One of the great tropes of modern heroic fiction is the “dark reflection,” where we get to see a villain that’s very similar to our hero – so much so, that they’re practically two sides of the same coin. Lazarus Gray has clashed several…
Merry Christmas to all my fans and friends! Take the day to cherish those who are close to you! I hope that you guys find some pulpy goodness under the tree — and, as Leonid Kaslov shows in this image from The Peregrine series,…
Pulp Super-Fan Michael Brown is back with a review of The Adventures of Gravedigger Volume 3. He gave the book 5 stars and said the following: Finally Barry Reese gives us the third and final volume of his latest New Pulp hero(ine): Gravedigger. For…
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Articles about how to write flawed or antiheroic characters usually focus on how to make them acceptable to readers: pit them against worse antagonists, show them transgressing arbitrary rules or challenging an oppressive status quo (I have…
Back in the 1990s I was a big fan of a series called Protectors. It was written by R.A. Jones and revived a number of public domain heroes originally published by Centaur Comics. When that series ended, most of these characters returned to publishing limbo……
Finished writing the tenth volume of Lazarus Gray today – always feels nice to type those magic words, “The End.” Pro Se now has volumes 8, 9, and 10 in various stages of production and I plan to take a long break from Sovereign…
In classic pulp hero tradition, most of The Peregrine’s enemies don’t make return appearances. But The Warlike Manchu is the exception to the rule — in fact, he appeared in each of The Peregrine’s omnibus editions! Obviously inspired by Sax Rohmer’s classic Fu Manchu,…
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