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The Sleazy Reader No. 9

The Sleazy Reader No. 9

With its emphasis on digest magazines, this issue of The Sleazy Reader (No. 9) is my favorite thus far. The digest-centric contents include an overview of Manhunt contemporaries like Trapped, Guilty, Hunted, Pursuit, etc.; a piece on Pontiac Publishing’s Sure Fire, Off Beat, and Two-Fisted Detective Stories; a review of Off Beat Jan. 1960; and “The Mad Dog of Digests” highlighting the crime fiction of Harlan Ellison. Plenty to make this issue a must-have for digest enthusiasts, but there’s much more. 

Two pre-code crime comics: Crime Does Not Pay and Fight Against Crime are strapped in the hot seat for a brutal interrogation. Mafia mania gets a nod with pieces on the Americana line from Monarch Books, The Godfather Series (beyond Mario Puzo), and Belmont’s novels by Peter McCurtin. TSR transitions from the series Mafia Operation to the sleazy side of Joe Riggs and Peter Chambers via “Investigated Sleaze-Noir.”

Johnny Marr of Murder Can Be Fun fame, traces the peaks and valleys of the greatest true crime magazine, True Detective, over its remarkable seventy-two-year reign. By the time the issue winds down, there’s still room for a piece on the banned books of New Zealand, and M.E. Knerr’s Mike Travis series. Whew, there’s something for nearly every genre book lover in this issue.

Paperback Fanatic No. 43

Paperback Fanatic No. 43

Justin Marriott: Fanatical Thoughts
Contents Page
Gold Medal Reviews courtesy PaperbackWarrior.com
Paul Bishop: Gil Brewer—The Dark Invader
Justin Marriott: Brewer’s Droop
Bob Deis: Brewer in MAMs (Men’s Adventure Magazines)
Paul Bishop: The Other Marlowe
Justin Marriott: A Town Called Malice
Rob Matthews: Charles Williams and His Girls
Charles Williams Bibliography
Justin Marriott: A Visual Guide to Robert McGinnis
Justin Marriott: Brighter than Salmon Pink
Wyatt Doyle Interview

Paperback Fanatic No. 43 Jan. 2020
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Assistant Editor: Jim O’Brien
Proofer: Tom Tesarek
7” x 10” 90 pages, full color
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Paperback Fanatic No. 42

Paperback Fanatic No. 42

Justin Marriott: Fanatical Thoughts
Contents Page
Darrin Venticinque with a Jane Frank assist: A New Peak in Horror—Eat Them Alive by Pierce Nace
James Dong: The Devil is a Gentleman—Dennis Wheatley
Dark Forces at Work—A Gallery of Dennis Wheatley’s Occult Novels
Scott Carlson: Voyage of the Carlson
Nigel Taylor: Young, Sharkey and Wilson
S.M. Guariento: Tripping the Ink Fantastic (Interview about Light Into Ink, an in-depth study of film novelizations)
Richard Pérez Seves: Unmasking Stanton (fetish artists Eric Stanton and Gene Billbrew)
Bill Cunningham: Mad Pulp Bastard (interview)
Andrew Nette: Sticking It to the Man (interview)

Paperback Fanatic No. 42 back cover

Paperback Fanatic No. 42 Nov. 2019
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Assistant Editor: Jim O’Brien
Proofer: Tom Tesarek
7” x 10” 70 pages, full color
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Men of Violence: All Review Special

Men of Violence: All Review Special

The Men of Violence: All Review Special is now available. Featuring a foreword by Paul Bishop and an introduction by editor/publisher Justin Marriott, the bulk of this special edition consists of over 100 reviews of men’s adventure paperbacks from the 1960s and 1970s.

Contributors include Paul Bishop, Ben Boulden, Jim O’Brien, Andrew Byers, Andreas Decker, Mike Hauss, Morgan Holmes, Scott Kime, The Paperback Warrior, Scott Ranalli, Simon Ruleman, Ben Spurling, and Richard Toogood.

