Pulp Crazy – The Thing on the Roof by Robert E. Howard

 

In this episode I discuss a Cthulhu Mythos tale written by Robert E. Howard. The Thing on the Roof first appeared in the February 1932 issue of Weird Tales. Howard sold it to Weird Tales for $40.00, but later said he would have let it go for free, just to see it in print. He was quite fond of it. The story is set in the early 1930’s, and focuses on the legend surrounding the Temple of the Toad God. Howard’s occult tome, Nameless Cults plays a big part of the story.

 

Links:

The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard: http://tinyurl.com/lozyu8e

Free eText: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0608011.txt

Free eText: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks13/1304041h.html

Free Audio Book: http://cthulhupodcast.blogspot.com/2011/05/102-thing-on-roof.html

Discuss the story: http://www.conan.com/invboard/index.php?showtopic=5556

Comic Adaptation: http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2009/02/thing-on-roof.html

 

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Pulp Crazy – Tower of Heaven by Walter C. Brown

 

In this episode I discuss and read in its entirety, “Tower of Heaven” by Walter C. Brown. The story first appeared in the June 1949 issue of Short Stories. It is a crime story of sorts that features a loyal Chinese manservant, who is not what he appears.

Links:

Read “Tower of Heaven” at pulpgen.com: http://pulpgen.com/pulp/downloads/list_by_author.php?page=14

Read “Tower of Heaven” in eBook: http://tinyurl.com/kuygqlz

Walter C. Brown at the Fiction Mags Index: http://www.philsp.com/homeville/fmi/s680.htm#A15702

Walter C. Brown at ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?18595

PulpGen: http://pulpgen.com/pulp/

PulpGen Downloads: http://pulpgen.com/pulp/downloads/index.html

The Fiction Mags Index: http://www.philsp.com/homeville/fmi/0start.htm

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Pulp Crazy – Black Destroyer by A.E. Van Vogt

 

In this episode I discuss “Black Destroyer” by A.E. Van Vogt. The story first appeared in the July 1939 issue of Astounding Science Fiction and features the first appearance of Coeurl. Many believe this story ushered in the Golden Age of Science Fiction and is a strong influence on Ridley Scott’s “Alien”. Coeurl, the main antagonist still receives a lot of exposure today thanks to role playing games such as Final Fantasy, Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder.

Links:

Read “Black Destroyer” via eText: http://www.baenebooks.com/chapters/0743498747/0743498747___5.htm

Read “Black Destroyer” via various formats: http://tinyurl.com/l2qsp9l

Read “Black Destroyer” via pdf: http://www.digital-eel.com/blog/library/Black_Destroyer.pdf

Baen Books: http://www.baen.com/

A.E. Van Vogt: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._E._van_Vogt

Frank Kramer @Pulp Artists: http://www.pulpartists.com/Kramer.html

Coeurl: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coeurl

Pulpfest: http://pulpfest.com

 

Tarzan and the Green Goddess 1938

 

Part 2 of 2

Footage from The New Adventures of Tarzan 1935 movie serial was later compiled into two separate motion pictures:

The New Adventures of Tarzan
Tarzan and the Green Goddess

As far as I am aware, this film is in the public domain.

Video Source: https://archive.org/details/tarzan_and_the_green_goddess

Links:

Ed Hulse’s Pulpfest 2012 Presentation on the serial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLRI458xKbU

ERBzine articles on the film:

http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0584.html

http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0585.html

http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0585a.html

http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0586.html

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Adventures_of_Tarzan

Tarzan: http://tarzan.com/

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

The New Adventures of Tarzan 1935

 

Part 1 of 2

Footage from The New Adventures of Tarzan 1935 movie serial was later compiled into two separate motion pictures:

The New Adventures of Tarzan
Tarzan and the Green Goddess

As far as I am aware, this film is in the public domain.

Video Source: https://archive.org/details/new_adventures_of_tarzan

Links:

Ed Hulse’s Pulpfest 2012 Presentation on the serial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLRI458xKbU

ERBzine articles on the film:

http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0584.html

http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0585.html

http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0585a.html

http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0586.html

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Adventures_of_Tarzan

Tarzan: http://tarzan.com/

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

Pulpfest 2012 – Edgar Rice Burroughs, Movie Producer

 

Ed Hulse discusses The New Adventures of Tarzan film serial and the involvement of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Murania Press: http://muraniapress.com/

ERBzine articles on the film:

http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0584.html

http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0585.html

http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0585a.html

http://www.erbzine.com/mag5/0586.html

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Adventures_of_Tarzan

Tarzan: http://tarzan.com/

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

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Pulp Crazy – The Avenger by Paul Ernst

 

In this weeks episode I discuss the Avenger by Paul Ernst. Richard Henry Benson, the Avenger first appeared in his own magazine in September 1939. His many talents and unique ability to change his appearance really set him apart from the other pulp heroes. A combination of Doc Savage and the Shadow, yet unique enough to stand on his own, the Avenger continues to have a fairly strong following today. The original pulp stories were reprinted in paperback during the 1970’s, which is how many pulp fans discovered them.

Links:

The Avenger: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avenger_(character)

The Avenger Reprints @ Sanctum Books: http://www.pulpcomingattractions.com/SanctumBooks/SanctumBooks.html

Free Avenger Audio Books @ Uvula Audio: http://www.uvulaaudio.com/books.html

The Avenger Chronicles: http://tinyurl.com/knwhfm3

The Avenger: the Justice Inc Files: http://tinyurl.com/l2usvxk

The Avenger: the Roaring Heart of the Crucible Softcover: http://tinyurl.com/nldnno5

The Avenger: the Roaring Heart of the Crucible Hardcover: http://tinyurl.com/p75hbt6

The Gray Nemesis by Howard Hopkins: http://tinyurl.com/m9uvppm

A Chronology For the Avenger by Rick Lai: http://www.pjfarmer.com/woldnewton/Avenger_Chron.pdf

Deadline Article by Nellie Andreeva on the CW TV series in development: http://m.deadline.com/2013/10/neal-baer-conde-nast-sell-drama-to-the-cw-inspired-by-the-avenger-pulp-series/