Month: August 2017

New Gravedigger Review 

Joel has posted a new review on Amazon.com of The Adventures of Gravedigger Volume One. He gave the book 5 stars and this is what he had to say:

A resurrected avenger with a time limit twist: Mr Reese takes myriad familiar pop culture elements and shakes them all together to make an entertaining new series in The Adventures of Gravedigger.

A criminal given a second chance at life becomes a superhero battling menaces including a Lovecraftian wizard and the Headless Horseman. Guest appearances by other pulp inspired heroes of Mr Reese’s creation, already established and popular in their own right, never overwhelm the title character; it is always clear that it is her show and everybody else can either help or stay out of her way.

I’m looking forward to reading further volumes of her adventures and if you give it a read you’ll more than likely feel much the same.

Joel, thanks for the kind words! Whenever I have a crossover or guest appearance, I try to give all the heroes their just due but I also play by the old “comic book rules” – if it’s a Gravedigger book, she should ultimately save the day. Glad you liked it!

It’s A Summertime Frost Warning!

From Moonstone: OMG! It is finally here! The first ever collection of NEW I.V. Frost stories! Donald Wandrei’s creation finally sees the light of a new day! Guest Starring: The Green Ghost, Moon Man, The Phantom Detective, Dr. Satan, and more! Come and get ’em! Mattew Baugh, David Boop, Eric Fein, Ron Fortier, Chuck Miller, Gene Moyers, William Nedrow, Barry Reese, and Frank Schildiner.

*****

It was a real honor to write a Frost/Moon Man and I’m thrilled that it’s finally out for sale!

Assistance Unlimited: The Silver Age

barry-reese-1To celebrate the fact that I started work on this today, I’m going to re-post the original press release about Assistance Unlimited: The Silver Age!

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Pro Se Productions and Reese Unlimited are proud to announce a new series that will continue the proud tradition of New Pulp excitement!

In 2018, the best-selling series The Adventures of Lazarus Gray will receive its first spin-off as Assistance Unlimited goes global!

ASSISTANCE UNLIMITED: THE SILVER AGE will launch a brand-new ongoing series of novels set in 1964 and starring another member of the long-running Grace family. Emily Grace is the daughter of Samantha Grace (one of the starring members of the Lazarus Gray series) and she makes her debut in the final chapter of The Adventures of Gravedigger Volume 3, which will also be published sometime in 2017.

The new series not only stars Emily Grace but also Benjamin Falk (a former Secret Service agent that was present for Kennedy’s assassination), an aged Lazarus Gray and several more familiar faces that will appeal to both long-time readers and new fans.

“As we move into the Sixties, I’ll be tackling global espionage and high-adventure,” author Barry Reese states. “Think James Bond, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., I Spy and The Avengers. It’s definitely still New Pulp but there will be some tweaks to our storytelling that I think will make the series quite fresh. By the time THE SILVER AGE begins, Assistance Unlimited has gone global, offering their unique brand of help to citizens around the world.”

assistanceunlimited_cvr_smlAlong for the ride with book one is cover artist Steven Novak and interior artist Chris Batista. Batista has been a contributor to the Reese Unlimited line for quite awhile, having worked on The Adventures of Lazarus Gray Volume Five and Gotterdamerung. Batista worked closely with Reese in designing the look of the main character and he has contributed multiple images that will run as illustrations for book one.

Reese wants to caution fans that the spin-off project does not mean the end of the main Lazarus Gray series. “Volume seven of the Lazarus series should be out in a month or two and volume eight is currently scheduled for a 2018 release. We’ll continue detailing the ‘Golden Age’ adventures of Lazarus and his friends in the years to come but the Silver Age books will allow us to look at the characters and their world in a different light. As usual, I’ll be striving to make the new series completely accessible to those that are unfamiliar with the other books that have come before.”

Look for Assistance Unlimited: The Silver Age Volume One – Broken Empire in early 2018!