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Archive for the ‘Paperback Fanatic’ Category

Paperback Fanatic 36, Pulp Horror 5, Men of Violence 6!

Posted by demonik on March 20, 2017

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #36 (March, 2017)

Full colour 100 glossy page paperback!

Fanatical Thoughts. Editorial
Fanatical Mails. Graham Andrews, Andy Boot, Clive Davies, Scott Carlson, Stuart Williams, Tom Tesarek, Nigel Taylor.
Tom Tesarek – Us or Them?
Tom Tesarek experiences a paperback bad trip when he drops three volumes of Us
Rob Matthews – Gold Medal Classic Murder Trials
Rob checklists a rarely discussed slice of true-crime courtesy of the iconic Gold Medal.
Tom Tesarek – Arizona: A Book Odyssey
Tom Tesarek ‘s epic voyage of self-discovery and paperbacks is a Homer’s Odyssey for the Paperback fanatic.
Jim O’Brien – The Tale Of Two Dark Angels
Jim O’Brien looks at the Dark Angel series including its origins in a newspaper strip and the evolution of the African-American heroine in 70’s popular culture.
Artists Assemble #5: Screaming Metal
French artists of the Metal Hurlant/ Heavy Metal school forever changed the world of fantasy art in the mid-70’s.
Graham Andrews – The Pantastic Saint
Graham Andrews goes undercover to investigate the earliest paperback editions of the famous spy character and his creator.
Justin Marriott – Thud And Blunder
The Fanatic does battle with Lin Carter’s Year’s Best Fantasy series.
Paul Bishop – Get Your Motor Running
The actor and author makes his Fanatic debut with a look at the depiction of outlaw bikers in men’s adventure magazines.
Jack Chalker – The Discovery At Red Hook
A reprint of “Irwin Binkin meets H. P. Lovecraft” with an obscure but relevant HPL reference in the title.
Justin Marriott (ed) – Pulp Horror 5 (March, 2017)


Full colour 96 glossy page paperback!

A Visual Guide To Frankenstein. 35 pages of the famous monster in comics, magazines and books.
The Tie-Ins of Frankenstein. A look at the link between the film and book versions of the monster.
The Lost World Of Frankenstein. Pulp-meister Andreas Decker looks at the German editions of Don Glut’s New Adventures Of Frankenstein series.
Mister Frankenstein. An Interview with Frankenstein’s most famous fan and collector.
In The Shadows. David A. Sutton traces the development of the British small press across two important decades.
Straight From The Satyr’s Mouth. Pulp Horror interviews David Sutton about horror in the seventies and his own publishing imprint.
Leslie Whitten: Night Stalker. Tom Tesarek looks at an early example of the contemporary vampire novel.
The Michelangelo’s of Mutilation & Misogyny: Two volumes of Sex and Horror collect the outrageous cover art that appeared on Italian comic books.
The Wicca Man. The occult fiction of Stewart Farrer, a leading light in the Wicca movement.
David Morrell’s The Totem: A Review
Justin Marriott [ed] – Men Of Violence #6 (March, 2017)

40 pages, B/W. That old school fast, furious, cheap ‘n nasty vibe.

Danger Diabolical. Review of Bob & Dusty Sang’s Deadly Companions
Letters of Violence. Just the one supportive communique from Clive Davies.
Dennison’s Army. Adam Lassiter’s ’80’s Men’s Adventure series.
Bloody Brits. The Nel, Futura, & Sphere approach to the genre.
Submission. Richard J. Harper’s The Dragonhead Deal
Lost In Translation. Checklist of US & UK paperback editions of the San Antonio series.
The Great Game. Ramsey Thorne’s Renegade ‘Adult westerns.’
The Executioner versus Michigan General Corps. A whole lot of court appearances for Don Pembleton and The Executioner

Order direct from Paperback Fanatic – but you’d better be quick!

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Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic # 33

Posted by demonik on August 23, 2015

Out now – all 200 pages of it!

Justin Marriott (ed.) Paperback Fanatic # 33 (August 2015)

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Justin Marriott – Fanatical Thoughts

Fanatical mails: The Postal Fanatics have their say on issues 31 and 32 : Chris Mikul, Colin Clyes, Clive Davies, Andy Boot, Tom Tesarek, Richard Sala, James Doig, Nigel Taylor, Scott Carlson, Cassandra Solon-Parry, Kev Demant

Scott Carlson – Astonishing histories: The author picks up the Ballantine baton

James Doig – Carter Brown: the Australian series. Australia’s finest export

Tom Tesarek and Scott Carlson – …on their weasels-ripping-flesh good time in Chicago at the windy city pulp convention.

