Thursday, February 4, 2016



Airship 27 Productions is damn happy to announce the release of writer B. Chris Bell’s newest collection of Bagman stories.  Sure to be welcome news to all our Chicago based pulp fans as that is the character’s home base in the 30s.

A new gang boss is taking over the meat-packing district of Chicago and his tools are murder and intimidation.  He calls himself the Butcher and the trail of death and destruction he leaves in his wake is a testament to that moniker. Now it will take all of the Bagman’s skills and know-how to unmask this savage foe and save the streets of the Windy City from a new and bloody gang war.

Writer B. Chris Bell unleashes a trio of brand new adventures featuring his sarcastic 1930’s hero who wears a burlap sack over his head and fights for his neighborhood streets. Added to this volume’s roster is a mystery involving the kidnapping of newsboys and in a third story, Bagman’s trusted ally and driver, Crankshaft, is featured in a solo short.

Canadian artist Art Cooper, joins Airship 27 Productions for the first time with his wonderful black and white illustrations.  Cooper has a Jack Kirby style of drawing that is perfectly suited to the pulps.  Art Director Rob Davis provides the cover logo and composition with final art painting by New Zealand’s own Shane Evans giving the book a truly international creative team.

Here is pulp action in a truly unique style starring one of the most original new pulp stars ever put to paper, the Bagman!

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016


The Pulp Ark Awards Have Returned!
Vote Today!

Pulp Ark, a convention focusing on New Pulp Fiction and Culture, was held from 2011 to 2013. In 2015, Pulp Ark returned as a major component of the River City Comic Expo in Little Rock, AR. A primary part of Pulp Ark for its first three years were The Pulp Ark Awards, fan voted awards for Genre Fiction defined as New Pulp.
According to Tommy Hancock, founder and coordinator of Pulp Ark and the Awards, The Pulp Ark New Pulp Awards are continuing in 2016 and will be awarded at the River City Comic Expo June 11-12, 2016 in Little Rock, AR.
“It feels right,” says Hancock, “to return the Awards to their association with Pulp Ark, especially with the successful return of the convention in a slightly new form in 2015. We’ve reviewed the slate of awards given in the past and have reduced the number for a variety of reasons, and although we may add removed awards back or even new categories at a later date, we feel like the awards offered are comprehensive for the state of New Pulp today. Pulp Ark was conceived to bring the best and brightest creators to the public’s attention and the Awards proved then and will again prove to be one of the best possible ways to do just that.”
Nominations for the 2016 Pulp Ark New Pulp Awards are now open and will close at 5 PM CST on February 1, 2016. Anyone can nominate in any of the available categories for work that was published in 2015, either in print, ebook form, or in an established internet venue, such as an e-magazine. Postings on personal blogs do not qualify.
All nominations that are made that fit the qualifications of New Pulp will be placed on the final ballot, regardless of the number of nominations any one work or individual receives. NO CREATOR MAY NOMINATE HIM/HERSELF OR HIS/HER WORK FOR A PULP ARK NEW PULP AWARD. Publishers may, however, nominate works from their own publishing houses as long as the Publisher is not a writer or artist involved in the nominated work. This is also a change from previous years.
To determine if a work or creator qualifies for these awards the definition for works that qualify is as follows-New Pulp is fast-paced, plot-oriented storytelling of a linear nature with clearly defined, larger than life protagonists and antagonists, creative descriptions, clever use of turns of phrase and other aspects of writing that add to the intensity and pacing of the story.
Hancock also states, “Every year we held the awards, we received nominations that, due to the subjective way that New Pulp is defined, might be questionable in terms of qualifying as New Pulp. As we have done in the past with the Awards, there will be a selected committee of 4-5 New Pulp creators who will, when such questions arise, be consulted to determine inclusion of said work as a nomination.”
The only works eligible for the 2016 New Pulp Awards are those produced between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015. Anyone can make a nomination and anyone that makes a nomination will receive a ballot on February 2nd and voting will be open until 5 PM CST on February 17, 2016. Also, ballots will be posted on the Pulp Ark New Pulp Awards 2016 Facebook page and available for anyone who wishes to cut and paste and email the ballot to Each ballot must contain a link to a Facebook page, a Twitter account, an email profile, or some other verifiable source by which the identity of the voter can be affirmed.
In the past, the Pulp Ark Awards were physical plaques presented to each winner. The final form of the 2016 Awards has not be determined at this point, but a physical award of some sort will be given to each winner.
The Categories open for Nomination until 5 PM CST February 1, 2016, are as follows.
Only One Nomination allowed per person per category in-
1. Best Novel (This includes E-books as well as print books and length must be 40,000 + words)
2. Best Collection/Anthology (This includes single author story collections and multi- author anthologies. This includes E-publications as well as print books)
3. Best short story (this includes stories that appear in short story collections, anthologies, magazines, and e magazines. If from an e-mag, the story must appear on a site identified as an e-magazine, not simply be posted on a site or blog. It includes e-publications as well as traditionally printed works. Length must be 17,500 words or less.)
4. Best Novella (this includes stories that appear in short story collections, anthologies, magazines, and e magazines. If from an e-mag, the story must appear on a site identified as an e-magazine, not simply be posted on a site or blog. It includes e-publications as well as traditionally printed works. Length must be 17,500- 40,000 words)
5. Best Cover-(This is restricted to prose book publications, including e-books)
6. Best Artist (This reward refers to the artist only and any artist with work published in New Pulp works, including novels, short stories, magazines, e-publications, and covers or interiors as well, in 2015 is eligible).
7. Best Author (This reward refers to the author and any author with work published in 2015 is eligible, including novels, short stories, etc. This includes e-publications as well).
8. Best New Writer (To be nominated, a writer must have been published for the first time in the pulp field in the calendar year of 2015. This includes e-publications as well).

