Wednesday, July 19, 2017

BASS REEVES FRONTIER MARSHAL Vol Two



 
AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS
Presents
BASS REEVES
FRONTIER LAWMAN Vol 2

Airship 27 Productions is proud to announce the release of “Bass Reeves – Frontier Lawman Vol 2. This is the second in a series of brand new stories featuring one of the greatest historical figures of American history.

In the years after the Civil War, the most successful lawman to operate in the untamed frontiers was U.S. Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves. An ex-slave, Reeves pinned on the silver badge because he believed all men to be equal in the eyes of the law and so he would become an agent of that justice. In his career he captured over 3,000 felons and survived fourteen major gun battles. A crack shot with both rifle and pistol, he was never wounded once.

“The first time I heard of Bass Reeves, I was shocked that I hadn’t encountered him before in the history books I’d read while in school,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “I mean, what American child wasn’t brought up on the legendary figures of the Old West like Kit Carson, Wyatt Earp, Jesse James and Billy the Kid? But why were there no accounts about this amazing lawman?” Determined to find the answer to that puzzle, Fortier began his own research and soon discovered it was no accident that omitted the life of this dedicated deputy marshal from the chronicles of the Wild West but rather outright bigotry on the part of government sponsored educational programs.

“At the turn of the 20th Century, the Washington bureaucracy controlled education in the country and purposely forbade any mention of the contributions made by blacks in the settling of the West after Civil War. This unconscionable bigotry became the norm throughout the land,” Fortier continues. “Now it was time to set the record straight, in any way we could via our limited means. To that end, Airship 27 Productions put together an anthology featuring four fictionalized adventures starring Bass Reeves. “If stories could be invented to further the legends of such peace officers as Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, then why not Bass Reeves?”  That first collection of Bass Reeves stories went on to become one of the company’s best selling titles.

Now, in this second volume of an ongoing series, the Deputy Marshal finds himself teaming up with a spitfire of a she-devil known as Quickshot Katy, chasing down desperate train robbers, protecting an army gold shipment and defending a vicious killer against an entire town demanding blood. Writers Milton Davis, Mel Odom, Michael Black and Derrick Ferguson have saddled up to deliver four new action packed western yarns starring the one and only Bass Reeves. Award winning artist Marco Turini provides the stunning cover and Airship 27 Productions’ own Art Director and Designer, Rob Davis the twelve interior illustrations.

Time to join the posse as the legendary U.S Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves sets out to once again bring justice to frontier as only he could.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Now available at Amazon in paperback and on Kindle!
(https://www.amazon.com/dp/1946183199/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1500509092&sr=1-1&keywords=Bass+Reeves+Frontier+Marshal+Vol+2)


Saturday, June 24, 2017

THE RUBY FILES Vol Two



RUBY IS BACK!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to present the second Rick Ruby anthology as created by writers Bobby Nash and Sean Taylor. New York City is private eye’s Rick Ruby beat and beautiful women his weakness. All Ruby ever wants to do is earn enough to get by and stay out of trouble.  But no matter how hard he tries to keep his nose clean, trouble has a way of finding him.

From spies, to gang wars, hangings and cold blooded murder, writers Alan J. Porter, Ron Fortier, Bobby Nash and Sean Taylor put Ruby through his paces. But in the end, the smart mouth shamus knows, to survive, he’s going to need a little help from his friends.

“Ruby is a classic private eye of the old school,” says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “I’ve always loved these characters from Sam Spade to Philip Marlowe. So when Bobby and Sean proposed this series to us, I was on board immediately. Volume one was lots of fun and our mystery fans wanted more.  We were only too happy to provide them with this second volume. I even joined in the fun contributing my own Rick Ruby story.”

Well known popular artist Mark Wheatley returns for a second, stunning cover while Nik Poliwko turned in the nine beautiful interior illustrations. A super package then assembled by Airship 27 Productions’ Art Director, Rob Davis, for as yet another great quartet of P.I. adventures. 

Mystery lovers will rejoice when they crack open The Ruby Files, Volume Two.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available now in paperback from Amazon and soon on Kindle.

(https://www.amazon.com/dp/1946183180/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1498325417&sr=1-8&keywords=The+Ruby+Files+Vol+Two)

Sunday, June 11, 2017

SSLITS



 
IT CAME FROM
OUTER SPACE

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to present the latest thriller from veteran genre author, Michael Vance, “SLLITS.”

