Wednesday, August 17, 2016



Airship 27 Productions is proud to announce the release of Fred Adams Jr.’ s newest mystery novel, “Dead Man’s Melody.”  This is the first in a series by one of New Pulp’s finest new writers.

Fifteen years ago Sam Dunne was the lead guitarist and singer for the popular rock band, Gin Sing.  Critics and fans prophesied a meteoric rising the top of the music charts.  Then his bandmates, Eddie Shay and Danny Barton, kicked him to the curb and went chasing after rock stardom without him.

Now Dunne works small one night gigs while teaching English Lit at a community college.  He’s let the past go and learned to accept things as they are.  Then one morning he turns on the radio to learn Shay has been murdered, shot to death in his private home studio.

Soon the police start focusing their attention Dunne as a “person of interest.”  It’s a custom made set up, with him as the chief suspect due to a fifteen year old grudge he’s suppose to be nurturing. When common sense proves to be useless, the former rocker is left with only one recourse; to do his own investigating and find the killer before he’s fitted with a prison wardrobe.

“Fred Adams is not just a good writer,” says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “He’s far and away the best new writer to enter the New Pulp market in the last ten years.  And that’s no exaggeration on my part.  A former college teacher of English Composition, Adams technical know-how is evident immediately in any of his works. What is the surprise is that intangible storytelling gift he displays.  His stories pull readers effortlessly into whatever scenario his mind has whipped up and instantly takes them along for the ride.  Honestly, reading a Fred Adams book is like the best damn desert you ever ate.”

Now writer Fred Adams Jr. spins a gritty, fascinating mystery authentically set in the world of sex, drugs and rock roll delivering a masterful reading experience along the way.   Artist Richard Jun provides the black and white interior illustrations and Rob Davis, award winning Art Director for Airship 27 provides the cover.  All of which make “Dead Man’s Melody” is clearly a cut above the rest.


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Sunday, August 7, 2016



Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to be teaming up with New Pulp author and historian, Rick Lain in debuting a new hero born in the Italian Spaghetti Westerns.

Throughout the history of American western movies, iconic characters were used over and over again until they became stables of these cowboy flicks.  There were always the good guys portrayed as the pioneers, farmers, and lawmen whereas the other side of the coin had the outlaws, raiding Indians and tyrannical cattle barons.  It seemed if you were doing a western, these types were always present. 

But when the 1960s debut the invasion of Italian made oaters, a little used character suddenly seemed to take center stage; the bounty hunter.  He was the cold, calculating man in black who hunted the meanest, deadliest owlhoots for a cash reward.

“The thing we try to do every day here at Airship 27 is be receptive to really new and fun ideas for our books,” says Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “This particular project was born at the Windy City Pulp & Paper convention two years ago when Rick brought up this idea of doing a fictional series based on a recurring character in the Spaghetti movies he and I both love.”

Inspired by these action-packed Spaghetti Westerns, writer Rick Lai has created a terrific new hero in Major Sabbath.  A veteran of the Civil War, he now roams the Wild West as the most efficient manhunter of them all.  Lai, along with Erik Franklin and Frank Schildiner, offer up a trio of gun-blasting tales featuring this man with the penetrating angel eyes and lightning fast draw. Once you meet Major Sabbath, you’ll never forget him.

Popular artist Pat Carbajal provides the cover and Michael Dean Jackson the interior illustrations.  The book also features an extensive article on the Van Cleef’s history in the Italian cinema with its focus on this iconic bounty hunter hero.  In all, there’s more all out shoot’em action between these pages than in a dozen other westerns.  “Rick Lai’s Major Sabbaoth” is truly one of a kind.


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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

HITWOLF 2 The Pack

HITWOLF 2 – The Pack

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to be releasing the exciting sequel to Fred Adams Jr. crime/horror thriller “Hitwolf.”  In “Hitwolf 2 – The Pack” the hunt continues.

Oct. 1969.  It has been several months since veteran Green Beret Jim Slate escaped captivity at the hands of New Jersey mob boss, Michael Monzo.  Employing a mercenary wizard, Monzo had transformed Slate into a werewolf with the intentions of using him as his own personal “hitwolf.”  But Slate managed to foil Monzo and fled to the New Jersey wilderness known as the Barrens.

