Saturday, January 9, 2010

Y/A CORNER ~ HEIST SOCIETY!

Y/A CORNER ~ HEIST SOCIETY!

ALLY CARTER


When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the Louvre...to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria...to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own--scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving "the life" for a normal life proves harder than she'd expected.

Soon, Kat's friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring her back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has good reason: a powerful mobster has been robbed of his priceless art collection and wants to retrieve it.

Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat's father isn't just on the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat's dad needs her help. For Kat there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back.

So what if it's a spectacularly impossible job? She's got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in history--or at least her family's (very crooked) history.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Even though Ally Carter is the author of the popular Gallagher Girls series (think a distaff version of Alex Rider), she has never told anyone she loved them and then had to kill them. She does, however, frequently cross her heart and hope to spy.

TURF!

TURF!

IT'S VAMPIRES VS. 1920S GANGSTERS AND ALIENS ~ WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED TO KNOW? PLUS IT HAS A WAY COOL COVER. I'M THERE!


British television and radio personality Jonathan Ross makes his comics writing debut at Image Comics this April with TURF, an all-new four-issue miniseries co-created and illustrated by Tommy Lee Edwards.

Set in 1920s New York, TURF offers a twist on the hard boiled crime thriller, adding vampires and aliens to the traditional mix of booze, broads and bullets.

TURF begins in Prohibition-era New York as a vengeful gang war erupts between booze-smuggling mobsters and the blood thirsty Dragonmir Family. As an ancient prophecy unfolds amidst the maelstrom of violence, the entire city is up for grabs and it's anyone's guess who will come out on top. The only glimmer of hope is an unlikely alliance between tough guy Eddie Falco and a stranger from another world.

TURF #1, a 32-page full color comic book with a cover price of $2.99, will go on sale Arpil 7.

THE BLACKCOATS: HEART OF STEEL

THE BLACKCOATS: HEART OF STEEL

BY PAUL FÉVAL / ADAPTED BY BRIAN STABLEFORD


Léon saw before him, in the frame of those dark tresses, the head of a young woman with delicate and almost child-like features. For him, the illusion attained the supernatural-and it required the subtle gaze that filtered momentarily between Marguerite's long lashes to recall him to a sense of reality. "You've grown younger," he said, "while we've grown old."

At last, we learn the history of Marguerite Sadoulas, once an obscure young actress who, through her stunning beauty and Machiavellian intelligence, overcame all obstacles and reached the pinnacle of Parisian high society, becoming the much-envied Countess de Clare, while, at the same time, rising in the criminal hierarchy of the Black Coats, to eventually be admitted into the much-feared High Council of that all-powerful, evil society.

Written in 1865, Heart of Steel is the first chapter chronicling the Black Coats' attempts at stealing the fabulous fortune of the de Clare family. Paul Féval, the father of the modern detective novel, continues the dark chronicles that gave its lettres de noblesse to criminal literature by introducing the first, great female villain in the history of crime fiction.

Brian M. Stableford has been a professional writer since 1965. He has published more than 60 science fiction and fantasy novels, as well as several authoritative non-fiction books. He is also translating the works of Paul Féval and other French writers of the fantastique for Black Coat Press which also published his most two recent fantasy novels: The New Faust at the Tragicomique, The Wayward Muse and The Stones of Camelot.

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THE CAT'S MEOW!

Y/A CORNER ~ THE CARDTURNER!

Y/A CORNER ~ THE CARDTURNER!

A NOVEL ABOUT IMPERFECT PARTNERS AND INFINITE POSSIBILITIES

LOUIS SACHAR (author of the bestselling Y/A novel Holes)

The Cardturner is Sachar's first new book for four years and will be published in hardback in May 2010.

The novel tells the story of a 17-year-old boy who is asked to attend bridge games with his blind uncle. The apparently simple task involves the teenager in a "brilliantly plotted" tale in which deeply buried secrets rise to the surface.

"This delightful story of familial ambitions, ageing uncles, teenage boys and romance will delight Louis' many fans as a family secret that has laid hidden for decades is finally resolved."

BEAT TO A PULP #56!

BEAT TO A PULP #56!

TWELVE-GAUGE TICKET TO HELL
BY THOMAS FAUGHNAN

When I turned around the guy was less than six feet from me, pointing a twelve-gauge shotgun directly at my midsection. He was thirty-something, neatly barbered and well-dressed but a bit disheveled and a little unsteady on his feet. Probably needed a few drinks to screw up his courage. He didn't look particularly adept with the shotgun but from that range he wouldn't need to be. "Did you enjoy it?" he asked with a twisted smile.

