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Set Sail for the Pulpy Shores if Venus!

Cover Art by John Coleman Burroughs


Breaking News from EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, INC ~ Tarzana, CA
To our Loyal, Steadfast, Patient Subscribers – We’ve got Great News for you!

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. is substantially expanding its Sunday Comic Strip Subscription website. Over the next several months, at no increased cost to you, we will be adding four or five new exciting comic strip series for your enjoyment. Beginning June 1, we will be adding a CARSON OF VENUS comic strip written and drawn by extremely gifted and experienced professionals to complement our existing TARZAN strip.

With Martin Powell as our Writer and Tom Floyd and Diana Leto as our Artists, CARSON OF VENUS will begin with the story of Carson Napier’s “The Greatest Wrong Turn in History” and take off from there. Be prepared for an exciting journey.

Our intent is to bring new life to the many classic literary creations of Edgar Rice Burroughs and honor his writing career that encompassed such a great variety of genres. We intend to build the finest comic strip site of highly entertaining stories not be found anywhere else in the world. Our writers and artists are committed to bringing their best ideas to you because they truly enjoy their subject matter. They will help us visualize what was in the vivid imagination of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and we will all be truly entertained.

Below are brief bios of our new writer and artists that will describe the tremendous talent and experience they will bring to our comic strip subscription service.

Thanks for continuing to be a loyal Subscriber!

Best regards, Jim………..

James J. Sullos, Jr. | President | Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
PO Box 570277 | Tarzana CA 91357 |

Art: Tom Floyd

Martin Powell has been a professional writer since 1986, having written hundreds of stories in numerous genres, for Disney, Marvel, DC, and Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics, among others. Nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award for his work with Sherlock Holmes, he has written for some of the most popular characters in the industry, including Superman, Batman, Popeye the Sailor, and Tarzan of the Apes. He’s also the author of many children’s books and is co-creator of the acclaimed Halloween Legion, with illustrator Diana Leto. Powell’s The Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan won the coveted Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Best Graphic Novel of 2010.

Tom Floyd is a self-professed jack of all trades. He has been everything from a Texas oilfield roustabout, a mechanic, a soldier, a printer, and a public school art teacher. Finally settling down some 14 years ago as a graphic designer-illustrator-animator for a PBS station. He has worked on productions from local programs to Reading Rainbow, NOVA science NOW, and American Experience. But throughout all of this he remained a comic fan, artist and writer working for companies such as Elite Comics, Eternity, Moonstone, and Marvel. He was honored in 2010 to receive the Burroughs Bibliophiles Golden Lion Award for his illustrations for new Bison Books editions of the Moon Maid, Pellucidar, The Eternal Savage, and Pirates of Venus. He has also written and illustrated an on-line web comic Captain Spectre and the Lightning Legion, which is a pulp/serial/adventure comic. Captain Spectre is located on the web at http://www.captainspectre/. com. You can also follow along with other of his projects at his sketchblog (http://www.lightning/legionblogspot.com) .

Diana Leto has been a professional artist and graphic designer for over a decade. Her illustration has illuminated projects at institutions including The Jim Henson Legacy, Sesame Street and Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. She is co-creator and illustrator of the Halloween Legion, a critically acclaimed all-ages mystery/adventure series featuring “The Worlds’ Weirdest Heroes.” Presenting contemporary design at Adobe MAX, addressing teachers and children about being a woman in the arts at KIDS’ COMIC CON and helping refresh beloved characters for a cultural institution, Diana’s artwork stands at the intersection of education and inspiration.

Copyright © 2013 Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc, All rights reserved.


New Pulp creators Martin Powell and Mark Maddox visited Earth Station One for a special Halloween-themed podcast that could only be called Earth Station Boo!!!

You can listen to Earth Station Boo now at http://erthstationone.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/earth-station-boo/

It’s that time of year when the geeks turn into ghouls and the cobwebs in Earth Station One are decorations rather than poor housekeeping – Welcome to Earth Station Boo! Join Phantom Troublemaker and his co-ghosts Mike STABber and Mike GORE-don as we discuss creepy movies, spooky memories, and all things Halloweeny with our very special fiends Stephen SPLATinum, Eddie Cadaver, and Mark “STARK-RAVING” Maddox. With Special undead guest Martin “The Halloween Legion” Powell taking his chances with 13 questions. This is a ghastly and horrifying DEADcast you can’t afford to miss!

