by Don Hutchison, The Great Pulp Heroes Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Great Pulp Heroes books, Here is an affectionate look back at the outsized heroes who once occupied the imagination of millions of loyal readers-The Shadow, Tarzan, Doc Savage, Captain Future, The Spider, Zorro. They were the original super guys, godfathers and inspiration to the likes of Superman, Batman and James Bond. Fascinating and informative, THE GREAT PULP HEROES is a lively and entertaining history of those fabulous characters, of the gaudy, glorious magazines that spawned them, and of the amazing wordsmiths who churned out their monthly adventures
by Ed Hulse, Fighting Crime One Dime At A Time Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Fighting Crime One Dime At A Time books, The Shadow, The Spider, The Avenger, Doc Savage, The Black Bat, The Phantom Detective - these swashbuckling heroes of mid-20th-century pulp fiction all had one thing in common: They fought crime from outside the law, unhindered by red tape and unmindful of such legal niceties as due process. They fought with fists and guns, for the most part hiding their true identities beneath outlandish costume and grotesque disguises. This collection of essays by distinguished pulp-fiction aficionados chronicles the era of single-character magazines from offbeat angles and with keen insight. The pieces herein analyze key stories and characters while offering rare, behind-the-scenes glimpses of authors and editors at work, crafting and polishing the pulp-paper fever dreams that enthralled millions of young readers during the Great Depression, World War II, and beyond. Ed Hulse, editor of BLOOD 'N' THUNDER, the award-winning journal of adventure, mystery and melodrama, has assembled these affectionate essays with loving care and a discerning eye for the high-water marks in this phase of American popular culture. This third volume in the series BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS, like its predecessors, is profusely illustrated with pulp-magazine covers and original artwork.
by Knightraven Studios, Pulp Heroes Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Pulp Heroes books, An epic adventure spanning two centuries that links the lives of history's most popular Victorian Age adventures with the greatest action heroes of the Pulp Era.
by , The Western Pulp Hero Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Western Pulp Hero books, A popular and enthusiastic guide to the major continuing western hero characters of the American pulp magazine era, complete with bibliography, index, and illustrations of pulp covers, and with a new introduction by well-known Western writer, Ryerson Johnson.
by Jeremy Agnew, The Age Of Dimes And Pulps Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Age Of Dimes And Pulps books, From the dime novels of the Civil War era to the pulp magazines of the early 20th century to modern paperbacks, lurid fiction has provided thrilling escapism for the masses. Cranking out formulaic stories of melodrama, crime and mild erotica--often by uncredited authors focused more on volume than quality--publishers realized high profits playing to low tastes. Estimates put pulp magazine circulation in the 1930s at 30 million monthly. This vast body of "disposable literature" has received little critical attention, in large part because much of it has been lost--the cheaply made books were either discarded after reading or soon disintegrated. Covering the history of pulp literature from 1850 through 1960, the author describes how sensational tales filled a public need and flowered during the evolving social conditions of the Industrial Revolution.
by Nathan Vernon Madison, Anti Foreign Imagery In American Pulps And Comic Books 1920 1960 Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Anti Foreign Imagery In American Pulps And Comic Books 1920 1960 books, In this thorough history, the author demonstrates, via the popular literature (primarily pulp magazines and comic books) of the 1920s to about 1960, that the stories therein drew their definitions of heroism and villainy from an overarching, nativist fear of outsiders that had existed before World War I but intensified afterwards. These depictions were transferred to America’s “new” enemies, both following U.S. entry into the Second World War and during the early stages of the Cold War. Anti-foreign narratives showed a growing emphasis on ideological, as opposed to racial or ethnic, differences—and early signs of the coming “multiculturalism”—indicating that pure racism was not the sole reason for nativist rhetoric in popular literature. The process of change in America’s nativist sentiments, so virulent after the First World War, are revealed by the popular, inexpensive escapism of the time, pulp magazines and comic books.
by Tony Goodstone, The Pulps Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Pulps books, Detective, sci-fi, Western, supernatural, jungle, pirate, aviation, war, sports, horror, super hero, love, sex - these and more are the fantastic array of categories for the wonderful stories, features, articles, poems collected here from 50 years of pulp magazines ... the cradle and school of sensationalism for American pop culture.
by Byron Preiss, Weird Heroes Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Weird Heroes books, Two famous science fiction authors, three acclaimed graphic story writers, one exciting new talent and five of the most fantastic fantasy artists have combined ttheir skills to bring you five of the most incredible new heroes in the universe.