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
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
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
QUARRY’S BLOODBy Max Allan CollinsHard Case Crime205 pgs Max Allan Collins has written stories about his Vietnam veteran hitman since 1976. It was obvious from the start that the author and his creation were the same age making it easy for him to place the stories in time. Collins did
GARY PHILLIPS’ HOLLIS P.I.Edited by Gary Phillips & Morgan McKayPro Se Press169 pgs From Pro Se Press comes this six-story collection featuring Los Angeles private eye, Nate Hollis. Created by veteran pulp writer Gary Phillips, Hollis is a street-savvy detective with the usual assortment of colorful supporting characters ala his
SHARPE’S ASSASSINBy Bernard CornwellHarper Books320 pages This is the 23rd entry in the Sharpe saga; a series of historical fiction adventures by British writer Bernard Cornwell centered on the character of Richard Sharpe. The inspiration for the books came from C.S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower novels about a Royal Navy officer’s
Derrick Ferguson’s DILLON The Odd JobsEdited by Derrick Ferguson, Ernest Russell, Michael Hintze, HC PlayaPro-Se Press173 pgs Created by the late Derrick Ferguson, the modern-day adventurer known as Dillon was one of the very first black pulp heroes to arrive on the New Pulp scene. Over the past decade, Ferguson
MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLYVol 1 No 3Edited by Robert Deis & Bill CunninghamPulp 2.0153 pgs We came home from Vietnam in July of 1968. We were only too happy to return to civilian life and put that last year behind us. By March of 1969, we were working in a shoe
FIVE DECEMBERSBy James KestrelHard Case Crime427 pgs “Five Decembers” is one of the greatest books we have ever read. It is destined to be a classic of American fiction for so, so many reasons. It is late Nov. in Honolulu, 1941. Tensions between the U.S. and Japan are reaching a
SHERLOCK HOLMES VS DRACULABy Loren D. EstlemanTitan Books196 pgs There have been numerous Holmes pastiches that pit him against the King of Vampires. Some have been decent, others abysmal, and a few extremely well done. This tome falls totally in the latter category and is a great deal of fun.
A COWBOY IN CARPATHIABy Teel James GlennPro Se Press184 pgs Every so often a book comes along that is so pulped, it reverberates this fact gloriously on every single page. From inception to execution and finally, in print, it proudly tells the reader this is what true pulp fiction is
MEN’S ADVENTURE Quarterly Vol 1 No 1Edited by Robert Deis & Bill CunninghamSubtropic Productions, LLC.156 pgs Team-ups; there’s nothing better. Being avid comic fans we early on learned how amazing things can happen when two creators join forces. The prime example is writer Stan Lee’s partnership with artist Jack Kirby.