Sunday, April 24, 2011

HAPPY EASTER

Could this be the plot to Indy 5?
May Your Easter Be Full Of Adventure!

Bobby

Saturday, April 23, 2011

EASTER SALE - 20% off on select books by Bobby Nash (Limited Time)

HURRY! This Easter Sale Ends April 26th.
Get 20% off on 8 books featuring stories by Bobby Nash through April 26th.
Use discount code HOP305 at check out.

Lance Star: Sky Ranger Vol. 1. http://www.gopulp.info/

Lance Star: Sky Ranger Vol. 2. http://www.gopulp.info/

A Fistful Of Legends. http://stores.lulu.com/expresswesterns

Ravenwood - Stepson of Mystery. http://www.gopulp.info/

Peculiar Adventures #3. http://stores.lulu.com/proseproductions

The Comic Book Scripts of Bobby Nash Vol. 1. http://tinyurl.com/yatt4a6

Sentinels: Alternate Visions. http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/sentinels-alternate-visions/4375413

Startling Stories #3. http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/startling-stories-#-3/1399605

Get 20% off on 8 of Bobby’s books through April 26th. Use discount code HOP305 at check out. This includes all Airship 27, Express Western, Pro Se Productions, White Rocket Books, and Wild Cat Books titles.

Hurry! This Easter Sale Ends April 26th.
Happy reading.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Sentinels: Alternate Visions Excerpt By Bobby Nash

Here's an excerpt from Bobby's story from the Van Allen Plexico’s Sentinels: Alternate Visions anthology from White Rocket Books (www.whiterocketbooks.com), still on sale at http://www.amazon.com/Sentinels-Alternate-Van-Allen-Plexico/dp/0578011204 or your favorite bookseller.

Also available as an eBook at http://www.lulu.com/product/file-download/sentinels-alternate-visions/4375415.

Van Allen Plexico's Sentinels
About Bobby’s story, Blitzkrieg: The Road To Hell:

Karl Koenig, the contract killer known as Blitzkrieg is having a very bad day and the only thing that will make him feel better is to kill someone. He takes on a freelance assignment that turns out to be more than he bargained for when the target is revealed to be a United States Senator. Such a high profile hit will draw more attention to Blitzkrieg than he can afford.

But a contract is a contract and he is a professional.

He just has to do it quietly and not let his boss find out.

But that's the trick, isn't it?

Sentinels: Alternate Visions
THE ROAD TO HELL...
By Bobby Nash

1.

Karl Koenig was having a bad day.

Nothing had gone right since that botched mission in Sarajevo. Not that the mission's failure was in any way his fault Koenig's boss, The Field Marshal, had decided to take it out on him anyway. Being the good, loyal soldier he was, Koenig listened to his commander's rant without interruption, but he felt his blood boiling beneath the surface.

The Field Marshal was under extreme pressure from those above him in the food chain; yet one more thing that rubbed Koenig the wrong way. Before they had been brought to this dimension everything had seemed so simple and straightforward.

Koenig liked simple.

There was an order to things and that's just the way he liked it.

Of course, since coming here things had changed. No longer was the Field Marshal making all of the decisions. Now he reported to another man, an American no less, named Jameson. Koenig did not trust Jameson. The man clearly had his own agenda.

Koenig planned to keep an eye on him.

The Field Marshal ended his tirade with a blunt "Dismissed!" No matter which dimension you called your home, in military circles that meant, "Get out!"

Koenig left, slamming the door behind him. It was a small act of rebellion, but it

felt good nonetheless. Not good enough to settle his irritated nerves, but it was a start. What he needed at the moment was to blow off a little steam.

And he knew just the place to do it.

*****

He stepped inside the room and allowed himself a thin smile.

Though this was not the type of establishment he often frequented, Koenig knew it well. It was a valuable resource for the free flow of information almost as much as a place where alcoholic beverages of the watered down variety also flowed freely.

The place had no official name.

There was no sign on the window sporting a fancy logo. Only an old flashing neon signed flashed the word BAR in a pale electric blue. Koenig chuckled at the private joke each and every time he saw the gaudy sign flash blue. Below it was another neon sign of a newer vintage that simply added OPEN.

Some patrons began referring to the place as The Open Bar.

The name stuck.

Koenig waved away the smoke that assailed him the instant he stepped inside. He had never seen the inside of the bar without the ever-present layer, a mixture of cheap cigarettes, cigars, imported cigarettes, and sweat. It was an odor one never quite adjusted to smelling.

