Having selflessly abandoned their identities, their pasts and their futures, the Monster Aces are all that stand between humanity and the fell creatures that lurk in the shadows. Four men and one woman use their amazing abilities as a team to scour the globe for monsters and bring an end to their unholy existence - whatever the danger, whatever the cost. Through five thrilling tales crafted by some of heroic fiction's most engaging authors you will ride alongside the Aces on the trail of monsters both classic and new.
He began his stage career as a card manipulator. As his popularity grew, Harry Houdini quickly became known as one of the most colorful stage magicians and escape artists of all time. Then the movies came knocking, and the man people had only read about in the newspapers was suddenly starring on the silver screen, captivating audiences with his daring serial exploits. Harry Houdini was no longer just a magician; he was an international superstar. In 1904, he began a world tour starting in London and the adventures grew even more fantastic.
They battle demons and monsters, hunt ghosts, and defend us against the things that go bump in the night. They are occult detectives, and they've been a staple of pulp fiction since the beginning of those glorious, garish magazines. Now Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to bring you a quartet of tales starring some of the most unique occult detectives ever created; three newly minted heroes and one classic master of mysticism.
One of the most popular heroes of the 1960s returns in his first ever full-length novel. Super-spy and master of disguises Miles Drake, aka Captain Action, investigates the Riddle of the Glowing Men. Foreign assassins are sent to kill Captain Action, and though he manages to defeat them, it is their lifeless bodies that pose the greater mystery as they give off a green, glowing radiation.
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In the early 20th century, German count Ferdinand von Zeppelin pioneered the creation of rigid, lighter-than-air craft capable of long-distance flights. During World War I, they were adapted for military use as long-range bombers wreaking havoc upon Great Britain from their lofty positions high above the clouds, where fixed-winged fighters could not reach them. After the war zeppelins became pleasure ships utilized in luxury trans-Atlantic flights and were highly popular.
Crusading attorney Anthony Quinn believed his career was over when a criminal threw acid into his face, blinding him. Months later, desperate to regain his sight, Quinn underwent a unique transplant operation which gave him the eyes of a slain lawman. Not only did the procedure work, but it also gave Quinn the ability to see in the dark. Using this fantastic gift, he created the Black Bat, a justice-seeking vigilante able to battle those villains beyond the reach of the law.
While the world's still choked with monsters - their work is never done. Tireless and dedicated, the Aces scour the globe in pursuit of the creatures that seek to terrorize humanity. For this ongoing mission, they leave no stone unturned - and no monsters alive. Whether it be in far-off wilderness, small-town America, or among the concrete canyons of the big city, Cap'n, Gats, Joker, Digger, and Trill continue to risk their lives at the cost of their own identities to keep us safe from the things that go bump in the night.
While on assignment in Japan, Captain Action is haunted by the woman he loved and lost years ago in the underground kingdom beneath Siberia. When she mysteriously begins reappearing during his clandestine mission to witness a newly discovered power source, agent Miles Drake begins to question his own sanity.
From the pages of the classic pulps comes the most frightening avenger of them all, the Purple Scar! The handsome, debonair Dr. Miles Murdoch was a world-famous plastic surgeon. His life was the stuff of dreams until it all turned into a heart-wrenching nightmare. Murdoch's brother, a dedicated police officer, is brutally gunned down while on patrol. Before dumping his body into the river, his murderers pour acid over his face as a final act of contempt.
Beat it, Beatles! Move over, Monkees! Roll it up, Rolling Stones! Here comes the greatest, grooviest, gearest rock-and-roll group of all time: The Lemon Herberts, launching themselves on their very first world tour - and straight into more danger, more peril, more sheer adventure than they ever bargained for! In six kicky, pulpy, far-out tales, you'll meet drummer Ellroy, guitarists Honor and Dilly, bassist Ally, and the gorgeously fab Her Majesty - trouble-magnets that even their long-suffering manager, the mysterious Brighton Hawks, can't hope to contain.
Based on the 1948-49 radio drama starring Alan Ladd, this collection includes six all-new Box Thirteen tales that carry on the action-packed tradition of the originals. "The Mystery of the Menacing Manuscript" by Bobby Nash. A surprise invitation sends Dan Holiday on a mystery writer's weekend retreat filled with treachery, deceit, and murder.