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Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #28

Posted by demonik on January 31, 2014

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #28  (Jan, 2014).

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Justin Marriott – Fanatical Thoughts. Editorial

Fanatical Mails: Colin Clynes, Lynn Munroe, Dianne Francis, Rob Matthews, Chris Elliott-Cannon, Tom Tesarek, Von doom, Andy Boot, Kev Demant, Nigel Taylor, Ian Millstead, Jim Walker.

Justin Marriott – Don’t Let Your Wife, Girlfriend, Or Mistress Read This Article!: History of Chicago based sleaze publishers, Novel Books (Female Psycho Ward!!!, Nympho Lodge, Torture Love-Cage, etc.).

Justin Marriott – Armada Of Horror. A terrify the small special. Christine Bernard’s Amanda Ghost anthologies, Chetwynd-Hayes Monsters series, Ramsey Campbell’s The Gruesome Book & many more.

Pat Black – Nightmare. Mary Danby’s horror trilogy for younger readers of all ages.

Justin Marriott – Artists Assembled: The Sequel: The comic/ paperback crossover. Continued from previous issue.

Justin Marriott – The Juvies: Teensploitation. Get ready to rumble with the cosh boys, teds, hula hulas, Mary Lou’s & Co.

Justin Marriott – The Wizard Of Gore: Those blood-splattered Hershell G. Lewis tie-ins.

Lynn Munroe – Fargo. Misadventures of John Benteen’s presumably lonesome cowboy.

Graham Andrews – Have Blaster, Will Travel. Richard L. Prather’s ‘Shell Scott’ PI novels.

Justin Marriott – Monster: Why Nelson De Mille’s tough cops, Ryker & Keller were “effectively the same character.” Incorporates ‘The Edson T. Hamill Rykers, published after De Mille quit for Manor books. The Child Killer, The Sadist, The Slasher and – what were they thinking of – Motive For Murder.

Joe Kenney – Glorious Trash: Ryker: A second appraisal of the above.

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Paperback Fanatic # 27: ‘Comics into paperbacks’ special

Posted by demonik on October 1, 2013

Justin Marriott (ed) – Paperback Fanatic # 27: ‘Comics into paperbacks’ special   (October, 2013)

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A Tale of Two Cities

The fanatic reflects on a month of book-buying in the US of A.

Cryptzoological top 10
Nick Pope’s top ten of alien animals

Artists assemble!
The greatest team-up of all – comics artists and paperback covers! Jack Davis, FranK Frazettai, Catherine Jeffrey Jones, Boris Vallejo, Bill Ward & Co.

Russo of the living dead

John Russo’s horror paperbacks
The American Biggles

Graham Andrews on the tie-in novel to DC comic’s Blackhawk
From The Files of Ms Tree

Rob Matthews on the PI of paperbacks and comics
The Pulp Jungle

James Doig & Graeme Flanagan on another forgotten Australian pulp author – Gene Janes
Fantastic Fridays

The comics artists used by Ted White in his SF mags.
Who you gonna call?

Comic historian Ron Goulart and his many prose adaptations of comics characters
Mondo Bilbrew

Gene Bilbrew the comics artist that pursued a career in sleaze
Labyrinth

A look at shared pseudonyms at Belmont Tower
Blade Runner

Nigel Taylor on the movie tie-in that never was

Weird Heroes

The ground-breaking vision of Byron Preiss and his pulp anthology

Fanatical Mails
Response to issue 26: Nigel Taylor, Jim Walker, Bill Halvorsan, Joe Kenny, Stephen Sennitt, Charles Wing, Sandy Robertson, Alex Wurm, Paul Fearn, Graham Andrews, Andy Boot., Andrew Kersten.

Assistant editor: Jim O’Brien
Subscriptions, contact details from the Paperback Fanatic Megastore

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Paperback Fanatic #26

Posted by demonik on May 30, 2013

This just in from the house of fanatic ….

Justin Marriott – Paperback Fanatic #26      (May, 2013)

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Hector Garrida

Regular departments:

Fanatical thoughts:
Fanatical mails: Alaister Durie, Coplin Clynes, Mark Savage, Murray Ewing, Johnny Mains, Winston Whitmarsh, Sarah Morgan, Stan Wedeking, Stephen Sennitt, Tom Tesaruk, Stuart Williams, Nigel Taylor, Scott Carlson, Clive Davies, Andrew Kerston
Top Tens: Tom Tesaruk, Stuart Williams.

