Thursday, July 31, 2014



Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of the second Challenger Storm adventure as written by creator Don Gates and illustrated by award winning artist Michael Kaluta.

“Challenger Storm’s debut novel, “The Isle of Blood,” was a delight to all pulp fans everywhere,” says Airship 27 Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “In Storm, Don Gates has given us a classic pulp hero in the grand tradition of Doc Savage, Jim Anthony and Captain Hazzard.  Add illustrations and covers by one of the finest artists in the world today and you have a recipe for excellence.  With “Curse of Poseidon,” Gates and Kaluta have amped up the action and thrills that is sure to thrill our readers.”

When several cargo ships begin disappearing on the waters of the Aegean Sea rumors begin to spread about black-armored demons rising up out of the deep.  For Challenger Storm and his MARDL team, these events hold no particular interest until one of Storm’s troubleshooters, Diana St.Clair, informs him that her former lover, and one-time MARDL scientist, Herbert Chambers is among the missing. Later a freakish wave wipes out a small Greek fishing village leaving only a handful of survivors.  Is it possible someone has learned how to control the seas to do their bidding? When Storm and his companions arrive at a mid-ocean refueling station, they are attacked by saboteurs wielding bizarre rifles that fire sea-water.

Who is the mysterious figure calling himself Poseidon and what is the secret of his ability to create monstrous tidal waves?  Can Challenger Storm find his underwater base in time to stop this mad genius before he rains down more watery destruction upon unsuspecting coastal populations?  Is mankind is doomed to be ruled by a new King of the Seas!  

Here is high-octane pulp adventure on…and below the waves!

“Curse of Poseidon” was edited by Fortier with book design by Airship 27 Art Director Rob Davis and is now available in both hard copy and on Kindle.


Available now from Amazon!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Final Sneak Peek Before The Release...

Want to see some more of Michael Wm. Kaluta's interior art from the forthcoming "The Curse of Poseidon"? You don't have to wait much longer, but here's a sketch to tide you over. Keep watching for news, coming soon...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Actively Inactive

YES, this blog is still active!  And I am still active!

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I've been busy with Real Life Stuff that's had me drained of a lot of creative drive.  Writing has been slow, but it hasn't been non-existant:

Since the last post here, I've written some non-Challenger Storm stuff: I finished one short story to be published in the (hopefully) near future (more info on it when I can give it), I've completed the rough draft of another short story that (I hope) gets picked up for publication... it's very different from the stuff I've written previously and was a lot of fun.  I've agreed to work on another project that's far enough down the road I really don't have to worry about it yet.  And I've begun work on a dream project that I wouldn't DARE even hint at right now, but trust me: if I can pull this off, it should be a good one.  Just reading my outline notes gets me excited to write it.  And yes, work on Challenger Storm #3 has been continuing, albeit REALLY slowly.

In fact, the branching-out of my writing is making me wonder if I should change this blog from "The Adventures of Challenger Storm" to something more appropriate to all of my writing as a whole.  But what would I change it to?


The web serial will return to this blog soon.  I just wish I could get some feedback on it, since so far I don't know if it's going anywhere good for the readers.  I've considered stopping it, but I don't really want to.

"And what about THE CURSE OF POSEIDON?" you might be asking.  "Shouldn't that be out by now?"  Well, yes it probably should but there have been a few delays that were unavoidable and completely valid.

Those delays are now far behind us.

For the faithful who still have patience and want to see more Challenger Storm, I say this: watch this space, and/or Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr... you will see news soon, I promise, hopefully in a few weeks.

Trust me: Challenger Storm is far from dead, and will not be a One-Shot Wonder.