Send all nominations or any questions to

Monday, January 18, 2016



Airship 27 Productions is pleased to announce the release of its first title of 2016; a gripping crime thriller by two of the finest new pulp writers in the business, R.A. Jones and Michael Vance.

1935 Detroit, the city is in the midst of a heat wave when a beautiful white woman is brutally raped and murdered setting off a powder keg. The chief suspect is a recently paroled black man. Fearing for his life, he goes into hiding only to discover that the victim’s father, a rich financier, has put a bounty on his head; one million dollars for his the apprehension; dead or alive.

Standing between the fugitive and a lynching mob are detectives Michael Yellowstone, an Osage Indian and his partner, Lt. Jack Hill. Yellowstone is determined to find King and bring him in alive. What he does know is that Hill has a totally different goal in mind.

“Today’s pulp readers love mystery and crime stories,” claims Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “For the past several years, many have approached us at conventions looking specifically for these kinds of stories.  So, when Jones and Vance offered us this truly original, fast paced crime thriller, it was a no brainer. Honestly, I wish someone would make a film of this book. It’s that suspenseful…and timely.”

Mexican artist Jesus Hernandez Rodriguez provides both the cover and black and white interior illustrations for this gripping novel with Award Winning artist Rob Davis providing the book design.

Michael Vance and R.A. Jones offer up a tense, suspenseful thriller that explodes across the pages and money hungry citizens are transformed into blood thirsty hunters in the biggest manhunt of them all.


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Thursday, December 31, 2015



Airship 27 Productions proudly presents BASS REEVES – FRONTIER LAWMAN, a fictional anthology inspired by the life of a real Oklahoma U.S. Deputy Marshal.

He began his life as a slave. During the Civil War he escaped and lived among the Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes in the Oklahoma Territories. He learned to ride, shoot and track prey from his adopted people. When the war ended, he was recruited as one of the first black deputy marshals in the history of the west.

In a thirty year career, operating under the authority of Judge Parker out of Fort Smith, he captured over three thousand outlaws, was involved in fourteen major gun battles and never wounded once.  At the ended of his career, he became a Deputy Sheriff in Tuskegee until his death at the age of 70.  He is considered the greatest western lawman that ever lived.

