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February 14, 2020
 
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Much of the charm of The Great Gildersleeve came from the supporting cast and townsfolk of Summerfield as it did from Gildy. Leroy and Marjorie, Gildersleeve’s charges, and Birdie Lee added a particular spark to the comedic family antics of the show. Summerfield itself boasted a few citizens that also made their mark. From Bronco Thompson, the man Marjorie would eventually marry to Forrest Peavey, the twangy pharmacist to Leila Ransom, the widow with her sets sight on Gildy, these and more characters helped elevate The Great Gildersleeve from being just another comedy show to one that struck a funny and often loving chord with its audience.
 
A few actors from the show went on to rather promising careers from the program. Gale Gordon, known mostly today for his role on I Love Lucy played Gildy’s wealthy, pompous neighbor, Rumson Bullard. Jim Backus also portrayed Bullard beginning around 1952, possibly as training for playing another millionaire he’d make famous on Gilligan’s Island. Richard Crenna, who portrayed Marjorie’s eventual husband Bronco Thompson, went on to have a long and successful movie and television career.
 
Summerfield typified small town America. Most of the episodes took place within eight blocks around the Gildersleeve home. There was a park nearby. Mr. Peavey’s drugstore cornered on the street that Gildy lived on, Judge Hooker living just across the street from the pharmacy. Down the avenue was Floyd’s Barber Shop, which would become home to the unofficial fraternal order Gildy would join, the Jolly Boys. A water reservoir also was oddly placed in this eight block area, but would prove to provide Gildy with something he needed, a job as water commissioner.
 
Visit Summerfield and laugh with and at The Great Gildersleeve in the twelve original broadcasts of The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 25, complete with Kraft Foods commercials and restored to sparkling digital quality.
 
 
 
Audiobooks
Written in Blood
by Robert Wallace
Read by Milton Bagby
 
 
Forged in war, The Phantom Detective wages a one-man battle on crime! Solving impossible mysteries and delivering his own justice, he is the underworld’s masked nightmare!
 
A sinister scar of fiendish doom brands the grisly corpses of brutally murdered men as the Avenger, cloaked in mystery and armed with death, swoops down upon terrified victims. When such a figure of evil arises, only one man can dare to stand up to him - The Phantom Detective!
 
Entire essays have been written and countless arguments have ignited over just how much various comic and movie heroes actually owe to the Pulp creations before them. With the Phantom Detective, however, the comparisons between Ned Pines’ master sleuth and another, much more popular masked detective, Batman, are hard to deny. Although not in the same manner, both Richard Curtis Van Loan and Bruce Wayne were orphans and both men born to wealth. Also both characters underwent vigorous training in various skills, although it appears that The Phantom Detective was somewhat more self educated than Batman, Even with that, both were skilled fighters, masters of disguise and escape, and of course each held a claim to being the world’s greatest detective. The Phantom Detective also maintained a crime laboratory, keeping it a secret, much like Batman did with his Batcave. Above all else, however, the clearest connection between them rests in the fact that The Phantom’s friend, publisher Frank Havens, had a red flashing light installed atop his newspaper building to use as a signal to summon his masked friend. This, obviously, predates Batman’s own Bat Signal, but even more glaring is the fact that two men responsible for editing Batman at his earliest stages of development had previously been editors on a particular Pulp magazine The Phantom Detective!
 
‘Written in Blood’ was originally published in the May 1935 issue of The Phantom Detective Magazine and is read with pulse pounding intensity by award winning voice actor Milton Bagby.
 
5 hours - $9.99 MP3 / $19.98 Audio CDs
 
 
Staffel of the Floating Heads
by Robert J. Hogan
Read by Nick Santa Maria
 
 
They called G-8 the Flying Spy. History never recorded his exploits—and for good reason! No one would ever believe World War I was that wild!
 
G-8 saw the grim visitor from the grave; stood startled while the phantom spoke its words of doom... “Lieutenant Macon,” it said, “you have killed me. You have taken my life when I did you no harm. You saw me die and fall — like this. Look at me now, and be cursed for your murder. I will haunt you until the end of your days.” G-8 didn’t believe in ghosts... until that haunting apparition took form before his eyes and all hell emptied from the graves in Flanders! Floating heads spit Spandaus steel... Sending G-8 on the bloodiest mission ever launched in crimson skies!
 
The 1930s saw a level of innovation in American fiction possibly like no other period in the 20th Century, largely due to the work being published in pulp magazines. Authors were taking established genres in different directions, but something even more imaginative occurred. Genres were no longer viewed as separate things, but classifications that could share tropes, that could be blended together. No one did this better or with more fantastic results than Robert J. Hogan in his G-8 stories.
 
