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The Spider # 06: The Citadel of Hell
by Grant Stockbridge

Manhattan faces starvation when a subversive syndicate takes the supply and demand theory to merciless new heights. Now Richard Wentworth must unmask the Food Destroyers - and escape the roaming mobs of hunger-crazed New Yorkers screaming "Lynch the Spider!"

 

 

Murder From The East
by Carroll John Daly

"The incomparably hard-boiled, bone-crushing, fast shooting Race Williams." -- ERLE STANLEY GARDNER. This is an out-and-out fast action thriller by an author whose previous yarns have raised the hair and chilled the spines of even the most blood thirsty mystery fans. Adventure -- intrigue -- hard sleek villains -- beautiful women -- and a hero who is really tough. Race Williams can shoot circles around any man you ever read about. If you want a story you don't have to think about -- one that will take you by the scruff of the neck and pull you along without a break -- this is it. Anyone who read paper back magazines when he was a kid and hid them, only to catch the old man reading them later -- and who hasn't? -- will be eternally grateful if you give him this. Blood and Thunder Scene: Information Booth, Grand Central Station, New York City. Time: 5:00 p.m. Rush hour. The Speaker: RACE WILLIAMS He was there. Feet scraped to a stop behind me, a hand rested on my shoulder and I was swung around. Hard, cold eyes looked into mine, colorless lips curved slightly, even teeth showed in a broad mouth, and a low ominous voice spoke. "I just wanted to be sure that both your hands were occupied and that you were Race Williams. So-take that!" His right hand, that was under his jacket, flashed into view. For a moment the hard square surface of a black automatic showed; jerked up so that I looked right down the blue barrel of a German Luger. Hard, red knuckles tightened and showed white. And-- and I shot him five times. Five times smack in the stomach, before he could ever squeeze that trigger. Surprized? He was amazed. At least, he should have been. Anyway, he was dead--deader than hell before he folded up and sat down on the floor. A woman with a young child, who might have stretched out her hand and touched my arm, simply looked down at the fallen body, grasped the child's hand and moved leisurely away. A middle-aged woman fainted and flopped. A dignified gray-haired man wiped his forehead and said, "Dear me. Dear me."

 

 

The Shadow Reprint #80: Shiwan Khan Returns and The Invincible Shiwan Khan
by Maxwell Grant

The Golden Master versus the Knight of Darkness! Two exotic thrillers by Maxwell Grant. Then Shadow battles his greatest superfoe in the epic pulp noevels that inspired the spectacular 1994 film! The Invisible Shiwan Khan: The Shadow and Myra Reldon team up to battle the mesmeric menace of The Invincible Shiwan Khan. Shiwan Khan Returns: Shiwan Khan, Master of Oriental Menaces, returns from the dead for a titanic rematch with The Shadow!

 

 

Doc Savage Reprint #14: Man of Bronze Land of Terror (Pulp Cover)
by Kenneth Robeson

The incredible origin of the first superhero... Doc Savage The Man of Bronze's origin story is revealed in the classic Lester Dent novels that launched the superhero genre, in an extra-length volume commemorating the 75th anniversary of Doc Savage's pulp debut. First, the mysterious death of Doc's father leads the Man of Bronze to the Central American republic of Hidalgo where they discover a lost Mayan empire in the mythical Valley of the Vanished. Can Doc defeat the Feathered Serpent and the Red Death and free King Chaac and the beautiful Princess Monja? Then, Doc Savage trails the murderous master villain Kar (who controls the deadly Smoke of Eternity) to prehistoric Thunder Island where Doc and his men fight for their very survival against terrifying dinosaurs. This collector's item pulp reprint features a never-before-published foreword and autobiographical essay by Lester Dent, Walter Baumhofer's classic pulp covers, interior illustrations by Paul Orban and commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. Also available with the James Bama Man of Bronze paperback cover art version.

 

 

Doc Savage Reprint #24: Black, Black Witch / Hell Below / Shape of Terror
by Kenneth Robeson

The Man of Bronze wages war against the Axis in three pulse-pounding pulp thrillers by Lester Dent (writing as "Kenneth Robeson"). First, a desperate plea from occupied France lures Doc Savage into a Nazi trap as he attempts to discover the 400-year-old secret of "The Black, Black Witch." Then, in "Hell Below," the Man of Bronze and his beautiful cousin Pat Savage journey to Mexico to prevent a fugitive from the Third Reich from creating a New World Order. Finally, Doc Savage must die to prevent the Nazis from obtaining a deadly weapon that could change the outcome of the war. This World War II collector's edition showcases the classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke and Modest Stein, and also features all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of seven Doc Savage novels.

 

 

The Spider Reprint #1: The Citadel of Hell plus The Sons of Satan
by Grant stockbridge

"Woe be to criminals who fell into the Spider's web. He'd often execute them before they had a chance to draw their guns." -- STERANKO CITADEL OF HELL Hunted by police and roving arsonists, Richard Wentworth dons his terrifying Spider guise for the first time to save New York City from starvation! THE SPIDER AND THE SONS OF SATAN To end the reign of crime's newest overlord, the Spider subjects himself to the Feast of the Scorpions, from which no one has ever escaped! Plus, "The Web" by Will Murray.

 

 

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