Monday, December 29, 2014

FIRST TITLE OF 2015

With only a few days left in 2014, we thought you'd like a wee peek at the back cover to what will be our first title of 2015.  Yup, it's a western by R.A. Jones.  Title is GUN GLORY and it features a painted cover by Graham Hill with interior illustrations by Neil T. Foster.
Captain Ron

Friday, December 5, 2014

PEEK - RUBY FILES 2

Private Eye Rick Ruby and his pal, Broomstick, talk things over in a scene from a story I wrote for THE RUBY FILES Vol 2.
Illustration by the amazing Nik Powliko.

Look for the book some time next year.
Captain Ron

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

OCCULT DETECTIVES VOL ONE




AIRSHIP 27 PRESENTS

OCCULT DETECTIVES

Airship 27 Productions 26th release of the year is the first volume in a brand new pulp series, “Occult Detectives.”

They battle demons and monsters, hunt ghosts and defend us against the things that go bump in the night.  They are Occult Detectives and they’ve been a staple of pulp fiction since the beginning of those glorious, garish magazines.  Now Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to bring you a quartet of tales starring some of the most unique Occult Detectives ever created; three newly minted heroes and one classic master of mysticism.

From the days of the Wild West, Joel Jenkins offers up his Indian Shaman hero, Lone Crow.  Then we have Josh Reynold’s colorful Charles St. Cyprian, the Queen’s own Royal Occultist, followed by Jim Beard’s Sgt. Janus, the Spirit Breaker.  And we culminate with a little known pulp classic figure, Ravenwood; the Stepson of Mystery as chronicled by Ron Fortier.

“The idea for this collection came from Josh Reynolds,” reports Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “The idea of bringing together, in one book, some of the most exciting new pulp characters in print today appealed to me immediately; especially if our line up included such popular heroes as Lone Crow, Charles St. Cyprian and Sgt. Janus.  Since their appearance, each of has won over a loyal following of readers.  But that still left us with one empty slot and that became the opportunity I jumped on instantly.”

Seven years ago, Fortier and Airship 27 Productions Art Director Rob Davis, had produced an adult horror graphic novel entitled, “Daughter of Dracula,” that received rave reviews upon its release from Redbud Studio and is still one of that company’s biggest sellers.  Fortier had long wanted to do was write a sequel that would answer some of the questions posed by many of the comic’s readers.  In particular, “What happened to the main character after the events in the story?”  Now, this anthology offered him that stage combined with the added bonus of allowing him to write a character that was one of his favorites.  “Ravenwood – Stepson of Mystery is such a cool, occult detective and I was itching to get my creative mitts on him,” Fortier confesses.  “This is a story I’ve waited a long, long time to tell.”

The book features interior illustrations by Davis and a cover, colored by Jesus Rodriguez, that spotlights all of the heroes together in a setting outside of space and time.

Get ready to take on possessed gunfighters, eerie mesmerizing spirits, a bewitching temptress and a legion of the undead as these four brand new tales usher you into  thrilling adventures beyond the realm of the ordinary; your guides….the Occult Detectives.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCITONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

The book is now Available at Amazon.com and will soon be out on Kindle.

(http://www.amazon.com/OCCULT-Detectives-1-Joel-Jenkins/dp/0692344985/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1417616491&sr=8-3&keywords=Occult+Detectives)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

YOUNG NEMO is # 100!




AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS’ 100th TITLE!

YOUNG NEMO AND THE BLACK KNIGHTS

Airship 27 Productions presents a new novel by award winning writer/editor, Michael Vance that explores the origins of one of literatures greatest fictional characters; Captain Nemo.

In 1870, French science fiction author Jules Verne published “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,” and introduced to the world to Captain Nemo, commander of the world’s first submarine, the Nautilus.  But what of Nemo’s origin? 

He was an Indian whose title and name at birth were Prince Rajesh Dakkar, son of the Rajah, or King, of the then independent territory of Bundelkund.  His father hired a teacher whose own reputation for wisdom would spread across the nation. His name was Indra Singh, and his principal purpose was to mentor Rajesh and to secure the best tutors and materials for the instruction of his student.

But book learning within the confines of palace walls was not enough for the young prince.  He longed for adventure and at the age of eighteen purchased a 150 ton brig with square rigged sails, dramatically modified and improved the efficiency of the craft.  He set out to conquer the world leading an international crew of rogues and thieves soon to be called the Black Knights.

