Thursday, June 16, 2016

By Aaron Smith

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled be offering its second Kindle only collection of Sherlock Holmes adventures; this time by writer Aaron Smith.  Our best selling book series continues to be our highly popular “Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective,” of which seven volumes have been published and the eight is on the way.

Several of our writers have been regular contributors to this series such as Andrew Salmon, I.A. Watson and Aaron Smith.  Last year we collected many of Watson’s pieces in a Kindle only edition called, “Sherlock Holmes Mysteries, Vol One,” and it has been a huge success.  Kindle owners have supported the book beyond our own hopes.  Enough so that it was time to put out a second collection and this time our spotlight is on Aaron Smith’s excellent stories.

We hope our Holmes fans old and new will check this out.  Again, you can only get this on Kindle, whereas all the stories themselves are available in the printed books.


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Friday, June 10, 2016



Franklin-Husser Entertainment LLC is thrilled to announce that they have reached out to New Pulp publisher Airship 27 in order to option the rights to Ron Fortier's character, Brother Bones, for an upcoming feature film.

“Brother Bones the Undead Avenger is a character I created over ten years ago,” Fortier recalls. “I just wanted to do my own homage to such great gun-totting vigilantes like the Shadow and the Spider. Little did I realize he would become so popular with our readers. They are forever clamoring for more of his macabre adventures.”

“New Pulp has such untapped potential,” co-founder Erik Franklin said. “There are so many vibrant, original characters that would be perfect for a cinematic adaption. Brother Bones has all that you could want in a story: exciting visuals, well-drawn characters, and each page is a cliff-hangar.”

“When Erik first showed me the book I immediately thought that Brother Bones would make a great movie.” Daniel Husser, co-founder of Franklin-Husser Entertainment LLC, commented. “The story is dark and full of action so it's perfect for us. Since we are working with Ron Fortier's creation, it is absolutely important to us that we stay faithful to the text. Many adaptations tend to change too much, damaging the original concept and we don't want that to happen.”

“It was very important to us to get Brother Bone's creator, Ron Fortier, involved with the project. He cares very much about his characters, and he only wants the best products to be associated with Brother Bones and Airship 27.” Erik said. “To that end, we discussed story possibilities at length, and we have determined what we think will be a great cinematic entrance for Brother Bones into the pantheon of cinematic heroes.”

A two minute test video was made and sent to Fortier to view.  “It virtually blew me away,” Fortier says. “Erik and Daniel had condensed in just two minutes what it had taken me almost four chapters to establish. They immediately captured the essence of the character and watching him come to life in that clip convinced me these two guys are going to make a fantastic Brother Bones feature. I couldn’t be more excited.”

The film is in its early planning stages, with the script being written by Ron Fortier and Erik Franklin. Seattle, Washington will double for Cape Noire, the setting in the Brother Bones novels. More details will be announced from Airship 27 and Franklin-Husser Entertainment LLC as they happen.

“This is going to be a big step forward for both our companies, and we look forward to presenting Brother Bones on the silver screen.” said Erik.


Airship 27 Productions is one of the pioneers of the New Pulp Movement and has been in operation for the past ten years producing beautiful quality novels and anthologies featuring both classic public domain and new pulp heroes.  Thus far there have been three Brother Bones books, a one shot comic book. Marshal Made Collectibles has produced several versions of Brother Bones action figures and soon Scaldcrow Games will be releasing an rpg module, “Ron Fortier’s Cape Noire” based on the Brother Bones adventures.

Franklin-Husser Entertainment LLC, is an independent film production company based in Seattle, Washington.  Founded by life-long friends Erik Franklin and Daniel Husser,
they share a love of escapist cinema, and have decided to create feature films dedicated to bringing exciting tales of action, suspense, and adventure to audiences around the world. With interesting twists on traditional genres, Franklin-Husser Entertainment LLC, combines intelligent screenplays with high-impact action. The company primarily produces action, sci-fi, comedy, martial arts and horror films, but keep their minds open to new and exciting ideas and creative possibilities. Their first film, Revenge of the Lost, is in the process of being distributed, and their second film is in post production.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


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Airship 27 Productions is proud to announce the release of their newest title, “The Towers of Metropolis,” a prequel anthology based on silent sci-fi movie.

In 1927 German filmmaker Fritz Lang brought to the screen one of the most ground breaking sci-fi melodramas of all time based on the screenplay he co-wrote with his wife, novelist Thea von Harbou.  Set in a futuristic urban dystopia, the story follows the attempts of Freder, the son of the city’s ruler, and Maria, a citizen of the lower levels, to bridge the gulf separating the economic classes of the city. It is regarded as a classic and one of the first full-length movies in the genre.

“I first saw the film at the World Science Fiction Convention years ago,” reports Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “It simply blew me away.  That a film this sophisticated and brilliant could be realized during the earliest days of movie making was astounding. Those images of that futuristic city and its underlying cautionary tale simply became a part of me. I never forgot them. To put together this anthology and revisit that world has been something truly special for all of us here at Airship 27. We hope our fans will enjoy our efforts here.”

Now five visionary new pulp writers have envisioned four dramatic tales which unfold in this amazing world prior to the events of that film. The book begins with a special introductory essay by author Fred Lang, Jr. and then William & Michael Maynard join forces with Michael Panush, Kevin Noel Olson and Erik Franklin to guide readers back to those vaulted, shining Towers of Metropolis in this new collection inspired by Lang’s masterpiece.

Award winning Metropolis enthusiast Michael Kaluta provides the cover with artist Pedro Cruz offering twelve amazing interior illustrations.  All beautifully assembled by Airship 27 Art Director Rob Davis to create a book any fan of the film will want for their personal library.

Metropolis is something truly unique in the annals of science fiction history,” Fortier concludes. “I believe we’ve done it justice with The Towers of Metropolis.


Available at Amazon in both hardcopy and on Kindle.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016



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!


Available from Amazon in both hard copy and Kindle.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016



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!


 Available from Amazon in both hard copy and on Kindle and later as an audiobook.

Sunday, March 27, 2016



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!


Available now from Amazon in hard copy and soon in Kindle.

Monday, March 21, 2016



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.


Available now from Amazon. Com and soon in Kindle and on audio.