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Friday, December 2, 2011
Pro Se Productions, a leading Publisher in the New Pulp Movement, and Altus Press, the foremost Publisher of quality Pulp reprints and new works such as THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE, announced a partnership in November, and revealed today specifics to what has become known as the PULP OBSCURA Imprint.
The concept behind Pulp Obscura is that Altus Press and Pro Se Press will work in conjunction to produce related products. When Altus Press publishes specially selected titles featuring rare and largely forgotten Pulp characters’ original stories, Pro Se will bring together the best writers of New Pulp today and simultaneously release a collection of newly written tales starring the same character. This stunning partnership will showcase both the classic adventures of some of pulp's lost treasures while simultaneously allowing New Pulp's finest to bring those characters back to life.
“This,” Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor-in-Chief of Pro Se Productions, “is no easy task. First to provide New Pulp stories, brand new exciting adventures of rare classic Pulp Characters and to coordinate that with Altus Press. But then finding the write creators, the authors who can breathe new life into these concepts and on top of that, deciding and planning which books will come out in the coming year. It’s a heck of a task and one that has been rewarding on so many levels.”
Thirteen books in the Pulp Obscura line from Pro Se have been planned. At least eight of these will be timed to release simultaneously with the reprinted adventures of the same characters as produced by Altus Press. Five more will be published by Pro Se that will feature characters Altus Press has already published the available adventures of in the past.
"It's going to be great to see this new material. Interest in the series has been huge and the enthusiasm by the writers will certainly result in plenty of enjoyable reads," added Matt Moring, publisher of Altus Press. "I cannot recall such a publishing plan ever in the history of the pulp community."
The writers involved in the Pulp Obscura Line in 2012 are Howard Hopkins, Allan Gilbreath, Barry Reese, Derrick Ferguson, Joshua Reynolds, Andrew Salmon, Nick Alhelm, Jon Edward Klement, Bobby Nash, Ian Watson, Teel James Glenn, Nancy Hansen, Lee Houston, Jr. Chuck Miller R. P. Steeves, Don Thomas, Adam L. Garcia, Van Allen Plexico, Frank Schildiner, Mike Bullock, Sean Taylor, Andrea Judy, C. William Russette, Phil Bledsoe, Ashley Mangin, Russ Anderson, Brad Mengel, Terry Alexander, BC Bell, James Palmer, Andrew Hind, Stefan Dogaru, and Kevin Noel Olson.
Just as exciting and important as the lineup of writers involved in PULP OBSCURA is the list of characters and volumes that the Imprint will have in 2011. There are 13 planned volumes from Pro Se for the first year of PULP OBSCURA and the books, along with the writers contributing to them for the first quarter of the year include-
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RICHARD KNIGHT VOLUME ONE-Adventures of a daring pilot/detective who encounters lost worlds and oddities galore!
Writers- Josh Reynolds, Barry Reese, Adam Garcia, Ian Watson, Frank Schildiner, Terry Alexander.
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE EAGLE VOLUME ONE-Classic Two Fisted Spy Stories! Pulpy Espionage and Intrigue!
Writers- Rich Steeves, Bobby Nash, Teel James Glenn, Lee Houston, Jr., Ashley Mangin, Nick Alhelm
PRICE OF THE MISSIONARY’S GOLD: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF ARMLESS O’NEIL VOLUME ONE- Classic Pulp Adventure in Exotic Lands seeking Treasure and Action! And with a Tough as Nails Hook Handed Hero!
Writers- Sean Taylor, Rich Steeves, Ian Watson, Chuck Miller, Andrew Hind, Nick Alhelm
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE GRIFFON VOLUME ONE-Thrill to the adventures of Kerry Keen, the masked hero known as The Griffon! High Flying Escapades in the Pursuit of Justice!
Writers-Don Thomas, Rich Steeves, Chuck Miller, Van Allen Plexico, Phil Bledsoe, Stefan Dogaru
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THUNDER JIM WADE VOLUME ONE-Globe Spanning Adventures into the Darkest, Strangest Corners of the World with A Hero Like No Other!
Writers- Barry Reese, Andrew Salmon, Ashley Mangin, Nick Alhelm, Andrew Hind, Frank Schildiner
THE CASES OF MAJOR LACY VOLUME ONE –Follow The Major and his intrepid team of men as they take on crimes and criminals No One Else Can Stop!
Writers- C. William Russette, Andrew Salmon, Bobby Nash, Andrew Hind, Don Thomas, Rich Steeves
“I'm thrilled to join with Pro Se Productions, Altus Press, and the fantastic group of writers assembled to tell new and exciting tales of these classic pulp characters,” writer Bobby Nash said about his involvement with Pulp Obscura. “Hang on to your hats, folks. 2012 is going to be an exciting year.”
For more information on Altus Press, go to http://www.altuspress.com/
To learn more about Pro Se Productions, check out http://www.prosepulp.com/
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