Features

Justin Marriott – The Delicate Vice:  A history of sleaze publishers Midwood Books
Lynn Monroe – The Midwood Style: The distinctive artwork of Paul Radar.
Graham Andrews – “Had I But Known, Dear Reader …”: The works of crime author Mary Roberts ‘The Bat’ Reinhart.
Justin Marriott – The Original Soprano. True crime with Joey the Killer
Justin Marriott –  Breakfast In The Ruins: Thirty years of classic ‘Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ cover artwork.
Graham Andrews – To Hell or Connaught: A review of John Christopher’s Nazi leprachaun novel, ‘The Little People‘.
Justin Marriott –  Made Of Stone: Men’s adventure author Alan Caillou
James Diog & Graeme Flanagan – James Holledge – Master of Sensational Journalism: An Aussie pulp legend remembered.
Nigel Taylor – One Of The Best Was Bob Shaw. A tribute to the SF author.
Cameron Fowler – Beatnik pulps
Cranston McMillan – Detecting The Seventies. TV detective tie-ins including ‘Kojak‘, ‘Cannon‘, ‘Police Woman‘ and ‘McCloud.’
Frank Frazetta Midwood illustrations.

Subscription details from the Fanatic Megastore

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Paperback Fanatic 25

Posted by demonik on March 11, 2013

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic # 25,   March 2013

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Cover: Les Edwards

Regular departments:

Fanatical thoughts:
Fanatical mails: Chris Mikul, Charles C. Allbrittan III, David Hyman, Michel Parry, Johnny Mains, Graham Andrews, Scott Carlson, Andy Boot, Nigel Taylor, Andy Brennert, Paul Williams, Graeme Flanagan, David Southall, Jim Walker.
Top Tens: Scott Carson, Nigel Taylor & Jim Walker choose theirs.

‘Weird Tales special.

Ramsey Campbell – Weird Tales Revisited
Justin Marriott – Sirens, Temptresses & Godesses. Avon Fantasy Reader.
Justin Marriott – A Macabre Reader. The Fanatic’s DIY ‘Weird Tales’ anthology.
Justin Marriott – Weird Britain: ‘Weird Tales’: the UK editions.
Jim Walker – The Pulp Fanatic: personal reminiscences on ‘Weird Tales’
Justin Marriott – The Book Of Brundage: Interview with Alistair Durie
Justin Marriott – Shadow over Belknap. The fantastic FBL
‘Weird Tales’ in ’60’s & ’70’s paperbacks. Checklist
Graham Andrews – Leo Margulies, anthologist extraordinaire.
Justin Marriott – No Boundaries: Henry Kuttner & C. L. Moore
‘Weird Tales’ in Panther paperback. Checklist
Robert Weinberg – A few words on the Seabury Quinn/ ‘Jules de Grandin’ Paperback Library series.
Kev Demant – Gruesome Cargoes: The Arrow ‘Not At Night’ reprints.

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Paperback Fanatic 24

Posted by demonik on December 9, 2012

Out now – just in time for Christmas!

Justin Marriott (ed) – Paperback Fanatic #24 (November 2012)

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Fanatical thoughts: anguished wails from ye olde editor.

Fanatical mails: your thoughts on issue 23. Andy Boot, Clive Davis, Colin Clynes, Graham Andrew, James McRobert, Don von Doom, Ian Millsread, Jim Walker, Magnus Gatemark, James Doig, Johan Elzer, Stephen Sennitt, Stuart Williams, Andreas Decker, Nigel Taylor.

Australia’s master of erotic adventure: James Doig and Graeme Flanagan on the prolific sleaze author John Slater.

Col Cameron: original art from the Australian cover artist.

The Survivor: Johnny Mains interviews horror legend James Herbert.

The Obvious Enigma: Andy Boot on Jack Trevor Story.

Soul Cinema: Chris Poggiali provides this issues cover gallery.

