Steeped in pulp magazines, old radio shows, and all things of that era’s pop culture, Tommy Hancock lives in Arkansas with his wonderful wife and three children and obviously not enough to do. He is Partner in and Editor in Chief for Pro Se Productions, is an organizer of the New Pulp Movement, works as an editor for Seven Realms, Dark Oak, and Moonstone. He is also a writer for various companies, including Airship 27, Mechanoid Press, Pulpwork Press, Dark Oak, and Moonstone. Tommy also works as Project Coordinator for Moonstone as well as produces and hosts two podcasts-PULPED! THE OFFICIAL NEW PULP PODCAST and PRO SE PRESENTS: THE PODCAST
The Jazz Age is over and the Great Depression and Dust Bowl are ravaging across the United States. People need someone to blame.
Luckily for a population who needs a scapegoat, the next wave of human evolution has begun, and it couldn’t have chosen a worse time to be born. Men and women with amazing powers now fly across the sky, turn their skin into gold, and block bullets with their bare hands.
Some take to crime.
Some hide their powers for their own safety.
Some seek the Underground Railroad for safe haven and a new life in Mexico.
Some try to fight the good fight and turn the tide of public opinion as heroes.
All of them are in the wrong place at the wrong time in a wounded, terrified, and violent country.
In this collection from Pro Se Productions, several of the top writers in New Pulp Fiction spin history ’round like a top to create an alternate reality both comfortably familiar and strangely new for readers of action, adventure, and crime stories.
YesterYear by Tommy Hancock, Published by Pro Se Productions. Cover Art by Jay Piscopo, Interior art by Peter Cooper, Format and Design by Sean Ali. A world where heroes and villains existed since the day the market crashed and the world almost collapsed. Common people granted great powers and awesome responsibility. A world where one of them knew all the secrets, good and bad, and put them down in a book. A world where that man and that manuscript disappeared. Until now. YESTERYEAR is the first book in an epic series chronicling the adventures of Heroes and Villains, both in the Heroic Age of the 1920s-1950s and in the modern day. Centered around a missing manuscript that might hold information that could literally change history and even mean the end of the world, YESTERYEAR alternates between a fast paced modern storyline about the man who ends up with the legendary book and excerpts from the mythic tome itself. Marvel to pulp like adventures of glory and adrenaline and become engrossed in the humanity and horror of being a Hero. YESTERYEAR by Tommy Hancock-Sometimes the Greatest Mystery of Tomorrow happened Yesterday!
From Today's Best Authors and up and coming writers comes BLACK PULP from Pro Se Productions! BLACK PULP is a collection of stories featuring characters of African origin, or descent, in stories that run the gamut of genre fiction! A concept developed by noted crime novelist Gary Phillips, BLACK PULP brings bestselling authors Walter Mosley and Joe R. Lansdale, Gary Phillips, Charles R. Saunders, Derrick Ferguson, D. Alan Lewis, Christopher Chambers, Mel Odom, Kimberly Richardson, Ron Fortier, Michael A. Gonzales, Gar Anthony Haywood, and Tommy Hancock together to craft adventure tales, mysteries, and more, all with black characters at the forefront! "Literature for the masses kindled the imagination and used our reading skills so that we could regale ourselves in the cold chambers of alienation and poverty. We could become Doc Savage or The Shadow, Conan the Barbarian or the brooding King Kull and make a difference in a world definitely gone wrong."--Walter Mosley from his introduction. Between these covers are 12 tales of action, adventure, and thrills featuring heroes and heroines of darker hues that will appeal to audiences everywhere! BLACK PULP! From Pro Se Productions!
She appears, an enigma, a guardian angel in a mask and fedora, her past shrouded in mystery. Where did she come from? What secrets in her past drove her to become a crusader for justice? Who is The Pulptress? The Pulptress, the masked woman of mystery, makes her debut on the New Pulp scene in a collection of stories sure to thrill and amaze you. Leading off with an introduction by The Pulptress' creator, Tommy Hancock, this collection features stories by Terry Alexander, Ron Fortier, Erwin K. Roberts, Andrea Judy, and Tommy Hancock! With a fantastic cover by Mitch Foust and beautiful design work by Sean Ali, this collection is a must have! It's time You met The First Lady of New Pulp! The Pulptress! From Pro Se Productions!
"When The Good Is Swallowed By The Dark...There The Rook Shall Plant His Mark!" For years, New Pulp Author Barry Reese has masterfully written the thrilling adventures of The Rook, a masked Hero of Reese's creation who is compelled through dark dreams to hunt down and destroy evil wherever it might hide! Assisted by loyal friends and a vast array of allies from the annals of Classic and New Pulp as well as Comics of a bygone era, The Rook's escapades have been a hallmark in the world of New Pulp! Now, for the first time and under the REESE UNLIMITED imprint, Barry Reese has invited some of New Pulp's finest authors into The Rook's world to put their unique spin on the character and tell their own tales...TALES OF THE ROOK! Featuring stories by Ron Fortier, Bobby Nash, Mike Bullock, Percival Constantine, Tommy Hancock, and a brand new ROOK tale by Reese himself, TALES OF THE ROOK also features an explosive cover by Bob Hall, stunning interior art by George Sellas, and outstanding format and design by Sean Ali and Ebook formatting by Russ Anderson! Ready for the best in New Pulp? Get it today in TALES OF THE ROOK! From Reese Unlimited and Pro Se Productions!