The sweat primarily came from the dancers on the small stage near the back. A DJ who believed he was far too hip for the bar had long since given up on playing to the crowd and simply played the music and introduced the girls.

A rather exotic woman Koenig had never seen before was on the stage, her silky black hair flailing wildly as she twirled around and around the dull brass pole. Koenig stood and watched her for a moment.

He did not smile.

A shame, he thought. If only she were blonde.

As he watched her spin and twirl, his eyes also swept the room.

Eventually, he found a familiar face and made his way across the floor, stopping

long enough to slide a twenty dollar bill to the dancer. She took the money with a practiced smile and enticing wink.

Koenig did not return her smile, but one corner of his mouth rose in a knowing thin-lipped grin. That was all he was willing to give. Considering his mood she was lucky to get that much from him.

He kept his eyes on the room as he walked. The Open Bar was considered a "safe zone" for those in the business, but one could never be too careful. Who knew how many enemies might be sitting in this very room just waiting for him to make a mistake?

Unfortunately any waiting for such an opportunity were in for a long wait. Karl Koenig was not a man prone to making mistakes.

"Hello, Lennie," he said in his heavily accented English as he slide inside a booth along the far wall, concealed in the shadows.

Lennie Casper was a small man who seemed nervous each time that Koenig saw him. Once he had wondered if it was his presence that made the little man nervous, but he was assured that such was not the case. Nervous was a permanent state of mind for Lennie Casper.

Being a facilitator was not an easy job and Lennie was considered by many to be one of the best. He had no ties to any one organization so he was approached by, and had performed services for, all sides at one time or another. As such, he was in the eternally sticky situation of being caught in the middle of things if it all hit the fan.

However, he knew where most of the bodies were buried.

And he knew who pulled the trigger in most cases.

If knowledge was indeed power then Lennie Casper was the strongest man in the room.

"Blitzkrieg," Lennie said, a big smile on his cherub face. "It's been awhile."

Koenig removed his sunglasses.

"Yes. How is business, Lennie?"

"Oh, you know," the little man shrugged. "The usual."

Koenig grunted.

"So, is this a business or social call?"

"Business."

"Anyone I know?"

Koenig raised an eyebrow.

"I beg your pardon?"

"The mark. We taking out anyone I know? I have to protect myself, you know. These are difficult times, I'm sure you understand."

"I think you misunderstand my intentions, Lennie."

"Oh?"

Koenig noticed the facilitator's nervousness crank up a notch.

"I'm looking for..." the tall German looked around the room to make sure no one was watching.

"Yes?"

"An assignment. I'm looking for an assignment."

"You?" Lennie asked, hardly believing his ears.

"Yes."

"I'm honored. It's not often the Field Marshal seeks my..."

Koenig leaned forward and dropped his voice to a menacing octave.

"This is not for the Field Marshal. This is for me. I need an assignment."

"Ah, I see," Lennie said, a skittish grin on his face.

"And this has to remain between us."

"Okay. I get it. You need to let off a little stress or maybe you just need a little extra in the bank this month. I get it. I do. I think I've got just the thing for you. Yeah. I think you'll like this. I was kinda saving this one for Killshot Austin."

Koenig bristled at the name. Heironymous Jessup Austin was something of a legend in certain circles. Personally, Koenig could not stand the man. He behaved as if he were nobility, but was little more than a street urchin with a talent for wholesale slaughter. Koenig also doubted that Heironymous was his actual name. Probably something he stole from the painter of the same name because it made him sound more upper class than the simple Jessup Austin. The nickname Killshot was well earned. Even Koenig had to admit that the man was one hell of a shot.

"But I think I can trust you to pull it off," Lennie continued, oblivious to Koenig's utter contempt for Killshot Austin.

This time the facilitator glanced around the room to make sure no one was paying attention to their conversation.

"There's been a contract put out on someone over at the D.O.D."

"Department of Defense."

"Very good, Blitzkrieg. Yes. The Department of Defense."

"Wouldn't happen to be a guy named Jameson, would it?"

"Uh, no," Lennie said.

"Damn. That one I might have done for free."

"Well, if he ever makes my list I know who to call. The Senate Oversight Committee has tasked Senator Kenneth Washburn from Georgia with reviewing something called Project Three Twelve Omega."

"What is that?"