Men of Violence: All Review Special back cover

Men of Violence: All Review Special
June 2019
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Copy-Editing: Jim O’Brien
Cover Design: Bill Cunningham
7” x 10” 93 pages
POD $5.99
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Five-Star Reviews

The Digest Enthusiast No. 10

Our thanks to Geographer, Steve Alcorn, and Justin Marriott for their recent reviews and ratings for The Digest Enthusiast No. 10. At the moment, it’s the #1 New Release in its category.

Excerpts from their five-star reviews on amazon:
“Another great issue”
“I always look forward to each new issue of The Digest Enthusiast, and it never disappoints.”
“Best issue yet!” (UK site)

TDE10 is now available from Mike Chomko Books and will soon be in stock from Bud’s Art Books.

Hot Lead No. 3

Hot Lead No. 3

Hot Lead No. 3: The Adult Western Special

Tom Simon: Adult Western Super Friends
Justin Marriott: The Sleazy Riders
Paul Bishop: Sex and Six Guns
Adult Western Series List
Justin Marriott: Bloodied Spurs
Andreas Decker: Four a Few Issues More
Steve Myall: The Trailsman
Justin Marriott: Frontier Poet
Ian Millsted: Draw! A Top Ten of Comic Book Westerns

Hot Lead No. 3 May 2019
Editor: Justin Marriott
Ghost Editor: Paul Bishop
Additional Contributors: Andreas Decker, Ian Millsted, Steve Myall, Tim Simon
7” x 10” 52 pages in color
POD only $8.99

Paperback Fanatic No. 41 March 2019

Paperback Fanatic No. 41

Heads Up (decapitation on PB covers)
Doom Mongerers (PBs based on the BBC’s Doomwatch eco-drama)
E.V. Cunningham (pseudonym of Howard Fast)
The Hitt Squad (letters between writers and publishers)
James Doig: Australian Film Novelisations
Justin Marriott: Raymond Kursar, Recollections of Manor Books
Jim O’Brien: All Hail the King! (Brian Hayles’ Doctor Who PBs and beyond)
James Doig: The ‘Plantation Pulps’ of New English Library
“Slaving Over a Hot Novel” (recap of Simon Redfern’s Penthouse article)
Rob Matthews: Segretissino, the Second Assignment
Richard Todgood: Crom’s Tomes! 50 Years of Conan in Paperback
King of the Nemedian Chroniclers (Roy Thomas)

Paperback Fanatic No. 41 March 2019
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Assistant Editor: Jim O’Brien
Proofer: Tom Tesarek
64 pages, 7” x 10” full color $10.00 POD

The Sleazy Reader No. 8

The Sleazy Reader No. 8

The Sleazy Reader No. 8 Feb. 2019
Cult Fiction: Reviews by Justin Marriott
Manson On the Rack by John Harrison
The Whole Horror Show by Justin Marriott
1978: A Cheap Holiday on Someone Else’s Misery by Justin Marriott
Covering Manson by Bob Deis
From the Grind-House to the Prime Time by John Harrison
Interview With a Serial Collector Howie Pyro

The Sleazy Reader No. 8 Feb. 2019
Editor: Justin Marriott
Copy Editor: Jim O’Brien
Back Cover: Rik Rawling
7” x 10” 64 pages, full color
POD only $9.99
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Pulp Horror No. 8: Sabat

Pulp Horror No. 8 Dec. 2018

EC Lives!
Pulp Horror Reviews
Crocodile Fears
Sabat: The Man in Black
Daniel Farson’s Worlds of Horror
Started So Late, Ended So Soon
A Short History of the Silber Grusel-Krimi
Dobson’s Challenge
The Hell-Fire Gallery
Shapes of Midnight

Pulp Horror No. 8 December 2018
69 pages, ~6” x 9” (A5-size) perfect bound, full color throughout
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Contributors: Jim O’Brien, Andreas Decker, Tom Tesarek, Ben Spurling, and Morgan Holmes
Front cover: Rik Rawling
POD $10.00
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