Not only did fans find high flying aviation adventure when reading G-8, they were also entertained by both subtle and glaring elements of horror. Undead pilots and literal monsters filled the skies, but Hogan also infused each G-8 tale with a tension akin to horror stories, a real sense of dread and fear of whatever evil G-8 fought, and that America’s Master Spy might succumb to the terror himself.
 
Nick Santa Maria brings G-8, Nippy and Bull to thrilling life in their desperate struggle to defeat a deadly nemesis unlike anything they have ever before encountered in ‘Staffel of the Floating Heads’. Originally published in the December 1935 issue of G-8 and His Battle Aces magazine.
 
Nick DeGregorio composed the music for the G-8 and His Battle Aces series of audiobooks.
 
 
On Poisoned Ground
by I.A. Watson
Read by Paul Curtis
 
 
Some Wars Never End
 
London 2018—Upon his discharge from the military, Captain Hugh “Bulldog” Drummond finds civilian life dull. Posting an ad in the London Times he explains his desire to find new adventures. Much to his surprise, he gets much more than he could have ever bargained for and soon finds himself battling an evil genius bent on destroying all of London. He finds this is a threat he can’t possibly win alone and soon he has recruited his former S.A.S team, unique men with special skills that just might save the day.
 
Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to launch the return of one of pulpdom’s most illustrious champions, Bulldog Drummond, in “On Poisoned Ground” by writer I.A. Watson. This is a brand new version of a classic hero, reinvented for our times and jam-packed with suspense, thrills and danger enough to fill a half dozen books. Once you open page one, you will not be able to put this book down. Read with stirring excitement by Paul Curtis.
 
9 hours - $17.99 MP3 / $35.98 Audio CDs
 
 
 
 
 
 
Audiobooks
Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Written in Blood - May 1935
 
Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
 
The Phantom Detective! The name alone conjures up action and adventure. From the same publisher that brought you The Black Bat, Captain Danger, The Crimson Mask and The Green Ghost came one of pulpdom’s best-known detectives. Scourge of the underworld, The Phantom, as he was called, aided the Law with his sweetheart Muriel Havens. His first adventure was published in February 1933 and they continued for 170 thrilling exploits until the Summer 1953 issue. The Phantom Detective returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
A Full Book-Length Novel
Written In Blood
by Robert Wallace
A sinister scar of fiendish doom brands the grisly corpses of brutally murdered men as the Avenger, cloaked in mystery and armed with death, swoops down upon terrified victims
 
Violations — Gripping Short Story
by C.K.M. Scanlon
Rookie cop Jimmy Hoffman was after big crooks!
 
Death At The Payoff — Gripping Short Story
by George McNeil
Steve MacDonald barges in on a race track mystery
 
The White Rat — Gripping Short Story
by A.T. Locke
The stealthy theft of a fortune in jewels
 
Fire With Fire — Gripping Short Story
by Robert H. Rohde
James Barandell’s single-handed clean-up campaign
 
The Phantom Speaks — A Department
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want.
 
$3.99
Radio Archives Pulp Classics
 
Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks.
 
G-8 and his Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World War that might have been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for over a decade, not ceasing until the magazine folded in the middle of World War II. G-8 and his Battle Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Introduction
by Will Murray
 
Smashing Sky-War Novel
Staffel Of Floating Heads
As told by G-8 to Robert J. Hogan
G-8 saw the grim visitor from the grave; stood startled while the phantom spoke its words of doom... “Leutnant Macon,” it said, “you have killed me. You have taken my life when I did you no harm. You saw me die and fall — like this. Look at me now, and be cursed for your murder. I will haunt you until the end of your days.” — But somewhere the Master Spy knew there would be an answer to this; and ghosts or no ghosts, he was going to bring it back.
 
Ace Of The Iron Cross — Thrilling Short Story
Meet the squarest pair of kids that fate ever placed in opposite camps.
 
G-8 Speaks
Where the gang flies high with the master spy.
 
Cover
painted by Frederick Blakeslee
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want.
 
 
 

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Charles Sperling writes:
Dr. Sixgun. Caviar to the general (no doubt why it only lasted a year), but caviar to the cognoscenti, with tales of Orthodox Jews, Dickens-reading schoolteachers and a talking raven's trial for murder. The Bull Run is as congenial as Gunsmoke's Texas Trail and Long Branch and the colorful characters who pass through Frenchman's Ford look ahead to those who'll encounter J.B. Kendall several years later on Frontier Gentleman. Well worth hearing!
 
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