Friday, October 25, 2013

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October 25, 2013
 
It's the 80th Anniversary of G-8, The Spider and Dime Mystery magazines!
Radio Archives has been rolling out an uninterrupted stream of exciting products spotlighting the works of pulp superstars Robert J. Hogan, R. T. M. Scott and Norvell W. Page. Here’s Will Murray to tell you more:
“In the Autumn of 1933, Popular Publications took the pulp universe by storm when they released in rapid succession, G-8 and His Battle Aces, The Spider, and the first of the weird menace pulps, Dime Mystery magazine. For the 80th anniversary of these historic debuts, we're releasing some of the earliest and most exciting issues of these fabulous titles. You'll thrill to the continued exploits of G-8, as well as the electrifying debuts of The Spider and Dime Mystery magazine. These thrilling titles come to life in affordable audiobooks, along with companion eBooks. You'll enjoy them all. I guarantee it.”
 
Today we offer three of the earliest and rarest tales to headline the seminal magazine of the sinister, Dime Mystery Magazine, as both an audiobook and eBook. 
 

In an ongoing series of delightfully diverse collections, Radio Archives opens its vaults to bring you another eight hours of entertainment from a wide variety of classic radio shows.
 
Under Arrest, a police procedural drama first aired in July of 1946, began as one of these summer replacements. A mixture of This Is Your FBI and the earlier Calling All Cars, it initially starred Craig McDonnell as Police Captain John Drake, head of a large metropolitan police force. Aired over the Mutual Network in the summer months of 1946, 1947, and 1948 as a seasonal replacement for The Shadow, the 1948 series featured a change of leading character and leading man: radio and movie character actor Joe DeSantis took over the lead as the series became “the story of Captain Jim Scott’s fight against crime”.
 
The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe,  Wolfe was a licensed private detective, but his sleuthing served more as a diversion from his other pursuits: a collector of rare books, a preoccupation with sartorial splendor, a prize-winning horticulturist with a mania for orchids, and a gourmet/gourmand who was once described by his faithful assistant Archie Goodwin as weighing “a seventh of a ton” - about 286 pounds. He had learned that detection was a necessary evil to shore up his frequently depleted financial coffers, though he was loathe to abandon his elegant brownstone at West 35th Street in New York City, preferring to let Goodwin handle the legwork. Still, “a man’s gotta eat” — and Wolfe often left his luxurious, comfortable surroundings albeit reluctantly whenever a case he was working on required mobility. Radio Archives is pleased to present two more broadcasts of this immensely entertaining mystery series that wouldn’t fit in our ten hour radio set. These newly restored shows obtained from the original master transcription discs, and are presented to you in full audio fidelity for your listening pleasure. So sit back and enjoy tantalizing tales of mystery with the man who’s “the smartest and the stubbornest...the fattest and the laziest...the cleverest and the craziest...the most extravagant detective in the world: Nero Wolfe!”
 
The Big Story.  In the 1930s, the movies generally depicted newspaper reporters as fast-talking scalawags, as likely to steal a photo of a missing person from the mantelpiece of the victim’s mother as they were to embroider the facts of a breaking story in order to scoop the competition. This image of the newshound has its root in The Front Page, a satirical comedy-drama from the pens of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, both ex-newspaper reporters themselves, who based their characterizations on the various reporters they had known while working for the Fourth Estate. But, in 1946, a radio producer named Bernard J. Prockter came across a newspaper story that impressed him. It seems that a team of reporters from the Chicago Times had worked for months on the details of a fourteen-year-old murder case, writing a series of stories on the crime and eventually freeing a man who had been falsely accused, convicted, and imprisoned. Such diligence from this often-maligned profession, Prockter thought, might well be a good basis for a radio series -- and thus, in 1947, The Big Story was born.
 
