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Pollen In Print 1955 - 1959 Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Pollen In Print 1955 – 1959’ Review By Ron Fortier

POLLEN IN PRINT 1955-1959Edited by Robert Deis & Wyatt DoyleMen’s Adventure Library# new texture159 pgs With this book, Men’s Adventure Magazines historians Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle once again shine a light on the amazing, and prolific work of artist Samson Pollen. In the two previous volumes, “Pollen’s Action” and

Cowboy and the Conqueror Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Cowboy and The Conqueror’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE COWBOY AND THE CONQUERORA Bob Howard AdventureBy Teel James GlennPro Se Press180 pgs In 2020, writer Teel James Glenn wrote “A Cowboy in Carpathia” and in 2021 it was nominated for a Pulp Factory Award for Best Novel. The story’s conceit was that pulp writer Robert E. Howard, the

Blood On The Trail Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Blood On The Trail’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

BLOOD ON THE TRAILA Jeremiah Halstead WesternBy Terrence McCauleyPinnacle Books315 pgs Mystery writer Terrence McCauley burst on the Western scene several years ago with his first Sheriff Aaron Mackey novel, “Where the Bullets Fly.” At the end of that four-book series, Mackey was sworn in as Montana’s U.S. Marshal and

Vermin Calling Book Review

‘Vermin Calling’ Book Review By Ron Foriter

VERMIN CALLINGBy Darryle PurcellOffbeat Reads198 pgs Young Vernon Jiles was bullied as a child. His worst tormentor, his older brother. To survive these daily beatings, Vernon lost himself in his comics and soon developed a true love of graphic storytelling. Enough so that he began drawing his own comics and

Moonlight Serenade Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Moonlight Serenade’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

MOONLIGHT SERENADEBook Three of the Vim Hood ChroniclesBy Terry Mark285 pgs With this volume, writer Terry Mark continues his thrilling alternate history series featuring some very famous personalities. He picks up the narrative in Europe shortly after the Normandy invasion by Allied troops. We find General Patton leading his armored

Men's Adventure Vol 4 Book Review By Ron Fortier

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

MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLYIssue # 4Edited by Robert Deis & Bill CunninghamPulp 2.0148 pgs When repeating an operation several times, you can be assured of one of two results. One, the action is lessened and the quality diminishes with repetition. Or, two, the process becomes refined and the quality increases exponentially.

Reliquary Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Reliquary’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

RELIQUARYBy Douglas Preston & Lincoln ChildForge Fiction264 Pgs Way back in 2002 a good friend sent us a copy of the book, “The Cabinet of Curiosities” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. It was in this book that we first encountered FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast. We didn’t know at

The Many Lives of Jimmy Leighton Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Many Lives of Jimmy Leighton’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE MANY LIVES OF JIMMY LEIGHTONBy Dave Thomas & Max Allan CollinsNeo Text328 pgs Considering his past works, writer Max Allan Collins is the last person we’d ever associate with science fiction. But that’s exactly what we have here in this thriller co-written with Dave Thomas. “The Many of Lives

THE SHADOWED CIRCLE # 2 Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Shadowed Circle #2’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE SHADOWED CIRCLE # 2Editor/Publisher Steve DonosoA Renaissance Press Publication62 pages Last year pulp enthusiasts were treated to the premier of this excellent new magazine devoted to arguably the great pulp hero of them all, The Shadow. The magazine was crammed packed with excellent, informative articles, and great artwork all

Trouble In The Brownstone Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Trouble In The Brownstone’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

TROUBLE IN THE BROWNSTONEA Nero Wolfe MysteryBy Robert GoldsboroughMysterious Press246 pgs. Every now and then we readers discover fictional characters and become totally enamored with them. Enough so that when their creators pass on, we hope other writers will take on those heroes and continue their adventures; most of which

Death Trip Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Dead Trip’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

DEATH TRIPBy P.J. Thorndykehttps://pjthorndyke.wordpress.com/238 pgs It is the summer of 1968 and a girl name Alice has fled her past life and moved to California. Fate decrees her arrival to coincide with a deadly train derailment that unleashes an experimental gas created by the war department to enhance violent emotions

Fancy Anders Goes To War Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Fancy Anders Goes To War’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

FANCY ANDERS GOES TO WARBy Max Allan CollinsIllustrated by Fay DaltonNeo Text118 pgs During World War Two, so many of America’s sons went off fighting a war, it fell on America’s daughters to keep the homefront afloat. Now for those mothers and wives living on farms and ranches, none of

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