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.


6 Mar | '2015

Greetings Loyal Airmen, we, as ever, hope you are keeping warm and persevering through this record cold winter season.  For the record, the Air Chief has never bought into the whole “climate change” BS foisted on us scientist who clearly have a political agenda.  All we need do is see the pattern of increasing cold temps year after the year to realize the those people pushing “climate change” are new versions of snake-oil salesmen.  Okay, enough of that stuff.  As you Loyal Airmen are reading this Flight Log, we are less than 48 hrs away from Fort Collins hosting its second comic con; the FoCo Comics & Gaming Festival.  This year it will be held on the campus of Colorado State University right smack dab in the center of our wonderful city.


We are particularly thrilled as our good friend and partner in Airship 27 Productions. Rob Davis, will be joining us at the show.  This is Rob’s first trip to Fort Collins and Val and the Air Chief are so happy to have stay with us over the weekend.  Again, this will be the first time Rob and the Air Chief, as Airship 27 Presentation, will be appearing at a con here in Colorado.  And as part of the day’s festivities, we will be presenting an informative hour panel entitles, “From Comics to Pulps…and Back Again” during the convention.  We truly hope to see many of you Loyal Airmen there.


Speaking of Airship 27 Productions, we are thrilled to announce the following.  Popular comic and pin-up artist, Ted Hammond, has signed on to do the cover to Airship 27 Productions’ new Domino Lady anthology now in the works. Along with Ted’s cover, it will feature new DL stories by Greg Hatcher, Gene Moyers, Tim Bruckner & Kevin Findley along with 12 black and white interior illustrations by artist James Lyle.  Will post further developments as we go along.


Meanwhile on the comic book front, artist Barry McClain continues to work his magic on the new Simon Pryce mystery story, “Man of Ash.”  Above is part of the just turned in pencils for page 11 of this 21 pg comic.  We couldn’t be happier.  Paul Frey will ink her up and Rob Davis provides lettering.


Like pirate stories?  So do we and for the first time ever, Airship 27 Productions is going to be publishing a brand new series starring pirate queen Jezebel Johnstone as created by writer Nancy Hansen.  Above is a quick sketch by cover Terry Pavlet who will be handing that part of the production. We thought you’d like a sneak-peek.

And finally, yesterday, March 5th, Valerie and the Air Chief celebrated our 32nd Wedding Anniversary.  Still in awe of how time as flown by since we made our vows and started our journey together.  They’ve been the best years of my life and the Air Chief can only pray for another 32 with you.

Thanks for stopping by Loyal Airmen.  Next week keep a sharp eye out for the second installment of Airship 27 The Podscast.  Till then be good and bring on Spring.

Ron – Over & Out!