FLYING GLORY AND THE HOUNDS OF GLORY, through the early stories of Elsie Carmichael Stokes and her World War II origin, draws a lot on the influences of the classic Pulp tradition. Both webcomic co-creators are active in the “New Pulp” scene, where either new stories of these classic characters are told or newly created characters appear in stories told in the classic Pulp tradition. Here is a list of these and similar genre fiction works by the webcomic creators that you might like.
ALL-STAR PULP COMICS #4 Includes 8 page story featuring the Veiled Avenger called “The D.A.’s Dilemma” Written and illustrated by Kevin Paul Shaw Broden Available now in print.
THE BAY PHANTOM VOLUME 2 – FEAST OF THE CANNIBAL GUILD Interior illustrations by Kevin Paul Shaw Broden Kevin did interior illustrations for Chuck Miller’s novel, which was nominated for the Best Novel in the 2019 Pulp Factory Awards. Available now in print.THE BAY PHANTOM VOLUME 3 – MIDNIGHT IN HELL’S CATHEDRAL Interior illustrations by Kevin Paul Shaw Broden Kevin did nine interior illustrations for Chuck Miller’s novel. Cover Art by Chris Rawding. This book can be purchased in print or for Kindle.
CRIME DOWN ISLAND Story by Shannon Muir: “Tropical Terror” This anthology includes the story “Tropical Terror” by Shannon Muir, inspired by her own experience living through Hurricane Iwa Thanksgiving week of 1982. Available now from Kindle, Smashwords, and in print.
BLACK FEDORA Story by Kevin Paul Shaw Broden: “The Man Who Stole Manhattan” Kevin Paul Shaw Broden appears in this anthology from Pro Se Press focusing on villains. This book features a short story, “The Man Who Stole Manhattan,” with direct tie-in to the FLYING GLORY AND THE HOUNDS OF GLORY universe! Available in print at Amazon and ebook at Amazon and Smashwords. This anthology, which also includes tales by B.C. Bell and Phillip Drayer Duncan, was a nominee for Best Collection/Anthology for the New Pulp Awards 2014. CHARLES BOECKMAN PRESENTS DOC AND SALLY IN “THE DEATH OF BUDDY TURNER” Novel by Shannon Muir From the publisher’s press release…
JAZZ, BETRAYAL, AND MURDER FROM THE MIND OF A PULP LEGEND-‘CHARLES BOECKMAN PRESENTS ‘THE DEATH OF BUDDY TURNER’ DEBUTS
In July of 1955, JUSTICE Magazine printed a story by Charles Boeckman called “A Hot Lick for Doc,” featuring a skid row bum named Jim “Doc” DeFord and a woman whom he befriends named Sally Garcia set in the Latin quarter of Corpus Christi, Texas. “Doc” DeFord was once the great jazz clarinet player Buddy Turner, and he gets bus tickets to take himself and Sally back to Los Angeles where he’s from and where Buddy Turner made it big.
Pro Se Productions proudly announces the release of the next chapter in the tale of two characters crafted by one of Pulp’s best scribes, Charles Boeckman, in CHARLES BOECKMAN PRESENTS DOC AND SALLY IN THE DEATH OF BUDDY TURNER by Shannon Muir.
THE DEATH OF BUDDY TURNER sees Doc and Sally arriving in Los Angeles, and Doc carrying the clarinet of a dead young player to whom he made a big promise.
Jim Turner DeFord comes back in hopes of reclaiming his life and career as Buddy Turner, only to find his wife has filed paperwork to declare him dead and get control of whatever music rights remain. Doc is determined to find out what is really going on, even as he learns people from his past are out to kill him.
Amazon and Smashwords. “THE COP WHO WOULDN’T DIE: A CLOCKWORK GENIE STORY” Stand-alone short story by Kevin Paul Shaw Broden Cover art by Kevin Paul Shaw Broden Police Detective Whitney Manning escaped from the horrors of the crimes she witnessed nearly every day into the fantasy worlds of her books. Then one day, fantasy became all too real when she met a girl with a powerful genie and her life would never be the same. She wasn’t even supposed to be there when the bullet struck her chest. Detective Whitney Manning should be dead. This short story is a follow up to Kevin Paul Shaw Broden’s debut novel, CLOCKWORK GENIE: A PARANORMAL ROMANTIC MYSTERY. Available in ebook at Kindle and Smashwords.
Even worse, the jazz scene he knew from Los Angeles has changed. Now the big things are happening down by Hermosa Beach and not so much in the city. As Jim “Doc” DeFord, he and Sally manage to get jobs working in the up and coming jazz club. “Doc” struggles if it is worth letting people know that Buddy Turner is alive and kicking, or safer to leave the past buried in the past and start over with Sally in a new life. Problem is, Sally Garcia doesn’t know he and Buddy Turner are one and the same. Though she’s stuck with him through the rough times, will she still be there once she finds out who he really is?
