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Illustrated and Designed by Rob Davis and now available at Amazon!

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Volume 4

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Volume 4 [Paperback]

I A Watson (Author), Aaron Smith (Author), Bradley H Sinor (Author), W R Thinnes (Author), Andrew Salmon (Author)

Book Description

Publication Date: January 19, 2013
The time and place, Victorian England on the cusp of a new century where the marvels of science will spur the Industrial Revolution to new heights of cultural wonder. And yet amidst this societal upheaval, the dark elements of human kind continue to worm their way through the streets of London and its surrounding countryside. Murder and mayhem remain and thus the work of Sherlock Holmes continues; his powers of deductive reasoning the crucial bulwark to stem this tide of villainy. Here are five new adventures of Holmes and Dr.Watson written in the traditional style of his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Writers I.A. Watson, Aaron Smith, Bradley H. Sinor, Bill Thinnes and Andrew Salmon deliver a quintet of truly memorable cases to challenge the famous crime fighting duo. From the murder of a man who collects clockwork automatons to the theft of a valued Japanese sword, our heroes are once again called into action confronting a diverse set of mysteries guaranteed to entice the world’s greatest Consulting Detective. Sporting a cover by Chad Hardin with interior illustrations and design by Rob Davis, the fourth volume in this bestselling series also features a fascinating essay, “The Mystery of Mr. Holmes,” by I.A. Watson. Here is grand adventure as Sherlock Homes fans around the world have come to expect from Airship 27 Productions.
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More as it develops!

Latest From Airship 27- THREE AGAINST THE STARS

New from Airship 27 Productions and the Design studio of Rob Davis:

Three Against the Stars Authored by Joe Bonadonna, Illustrated by Pedro Cruz, Cover design or artwork by Laura Givens

On the distant alien planet of Rhajnara a conspiracy created by the facist Khandra Regime is set into motion to overthrow the rightful Rhajni Republic and instigate a policy of ethnic-cleansing. The conspirators are cunning and it seems nothing in the universe can derail their mad apocalyptic scheme.

Nothing that is but three rambunctious Space Marines from the Third Regiment Company E of the United States Space Marines assigned to Rhajnara with the Terran Expeditionary Force. Sergeants Fernado Cortez, Seamus O’Hara and Claudia Akira are the most unlikely trio ever to don jarhead camouflage and become military heroes. To their superiors they are wild, reckless and incessant troublemakers always in the thick of things. Yet their courage, loyalty and devotion to duty prove them to be the toughest Devil Dogs in the Corp.

Now, with the aid of a Medical Corpsman named Makki Doon, a young Felisian native proto-feline humanoid, these three futuristic musketeers are about to become the one factor capable of exposing the traitorous Khandra coup. But to do so they will have to put their lives on the line one more time and risk all to save the day facing off against incredible odds. To save an empire they will truly become…THREE AGAINST THE STARS.

Joe Bonadonna delivers a fast paced, action packed space opera fans of Edmond Hamilton and E.E. “Doc” Smith will not soon forget.

More as it develops…

From “Imprint” a Great Look at Trucking Logo Design

This is from a newsletter I get in my regular email every day. Great link to some interesting, “regular-guy” designs.

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Just one example of expressive, minimalist logos on the highway.

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Now Available at Barnes & Noble: BOSTON BOMBERS

cover to BOSTON BOMBERS!

Overview
Winner of the 2011 Pulp Ark Award for best Pulp related comic.
The Boston Bombers are a group of high-flying agents working for the League of Nations, led by the fearless adventurer Indra Devine. The group includes ace pilot Violet “Rocky” Felicity and engineer/mechanic Copper Feladh. When one of Devine’s oldest friends, scientist Gena Wilhem, becomes a pawn in a game of political intrigue between the League and Rome, South Africa, it’s up to The Boston Bombers to unravel the mystery and save the day. The Boston Bombers is pulp writer Ron Fortier’s most imaginative and original adventure to date. It is a magnificent stew of pulp, science fiction and socio-political speculation like nothing you’ve ever read before. Long out of print, it is collected here for the very first time. Start the props, buckle up and get ready to soar into action. It’s time for… BOMBS AWAY!!

