Monday, December 21, 2009

Buy Your Own Christmas Presents - $3 EACH!

I'm a big fan of John Gunnison's High Adventure series, one of the many fine publications from Adventure House. The latest issue is number 109 (the first 23 appeared under the title Pulp Review), and the series is still going strong. Cover price on the most recent issues is $8.95 - and that's a bargain.

But right now, John is offering 35 different issues (including all those shown here) for only $3 each. For fans of pulp adventure, there's no better deal anywhere.

My favorite ish, of course, is Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, reprinting seven rollicking Dan Turner stories from the January 1943 issue of Dan's mag. Another reprints the entire first issue of G-Men, introducing special Agent Dan Fowler. Also for mystery fans, there's a great collection of four "Suicide Squad" tales from Ace G-Man, by Emile Tepperman (who did many intense Spider and Operator 5 novels).

On the mystery edge of the Hero Pulps, you'll find an issue of Secret Agent X, and three of Phantom Detective. Costumed pulp heroes are represented by the Green Lama from Double Detective (4 issues) and The Black Bat from Black Book Detective (2). Then there are the Doc Savage wannabes, Captain Hazzard, Captain Zero (2), and Jim
Anthony, Super-Detective. And five great issues of the legendary "Purple Invasion" series from Operator 5.

Roaming farther afield, there's Jungle Stories star Ki-Gor, the next best thing to Tarzan, in three issues (featuring two novels each). And if you like air war, check out the first two issues of Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds, or Frederick C. Painton's novel-length series, The Conquest of America". Also on sale (at $4 each) are several issues of another Adventure House series, G-8 and his Battle Aces.

Ready to click that mouse? Here's the link: Adventure House Price Specials. And while you're on the site, check out the many other amazing books.


Richard Robinson said...

These look great!

I have the three (?) volumes of Dan Turner stories from Lulu I think it is... I'm unlcear what happened during a post Thanksgiving frenzy, wrapped and undeer the tree, one of those "Here, dear, wrap these and give them to me for Christmas." "Please." moments. Guess I'll find out Friday.

Brian Drake said...

Just be careful how many of those "High Adventure" issues you buy! I have a pile of them I've yet to get through so buying more at this point is a no-no. However, the Suicide Squad is excellent, as is the Phantom Detective and Black Bat, though, for some reason, the Phantom and Bat stories rely too much on narrative exposition and less dialog, which is a bit of a turn-off (I felt the same way with the recent Shadow reprints). But for a good time, dial up the Suicide Squad. You won't regret it.

Evan Lewis said...

It's getting hard to keep track of the Dan Turner reprints without a scorecard, Rick, but this is one of my favorites. It's a facsimile edition, with all the original art.

I have huge stack of unread pulp reprints too, Brian, but I like having them stockpiled for my next binge. And yeah, that Suicide Squad collection was pretty cool.

Laurie Powers said...

Wow, this is great. I haven't been over to his site in a while. I'll go check it out.