"Beats the hell out of me," Lennie said. "It's not my business to know so I don't know. Suffice it to say that someone is worried that this hayseed is going to uncover a dirty little secret or two."

"Hayseed?"

Lennie waved the question away.

"Never mind. Look, do you want the job or not?"

"I'll take it."

"Good," Lennie said, leaning back in his seat.

It was the calmest Karl Koenig had ever seen the little man. Having seen the man relax a bit it seemed oddly disconcerting to see him in any other emotional state.

"When can you start?" Lennie asked.

"I can start immediately."

#####

Want to know what happens next? Pick up Van Allen Plexico's Sentinels: Alternate Visions at http://www.amazon.com/Sentinels-Alternate-Van-Allen-Plexico/dp/0578011204 or wherever your favorite books are sold.

Also available as an eBook at http://www.lulu.com/product/file-download/sentinels-alternate-visions/4375415.

The stories in Sentinels: Alternate Visions were also included in the Sentinels Hardcover Omnibus.
Sentinels Hardcover Omnibus
About Van Allen Plexico’s Sentinels: Alternate Visions:

This special collection features ten new short stories set in the Sentinels universe by all-star writers including Ron Fortier, David Wright, Adrian J. Watts, Wayne Skiver, Bobby Nash, and Ian Watson-- along with two new stories by creator Van Allen Plexico. All this plus tons of artwork by artists such as Jeremy Haun, Rob Davis, Mark Maddox, Chris Moreno, Mitch Foust, Danny Wall, Tony Perna, and Gary Bedell, plus additional special features!

Product Details:
Paperback: 236 pages
Publisher: White Rocket Books
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0578011204
ISBN-13: 978-0578011202
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces

Order yours today at http://www.amazon.com/Sentinels-Alternate-Van-Allen-Plexico/dp/0578011204 or wherever your favorite books are sold.

Also available as an eBook at http://www.lulu.com/product/file-download/sentinels-alternate-visions/4375415.
http://www.whiterocketbooks.com/

Monday, April 18, 2011

Zap! Pow! Bam! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950 exhibit

Celebrating the golden age of comic books 1938 - 1950
On Sunday, April 17, 2011 I visited the Zap! Pow! Bam! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950 exhibit at the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta, GA with my brother, Wes, and friends Mike Faber and Mike Gordon. There were some fun exhibits, beautiful art, and a lot of really incredible comic books.

"This looks like a job for... Superman!"
I've posted 70 photos from the event on my Facebook page. www.facebook.com/bobbyenash

Original art boards from Will Eisner and Carmine Infantino
Not on Facebook? Here's a public link: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?fbid=10150561022450512&id=625160511&aid=658795&l=fb3e3d668d

"Look! Up in the sky! Oh, wait..."
The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum's website is http://www.theberman.org/.

Superman tackles the Nazi menace on this Action Comics cover.
We had a blast visiting this golden age traveling exhibit. If it comes to your town I highly recommend checking it out.


Fighting a never-ending battle for Truth, Justice, and The American Way!
 Bobby

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Garden (a comic book story by Bobby Nash, Jeff Austin, & Rusty Gilligan)

Back in 2003 Bobby Nash and Jeff Austin created a 10 page science fiction comic book story called The Garden for a benefit book. Unfortunately, the book didn't take off, but the art was pencilled and partially inked. Rusty Gilligan came on board to do some inks and the story was finished. Sadly, the story languished for a short time before it found a home in issue #9 of Planetary Stories on-line magazine.

Please click on each page for a larger view.

We hope you enjoy your stroll through... The Garden.

The Garden - Page 1

The Garden - Page 2

The Garden - Page 3

The Garden - Page 4


The Garden - Page 5

The Garden - Page 6

The Garden - Page 7

The Garden - Page 8

The Garden - Page 9

The Garden - Page 10
You can find out more about Jeff Austin at http://pencilbrushblog.blogspot.com/
You can find out more about Rusty Gilligan at http://www.rustygilligan.com/
You can find out more about Planetary Stories at http://www.planetarystories.com/

In response to several requests for scripts to review, the post below this one will feature the script pages for the story you've just read.

The Garden (a comic book script by Bobby Nash)

For those interested in seeing the behind the scenes magic, here's Bobby's script for the comic book story seen above. Click on each page for a larger view.

