AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS
FRONTIER LAWMAN Vol 2
Airship 27 Productions is proud to announce the release of “Bass Reeves – Frontier Lawman Vol 2. This is the second in a series of brand new stories featuring one of the greatest historical figures of American history.
In the years after the Civil War, the most successful lawman to operate in the untamed frontiers was U.S. Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves. An ex-slave, Reeves pinned on the silver badge because he believed all men to be equal in the eyes of the law and so he would become an agent of that justice. In his career he captured over 3,000 felons and survived fourteen major gun battles. A crack shot with both rifle and pistol, he was never wounded once.
“The first time I heard of Bass Reeves, I was shocked that I hadn’t encountered him before in the history books I’d read while in school,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “I mean, what American child wasn’t brought up on the legendary figures of the Old West like Kit Carson, Wyatt Earp, Jesse James and Billy the Kid? But why were there no accounts about this amazing lawman?” Determined to find the answer to that puzzle, Fortier began his own research and soon discovered it was no accident that omitted the life of this dedicated deputy marshal from the chronicles of the Wild West but rather outright bigotry on the part of government sponsored educational programs.
“At the turn of the 20th Century, the Washington bureaucracy controlled education in the country and purposely forbade any mention of the contributions made by blacks in the settling of the West after Civil War. This unconscionable bigotry became the norm throughout the land,” Fortier continues. “Now it was time to set the record straight, in any way we could via our limited means. To that end, Airship 27 Productions put together an anthology featuring four fictionalized adventures starring Bass Reeves. “If stories could be invented to further the legends of such peace officers as Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, then why not Bass Reeves?” That first collection of Bass Reeves stories went on to become one of the company’s best selling titles.
Now, in this second volume of an ongoing series, the Deputy Marshal finds himself teaming up with a spitfire of a she-devil known as Quickshot Katy, chasing down desperate train robbers, protecting an army gold shipment and defending a vicious killer against an entire town demanding blood. Writers Milton Davis, Mel Odom, Michael Black and Derrick Ferguson have saddled up to deliver four new action packed western yarns starring the one and only Bass Reeves. Award winning artist Marco Turini provides the stunning cover and Airship 27 Productions’ own Art Director and Designer, Rob Davis the twelve interior illustrations.
Time to join the posse as the legendary U.S Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves sets out to once again bring justice to frontier as only he could.
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