November 23, 2012
Merry Christmas from at Radio Archives!
Radio Archives wishes you and yours the very best this Holiday Season. As our gift to you, we’re offering very special prices on select items in Old Time Radio, Audiobooks, eBooks, and the Pulp Bookstore!
Every week find a different Old Time Radio set, Audiobook, eBook, and Books at 50% off the regular price through Christmas. No minimum purchase to buy!
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A creaking door and a chorus of haunting organ music. No radio show opening is more memorable for many fans than the one heard on Inner Sanctum Mysteries. This disturbing simple salvo led people into thirty minutes of suspense and horror sprinkled with puns from a creepy host, all of which can now be heard again in sparkling audio quality from Radio Archives.
Inner Sanctum Mysteries was the brainchild of producer Himan Brown, inspired by the unsettling creaking door in the basement of a studio where he once worked. Brown took that inspiration and built around it a formula that lived on beyond the show itself. Listeners tuned in every week to hear that door open and be welcomed by the sinister, yet often humorous host to join him in a chair near the fire inside the Inner Sanctum for a story sure to chill them to the bone.
Stories on Inner Sanctum Mysteries originally included both classic and original tales, the new stories taking center stage as the show continued. With writers like pulp powerhouses scribes Emile Tepperman and Robert Newman, as well as Robert Sloan, Milton Lewis, and others, it is little surprise that Inner Sanctum is still beloved by fans today. Utilizing numerous audio and literary devices, Inner Sanctum Mysteries carried listeners into the heart of horror, a liberal dose of sly humor often thrown in. Using voices ranging from star Boris Karloff to a veteran crew of New York radio actors, Inner Sanctum set the standard for horror programs both on radio and even inspired decades of horror hosts on television.
Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Volume 1 features the best of fright, terror, and fantastic storytelling the series has to offer! Ten hours, twenty shows of spine tingling fun. $29.98 Audio CDs / $14.99 Download.
Whether you prefer the gentlemanly investigations of Sherlock Holmes, the slam bang cases of Barrie Craig, the light-hearted capers of Casey, Crime Photographer and The Saint, the quickly delivered dry wit of Pat Novak for Hire, or armchair deductions from the orchid scented apartment of Nero Wolfe, you’ll find a lot to like in this 10 hour set of detective shows, Great Detectives from Nostalgia Ventures!
Old Time Radio gave life to some of Mystery’s best-loved and most exciting sleuths and now you can bring them home! Call Yukon 2-8209 for lady PI Candy Matson. Take the case with Mr. District Attorney. Get into hijinks and mayhem with the first couple of Mystery, Mr. and Mrs. North. Solve crimes and frustrate Inspector Farraday alongside safecracker turned detective Boston Blackie. These and many more can be yours in a collection you’re bound to play over and over again.
Ten hours, twenty shows, featuring the best of Old Time Radio Detectives. Regular Price $29.98 – Christmas Special priced until November 29 for $14.99 Audio CDs.
Old Time Radio Christmas Gift Ideas!
The Complete Cinnamon Bear – Make Old Time Radio a Christmas tradition with The Cinnamon Bear! A 26 episode adventure, The Cinnamon Bear relates the adventures of Judy and Jimmy, The Barton Twins, in Maybeland. On a hunt for the silver star to top their tree, the twins meet Paddy O’Cinnamon, the Cinnamon Bear. The Cinnamon Bear appeals to listeners of all ages, sparking nostalgia of a simpler time for some, carrying hints of childhood stories for others. For all, The Complete Cinnamon Bear is a must have. $20.98 Audio CDs / $10.49 Download.
Have Gun, Will Travel, Volume 1 – Ride along with Paladin, gentleman gunslinger for hire with Have Gun, Will Travel, Volume 1. Played superbly by noted actor John Dehner, Paladin fights his way in and out of trouble with words and bullets when necessary in this audio version of the classic television series. A mix of refinement and frontier fury, Paladin goes wherever needed and lives by his motto, Have Gun, Will Travel! Enjoy Old West action with this ten hour collection. $29.98 Audio CDs / $14.99 Download.
Birds Eye Open House – Musical variety shows found great popularity in the heyday of classic radio and many stars exploded onto the scene through these programs. Birds Eye Open House was where America fell in love with Dinah Shore, not just for her voice, but for her ability to hold her own weekly with guest stars and comedy sketches. Mix in a liberal dose of Groucho Marx as a semi-regular and Birds Eye Open House is a collection for any music or comedy fan! $29.98 Audio CDs / $14.99 Download.
