The Sword Women of Robert E. Howard & C.L. Moore: The Lineage of Red Sonja

In this weeks episode I will be covering the Sword Women of Robert E. Howard & C.L. Moore, and their connection to the comic book character of Red Sonja. I think this is one of the best examples of how classic pulp characters are still influencing fiction today.

I’ve wanted to do this episode for a few years now, it was just a matter of reading all of the pulp tales with these ladies in them. I will discuss each of the 4 red haired Sword Women, in the order of their creation.


Sword Women Timeline: http://PULPCRAZY.COM/?page_id=692

Purchase Sword Women & Other Historical Adventures by Robert E. Howard:

Purchase Black God’s Kiss from C.L. Moore:

Read The Shadow of the Vulture by Robert E. Howard:

Read Hellsgarde by C.L. Moore:

Dark Agnes:

Jirel of Joiry:

Red Sonja/Sonya Agreement:


Red Sonja Prose Novels at BlackGate:



Dark Horse:



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:

Captain Midnight:

Fu Manchu:

Miss Fury:

The Rocketeer:

The Phantom:

The Green Hornet & Kato:


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:

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan on Amazon:

Greystoke @ wikipedia:,_Lord_of_the_Apes

Edgar Rice Burroughs:

Philip Jose Farmer:



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:

Comic Shop Locator:

Edgar Rice Burroughs Website:

Dynamite Entertainment:

Edgar Rice Burroughs Online Comic Strips:

Barsoom @wikipedia: