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Validus-V Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Validus-V’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

VALIDUS-VBy Van Allen PlexicoWhite Rocket Books253 pgs Giant robots battling each other and horrific giant monsters. Ah, the stuff of Japanese movies and American comics. And now a wonderful, action-packed novel by veteran sci-fi and pulp writer, Van Allen Plexico. This one truly has it all and this reviewer was

The Ham Report Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Ham Reporter’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE HAM REPORTERBy Robert J. RandisiDouble Day Western370 pgs When picking up this volume, we noted the sub-titles being “A Novel of Bat Masterson in Twentieth-Century New York.” Randisi sets his creative imagination post Wild West life and career of the legendary lawman who once fought alongside other larger-than-life figures

Grip of Death Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Grip of Death’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

GRIP OF DEATHBy Len LevinsonRough Edge Press242 pages Set in New York City in the turbulent year after the start of the Civil War, Levinson’s story revolves around a group of Southerners known as the Chivalry who hatch a plot to cripple the North’s economic strength. Their goal was to

Levon's Time Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Levon’s Time’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

LEVON’S TIMEA Levon Cade ThrillerBy Chuck DixonRough Edge Press228 pgs In the tradition of the great Lee Falk, creator of the Phantom cartoon strip, “for those of us who came in late.” Chuck Dixon, one of the top comic book scripters in the country, started writing a series of vigilante

The Trouble With Tribbles Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Trouble With Tribbles’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE TROUBLE WITH TRIBBLESThe Story Behind The Popular Star Trek EpisodeBy David GerroldAvailable at Amazon208 pgs The Star Trek episode, “The Trouble With Tribbles” aired in Dec of 1967. We were in Vietnam at the time and so obviously didn’t see it. Most likely our first viewing had to have

Men's Adventure #5 Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Men’s Adventure Quarterly’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLYIssue # 5Edited by Robert Deis & Bill CunninghamPulp 2.0166 pgs Issue 5 of this terrific magazine arrived like a 4th of July rocket-blaster. Jammed packed with the usual assortment of informative articles and awesome illustrations, we didn’t waste a second digging into it. The visual prize this

A Study In Crimson Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘A Study In Crimson’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

A STUDY IN CRIMSONSherlock Holmes 1942By Robert J. HarrisPegasus Crime303 pgs Like author Robert J. Harris, our first introduction to the Great Detective, Sherlock Holmes, was from the Universal movies featuring Basil Rathbone as Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. Having been born after World War II, one of

THE SHADOWED CIRCLE # 3 Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Shadowed Circle #3’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE SHADOWED CIRCLE # 3Editor/Publisher Steve DonosoA Renaissance Arts Press Publication66 pages Once again, Editor Steve Donoso and his crew of enthusiastic Shadow devotees have put together another stellar issue cram-packed with informative and fun articles. All behind a terrific cover by Steve Rude. Albert J. Emery’s query as to

Bloodless Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Bloodless’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

BLOODLESSA Pendergast NovelBy Preston & ChildGrand Central Publishing385 pgs As we said dozens of times before, our favorite new pulp series today is the Pendergast novels by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. “Bloodless” is the twentieth in the adventures of Special FBI Agent Aloysius Pendergast and probably one of the

Eye of Vengeance Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Eye of Vengeance’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE EYE OF VENGEANCEA Red Jackal AdventureBy Jonathan W. SweetBrick Pickle Media, L.L.C.149 Pgs The Twin-Cities rouge-colored adventurer returns in a full-length adventure that pits him against a mysterious criminal mastermind known by various names. For whatever nefarious reasons, publisher Blake Randolph’s secret crime-fighting persona has become the target of

Shrinking Island Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Shrinking Island’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE SHRINKING ISLANDThree NovelsBy Mickey SpillaneRough Edges Press316 pgs Vincent Demar and his son Larry move to the Caribbean Island of Peolle to start a new life. Upon arriving they make friends with islander Tim Toomey and his son Josh. Soon the two teenage boys are inseparable and ready for

Captain Moxley book review by Ron Foriter

‘Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

CAPTAIN MOXLEY and the Embers of the EmpireBy Dan HanksAngry Robot375 pgs One look at artist Daniel Strange’s collage cover and you would expect to read a rollicking, over-the-top action-packed pulp adventure. Sadly, often times as the old saw tells us, you can’t judge a book by its cover. In

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