Tag Archives: Pulp Heroes

Pulp Adventures Mod by Benton Grey

Pulp Adventures Mod

 

Pulp Adventures Mod by Benton Grey

If you’re interested in video games, I’m willing to bet you’re familiar with mods and the mod community. Mods are fan-made modifications to games already in existence. I was recently made aware of a mod for a World War II Super Hero video game that swaps out the pre-existing super hero characters and their missions with a wide variety of pulp heroes and pulp-styled missions.

 

The video game in question is Freedom Force vs. the 3rd Reich, which was originally created by Irrational Games back in 2005 for the PC. It’s now available to download via the Steam store. This is a real-time tactical role-playing game where you control a group of heroes who time travel back in time to World War II and fight the Nazis.

I’m somewhat familiar with this franchise as the artwork always caught my attention due to its strong Jack Kirby influence, but I can’t say I’ve ever investigated it too deeply. Given the premise, it seems to be an ideal base product to insert some pulpy goodness.

 

With the Pulp Adventures Mod by Benton Grey, rather than the stock heroes, players control the likes of Doc Savage, The Shadow, Indiana Jones, The Green Hornet, Kato, the Rocketeer, The Spider, The Spirit, The Lone Ranger, Tonto, Tarzan, Conan the Barbarian, The Phantom, Captain Midnight, Miss Fury, Dick Tracy, Jungle Jim, Kolu, Monk Mayfair, Ham Brooks, and Renny Renwick on a unique campaign of 17 world-spanning missions. Also, according to the website, “the story features several classic pulp villains and a twisting, turning plot that ties into the settings and adventures of many of the starring characters.”

 

In addition to the huge cast available in the campaign mode mentioned above, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, and John Carter of Mars are playable in the sandbox mode at the moment.

 

You can download Freedom Force vs. the 3rd Reich on Steam here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/8890/

You can download the Pulp Adventures Mod and obtain more information here: https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/pulp-adventures-mod/

Here’s a YouTube video that shows Freedom Force vs. the 3rd Reich in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9e0E45ipTs

Looks pretty cool, I don’t have as much time for video games as I used to, but Pulp Adventures looks like something all of us Pulp fans could really get into.

Pulp Crazy – Recent Doc Savage Film Developments

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/148.mp3

 

I discuss the recent developments surrounding Shane Black’s Doc Savage film, including the apparent casting of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. I also give my general thoughts on the film.

Links:

Shane Black Wants the Rock for Doc Savage: http://www.ew.com/article/2016/03/23/doc-savage-shane-black-dwayne-johnson

The Rock is reading an outline for a Shane Black movie: https://www.instagram.com/p/BFc0BsyIh3h/?hl=en

Flea Run – The Premiere Doc Savage Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/flearun/

Fans of Bronze – https://www.facebook.com/groups/386049858136644/

Sanctum Books the publisher of the Doc Savage series: https://www.facebook.com/sanctumbooks/

The New Wild Adventures of Doc Savage series: http://www.adventuresinbronze.com/

Pulp Crazy Episode 100 – French Pulp Fiction with Jean-Marc Lofficier

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/100.mp3

In this special 100th episode of Pulp Crazy, I’m joined by Jean-Marc Lofficier of Black Coat Press. Jean-Marc, a writer, editor, and publisher has a vast knowledge of what has come to be known as French Pulp Fiction. Jean-Marc takes us through history and describes the authors, characters, and concepts pioneered in French popular literature. We also discuss the catalog of Black Coat Press, and Jean-Marc discusses some of the titles they have released, and what is coming down the pipeline. All of this, plus French movie serials, cinema, and even some Philip Jose Farmer talk are thrown into the mix.

It was a pleasure to have Jean-Marc on the show, and I’m grateful he agreed to come on and share his knowledge about French Pulp Fiction.

 

Links:

Black Coat Press: http://www.blackcoatpress.com/

Black Coat Press on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Coat-Press/337697694704?ref=mf

The French Wold Newton Universe: http://www.coolfrenchcomics.com/wnu1.htm

Cool French Comics: http://www.coolfrenchcomics.com/

Black Coat Press on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/bcamazonkindle

Jean-Marc Lofficier at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Marc_Lofficier

Jean-Marc Lofficier at ComicBookDB: http://comicbookdb.com/creator.php?ID=6001

 

 

Pulp Crazy – The Eldritch Force

In this episode I will be discussing a modern Cthulhu Mythos Round Robin tale, “The Eldritch Force”. It was recently published in the February 2014 issue of the Lovecraft e-zine. It is written by Pete Rawlik, Glynn Owen Barrass, Brian M. Sammons, Bruce L. Priddy, Robert M. Price, Rick Lai and David Conyers. The Lovecraft e-Zine, published by Mike Davis does a great job of releasing quality Lovecraftian fiction and making it available in multiple formats, this issue is no different. I’ll include links in the show notes where you can read or listen to “The Eldritch Force”. You can read the story for free on the Lovecraft E-Zine website and also download the audiobook edition of the issue that contains the story. If you wish you can purchase the issue in Kindle, Nook or Print format.

