Tuesday, May 27, 2014


We are close to final production on our very first full length Sinbad novel; SINBAD AND THE WARRIORS OF FOREVER by C.B. Harvey.

This is part of our SINBAD : THE NEW VOYAGES series of which this title will be volume III.

Commercial artist James Conahan will add nine black and white interior illustrations and a fully painted cover.  We thought you'd like a peek at the cover composition.  Now if this isn't fantasy adventure Ray Harryhausen style, we don't know what is.

Captain Ron

Thursday, May 22, 2014



Airship 27 Production is thrilled to announce the release of its third Brother Bones title, BROTHER BONES – TAPESTRY OF BLOOD by Ron Fortier. 

Located on the Northwest Coast, Cape Noire is a booming economic giant whose inner core has been corrupted by all manner of evil.  From the sadistic mob bosses who ruthlessly control vast criminal empires to the fiendish creatures that haunt its maze of back alleys, Cape Noire is a modern Babylon of sin and depravity.  

Amidst this den of iniquity strides a macabre warrior committed to avenging the innocent and holding back the tide of villainy.  He is Brother Bones, the Undead Avenger and there is no other like him.  A one time, heartless killer, he is now the spirit of vengeance trapped in an undying body.  He is the unrelenting sword of justice as meted about by his twin .45 automatics.

His face, hidden forever behind an ivory white skull mask, is the entrance to madness for those unfortunate enough to behold it.  This new collection features five suspenseful, fast pace action-action packed stories featuring pulp fiction’s most original hero, Brother Bones. 

This highly popular Undead Avenger was introduced in a short story collection and the last year appeared in his first ever full-length novel.  “Bones seems to have struck a chord with our readers,” states Fortier, a two time Pulp Factory Award winner and Airship 27 Production’s Managing Editor.  “Every time we release a new book, they immediately start asking for more.  As Brother Bones’ creator, that is truly gratifying.”  Now Fortier picks up the saga once again exploring the mysteries of Cape Noire alongside its most arcane defender.  The book features twelve black and white interior illustrations by Airship 27 Art Director, Rob Davis, another Pulp Factory Award winner, and a dazzling cover painting by Pat Carbajal.

Time to draw the shades, light the candles and enter into a TAPESTRY OF BLOOD!

Now available at Amazon.


Super artist Pat Carbajal has begun work on the cover that grace SHERLOCK HOLMES - CONSULTING DETECTIVE Vol VI now in production.

This cover will be a montage featuring Holmes, Dr. Watson and "the woman" Irene Adler.  We thought you'd enjoy a peek at this early pencil sketch of that lovely Miss Adler.

Captain Ron

Tuesday, May 20, 2014



Airship 27 Productions turns its focus once more on a classic pulp hero, the Green Lama, Mystic Warrior.

Jethro Dumont was a jaded, rich American who hungered to find purpose in this world.  His search for self-knowledge and fulfillment led him to a secluded Buddhist monastery high in the Tibetan Himalayas.  There Dumont studied the mysteries of the orient at the same time learning to accept the non-violent tenets of this ancient and venerated philosophy.  By the time he returned to America, he was a changed man; one possessed with mental clarity and unique, mystic abilities beyond the understanding of normal men.  Now, with the aid of his Buddhist companion, Tsarong, he assumes the identity of a new, eerie crime-fighter, The Green Lama!

For years the exploits of Green Lama have thrilled pulp fans both in his own magazine, in comics and on radio.  Now he returns to pulp action in this collection featuring two previous issued classics by Peter Miller and Kevin Noel Olson and two brand new, never before printed adventures by Nick Ahlhelm and Robert Craig.  From confronting Nazis in his beloved Tibet to investigating bizarre murders in a Hollywood movie studio, Jethro Dumont’s new career is one filled with plenty of action and adventure as the Mystic Warrior strikes again!

“This was one of the first pulp hero books we produced almost nine years ago,” says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “At that time the anthology featured a longer novella by another writer who has since moved on.  Thus it became impossible for us to reprint the book as it originally appeared.  Last year we were extremely lucky in recruiting Nick Ahlhelm and Robert Craig to do two new stories allowing us to reshape the volume and reintroduce it to our readers.”

