Some comic books featuring work by New Pulp Creators Milton Davis, Mark Maddox, Nancy Holder, and Bobby Nash (among others) made a brief (and we mean brief so don’t blink) appearance on the July 24th episode of Necessary Roughness called “The Haunting.” In the episode, Dr. Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) tries to help an author with his writer’s block. During the story they end up in a comic book store where the comics were seen behind the counter.
On this week’s episode of the Earth Station One podcast, the ESO crew powers up their Jaegers to battle invading the Kaiju! Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Jennifer Hartshorn, the award-winning author Bobby Nash, Ashley Bergner, William Faber, and the award-winning artist Mark Maddox join together in one massive neural link to share one another’s deepest thoughts about giant mechs fighting colossal monsters. The apocalypse may have been canceled, but San Diego Comic Con is still on schedule! On the eve of the biggest conventions of the year, we also give our thoughts on the already released info as well as some predictions of news to be revealed. All this, plus the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report, and Shout Outs!
Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: When Monsters Attack – The Pacific Rim Movie Review at www.esopodcast.com
New Pulp creators discuss H.G. Wells on the latest episode of the Earth Station One podcast.
On this episode, the station is full to the brim with folks celebrating the life and career of “The Father of Speculative Fiction,” “The Patron Saint of Steampunk,” “The Shaper of Things to Come,” “History’s Awesome Outliner,” and “That Strange Gent from Kent,” Herbert George Wells. Showing the Wellsian love along with Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Jennifer Hartshorn, and the award-winning author Bobby Nash are Mark Maddox and Sean Taylor (two award-winners in their own right), Doctor Q (soon to win an award in something), and Drew Meyer (who should get an award for suffering through The Geek Seat). Plus, we also manage to find some time for Rants, Raves, the Khan Report, and Shout Outs.
ESO returns to the theater as the crew relive those thrilling days of yesteryear! From out of the past come the thundering hoof-beats of the great horse Silver! That’s right, The Lone Ranger rides again! ESO reviews the new Johnny Depp/Armie
Adapted by Sean Taylor
Hammer film and takes a look at the history of The Lone Ranger. You get all this and the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report, Geek Seat, and Shout Outs on the next Earth Station One.
Mechanoid Press Goes to the Robots ATLANTA, GA—Mechanoid Press, a small imprint specializing in science fiction and New Pulp e-books is about to be invaded by robots.
The young publisher is releasing an e-book only title called ROBOT STORIES, featuring three tales of mechanized mayhem. Included in this volume will be work by Joel M. Jenkins, James R. Tuck (author of the Deacon Chalk: occult bounty hunter novels), and Jim Kinley.
“With this many Jims involved, it’s sure to be a winner,” jokes Mechanoid Press editor James Palmer. “I’m super excited to have these gentlemen on board. It’s going to be a blast.”
ROBOT STORIES is scheduled for a mid-summer release, and will sport a classic cover by Rondo award-winning artist Mark Maddox.
About Mechanoid Press Mechanoid Press is a new imprint specializing in science fiction, New Pulp, and steampunk e-books and anthologies. For more, visit www.mechanoidpress.com or follow the robot revolution on Twitter. You can also like Mechanoid Press on Facebook.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: A full-color cover by Mark Maddox I Bid You Welcome… (Editorial) Frankenstein Conquers the World! Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein! Charlton’s Reptilicus/Reptisaurus comics Interview with EC Comics artist, Jack Davis Chicago’s Shock Theatre!
Art by Don Marquez, Andy Bennett, Mike Hoffman, and John Rozum Plus more!
Earth Station One Episode 163 – Everyone Loves a Mystery:
Who dunnit? That’s what the ESO crew investigates this week. Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, the award-winning author Bobby Nash, new co-host Jennifer Hartshorn, and Van Allen Plexico seek help from some of their favorite detectives. If only ESO had a butler! Also, friends of the station Anthony Taylor and award-winning artist Mark Maddox join us to honor Ray Harryhausen and Steve Charleson previews the upcoming Alabama Phoenix festival, and our new co-host finds herself in The Geek
Seat! All this, plus the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report and Shout Outs!
