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 Audible.com, 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 airship27.blogspot.com/ or http://airship27.com/.

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 http://www.dynamic-ram.co.uk/.

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