Bits of pulp is an irregular feature of Yellowed Perils, and gives me a chance to touch upon a collection of items that popped up on my pulp radar recently.
STAR WARS BUILT ON ANOTHER FOUNDATION? Here’s an interesting concept: The Jedi Order is the Star Wars equivalent to the Second Foundation in Isaac Asimov‘s Foundation series.Read More
Whew. It’s been a busy month.Read More
CTHULHU McCTHULHUFACE? I’m sure you heard the entertaining results of the United Kingdom Science Ministry’s online poll to name its new research ship: Boaty McBoatface. Well, you may have missed voting in 2014 on what to name the daughter of web developer Stephen McLaughlin. But a bunch of H.P. Lovecraft fans didn’t.
The website Vox rounds up “Boaty McBoatface and the history of internet naming fiascos.” McLaughlin’s poll is among the list. The winning name: Cthulhu.Read More
The comic-book scans are .cbr files and zipped into three archives. (Look for the “Download” links sprinkled throughout the cover images.)
Now — and this pretty much goes for any comic-book adaptation of a pulp hero — don’t expect The Shadow to be the same character you read about in the novels. This comic-book version of The Shadow is more like the radio version, with Lamont Cranston heavily involved in the stories and The Shadow possessing the ability to become invisible (or at least “cloud men’s minds so that they cannot see him”).Read More
10 TARZAN FACTS THAT DON’T MENTION PULP: Matthew Baugh over at ListVerse has “10 Facts About Tarzan That Will Surprise You.”
Well, it’s actually only nine facts. No. 10 — “The Origin of Tarzan‘s Name” — is incorrect, as pointed out (and agreed with by Baugh) in the comments. It’s just not corrected in the post. (I guess that would make it only nine facts.)
What surprised me most was no mention of the Tarzan stories ever appearing in the pulp magazines.
With The Legend of Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgard as the Ape Man and Margot Robbie as Jane, coming out July 1, we’ll probably be hearing a lot more about Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ creation. Hopefully folks will remember that Tarzan first appeared in the pages of the pulps.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