“The greatest lawman you never heard of,” states Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “Shamefully because of the color of his skin, Bass Reeves’ exploits were purposely left out of the history books. While we were being taught about the white lawmen of the times such as Wyatt Earp and Wild Bill Hickock, prejudicial teachers did their best to bury the stories of the hundreds of black pioneers who worked, sweated and died to settle the western territories. Brave black cowboys, Buffalo Soldiers and heroes of justice like Bass Reeves; determined to bring law and order to the Wild West.”

Now writers Gary Phillips, Mel Odom, Andrew Salmon and Derrick Ferguson have whipped up four action packed adventures inspired by this legendary figure. Tales of a wild frontier where outlaws and renegades roamed freely until the coming of one amazing man who wore a badge and vowed to bring justice to one and all. He was Bass Reeves – Frontier Marshal.


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Saturday, December 26, 2015


Author D. Alan Lewis (you should be reading his stuff) has been doing author interviews on his Tales of the Writing Werewolf website. There are many great interviews posted and you should really check them out. Today, it is author Bobby Nash's turn in the hot seat.

From the site:
Holiday Guest Author: Bobby Nash
This holiday season, I’ve decided to promote some of my writer friends and ask some of the questions that folks ask me. Today’s guest/victim is: Bobby Nash.

You can read the full interview here.

Please, also check out the other writer interviews as well. There are some really talented people spotlighted there.

Friday, December 25, 2015


Big thanks to Kimberly Richardson for her kind words about the Operation: Silver Moon graphic novel by Bobby Nash and Rick Johnson over at The Nocturnal Aesthetic. Read her full review at here.

Thanks a million, Kimberly.

The Silver Moon Team

Art: Rick Johnson
A Graphic Novel by Bobby Nash and Rick Johnson

Behind enemy lines, Agent Tom Lupis of The American War Department uses his special skills to thwart the Axis takeover of the world. What makes Agent Lupis such a unique agent is his gift/curse. Tom Lupis is a werewolf. When war breaks out, Lupis and his beastly alter ego agree to work together for the greater good and end the Axis threat once and for all.

In Operation: Silver Moon, Nazi agents have discovered a long lost army of the undead that they plan to unleash on an unsuspecting world. Agent Lupis is sent in to deal with the threat, which brings him into contact with the vampire lord known as Vlas. Can Lupis and Vlas put aside their ages old differences and work together to stop the Nazi's Army of the Undead?

Operation: Silver Moon is a graphic novel written by Pulp Ark Award Winning Author Bobby Nash with beautiful artwork by Rick Johnson.

Operation: Silver Moon features a cameo appearance by Nash's Lance Star and the amazing Sky Rangers. You can even see them on the cover.

OPERATION: SILVER MOON can be purchased at the following:
Amazon (paperback)             Barnes and Noble (paperback)
Amazon UK (paperback)      Amazon CA (paperback)
Amazon Kindle (ebook)

Learn more at the official Operation: Silver Moon website.

Published by BEN Books.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015


Proudly Presents

Earlier in the year we learned that New Pulp writer/editor/publisher Tommy Hancock was suffering from congestive heart-failure.  A relatively young family man, this was a dangerous condition that threatened not only Tommy but his entire family.  Almost immediately after this news was made public, several members of the New Pulp community began putting their heads together to see if anything could be done to help the Hancocks.

“Jaime Ramos proposed the idea of doing a benefit anthology,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “It was such a great idea, I realized it needed to get done and we began planning such a project.” The first thing Fortier did was bring aboard his partner in Airship 27, Art Director Rob Davis. “There was no way this was going to fly without Rob handling the book’s overall artwork and design.”  Fortier then went to Hancock and informed him of their plans. With Hancock’s blessings, he then posted an ad on Facebook explaining the project and seeking submissions from both writers and artists.  “It was always our intention to do this as a traditional pulp tome and thus artwork would be a major element in the final product.”

Much to Fortier’s surprise, and delight, the first creator to volunteer his assistance was Douglas Klauba, one of the finest artists in the field.  Klauba volunteered to paint the anthology’s cover once the book was assembled.  “Honestly,” Fortier confesses, “I was in shock. Doug is an amazing artist and his offering to do the cover was very much an omen that we were about to put together something truly unique.”

Within 48 hours after posting his recruiting ad, Fortier had received 57 commitments by New Pulp writers while 36 artists in the field signed on to do the illustrations.  Amongst these creators were some of the most popular New Pulp writers and artists in the field. In fact, getting so many promised stories in just two days, Fortier begrudgingly realized he and his associates were being handed a giant book and he publicly closed the admission call.  “It was crazy,” he recalls.  “Fifty-seven stories in just two days!  Of course there were naysayers who warned me we’d never get all of them.  They were right, we got 62 instead.”

And so the project began with Fortier reading each entry and then assigning it to an artist to illustrate.  Each tale features one black and white illustration.  Ramos acted as his assistant editor proofing teach story after Fortier with them.  Then, months into the project, Ramos, who suffers from diabetes, found his own health in jeopardy and after having handled half the stories, was forced to sideline himself.  What looked to be a major set-back was averted with writer/editor Todd Jones, a protégé of Fortier’s, volunteered to take on the task of finishing the proofing.

And so, after months of ups and downs. Airship 27 Productions is extremely proudly to present LEGENDS OF NEW PULP FICTION.  A giant treasure chest of some of the finest New Pulp fiction ever produced in an 830 page collection.  Representing the varied genres of pulp tradition, this volume features tales of horror, mystery, horror, suspense, pirates, fantasy, private eyes, crime-busting avengers and westerns to name a few.
“Rob and I kidded during the long months of production that we had everything pulp save for a romance story,” quips Fortier.  “Then in the final days of story submissions, we were sent a romance.  No lie!”

LEGENDS OF NEW PULP FICTION is now available at in both hard copy and on Kindle.  All profits earned by this amazing book are going to Tommy Hancock and his family.  Sure to become a valued collector’s item, LEGENDS OF NEW PULP FICTION is a one of a kind title pulp fans young and old, will cherish in years to come.


Available now from Amazon and on Kindle.


Thursday, December 17, 2015


DAMBALLA – Several years ago Airship 27 made pulp history with Charles Saunders’ book DAMBALLA, featuring the first ever 1930s black avenger.  Now Radio Archives bring it to audio life thanks to narrator Calvin Worthen.  (



Just in time for Christmas, Airship 27 Productions and Radio Archives announce the release of two more pulp audio adventures.

JIM ANTHONY SUPER DETECTIVE Vol One featuring tales by Andrew Salmon, B.C. Bell and Erwin K. Roberts

(,+Andrew+Salmon,+B.+C.+Bell as read by Bob Kern.)

And our second Sherlock Holmes title to come to audio, Gary Lovisi’s SHERLOCK HOLMES – THE BARON’S REVENGE, read by George Kuch.


Saturday, December 12, 2015


Diamond Catalog Solicitation -

Story: Ron Fortier, Aaron Shaps
Art: Silvestre Szilagyi
Cover: Michael Stribling
32pgs, gray, 7” x 10”, $3.50
UPC: 685239899047

Dateline 1938.  Hitler and the Nazis have begun their plans to conquer the world. In the states, the crimefighter known as the Black Bat encounters German spies exhibiting strange, unworldly powers. Have aliens infiltrated the Third Reich and is the threat to mankind greater than imagined? Hurriedly the Bat assembles a team of specialists to help him confront this unknown foe: Airboy, Domino Lady, Moon Man, Golden Amazon, and more! They will become known as The Guns of the Black Bat.
***RETAILER INCENTIVE: If you purchase 4 or more copies of Guns of the Black Bat #1, you will receive 1 FREE variant issue!


What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a BOOK GIVEAWAY?
My thoughts exactly. That's why we're doing one. Check out the press release below.
You can also find information on all of these novels in the novels tab above and the ESO book under the anthologies tab.

Please feel free to share this information or these handy social media friendly ads around.

Good luck and happy holidays!



Author Bobby Nash, in conjunction with New Legend ProductionsBEN Books, and The ESO Network, is holding a holiday book giveaway that includes a copy of EARTH STATION ONE: TALES OF THE STATION autographed by the entire creative team (Joe Crowe, Michael A. Gordon, Mike Faber, Bobby Nash, Van Allen Plexico, Dr. Scott Viguie, and cover artist Mark Maddox) and a copy of one novel by Bobby Nash, signed by the author. Titles include EVIL WAYSDEADLY GAMES!EARTHSTRIKE AGENDAFIGHTCARD: BAREFOOT BONESDOMINO LADY: MONEY SHOT, and ALEXANDRA HOLZER'S GHOST GAL: THE WILD HUNT.

To enter, all you have to do is email your name, address, and your novel choice to It's that easy. Also, let Bobby know if you would like to join the Nash Newsletter mailing list for even more goodies.

The winner will be drawn on Christmas Day, December 25, 2015 and announced at as well as on Bobby's social media sites: InstagramFacebookTwitterPinterest, and Google+.

Good luck and Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 5, 2015


Since their joining forces, Airship 27 Productions and Radio Archives have released a half dozen audio books from the New Pulp publisher’s catalog.  Now, they are bringing out three new titles to add to this fast growing list.  “We couldn’t be any happier,” says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “Every Radio Archives audio-book is a quality product and their narrators are the best in the business.  Having three released like this feels as if we are giving our fans an early Christmas gift.”

The three new audio releases are –

SHERLOCK HOLMES – SECRETS OF THE DEAD by Jack Beddows and read by George Kuch.  Will be reading all of Airship 27 Productions’ Sherlock Holmes books.

WEIRD HORROR TALES Vol One by Michael Vance and read by Chase Johnson.
Johnson will be reading all three books in this series by the Horror Master, Michael Vance.

BIKER by Mike Baron as read Josh Harrison.  The creator of NEXUS and BADGER offers up a gritty, action packed crime thriller you do not want to miss.


Monday, November 23, 2015


Presents -

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the released of its newest pulp anthology starring one of the most famous figures in American theatrical history; magician – escape artist supreme, the one and only Harry Houdini!

Houdini began his stage career as a card manipulator.  As his popularity grew, he quickly became known as one of the most colorful stage magicians and escape artists of all time.  Then the movies came knocking and the man people had only read about in the newspapers was suddenly starring on the silver screen captivating audiences with his daring serial exploits.  Harry Houdini was no longer just a magician, he was a bonafide celebrity known around the world.

“I’ve been fascinated with this character since I first heard of him as a child,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “The more I learned it became clear that Houdini, during his own lifetime, evolved into one of the first true international superstars. Once he became a hero of the cinema, his fame and legend were permanently cemented in the hearts of his admirers everywhere.  Wherever he appeared the states, he would attract crowds numbering in the thousands.”

In 1904 Houdini and his manager, Martin Beck, began a world tour starting in London and the adventures grew even more fantastic.  “Although our stories are fictional,” continues Fortier, “we saw his globe-trotting escapes as the perfect backdrop for our writers to whip up fantastic, action packed tales.” From encounters with Bram Stoker and Arthur Conan Doyle, Houdini then battles an evil cult in the catacombs of Paris before heading to Berlin on the famous Nord Express where murder reared its ugly.  These amazing tales are chronicled here by Jim Beard, James Palmer, Ian Watson and Roman Leary.

The cover is by Carl Yonder with gorgeous black and white illustrations by Pedro Cruz and all put together by our award winning Art Directo, Rob Davis.  And so Airship 27 Productions is truly excited to present our readers with a brand new look at a truly extraordinary man who was indeed larger life, he was Harry Houdini, Pulp Hero!