Airship 27 Managing Editor, Ron Fortier, explains the story behind this incredible book.  “Back in the 1980s, Michael Vance wrote a comic book mini-series entitled, THE ADVENTURES OF YOUNG NEMO, which was illustrated by our own Art Director Rob Davis.  When he suggested the possibility of adapting that series into a novel, all of us knew it was a great idea and he’s proven us right.”

Davis, along with colorist Shane Evans provides the cover and design of the book with interior illustrations by artist Chuck Bordell.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTIN FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available from Amazon in hard copy and soon on Kindle.

(http://www.amazon.com/Young-Black-Knights-Michael-Vance/dp/0692340165/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416933350&sr=8-1&keywords=Young+Nemo+and+the+Black+Knights)
           
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100 BOOKS & COUNTING!


Begun ten years ago by writer Ron Fortier and artist Rob Davis, Airship 27 Productions has been a leading pioneer in the New Pulp field and continues to work towards keeping the history of American Pulps alive by promoting events and activities that shine a light on this unique part of American literary heritage. 

“Our success is due to our amazing writers and artists,” Fortier and Davis declare with unabashed praise.  “And to all our readers who have unselfishly supported us on this amazing journey we offer our heartfelt thanks and promise our next one hundred titles are going to raise the bar even higher on the quality of art and stories. Stay tuned, pulp fans, the Airship 27 is climbing to all new heights.”

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Guess Who?

Harry Houdini meets Bram Stoker in a story by Jim Beard which will appear in our forthcoming anthology - THE AMAZING HARRY HOUDINI.

Art by Pedro Cruz.
Stay tuned,
Captain Ron

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SINBAD # 4





SAIL ABOARD THE BLUE NYMPH

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

They are the most daring, courageous, fool hardy crew ever assembled under one flag. Chief among them are Henri Delacrois, the French archer, Ralf Gunarson, the blonde Viking giant, the lovely but deadly female Samurai  Tishimi Osara, Omar the cantankerous first mate and Haroun, the eagle-eyed youth who mans the towering crow’s nest of the magnificent Blue Nymph.  All pledged to follow their captain, the most famous seagoing adventurer of all time, Sinbad El Ari.

Now they return in four brand new fantasy tales by Joe Bonadonna, Ralph L. Angelo, Jeff Fournier and I.A. Watson.  Thrills and danger await on colorful exotic shores as the crew of the Blue Nymph search for the Golden Fleece, battle a Scorpion God and Sinbad alone must defeat an evil djin in a game of chess for the life of a beautiful princess.  Here are epic tales worthy of this legendary hero, Sinbad the Sailor!

“It is clear our readers can’t get enough of this character,” declares Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “The minute we release a new title there is already a demand for more and we are only too happy to oblige our Sinbad fans.”  Volume 4 is illustrated by a fantastic new artist, Phil Cho, and sports a gorgeous cover by the amazing Pat Carabjal.  All wrapped in the design genius of Art Director Rob Davis.

If you have a fantasy fan in your family, this is the series you need to introduce them to.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available now at Amazon in hard copy and on Kindle.

(http://www.amazon.com/Sinbad--New-Voyages-Joe-Bonadonna/dp/0692336036/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416407396&sr=1-3&keywords=Sinbad+-+The+New+Voyages)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

COVER PEEK

Ever wonder what Jules Verne's famous fictional character, Captain Nemo, was like as a young man before we find him in in the novel, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," ?

Well writer Michael Vance answers that question shortly in his new novel, "Young Nemo and the Black Knights."  Here's the cover as done by Rob Davis and Shane Evans.

Coming soon, pulp fans.
Captain Ron

Friday, November 7, 2014

THE OCCULT DETECTIVES ARE COMING

Get ready for some great pulp creepiness with OCCULT DETECIVES vol one - here's a sneak-peek at the back cover.
Captain Ron

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ROBIN HOOD - Forbidden Legend



 
THE RETURN OF ROBIN HOOD

In his Robin Hood trilogy; King of Sherwood, Arrow of Justice and Freedom’s Outlaw, I.A. Watson brilliantly re-imagined this classic adventure saga by setting it against England’s actual history.  Much to the delight of fans everywhere, old tales became new with fresh insights into the origins of the legend and its colorful characters.  Now Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to bring you this Special Fourth Volume as a bonus finale to that trilogy.

“After we’d published the last book of Ian Watson’s trilogy, we thought that was the end of our adventures with this great character,” explains Airship 27 Production’s Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “Then late last year, Ian made mention that he had a bunch of short stories and essays still in his files and would we be at all interested in looking at them.  Upon inspection, we knew immediately we had enough great material for yet another book.  Talk about an early Christmas gift.”

