Tuesday, May 3, 2016

SINBAD Vol 5




AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS
Announces
SINBAD – THE NEW VOYAGES VOL 5

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of the fifth volume in their best-selling fantasy adventure series, SINBAD – The New Voyages.

They are the most daring, courageous, fool hardy seagoing crew ever assembled. Foremost among them are Henri Delacrois, the French archer, Ralf Gunarson, the blonde Viking giant, the lovely female samurai, Tishimi Osara and Omar the irascible first mate. These are the colorful adventurers of the magnificent Blue Nymph.  All pledged to follow their captain, the most famous sailor of all time, Sinbad El Ari.

Now they return in four brand new fantasy tales by Barbara Doran, Ron Fortier, Lee Houston Jr. and Percival Constantine.  They battle an old adversary in returning an aged wizard to his homeland, are threatened by deadly traps in searching for a long lost treasure and confront a shape shifting shaman on a mysterious south sea island. 

And now Airship 27 Productions’ own Managing Editor, Ron Fortier, offers up his own story in this fifth collection of the popular series inspired by filmmaker Ray Harryhausen.  “When I first conceived of this particular Sinbad and his international crew, I was totally remembering those three classic Sinbad movies,” admits Fortier. “What kid wasn’t mesmerized by his incredible stop-motion monsters, djins and sea creatures?  Doing this series was our chance of hopefully recapture some of that fun.”

Terry Pavlet provides the stunning cover with Michael Dean Jackson the twelve black and white interior illustrations, all designed and assembled by this year’s Pulp Factory Award winner, Art Director Rob Davis.  Readers of the previous four volumes have been clamoring more and here they are. Set against the backdrop of far-off exotic lands filled with magic and mystery. Here are epic tales worthy of this legendary hero, Sinbad the Sailor!

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available from Amazon in both hard copy and Kindle.
(http://www.amazon.com/Sinbad--New-Voyages-Five-5/dp/0692707573/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462313306&sr=1-3&keywords=Sinbad+-+The+New+Voyages+Volume+Five)



Tuesday, April 5, 2016

SHERLOCK HOLMES : CONSULTING DETECTIVE Volume 8



SHERLOCK HOLMES VS ANCIENT EVILS

Airship 27 Productions is proud to announce the release of volume eight in their best selling series, SHERLOCK HOLMES – CONSULTING DETECTIVE.  All previous seven volumes have climbed to the top of Amazon’s mystery anthology ranks.

During their colorful careers battling crime and villainy, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson encountered the most bizarre mysteries.  In this latest volume, they set out to solve three of the most unique puzzles ever put before them.

“Ever since we started this series, our readers have clamored for more,” says Airship 27 Productions’ managing editor, Ron Fortier.  “Folks just can’t get enough of Holmes and Watson and their appeal never wanes.  This particular collection has a genuine horror theme that runs throughout the two shorts and one novella.  They are tales best read on a dark and lonely night.”

Two bodies are unearthed during the excavations beneath and old church and Holmes soon determines both are the victims of foul play; one recently and other well over a hundred years ago.  Meanwhile a retired Vice Admirable is found slain in his locked quarters leaving Holmes to solve a classic puzzle of not only “who” but also “how.”
And finally, when bodies begin surfacing all over London with their blood completely drained, the famous Consulting Detective and his loyal assistance face the possibility that a legendary monster is roaming fog-shrouded streets of their beloved London.

Writers I.A. Watson, Raymond Lovato and Aaron Smith put forth a trio of classic Conan Doyle like mysteries pitting the Great Detective against the most menacing of evils both modern and ancient.  Pulp Factory Award nominated artist Zachary Brunner provides the dramatic cover while Airship 27 Art Director Rob Davis the beautiful black and white interior illustrations.  Davis is considered the new Sydney Paget and his Holmes artwork highly valued amongst fans of the Great Detective.  Thus once more the police bobby’s whistle shrieks and the game is afoot!

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

 Available from Amazon in both hard copy and on Kindle and later as an audiobook.
(http://www.amazon.com/Sherlock-Holmes-Consulting-Detective-8/dp/0692685154/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1459863679&sr=1-5&keywords=Sherlock+Holmes+%3A+Consulting+Detective+Volume+8)

Sunday, March 27, 2016

THE DAGGER MEN



AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS
presents
THE CLAY SHAMUS

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to be presenting the newest occult mystery series from popular New Pulp author Michael Panush.

Sickle City is a magnet for the bizarre and unholy.  When a legion of dead Roman soldiers converges on the modern metropolis, its salvation will lie in the hands of three unique warriors employed by Herman Holtz, a corrupt, bootlegging Jewish rabbi. 

Emmet Clay is a golem built by Holtz’ older brother, a powerful Russian rabbi.  As Holtz’ chief enforcer, he disguises himself as a detective.  His two loyal allies are the beautiful and fiery Zipporah Sarfati, a deadly Sephardic swordswoman and the young Harvey Holtz, the rabbi’s son; a devoted student of Jewish mysticism.  Together the three of them must uncover the secret of the Dagger Men, a secret society of Jewish warriors that traces its origins back to the bloody destruction of Judea.

“Michael Panush is one of the most exciting voices in New Pulp today,” reports Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “For the past few years he has thrilled pulp readers with several amazing series unlike anything else on the market.  I first became aware of his work with his post World War II detectives, Stein & Candle. Then a little while later he debut El Mosaico, a quintessential weird western that transplants a Frankenstein style monster into the old Wild West.  Michael brilliantly infuses Jewish mysticism and history in his tales which make them truly unique and memorable.”

Now this same writer offers up a terrific, fast paced supernatural thriller filled with some of the most original, fanciful characters ever imagined.  Cover and interior illustrations are provided by Pulp Factory Award Nominee Zacharry Brunner and Airship 27 Art Director Rob Davis handles book design.  “The Dagger Men” is roller-coaster pulp ride that doesn’t slow down until the very last page!

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available now from Amazon in hard copy and soon in Kindle.
(http://www.amazon.com/Dagger-Men-Novel-Clay-Shamus/dp/0692678956/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1459104466&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Dagger+Men++Michael+Panush)

Monday, March 21, 2016

ALL-AMERICAN SPORTS STORIES Vol One



AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS
Presents
ALL AMERICAN SPORTS STORIES

Airship 27 Productions is excited to offer its first ever fiction anthology focused on the amazing world of sports.  From the cry of “Play Ball,” to the firing gunshot of an Olympic contest, sports have played a huge part in the history of our great country.  A tradition wonderfully captured in the myriad sports titles from the golden age of pulps.

In the grand tradition of those early sports magazines, Airship 27 Productions offers up a quartet of exceptional stories by today’s best fiction writers all set in the 1930s.  Four pulse pounding stories of men who dared to challenge the status quo and through their skills and courage achieved victory both on and off the playing fields of America.

Terrence McCauley delivers up the tale of a former moonshiner looking to make his fortune on dirt tracks of stockcar racing while J. Walt Layne details one of the first interracial college football games ever played.  Up next John Rose goes into the fighting ring with a boxing prodigy form the hills of Kansas and then Fred Adams Jr. offers up a barnstorming adventure with the Negro Baseball League Moline Wizards.

Artist art cooper delivers thirteen dynamic illustrations that perfectly capture the essence of each dramatic moment; while Shane Evans graces the cover with a colorful college highlighting both baseball and stockcar racing.  With Art Director Rob Davis taking on the overall book designing chores to create a truly beautiful book reminiscent of an earlier sports publications.

This premier volume also includes a bonus true-life memoir from Richard Kellogg recalling his first deer hunting experience with a beloved uncle.

ALL AMERICAN SPORTS STORIES is for all sports fans, young and old alike.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available now from Amazon. Com and soon in Kindle and on audio.
(http://www.amazon.com/All-American-Sports-Stories-One-1/dp/0692674195/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1458604936&sr=1-2-fkmr0&keywords=All-Ameircan+Sports+Stories+Volume+One)

Saturday, March 12, 2016

RUTHERFORD JONES



AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS
Presents
RUTHERFORD JONES – PRIVATE EYE

Airship 27 Productions is proud to present the newest pulp private eye in Robert Ricci’s Rutherford Jones.

