Tuesday, April 22, 2014

JOIN LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER AUTHOR BOBBY NASH FOR FREE COMIC BOOK DAY AT THE ROCK SHOP!


The Ruby Files author Bobby Nash will be be a guest at Free Comic Book Day on May 3rd at The Rock Shop at the Mall of Georgia along with special guests Tony Shasteen, Greg Crews, Andrew Jenkins, and Alisa. Please come out and join them for a fun day at the comic shop.

See you there!


Monday, April 21, 2014

LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER AUTHOR STOCKS UP FOR BOOK SIGNINGS!

Lance Star: Sky Ranger author Bobby Nash has been stocking up on books for his appearances at Free Comic Book Day (next weekend Bobby will be at The Rock Shop at the Mall of GA) and conventions (he's on the road a lot in May). Among today's delivery was Lance Star: Sky Ranger vol. 4 published by Airship 27 Productions. "This is the first time I've held this new volume in my hand and let me say that it is a gorgeous book," Bobby said of the newest installment of the popular New Pulp series.

Check out Bobby's Conventions/Appearances tab on his website to keep up with where he will be signing. Also, all of these books are available for purchase. Check out the tabs above for ordering information.

Happy Reading

Friday, April 18, 2014

LANCE STAR VOL. 4 Q& A - SEAN TAYLOR


Sean Taylor
With the release of volume 4 of the Lance Star: Sky Ranger pulp anthology series, we sat down with some of the Honorary Sky Rangers involved with this new release. Previously, we talked with Lance star: Sky Ranger authors Andrew Salmon, Jim Beard, and Bobby Nash, plus Airship 27 Productions publisher, Ron Fortier. You can read their answers here.

The fourth writer involved with Lance Star: Sky Ranger Vol. 4 is fan-favorite author Sean Taylor. We sat down to talk to him about his work on volume 4 of the high-flying pulp anthology series.

Welcome, Sean.

Art: Scott Vaughn
What is it about characters like Lance Star and the Sky Rangers that draws you to writing (and reading) their adventures?

Sean Taylor - Lance is like the ultimate man's man. He's all-out action, a hero to the core, and how could you not love to write his adventures. And besides, he's such a noble man of honor and morality that I love to play the femme fatale card on him with a woman who throws off his game.

What has your experience been like working on this book?

Sean Taylor - It's been fun, above all else. The whole crew has been great to work with, from Ron and Rob in the publisher's cockpit, to Bobby Nash, the guy who owns the character. There's usually a lot of latitude to put my own spin on Lance and his crew.

In this volume...
Tell us a bit about your story in Lance Star: Sky Ranger Vol. 4.

Sean Taylor - Unlike most of the writers in the book, I like to start Lance off in the worst places, so we begin with him kidnapped by someone without even having a clue why. Then it's up to his best girl and the girl who would love to be the other woman to work together to rescue him. But, of course, being the hero of his own story, maybe Lance doesn't need to be rescued as much as he just needs some back up while he rescues himself.

Where can readers learn more about you and your work?

Sean Taylor - They can visit me online at www.taylorverse.com or follow my writing blog over at seanhtaylor.blogspot.com.

Thanks, Sean.

Official Airship 27 Press Release:
HIGH FLYING THRILLS!

Art: Felipe Echavarria
Airship 27 Productions announces the release of its newest pulp anthology.  Rev up those Pratt-Whitney engines, pull back on the stick and prepare for take-off, as LANCE STAR – SKY RANGER gets ready to soar into the clouds in this, his fourth volume of high flying adventures.

Once again its time to join America’s aviation ace, Lance Star and his faithful team; Buck Tellonger, Cy Hawkins, Jim Nolan and Red Davis as they fly into four brand new hair-raising tales.  From discovering a hidden Nazis base on lost South Seas Island inhabited by prehistoric monsters to foiling an assassination attempt on President Roosevelt, the Sky Rangers travel globe tackling danger wherever they go.

The Lance Star – Sky Ranger series follows in the grand tradition of popular pulp favorites and Dusty Ayers, Bill Barnes, G-8 and His Flying Aces and dozens of other winged warriors of the clouds.

Vol. 4 Back Cover
“When you’re company name is Airship 27 Productions,” says Managing Editor Ron Fortier, “you’d better believe we have a real love of flying heroes and Lance Star-Sky Ranger is at the top of that list.”

