Wednesday, December 19, 2012


New Pulp Publisher, Airship 27 Productions has unveiled their new website, the Airship 27 Hangar. Airship 27 publishes the Lance Star: Sky Ranger prose anthologies as well as the upcoming Lance Star: Sky Ranger novel, “Cold Snap” by Bobby Nash.



After months of hard work, Rob Davis, the Art Director has finished work on the new official Airship 27 Productions website. Titled the Airship 27 Hangar, the site features two all important links.

The first brings visitors to the PDF store where all Airship 27 pulp titles are available for $3 dollars as PDF downloads for their PCs or various e-readers.

The second brings readers to the Airship 27 Print-On-Demand shop at Indy Planet. Indy Planet is a division of Ka-Blam, one of the leading print-on-demand operations in the publishing world today.

“Now our fans can find all books with one click of their mouse button,” Airship 27 Managing Editor-in-Chief Ron Fortier announced. “These new internet shops have allowed us to drop the prices of our product while maintaining the high standard of quality our readers have come to expect from Airship 27 Productions. These steps insure our continued growth with dozens of great new titles now in the planning stages.”

“Expect our first title of 2012 to be released within the next week,” Fortier continued. “Both Rob and me are very, very excited about the future of Airship 27 Productions.”

Coming soon from Airship 27:
Lance Star: Sky Ranger Vol. 4 (prose anthology)
Lance Star: Sky Ranger "Cold Snap" (novel)

Sunday, December 16, 2012


On his website, Bobby Nash posted an update about the upcoming Lance Star: Sky Ranger comic book release from BEN Books.

I also had a busy work day. No writing, but spent the day doing production work to get the next Lance Star: Sky Ranger comic book ready for press. Not to give away too much, but I spent the day creating Lance Star pulp covers. Fun stuff. Will post some of the fruits of my labors soon.


Just a hint, but look for some teaser art to be posted here soon.

This is also a good time to mention that the Lance Star: Sky Ranger "One Shot!" comic book by Bobby Nash and James Burns is still available, as are the Airship 27 anthologies. Look for links on this site.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


All-Star Pulp Comics #2 Cover Art in Process by Will Meugniot

Sean Taylor/Aaron Meade
Airship 27 Productions and Redbud Studio’s All-Star Pulp Comics #2 is in production and will feature comic tales of some of pulp’s favorite characters by some of New Pulp‘s best. Cover artist Will Meugniot shared his behind-the-scenes process for designing the cover on his Facebook page.

All-Star Pulp Comics #2 features a Lance Star: Sky Ranger story by Sean Taylor and Aaron Meade called “Wing Tips and Neck Ties.”

From Will Meugniot:
Here's a preview of the new cover I just completed for Airship 27's ALL-STAR PULP COMICS #2 out early next year. That complicated man with the Tommy gun is Derrick Ferguson's exciting new pulp era adventure hero, Dillon, battling unknown evils alongside classic hero Ki-gor's lovely mate, the crimson tressed Helene. On the left is the comp, at center is the inks and to the right, the finish. Hope you all will pick up a copy!

Cover Art: Jeff Butler
All-Star Pulp Comics #1 is still available.
You can find it here.

Keep watching this page for more details on All-Star Pulp Comics #2 when they become available.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Barnes and Noble has added the Lance Star: Sky Ranger “One Shot!” comic book by Bobby Nash and James Burns to its Barnes and Noble UK Nook ebook roster

Lance Star: Sky Ranger “One Shot!” (with James Burns)

A total of 6 ebook titles featuring work by Bobby Nash are now aviliable at Barnes and Noble UK's on-line retail website. Now, Barnes and Noble UK customers can purchases Bobby’s novels (Evil Ways, Deadly Games!, and Earthstrike Agenda), novellas (Samaritan), and comic books (Lance Star: Sky Ranger “One Shot!” and Real Magicalism, both with artist James Burns). Learn more about these titles at,, and at B&N UK.

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Big thanks to Barnes and Noble for this new avenue to introduce Lance Star: Sky Ranger to a new audience.

Monday, November 12, 2012


The sketch
The creative team got a look at the finished cover to Volume 4 of the popular Lance Star: Sky Ranger pulp anthology series, coming 2013 from Airship 27 Productions. While we have to keep the cover under wraps for the time being, I just wanted to say that it’s a thing of beauty.

The cover is by Felipe Echevarria. You may remember that Airship 27 publisher, Ron Fortier unveiled the cover artist and cover sketch for this volume earlier in the year. The pencil sketch served as the basis for the painted cover, which depicts a scene from Bobby Nash’s story called “Ring of Fire.”

Lance Star: Sky Ranger vol. 4 includes stories from New Pulp Authors Bobby Nash, Andrew Salmon, Jim Beard, and Sean Taylor. Edits by Ron Fortier. Production design by Rob Davis. Cover by Felipe Echevarria. Interior art by Scott “Doc” Vaughn.

Sketch with logo
Look for Lance Star: Sky Ranger vol. 4 coming 2013 from Airship 27 Productions.

