Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lance Star: Sky Ranger Volume 3 Launch Interview: Bobby Nash

With the release of the third volume of Lance Star: Sky Ranger from Airship 27 Productions and Cornerstone Books, we here at Sky Ranger Central talked to the creators, writers, artists, and publishers involved with the latest installment in the Lance Star: Sky Ranger series.

Next up is Lance Star: Sky Ranger writer, Bobby Nash.

LSSR: Tell us a little about yourself and where readers can find out more about you and your work?

BN: I’m a writer of all kinds of stuff that I hope people enjoy reading. I’ve written novels, comic books, short stories, graphic novels, screenplays, articles, press releases, you name it and I’ve probably written it. I love writing and have been very fortunate to do what I love and will hopefully be able to continue to do so. You can find out more about my work at and among many other places on the web.

LSSR: Who is Lance Star? What makes pulp characters like Lance and the Sky Rangers appeal to you as a writer and a reader?

BN: Lance Star is part Indiana Jones, part John Wayne, and part Robert Conrad. Lance is a man willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done, no matter whether that job entails building or testing a new plane, fighting off a band of pirates, or chasing down a long-hidden treasure. Lance is the kind of guy you’d like to have as a buddy, but he’s definitely the one you’d call when you needed help.

LSSR: Your Lance Star: Sky Ranger story in Volume 3 is called “Open Range.” What can you tell us about this story?

BN: Open Range focuses on Red Davis, one of the Sky Rangers and Lance Star’s oldest friend. After a confrontation with some bad guys, Red wakes up hanging from a tree after having bailed out over a rural farming area. He’s lost and has no way of communicating with his friends. While Lance and the Sky Rangers look for Red, the downed Sky Ranger runs afoul of cattle robbers who use planes to herd their stolen cattle. Red recognizes the rustler. It’s the same plane that shot him down.

LSSR: Airship 27 currently has two Lance Star: Sky Ranger anthologies in print, eBooks, and individual digital editions at iPulp Fiction as well as a Lance Star comic book. What’s next for these pulp heroes?

BN: Hopefully a lot more of the same. There are already plans in place for more comic book stories and digital versions were recently released as a digital PDF at The Illustrated Section ( and as an App at ( I’ve also assembled three writers (Sean Taylor, Tom Novak, and Andrew Salmon) to join me for volume four of the Airship 27 anthology series for next year and plan to put the finishing touches on the full-length novel, “Cold Snap” by early 2012. It’s a busy time around the old Lance Star hangar.

LSSR: Any upcoming projects you would like to plug?

BN: In addition to the release of Lance Star: Sky Ranger volume 3, there is The Green Hornet Casefiles from Moonstone that just came out. Some titles coming soon include Tales From The Zero Hour Vol. 4 (Blinding Force Productions), Domino Lady Vs. Mummy (Moonstone), The Ruby Files (Airship 27), Games! (BEN Books), Bloody Olde Englund, Operation: Silver Moon, The Danger People (New Babel Books), Blackthorn: Thunder of the Barbarian (White Rocket Books), Green Hornet: Still At Large (Moonstone), The Wraith (Airship 27), and more. I foresee a lot of writing in my future. As always, you can keep up with my projects at

LSSR: Thanks, Bobby

BN: My pleasure.

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