Wednesday Weirdness

frenz_shadowHowdy, folks!

Just uploaded episode 59 of The Shadow Fan’s Podcast. This week we talk about a 1934 novel (“The Circle of Death”) and the 19th issue of Dynamite’s comic book series. I also get into some of the rumors surrounding a possible Will Murray-penned Doc Savage/Shadow novel and take a look at the October 2013 sales figures for Dynamite’s various Shadow offerings. If you love The Shadow (and if you don’t, what’s wrong with you??), hopefully you’ll enjoy the episode.

Work continues on the current Lazarus Gray story — I’ve introduced a new supporting character in this one and I really, really like her. I’m planning to possibly do something terribly, terribly mean to her, too.

I’ve settled on a title for the big crossover novel that’s coming out in 2014, too, but I’m not ready to share it yet. You guys have already seen the awesome Chris Bastista cover, which brings together The Rook, Gravedigger and Lazarus Gray — now I just have to ensure that the story itself is as good as that cover! That’s no small order, I’m afraid. We’ll also see a brand new menace introduced in this book, one that is big enough to threaten not only our three heroes but all of creation.

Recently, I was deeply honored to get a quote from Michael Uslan for use on my future books. Mr. Uslan is a legend in several fields and his words definitely touched me. I’ve shared them on various social media sites but it occurred to me that I hadn’t done so here. Please forgive me for squealing a bit like a schoolgirl! Here’s what he had to say: “Barry Reese is not only an exceptional author who vividly captures the thrill-a-minute essence of pulp fiction in his work from The Rook to Gravedigger to Lazarus Gray, but he’s also clearly a fan at heart who loves what he’s doing. That passion seeps into every spine-tingling chapter he writes. Bravo!” – Michael Uslan, Executive Producer of all the Batman movies from “Batman” to The Dark Knight Trilogy and author of his memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman.

Wow, right?

And to think that all the great things that have happened to me arose from my love of the great pulp heroes of the past!

Good times.

The artwork that accompanies this post is by Ron Frenz and, of course, shows off The Shadow. My buddy Pat Casey sends me lots of awesome Shadow artwork and this was one of them. Thanks, Pat!

2 Comments on “Wednesday Weirdness

  1. Looking forward to your team up book!

    I wonder if Mr. Uslan would consider penning a tale about one of your characters. Perhaps in a future “Tales of The Rook”?

  2. Really like the Ron Frenz Shadow pic. He and Tom Defalco’s run on Thor is a personal favorite. A crossover book sounds awesome!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Helena Wayne Huntress

Creator of Action & Adventure fiction

Millhaven Press

Creating New Worlds



Seinfeld Law

An Outrageous, Egregious, Preposterous, take on the legal issues of Seinfeld

John F Allen Writer

The Official Website of John F. Allen writer.

Turtle Tracks Blog

Toys | Games | Movies | Comics and everything else in between

Future of the Force

The Future of Pop Culture Writing

Nerds of Mass Distractions

What's your distraction?

Nitrate Diva

Old Movies. Fresh Takes.


We love comics.

Balladeer's Blog

Singing the praises of things that slip through the cultural cracks

Magazines and Monsters!

Comic book and movie reviews!

Longbox Graveyard

Marvel and DC comics and community


Horror, Science Fiction, Comic Books and More

Fraser Sherman's Blog

Fantasy and film reference writer.


Library of the Odd, the Obscure, and the Occult

Helen Power

Scribbler & Scholar

Eva Newermann

Art and Books

The Working Writer

Pro Advice For Freelance Writers

Writer of Age

Adam West’s Updates

In One Ear...

"I'm a whole lot better and a whole lot worse than you think I am."-The Choir

America DeFleur

Once a foster child, Always a foster child

Tommye Turner Talks

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Reviews and Discussions


T.V/Movie News & Reviews

J Ramos "Writer"

This site is the bee's knees

The Blog

The latest news on and the WordPress community.


"Find what you love and let it kill you." – Charles Bukowski


The Fantastic and Mundane Chronicles of an Aspiring Writer

Our Dodge Blog

1939 Dodge D11 Deluxe Luxury Liner

Planetary Defense Command

Defending the planet from bad science fiction

Passion For Popcorn

Movie critiques by a popcorn enthusiast

Cheche Winnie

Writing is human communication tool and it brings out the real personality in you as a person.

cracked rear viewer

Fresh takes on retro pop culture

Micah The Missus

I am the mistress of this blog and this is where I channel my inner domestic goddess

M.F. Calhoun's Key to Imagination

The collective writings and thoughts of that guy in the site title.

Superhero Novels

News, reviews, and commentary about superhero prose fiction


Geeky News, Reviews and Rants from a Working Class Super-Villain


A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

Books and Mor

Let's Read

When My Worlds Collide

Worlds and ideas from my mind

Every Day Should Be Tuesday

Speculative Fiction Book Reviews and Sundry

william hope hodgson

A blog about the writer of THE NIGHT LAND and HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND

%d bloggers like this: