This is a special bonus episode in celebration of Wold Newton Day, December 13th. In celebration of Wold Newton Day 2014, I’ll be discussing The Shadow: Midnight in Moscow written and illustrated by Howard Chaykin from Dynamite Entertainment. This comic book mini series is notable as being the first overt reference to Philip Jose Farmer’s Wold Newton Family concept in comic book format. The series also marks Howard Chaykin’s return to the Shadow since his landmark 1986 mini series at DC which revitalized the character.
Midnight in Moscow begins on January 31, 1949 and the rest of the story takes place in the early days of 1950, where as Chaykin’s 1986 mini series took place in contemporary times. Midnight in Moscow can be placed in the Wold Newton Universe. Midnight in Moscow is a prelude to the 1986 series, so by extension the 1986 series can also be thought of as being in the Wold Newton Universe as well if one wishes.
Introduction to the Wold Newton Universe: http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2013/10/excerpt-read-the-introduction-from-tales-of-the-wold-newton-universe-edited-by-win-scott-eckert-and-christopher-paul-carey/
Wold Newton Primer: http://www.thepulp.net/pulp-info/pulp-articles/wold-newton/
Official Philip Jose Farmer Website: http://pjfarmer.com
Meteor House Press: http://meteorhousepress.com
Wold Newton Universe :http://www.pjfarmer.com/woldnewton/Pulp.htm
Episode Title Card W/ Who’s Who: http://pulpcrazy.com/094.png
Wold Newton Monument: http://pulpcrazy.com/monument.jpg
Wold Newton Family Tree from Tarzan: Alive: http://pulpcrazy.com/tarzantreechart.png
Wold Newton Family Tree from Doc Savage: HAL: http://pulpcrazy.com/doctreechart.png
Google Map w/graphics of the Wold Newton crash site: http://pulpcrazy.com/crashsitemap.png
Pulp Crazy: http://pulpcrazy.com
Thanks to Mike Davis at the Lovecraft E-Zine for hosting my review of Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows by Josh Reynolds. The new novella can be ordered from Meteor House Press from the address below.
Christopher Paul Carey reads from the upcoming “Hadon, King of Opar” available in 2015 from Meteor House Press. “The Blood of Ancient Opar” to follow.
Meteor House Press: http://meteorhousepress.com
Explore Lost Khokarsa: http://www.pjfarmer.com/khokarsa/khokarsa.htm
Exiles of Kho: http://www.amazon.com/Exiles-Philip-Jose-Farmers-Khokarsa-ebook/dp/B00HX7LURA/
Hadon of Ancient Opar: http://www.amazon.com/Hadon-Ancient-Opar-Khokarsa-Prehistory-ebook/dp/B007WL0JYW
Time’s Last Gift: http://www.amazon.com/Times-Newton-Prehistory-Universe-Novel-ebook/dp/B005O0ZS6M
Christopher Paul Carey Website: http://cpcarey.com
Christopher Paul Carey at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Christopher-Paul-Carey/e/B002BMMFH6
Christopher Paul Carey Twitter: https://twitter.com/cpcarey
I have an article published on MajorSpoilers.com that explains how Philip Jose Farmer’s Wold Newton Family concept was depicted in The Shadow: Midnight in Moscow #1 by Howard Chaykin.
Thanks to Stephen at MajorSpoilers.com for publishing it.
In this weeks episode I will be discussing Doc Ardan: City of Gold and Lepers written by Guy d’Armen and adapted and retold by Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier. The book is published by the Lofficier’s Black Coat Press and is available in paperback, nook and kindle formats. The cover is illustrated by Dean Zachary.
Doc Ardan’s full name is Doctor Francis Ardan, he is a french pulp hero created by Guy d’Armen (likely a pen name according to the Lofficier’s) and first appeared in 1928. The City of Gold and Lepers was his first appearance. It was published in the french magazine Science et Voyages from the May 1928 through November 1928 issue.
Doc Ardan first appearance in 1928 pre-dates Doc Savage’s first appearance in 1933, so he wasn’t originally a character who physically resembled Doc Savage, as he does on the covers of the Black Coat Press books. The original artwork shown on the Black Coat Press site kind of depicts him as a traditional explorer. It appears the Lofficier’s leave the possibility open for Doc Ardan to be a young Doc Savage operating under an alias. According to the introduction, Ardan or Ardent (the t being silent in french) means fierce, fiery, wild or savage, which would be a fitting alias. The Lofficier’s also speculate in the forward that Ardan may be related to Michael Ardan from the story From the Earth to the Moon and Gale Arden from the Flash Gordon series.
