IDW Announces The Art of Pulp Fiction

This must have for pulp fans was announced on ICv2 this morning:

IDW Publishing will release The Art of Pulp Fiction, a definitive visual history of paperbacks from 1940 to 1970, in September.  The 240-page, 9.75″ x 11″ hardcover will include over 500 covers and cover paintings, many of which have not been reproduced since the books were first released.  Images were collected from some of the largest American paperback collections and curated with rarity, as well as graphic appeal, in mind.

Ed Hulse, whose The Art of the Pulps was also published by IDW, provides the individual chapter introductions and captions, while genre specialists and art aficionados contribute features on authors, artists, publishers, and sub-genres.  Richard A. Lupoff, author of The Great American Paperback, provides an Introduction.

MSRP for this important new book in an era of booming collectible interest will be $49.99.

Josh Vasquez’s Savannah Zombie Novel Series Book 2 is out today

We are excited to announce Author Josh Vasquez’s Savannah Zombie Novel Series Book 2 is out today!

In the thrilling continuation of the Savannah Zombie series, Jeremy, Lexx, and Tori made it out of Savannah alive. But is it any better away from the city and in the Georgia countryside? Now that they are teamed up with a truck driver named Josh, will they find Josh’s family and a safe place from the undead? Will life be able to return to some kind of normality? Even if that normality involves splitting open some rotten skulls? In the second installment of this zombie thriller series, see if our trio has what it takes to continue to survive in the zombie apocalypse!

What people are saying about A New Death on Amazon:

“blood, guts, and lighthearted humor wrapped up in a sweet Savannah package”

“a character driven tale and it works well”

“I could not put this book down I think this is the fastest I’ve read a book”

Storytellers Mag #3 out now!

Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!

Reports indicate Storytellers Mag Issue #3 has broken out of the Valhalla Books labs. As if the last year wasn’t crazy enough, now we have to deal with a Zombie Apocalypse? 

Fear not! Our brave warriors from Valhalla Books have teamed up to bring you exciting and compelling stories to fight zombies, monsters and more!

In this issue we have a never before seen interview with Author Josh Vasquez about The Savannah Zombie Novel Series A New Death Director’s Cut. (Order on Amazon)

Also for the first time ever, we reprinted the original article interview I did with Josh Vasquez back in 2016. The article was originally published in January 2016. Josh and I met in late 2015 after he emailed me about my Geekfringe column to talk about his zombie books.

Finally, Author Essentials author Jim Nettles column Don’t Skip the Fine Print discussing the importance of reading the contract. 

Thank you for supporting our small print publishing house! We cannot do this without you!


Adam Messer, Publisher
Valhalla Books
From the Valhalla Books Vault!
Storytellers Mag Issue # 1 issue
Storytellers Mag Issue #2 issue!

JON SHADOW in Killing Shadows



JON SHADOW in Killing Shadows

Airship 27 Productions is proud to announce the start of a brand new action adventure series from writer Teel James Glenn.

Jon Shadows is a freelance bodyguard and investigator. When his ex-lover, Maria, tells him her billionaire husband, William Carter, is trying to kill her, he can’t help but come to her aid. Shadows’ plan is to attend an annual corporate employee meeting on Carter’s private island and do some digging.

He soon discovers the eccentric computer mogul has ominous ties to the Japanese crime syndicate known as the Yukaza and is already being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. But before Shadows can make sense of the data, a close friend is brutally murdered and it looks like he is slated to be the killer’s next target. 

In Jon Shadows, award winning writer, Teel James Glenn, has created a terrific new hero with echoes of the classic ala the Saint and James Bond. In the end, Jon’s enemies soon learn “Killing Shadows” is no easy matter.

Airship 27 Art Director Rob Davis and artist Tedd Lehman the nine interior illustrations. 


Now available from Amazon in paperback and soon on Kindle.

A New Death From Valhalla Books

Josh Vasquez’s Director’s Cut of A New Death!

We have been working really hard to bring you new books and up next on our publishing list is The Savannah Zombie Novel Series by Author Josh Vasquez.

Here is a quick email about Josh Vasquez’s Director’s Cut of A New Death is coming out on March 30, 2021. This is an exciting new release especially for zombie fans and horror readers.

Also, as a small print publisher, we could really use your help getting the word out. We love our readers and would love to hear from you here and on your social media accounts.  Please tag us and let us know what you think 🙂

Thank you!

