Friday, April 20, 2012

PULP NOW: THE STUDIO SPECTER!

PULP NOW: THE STUDIO SPECTER!

Coming Soon from Uchronic Press is a tale of old Hollywood where Clark Tyler teams up with the mysterious Jade Monk as they try to solve a case of a killer ghost.

Shown above is the cover of the upcoming volume "Uchronic Tales: The Studio Specter", featuring the Jade Monk and a Tong thug with art by Mike Fyles.

UCHRONIC PRESS

PULP NOW: ATHENA VOLTAIRE!

PULP NOW: ATHENA VOLTAIRE!

Globetrotting aviatrix Athena Voltaire battles Nazis, occult science, and mythical creatures against the backdrop of the pulp era. And now she’s coming in for a landing with Sequential Pulp Comics.

Co-publishers Sequential Pulp Comics and Dark Horse Comics are pleased to announce their publishing plans for writer/artist Steve Bryant’s 1930s heroine.

“Steve and I share a common love for all things pulp and for telling great stories. His character, Athena Voltaire, could not be a better fit for our line of graphic novels,” said Sequential Pulp president Michael Hudson. “These stories will have a beginning, a middle, and a true end to them, giving the reader a complete and fulfilling experience. The art and the writing are masterful. I can’t wait to see how Steve and his team develop this wonderful property as we move ahead.”

"I can't think of a better home for Athena Voltaire than the Sequential Pulp imprint. Their commitment to adapting genre classics and creating new pulp icons is second to none," said Bryant. "To be published through Dark Horse is the cherry on top. Hellboy, B.P.R.D., Buffy, Battlepug—they put out some of the best comics on the stands today. I’m flattered and humbled to see my book added to such a prestigious line!"

Athena Voltaire launched as a part of the Modern Tales family of webcomics in 2002 and was nominated for a Best Digital Comic Eisner Award in 2005. The feature was also included in St. Martin's The Year's Best Graphic Novels, Comics and Manga (2004 edition).

In addition to covering representational rights, the exclusive print and digital publishing agreement calls for an Omnibus edition containing remastered versions of the previously published Athena Voltaire material followed by new adventures, including two graphic novels and an illustrated prose anthology.

With titles scheduled into 2015 and beyond, Athena Voltaire is sure to continue to please her existing fan base as well as those who will be coming aboard through this relaunch. Anyone who enjoys pulp, classic adventure stories, classic and modern comics will fall in love with this heroine who is unlike any other in comics today.

HONEY WEST #7 ~ COMING IN AUGUST!

HONEY WEST #7 ~ COMING IN AUGUST!

PART 2 OF 2: MURDER, FORSOOTH

STORY: TRINA ROBBINS ~ ART: SILVESTRE SZILAGYI

Honey goes undercover in a corset and pushup bra at a Medieval Faire, to find out who’s threatening to kill the May Queen.

And when those beauty queens go at it tooth and nail, battling for a prize that could lead to stardom, and when that contest might very well be fixed, woe betide the girl who wins, because her jealous rivals might make sure that it’s adios!

32 PAGES, FULL COLOR, $3.99

MOONSTONE BOOKS

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

P2K REVIEWS FIGHT CARD: HARD ROAD!

P2K REVIEWS FIGHT CARD: HARD ROAD!

DAVID FOSTER, SOON TO HAVE HIS OWN NOVELIST DEBUT WITH FIGHT CARD: KING OF THE OUTBACK, GIVES US THE LOWDOWN ON THE CURRENT FIGHT CARD ENTRY . . . FIGHT CARD: HARD ROAD . . .

. . . If you have been reading the Fight Card series (and I like to think you are), then you will have noticed that the first four books are set in 1954. I haven’t asked why this is, but I do have a theory – not a very good one, but it’s worth a shot. Here it is.

On March 19, 1954, Joey Giardello knocked out Willie Tory at Madison Square Garden, in what was the first televised boxing prize fight to be shown in color.

Boxing had long been popular, but imagine watching boxing on your television screen, in your own home – in colour. It was a whole new world! Boxing came alive.

Hard Road is set three years later, in 1957. A lot had happened in those three years – chief among them was ‘Rock ‘n Roll’. Boxing now had colour and a beat, and author Kevin Michaels serves up a hard punching tale, set to a hip swiveling soundtrack . . .

FOR THE FULL REVIEW CLICK HERE

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

HARBOILDED CORNER: AARON GUNNER BACK IN ACTTION!

HARBOILDED CORNER: AARON GUNNER BACK IN ACTTION!

THE WORD FROM MY BUDDY, AUTHOR GAR ANTHONY HAYWOOD . . .

Who the hell is Aaron Gunner, you ask? He's the black private dick that's a sex machine to  no, wait, hold on, that's Shaft. Gunner is the South-Central Los Angeles native and African-American private investigator at the center of six mysteries I wrote for St. Martin's Press and G.P. Putnam's, and I'm bothering telling you so right now because today, at long last, these books are back in print, in the form of e-books from Mysterious Press …

Critics have said some very nice and flattering things about the Gunner series over the years, and the books have won a number of awards. Spike Lee's a fan, and so is Nikki Giovanni. (I kid you not.) If hardboiled mystery is your thing, please give the Gunners a look, and pass the word of their availability on to every mystery lover you know (this is starting to sound like spam, isn't it?) with a Kindle, Nook, or iPad.

TO PURCHASED DIRECTLY FROM THE MYSTERIOUS PRESS SITE CLICK HERE