There he rendezvoused with three of his former army pals and related his harrowing experiences.  Knowing the mob will never stop hunting Slate, the team heads for the swamps of Chambliss, Georgia to hide out.  At their request, Slate turns Swede and Haines into werewolves while the third, Singer, opts to remain the solo “normal” one of the squad.  Things get worst when, through some Washington contacts, Slate learns he was betrayed by his former C.I.A. liaisons in Nam.  Now they have added their considerable resources in capturing him and the others.

Determined to use their new found abilities only to defend themselves against their enemies, Slate walks a delicate tightrope hoping the beasts he and his mates carry in their veins can be controlled.  If not, then all hell will break loose and even the blood of the innocent will flow.

“Fred Adams Jr. is one of the best New Pulp writers in the field today,” says Airship 27 Production Manager, Ron Fortier.  “His work is always fresh, original and fast paced.  The classic hallmarks of excellent pulp-fiction.  When Adams wrote HITWOLF,  we knew we had a winner on our hands.  It’s a creepy blend of gangster and horror genres mixed to taut, suspenseful perfection.  And it was ripe for sequels.  Now he delivers THE PACK and the action picks up exactly where book one ended.”

Artist Zachary Brunner provides the stunning cover with Clayton Hinkle doing the interior illustrations.  All whipped together by Award Winning Art Director Rob Davis to offer up another over-the-top thriller by the one and only Fred Adams, Jr.  Bolt the doors, put on the lights and get ready for a fun chiller of a ride.



Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Debuts New Mystery Crime Series!

Airship 27 Productions is damn happy to announce the debut of their first ever mystery crime series, Pulp Confidential Vol. One.

“This is something our fans have been clamoring for,” admits Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “Year after year, they come to our tables at pulp shows and ask if we have any mystery titles.  We would point them to our best selling Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective books to which they would merely shrug.  They made it quite clear what they wanted was old fashion mystery anthologies in the vein of the  Black Mask Mystery or Clue.

Although Airship 27 did release a pulp private eye series in The Ruby Files a few years ago, there was no active anthology series.  Now that missing piece in their publishing goals has been finally addressed with Pulp Confidential Vol. One.

The series kicks off with two original mysteries both worlds and times apart.  Tim Bruckner’s novella, Scared Pretty, opens things up with a novella set in 1930s Hollywoodland where a sadistic serial killer is on the loose. This is followed by British writer Derek Lantin’s first ever published work, The Missing Beauty.  It’s a modern day thriller about a London accountant who flies to Bangkok on assignment and then finds himself caught in a kidnapping and murder.

“Both of these are truly well-crafted mysteries,” Fortier continues.  “That they were so different from one was fun of assembling the volume.  It’s our hopes future volumes in the series will contain all kinds of crime mysteries as diverse as the genre truly is.”  Pulp Confidential Vol. One. features both cover and interior illustrations by the popular Rob Moran, whose love of old American black and white crime movies is well documented in his own art books.  Warren Montgomery provided colors which harkened back the drug store crime magazine racks with Art Director Rob Davis putting everything together.

“We’re hoping our fans will applaud the debut of this series,” Fortier concludes.  “And that it will attract lots of great mystery submissions.  I mean, really, who doesn’t doesn’t love a good mystery?”


Available from Amazon and on Kindle.


Wednesday, July 6, 2016



Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to be introducing to the world of pulp fiction a brand new mystic hero in The Persona created by writer Michael Housel.

It is 1938 in Brick Town, NJ, and a mayoral campaign is underway.  What the citizens are unaware of is that their little hamlet has become the target of a demonic cult known as the Ministry of Chaotic Command and they are sponsoring a candidate who is in actuality a demonic being.

But before the servants of evil can unleash their horror, Brick Town’s leading businessman, Michael Mansford, is spirited away to a mystical realm that exist between life and death.  There he is recruited as agent of the Light by a supernatural being calling himself Mr. Surrogate.  Surrogate bestows upon Mansford a magical golden mask. Upon donning this grim false-face, Mansford is transformed into a powerful mystic who will become known as the Persona.

His task, to expose Hell’s secret invasion and defeat the Demon Monster that threatens all he loves and holds dear.  But can he succeed?  To do so he will have to sublimate his own identity and become this new and relentless warrior; THE PERSONA.

Delving into the field of Occult Mysteries, Michael Housel has produced a truly amazing debut adventure for his exciting new hero.  Says Ron Fortier, Managing Editor of Airship 27 Productions, “The fun of this job is finding new, talented writers like Michael Housel and discovering their creations.  The Persona is going to blaze new trails in pulp fiction, I guarantee it.”  Canadian artist Art Cooper provides the interior illustrations and first time cover artist, Shannon Hall the stunning cover.  All assembled by Award Winning Art Director, Rob Davis.