TO READ THE STORY CLICK HERE


Next Week: A golden era pulp fiction writer returns!

NOIR CORNER: KOREAN NOIR!

NOIR CORNER: KOREAN NOIR!

THE BACK UP FEATURE IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF CRIMINAL: THE SINNERS PART THREE, IS ANOTHER NICE PROSE PIECE BY TIM PICIRELLI, THIS TIME FEATURING THE WORLD OF KOREAN NOIR FILMS.

THE LOGO ART IS BY CRIMINAL ILLUSTRATOR SEAN PHILLIPS.

FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

Y/A CORNER ~ CANDLE MAN: THE SOCIETY OF UNRELENTING VIGILANCE!

Y/A CORNER ~ CANDLE MAN: THE SOCIETY OF UNRELENTING VIGILANCE!

GLENN DAKIN

Murder, mystery, and adventure aren’t your typical birthday presents . . . But for Theo, anything that breaks up his ordinary routine is the perfect gift.

A mysterious “illness” and Theo’s guardians force him into a life indoors, where gloves must be worn and daily medical treatments are the norm. When Theo discovers a suspicious package on his birthday, one person from the past will unlock the secret behind Theo’s “illness” and change his life forever.

Molded into an exhilarating steampunk adventure that gives birth to the next great fantasy hero, Theo Wickland, Candle Man.

Friday, January 8, 2010

PULP DETECTIVES!

PULP DETECTIVES!

TOM JOHNSON


Nine all-new stories starring the classic pulp heroes of the 1930s, featuring characters such as The Phantom Detective, The Black Bat, The Lone Eagle, The Masked Detective, Secret Agent X and Nightwind.

Written by pulp scholar Tom Johnson, it's nearly 400 pages of excitement!

ALTUS PRESS

THE CAT'S MEOW!

THE CASEBOOK OF SEEKAY AND OTHER PROTOTYPES OF THE AVENGER!

THE CASEBOOK OF SEEKAY AND OTHER PROTOTYPES OF THE AVENGER!

PAUL ERNST


Everyone knows that Walter Gibson and Lester Dent pitched ideas that led to the creation of The Avenger, but what aspects did writer Paul Ernst introduce?

This collection explores this relatively-unexplored question. From the pages of Popular Publications from 1936-38, these 10 stories examine characters who used weapons like Mike and Ike, had similar physical traits, and unique facial quirks as The Avenger.

Included are all five stories of Seekay, a private detective who's disfigured face is hidden behind a plastic mask; The Wraith, a crimefighter who utilized a knife and a gun; Dick Bullitt and his gray features: Old Stone Face, the G-man with the emotionless visage; The Gray Marauder, who used a dual identity to fight crime; and Karlu, the mystic.

Includes an introduction by Will Murray.

ALTUS PRESS

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT CHRONICLES!

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT CHRONICLES!

Coming in May/June 2010!

Born in the blazing crucible of war, but sworn to fight for peace, the mysterious obsidian aviator known only by the codename Captain Midnight flies again! An ace pilot, super secret agent, and astounding scientific genius, the heroic Captain Midnight ruled the radio airwaves and starred in comic books, film serials, and a classic television series.

Now, when we need him most, he has returned, along with his legendary Secret Squadron, to battle spies, saboteurs, and the mercenary armies of the evil warmonger Ivan Shark and his delectably deadly daughter, Fury.

Featuring New York Times bestselling aviation novelist John J. Nance, the Captain Midnight Chronicles boasts a squadron of talented contributors, including Stephen Mertz, Robert T. Jeschonek, Mark Justice, Chuck Dixon, Robert Greenberger, Trina Robbins, Tim Lasiuta, Win Scott Eckert, Howard Hopkins, and Christopher Mills. Moonstone will be producing ALL NEW tales of CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT, including an anthology of new prose stories, and color comics (by Christopher Mills and Rich Clark)!

THE HAND OF RED FINGER!

THE HAND OF RED FINGER!

ARTHUR LEO ZAGAT


Includes a new story by Tom Johnson and an article on Zagat by Will Murray!


“Der Rote Finger!” the foreign spy gasped as he came face to face with America's top agent. Ford Duane, a mild mannered bookstore owner is, in truth, the dreaded Red Finger, top agent of P.A.T., hunter and destroyer of foreign spies.
Carrying only a strange gas gun, foreign agents end up dead after they meet this nemesis. His black gloves have one oddity, the trigger finger is painted blood red, giving him the name foreign spies have come to recognize and fear—The Red Finger!

