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INTRODUCING IKE MARS

  • On 29 Mar | '2019

Greetings Loyal Airmen and welcome to this week’s Flight Log.  As many of you have already noticed, Airship 27 Productions has been in high gear since the beginning of the year and we’ couldn’t be happier. So here’s the news of our latest release. Number 8 thus far this year to those of you counting.

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“IKE MARS – Bloody Key,” is the first in as yet another private eye mystery series by the uber prolific Fred Adams Jr. Set in Pittsburgh, in the 50s, Ike Mars has the distinct honor of having been struck twice by lightning and survived both hits. Whereas the two jolts of nature’s electricity left his face muscles so malleable that he can actually shape his face to look like someone else for a short while. Not a bad talent to have if you are a private eye. In “Bloody Key,” a small time crook stumbles into Mars on the streets one night having been shot. Before the man dies, he gives Mars a key. Which leads Mars with several questions. Who was the killer? Was the fellow shot because of the key? And now that he possesses it, is his life in danger?  The answers to all these questions propels Mars into a suspenseful thriller that is a joy to read.  As ever the book is available from Amazon in both paperback and on Kindle. And we thank you Loyal Airmen for your continued support.

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Meanwhile we have more news on the Sherlock Holmes anthology in which we have a story. “Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Was Not” is now up at Amazon’s Kindle store for pre-orders. The actual hard copy will be out in June. (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Q3Y6BXS?tag=rpbookredir-20) Is the link to the page.  We’ve teased friends and family about how this may well be the only Sherlock Holmes tale we will ever write..and we had a great time doing this one. Very, very anxious to hold this one in our hands.

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Often times in the past, the Air Chief has given you Loyal Airmen a little glimpse in how ideas for our pulp covers come together. Not being an artist, when an idea pops into our imagination, what like to have people pose for pictures that relay the composition. That way we can send that particular photo to the artist who will then do the actual drawing, using the photo as a guide. Well, the other day the Air Chief went and recruited his grand kids, Alex and Cora and asked if they would pose for such a picture and they happily agreed. It’s not the first time they’ve helped us out like this. Whereas we needed TWO young ladies in the picture, we merely did a mirror copy of the original, then cut and pasted the section with Cora to the left of her brother….thus giving us Cora 1 and Cora 2. Both thought the final result was hilarious.  We aren’t going to tell you what title this was all done for, but do promise that when that book is published, we’ll re-post the picture above and let you Loyal Airmen see the final results.

And there we have it for this week, Loyal Airmen. As ever, thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you all next week.

Ron – Over & Out!

DOMINO LADY 3

  • On 22 Mar | '2019

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Greetings Loyal Airmen. We thought we’d kick off this week’s Flight Log with as yet another gorgeous illustrations by Cesar Feliciano of his characters from the graphic novel JIN & TONIK.  And most of you know, Cesar approached us last year with this idea for a graphic novel series about two deadly assassin. The first was trained in the disciplines of Asian martial arts and mysticism named Sammy Jin Zhu. The second, a beautiful woman born of science, i.e. an artificial womb wherein her body was completely enhanced thus making her pretty much super-human, her name Darya Tonikova. How these two become assassins, survive in two equally brutal environments and then ultimately find redemption is all part of what the Air Chief has been creating with Cesar. Honestly, we can’t wait to see this comic book come to life.

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We are also very happy to announced the release of the “Domino Lady Vol 3.” This third anthology featuring the sexy classic masked avenger, features five new stories. One each by Adam Mudman Bezecny, Brad Mengel, Samantha Lienhard and two by Gene Moyers. Happing we brought back the art team from the first two volumes meaning James Lyle provided all the great interior illustrations and Ted Hammond the stunning cover above. Domino Lady is one of those classic pulp characters we loved doing at Airship 27 and we hope you will enjoy this new entry. Available from Amazon in both paperback and on Kindle. As ever, Loyal Airmen, thanks for your support.

