Category Archives: New/Old Pulp

The Life and Death of Rasputin

How do you kill something that’s already dead? It’s simple. Every zombie, mummy, and vampire knows the answer to that question. Life is the only thing that can defeat death. But somehow Grigori Rasputin didn’t get cc’d on the memo. … Continue reading

Posted in New/Old Pulp, Published in 2017 | Tagged ,

Mighty BioMorphin’ Super Soldiers

The super soldier concept was one of the most popular tropes in superhero fiction. With a simple injection, anybody could attain peak physical performance and operate beyond normal human abilities. Just look at Captain America, Deathstroke, and Mockingbird. Of course, … Continue reading

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As Above, So Below

Just because no one worships them anymore doesn’t mean the ancient Egyptian gods are gone forever. All gods, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, or otherwise, have infinite patience. They’re just waiting around until the time is right for a comeback. But if all … Continue reading

Posted in New/Old Pulp, Published in 2016 | Tagged ,

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Jethro Dumont (aka the Green Lama) adopted a number of conflicting identities when he returned to the U.S. from a 10-year sabbatical in Tibet. He was a Buddhist, an Asura demigod, a tulka, a billionaire, a womanizer, a fop, a … Continue reading

Posted in New/Old Pulp, Published in 2015 | Tagged , ,

Tales to Astonish

The official title of Gary Phillips’ latest book is Astonishing Heroes: Shades of Justice. But a better title would have been: Ten the Hard Way. That’s because this collection of ten short stories features a riotous mix of tough guys, … Continue reading

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The Lama Lies Down on Broadway

Author Adam Lance Garcia calls the Green Lama “the world’s first Buddhist hero.” And that’s true, we suppose. Certainly he predates Judomaster, the Question, Iron Fist, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And we can’t find any evidence confirming Siddhartha … Continue reading

Posted in New/Old Pulp, Published in 2014 | Tagged , ,

Pinkerton by Name, Armadillo by Nature

Like whiskey, we like our hardboiled fiction neat. And the same goes for our superhero fiction too. We prefer the real thing to parody, caricature, or homage. Straight no chaser, as they say. And that’s why we were initially wary … Continue reading

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