Tag Archives: The Shadow

Tour: What Fell Heir to the Pulps?

Waking up today, trying to pour enough joe down around my lungs to get fumbling fingers to lace the gumshoes so I can go out and do another tour, I find an email from Patrick McEntee. He’s the guy who … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Thumbing the Hammers in the Gun-Dummy Game

Hey, can you tell that I am deep into Will Murray’s history of the pulp western, Wordslingers? A history of a genre, an encyclopedia of mini-biographies of a thousand and one fictioneers, and a debate between the proponents of the … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: The eMask, Live Today!

The brave new world of ebooks! — what does it offer you today? If you’re a fan of pulp era crime fiction, especially the gritty and hard-boiled sort that shot and slugged its way through the pages of Black Mask — home base for Dashiell … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Stabbed in the Forehead! (and Other Pulp Thrills)

How about a postmortem on PulpFest before something else ripping Up and Down These Mean Streets distracts me? It’s always something — latest is juggling a date and time to do a walk for a Private Eye convention in October. (Tours … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Yet More Fantômas

In a couple of hours I’m out the door for PulpFest (boom-boom-boom, boom-boom). Noticed that for the first evening’s programming they have a talk titled The French Connection — “How French Literature May Have Influenced American Pulp Heroes.” Dumas. Fantômas. … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: The Lost World of Pulp!

In less than a week I’m off to PulpFest 2012 in Columbus, Ohio, with side trips to look up Jim Tully sites in St. Marys plus check out one of the world’s best privately held collections of M. P. Shiel — and … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: The Shadow of PulpFest

What do you think, in the photo above shot on the May 8, 2011 tour, I look more like The Shadow and Mike Chomko, swathed in blue, looks more like Superman, right? My hands float, missing the comforting weight of fully-loaded … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: A Century of Fantômas

Okay, I don’t know how this one got put on the calendar, other than via the interest and tireless efforts of Peter Maravelis, teamed up with a horde of local Fantômas fans and no less than the French Embassy — but … Continue reading

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