Fit to be tied – King Kong: Graham Andrews gives a guided tour of skull island

Canadian Gothic: Graham Andrews on A. E. van Vogt

Top Tens from Stephen Sennitt, Sarah Morgan and James Doig

For subscription info & co., visit the superstore at Paperback Fanatic or email Justin: thepaperbackfanaticATsky.com
(replace AT with @, obviously)

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Paperback Fanatic # 21

Posted by demonik on January 10, 2012

Justin Marriott (ed.) Paperback Fanatic # 21 (January 2012)

Contents:

Fanatical Thoughts

Fanatical Mail: letters from Bam!!!, Colin Clyne, Andreas Decker, Holger Hasse, Mark Savage, Mike Chivers, Steve Lines, Stephen Sennitt, Stuart Williams, Gary Dobbs, Andy Boot, Kev Demant, Nigel Taylor

Justiin Marriott – Bounding From the Thirties! The Corinth regency reprints of The Phantom Detective and Dr Death, plus Corinth Checklist.

Rob Matthews – Gold Medal’s Golden Age. Part 1 of a definitive A-Z

Andreas Decker – 50 years of Rhodan- a celebration of pulp astronaut Perry Rhodan’s 50th birthday

Andrew Myers – TNT “the overlooked and demented men’s adventure series”

James Doig – Frank Bernier: A Forgotten Australian Paperback Artist.

Abraham Merritt cover gallery- examples from around the world

Paperback Dungeon: Johnny Mains on John Burke (1922-1911)
Review of Hip Pocket Sleaze
Graham Andrews – Fit To Be Tied (new column devoted to film novelisations)
John Kenney – Glorious Trash (regular column)

For further details, orders, etc, visit Fanatic HQ – and do it soon!

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Paperback Fanatic, #20

Posted by demonik on September 20, 2011

OUT NOW! i will let my friend and colleague severance give you the lowdown since he put so much graft into typing it for the forum!

take it away, mr guns & lingerie!

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic, #20   (September. 2011)

Paperback Fanatic 20

PF20 is a themed issue focusing on Universal’s many imprints – including Award, Tandem, Beacon and Softcover Library in its new 88-page format.

Contents:

Fanatical Thoughts (editorial) by Justin Marriott

Fanatical Mails by Adam Collins, Alan Brennert, Bam!!, Andrew Byers, Chris Wells, Darren Wellings, Colin Clynes, David Barraclough, Derek Smith, David Whitehead, David Southall, Graham Andrews, Mark Rodman, Holger Haase, Paul Ansell, Jeff Mejia, Keith Lyas, Karl Newton, Peter Wrobel, Scott Forrest, Stephen Sennitt, Von Doom, Nigel Taylor, Keith Tree, David Drage, Andy Boot, Johnny Mains, Kev Demant and Andreas Decker.

Glorious Trash by Joe Kenney – The first of Joe’s new columns explores the men’s adventure series The Enforcer by Andrew Sugar.

The Universal Story by Justin Marriott – JM chronicles Universal Publishing, and their many imprints.

The High Priests of Sleaze by Justin Marriott – JM unearths the collectible and interesting from Universal’s sleazy imprint, Beacon Books, includes a mini-checklist.

The Sleazy Side of the Street by Brian Ritt – Brian looks at the works of one of Beacon’s most collectible authors, the prolific Orrie Hitt.

Bibliography of Orrie Hitt’s paperback originals.

Beacon Art Gallery by Brian Emrich – a gallery of original art that graced several Beacon Books.

Tandem Science-Fantasy by Justin Marriott – Justin looks at the offerings from this Tandem line including: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Lin Carter, John Jakes, Jane Gaskell and Talbot Mundy.

Fully Illustrated Throughout by Justin Marriott – the big boss-man details the reprinting efforts of the UK arm of Softcover Library.

For a Few Dollars Less by Cranston McMillan – the first of Cranston’s new columns details the tie-in novels based on Sergio Leone’s “The Man With No Name” spaghetti westerns.

Checklist of Softcover Library UK’s first 100 titles.

 

Order your copy from Fanatic HQ but be sharp about it – these magazines fly out of the superstore!
see also the Paperback Fanatic 20 thread on the Vault forum

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Paperback Fanatic #18

Posted by demonik on April 14, 2011

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #18 (May, 2011)