Lance Star: Sky Ranger volumes 1, 2, & 3, and the Lance Star comic book "One Shot!" are still available. Look for links on this site.

We'll post more when we can. Trust us, it'll be worth the wait.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Art: Scott "Doc" Vaughn (Not Lance Star art)
Art: Felipe Echevarria
Airship 27 Productions has announced the artist for Volume 4 their wildly popular pulp anthology series, Lance Star: Sky Ranger. Artist Scott "Doc" Vaughn will join writers Bobby Nash, Sean Taylor, Andrew Salmon, and Jim Beard and cover artist Felipe Echevarria for the continuing adventures of America’s Favorite Air Ace!

Look for Lance Star: Sky Ranger vol. 4 coming from Airship 27 Productions.
For more information on Airship 27 Productions, visit them on-line at and

Lance Star: Sky Ranger volumes 1, 2, & 3, and the Lance Star comic book "One Shot!" are still available. Look for links on this site.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Cover Art: Rob Davis & Shane Evans
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Art: James Burns
Airship 27 Productions has announced that volume 4 of the publisher’s Secret Agent X anthology series is now available for purchase. What does this have to do with the adventures of Lance Star and the Sky Rangers, you ask?

Good question.

And believe it or not there's an answer.

Art: James Burns
Bobby Nash's story, "Mountain Men of The Lost Valley" in Secret Agent X Vol. 4 sends X on a mission to Kiev where he sabotages an enemy stronghold where a weapon of mass destruction is being built. In the Lance Star: Sky Ranger "One Shot!" comic book, Lance undertakes a mission to Kiev to stop his arch nemesis, Baron Otto Von Blood from restarting the same project and once again bringing the weapon on-line.

Even though each story can be read on their own, Lance Star's "One Shot!" is a sequel to Secret Agent X's "Mountain Men of The Lost Valley."

Art: James Burns
About Secret Agent X Vol. 4--

Press Release:


Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of the fourth volume in their best selling pulp series; Secret Agent X – Man of a Thousand Faces.

The greatest pulp spy of them all, Secret Agent X returns in four brand new adventures. Continuing the excitement and thrills generated by the previous three volumes in this series, the Man of a Thousand Faces is back in four daring adventures written by today’s most talented pulp writers.

Back Cover: Rob Davis
“Since starting Airship 27, Secret Agent X has been our flagship series,” explains Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “Pulp fans just love this golden age spy and every time we put out a new book they not only rush to get a copy but they instantly begin clamoring for more of his exciting new adventures. Pulps fans just can’t get enough of Secret Agent X and we’re only too happy to provide them with more.”

Deep in mountains of central Europe, Bobby Nash pits X against a deadly beast-man with a special agenda while Jarrod Courtemanche has the master spy confronting a scientist who controls fears. In a one of a kind cross-over, Agent X confronts one of the most nefarious pulp villains of them all, Fantamos, courtesy of Kevin Noel Olson and finally Frank Schildiner chronicles one of our hero’s earliest missions alongside the famed Sir Lawrence of Arabia in the burning sands of the Sahara.

Art: James Burns
“This is by far the most eclectic collection we’ve released thus far,” added Fortier. The book features twelve interior illustrations by Art Director & Company Designer Rob Davis with a terrific cover by Davis and Shane Evans. It is their second artistic collaboration on this highly popular series.

Dedicated to the protection of his country, the master of disguises, America’s top secret agent is in wavering his loyalty and courage as he once against takes on villainy in all its myriad forms. He is the one and only Secret Agent X!

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – Pulp Fiction for a New Generation!

Available now from CreateSpace AND as a Digital Download.
And within the next two weeks from Amazon, Kindle, and Indy Planet.

Secret Agent X volumes 1, 2, and 3 are still available as well.

Lance Star: Sky Ranger "One Shot!" is available in paperback at Indy Planet and as a Digital Download at : My Digital Comics, DriveThru Comics,, and iTunes.


Bobby Nash's story in Secret Agent X Volume 4 is called “Mountain Men of the Lost Valley.”
Here’s a sample:

X dove forward under the man's highhanded swing and caught him in an impressive tackle that would have done a professional football player proud. Unfortunately, X realized his miscalculation after his feet had left the floor.

There was a loud crack as both men hit the loading door, splintering wood under their impact.

Suddenly there was nothing beneath them as the door fell away. Secret Agent X and the mountain man fell from the speeding train to the waiting ground of the Lost Valley.


Felix Baumgartner just seconds before the jump.
The Red Bull Stratos Space Jump aired live on The Discovery Channel and across the internet today. Although this isn’t pulp fiction, the brave man who performed the jump is the true definition of a pulp hero, brave and possibly just a little crazy.

The Sky Rangers salute Felix Baumgartner on his history making leap.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


The creators and crew behind Lance Star: Sky Ranger congratulate Art Sippo and Ric Croxton on their 200th episode of The Book Cave. The hosts celebrate with shout-outs from past guests and listeners including some familiar Sky Rangers.