Little Orphan Annie – One of the most enduring comic strip characters ever, found even greater fame on radio! The hero of millions of children comes to life in Little Orphan Annie, a six hour collection from Radio Archives! Before she was a Broadway hit, the cute red headed orphan stole America’s heart as a radio serial aimed at kids. Replete with secret coded messages and premiums aplenty, Little Orphan Annie carried kids on adventures with her in every episode! Six Hours. $17.98 Audio CDs / $8.99 Download.
Philo Vance, Volume 1 – Classic mysteries abound in Philo Vance, Volume 1! Featuring S.S. Van Dine’s creation, this program has everything a great detective show needs! An engaging central character, in the intelligent and skilled Vance, suitable supporting cast, cases that puzzled even Vance up until the end, and well written stories for great actors to perform! For a balance of light hearted mystery and intense deduction, Philo Vance, Volume 1 is the collection you need. 10 Hours. $29.98 Audio CDs / $14.99 Download.
Because of your great response, Digital Downloads of any of our Old Time Radio sets will be priced at 50% off the regular Audio CD price through the end of the year. You get the same sparkling high quality audio content as our compact disc collections at a reduced price, Delivery immediately upon payment, and the ability to play them on your phone, computer, or portable device! Purchase the audio collections you love and enjoy them in a whole new way!
Read by Nick Santa Maria and Robin Riker
During his ferocious first year fighting crime, The Spider faced the most amazing array of supercriminals ever spawned. The Black Death. The Red Mask. The Tarantula. The Fly. Few were as memorable as the 20th Century corsair called Captain Kidd. She—yes, she!—embarked on a campaign of cruelty unmatched in pulp history.
It began with the torture-killing of a innocent young boy—a loyal member of the Spider Club. The weapon employed was a knife with eerie electrical properties. Discovering the hapless body, Richard Wentworth vowed to avenge this insult to The Spider’s power.
But Captain Kidd struck first! When a train roars into Grand Central Station, out of control and crashing to a brutal halt, authorities discover that everyone aboard, from the engineer and crew to the passengers, are cold corpses—electrified by a weird new weapon called the Green Fire!
Out of this rolling charnel house come the first clues to the Pirates—a roving band of modern-day buccaneers out to pillage greater New York. At their head, the deadly woman who has taken the feared name of Captain Kidd.
Once again, RadioArchives.com has selected one of the most electrifying Spider novels ever written for an equally-electrifying audiobook. Nick Santa Maria again takes on the dual role of Richard Wentworth, aka The Spider, Master of Men, for this powerful new entry in the Will Murray Pulp Classics series. Robin Riker enchants as Nita van Sloan and gives a powerful performance as the wiley Captain Kidd. Producer Roger Rittner brings his superb directorial expertise to the proceedings, which are enhanced by sound effects and a full musical score. So far, our audience tells us that each Spider audiobook has outdone the one before. The Corpse Cargo is no exception.
This Total Pulp Experience audiobook contains all three stories from the tenth issue issue of The Spider Magazine, July 1934. $27.98 Audio CDs / $13.99 Download.
Enjoy the adventures of the Doc Savage of the Future presented as a Will Murray’s Pulp Classics Audiobook! Written by Edmond Hamilton, Captain Future debuted in Captain Future and the Space Emperor, a wild adventure spanning from Jupiter to the Moon. Armed with a proton pistol and accompanied by three nonhuman companions, Captain Future made the spaceways of the far flung 1990s safe flying around in the Comet, his spaceship that hid in plain space disguised as its namesake! You can thrill to this classic science fiction Pulp Hero’s first tale as an Audiobook read by Joey D’Auria!
6 Hours of Science Fiction Pulp Adventure. Regular Price $23.98 – Christmas Special priced until November 29 for $11.99 Audio CDs / $5.99 Download.
Great Audiobooks for Christmas
Dr. Yen Sin #1 The Mystery of the Dragon’s Shadow – This classic Villain Pulp features not only Dr. Yen Sin’s evil machinations, but also one of the most intriguing heroes ever, Agent Michael Traile, the Man Who Could Not Sleep! Noted actor Michael C. Gwynne brings the intense conflict of these two opponents in the battle of good versus evil to vibrant life in this Will Murray Pulp Classic Audiobook! 6 Hours. $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download.
The Black Bat Brand of the Black Bat – tells a tale that inspired comic book creators for decades! After District Attorney Anthony Quinn loses his sight due to a criminal, he receives a miraculous eye transplant. Along with regular sight, Quinn discovered he could now see in the night as if it was day! Combining this skill with a terrifying costume, Quinn becomes the Black Bat, voiced by well known voice actor, Michael McConnohie! 5 Hours. $19.98 CD / $9.99 Download.
The Moon Pool and Other Wonders – The supernatural weaves its way into the The Moon Pool and Other Wonders. Featuring stories by A. Merritt, H. P. Lovecraft and other masters of the macabre, this audiobook brings horror, mystery, and the paranormal all together in five stories that will thrill, chill, and make you question if monsters really do exist! Read by Joey D’Auria, John Shelton, and Doug Stone, The Moon Pool and Other Wonders definitely is worth listening to! 6 Hours. $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download.
Doc Savage Python Isle – brings Doc Savage, the greatest Pulp hero ever, to audiobooks! Written by Will Murray and produced by Roger Rittner, this adventure takes Doc and his team from New York to Cape Town and beyond to an Indian Ocean island plagued by legend and lore and snakes! Hold on tight as voice talent Michael McConnohie gives each character, from Doc to the most minor, a voice of their own, pulling you into the action every step of the way! 8 hours. $31.98 CDs / $15.99 Download.
Secret Agent X The Torture Trust – “The Man of a Thousand Faces” swings his way into a Will Murray’s Pulp Classics audiobook! Secret Agent X The Torture Trust mixed everything readers loved about heroes like Doc Savage, The Shadow, The Phantom, and more into a mystery man with no identity except the disguises he wore to carry out each mission! Facing villains skilled in terrorism, torture, and nationwide horror, X used his abilities and skills each issue to save the world. Enjoy The Torture Trust, voiced by Dave Mallow. 5 Hours. $19.98 CDs / $9.99 Download.
The best of timeless Pulp now available as cutting edge eBooks! Will Murray’s Pulp Classics brings the greatest heroes, awesome action, and two fisted thrills to your eReader! Presenting Pulp Icons such as the Spider and Operator #5 as well as wonderfully obscure characters like the Octopus and more, Will Murray’s Pulp Classics brings you the best of yesterday’s Pulp today!
He auctioned souls, the masked Man Who Dealt in Death. But he worked his devilish magic in a secret den that defied search warrants and nightsticks, while he stripped great men of their power and enslaved beautiful women. And only Richard Wentworth saw a fighting chance to link the Fifth Avenue holdup, the haunting sorcery of the leper, and the strange vanishing of the footlight queen in the weirdest, most horrible crime campaign the Spider has ever battled! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
City of steel by day, with nightfall Keystone became the evil den of a nameless horror. Into the shops where brawny men toiled over molten metal, along quiet streets, a strange madness erupted, loosed a slaughtering maniac horde, then vanished, blotting out its murder trail… What chance had the Spider, sole champion of the despairing townsfolk, against this nebulous death? But Richard Wentworth, playing a lone hand in the murk of madness, answered the call. Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks.
It was announced as the greatest display of aerial strength in all history. Millions of Americans awaited the President’s — signal, the sight of soaring aircraft parading the nation’s power in arms. But something unforeseen — something ghastly — had happened. A deadly, new weapon had lashed from the sky, killing. destroying. The spectacle became the greatest disaster our militiamen ever suffered… Operator 5 — known as Jimmy Christopher in the secret archives of the Intelligence — uncovered the existence of a powerful organization of misguided patriots. But that clue was small help, for, hampered by stupid bureaucracy, his career forfeit, his dear Diane captive, he banks his life on a million-to-one gamble, with America in the balance! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks.
