Weird Comic Covers

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The Time Machine: A Look At The Fascination

Ahh, The Time Machine, a legend in Science fiction and pulp art.

In 1895, HG Well’s released the novel the Time Machine. It was amazing, the idea that human beings could breach the veil to outer space was unbelievable, yet entertaining.  In the story a scientist successfully travels forward thorugh time. He moves past atomic bombs, and human destruction and eventually finds a primevil state of being in the future. In this time the Morelocks and the Eloi live in a strange separation. The Eloi are innocent, look like a human but are not as aware as a human from the 1890s. The Morelocks were humans who chose to live underground.

It’s filled with adventure, a girl in distress and a man who has to decide what time he wants to live in. There were two movies made, but the 1960’s verision is really our favoirte.

Here are some pulp cover art all based on time machines

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And one more thing: Supposedly Time Travel has already happened.

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Pulp History: The Newsstand


Check out these amazing images of people from the Great Depression buying and reading Pulp! Our Kickstarter campaign could use your funding to help preserve these wonderful images.


Thanks to the federal government we have access to these images. Can you see the pulp art in any of them?



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Pulp Fest 2013

Yes it’s that time of the year for Pulp people-pulpfest is on the horizon and this year we are going to be there! Pulpfest is a summer pulp con in their words and it’s a great time. The event takes place in Columbus, Ohio and this year it will be at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. It’s for all fans of pulp fiction and art. Are you a fan? Then get thee to the Pulpfest.

Buyers, sellers, fans and special guests will be there. Plus, Pulp Images is going too. Guess what? We are going to be promoting our Kickstarter Campaign, you know the one where we want to promote and salvage over 19000 images? Yeah, remember that?

We are going to expose you all to the world of sexy pulp images and art from the twentieth centuy. Right now the pulp presenters includes the list below taken from Pulpfest’s perfect programming lineup.


PulpFest 2013 PreliminaryPulpFest is proud of the variety of presentations it offers our attendees. All scheduled activities take place in the Fairfield Room located on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency Columbus. Visit our website often to stay tuned about our plans for PulpFest 2013. Our themes will revolve around Doc Savage and the Pulp Heroes of 1933 and the centennial of Sax Rohmer’s Dr. Fu Manchu and the Yellow Peril Genre of Pulp Fiction.

To stay informed about our programming, please subscribe to our email updates via the “E-mail List” box found on our home page. Announcements will also be posted to our Facebook page so be sure to “like” us. You can also follow us on Twitter.

Below is the tentative schedule for our2013 convention.

Thursday, July 25th

4:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Dealer Set-Up – the dealers’ room will be open only to dealers to assemble their displays

4:30 PM – To be announced – Curator Eric Johnson may arrange a presentation at Ohio State’s Thompson Library

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Early Registration– general members and dealers will be able to register for PulpFest

Evening Programming

8:00 PM – The Pulp Descendents of Fu Manchu – Rick Lai discusses the influence of Sax Rohmer’s devil doctor on the pulps with a look at villains such as Wu Fang, Shiwan Khan, and The Blue Scorpion from Peter the Brazen

9:00 PM – Hollywood and the Hero Pulps– Blood ‘n’ Thunder editor Ed Hulse looks at The Spider’s WebColumbia Picture’s classic serial, and Hollywood’s other attempts to bring the pulps to the silver screen

10:00 PM – The Spider’s Web – Chapters 1 – 5 of the 1938 Columbia Picture’s serial starring Warren Hull as “The Master of Men” and Iris Meredith as his beloved, Nita Van Sloan

Friday, July 26th

9:00 AM – 5 PM – Wheeling and Dealing– the dealers’ room will be open to all

1:00 PM – The New Fictioneers – William Patrick Maynard will read from his upcoming Fu Manchu novel, a work in progress

2:00 PM – The New Fictioneers – Mark Halegua turns St. Nick into a 1930s-style crimefighter in “The Night Before Christmas” and then offers his “Red Badge Attacks,” co-written by Andrew Salmon forAirship 27

3:00 PM – The New Fictioneers – FarmerCon panelists Win Scott Eckert and John Small offer a variety pack of fiction including John’s tribute to Edgar Rice Burroughs and Philip José Farmer, “The Bright Heart of Eternity”

Evening Programming

7:25 PM – Welcome to PulpFest – Jack Cullers offers an official welcome

7:30 PM – The Mad Goblin and His Apocalyptic Life – our FarmerConpanelists – Win Scott Eckert, Christopher Paul Carey, Art Sippo, and Rick Lai –  will discuss Philip José Farmer’s Doc Savage-related work

8:30 PM – Doc Savage and the Pulp Heroes of 1933 – Nick Carr, Don Hutchison, Will Murray, and Garyn Roberts join Blood ‘n’ Thunder editor Ed Hulse for a look at eighty years of “The Great Pulp Heroes”

