Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I'm listed with some heavy-hitters in the pulp field!

The Avenger Chronicles - Coming in March/April!Written by: Max McCoy, Robert Randisi, Ron Goulart, Tom DeFalco, Joe Gentile, Robert Greenberger, Clay and Susan Griffiths, CJ Henderson, Howard Hopkins, Paul Kupperberg, Chris Mills, Will Murray, Mel Odom, Gary Phillips, Martin Powell, James Reasoner, Richard Dean Starr, and Dan Wickline.Interior Art: Andy Bennett & Dave AikinsCover Art: Peter Caras, Dave Dorman, Doug KlaubaEdited by: Joe Gentile336 pages, b/w, Squarebound, 6”x9”, $17.95.

Moonstone Books
The Avenger…All-New Stories for the Next Generation!Moonstone Books is proud to present this original anthology featuring eighteen never before seen tales of The Avenger, the first new Justice, Inc. fiction in more than thirty years! The Avenger Chronicles includes incredible, action-packed stories by some of today’s best writers in comics and fiction including:In addition to this impressive lineup, The Avenger Chronicles includes stunning cover artwork by one of the original Avenger paperback cover artists, Peter Caras (creator of more than 1,700 cover paintings, & a student of Norman Rockwell), and original interior illustrations by Andy Bennett (Vampire: The Masquerade) and Dave Aikins (Zombie, the Board Game).

Out of Tragedy, a Hero Is Reborn…In the roaring heart of the crucible, steel is made. In the raging flame of personal tragedy, men are sometimes forged into something more than human. Wealthy and successful at an early age, Richard Benson was preparing to enjoy a long and happy life with his family when crime took away his wife and young daughter. Once he was just a man, but now he is a machine of vengeance dedicated to the extermination of all crime. A figure of ice and steel, but more pitiless than both, Benson has become a symbol to crooks and killers--a terrible, almost impersonal force, masking cold genius and a nearly supernatural power behind a face as white and still as a dead man’s mask. Only pale eyes, like ice in a polar dawn, hint at what awaits criminals when they invoke the rage of millionaire adventurer Richard Benson -- The Avenger!

Now, for the first time in over 30 years, the fearless/expressionless crime fighter; the man with the moldable face, the man with the shock white hair and the pale grey eyes, is back in action in a stunning collection of stories featuring all the action, adventure, and revenge Avenger fans have come to expect! From noir adventure and two-fisted action, to emotional tales of inner demons, join The Avenger for an E-ticket thrill ride! Book Trade version/Cover A: by Peter CarasDirect Market Version/Cover B: by Dave DormanLimited Edition Hardcover: (limit of 300) original cover art of the entire Justice Inc crew by Doug Klauba AND ALSO includes an exclusive to this hardcover special Avenger story by Chinese/Indonesian Martial Arts (KunTao Silat) master Joe Judt. SRP: $44.00 You can pre-order the Limited Edition online now.

Cover by Dave Dorman
Cover by Peter Caras
The Avenger: Justice, Inc. Lithograph - Coming in March/April!One of the forgotten heroes of the adventure pulps, The Avenger, did not achieve the level of fame as such contemporaries as The Shadow or Doc Savage. His self-titled magazine lasted a mere 24 issues, with the writing credited to “Kenneth Robeson, the creator of Doc Savage.” Robeson was actually a “house name” owned by publisher Street & Smith, with staff writers doing the actual writing.

The adventures of The Avenger were brought to a new audience when they were reprinted in paperback form in 1973-1974, followed up by 12 new stories written by author Ron Goulart under the Robeson pseudonym. The Avenger also appeared in a 4-issue DC Comics series in 1975, and in a 2-issue mini-series in the early 1980s.

The Avenger lithograph from Moonstone Books is painted by Peter Caras, a student of the legendary illustrator Norman Rockwell, and the original cover artist of the ‘70s paperback reprints. It will be available in March 2008 in a limited edition of 200, signed and numbered by the artist, with a remarked edition also available at extra cost Moonstone Books

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