In 1947, just outside of Corona, New Mexico, on a hot July day, a flying saucer crash lands in the desert.  The government immediately sends in the military and has the alien craft and its crew transported to an airbase in Roswell. Four of the five alien voyagers are dead, the fifth, a huge, gelatinous creature, becomes the sole focus of their investigation.

Leading in the study is C.I.A. officer Celeste Gains. By accident she creates both a mental and physical bond with the alien who refers to itself as Sslits. For the next fifty years it will be the entire purpose of her existence. Her mission is twofold. First to keep you him out of the public eye and second, prevent unscrupulous government agencies from exploiting Slits amazing abilities. Among these is nullifying the aging process for her. At ninety, Celeste doesn’t look older than her mid thirties.

When a second Slits arrives on earth, its sole purpose, to locate and destroy the first, Celeste is faced with her greatest challenge yet. Veteran writer Michael Vance offers up both a fresh and frightening look at a “first encounter” unlike anything ever imagined.

“Whether writing about old haunted New England hamlets or monsters from outer space,” says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier, “Michael Vance has a way of adding a unique creepiness to his fiction that stays with you long after you’ve finished reading. He’s a talented writer of the macabre and “Sllits” is no exception.”

Joining Vance is artist Gary Kato who provides the books interior illustrations and Art Director Rob Davis completes the package with an eerie cover by Canadian Ted Hammond thus offering up another classic Airship 27 pulp thriller.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available at Amazon and soon on Kindle –
(https://www.amazon.com/dp/1946183172/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1497201474&sr=1-1&keywords=SSLITS+Michael+Vance)

Sunday, May 28, 2017

JEZEBEL JOHNSTON - SEA WITCH



 

JEZEBEL JOHNSTON’S
ADVENTURES CONTINUES

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to present the third installment in Nancy Hansen’s epic saga of the rise of Pirate Queen Jezebel Johnston.

Having escaped the clutches of the sadistic French pirate, Julien Levesque, young Jezebel Johnston and her companions, Walter Armitage and Pakke, throw their lot in with the inexperienced captain Emile Gagnon and his crew. Fleeing in his speedy sloop rechristenrd Sea Witch, their audacious plan is to recruit additional sailors and raid the pearl rich islands beyond Port Royale.  But to do so they will need to avoid the larger pirate ships relying on stealth and cunning.  If they succeed, a treasure beyond imagining awaits them. If they fail, a cold and watery grave.

“With  book # 3, Sea Witch, Jezebel’s life takes a drastic detour,” says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “New allies are formed and plans formulated to evade old enemies. Hansen’s research is as meticulous as ever as she continues the saga of this truly memorable character. Anyone who has read the first two books will be thrilled to dig into this new chapter.”

Once again Nancy Hansen sets a course for action and adventure with pulpdom’s newest, most daring hero, Jezebel Johnston, pirate maid.  Award winning Art Director Rob Davis  provides the interior illustrations and Laura Givens a stunning, action filled cover.  “Jezebel Johnston – Sea Witch” is a seagoing pirate tale filled with colorful rogues and a lush, historical background. Soon to be an instant pulp classic.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available in paperback from Amazon and soon on Kindle.

(https://www.amazon.com/dp/1946183156/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1495981249&sr=1-1&keywords=Jezebel+Johnston+Sea+Witch)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017



 
FIVE NEW MYSTERIES

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of “Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective Vol 9.”

Once again, hidden on the fog shrouded streets of London are heinous criminals set upon their nefarious schemes. All that stands in their way are two men, stalwart and unafraid to take on villainy in all its insidious disguises; Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

“Every single time we put out a new volume, our Sherlock Holmes fans are delighted,” says Airship 27 Production’s Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “Honestly, they devour each one and then within weeks of a new release, I’m getting mail asking when the next one is coming out. The popularity of these characters appears to be as strong as ever to readers around the world.”

In this, the ninth entry in this bestselling series, the crime solving companions tackle five brand new mysteries that are totally unique from any of their previous adventures. Among these; an entire crew of a shoreline light house vanishes during a raging storm, one of Watson’s old army colleagues is accused of murder and a former Baker Street Irregular seeks out their aid on behalf of his crippled father. These three cases and two others are brilliantly delivered by writers I.A. Watson, Fred Adams Jr., Erik Franklin and Aaron Smith. Proving once again there is only one Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective.

