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Friday, May 8, 2015

Radio Archives

May 8, 2015
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Tom Collins played the lead role of American-born Frank Chandler, who had learned occult secrets from a yogi in India. Known as Chandu, he possessed several supernatural skills, including astral projection, teleportation and the ability to create illusions. Chandu's goal was to "go forth with his youth and strength to conquer the evil that threatens mankind”. "Time and space are only an illusion” to the American called Chandler. Endowed with strange gifts, in the first episode he teleported himself to his sister's Beverly Hills home.
Launched in 1931 on KHJ in Los Angeles, the series was soon heard throughout the West Coast. It was then heard, starting in February 1932, over WOR in the East. Nationally, it aired over Mutual starting October 8, 1932.
Chandu the Magician was revived on the Mutual-Don Lee Network on June 28, 1948 as a 15-minute weekday program. Radio Archives has restored all 154 fifteen minute episodes of this exciting radio serial.
Starring Tom Collins as Chandu and Luis van Rooten as the villainous Roxor, plotting world domination. Chandu’s sister, Dorothy Regent, was portrayed by Irene Tedrow. Cyril Armbrister directed the scripts by Vera Oldham which took Chandu to far-flung locales, both real and mythical. Romantic interludes for Chandu were introduced with Egyptian Princess Nadji played by Veola Vonn. Also appearing in the cast were Norman Field, Lee Millar, and Joy Terry. Created by Harry A. Earnshaw and Raymond R. Morgan with Howard Culver as the announcer and music by organist Juan Rolando (Korla Pandit), the series continued until January 28, 1949 when it changed to a 30-minute format, each with a self-contained storyline. The oriental-styled musical score via an eerie organ and crashing symbols created a highly effective out-of-the world atmosphere.
White King Soap was the sponsor for all the episodes in this serial.
In 1932 Chandu the Magician was produced as a film, with Edmund Lowe as Chandu and Bela Lugosi as Roxor. In The Return of Chandu (1934) Lugosi portrayed Chandu, and in Chandu on the Magic Island (1935) Bela Lugosi once again played Chandu.
Chandu the Magician, Volume 1 The Search for Robert Regent has been expertly restored for Sparkling Audio Quality by Radio Archives and features a beautiful cover by the great Virgil Finlay.
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Will Murray's Pulp Classics #80
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria. Liner Notes by Will Murray
For ten grim years, the Spider battled the underworld, imprinting his scarlet seal on the bodies of the criminals he slew. No one knew his name. His face was unknown. Pursued by the police, sought by the mob, the Master of Men crushed crime with a blazing intensity never witnessed before or since. Now he lives again in a new series of audiobooks retelling his pulp-pounding exploits, as chronicled by Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge.
How to fight a menace which strikes without warning — which disintegrates flesh and blood and stone to mere chemical atoms! Men fled in blind panic from the merest rumor of a new attack, and even the Spider — dodging the death blasts — can find at first no weapon with which to combat this new and devastating evil which obliterates its victims in the fraction of time between two heart-beats!
