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.


22 May | '2015

Greetings Loyal Airmen, been a wet couple of weeks here in Colorado, but one bright moment was the birthday of someone truly special.


Our oldest son, Scott turned 44 back Wednesday.  Scott is such a great human being, he’s an awesome father to our grand kits Taryn and Logan, devoted husband to Katie, great brother to Kevin and Heather and again, our personal blessing in this world.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY # 1 SON!!  We hope it was great as you deserve nothing less.


Sometimes in the writing biz, it is either feast or famine.  It’s been a long while since the Air Chief has had a new book released, whereas it now appears two of our titles will be available within the next few weeks.   First should be LADY ACTION – The Sands of Forever from our own Airship 27 Productions and then a few weeks later NIGHT HAWK – Burning Skies will be coming to you from Moonstone Books. We’re extremely excited about both these titles.  Stay tuned and we’ll of course let you know exactly when they are out and where you can pick up a copy.


Almost ten years ago, the Air Chief first learned about Bass Reeves, the greatest lawman the frontier west ever had.  Shortly thereafter we picked up Prof. Art Burton’s excellent biography of Reeves and we’re blown away by this black lawman’s achievements in the Indian Territories after the Civil War.  Way to numerous to go into here.  Let us just say we were so excited, we suggested to artist Rob Davis that we create a graphic novel about the man’s life.  Eventually we did produce an 8 pg proposal and Rob did up some great artwork but sadly we could never find a comic company to pick it up and the proposal languished in our files.

Lawman Bass Reeves Color

Earlier this week it was announced over the internet that actor Morgan Freemen, working with an independent studio, had come to agreement with HBO for them to produce and air a mini-series biography of this great, but little know U.S. Deputy Marshal.  That news caused a huge ripple across the internet with lots of the Air Chief’s friends flagging him concerning this great news.  One such friend was writer Gary Phillips who asked if we might not be thinking of doing a Bass Reeves title for Airship 27 Productions.  Well, Gary’s query was the spark that lit the fire.  It was such a fantastic concept, we immediately set about making it happen and Gary was the first writer we recruited for the project.  BASS REEVES – FRONTIER MARSHAL will be a brand new anthology starring this amazing lawman and rounding the book will be writers Derrick Ferguson, Andrew Salmon and Mel Odom.  Rob Davis will handle the interior illustrations but no cover artist has yet been chosen.  If all goes well, we hope to have the book out in the Fall or Early Winter.  We’ll as ever keep you posted, Loyal Airmen.

Once again, thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend.

Ron – Over & Out!