In this volume you will find a handful of short stories published here for the very first time; maps of England and Robin Hood’s London plus more of the author’s in-depth essays on his critically acclaimed series and a Robin Hood comic strip illustrated by Pulp Factory Award winner, Artist Rob Davis.

Robin Hood – Forbidden Legend also denotes the release of new, re-edited editions of all three previous titles; each now accompanied by period maps relevant to each chapter in this glorious series.  Robin Hood and his Merry Men, heroes for all ages!  Features a cover by Jesus Rodriguez and interior illustrations by Pulp Factory Award winning artist, Rob Davis.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available now at Amazon in hard copy and soon on Kindle.

(http://www.amazon.com/Robin-Hood-Forbidden-Legend-4/dp/0692317759/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1413912169&sr=1-1&keywords=Robin+Hood+-+Forbidden+Legend)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

THE PURPLE SCAR




A HALLOWEEN PULP TREAT

Airship 27 Productions locks all the doors and dims the lights as it prepares a deliciously twisted Halloween reading treat for pulp fans everywhere reviving a truly bizarre character. From the pages of the classic pulps comes the most frightening avenger of them all, the Purple Scar! 

The handsome, debonair Dr. Miles Murdoch was a world famous plastic surgeon.  His life was the stuff of dreams until it all turned into a heart-wrenching nightmare.   Murdoch’s brother, a dedicated police officer, is brutally gunned down while on patrol.  Before dumping his body into the river, his murderers pour acid over his face as a final act of contempt.  When the body washes ashore days later, Officer Murdoch’s face is beyond recognition, a scarred, purple visage unlike any horror ever imagined.

It is the sight of this death grimace that transforms Miles Murdoch into an avenging angel.  Vowing to bring justice to those responsible, the skilled surgeon molds a pliable rubber mask from that repulsive, mutilated face; a mask he dons to become the Purple Scar, the scourge of crooks and villains everywhere.  He has become the physical embodiment of their worst fears brought to fiendish life.

“The first time I learned of this character, I was bowled over by the horror aspects,” confesses Airship 27 Production’s Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “There have been other grim pulp avenger, but none of them can hold a candle to the Purple Scar.  This guy is just outright scary as hell.  Which is just the slant we wanted our writers to take.”

Airship 27 now presents four brand new adventures of the creepiest pulp hero of them all, the Purple Scar!  Jim Beard, Jonathan Fisher, Gary Lovisi and Gene Moyers have all stirred the witches cauldron deep to brew up a quartet of frightening mayhem as only the Purple Scar can deliver.  Add the beautifully grotesque art style of Richard Serrao, Shannon Hall’s amazing cover coloring and Rob Davis’s spooky design motif and you have a new kind of pulp thriller unlike anything ever seen.

Beware the shadows and dark alleys, the black cats and dancing skeletons as Airship 27 whips up a real Trick or Treat pulp chiller.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available at Amazon in both hard copy and on Kindle.

(http://www.amazon.com/Purple-Scar-1-Jim-Beard/dp/0692312366/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1413307807&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Purple+Scar)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

JAMIE & THE FISH-EYED GOGGLES





JAMIE & THE FISHEYED GOGGLES

Story by Ron Fortier
Arty by Gary Kato

When Jamie Ryan and his friend Kristi LeClerc discover a strange pair of goggles in the library one day, it allows them to see their neighbors in a whole new way.  Somehow there is magic in those colored lens that can penetrate to the heart’s true desire.

A whimsical tale of dreams, imagination and longings from two veteran craftsmen in this, their first ever children’s book.

Edited and designed by Rob Davis.

An Airship 27 Production

Available from Amazon in hard copy and on Kindle.

(http://www.amazon.com/Jamie-Fish-Eyed-Goggles-Ron-Fortier/dp/0692310754/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1413130258&sr=1-2&keywords=Jamie+%26+The+Fish-Eyed+Goggles)

SNEAK PEEK TIME

Several decades past, writer Michael Vance wrote a comic book mini-series based on the exploits of Jules Verne's legendary character Captain Nemo.  The story detailed the early adventures of a young man as his adventures began to mature him into the person we meet by the time of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.  The artist on that series was our own Art Director Rob Davis.

Now, Michael Vance has adapted that comic series into a high octane pulp novel called - YOUNG NEMO & THE BLACK KNIGHTS.  The book is in production and Rob, in conjunction with digital colorist Shane Evans, will be providing the cover for this amazing book.  These are his pencils.  The book's interior illustrations were provided by Chuck Bordell.