This is the challenge Richard Wentworth, alias the Spider, faces as he plunges into the cauldron of crime exemplified by Satan’s Death Blast. Albany, New York was the first city to face obliteration. Then the Devil moved on to other cities of New York State, and finally set his diabolic sights on Manhattan, demanding a ransom of 75 million dollars to spare the most densely populated city in the United States.
The Master of Men faced two grim challenges. What mysterious force was so powerful that it could detonate a victim into dust-like motes unrecognizab le as human. And who was His Satanic Majesty, The Devil?
Once again, Norvell Page delivers a riveting account of the Spider’s urgent crusade to crush a super-criminal who challenges the combined forces of law and order. As never before, Richard Wentworth hurls himself into a hellish cauldron, prepared to sacrifice his reputation, his life, even his very soul to defeat a foe to whom mercy is a foreign word. When his faithful servant, Ram Singh, turns against his master, Wentworth understands that he faces an enemy who can reach into his inner circle.
But how can the Spider run his quarry to earth when he himself is gunned down and incapacitated while the Devil and his lethal minions run unchecked?
Nick Santa Maria reads Satan’s Death Blast with the crackling intensity you have come to expect of his superb talent. Originally published in The Spider magazine, June, 1934.
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by Will Murray and Lester Dent writing as Kenneth Robeson
Read by Michael McConnohie
Since we released Python Isle, the first Doc Savage audiobook, back in 2011, Radio Archives customers have been clamoring to know if we would record the Wild Adventures of Doc Savage. This surprised us, since the Wild Adventures also launched in 2011! While we did make a special case of Skull Island, we had to finish recording Will Murray’s first 7 Doc novels before we could tackle the Wild Adventures series.
Well, the wait is finally over. We are proud to release The Desert Demons, one of the most intriguing posthumous collaborations between Doc Savage originator Lester Dent and his literary successor, Will Murray. While many of these novels are based on Lester’s concepts, almost half of The Desert Demons is the work of Dent himself!
It all begins in Los Angeles during the Summer of 1936one of the hottest on record. California swelters, and weird clouds resembling rusty blobs of blood begin appearing in the sky like angry coagulations.Worse, they drop down to earth unexpectedly and anything they envelop—whether made of flesh and bone or metal—turns into powdery salt. Death and destruction abound. To combat this unearthly threat, the Man of Bronze summons his men from all corners of the globe, and they rendezvous in Los Angeles to plot the strategy.
But someone has beat them to the punch. Doc’s adventurous cousin, Patricia, is first on the scene, and when she disappears—a reported victim of the Copper Clouds—the Man of Bronze goes on the warpath to get to the bottom of the blood-colored mystery.
This is Doc Savage at the height of his powers, confronting the unknown, backed up by his entire crew. Their investigations take them from the sound stages of Hollywood to the Florida Everglades, dodging danger all the way. It doesn't get any better—or any wilder—than The Desert Demons!
Michael McConnohie once again gives a commanding performance reading this enthralling thriller. This Doc Savage audiobook is available exclusively at RadioArchives.com and is not being sold anywhere else.
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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, G-8 and His Battle Aces, Operator #5 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!