The Garden script by Bobby Nash - Page 1

The Garden script by Bobby Nash - Page 2

The Garden script by Bobby Nash - Page 3

The Garden script by Bobby Nash - Page 4

The Garden script by Bobby Nash - Page 5

The Garden script by Bobby Nash - Page 6

The Garden script by Bobby Nash - Page 7

The Garden script by Bobby Nash - Page 8

The Garden script by Bobby Nash - Page 9

The Garden script by Bobby Nash - Page 10

The Garden originally appeared in issue 9 of the on-line magazine, Planetary Stories.

Friday, April 15, 2011

I Am Googol: The Great Invasion has arrived.

A Box O' Googols. The hardcover copies have arrived.
Copies of the graphic novel I wrote, I Am Googol: The Great Invasion Book 1 arrived today. Nice looking hardcover. You can order your own copy through Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/0956731902/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_ULiQnb1D39RXC. I hope you'll check it out. I Am Googol is available in hardcover and eBook formats.

Bobby

A shot of the interiors. Meet Telma, a tough and sassy Googol hacker.
ABOUT I AM GOOGOL: THE GREAT INVASION BOOK 1:

[Release]: I am GooGol: The Great Invasion graphic novel by Bobby Nash and Rodrigo de Castro now available.


I am GooGol: The Great Invasion graphic novel now available.

I am GooGol: The Great Invasion graphic novel written by Bobby Nash with art by Rodrigo de Castro and based on characters and situations created by Sylvaine Francis is now available from London’s Point G Comics.

Book Information : I am GooGol ... and this is your story: the story of all beings.
It can still be changed and I am there in your time to fix it.

Public : Recommended for Ages 16+
Genre : Sci-Fi – Graphic Novel
Scenario : Sylvaine Francis (from French Guiana - Cayenne)
Writer : Bobby Nash (USA – Georgia)
Artist : Rodrigo de Castro (Brazil - Osasco)
Editor : Point G Comics
65 PAGES, Full Color, £ 12.99 (US $ 19.99)
Point G Comics: OCT101610
Preview the cover and first four pages at http://www.iamgoogol.com/ and http://www.bobbynash.com/
Bobby holds the hardcover in his hand.

Six Guns And Cattle Drives: A Fistful of Legends Discuss the Fun of Writing Westerns Part 2


http://booklifenow.com/
Book Life's Jeremy L. C. Jones has posted the second of three Q & A sessions with some of the writers from Express Westerns' anthology A Fistful Of Legends (still available in print and eBook editions at http://stores.lulu.com/expresswesterns), including Jack Martin, C. Courtney Joyner, Alfred Wallon, Jack Giles, Matthew P. Mayo, Ross Morton, Chuck Tyrell, and Bobby Nash.


You can read their responses at http://booklifenow.com/2011/04/six-guns-cattle-drives-what%e2%80%99s-so-fun-about-writing-the-west/comment-page-1/

If you like what you read, please leave a comment on Book Life's website beneath the interview.



Print and eBook editions available at http://stores.lulu.com/expresswesterns
ABOUT A FISTFUL OF LEGENDS:

[Release]: Ride into the Wild West with A Fistful of Legends

After the success of the Where Legends Ride anthology, Express Westerns returns with A Fistful Of Legends.

Discover what it’s like to ride with damaged men and sinister night stalkers, tragic doves, plucky homemakers and gun-toting belles. Experience for yourself the harsh reality of birth and death, love and hate, revenge, retribution and robbery. You'll find it all here, penned by a whole posse-full of Western writers old and new.

So what are you waiting for? Saddle up for action and adventure... and grab yourself A Fistful of Legends!
Available from the Express Westerns store at http://stores.lulu.com/expresswesterns.
Where Legends Ride is still available.

Express Westerns’ latest anthology of western short stories A Fistful of Legends will be available to buy from the Express Westerns Store and all on-line retailers on 31 January 2010 as paperback and downloadable editions.
ISBN: 978-0-557-19954-9
$15.95 (£10 or 17.50 Euros)

Edited by Nik Morton and co-edited by Charles Whipple, A Fistful Of Legends features an introduction by James Reasoner along with a front and back page cover illustration designed by Jennifer Smith-Mayo based on an original painting by David McAllister. A Fistful Of Legends is a title all western fans (and anyone who enjoys a good yarn) will want to buy. The 21 stories in this bumper size book are:

