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
Get the latest news, post your comments, questions, or just say hi at my online forum.
A devoted grandfather of six, at 67, 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.
Latest Flight Log
||IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN
||Greetings Loyal Airmen. We've got some really fun items to discus this week so let's get started. Airship 27 Productions has two brand new titles that were just released within the last week and a half. One of them perfectly suited for Halloween.
THE PURPLE SCAR is our latest pulp thriller...with a clear emphasis on that word thriller. Perhaps one of the scariest pulp characters ever created, he was Dr. Murdoch, a plastic surgeon, well known and respected in his community. Then one night his brother, a policeman, was gunned down by mobsters. They then threw acid in his face before throwing his body in the river. When it was washed ashore, the dead man's face was a real horror to look upon. Seeing it, Murdoch vowed to bring his brother's killer to justice and to do so he assumed a new vigilante identity. He made a plastic death-mask of his brother's scarred face, one he could pull over his own face and use to go after criminals. No doubt many had coronaries just looking upon that frightening, purple visage. Now Airship 27 brings four brand new creepy tales of the Purple Scar as written by Gene Moyers, Jim Beard, Jonathan Fisher and Gary Lovisi. The art for the book, including that amazing cover above was all done by Canadian artist Richard Serrao with the colors on the cover provided by Shannon Hall. We think it is easily one of the most stunning we've put out. The book is now on sale at Amazon in both hard copy and on Kindle. We hope you'll check it as it really is the perfect pulp fare for Halloween.
On a much lighter note, Airship 27 Production's second release was our latest children's book, JAMIE AND THE FISH-EYED GOGGLES. The story is by Ye Old Air Chief and the super colorful art is by our pal, Gary Kato. When Jamie and his friend Kristi a pair of goggles in the town library, they soon learn that the goggles possess a strange magic and when they look through them.....well...we don't want to give everything away here, do we? We were inspired to write this story from a picture taken of our grandson Alex while on a family trip to Disneyland in Calif. That was almost eight years ago. And now the book is finished and available, again, at Amazon both in hard copy and on Kindle. Early reviews, especially from grade school teachers has been extremely heartwarming. So if you've little ones in your house, you might want to give this a look-see. The intended target is kids between 7 and 11.
And lastly we wanted to leave you all with a really special sneak-peek. At present we are writing two new comic book series for Moonstone Comics. One of these is called GUNS OF THE BLACK BAT and is a kind of pulp hero team up book, with half a dozen such classic characters, under the guidance of the Black Bat, banding together to save New York City from a deadly plague that mutates both humans and animals into monstrous beast. Toward the end of issue number one, the pulp heroes on the ground get some air-support from a brand new pulp character we recently created, he's called NIGHTHAWK - The Flying Spy and will soon be making his debut in a prose novel coming from Moonstone Books. So you'll be seeing him in both prose and comics. The artist on the comic is the super talented Silvestre Szilagyi and believe me the Air Chief couldn't be happier in seeing these early pages. The guy is a major talent and we think this pulp comic is going to WOW comic fans everywhere. Stay tuned, we'll keep you posted as it moves along towards publication.
And there you have it for this week, Loyal Airmen. As you can see things just keep hoping here at Hangar 27. Thanks ever for stopping by and we'll see you back here in seven days.
Ron - Over & Out!