The Eldritch Force is a mash up of Pulp style heroes and the Cthulhu Mythos, It also acts a sequel to the original Cthulhu Mythos Round Robin, “The Challenge From Beyond.” It is set in Post World War II occupied Berlin and beneath Auschwitz. Some great pulp elements are present: underground tunnels, secret experiments and monsters to name just a few.

Links:

Read the Eldritch Force in the February 2014 issue of the Lovecraft EZine:

Website: http://lovecraftzine.com/magazine/issues/2014-2/issue-29-february-2014/the-eldritch-force-a-cthulhu-mythos-round-robin/

Audio Book: http://www.sendspace.com/pro/iposai

Kindle or Nook: http://lovecraftzine.com/magazine/kindlenook/

Print: https://www.createspace.com/4669430

The Lovecraft EZine: http://lovecraftzine.com/

Dave Felton: http://psychiatryalbum.tumblr.com/

The Authors:

Pete Rawlik: http://www.amazon.com/Peter-Rawlik/e/B00A2O752K/

Glynn Owen Barrass: http://www.freewebs.com/batglynn/

 Brian M. Sammons: http://www.freewebs.com/brian_sammons/

Bruce L. Priddy: http://misterpriddysmarvels.wordpress.com/

Robert M. Price: http://www.amazon.com/Robert-M.-Price/e/B001JPBXS8

Rick Lai: http://www.amazon.com/Rick-Lai/e/B00328TOQS/

David Conyers: http://www.amazon.com/David-Conyers/e/B002BLY0BQ/

Pulp Crazy – 50th Episode Special with Ric Croxton & Art Sippo.

In this weeks episode, Pulp Crazy celebrates its 50th Episode. Joining me are Pulp Podcasting Pioneers, Ric Croxton and Art Sippo from the Book Cave Podcast. Without Ric and Art, I wouldn’t be reading pulps, yet alone have a Pulp Podcast. I’ve wanted to talk pulps with these guys for a while. Join us as we run the gamut from Art discussing his love for Doc Savage and Ric discussing his grandfather, pulp writer L.C. Davis. A big thanks to Ric and Art for joining me.
Links:

The Book Cave Podcast: http://thebookcave.libsyn.com/

Art’s Blog Speculations in Bronze: http://speculations-in-bronze.blogspot.com/

Sun Koh Heir of Atlantis by Art Sippo: http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?contributorId=671950

The Pulp Magazines Project: http://pulpmags.org/

Pulp Magazines Project Downloads: http://www.pulpmags.org/magazines.html

PulpGen: http://pulpgen.com/pulp/

PulpGen Downloads: http://pulpgen.com/pulp/downloads/index.html

Altus Press: http://www.altuspress.com/

Airship 27: http://www.airship27.com/

Librivox.org: https://librivox.org/

Uvula Audio: http://uvulaaudio.com/

L.C. Davis @theFictionMagsIndex: http://www.philsp.com/homeville/fmi/s1142.htm

Buckskin Lobo by L.C. Davis: http://pulpmags.org/ten_story_western_page.html 

Pulp Crazy – Time’s Last Gift by Philip Jose Farmer

 

In this weeks episode I will be discussing a novel written by a pulp writer. Time’s Last Gift by Philip Jose Farmer. I tend to call him PJF for short. The novel was first published in 1972, but was later republished in 1977 with additional material.

It was PJF’s birthday this past Sunday, he was born on January 26th 1918, he passed away on February 25, 2009 at the age of 91. Time’s Last Gift is my favorite PJF novel. It features a time traveling hero that is cut from the pulp hero mold.

Links:

Buy the Definitive Edition of Time’s Last Gift: http://tinyurl.com/l2vtcfu

PJFarmer.com: http://pjfarmer.com/

Philip Jose Farmer Birthday Tribute: http://cpcarey.blogspot.com/2014/01/philip-jose-farmers-96th-birthday.html

Meteor House Press: http://meteorhousepress.com/

Philip Jose Farmer’s Wold Newton Universe Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WoldNewton/

Philip Jose Farmer @ ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?26