Pulp Crazy – Honorary Pulp Heroes


In this weeks episode I will be discussing Honorary Pulp Characters. These are characters who are often referred to as pulp, and have been kind of adopted by the some of the pulp community. I should say, the opinions in this episode are solely my own logic. I’m not speaking for the pulp community as a whole, this is just one fan’s opinion.. Heck, during the course of writing this episode, I even found out that one of these character is in fact a true pulp character if I apply my logic to the situation. I make sure to give him his props.

I just focused on American characters, as tackling the German and French characters who are referred to as pulp characters could be a whole other episode, and I’m not very knowledgeable about either set.

Clarification on Fu Manchu appearing in the Golden Scorpion:


He appears, but is not named.




Honey West: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honey_West

Captain Midnight: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Midnight

Fu Manchu: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fu_Manchu

Miss Fury: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Fury_(comics)

The Rocketeer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocketeer

The Phantom: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Phantom

The Green Hornet & Kato: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Hornet


Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan Review



In this weeks episode I will be discussing a movie based on a pulp character. Actually, the most well known pulp character of all. Tarzan. The title of the film is Greystoke, the Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. It’s quite a mouthful, but I generally hear it referred to as simply Greystoke.

The film was released on March 30, 1984 and is based on the novel Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The film was directed by Hugh Hudson, who is best known for directing Chariots of Fire.

Greystoke stars Christopher Lambert as Tarzan, although he is never referred to by this name during the film. He is called John, Johnny, or Lord Greystoke. Andie MacDowell plays Jane Porter, and Ian Holm is Philippe D’Arnot. Sir Ralph Richardson played the Earl of Greystoke, Tarzan’s grandfather.

While the film is not 100% faithful to the original novel, I believe the spirit of Tarzan was captured.


Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan on Amazon Prime: http://tinyurl.com/o7fdmmj

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/nq9meaz

Greystoke @ wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greystoke:_The_Legend_of_Tarzan,_Lord_of_the_Apes

Edgar Rice Burroughs: http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/

Philip Jose Farmer: http://pjfarmer.com/



Pulp Crazy – John Carter: Warlord of Mars #1 Review


In this weeks episode I will be reviewing John Carter: Warlord of Mars #1 from Dynamite Entertainment. The comic is written by Ron Marz and illustrated by Abishek Malsuni. Nanjan Jamberi lends some amazing colors and Rob Steen is on lettering.

The comic just came out this week, so I wanted to put up a review, as this is a pretty big occasion. This is the first authorized John Carter comic we’ve seen since Marvel put them out a few years back to coincide with the Disney Movie. Dynamite has been publishing comics set around the public domain John Carter stories, but a settlement has been reached between Dynamite and Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. that allows for new, authorized tales to be told. John Carter: Warlord of Mars #1 marks the beginning of this partnership.



Buy the comic on Comixology: https://www.comixology.com/John-Carter-Warlord-of-Mars-1-Digital-Exclusive-Edition/digital-comic/160794

Comic Shop Locator: http://www.comicshoplocator.com/storelocator

Edgar Rice Burroughs Website: http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/

Dynamite Entertainment: http://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/

Edgar Rice Burroughs Online Comic Strips: http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/comics/

Barsoom @wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barsoom

Pulp Crazy – The Chain by H. Warner Munn


The supernatural and horror themed episodes for October comes to a close with this weeks short story. The Chain by H. Warner Munn. It first appeared in the April 1928 issue of Weird Tales.

This is a story firmly set in the horror genre, but without any real supernatural elements. It’s actually somewhat realistic and is a tale of torture (both mental and physical).. It deals with a man being trapped in his cousin’s castle, and the unique brand of tortures the cousin inflicts on him.