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Years ago, when starting our comics writing career we had the fun of doing a Popeye comic for a small comic outfit out of Rhode Island called Ocean Comics. Bob Palin, the owner hired us to write the script and then recruited a fellow named Ben Dunn, out of Texas to do the art. To this day, it is a comic the Air Chief has always been very happy to have done. And of course it began our friendship with Ben. Shortly after the Popeye project, Ben started his own comics company called Antarctic Press and two of the most popular series he both wrote and drew for it were Ninja High School and Warrior Nun Areala. The Air Chief soon became a fun of both series and collected them all. We have several Warrior Nun action figures on our bookshelves in the office.  So why are we bringing all thus up you ask? Well last year, a film producing outfit which now owns the rights to Warrior Nun sold a ten part Warrior Nun series to Netflix and it is currently being filmed in Spain. Several weeks ago this company flew Ben and his wife out to Spain to see the sets and meet the cast prior to their start up.  After getting home, Ben began posting pictures and the one above is of him and the nearly all female cast. Ben reports being delighted with what he saw and everyone he met and says the show will adhere to the story he created so many years ago. He feels pretty much like a kid in a candy store now, seeing his comic come to life.  And we couldn’t be any happier for him. He’s worked so hard all along to make his dreams come true and is an inspiration to all of us. Trust us, when the show does air on Netflix, the Air Chief and Val will be watching. We hope you are as well, Loyal Airmen.

And there you have it for this week, Loyal Airmen, as ever, thanks for stopping by. See you next week.

Ron – Over & Out!

THE RETURN OF BULLDOG DRUMMOND

  • On 15 Mar | '2019

Greetings Loyal Airmen, we’re going to kick off this week’s Flight Log with the news of our latest Airship 27 Productions title wherein we bring back a classic pulp hero.

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This was the top secret project we started hinting back in the early Fall of 2018. For the uninitiated, Hugh “Bulldog” Drummond is a British fictional character, created by H. C. McNeile and published under his pen name “Sapper”. The first of his ten Drummond novels was published in 1920. He would later write four short stories, four stage plays and a screenplay before his death in 1937. The stories were then continued by his friend Gerard Fairlie between 1938 and 1954. A Bulldog Drummond radio series ran on the Mutual Broadcasting System from April 1941 to January 1949. There were 24 Bulldog Drummond movies made between 1922 and 1969 with fifteen actors playing the part of Drummond.  John Howard holds the record at seven made between 1937 and 1939.  Other actors included Ronald Coleman, Ray Miland, Walter Pidgeon and Richard Johnson.

Ours is a modernization of the old series, as devised by the Air Chief and writer I.A. Watson. Whereas the original novels were terribly racist, and a product of their times, it was thought the smartest way to leave that ignorant bigotry behind was to simply update the characters. In the first book of what will be an on-going Airship 27 series, we meet retired British Captain Hugh Drummond and the rest of the cast, made up primarily of his team from the British Special Forces known as the SAS.  After retiring from the Army, Drummond is bored with civilian life and post an ad in the London Times stating he is “looking” for adventure…and in the end gets more than he bargained for.  “On Poisoned Ground” is a cover to cover action roller coaster ride we are thrilled to offer our Loyal Airmen. In other words, Bulldog Drummond is back!

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Our second Airship 27 Productions release of the week is “FRED ADAMS JR – Pulp Writer ” and it showcases the work of New Pulp’s most talented and prolific writer, Fred Adams Jr.  A retired college teacher, Adams burst on the New Pulp scene several years ago with his novel “Hitwolf,” from Airship 27 Productions. It tells the story of a Green Beret captured by Mob in the 1970s and turned into a werewolf assassin.  Later Fred sent us his very first novel, a mystery entitled, ‘Dead Man’s Melody,’ and we happily put that out.” What we didn’t realize at the time was both books were intended to be the first entries in on-going series.

By the time Adams had submitted “Six-Gun Terrors,” a story about two Texas cowboys who encounter supernatural monsters, the writer’s master goal had become obvious.  He wanted to produce as many on-going series as he was capable of writing.  Following on the heels of those first three series debuts, Adams then offered up C.O. Jones, a World War II veteran who, during the war years, belonged to an elite squad that dealt primarily with magical threats to the Allies.  After several C.O. Jones novels, came  “The Eye of Quang Chi,” a mystery set in San Francisco during the turn of the century and starring the co-joined Chinese-American Smith Brothers.

