Tales of the Shadowmen 10: Esprit de Corps
TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN 10. ESPRIT DE CORPS
edited by J-M. & R. Lofficier
cover by J.-M. Nicollet
US$26.95/GBP 18.99 - 6x9 tpb, 448 p. - ISBN-13: 978-1-61227-237-5
Jean-Marc Lofficier: My Life as a Shadowman (2) (introduction)
Matthew Baugh: Quest of the Vourdalaki starring Boris Liatoukine, The Master, Quentin Cassave.
Nicholas Boving: The Green Eye starring Phileas Fogg, Rupert of Hentzau, A.J. Raffles.
Nathan Cabaniss: The Great Ape Caper starring Arsène Lupin.
Anthony R. Cardno: So Much Loss starring Dr. Seward, Sâr Dubnotal.
Matthew Dennion: He Who Laughs Last starring Dr. Syn, The Black Coats.
Brian Gallagher: City of the Nosferatu starring Boris Liatoukine, Dracula, Orlok.
John Gallagher: Last of the Kaiju starring Barbarella, Godzilla.
Martin Gately: Rouletabille vs. The Cat starring Rouletabille, The Cat.
Emmanuel Gorlier: The Brotherhood of Mercy starring Cyrano de Bergerac, D'Artagnan, Sainte-Claire.
Micah Harris: The Frequency of Fear starring Teddy Verano, Michel Delassalle, The Tingler.
Travis Hiltz: The Next Omega starring Dr. Omega, The Parisian Aeronaut, The Wandering Jew.
Paul Hugli: Piercing the Veil of Isis starring Chevalier Dupin.
Rick Lai: The Mark of a Woman starring Joséphine Balsamo, Zorro.
Olivier Legrand: The Last Tale starring Carnacki, The Horla.
Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier: Christmas at Schönbrunn starring Lecoq, The Black Coats.
Patrick Lorin: Troubled Waters starring Rocambole, Captain Nemo.
David McDonald: The Lesser of Two Evils starring Monsieur Goetzi.
Nigel Malcolm: Von Bork's Priorities starring Chantecoq, Inspector Teal, Sherlock Holmes.
Xavier Mauméjean: The Wayne Memos starring Bruce Wayne.
Michael Moorcock: The Icon Crackdown starring Jerry Cornelius.
Jean-Michel Nicollet: Portfolio.
Christofer Nigro: The Privilege of Adonis starring Felifax, The Werewolf of Paris.
John Peel: Return to the Center of the Earth starring Axel Lindenbrock, Ned Land, Von Horst.
Pete Rawlik: Revenge of the Reanimator starring Martial Canterel, Herbert West.
Josh Reynolds: The Swine of Gerasene starring Sâr Dubnotal, John Silence, Carnacki.
Frank Schildiner: The Blood of Frankenstein starring Frankenstein, Dracula.
Stuart Shiffman: True Believers starring Sâr Dubnotal, John J. Malone, Kenneth J. Malone.
Brian Stableford: Malbrough s'en va-t-en-guerre starring Dr. Cornelius.
Michel Stéphan: Nestor Burma in New York starring Nestor Burma, The Freaks.
David L. Vineyard: Interview with a Nyctalope starring The Nyctalope, Batman.
Jared Welch: The Vampire of New Orleans starring Countess Addhema, The Continental Op.
In this very special tenth anniversary issue of Tales of the Shadowmen, the only anthology dedicated to international heroes and villains of pulp literature, we find a pantheon of contributors from Australia, Canada, England, France and the United States, all celebrating those great detectives and master villains who enchanted our adolescence.
Rocambole is here, facing the schemes of Captain Nemo. Arsène Lupin conspires to steal the Maltese Falcon from the clutches of Doc Savage! Rouletabille untangles the wiles of that master thief, the Cat! And there are also vampires and monsters, ghouls and zombies, as well as the familiar figures of Sâr Dubnotal, Doctor Omega, D'Artagnan, Phileas Fogg, and the villainous Black Coats!
The feelings of loyalty, enthusiasm and devotion--in other words, esprit de corps--that we feel towards those cherished figures is as undiminished today as it was when we were in our teens. They are more than fictional characters; some are our companions, our reflections, who have followed us all our lives!