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PULP HERO G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES: STORIES FIFTY-EIGHT TO SIXTY

Once again I'll say that a young Bruce Campbell would have made a perfect G-8 in a television series!

Once again I’ll say that a young Bruce Campbell would have made a perfect G-8 in a television series!

Balladeer’s Blog resumes its examination of the neglected Pulp Hero G-8. This is a story-by- story look at the adventures of this World War One American fighter pilot who – along with his two wingmen the Battle Aces – took on various supernatural and super- scientific menaces thrown at the Allied Powers by the Central Powers of Germany, Austria- Hungary and the Ottoman Muslim Turks.

G-8 was created by Robert J Hogan in 1933 when World War One was still being called simply the World War or the Great War. Over the next eleven years Hogan wrote 110 stories featuring the adventures of G-8, the street-smart pug Nippy Weston and the brawny giant Bull Martin. The regular cast was rounded out by our hero’s archenemy Doktor Krueger, by Battle, G-8’s British manservant and by our hero’s girlfriend R-1: an American spy/ nurse whose real name, like G-8’s was never revealed.

Fangs of the Serpent REAL58. FANGS OF THE SERPENT (July 1938) – Introducing  the German intelligence agent known only by the codename the Serpent. Kaiser Wilhelm himself gives the Serpent his latest mission: to destroy G-8 and his Battle Aces. A-1, Hogan’s fictional head of American Intelligence, personally warns our hero about this new adversary’s abilities.

The Serpent, like plenty of other G-8 villains, sports a memorable disfigurement. In his case a twisted spine from which he gets his codename and his distorted posture.  That would be a detriment to his career as a spy if not for the fact that his real strength lies in his supernatural mastery of the art of hypnosis. Continue reading

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PULP HERO G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES: STORIES FIFTY-FIVE TO FIFTY-SEVEN

Black Aces of DoomBalladeer’s Blog resumes its examination of the neglected Pulp Hero G-8. This is a story-by- story look at the adventures of this World War One American fighter pilot who – along with his two wingmen the Battle Aces – took on various supernatural and super- scientific menaces thrown at the Allied Powers by the Central Powers of Germany, Austria- Hungary and the Ottoman Muslim Turks.

G-8 was created by Robert J Hogan in 1933 when World War One was still being called simply the World War or the Great War. Over the next eleven years Hogan wrote 110 stories featuring the adventures of G-8, the street-smart pug Nippy Weston and the brawny giant Bull Martin. The regular cast was rounded out by our hero’s archenemy Doktor Krueger, by Battle, G-8’s British manservant and by our hero’s girlfriend R-1: an American spy/ nurse whose real name, like G-8’s was never revealed.

Black Aces of Doom55. THE BLACK ACES OF DOOM (April 1938) – Doktor Krueger is back! This landmark tale presented another of the supervillain team-ups that the later G-8 tales were noted for. This time around Krueger joined forces with the elusive master assassin Herr Geist (“Mr Ghost”).

In their previous encounter G-8 eliminated all of Geist’s Gray Ghosts of the Skies, his band of specialized assassins. Doktor Krueger supplies his new ally with a host of men outfitted with bizarre high-tech black body armor. These Black Aces of Doom take to the skies armed with Krueger’s futuristic weaponry and boasting exotic training in the arts of murder provided by Herr Geist himself.   Continue reading

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KITTEN NATIVIDAD, THE LIVING LEGEND, LOVES BALLADEER’S BLOG

THE ONE AND ONLY KITTEN NATIVIDAD POSSESSES BEAUTY, TALENT AND GOOD TASTE IN BLOGS.

THE ONE AND ONLY KITTEN NATIVIDAD POSSESSES BEAUTY, TALENT AND GOOD TASTE IN BLOGS.

The magnificent Kitten Natividad is a living legend and is just as irresistable as ever! The beautiful actress has appeared in countless films over the years, from Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens to Airplane and Airplane II, Beverly Hills Cop II and so many others!

In this photo the iconic sex symbol shows her good taste with a kind shoutout to Balladeer’s Blog.  

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GOTHIC HORROR: THREE MORE NEGLECTED TALES

Halloween month continues here at Balladeer’s Blog! Recently I examined three neglected Gothic horror stories. Here are three more that deserve more attention than they generally receive.

DON'T BELIEVE SOURCES THAT TRY TO PASS THIS OFF AS A TRUE STORY.

DON’T BELIEVE SOURCES THAT TRY TO PASS THIS OFF AS A TRUE STORY.

THE SQUAW HOLLOW SENSATION (1879) – Author unknown. This macabre tale from America should be as well-known as works like The House of the Seven Gables or The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The Squaw Hollow Sensation deals with an Aztec mummy and was first published in serialized form in the California newspaper The Mountain Democrat in 1879.