The First Nighter Program. First heard in 1930, The First Nighter Program transported listeners to “the little theater off Times Square” to be a part of the opening night performance of a new play. With the support of atmospheric sound effects, and accompanied by the excited chatter of an enthusiastic crowd, Mr. First Nighter led his fellow audience members into the theater, commented on the playbill, enjoyed the orchestral overture, and sat back as the curtain was raised on yet another Broadway success. It was all radio poppycock, of course; the shows were broadcast from Chicago or Hollywood, never New York City, and the plays were generally light comedies or dramas, written especially for the show. But for twenty-three years, this often charming series brought the glamor and sophistication of the Great White Way into the living rooms of America. The two programs in this collection come from late in the series run and feature Barbara Luddy, Olan Soule, and Rye Billsbury as “Mr. First Nighter”.
 
The Screen Guild Theater. Imagine Hollywood’s biggest stars performing, week after week, free of charge, for thirteen years to help fellow actors in need. This was The Screen Guild Theater radio show’s mission from 1939 to 1952. This Archive Masters collection offers five full-length broadcasts of The Screen Guild Theater. The movie stars are legion, including such bright lights as Ray Milland, Robert Montgomery, Richard Widmark, Jane Wyman, Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, and Phil Harris — many of whom here recreate their original motion picture performances.
 
It’s a unique glimpse into the diversity of radio’s past — and a reminder of just how entertaining radio drama can be! 8 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download.
 
 
Special 50% discount Offer
Flashing eyes and flashing knives...intrigue and mystery in the dusty, crowded streets of Cairo. That's what "Rocky Jordan" meant to faithful radio listeners between 1945 and 1951. It began as "A Man Named Jordan," a fifteen-minute daily serial on the CBS West Coast Network, and evolved into the weekly half-hour adventure that is best remembered today. Heard for the most part only on the west coast and unknown to most of the radio audience during its original airing, the series had national exposure only for the final two months of its run — but has nonetheless captured the imagination of latter-day Old Time Radio enthusiasts as securely as if it had been a long-running coast-to-coast favorite.
 
"Rocky Jordan" is very reminiscent of the classic movie "Casablanca." You'll remember that, at the end of the 1942 movie, nightclub owner Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) and Police Captain Louis Renault (Claude Rains) walk off into the night, leaving Casablanca to join the Free French garrison across the desert. It would be very easy to think of them ending up in Cairo a few years later, with Blaine opening a new cafe and Renault returning to the challenges - and perks - of police work.
 
Jack Moyles plays Rocky Jordan, who is much like the Bogart character Rick Blaine. Jordan runs the Cafe Tambourine in Cairo, and Jay Novello plays Captain Sam Sabaaya, a policeman who relates to Jordan much as Captain Renault does to Rick: they like each other, they respect each other — but they both maintain a certain skepticism.
 
The settings of both stories are nearly identical: the desert sands, the fez, the turbans, the robes, the underworld lowlifes who visit the cafe. In "Casablanca," 'everyone comes to Rick's'. Not so in "Rocky Jordan;" the Cafe Tambourine is a lower-class establishment. It's more a waterfront dive, filled with forgotten men. And, unlike "Casablanca," the war is over — but not the mystery or the intrigue.
 
In this collection of twenty full-length shows, all taken from original CBS network master recordings, Rocky Jordan has encounters with a beautiful gypsy girl, escaped killers, desert raiders, ex-Nazis, diamond smugglers, black marketeers, gun runners, arsonists, racketeers and international thieves. And in them all, he hides a strong sentimentality behind his gruff exterior.
 
Yes, it's Bogart's Rick Blaine all over again — but this time portrayed by Jack Moyles as Rocky Jordan. Casablanca or Cairo, it makes no difference. Close your eyes and feel the hot desert winds against your face. Listen to the babble of the crowds at the bazaar. Feel the adrenaline rush as a sharp Bedouin knife thunks into the woodwork inches from your ear. It's time for another adventure in Cairo with Rocky Jordan! Specially priced until November 7 for $14.99 Audio CDs / $7.49 Download.
 
 
80th Anniversary of G-8 and His Battle Aces
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #35
by Norvell W. Page, Frederick C. Davis, and Paul Ernst
Read by Michael C. Gwynne. Liner Notes by Will Murray
 
 
We here at Radio Archives were pleasantly surprised when, with more than a smidgen of trepidation, we released our first Terror Tales audiobook last year. It was a hit, as were a slew of Terror Tales eBooks we subsequently released.