Adams latest pulp series features Ike Mars, a 1950s private eye who was struck twice by lightning. The result of these near-death events left his face malleable enough that he can mold his features to look like other people for a short time.  It soon became clear to the Air Chief and Airship 27 Art Director, Rob Davis, that Adams prodigious volume of great pulp stories should be showcased in a way as to draw attention to all these various series. The answer to that challenge was to produce a “sampler” collection and they put the idea to Adams. He was only too happy to participate and thus, the new “Fred Adams Jr. – Pulp Writer” features six brand new pulp thrillers culled from his current six on-going Airship 27 series.

We had a blast putting this book together. Rob did all the interior illustrations and the cover. It is our hope the book will show fans of his work some of the other series they may missed, as well as make him lots of new readers.  The astounding epilogue here is that Adams is currently creating a seventh series. Fred Adams Jr. is very much pulp writing machine! As ever the book is now available at Amazon in paperback and on Kindle.

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Finally, we thought since this week’s Flight Log was showcasing our two latest titles, we’d give all you Loyal Airmen a peek at the interior illustrations available in each book.  Above to the left is an illo from the Bulldog Drummond book by artist Howard Simpson. To the right is an illo by our own Rob Davis from Fred Adams Jr – Pulp Writer. Interior illustrations are one something we take great pride in with Airship 27 Productions.  Enjoy.

Ron – Over & Out!

 

 

 

WATCHING FRIENDS SUCCEED

  • On 8 Mar | '2019

Greetings Loyal Airmen, one of the things the Air Chief and partner Rob Davis are always happy to see is one of our Airship 27 creators achieve success in their chosen field, be it art or writing.  Several of the years have gone on to bigger and better things and we were just reminded of that recently.

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One of the first cover artist work with us was Mark Maddox and his cover for our very first Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective even won him a Pulp Factory Award. Mark did several other covers for us before moving on to bigger and better gigs. Over the years we’d see his work on the covers of several popular sci-fi and horror magazines. Then the other day, we saw the above Blu-Ray DVD cover for a soon to be released Hammer Film Horror Classic and immediately we recognized the style. Sure enough, upon inspection at the lower right hand corner we found Mark’s signature. We’re truly happy for Mark, he’s only gotten better and better.

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Last week we related how the partnership between Airship 27 Productions and Radio Archives had expanded so that they are now producing audio CD sets of our books. We also displayed the cover for that first set, CODENAME – INTREPID. Well this week, Radio Archives’ Managing Director, Tom Brown, kindly send us one of these beautiful sets. We couldn’t be happier. Radio Archives has been producing Old Time Radio packages for a long time and they are considered the best such studio in the business today. We are thrilled and honored to be working with them.

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Both Valerie and the Air Chief have been delighted at the opening of Spring Training both in Arizona and Florida and we’ve even watched a few Grapefruit Leagues with our beloved Red Sox. The World Champions of 2018 seem to be in good shape and most of their roster is back this year. Something that doesn’t happen too often in this age of Free Agency. Of note is the return of the best outfield squad in baseball, the Killer Bs; Andrew Benentendi at left, Jack Bradley Jr. at center and Mookie Betts at right. Last year, Bradley and Betts walked off with the Golden Glove awards for playing their respective positions. No team has ever had it’s outfield battery win all three spots. With Benentendi’s continued maturity in playing the Green Monster, there does exist the possibility that this could be the season that record is finally achieved. We shall see, with fingers crossed.  GO SOX!

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The official ballot for this year’s Pulp Factory Awards has been announced. Congratulations to all the nominees.

BALLOT FOR TENTH ANNUAL PULP FACTORY AWARDS OFFICIALLY RELEASED; VOTING NOW OPEN UNTIL 3/15/2019

AWARDS TO BE GIVEN OUT AT WINDY CITY PULP & PAPER CONVENTION, APRIL 12

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With April’s Windy City Pulp and Paper Con approaching fast, the ballot for the 2019 Pulp Factory Awards – the Tenth Annual, to be handed out at the conference – has just opened up for voting by the reading public.
The ballot can be found online at https://goo.gl/forms/SnofAQANqFmOLW1l1 Voters have until Friday, March 15 to vote. You may vote in as many of the five categories as you wish, but you are limited to one vote per category. We are again using electronic ballot via Google forms.

