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From A Mysterious Island Hidden in the Pacific Comes a Man Known to Friend and Foe alike.  Genius.  Scientific Wizard. Adventurer. Troubleshooter. Hero.  A Force For Justice That Strikes Like Thunder!

Pro Se Productions, in conjunction with Altus Press, proudly presents THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THUNDER JIM WADE! The latest in the PULP OBSCURA line, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THUNDER JIM WADE features brand new tales of this classic Hero by six of the finest writers of New Pulp today!  

Often considered a clone of other Pulp Heroes, this collection clearly shows that Thunder Jim and his partners Red and Dirk stand on their own as over the top action adventurers!  Able to go anywhere in the world, thanks to Wade’s fantastic invention, The Thunderbug, these three take on evil in all its forms anywhere it dares show itself!

Two fisted action flies from Yesterday into Today thanks to Andrew Salmon, Ashley Mangin, Barry Reese, Frank Schildiner, Mark Squirek, and Nick Alhelm with fantastic art from Mike Fyles!  With wonderful design and formatting by Sean E. Ali, Matt Moring, and Russ Anderson on Ebooks, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THUNDER JIM WADE gives the world exactly what it needs today!  A Hero Ready for Whatever Evil Throws at Him!  Pulp Obscura Presents THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THUNDER JIM WADE from Pro Se Productions!

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THUNDER JIM WADE are now available in print at at Amazon!  Also Available in days for the Kindle at Amazon, the Nook at Barnes and Noble, and at Smashwords.com in various formats! 
For those interested in the original adventures of Thunder Jim Wade, check out Altus Press’ THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THUNDER JIM WADE at www.altuspress.com


As first announced on PULPED (www.pulped.libsyn.com) today, the Pulp Ark Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient for 2012 has been selected.  Tommy Hancock, partner in Pro Se Productions, the sponsor of PULP ARK, the Official New Pulp Convention as well as the founder and organizer of Pulp Ark, reported to PULPED! host Ron Fortier that the selection process for the Lifetime Achievement Award, established in 2011, had been completed and a recipient named.

Although 11 other Pulp Ark Awards that will be given at Pulp Ark 2012 were selected by public nomination and then voting of those who nominated, the process for selecting the Lifetime Achievement winner was different.  Ten people considered to be involved in the New Pulp Movement significantly at this point were invited to participate on the Lifetime Achievement Selection Committee.  Each of these Committee members were given an opportunity to nominate three people for the Award.  The top three from these nominations were then placed on a ballot and the Committee voted from that ballot.  The members of the Committee included, Hancock, Barry Reese, Derrick Ferguson, Ron Fortier, Bobby Nash, Art Sippo, Van Plexico, Matt Moring, Michael Brown, and Joe Gentile.

To qualify for the recognition, a person must have been heavily involved in Pulp in some capacity significantly for at least ten years and had a known impact on Pulp.  According to Hancock, the recipient of this year’s Pulp Ark Lifetime Achievement Award is Howard Hopkins.

Known for his ability to work in multiple genres as well as his absolute love for all things Pulp, Howard first came to the notice of many Pulp fans as the publisher of Golden Perils, one of the first and premier Pulp fanzines.   Hopkins’ publishing career involved many stories in many genres and included him working not only as a writer, but as a Pulp historian and an Editor.

This award will be given posthumously as Hopkins passed away suddenly on January 12, 2012.  “This recognition,” Hancock acknowledged, “is well deserved.  Nominated last year, Howard was the fifth highest nominated in 2011 for the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award.   One needs simply to look at the voluminous list of fiction as well as non fiction and editing Howard did to see that this award is the least that he is worthy of.   Many of us have learned how to better our craft because of Howard.  And we will continue to learn from him for years to come.”

The award will be given to Howard’s wife, Dominique, on her husband’s behalf.  The Awards Ceremony will be held during Pulp Ark 2012 on Saturday, April 21, 2012.

For further information on this award or Pulp Ark, contact Hancock at proseproductions@earthlink.net or go to www.pulpark.blogspot.com

Following is a Bibliography of Howard Hopkins’ work-

Author of 40+ horror/western/comics fiction books, numerous published short stories, including stories in The Spider Chronicles with John Jakes, The Green Hornet, Sherlock Holmes & Captain Midnight. Co-editor of The Avenger Chronicles.