So goose your fuel lines, spin the props of your Skybolts and Skeeter and prepare yourself for classic pulp action.  Writers Bobby Nash, Sean Taylor, Andrew Salmon and Jim Beard have delivered a quartet of fast paced, high soaring stories to keep you buckled up tight.

This volume features a cover by popular graphic artist, Felipe Echavarria with interior illustrations by Warbirds of Mars’ own Scott “Doc” Vaughn.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER VOL. 4 is now available for purchase at the following:
Amazon (paperback)
Barnes and Noble (paperback)
CreateSpace (paperback)
Amazon (Kindle)
Airship 27 Hangar (ebook)


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER SOARS ONTO KINDLE! ENTIRE SERIES NOW AVAILABLE ON EBOOK!

NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK AND EBOOK FORMATS!!!
New Pulp Publisher, Airship 27 Productions announced today that all four volumes of the wildly popular pulp anthology series, Lance Star: Sky Ranger are once again available on ebook for Kindle and are available for purchase on Amazon.

LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER VOL. 1 can be purchased at the following:
Amazon (Kindle)
Airship 27 Hangar (ebook)
Amazon (paperback)
Barnes and Noble (paperback)
Powell's Books (paperback)
Mighty Ape NZ (paperback)

LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER VOL. 2 can be purchased at the following:
Amazon (Kindle)
Airship 27 Hangar (ebook)
Amazon (paperback)
Barnes and Noble (paperback)
Mighty Ape NZ (paperback)

LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER VOL. 3 can be purchased at the following:
Amazon (Kindle)
Airship 27 Hangar (ebook)
Amazon (paperback)
Barnes and Noble (paperback)
Powell's Books (paperback)

LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER VOL. 4 can be purchased at the following:
Amazon (Kindle)
Airship 27 Hangar (ebook)
Amazon (paperback)
Barnes and Noble (paperback)
CreateSpace (paperback)


Saturday, April 12, 2014

LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER VOL. 4 AUTHOR/PUBLISHER Q& A ROUNDTABLE


With the release of volume 4 of the Lance Star: Sky Ranger pulp anthology series, we sat down with some of the Honorary Sky Rangers involved with this new release. Without further ado, please welcome to the hangar, authors Andrew Salmon, Jim Beard, and Bobby Nash, plus Airship 27 Productions publisher, Ron Fortier.

And on with the questions...

What is it about characters like Lance Star and the Sky Rangers that draws you to writing/publishing (and reading) their adventures?

Andrew Salmon
Andrew Salmon - Cool planes! Seriously, Lance and the Sky Rangers have it all. They are a great team and the format allows writers to take them just about anywhere, put them in any situation and use any and every type of action plot. The possibilities are endless - as the tales in the 4 volumes demonstrate. As I had never written an air pulp yarn before, I leapt at the chance to tackle Lance and crew.

Jim Beard - For me, it's the thrill of flying, or the the kind of flying THEY do. I like flying on big ol' modern jets, but that bare-knuckle, seat-of-the-pants flying that Lance and his fellow airmen pull off is like science fiction to me...and that's what's so attractive about it. Plus, Lance can get into all kinds of WEIRD stuff, too, which is an extra-added bonus. What's not to love?

Jim Beard
Bobby Nash - I am drawn to the larger than life adventures the Sky Rangers get themselves into each and every story. The planes are a blast to create and I get a thrill writing aerial battles. Those are the best. I’ve written more Lance star: Sky Ranger stories than anyone and I just can’t get enough. I love these characters and am always thrilled at the opportunity to revisit them.

Ron Fortier – I’ve always been an aviation buff and especially loved any comic book or pulp that dealt with flying.  As a kid I devoured BLACKHAWK from D.C. and their ENEMY ACE series.  When I discovered the old pulp classics, I was immediately drawn to the likes of Bill Barnes, Dusty Ayers and G-8 & His Battle Aces.  It’s no surprise when we started up our publishing house it was christened Airship 27
Bobby Nash
Productions.

What has your experience been like working on this book?

Andrew Salmon - My tale proved to be quite a challenge albeit a worthwhile one. The research was a ton of fun. Writing the tale wound up being more difficult than I thought it would be but, ultimately, I'm happy with the result. Getting Lance and crew into tight situations then trying to figure a way out for them was the order of the day as I cranked out the tale. I enjoyed the process of writing the tale and being associated with the other great contributors to the book. It's been a treat adding a chapter to Lance lore!