Nominees in each category are as follows:

BEST PULP NOVEL

  • The Bay Phantom: Feast of the Cannibal Guild – Chuck Miller (Airship 27)
  • Jezebel Johnston: Mourning Star – Nancy A. Hansen (Airship 27)
  • Premium Delivery to the Centre of the Earth – I. A. Watson (Chillwater Press)
  • Vegas Heist – Van Allen Plexico (White Rocket Books)

BEST PULP COVER

  • Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Vol 12 – Rob Davis (Airship 27)
  • The Moon Man, Vol 2 – Mike Fyles (Airship 27)
  • Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Vol 11 – Laura Givens (Airship 27)
  • Jezebel Johnston: Mourning Star – Ted Hammond (Airship 27)
  • The Bay Phantom: Feast of Cannibals – Adam Shaw (Airship 27)

BEST PULP SHORT STORY

  • “Glass Devil” – Mel Odom – Bass Reeves, Frontier Marshal Vol 3  (Airship 27)
  • “The Hangman’s Daughter” – I A Watson – Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective Vol 12 (Airship 27)
  • “Knights of the Silver Cross” – Gordon Dymowski – 1950s Western Roundup (Pro Se Productions)
  • “The Scotland Yard Murder” – I A Watson – Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective Vol 11 (Airship 27)

BEST PULP INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS

  • Ed Catto – The Adventures of Captain Graves (Airship 27)
  • Rob Davis – Jezebel Johnston, Mourning Star (Airship 27)
  • Rob Davis – Secret Agent X, Vol 6 (Airship 27)
  • Rob Davis – Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective, Vol 11 (Airship 27)
  • Rob Davis – Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective, Vol 12 (Airship 27)
  • Clayton Hinkle – Pulp Mythology (Airship 27)

BEST PULP ANTHOLOGY

  • The New Adventures of Richard Knight, Vol 3 (Pro Se Productions)
  • Secret Agent X, Vol 6 (Airship 27)
  • Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Vol 11 (Airship 27)
  • Tales of the Interstellar Bartenders Guild (Pro Se Productions)

After March 15, the committee will tally all of the electronic votes viahttps://goo.gl/forms/SnofAQANqFmOLW1l1 and the winners will be announced at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, outside Chicago, IL, on April 12, 2019.

Questions and concerns should be directed to PulpAwards@gmail.com. This will insure a more prompt response than reaching out to individual committee members. Thank you for your interest, and looking forward to your votes!

And there you have it for this week’s Flight Log Loyal Airmen. As ever, thanks for stopping by.

Ron – Over & Out!

Greetings Loyal Airmen, for the past few weeks we’ve discussed the new volume of our best selling series, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective.  As of today, that book, Vol 13, is now up at Amazon.

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The book itself features stories by I.A. Watson, two in fact, then one each by S. Subramanian, Fred Adams Jr. and Dexter Fabi.  All are terrific Holmes & Watson mysteries. As always, Art Director Rob Davis did the great interior illustrations. The fun of this volume was artist Michael Youngblood’s cover in which he pays homage to the late illustrator, Sydney Page, who did so many of the illustrations for the original Conan Doyle stories in The Strand Magazine. We saw this as a way for all of involved with the series to acknowledge the artistic contributions Mr. Paget made to the history of the Great Detective. As ever the new volume is on sale at Amazon in both paperback and on Kindle. We thank you all you Loyal Airmen for your continued support.

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It is obvious by now that artist Cesar Feliciano loves how the Air Chief is developing his original graphic novel concept “JIN & TONIK.”  Above we have Russian commando turned assassin, Captain Darya Tonikova. She is one tough cookie and we too are eager to see this project develop. Once Cesar actually starts work on the first two chapters we’ve penned, then his plan is to start a funding program on-line to pay for everything. At which time, whether this comic sees publication or not will depend entirely on our fans.

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For the past several years Radio Archives, a leading audio book recorder, has been partnered with Airship 27 Productions. In that time, Radio Archives has produced 125 Airship 27 audiobooks and made them available via Amazon-Audible.com.  Effective Friday March 1st, 2019, Radio Archives will take over complete production of future Airship 27 titles and for the very first time sell them via their own popular website. Not only will New Pulp fans be able to purchase digital copies of these books, but CD sets as well. This is a first for Airship 27 Productions.

