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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.

ClICK HERE FOR THE FREE PDF in our FREE SAMPLE SECTION.

 

ROBOT SPOILERS

ROBOT SPOILERS

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The Robot lumbers in a rambling house in Bookertown, New Jersey, a black township, founded on the ideals of Booker T. Washington. The original owner, Lionel Grimes,  suffered a terrible tragedy at the hands of the current owner, the Doctor Satan Shell Company.  The all white county police force stay away from Bookertown, and did not lift a finger to help poor Lionel and his family that night. It was horrible.

The first floor of the large victorian was converted by its mysterious owners into an eatery called, “Amityville Restaurant.” The locals  despise and shun the palce. The dining room feels like a dead quiet funeral for an unpopular man.  Bookertown locals call it, “world’s worst chicken.” Most Bookertown residents avoid the house  because the memory of what consumed the Grimes family still disturbs their minds. Some claim to have seen zombies in the windows, and most agree the one waiter on duty in the dining room, a blind man,  is a zombie. His eyes are white, and he rarely speaks. You never knwo what’s happening with your order.

And up above the unmistakable sound of thump, thump, thump.

Iron clad feet walking slowly.

The robot runs with the zombies, haunting the house in Bookertown, one hour outside NYC.  Wait, real zombies? With a robot? Is it a man in a suit? Exo Tin Can Suit? Is it a Borg like hive mind in a tin can ripped off from the Tin Man? Is this some scoobie do thing, rip off the mask of the ghost to reveal the gardener,  “If it hadn’t been for your kids…!” Oh I don’t know. I mean I do know but, hey, where was I? A-Ha. Plotted out to 50 pages.

And that’s end of ACT 2 spoilers. See  Opening Act Here – DOCTOR SATAN: PART 1 – TERROR TRAIN 14 page PDF

(NEW) Doctor Satan and the Terror Train (Part One/14 pages)

Part One – 14 Pages, Free PDF. Get it Here.

Finally – part one of The Mask of Doctor Satan, Part One: Terror Train. Most of this was finished in rough form several weeks ago, but health and work issues kept me crawling on the floor towards the typewriter.  I never let a first draft out the door. 4th and 5th, maybe. This writer of true crime even had a true crime story occur right here in this house, to my great surprise, still unfolding. “It’s all just fun and games, until somebody gets charged with a felony.”

Funny the people you meet in St. Johns… I’m OK but somebody is looking at bad news in a courtroom. Me? I feel sadness and dissapointment, and great surprise. Who knew he was a dumb thief? I didn’t.  Watching self destructive young men self destruct is like watching a car go over a cliff in slow motion. It’s horrible. And too much sudden stress for me. and sudden sadness. I’m not too worried because as his landlord I can do an Unconditional Quit Notice, five days notice. Sad, y’know?

Enjoy! Go to FREE PDFS for the 14 page beginning of the story. I hope to come out with the next installment in two weeks. 15 pages are already written, but I like to edit without mercy, and my chapters are very carefully plotted. The story is written but most of the dialog that comes next is not.

Here’s hoping September is less of a rough slog than August.

Cheers!
-B.

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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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UPDATE: MASK OF DOCTOR SATAN (CHAPTER ONE)

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Set in 1938. Chapter one to be posted in one week. Part 1 of 3, 20 pages, free pdf, mostly text with some illustrations. I will be posting new illustrations with excerpts from the story to people can get a taste, and a better idea of my writing style. Updates thorought the week! My story debut!

PS. there will be old public domain characters appearing, but this WILL NOT be a nostalgia trip or a campy take on things. Humor included, but often dark. Doctor Satan plays for real!

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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The Mask of Doctor Satan (Short Story Illustrations)

The five leads of the Mask of Doctor Satan. Total story length in text – 50 pages. Released in three parts, with cliffhangers.  The first part will be soon. Very soon… I have finished the first twenty pages, which not needs final checks and edits. I am very methodical. I have an excellent idea of who these men are. But as they say, no spoilers.

These are the five protagonists. I like an ensemble piece. Set in 1938.
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The Mask of Doctor Satan (short story illustrations)

I will be uploading all day today… about a dozen images. These are for a fifty page short story to be released in three parts over starting in a couple of weeks. Come back later for more details, or please see several posts in this archives!

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Miss Fury, Oberon Destroyers Update

UPDATE – Miss Fury Page 3 is imminent – to be posted by 10pm PST today (Friday)

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Miss Fury Liberated, 1939 – Page 3
is running a couple of days late (Thursday or Friday). It looks great, pencils all done, just needs inks and grays. Page three will bring Marla Drake, aka Miss Fury, to the end of one night’s adventure. After that, I have to spend more time on ther projects as its just me here in the studio.

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Oberon Destroyers gets attention next. Joey and Kentaro‘s conversations, and the next issue, Take Down, an All Ninja, All Action issue.

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Cover to issue 6 of Oberon Destroyers

NEXT UP – BRINGING BACK A GOOD GENRE and DOING IT RIGHT

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ITOP SECRET IN DEVELOPEMENT)
I am now developing a original short story/pulp novel of just 50 pages, like pulp stories in Black Mask Magazine and others back in the old days. I have wanted to do this for a few years, but the drawing has taken up all my time.  I am looking for more vehicles for my fiction writing, (and inkers and assistants!). This project will allow me to turn out a lot more volume and fun stories at a better pace.

There will be abundant illustrations, but it will be a bloody inappropriate prose, or text only story with a few squences done in silent comic style. Dashiell Hammet writes the Shadow, something like that. It will mostly detail the adventures of the first group of occult operatives in 1938 including the villains in Meeting of Evil Doers, but back in the day, when they were young and fresh and full of promise.  And lots of fist fights, occult machines,  and gun play. Tarantino in 1938 with weird occult on top. Something like that, LOL.

I could start posting chapters within a few weeks. Check back for more!

If you have any comments or questions, please send an email to wallykhanofmars@yahoo.com
Sadly, I do not have time to egage in extended correspondence (I should be inking Miss Fury!), but I do get a lot from honest comments, especially when people tell me what interests them. I am very interested in my many international visitors. If you want to see Miss Fury or Oberon Destroyers more often, let me know!

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