Ron Fortier
Jim Beard - I thought at first it might be daunting to jump in with such a well-established character like Lance and in his fourth volume, but I really wanted to be part of it so I headed into it and found that the story seemed to come out of me fairly naturally. I was very lucky to be allowed to set down a part of Lance's past that hadn't been fully explored before, and I sincerely hope that his fans accept it into the canon and enjoy how it acts as the linchpin for the entire story.

Bobby Nash - Fun. For my story in this volume, I decided to do something a little bit different. My previous Sky Ranger tales have all been rooted in reality, albeit a pulpy one. This time out I decided to unleash the sci fi writer side of my brain and put Lance and the boys in a situation outside their usual comfort zone. Once I had the idea of a pterodactyl vs. an airplane there was no going back.

Ron Fortier – Both pure pleasure and sheer frustration.  Pleasure as all the stories and art we assembled in this volume are simply fantastic. There’s not a bad story or poor illustration anywhere in this volume. Frustration, as ever, in how bloody long it took us to get it out. Sadly, when you are working with multiple creators, these things happen all the time and you are at the mercy of people’s schedules.  When that last piece of art came in to complete the volume, I pretty much danced a jig.  Of course, now comes the challenge of planning Vol 5.  Ha.

Tell us a bit about your story in Lance Star: Sky Ranger Vol. 4.

Andrew Salmon - In "The Devil's Arm Gambit", Lance and the Sky Rangers
head to the desert to help out an old friend of Buck Tellonger's. The air service the guy is running has fallen on some rather sudden hard times. They soon learn that nothing is quite what it appears to be and, before you know it, they are in the middle of a dastardly threat that jeopardizes the country.

Jim Beard - "Black Cloud Ace" is all about choices, those important times in our lives when we're presented with a choice and whatever path we choose will shape our destiny. The story begins with Lance testing an experimental jet - based on the real-life prototypical jets of that time period - and a strange black cloud that looms large in his path. Once he goes through it, nothing will ever be quite the same for our hero ever again as he takes a cold hard look at himself and a particular choice he's made in the past.

Bobby Nash - “Ring of Fire” sees Lance Star and his Sky Rangers journey to an island inside the mysterious Ring of Fire, a circular series of volcanic islands in the South Pacific. They are there to deliver supplies and evacuate all non-essential personnel off the island, which they discover upon their arrival is actually a volcano in the stages of pre-eruption. Complicating matters are stubborn scientists, Nazi agents, and prehistoric beasts that should not exist. All in all, another day at the office for America’s Air Ace.

Tell us a bit about Lance Star: Sky Ranger Vol. 4.

Ron Fortier - Well, as is obvious, it continues the high flying adventures of aviation ace and genius inventor Lance Star, who owns his own airfield in New York and from there offers his services and those of his flight team to the government and private contractors.  In this collection, Lance & Co. find a hidden Nazis military base in the South Pacific, battle prehistoric flying monsters and even uncover a plot to assassinate the President of the Unite States.  All in a days work for Lance Star & his Sky Rangers.

Bobby Nash - Lance Star: Sky Ranger Volume 4 continues the grand pulp tradition that Ron and I, along with the rest of the Airship 27 crew, started way back with the first volume in this series. We’re telling fun stories that I hope will entertain and delight readers of all ages.

Where can readers learn more about you and your work?

Andrew Salmon - The best bet is my amazon page. As everything I've had published is available there for Kindle and in print, it really is the place to find out what I've been up these last few years:

Jim Beard - Folks can visit my Amazon Author Page (please leave me some reviews!) and say "hi" over at my Facebook page.

If they're really brave, they can check out my Sgt. Janus Spirit-Blog here.

Bobby Nash - The easiest place to keep up with me and information on my new and previously released work is at www.bobbynash.com. I’m also all over social media. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, my Amazon Author Page, and all over the web. I also run the official Lance star: Sky Ranger website, which you can find at www.lance-star.com.

Where can readers learn more about Airship 27 and available titles?

Ron Fortier - Although the majority of our books are available at Amazon, pulp fans should check out our on-line site to see ALL OUR TITLES.  Here’s the link.
As ever we thank them for their support.

Official Airship 27 Press Release:
HIGH FLYING THRILLS!