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, all written by Hugh B. Cave, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, all written by Chandler H Whipple and Henry Treat Sperry, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Captain Future… the Ace of Space! Born and raised on the moon, Curt Newton survived the murder of his scientist parents to become the protector of the galaxy known as Captain Future. With his Futuremen, Grag the giant robot, Otho, the shape-shifting android and Simon Wright, the Living Brain, he patrols the solar system in the fastest space ship ever constructed, the Comet, pursuing human monsters and alien threats to Earth and her neighbor planets. This is one of the legendary “final seven” Captain Future tales. After a run of twenty pulp issues, the quarterly magazine closed. But that was not the end of Captain Future. He returned in a series of short stories published in Startling Stories magazine, beginning with the January 1950 issue. Edmond Hamilton, creator of Captain Future and author of the majority of the full-length novels, returned to pen seven more Captain Future stories. His style had matured, as had his original audience, and these final seven Captain Future stories are considered to be some of his best. Captain Future left the pages of Startling Stories with the May 1951 issue, but editors left open the possibility that Captain Future might return some day. True fans are still waiting. Until then, Captain Future returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
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Evil hordes threatening America! Vile legions of criminals sweeping across the country! Tyrannical empires bent on destruction! These were the types of foes handsome tough guy American Agent Jimmy Christopher, codenamed Operator #5, fought with fists, guns, and anything else necessary in every issue of Operator #5 magazine. Clearly a super spy before James Bond, the Operator #5 stories were high adventure, espionage, and intrigue all rolled together to deliver over the top action! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks. Regular price $3.99. Christmas Special priced until November 29th for $1.99.
Receive an exciting original Spider adventure for FREE! Part of the Will Murray Pulp Classics line, The Spider #11, Prince of the Red Looters first saw print in 1934 and features his momentous battle with The Fly and his armies of crazed criminal killers.
For those who have been unsure about digging into the wonderful world of pulps, this is a perfect opportunity to give one of these fantastic yarns a real test run. With a full introduction to the Spider written by famed pulp historian and author Will Murray, The Spider #11 was written by one of pulp’s most respected authors, Norvell W. Page. Writing as Grant Stockbridge, Page’s stories included some of the most bizarre and fun takes on heroes and crime fighting in the history of escapist fiction.
Even today Page’s scenarios and his edge-of-the-seat writing style are still thrilling both new and old fans everywhere. For those who have never read one of these rollercoaster adventures, you are in for a thrill. If you already know how much fun a classic pulp is, make sure you get a copy of this classic.
See what the Total Pulp Experience is for yourself. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
Send an eMail to eBooks@RadioArchives.com and start reading your FREE copy of the Spider #11 within seconds! Experience The Best Pulps the Past has to offer in the most modern way possible!
One of the top crime-fighters from the golden age of pulp fiction, The Spider returns in two thrill-packed adventures written by Norvell Page under the pseudonym of Grant Stockbridge. First, in “The Spider and the Jewels Of Hell” (1940), Tough, dauntless miners, accustomed to hardship and danger, paled in helpless terror as their homes were destroyed, their loved ones slaughtered! No one was safe, above ground or below, when The Killer walked among them. Only the Spider dared challenge the strangle-hold of fear that held an entire town in its deadly grip! Then, in “Recruit For the Spider Legion” (1943), Staunch supporter of justice and champion of the law Stanley Kirkpatrick, finds himself about to gain unexpected insights into the workings of the system when he himself is faced with the electric chair! Can the very man who has forever branded the Spider a criminal for his vigilante efforts join with his old enemy to battle the forces of Kali? These two exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading and feature both of the original full color covers as well as interior illustrations that accompany each story. Buy it today for $14.95!
The Knight of Darkness crushes crime in the classic pulp novels that inspired Hollywood’s first two Shadow feature films! First, the bizarre terms of a dead man’s will lead to a series of murders that will condemn an innocent man unless The Shadow can unmask the true killer in Walter Gibson’s “The Ghost of the Manor,” the inspiration for the 1937 film, “The Shadow Strikes.” Then, the Dark Avenger hunts a sadistic blonde murderess and the masked supervillain known as “Foxhound” in Theodore Tinsley’s violent novel that was filmed in 1938 as “International Crime.” BONUS: Film historian Ed Hulse unearths rare secrets behind the making of the first Shadow feature films! This instant collector’s item showcases the original pulp covers by George Rozen and the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, with historical commentary by Will Murray. Buy it today for $14.95.
The Pulps’ original “Man of Steel” returns in three action-packed tales by Paul Ernst and Emile Tepperman writing as “Kenneth Robeson.” First, The Avenger enters a “House of Death” to unravel the mysterious murders befalling the owners of strange gold medallions! Then, the fate of the nation hangs in the balance as Dick Benson attempts to prevent “The Hate Master” from winning the presidential election! Finally, a single misstep could result in “A Coffin for The Avenger” in an exciting novelette by Spider-wordsmith Emile Tepperman. BONUS: a Nick Carter mystery by Bruce Elliott! This classic pulp reprint leads off with a knockout color cover by Graves Gladney, and also features Paul Orban’s classic interior illustrations and commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. Buy it today for $14.95.
