RARA-AVIS: New book of Steve Fisher stories available

From: Duane Spurlock ( duane1spur@yahoo.com)
Date: 31 Mar 2007

Some on the list may be interested in this.

Age of Aces Books - New pulp reprint publisher!

The mission of Age of Aces Books is to gather together in single volumes many of the great series of aviation heroes that ran in DARE-DEVIL ACES in the 30's and 40's.

The first release (available now on Amazon.com) is CAPTAIN BABYFACE: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES by acclaimed hard-boiled writer Steve Fisher. These ten tales tell the story of Captain Jed Garrett, of the US Special Agent Corps, and his struggle to defeat the evil German genius, Mr.Death. Garrett, known as Captain Babyface because of his youthful appearance, is assisted by his dog, Click the hellhound. Together, they try to foil Mr. Death's bloodthirsty schemes, which threaten defeat for the Allies in WWI.

For Jed Garrett, his orders are simple: Kill Mr. Death! But who is Mr. Death? One of Germany's brightest chemists and inventors, he had grown weary of life and entered a monastery near Alsace-Lorraine. But war came and the monastery was bombed. Severely injured, German surgeons patched him back together, though he was left horribly disfigured. And now, sworn to vengeance against the Americans, he uses his evil genius for Germany in the "War to End All War."

Author Steve Fisher is best known for his hardboiled work in BLACK MASK MAGAZINE and in novels like "I Wake Up Screaming". In Popular Publications long-running aviation pulp DARE-DEVIL ACES, he created the ten titanic tales of Captain Babyface. For the first time, they are presented together in one volume. This is the first in a series from Age of Aces Books that will feature some of the greatest aviation pulp heroes of the 1930's.

CAPTAIN BABYFACE: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES was designed by the great Chris Kalb and features Frederick Blakeslee's original illustrations. It is 230 pages and is now available on Amazon.com for $16.99. Here's the URL:


- Duane

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