show will have a sizable number […]


Dark Knight, Meet The Spider.

Posted in Movies,Pulps on July 26, 2012 @ 8:53 pm

This probably deserves a longer post than I have time to write, but I wanted to make the point and see if anybody agrees with me.  So if you want to comment, please do it here (rather than on Facebook) and maybe we can get a good discussion going. This afternoon I saw The Dark […]


Rafael De Soto Pulp-Cover Recreation To Be Auctioned At PulpFest

Posted in Conventions,PulpFest on July 24, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

About a month back, PulpFest 2012 was very proud to announce that at this year’s convention we’d be auctioning the substantial collection of longtime fan and scholar Al Tonik — pulps, paperbacks, hardcovers, dime novels, comic books, fanzines, and, particularly, reference books. One of the last remaining PulpFest members who actually bought rough-paper mags off […]


BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER’s Upcoming Tenth Anniversary Issue

Posted in Blood 'n' Thunder,PulpFest on July 20, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

After returning from Winston-Salem last Sunday, your humble correspondent required several days to recuperate from sleep deprivation and horrendous drives in both directions. But time marches on, or waits for no man, or something like that, so I need to get my butt back into gear — especially because, among other things, I’m moving at […]


Taking a Breather…But PulpFest Looms!

Posted in Uncategorized on July 10, 2012 @ 10:57 pm

All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go. But I ain’t leavin’ on any jet plane. Nossir, I’m about to drive south to Winston-Salem, North Carolina for the Western Film Fair I mentioned here a few days ago. The show begins tomorrow afternoon and I can’t wait to unveil Blood ‘n’ Thunder’s Cliffhanger Classics […]


The Greatest Adventure Movie. Ever.

Posted in Movies on July 9, 2012 @ 11:44 pm

  I intended today to post an update on a different topic altogether, but I’ve just finished watching — for perhaps the 30th or 40th time — my all-time favorite film, the one that satisfies me most out of the many thousands I’ve seen in 50 years as a true-blue cinephile. It still appeals to […]


“What, another one?” Yep….

Posted in Murania Press,Serials on July 5, 2012 @ 10:47 pm

Just an hour ago I okayed a digital proof of Murania’s latest book — yes, later than Western Movie Roundup — and ordered bound copies. This is another quickie I whipped up after deciding to attend next week’s Western Film Fair in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It should do pretty well down there, I think. Cliffhanger […]


A New Magazine from Murania Press!

Posted in Conventions,Murania Press,Western Movies on July 3, 2012 @ 10:20 am

  Surprise, surprise. For some time now I’ve contemplated launching a separate magazine to cover Western movies. I’ve been seriously researching film history for nearly four decades and have devoted more time and effort to the Western than any other genre. (The serial isn’t a genre, it’s a format.) Over the years I’ve amassed gobs […]


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