Imagine an Earth where battles are fought in the air by dirigibles; Where Jesus was a female and the Jews accepted her as the Messiah; Where the Roman Empire has survived into modern times; Where the second World War never happened and the Leagues of Nations grew into a world power. This is the world of The Boston Bombers!

Written by Ron Fortier Pencils by Chris Jones & Bob Cram Jr.
Letters & inks (and much more!) by Gary Kato Collected version edited and produced by Rob Davis

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Product Details
ISBN-13: 9780982341773
Publisher: Wild Wolf Entertainment
Publication date: 10/1/2012
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

LINK: BOSTON BOMBERS

More as it develops!

 

Robyn of Sherwood now available

The latest release from Redbud Studio Comics http://www.indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7545 :

Writer: Paul Storrie Art: Rob Davis with Michael C. Larson Letters: Thom Zahler

Standard Sized Trade Paperback
Black & White
Page Count: 96
POD $9.99 individual copies. $7.49/each Bulk orders over 5.

In this introductory story, Robyn and the remaining “Merry Men” take on King John and the latest man to hold the mantle of Sheriff of Notingham. Will the famed outlaw’s daughter live up to the legend and triumph over King and Sheriff or will she and the aging outlaw band go down in defeat?

Robin Hood is dead! In the dark years since the death of Robin Hood, the former Prince John has proven himself one of the worst kings that England will ever know. Struggling under the burden of heavy taxes and royal whim, the people speak more and more of days past, when a brave yeoman rose from among them to stand against those who abused power and privilege. Furious that his enemy is remembered still, and fearful of what his example might inspire, King John orders a campaign to extinguish the memory of the Sherwood archer. The first step–to execute the surviving members of Robin’s band! Now the only hope for the aging outlaws, and for England itself, lies in the shadows of Sherwood Forest, where Robin’s legacy of rebellion is reborn in a startling new form… …his daughter, Robyn!

Cover to Roby of Sherwood

Robyn of Sherwood TM and © Story: Paul Storrie Art: Rob Davis & Michael C. Larson. All rights reserved.

More as it develops…

Sinbad Sets Sail!

The latest from Airship 27 and the design studio of Rob Davis:

Sinbad

The greatest seafaring adventurer of all times returns to the high seas, Sinbad the Sailor!

Born of countless legends and myths, this fearless rogue sets sail across the seven seas aboard his ship, the Blue Nymph, accompanied by an international crew of colorful, larger-than-life characters. Chief among these are the irascible Omar, a veteran seamen and trusted first mate, the blond Viking giant, Ralf Gunarson, the sophisticated archer from Gaul, Henri Delacrois and the mysterious, lovely and deadly female samurai, Tishimi Osara.  All of them banded together to follow their famous captain on perilous new voyages across the world’s oceans.

Writers Nancy Hansen, I.A. Watson and Derrick Ferguson offer up three classic Sinbad tales to rival those of legend while adding a familiar sensibility from the cult favorite Sinbad movies of FX master, Ray Harryhausen.  SINBAD – The New Voyages will enthrall and entertain all lovers of fantasy adventure in a brand new way; featuring cover art by Bryan Fowler and twelve black and white illustrations by Ralf van der Hoeven.  So pack up your you traveling bags, bid ado to your loved ones and get ready to sail with the tide as Sinbad El Ari takes the tiller and the Blue Nymph sets sails once more; its destination worlds of wonder, mystery and high adventure.

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Black Bat is Back!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of BLACK BAT MYSTERY, Vol Two. This is the second in their anthology series featuring all brand new adventures of one of pulpdom’s most loved heroes, the Black Bat!