Publishing History

Robert Hale, Ltd.: Western Novels
Blood on the Saddle, The Comanche’s Ghost, Blood Pass, Wanted, Ghost-town Duel, The Gallows Ghost, The Widow Maker, Guns of the Past, Palomita, The Last Draw, The Deadly Doves, The Devil’s Peacemaker, The West Wolf, The Phantom Marshal, Bandolero, Pirate Pass, The Silver-Mine Spook, Ladigan, Vengeance Pass, Johnny Dead, Poison Pass, Ripper Pass, Nightmare Pass, Hell Pass, Haunted Pass, Desolation Pass, Blood Creek, The Devil’s Rider, Coyote Deadly, Dead Man Riding, The Killing Kind, Hell on Hoofs, Twilight Trail

Ulverscroft/F.A. Thorpe: Western Novels
Blood on the Saddle, The Comanche’s Ghost, Blood Pass, Wanted, The Gallows Ghost, The Widow Maker, Guns of the Past, Palomita, The last Draw, The Deadly Doves, The Devil’s Peacemaker, The West Wolf, The Phantom Marshal, Bandolero, Pirate Pass, The Silver-Mine Spook, Ladigan, Johnny Dead, Poison Pass, Nightmare Pass, Hell Pass, Haunted Pass, Desolation Pass, Blood Creek, The Devil’s Rider, Coyote Deadly, Dead Man Riding

Dancing Willow Press:
Night Demons, Grimm, Dark Harbors, The Nightmare Club#1: The Headless Paperboy, Pistolero, The Dark Riders, Night Demons

Atlantic Bridge Publications:
Night Demons, Grimm, Dark Harbors, The Nightmare Club#1: The Headless Paperboy, Pistolero, The Dark Riders, Night Demons

Golden Perils Press:
Night Demons, Grimm, Dark Harbors, The Nightmare Club#1: The Headless Paperboy, Pistolero, The Dark Riders, Night Demons, The Nightmare Club #2: The Deadly Dragon, The Nightmare Club #3: The Willow Witch, The Chloe Files #1: Ashes to Ashes, The Chloe Files #2: Sliver of Darkness

Non-fiction: The Gray Nemesis, Shadowed Pages, The Black Bat History, Secret Agent X History, 40 issues of Golden Perils Magazine (editor/writer, 20 print/20 electronic)

Students of the Unusual: (Comic book anthology) “Strangler”

Moonstone Books:

The Spider Chronicles #1: “Death Reign of the zombie Queen”
The Spider Chronicles #2: “Scourge of the Giggling Ghouls”
The Avenger Chronicles: (Co-editor) “The Original Man of Steel,” “The Heart of the Crucible” & “The Blast Devil”
The Avenger: The Justice, Inc. Files (Co-editor) “The Flames of Tragedy,” “Vengeance, Inc.,” “Nellie,” “Mac,” “Cole”
The Avenger: Tales from Bleek Street: “Smitty,” “Josh,” “Rosabel”
The Captain Midnight Chronicles: “Witch of the Waning Moon”
The Green Hornet Chronicles: “Flight of the Yellowjacket”
The Green Hornet Casebook: “Sting of the Yellowjacket”
Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook: (Editor) “The Haunted Manor” “A Study in Awareness”
Honey West Anthology (Editor)
The Golden Amazon: Three short stories, two comic scripts, one novel (Ripper, Burning Bright)
The Lone Ranger: Novel (Vendetta)
Comic book script: “Threesome” with Nancy Holder
The Spider: Four widescreen graphic novel adaptations: The Iron Man War, Judgement Knight, The Bat Man War, Satan’s Seven Samurai
The Spider: Widescreen comic book: The Strange Case of The Spider and Mr. Hyde

Books/Magazines for various publishers:

Weird Western Tales: “Night of the Crimson Moon”
Beat to a Pulp: “Ghost of a Chance”
The Holiday Mixer Anthology: “Slay Ride”
Where Legends Ride: “The Ballad of Jesse Barnett”
A Fistful of Legends: “Billy”

As well as:
15+ Short stories for various horror publications.
50+ non-fiction articles for various publications.