For the first time, all 12 stories by Arthur Leo Zagat from the back pages of OPERATOR #5 are collected in one edition. And a newly-written story, “Obituaries are Final” by Tom Johnson—published here for the first time—puts closure on this classic series.

6"x9" 220 pages $24.95

ALTUS PRESS

SHERLOCK HOLMES ~ CONSULTING DETECTIVE!

SHERLOCK HOLMES ~ CONSULTING DETECTIVE!

VOLUME TWO ~ NOW AVAILABLE!

THE GREAT DETECTIVE IS BOX-OFFICE GOLD!


Following the overwhelming success of Sherlock Holmes-Consulting Detective Volume One, Airship 27 Productions and Cornerstone Book Publishers are thrilled to offer mystery fans this brand new anthology of mystery adventures. Once again, Holmes and Watson challenge the criminal forces that threaten Victorian England at every turn.

Arriving in the midst of the media phenomenon that is the new record breaking movie, “Sherlock Holmes”, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, this new collection is the perfect treasure for movie-goers eager to get their hands on more Holmes and Watson adventures. As this iconic character’s exploits again take hold of the public’s imagination, new and old fans alike will be pleased to find this volume of all new stories.

A twisted scientist plots to alter the course of human evolution while another dreams of creating the world’s first mechanical thinking machine. A body is found in a secured bank vault and modern day pirates have begun harassing Her Majesty’s Royal Navy. Here are five new mysteries that will test the Great Detective’s uncanny talents of observation and the courage of his loyal companion.

Writers Bernadette Johnson, Joshua Reynolds, I.A. Watson and Andrew Salmon have delivered another compilation of fast paced, old fashioned tales guaranteed to warm the blood of the most ardent Holmes enthusiast. Sit back, dim the lights, and prepare yourself for the chase. Once more, the game is afoot!

This new volume features a stunning cover by artist Ingrid Hardy and black and white interior illustrations by the book’s designer, artist Rob Davis. Edited by Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective Vol.Two is another quality addition to the company’s list of action/adventure pulp titles.

Airship 27 Productions - Pulp Fiction for a New Generation!

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NOIR CORNER ~ WOLVERINE: UNDER THE BOARDWALK!

WOLVERINE: UNDER THE BOARDWALK!

WRITTEN BY STUART MOORE

PENCILS & COVER BY TOMM COKER


Forty years ago, Logan spent one amazing night with a cocktail waitress -- and witnessed a murder. Now an anonymous tip summons him to Atlantic City, promising answers to a gangland mystery spanning the decades. But as Logan slashes and claws his way toward the truth, he finds himself caught between an old flame and a fiery young woman -- at least one of whom hides a deadly secret. Written by Stuart Moore (WOLVERINE NOIR) with art by Tomm Coker. (DAREDEVIL NOIR).

40 PGS./One-Shot/Parental Advisory ...$3.99

FANTASY CORNER ~ ON STRANGER TIDES!

FANTASY CORNER ~ ON STRANGER TIDES!

TIM POWERS


World Fantasy Award–winner Powers (Three Days to Never) demonstrates a precise control of complex narratives in this reprint of his rollicking and enchanting 1987 novel. Puppeteer John Chandagnac, bound for Jamaica to recover stolen money from his uncle, becomes Jack Shandy after pirates attack his ship and force him to join their crew.


Shandy's struggle to accept his new life grounds the story for readers, even as Blackbeard and vodun magicians whisk everyone away to dreamlike lands where the Fountain of Youth itself awaits. The chaotic sea battles sing, though at times key events happen so quickly that they get lost in the shuffle as Jack tries to comprehend where he's going and what's at stake.

This dark fantasy tale will appeal not just to pirate fans but also to anyone who appreciates Powers's talent for blending the most unlikely elements into a brilliantly cohesive whole.

FANTASY CORNER ~ THE TAROT CAFÉ VOL. 1 ~ THE WILD HUNT!

THE TAROT CAFÉ VOL. 1 ~ THE WILD HUNT!

SANG-SUN PARK & CHANDRA ROONEY

Bryn McMillan's boyfriend, Jack, has gone missing. She has the nagging suspicion that something terrible - and otherworldly - has happened to him, a feeling that only increases when she has vivid visions of Jack being chased by a vicious hunter intent on owning Jack's soul.


