Saturday, March 9, 2019

BULLDOG DRUMMOND - On Poisoned Ground


Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the return of one of pulpdom’s most well known heroes, Bulldog Drummond, in “On Poisoned Ground” by writer I.A. Watson.

London 2018 - Upon his discharge from the military, Captain Hugh “Bulldog” Drummond finds civilian life boring. He post an ad in the London Times explaining his desire to find new adventures. Much to his surprise, he gets much more than he could have ever bargained for and soon finds himself battling an evil genius bent on destroying all of London. This is a threat he can’t possibly win alone and soon he has recruited his former S.A.S team, unique men with special skills that just might save the day.

“This is  a brand new version of a classic hero, reinvented for our times and jam-packed with suspense, thrills and danger enough to fill a half dozen books,” reports Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “The original Bulldog Drummond was created by H.C. McNeile and published under his pen name "Sapper". Following McNeile's death in 1937, the novels were continued by Gerard Fairlie. The character has appeared in novels, short stories, on the stage, in films, on radio and television, and in graphic novels.”

Last year Fortier was approached by one of his Airship 27 writers from India who was a fan of the character and inquired if it would be possible to revive him as a New Pulp hero. Fortier immediately reached out to British author, I.A. Watson, a writer known for his exhaustive research in any project he undertakes. “Ian thought the idea was worth pursuing and ultimately discovered the property was indeed public domain,” Fortier continues. “After several long letters on how to do the character properly, both of us agreed a new, modern interpretation was called for. At which point I gave Ian the green light to write the first adventure in what we hope will be a long running series at Airship 27 Productions.”

“Bulldog Drummond – On Poisoned Ground,” features black and white interior illustrations by professional graphic illustrator, Howard Simpson, and sports a wonderful cover by Canadian Ted Hammond. The book design was by Art Director Rob Davis. The story is a roller-coaster ride of action and adventure. Fortier concludes, “Once you open page one, you will not be able to put this book down.”



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