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July 2009 Articles (53)

Know Your Pulp: Lord K's Garage #2

Pulp Cars: Are They Real?

Not only heroes and villains decorated the covers of assorted 'Amazing stories', comics and detective series. There were also the heroes' and villains' cars - sleek, vicious, packed with sex appeal. Cars with an individuality - something completely lost nowadays.

You see them and cannot believe your eyes. But they are real.

Here are some unique automobiles - prototypes of the 30s and 40s, dream cars of… Continue

Added by lord_k on July 31, 2009 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

INTERVIEW - Pulp Artist / Creator Tom Floyd

Tom Floyd

Artist and Creator of Captain Spectre and the Lightning Legion

www.captainspectre.com



What can be said of Tom Floyd? Beyond starting his own country, winning the Olympics single-handedly, and receiving a second doctorate is astrophysics just for fun, he went and created his own pulp hero comic entitled Captain Spectre and the Lightning… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 31, 2009 at 12:30am — 18 Comments

KNOW YOUR PULP - Norvell W. Page

Norvell W. Page, author



Norvell W. Page (1904 - 1961) is regarded as one of the leading writers in pulp fiction. He was an American newspaper reporter after college, then successfully entered the world of pulp fiction, becoming a regular contributor to the legendary Black Mask, where Raymond Chandler and Dashiell…

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Added by Tome Wilson on July 30, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

KNOW YOUR PULP - Conan the Barbarian

Conan the Barbarian



Conan the Barbarian (also known as Conan the Cimmerian, from the name of his homeland, Cimmeria) Has been credited with being the most famous heroic fantasy characters in the sword and sorcery genre and one of the most well known iconic figures in American fantasy Created by American writer Robert E.… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 30, 2009 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

KNOW YOUR PULP - Ki-Gor, Jungle Lord

Ki-Gor, Jungle Lord



During the heyday of the pulps, imitation was common. Create a character who is commercially successful and there would soon be seemingly dozens of similar characters popping up at the newsstands right next to your guy.



Tarzan of the Apes was, of course, one of the most successful… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 29, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

KNOW YOUR PULP - Tarzan

Tarzan, by Edgar Rice Burroughs



Tarzan of the Apes is Burroughs' exciting, if improbable, story of an English lord, left by the death of his stranded parents in the hands of a motherly African ape who raises him as her own. Although he is aware that he is different from the apes of his tribe, who are neither… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 29, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

KNOW YOUR PULP - Edgar Rice Burroughs

Author, Edgar Rice Burroughs



American novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs was the creator of the world famous character of Tarzan, one of the indispensable icons of popular culture. Burroughs also published science fiction and crime novels. His books are still widely read and usually more interesting than the films they… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 28, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

KNOW YOUR PULP - Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon, by Alex Raymond



Flash Gordon, introduced as a Sunday newspaper comic strip by King Features Syndicate in 1934, remains after more than 70 years, one of the best-known and most beloved epics of heroic fantasy produced in America.



Initially envisioned and drawn by the brilliant Alex Raymond (1909… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 28, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

KNOW YOUR PULP - The Lensmen series

The Lensmen series



The Lensman series is a serial science fiction space opera by Edward Elmer "Doc" Smith. It was a HUGO Finalist for Best Science Fiction All-Time Series.



The series was published in magazines, before being collated and reworked into the better-known series of books. The complete series in… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 27, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

KNOW YOUR PULP - The Spider

The Spider



On the heels of the success of Street and Smith's The Shadow, Popular Publications brought another black hat and black cape wearing hero to the pulps — The Spider, Master of Men! He was the seventh pulp character to get his own magazine.



Readers met another "wealthy, young… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 27, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

KNOW YOUR PULP - Doc Savage

Doc Savage



Just under two years after The Shadow appeared on magazine racks, Doc Savage became the third pulp character to get his own magazine.



The world met the Man of Bronze in a novel titled "The Man of Bronze," March 1933.



Doc Savage was created by Street and Smith's Henry W. Ralston, with help from editor John L. Nanovic, in order to capitalize on the surprise success of The Shadow magazine.



It was…

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Added by Tome Wilson on July 26, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

KNOW YOUR PULP!

Know Your Pulp!