Always one to consult psychics, Bryn finds herself at The Tarot Cafe seeking a way to aid Jack in his spiritual struggle. But when she discovers what has happened to him, Bryn finds herself with an impossible choice between a life without love or an eternity of pain by her soul mate's side.

JONNY BLU @ IRIDIUM!

JONNY BLU @ IRIDIUM!

Jonny Blu returns to the legendary New York Jazz Club "Iridium" in Times Square for his "Latin Sessions" Tour!

Performing songs from his new album "Taboo!", including the hits "Babaloo", "Besame Mucho", and "Taboo"...and of course some of his popular originals too!

And Jonny will be performing some brand new songs for you!

2 Shows! In One Night Only!
8 - 9:30 PM
10 - 11:30 PM

Call and make your reservations because the club will fill up fast!

Box Office: 1-212-582-2121
Cover: $20
Website: www.iridiumjazzclub.com

The Band:
Jonny Blu- Vocals
Bob Malone-Piano
Arun Luthra- Sax, Woodwinds
Vinny Raniolo- Guitar
Chris Marshak- Drums
Ritt Henn- Bass
J Walter Hawkes- Trombone
Roger Lent- Trumpet

2010 WINDY CITY PULP AND PAPER CONVENTION!

AN EVENING AT BUDDIES LOUNGE #84!

AN EVENING AT BUDDIES LOUNGE #84!

Happy New Year! The Big W is back as he continues to explore, with drink in hand, the Space-Age Pop Hi-Fi musical sounds of the 1950’s and the 1960’s in LIVING STEREO with an ALL-NEW episode! Tonight we have a Birthday tribute to Frank and Elvis, and a brand new audiophile feature on the show! Thankyouverymuch!

PLAYLIST:

• Hallelujah, I Love Her So - Buddy Greco
• Hey, Mr. Bones - Buddy Morrow
• I’m Going To Live Till I Die - Keely Smith
• Bye Bye, Love - Allan Davies Singers
• Volare - Nick Perito
• All Of You - Anita O’ Day
• Then Suddenly Love - Frank Sinatra
• Bossa Nova Baby - Elvis Presley
• Witchcraft / Tender -Sinatra & Prelesy
• Opus #1 - Felix Slatkin
• Feeling Good - Bobby Darin
• 12th Street Rag - George Cates
• No Moon At All - Julie London
• Whipped Cream - Glen Miller Orchestra
• Coming Up Roses - Shirley Bassey
• No Satisfaction - Hullabaloo Singers
• Georgy Girl - Ferrante & Teicher
• All I Need Is The Girl - Mel Tormé
• The Louder I Sing - Sally Field
• One, Two, Three - Floyd Cramer
• This Thing Called Love? - Frankie Avalon

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

THE COMIC BOOK AFFAIR!

THE COMIC BOOK AFFAIR!

WHILE WERE ON THE SUBJECT (ONE OF MY FAVORITES) OF THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., HERE'S A POST FROM DIAL B FOR BLOGS TAKING A LOOK AT THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. COMIC BOOKS AND OTHERS THEY INSPIRED

TO CHECK IT OUT CLICK HERE

THE FINAL AFFAIR!

THE FINAL AFFAIR!

ON HIS BLOG, NOT THE BASEBALL PITCHER, RANDY JOHNSON HAS POSTED A REVIEW OF DAVID MCDANIEL’S LAST MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. NOVEL, THE FINAL AFFAIR, AS HIS ENTRY IN FRIDAY’S ONGOING FORGOTTEN BOOKS SERIES RUNNING ACROSS A NUMBER OF BLOGS. HE’S ALSO POSTED AN RARE PHOTO OF THE AUTHOR TAKEN SHORTLY BEFORE HIS UNTIMELY DEATH.

THE FINAL AFFAIR by David McDaniel is an 'almost never was', a book that was originally supposed to be published in the late sixties as a finale to The Man From U.N.C.L.E. paperback series. The series was canceled and the book finally saw publication in November, 1984 from a small publisher called Extequer Press in hardcover. At least that’s what I get from two sources. A third I ran across says it never made it after all.

TO CHECK OUT THE FULL REVIEW CLICK HERE

NOIR CORNER ~ ELVIS PART 2!

NOIR CORNER ~ ELVIS PART 2!

HOPE OVER TO THE TAINTED ARCHIVE TO GET THE LOW DOWN ON THE MYSTERY BEHIND THIS PHOTO.

