Pulp Fiction

During the depression years and the uncertain times heading into World War II, America turned to fictional heroes for entertainment. The pulps provided a number heroes that each lasted over a decade and into the hunderds of issues.

Pulp fiction magazines were the main source of everyday entertainment for the masses during the first half of the 20th Century. These magazines delivered action and heroes that were some of the most creative in literary history. Pulp heroes and their authors have influenced every medium including comics, movies, and television.


    Zorro #1: The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley

The Mark of Zorro (a.k.a. The Curse of Capistrano) introduces popular culture's first masked crime-fighter. This volume includes two additional adventures, "Zorro Saves a Friend" and "Zorro Hunts a Jackal."

Genre: AdventureHero PulpsPulp FictionWild West

    The Best of Amazing Stories: The 1926 Anthology by Pulp Reprint

A unique collection of classic science fiction tales selected from the first year of the very first science fiction magazine. 1926 was a very good year, at least for speculative fiction, as this anthology proves.

Year: 1926
Genre: Pulp Fiction

    Builders of the Dark Empire by Grant Stockbridge and Norvell Page

The little tramp steamer ploughed steadily over a hot, placid sea—then suddenly, terror stalked it and every man aboard was doomed! In swift succession, other vessels, large and small, meet the same ghastly fate. Swift and terrible, death was abroad upon the shipping lanes. And the SPIDER, for once taken off his guard, lies supposedly dying in a New York hospital at the same instant that the Terror from the Seas raises its ugly head above the city skyline—to menace the life of the nation!

Year: 1934
Genre: Hero PulpsPulp Fiction

    The Complete Cases of Peter Kane by Hugh B. Cave

No longer a Boston police officer, hard-boiled drunk Peter Kane made the easy transition to work as a P.I. Though now in private practice, Kane had a knack for cracking cases while constantly inebriated. Collecting the entire series, along with an all-new introduction by Bob Byrne.

Year: 1934
Genre: Pulp Fiction

    The Masked Invasion by Curtis Steele and Frederick C. Davis

Jmmy Christopher is Operator 5. In THE MASKED INVASION he fends off the Masked Empire, an organization that threatens the very existance of the United States as a democratic force. Originally printed in the April, 1934 issue of Operator 5 Magazine.

Year: 1934
Genre: Hero PulpsPulp Fiction


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