Saturday, August 31, 2013

RAVENWOOD Stepson of Mystery Vol II


Airships 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of their latest title, RAVENWOOD – STEPSON OF MYSTERY Vol II.

Easily one of the most obscure classic pulp heroes of the 1930s was Ravenwood - Stepson of Mystery.  In all he appeared in only five stories, these as back up tales in issues of Secret Agent X.  Several years ago Airship 27 Productions released its first volume in this series bringing back this unique occult detective, whose different colored eyes are always changing.  The stories also feature his Tibetan teacher/mentor, the Nameless One, and his loyal British butler, Stirling.

Now get ready for another quartet of brand new tales of suspense and action as the Stepson of Mystery once again sets out to solve bizarre mysteries the police are helpless to unravel.  Follow along as he confronts an amazing killer robot, teams up with the Black Bat to fight an alien horror and investigates ritualistic murders that have no rhyme or reason.  New pulp writers Janet Harriett, Aaron Smith, Jonathan Fisher and Gene Moyers pull out all the stops, delivering four original, fast paced adventures that skirt the outer edges of fear and madness. 

This is one pulp book best read with the lights on!

“One of our primary goals in starting Airship 27 Productions was to continue the adventures of little know pulp heroes,” explains Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “With this volume, we’ve done just that.  As there were only five classic Ravenwood stories, we’ve now increased that number and fans now have thirteen tales to read and enjoy.  We’re very, very proud of this achievement and hope to keep that number growing in the future.”

This second volume in the RAVENWOOD – STEPSON OF MYSTERY series, features a cover produced by Rob Davis (pencil composition) and Shannon Hall (digital colors) with twelve stark interior illustrations by Eric York.  “If you’ve never read a Ravenwood adventure before,” Fortier continues, “this is a good place to jump on board.”  He also added that there is a full length RAVENWOOD – STEPSON OF MYSTERY novel now in the works and should be available soon.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – Pulp Fiction for a New Generation!

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Remember those great Republic Serial cliffhangers?  Well writer Curtis Fernlund does.  He's written a new novel for Airship 27 Productions called, QUEEN OF ESCAPES.

It is now in production and the interior illustrations are being provided by the super talented artist, James Lyle.  We thought all you Loyal Airmen would appreciate a sneak-peek so here it.

Stay tuned for further news on this and many other great Airship 27 Productions pulp titles.
Captain Ron

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Airship 27 Productions regular, Pedro Cruz, is hard at work illustrating a new title for us. We thought you'd appreciate seeing one of his 12 pieces that will grace this book.  Pedro is one of the finest graphic illustrators in the world.

Enjoy, Captain Ron.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


With the release of our 68th title this week, Airship 27Hangar Chief Mechanic, Rob Davis, set about overhauling our Airship 27 Productions website from top to bottom; cleaning up old postings, adding new links and just making sure everything works as it should.


If you haven't visited Hangar 27 lately, please take a minute and do so. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Thanks ever, Captain Ron.

Monday, August 26, 2013



Airship 27 Productions is delighted to announce the release of its latest pulp title, THE BAGMAN vs THE WORLD’S FAIR by B.C. Bell.

It is the summer of 1933 and the Windy City is hosting the fabulous World’s Fair. The famous Navy Pier along the shores of Lake Michigan is invaded by thousands of tourists from around the nation and the world; all there to marvel at the newest scientific advancements on display.

But within this glittering pleasure park of wonder lurks a devilish fiend set upon causing mass destruction and ruining the Fair; a scientist turned mad employing a bizarre sonic cannon to commit murder and chaos amongst the innocent throngs.  Now it will be up to the unlikeliest hero of them all, the odd, notorious Bagman, to save the day.

Writer B.C. Bell sends his one time petty crook, Frank “Mac” McCullough back into action in this, the Bagman’s first full length adventure.  Along with his loyal buddy, the ace mechanic, Crankshaft, Chicago’s most unusual mystery man must find the lunatic inventor and put an end to his heinous attacks before more people will die.

“The first time I read a Chris Bell Bagman story, I actually chuckled aloud,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “Bell’s ability to combine both fast paced, pure pulp action with slapstick humor is sheer genius. The Bagman is one of the most original of the new pulp heroes we have today.  His fans will not be disappointed with this new, longer adventure.”

The book features nine interiors illustrations by Andy Fish and sports a truly colorful painting by Laura Givens with book designs by Rob Davis.  As an added bonus, the story also features a very special cameo by Canadian writer Calvin Daniels’ own new pulp hero, the Black Wolf.

So slap another clip in your .45, straighten your tie and put that bag over your head, pulp fans; here comes the Bagman, delivering justice in his own peculiar way.  

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – Pulp Fiction for a New Generation!

Available now from Amazon & on Kindle.

Sunday, August 25, 2013


For the first time ever, we offered all our Loyal Airmen a premium quality Airship 27 Crew Patch.  These we debut at the Windy City Pulp & Paper Con to a truly wonderful response.  Then we took them to Pulp Fest with the same results, our readers truly enjoyed them and remarked at the quality of the item.