Christmas Special: The Spider #1 to #5 Double Novel Reprints
The Master of Men stalks evil once again in The Spider #1-5. Reprinted from the original stories, thrill to the gun blasting adventures of millionaire Richard Wentworth as he, disguised as The Spider, and his companions tackle mad villains head on in each story! The Spider has endured as one of Pulp’s most popular characters and continues to entice fans today! Each reprint contains two exciting pulp adventures that have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading and feature both of the original full color covers as well as interior illustrations that accompany each story. The Spider Volumes #1 to #5, regular price $14.95 – Christmas Special priced until November 29 for $7.47.
Christmas Special: Doc Savage #1 to #5 Double Novel Reprints
Pulp’s greatest Hero thrills fans today once more in Doc Savage Volumes #1 to #5. These thrilling reprints capture The Man of Bronze as originally written and share the classic adventures of Doc and his companions with modern readers! Featuring two full length Pulp novels per issue as well as stunning original covers and a plethora of extras, Doc Savage #1-#5 come complete with tales of action, adventure, intrigue, danger, and everything else a Pulp fan expects from a Doc Savage story! These two exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading and are a must for any Pulp fan. Doc Savage Volumes #1 to #5, regular price $12.95 – Christmas Special priced until November 29 for $6.47.
Christmas Special: The Shadow #2 to #5 Double Novel Reprints
Walter Gibson’s Knight of Darkness rides into battle with evil once more in The Shadow Volumes #2 to #5, reprints of the classic Pulp tales from Radio Archives! The Shadow, a vigilante masked in mystery in almost every way shoots his way to life on each page, bringing his host of agents right along with him. Known at least in part as the inspiration for many later characters, The Shadow uses fear, gadgets and those indebted to him to combat evil like none before! Each reprint features two full length Shadow Pulp novels as well as original covers and a multitude of extra material for the true fan! The Shadow Volumes #2 to #5, regular price $12.95 – Christmas Special priced until November 29 for $6.47!
Altus Press reprints classic pulp tales of both well known and obscure characters, Dedicated to providing today’s readers with the best the Pulps of the past have to offer, Altus’ catalog features characters ranging from The Black Bat to the Green Lama to Johnny Saxon and The Purple Scar and beyond. With genres ranging from western to high adventure to heroic tales to crime and more, Altus Press has the classic Pulp reprints that so many fans have been searching for and formatted in attractive easy to read editions. Altus books are specially priced until they are gone. Click here to see all the books that are available.
Moonstone is a publishing company that works hard to bring escapist entertainment to the masses, whether it be in the form of comic books, graphic novels, trade paperbacks, novels, or short story anthologies. They consider themselves the home for wayward thriller-adventure heroes like The Green Hornet, The Avenger, Zorro, The Phantom, Sherlock Holmes and more. Featuring striking artwork and provocative prose, Moonstone offers a wide selection of titles for both the casual and the serious reader. Moonstone books are specially priced until they are gone. Click here to see all the books that are available.
Stories from the Golden Age is an extensive lineup of print and audio books from Galaxy Press by L. Ron Hubbard, a prolific pulp fiction writer. This series of republished tales includes adventures, westerns, mysteries, suspense thrillers, science fiction and fantasy. and the original pulp art and illustrations from the period to recreate the stories. In addition to the print versions, each book has been produced as an unabridged multi-cast recording, done in the style of the radio dramas of the period, but enhanced with all the advantages of modern recording technology and includes original music scores and sound effects. All Stories from the Golden Age titles specially priced until they are gone. Click here to see all the books that are available.
The shattering sequel to Fortress of Solitude.
The Doc Savage exploit that went untold for 74 years—Death’s Dark Domain!
In the aftermath of the evil John Sunlight’s pillaging of the secret Fortress of Solitude, a dreadful super-weapon has fallen the hands of a Balkan dictator intent upon seizing control of the vampire-haunted zone of desolation known as Ultra-Stygia. War is imminent. Monsters are loose in the disputed region. A strange darkness falls over the sinister landscape. Only Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze, understands the terrible threat to humanity. And only he can prevent the terror from spreading…
There are unknown Things prowling the darkest patch of land on the planet. Haunted by creatures that might have emerged from the Hell’s lowest regions, ancient Ultra-Stygia has turned into a cauldron of conflict between rival countries. Monster bats careen through the night sky. Invisible Cyclopes patrol the scorched battleground. And a power beyond understanding robs men of their vision.