Coming from Airship 27 Productions.  Bet you can hardly wait.
Captain Ron -

Thursday, October 9, 2014

BRET BLEVINS JOINS AIRSHIP 27!



BRET BLEVINS COMES TO AIRSHIP 27
One of the premier American illustrators is coming to Airship 27 Productions.  Bret Blevins, known for his extensive comics resume will be illustrating and painting the cover to the first ever full-length Ravenwood – Stepson of Mystery novel, Return of the Dugpa, written by Micah Harris.

Blevins became a professional comic book artist in the early 1980s. During that time, Blevins drew adaptations of films such as The Dark Crystal and and The Last Starfighter, both for Marvel Comics.  Blevins was a guest artist on a number of titles before becoming the regular artist of the highly acclaimed The Bozz Chronicles which was published under Marvel's creator-owned Epic Comics imprint.
Blevins first regular job on a superhero comic was on the 1987 revival of Strange Tales, an anthology that featured two ongoing features produced by two different creative teams; Cloak and Dagger by Blevins, and Doctor Srange. That same year, Blevins became the regular penciler on New Mutants. Blevins drew the majority of issues from #55 to #83. Blevins later became the regular artist on Sleepwalker.
He then began to work primarily on comic books produced by DC Comics, especially Batman comics.
In 1996, Blevins moved into the field of television animation. He primarily drew storyboards for Warner-Brothers produced cartoons such as Superman, The New Batman/Superman Adventures, Batman Beyond, and the Justice League. Blevins won two Emmy Awards for his storyboard contributions to some of those shows.
Blevins has recently stopped regularly drawing storyboards will be returning to comics with new projects in 2015.
“When this opportunity arose to enlist such a super star artist, we fell over each other to make it happen,” says Airship 27 Production’s Managing Editor.  “Both Art Director Rob Davis and myself have been huge fans of Bret’s work and are thrilled to be working with him on this project.”
Blevins has done nine black and white interior illustrations and is now in the process of painting the cover.  Airship 27 hopes to have the book available shortly.
AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

THE BAT PHANTOM - Confederacy of Devils



 
THE BAY PHANTOM
A Confederacy of Devils

Airship 27 Production announces the release Chuck Miller’s newest pulp thriller, The Bay Phantom – Confederacy of Devils. 

Mobile Alabama in the early 1920s is a hot-house of history, tradition, political corruption and racial bigotry.  Amidst this landscape of both grandeur and depravity arises a new avenger to battle the forces of evil and injustice.  He is the mysterious Bay Phantom, a dark clad warrior willing to mete out justice with his blazing .45s.  But beneath this flamboyant mask is the often inept, na├»ve Joseph Perrone, heir to a commercial fisheries empire. 

Perrone’s one amazing asset is his partner, the beautiful Mirabelle Darcy, a young black woman with the ninth highest I.Q. in the world.  An engineering genius, it is Mirabelle who provides Perrone with the guidance to see him through the deadly and macabre challenges that await them.  A secret Crime Lord is attempting to take over the city and has unleashed a blood-thirsty Werewolf and a bizarre assassin known as the Black Embalmer to carry out his insidious plans.

Now it is up to Mirabelle and the Bay Phantom to save their city with the help of an Austrian doctor named Sigmund Freud.  And that’s only the beginning!

“Chuck Miller possesses one of the most unique literary voices in New Pulp today,” declaires Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “I defy anyone to show me something he has written that is not original, quirky and just plain weird in a totally fun kind of way.”

Miller was born in Ohio, lived in Alabama for many years, and now resides in Norman, Oklahoma. His interests include monster movies, comic books, music and writing. He holds a BA in creative writing from the University of South Alabama.  Miller received the BEST NEW WRITER OF 2011 Award from Pulp Ark. His first novel, the critically acclaimed "Creeping Dawn: The Rise of the Black Centipede" was published in 2011. He is currently working on a new Sherlock Holmes novel for Airship 27.

Art for The Bay Phantom – Confederacy was provided by Zachary Brunner, both moody interior illustrations and the stunning painted cover.  The book was designed by Art Director Rob Davis.

Says bestselling adventure fantasy author, Charles Saunders, “Move over Shadow – there’s a new cloak on the block.”

Now available in hard copy…

 and on Kindle from Amazon.
(http://www.amazon.com/Bay-Phantom-Confederacy-Devils-Chuck-Miller-ebook/dp/B00O8WNNJ6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1412701715&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Bay+Phantom)

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

ROBIN HOOD # 4

In the past three years British writer I.A. Watson has entertained readers around the world with his bold retelling of the Robin Hood legend via his trilogy form Airship 27 Productions.

