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
||CAPTAIN AMERICA # 2
|| Greetings Loyal Airmen, as coincidence would have it, as we pen these words for you to read tomorrow morning it is Sept.11th. Thirteen years since America was attacked by fanatical Islamic terrorists who despise our country and its freedoms. It was the beginning a war for the hearts and minds of all mankind that is still being waved today and our enemies grow ever stronger. We must never weaken our resolve do defend our great democracy and way of life and defeat all who would dare destroy it.
We said coincidentally because this week saw the release of CAPTAIN AMERICA - WINTER SOLDIER on DVD. Easily our favorite movie of the year and a whopping huge success as the sequel to CAPTAIN AMERICA - THE FIRST AVENGER. As most of you know, Cap was created during the days of World War II when America was at war with similar barbarians as we face to day. Artists Jack Kirby and Joe Simon wanted to inspire us with a hero who would reflect our core values, our love of justice and freedom for all men and women. And so they gave us a hero draped in red, white and blue; Steve Rogers.
When Joe Johnston brought him to life two years ago in that first great movie, he brilliantly retold his origin story and his battle against the Nazis. Now, with this excellent sequel, we pick up the tale as Steve Rogers is truly a man-out-of-time having to adjust to our new sensibilities and a paranoid world where things are not so much black and white any more, but muddied grays. Who are our allies for real? And who is the enemy fighting from the shadows.
In WINTER SOLDIER, the Russo brothers stay true to exactly who Captain America, showing us that his old fashion values have never gone out of of style, but merely been forgotten. But when it comes time to fight, Cap is once again willing to sacrifice all for this great country of ours. Chris Evans is remarkable as Steve Rogers and Cap, aptly supported by Anthony Mackie as his new ally, the Falcon and Sebastian Shaw as his old friend turned adversary. We get lots more of the Black Widow - Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L.Jackson is great as ever as Nick Fury, head of SHIELD. What makes the film work is its deft blend of both drama and action, each coming in equally does throughout and creating a fantastic thriller for our times. Proving that such a character can be a hero in both the past and the present.
If you haven't seen it yet, do so. We think you'll agree with us it is a cinematic winner from start to finish.
And although there is no "real" Captain America in these troubled times post-9/11, his spirit does live in all the brave men and women who continue to serve in our armed forces. They deserve all our respect and thanks...and prayers.
GOD BLESS THEM AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
Ron - Over & Out!