Can the 20th century’s premier scientist and superman untangle this Gordian knot of carnage before neighboring nations are drawn into an apocalyptic new world war? Or will the Man of Bronze succumb to an unstoppable power he himself has unleashed upon mankind?
From the frozen Arctic to the war-torn Balkans, Doc Savage and his fighting five follow a winding trail of terror to a blood-freezing climax.
Death’s Dark Domain features a fantastic cover painted by Joe DeVito! Buy it today for only $24.95 from Radio Archives.
Back in print after 20 years! The rare Lester Dent-Will Murray collaboration resurrecting the original pulp superman…
Also available is the first Altus Press edition of Will Murray’s 1993 Doc Savage adventure, The Forgotten Realm. Deep in the heart of the African Congo lies a secret unsuspected for thousands of years. Doc Savage and his men embark on a quest to discover the secret of the strange individual known only as X Man, X for unknown. Before they come to the end of the trail, they find themselves fighting for their lives like gladiators of old!
No one knows who—or what—the strange being who calls himself “X Man” truly is. He was found wandering the ruins of a crumbling Roman fort, dressed in a toga, speaking classical Latin—and clutching a handful of unearthly black seeds.
Declared insane, the X Man patiently tends his weird plants until the day, impelled by a nameless terror, he flees Wyndmoor Asylum to unleash a cyclone of violence that is destined to suck the mighty Man of Bronze into the blackest, most unbelievable mystery of his entire career. For far from Scotland lies a domain of death unknown to the world and called by the ancient Latin name of Novum Eboracum—New York!
From the wild Scottish moors to the unexplored heart of darkest Africa, Doc Savage and his indomitable men embarked upon a desperate quest for the Forgotten Realm….
The Forgotten Realm features a spectacular cover painted by Joe DeVito! Buy it today for only $24.95 from Radio Archives.
By John Olsen
The Voodoo Master is one of The Shadow’s most amazing adventures against one of the most insidious masterminds he ever encountered.
It begins when the police consult with Dr. Rupert Sayre about a man with no name. A man who remembers nothing, who stares straight ahead with bulging eyes, who has no initiative of his own. A zombi! What the police don’t know is that Dr. Rupert Sayre is the personal physician of The Shadow. And thus it’s not surprising that Dr. Sayre calls upon The Shadow to help him with this new threat to humanity.
The Shadow determines that this mystery man, this zombi, has been subjected to no brain operation. No medical procedure has created this living automata. Something else is controlling him. And that something is Dr. Rodil Mocquino, the voodoo master from San Domingo.
Assisting The Shadow to find the mysterious lair of the evil voodoo doctor is Hawkeye, Cliff Marsland, Miles Crofton, Clyde Burke, Moe Shrevnitz and Harry Vincent.
The Shadow has a hypnotic gaze here. He doesn’t go quite as far as to “cloud men’s minds” as in the radio series, but he definitely has some hypnotic powers that were left vaguely described. The Shadow’s autogiro also appears several times in this story. We are told that is a new improved type of autogiro that is wingless and can take off vertically.
The infamous vial of purplish liquid makes an appearance here. It’s given to The Shadow by Cliff Marsland after The Shadow is injured in a battle with the minions of Dr. Mocquino. It revives him and gives him added strength. As speculated before, this mysterious elixir probably had some narcotic base and had to be used by The Shadow with great caution and only when absolutely necessary. The Shadow wouldn’t want to chance an unintended addiction.
It won’t be giving anything away to reveal that Dr. Mocquino is killed at the end of this story. Two of Mocquino’s loyal servants spirit his body away, and it’s never found. This is to pave the way for Dr. Mocquino’s return two months later in City of Doom. Somehow he comes back to life and once again challenges The Shadow. And two years after that, he made his third and final appearance in Voodoo Trail. The three stories make a great trilogy. Get this tale and another full length Shadow Novel in The Shadow, Volume 3 for only $6.47 until November 29th!
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Guys – I’ve made a lot of recent purchases and have to say I love the pulp audiobooks! Production values/narration/sound effects are wonderful! You keep making them I’ll keep buying. Thrilled to see the Ed Hamilton choices and Moon Pool collection also a big fan of Doc and the Spider.
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