Now, very soon, we will be releasing the a special Bonus Fourth volume fans of the trilogy are not going to want to miss.
ROBIN HOOD - FORBIDDEN LEGEND.  Here's a peek at the back cover.

Captain Ron

Thursday, October 2, 2014

COMING UP NEXT

Chuck Miller's new pulp hero, The Bay Phantom arrives with our next title in his first adventure, Confederacy of Devils.  Cover art and interiors illustrations by Zachary Brunner.

Stay tuned, this one is something new.
Captain Ron

Monday, September 29, 2014

JUNGLE TALES Vol II



THE JUNGLE LORD RETURNS!

Airship 27 Productions happily announce the release of its 19th title of the year, JUNGLE TALES Vol II featuring Ki-Gor Jungle Lord.

The deep in the heart of the Congo is a jungle wilderness filled with exotic beauty and danger.  This is the world of Ki-Gor the Jungle Lord, his beautiful mate, Helene and their allies; Tempu George the transplanted American turned Massai warrior and K’Geeso, the daring pygmy chieftain.  Here are three brand new adventures featuring these beloved characters from one of pulpdom’s most popular series.

Writer John Rose offers up a trilogy of original tales; a long novella and two shorts.  In these Ki-Gor and his friends discover a hidden world, battle Nazi agents and run afoul of greedy treasure hunters.  This is classic pulp jungle action reliving the days when Africa was still a vast, uncharted continent and only the bravest of the brave dared to venture within its lost and hidden realms.

“If any pulp jungle hero ever came close to mirroring the success of Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan, it had to be Ki-Gor,” says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “His stories were some of the best written of the time and are still fondly remembered and collected by pulp fans today.  It is a real joy for us to be able to continue his exploits in this series of all new stories.”

The cover, which spotlights Ki-Gor and Helene, is by Andy Fish with Clayton Hinkle providing twelve black and white interior illustrations.  All wrapped together by Airship 27 Productions’ Art Director, Rob Davis.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available from Amazon in both hard copy and on Kindle.

(http://www.amazon.com/Jungle-Tales-John-R-Rose/dp/0692293671/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1412032250&sr=1-4&keywords=Jungle+Tales+Volume+Two)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

BACK IN THE AIR!!

Look what showed up in the mail today!!!  Artist Andy Fish's is gorgeous cover to JUNGLE TALES - Vol 2 featuring Ki-Gor Jungle Lord.   Andy is such an amazing artist.

Tomorrow Art Director will sit down and do his own special design magic adding the title logo etc. and author's name. This second volume contains 3 brand new stories by one very talented writer.

Stay tuned, Captain Ron.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

More Art Previews

Several new books are making their way towards publication along the Airship 27 Productions assembly line and in the process collecting some amazing new illustrations.

Here we have a piece by Phil Cho for SINBAD - The New Voyages Vol 4 and by Nik Poliwko for THE RUBY FILES Vol 2.

Both these artists always bring their A game.
Stay tuned.
Captain Ron

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

POLIWKO DOES RUBY

Talented artist Nik Poliwko is now working on the interior illustrations of the second volume of THE RUBY FILES, a detective series created by Bobby Nash and Sean Taylor. Volume one featured interior art by Rob Moran and cover at by Mark Wheatley.

This illustration is from the story "The Long Kill," by yours truly.
After editing volume one, I really liked this character a great deal and jumped in to write this one.  Stay tuned for more as it develops.

Captain Ron

Sunday, September 14, 2014

JUNGLE TALES # 2 PEEK

Our second volume of JUNGLE TALES - Featuring KI-GOR Jungle Lord Vol II is just about finished.  It features one novella and two shorts all written by John Rose.  Interior illustrations are by Clayton Hinkle and the cover will be by Andy Fish.

We thought we'd give you a peek at the back cover.  Expect the official release in about two weeks.
Captain Ron

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

NEW WESTERN NOVEL IN WORKS

We've got a brand new western novel in the works called GUN GLORY by well known writer R.A. Jones.  Believe us this is a straight out, old fashion western and it wonderfully written.

Artist Neil T. Foster will be contributing 9 interior illustrations for the book.  Here is a peek at the pencils of one of these.

Expect the finished book by the end of the year.
Saddle up, partner,
Captain Ron

Monday, September 1, 2014

OCCULT DETECTIVES

Airship 27 Productions is about to step into the world of occult detectives with its newest title now in production.

