August 2012

The Shadow Strikes . . . 75 Years Later!

Posted in Movies,Upcoming Books on August 31, 2012 @ 2:41 pm

Seventy-five years ago, Grand National Films — a small Hollywood studio — released The Shadow Strikes, the initial entry in what was intended to be a series of four feature-length films adapted from the pulp-fiction adventures of Walter B. Gibson’s legendary crime fighter. The character had previously appeared in six 20-minute featurettes released by Universal […]


The Return of Pulp AdventureCon

Posted in Conventions on August 30, 2012 @ 8:50 pm

Rich Harvey’s Pulp AdventureCon, traditionally the year’s final gathering of pulp and paper collectors in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, will be held on Saturday, November 10, at its usual location: the Ramada Inn on Route 206 in Bordentown, New Jersey.  Most if not all Pulp AdventureCon attendees drive to Rich’s show, and the Ramada Inn […]


PulpFest 2012 Report

Posted in Conventions,PulpFest on August 17, 2012 @ 5:55 pm

Let me say at the outset that my opinion of the recently concluded PulpFest might be colored by the fact that I was a committee member and therefore saw the convention through different eyes. Having said that, I think the event was quite successful. The last time I checked — early Sunday morning — paid […]


Gone fishing….

Posted in Conventions,Murania Press,PulpFest on August 8, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

  …fishing for old pulp magazines, that is. Once a collector, always a collector. I leave 6 a.m. tomorrow morning for Columbus, Ohio and the fourth annual PulpFest, about which you’ve read much here. If you’re within driving distance of Columbus there’s still time for you to join us, and a gala weekend it promises […]


PulpFest, Here We Come!

Posted in Blood 'n' Thunder,Murania Press,PulpFest,Upcoming Books on August 3, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

I haven’t done much blogging lately because I’ve been sweating over the new Murania Press publications that will formally debut at next week’s PulpFest in Columbus, Ohio. Just today UPS delivered my first copies of A. M. Chisholm’s Pirates of the Pines, the third volume in Murania’s Classic Pulp Reprints series. It looks pretty darn […]


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