Monday, June 30, 2014

Street & Smith's "The Shadow" Covers

I've not posted in a while, due to various real-life stuff and simple laziness, combined with a lack of much to share or say. I've just completed a "staycation" that consisted mostly of me pouring through pulp reprints in preparation for my upcoming Cape City Noir campaign. Since I'm already quite familiar with Superman prototype Doc Savage, I thought I'd focus on Batman prototype The Shadow. 

I've posted some of my favorite Doc Savage covers elsewhere. I tend to prefer those covers to The Shadow's covers, just as I tend to prefer Doc to The Shadow. However, The Shadow obviously cuts a more iconic figure. Check out some of the cooler-looking covers I've found for The Shadow's adventures.

Monday, June 2, 2014

New Pharaoh Releases

Pharaoh Publishing has released TALES FROM CAPE CITY by Colin Lee Campbell. From the blurb on the back of the book:

In nine action-packed tales, Colin Lee Campbell takes us on a whirlwind tour of Cape City's past and present, seen through the eyes of heroes villains who redefine what it means to be "super."

Before the founding of Cape City, a French fur trader arrives in a Native American village, followed by a Jesuit priest, just as spirits and creatures from the nearby lake suddenly begin causing trouble. Can Natiakah, the lake's guardian, save the village, or is he only a myth?

An old man in a retirement home looks back on his life as Gangbuster, a Golden Age superhero who fought crime in Cape City from the Roaring Twenties up to World War Two.

In six darkly comedic tales, Deadbeat gives the reader a look through the eyes of an antihero cursed with immortality, from deserting the Confederacy, fighting undead in the Wild West, to serving prison time in modern-day Cape City, and more.

A girl is missing in Cape City, and only one superhero is intent on finding her. But Da Bomb has an explosive temper...literally, and everything he encounters along the way just seems to make him angrier.

...and we've also released a second edition of Colin's FUNERAL TRAIN AND OTHER STORIES, with new cover art and a bonus story, Lock Picker, that is not included in the first edition. Here's that new cover.

These new releases mark a turning point for Pharaoh in that we've adjusted our print size from 6x9 to 5x8, abandoned the glossy covers for matte, and stepped up our artistic and editorial efforts.

I hope you'll check them out and let me know what you think. In the meantime, don't forget to follow Colin on Twitter: @ColinLCampbell.