Thanks To All Who Attended

Some post Convention news.

  1. Our largest attended convention ever.
  2. Our largest Friday Night Auction ever.

We can only hope that everyone had as much fun as your chairman had in putting this whole shebang together. Looking forward to an early convention next year.


Program Book

Here’s what the cover looks like. One of our focuses this year is on the Red Circle pulps, sister publications to the Timely group of comics.

We’re thrilled that the legendary Jim Steranko is our Guest of Honor. The program book has a bio piece on Steranko, as well as an interview and reproductions of some of his fabulous art! If you’re in the Chicago area for C2E2 (which is being held the same weekend), come on over to chat with Steranko (and browse through over 150 tables of pulps, paperbacks, comics, original comic and illustration art, and other related material), or come for his talk on Saturday night.

And thanks as always to Tom Roberts of Black Dog Books for putting the program book together!

New Pulp Panel Update



This year’s offering will be an abbreviated three hour block.  Below are the hours, names of writers for each panel, topic and assigned moderators.

PANEL # 1  (10 a.m. to 11 a.m.)

Moderator Ron Fortier –  Topic – Future of New Pulp

Gene Moyers

Joe Gentile

Barbara Doran

PANEL # 2  (11 a.m. to Noon)

Moderator Tommy Hancock – Topic – Paperback Pulps of the 1970s

Len Levinson

Fred Adams Jr.

Michael Black

PANEL # 3  (Noon to 1 p.m.)

Moderator Gordon Dymowski – Topic – Favorite Pulp Genres

Perry Constantine

Dale Cozort

Andy Fix

David White

Film Festival Update

With the 2017 lineup we return to a varied program of obscure pulp-related movies, although a few of the films are at least tangentially related to this year’s theme of gangster pulps.


12:00 pm — The Call of the Savage, Chapters 1-6 (1935), app. 120 mins. Adapted from “Jan of the Jungle” (serialized in Argosy, April 18—May 23, 1931) by Otis Adelbert Kline.

02:15 pm — Blonde Inspiration (1941), 72 mins.

03:30 pm — Burglar to the Rescue (1931), 22 mins. Adapted from “A Burglar to the Rescue” (Detective Story Magazine, November 1, 1930) by Herman Landon.

04:00 pm — Chip of the Flying U (1926), 70 mins. Adapted from “Chip, of the Flying U” (The Popular Magazine, October 1904) by B. M. Bower.

Immediately Following Auction — The Return of Doctor X (1939), 62 mins. Adapted from “The Doctor’s Secret” (Detective Fiction Weekly, July 30, 1938) by William J. Makin.


10:00 am — The Call of the Savage, Chapters 7-12 (1935), app. 120 mins. Adapted from “Jan of the Jungle” (serialized in Argosy, April 18—May 23, 1931) by Otis Adelbert Kline.

12:15 pm — Alibi for Murder (1936), 59 mins. Adapted from “Body Snatcher” (Black Mask, February 1936) by Theodore Tinsley.

01:30 pm — Lady in the Death House (1944), 56 mins. Adapted from “Meet the Executioner” (Detective Tales, June 1942) by Frederick C. Davis.

02:45 pm — The Bar 20 Rides Again (1935), 62 mins. Adapted from “Bar 20 Rides Again” (serialized in Short Stories, May 10—June 10, 1926; abridged as “Snake Buttes” in Real Western, January 1935) by Clarence E. Mulford.

04:00 pm — Gambling Ship (1933), 72 mins. Adapted from “Fast One” (Black Mask, March 1932), “Lead Party” (BM, April ’32), “Velvet” (BM, June ’32), and “The Heat” (BM, August ’32) by Paul Cain.

Immediately Following Auction — Pursuit (1935), 60 mins. Adapted from “Gallant Highway” (Street & Smith’s Complete Magazine, May 1935) by Lawrence G. Blochman.

Updated Dealer List for 2017

Airship 27 – Ron Fortier & Rob Davis
Aronovitz, David – The Fine Book Company
Bielski, Al & Frank
Broecker, Randy
Brown, Bob – b Brown & Associates
Burrows, Larry & Pam
Canja, Jeff – Modern Age Books
Carpenter, Gene – All-American Comics & Collectibles
Certo, Nick
Chomko, Mike & Dianne
Coker, John
Conran, Mike
Cosgriff, John
Craig, Fred – Mean Street Books
Currey, Lloyd – L.W. Currey Books
DeWalt, John
Dilbone, Keith
Eisenstein, Alex & Phyllis
Ellis, Doug – Tattered Pages Press
Emrich, Brian
Flowers, Bob
Fuhro, Dwight
Garcia, Bob & Nancy
Gaynor, Jeff & Terry Kalkanian – Unicorn Comics & Cards
Grams, Martin – Finders Keepers Classics
Grapefruit Moon Gallery – Sarahjane Blum
Gunnison, John – Adventure House
Haffner, Stephen – Haffner Press
Hagenauer, George
Hallock, Larry – Ygor’s Books
Hartshorn, Scott
Hauser, John + Steve Spilger
Heartwood Auctions – Richard Meli & Kara Accettola
Heritage Auctions – Todd Hignite
Herman, Paul
Hickman, Mark
Hulse, Ed – Blood ‘N Thunder
Isaacson, Tim
Jasinski, Joe
Jaster, Cat + Bill Thinnes & Dennis Harford
Jerry Ohlinger’s Movie Materials Store – Barbara Fister-Liltz & Bill Hunt
Juka, Jack
Ketter, Greg – Dreamhaven Books
Klauba, Doug
Knott, John – John W. Knott, Bookseller
Kurzman, Dave
LePlae, Dave
Law, Michael & Nick
Livingston, Brian – Classic Images
Martinson, Margie – Owl Post Greetings
McMahan, John – My Back Pages
McVicker, Terence – Terence McVicker, Rare Books
Nelson, Phil
Olson, Dwayne
Parsons, Mike
Paxton, Tim – Tim’s Books
Poole, Craig
Pujol, Robert
Richards, Andy – Cold Tonnage Books
Roberts, Garyn
Roberts, Tom – Black Dog Books
Ross, Bill
Schmidt, Dave & Zoe – Main Street Music
Schwinger, Laurence
Siclari, Joe & Edie Stern
Smith, Dave & John Hutchins – Fantasy Illustrated
Steranko, Jim
Stransky, Tom – Midway Books
Taraba, Fred – Taraba Illustration
Telizyn, John & Nick – Sparky’s
Tollin, Anthony – Sanctum Productions
Vanderburgh, George – Battered Silicon Dispatch Box
Vandrey, Phil
Walsh, Ray – Curious Books
Wehler, Jon
Weinberg, Phyllis – Weinberg Books
White, David & Tommy Hancock – Pro Se Press
Willoughby, David
Zarrillo, Rob
Zimmer, Dan – Illustration Magazine

