Posted by demonik on August 2, 2012
From the maker of Paperback Fanatic: coming soon!
PENNINGTON – a portrait of a master fantasy artist
Legendary for his paperback covers for H P Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Frank Herbert, Edgar Rice Burroughs and more, Bruce Pennington gets the Fanatic treatment
If you’re not familiar with his work, check out the attached covers for a taste!
Two volumes, totalling 140 pages with 125 full colour reproductions of some of his most striking covers
Including an overview of his early career, an auto-biographical essay and a full checklist of his art.
Strictly limited edition based on orders received by 31st August
UK price for both volumes including postage £12.50
AIr-mail is £15.00
Order at the on-line shop now!
Posted in Magazines (NEL interest), Paperback Fanatic | Tagged: artwork, Bruce Pennington, Clark Ashton Smith, Edgar Rice Burroughs, fantasy, Frank Herbert, H. P. Lovecraft, horror, Justin Marriott, NEL, New English Library, Panther, Paperback Fanatic, Vault Of Evil | 2 Comments »
Posted by demonik on January 10, 2012
Justin Marriott (ed.) Paperback Fanatic # 21 (January 2012)
Fanatical Mail: letters from Bam!!!, Colin Clyne, Andreas Decker, Holger Hasse, Mark Savage, Mike Chivers, Steve Lines, Stephen Sennitt, Stuart Williams, Gary Dobbs, Andy Boot, Kev Demant, Nigel Taylor
Justiin Marriott – Bounding From the Thirties! The Corinth regency reprints of The Phantom Detective and Dr Death, plus Corinth Checklist.
Rob Matthews – Gold Medal’s Golden Age. Part 1 of a definitive A-Z
Andreas Decker – 50 years of Rhodan- a celebration of pulp astronaut Perry Rhodan’s 50th birthday
Andrew Myers – TNT “the overlooked and demented men’s adventure series”
James Doig – Frank Bernier: A Forgotten Australian Paperback Artist.
Abraham Merritt cover gallery- examples from around the world
Paperback Dungeon: Johnny Mains on John Burke (1922-1911)
Review of Hip Pocket Sleaze
Graham Andrews – Fit To Be Tied (new column devoted to film novelisations)
John Kenney – Glorious Trash (regular column)
For further details, orders, etc, visit Fanatic HQ – and do it soon!
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Posted by demonik on October 5, 2011
OUT NOW! i will let my friend and colleague severance give you the lowdown since he put so much graft into typing it for the forum!
take it away, mr guns & lingerie!
Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic, #20 (September. 2011)
PF20 is a themed issue focusing on Universal’s many imprints – including Award, Tandem, Beacon and Softcover Library in its new 88-page format.
Fanatical Thoughts (editorial) by Justin Marriott
Fanatical Mails by Adam Collins, Alan Brennert, Bam!!, Andrew Byers, Chris Wells, Darren Wellings, Colin Clynes, David Barraclough, Derek Smith, David Whitehead, David Southall, Graham Andrews, Mark Rodman, Holger Haase, Paul Ansell, Jeff Mejia, Keith Lyas, Karl Newton, Peter Wrobel, Scott Forrest, Stephen Sennitt, Von Doom, Nigel Taylor, Keith Tree, David Drage, Andy Boot, Johnny Mains, Kev Demant and Andreas Decker.
Glorious Trash by Joe Kenney – The first of Joe’s new columns explores the men’s adventure series The Enforcer by Andrew Sugar.
The Universal Story by Justin Marriott – JM chronicles Universal Publishing, and their many imprints.
The High Priests of Sleaze by Justin Marriott – JM unearths the collectible and interesting from Universal’s sleazy imprint, Beacon Books, includes a mini-checklist.
The Sleazy Side of the Street by Brian Ritt – Brian looks at the works of one of Beacon’s most collectible authors, the prolific Orrie Hitt.
Bibliography of Orrie Hitt’s paperback originals.
