Yeah, I’d Like to Write That…

challengers-kirbyI was able to write one of my all-time favorite pulp heroes — The Avenger — for Moonstone. Twice!

I’ve also written The Green Hornet, G-8 and His Battle Aces, The Black Bat, The Black Terror and lots more. I’ve written sourcebooks that were all about Spider-Man, Marvel’s Avengers and a lot more…

But there are still some dream projects out there that I’d like to tackle:

Batman. I’ve read some good Batman prose novels but I’d love to handle Bruce Wayne and company just once. I think it would be a blast.

The Shadow. Taking on Walter Gibson’s signature character would be intimidating as hell but I’d jump at the opportunity.

Conan. I’m not sure I’d ever be able to live up to the passion of Robert E. Howard’s writing but I’d give it my best shot.

Airboy. I’m not too big on aerial pulp, despite having written both Richard Knight and G-8… but Airboy’s appearances in the Chuck Dixon comic book series made me a fan.

Challengers of the Unknown. I didn’t much care for the Ron Goulart novel that came out way back when… I like to think I could do better. The themes and characters are right up my alley.

Seekay. One of the greatest obscure pulp characters ever!

Norgil the Magician. Walter Gibson’s *other* great hero. I have a ton of ideas for this crime-solving magician.

The Phantom. Lee Falk’s classic hero would be a blast to write!

There are other projects that I’d love to tackle, too, but those are the ones that keep popping up in my heart and mind. Someday, maybe…

A New “Damned” Review!

 One of my writing heroes, the amazing Chuck Dixon, was kind enough to post a review of my novel The Damned Thing. He gave it a 5-star rating and said the following:

Muscular pulp written with verve and assurance by the prolific hand of Barry Reese. Violent Cambridge is smart and tough and nobody’s sweetheart. She unravels a case that leads straight to the devil in a story that races along at a breakneck clip. Bloody as hell but with a sharp wit and something on its mind. Not a pastiche or an homage. This is pure pulp in the best sense of the term. Reese is building his own pulp universe here. I suggest you visit it soon.

Wow! A positive review is always nice but when it comes from someone of Mr. Dixon’s caliber, it’s even more special. Be sure to check out his website and support one of the most talented writers out there!