Now, with the cons behind us, we are offering them to all you Loyal Airmen via mail.  Each quality 4" x 4" crew patch is only $3 plus a small shipping and handling fee.  They look great on shirts, jacket shoulders or even baseball caps.

If you would like to join the ever growing ranks of Airship 27 Productions' Loyal Airmen by sporting one of these super cook patches, simply write Rob Davis at ( for further information.  Thanks, Captain Ron.

Friday, August 23, 2013


New Pulp writer Aaron Smith is the guest on the current episode of THE BOOKCAVE; a podcast hosted by Ric Croxton and Art Sippo covering the world of pulps.


It is episode # 244.

Aaron talks about his latest work for Airship 27 Productions, a novella in the new QUATERMAIN - The New Aventures available now at in both hard copy and on Kindle.


Airship 27 author Terrence McCauley has won a Stalker Award for the Most Criminally Underrated Author. It was presented by the blog, Pop Culture Nerd, and more than 1,900 crime-fiction fans voted for their favorite books and authors in the 3rd annual Stalker Award. More information on the award can be found at

McCauley won the award for his Airship 27 novel, Prohibition, as well as for his other work.

"Sometimes an award is most aptly named as this case. Terrence McCauley is one of the finest new crime novelist on the scene today and it is high time readers discovered this guy."
Ron Fortier Managing Editor Airship 27 Productions

Peter Rozovsky of the blog Detectives Beyond Borders, recently wrote that "McCauley harks back to [authors] Dashiell Hammett and Paul Cain (and to writers and movie makers who harked back to Hammett and Cain). While his book's themes of loyalty, doubt, and betrayal are confined to no one era, the cover of the novel...quite accurately reflects the early- and mid-twentieth-century gats 'n' gloves mythos to which McCauley makes a modern-day contribution."

McCauley lives in Amenia, NY, near the Bronx. He graduated from Fordham University in 1996. McCauley is the Manager of Government and Community Relations for MTA Metro-North Railroad.

The publisher of Prohibition, Airship 27 Productions, is among the leading publishers of the New Pulp Movement, keeping alive the classic pulp literature of the 30s and 40s while producing newer pulp themed titles by today’s brightest writers and artists. The publisher now offers sixty novels and anthologies, and all titles are available digitally via Amazon’s Kindle as well as at several other outlets. Some are available as e-books. To learn more about Airship 27 and the books they publish, go to or

Monday, August 19, 2013


vid Airmen of Airship 27 E-Blast #5

Did you know that your local bookstore(s) can carry Airship 27 titles on their shelves?

The first step is to give the e-address  -
 ( of our on-line Airship 27 bookstore to the merchant. They can choose as few or as many titles to order as they wish at a special, non-returnable, bookstore discount!

Step two: After they choose the titles they want and the number of copies of each title, ask your bookstore to place their order with Rob Davis at

In fact, the easiest second step might be just to print off this e-blast with the addresses for your bookstore!!

Onward and upward, Airmen!
Michael Vance

Friday, August 16, 2013


You may now follow Airship 27 on Twitter!! Our first message was:
Michael Glenn Lail


THE GREEN LAMA - Mystic Warrior is now in production.  It will feature two reprint stories from our first ever GL anthology, by Peter Miller and Kevin Noel Olson.

Plus two brand new GL adventures by Nick Ahlhelm and Robert Craig.

All four will feature brand new spot illustrations by artist Neil Foster.  More as the project develops.

Monday, August 12, 2013


"The Scar dropped on him like  a lead weight." 

Artist Richard Serrao turns in his first of 12 illustrations that will grace the pages of, THE PURPLE SCAR Vol One.  This classic pulp character combined the elements of both avenger and horror to create some memorable adventures.

This particular scene is lifted from the volume's first story by New Pulp writer, Jim Beard. 

Stay tuned for more updates.

SECREAT AGENT X - The Comic Book

Airship 27 Productions is once again teaming up with Redbud Studio to produce another classic pulp hero comic book.  SECRET AGENT X is a 38 page black and white thriller featuring the greatest pulp spy of them all; the Man of a Thousand Faces.

The script is by Ron Fortier with all art by Rob Davis.  Here is a sneak-peek of pg 4 as the super-spy received his latest assignment and is about to go into action.  No definitive date has been set for the book's release.  Keep following this blog for future updates.

Saturday, August 10, 2013


We are currently in production on the first ever Brother Bones novel, SIX DAYS OF THE DRAGON by writer Roman Leary. Doing the illustrations for this eagerly awaited title is Pulp Factory Award Winner, Rob Moran of Scotland.  Here is a sneak-peek at one of the nine illustrations to be found in the book. Coming soon.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Second Hazzard Audio Book Announced!

He was a hero that rose out of the adversity of the late 1930s.

He's back! and Captain Hazzard is roaring out of the past for his second audio adventure.  Airship 27 Productions, in conjunction with Dynamic Ram Audio, is thrilled to announce they are about to produce  Captain Hazzard - Citadel of Fear, co-written by novelists Ron Fortier & Martin Powell with voice actor Joe Stofko reading.

