Tuesday, August 10, 2010

His Name... Is Gideon Cain

Hey folks and lady folks. By this time you are no doubt pretty much thrumming with anticipation like a tuning fork over the teasers I've been posting regarding The Vault's upcoming second anniversary launch feature. And that's to be both expected and admired. But before we get to that excitement (in just two more days!) I thought I'd interrupt things for a moment to mention a little something by the name of Gideon Cain.

Chances are you're not yet familiar with Gideon Cain, which makes sense because until this morning, pretty much nobody outside of the folks working on it had ever heard of it. So here's the scoop: co-created by Official Friend of the Vault Kurt Busiek, Gideon Cain is a Puritanical demon hunter who roams the late 17th-century world searching for evil to stomp flat. And now he's starring in his first anthology, Gideon Cain -- The Demon Hunter, which is being published by the indie pulp masters at Airship 27 and which was edited by Official Friend of the Vault Van Plexico.

As it happens, one of the stories in Gideon Cain -- The Demon Hunter was written by yours truly. Hence, you know, this announcement. I haven't yet had a chance to read any of the other stories, so I'm looking forward to picking up a copy myself, but if you also want to sink your face deep into the bosom of pure darkness, you can start by ordering a copy of the book from this website, which also features some of Airship 27's other pulp offerings.

So check it out and let me know what you think. And if you're still not sold for some crazy reason (which I find hard to believe), here's the offical press release from Airship 27 about the book. Enjoy:

"Airship 27 Productions & Cornerstone Book Publishers have teamed up with noted fantasy, science fiction author, Van Allen Plexico to bring to life a brand new sword wielding adventurer; Gideon Cain – The Demon Hunter. Originally conceived on an internet forum, this swashbuckling, globe trotting avenger is the result of half a dozen creative minds pooling their ideas and imaginations into bringing forth a tortured hero cast in a classic pulp mold.

"During the famous Salem Witch Trials (1692-93) British born Puritan soldier, Gideon Cain aided the inquisitions, believing them to be just. Soon thereafter, God revealed to Cain that he and the righteous citizens of Salem had been duped by a cunning, ageless demon from Hell known as Azazel. The guilt of his actions weighs heavily on his conscience and rather than be driven mad by it, Gideon chooses to make atonement. Taking up his sword, the blade inscribed with holy runes, he bids farewell to his wife and children and departs on his sacred mission. Now he wonders the earth doing God’s work and destroying evil in whatever shape or guise it appears; his one consuming goal, to find and destroy Azazel.

"Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to be bringing pulp fans this great new character written in the tradition of Robert E. Howard’s Solomon Kane. Here are seven exciting, action packed tales of the Demon Hunter by Scott Harris, Brian Zavitz, K.G.McAbee, Ian Watson, James Palmer, David Wright and Van Allen Plexico. Design and interior illustrations by Art Director Rob Davis with a painted cover by Davis and Shane Evans.

"The book also features a special introduction by co-creator, Kurt Busiek. (MarvelsAstro City)

"Airship 27 Productions, Pulp Fiction for a new generation.

ISBN: 1-934935-74-3
ISBN 13: 978- 1-934935-74-3
Produced by Airship 27
Published by Cornerstone Book Publishers

Release date: 08/13/2010"

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Your are being published!!!!!! This is EXTREMELY AWESOME! I'm so proud (read, jealous!) of you :)