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The Shadow of Judex – TOC and Cover Art

Black Coat Press have announced the ToC of their upcoming release, The Shadow of Judex.


Rick Lai: Acolytes of the Shadows (Previously published in
Shadows of the Opera)
Matthew Dennion: The Quality of Vengeance
Emmanuel Gorlier: Judex ab Chaos
Matthew Baugh: Mask of the Monster (Previously published in
Tales of the Shadowmen N°1)
Jean-Marc Lofficier: Lost and Found (Previously published in
Tales of the Shadowmen N°2)
Robert L. Robinson, Jr.: Two Hunters (Previously published in
Tales of the Shadowmen N°3)
Matthew Baugh: The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame
Chris Roberson: Penumbra (Previously published in
Tales of the Shadowmen N°1)
Matthew Baugh: What Rough Beast (Previously published in
Tales of the Shadowmen N°7)
Christofer Nigro: Justice and Power (Previously published in
Night of the Nyctalope)
Christofer Nigro: The Beast Within
Thom Brannan & Matthew Baugh: Every Rose
Christofer Nigro: The Ultimate Prize
Vincent Jounieaux: The Dreadful Conspiracy
Nicholas Boving: The Talisman
Matthew Dennion: Training Day
Dennis E. Power: The Judex Codex
Christofer Nigro: Eye of the Tiger-Man
Rick Lai: Judex Rules
John Gallagher: Judex vs. Belphegor (Previously published in
Tales of the Shadowmen N°8)
Romain d’Huissier: A Ticket for Thule
J.-M. & Randy Lofficier: The Affair of the Necklace Revisited (Previously published in
Tales of the Shadowmen N°8)
David McDonald: Shadows from the East
Travis Hiltz: Ilsa’s Crossing
Matthew Dennion: Faces of Fear (Previously published in
Tales of the Shadowmen N°7)

JUDEX! He whose name means “Judge”! Created in 1917 by writer Arthur Bernède and filmmaker Louis Feuillade, Judex is the first of the dark knights, predating both The Shadow and Batman. To avenge the death of his father, young Jacques de Trémeuse has put on the dark hat and cloak of Judex and embarks on a secret war to mercilessly punish criminals.

This collection of 25 stories, 16 of which were written especially for this volume, by 15 of the best pulp writers from Australia, England, France and the United States pay homage to this milestone of popular fiction. In it, you will find Judex meets such icons as the Frankenstein Monster, Dracula and the Werewolf of Paris, cross paths with France’s premier super-hero the Nyctalope, survive the bloody trenches of World War I and the perils of Occupied Vichy France, always faithful to his noble ideals, the very embodiment of Justice.

My story, Shadows from the East, features on Paris on the brink of invasion, Polish spies and Nazi super soldiers! As always, I am delighted to feature alongside some wonderful writers, and the range of stories means that there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Tales of the Shadowmen 9 Now Available

Tales of the Shadowmen is now available to purchase. With a great lineup of stories (even if I do say so myself), it is  guaranteed to be packed full of action and adventure! You can find it here.

Matthew Baugh: Tournament of the Treasure starring Steve Costigan, Townsend Harper, The Black Coats.
Nicholas Boving: Wings of Fear starring Harry Dickson, Bulldog Drummond.
Robert Darvel: The Man With the Double Heart starring The Nyctalope.
Visions of the Nyctalope (illustrated portfolio)
Matthew Dennion: The Treasure of Everlasting Life starring Allan Quatermain, Dr. Miguelito Loveless, The Black Coats.
Win Scott Eckert: Violet’s Lament starring Sir Percy Blakeney’s daughter, Countess Nadine Carody, The Black Coats.
Martin Gately: Wolf at the Door of Time starring Doctor Omega, Moses Nebogipfel, The Nyctalope.
Travis Hiltz: What Lurks in Romney Marsh? starring Doctor Omega, Doctor Syn.
Paul Hugli: As Time Goes By… starring Doctor Omega, Rick Blaine.
Rick Lai: Gods of the Underworld starring The Black Coats, Vautrin, Doctor Lerne.
Jean-Marc Lofficier: Dad starring Glinda.
Nigel Malcolm: To Dust and Ashes, in its Heat Consuming starring Harry Dickson, Professor Quatermass.
David McDonald: Diplomatic Freeze starring Flashman’s son, The Nyctalope’s father, The People of the Pole.
Christofer Nigro: Death of a Dream starring The Phantom of the Opera, The Black Coats, The Domino Lady.
John Peel: The Benevolent Burglar starring Maigret, J.G. Reeder, The Saint.
Neil Penswick: The Conspiracy of Silence starring Fantômas.
Pete Rawlik: Professor Peaslee Plays Paris starring Pr. Nathaniel Wingate Peaslee, Hercule Flambeau, The Black Coats.
Joshua Reynolds: Nestor Burma Goes West starring Nestor Burma, Jim Anthony, Irma Vep.
Frank Schildiner: The True Cost of Doing Business starring Mr. Big, The Black Coats.
Bradley H. Sinor: The Silence starring Michel Ardan, Colonel Moran, John Carter.
Michel Stéphan: Vampire in the Fist starring Irma Vep.















If Edith Piaf liked to sing about la vie en rose, this volume of Tales of the Shadowmen, the first and only international anthology devoted to paying homage to the world’s most fantastic heroes and villains, is dedicated to la vie en noir, the darker side of life.

And what could be darker than the sinister brotherhood of criminals known as the Black Coats and their legendary treasure, a malignant self-aware entity that is the embodiment of greed and avarice?

You will also find gathered here stories about the evil Fantômas and the mysterious Yellow Shadow, the crafty Doctor Cornelius and the megalomaniacal Sun Koh, the ruthless Irma Vep and the frightful Bride of Frankenstein; in these pages, you will read tales of creatures and zombies, and things from otherworldly reals, and likely gasp at the most monstrous couple of parents ever imagined…

Night of the Nyctalope

Very excited to see the TOC for Black Coat Press‘ upcoming anthology, “Night of the Nyctalope“, and thrilled to have one of my stories included!

“The Girl from Odessa”, is set, rather unsuprisingly, in Odessa during the chaotic years after the Revolution, and features some familiar characters from my story Catspaw. It was my first time writing about the Nyctalope, a fascinating character you can read more about here.

The full TOC is:
Introduction by Jean-Marc Lofficier
Jean de La Hire: Night of the Nyctalope Steps In [Rien qu’une Nuit] (1944)
Travis Hiltz: First Steps (1900)
Matthew Dennion: The Angel and the Exorcist (1906)
Matthew Dennion: Dangerous Territory (1909)
Martin Gately: The Dam Busters of Mars (1911)
Chris Nigro: Justice and Power (1917)
David McDonald: The Girl from Odessa (1919)
Emmanuel Gorlier: Una Voce Poco Fa (1936)
Philippe Ward: The Hour of the Grail (1936)
Matthew Dennion: The Road Not Taken (1942)
Chris Nigro: Requiem for a Regime (1945)
Travis Hiltz: Showdown at Steam Town (1949)
Emmanuel Gorlier: Madison Square Garden (1949)
Roman Leary : The Devil You Know (1950)
Emmanuel Gorlier: The Algerian Dilemma (1959)
Jean-Marc Lofficier : The Ides of Mars (2012)