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Hot Lead No. 2

Hot Lead No. 2Back by popular demand, Hot Lead No. 2 features The Art of the Western.

Justin Marriot: Flying Lead (editorial/intro)
Paul Bishop: Charro!
Tony Masero: Interviewed by Steve Myall
Tony Masero: A Gallery of Original Art
Jim O’Brien: Hombre in Suede Skin: Frank Bellamy’s Western Comics
Andreas Decker: Once Upon a Time in Germany: Ronco: A German Heftroman
Paul Bishop: Westerns in the Comics: The Development of the Comic Strip Western

Hot Lead No. 2 back coverHot Lead No. 1 June 2018
Editor: Justin Marriott
Ghost Editor: Paul Bishop
Additional Contributors: Andreas Decker, Tony Masero, Steve Myall, Jim O’Brien
6” x 9” 68 pages in color
POD only $10.00
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Double Trouble

Hot Lead No. 2
Hot Lead No. 2 cover by Tony Masero

Paperback collectors and enthusiasts will soon be able to dive into Justin Marriott’s next pair of ‘zines, Hot Lead No. 2 and Men of Violence No. 10. Both available in print editions from Amazon by the middle of June. Pictured are the back and front covers, with the backs showing images of what’s in store inside.

Men of Violence No. 10
Men of Violence No. 10 cover by Rik Rawling

Cover Preview

Men of Violence No. 10Prolific publisher Justin Marriott is working on an impressive queue of magazines for the balance of the year. He sent the full list to TDE which you can read about in the News Digest section of book eight, either by purchasing a copy or simply reading the preview pages available on amazon.

Late last week Justin sent a preview of the cover for Men of Violence No. 10, which will be released by the end of June. In the meantime, issues No. 4–9 are available now.

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Hat tip to John O’Neill for including the cover of TDE8 in his “Late May Fantasy Magazine Rack” summary on Black Gate.

Cover Preview

Pulp Horror No. 7 coverJustin Marriott publishes a whole line of zines about paperbacks and series under his Paperback Fanatic banner. He shared news of what’s coming in the second half of the year for the News Digest section of the June 2018 edition of TDE, including a cover preview of The Sleazy Reader No. 8. A day or two after our deadline, he shared this great cover of Pulp Horror No. 7, with art by Rik Rawling of the mummy. The issue is coming this summer.

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Hats off to Pulp Coming Attractions, Michael (cover model) Bracken, David Brinkmann, Kevin Tipple, and Sandra Seamans for share news on The Digest Enthusiast No. 8.

In other news, TDE is now soliciting display and classified advertising. Details here.

Hot Lead No. 1

Hot Lead No. 1 coverThe first issue of Justin Marriott’s Hot Lead is out. Issue one—The Piccadilly Cowboys, spotlighting the Western in vintage paperbacks.

In Memoria dedicates this premier edition to two giants of the Western genre: Bill Crider and Dusty Richards.

Paul Bishop “West of Piccadilly”
Terry Harknett interview “A New Breed of Western Author”
Justin Marriott “A Violent Man in a Violent Land”
Steve Myall “The Cowpoke Critic”
Justin Marriott “Out of the Black Shadows of Hell”
Paul Bishop “A Gold Strike of Western Lore”
Justin Marriott “Flying Lead”

Hot Lead No. 1 back coverHot Lead No. 1 May 2018
Editor: Justin Marriott
Ghost Editor: Paul Bishop
Additional Contributors: Andreas Decker, Steve Myall
6” x 9” 60 pages in color
POD only $9.99
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The Sleazy Reader #6 Feb. 2018

The Sleazy Reader #6 coverVirtually a one-man show (with a little help from his friends), as editor Justin Marriott contributes all the articles, reviews, and conducts the interview.

Sleazy Musings
“Coffee, Tea or Me?” The air stewardess in sleaze paperback.
Interview with artist Monte Rodgers “Holloway House Memories”
“Invasion of the Cycle Brutes” a fistful of short story reviews of early ’70s Men’s Adventure mags
“A Pack of Vixens” reviews of New English Library’s world “Phwoar” novels circa ’70s
“The Sexpert” Lancer Books’ ‘sexy spy’ series by Gerry Ransom

The Sleazy Reader #6 back coverThe Sleazy Reader #6 Feb. 2018
Editor: Justin Marriott
Copy Editor: Jim O’Brien
Scans: Brian Emrich
6” x 9” 58 pages, full color
POD only $8.99
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The Paperback Fanatic #39

The Paperback Fanatic #39 coverContents
Fanatical Mails
Artists Assemble: Paul Gulacy & Alfredo Alcala
A Chat With a Cool Cat: Andrew Nette co-editor of Girl Gangs, Biker Boys and Real Cool Cats
A transcript of James Doig’s presentation on “Australian Pulp Fiction”
Paul Bishop “Steve Holland—The Face of a Hero”
Nigel Taylor “Portrait of a Slapdash Perfectionist”
Tom Tesarek “Would You Like Some Humor with Your Horror?”
Peter Enfantino “His Life Turned Into a Screaming Nightmare” or “A Comprehensive Look at ‘The Frankenstein Horror’ Series”
“Steve Holland is The Avenger” gallery images from Bill Thom, introduction by Justin Marriott

The Paperback Fanatic #39 back cover100 pages, 6” x 9” full color $14.99 POD
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Assistant Editor: Jim O’Brien
Proofing: Tom Tesarek
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The Fanatic Newsletter

From this morning’s mail, from Justin Marriott.

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The Paperback Fanatic 39
Now available through Amazon UK, Europe and US. Although the back cover states it’s issue 37, because I am an imbecile, it’s definitely issue 39! 100 pages, all colour, ALL NEW, an eclectic mix of articles and contributors.

Pulp Horror 5
An abridged reprint of the out-of-print issue designed as a tester for Amazon and for those that might want to try the title – DO NOT ORDER IF YOU ALREADY OWN AN ORIGINAL COPY

Pulp Horror 6
An abridged reprint of the out-of-print issue designed as a tester for Amazon and for those that might want to try the title – DO NOT ORDER IF YOU ALREADY OWN AN ORIGINAL COPY


The Sleazy Reader 6
ALL NEW – stewardesses in sleaze paperback, World ‘Phwoar’ Two New English Library paperbacks, sexy spies, rare art from vintage men’s mags. This will be available through Amazon in early February.

The Sleazy Reader 7
A reprint of the drugs and biker material from issue 35 of The Fanatic designed for the new audience available through Amazon, DO NOT ORDER IF YOU ALREADY OWN AN ORIGINAL COPY OF 35 OF THE FANATIC


Hot Lead
In collaboration with Paul Bishop, I will finally publish a zine dedicated to vintage western paperbacks. Yee-haw!

Men of Violence 2
A reprint of the issue dedicated to Manor Books and their men’s adventure paperbacks. I expect this to be very different to the original, and in colour.

Monster Media (not sure about the title, but it’ll do the job for now…)
A zine dedicated to monster mags, but casting the net more widely than Famous Monsters to take in some real obscurities and even fanzines