We thought: If customers like this brand of retro-horror so much, why not go back to the dark well from which it all sprang? That meant Dime Mystery Magazine, the pulp that started the Weird Menace sub-genre back around Halloween of the horrific year of 1933. Since we were planning on celebrating the 80th anniversary of Popular Publication’s G-8 And His Battles Aces and The Spider during this autumnal epoch, why not do the same for their sister publication? 

In brief, Popular Publications had a foundering title in Dime Mystery Book. It featured lead mystery novels with an emphasis on the sinister and the suspenseful. But readers shunned it. Instead of canceling the magazine, Popular dropped the word Book from the title, booted out of the feature novel, and ramped up the terror and horror. The reinvigorated Dime Mystery Magazine went through the roof, spawning Terror Tales and Horror Stories, as well as lesser, but equally sinister satellites.

Dime Mystery magazine remained the flagship, however. It offered the best writers doing their most memorable stories. All were built around the premise of ordinary young couples thrown into contact with demonic forces they must battle alone. No calling 911 allowed! Up against the Devil, it was Do or Die….

For our first Dime Mystery audiobook, we’ve chosen a trio of terrible tales of tension and terror, each one weirder than the one before! Here’s the rundown:

Norvell Page’s dark drama, “The Dance of the Skeletons” leads the fear parade. It had the distinction of being the cover story to that first reimagined issue of Dime Mystery eighty years ago in 1933, and lead directly to Page writing The Spider series. It’s not only the first true Weird Menace story, but it’s also among the longest and most horrific ever penned! This truly frightening tale plunges an intrepid police investigator into the gripping mystery of the men who become skeletonized by a hideous, unseen predator. Then go behind the vampire-haunted scenes of a 1936 stage performance of Dracula in Frederick C. Davis’ eerie “When the Bat Man Thirsts.” Finally, we conclude with Paul Ernst’s haunting “Brides of the Dust Demon,” wherein a strange doom stalks the besieged inhabitants of a dying Dust Bowl town.

These stories were chosen to showcase the many darkling facets of the Weird Menace experience. All three novelettes are read by Michael C. Gwynne. He is still recovering from the experience…. 7 hours $27.98 Audio CDs / $13.99 Download.
 
 
 
RadioArchives.com and Will Murray are giving away the downloadable version of the newly released Strange Detective Mysteries audiobook for FREE.
 
If you prefer the Audio CDs to play in your car or home CD player, the coupon code will subtract the $11.99 price of the download version from the Audio CDs. That makes the Audio CDs half price.
 
Add Strange Detective Mysteries to the shopping cart and use the Coupon Code AUDIOBOOK.
 
“Strange Detective Mysteries #1 is one of my favorite pulps and I am excited to produce it as an audiobook with my good friends at Radio Archives. It leads off with Norvell W. Page’s bizarre novelette, “When the Death-Bat Flies,” and includes thrilling stories by Norbert Davis, Paul Ernst, Arthur Leo Zagat, Wayne Rogers and others. Popular Publications went all-out to make this 1937 debut issue a winner. And they succeeded!”
 
Happy listening,
Will Murray
 
 
80th Anniversary of The Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, and Dime Mystery Magazine
 
New Will Murray's Pulp Classics eBooks
 
The best of timeless Pulp now available as cutting edge eBooks! Will Murray's Pulp Classics brings the greatest heroes, awesome action, and two fisted thrills to your eReader! Presenting Pulp Icons such as the Spider and G-8 and His Battle Aces as well as wonderfully obscure characters like the Octopus and Captain Satan. Will Murray's Pulp Classics brings you the best of yesterday's Pulp today!
 
Nita van Sloan offered her young life to The Man from Hell, so that one individual — Richard Wentworth — might don the Spider’s grim habiliments and risk his own life in glorious battle against Secundus, the reincarnation of Satan — Prince of Inquisitors, who led his sightless, blood-lusting hordes against the city! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99.

