Saturday, November 3, 2012


Moonstone Books’ third anthology collection chronicling new tales of pulp hero, The Avenger is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Titled, THE AVENGER: ROARING HEART OF THE CRUCIBLE, the book is scheduled for release in April 2013 in both softcover trade paperback and limited edition hardcover.

The Avenger: Roaring Heart of the Crucible features stories by New Pulp Authors Matthew Baugh, James Chambers, Greg Cox, Win Scott Eckert, Joe Gentile, CJ Henderson, Nancy Holder, Michael May, Matthew Mayo, Will Murray, Bobby Nash, Barry Reese, Chris Sequeira, John Small, and David White. Edited by Nancy Holder and Joe Gentile. Cover art courtesy of E. M. Gist (soft cover) and Jay Piscopo (hardcover).

The greatest crime-fighter of the 40's returns in a third thrilling collection of original, action-packed tales of adventure, intrigue, and revenge. Life was bliss for millionaire adventurer Richard Henry Benson until that fateful day crime and greed took away his wife and young daughter... and turned him into something more than human. Driven by loss, compelled by grief, he becomes a chilled impersonal force of justice, more machine than man, dedicated to the destruction of evildoers everywhere. A figure of ice and steel, more pitiless than both, Benson has been forged into an avatar of vengeance, possessed of superhuman genius supernormal power. His frozen face and pale eyes, like a polar dawn, only hint at the terrible force the underworld heedlessly invoked upon itself the day they created... The Avenger!

Exclusive HC BONUS material: An Avenger timeline by Rick Lai, a story by John Small, plus solo tales of the Avenger's aides by Howard Hopkins!

Coming April 2013 from Moonstone Books. You can order the softcover trade paperback and limited edition hardcover now.

The Avenger: Roaring Heart of the Crucible includes Bobby Nash’s story, LONE JUSTICE.

About Lone Justice:
A cryptic late night phone call from a client sends Richard Benson to a small mountain community alone, much to the concern of his team. In hiding, the client claims to have been discovered by the murderer he helped send to prison. Out numbered and without back up, Benson and his charge make their stand against an army of killers on the hunt. But The Avenger is no man’s prey. The hunters are about to become the hunted.

“This was my first time writing The Avenger,” said Nash of the experience. “Richard Henry Benson is a fantastic characters. He was both fun and challenging to pin down, but we had one heck of an adventure together.”

The Avenger: Roaring Heart of the Crucible will be in store April 2013 from Moonstone Books.

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