Friday Night Auction News

With the number of incredible pulps we are offering in this year’s upcoming auction, we’ve decided to trot out something new.

Silent Auction Bids.

What does that mean?  Well during the afternoon of Friday, once we lay out the auction material, we will have a silent auction form for each lot.  On that form, you may place your bids [$10 dollar minimum increments only] and the highest bid will be our starting point for the auction for that lot on Friday evening.  If no other bids are heard, than the gavel will fall and the bidder will win that lot.

The form will include a description of the lot, as well as spots for the bidder to place their bids, and their bidder number.  You may place any number of bids over the afternoon and evening, up until we close the auction preview room and get ready for the auction.  This system…we hope…will speed the process of receiving an opening bid, as well perhaps allow us to get in more lots over a very busy slate of evening activities.

Windy City Friday Auction – Update for 2017

Here is a list of titles that will be up for the Friday Night auction.  Total numbers of each title is yet to be completely determined…but will be published in the future prior to the convention.



Amazing Stories –bedsheets (+ the 2 Buck Rogers issues)
Fantasy (U.K. digest)
Flash Gordon
Garden of Fear (digest booklet)
Marvel Tales (Red Circle)
Marvel Tales (semi-prozine)
Science Fantasy Series  (small press booklet)
Strange Tales (U.K. digest)
Weird Tales –(12/32 – 1st Conan)
Witch’s Tales


Ace-High Novels
All Western Magazine (1934)
Big Chief Western
Bulls-Eye Western
Cowboy Stories (Clayton)
Crack Shot Western (bedsheet)
Dime Western (1933-1934)
Far West
Golden West (1930)
Golden West (2nd series)
Lariat (1926-1930)
New Western
Northwest Stories (1926-1927)
Pioneer Western
Quick-Trigger Western (Hersey)
Red Seal Western
Western Adventures (Clayton)
Western Novel Magazine (Clayton)
Western Novel and Short Stories
Western Novelettes
Western Raider
Western Rangers
Western Round-Up – 10 (complete set)
Western Trails (1931-1935)
Westland Love Magazine


Action Stories
Adventure Novels
Adventure Trails (Clayton)
All Fiction
All-Story Weekly (1 with ERB)
Brief Stories
College Stories
Danger Trail
Far East Adventure Stories
New Story
Popular Magazine
Soldiers of Fortune (Clayton)


Aces (most early 1920’s-early 1930’s)
Air Adventures (Clayton)
Air Stories
Air Trails (1929-1931)
Airplane Stories (Ramer)
Battle Aces
Complete Aviation Novel (Ramer)
Complete Flying Novel (Hersey)
Complete Sky Novel Magazine
Don Winslow
Eagles of the Air (Hersey)
Flight (Hersey)
Flyers (Clayton)
Flying Aces
Flying Stories (MacFadden, pulp sized)
George Bruce’s Contact
George Bruce’s Sky Fighter
George Bruce’s Squadron
Over the Top
Sky Birds (1929-1930)
Sky Fighter (1932-1933)
Sky Riders  (late 1920’s-early 1930’s, includes first issue)
Tailspin Tommy
Three Star (Clayton)
Under Fire (Hersey)
War Aces
War Birds
Wings (most 1920’s-early 1930’s)


Ace G-Man
All Detective (including first Doctor Death)
All Star Detective (Clayton)
Black Book Detective Magazine (early issues)
Black Mask  (most 1920’s-early 1930’s)
Captain Satan
Dan Dunn
Detective Book (1930)
Detective Classics (1930-1931)
Detective Story Magazine (1930-1931, several Shadow contest installments)
The Dragnet  (Hersey)
Eerie Mysteries
Federal Agent
The Feds
Gang World
Gangster Stories (Hersey)
Greater Gangster Stories (Hersey)
Mystery Magazine (stapled) (v1n2, v1n5 & 1923)
Mystery Tales
Public Enemy
Secrets of the Secret Service
Star Detective
Thrilling Mystery
True Gang Life (bedsheet)
Two Books Detective Magazine
Undercover Detective
The Underworld (1927)


The Bulls-Eye – about 50 issues, rare British dime novel type magazine from the 1930’s

westland love magazine 31.07

all detective and dragnet

Friday Night Auction 2017

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We’ve been receiving requests for new material to be included in the upcoming year’s auction in 2017.  Here are a few images of those items that will be included in the Friday Night Auction.  Some nice stuff right!

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