 
“Ghosts! Ha-ha-ha-ha — there ain’t no such thing!” From the wreck of a crashed D.H. came those strange words — words spoken with mad laughter by a dying Yank. What had he seen in German skies that had turned him insane with fright? Had a “ghost” wiped out the rest of his patrol? Grimly G-8 and his buddies seek the answer down a haunted cloud trail. G-8 and his Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World War that might have been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for over a decade, not ceasing until the magazine folded in the middle of World War II. G-8 and his Battle Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
The skies are red with the blood of men who have a right to live, and G-8 flies to his last appointment with Death! This is the will of the Serpent, and there is hell and misery locked in the magic of his eyes. You’ll know about this when you’ve felt the bloody Fangs of the Serpent! G-8 and his Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World War that might have been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for over a decade, not ceasing until the magazine folded in the middle of World War II. G-8 and his Battle Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
99 cent eBook Singles
Each 99 cent eBook Single contains a single short story, one of the many amazing tales selected from the pages of Terror Tales and Rangeland Romances. These short stories are not included in any of our other eBooks.
 
I could have stayed all night in the storm... Instead, I accepted the hospitality of a being whose kindness was far worse than the cruelty of any tempest! In 1933 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format$0.99.
 
It was a weird, diabolical lust that fired the veins of John Trevis when he held in his hand the coin that had bought the betrayal of the Saviour. In 1933 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format$0.99.
 
Nordstrom, the actor, drew genius from a source he could not think of without shuddering! In 1933 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format$0.99.
 
Because of Wade Hanlon’s wealth and his pleasure with the woman of deathless sin, that jury hated him! So, taunting hell itself, he asked for change of venue to a Higher Court! In 1933 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format$0.99.
 
All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBook to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.
 
Find these legendary Pulp tales and more in Will Murray's Pulp Classics, now available at:
 
 
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80th Anniversary of The Spider
 
Receive an exciting original Spider adventure FREE! Part of the Will Murray Pulp Classics line, The Spider #11, Prince of the Red Looters first saw print in 1934 and features his momentous battle with The Fly and his armies of crazed criminal killers.
 
For those who have been unsure about digging into the wonderful world of pulps, this is a perfect chance to give one of these fantastic yarns a real test run. With a full introduction to the Spider written by famed pulp historian and author Will Murray, The Spider #11 was written by one of pulp's most respected authors, Norvell W. Page. Writing as Grant Stockbridge, Page's stories included some of the most bizarre and fun takes on heroes and crime fighting in the history of escapist fiction.
 
Even today Page's scenarios and his edge-of-the-seat writing style are still thrilling both new and old fans everywhere. For those who have never read one of these rollercoaster adventures, you are in for a thrill. If you already know how much fun a classic pulp is, make sure you get a copy of this classic.
 
See what the Total Pulp Experience is for yourself. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
 
Send an eMail to eBooks@RadioArchives.com and start reading your FREE copy of the Spider #11 within seconds! Experience The Best Pulps the Past has to offer in the most modern way possible!
 
 
 
80th Anniversary of The Spider
One of the top crime-fighters from the golden age of pulp fiction, The Spider returns in two thrill-packed adventures written by Norvell Page under the pseudonym of Grant Stockbridge. First, in “The Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon” (1941), With unheard of skill, the Red Surgeon can change a patient into an imbecile… or a genius of crime! Not only can he alter the physical shell, but this mad doctor can even amputate parts of a victim’s personality, even their conscience. And his greatest ambition is to operate on none other than Stanley Kirkpatrick, Nita van Sloan… and the Spider! Then, in “The Spider and the Death Piper”(1942), Weird compelling music lures the inhabitants of Martinsville to suicide! By ones and twos at first, then in a stampede of maddened self-destruction. Even Richard Wentworth, with the iron will of the Spider, felt the irresistible calling of that Devil-tune! Can even the Master of Men prevail against an unearthly power that goads the listener to suicide? These two exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading and feature both of the original full color covers as well as interior illustrations that accompany each story. On sale for $12.95, save $2.00
 
 
The Knight of Darkness confronts ancient evil in two occult mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant.” First, the gods of Ancient Egypt walk again when murder strikes within the “Temple of Crime.” Can The Shadow end the deadly curse before the slaughter becomes too bloody? Then, a violated tomb and “The Curse of Thoth” pits the Dark Avenger against an ancient Egyptian deity! BONUS: “Murder in the Crypt,” a classic Walter Gibson script from Radio’s Golden Age! This instant collector’s item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Golden Age comics artist Charles Coll, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and commentary by popular culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. $14.95.
 
