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Benedict and Brazo's Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Benedict and Brazos’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

BENEDICT AND BRAZOS # 18 : Bo Rangle’s BoothillBy E. Jefferson ClayBold Venture Press116 pgs So we’re heading out the door about to go on a ten-day vacation in New England to view the magnificent Fall foliage. Hastily we scan the books on our shelf and grab two to stuff

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

Disturbing The Peace Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Disturbing The Peace’ Review By Ron Fortier

DISTURBING THE PEACEA Jeremiah Halstead WesternBy Terrence McCauleyPinnacle Western325 pgs Coming on the heels of the first Jeremiah Halstead western, “Blood on Trail,” this new book has the young U.S. Deputy Marshal traveling into northern Montana on the trail of the outlaw Ed Zimmerman. After Hastead had wiped out his

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

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

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

The Menace Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Menace’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE MENACEBy Mickey Spillane & Max Allan CollinsRough Edge Press189 pgs This book is a gem in that it actually contains three different works by the indisputable master of private-eye fiction, Mickey Spillane. The first is a novella based on a television script and adapted by Collins. The second is

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

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