GREEN LAMA – MYSTIC WARRIOR features a cover by Isaac Nacilla and twelve brand new interior illustrations by Neil T. Foster with book design by Art Director Rob Davis.  “We hope our fans like what we’ve done with this character,” concludes Fortier.  “After all, you just can’t have enough mystic warriors in the pulp world.”


Now available from Amazon.

Monday, May 12, 2014



Airship 27 Productions is proud to announce it will be producing a prequel anthology based on 1927 silent, METROPOLIS.

METROPOLIS is a German expressionist epic science-fiction film directed by Fritz Lang.  It was written by Lang and his wife, Thea von Harbou, and starred Brigitte Helm, Gustav Frohlich, Afred Abel and Rudolf Klein-Rogge.  It was produced in the Babelsberg Studios by UFA.

“I first saw the film in 1970 at the World Science Fiction Convention,” relates Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “I’d heard about it most of my life, but finally getting to see it was a revelation.  I was stunned at what Lang had been able to achieve at what was the early days of film development.”

METROPOLIS is regarded as a pioneer work of science fiction movies, being the first feature-length movie of the genre.  Made in Germany during the Weimar Period, METROPOLIS is set in a futuristic urban dystopia, and follows the attempts of Freder, the wealthy son of the city’s Boss, and Maria, a teacher and champion of the workers, to overcome the gulf separating the classes of their city.  Filmed in 1925, at a cost of approximately five million Reichsmarks, it was the most expensive film ever released up to that point.

“Over the years,” continues Fortier, “I’ve always wanted to revisit Lang’s amazing City of Tomorrow and always imagined there were many more stories left to be told.  Whereas the film’s tale does reach the fitting climax to its own plot, what of the time prior to its events?  Where did Maria come from?  Who were her teachers?  The film hints at a past friendship between the Boss and the mad-scientist, Rotwang.  These were the stories I wanted to unearth.”

TOWERS OF METROPOLIS will feature four new tales that will address those kinds of questions.  The contributors include New Pulp writers Michael Panush, Kevin Noel Olson, James Palmer and William Patrick Maynard.  The book will have a new cover by life-long METROPOLIS fan, artist Michael Kaluta, with amazing interiors illustrations by Paul Allan Ballard, another huge METROPOLIS enthusiast.  (See attached work in progess.)

“To call TOWERS OF METROPOLIS a labor of love by all involved, would be the biggest understatement of all time,” Fortier concludes.  “Our goal is nothing less than an epic volume that will add to the wonder and mythos of this classic film.”

Airship 27 Productions plans to release TOWERS OF METROPOLIS at the end of the year.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Back Cover Peek

BROTHER BONES - TAPESTRY is finished, but whereas I'll be traveling next week, we can't get it out until I return to the office on 19th May.

Yeah, believe me, we're frustrated too.  But here's a peek at the cover to hold you until then, Loyal Airmen. Thanks ever for your patience.  Trust us, it will be worth the wait.

Captain Ron

Monday, May 5, 2014


Artist Rob Davis has begun work on our next project, BROTHER BONES - TAPESTRY OF BLOOD by yours truly.  It is my second collection starring Cape Noir's Undead Avenger and picks where Roman Leary's full length novel, SIX DAYS OF THE DRAGON left off.

Rob is doing up interior illustrations the piece to the left was a first draft that still requires changes per the author's wishes.  So it will not appear in the book....but we just could not file it away unseen.

Consider it our treat to all you Loyal Airmen.
Captain Ron

Thursday, May 1, 2014


Airship 27 Productions announces a brand new anthology; TOWERS OF METROPOLIS.  Based on the classic silent sci-fi film METROPOLIS by German director Fritz Lang.  TOWERS OF METROPOLIS will be a prequel anthology, featuring writers Michael Panush, Kevin Noel Olson, James Pamer & William Patrick Maynard.  The events of each story will have taken place before those in the movie.
Everyone involved with the project is extremely excited and we are happy to report, the book will have a brand new cover by Michael Kaluta.  With fingers crossed we hope to have it out by year's end.  Captain Ron -