- On 23 Dec | '2022
Greetings Loyal Airmen. As this post, we are just two days away from the “big day” and it is our fondest wish that Santa has wonderful surprises in store for you and all your loves come Christmas morning. Here at Hangar 27 all our gifts are wrapped and under the tree and we’re all getting wicked excited.
PETER PAN REPRINTS
One of our fondest writing projects was getting to do a Peter Pan adventure for Malibu, which they published under their Adventure comics line. Our pal Gary Kato provided all the art. After the two issues were published, they actually did another edition combining both. Of course that was years ago and the book has sadly been out of print. We’re about to change that, as working with the original black and white pages, artist Aiden Belcher is recoloring them. Gary has done a new cover (above at the right) and with fingers crossed, Peter Pan, Return to Neverland will be out from Rob Davis’ Redbud Studio sometime in 2023. Yahooo!!
SURPRISE CHRISTMAS GIFT ARRIVES
So the mail delivers a big package from our artist pal Mike Belcher. (Yup, he’s Aiden Belcher’s dad.) We opened it up and our jaw drops. Mike gifted us with all 9 original pages of our recent Green Hornet (Paul & Mishi) strip that we produced together and sent out freely to all our GH friends. This was such a wonderful surprise. Best Christmas gift ever, Mike. Thank you so much.
PULP FICTION REVIEWS LINK
Wanted to remind all you Loyal Airmen, there is an active link at the top of this site which leads you to our almost twenty year old review column, Pulp Fiction Review. It is still active and the Air Chief averages about 50 reviews there every year, so on occasion when visiting here, you might want to click on to it and see what recent books we’ve looked at. An example being our latest, which we’ve copied here.
SERGEANT PRESTON OF THE YUKON By Martin Grams Jr.
OTR Publishing LLC (www.MartinGrams.biz) 123 pages
In this self-published book, award winning cultural historian, Martin Grams Jr. pays homage to one of early radio and television’s most popular heroes, Sgt. Preston of the Yukon. Working from the first 16 radio scripts written Detroit’s WXYZ station by writers Tom Dougall and Frank Striker, Grams adapts them to prose form. He takes us readers on a trip back to the wild and wooly frontier days of the Yukon when gold was first discovered in the frozen north.
Here is the stalwart Sgt. Bill Preston, his faithful dog, Yukon King as well as a supporting cast to include Canadian Pierre LeRoux. Each story is set against the rugged, unforgiving Yukon with locations such as Frozen Gulch, Skagway and Dawson. Names that echo romance and adventure. Gram’s prose is straight forward, without flowery embellishing adding to the rugged drama of each story. It’s his first venture into fiction writing and we certainly hope not his last.
WELCOME JESUS OUR SAVIOR
And finally we want to wish all of you and your loved ones a truly joyous and blessed Christmas. Join us in celebrating the arrival our savior, Jesus who came into this world to save us all from our broken state of sin and once again open the gates of heaven. Believe in this babe in a manger. He is love incarnate.
Ron – Over & Out!