Volume #1 of Occult Detectives will feature a Lone Crew story by Joel Jenkins. A Charles St. Cyprian Royal Occultist tale by Joshua Reynolds, a Sgt. Janus Ghost Breaker by Jim Beard and a Ravenwood - Stepson of Mystery by Ron Fortier.   Airship 27 Productions own Art Director will provide the interior illustrations.  No cover artist has been been chosen.  Stay tuned for further progress reports.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

SIX-GUN TERRORS



 
WEST OF WEIRD

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to presents its first ever weird western pulp title, SIX-GUN TERRORS by one of the brightest new voices in pulp fiction today; Fred Adams, Jr.

Former Union scouts and saddle tramps Durken and McAfee are more than satisfied with their lives as cattle-punchers for Homer Eldridge and his Triple Six ranch.  When a mysterious, black clad preacher arrives in town leading a congregation of dwarfish foreigners, strange things begin to happen.  First cattle from various spreads are found savagely butchered out on the range for no apparent reason.  Then several Triple Six hands go missing.

McAfee begins to suspects there is something very sinister about the new reverend and his people.  Something that will bring more horror and destruction with it. 

SIX-GUN TERRORS features not one, but two Durken and McAfee adventures; the longer “Six-Guns and Old Ones,” described above and the shorter “The Angel,” wherein our cowboys confront the ghost of a Confederate sniper they killed in the Siege of Atlanta.  Both are masterpieces of the macabre.

Writer Fred Adams, Jr. spins two weird western tales that will have readers on their edge of their seats and jumping at shadows.  Mixing a heady brew that is half H.P. Lovecraft and half Louis L’Amour, SIX-GUN TERRORS is a creepy reading experience not soon forgotten.

Fred Adams, Jr. is a western Pennsylvania native who has enjoyed a lifelong love affair with horror, fantasy, and science fiction literature and films.  He holds a Ph.D. in American Literature from Duquesne University and recently retired from teaching writing and literature in the English Department of Penn State University. He has published over 50 short stories in amateur, and professional magazines as well as hundreds of news features as a staff writer and sportswriter for the now Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.  In the 1970s Fred published the fanzine Spoor and its companion The Spoor Anthology.

“Fred Adams is an amazing writer,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “We recently released his first novel, HITWOLF, a few months ago to rave critical reviews and now we bring you this eerie western project that is in a class by itself.  It is rare that we release two books by the same writer in one year, but Adams is truly a unique talent and deserves this attention.  We are very excited to be showcasing his works.”

The book is amply illustrated by another rising star in the New Pulp field, artist Zachary Brunner.  His previous work for Airship 27 Productions includes “George Chance – The Green Ghost,” “Sgt. Janus Returns” and “The Apocalypse Sucks.”  A filmmaker amongst other skills, Brunner’s art is evocative of many of the old classic pulp magazine illustrators.  Together he and Fred Adams, Jr. make an unbeatable creative force in world of New Pulp Fiction.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available now at Amazon.com –

(http://www.amazon.com/Six-Gun-Terrors-Fred-Adams-Jr/dp/0692269738/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1407331399&sr=1-1&keywords=SIX-GUN+TERRORS)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

CHALLENGER STORM # 2



CHALLENGER STORM
In
CURSE OF POSEIDON

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of the second Challenger Storm adventure as written by creator Don Gates and illustrated by award winning artist Michael Kaluta.

“Challenger Storm’s debut novel, “The Isle of Blood,” was a delight to all pulp fans everywhere,” says Airship 27 Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “In Storm, Don Gates has given us a classic pulp hero in the grand tradition of Doc Savage, Jim Anthony and Captain Hazzard.  Add illustrations and covers by one of the finest artists in the world today and you have a recipe for excellence.  With “Curse of Poisidon,” Gates and Kaluta have amped up the action and thrills that is sure to thrill our readers.”

When several cargo ships begin disappearing on the waters of the Aegean Sea rumors begin to spread about black-armored demons rising up out of the deep.  For Challenger Storm and his MARDL team, these events hold no particular interest until one of Storm’s troubleshooters, Diana St.Clair, informs him that her former lover, and one-time MARDL scientist, Herbert Chambers is among the missing.

Later a freakish wave wipes out a small Greek fishing village leaving only a handful of survivors.  Is it possible someone has learned how to control the seas to do their bidding? When Storm and his companions arrive at a mid-ocean refueling station, they are attacked by saboteurs wielding bizarre rifles that fire sea-water.

