Friday, May 16, 2014


From my pal Anthony Tollin’s Sanctum Books comes Cap Fury #1: The Red Heart Pearls, Black Daylight and The Tattooed Skipper [$14.95]. Stan Lee is quoted on the back cover: "There were many pulp mags that I read...There was one called, I think, Captain Fury, about a guy who had a beat-up old rusty scow of a ship - but, when evil threatened, he pushed a button and his old scow turned into the sleekest, fastest ship on the sea! I loved ‘em all.”

This volume presents two novels starring Captain John Fury and the crew of The Whirlwind, They were first published in the December 1936 and September 1937 issues of The Skipper Magazine.  Both were by Laurence Donovan writing as Wallace Brooker.

From the back cover of this new edition:

Cap Fury follows a trail of vengeance to uncover his brother’s murderers and The Red Heart Pearls.

Black Daylight strikes at High Noon, enveloping thousands in terror and agony!

Also included in this volume: a new historical essay by the always informative Will Murray and “The Tattooed Skipper,” a short story by Steve Fisher that stars Sheridan Doome, the crack age of Naval Intelligence. The Fisher tale is from the May 1, 1935 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

As with the other Sanctum Books series - Doc Savage, The Shadow and others - these Cap Fury double novels should be entertaining jaunts into the heroic fiction of the pulp era.  They’re wonderfully made books and I regularly despair I might never get around to reading all of them.  However, I hope to read this one within the next few weeks and review it in this bloggy thing of mine.

In the meantime, I’ll let you know about the new releases as they appear.  More Sanctum Books news is on the way.

© 2014 Tony Isabella

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