Before Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson founded the modern comic book industry and launched DC Comics, he wrote adventure tales for the great pulp magazines. The Major served as a cavalry officer on the southwest border during the Mexican Revolution. While the First World War raged in Europe, he fought the Moro insurgency in the southern Philippines. Then followed his strangest assignment, conducting espionage in legendarily hostile Siberia. After the war he was stationed in Western Europe. These places became the settings for the majority of his hardboiled adventure stories. His use of authentic detail, combined with his superior storytelling ability, make his stories difficult to put down. The Major’s entrancing tales transport you back to those real places of danger and daring! This inaugural collection of the Major’s fiction includes stories set in all four of his real-life arenas, originally published in top adventure pulps: ADVENTURE, ARGOSY, THE POPULAR MAGAZINE. It is time for the Major to receive his due-as one of the great adventure writers of the pulps. Included is an introduction by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, the Major’s granddaughter and an essay by noted pulp scholar John Locke. Michael Uslan, producer of all the Batman movies contributes a review.
- Paperback: 262 pages
- Publisher: Off-Trail Publications (January 22, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1935031228
- ISBN-13: 978-1935031222