The Chain at ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cgi?57463

H. Warner Munn at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._Warner_Munn

H. Warner Munn Interview with Jessica Amanda Salmonson: https://web.archive.org/web/20130628075234/http://www.violetbooks.com/Munn.html

Wilum Pugmire talks H. Warner Munn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ-YOjDQFek

H. Warner Munn and Philip Jose Famer Photo: http://www.pjfarmer.com/photoal.htm

H. Warner Munn at ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?1802

Christopher Paul Carey Blog – http://cpcarey.blogspot.com/ (Thanks to Chris for the H. Warner Munn reference materials)

Pulp Crazy – The Tale of Satampra Zeiros by Clark Ashton Smith



The supernatural theme continues this week with The Tale of Satampra Zeiros by Clark Ashton Smith. It first appeared in the November 1931 issue of Weird Tales. It’s the first published entry of Smith’s Hyperborean Cycle.


eText: http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/208/the-tale-of-satampra-zeiros


eBook: http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Weird-Tales-Collection-Trilogus-ebook/dp/B004JKNQ5I/


Audio File read by Jeffrey Gilleland@ The Eldritch Dark: http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/spoken-word/36/the-tale-of-satampra-zeiros


Audio MP3(read by Jeffrey Gilleland: http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/Tale.mp3


Clark Ashton Smith: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_Ashton_Smith


Hyperborea:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperborean_cycle


The Double Shadow Episode: http://thedoubleshadow.com/episode-21-the-tale-of-satampra-zeiros/


The Eldritch Dark: http://www.eldritchdark.com/


The Double Shadow Podcast: http://thedoubleshadow.com/

Pulp Crazy – The Picture in the House by H.P. Lovecraft




This week’s story is The Picture In the House by H.P. Lovecraft. According to Wikipedia the story was written on December 12, 1920. The story was first published in the July 1919 issue of The National Amateur, this issue was actually published in the Summer of 1921. This is one of Lovecraft’s earlier stories from his amateur press days.

The story is narrated by a genealogist who is conducting research on the Miskatonic Valley. He’s traveling by bicycle and takes refuge in an old house in the woods as a storm is brewing. He finds the house is inhabited and the owner is a unique individual. To put it mildly.

According to Wikipedia, this story includes the first mention of the Miskatonic Valley and Arkham. This puts the story within Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos.

A Librivox audio recording of the story is included.


Free Lovecraft eBook: http://cthulhuchick.com/free-complete-lovecraft-ebook-nook-kindle/


The Picture in the House eText: http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/ph.aspx


The Picture in the House Audio Reading: https://librivox.org/horror-story-collection-002/


The Picture in the House: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Picture_in_the_House


H.P. Lovecraft: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._P._Lovecraft


Regnum Congo: http://books.google.com/books?id=HcwWAAAAQAAJ


Filippo Pigafetta: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filippo_Pigafetta


Lovecraft E-Zine: http://lovecraftzine.com/





Pulp Crazy – Dig Me No Grave by Robert E. Howard


In this weeks episode I discuss Dig Me No Grave by Robert E. Howard. This Cthulhu Mythos tale starring Conrad and Kirowan was first published in the February 1937 issue of Weird Tales.


The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard: http://tinyurl.com/mu5ccds

eText: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks13/1304031h.html

Conrad & Kirowan eTexts: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks13/1304041h.html

Audio Book/Podcast: http://www.sffaudio.com/?p=45432

Comic Book Adaptation: http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2009/02/dig-me-no-grave.html

Conrad and Kirowan on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Kirowan

Pulp Crazy – The Loved Dead by C.M. Eddy




October is here, and Pulp Crazy begins its run of Weird Tales themed episodes in honor of Halloween. In this weeks episode I discuss The Loved Dead by C.M. Eddy. The short story is credited to C.M. Eddy, however H.P. Lovecraft revised it. The Loved Dead is legendary due to the public outcry in 1924 over a reference to necrophilia in the story, which is very tame by today’s standards.


The Loved Dead at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Loved_Dead

C.M. Eddy at ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?11242

Pulp Crazy – The Multiversity: Society of Super-Heroes


In this weeks episode I will be discussing a recently published comic book that was promoted as having some pulp themes. The title of this particular issue is The Multiversity: The Society of Superheroes: Conquerors from the Counter-World. It was written by Grant Morrison and penciled by Chris Sprouse, and published by DC Comics. This issue is part of what is called the Multiversity Project, it is a limited series made up of different one shot issues, with two bookends. The Multiversity carries on the tradition of Crisis On Infinite Earths, and deals with the Post New 52 DC Multiverse. It also fits into Grant Morrison’s larger body of work within the DC Universe itself. This particular world, Earth-20 is done in a pulp style.


Comic Shop Locator: http://www.comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575

Comixology Link:  https://www.comixology.com/The-Multiversity-The-Society-of-Super-Heroes-Conquerors-of-the-Counter-World-2014-1/digital-comic/140521