Our association with Radio Archives has been nothing but beneficial to our little company. With their recordings they have greatly increased our fan base. In fact this new evolution of having our books available on their site immediately opens 27 new distribution channels previously out of our reach. Naturally that number 27 is a definite good omen for us.

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The first Airship 27 title to sell on the Radio Archives web store will be the recently released “CODENAME – INTREPID” by author Robert J. Mendenhall and is read by Paul Curtis. Fans can purchase either the digital download or the CD beginning on Friday. Also worth noting, all new titles will sell at a discounted 50% off cover price only during the first six days of the book’s posting. We urge our Loyal Airmen to take advantage of this truly amazing deal and to also sign up for the Radio Archives Newsletter so that they do not miss future title releases.

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And that’s it for this week’s Flight Log. Thanks for stopping by and see you next Friday.

Ron – Over & Out!

KIM POSSIBLE LIVE ACTION

  • On 22 Feb | '2019

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Greetings Loyal Airmen. Years ago, when our granddaughter Chelsea, was small, we’d sit with her and watch the Disney cartoon series, Kim Possible. The idea focused around a teenage girl who just happen to fight crime with the aid of her friend, Ron Stoppable, and a naked mole rat named Rufus. The animation was excellent and the stories tons of fun. So jump ahead a decade or so and now Chelsea has graduated from college and is a working young lady. Meanwhile, Valerie and the Air Chief are surfing the TV channels the other night when much to our delight we discover Disney has made a new, live action Kim Possible movie. We sat back and enjoyed it immensely. Just as much fun as the old cartoon series.

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File this one under never say never. As most Loyal Airmen know, the Air Chief has been a Sherlock Holmes for ages. And having the fun of publishing the bestselling series, “Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective,” has been a special joy the past ten years. Still every now and then a fan would inquire as to why the Air Chief didn’t write a Holmes tale. Well, the answer was simple enough; we just didn’t feel comfortable capturing Dr. Watson’s voice. Of course everyone knows, Holmes creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, wrote most of the stories in first person as told through Holmes trusted companion Dr. Watson. Thus for any writer to write a new Holmes story, they first have to capture that very distinct voice. Happily lots of super talented writers can do that, much to all Holmes fans, including the Air Chief. Whereas we simply cannot. It’s beyond our style and approach to writing. Then several years ago, New Zealand writer and editor, Christopher Sequeira wrote saying he was putting together a brand new Sherlock Holmes anthology in which there would be NO Dr. Watson. Meaning that all the stories had to feature Sherlock Holmes accompanied by a “different” doctor. Christopher, knowing of our Airship 27 series, sought us out inviting us to contribute a story. At first we were ready to politely decline. Happily the Air Chief began to rethink the whole Dr. Waton’s voice element. This book would not have that limitation at all. After a few days mulling it over, we came up with an idea totally different (we hope) than had even been done before and asked Christopher is our approach would be acceptable to his concept. To our delight, he said our idea was totally fine for this anthology and gave us the green light to write the darn thing. Early this week, Christopher announced on-line that the book would be released on June 14th and provided a peek at the cover. (See above.) Joining the Air Chief will be this amazing crew of writers; Dennis O’Neil, Nancy Holder, Will Murray, Rafe McGregor, Andrew Salmon, I.A. Watson, J.Scherpenhuien, Brad Mengel, Philip Cornell and Julie Ditrich. Rest assured Loyal Airmen, when the book is published and available, we’ll let you know right here.

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The good folks behind the Comicfest Denver/Starfest Convention have started promoting on social media for this years show. Again to be held at the Marriott Denver Tech Center from April 26-28. Above is a picture of last year’s show, with the Air Chief talking with fans. Val is hidden behind us, and that’s artist Bob Hall to our right. Beside yours truly, the other comics guest this year will include David Ross, Dan Green and Vic Carrabotta. We had so much fun at this show last year and are looking forward to going back.

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Our pal, artist Cesar Feliciano is experimenting with different drawing style in preparing to start work on the first chapter of our new comics series, JIN & TONIC.  Above is one such sample.  Personally, we love it.

And that’s it for this week, Loyal Airmen. Thanks as ever for stopping by.

