Midweek News

I can see the finish line on the current project I’m working on so hopefully I’ll complete that in a day or two. Then I’ll spend a little bit of time on the Lazarus Gray/Thunder Jim Wade story while doing research for yet another project.

Oh, and there’s still work to be done before I start writing the first Gravedigger story — Gravedigger will be set in the same universe as The Rook and Lazarus Gray and will debut in 2013. Artist supreme George Sellas is working on his design now.

This Saturday I’ll be at Kema’s Hobby, a bookstore in Gray, Georgia. I’ll be there from 11 am to 2 pm and will be signing (and selling!) copies of The Adventures of Lazarus Gray Volumes 1 & 2. If you’re in the area, please stop by and see me.

I’ve been reading the 30th anniversary special for Echoes, a pulp fanzine. It’s been interesting so far — wish the chapter on New Pulp heroes had contained entries for characters from the last twenty years, though. To be fair, though, the intro to the article says it’s a listing of “some” of the New Pulp heroes, which is true enough. I was also a little put out by the preface to the book itself, where Tom Johnson says that he considers the current era of fandom to be the Culp Era (meaning people who start out as comics fans and then become pulp fans, rather than the way he says it once was, when pulp fans were pulp fans first). That’s fine enough but then he says “But true pulp fandom still exists,” which implies to me that somehow members of the “Culp Era” aren’t necessarily true pulp fans. Maybe I was just reading too much into that…. Anyway, some sections are very interesting, especially the chapter on the Belmont Shadow series. If you don’t mind plunking down $25 for a paperback, you should check it out — it’s actually a really big book so it’s not like you’re getting a slim volume for that amount.

Not sure what my next Marvel Heroic RPG writeup will be — are there any pulp (or New Pulp) characters you’d like to see?