Beacon Art Gallery by Brian Emrich – a gallery of original art that graced several Beacon Books.
Tandem Science-Fantasy by Justin Marriott – Justin looks at the offerings from this Tandem line including: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Lin Carter, John Jakes, Jane Gaskell and Talbot Mundy.
Fully Illustrated Throughout by Justin Marriott – the big boss-man details the reprinting efforts of the UK arm of Softcover Library.
For a Few Dollars Less by Cranston McMillan – the first of Cranston’s new columns details the tie-in novels based on Sergio Leone’s “The Man With No Name” spaghetti westerns.
Checklist of Softcover Library UK’s first 100 titles.
Order your copy from Fanatic HQ
but be sharp about it – these magazines fly out of the superstore!
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Posted by demonik on June 28, 2011
Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #19 (June, 2011)
The Forgotteen Man: BILL PRONZINI on obscure crime authorr JAY FLYNN (includes Flynn bibliography by STEVE LEWIS).
McCurtin: DAVE WHITEHEAD on US Men’s adventure and western writer author PETER McCURTIN.
Here Be Daemons: JOHNNY MAINS interviews BASIL COPPER on matters horror fiction and Solar Pons.
…. And Now The Screaming Starts: JOHNNY MAINS interviews DAVID CASE on his horror and psuedonymous porno novels.
Ballad At Berkeley: GRAHAM ANDREW on J. G. BALLAD and surrealist painter RICHARD POWERS at Berkley Books.
Yesterday’s Lily: A tribute to the genius of legendary paperback cover artist JEFF JONES
order yours from fanatic hq before they sell out as usual!
see also the Paperback Fanatic #19 thread on the Vault forum
Posted in Basil Copper, Justin Marriott, Magazines (NEL interest), Paperback Fanatic | Tagged: Andreas Decker, Andy Boot, Bam!!, Basil Copper, Berkley Books, Bill Pronzini, Brian Ritt, Dave Whitehead, David Case, fiction, Graham Andrews, horror, J. G. Ballad, Jay Flynn, Jeff Jones, John Mains, Justin Marriott, Kev Demant, mens adventure, Paperback Fanatic, paperbacks, Peter McCurtin, pulp, Richard Powers, Rob Matthews, Stephen Sennitt, Steve Lewis | Leave a Comment »
Posted by demonik on April 14, 2011
Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #18 (May, 2011)
A look at the paperback appearances of King Kull and Solomon Kane – Justin Marriott
Campbell on Kane
Legendary horror author Ramsey Campbell on one of his earliest commissions; to finish a number of incomplete Solomon Kane stories – Ramsey Campbell
A title by title guide to some of the longest running and most interesting titles generated by the German pulp industry – Andreas Decker
The Macabre ones
Cult author Lionel shares his memories of working on Supernatural Stories at the parsimonious Badger Books – Justin Marriott and Reverend Lionel Fanthorpe.
A look back at the WW2 pulp series; The Sergeant by Gordon Davis and The Rat Bastards by John Mackie – Justin Marriott
A personal and informative essay on the science fiction stories of cult author Frederic Brown – Nigel Taylor
for subscription details, contact the Paperback Fanatic online superstore,
see also the Paperback Fanatic 18 thread on the Vault forum
Posted in Horror Fiction, Justin Marriott, Magazines (NEL interest), Paperback Fanatic | Tagged: Andreas Decker, Andy Boot, Badger Books, Bam!!, Bill Pronzini, Cranston McMillan, fiction, Frederic Brown, German pulp, Gordon Davis, horror, Jim O'Brien, John Mackie, Johnny Mains, Justin Marriott, Kev Demant, King Kull, mens adventure, Murray Ewing, Nigel Taylor, Paperback Fanatic, paperbacks, pulp, Ramsey Campbell, REH, Rev Lionel Fanthorpe, Robert E Howard, SF, Solomon Kane, Stuart Williams, Vault Of Evil | Leave a Comment »