A pulp magazine blog? Well, yeah.
My primary motivation for starting Yellowed Perils was my attendance at the upcoming Pulpcon 35. I wanted to post live from the con, something no one else was doing at the time. (Remember, Twitter was only four months old then, and Instagram was still four years away.)
For a number of years, The Pulp Companion provided a way to add the news and commentary elements. (I’d envisioned The Pulp Companion as an online pulp fanzine, and had a number of contributors.) During the same time, ThePulp.Net also hosted a forum for discussions of the pulps.Read More
By the time I started ThePulp.Net/.Pulp, I had been online for a number of years. First through a FreeNet in Tallahassee, Fla., which provided access to the UseNet, including alt.pulp and alt.fan.doc-savage. At some point in the early ’90s, we signed up for AOL, which eventually included forums for pulps and Doc Savage.
This was in the long-ago days of dial-up modems, spending short periods of time online, and being interrupted when someone called the house and the modem dropped the connection because of call waiting. (That seems ancient history in these days of always-connected internet in your pocket.)Read More
Here on the last day of 2015, I thought I would take a moment and look back at the year in blogging here at ThePulp.Net, and a brief look foward at what’s to come in 2016.
But before all of that, I want to note the passing of a number of pulpsters in 2015, including collectors Richard Clear, Ned Brooks, and Victor Berch, fictioneer Charles Boeckman Jr., and artists Murphy Anderson and Jon Arfstrom. Obituaries for each appear elsewhere on Yellowed Perils.
We welcomed John Olsen to our blogging rolls in late October. John’s long-running website, “The Shadow in Review,” disappeared when Comcast ended its web-hosting service. I hated the idea of John not being involved in the online pulp community, and invited him to consider writing a blog for ThePulp.Net. Happily he agreed, and That’s Pulp! debuted Oct. 30.Read More
GONE MISSING: Well, it looks as though John Olsen‘s “The Shadow in Review” website wasn’t the only victim of Comcast’s elimination of its personal web pages.
If you looked through ThePulp.Net recently, you might have noticed quite a few links with strikethroughs, which indicated they are broken. Many were Comcast sites, such as Scott Cranford‘s Doc Savage FAQ, and a number of pulp pages run by Clark Holloway.Read More
He has called his blog, That’s Pulp!, and kicks it off with a look back at the 1938 movie serial The Spider’s Web.Read More
You probably noticed that the Yellowed Perils and The Pulp Super-Fan blogs have a new look.
Gone are the old stylized logos at the top of the pages, replaced by the same logo of ThePulp.Net and menu that you’ll find in the main part of ThePulp.Net. Beneath that is a new Yellowed Perils logo band (or The Pulp Super-Fan, if you’re reading Michael‘s blog).Read More