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Friday, November 13, 2015



Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announced the releases of their latest New Pulp thriller – SECRET AGENT X – Vol 5.  The greatest pulp spy of them all returns in this, the action packed fifth volume of brand new Secret Agent X adventures by today’s top New Pulp writers. 

Within these pages the Man of a Thousand Faces squares off against a deadly foreign spy in a climatic battle amongst the clouds; faces terror on the high seas as he duels a modern day Captain Nemo and then battles with a beautiful, cunning criminal mastermind.  Here are thrills upon thrills in four brand new tales by J. Walt Layne, Andy Fix, Fred Adams Jr. and Frank Schildiner.

“By far one of our most popular series,” declares Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “Whereas this time around we thought it might be fun to have a cover that would pay homage to the old 50s Men’s Adventure Magazines and so recruited Ingrid Hardy.”  Ingrid Hardy is one of the premier artists of Canada and her water colors have been featured in various magazines and other publications.

Contributing the twelve interior illustrations is Pulp Factory Award winning Art Director Rob Davis.  “In all this is a great looking…and reading package,” Fortier adds.  “Our Secret Agent X fans will not be disappointed.”

Secret Agent X is one of the most popular heroes ever to emerge from the classic pulps.  Now’s he back; a one man army defending the country he loves against all who would threaten her.  This is pulp fiction at its best!

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!

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Friday, September 27, 2013


 ComicMix ( , one of the leading Internet sites for news and opinion about popular culture, today announced that it is expanding its reach with the addition of All Pulp, a well known source for Pulp related news.

Mike Gold, Editor-in-Chief of ComicMix, said, "As someone who loves comics, movies and television, I'm a big fan of pulp fiction. All Pulp is keeping alive traditions that gave us The Shadow, The Phantom, and Indiana Jones.  It's a great place for our readers to discover fantastic new entertainment."

All Pulp Founder and Editor in Chief Tommy Hancock said, "This is a great next step for All Pulp.  Being a part of ComicMix means that Pulp, both Classic and New, will be exposed to a much larger audience and that's all we've ever wanted to do.  Share the work that has been done and that is being done in the Pulp style.  And the fit is a good one, with Pulp Fiction being so integral into the development of so many ways to tell stories, especially comic books.  All Pulp belongs at ComicMix."

All Pulp is a leading source to the Who, What, When, Where, and How of the Modern Pulp Revival.  Interest in Classic Pulps, discussions of then versus now, news and information concerning Pulp Fiction from its early 20th Century Origins through its heyday to the modern revitalization of the style, All Pulp is the go to source for releases, interviews, reviews, and more.

ComicMix is the site for readers who enjoy all types of popular culture, from comic books, television and movies to video games and more.  Every day, hundreds of thousands of visitors find news, facts, reviews, commentary, columns and a community environment that traces across the globe, across decades and into the future.

For more information, contact
Martha Thomases
Vice-President, Communications and Marketing


A few months ago, All Pulp came to an interesting precipice.  I had to make a decision to either leave All Pulp and essentially end the site or to pass on the duties I have here to someone else.  What actually happened was something different.  Mike Gold and Glenn Haumann of ComicMix reached out and wanted to bring All Pulp into the ComicMix family.  Many wonderful things were said about All Pulp, our staff, and what we have done to bring Classic and New Pulp news and more to the attention of readers today.   Although it has taken some time, that process has finally happened.

As of October 1st, 2013, All Pulp staffers will begin posting at just as regularly, if not more as we always have.  There are already past articles there as a transfer of the content here moved our stuff there.   New articles will begin appearing on the First of October and for the most part, our content will remain the same.  Some recurring things, such as newsletters for some companies and other material, will not be continued due to technical issues concerning how they were submitted usually as well as the style guide we'll be following at the new site.

Although I am not EIC, I will still be involved, primarily as a contributor and as the All Pulp representative so to speak between the two groups.

I can't even put into words how much the support and encouragement every single reader of this site has provided to myself and those who have contributed.  Please continue to follow Pulp news and the people in it with All Pulp at  Thank You.

Tommy Hancock