This Site is for essays on The New Pulp Heroes. It’s about time we catalog new characters appearing in books and anthologies. Since I do not have time to read everything being published, I will offer space here for legitimate creators of new pulp characters to send me their data, and I will post their essays. It is not my place to say what is, or what is not a new pulp hero, and the only changes I will make to essays will be editing and format. If you wish, include a jpeg of a book cover or b&w illustration if you have permission from the artist. By sending me your essays, you are giving me permission to promote and showcase this data. Essays should be up to 500 words, and include information on MC and back up characters, creator, title of books, and where the stories can be found. A paperback edition is now available for $12.00, plus $3.99 postage (US). The book will only be sold through us: Tom Johnson, 204 W. Custer St., Seymour, TX 76380. Send questions or data to fadingshadows40@gmail.com

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Internet Old Time Radio Show

The Internet Old Time Radio Show http://www.theiotrs.com has added The Ray Bradbury shows to the Thursday line up. The show will air three times during the 24-hour period, all times listed are Central. Come on over and listen. Be sure to check the rest of the week’s line up for other great shows.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Worlds of Tomorrow

“Worlds of Tomorrow” by Tom Johnson. In the far future, the worlds of tomorrow will bring many dangers to travelers of the star ways. Space Rangers like Captain Steve Danger will be hard pressed to protect those settlers on distant planets. Even the Ghosts (the secret police) will have trouble uncovering the mysterious galactic thief known as the Forever Man. Here are five exciting tales of space adventure with men and women (and a few robots) guarding the universe, bringing back the Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers mystique of a bygone era. Ray guns, rocket ships, aliens, and unknown worlds at the far side of the universe, where man truly has never trod. $3.99 from Kindle only http://www.amazon.com/Worlds-Tomorrow-Tom-Johnson-ebook/dp/B00HQ2KYTC/ref=la_B008MM81CM_1_47?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1421929325&sr=1-47

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Mind Master

“The Mind Master” by Tom Johnson.  New York has a new hero. In a contemporary setting, thieves knock over an art gallery, stealing famous and valuable paintings, and at the same time hit a museum displaying a necklace once belonging to Queen Bathsheba given to her by King Solomon, its value beyond price. From the chaos rises a new hero, The Mind Master! With aides, the beautiful nightclub singer Kay Shannon, ex-heavyweight boxing champ Rocky Carver, and martial arts expert Jae Lee, the mysterious man in the fedora and black cloak unravels a deadly crime. But who is this mysterious crime-fighter? $.99 on Kindle at http://www.amazon.com/Mind-Master-Tom-Johnson-ebook/dp/B00E7FVX9G/ref=la_B008MM81CM_1_36?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1421457278&sr=1-36 or available in “New Pulp Heroes” paperback for $15.00 post paid from Tom at 204 W. Custer St., Seymour, TX 76380. A lot of fun, and shows we can still have heroes today.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Mystery of The Matinee Murders

Mystery of the Matinee Murders is now available at Amazon.com in Kindle format.
In Matinee Murders, Republic Studio flack Curly Woods embarks on a public relations road trip that travels the length of California with western film heroes Hoot Gibson and Crash Corrigan, Radio drama thespians Orson Welles and Ray Collins, two lovely radio actresses, a voice impersonator, an announcer and a mute sound-effects specialist. The goal is to entertain at theater Saturday matinees and children’s hospital wards while promoting Republic’s latest serial, The Painted Stallion, and a potential radio mystery presentation, The Man of the Mist. Along the way, they encounter an unknown assassin who leaves a trail of victims killed by cobra venom, a doomed psychic medium who warns of death, and an underground base camp of Nazis who are attempting to build an army of the dead. Western film star Ken Maynard joins the entertainers in an attempt to save a theater full of young fans of the Three Mesquiteers from a fate worse than death. The Hollywood Cowboy Detectives know they must use all of their western skills to defeat an enemy so evil that the future of the life on Earth hangs in the balance - all the while, the unique entertainers must do everything possible to avoid their impulses to strangle each other.
Mystery of the Matinee Murders will soon be the third paperback in the series as (Vol. 1) Mystery at Movie Ranch and (Vol. 2) Mystery of the Arizona Dragon are currently available. Vol. 1 includes the short story Mystery of the Murdered Badman and Vol. 2 includes Mystery of the Stuntman’s Ghost.
The Hollywood Cowboy Detectives series honors the great western and adventure serial stars of silent and talking motion pictures. These stories are written and illustrated in the style of the classic pulps of the 1930s. 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Classic Pulp Fiction Stories

FADING SHADOWS entered the genre fiction magazines with CLASSIC PULP FICTION STORIES in June 1995. It became our longest running title lasting for 91 issues, and ending in December 2004, almost ten years as the leading new pulp magazine since the era of the pulps. The cover shown here is issue #24, from May 1997, with another great cover by Albert Roberts. The issue contains 7 short stories and part two of a serial. Authors are Chester Ingram (pseudonym of Ray Capella), John L. French, Nick Carr, Naomi Walker, Lida Broadhurst, T.J. Glenn, Michael Laramie, and Sean Danowski.