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Welcome to Airship 27

My name is Ron Fortier, and I have been a professional writer for over thirty-five years. I have worked on comic book projects such as The Hulk, Popeye, Rambo and Peter Pan. With my two most popular comic series being The Green Hornet and The Terminator (with Alex Ross). With Ardath Mayhar I penned two TSR fantasy novels, and in 2001 I had my first play, a World War II romantic comedy, produced.

This site serves as a portfolio of the work I’ve done to date, as a showcase for projects in the works, and as home for my online Journal (below), which will be updated frequently.

I am currently writing and producing pulp novels and short stories for various publishers and have several movie scripts floating around Hollywood looking for a home, and if that isn’t enough, I also have a review column at the www.pulpfictionreviews.blogspot.com website.

Get the latest news, post your comments, questions, or just say hi at my online forum.

A devoted grandfather of six, at 68, I am thrilled to be part of the new web-comic evolution. Part of this joy is in the realization of a life long dream, that of becoming a pulp writer.

Thanks for visiting, and enjoy your stay.

HAPPY 4th OF JULY

3 Jul | '2015

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Happy Birthday America, you are still the GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, and the Air Chief thanks God every day for having been born an American.  In these difficult times, many folks have been diluted into thinking its cool to criticize her and point out her failings.  The truth is, there isn’t a great country in the world and no matter how much these idiots rant, they still stay right here enjoying the fruits of liberty justice.  To all my Loyal Airmen who understand what it means to be a “true” patriot and love your country, Happy 4th of July.  Now be careful with those fireworks.

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Last week the Air Chief’s family all got together and the only ones missing were Valerie and the Air Chief.  Our baby sister Ann (in the middle back) has traveled back to New Hampshire with her husband Norman to visit relatives.  To the left in the yellow shirt is brother Paul (youngest of we three boys) and to the right in the light blue shirt is George, the second after the Air Chief.  This gathering took place at George’s home in Massachusetts and we were thrilled they were all able to convince Mom (seated) to go.  She rarely leaves her senior home back in Dover, NH. these days. But hay, at 91, she has that right.

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Here’s another great shot of this wonderful gathering.  Won’t bother labeling what are mostly strangers to all of you, but will say amongst these are brother George’s two married children, Emily and Justin, and their kids.  So that’s Mom there surrounded by four of her great-grand-kids.  We’re told she had a great time.  We love them all so much and truly enjoyed them sharing these pictures with us.

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Okay, and now for our newest Airship 27 pulp release we have SIX-GUN TERRORS, Vol Two by Fred Adams, Jr with cover and interior illustrations by Zachary Brunner.  We are thrilled to have this sequel out, as the first volume was our biggest seller at the recent Derby City Comic Con we attended two weeks ago.  Fred is an excellent writer and if you like weird westerns, you are going to love this one for sure.

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On another really happy note, the Air Chief’s latest pulp action thriller, NIGHT HAWK – Burning Skies is now on-sale at Moonstone Books. If you like high flying adventure ala the classic pulps, we think you are really going to love this book. And that great cover is by our pal, artist Doug Klauba.  Here’s the link to find the book. (http://moonstonebooks.com/shop/category.aspx?catid=33)  As ever, thanks so much for your support, Loyal Airmen.  The Air Chief poured his heart and soul into this one.

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And now we have some sad news to pass along, Loyal Airmen.  After ten years operating as one of the hippest comic news site on-line, Comic Related is shutting down its operations.  The three owners, Chuck Moore (the founder) along with Brant Fowler and John Wilson, have all agreed it was time to end the site and move on to new, individual challenges.  The Air Chief has always seen Comic Related as our internet home, it’s where we had our personal forum all these years and over that time we made so many new friends, created projects together and even ended up co-hosting various podcast.  Note, both Zone 4 and the Airship 27 Podcast, managed by Brant, will be continuing as ever, it is just that there we no longer be a central clearing house to visit every day.  Our hats off to Chuck Moore and the entire CR family. It was a great ride and we owe you all so much.  Thanks from the heart.

And that about wraps up one hell of a buys week, Loyal Airmen.  Again Happy 4th of July to you and yours….and GOD BLESS AMERICA….our home, sweet home!

Ron – Over & Out!