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Sunday, July 17, 2011

PULP NOW: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #30!

PULP NOW: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #30!

SUMMER 2011

DEBUT AT PULPFEST - SHIPPING IN EARLY AUGUST!

The just-completed BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #30 (Summer 2011) is the biggest yet, coming in at 116 pages. Its highlight is “The Life and Times of Frank A. Munsey: The Man Who Made The Argosy,” an extremely interesting biography of the father of the pulp magazine written by Argonotes blogger Nathan Madison.

Part Two of “He Always Knew What Evil Lurked” continues Martin Grams Jr.’s history of The Shadow’s early years on radio, leading up to the period just before Orson Welles assumed the role. A 1939 article by Erle Stanley Gardner laments the sorry state of the pulp market and singles out the weird-menace magazines for criticism. Off-Trail Publications’ John Locke remembers the late Bill Blackbeard, legendary collectors of comics and pulps. Mark Trost tracks down three Ace Publications pulp heroes—Secret Agent X, Captain Hazzard, and The Moon Man—who made it into comic books in heavily altered versions. And Daniel J. Neyer weighs in on Drums of Fu Manchu, the 1940 Republic serial widely believed to be among the best chapter plays ever made.

Rounding out the issue is a South Seas yarn written by Robert Leslie Bellem for a 1941 issue of Spicy Adventure.

ORDERING

Single copies of BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER can be purchased for $11.95 plus $2.50 postage, although the better deal is a one-year, four-issue subscription for $40 postpaid. Those paying via snail-mail should make their checks or money orders out to editor/publisher Ed Hulse and send them to him at 2467 Rt 10, Bldg. 15-4B, Morris Plains NJ 07950. Ed accepts inquiries and Paypal payments at bnteditor@yahoo.com

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