DEAD MAN TALKING by Derek Rutherford
BILLY by Lance Howard
LONIGAN MUST DIE! By Ben Bridges
THE MAN WHO SHOT GARFIELD DELANY by I J Parnham
HALF A PIG by Matthew P Mayo
BLOODHOUND by C. Courtney Joyner
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE by Gillian F Taylor
BIG ENOUGH by Chuck Tyrell
ONE DAY IN LIBERTY by Jack Giles
SHADOWS ON THE HORIZON by Bobby Nash
ON THE RUN by Alfred Wallon
THE GIMP by Jack Martin
VISITORS by Ross Morton
THE NIGHTHAWK by Michael D George
THE PRIDE OF THE CROCKETTS by Evan Lewis
DARKE JUSTICE by Peter Avarillo
ANGELO AND THE STRONGBOX by Cody Wells
CRIB GIRLS by Kit Churchill
MAN OF IRON by Chuck Tyrell
CASH LARAMIE AND THE MASKED DEVIL by Edward A Grainger
DEAD MAN WALKING by Lee Walker

Available now at the Express Westerns store: http://stores.lulu.com/expresswesterns
Print and eBook editions available at http://stores.lulu.com/expresswesterns

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Stand Up & Be Counted: A Fistful of Legends Writers Discuss the Power of the Western Part 1

Stand Up & Be Counted: A Fistful of Legends Discuss the Power of the Western Part 1 of 3.



http://booklifenow.com/
Book Life's Jeremy L. C. Jones has posted the first of three Q & A sessions with some of the writers from the A Fistful Of Legends western anthology, including Jack Martin, C. Courtney Joyner, Alfred Wallon, Jack Giles, Matthew P. Mayo, Ross Morton, Chuck Tyrell, and Bobby Nash.

You can read their responses at http://booklifenow.com/2011/04/stand-up-be-counted-a-fistful-of-legends-discuss-the-power-of-the-western/

If you're so moved, please leave a comment on Book Life's website beneath the interview.

A Fistful Of Legends - still available
 ABOUT A FISTFUL OF LEGENDS:

[Release]: Ride into the Wild West with A Fistful of Legends


After the success of the Where Legends Ride anthology, Express Westerns returns with A Fistful Of Legends.

Discover what it’s like to ride with damaged men and sinister night stalkers, tragic doves, plucky homemakers and gun-toting belles. Experience for yourself the harsh reality of birth and death, love and hate, revenge, retribution and robbery. You'll find it all here, penned by a whole posse-full of Western writers old and new.

So what are you waiting for? Saddle up for action and adventure... and grab yourself A Fistful of Legends!

Available from the Express Westerns store at http://stores.lulu.com/expresswesterns.
Where Legends Ride is still available.

Express Westerns’ latest anthology of western short stories A Fistful of Legends will be available to buy from the Express Westerns Store and all on-line retailers on 31 January 2010 as paperback and downloadable editions.
ISBN: 978-0-557-19954-9
$15.95 (£10 or 17.50 Euros)

Edited by Nik Morton and co-edited by Charles Whipple, A Fistful Of Legends features an introduction by James Reasoner along with a front and back page cover illustration designed by Jennifer Smith-Mayo based on an original painting by David McAllister. A Fistful Of Legends is a title all western fans (and anyone who enjoys a good yarn) will want to buy. The 21 stories in this bumper size book are:

DEAD MAN TALKING by Derek Rutherford
BILLY by Lance Howard
LONIGAN MUST DIE! By Ben Bridges
THE MAN WHO SHOT GARFIELD DELANY by I J Parnham
HALF A PIG by Matthew P Mayo
BLOODHOUND by C. Courtney Joyner
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE by Gillian F Taylor
BIG ENOUGH by Chuck Tyrell
ONE DAY IN LIBERTY by Jack Giles
SHADOWS ON THE HORIZON by Bobby Nash
ON THE RUN by Alfred Wallon
THE GIMP by Jack Martin
VISITORS by Ross Morton
THE NIGHTHAWK by Michael D George
THE PRIDE OF THE CROCKETTS by Evan Lewis
DARKE JUSTICE by Peter Avarillo
ANGELO AND THE STRONGBOX by Cody Wells
CRIB GIRLS by Kit Churchill
MAN OF IRON by Chuck Tyrell
CASH LARAMIE AND THE MASKED DEVIL by Edward A Grainger
DEAD MAN WALKING by Lee Walker

Available now at the Express Westerns store: http://stores.lulu.com/expresswesterns
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