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 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.


26 Jun | '2015


Greeting Loyal Airmen.  We hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Father’s Day weekend.  The Air Chief and his partner, Rob Davis, of Airship 27 Productions, had so much fun at the Derby City Comic Con in Louisville, KY.  We tip our pulp fedoras to the creator, organizer of this great two day show, Mr. Chuck Moore…and of course the super people of Louisville, who made us feel so welcome.  Wow, but thousands of folks came through that hall and we never stopped selling our pulp books and lots of our Redbud Studio comics.  To say it was one of our most successful shows would be an understatement.  We also got to meet lots of people we’ve been internet friends with for years such as Bill Nichols of SKETCH magazine (and from that the Air Chief may soon be writing a new article for them), and his son Alex.  And writers new pulp fiction writers Glenn Porzig and C.E. Martin, both good guys and hopefully we’ll be able to recruit them to do some fiction for us in the near future.

Whereas it was also a time to hook up with our Comic Related family of friends from Brant Fowler, Lisa Moore, John Wilson, Chad Strohl, Dustin Carson and B.J. Johnson.  In fact on Sunday morning, Brant, John and the Air Chief recorded the newest episode of our ZONE 4 podcast live from the convention floor.  It should post today on-line at Comic Related.  That was certainly a first for us.  Again, what a great show.


Then the Air Chief gets home to find all kinds of wonderful Father’s Day cards and really cool gifts from our loving sons and daughters, once of which was this Batman Maine Tee-Shirt from daughter Michelle, her husband Chris and our granddaughters, Kristi & Chelsea.  Can’t wait to wear this at our next con.  Oh, yeah.


Our sister Ann and her husband Norman, are up in New Hampshire from Florida visiting relatives, including their first stop to see our Mom.  At 91, Gabriel Fortier is looking fantastic.  Thanks for sharing the picture, Sis.


Another joy of attending comic cons is watching new creators unveil their latest efforts.  Brant Fowler, John Wilson and Lisa Moore, three of the Air Chief’s deared friends, launched their own comic company, Last Ember Press, at the con debuting their first new titles, PNEUMATIC CASES and FIRESIDE TALES.  You can find them here on-line (  These are truly great comics.

And that about wraps things up for this week, Loyal Airmen.  Hopefully next week we’ll have a new Fred Adams Jr. to announce.  Till then stay cool.

Ron – Over & Out!