Rondo Award-Winning Artist of The Year, Mark Maddox is an artist extraordinaire, with many magazine covers to his name, including work for HorrorHound, Screem Magazine, Undying Monsters, Little Shoppe of Horrors, Monsters From Hell and much more. He can be found at: http://maddoxplanet.com/

Stephen Platinum is the Creator and Owner of Platinum Championship Wrestling, which can be seen LIVE the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month at The Main Event in Porterdale, GA. Facebook: facebook.com/platinumchampionshipwrestling

Eddie Cadaver is the Lead Vocalist for The Casket Creatures. Their new album – “Sex, Blood, and Rock N’ Roll” will be out this winter! Facebook: facebook.com/thecasketcreatures Reverb Nation: reverbnation.com/thecasketcreatures

Martin Powell is a professional writer, having just entered his second decade with over 300 published credits. His newest project “Halloween Legion” is coming soon to a spooky store near you. Facebook: facebook.com/martin.powell1

Cover Image Provided by Mark Maddox for Screem Magazine #25

If you would like to leave feedback or a comment on the show please call the ESO feedback line at (404)963-9057 (remember long distance charges may apply) or feel free to email us @ esopodcast@gmail.com


Art: Diana Leto

New Pulp Author Martin Powell and Diana Leto, artist of The Halloween Legion visit the Earth Station One podcast to spill all the spooky secrets behind the world’s weirdest heroes. The Countdown to Halloween Interview with Martin Powell & Diana Leto begins at 0:34:28 on the podcast.

Earth Station One Episode 132: Dexter and Other Serial Killers–
ESO continues the Countdown to Halloween with a psychotic episode! Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, and Bobby Nash are joined by Jessa Phillips, Jason De La Torre, and Dan Rynn to reveal the demented, deranged, maniacal, and downright freaky schizoids we admire. I mean condemn. Or rather those we identify with, and by that I mean we highly disapprove of. And speaking of straightjackets, we chat with Martin Powell and Diana Leto about their Halloween Legion project and they each take a twisted turn in The Geek Seat. Plus, the usual crazy Rants, Raves, Khan Report and Shout Outs.

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: Dexter and Other Serial Killers at www.esopodcast.com
Direct link: http://erthstationone.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/earth-station-one-episode-132-dexter-and-other-serial-killers/


Art: Diana Leto

Art: Thomas Boatwright

The World’s Weirdest Heroes, The Halloween Legion, excitedly anticipate their upcoming comics debut in their first graphic novel, with stories written by Martin Powell and illustrated by Diana Leto and Thomas Boatwright.

Coming soon from Sequential Pulp Comics and Dark Horse Comics.

THE HALLOWEEN LEGION Book One novel is available in both print and Kindle editions, just in time for Halloween. As the Spooky Season approaches…order your copy today!

Martin Powell and Diana Leto will appear on an upcoming October episode of the Earth Station One podcast to discuss the Halloween Legion.

The Halloween Legion ™ Martin Powell.


The Halloween Legion ™ Martin Powell. Artwork © Diana Leto

New Pulp Author Martin Powell has unveiled the terror-ific atmospheric title page and peeks of partial panels for an autobiographic back-up tale, by Sesame Street artist Diana Leto, featured in his upcoming HALLOWEEN LEGION graphic novel. From Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics.

You can see more Once Upon A Halloween art at Martin’s blog.

Halloween Returns!

New Pulp Author Martin Powell sent us the following announcement.

Okay. I’m spilling the news. Wild Cat Books has given me their official nod to announce that my THE HALLOWEEN LEGION will return in a brand new prose novel set for release before October 31, 2012.

A fresh new idea galloped into my brain yesterday while I was taking Trudaloo the beagle for her walk and by the time we got back home I’d thought the whole thing through. I can’t wait to start writing the new book.

