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FINALLY: TALES OF WEIRD CRIME with Doctor Satan — FREE 30 pages of pulse pounding pulp story, part one. Welcome to the Golden Age.

Part One of Three – 30 pages. See PDF for all details. Part Two is getting edited for polish.

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SYNOPSIS

THE HORRIBLE PLOT OF DOCTOR SATAN

In 1938 Doctor Satan opens a supernatural gate and summons a horrible and deadly monster in the middle of a titanic hurricane. All over Gotham City, police officers are brutally slaughtered by a ghostly executioner from the other side, walking with young black men, now ghosts, that never had a chance to see justice done when they were alive.

Over a hundred police could die in a fortnight, in a wave of supernatural blowback. The death of Jim Corrigan is key, as he is the first officer to fall. His death launches Doctor Satan’s deadly plot to use a wrathful spectre of vengeance to decimate the Gotham PD.

A circle of anonymous vigilantes gathers to face the approaching storm, working in the shadows. The mysterious Sandman runs the opposition to Doctor Satan and his insidious plot. Female adventurer the Black Fury and her partner, the Green Lantern join the group as new members. Carter Hall, international adventurer, brings the weapons as quartermaster, and Doctor Fate lends his strength as a sorcerer.

And deep in the dark of the night, the Shadow laughs.

“When policemen break the law, then there isn’t any law. Just a fight for survival.” –From the ballad of Billy Jack

 

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(NEW) DOCTOR SATAN – TERROR TRAIN (short story) 14 pages

The Mask of Doctor Satan – Terror Train (short story/new pulp action) 14 pages.

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The Mask of Doctor Satan – Terror Train (short story/new pulp action) 14 pages.

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HOUDINI and THE MASK OF DOCTOR SATAN (New Pulp Adventure)

UPDATE — August 21, 2014
Act One/Part One (15 pages) of “The Mask of Doctor Satan” will be posted this evening, at midnight PST. I will post the next parts (already half written) every seven days, unless the agents of Doctor Satan do something horrible to me. i am now in hiding, so I thing all is on track for a fun adventure fiction from 1938.

In the interlude before the curtain goes up, some nice old photographs of Harry Houdini. He has a cameo in the first part of “The Mask of Doctor Satan,” set when Houdini spent most of his time busting up fraudulent seace operators. Science vs. Magic is a theme. Houdini was an early pioneer of the art of modern promotions and publicity. He wrote the first playbook. Genius! Houdini! The Great Houdini!

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Houdini was involved in a public altercation, over use of his name and/or mailing address, with different accounts about what happened. To clear up any mystery, Houdini reenacted the scene himself in photographs. I think Houdini’s official version reads like a Yiddish joke, just how he wrote it. He was perhaps the first real live daredevil master of everything, with “best in the world” in the newspapers right under his photograph, and he made sure the newspaper heard about it.

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In 1925, seances were popular and became big money for the spirit mediums. Houdini got big headlines exposing fakers. He snuck into their seances, then exposed their tricks.

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A group of professional magicians attempting to contact Houdini 20 years after his death.

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he Great Houdini in his younger days, presenting a much more muscular, working class version of magic that was far more blue collar than white tie and tails.  The art of the escape artist. The public ate it up. He was huge and is still remembered with great fondness, more than eighty years after his death.

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Doctor Satan: Deadly Nemesis (short story illustrations)

Two illustrations for my short story with 30s public domain characters now in the public domain. Anyone can wear a mask. But it takes a story to execute a crime, bwahahaha.

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Oberon Destroyers Webcomic (06) 2 pages : Meet the Enemy

UNDERSTANDING THE ENEMY (by Ugamoto Ninja), 2 pages.

Oberon Destroyers Webcomic (06): From the Diary of the Quiet Ninja (from “Secret History of Ninja,” Part 1). I cleaned up the page a little bit. It explains the evils of the enemy by concentrating on the damage they do to real, ordinary people. It’s rather meta. Just a touch.

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