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Friday, February 12, 2016
February 12, 2016
99 Cent Gunsmoke, Volume 1Bonus!
The brand new Gunsmoke, Volume 1 radio set is only 99 cents through February 25th, when you place any order for $25 or more.
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Around Dodge City and in the territory on west — there’s just one way to handle the killers and the spoilers — and that’s with a U.S. Marshall and the smell of “Gunsmoke”! “Gunsmoke” starring William Conrad. The story of the violence that moved west with young America — and the story of a man who moved with it. I’m that man, Matt Dillon, United States Marshall — the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job — and it makes a man watchful ... and a little lonely.
Gunsmoke was an adult western and was the creation of writer, John Meston, and producer-director, Norman Macdonnell. It absolutely took the country by storm. Variety Magazine, the show business journal, called it "an amazing presentation," and The New York Times labeled it "Something new and entirely exciting in radio." Listeners began sending in thousands of letters voicing their approval. Nothing like it had ever been heard on radio before and was a complete departure from earlier radio western programs such as Tom Mix, The Lone Ranger, and Red Ryder. The dialog, the sound effects, and the music were top notch. Program stories centered around the cattle town of Dodge City, Kansas in the 1870s, with William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon, Georgia Ellis as saloon owner Kitty Russell, Parley Baer as the marshal's assistant Chester Good, and veteran actor Howard McNear as country doctor Charles Adams. And the music of Rex Khoury added the final touches. If there ever was a program that accurately depicted the raw violence and danger of the early American west, radio Gunsmoke was it.
Matthew 'Matt" Dillon is someone who believes that fairness and justice, tempered with understanding and compassion, is paramount in his city. Even though he frequently laughs at Chester's corny jokes, he can be as tough as nails when the need arises. Tangling with Marshal Dillon is something cowboys from trail herds, and outlaws, try to avoid at all costs. As Matt says, he is the first man they look for and the last they want to meet.
Listen to the Sparkling Audio Quality in Radio Archives restoration of Gunsmoke, Volume 1.
In the heart of New York’s Chinatown, on his imperial throne, guarded by swordsmen and gunmen and a labyrinth of death traps, sat the Arch-Criminal of all time. Master of life and death, of disease, of horrible, crawling things — the Emperor of Vermin released destruction over city and nation. The Spider, Master of Men, champion of humanity, fought with every ounce of his cunning, against the monster who personified evil incarnate — while one faithful servant gave his life in this, the Spider’s most bitter, hopeless battle, and Nita herself was faced with a doom more ghastly than any criminal mind had conceived before!
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’s back with a vengeance in a new series of audiobooks retelling his pulp-pounding exploits.
Never before or since has there been a hero like the Spider. Driven, hunted, and violently committed to exterminating criminals of all calibers. A self-appointed savior of humanity, driven manic-depressive, and possibly undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, the Spider was known as the Master of Men.
“There’s a madness that gets in me when the Spider walks....” Wentworth once admitted.
The most compelling of the classic pulp heroes, Richard Wentworth had a fiancé, a coterie of equally committed aides, and a tense relationship with New York Police Commissioner Stanley Kirkpatrick, Wentworth’s best friend, but also a dedicated lawman sworn to send the Spider to the electric chair—no matter who he turns out to be.
Nick Santa Maria again takes on the dual role of Richard Wentworth, aka the Spider, Master of Men, for this powerful story.Dragon Lord of the Underworld originally published in The Spider magazine, July, 1935.
Out of war-torn skies soars…G-8 and His Battle Aces! The greatest combat pilot of the War to End All Wars, G-8’s true name was stricken from all official records. Flying a supercharged warplane, backed by his wild wingmen, Bull Martin and Nippy Weston, G-8 fought the most horrific foes the Kaiser could throw at him.
The creation of writer Robert J. Hogan, G-8 and His Battle Aces appeared in the magazine of that same name for over a decade. Envisioning the expected strain on the writer’s imagination a monthly novel would enact, Steeger and Hogan agreed that the new series would soon grow stale if they didn’t spice it up with elements of the fantastic. This recipe ranged from merely super-scientific death rays to unabashedly supernatural manifestations. Nothing was taboo in G-8. Hogan was a pioneer of over-the-top plotting generations before the term was coined.