Press Release-For Immediate Release
January 30, 2012
Pro Se Productions, a leading Publisher in the New Pulp Movement, announces today the release of the first collection from its PULP OBSCURA line.  Pro Se, in conjunction with Altus Press, noted Publisher of Pulp reprints as well as the home of Will Murray’s new Doc Savage novels, developed the PULP OBSCURA line to spotlight characters from the classic days of Pulp Fiction that are considered unknown or rare in the modern era.  
“This concept,” stated Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor in Chief of Pro Se, “is really the brainchild of Altus Press’ founder and publisher, Matt Moring.  He saw the potential in many of the characters he plans to reprint the original adventures of via Altus Press to be used in new stories by modern day writers.  The characters he and I discussed are in the Public Domain and therefore free writers to tackle and publishers to print.  Out of that rose PULP OBSCURA, a name I’d come up with a year or so ago out of my own thoughts of one day focusing on rare characters that most people, even the hardcore Pulp fans, don’t know exist.”
The first PULP OBSCURA volume is THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RICHARD KNIGHT.   The title character originally appeared in FLYING ACES Magazine in the 1930s and was written by Donald E. Keyhoe, an author known later in his career for his writing on UFOs.   Appearing in numerous tales into the 1940s, Knight was considered a flying detective type, an agent of the government who used the cover of millionaire flyboy to investigate plots, usually those involving things such as lost valleys or other oddities, against America.  

As stated on the book itself-

From the past flies new tales of one of Pulp’s forgotten heroes!  Pro Se Productions in conjunction with Altus Press presents the first volume in its PULP OBSCURA line!  Bringing adventures and heroes lost in yesterday blazing to life in new pulp tales today!  Six high flying, wild and weird adventures from I.A. Watson, Barry Reese, Frank Schildiner, Joshua Reynolds, Terry Alexander, and Adam Lance Garcia!
Come fly with this hero of the airways as he battles threats to America from the common to the extraordinary! The first new stories since 1942!

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RICHARD KNIGHT is available now from Pro Se Press as a Kick Off Special for PULP OBSCURA.  Altus Press’ volume which this New Pulp book is a companion to, THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF RICHARD KNIGHT, VOLUME ONE, will be out within days.  In the future, Hancock explained, Altus’ reprint volume and Pro Se’s New Pulp companion volume will be released on the same day.  “We did this,” Hancock said, “as a special gift to those who have been following the development of PULP OBSCURA and readers eager to see what we’re doing.  There’s been a lot of buzz about this project, which we all greatly appreciate, and we wanted to reward that.”

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RICHARD KNIGHT features a spectacular cover by Mike Fyles and the cover design work of Sean Ali.  Interior Format and Design is the work of Matt Moring and the ebook design is by Russ Anderson.  THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RICHARD KNIGHT is now available via Pro Se’s Createspace store at https://www.createspace.com/3783368 and will be available via Amazon in print within the week, $12.00 in print.  It is also available for $2.99 for the Kindle on Amazon and in various formats at www.smashwords.com and coming soon to Barnes & Noble for the Nook. 

This first release from PULP OBSCURA is featured in the following trailer-

PULP OBSCURA-Bringing Heroes Lost in Yesterday Blazing to Life in New Pulp Tales Today!

Pro Se Press- www.prosepulp.com

Altus Press- www.altuspress.com


Pro Se Productions, a leading Publisher in the New Pulp Movement, and Altus Press, the foremost Publisher of quality Pulp reprints and new works such as THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE, announced a partnership in November and revealed today specifics to what has become known as the PULP OBSCURA Imprint. 

The concept behind Pulp Obscura is that Altus Press and Pro Se Press will work in conjunction to produce related products.   When Altus Press publishes specially selected titles featuring rare and largely forgotten Pulp characters’ original stories, Pro Se will bring together the best writers of New Pulp today and simultaneously release a collection of newly written tales starring the same character. This stunning partnership will showcase both the classic adventures of some of pulp’s lost treasures while simultaneously allowing New Pulp’s finest to bring those characters back to life.

“This,” Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor-in-Chief of Pro Se Productions, “is no easy task.  First to provide New Pulp stories, brand new exciting adventures of rare classic Pulp Characters and to coordinate that with Altus Press.  But then finding the right creators, the authors who can breathe new life into these concepts and on top of that, deciding and planning which books will come out in the coming year.  It’s a heck of a task and one that has been rewarding on so many levels.”

Thirteen books in the Pulp Obscura line from Pro Se have been planned.   At least eight of these will be timed to release simultaneously with the reprinted adventures of the same characters as produced by Altus Press.  Five more will be published by Pro Se that will feature characters Altus Press has already published the available adventures of in the past. 

“We are extremely proud,” Hancock stated, “to be able to announce a fantastic line up of writers for Pulp Obscura.  Some of the creators involved are well known figures in the Pulp Community, others are prestigious in other genres and literary fields, and there’s even a blossoming new author or two thrown in the mix.  It shows a project has great promise when you as a Publisher simply put a call out for authors who might be interested in participating and you get not only a flood of interest, but also writers who stay on through the selection process of what will be written and who will write it.   Pulp Obscura could not have a better line up of creators for both their skill and their commitment.”