Crusading Attorney Anthony Quinn believed his career was over when a criminal threw acid into his face blinding him. Months later, desperate to regain his sight, Quinn underwent a unique transplant operation which gave him the eyes of a slain lawman. Not only did the procedure work, but it also gave Quinn the ability to see in the dark.  Using this fantastic gift, he created the Black Bat, a justice seeking vigilante able to battle those villains beyond the reach of the law. Aided by his team of loyal crime-fighters, Carol Baldwin, Silk Kerby and Butch O’Leary, the Black Bat is once again on the prowl, his target, the depraved and evil denizens of his beloved city.

“This new collection of stories are so much fun,” stated Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “We knew after the success of Volume One, we needed to really find other unique and original stories that our readers would appreciate.”  New pulp writers, Aaron Smith, Joshua Reynolds, Jim Beard and Frank Byrns offer up a deadly quartet of fast pace action thrills.  There are traditional pulp themed plots that pit the Black Bat against super human Nazis monsters and mysterious aircrafts terrorizing a small town.  But at the same time there is Frank Byrn’s yarn about corrupt politicians involved with Major League Baseball.  “The idea of using a 1930s baseball background for a Black Bat adventure was extremely exciting for us,” Fortier continued.  “And then there’s Reynolds story that has him teaming up with another classic pulp legend, Jim Anthony the Super Detective.  Now who doesn’t love a good pulp team-up?”

The book features a stunning cover by Ingrid Hardy and Rob Davis based on Byrn’s story and has gorgeous interior illustrations by Andres Labrada.  BLACK BAT MYSTERY Vol. Two is another great pulp collection from the high flying Airship 27 Productions you won’t want to miss.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION! Available At Create Space  (https://www.createspace.com/3974551) At regular Amazon a week later.

Airship 27 Hangar as $3 Digital Download (http://robmdavis.com/Airship27Hangar/index.airshipHangar.html) And in two weeks at (http://indyplanet.com/) as a POD.

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Front and back cover to BLACK BAT MYSTERY Vol. 2

Robyn of Sherwood is “Live!”

After many years of “fits and starts” at long last the reboot version of ROBYN OF SHERWOOD by Paul Storrie and yours truly is available as a graphic novel. Surf over to Indyplanet.com, specifically the URL: http://www.indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7545, and you can have your very own copy.

Writer: Paul Storrie Art: Rob Davis with Michael C. Larson Letters: Thom Zahler

Standard Sized Trade Paperback
Black & White
Page Count: 96
POD

In this introductory story, Robyn and the remaining “Merry Men” take on King John and the latest man to hold the mantle of Sheriff of Notingham. Will the famed outlaw’s daughter live up to the legend and triumph over King and Sheriff or will she and the aging outlaw band go down in defeat?

Robin Hood is dead! In the dark years since the death of Robin Hood, the former Prince John has proven himself one of the worst kings that England will ever know. Struggling under the burden of heavy taxes and royal whim, the people speak more and more of days past, when a brave yeoman rose from among them to stand against those who abused power and privilege. Furious that his enemy is remembered still, and fearful of what his example might inspire, King John orders a campaign to extinguish the memory of the Sherwood archer. The first step–to execute the surviving members of Robin’s band! Now the only hope for the aging outlaws, and for England itself, lies in the shadows of Sherwood Forest, where Robin’s legacy of rebellion is reborn in a startling new form… …his daughter, Robyn!

Robyn of Sherwood TM and © Story: Paul Storrie Art: Rob Davis & Michael C. Larson. All rights reserved.

 

More as it develops…

Cover to ROBYN OF SHERWOOD

Captain Action-Riddle of the Glowing Men now available!

CAPTAIN ACTION – PULP HERO!

Front and back cover to Captain Action=Riddle of the Glowing Men

Airship 27 Productions, one of the premier publishers in the New Pulp movement, and Captain Action Enterprises, licensors of the popular Captain Action toy line, have joined forces to produce the first ever Captain Action pulp novel, “Riddle of the Glowing Men,” by Jim Beard.  The book debuts this Aug. at Pulp Fest in Columbus, Ohio.

 

“We are tremendously excited to be working with Joe Ahearn and Ed Catto of Captain Action Enterprises,” said Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “This is the first time we’ve ever put together a title based on a highly popular and successful license.”