Links: Doc Ardan: The City of Gold and Lepers Buy or read a sample at Black Coat Press: http://www.blackcoatpress.com/docardan.htm PDF Sample: http://www.blackcoatpress.com/DocArdanChapter.pdf Buy or read a sample on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/q8tc5jf Buy or read a sample on B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/doc-ardan/doc-ardan?store=allproducts&keyword=doc+ardan Upcoming Doc Ardan Double Feature: http://www.blackcoatpress.com/docardan2.htm Jean-Marc Lofficier on the Book Cave Podcast: http://thebookcave.libsyn.com/episode-53-black-coat-s-jean-marc-lofficier French Wold Newton Universe: http://www.coolfrenchcomics.com/wnu1.htm Black Coat Press: http://www.blackcoatpress.com/
In this weeks episode I will be discussing a short story by Philip Jose Farmer that I have recently finished reading. The story is called Savage Shadow and as you can guess from the title it fits into the body of work known as his pulp period. It was originally published in 1977 in the pages of Weird Heroes #8, a new pulp series of books put together by Byron Preiss Visual Productions and published by Pyramid/Jove/HBJ. It was later reprinted in Pearls From Peoria in 2006, a hardcover collection of Farmer’s writing edited by Paul Spiteri and published by Subterranean Press. In addition to the Savage Shadow, an article written by Farmer titled The Grant-Robeson Papers is included in both books and serves as a Foreword to Savage Shadow. Savage Shadow was to be the first in a series of stories that Farmer dubbed The Grant-Robeson Papers. To boil it down to the most basic premise, in Savage Shadow Farmer writes under the name Maxwell Grant (the Street & Smith house name Walter Gibson and others wrote under when writing the Shadow pulps). The star of Savage Shadow is an aspiring young pulp writer named Kenneth Robeson, which is the Street & Smith house name Lester Dent and other wrote under when writing the Doc Savage pulps. Be sure to watch the videocast or look at the Show Notes for a little visual aide Cheat Sheet that I made for clarification.
Savage Shadow Cheat Sheet: http://pulpcrazy.com/63chart.png
Buy Pearls From Peoria From These Amazon Sellers: http://tinyurl.com/l3ex34l
Pearls From Peoria Table of Contents: http://subterraneanpress.com/store/product_detail/pearls_from_peoria
Purchase Weird Heroes Volume 8 From These Amazon Sellers: http://tinyurl.com/p94cvop
Weird Heroes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weird_Heroes
Jimmie Dale AKA The Gray Seal: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmie_Dale
Charles Berlin Deviant Art: http://berlinsart.deviantart.com/
Charles Berlin Blog: http://ctryptoons.blogspot.com/
In this weeks episode I will be discussing The Scarlet Jaguar, an original Pat Wildman adventure by Win Scott Eckert. The Scarlet Jaguar was originally published by Meteor House Press in a limited edition signed paperback and debuted at Pulpfest 2013. It has made headlines recently due to it winning 2 of the 2013 New Pulp Awards. It won the award for best novella and the award for best cover art by Mark Sparacio. Recently Meteor House has put it out via eBook and is now available on Amazon for $3.99. I will be discussing the Scarlet Jaguar and giving a brief overview of The Evil In Pemberely House (the first Pat Wildman adventure co-written by Philip Jose Farmer and Win Scott Eckert) as well as the character of Pat Wildman herself.
Buy The Scarlet Jaguar on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Scarlet-Jaguar-Win-Scott-Eckert-ebook/dp/B00JZ6VOPK
Pre-Order The Evil In Pemberely House Paperback from Meteor House Press: http://meteorhousepress.com/the-evil-in-pemberley-house/
Win Scott Eckert’s Blog: http://www.winscotteckert.com/
Mark Sparacio’s Website: http://www.marksparacio.com/
Official Philip Jose Farmer Website: http://pjfarmer.com/
Meteor House Press: http://meteorhousepress.com/