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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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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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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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Blood ‘n’ Thunder, Second Series, Number Two

The second issue of the revived Blood ‘n’ Thunder opens with a special section devoted to Jimmie Dale, alias the Gray Seal, Frank L. Packard’s World War I-vintage protagonist whose adventures in Street & Smith’s People’s Magazine presaged the Depression-era hero-pulp phenomenon. Award-winning writer, editor, documentarian, and pop-culture historian Don Hutchison makes his first appearance […]

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The Spook Hills Mystery

What haunts the eerie “Spook Hills” of Idaho? What supernatural force endangers local ranchers? The Sunbeam Ranch, south of the Snake River country, is a cattle outfit operating in close proximity to sheepmen. That’s usually a recipe for disaster, but the usual squabbles over water and grazing land aren’t the biggest problems facing this district. […]

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Fur Pirates

A fortune in stolen furs, secreted in the Canadian Northwest for 20 years, is avidly sought by rival factions! In the wilderness fringing the great Carcajou River, 18-year-old Bob Cory joins recovering invalid Jim Dunleath and a wealthy Eastern sportsman named Fothergill on the quest to uncover $100,000 in stolen pelts cached 20 years before […]

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Wilderness Trail

The financial stability of a fledgling nation is undermined by ruthless river pirates! In 1810, the still-young United States of America continues its westward expansion as a national economy begins to flourish. But the country’s commerce is seriously disrupted in Kentucky, at the juncture of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, by daring pirates who strike […]

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Barehanded Castaways

After being shipwrecked, nine average men of varying background and experiences finally reach land. With no tools, no weapons, no supplies—not so much as a penknife or watch-crystal among them—the castaways realize they can endure their isolation only by working as a team and making ingenious use of their limited knowledge. But Nature’s most hostile […]

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The Return of Yorke Norroy

One of pulp fiction’s earliest series characters, whose adventures have been forgotten by all but a few rabid collectors of pre-World War I magazines, returns in the swashbuckling adventure story that his creator probably meant to be his last. To the world at large Yorke Norroy is a fop, a fashion-plate, a wealthy idler, a […]

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