Ron – Over & Out!

MARTY QUADE PRIVATE EYE

  • On 15 Feb | '2019

Greeting Loyal Airmen, one again, Airship 27 Productions has released a brand new title.

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During the days of the classic pulps, one of the finest mystery magazines on the stands was 10 DETECTIVE ACES.  Among the revolving series that appeared in that monthly were the cases of tough guy private eye Marty Quade as written by Emile C. Tepperman whose career went from 1933 to 1942.  His most remembered work has been the Purple Invasion Series for Operator 5. Little is known about Mr. Tepperman. He was credited for writing radio broadcasts for programs such as Suspense and Gang Busters. Other than that, his life remains a mystery.

Now Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to bring back this classic pulp character in four brand new adventures written by Gordon Dymowski, Chris Bell, Gene Moyers and Michael Black. From a missing pulp writer to spies on a military base, gumshoe Quade finds himself knee deep in hot dames, flying fists, and lethal lead. But Quade is no ordinary shamus, with both a quick wit and street-smart survival skills; he almost always solves the case.

Brian Loner provides 12 black and white interior illustrations while Airship 27 Productions’ own award Winning Art Director, Rob Davis, the cover, which is our homage to that old classic pulp mag.  As ever book is available from Amazon in both paperback and on Kindle. Thanks always for your support, Loyal Airmen.

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The Air Chief is also excited to tell you that we’ve begun work on our third Domino Lady anthology and once again two of the finest artists in New Pulp will be on board.  James Lyle will be providing the 12 black and white interior pieces (that’s his work in the middle above) and Ted Hammond is doing the new cover. Domino Lady was one of the very few female masked avengers during the classic days of the pulps. She is a great character we are thrilled to be bringing all of you her newest adventures.

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Recently while strategizing how to market Airship 27 books, Art Director Rob Davis came up with this flyer. We are now giving it out to all our writers and artists to post freely anywhere they want to. Any Loyal Airmen reading this, feel free to do the same…and thanks.

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Finally, we thought you Loyal Airmen would like to see some of the new additions to our office. We’ve a nice collection of tin plates, all reflecting something we have interest in.  The three newest feature Captain America, our favorite comic book hero, King Kong, our favorite movie of all time and Marilyn Monroe, one of our favorite stars from the days of classic Hollywood.

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The new Wonder Woman print was a Christmas gift and we’re happy to have it up finally.  As well as the Red Sox parking sign given to us from our oldest son, Scott. As you can see, clutter rules in our inner sanctum and inspires us daily with new ideas. We hope all you Loyal Airmen have similar fun decorations and toys.  See you next week.

Ron – Over & Out!

 

MORE SHERLOCK HOLMES

  • On 8 Feb | '2019

Greetings Loyal Airmen, as all of you know by now, the best selling series from Airship 27 Productions is our “Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective” anthologies.  To date we’ve published 12 volumes and number 13 is now in production.  One fun note is that British writer I.A. Watson has had a story in each and every single volume. A few years ago, to applaud that fact, we collected all of Watson’s stories from volume one through to six in one book. Ian added a then unpublished story, and we released it as a Kindle Only edition.

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Much to our delight that collection has sold extremely well and continues to do so. Thus when Watson approached us recently to do a second Kindle Only Edition, we jumped at the chance.

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Sherlock Holmes Mysteries by I.A. Watson Vol Two collects Watson’s stories from volumes 7 through 12 of “Consulting Detective” as well as a new, unpublished tale. Ian Watson is a truly gifted writer and he loves these characters. His stories are simply wonderful. So if you are a Loyal Airmen with a Kindle, we recommend you download this treasure. You’ll be glad you did.

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Over the past few years one of the finest writers we’ve ever had the pleasure of working  with at Airship 27 Productions is Fred Adams Jr. A retired college professor who taught writing for many years, now Fred is creating his own masterful works. Above are covers that represent five of the six on-going series he is writing for us.  All of them are exception and terrific reads. Soon we will be producing a book that will act as a Fred Adams sampler and it will contain a story from each of his six series. Called “Fred Adams Jr. – Pulp Writer,” we are really excited about this title. Keep following this Flight Log for updates.

