AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS
RICK LAI’S MAJOR SABBATH
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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