For our newest exciting G-8 release, we have selected Patrol of the Cloud Crusher, a particularly wild tale torn from the June, 1936 issue.Hogan outdoes himself by pitting his hero against an astounding threat—titanic disembodied hands reach out of the clouds to ensnare and crush Allied aircraft! Even the Master Spy is baffled.
It begins with a ghostly hand that snatched an important clue and vanished! If that wasn't baffling enough, a patrol flying past a giant cloud encountered a monster arm whose crushing fingers destroyed their warplanes.
Taking to the skies, G-8 rushes to investigate the so-called Hand of Providence that had seemingly taken the German side in the war. But it was one thing to fly into that hell cloud. Quite another to survive the encounter!
When the Flying Spy and his Battle Aces take on the challenge of the Patrol of the Cloud Crusher, will they return––or will their own aircraft be pulverized by the seemingly supernatural power? Herr Doctor Kreuger strikes again!
Nick Santa Maria narrates this ripping yarn of World War I air-to-air combat with his usual mastery.
50% Discount on the Audio CD version - 5 hours - $9.99 Audio CDs
Sanctum Books presents two more 1939 novels starring the cowled crimefighter whose adventures paralleled Batman's and inspired Two-Face's origin, written by Norman A. Daniels as "G. Wayman Jones" for future Batman editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff. First, mass murders set the Nemesis of Crime in pursuit of a ring of satanic killers as "The Black Bat Strikes Again." Then, "The Black Bat's Challenge" is to unmask the hidden leader of a vicious gang of beggars! Golden Age of comics bonus: "The Mask Returns!" in a rare 1940 Golden Age classic from Nedor's Exciting Comics #2. This instant collector's item features both classic color pulp covers and the original interior illustrations by Harry Parkhurst, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin.Double Novel Reprint $14.95
The pulp era's legendary superman returns in two action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, just as evidence of their evil deeds materializes, unscrupulous Wall Street financiers disappear, victims of a vengeful monster called "The Sea Angel," in an expanded novel with never-before-published prose from Lester Dent's original manuscript.Then, an urgent plea from a powerful politician lures Doc Savage to Kansas City to unmask the diabolical Mr. Jones in "The Devil is Jones". This instant collector's item reprints the classic color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Charles J. Ravel and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray plus a "Portrait of a Doc Savage Collector."Double Novel Reprint $14.95
The pulp era's legendary superman returns in two action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, just as evidence of their evil deeds materializes, unscrupulous Wall Street financiers disappear, victims of a vengeful monster called "The Sea Angel," in an expanded novel with never-before-published prose from Lester Dent's original manuscript.Then, an urgent plea from a powerful politician lures Doc Savage to Kansas City to unmask the diabolical Mr. Jones in "The Devil is Jones."This instant collector's item leads off with a knockout painting by James Bama, and also reprints the classic color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Charles J. Ravel and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray plus a "Portrait of a Doc Savage Collector."Double Novel Reprint $14.95
by Will Murray and Lester Dent, writing as Kenneth Robeson, cover illustration by Joe DeVito
When a vivacious blonde convinces Monk Mayfair to skip an important sea voyage to London, and instead run off to her Louisiana plantation, Ham Brooks is very suspicious.
After Doc Savage enters the picture, things start popping. As in fists and guns. Finding themselves on a steamship bound for the Caribbean, Doc, Ham, and a reluctant Monk become embroiled in wartime intrigue surrounding the question of who is desperately trying to keep them off the Northern Star, and why?
From New York City to the Bahama Banks, Doc Savage and his mighty men follow the trail, making new allies along the way, until they plunge into a hurricane of horror only some will survive….Softcover $24.95
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!The Master of Darkness confronts international intrigue in two thrilling espionage novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow journeys to Paris and Moscow to undermine a Bolshevik conspiracy to seize "The Romanoff Jewels" in one of Walter Gibson's most acclaimed novels! Then, the Dark Avenger is summoned to Washington, DC in "Crime Under Cover" to prevent a hidden spymaster from acquiring the Neutralizer, the ultimate weapon of war. BONUS: counterintelligence agent Tim King examines "Spycraft and The Shadow" plus a Shadow espionage thriller from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney plus the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin.Double Novel Reprint $14.95
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