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Gold Eagle Folds Its Wings

I tried out a couple of headlines—like “Gold Eagle falls from the nest” or “I Watched An Imprint Kill Itself” but neither really worked for me. For the non-cognoscenti, Gold Eagle is/was an imprint of Harlequin Publishing, being formed in 1980 to publish Don Pendleton’s Mack Bolan The Executioner series. In 1981-2, it became the … Continue reading »

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For once, I’ve got a number of things to talk about but not enough space. I’ll spread those things out over the next couple of blogs. First, I want to talk about This is a 48 page graphic novel that I’ve been working on with the legendary artist, Pablo Marcos, for quite some time. When … Continue reading »

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The Falcon Takes Wing Again!

The 1930s and 40s were more than the Golden Age of pulp and comic-book characters…they were also the heyday of movie and radio heroes…many of them served as the templates for what became known as “action heroes.” There was Boston Blackie, Bulldog Drummond, The Lone Wolf, Nick Carter and even the Man Called X. Among the … Continue reading »

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Those of you who have followed this blog and my Facebook pages are aware of the long and complicated road to the publication of The Justice Machine: Object of Power graphic novel. If not, everything you need to know about The Justice Machine can be found here: But to recap: The Justice Machine was one … Continue reading »

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Nosferatu Rises Again–Digitally!

“If there was ever in the world a warranted and proven history, it is that of vampires–the evidence is all embracing.” —Jean Jacque Rousseau In the lexicon of vampire characters, there are surprisingly few who have transcended the works in which they originally appeared to become icons. Only two names are genuinely recognizable and both are archetypes: … Continue reading »

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Another “note” Eva passed onto me from somebody at Gold Eagle with editorial aspirations was a suggestion to change the code-name for the so-called alien organization from “Archon Directorate” to “Argon Directorate.” In Gnostic lore, Archons are otherworldly entities who act as jailers for the human spirit to prevent a full communion with the divine…the … Continue reading »

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The Deathlandesque elements the executive editor wanted me to include in Aftermath were superficial trappings. In Deathlands, the characters traveled around via a so-called “mat-trans”, a very obvious imitation of Star Trek’s transporter. These mat-trans machines were almost always located in abandoned government facilities known as redoubts, so the devices allowed only redoubt-to-redoubt travel. I … Continue reading »

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When was I around seven or eight, the local UHF station aired old westerns every Saturday morning. I’ve always remembered a scene from a Hopalong Cassidy movie wherein Hoppy (as he was called by his pals) and a kid watched a scruffy ne’er-do-well braggart demonstrate his skill with a gun or a lariat. At one … Continue reading »

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Mostly Pulp

I recently saw those very same words emblazoned on the side of an orange juice carton, and they seem eerily appropriate for this blog entry. It’s been a very busy summer for me, professionally…and I’m not going to complain about that. Over the last couple of months, I’ve been involved with Sequential Pulp, a new … Continue reading »

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School’s Out

–for some. For others, it seems it will never end—or should never end.  But more about that later. Yeah, this is my first blog in quite some time. What can I say—I’ve been very busy with various and sundry things, so we might as well start with various and sundry updates about equally various and sundry projects and … Continue reading »

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