Justin Marriott


Paperback Fanatic No. 40 Sep. 2018

Paperback Fanatic No. 40Contents
“Artists Assemble: Guidio Crepax”
“Go Ape!” (Planet of the Apes paperbacks by George Alex Effinger)
“Robert Bonfils”
Justin Marriott “Beware—Richard Laymon!”
“Lin Carter Looks at Books” (reprinted from Castle of Frankenstein)
Graham Andrews “Fit to Be Tied: Gideon’s Day” (film/paperback tie-ins)
Tom Tesarek “Behind Every Great Man There’s a Woman” (Fritz Leiber’s Conjure Wife)
Rob Matthews “The Top Secret Series” (Italian Segretissimo series)
James Doig “Kins Cross Pulp” (Sydney, Australia’s seedy side)

Paperback Fanatic No. 40 backPaperback Fanatic No. 40 Sep. 2018
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Assistant Editor: Jim O’Brien
64 pages, 6” x 9” full color $10.00 POD
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Pulp Horror No. 7: The Mummy Lives!

Pulp Horror No. 7Contents
Justin Marriott: The Pulpit of Horror
Four-Colour Mummies
A Short Order of Mummies
A Checklist of The Mummy in Short Fiction
Novel Mummies
A Checklist of The Mummy in Novel 1940 to 1990
Andreas Decker and Justin Marriott: Die Mummien Komen
Ditko and Ellison: Pre-Code Horror and the Year’s Best

Pulp Horror #7 The Mummy Lives! August 2017
68 pages, ~6” x 8” (A5-size) perfect bound, full color throughout
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Copy Editor: Jim O’Brien
Pulp Horror No. 7 back coverContributors: Andreas Decker, Kev Demant Tom Tesarek, and Brian Emrich
Front cover: Rik Rawling
POD $10.00
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Fanatic HQ Update

Men of Violence No. 11 (draft)Justin Marriott’s update on The Paperback Fanatic’s fall schedule:

Issue 7 of Pulp Horror is now available through Amazon UK, Europe and US.

Articles for issue 40 of The Paperback Fanatic are just back from being proof-read, so expect that in October.  A real eclectic mix, with something (I hope) for everyone.

And the first draft cover for issue 11 of Men of Violence (shown here) – I hate the phrase bad-ass, but that is exactly what it is.  It will be a historical fiction special which will out before Xmas.

Issue 8 of Pulp Horror is just about in place and Sleazy Reader 8 is also coming together.  So it’s a busy time here at Fanatic HQ.

Men of Violence No. 10

Men of Violence No. 10The fanzine of vintage men’s adventure paperbacks.

Justin Marriott: Intro
Justin Marriott: Book Safari (JM’s latest PB acquisitions)
Frazetta’s Blazing Combat
The Paperback Warrior: Quick-fire reviews from The Paperback Warrior gang.
Tom Simon: Searching for the D.C. Man
Justin Marriott: Killing in the Name of (The Killers series)
Andreas Decker: A Fistful of Dynamit (Mister Dynamit)
Eric Compton: Highway to Hell (Roadblaster trilogy)
Justin Marriott: The Romantic Hooligan (Glasgow-noir by Iain Blair)
Robert Deis & Wyatt Doyle Interviewed by Justin Marriott about Pollen’s Women

Men of Violence No. 10 back coverMen of Violence No. 10 May 2018
Editor/Publisher: Justin Marriott
Copy Editor: Jim O’Brien
Cover: Rik Rawling
64 pages, 6” x 9” (A5-size) perfect bound
POD only $10.00
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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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