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Read Fun Adventure Stories - Some Comic Related
« on: July 20, 2020, 12:37:58 PM »
Hi Everyone,

For those who don't know, my real name is Robert Kennedy. That was a real pain in the tail-bone from Junior High School, and onward for fifty years. That is why my DCM user name is Erwin-k.

I write professionally as Erwin K. Roberts. I have about fifteen listings on Amazon. Most are contributions to anthologies, but, a few I've written entirely.

A few of you may remember the website PlanetaryStories.com. I had over twenty stories in the on-line Pulp Magazines there. The site's owner died. The site is gone, and the Internet Archive has only fragments saved. That is one of the reasons I have, finally, opened https://erwin-k-roberts.com

The site is still a bit rough around the edges. I launched it with three stories. I have just added a forth. I plan to add about one a month. Here are the listings:

Excerpt from Dr. Watson's American Adventure.  Sherlock Holmes is believed dead. Watson and his wife arrive in New York City. Trouble finds them. Backing Watson up is Theadore Roosevelt.

Blue Hawk Goes To Town The Masked Rider is sick. His Yaqui partner heads to the town of Bushwack Flats for medicine, but also finds trouble. The first ever Blue Hawk solo story.

The Black Dwarf Returns or Arsenic Is Where You Find Her In 1947 The Black Dwarf has retired. Arsenic Gaynes, one of his team, is missing. Shorty Wilson, and the rest of the team, are out to find her.

This just posted yesterday:

Not from comics. Not from the pulps. In World War Two, on some of those weird Pacific islands, learn How The Name Came Part one of at least four. (An explanation about the character will be up, in a day or two.)


Please, take a look at https://erwin-k-roberts.com Let me know what you think by PM here at DCM. (I'll try to have Comments enabled on the site, soon.)

Best, & Stay Safe,

Bob / Erwin

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Read Fun Adventure Stories - Some Comic Related
« on: July 20, 2020, 12:37:58 PM »

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Re: Read Fun Adventure Stories - Some Comic Related
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2020, 09:18:25 PM »
Congrats on going public Bob.
Fingers crossed it's everything you want it to be for you.
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Re: Read Fun Adventure Stories - Some Comic Related
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2020, 05:33:46 PM »
I've written a Black Dwarf story for Pro Se.  Hopefully it'll get printed soon!

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Re: Read Fun Adventure Stories - Some Comic Related
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2020, 07:38:11 PM »
Ha, very cool!
More love for the BD.
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Re: Read Fun Adventure Stories - Some Comic Related
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2020, 04:39:55 PM »
Hi All,

Darkmark:  Good to hear. Did not know Pro Se was doing the Black Dwarf. I have a Skyman story pending with them.

For everybody:  Yesterday I finished the August Updates for https://erwin-k-roberts.com  This included a Blog plug for the Digital Comic Museum. Now there are five stories on the site. I just added "The VOICE: Grand Opening… Under Fire."

The Voice is my signature New Pulp character. I have written over 125,000 words about him. This story has been in print three times, including the current Casebook of the Voice. It was also in on-line Pulp magazine Pulp Spirit for over eight years. You can buy both volumes of the Voice's exploits on Amazon, or directly from me, at a discount. Email me at Erwin.k.roberts@gmail.com

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Re: Read Fun Adventure Stories - Some Comic Related
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2020, 01:00:14 PM »
Hello Everyone,

On September 14th my new book went live on Amazon. The book is titled: The Moon Man - Showdown on the Plains (or Sherwood in America.)

Here is the back cover blurb: Detective Sergeant Steve Thatcher got blindsided. He arrived for duty one morning to find his father, the Chief of Police, relieved of duty, under house arrest, and banned from speaking to any member of the force. Can not catching the Moon Man, the Robin Hood of the Great Depression, be the reason? Or the excuse? All Captains and some Lieutenants have been replaced with by members of the corrupt Chicago P.D. Steve is warned of pending investigation, himself. Then the underworld explodes! Several racket bosses die in hostile takeovers. Others leave town, for their health. The remaining bosses seem to begin working together. Any aggressive move by he Police is blocked by lawyers, the courts, or by their own supervisors. The honest cops seem more hand-cuffed than the felons. With King Richard, the Mayor, in exile, and the honest Sheriff of Nottingham powerless, who can protect the people? Into the breach leaps that 20th Century Robin Hood: The Moon Man! (Just wait until you meet his Modern Merry Men.)

The Moon Man appeared 38 times in the Ace Magazines pulp 10 Detective Aces. Detective Sergeant Steve Thatcher, son of the Chief of Police of Great City, became the Moon Man to help people thrown into poverty by the Great Depression. The Moon Man robbed criminals and rich people who refused to give, even from their excess. Believe it, or not, there is a DCM connection.

About mid-1940 Ace Magazines jumped on the comic book band wagon. They brought at least two of their pulp magazine prose heroes with them. Secret Agent X, who had had his own pulp title, became X - the Phantom Fed. The Moon Man lost his Argus glass globe headpiece to become The Raven. Both characters first appeared in Sure-Fire Comics #1 (go here to read Sure-Firehttps://digitalcomicmuseum.com/index.php?cid=323

With issue #5 Sure-Fire became Lightning Comics. (  https://digitalcomicmuseum.com/index.php?cid=307. ) The Raven stayed there until the end. The Raven also appeared in the first four issues of 4-Favorites. (  https://digitalcomicmuseum.com/index.php?cid=99  ) On the legendary cover of 4-Favorites #1, signed by Artist Jim Mooney, The Raven gets the first strike at Hitler. ( https://digitalcomicmuseum.com/preview/index.php?did=16796&page=1&nav=top  )

At about 33,000 words, Showdown on the Plains may be the longest prose story ever about The Moon Man. The long link below will get you to the Amazon sales page. A preview scene can be read at https://erwin-k-roberts.com  You can also order the book, at a discount, from me at erwin.k.roberts@gmail.com autographed, if you like.

https://www.amazon.com/Moon-Man-Showdown-Plains-Sherwood/dp/B08HTM6F31/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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Re: Read Fun Adventure Stories - Some Comic Related
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2020, 11:20:31 AM »
Only three more days until the U.S. Holiday Thanksgiving. (The Canadians celebrated a similar one in early October.) Even in this mostly grim year, most of us have things to be thankful for. I am thankful that our son cooked up an idea for a virtual dinner, with him doing the cooking. Thanks, Eric!

At https://erwin-k-roberts.com I posted the only story I've ever written set around Thanksgiving. In 1938, to be precise. In the interdictory post I've mentioned how military service has effected the holiday from my youngest days.

As for the story, "Union Station Showdown," is set around the historic Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, USAonia. Master stage magician George Chance arrives to perform in town. Then discovers a criminal mystery swirls around the very tracks his special railroad cars sit on. With the help of Union station's security chief, Grant Rockwell, Chance (soon to become The Green Ghost) works to smash a despicable racket.

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Re: Read Fun Adventure Stories - Some Comic Related
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2020, 11:33:21 AM »
Thanks Bob and I wish you and your family as happy a Thanksgiving as possible.

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