This is the first in a planned series starring this great new pulp hero, so be sure to hop on the bandwagon with this fast paced origin story.


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Thursday, June 16, 2016

By Aaron Smith

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled be offering its second Kindle only collection of Sherlock Holmes adventures; this time by writer Aaron Smith.  Our best selling book series continues to be our highly popular “Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective,” of which seven volumes have been published and the eight is on the way.

Several of our writers have been regular contributors to this series such as Andrew Salmon, I.A. Watson and Aaron Smith.  Last year we collected many of Watson’s pieces in a Kindle only edition called, “Sherlock Holmes Mysteries, Vol One,” and it has been a huge success.  Kindle owners have supported the book beyond our own hopes.  Enough so that it was time to put out a second collection and this time our spotlight is on Aaron Smith’s excellent stories.

We hope our Holmes fans old and new will check this out.  Again, you can only get this on Kindle, whereas all the stories themselves are available in the printed books.


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Friday, June 10, 2016



Franklin-Husser Entertainment LLC is thrilled to announce that they have reached out to New Pulp publisher Airship 27 in order to option the rights to Ron Fortier's character, Brother Bones, for an upcoming feature film.

“Brother Bones the Undead Avenger is a character I created over ten years ago,” Fortier recalls. “I just wanted to do my own homage to such great gun-totting vigilantes like the Shadow and the Spider. Little did I realize he would become so popular with our readers. They are forever clamoring for more of his macabre adventures.”

“New Pulp has such untapped potential,” co-founder Erik Franklin said. “There are so many vibrant, original characters that would be perfect for a cinematic adaption. Brother Bones has all that you could want in a story: exciting visuals, well-drawn characters, and each page is a cliff-hangar.”

“When Erik first showed me the book I immediately thought that Brother Bones would make a great movie.” Daniel Husser, co-founder of Franklin-Husser Entertainment LLC, commented. “The story is dark and full of action so it's perfect for us. Since we are working with Ron Fortier's creation, it is absolutely important to us that we stay faithful to the text. Many adaptations tend to change too much, damaging the original concept and we don't want that to happen.”

“It was very important to us to get Brother Bone's creator, Ron Fortier, involved with the project. He cares very much about his characters, and he only wants the best products to be associated with Brother Bones and Airship 27.” Erik said. “To that end, we discussed story possibilities at length, and we have determined what we think will be a great cinematic entrance for Brother Bones into the pantheon of cinematic heroes.”

A two minute test video was made and sent to Fortier to view.  “It virtually blew me away,” Fortier says. “Erik and Daniel had condensed in just two minutes what it had taken me almost four chapters to establish. They immediately captured the essence of the character and watching him come to life in that clip convinced me these two guys are going to make a fantastic Brother Bones feature. I couldn’t be more excited.”

The film is in its early planning stages, with the script being written by Ron Fortier and Erik Franklin. Seattle, Washington will double for Cape Noire, the setting in the Brother Bones novels. More details will be announced from Airship 27 and Franklin-Husser Entertainment LLC as they happen.

“This is going to be a big step forward for both our companies, and we look forward to presenting Brother Bones on the silver screen.” said Erik.


Airship 27 Productions is one of the pioneers of the New Pulp Movement and has been in operation for the past ten years producing beautiful quality novels and anthologies featuring both classic public domain and new pulp heroes.  Thus far there have been three Brother Bones books, a one shot comic book. Marshal Made Collectibles has produced several versions of Brother Bones action figures and soon Scaldcrow Games will be releasing an rpg module, “Ron Fortier’s Cape Noire” based on the Brother Bones adventures.

Franklin-Husser Entertainment LLC, is an independent film production company based in Seattle, Washington.  Founded by life-long friends Erik Franklin and Daniel Husser,
they share a love of escapist cinema, and have decided to create feature films dedicated to bringing exciting tales of action, suspense, and adventure to audiences around the world. With interesting twists on traditional genres, Franklin-Husser Entertainment LLC, combines intelligent screenplays with high-impact action. The company primarily produces action, sci-fi, comedy, martial arts and horror films, but keep their minds open to new and exciting ideas and creative possibilities. Their first film, Revenge of the Lost, is in the process of being distributed, and their second film is in post production.