 “It’s going to be great to see this new material. Interest in the series has been huge and the enthusiasm by the writers will certainly result in plenty of enjoyable reads,” added Matt Moring, publisher of Altus Press. “I cannot recall such a publishing plan ever in the history of the pulp community.”

The writers involved in the Pulp Obscura Line in 2012 are-

Howard Hopkins                        Allan Gilbreath             Barry Reese

Derrick Ferguson                        Joshua Reynolds          Andrew Salmon

Nick Ahlhelm                               Jon Edward Klement   Bobby Nash

I.A. Watson                                 Teel James Glenn         Nancy Hansen

Lee Houston, Jr.                        Chuck Miller                 R. P. Steeves

Don Thomas                              Adam L. Garcia           Van Allen Plexico

Frank Schildiner                        Mike Bullock                Sean Taylor

Andrea Judy                              C. William Russette      Phil Bledsoe

Ashley Mangin                          Russ Anderson             Brad Mengel

Terry Alexander                        BC Bell                        James Palmer

Andrew Hind                            Stefan Dogaru              Kevin Noel Olson

Just as exciting and important as the lineup of writers involved in PULP OBSCURA is the list of characters and volumes that the Imprint will have in 2012.  There are 13 planned volumes from Pro Se for the first year of PULP OBSCURA and the books, along with the writers contributing to them for the first quarter of the year include-

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RICHARD KNIGHT VOLUME ONE-Adventures of a daring pilot/detective who encounters lost worlds and oddities galore!
Writers- Josh Reynolds

  Barry Reese

  Adam Garcia

  I.A. Watson

  Frank Schildiner

  Terry Alexander

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE EAGLE VOLUME ONE-Classic Two Fisted Spy Stories! Pulpy Espionage and Intrigue!
Writers- Rich Steeves

  Bobby Nash

  Teel James Glenn

  Lee Houston, Jr.

  Ashley Mangin

  Nick Ahlhelm

PRICE OF THE MISSIONARY’S GOLD: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF ARMLESS ONEIL VOLUME ONE- Classic Pulp Adventure in Exotic Lands seeking Treasure and Action! And with a Tough as Nails Hook Handed Hero!

Writers- Sean Taylor

  Rich Steeves

  I.A. Watson

  Chuck Miller

  Andrew Hind

  Nick Ahlhelm

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE GRIFFON VOLUME ONE-Thrill to the adventures of Kerry Keen, the masked hero known as The Griffon! High Flying Escapades in the Pursuit of Justice!

Writers-Don Thomas

 Rich Steeves

 Chuck Miller

 Van Plexico

 Phil Bledsoe

 Stefan Dogaru

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THUNDER JIM WADE VOLUME ONE-Globe Spanning Adventures into the Darkest, Strangest Corners of the World with A Hero Like No Other!

Writers- Barry Reese

  Andrew Salmon

  Ashley Mangin

  Nick Ahlhelm

  Andrew Hind

  Frank Schildiner

THE CASES OF MAJOR LACY VOLUME ONE –Follow The Major and his intrepid team of men as they take on crimes and criminals No One Else Can Stop!

Writers-C. William Russette

             Andrew Salmon

             Bobby Nash

             Andrew Hind

             Don Thomas

             Rich Steeves

“At least seven more titles will follow later in 2012 in the Pulp Obscura line,” Hancock stated.  “We are immensely excited not only to be a part of something so great, but also because of the fantastic response this concept has received. We hope everyone joins Altus and Pro Se for the wild roller coaster ride into Pulp Obscura!”

For more information on Altus Press, go to www.altuspress.com

To learn more about Pro Se Productions, check out www.prosepulp.com

Press packets and further information can be provided upon request at



From Mike Chomko of the PulpFest Organizing Committee-

The PulpFest Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the nomination process for the 2011 Munsey Award has been a tremendous success. Twenty-five people were nominated by pulp fans for this year’s award.

The final nominee list has been pared down to the following eleven individuals whose names will be forwarded to a committee made up of all the living Lamont and Munsey Award winners who will select the person to receive the 2011 Munsey: William Contento, Win Scott Eckert, Stephen Haffner, Steve Miller, Matt Moring, Laurie Powers, Garyn Roberts, Phil Stephensen-Payne, Anthony Tollin, George Vanderburgh, and Dan Zimmer.

You’ll find further details about each nominee on the 2011 nominees page of our website at http://www.pulpfest.com/.
Barry Traylor, Ed Hulse, Jack Cullers, and Mike Chomko