Airship 27 Productions’ Art Director, Rob Davis provides the black and white interior illustrations as he has done with all previous volumes and Adam Shaw delivers a truly striking cover.  Sure to be another winner from the leading publisher in New Pulp fiction.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available now from Amazon in paperback and soon on Kindle.

(https://www.amazon.com/Sherlock-Holmes-Consulting-Detective-9/dp/1946183148/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493079734&sr=1-1&keywords=sherlock+holmes+consulting+detective+9)


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

MYSTERY MEN ( & Women ) Vol 4



 
MORE NEW
MYSTERY MEN (& Women)
Volume IV

Airship 27 Productions thrilled to announce the release of our latest volume of Mystery Men (& Women) Volume # 4.  As in previous editions, the volume offers up another quartet of new, original pulp heroes by today’s finest pulp writers.

Ron Fortier, Managing Editor of Airship 27 Productions reminds fans of the series’ beginnings. “After a few years of publishing new adventures of the classic pulp heroes from the 30s and 40s, many of our writers started asking if they could offer up tales of their own, new creations. We thought it was a great idea and a natural evolution of what we were doing.”

In this new volume, you’ll find “A Waltz in Scarlet.” From the pages of the Shadow Legion, comes the Ferryman; a blind man who sees through the eyes of ghosts. Created by Thomas Deja. “Cult of the Stranger.” The popular Eel and Adder, aided by another mystery man ally, must take on a gang of modern Thuggees lose in the city. Created by Joel Jenkins. “The Cult of Kali Kill,” is another rousing adventure starring Chicago’s most unique avenger, the bumbling hero the Bagman as invented by B.C. Bell. And rounding out the book is “The Grey Mantis Strike,” wherein a masked martial artist races the clock to save a group of kidnapped children. Created by C. William Russette.

“We couldn’t be any happier with this volume’s action packed stories,” says Fortier. “Then add interiors by Rob Davis and a beautiful evocative cover of the Ferryman by Zacharay Brunner, and we think Mystery Men (& Women) Vol 4 is sure to delight our loyal readers.”

Four thrill-a-minute tales of suspense, mystery and action that keep the true spirit of the classic pulps alive!!

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available now in paperback from Amazon and soon on Kindle.

(https://www.amazon.com/dp/194618313X/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1492002166&sr=1-4&keywords=mystery+men+%26+women+airship+27)


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

SCIMIDAR



SCIMIDAR RETURNS!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to present the first novel based on the action packed, adult comic book  “Scimidar” created by writer R.A. Jones and artist Rob Davis. Between 1986 and 1994, Eternity Comics, a label of Malibu Comics, published creator owned, offbeat titles and none was more original than  “Scimidar” first released in 1988.

Set in a post apocalyptic world of the far future, Jones & Davis’ series told the story of a beautiful, sexy mercenary who would do whatever it took to survive and protect those she loved. “Scimidar” pushed the envelope in regards to fast-paced, action orientated adult fare for its time and is to this day fondly remembered by its legion of fans.

“I was a huge fan of the comics,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “It was the first series that I remember seeing Rob’s work in and eventually let to my reaching out to him as one comic creator to another. Now, decades later he’s our Art Director here at Airship 27.” Fortier continues to explain how he and Davis often talked about their past comic careers and those projects that remained special in their memories.
Thus “Scimidar” kept coming up over and over again. Eventually Fortier contacted writer R.A. Jones with the idea of his writing a Scimidar pulp novel.  “I was ecstatic when R.A. replied that he’d love to do such a book and of course no one was happier than Rob.”

Now R.A. Jones tells, for the very first time, the secret origin Scimidar in this exciting new, pulp infused novel, while Davis returns as the book’s illustrator. “It was a great pleasure to draw Scimidar again,” Davis adds happily.  “It reminded me that I have never had quite as much fun as a storytelling artist as I did with those comic book stories.” Finally, popular Canadian artist Ted Hammond provides the gorgeous cover of this lethal beauty.

There was never another character like “Scimidar,” before or since. Open this book and find out why.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Now Available at Amazon in paperback and soon on Kindle.

(https://www.amazon.com/dp/1946183113/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1490102594&sr=1-1&keywords=SCIMIDAR)