Airship 27 Productions announces the release of its newest pulp anthology.  Rev up those Pratt-Whitney engines, pull back on the stick and prepare for take-off, as LANCE STAR – SKY RANGER gets ready to soar into the clouds in this, his fourth volume of high flying adventures.

Once again its time to join America’s aviation ace, Lance Star and his faithful team; Buck Tellonger, Cy Hawkins, Jim Nolan and Red Davis as they fly into four brand new hair-raising tales.  From discovering a hidden Nazis base on lost South Seas Island inhabited by prehistoric monsters to foiling an assassination attempt on President Roosevelt, the Sky Rangers travel globe tackling danger wherever they go.

The Lance Star – Sky Ranger series follows in the grand tradition of popular pulp favorites and Dusty Ayers, Bill Barnes, G-8 & His Flying Aces and dozens of other winged warriors of the clouds.

“When you’re company name is Airship 27 Productions,” says Managing Editor Ron Fortier, “you’d better believe we have a real love of flying heroes and Lance Star-Sky Ranger is at the top of that list.”

So goose your fuel lines, spin the props of your Skybolts and Skeeter and prepare yourself for classic pulp action.  Writers Bobby Nash, Sean Taylor, Andrew Salmon and Jim Beard have delivered a quartet of fast paced, high soaring stories to keep you buckled up tight.

This volume features a cover by popular graphic artist, Felipe Echavarria with interior illustrations by Warbirds of Mars’ own Scott “Doc” Vaughn.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER VOL. 4 is now available for purchase at the following:
Amazon (paperback)
Barnes and Noble (paperback)
CreateSpace (paperback)
Amazon (Kindle)
Airship 27 Hangar (ebook)


Friday, April 11, 2014

LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER UPDATES

Cover Art: Felipe Echavarria
Back Cover Design
By Rob Davis
The new Lance Star: Sky Ranger book made the New book Release List this week at Your daily Ralph! You can see it here.
Thanks, Ralph.

The new Lance Star: Sky Ranger book also received a mention at Bill Thom’s Pulp Coming Attractions this week. You can see it here.
Thanks, Bill.

Thanks to all who have spread the word and/or purchased copies of the book.
The Sky Ranger Team appreciates your support.

Available now at the following:

Amazon (paperback)
CreateSpace (paperback)
Amazon (Kindle)

Happy Reading.

Bobby

Monday, April 7, 2014

LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER VOL. 4 LAUNCHES! (UPDATED TO INCLUDE KINDLE link)

Cover Painting: Felipe Echavarria

Art: Scott "Doc" Vaughn
New Pulp Publisher, Airship 27 Productions has announced the release of the fourth volume of their wildly popular anthology series, Lance Star: Sky Ranger. For this volume, the publisher has assembled writers Bobby Nash, Sean Taylor, Andrew Salmon, and Jim Beard along with interior illustrations by Scott “Doc” Vaughn and a cover by Felipe Echavarria. You can find it here.

Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3 of this series are also available.

Ready on the flight line!

Here come The Sky Rangers!

###

In This Volume...
Official Airship 27 Press Release:

HIGH FLYING THRILLS!

Airship 27 Productions announces the release of its newest pulp anthology.  Rev up those Pratt-Whitney engines, pull back on the stick and prepare for take-off, as LANCE STAR – SKY RANGER gets ready to soar into the clouds in this, his fourth volume of high flying adventures.

Once again its time to join America’s aviation ace, Lance Star and his faithful team; Buck Tellonger, Cy Hawkins, Jim Nolan and Red Davis as they fly into four brand new hair-raising tales.  From discovering a hidden Nazis base on lost South Seas Island inhabited by prehistoric monsters to foiling an assassination attempt on President Roosevelt, the Sky Rangers travel globe tackling danger wherever they go.

Art: Scott "Doc" Vaughn
The Lance Star – Sky Ranger series follows in the grand tradition of popular pulp favorites and Dusty Ayers, Bill Barnes, G-8 & His Flying Aces and dozens of other winged warriors of the clouds.

“When you’re company name is Airship 27 Productions,” says Managing Editor Ron Fortier, “you’d better believe we have a real love of flying heroes and Lance Star-Sky Ranger is at the top of that list.”

