World War II, hardboiled cops, and a band of amateur ghost-hunters! It's all here in Awesome Tales #2!
Awesome Tales returns with a new spine-tingler by R. Allen Leider -- "Der Feurher Mabuse," documents a heretofore unchronicled exploit of Dr. Mabuse, the legendary super-criminal from novels and silent films! As World War II rages onward, the Nazi hierarchy begins questioning Hitler's judgment. Is the mind of Dr. Mabuse pulling the nefarious strings?
Also in this issue: "The Last Redhead" (by John L. French) uses her luscious body as bait and payment for a hitman; In "Cruelty" by C.J. Henderson, a supernatural detective searches a museum for artifacts attracting and ancient evil; KT Pinto's "Something Fishy This Way Comes" features a hokey "ghost tour" turned deadly when real ghosts decide to add some authenticity to the proceedings!
New illustrations by Ed Coutts.
Cover design by Rich Harvey.
Awesome Tales is a New Pulp magazine put out by Black Cat Media with Bold Venture Press. Black Cat Media is basically R. Allen Leider, who writes most of the material in these issues, with Bold Venture doing the layout, design, and publication. #2 (Fall 2015) has their “Der Fuhrer Mabuse” as the cover feature. This story makes use of the classic pulp and film villain, Dr. Mabuse, who has the ability of telepathic hypnosis. Set when Dr. Mabuse is trapped in an insane asylum, things go array when someone wonders if Dr. Mabuse might fall into the hands of the Nazis. Or is it the other way around? Rounding out the issue are three more stories. John L. French has a detective story with an occult twist. Another story from the late C.J. Henderson is next. And finally, another strange little story by KT Pinto.