Listen now at

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Words and Art: Finding the Right Blend in Comic Book Scriptwriting

This week's roundtable at Lance Star: Sky Ranger writer Sean Taylor’s Bad Girls, Good Guys, and Two-Fisted Action Blog focuses specifically on comic book scriptwriting. Sean posted the top three questions he hears often at conventions or from those wanting to start writing comics or looking to turn an indie movie or small press novel into a graphic novel.

Sean assembled a collection of comic book writers together to find out what they had to say. The writers include:
Jim Beard (Ghostbusters Con-Volution, Star Wars Tales, Hawkman Secret Files)
Mike Bullock (Lions, Tigers, and Bears, The Phantom)
Erik Burnham (Ghostbusters, TMNT Splinter, A-Team)
Percival Constantine (Femforce, Kagemono, All-Star Pulp Comics)
Ron Fortier (The Green Hornet, Popeye, Street Fighter, Lance Star: Sky Ranger)
Dan Jurgens (Superman, Booster Gold, Teen Titans, Captain America)
Roland Mann (Cat and Mouse, Ex-Mutants, Switchblade)
John Jackson Miller (Star Wars Knight Errant, Iron Man, Mass Effect)
Michael Avon Oeming (The Victories, Powers, Thor, Red Sonja)
Bobby Nash (Lance Star: Sky Ranger, Fuzzy Bunnies from Hell, Domino Lady vs. The Mummy)
Jenny Reed (Around the World in 80 Days, Charles Darwin)
Janet Stone Wade (Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa)

You can read their answers now at

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Meet Lance Star: Sky Ranger Vol. 3 and upcoming Vol. 4 writer Sean Taylor and Lance Star: Sky Ranger “One Shot!” pin up artist Jason Flowers at the Nashville Comic and Horror Festival on October 6 - 7 in Nashville, TN. www.comiccitytn

If you’re in the area, please stop by and say hi.

Tell ‘em Lance Star sent ya!

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Bite-sized Pulp at Affordable Prices.

iPulp Fiction posted the following information on their Facebook page:

GREAT NEWS! Short Story lovers can now access on Kindle Fire HD tablets. Good work Amazon.

IPulp offers several Classic Pulp and New Pulp tales at affordable prices including these tales of Lance Star: Sky Ranger.





You should check them out at

Monday, September 17, 2012


Speechless. Cover by James Burns
Lance Star: Sky Ranger “One Shot!” artist James Burns has released his latest comic book story, Speechless. Speechless is the true story of an artist and designer who had a brush with thyroid cancer, and the fear and frustration he experienced when he loses his voice as a result of an operation.

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Speechless Page 4

Speechless Page 5

Speechless Page 6
SPEECHLESS - Written and Illustrated by James Burns, Speechless is a 40 page comic book in glorious black & white and can be purchased here for $2.99.

Speechless is not Burns’ first autobiographical book. His first comic, Detached, follows James’ experience as a visual artist who was suddenly confronted by the very real fear of blindness after suffering a detached retina. It’s not a medical story so much as a psychological one, involving fear, death, faith, and hope. Detached is a very personal story, but one that James was uniquely qualified to tell.

Detached. Cover by James Burns

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Detached page 6
DETACHED - Written and Illustrated by James Burns, Detached is a 28 page comic book in glorious black & white and can be purchased here for $3.00.

Speechless and Detached are both TM and © James Burns. All rights reserved.


Here’s a sneak peek at the upcoming Lance Star: Sky Ranger weekly web strip from Bobby Nash and James Burns, the same team that brought you the Lance Star: Sky Ranger comic book “One Shot!” “We’re still early in the process of creating the strips so it’s not quite ready to show off,” says writer Bobby Nash. Nash also added that he couldn’t resist a good tease when he released the image above.

Keep visiting for more details as they become available.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

What have you been up to lately?

Lance Star: Sky Ranger writer Bobby Nash wrote a blog post. Want to know what he’s been up to? The answers can be found at

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


UPDATE: Sean Taylor has had to cancel his appearance.
Bobby and Mike will still attend.
Meet Lance Star: Sky Ranger writers Bobby Nash and Sean Taylor at a book signing on Saturday, September 8th starting at noon for the grand opening event at
New World Comics
212 E. Kivett Dr
High Point, NC 27260
Phone: 336-355-6980
Learn more about New World Comics at, Twitter, and Facebook.

Also in attendance is New Legend Productions’ Michael Gordon, writer of Tiki Zombie as well as local artists and additional guests and surprises.

If you’re in the area, please stop by and say hi.

Tell ‘em Lance Star sent ya!

Monday, August 27, 2012


Meet Lance Star: Sky Ranger writers Bobby Nash, Van Allen Plexico, Sean Taylor, and Bernadette Johnson, “One Shot!” artist James Burns, and pin-up artist Jason Flowers at Dragon Con - August 31 - September 3, in Atlanta, GA. Learn more about the convention at

If you’re in the area, please stop by and say hi.

Tell ‘em Lance Star sent ya!