Dearly beloved geeks! We celebrate our 150th episode with the most guests ever! We gathered together at the new Titan Comics and Games in Smyrna, GA to discuss the current state of geekdom. ESO cohosts Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, and Bobby Nash presided over the event with the following representatives: Anthony Taylor, award-winning artist Mark Maddox, Alex Autrey (7th Row Center Podcast), Doctor Q, Mark Heffernan, Nikki Rau-Baker, Andrea Judy, Patrick Freeman, CD Ske, John Strangeway, Peter Cutler, and Victor Fishman. And there was much filibustering! God bless the United States of Geekdom!
Writer Ron Fortier and Artist Rob Davis will be guests at this year’s Oklahoma Writer’s Federation Conference to be held in Norman, Oklahoma May 2-4. Further details can be found at the organizations website.
Fortier and Davis will be presenting two 90 minute workshops on the creation of a graphic novel. The primary example of their presentation will be their own 108 pg. erotic horror graphic novel, DAUGHTER OF DRACULA published in 2007 by Davis’ Redbud Studio.
The team will be using a visual power-point slide show to illustrate the various technical aspects writing comics and the artist interpreting a script and bringing it to graphic life. Copies of the graphic novel will be on sale at the conference as well as this recently produced book version of the comic script.
“It seemed like a natural thing to do,” Fortier explains. “We thought writers having attended our workshops would benefit from not only having the graphic novel but the script from which it was derived as well. This way they could compare pages from the scrip to the completed art in the comic thus underscoring the points we will be making in our presentations.”
Earth Station 007 includes some of New Pulp’s finest as they celebrate 50 years of James Bond movies with a special episode devoted to the world’s best-known secret agent. ESO hosts Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, and Bobby Nash are joined on this mission by writer Anthony Taylor, award-winning artist Mark Maddox, Raging Bullets podcaster Sean Whelan, and Alan J. Porter, author of “James Bond: The History of the Illustrated 007.” We also chat with Rich Morris and Richie Brackin about “A Time to Live, A Time to Kill,” a webcomic bringing two British icons together. Last, but certainly not least, we are honored to be joined by Virginia Hey, a Bond Girl who kisses and tells about her time on “The Living Daylights.”
Airship 27 Productions & Dynamic Ram Audio are thrilled to announced the release of the first ever Captain Hazzard adventure, “Python Men of the Lost City,” as an audio book recorded by actor Joe Stofko.
In 2006 six, writer Ron Fortier realized a personal dream when he re-wrote the original pulp classic known amongst fans because it only produced one issue. Although released under the house name of Chester Hawks, it is believed that pulp veteran Paul Chadwick was the true author of this Doc Savage want-to-be.
“Finding a facsimile reprint copy years go,” explains Fortier, “I was instantly enamored with the characters, especially Hazzard. I could also see why the book failed. Chadwick, better known for his Secret Agent X exploits, wasn’t at all comfortable with high adventure and the book is filled with plot holes galore.” Fortier sat down, re-wrote the entire book and republished it via Ron Hanna’s Wild Cat Books. It became an instant hit amongst the pulp community. “I would challenge pulp fans to read the original and then my re-write,” Fortier chuckles. “The response I received from those who did this was overwhelmingly positive. Enough so that I started writing new Captain Hazzard novels.”
Later, Fortier and his partner, Art Director Rob Davis, parted ways with Wild Cat Books to start their own publishing imprint, Airship 27 Productions and quickly produced new editions of the book. Earlier this year, Airship 27 joined forces with Dynamic Ram Audio headed by Sound Engineer Chris Barnes. One of the titles chosen to bring to audio life was of course, “Catpain Hazzard – Python Men of the Lost City.” The audio files run approximately four and a half hours. There are plans to do CD versions in the coming months and make them available at various cons.
Fortier had high praise for Joe Stofko’s reading. “Joe’s a professional actor and does a lot of theater. His reading is full of passion and drama with a hint of the fun. That’s what I loved the most while listening to the tapes. Joe brings the story to life with his reading and adds a completely different dimension to the experience. No one could have done a better job with this.”
Now available at the Airship 27 Hangar Catalog site for $9.99! Direct link to the entry. Print and Kindle Editions are available here.