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Posts Tagged ‘Rob Matthews’

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 #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 # 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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Justin Marriott – Paperback Fanatic #19

Posted by demonik on June 28, 2011

OUT NOW!

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #19 (June, 2011)

Fanatical Thoughts
Fanatical Mail
The Forgotteen Man: BILL PRONZINI on obscure crime authorr JAY FLYNN (includes Flynn bibliography by STEVE LEWIS).
McCurtin: DAVE WHITEHEAD on US Men’s adventure and western writer author PETER McCURTIN.
Here Be Daemons: JOHNNY MAINS interviews BASIL COPPER on matters horror fiction and Solar Pons.
…. And Now The Screaming Starts: JOHNNY MAINS interviews DAVID CASE on his horror and psuedonymous porno novels.
Ballad At Berkeley: GRAHAM ANDREW on J. G. BALLAD and surrealist painter RICHARD POWERS at Berkley Books.
Yesterday’s Lily: A tribute to the genius of legendary paperback cover artist JEFF JONES

order yours from fanatic hq before they sell out as usual!

see also the Paperback Fanatic #19 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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Justin Marriott – Paperback Fanatic #16

Posted by demonik on September 21, 2010

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #16 (September 2010)

Paperback Fanatic 16

Justin Marriott – Fanatical Thoughts
Fanatical Mail (contributors include Guy N. Smith, Michel Parry, Andy Boot, Rob Matthews, Warren Murphy, Andreas Decker …)
Sennit Sez – Stephen Sennett on Karl E. Wagner and his notorious Three By Thirteen
Commander Amanda & Corporal Punishment – The Amanda Nightingale, Sexy Allied Spy Series.
Justin Marriott – Action, Romance & Mutants – Post Apocalyptic SF Mens Adventure: Ryder Stacy’s Doomsday Warrior.
Andy Boot – Strange Temptation: The tragic life of Hank Janson creator Stephen Frances
Justin Marriott – From Acme Publishing: Robert A. W. Lowndres magnificent Magazine Of Horror!
Martin Jones – The Devil Riders: Of Dracula & Buchenwald. Alex Stuart’s occult-tinged biker novels.

Out today – and bloody excellent it is too!You’ll need to contact Fanatic HQ if you want a copy – unless you live near TYPE in Bethnal Green which is now stocking single issues (while they last!)

See also Paperback Fanatic #16 thread on Vault forum.

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Paperback Fanatic #15

Posted by demonik on July 7, 2010

News from Justin’s trash morgue bolt-hole, aka Fanatic HQ

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #15 (July, 2010)

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Issue 15
Is back from the printers and will be posted by Wednesday at the latest, so UK subscribers should have their new issue by next weekend. Overseas subscribers should allow 10 days for air-mail. Any problems, please do let me know.

Two new one-off publications from The Fanatic
I plan to issue two specials, both of which will be printed strictly to demand so I require you to lodge your interest. This means I can work out if demand makes them financially viable, and then to work out a final price/format etc. Details of the planned publications are below, but if you are interested I need an e-mail from you for each publication. Respond to this mail and place either “NEL” or “Pennington” in the subject. Responses required by the end of July. If you want both, I require two separate mails.

By responding you are not 100% committing to purchasing the publications, but you are saying “If the price is right, the content looks good and my finances haven’t drastically changed by the time of publication, I have every intention of paying for one.” As a ball park, I would expect both publications to be in the region of 90 pages, A5, perfect-bound (i.e. with a spine), 50% full colour, and costing in the region of £7 post-paid in the UK, and $15 international. (I’m hoping I can offer them cheaper, or include more colour for the same price- it all comes down to demand)

Bruce Pennington Special
Giant interview with the master fantasy artist, covering every aspect of his career The stories behind his iconic covers for Stranger in a Strange Land and Dune. Rare documents and photos supplied by the artist. A checklist of every single one of his paperback covers. At least 150 reproductions of his art and covers, with most in colour.

The Visual Guide to New English Library
A lavishly illustrated guide to the legendary publishing company. Key genres in the 1970s paperback industry are given a chapter each.
Including – horror, science fiction, sleaze, historical adventure, crime, youth cults, slavers and the MEWS imprint. Each chapter contains an overview of the genre, notable titles and authors.
Full checklists including pseudonyms and artists.
At least 150 reproductions of covers, with many in colour.

I appreciate your ongoing support.

Justin

The new issue literally dropped through the door as i was formatting the above. Presented in a wraparound of Kane covers, this typically eclectic issue features an overview of Guy N. Smith’s extracurricular horror work for Hamlyn, Arrow, Pitakus, Grafton & Co: an interview with Warren Murphy, co-author of not very laid back mens adventure series The Destroyer: Rob Matthews on Fu Manchu in Pyramid (Stephen Sennitt also devotes his now regular column to Rohmer). Holger Haase on ‘Paul Kenyon’s sexy spy series The Baroness: Justin’s overview of Karl E. Wagner’s immortal acid goth sword & sorcery legend (who i never really got on with!); plus the usual lively exchange of information and opinion in the mighty Fanatic Thoughts. seems to me #15 boasts the most color pages yet?

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Paperback Fanatic #12

Posted by demonik on December 1, 2009

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #12 (Nov. 2009)

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Beyond the Silver Sky- an overview of Ken Bulmer’s work from Ace Doubles to Dray Prescott
The House of Bulmer- Andreas Decker looks at the enduring popularity Ken enjoyed in Germany
Masero Lives! Johnny Mains interviews the classic cover artist
Death Merchant- Andreas Decker gives the inside story on the outrageous men’s adventure series
The Four Gringos- saddles up with blood-thirsty western series Breed, Herne and Crow
Weird Tales at Panther- a much expanded and heavily illustrated 8-page reworking of The Paperback Dungeon checklist
When the Vile Take Over- at last we cover NEL’s Hells Angels poster mags

Just been unleashed! The usual eclectic, wildly entertaining celebration of  beautifully ugly and just plain hideous paperbacks from the ‘sixties and seventies.  Anthology fans will particularly enjoy the overview of Panther’s Weird Tales heavy output. Details  from Paperback Fanatic, and anti-review of sorts on the Vault forum.


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