Welcome to Airship 27

My name is Ron Fortier, and I have been a professional writer for over forty-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 website.

A devoted grandfather of six, at 75, 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.


24 May | '2024

Greetings Loyal Airmen, as most of you know, last weekend was wild around the old Hangar 27 what with the JIN & TONIK campaign finally going live on the Indy-Go funding platform. Within 24 hours we had reached half our goal!


But as Darya reminds us all here, we need to keep those pledges coming, Loyal Airmen. Even if you personally can’t do so at this time, we’d ask that you share the link with your comic loving friends. As ever thanks for you support.



Meantime, while JIN & TONIK is rocketing its way to publication, we’re equally excited to report all twenty-two pages of CHIVALRY, INC. # 1 have been penciled by artist Javier Lugo. Easily some of his best work to date. Two fine examples above at left and right. While at center a completed inked page by artist Jesse Hassen. He and Javier make a great team. When they are done, pages will go to Mike Belcher for lettering and and Aiden Belcher for coloring. Honestly, Loyal Airmen, this book is going to rock!



At the same time super artist Andrea Bormida is whipping along on issue # 4 of our six part sci-fi saga, BEYOND THE STARS. Above are pencils for pages 12 & 13. As always, he’s delivering amazing work. The Air Chief loves working with Andrea.



Artist Jesse Thomas is now doing preliminary sketches of locales for issue # 2 of Crimson Nun. As we reported recently, he’s already completed the pencil roughs for all 22 pages. These are sketches of places that appear in the story to include a very special chapel devoted to the series titular saint. Stay tuned.



Continuing the adventures of Raizee the Ram in THE WOODEN BLADE issue # 3. Above is a sketch of our hero by Rob Davis and to the right another completed page from issue # 3 by co-creator Olivia DeGaine. She hopes to have his issue done by Aug.  Wahoo.



Meanwhile Olivia’s husband, artist Zane DeGaine continues to work on the first issue of our western series, HAMLET’S END which, with fingers crossed will be done by this Nov.  Whereas the Air Chief turned in the finished script for issue # 2 two weeks ago. Moving right along.



Finally…and most importantly, Americans this coming Monday celebrate Memorial Day. It is the Air Chief’s fervent hope that amidst whatever gathering you participate in, each of you will take a moment to remember all those American men and women who sacrificed everything to keep our country free. We will always owe them and must never forget them. They didn’t come home….so we could have a home.

Ron – Over & Out!