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As for comics news, the Air Chief today finished the second chapter of the new Jin & Tonic project he is doing with super talented artist Cesar Feliciano. It is the sage of two assassins, one Chinese and one Russian and how each was manipulated from birth to become deadly killers. Above is a color of Darya Tonikova. Cesar came up with the core concept and then handed it to the Air Chief. Seeing the potential of this spirit vs science foundation, we’ve been having a blast bringing this story to life. The first chapter ran 27 pgs long and the second went to 50. When completely illustrated, these 87 pgs will make up the first graphic novel in the Jin & Tonic series. It is Cesar’s hope to fund the books through on-line programs such as Kickstarter etc. It will be dependent on you, our fans, to tell us if you really want this series by your support. We’re keeping our fingers crossed you will want to jump on board. Personally, the Air Chief hasn’t had this much fun writing a tale since our Green Hornet days long ago. Again, we’ll be sure to keep you posted, Loyal Airmen.

And there you have it for this week, as Feb rolls along.  See you next Friday.

Ron – Over & Out!

OFF TO GOOD START

  • On 1 Feb | '2019

Greetings Loyal Airmen, after a rather slow production end to last year, we’re happy to see 2019 kicking off to a good start. We released our first title last year and now here’s comes a second in one month.

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CODENAME – INTREPID is by writer Robert Mendenhall, and features five stories of an elite military unit created by the President in the 1930s to combat all manner of weird threats to the USA. James Lyle provides the interior illustrations and Ted Hammond the gorgeous cover above, which we love. As ever, available now at Amazon in paperback and soon on Kindle.

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Meanwhile the class comic progresses nicely. Here’s more from artist Luis Rivera on Justin Green’s tale. We only need the rest of this strip and two more to come in and issue three of FRONT RANGE TALES will be ready to put together and publish.  As ever, we’ll keep you posted.

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We’re sure you’ll recall in our last update we mentioned that our computer had gone on the fritz and had to been sent out to be repaired. Happily it was still under warranty.  Valerie was kind enough to let use your laptop but it still was a chore working around certain things all week long.  Happily my PC is fixed and we picked it up this afternoon and the Air Chief is VERY happy to have it back and be working at our normal station. Lots of things to catch up on.

And there we have it for this week Loyal Airmen, as ever, thanks for dropping by.

Ron – Over & Out!

 

FIRST TITLE OF 2019

  • On 25 Jan | '2019

Greetings Loyal Airmen, we’ve got some exciting news as we’ve just released our first Airship 27 Productions pulp title of 2019!

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Company of Shadows by Wayne Carey tells the story of Frank Blaine, a high school science teacher, who along with his teenage son, enjoys participating in Civil War re-enactments. While in Virginia for one such even, Frank begins to see the ghosts of actual soldiers who fought in that place. They are haunting him to reveal a secret buried for over a hundred years. Company of Shadows is a terrific read, with interior illustrations by Ed Catto and a gripping cover by Laura Givens. Now available from Amazon in both paperback and on Kindle. As ever, Loyal Airmen, thanks so much for your support.

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On the comic book front, artist Cesar Feliciano has finished doing layouts for all 40 pgs ofr JIN & TONIK Chapter One, the mega graphic novel we are doing together. These are the first steps in producing pages. He lays out small thumbnails of each page, how panels to each and very loose sketching in each. Next step, the penciling of the actual pages.

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Meanwhile artist Scott Lanzinski has reached inking and grayscale part of the 10 pg “Amanda Says” that we wrote.  When done, this one will be popping up in various black and white anthologies, including a future issue of “Ron Fortier’s Tales of the Macabre.”

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Next we have the new Captain Jain Marlee  strip, “The Fugitive Prince” as illustrated by Richard Jun. 8 pgs of old fashion sci-fi action, now being lettered by the amazin Elisa St. John.  As you can see, Ye Old Air Chief is keeping busy with all this fun stuff.

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And the new class comic FRONT RANGE TALES is coming along nicely. Here’s the first page of student Evan Hundhausen’s “One Last Favor for Snooky” as illustrated by our pal, Gary Kato. This is shaping up to a really great issue.

And three you have it for this week, Loyal Airmen. As ever thanks for stopping by and we’ll meet you back here next week.

Ron – Over & Out!