Sunday, February 26, 2012

THE SPIDER Strikes Again

Wow. More surprises.

I've just agreed to write a brand new full-length prose novel of THE SPIDER, for Moonstone Books. Looks as if the Master of Men and I cannot be so easily separated.

This bloody, gun-blasting, crazy cackling, nutcase and I have been though a lot in our past seven years together. Because of other professional obligations I had to regretfully turn down this offer last year, but the chance to write a full-blown, uninterrupted, white-hot SPIDER novel all my own is too great a temptation to resist any longer.

Besides sleep is over-rated.

(And of course, the main reason I'm doing this project is so I can spend more quality time with Nita Van Sloan.)

More details soon.

The Spider ™ Argosy Communications. Artwork © Dan Brereton.
Artwork © Pablo Marcos. Artwork © Hannibal King.

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Saturday, February 25, 2012


They're the World's Weirdest Heroes -- here to scare the bad guys and fight 'em like there's no tomorrow!

My THE HALLOWEEN LEGION goes from prose to their graphic novel debut in "The Great Goblin Invasion", fantastically brought to life by artist Thomas Boatwright.

Published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics later this year.

The Halloween Legion ™ Martin Powell. Artwork © Thomas Boatwright.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

MONDO CULT Magazine and Me

Great news!

I'm proud to have an article in MONDO CULT magazine # 3, which reveals Bela Lugosi's lost scenes and cut dialogue from the Universal classic, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man. And how cool is this cover?

Many thanks to Jessie and Brad.

On Sale NOW!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Okay. I'm spilling the news. Wild Cat Books has given me their official nod to announce that my THE HALLOWEEN LEGION will return in a brand new prose novel set for release before October 31, 2012.

A fresh new idea galloped into my brain yesterday while I was taking Trudaloo the beagle for her walk and by the time we got back home I'd thought the whole thing through. I can't wait to start writing the new book.

So, along with the graphic novel, already in progress, to be published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics, my little group of Trick 'R Treatin' weirdos will be returning in THE HALLOWEEN LEGION Book Two, "The Night of the Living Fossil", from Wild Cat Books. I'm very thrilled that the cover and interior chapter headings will be illustrated by the multi-talented Ver Curtiss.

And don't forget, my critically-acclaimed THE HALLOWEEN LEGION Book One has been nominated for three Pulp Ark Awards, including Best Novel, Best Author, and a Best Cover nomination for the amazing Danny Kelly.

Available in print and Kindle editions. Order yours before the next full moon!

The Halloween Legion ™ Martin Powell. Logo by Ver Curtiss.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

New Children's Book Anthology!

Great news!

I just learned that Stone Arch Books is publishing a new anthology of Great American Folk Tales which will include both my THE LEGEND OF JOHNNY APPLESEED and my favorite, THE TALL TALE OF PAUL BUNYAN, which won the 2010 Moonbeam Golden Award for Best Children's Graphic Novel.

Many thanks to artist Aaron Blecha, editor Donald Lemke, designer Bob Lentz, and editorial director Michael Dahl. I'm looking forward to having this book (which is very nicely priced) on my shelf alongside my twenty-three other kid's books!