CAPTAIN ACTION 50 YRS OLD!5 Feb | '2016
Greetings Loyal Airmen, we kick off this week’s Flight Log with a salute to the King of Action Toy Figures, Captain Action, who turns 50 this year. In lieu of that fact, the good people at Captain Action Enterprises have some very cool things in the works. As most of you Loyal Airmen know, in the past two years, working with them, Airship 27 Production has produced two Captain Action pulp novels written by the amazing Jim Beard and to celebrate Cap’s 50th Anniversary, Jim will be penning a third novel which we hope to get out later in the year.
Then just a few short weeks ago, Radio Archives released an audio version of that first novel, “Riddle of the Glowing Men,” as read by voice actor Fred Wolinsky. We’re happy to report the book is doing great and getting terrific reviews. So much so that Fred is now busy are work recording the second book. “Hearts of the Rising Sun.”
And leave us not forget that last year, Ye Old Air Chief himself wrote the first ever Lady Action novella, “The Sands of Forever,” which we are happy to report will also get the audio book treatment.
And as much a writing Lady Action proved to be a challenge, it ended up being one of our most enjoyable writing experiences. Enough so that when the folks at Captain Action Enterprise came around asking if the Air Chief would be up to writing a sequel, we, after some serious hesitation, said “Okay.” You see, Loyal Airmen, as much as hitting a home run with the first book was a rush, hitting a second homer in a row is a real daunting task. One we hope we can pull off. “The Sands of Forever,” entertain so many of you and that is what we hope to do again. All fingers crossed. We’ll keep you posted as things develop. But for now, Happy Birthday Captain Action and company.
We recently heard from T. Glenn Bane of Scaldcrow Games with the latest update on the role-playing-game model based on our Brother Bones stories. It seems an error was discovered in the rules listings, one that requires a major re-writing of the project and so the hoped for end of Feb. release is impossible. Glenn and his people are dedicated to making this the best product possible and one easy for gamers to play and enjoy, thus a new March date has been set. Obviously we are a little disappointed but then again, appreciate their dedication to quality. We’ll continue to keep you posted.
On the independent comicbook scene, my long time pal, Larry Young of Maine, writes a great western sci-fi series about a bounty-hunter called SHADOW RIDER. He’s just published his second issue (see cover above) and its terrific. You can buy a copy from www.IndyPlanet.com – Check it out.
And finally we are happy to announce the release of our second pulp title of the year, TALES OF THE BAGMAN Vol 3 by B.C. Bell. Another collection of zany adventures of this unique hero based in Chicago in the 1930s. Bell’s stories are full of action and humor. The interior illustrations in this one are by Canadian artist Art Cooper and the cover comes New Zealander Shane Evans. Talk about an international team. It now available at Amazon in hard copy and then on Kindle in a few days and eventually as an adio book. We hope you’ll give a look see. And that, Loyal Airmen wraps up one busy week. See you back here in seven days.
Ron – Over & Out!