Captain Hazzard was originally a single-issue pulp magazine published in 1938 by Magazine Publishers. Hazzard was a rich adventurer in the Big Apple who battled for justice with a team of super-scientists.

The Captain had suffered blindness for fifteen years, and his afflection had enhanced his other senses — including his intellect. After surgery restored his eyesight, and equipped with almost two decades of immersing himself in studying hypnotism and mysticism, the Captain was ready for a fight--with crime! He headquarted his team at Hazzard Laboratories, a complex of scientific labs and aircraft hangers.

So the riproaring adventures began.

Last year Dynamic Ram Audio released Captain Hazzard's first audio adventure, Python Men of the Lost City, to the applause of pulp and adventure fans everywhere. Joe Stofko voiced that book as well. At the time of its publication, it was the first new Captain Hazzard novel in over 65 years.

Joe Stofko is a busy stage, and audio drama actor. After military service, he worked for 13 years in radio broadcasting as a newscaster and disc jockey. He was employed in a number of technology positions after leaving broadcasting, and continued working behind the microphone with occasional voice-over work for several cable television franchises in the northeast.

Captain Hazzard and the Python Men of the Lost City was Joe’s first audio book. It is still available from, Airship 27, and the Dynamic Ram Audio website.

“We were so happy with how well that audio version came out, it was only natural that we would want to follow it up with the second book in the series,” explains Fortier.  “And again, we can’t envision anyone reading this other than Joe.  He totally becomes the Champion of Justice!”

Co-author Ron Fortier's other novels include: Trail of the Seahawks with Ardath Mayhar, Monkey Station with Ardath Mayhar, The Hounds of Hell with Gordon Linzner, three additional Captain Hazzard novels, Brother Bones, and Witchfire. His comics work includes Popeye, Daughters of Dracula, Adventures of Mr. Jigsaw,, Green Hornet, and many others.

Co-author Martin Powell is the author of hundreds of science fiction, mystery, and horror stories. He has worked in the comic book industry since 1986, writing for Marvel, DC, Malibu, Caliber, Moonstone, and Disney, among others, and has been nominated for the coveted Eisner Award. Martin also writes children’s books, and frequently contributes prose for many short story anthologies.

Airship 27 Productions is one of the leading publishers of the New Pulp Movement, keeping alive the classic pulp literature of the 30s and 40s while producing newer pulp themed titles by today’s brightest writers and artists. The publisher now offers sixty novels and anthologies, and all titles are available digitally via Amazon’s Kindle as well as at several other outlets. Some are available as e-books. To learn more about Airship 27 and the books they publish, go to or

Dynamic Ram of Scotland produces and distributes audio books. The company's titles include
Railroad, Hugh Monn Private Detective, and Doctor Despicable's Chamber of Cinema. Its Audio Manager and Sound Engineer is Chris Barnes. More information about Dynamic Ram is available at

Monday, August 5, 2013


Art Director Rob Davis put these box sets together for our first audio book - CAPTAIN HAZZARD - PYTHON MEN OF THE LOST CITY by Ron Fortier & Chester Hawk, as produced by Dynamic Ram Audio, read by Joe Stofko and engineered by Chris Barnes.  The beautifully design set contains 4 hours with over 6 hours of audio pulp thrills.

The book, one of two from Airship 27 Productions and Dynamic Ram Audio is also available for download from the high popular ( - The second is WITCHIFRE by Fortier and the late Ardath Mayhar and is read by Fionna Thraille.

The sets for PYTHON MEN OF THE LOST CITY sold extremely well at Pulp Fest. Enough to prompt us to have more of them at next year's Windy City Pulp & Paper show.  And we will soon have a major news announcement concerning more such audio books.  Stay tuned, Loyal Airmen.

Saturday, August 3, 2013



Pull up anchor, cast off the mooring lines and drop the sail, the good ship Blue Nymph is about to set sail for adventure once again with her famous seafaring captain at the helm.

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to present the second volume of brand new stories starring the greatest seaman of them all, Sinbad the Sailor and his international crew of daring adventures.  Here are the Henri Delacrois, the deadly archer from Gaul, Ralf Gunarson, the strapping young Viking giant, Tishimi Osara the beautiful female samurai and of course Omar, the irascible first mate.  All of them bound together by their love of action and yearning to explore uncharted lands.

“We released the first volume of this series last year,” says Airship 27 Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “Reader response was overwhelming and we soon were getting lots of mail to do more.  It’s very clear there are lots of people out there who lovingly remember those old Harryhausen Sinbad movies.”

This volume contains a new novella by Ed Erdelac with short stories by Shelby Vick and Erwin K. Roberts. Capturing the feel of the old cinematic hero developed by the late Ray Harryhausen, the volume features illustrations by Steven Wilcox and a cover by Kevin Johnson with designs by Rob Davis.  Over the horizon awaits treasure, beautiful exotic maidens and monsters beyond imagining.  Dare you sign aboard with Sinbad El Ari? If so, then battened hatches and have your curved blade ready, heart pounding adventure awaits within these pages.


Available from in both hard copy and digitally for Kindle.