Thursday, January 19, 2012


Tommy Hancock, Pulp Ark Coordinator, announced the end of nominations and the release of the ballot for the second Pulp Ark Awards to be given out at Pulp Ark 2012 in Batesville, AR, April 20-22, 2012.

"We had a fantastic turn out in terms of nominations again this year," Hancock stated.  "More than 25 publishers represented across the board, this is a ballot that truly reflects not only the popularity that Pulp has today, but also the variety and creativity within the field."

Listed below is the Ballot qualified voters received today.  Only those who nominated a work or individual in one of the categories are qualified to vote.  Voting will end on February 20, 2012 with winners announced soon after.

If you did nominate someone and did not receive a ballot, please email Hancock at and this will be corrected.

There will also be a Pulp Ark 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award given. This will be selected by a committee already chosen and results will be announced on or before February 21, 2012.

Best Novel Nominees
Yesteryear by Tommy Hancock-Pro Se Productions

Deadly Games by Bobby Nash-BEN Books
The Damned Thing by Barry Reese-Wildcat Books
Wake of the Red Mistress by Teel James Glenn-Eternal Press
Sentinels: Stellarax by Van Allen Plexico-White Rocket Books
Damballa by Charles Saunders-Airship 27 Productions
Hammered by Kevin Hearne-Random House
Viktoriana by Wayne Reinagel-Knightraven Studios
Misty Johnson, Supernatural Dick in Capitol Hell by R. P. Steeves-Seven Realms Publishing

Truly Deeply Disturbed by Andrew Nienaber-Postmortem Press
The Halloween Legion by Martin Powell-Wildcat Books
Dark Destiny by Jeff Melton-Jeff Melton
The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage-Desert Demons by Will Murray-Altus Press
Fortune’s Pawn by Nancy A. Hansen-Pro Se Productions
Challenger Storm: Isle of Blood by Don Gates-Airship 27 Productions
The Myth Hunter by Percival Constantine-Pulpwork Press (?)
Knight Moves by John G. Hartness-Falstaff Books
Arron of the Black Forest: The Haunting of Dragon’s Cliff by Phil Athans and Mel Odom-Arron of the Black Forest Partnership

Best Collection/Anthology Nominees
The Adventures of Fortune McCall by Derrick Ferguson-Pro Se Productions
Lance Star: Sky Ranger Volume 3 by Various-Airship 27 Productions
Blackthorn: Thunder on Mars by Various- White Rocket Books
Hugh Monn, Private Detective by Lee Houston, Jr- Pro Se Productions
Shadows of New York by Teel James Glenn-
The Adventures of Lazarus Gray by Barry Reese-Pro Se Productions
How the West was Weird II by Various-Pulpwork Press
The Game by Various -Seven Realms Publishing
The Beer Chronicles: Tales from the Paddy Rodriguez Pub by Scott Lange-Postmortem Press

The Avenger: The Justice Inc. Files by Various-Moonstone
The Rook Volume Six by Barry Reese-Pro Se Productions
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Volume 3 by various-Airship 27 Productions
Mystery Men and Women Volume 2 by Various-Airship 27 Productions
Four Bullets for Dillon by Derrick Ferguson-Pulpwork Press
Dreams of Steam II: Brass and Bolts by Various-Kerlak Publishing
Best Short Story Nominees
 “Sting of the Yellowjacket” By Howard Hopkins from the Green Hornet Casefiles-Moonstone

Red Badge Attacks by Mark S. Halegua and Andrew Salmon from Mystery Men and Women Vol II-Airship 27 Productions

Sherringford Bell: The Scandal of the Bohemian by Ken Janssens from Pro Se Presents #1-Pro Se Productions

A Bargain with Bandit Ping by Teel James Glenn from Tales of Old Magazine-Tales of Old

The Adventure of the Towne Manor Haunting by Andrew Salmon in Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective, Volume 3-Airship 27 Productions

Gunmen of the Hollow Earth by Joel Jenkins from How the West Was Weird: Campfire Tales-Pulpwork Press

Vengeance is Mine by Ron Fortier from the Avenger: The Justice Inc Files-Moonstone
Storms of Blood and Snow by Derrick Ferguson from How the West was Weird Volume II - Pulpwork Press

Misty Johnson and the Monsters of the Caribbean by R. P. Steeves from The Game- Seven Realms Publishing

Sewer Rats-C. Bryan Brown from Dark Doorways: Best of Post Mortem Press-Post Mortem Press

Death with a Glint of Bronze by Sean Taylor from Dreams of Steam II:Nuts and Bolts-Kerlak Publishing

Bastion of the Black Sorcerer by Van Allen Plexico from Blackthorn: Thunder on Mars-White Rocket Books

Summer of Death by Barry Reese from The Green Hornet Casefiles-Moonstone

Clockworks by William Preston from Asimov’s-Asimov’s

The Devil’s Workmen by Barry Reese from The Avenger: The Justice, Inc. Files-Moonstone

Shortages-Lee Houston Jr. from Hugh Monn, Private Detective-Pro Se Productions

Dock Doyle by Adam Garcia from Mystery Men and Women volume 2-Airship 27 Productions

The Hunter Island Adventure by Wayne Reinagel from Pro Se Presents #3-Pro Se Productions

Felony Fists by Paul Bishop-Fight Card

Romney Marsh, The Scarecrow of Space by Phil Bledsoe-Phil Bledsoe

Dillon and the Bad Ass Belt Buckle by Derrick Ferguson from Four Bullets for Dillon-Pulpwork Press

The Real Magic by H. David Blalock from Dreams of Steam II-Kerlak Publishing

Beast of the Black Hills by Tony Wilson from How The West was Weird II-Pulpwork Press

Best Cover Nominees
Challenger Storm: The Isle of Blood by Wm. Michael Kaluta - Airship 27 Productions
 The Adventures of Lazarus Gray by Anthony Castrillo-Pro Se Productions
Hugh Monn, Private Detective by David Russell-Pro Se Productions
Pro Se Presents #3, ‘The Hunter Island Adventure’ by Wayne Reinagel-Pro Se Productions

How The West Was Weird II by Jim Rugg-Pulpwork Press
Mars McCoy, Space Ranger by Chad Hardin-Airship 27 Productions
Strange Gods of the Dire Planet by MD Jackson-Pulpwork Press
These Trespasses by Philip R. Rogers-Post Mortem Press
The Halloween Legion by Danny Kelly-Wildcat Books
Blackthorn: Thunder on Mars by James Burns-White Rocket Books
The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage: Desert Demons by Joe DeVito-Altus Press
The Avenger: The Justice Inc. Files by E.M. Gist-Moonstone
Creeping Dawn: Rise of the Black Centipede by David Russell-Pro Se Productions
Mystery Men and Women Volume 2 by Mike Fyles-Airship 27 Productions
The Damned Thing by Jason Levesque-Wildcat Books
Arron of the Black Forest: The Haunting of Dragon’s Cliff- by Keith Birdsong-Arron of the Black Forest Partnership

Dreams of Steam II: Brass and Bolts by Darrell Osborn-Kerlak Publishing
Best Interior Art Nominees
Blackthorn:  Thunder on Mars-Chris Kohler-White Rocket Books
The Rook Volume Six –Anthony Castrillo-Pro Se Productions
Yesteryear-Pete Cooper-Pro Se Productions
Robin Hood: Arrow of Justice-Rob Davis
Challenger Storm: Isle of Blood-Wm. Kaluta-Airship 27 Productions
The Damned Thing-Kevin Duncan-Wildcat Books
Lance Star Sky Ranger, Volume 3-Shannon Hall-Airship 27 Productions
Sentinels: Stellarax-Chris Kohler-White Rocket Books
The Adventures of Lazarus Gray-George Sellas-Pro Se Productions
Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective, Volume 3-Rob Davis-Airship 27 Productions
Creeping Dawn: The Rise of the Black Centipede-Pete Cooper-Pro Se Productions
Green Lama: Case of the Final Column-Mike Fyles-Altus Press
The Hunter Island Adventure-Wayne Reinagel-Pro Se Productions
The Silver Pentacle-Peter Cooper-Pro Se Productions
Best Pulp Related Comic Nominees
Green Hornet Year One-Dynamite
Domino Lady Vs. The Mummy-Moonstone
All-Star Pulp Comics #1-Airship 27 Productions
Warlord of Mars-Dynamite Comics
Atomic Robo: Deadly Art of Science-Red 5 Comics
Beware…The Frog Men from Neptune!-215Ink Comics
Mystery Men-Marvel Comics
The Lone Ranger-Dynamite Comics
The Spirit-DC Comics
Vic Boone-215Ink Comics
Kolchak The Night Stalker-Moonstone
Best Pulp Magazine Nominees
Startling Stories- Wildcat Books
Pro Se Presents-Pro Se Productions
Dark Worlds –Rage Machine Press
Best Pulp Revival Nominees
Green Hornet Year One-Dynamite Comics
More Tales of Zorro-Moonstone
Return of the Monsters-Moonstone
The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage: Desert Demons-Altus Press
 Jim Anthony-Mark of Terror -Airship 27 Productions
The Return of The Originals-Moonstone
Best New Character Nominees
Dr. Dusk created by Mike Bullock
John Blackthorn created by Van Plexico
Hairy Khetar created by Teel James Glenn
Nicholas Saint created by Tommy Hancock
Damballa created by Charles Saunders
Dock Doyle created by Adam Garcia
Misty Johnson created by R. P. Steeves
Doc Thunder created by Thomas Deja
Vic Boone created by Shawn Aldridge
Jeremiah Courage created by Jeff Melton
Violet Cambridge created by Barry Reese
Challenger Storm created by Don Gates
Red Badge created by Mark Halegua
The Black Centipede created by Chuck Miller
Elisa Hill, The Myth Hunter created by Percival Constantine
The Impostor created by Richard Lee Byers
Bubba the Monster Hunter created by John G. Hartness
Arron of the Black Forest crated by Phil Athans and Mel Odom
Best Author Nominees
Tommy Hancock
Howard Hopkins
I.A. Watson
Nancy Hansen
Teel James Glenn
Kevin Hearne
Joshua Reynolds
Derrick Ferguson
Martin Powell
Van Plexico
Ed Brubaker
Barry Reese
William Preston
Adam Garcia
Wayne Reinagel
Richard Lee Byers
John G. Hartness
Allan Gilbreath
Paul Bishop
Percival Constantine
Best New Writer Nominees
Danny Wall
Mark S. Halegua
MD Perkins
Don Gates
R.P. Steeves
Sean Taylor
Shannon Hall
Jeff Melton
Chuck Miller