Who is the mysterious figure calling himself Poseidon and what is the secret of his ability to create monstrous tidal waves?  Can Challenger Storm find his underwater base in time to stop this mad genius before he rains down more watery destruction upon unsuspecting coastal populations?  Is mankind is doomed to be ruled by a new King of the Seas! 

Here is high-octane pulp adventure on…and below the waves!

“Curse of Poseidon” was edited by Fortier with book design by Airship 27 Art Director Rob Davis and is now available in both hard copy and on Kindle.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available from Amazon at –
(http://www.amazon.com/Challenger-Storm-The-Curse-Poseidon-Volume/dp/0692266151/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406853164&sr=8-1&keywords=challenger+storm+don+gates)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

PEEK AT WEIRD WESTERN

Every now and then we discover a new artist or writer that makes us take a step back and simply go WOW!!  So fantastic is their talent, we are in awe of what they can do.

Such is the case for both writer Fred Adams Jr. and artist Zachary Brunner.   Zachary's work has been seen in our second Sgt. Janus book and our first Green Ghost volume while also providing interiors for Peggy Chambers' The Apocalypse Sucks.  Whereas Fred is relatively new to Airship 27 with his first novel for us having just been released weeks ago, Hitwolf.

Both these two men are amazing creators individually. Now we are bringing them together for a new western project called SIX-GUN TERRORS which should be out in a few more weeks.  We think it is something special and hope you'll agree.  Here's one of the nine black and white spot illos by Zachary to whet your appetites.

Captain Ron

Monday, July 21, 2014

SINBAD & The Warriors of Forever





SINBAD & THE WARRIORS OF FOREVER

Airship 27 Productions is happy to announce the third volume in their SINBAD – The New Voyages series.  But this one, unlike the first two anthologies, is a full length novel adventure by C.B. Harvey.

“I’ve always been a huge fan of the Ray Harryhausen Sinbad movies,” explains Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “The combination of exotic locales, a classic hero and Harryhausen’s fantastic stop-motion creatures delighted my imagination to no end.  This was the kind of story telling I wanted to bring to our pulp readers.”

Two years ago, Fortier set about creating a black Sinbad of Nubian origin who commanded an international crew that included Henri Delacrois, an archer from Gaul, Ralf Gunarson, a powerful young Viking from the northlands and Tishimi Osara, a female samurai from feudal Japan.  Assembling some of the finest writers in New Pulp today, Airship 27 Productions released two volumes, each containing three stories featuring this cast of characters.  Now comes C.B. Harvey’s novel, “Sinbad and the Warriors of Forever.”

When the undead Warriors of Forever, led by the one-eyed witch, Al-Izikel the Scarlet, attack the peaceful fishing village of the Xubanthali and kidnap their children, it falls upon Sinbad and the crew of the Blue Nymph to come to their aid.  Accompanied by the town elder, Al-Bulcar, and Illia, the beautiful daughter of the village shaman, the Blue Nymph is set on a course of dangerous mystery.  To locate the fabled demon horde they must first find the illusive Scholars of Bethsea for they alone hold the key to solving the riddle of the evil sorceress and the reason behind her abduction of villager’s young.

Writer C.B. Harvey spins a fantastic seafaring adventure that will leave readers cheering. The book is illustrated by commercial artist James Conahan with design work by Art Director Rob Davis.

“Ray Harryhausen would have loved this!” Says Charles Saunders, author of the popular Imaro series.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available from Amazon.com in both hard copy and on Kindle.
(http://www.amazon.com/Sinbad-New-Voyages-Warriors-Forever/dp/0692259481/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1405973503&sr=1-2&keywords=Sinbad+The+New+Voyages&dpPl=1)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Consulting Detective Vol 3 Now on Kindle!

Happy to announce that Volume 3 of our best selling series  SHERLOCK HOLMES - Consulting Detective is now available on Kindle...like the other five. This was the last one to offer there digitally.

Captain Ron

LATEST SINBAD SETS SAIL

If all goes well, our third and latest Sinbad - The New Voyages title will be released over the weekend.  Unlike the previous two which were anthologies, this one features a full length novel by C.B. Harvey called THE WARRIORS OF FOREVER.

It features interior illos and cover by artist James Conahan whose art graced our earlier fantasy title, AS TARTARY BURNS.

Here's a sneak-peek at the back cover. Stay tuned.
Captain Ron

Friday, July 4, 2014

HITWOLF



HOWL OF THE WOLF

Airship 27 Productions unleashes the beast within with its latest title, HITWOLF by Fred Adams Jr. 

