Audrey Parente, editor
(Available in eBook edition)
NEW PULP SUPER-NOVELLA
- City of the Dead | William M. Hope
Thurl the Gaelg is targeted as a city’s next sacrifice!
CLASSIC PULP FICTION
- Death Do Us Part | William Decatur
Fogarty could be trusted with $40,000 cash … but could he be trusted with the shapely blonde?
- Kill Me Again | Robert Leslie Bellem
Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, returned from a weekend getaway, only to learn he was late for his own funeral!
CLASSIC PULP COMICS
- "Killer In Clay" | Robert Leslie Bellem and Adolphe Barreaux
Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, in illustrated super-action!
NEW PULP FICTION
- In a Sentimental Mood | Logan Robichaud
Two FBI agents sing the blues over a “person of interest” …
- "Comrade" | Adam Beau McFarlane
These guys brought new meaning to “wargames”!
- "On the Ego Identity of a Butterfly" | Patti Boeckman & Sharla Wilkins
A wing and a prayer …
- "Athena D" | Charles Burgess
Politics and espionage make deadly bedfellows!
- Straight Ahead Into Darkness | Ron Reikki
An EMT doesn’t know how to respond to tragedy …
- Editorial | Rich Harvey
Right on schedule Bold Venture Press has put out a new issue of Pulp Adventures, #34, for Winter 2019. This time with a cover by Albert Fisher from Front Page Detective in 1941, we get new and classic pulp stories that are mystery, science-fiction, and horror. For classic pulp fiction, we get a trio of different works from the prolific Robert Leslie Bellum, best known for this Dan Turner detective stories in the spicy pulps. “Death Do Us Part” is a one-off detective story that ran under his “William Decatur” pseudonym in Trojan’s Super-Detective. Trojan was the major spicy pulp publisher and was owned by Harry Donenfeld, who owned DC Comics. We also get two Dan Turner stories. One is a pulp story in Hollywood Detective, where he was the star, in 1946. The other is a comic strip that ran in Hollywood Detective, also in 1946. Yes, many of the spicy pulps ran short comic stories. For New Pulp, we get several works. The longest of these is “City of the Dead” by William M. Hope, which is a sword-and-sorcery tale starring his Thurl the Gaelg character, who last appeared in #32. As before, this is a world that includes Lovecraftian horrors, so here Thurl is targeted as the city’s next sacrifice! Can he avoid it? If not, we won’t get another tale of Thurl. Not quite a detective story, Logan Robichaud‘s “In a Sentimental Mood” has two FBI agents in the ’50s looking at an author of spy novels as a potential traitor. Adam Beau McFarlane returns to gives us a story set in WWII. “Comrade” is about rival tank crews and a card game that turns deadly. “On the Ego Identity of a Butterfly” is a strange little tale about a boy and his butterflies from Patti Boeckman and her daughter Sharla Wilkins. Patti is the wife of the late Charles Boeckman, a pulp writer whose works Bold Venture has been reprinting. Patti is an author as well, and this tale was finished by her daughter. A mix of science fiction, politics, and espionage is Charles Burgess‘s “Athena D,” dealing with a dangerous new Chinese satellite. Finally, Ron Reikki’s “Straight Ahead Into Darkness” is about an EMT dealing with tragedy. This issue end closes out the fifth year of this quarterly publication (or at least the fifth quartet of volumes). The quality of this magazine, both in its selection of stories and its design, has remained at a high level. I look forward to the next issue, which I’m sure will be soon. I do know we will get science fiction from E.C. Tubb. Whatever we get should be good.