In the history of the modern world, there have been few characters more sadistic, sinister, and deeply demented as Baron Ungern-Sternberg. An anti-Semitic fanatic with a penchant for Eastern mysticism and a hatred of communists, Baron Ungern-Sternberg took over Mongolia in 1920 with a ragtag force of White Russians, Siberians, Japanese, and native Mongolians.
"Truth is stranger than fiction"
He began his stage career as a card manipulator. As his popularity grew, Harry Houdini quickly became known as one of the most colorful stage magicians and escape artists of all time. Then the movies came knocking, and the man people had only read about in the newspapers was suddenly starring on the silver screen, captivating audiences with his daring serial exploits. Harry Houdini was no longer just a magician; he was an international superstar. In 1904, he began a world tour starting in London and the adventures grew even more fantastic.
When an earthquake of historic magnitude leveled the industrial city of Tangshan in the summer of 1976, killing more than a half-million people, China was already gripped by widespread social unrest. As Mao lay on his deathbed, the public mourned the death of popular premier Zhou Enlai. Anger toward the powerful Communist Party officials in the Gang of Four, which had tried to suppress grieving for Zhou, was already potent; when the government failed to respond swiftly to the Tangshan disaster, popular resistance to the Cultural Revolution reached a boiling point.
"50% Earthquake 50% Bad Government"
When the universe is imperiled, the call goes out to the brave men, women and robots of the Space Rangers; a group of highly skilled pilot/warriors dedicated to the preservation of law and order throughout the known worlds. Headquartered in the hidden free-floating asteroid station known as the Black Hole, the Space Rangers are ready to respond to any threat traveling the space lanes in their ultra-fast and powerful Black Bird patrol ships.
Created by J. U. Giesy and J. B. Smith, Semi Dual was considered pulp's first occult detective. Semi Dual, also known as Prince Abdul Omar of Persia, was an astrologer, a mystic, a telepath, and a psychologist. Semi Dual's name was based, in part, on his methods of investigation: "by dual solutions - one material for material minds - the other occult, for those who cared to sense a deeper something back of the philosophic lessons interwoven in the narrative".
Edited by Ron Fortier & Van Allen Plexico. Here are seven new tales of Puritan swordsman Gideon Cain the Demon Hunter by Scott Harris, Brian Zavitz, I. A. Watson, K. G. McAbee, James Palmer, David Wright, and Van Allen Plexico. In the tradition of Robert E. Howard's "Solomon Kane", here is swashbuckling action at its finest.
Knights! Monsters! Dwarves! Killers! Find it all and more in the debut issue of Pro Se Productions' Fantasy and Fear Vol. 1. Featuring stories of horror and fantasy from the newest writers and artists side by side with seasoned professionals in the world of Pulp!!