The Masked Rider – Tales of the Wild West Vol 3.


Tales of the Wild West Vol 3

Airship 27 Production saddles up for more rip-roaring western action adventure with
“The Masked Rider – Tales of the Wild West Vol 3.”

The Wild West has always had its share of larger then life heroes; both fictional such as
pulpdom’s own Masked Rider and historical ala Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday. In this
new collection, we offer up a trio of tale showcasing each.

Western writer Thomas McNulty delivers a south of the border yarn with Earp and his
Holiday on the hunt for a dangerous desperado. This is followed by Paul Findley’s story
of the fabled Masked Rider and his Yaqui partner Blue Hawk on the trail of murderous
cattle rustlers.

Finally, in a full length novella, Gordon Dymowski has the mysterious Masked Rider
attempting to solve the murder of a Army Cavalry officer in “A Town Called Malice.”
Artist Jason Wren provides the interior illustrations with Shane Evans the colorful cover,
all assembled by Art Director Rob Davis. Here is action and adventure set against a
frontier stage true to a time and place that forever left its legacy on a nation; the
American Wild West.


Now available at Amazon in paperback and soon on Kindle. Click here to get your copy!

Vote now for the 2020 Pulp Factory Awards

The final shortlisted ballot is now available for voting in the 2021 Pulp Factory Awards (for works published in calendar year 2020).Congratulations to everyone who made it to the final ballot, as well as to those who also received nominations. Ten different publishers appear on the final ballot.

ANYONE can vote. (But only once!)

The deadline for voting has been extended to midnight on Sunday, March 28. Here is the official ballot:

Click here to vote now!

Moonstone Books releases JULY ’21

  1. Kolchak and the Night Stalkers: The Faceless God novel SC

Written by: James Chambers

Cover: Glen Ostrander

114pgs, squarebound, b/w prose, 6” x 9”, $ 10.99

ISBN: 978-1-944017-24-851099

From Stoker Award winning author James Chambers!

To solve a series of mysterious abductions and killings, and uncover a plot that threatens existence itself, Kolchak bands together with his new extraordinary team of investigators: Mr. Keen, Domino Lady, Pat Novak, Flint, T.H.E Cat, Blackshirt, and more!

This is where the new direction for Kolchak begins!

  1. Kolchak and the Night Stalkers: The Faceless God novel HC

Written by: James Chambers

Cover: Glen Ostrander

Interior Art: Sergio Ibanez

124pgs, squarebound, b/w prose with illustrations, 6” x 9”. $23.99

BONUS edition includes interior illustrations!

ISBN: 978-1-944017-25-552399

  1. Moonstone DOUBLE SHOT July 2021

Written by: Nancy Holder, Tommy Hancock

Cover Art: Dennis Calero

Interior Art: Sergio Ibanez

60pgs, b/w, 6” x 9” prose, $5.99

UPC: 685239900002

The Green Hornet and Kolchak together for the first time!

All roads lead to a fiery death as cub reporter Kolchak vows to unmask the Green Hornet! Britt Reid and Kato dog Kolchak as he tracks down a murderer, cracks bad jokes at a gangland shootout, and barrels into a haunted-for-real haunted house. Problem: the House of a Thousand Screams is burning to the ground—and there is no way out! 

  And as a missing woman is found buried in the mud, Johnny Dollar encounters a human monster unlike he has ever met.

Valhalla Books March 2021 News

We have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you exciting new titles this year. We like to think of Valhalla Books as the cool indie band of books! We don’t have a huge audience yet, but you are awesome and we love you!

We are proud to share Author Josh Vasquez is now publishing his Savannah Zombie Novel Series with Valhalla Books with the Director’s Cut of A New Death! (available on Amazon for pre-order ) releasing March 30, 2021! You don’t want to miss this action filled zombie series from award winning author Josh Vasquez!

PS. Can you help spread the word and tell someone you know who enjoys reading? 

Author Ryan Dunn joins Valhalla Books!

We are really excited to share Author Ryan Dunn is joining us with a great book project!

Ryan Dunn is the author of Savannah’s Afterlife series, harrowing tales of Savannah’s most haunted places. Kim Dunn and he own and operate Afterlife Tours in Savannah. (Ryan is Kim’s husband.)

He is an avid horror reader, and wrote the forward for our first anthology The Devil’s Due: Nothing Is Ever As It Seems!

Please help us welcome Ryan Dunn officially to the Valhalla Books Publishing!


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