TO CHECK IT OUT CLICK HERE

NOIR CORNER!

NOIR CORNER!

IN HONOR OF THE KING'S 75TH!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ~ ELVIS!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ~ ELVIS!

THE KING WOULD HAVE BEEN 75 TODAY . . .

Thursday, January 7, 2010

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: POMEROY BY GORDON WILLIAMS!

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: POMEROY BY GORDON WILLIAMS!

Gordon Williams is best know for his 1971 novel The Siege of Trencher's Farm (controversially filmed as Straw Dogs by Sam Peckinpah) and for a series of four co-written private novels (under the pseudonym P. B. Yuill), which spawned the popular British television series, Hazell.

For me, however, it is Gordon’s least known novel, Pomeroy, which stands out in my memory. I’ve always thought the character strong enough to carry a series, and have been constantly disappointed the novel has remained a stand-alone.

POMEROY

Meet John Stockley Pomeroy, black sheep scion of an aristocratic Tennessee family, cardsharp, hustler, adventurer, seducer – the thoroughly winning new rakehell hero of this high-spirited tale of intrigue and skullduggery set against the gilded splendor of Edwardian London.

Pomeroy’s style is impeccable; his skills flawless; his methods utterly reprehensible. He is wanted for larceny in six states. He is also the perfect man to act as President Theodore Roosevelt’s personal undercover agent for a most unorthodox and dangerous mission, involving a love-struck United States Ambassador, and the object of his affections . . . a young woman whose foreign entanglements indicate she is a pawn in a far deeper and more sinister game.

Elegant, unruly and fatally charming, Pomeroy is a hero who can ascend the heights, and sink to the depths . . . but always with an irresistible élan. He will be heard from again.

Well, actually, he wasn’t heard from again. While information on the back cover of the book indicates Pomeroy is the first in a promised three book series, books two and three never materialized for unknown reasons. It’s a shame because the character really did have a roguish charm, the writing was strong, and the promise of a series well founded. However, even as a stand-alone, Pomeroy is worth tracking down and enjoying.

FANTASY CORNER ~ ARMAGEDDON BOUND!

FANTASY CORNER ~ ARMAGEDDON BOUND!

TIM MARQUITZ


Half-devil and miles from anything resembling heroic, perpetual underdog Frank "Triggaltheron" Trigg is the last man standing against Armageddon. As the favorite nephew of the Devil, Frank has led a troubled life, but he'd always had his uncle's influence to fall back on. Now, with God and Lucifer coming to terms and leaving existence to fend for itself, his once exalted status of Anti-Christ-to-be does little to endear him to the hordes of angels and demons running amok in the Godless world. With help from the members of DRAC, an organization of wizards, psychics, telepaths, and low-end supernatural beings, Frank must thwart the pro-Armageddon forces and rescue an angel in whose life rests the fate of humanity. Better luck next time, humanity.

FOR AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR AT FANTASY BOOK CRITIC CLICK HERE

NOIR CORNER!

NOIR CORNER!

PUBLICITY STILL OF ENGLISH ACTRESS DIANA DORS.


TO CHECK THIS OUT FURTHER AT PULP INTERNATIONAL CLICK HERE

THE DEAD!

THE DEAD!

DOUG BENTIN REVIEWS THIS LATEST ZOMBIE OUTING OVER AT BOOKGASM . . .

Zombies are the new vampires. Just look at our contemporary vampires. What a sad lot of dime-store Byronic heroes, mooning around because they can’t find happiness with youthful hotties among the living. Hell, at my age, I can’t, either, but you don’t see me whining about it.

Now, zombies are just down and dirty, hardcore, full-tilt-boogie badass mofos. Some are fast and some are slow, but they’re all hungry and they don’t know why. At least, that’s the way they’ve come down to us since the glory days of George Romero and Lucio Fulci, the Lennon and McCartney of zombie cinema.

FOR THE FULL REVIW CLICK HERE

THE CAT'S MEOW!

THIS HAPPENS TO ME A LOT!

Y/A CORNER ~ MY SO CALLED AFTERLIFE!

Y/A CORNER ~ MY SO CALLED AFTERLIFE!

TAMSYN MURRAY


Meet Lucy Shaw. She's not your average fifteen year old - for a start, she's dead. And as if being a ghost wasn't bad enough, she's also trapped haunting the men's toilets on Carnaby Street. So when a lighting engineer called Jeremy walks in and she realises he can see and hear her, she isn't about to let him walk out of her afterlife. Not least until he's updated her on what's happening in her beloved soaps.