So, along with the graphic novel, already in progress, to be published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics, my little group of Trick ‘R Treatin’ weirdos will be returning in THE HALLOWEEN LEGION Book Two, “The Night of the Living Fossil”, from Wild Cat Books. I’m very thrilled that the cover and interior chapter headings will be illustrated by the multi-talented Ver Curtiss.

And don’t forget, my critically-acclaimed THE HALLOWEEN LEGION Book One has been nominated for three Pulp Ark Awards, including Best Novel, Best Author, and a much-deserved Best Cover nomination for the amazing Danny Kelly.

Available in print and Kindle editions. Order yours before the next full moon!



The Halloween Legion ™ Martin Powell. Logo by Ver Curtiss.

Just in time for Halloween…

Cover Art: Danny Kelly

Martin Powell’s The Halloween Legion (Book One) is now available for just $12.95 from Wild Cat Books. You can order The Halloween Legion at http://www.amazon.com/Halloween-Legion-1-Martin-Powell/dp/0983953201/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319484334&sr=1-2

The printed edition features five interior illustrations by artist Danny Kelly.

“Many thanks to Ron Hanna and Wild Cat Books for allowing my little group of weirdos to finally be born–and in time for Halloween!” Powell said on his blog.

The Halloween Legion © Martin Powell.
Cover and Interior Illustrations by Danny Kelly.

Interior Art: Danny Kelly

Graphic Design by William Carney.
Logo by Ver Curtiss.
Published by Wild Cat Books.

To learn more about author Martin Powell, visit http://martinpowell221bcom.blogspot.com/
To learn more about Wild Cat Books, visit http://www.wildcatbooks.net/

You can order The Halloween Legion at http://www.amazon.com/Halloween-Legion-1-Martin-Powell/dp/0983953201/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319484334&sr=1-2

Evil Beware! Here Comes The Halloween Legion!

Cover: Danny Kelly

The sleepy rural community of Woodland is caught up in a nightmare from which they cannot escape.

Suddenly, mysteriously, a small group of extraordinary visitors arrives to save them, coming from a place where orange, gold, and crimson leaves follow you in the autumn breeze. A place of eternal October, where imagination is magic, monsters are real, and pumpkins are more than they seem.

They know what scares you, and only they can stop it.

Evil—beware, the World’s Weirdest Heroes!

The Halloween Legion © Martin Powell.

The Halloween Legion prose novella, featuring cover art and interior illustrations by Danny Kelly, is currently being designed by William Carney for Wild Cat Books. It’s hopefully that the print version will be available on Amazon.com by Halloween!

And Stay Tuned to ALL PULP for Halloween Legion Interviews and other goodness with Creator Martin Powell!!

The KINDLE version is now available at http://www.amazon.com/THE-HALLOWEEN-LEGION-ebook/dp/B005U8345K/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1318256315&sr=1-2

The Halloween Legion Gets Covered

Art: Thomas Boatwright
Logo: Ver Curtiss

Sequential Pulp has shared Artist Thomas Boatwright’s cover to the first HALLOWEEN LEGION graphic novel, entitled “The Great Goblin Invasion” that will be published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics in 2012.

The Halloween Legion © Martin Powell.
Artwork © Thomas Boatwright.
Logo by Ver Curtiss.
Cover Design by Michael Hudson.

For more on Sequential Pulp Comics, visit http://www.sequentialpulpcomics.com/
For more on Dark Horse Comics, visit http://www.darkhorse.com/

Here Comes The Halloween Legion!

Over on the Sequential Pulp Facebook page, New Pulp Author Martin Powell posted the cover to his first HALLOWEEN LEGION graphic novel, entitled “The Great Goblin Invasion” by Artist Thomas Boatwright. The Halloween Legion graphic novel will be published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics in 2012.

Cover Art: Thomas Boatwright

The Halloween Legion © Martin Powell
Artwork © Thomas Boatwright
Logo by Ver Curtiss
Cover Design by Michael Hudson

You can learn more about Sequential Pulp Comics at http://www.sequentialpulpcomics.com/