- Crypt of Cthulhu #94, Hallowmas, 1996
- James Norman, Oscar, Detective of Mars
Crypt of Cthulu is a small-press journal from Necronomicon Press. This particular issue contains August Derleth's B.A. thesis from 1930, "The Weird Tale in English Since 1890." I'm a huge Deleth fan so this made me happy.
The other item, the Norman book, is a collection of five stories from Fantastic Adventures from the early Forties, and now collected by the wonderful Pulpville Press. The stories (with their original magazine blurbs) are:
- "Oscar, Detective of Mars", October, 1940. "Out of a magician's hat popped the lovable Martian, Oscar, right smack into the middle of a deadly situation"
- "Death Walks in Washington", March, 1941. "Oscar, Detective of Mars, was the strangest creature ever seen on earth -- but the lovable little fellow wasn't half as strange as the ghastly figure that stalked murderously out of nowhere to challenge Oscar to a deadly duel of wits"
- "Oscar Saves the Union", September, 1941. "An Indian uprising dangerous? While everybody laughed, Oscar used his sensitive nose, and it told him of an incredible danger to America..."
- "Oscar and the Talking Totems", April, 1942. "It took all the other-world science of Oscar, the Martian detective to combat the dastardly Jap plot that lay behind these innocent totem poles in Alaska"
- "Double Trouble for Oscar", October, 1942. "Oscar couldn't be in two places at once...Anyway, it meant danger to Fort Knox's gold"