Fanatical Thoughts
Fanatical Mail
Arcane Lore
A look at the paperback appearances of King Kull and Solomon Kane – Justin Marriott
Campbell on Kane
Legendary horror author Ramsey Campbell on one of his earliest commissions; to finish a number of incomplete Solomon Kane stories – Ramsey Campbell
Der Heftroman
A title by title guide to some of the longest running and most interesting titles generated by the German pulp industry – Andreas Decker
The Macabre ones
Cult author Lionel shares his memories of working on Supernatural Stories at the parsimonious Badger Books – Justin Marriott and Reverend Lionel Fanthorpe.
Sergeant Fury
A look back at the WW2 pulp series; The Sergeant by Gordon Davis and The Rat Bastards by John Mackie – Justin Marriott
Mythmaker
A personal and informative essay on the science fiction stories of cult author Frederic Brown – Nigel Taylor

for subscription details, contact the Paperback Fanatic online superstore,

see also the Paperback Fanatic 18 thread on the Vault forum

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Paperback Fanatic #17

Posted by demonik on January 26, 2011

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #17 (January, 2011)

Justin Marriott – Fanatical Thoughts (editorial)
Fanatical Mail – Ste Turzymaki, Brian Bieniowski, Nigel Taylor, Bam!!, David Barraclough, Joe Kenny, Andrew Byers, Andy Boot, Andreas Decker, Johnny Mains.
Sennitt Sez … – On Acme, Roberts A W Lowdnes, Guy N. Smith and more.
Justin Marriott – Behold The Mags: A History Of New Worlds
Justin Marriott – Notes From The Underground: Interview with Langdon Jones
Justin Marriott – Strange Seductions: The Fawcett Crest Horror Pulps (including a Fawcett horror checklist)
Andreas Decker – To Out-Bond James Bond: Nick Carter, Super-spy.
Justin Marriott – Black Fury. The golden age of Blaxploitation pulp.
Justin Marriott – The Zardoz Pulp Fair

Just this minute received this, so here’s the specs for now and a reminder that you can order a copy via the Paperback Fanatic online superstore. Have also begun a thread for #17 on the Vault forum where it’s likely we’ll be ripping off huge chunks of it in near future.

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Bedabbled!: British Horror and Cult Cinema # 1

Posted by demonik on January 13, 2011

Martin Jones (ed.) – Bedabbled!: British Horror and Cult Cinema # 1 (B!, Feb. 2011)


British Horror & Cult Cinema

Rik Rawling: image taken from Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny and Girly.

Martin Jones – Editorial

Martin Jones – Whatever Happened To Tony Chestnut. The very English Gothic of Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny and Girly.

Sean Crossey – It’s Only A Game: The atmospheric tale of demon worship, self-mutilation and murderous children that is Blood On Satan’s Claw

Julian Upton – Never Never Land: Social realism meets something like horror in Bloody Kids.

Johnny Mains – Further Tales Of Unease: interview with prolific tie-in novelist John Burke.

i’m currently reading through a low-res pdf proof copy and thought i’d best prepare you for the coming of Bedabbled!. Martin Jones’s new publication will appeal to our many British Horror film fiends, particularly those who, all these years later, still carry a torch for Vanessa ‘Girly’ Howard and the scary skull with the wandering eye from Blood On Satan’s Claw. The debut is a ‘Bloody kids’ special (#2 is Cult of Satan!) – and Martin writes in his introduction:

“The canny amongst you may have already guessed that Bedabbled! isn’t going to venture much further than, say, An American Werewolf In London in terms of years covered. You’d be right. Sorry, no Hellraiser, Dust Devil, etc. I can’t speak for other contributors, but it’s my intention to create a new mythology of British screen horror, and within these pages it’ll be done through what I consider to be the most interesting periods of film production this country ever encountered. Aside from the well-documented ‘big three’ (Hammer, Tigon, Amicus), there is a wealth of imaginative material to mine from countless movies (and TV productions) and the insane figureheads of this mag – Mumsy, Vampyres. Goodbye Gemini, Deep End, The Shout – will be featured in some form or another, alongside other works familiar and surprising.”

With the recent British Fantasy Journal howler fresh in mind, i’m not gonna attempt any kind of “review” until i know hard copies have made their way into the customers’ clutches, but i’m predicting a big future for this lively 32 pager. Our friend and colleague, Justin ‘Paperback Fanatic’ Marriott looks after the layout and print management duties, but he’s keen to stress that Bedabbled “is most definitely Martin’s baby” and as babies go, this one has more than a touch of the It’s Alive!‘s about it.

The magazine has no internet presence just yet, but you can order a copy from Martin from:

bedabbledAThotmail.co.uk (as ever, substitute the AT with an @)

Price is £3.50 post-paid UK/ £6.00 world-wide

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