With Jeremy's help, Lucy escapes the toilet and is soon meeting up with other ghosts, including the perpetually enraged Hep and the snogtastic Ryan. But when Jeremy suggests Lucy track down the man who murdered her, things go downhill. Can Lucy face up to the events of that terrible night? And what will it cost her if she does? A wonderful debut novel which, as well as being laugh-out-loud funny, is full of insights, compassion, and love.

PANIC IN YEAR ZERO!

PANIC IN YEAR ZERO!

PER OUR FAVORITE MOVIE MAGAZINE CINEMA RETRO . . .

La-La Land Records has released Les Baxter's score for Ray Milland's 1962 Cold War thriller Panic in the Year Zero. Milland directed and starred in the low-budget, but effectively made look at how one family takes desperate measures to survive after nuclear conflict has broken out between America and its enemies. This is a limited edition CD. Look for an article about this film in a future issue of Cinema Retro.

FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

WORDSMITH!

WORDSMITH!

WRITTEN IN 1985/86, WORDSMITH WAS A TWELVE ISSUE RENEGADE COMICS SERIES. IT WAS VERY DIFFERENT IN TONE FROM USUAL COMIC FARE, BUT I ENJOYED EVERY ISSUE BECAUSE OF IT’S CONNECTION TO THE PULPS . . .

WORDSMITH TELLS THE STORY OF CLAY WASHBURN, A PENNY AND A HALF A WORD PULP WRITER TRYING TO MAKE IT FROM DAY TO DAY IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION. CLAY WANTS TO WRITE MORE “IMPORTANT” THINGS, BUT THE FATES NEVER SEEM TO LET HIM DO THIS.

TOLD IN A STARK STYLE THAT ALMOST LOOKS LIKE LINE DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLOR, CLAY DOES NOT SOLVE CRIMES OR FIGHT EVIL DOERS IN HIS SPARE TIME, HE JUST WRITES, AND FRANKLY SPENDS A LOT OF TIME FEELING SORRY FOR HIMSELF FOR FINDING HE HAS TO WORK FOR THE PULPS.

THE ACTION IN THE SERIES COMES ONLY FROM DEPICTIONS OF THE STORIES HE WRITES, WHICH ARE REALLY AT THE HEART OF THE SERIES.

IT’S AS IF SOMEBODY TURNED FRANK GRUBER'S PULP JUNGLE INTO A COMIC BOOK.

GOOD STUFF, AND STILL AVAILABLE WITH A LITTLE GOOGLE ACTION.


WE THE PEOPLE!

WE THE PEOPLE!

THE DESCENDENTS OF ROBIN HOOD, SINBAD, AND ZORRO TAKING TO STREETS OF A MODERN CITY? SOUNDS GREAT, BUT REVIEWS HAVE BEEN MIXED. HOWEVER, I THINK THE FOLLOWING QUOTE FROM THE COMICS WAITING ROOM SUMS THINGS UP APPROPRIATELY . . .


If you’re looking for a deep, meaningful comic then check out the list of potential Eisner winners, but if you’re looking for a swashbuckling, laugh-out-loud, young adult adventure story then WE THE PEOPLE is the book to pick up. The abundance of amusing one-liners and the visceral sense of purpose these young heroes are infused with are easily entertaining, and the striking artwork makes it effortless to get caught up in the explosive escapades. Do not look for anything subtle or serious here, just look for a good time and WE THE PEOPLE will provide.

FOR THE FULL REVIEW CLICK HERE

PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST CLOWN!

DOC SAVAGE!

DOC SAVAGE!

DC'S UPCOMING FIRST WAVE SERIES FEATURING DOC SAVAGE, BATMAN, AND THE SPIRIT, FEATURES THE ABOVE VARIENT COVER BY NEAL ADAMS.

A PULPISH HURRAH TO I WAS A BRONZE AGE BOY

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ~ SHERLOCK HOLMES!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ~ SHERLOCK HOLMES!

TO CHECK OUT MORE AT THE RAP SHEET CLICK HERE

BOND INFLUENCED COVER!

BOND INFLUENCED COVER!

WELL, IT CERTAINLY LOOKS LIKE A BOND INFLUENCED COVER TO ME, BUT I UNDERSTAND WHAT'S BETWEEN THE COVERS DOESN'T LIVE UP TO THE BILLING . . .