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The Adventures of Superman – “The North Star Mining Company”

June Anderson has given proof of the North Star mine fraud to her brother on a freighter. Dr. Ambrose visits the daily planet to question Kent on his progress but things aren’t what they seem. Bud Collyer plays superman in Read More!

Thuvia, Maid of Mars – Chapter 11: “Green Men and White Apes” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER XI GREEN MEN AND WHITE APES A Torquasian sword smote a glancing blow across the forehead of Carthoris. He had a fleeting vision of soft arms about his neck, and warm lips close to his before he lost consciousness. Read More!

Thuvia, Maid of Mars – Chapter 10: “Kar Komak, The Bowman” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER X KAR KOMAK, THE BOWMAN As Carthoris moved through the forest toward the distant cliffs with Thuvia’s hand still tight pressed in his, he wondered a little at the girl’s continued silence, yet the contact of her cool palm Read More!

The Origin of Commander Victory Part One

The Origin of Commander Victory – Part One – October 7th, 1944 -22:13- Major General James Doolittle, the new commander of the 8th Air Force, ordered many fighter pilots to stop flying in formation with the bombers and instead attack the Luftwaffe wherever Read More!

Thuvia, Maid of Mars – “Chapter 9: The Battle in the Plain” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER IX THE BATTLE IN THE PLAIN The distance from the bottom of the funnel to the floor of the chamber beneath it could not have been great, for all three of the victims of Tario’s wrath alighted unscathed. Carthoris, Read More!

Inner Sanctum Mystery – “No Coffin for the Dead”

The insane sone of a housekeeper supposedly kills Peter Frame.  However; he was shot while making an attempt to escape from the mental asylum and was left lame.  So who really killed Peter Frame? Inner Sanctum Mystery – “No Coffin Read More!

Thuvia, Maid of Mars – “Chapter 8: The Hall of Doom” – By Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER VIII THE HALL OF DOOM As Thuvia of Ptarth saw Carthoris depart from the presence of Tario, leaving her alone with the man, a sudden qualm of terror seized her. There was an air of mystery pervading the stately Read More!

The Adventures of Superman – “The Stabbing of June Anderson”

The only witness of the Sterling Tower fire is recuperating in the hospital.  Clark Kent takes it upon himself to investigate the dastardly attack that could have harmed hundreds. The Adventures of Superman – “The Stabbing of June Anderson” – Read More!

Thuvia, Maid of Mars – “Chapter 6: The Jeddak of Lothar” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER VI THE JEDDAK OF LOTHAR The girl looked her incredulity. “They lay in piles,” she murmured. “There were thousands of them but a minute ago.” “And now,” continued Carthoris, “there remain but the banths and the carcasses of the Read More!

Suspense – “Customers Like Murder”

A hard-working writer of detective stories and his sassy secretary are abducted by a gun-wielding thug who mistakes him for a doctor. Things only get worse from there as our victims must outwit the gang while using the knowledge of Read More!

Thuvia, Maid of Mars – “CHAPTER V THE FAIR RACE” By Edgar Rice Burroughs

Chapter 5:  The Fair Race Downward along a smooth, broad floor led the strange tunnel, for such Carthoris was now convinced was the nature of the shaft he at first had thought but a cave. Before him he could hear Read More!

Thuvia, Maid of Mars – “Chapter 4: A Green Man’s Captive” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER IV A GREEN MAN’S CAPTIVE When the light of day broke upon the little craft to whose deck the Princess of Ptarth had been snatched from her father’s garden, Thuvia saw that the night had wrought a change in Read More!

Thuvia, Maid of Mars – “Chapter 3: Treachery” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

CHAPTER III TREACHERY The day following the coming of Vas Kor to the palace of the Prince of Helium great excitement reigned throughout the twin cities, reaching its climax in the palace of Carthoris. Word had come of the abduction Read More!

Thuvia, Maid of Mars – “Chapter 1: Carthoris and Thuvia” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

  CHAPTER I CARTHORIS AND THUVIA Upon a massive bench of polished ersite beneath the gorgeous blooms of a giant pimalia a woman sat. Her shapely, sandalled foot tapped impatiently upon the jewel-strewn walk that wound beneath the stately sorapus Read More!

The Warlord of Mars – “The New Ruler” by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Final Chapter)

THE NEW RULER The flier upon whose deck Dejah Thoris and I found ourselves after twelve long years of separation proved entirely useless. Her buoyancy tanks leaked badly. Her engine would not start. We were helpless there in mid air Read More!