In celebration of The Avenger’s Diamond Jubilee, Rick Lai provides a comprehensive history of the legendary pulp hero.
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This weeks episode is a first for Pulp Crazy, as I’m reviewing a work of non-fiction. The title of the book is The Way They Were: The Histories of Some of Adventure Fiction’s Most Famous Heroes and Villains. It is written by researcher and fiction writer Jeff Deischer and published by Westerntainment Books. It is available to purchase on Amazon in paperback and eBook format.
The Way They Were covers a broad range of topics that will be of interest to pulp fans. Among this collection of essays are chronologies and deductions pertaining to Classic Literature and Pulp Magazine characters including: Doc Savage, the Avenger, Tarzan, Captain Nemo, Robur the Conqueror, James Bond, Count Dracula, Frankenstein and more.
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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
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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.
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From Pulpfest 2012, Ron Fortier discusses and reads from his Avenger short story, Vengeance is Mine, the origin of Ike & Mike, from Moonstone’s The Avenger: The Justice Inc Files. There is also some nice discussion about the late Howard Hopkins, as well as the pulp hero Captain Hazzard.