“A TALE OF THE SCARLET SPIRIT: IN THE CLUTCHES OF CONVICTS” Stand-alone Short Story by Kevin Paul Shaw Broden Cover art by Kevin Paul Shaw Broden Short story follow up to Kevin Paul Shaw Broden’s independently published ebook novel, REVENGE OF THE MASKED GHOST, featuring his crimefighting companion the Scarlet Spirit. After killing a prison guard, two convicts are on the run, and the vigilante known as the Masked Ghost is nowhere to be found, Margaret Randolph must once again become the Scarlet Spirit in order to capture them and save the life of her friend. Available as ebook at Kindle and Smashwords.
THE DAME DID IT Story by Shannon Muir: “Tragic Like a Torch Song” Shannon Muir – along with writers Joel Jenkins, Cristofer Nigro, and Percival Constantine – tell New Pulp tales with a feminine touch. Shannon’s contribution, “Tragic Like a Torch Song,” focuses on a torch singer in the post-Prohibition era who puts it on the line to find her father’s killer. Includes “song lyrics” written specifically for the story! Available as ebook on Kindle and Smashwords and in print. DAN FOWLER: G-MAN – VOLUME THREE Interior illustrations by Kevin Paul Shaw Broden Kevin did nine interior illustrations for stories by multiple authors. Cover Art by Chris Rawding. This book can be purchased in print or for Kindle. EXPLORER PULP Story by Shannon Muir: “Hidden History” Available now for Kindle, Smashwords, and in print.
“GHOST OF THE AIRWAVES” Stand-alone Short Story by Shannon Muir Shannon Muir’s “Single Shot” digital single short story from Pro Se Press features a tale of mystery and murder in the Golden Age of Radio. Available as e-book at Kindle and Smashwords. LEGENDS OF NEW PULP FICTION Interior illustration by Kevin Paul Shaw Broden for the short story “Against Fire & Stone” by Ralph L. Angelo, Jr. This charity anthology from Airship 27 brought together the efforts of many writers and artists in “New Pulp” to help raise money for the medical expenses of one of the other leading publishers in the field. Listed by Derrick Ferguson as one of 60 NEW PULP BOOKS TO GET YOU STARTED. Available now for Kindle and in print.“MURDER ON THE COSPLAY EXPRESS” Stand-alone Short Story by Kevin Paul Shaw Broden Cover art by Kevin Paul Shaw Broden A famous mystery author has spent the weekend at a comic book convention. While riding the train back to Los Angeles, he finds himself caught up in a murder investigation where every suspect is wearing a costume and isn’t who they claim to be. This tale pays homage to the great comic book conventions of Southern California in this 10,000 word stand-alone short story. Short story e-book available on Kindle and Smashwords.
NEWSHOUNDS Story by Kevin Paul Shaw Broden: “Stop the Presses!” Story by Shannon Muir: “Pretty as a Picture” Cover art by Kevin Paul Shaw Broden Both Kevin Paul Shaw Broden and Shannon Muir contribute to this collection from Pro Se Press about a 1950s newspaper dedicated to uncovering injustice and writing wrongs no matter the cost. Available in print at Amazon, e-book for Kindle and Smashwords, as well as audio book from Audible.“NO EASY WAY TO DIE”
Stand-alone Short Story by Kevin Paul Shaw Broden Cover art by Kevin Paul Shaw Broden Johnny Graves is a hired killer for the mob. For the right money, he’ll kill anyone for his bosses. Tonight he’s been given a new mark, but this time his orders are to keep the man alive at all costs in this 10,000 word stand-alone short story. E-book available now at Kindle and Smashwords. THE PERSONA: GREEN FLESHED FIENDS Interior Illustrations by Kevin Paul Shaw Broden Kevin did interior illustrations for the novel by Michael Housel. Cover art by Chris Rawding. This book can be purchased in print or for Kindle. REVENGE OF THE MASKED GHOST: 5TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION Novel by Kevin Paul Shaw Broden Cover art and interior illustrations by Kevin Paul Shaw Broden Kevin Paul Shaw Broden’s independently published novel about an average man who takes up a mask and trenchcoat to right wrongs after the mysterious death of his brother-in-law… the original Masked Ghost. To celebrate its 5th anniversary of beginning as a serialized blog with a strong following, a new edition of the ebook was released in 2016 including a new introduction and three new interior illustrations. Listed by Derrick Ferguson as one of 60 NEW PULP BOOKS TO GET YOU STARTED. Available as ebook at Kindle and Smashwords.