The year is 1937 and the Ford Jones Detective Agency operates from a small second story office in Oakland, CA.  Jones is a mousy, little man whose clothes are always a size too big.  His assistant is a tall, muscular black man named Rufus. All of which is a sham used to trick white clients.  Rufus is in fact the real Rutherford Jones, aka Ford Jones. Aware that his skin color would impede his chosen career, he convinces his young, alcoholic friend, Jimmy Bottles McGee, to pose as Ford Jones. The ruse leads to all manners of complications for the pair.

“The concept of this character and his having to conceal is identity appealed to me immediately,” recounts Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “Both racism and sexism were so prevalent during this time in our history; one has to believe this kind of subterfuge happened quite often.  We know that many black writers and women often kept their true identities secret to find acceptance among editors and publishers.  So why not a private investigator like Rutherford Jones?”

In this trio of stories Jones and McGee solve strange occurrences at a northern mine, deal with a power struggle within the Chinese community and assist a singing cowboy solidify his role as a new cinema star while running into a classic female pulp avenger along the way.  The stark, beautiful interior illustrations are by newcomer, Andrew Ritchie; this being his first assignment for Airship 27 and stunning cover is by the ever popular Patricio Carbajal; a real fan favorite.  Art Director Rob Davis, as ever, provides the overall design to wonderfully showcase this new action mystery series.

To be sure, Robert Ricci has created a truly original pulp hero who, like his predecessors, uses both his fists and know-how to serve the cause of justice.  Don’t miss this, his slam-bang New Pulp debut!

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available now at Amazon.com – hard copy and soon on Kindle and audio.
(http://www.amazon.com/Rutherford-Jones-Trouble-Times-Three/dp/0692667547/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1457804448&sr=1-3&keywords=Rutherford+Jones)


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

ILLUSTRATION FOR NEW BOOK

As all Loyal Airmen know, like the old classic pulp mugs, all Airship 27 Production books have interior illustrations.  And these are by some of the finest artist working today. Recently we assigned our new Phantom Detective anthology to artist Andrew Ritchie and he just turned in his first art piece for the book.  The brand new sedan parked on a New York street with a skyscraper reflected on the hood.  WOW.  He is off to a great start or what?
Something tells me this is going to be a very special book.
Captain Ron

Thursday, February 4, 2016

TALES OF THE BAGMAN Vol 3



     
THE BAGMAN RETURNS

Airship 27 Productions is damn happy to announce the release of writer B. Chris Bell’s newest collection of Bagman stories.  Sure to be welcome news to all our Chicago based pulp fans as that is the character’s home base in the 30s.

A new gang boss is taking over the meat-packing district of Chicago and his tools are murder and intimidation.  He calls himself the Butcher and the trail of death and destruction he leaves in his wake is a testament to that moniker. Now it will take all of the Bagman’s skills and know-how to unmask this savage foe and save the streets of the Windy City from a new and bloody gang war.

Writer B. Chris Bell unleashes a trio of brand new adventures featuring his sarcastic 1930’s hero who wears a burlap sack over his head and fights for his neighborhood streets. Added to this volume’s roster is a mystery involving the kidnapping of newsboys and in a third story, Bagman’s trusted ally and driver, Crankshaft, is featured in a solo short.

Canadian artist Art Cooper, joins Airship 27 Productions for the first time with his wonderful black and white illustrations.  Cooper has a Jack Kirby style of drawing that is perfectly suited to the pulps.  Art Director Rob Davis provides the cover logo and composition with final art painting by New Zealand’s own Shane Evans giving the book a truly international creative team.

Here is pulp action in a truly unique style starring one of the most original new pulp stars ever put to paper, the Bagman!

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!

Available now from Amazon.com
(http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Bagman-Three-B-C-Bell/dp/0692636307/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1454628547&sr=1-2&keywords=TALES+OF+THE+BAGMAN+VOLUME+THREE)