So goose your fuel lines, spin the props of your Skybolts and Skeeter and prepare yourself for classic pulp action.  Writers Bobby Nash, Sean Taylor, Andrew Salmon and Jim Beard have delivered a quartet of fast paced, high soaring stories to keep you buckled up tight.

Art: Scott "Doc" Vaughn
This volume features a cover by popular graphic artist, Felipe Echavarria with interior illustrations by Warbirds of Mars’ own Scott “Doc” Vaughn.

AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS – PULP FICTION FOR A NEW GENERATION!

Available now.

Amazon (paperback)
CreateSpace (paperback)
Amazon (Kindle)




Wednesday, April 2, 2014

LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER VOLUME 4 MENTIONED ON ESO PODCAST!


This week's main topic
In his shout out this week, Earth Station One co-host, and Lance Star: Sky Ranger author, Bobby Nash mentioned the upcoming volume 4 anthology release in the Shout Out portion of the show. 

Give it a listen here.

Vol. 4 coming very soon.

Learn more about The ESO Network here and here.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

THE SKYBOLT IS READY FOR LAUNCH!


A note from Airship 27's Air Chief, Ron Fortier.

Here is a schematic look at the Skybolt, the plane flown by pulp aviation ace, Lance Star as we get ready to release - LANCE STAR - SKY RANGER Vol 4.

Stay tuned, it's coming soon.


Captain Ron

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER COMIC BOOK RETURNS TO INDY PLANET!

BACK IN THE AIR AND ON SALE!
Technical issues caused the Lance Star: Sky Ranger "One Shot!" comic book by Bobby Nash and James Burns to be taken down at Indy Planet. That issue has been resolved and the book is once again available in print. Ebook editions were unaffected. Apologies for the inconvenience. You can find the paperback here.

Art: James Burns
LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER #1 - "ONE SHOT!"
A comic book adventure

2011 PULP ARK AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST PULP RELATED COMIC.

November, 1941. Ace Air Adventurer Lance Star accepts a dangerous mission into an enemy stronghold to stop the Nazi’s from uncovering plans for a weapon long believed destroyed. Lance flies a solo mission to Kiev where he is to plant explosives and destroy a weapons facility when he runs into an old enemy. Now, Lance is faced with a choice. Complete the mission? Or take down the Sky Ranger’s greatest adversary? He’s only going to get one shot at this. Will he choose the mission or revenge?
Art: James Burns

Featuring high-flying adventure, aerial dog fights, explosive action, and stunning artwork, Lance Star: Sky Ranger "One Shot!" is pure pulp fun from start to finish.

"Lance Star: Sky Ranger "One Shot!" is exactly the sort of high-flying, action-packed air war yarn I really enjoy. It's fine pulpish fun from start to finish. Bobby Nash and James Burns are aces!"
-- James Reasoner

LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER #1 - "ONE SHOT!" can be purchased at the following:
Amazon (Kindle) ebook
Barnes and Noble UK (Nook) ebook
My Digital Comics ebook
Drive Thru Comics ebook
Graphic.ly ebook
Apple iTunes ebook
Indy Planet (paperback)


Sunday, March 23, 2014

GET READY ON THE FLIGHT LINE…

There are some announcements coming soon regarding the return of Lance Star: Sky Ranger. There’s not much we can reveal in any detail now, but in the days and weeks ahead we will release details on the following:

Not Final Cover
The 4th volume in the popular Lance Star: Sky Ranger pulp anthology series from Airship 27 Productions will be ready for launch very soon. Vol. 4 features stories by Bobby Nash, Andrew Salmon, Jim Beard, and Sean Taylor. Scott Doc Vaughn is handling interior illustrations and Felipe Eschevarria is painting the cover. Edited by Ron Fortier with production design by Rob Davis. here's a tease of the cover.

Not Actual Cover
All-Star Pulp Comics #3 is in production now. As with issue #2, this new issue will feature a Lance Star: Sky Ranger comic book tale. This one is called “Gods of the Molten Sea” and is written by Bobby Nash with art by the dynamic duo of Rock Baker and Jeff Austin. Here's a teaser image.
Art: Will Meugniot

Keep watching this page for launch details on each of these projects.

Lance Star: Sky Ranger volumes 1, 2, 3, and All-Star Pulp Comics #2 are still available for purchase. Click the Novels/Anthologies and Comic Books tabs above.

Happy Reading, Sky Rangers!