The pulp era’s greatest superman returns in thrilling tales of international intrigue by Harold A. Davis and Lester Dent writing as “Kenneth Robeson.” First, with the world on the brink of global war, its leaders order the arrest of Doc Savage when “The Munitions Master” frames the Man of Bronze for the grotesque “burning death” that has decimated France’s military. Then, after narrowly escaping an assassination attempt, Doc Savage is abducted to the South Pacific where a bizarre plot is being hatched in the “The King of Terror”!This classic pulp reprint showcases both original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke and the classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray, author of 12 Doc Savage novels. $14.95.

Pulp fiction’s legendary Man of Bronze returns in two of his most engrossing adventures. Doc Savage battles genetically-engineered giants in “The Monsters,” the classic pulp thriller that inspired the Hugo Strange story in “Batman” #1. Then, the Man of Bronze and his Iron Crew discover that a metabolism-accelerating elixir is creating an army of superpowered criminals in “The Whisker of Hercules.” This classic pulp reprint also features the original color pulp covers by Walter Baumhofer and Modest Stein, interior illustrations by Paul Orban, and historical articles by Will Murray. Plus a NEW expanded variant edition with additional historical commentary by Brian M. Kane and a 15 page interview with James Bama, the artist who defined Doc Savage for modern fans.144 pages. $14.95.
 
The pulps’ legendary “Man of Steel” returns in three action-packed pulp thrillers by Paul Ernst and Emile Tepperman writing as “Kenneth Robeson.” First, a stolen formula provides crime with a pill that transforms subjects into superhuman murder machines in “The Happy Killers.” Then, targeted with “The Black Death,” The Avenger must unmask the satanic mastermind behind the Black Wings Cult before his own life is forfeit! PLUS “Cargo of Doom,” a bonus Avenger thriller by Spider-scribe Emile Tepperman! This classic pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers, Paul Orban’s interior illustrations and commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. $14.95.
 
80th Anniversary of The Spider
This is an authentic replica of an original pulp magazine published by Girasol Collectables. This edition is designed to give the reader an authentic taste of what a typical pulp magazine was like when it was first issued - but without the frailty or expense of trying to find a decades-old collectable to enjoy. The outer covers, the interior pages, and the advertisements are reprinted just as they appeared in the original magazine, left intact to give the reader the true feel of the original as well as an appreciation for the way in which these publications were first offered to their avid readers. To further enhance the “pulp experience”, this edition is printed on off-white bond paper intended to simulate the original look while, at the same time, assuring that this edition will last far longer than the original upon which it is based. The overall construction and appearance of this reprint is designed to be as faithful to the original magazine as is reasonably possible, given the unavoidable changes in production methods and materials. $35.00.
 
by Will Murray and Lester Dent, writing as Kenneth Robeson
 
When out of work magician Gulliver Greene stumbles upon a man who claims to be Christopher Columbus, still alive in 1937, it’s only the start of the most complex plot ever to involve the incredible Doc Savage.
Called to the sleepy farm town of La Plata, Missouri, the Man of Bronze plunges into the enigma of the vanishing Victorian house. Is it haunted? Is it even real? Can Doc solve the mystery—or will he be sucked into the unknown vortex into which it disappears?
From his supersecret Crime College to a sinister island in the Great Lakes, Doc Savage and his brilliant team race to untangle the most baffling webwork of Halloween horrors ever encountered. For many weird mysteries beyond human ken converge in the Missouri wilderness in this, the wildest Doc Savage adventure yet! $24.95.
 
by Will Murray
 
The Writers of the Purple Wage have long since taken the last trail into dusty memory. But, now, they live again––to retell tall tales of those distant days when they helped forge the fabled West of American Imagination.
 
