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The Wild West of Fiction and Film

This revised and expanded second edition maintains the first’s emphasis on the nexus of Western pulp fiction and “B” movies, with coverage of significant Western serials as well. The Wild West of Fiction and Film does not pretend to be a comprehensive narrative history; it’s strictly a collection of essays with the same general theme. […]

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Blood ‘n’ Thunder 2022 Special Edition

In 2022 Blood ‘n’ Thunder celebrates its 20th year as the foremost journal covering adventure, mystery, and melodrama of the early 20th century. This massive Special Edition boasts more than 100,000 words and over 100 illustrations in 336 pages. Will Murray leads off with an article on the rare one-shot supervillain pulps The Octopus and […]

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Mistress of Death and Desire

Murania Press introduces its second collection of gruesome horror-pulp stories reprinted from magazines originally published in the late 1930s by Martin Goodman, who would shortly establish what became the Marvel Comics empire. Bearing his “Red Circle” trademark, Mystery Tales, Uncanny Tales, Marvel Tales, and Real Mystery were transgressive in the extreme, shattering the boundaries of good taste […]

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Blood ‘n’ Thunder Presents: The Set

We’re now offering all four volumes of Blood ‘n’ Thunder Presents as a complete set, and at a substantial discount. Pride of the Pulps, The Penny-a-Word Brigade, Fighting Crime One Dime at a Time, and Pulpourri were published at $24.95 each and are still available at that price for those who wish to purchase one […]

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Blood ‘n’ Thunder 2021 Annual

The award-winning journal of adventure, mystery, and melodrama is back! After a two-year absence Blood ‘n’ Thunder returns as a book-length Annual, its 264 pages crammed with articles, illustrations, and fiction reprints. As always, the emphasis is on pulp magazines, vintage Hollywood movies, and Old Time Radio drama. The Annual’s first section is a centennial […]

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When Dracula Met Frankenstein

In 1968 two ambitious young filmmakers, working on a shoestring, made a movie about a ruthless motorcycle gang. Titled Satan’s Sadists, it became the initial release of their new company, Independent-International Pictures, and was wildly profitable. Over the next two decades Sam Sherman and Al Adamson collaborated on a succession of low-budget films that attracted […]

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Partners in Peril

Walter Miller and Allene Ray co-starred in ten classic “cliffhangers” produced and released during the late silent era by Pathé, one of the pioneering motion-picture companies. They were an incredibly popular team whose chapter-play hits included The Green Archer (a 1925 adaptation of Edgar Wallace’s classic mystery novel) and The House Without a Key (the […]

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Lone Pine and the Movies: 2019 Edition

The 2019 edition of Lone Pine and the Movies, like its recent predecessors, chronicles the history of Western-movie production. Its cover story examines the wave of 1939 hits that brought big-budget “A” Westerns back to box-office prominence, with behind-the-scenes information on the making of Stagecoach, Dodge City, Jesse James, Union Pacific, and others released during […]

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The Purple Eye

This wildly melodramatic thriller, originally published in the August 1933 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine, provided the template for countless pulp-hero novels published during the Thirties. Depression-era readers craved outlandish menaces to take their minds off their troubles, and The Purple Eye was at the top of the list. The Eye, maniacal criminal mastermind and […]

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