9:30 PM – Walter Baumhofer: King of the Pulps – pulp art historian David Saunders presents a look at the life and work of the artist who brought to life The Man of Bronze, The Master of Men, Pete Rice, and other pulp heroes

10:30 PM – The Spider’s Web – Chapters 6 – 10 of the 1938 Columbia Picture’s serial in which The Spider faces off against The Octopus, a criminal mastermind bent on crippling the nation through a wave of terror

Saturday, July 27th

9:00 AM – 5 PM – Wheeling and Dealing– the dealers’ room will be open to all

1:00 PM – The Future of New Pulp Fiction– moderator Ron Fortier is joined by five new writers inspired by the pulp fiction of yore – Jim Beard, Win Scott Eckert, Rick Lai, Frank Schildiner, and Art Sippo

2:00 PM – Radio Archives’ Roger Price will be reading from Will Murray’s Skull Island, recently released as an audiobook. Both Will and Roger will be available for questions following the reading

3:00 PM – The New Fictioneers – Jim Beard, a columnist for the Toledo Free Press and a freelance writer, will read fromCaptain Action: Riddle of the Glowing Men, Monster Earth, and Sgt. Janus: Spirit-Breaker

Evening Programming

7:30 PM – PulpFest 2013 Business Meeting – all members are invited to ask questions and offer suggestions at this session

7:50 PM – 2013 Munsey Award Presentation – Matt Moring of Altus Presswill present this year’s Munsey Award

8:00 PM – Fu Manchu and the Yellow Peril Pulps – Blood ‘n’ Thunder editor Ed Hulse is joined by Win Scott Eckert, Don Hutchison, Nathan Madison, William Patrick Maynard, and Will Murray for a discussion of Sax Rohmer’s infamous creation and the character’s influence on the pulps and popular culture

9:00 PM – Hero Pulp Premiums and Promotions – Chris Kalb takes us back to a time when a dime not only bought a pulp magazine filled with thrills, but also aSpider Ring or a membership to Friends of the Phantom

9:30 PM – Saturday Night at the Auction– auctioneers John Gunnison and Joe Saine complete the sale of pulp researcher Albert Tonik’s substantial collection, plus various lots from the convention’s regular consigners

11:30 PM – The Spider’s Web – Chapters 11 – 15 of the 1938 Columbia Picture’s serial directed by James W. Horne and Ray Taylor in which The Spider unmasks the nefarious Octopus and wins the day for the good old USA

Sunday, July 28th

Daytime Schedule

9:00 AM – 2 PM – Wheeling and Dealing– the dealers’ room will be open to all

For questions and/or suggestions about our programming, please write to Ed Hulse at


















For those of you who don’t know, Pulp Images will be launching a Kickstarter campaign in June to help fund our mission: preserving pulp art by creating an online digital archive, making the art easily accessible and usable for YOU!

We’ve got big dreams and we know that with the help of a Kickstarter campaign backers we can make it happen. Pulp Images is offering some out-of-this-world incentives for our backers too. Incentives like limited edition posters, tee-shirts, ray guns, figurines, and model rockets.

We also want to help you see how you can fit into the pulp world and Spike-O is going to make it happen.
Spike is the artist that will create the pulp image with YOU as the Good Guy/Babe, Bad Guy/Babe!! With his picture of you, we will create a Pulp Magazine Cover and provide you with both the artists inked sketch and the final full color poster. This is one of the incentive options. Plan to see this in Kickstarter in June!


Pulp Images Introductions

A few days ago we introduced the new website for Pulp Images.

So following suite, here at the Pulp Images blog, we’d like to take a moment and make a few more introductions.
Meet a few members of our crew (though there’s plenty more)!

Dwayne Kiefer


Dwayne Kiefer has been with NASA as a contractor going on his 21st year.  Dwayne has worked on many teams that has flown numerous items in space.  As a surprise to even him, he has won numerous (and some prestigious) awards.  He is one of the workhorses behind all of the pulpimages activities.  If you like our metal fulfillment items, thank Dwayne!  He is the guy that does not sleep and when he does…he dreams of pulp women 🙂

Liz Gray


Hi, I’m Liz, and I’ve worked as a contractor at NASA for going on 19 years now. I still love the space industry and all things scifi. When we started this project I went through all the images we had at the time to pick my favorites and had to stop when it got into the hundreds. Each picture is more amazing than the last. I’m very excited to bring this collection to the public!

Colette Davis


Hello everyone, I’m Colette Davis and I am pleased to be a member of this excellent team. I work with Helen posting awesome content. Love the work!
Helen Dauka
I make up half of the social media crew for Pulp Images. Based in Northeast Ohio, I’m pumped to have a cool pulp project happening HERE in our area to share with the world!
We’re also working some awesome artists and a lot more people. More to come on them soon 🙂