It’s 1948… and evil walks the streets Crossroads – a city of crime and corruption, dashed hopes and shattered dreams. Where deals are struck with the Devil… and the Devil always collects.
Click the link below to read the award-winning series of stories by Gary Chaloner, starring John Law, Nubbin the Shoe Shine Boy, Lady Luck and Mr. Mystic!
“… It is most unusual for a character created so long ago to be given new life in the hands of someone so able as Gary. I eagerly await the experience of witnessing the development of John Law in the world Chaloner’s creative mind will build.”
READ THE STORIES HERE.
WHAT IF THERE WAS A MAN who maybe… just maybe, inspired a generation of fictional heroes? The Great Gatsby? Clark Savage Jr.? Even Pete Townshend’s deaf, dumb and blind boy Tommy? Could this one man have assisted in the design of long-distance aircraft — being the contemporary of Hughes, Lindberg and Earhart? As a child in Germany, could this same man have been abducted by the notorious child murderer portrayed in Fritz Lang’s noir masterpiece “M”? Could this man’s later exploits on a lost island be the basis for the cinema classic “King Kong”?
This is the premise behind the adventures of Ulysses ‘Red’ Kelso. Character driven stories told in the grand adventure tradition of Eisner, Toth, Hergé and Crane, but presented to the reader with a modern sensibility and clean line style.
Epic encounters with prehistoric monsters would be matched with cold-hearted mob warfare on the streets of Prohibition New York. Imagine Crane’s Captain Easy meeting Bernet’s Torpedo or Toth’s Bravo for Adventure trapped in a James Ellroy novel or Alfred Hitchcock’s take on Eisner’s The Spirit… this is Red Kelso’s world: tough, funny and unpredictably dangerous!
With a supporting cast of characters drawn from the rich well of personalities involved in the early days of aviation, movies and politics — as well as fictional characters and themes from some of the great adventure masterpieces of Conan Doyle, Verne, Howard and Burroughs— the stories will be aimed at a broad market consisting of comic readers, book lovers and movie goers. In fact, grand adventure lovers of all ages.
READ A SAMPLE CHAPTER HERE!
Cruising the streets in his hotted-up hearse, dead dog by his side, Morton Stone seeks revenge… and the the elusive “Toe Nail Clipper Killer”… Mr. Noddy!
Join the Undertaker on his insane quest through the underbelly of the city. Meet Brandy Alexander (ex-SAS killer and sexy transvestite), The Muscle (Brandy’s formidable girlfriend and nightclub bouncer), Doc Apocraphy (contemporary of John the Baptist) and many more interesting characters.
Written by Gary Chaloner, with artwork by some of Australia’s top talent: Ben Templesmith, Ashley Wood, Justin Randall and Chaloner himself.
Visit the official website for more information.
Looking For Adventure? GO WILDE!
To the world at large, the Wilde family is an amazing team of golden-skinned adventurers, born to daring escapades and globetrotting excitement!
Dr. Spartacus Wilde, world class scientist and inventor, physical exemplar, ultimate warrior, and loving dad!
Brian and Wren Wilde, the world’s most swashbuckling kids, able to survive perilous situations through quick wits and the intensive training and astonishing gadgets that are their birthright!
Aided by their dashing majordomo Phineas Bartlett and their loyal driver and pilot Declan mac Coul, the Wildes crisscross the Earth on a constant quest for new knowledge, incredible thrills, and good old fashioned adventure!
“It’s a true delight…Tim Byrd has taken Doc Savage, added in a pinch of Robert E. Howard, a liberal dose of H.P. Lovecraft, and mixed it all together in a well done, enchanting pastiche of the pulps that will appeal to the adult audience as well as the young adult readers. It is an over the top at times, rip roaring adventure that returns us to the days of yesteryear and leaves us wanting more.”
—The Baryon Review
Doc Wilde and The Frogs of Doom
Written by Tim Byrd, with illustrations by Gary Chaloner
Watch for Doc Wilde and The Mad Skull, Doc Wilde and The Dance of the Werewolf, and other Wilde adventures from Outlaw Moon Books!
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Here is the full issue of DC Comics Power Company #15, written by Kurt Busiek, with artwork by me. The artwork is uncoloured and unlettered.