- On 14 Jul | '2023
Greetings Loyal Airmen, we are truly very happy to introduce you to the newest member of our family, Boomer.
He’s a Labrador Retriever and was just about two weeks old when he arrived. Life around here just got a whole lot more fun. It is impossible not want to sit and play with the little guy every morning and then walk away with a huge smile. Honestly, Loyal Airmen, life is always better with a dog.
GREAT NEW REVIEW OF BEYOND THE STARS
We were thrilled to learn our pal, writer Michael Housel had done up a review of our sci-fi comic series for Silverline Comics – “Beyond the Stars.” You can find it at this link. (https://bizarrechats.blogspot.com/2023/07/fortiers-beyond-stars-join-galactic.html)
BEYOND THE STARS # 3
And as we’re discussing this series, here’s the completed page 7 from issue # 3 by artist Andrea Bormida. Shaping up to be our best issue thus far.
WHILE IN MERRY OLE ENGLAND
Meanwhile it seems like London is the place to visit this year, according to our family. As you’ll recall, Loyal Airmen, our son Kevin and his wife Melanie made the trip there a few months back. Well now our oldest granddaughter, Kristi is over there attending a wedding. Of course she wasn’t going to pass up doing some fun sight-seeing, including this stop at the famous Harry Potter train station. Kristi and her sister Chelsea grew up reading those marvelous books, and even got the Air Chief hooked on them. Something we’ve shared, that love of reading. Anyways, we’re thrilled she’s having so much fun and making tons of great memories.
MYSTERY MEN (& Women) Peek
One of Airship 27 Production’s most popular anthology series of the past few years is our showcase series, “Mystery Men (&Women.” Above left is the cover to Vol 8 – Currently Art Director Rob Davis has begun assembling four new stories for volume 9 which will feature four new great pulp characters. One of these being writer Jamie Ramos’ super cop STEELGRAVE, as depicted above right. This looks to be another stellar volume. Stay tuned. We will keep you Loyal Airmen posted.
THE RETURN OF MAJOR LIBERTY
Years ago, when the Air Chief was affiliated with a great little comics outfit in Maine called Alpha Production, we created our own female version of Captain America and called her Major Liberty. That’s her up front of Team Alpha in a cover by Paul Pelletier. We later wrote a 16 pg adventure feature the character that was later published in Redbud Studios’ ALL STAR PULP COMICS. Recently when talking with fan/creator Frank Scott, we mentioned the character and he got all excited. Wanted to know if we’d allow him and his pal Kevin Birge to use her in a new super-hero team comic they were cooking up. It would also include Frank’s own “Dangeress” and the Chuck Dixon inspired “Phantom Avenger.”
Here’s Frank’s initial write up for the project.
THE TRINITY OF THE EXTRAORDINARY
Dangeress aka The Siren of Strength. Ageless leader of S.A.G.A. ( The Super Agents Guarding America ) Phantom Avenger ( Origin conceived by the legend Chuck Dixon ) Major Liberty ( Created by Ron Fortier ) The three women caught in a Timestorm initiated by Mr. Friendly , a Nazi scientist bent on winning not just World War Two but EVERY war. His modern day ally an enigma known only as The Actor ( Created by Ron Fortier and myself ) Master of disguise. Impresario of assassination. It is this Trinity of S.A.G.A. who must find a way to end this attempt at temporal terrorism
Story by Frank Scott & Kevin Birge ( Plot elements from Ronald Fortier ) Art/Designs Daniele Danbrenus Spezzani – Letters/Colors Doug Curtis – Story elements ( Phantom Avenger ) Chuck Dixon ) This all looks to be a great and it will be nice to see Major Liberty back in action again, we’ll keep you posted.
FINALLY JIN & TONIK
And as if all that wasn’t enough to keep the lights on, Loyal Airmen, let’s not forget our “JIN & TONIK” project co-created with the amazing Cesar Feliciano. The Air Chief wrapped up issues # 1 & 2, with colorist Matt Webb now coloring # 1 and Cesar adding lettering. It’s a long process, as Matt has lots of projects on his table and the moment. Hopefully before the year is out, issue # 1 will be ready for the printers. Till then, enjoyed this wonderful new pin-up from Cesar.
And there you have it for this week, Loyal Airmen. As always, thanks for stopping by and spending a little time with us. Till next Friday, God bless.
Ron – Over & Out!