Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Debuts New Mystery Crime Series!

Airship 27 Productions is damn happy to announce the debut of their first ever mystery crime series, Pulp Confidential Vol. One.

“This is something our fans have been clamoring for,” admits Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “Year after year, they come to our tables at pulp shows and ask if we have any mystery titles.  We would point them to our best selling Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective books to which they would merely shrug.  They made it quite clear what they wanted was old fashion mystery anthologies in the vein of the  Black Mask Mystery or Clue.

Although Airship 27 did release a pulp private eye series in The Ruby Files a few years ago, there was no active anthology series.  Now that missing piece in their publishing goals has been finally addressed with Pulp Confidential Vol. One.

The series kicks off with two original mysteries both worlds and times apart.  Tim Bruckner’s novella, Scared Pretty, opens things up with a novella set in 1930s Hollywoodland where a sadistic serial killer is on the loose. This is followed by British writer Derek Lantin’s first ever published work, The Missing Beauty.  It’s a modern day thriller about a London accountant who flies to Bangkok on assignment and then finds himself caught in a kidnapping and murder.

“Both of these are truly well-crafted mysteries,” Fortier continues.  “That they were so different from one was fun of assembling the volume.  It’s our hopes future volumes in the series will contain all kinds of crime mysteries as diverse as the genre truly is.”  Pulp Confidential Vol. One. features both cover and interior illustrations by the popular Rob Moran, whose love of old American black and white crime movies is well documented in his own art books.  Warren Montgomery provided colors which harkened back the drug store crime magazine racks with Art Director Rob Davis putting everything together.

“We’re hoping our fans will applaud the debut of this series,” Fortier concludes.  “And that it will attract lots of great mystery submissions.  I mean, really, who doesn’t doesn’t love a good mystery?”


Available from Amazon and on Kindle.


Wednesday, July 6, 2016



Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to be introducing to the world of pulp fiction a brand new mystic hero in The Persona created by writer Michael Housel.

It is 1938 in Brick Town, NJ, and a mayoral campaign is underway.  What the citizens are unaware of is that their little hamlet has become the target of a demonic cult known as the Ministry of Chaotic Command and they are sponsoring a candidate who is in actuality a demonic being.

But before the servants of evil can unleash their horror, Brick Town’s leading businessman, Michael Mansford, is spirited away to a mystical realm that exist between life and death.  There he is recruited as agent of the Light by a supernatural being calling himself Mr. Surrogate.  Surrogate bestows upon Mansford a magical golden mask. Upon donning this grim false-face, Mansford is transformed into a powerful mystic who will become known as the Persona.

His task, to expose Hell’s secret invasion and defeat the Demon Monster that threatens all he loves and holds dear.  But can he succeed?  To do so he will have to sublimate his own identity and become this new and relentless warrior; THE PERSONA.

Delving into the field of Occult Mysteries, Michael Housel has produced a truly amazing debut adventure for his exciting new hero.  Says Ron Fortier, Managing Editor of Airship 27 Productions, “The fun of this job is finding new, talented writers like Michael Housel and discovering their creations.  The Persona is going to blaze new trails in pulp fiction, I guarantee it.”  Canadian artist Art Cooper provides the interior illustrations and first time cover artist, Shannon Hall the stunning cover.  All assembled by Award Winning Art Director, Rob Davis.

This is the first in a planned series starring this great new pulp hero, so be sure to hop on the bandwagon with this fast paced origin story.


Available at Amazon com.

Friday, July 1, 2016



For the past few months Airship 27 Productions has been putting together a very special novel, HOLMES & HOUDINI by award winning author, I.A. Watson.  It was our goal to have this exciting adventure book out and available at Pulpfest 2016.  Art Director Rob Davis provided the black and white interior illustrations while well known artist Chad Hardin signed on to do the cover.

Then unavoidable events made it impossible for Hardin to meet our deadline and it seemed we would not have the book on our tables for the show.  After putting our heads together, Rob and I decided to turn this disappointment into a very unique opportunity for our loyal fans.  Rob is going to do his own cover for the book, but it will not be sold to the general public.  Rather, once the book is assembled, we will print 15 copies and no more.  These 15 are being done for Pulpfest and that will be the only place you can buy one.

Rob’s cover will not be revealed or publicized and only Pulpfest attendees will get to see it.

Once Chad Hardin’s official cover is turned in, we will go back to the printers and officially publish the book making it available through all our usual sources, via Amazon in both paperback and on Kindle.  Whatever remains of the unsold 15 will either be destroyed or auctioned off for charity.  But again, they will only be available at Pulpfest and once the 15 are gone, that’s it.

Airship 27 Productions has enjoyed its association with Pulpfest from day one and we hope producing this one of a kind collector’s edition of HOLMES & HOUDINI by I.A. Watson will provide some added excitement to this year’s show.

Ron Fortier
Managing Editor
Airship 27 Productions

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.


Available at Amazon – (https://www.amazon.com/Sherlock-Holmes-Mysteries-Aaron-Smith-ebook/dp/B01H5OEKI6/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1466108965&sr=1-2&keywords=Sherlock+Holmes+mysteries)

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.  Www.airship27.com

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


Returns to –

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.