Sunday, February 26, 2012
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.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
...or, at least, click on the links and check out the dazzlingly delightful creations of artist Diana Leto. She's a full time artist for Sesame Street, illustrator, graphic designer, and pancake eater.
Diana is also my friend, and her daily wit and humor keeps me in stitches. Aside from a mutual addiction to comics, animation, and way too much coffee, we are also planning a top-secret project together that you will love.
Artwork © Diana Leto.
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.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Well, I thought I was done with THE SPIDER, until I was approached a few days ago to write a historic first-time-ever team-up prose novella of THE SPIDER with OPERATOR 5. Obviously, I can't pass this up.
My mystery/action/adventure will be featured in Moonstone's upcoming OPERATOR 5 anthology, along with other thrill-a-second prose from some of the finest pulp authors today.
I'm dedicating my tale to the memory of the late Howard Hopkins, a great friend and brilliant writer, who surely would have been included in this volume.
This one is for you, pal.
The Spider & Operator 5 ™ Argosy Communications. Artwork © Dan Brereton.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
A peek at the monstrously moody first page from NUMBER 13, an upcoming graphic novel by artist Tom Floyd and written by me.
Based on "The Monster Men" by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Authorized Edition licensed by ERB, Inc. To be published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics.
Artwork © Tom Floyd
Saturday, February 18, 2012
The first dramatic page by artist Jamie Chase for our new graphic novel of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic Pellucidar adventure, AT THE EARTH'S CORE.
Written by me and authorized by ERB, Inc.
Published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics.
Artwork © Jamie Chase.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
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
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!