Operator 5 #41 September-October 1938 The Day of the Damned
In the hot hills of Old Mexico, Operator 5 launched his great counter-espionage campaign against a plotting Asiatic horde which threaten to loose the entire barbarous guerrilla Southwest upon America! It was an attack that also combined modern Japanese mechanized warfare and dread tropical disease. As Operator 5 gathered his gallant border legions together to repel the most frightful invasion the world had ever seen, the very pages of history seemed turned back — when America was forced to make its last bloody stand on the hallowed ground of the Alamo! 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. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks. Jimmy Christopher, clean-cut, square-jawed and clear-eyed, was the star of the most audacious pulp magazines ever conceived — Operator #5. Savage would-be conquerors, creepy cults, weird weather-controllers and famine-creating menaces to our mid-western breadbasket... these were but a few of the fiendish horrors that Jimmy Christopher was forced to confront. Operator #5 and the Purple Invasion series returns 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, all written by Paul Ernst, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
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 eBooks to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.
by Will Murray and Lester Dent, writing as Kenneth Robeson, cover illustration by Joe DeVito
When William Harper Littlejohn unearths a shadowy figure transfixed in ice, the renowned archeologist understands that he has made the most momentous discovery of his brilliant career. For inscribed over the frozen form is this chilling warning:
Who is this monster? Why does his name strike terror into the hearts of brave men? Can even Doc Savage control him once he breaks free of his icy tomb?
From the Gobi Desert to war-torn Free China, the Man of Bronze and his fighting crew battle a threat so terrifying that it could change the course of human history…. Softcover $24.95
The Dark Avenger known as Ying Ko journeys to San Francisco's and New York's Chinatowns to combat exotic menaces in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow investigates the strange mysteries of a dead man who still lives and "The Chinese Tapestry" that holds the secret to a fabulous inheritance! Then, The Shadow of Justice falls over Manhattan's Chinese community as the Knight of Darkness attempts to stop a murderous monster from acquiring the occult power of "The Jade Dragon." BONUS: a rare Golden Age classic from the first issue of Shadow Comics! This instant collector's item features both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
The greatest superhero of the pulp era returns in two-fisted thrillers by Lawrence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc Savage is framed by a bronze lookalike as nightmarish reptilian creatures fill the air and Earth is threatened with environmental disaster in "Mad Eyes." Then, Patricia Savage blunders into a death trap after she intercepts a message for Doc, and the only clue to her disappearance suggests "Death is a Round Black Spot." This deluxe pulp reprint leads off with the classic color pulp cover by Robert G. Harris, and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
Doc Savage, Volume 80, James Bama cover
The greatest superhero of the pulp era returns in two-fisted thrillers by Lawrence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc Savage is framed by a bronze lookalike as nightmarish reptilian creatures fill the air and Earth is threatened with environmental disaster in "Mad Eyes." Then, Patricia Savage blunders into a death trap after she intercepts a message for Doc, and the only clue to her disappearance suggests "Death is a Round Black Spot." This deluxe pulp reprint leads off with a knockout cover painting by legendary illustrator James Bama and also features both color pulp covers, original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
The pulp era's longest-running supersleuth returns in two novels edited by longtime Superman and Batman editor Mort Weisinger! First, newspaper editor Frank Havens installs a rooftop signal device to summon The Phantom to combat "Dealers in Death" in the classic pulp novel that inspired the Bat Signal. Then, Muriel Havens is kidnapped by The Bat, a cowled and cloaked mystery man, while investigating "The Yacht Club Murders," in a thrilling pulp novel by Batman scripter Charles Greenberg! Bonus: a classic Phantom Detective illustrated story from Thrilling Comics! This double-novel collector's edition showcases both classic color pulp covers and the original interior illustrations, with historical commentary by Will Murray. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
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Hi, my name is Bob Weinberg. I’m good friends with Doug Ellis and the two of us are both known as obsessive pulp magazine collectors. When I use the word “obsessive,” I mean exactly that. Doug and I have been collecting pulps most of our lives and we have tremendous collections of them. Recently, our buddy Tom Brown has allowed us to share our love of pulp fiction with his huge audience of Audiobook Lovers. I’ve been editing a line of pulp novels, The Best of Argosy, while Doug has been responsible for The Best of Adventure. But the pulp magazines are not our greatest collecting mania. Doug and I both collect original paintings used to illustrate science fiction, fantasy, and pulp magazines and books. Unfortunately, these originals are one-of-a-kind and are unavailable to the average collector except for those willing to pay astronomical prices.
I began buying and selling original artwork used for the covers of science fiction and fantasy paperbacks back in the 1970’s. At the time, collecting original SF Art was considered an interesting offshoot of actual collecting. Artwork sold for a few hundred dollars a painting, if that. But, as times changed, so did the cost of art. Prices skyrocketed. A piece I originally sold for $100, recently brought $15,000 at auction. Making it impossible to collect many of the finest paintings that were sold in the past fifty years. Until now!

Working together, Tom Brown, Doug Ellis and I are now selling stunning prints of some of the finest paintings in our collections. These are printed full color and will be reproduced directly from the actual art used to first publish these unique covers. They will offer the ultimate decoration for any collector interested in SF or pulp art.
Bob & Doug & Tom
The first three prints from Weinberg - Ellis Art Prints are ready to ship.
50 more OTR LPs have just been added and 175 OTR LPs have been lowered in price today.

Comments From Our Customers!
Thomas Kokenge writes:
I am just finishing up the audio book Captain Zero #2 "The Mark of Zero". Mr. Gwynne has done his usual wonderful job of bringing a rather exciting pulp adventure to life. His wonderful reading once again made the audiobook feel like a spot on radio adaptation of the novel.
David Ezell writes:
I love what you do—thanks! I am slowly accruing the CBS Radio Workshop from you and the quality is amazing!
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