Rockstars are go! For the 50th anniversary of the puppet adventure show Thunderbirds, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker is joining Portishead’s Adrian Utley and Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory for a ginormous tribute concert on Dec. 1.
In honor of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, artist Chris Schweizer (creator of the historical adventure comic Crogan’s Adventures) took Marvel’s heroes back in time, turning them into characters from an old-school pulp adventure story.
Want action? Romance? Spaceships? Submarines? How about an army of Tyrannosaurus from space with laser guns mounted on their necks? The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger has it all and even more over-the-top insanity.
Who runs around in boxer briefs fighting the evil schemes of Dr. Monocle? He's Renegade, and you can watch his utterly ludicrous, 1940s pulp-inspired adventures in less time than it takes to escape a trio of flesh-eating sirens.
According to Batman: The Animated Series, young Bruce Wayne grew up watching the pulp adventures of the Gray Ghost (voiced by none other than Adam West) on television. And the first half of this Gray Ghost fan film feels like a dream the adult Batman might have after falling asleep watching old episodes.
Anyone who delights in the world of grindhouse flicks will love this tale of a bunch of cult movie nerds who find the most obscure movie ever. Also, did I mention the bisexual love and demons?
Book editor and critic Joshua Glenn has worked to bring classic early science fiction back into print with his Radium Age Science Fiction Series. Now here's his definitive list of the best adventure stories of all time! (Remember — these are not just scifi, but action/adventure scifi.)
Long before Marvel's superteam or the British spy-fi series, the Avenger and his face-changing powers graced the pages of his very own pulp magazine. Now the CW is looking to revive the premise for television.
Don't worry, human captives, these noodly appendaged aliens just want to teach you the ways of Pastafarianism and bring you enlightenment.
We've seen Andrew Stanton's vision for John Carter of Mars, but what if Pixar made CG animated versions of Flash Gordon, Dick Tracy, and other pulp stories?
In the alternate universe of Timothy Anderson's Star Wars pulp covers, Star Wars started its life as a series of novels, but ended up retitled with a set of salacious covers.
OK just kidding — this isn't a real book. But we wish it were! Graphic designer Christophe Gowans is doing a series called "The Record Books," where he imagines what would have happened in an alternate universe where popular albums were actually pulp fiction books. And he's created some gorgeous covers, plus short…
CL Moore was one of the only women who ever wrote for famous pulp fiction magazines Weird Tales and Astounding Science Fiction during the 1930s. Now Andrew Liptak has a great article about her life over at Kirkus, including links to never-before-seen short stories by the woman who was both a fantasy and SF pioneer. I…
New Gelaph is a city that has been abandoned by the future. Once the prospective home of a major spaceport, the city has lost its space industry and gotten instead streets filled with cultists, criminals, and corrupt cops. With no faith left in the system, Mercy St. Clair has become a Trekker, a licensed bounty hunter…
This is part two of Jess Nevins' ongoing series, looking at science fiction under various totalitarian regimes — for part one, dealing with Germany, click here.
What do you get when you mix horror writer Edgar Allan Poe with a Japanese shōnen manga magazine from 1969? One issue of Weekly Shōnen Magazine featured a series of Edgar Allan Poe's tales of terror, pairing them with these rich and appropriately bizarre illustrations.
Pulp science fiction — in this case, meaning both serial magazines and stories and films which emphasized action, adventure, and plot at the expense of character and aspirations to Art — has been popular in Germany from the beginning.
Some comics use science fiction and fantasy conventions to tell subtle, emotionally complex stories. El Esqueleto: The Skeleton isn't one of them. Instead, this comic picks up its blaster, saddles up atop a T-Rex, and shoots its way through piles of space rogues, legions of Brazilian models with Hitler's face (and…
With her irresistible charms and super-spy lifestyle, Natasha Romanov would be the perfect subject of her own line of pulpy novels. Cartoonist Jon Morris dreams up covers for Black Widow thrillers authored by spy novelist Donald Hamilton.