Thursday, August 24, 2006

New pulp anthologies

I am definitely digging Moonstone Books and the anthologies they’re planning, such as this one dedicated to pulp hero The Spider:

Moonstone is also doing other prose anthologies:

- a volume of Doc Savage stories from original Lester Dent radio scripts
- a volume of stories on Lee Falk's The Phantom
- a second Kolchak: The Night Stalker anthology.
- they also have a Sherlock Holmes/Kolchak crossover graphic novel in the works.

And I have my suspicions that they'll be announcing a volume on another fairly well-known pulp hero soon.

In terms of ongoing anthologies of pulp characters, I also have to shamelessly plug Lance Star - Sky Ranger.

It's also soon to be available on Amazon. If you like it, please post a review. My story does have crossovers, which link Lance into the larger Wold Newton mythos and pulp fiction universe continuity, for those who care about such things. But it can also be read without prior knowledge of the crossovers.

This ongoing series of anthologies is put together by Ron Fortier (NOW Comics' The Green Hornet) and future volumes will be dedicated to Secret Agent X, Ki-Gor, The Domino Lady, The Black Bat, The Moon Man, Dr. Satan, and more.

I hope folks will support these efforts.

Also, speaking of pulp anthologies, Jean-Marc Lofficier has posted the writers and characters for the upcoming Tales of the Shadowmen 3: Danse Macabre.

My story features Doc Ardan (okay... Doc Savage), Adelaide Lupin (daughter of gentleman thief Arsene Lupin), private dick Nestor Burma, mystic Jens Rolf, Le Chiffre, and Elizabeth Bathory. I had a lot of fun with this one.


Blue Tyson said...

Hi Win, have you laid eyes on that Kolchak collection at all, as in what is the actual prose to art balance?

As far as the Fortier stuff, sounds cool, is there some sort of notification list? (Yeah, I like to get these, call me lazy ;-) )

Win Scott Eckert said...

The Kolchak book has one spot illustration for each story, IIRC.

There's not really a notification list, but do a Google search for "Pulp Factory" and you'll find a blog where Fortier and a bunch of others, including writers who work on the Fortier books, promote their stuff.

Blue Tyson said...

Thanks. :)