 

Captain Action is based on the action figure created in 1966 by Stan Weston for Ideal Toys. He came equipped with a wardrobe of costumes allowing him to become many different heroes such as Batman, The Lone Ranger, the Green Hornet and many more. In 1967, Captain Action proved so popular that the line was expanded to include a sidekick, Action Boy and a blue skinned alien foe with bug eyes, the nefarious Dr. Evil.  The following year, DC Comics licensed the character from Ideal and published five issues of Captain Action featuring industry luminaries such as Jim Shooter, Wally Wood and Gil Kane.

Since 2005, Captain Action Enterprises, has been producing an array of exciting new collectibles, including statues, toys, comics, trading cards, and apparel.  Still, the one remaining venue the enduring hero had yet to conquer was that of a prose novel.  Enter veteran writer Jim Beard, a life-long fan of the character.  “Jim approached us late last year with this idea for a Captain Action pulp novel,” recalls Catto. “We were immediately intrigued by the possibilities and began seriously exploring the idea.”

It was Beard who then brought Ahearn and Catto to Airship 27 Productions.  “At the time I’d just finished my first book for Airship 27,” Beard elaborates.  “Impressed with their industry leading quality and professionalism, I knew they were the right people to usher Captain Action into the fast-paced world of pulpdom.”

The challenge of doing a licensed property appealed to Fortier and his partner and Art Director, Rob Davis and they signed on.  Their first goal was to assemble the finest art team possible. This was achieved by recruiting the talented cover painter, Nick Runge.  Runge’s work on such IDW titles as Angel & Terminator –Salvation has spotlighted him as being one of the finest new artists in the graphic field today.  Davis himself took on the task of doing the nine interior illustrations while also designing the entire package.

Riddle of the Glowing Men,” is set in the sixties where secret agent, Miles Drake, aka, Captain Action, is attacked at A.C.T.I.O.N. headquarters by several assassins whose green skin glows as if radiated.  In the process of learning the identity of these killers and the reason behind their attack, Captain Action teams with a beautiful female Russian agent and their quest leads them to a hidden civilization under the frozen wasteland of Siberia. “Jim Beard has written a terrific, authentic Captain Action adventure,” applauds Fortier. “It perfectly captures the break-neck speed and thrills of the early pulps only with today’s modern sensibilities. This book is sure to appeal to both Captain Action fans and new pulp enthusiasts alike.”

Joe Ahearn and Ed Catto will be hosting a Captain Action panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con with further details about other exciting plans for the classic hero.  Artist Nick Runge will also be present at his table in Artist Alley.  Fortier, Davis and Beard will be in attendance at Pulp Fest and will announce the book’s actual publication date.

About Captain Action Enterprises

Captain Action!

As Retropreneurs, Captain Action Enterprises, LLC specializes in taking old properties and rejuvenating them for a new generation. Captain Action now appears in an on-going comic book series, lithographs, statues, action figures, T-shirts, model kits and an iPhone app. Additional properties include Lady Action, the Zeroids and Savage Beauty. For additional information, contact ed.catto@bonfireagency.com.

 

About Airship 27 Productions

Begun in 2004 to produce new novels and anthologies featuring classic, public domain pulp heroes of the 30s and 40s, Airship 27 Productions was one of the major factors behind the pulp renaissance which evolved into the New Pulp Movement.  Today they have over fifty titles in their ever expanding catalog, sell both hard copy and digital versions of their books and will soon be launching audio books of their titles. They can be found at airship27hangar.com

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UPDATE: 

COMIC BOOK RESOURCES Post:

CCI: Captain Action Expands, Gets Animated

The Captain Action panel at ComiCon International 2012 revealed new products including an Arctic Explorer action figure.

The Captain Action panel teased the comeback of a classic hero as Ed Catto hosted a panel dedicated to all the new developments for the Captain Action figure at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday.

The pulp hero, around since 1966, recently revived for a new generation. Following a successful re-launch of collectable figures earlier this year, Captain Action has been thrust back into the spotlight.

Read the whole post at: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=40077