They’re all here!
*The Popular hacks!
*The Spicy bestsellers!
*The Thrilling myths!
 
Those amazing million-words-a-year men!
True Westerners born on the Range!
Broadway cowboys never West of Hoboken!
 
Join Max Brand, Luke Short, Johnston McCulley, Ernest Haycox, Walt Coburn, Frank Gruber, Ryerson Johnson, & a hard-working, fast-drawing posse of freelance fictioneers!
 
And those two-fisted foremen of New York’s fiction factories–magazine editors Frank Blackwell, Rogers Terrill, Leo Margulies, Robert Lowndes & Fanny Ellsworth!
 
Together, in their own words, these veteran pulpsters & others offer startling inside stories of how they created the mythology of the Golden West!
 
*Blazing action! Savage characterization! Real emotion!
 
Ride with the Old West’s top gunhands, greatest pulpsmiths & legendary brands. From Buffalo Bill, Deadwood Dick & Hopalong Cassidy to Gunsmoke & Louis L’Amour, this is their saga.
 
Armed with forgotten interviews, controversial essays & candid letters first not seen in generations, acclaimed pulp historian Will Murray, author of The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage, reveals the epic life & frequent deaths of the Pulp West! 469 pages, approx. 6"x9" $29.98
 


By Dr. Art Sippo
 
A pale, ghoulish man named Ool stalks a man who was seeking help from Doc Savage. He kills him with a weaving butterfly-like gesture of his right hand. There is no mark on the man and the cause of his death is a mystery. Ool then retrieves from the body a strange pair of goggles with large lens that are jet black in color. The eerie killer seems barely human. He has a white, almost albino complexion, large pale eyes, and fine golden hair like that of a mouse. He is obviously not of this world. Ruthless and cunning, he is ignorant of such basic things as chocolate candy. He has aligned himself with hardcore criminals for a fantastic scheme that will be worth billions of dollars. But now Doc Savage has become involved, and the scheme is in jeopardy.

Doc and his Iron Crew do battle with these villains and eventually follow them to a secret location in northern Canada and into deep caverns leading to a forgotten land where it is always night! And in that dark realm, danger lurks and strikes unerringly even in the absence of light.

Who or what is Ool? What is the secret of the strange googles? What secrets are hidden under the ground? What is the great scheme that drives criminals into the depths of the earth in search of a limitless fortune? Can Doc and his crew prevail in a place of perpetual darkness to defeat an enemy they can’t even see?

“The Land of Always Night” was one of the most popular of the Savage Supersagas that had fans talking for years afterwards. It was the product of the collaboration of Lester Dent and Ryerson Johnson who based the story on claims of violent attacks on explorers in deep caves by unknown assailants who vanished in the darkness.

Don’t miss this exciting Doc Savage adventure. Double Novel reprint $12.95
 
 
 
Comments From Our Customers!
 
Andy Wood writes from England:
Did you ever locate the first of the short Fibber McGee shows from 1953-54? I have them all but some are in terrible quality and the dialogue is undecipherable. Sounds like some were recorded by a microphone near a radio as you can hear background voices and telephones ringing etc. I have all the one’s you issued and they are truly incredible - one of the most astonishing finds in the whole OTR cannon in my opinion! If only the 15 minute Gildersleeve series would turn up!!

Mary Nagaldo writes:
To my friends at Radio Archives. Bravo! You guys have done it again! What more can I say! Doctor Death - “Twelve Must Die” was brilliantly read. Joey D ‘Auria did a brilliant job reading this wonderful story! I am looking forward to purchasing the other two Dr. Doctor Death audiobooks and the Wu Fang audiobooks as well as the Terror Tales.

Donovan Yaciuk writes:
Got the package last week! You guys have nice shipping boxes! (I’m not sure I’ve ever told anyone that in my life! haha!)

David Danields writes:
You bet I’d be interested! And I am very sure that I’ll be buying some of the Spider & G8 adventures. When ereaders first came out I shook my head going “I’ll never...” Now I love the damn things and I’m so happy to see this content now available. Bring ‘em on!

Ron Poness writes:
I will continue to buy your products as I have for years now. Love your stuff!!
 
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