Thanks to our new friend and Captain Spectre creator, Tom Floyd, Dieselpunks is pulling no punches this week.



We're introducing you to the two-fisted, world-spanning tales of Pulp Fiction!



Pulp Fiction is a term… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 26, 2009 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Last British Army WWI veteran dead at 111

LONDON, England (CNN) -- Harry Patch -- the last surviving British soldier from World War I -- died Saturday at the age of 111, Britain's Ministry of Defence said.



Patch died peacefully at his care home in the southwestern English city of Wells, the ministry announced.



His death came a week after fellow British World War I veteran Henry Allingham died at the age of 113.



Patch was the last surviving soldier to have witnessed the horrors of trench… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 25, 2009 at 3:51pm — 1 Comment

CRIME DOESN'T PAY - The Roaring Twenties (1939)

The Roaring Twenties (1939)



In 1919, in the end of the World War I, the G.I. Eddie Bartlett meets George Hally and the student of Law School Lloyd Hart in a trench and sooner the war ends. Back in USA, Eddie is not able to find a job and is sustained by his great friend Danny Green, who offers Eddie to share his cab and make some money working as cab driver. Eddie decides to visit Jean Sherman, who had corresponded with him during the war and is crazy… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 25, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

CRIME DOESN'T PAY - White Heat (1949)

White Heat (1949)



James Cagney returns to the gangster film genre in 1949 as Cody Jarrett, the sadistic leader of a ruthless gang of thieves. Afflicted by terrible headaches and fiercely devoted to his 'Ma,' Cody is a volatile, violent, and eccentric leader. Cody's top henchman wants to lead the gang and attempts to have an 'accident' happen to Cody, while he is running the gang from in jail. But Cody is saved by an undercover cop, who thereby befriends… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 25, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Lord K's Garage - 1st Issue. Crime Doesn't Pay

This 1934 Ford Model 730 Fordor Deluxe Sedan is probably the most famous car of the Thirties. Bought for $835 by Mrs.Ruth Warren in February, 1934, it was stolen by a pair of criminal sweethearts (or sweetheart criminals, if you like) - Clyde S. Barrow and Bonnie Parker.

Most of its mileage (2500 mi) was done by Bonnie & Clyde on their way to death. Here it is, perforated by automatic, semi-automatic and non-automatic… Continue

Added by lord_k on July 24, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

CRIME DOESN'T PAY - Road To Perdition (2002)

Road To Perdition (2002)



Mike Sullivan (Tom Hanks) works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure. However after his son is witness to a killing he has done Mike Sullivan finds him self on the run trying to save the life of his son and at the same time looking for revenge on those who wronged him. Jude Law co stars as a hit man hired to kill Sullivan.…






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Added by Tome Wilson on July 23, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

CRIME DOESN'T PAY - Miller's Crossing (1990)

Miller's Crossing (1990)



It's Prohibition era 1930s as gang wars tear apart the city of gang lord Leo and his lieutenant Tom Regan. Tom is upset when Leo declines underling Johnny Caspar's request to kill the crooked Bernie. Despite Tom's objections, Leo thinks he made the right decision because Bernie is Verna's brother and Verna is Leo's girl. Unfortunately, Caspar seems to be growing in power and just when Leo needs Tom's help most Tom admits he's… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 23, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

CRIME DOESN'T PAY - The Untouchables (1987)

The Untouchables (1987)

1920's prohibition Chicago is corrupt from the judges downward. So in going up against Al Capone, Treasury agent Eliot Ness picks just two cops to help him and his accountant colleague. One is a sharp-shooting rookie, the other a seen-it-all beat man. The four of them are ready to battle Capone and his empire, but it could just be that guns are not the best way to get him.


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Added by Tome Wilson on July 22, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

CRIME DOESN'T PAY - Little Caesar (1931)

Little Caesar (1931)



The ambitious criminal Rico (Edward G. Robinson) moves from the country to the big city in the east and joins Sam Vettori's (Stanley Fields) gang with his friend Joe Massara (Douglas Fainbanks Jr.). Sooner he becomes the leader of the gangsters and known as Little Caesar, and gets closer to the great mobster Pete Montana (Ralph Ince). In a robbery of a night-club, he kills the Crime Commissioner Alvin McClure (Landers Stevens) and… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 22, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

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