The story was originally presented as if it actually happened but as it becomes more grisly and fantastic the reader realizes it’s fictional. When gold mining uncovers an Aztec tomb in California an obsessed scientist conducts macabre experiments to try to revive Sethos, one of the entombed mummies. Some things are better left alone, however as we learn in a tale that includes wandering Aztec ghosts, twisted experimentation on the bodies of Sethos’ fellow mummies and a catalogue of atrocities.   Continue reading

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PULP HERO G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES: STORIES FIFTY-TWO TO FIFTY-FOUR

Satan Paints the SkyBalladeer’s Blog resumes its examination of the neglected Pulp Hero G-8. This is a story-by- story look at the adventures of this World War One American fighter pilot who – along with his two wingmen the Battle Aces – took on various supernatural and super- scientific menaces thrown at the Allied Powers by the Central Powers of Germany, Austria- Hungary and the Ottoman Muslim Turks.

G-8 was created by Robert J Hogan in 1933 when World War One was still being called simply the World War or the Great War. Over the next eleven years Hogan wrote 110 stories featuring the adventures of G-8, the street-smart pug Nippy Weston and the brawny giant Bull Martin. The regular cast was rounded out by our hero’s archenemy Doktor Krueger, by Battle, G-8’s British manservant and by our hero’s girlfriend R-1: an American spy/ nurse whose real name, like G-8’s was never revealed.

Satan Paints the Sky52. SATAN PAINTS THE SKY (January 1938) – Introducing an all-new villain for G-8 and his Battle Aces to take on! Baron Von Todschmecker, a haughty German aristocrat who is determined to see the Central Powers defeat the “assembled rabble” of the Allied Powers. Keeping the Baron forever unhinged: the remains of a knife lodged in his skull in a location too delicate to be surgically removed.  Continue reading

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PULP HERO G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES: STORIES FORTY-NINE TO FIFTY-ONE

MORE PARANORMAL ADVENTURES WITH G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES

MORE PARANORMAL ADVENTURES WITH G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES

Balladeer’s Blog resumes its examination of the neglected Pulp Hero G-8. This is a story-by- story look at the adventures of this World War One American fighter pilot who – along with his two wingmen the Battle Aces – took on various supernatural and super- scientific menaces thrown at the Allied Powers by the Central Powers of Germany, Austria- Hungary and the Ottoman Muslim Turks.

G-8 was created by Robert J Hogan in 1933 when World War One was still being called simply the World War or the Great War. Over the next eleven years Hogan wrote 110 stories featuring the adventures of G-8, the street-smart pug Nippy Weston and the brawny giant Bull Martin. The regular cast was rounded out by our hero’s archenemy Doktor Krueger, by Battle, G-8’s British manservant and by our hero’s girlfriend R-1: an American spy/ nurse whose real name, like G-8’s was never revealed.

Hand of Steel49. THE HAND OF STEEL (October 1937) – This story introduces another of G-8’s Rogue’s Gallery of recurring foes – the madman called Goulon. Once a skilled flying ace for Germany in the Red Baron’s Flying Circus Goulon was eventually shot down, his crash landing resulting in his left leg and left foot being permanently bent and twisted.

Now called “the cripple of Hartsburg” – and by his OWN side (now that’s cold) Goulon’s face was also badly burned in the crash (shades of G-8’s foe Steel Mask) and the burned skin was removed, leaving his face resembling a skull with a perpetually opened mouth. To top it all off the crash also caused his left hand to be replaced by a steel claw. Talk about a bad day! Goulon blames the Allies for his condition and spends the rest of the war coming up with super-scientific inventions to help the Central Powers win.

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PULP HERO G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES: STORIES FORTY-SIX TO FORTY-EIGHT

Vengeance of the VikingsBalladeer’s Blog resumes its examination of the neglected Pulp Hero G-8. This is a story-by- story look at the adventures of this World War One American fighter pilot who – along with his two wingmen the Battle Aces – took on various supernatural and super- scientific menaces thrown at the Allied Powers by the Central Powers of Germany, Austria- Hungary and the Ottoman Muslim Turks.

G-8 was created by Robert J Hogan in 1933 when World War One was still being called simply the World War or the Great War. Over the next eleven years Hogan wrote 110 stories featuring the adventures of G-8, the street-smart pug Nippy Weston and the brawny giant Bull Martin. The regular cast was rounded out by our hero’s archenemy Doktor Krueger, by Battle, G-8’s British manservant and by our hero’s girlfriend R-1: an American spy/ nurse whose real name, like G-8’s was never revealed.

Patrol of the Purple Clan46. PATROL OF THE PURPLE CLAN (July 1937) – Not to be confused with the Purple Empire/ Purple Invasion storyline from the Operator 5 Pulp stories of the time. This tale is entirely unrelated. A squadron of purple-clad flying aces are terrorizing the skies over the United States itself, sabotaging American industry and preying on the population! The Purple Clan, as they’re called, are American traitors happily wreaking destruction throughout their homeland for a price – a fortune in gold being paid to them by the Central Powers.

As the American homefront mobilizes to deal with these attacks on its own soil G-8 and his Battle Aces are hurriedly dispatched to the U.S. on the naval cruiser Madison to help protect Washington D.C. from the airborne marauders. It turns out the leader of the Purple Clan is none other than G-8’s old foe Steel Mask, the deadly German who hid his disfigured face behind a mask of cold steel decades before Doctor Doom and Darth Vader did it. Continue reading

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