“One of the hallmarks of pulp fiction was its twisted genre mash-ups,” Ron Fortier, Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, reminds readers.  “When you consider they would combine romance bodice-rippers with cowboy stories or mystery tales with aviation action then you understand there were no combinations pulp editors wouldn’t entertain.” Which was the appeal of HITWOLF, Fortier continues.  “When Fred Adams sent me his idea of merging a gangster story with a monster twist, it totally screamed classic pulp in my mind.  There was no way we were going to pass on this one.”

It is 1969; Newark, N.J.  Former Green Beret, Jim Slate, comes home from Vietnam to live a quiet, peaceful life.  His wish is cruelly denied him when he is kidnapped by a Michael Monzo, a local gang boss who wants to rule the entire city. To do this he must destroy his rivals. 

Thus Monzo recruits an occult practioner who can turn an ordinary man into a vicious werewolf and then control his actions by the use of a magic amulet.  But to carry out this heinous plan, they need a subject.  And so Jim Slate is snatched and turned into a “Hitwolf.”

But Slate is no one’s puppet and despite the curse put on him, he will not be controlled.  After he manages to escape his master, he disappears into the thousands of acres of New Jersey woodlands known as the Pine Barrens.  But Monzo has no intentions of losing his pet killing machine.  Now the manhunt begins to capture Jim Slate…dead or alive!

Fred Adams, Jr. is a western Pennsylvania native who has enjoyed a lifelong love affair with horror, fantasy, and science fiction literature and films.  He holds a Ph.D. in American Literature from Duquesne University and recently retired from teaching writing and literature in the English Department of Penn State University. He has published over 50 short stories in amateur, and professional magazines as well as hundreds of news features as a staff writer and sportswriter for the now Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.  In the 1970s Fred published the fanzine Spoor and its companion The Spoor Anthology.

“HITWOLF is Fred Adam’s first published novel,” adds Fortier, “and we here at Airship 27 Productions are thrilled to be its publisher.”  The book features nine interior illustrations by Pulp Factory Award Nominated artist, Clayton Hinkle, with a painted cover by Ingrid Hardy.  Adams currently has two other Airship 27 projects in development.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available in hard copy here (https://www.createspace.com/4888153)


& on Kindle here. (http://www.amazon.com/Hitwolf-Fred-Adams-Jr-ebook/dp/B00LJBPAUY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404512583&sr=1-1&keywords=HITWOLF)




Wednesday, June 25, 2014

SHERLOCK HOLMES : Consulting Detective 6



MORE GASLIGHT MYSTERIES

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of SHERLOCK HOLMES – CONSULTING DETECTIVE, Vol 6.   Here is another quintet of traditional Sherlock Holmes mysteries written in the style of his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Sherlock Holmes, arguably the greatest fictional character ever created, returns along with his faithful friend, Dr. Watson, in five brand new stories pitting his deductive skills against all manner of gaslight villainy.

A man awakens in a sanitarium claiming to be Dr. John Watson.  A young student is charged with the murder of his famous professor.  A Paris gang of jewel thieves brings the Great Detective to the City of Lights.  Murder in a London opium den unlocks the evil lurking within the estate of a prestigious British family and the ghost of Dr. Moriarty may have risen from the grave to challenge his Baker Street rival one final time.

These are the baffling cases documented here by writers Ian Watson, Michael A. Black, Alan J. Porter and Greg Hatcher; all guaranteed to keep Holmes fans intrigued and entertained from the first tale to the last.

“This continues to be our best selling series,” declares Airship 27 Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “The previous five volumes have all been hugely successful and still continue to be among the top mystery anthology sales at Amazon.”  In explaining the reason behind the overwhelming popularity of the series, Fortier credits the traditional format.  “All of the stories featured in our books are done in the Conan Doyle style.  There are no Martian invaders, no vampire scourges; just good old fashion Victorian mysteries as narrated by the unflappable Dr.Watson with the Great Detective employing his deductive skills to their utmost.”

This sixth entry again features interior illustrations by Pulp Factory Award winning artist, Rob Davis, with a stunning cover by artist Pat Carabjal that depicts both Holmes and Watson and the notorious Irene Adler as modeled by Brazilian actress Irene Huber.

And so the fog rolls in off the Thames, the clip-clop of Hansom cabs passes by and suddenly a shrill scream cuts through the night.  Once again the game is afoot!

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available from Amazon in both hard copy and on Kindle.

(http://www.amazon.com/Sherlock-Holmes-Consulting-Detective-6/dp/0692244948/ref=sr_1_12?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1403704064&sr=1-12&keywords=Sherlock+Holmes+%3A+Consulting+Detective)