Lynn Munroe – Ed Wood. A checklist of Ed’s unique body of paperbacks.
Lynn Munroe – HoIlywood Rat Race: reviewed.
Lynn Munroe – Ed Wood’s Sex Tales. The super rare Wood mags

Anthologies
Nigel Taylor – Fantastic Symphonies
Justin Marriot – Alfred Hitchcock
James Doig – An Australian anthology of horror/sf pulps unearthed
Justin Marriot – An Invitation To The Hunt

Justin Marriot – A Visual Guide to Corgi
Justin Marriot – A Brief history of Corgi books: Billions and squillions of gorgeous Corgi cover scans

Editor Justin Marriott
Assistant Editor Jim O’Brien
http://www.thepaperbackfanatic.com

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Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #31 & #32

Posted by demonik on March 20, 2015

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #31: SF Tie-ins & Ballantine Books (March 2015)

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Editorial: Fanatical Thoughts
Fanatical Mails: Graham Andrews, Andy Boot, Colin Clyes, David Southall, Sarah Morgan, Darrin Venticinque, Holger Hasse, Tom Tesarek, Roy Bayfield, Chris Eckhoff, Nigel Taylor, Winston Whitmarsh
Justin Marriott & Tom Tesarek – Artists Assemble #3
Justin Marriott – Dr. Newton And Mr. Howitt: Celebrating the terrifying artwork of the shudder pulp legend.
Tom Tesarek – The Shocking History of Ballantine Non-fiction
Justin Marriott – The Misfits: Memoires of a Sword Swallower
Justin Marriott – Ballantine’s Chamber Of Horrors: As illustrated by Richard Powers
Darrin Venticinque – Paperbacks From The Black Lagoon: SF movie tie-ins.
Graham Andrews – Fit To Be Tied: London’s Burning: The Day The Earth Caught Fire
Nigel Taylor – Harryhausen Novelised
Publications You Need!

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #32 (March 2015)

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Dedication to Graeme Flanagan
Justin Marriott – Michel Parry: The great man remembered.
Justin Marriott – Leave A Light On For Me: Gothic Romance!
Justin Marriott & Bill Thom – The Shadow Knows: The shrouded crimebuster in paperback.
Graeme Flanagan & James Doig – Phantom Books: The Australian Series: Aus pulp!
Lynn Monroe – Shell Scott Versus Sleaze; The man in white’s toughest day in court tackling a case of wholesale plagiarism.
Lynn Monroe & Justin Marriott – Further Plagiarism at Camerarts
Famous Collectors of Paperbackland: James Doig interviews Graeme Flanagan.

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Paperback Fanatic #29/ #30

Posted by demonik on July 19, 2014

Out now; a delicious double-whammy from Fanatic HQ!

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #29 (July, 2014)

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Fanatical Thoughts – The Renegade Publishers issue
Fanatical Mails: Readers’ letters. Andrew Kersten, Chris Mikul, Colin Clynes, Dave Hyman, Nigel Taylor, Jim Walker, Tom Tesarek, Stuart Williams, Andy Boot, Kev Demant.

The Renegade Publishers & Friends

American Hysteria – Wisdom House
Nostalgia Ain’t What It Used To Be – Everest publishers
Get Banner – Banner Books
A – Zebra – Early Zebra Books
Top (Shelf) Sellers – Top Sellers And Flamingp
I Fought The Law – The Trials and Tribulations of Freeway Venus Press
Six Continental Sin Publishers – Bedside, Chariot, Magnet (not that one), Bell-Ringer, Gaslight and Imperial Page.
Whacking Off! – Essex House Erotica
Chills & Boom – Laser & Venture books
Never Mind The Haddocks – Peter Haddock Imprints
Major Minor Books – Major Books
Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #30 (July, 2014)

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PAJ – Interview with SF & Fantasy Artist Peter Andrew Jones
Warm Flesh & Hot Lead – The ‘Adult Western’ Genre
James Doig & Graeme Flanagan – James Workman – A Scot Aus-Pulp Legend
The Human Crossbow – The Crusader fiction of Andrew J. Offult
The Mad Reader – The Mad magazine paperbacks.
Nigel Tatlor – Lure Of The White Worm; Bram Stoker’s other strangely strange horror novel
Dawn Of The Dead– The Horror Movie Tie-ins.

Subscription details, etc from the Fanatic Megastore

See also the Paperback Fanatic 29-30 thread on the Vault forum

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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 23

Posted by demonik on August 4, 2012

Out now!

Jusin Marrott – Paperback Fanatic # 23 (August, 2012)

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Fanatical Mails: Paperback fanatics unite!
Andy Boot, Alan Brennert, Alan Keegan, Scott Forrest, Barry Sandoval, Mike Chivers, John Croot, Colin Clynes, Sandy Robertson, Sukhdev Sandhu, Kev Demant, Andreas Decker, Michel Parry, Nigel Taylor, David Hyman, Graeme Flanagan, Bam!!!

Joe Kenney – The Marksman/ Sharpshooter Connection
Len Levinson – My So-Called Literary Career
Joe Kenney – As Though As They Come: An Interview With Len Levinson
Jim Walker – Fantastic Adventures (incorperating cover gallery)
Andreas Decker – Kiss My Assassin: Rod Gray’s Eve Drum, The Lady From L.U.S.T..
Graham Andrews – Dastardly Digits: Edgar Wallace in Digit paperback
Justin Marriott – The Werewolf Scrapbook
Ray Bradbury covers gallery.

Paperback Fanatic 23 The Werewolf Scrapbook

Subscriptions only: available from Fanatic HQ

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