Pro Se keeps Puttin' The Monthly Back Into Pulp with PRO SE PRESENTS #5! This Christmas themed issue proves the Holidays can be Pulpy too! Featuring a preview of THE ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS SAINT by award winning author Tommy Hancock as well as tales by Joshua Reynolds, Nancy A. Hansen, and Mark Halegua, Pro Se Presents #5 delivers a Christmas One-Two Punch like no other mag! Get yours today!
Pro Se Presents March 2013 comes out shooting, punching, and fighting with five great tales of action, adventure, intrigue, and all out Pulp! EXTRA SIZED ISSUE! Featuring three winners of the 2012 Pro Se sponsored White County, Arkansas Writers Competition, this issue opens up with Six Guns, Desperadoes, and men willing to die for what's right! Also featuring the debut story of author Jaime Ramos! And the debut of a pair of new characters destined to be a force in New Pulp- The first adventure of STONE KOLDE by Alyssa Swift and Tommy Hancock premieres in PRO SE PRESENTS MARCH 2013! Featuring a stunning cover by Marc Guerrero and Format and Design by Sean Ali and Ebook Formatting by Russ Anderson, get all the Pulp You can handle in the latest issue of PRO SE PRESENTS!
Ready to escape to far away lands and fight dragons?? Want a good chilling horror tale to relieve some stress? Or just need a good ol' fashion fright or thrill? Then PRO SE PRESENTS FANTASY AND FEAR #3 is the magazine for you! Thrill to stories from Aaron Smith, Nancy Hansen, Lee Houston, Jr., James Palmer and others! Action comes fast and hard with another SOVEREIGN CITY tale from Derrick Ferguson! And noted pulp author Joshua Reynolds begins a new Monster Hunter series IN THIS ISSUE! Want to be afraid? Want to be adventurous? Then you want to pick up PRO SE PRESENTS FANTASY AND FEAR # 3 today!!
Evildoers beware! Crimefighters rejoice! Mystery buffs, hold on to your seat! MASKED GUN MYSTERY 1, a new magazine debut from Pro Se Productions, brings you pulp goodness with guns, clues, murders, and mayhem! Join writers and artists, both professional and new arrivals, as they track down the bad guys and solve mysteries and crimes of all sorts in MASKED GUN MYSTERY!
Like your action over the top? Ready for your adventure non stop and explosive? Then pick up Pro Se Productions' debut issue of PECULIAR ADVENTURES! Harkening back to the style of the old hero pulps with a modern twist, writers and artists, new and professional alike, bring their two fisted, high octane tales to you every month in PECULIAR ADVENTURES!!!
The strangest action, the greatest heroes, the best high octane tales anywhere in the pulp world, PRO SE PRESENTS PECULIAR ADVENTURES #2, now in a new format, over 140 pages of pilots, monsters, girls lost between worlds, men lost to themselves, and so much more! Also, the first story of the long awaited SOVEREIGN CITY PROJECT appears in these pages! Guns blazing, fists throwing, good old pulp action brought to you by Pro Se Productions! PRO SE PRESENTS PECULIAR ADVENTURES #2!!
Ready for Adventure? Like it Peculiar? Then PRO SE PRESENTS PECULIAR ADVENTURES #3 from Pro Se Press is for you! This issue sports a painted cover by pulp artist David Burton and spotlights SOVEREIGN CITY, Pro Se's very own pulp universe! Join Doc Daye and Lazarus Gray for over the top action and adventure! Also along for the ride are monkeys from the future, pirates from the past, The Cerebus Clan, Wylde World, and so many others. Pro Se's Best Selling Title brings even more this time around, including the first part of a Peculiar Oddfellow Novel!! Get your copy of PRO SE PRESENTS PECULIAR ADVENTURES 3 today!
A two fisted, gun toting Private Eye! A Member of the French Foreign Legion waist deep in Intrigue! A Lady with a taste for Diamonds and Danger! Heroes many have thought lost to yesterday now blast their way into today in BISHOP AND HANCOCK’S PULSE FICTION! A Concept conceived by noted author Paul Bishop and contributed to by author and publisher Tommy Hancock, PULSE FICTION takes the best of the past and shakes and stirs it with today’s finest Genre Fiction writers! Encounter a cast of characters created by Bishop and Hancock and written into four color, over the top life by Eric Beetner, Barry Reese, D. Alan Lewis, Brian Drake, James Hopwood, and Hancock. Just like the bygone magazines of the past, PULSE FICTION brings rich, vibrant characters embroiled in death defying adventure to readers, characters that will return in later volumes crafted by these and a whole myriad of other authors! Want stories that will get your heart racing, your blood pumping? You’ll find them here in BISHOP AND HANCOCK’S PULSE FICTION VOLUME ONE!
Every City has one. That place, neighborhood, or borough where the forgotten live, where the once great land when they fall, where the tarnished and corrupt shine and where Justice and Fairness caught the last train out of town. Welcome to the Ninth Circle. The 9th Precinct is known as ‘The Ninth Circle’ or “The Dante Precinct’. This part of town is where all the losers end up. If you work for a company or the city government and they want to get rid of you, they put you in their office or working over on Last Chance Lane. If you’re a criminal and you’re hiding from the law, other criminals, and yourself, you end up in the Ninth Circle. Imagine the city as a dumpster. The rank and fetid, the foul and odorous, the really discarded and misused trash all sinks to the bottom. They all end up in the Ninth Circle. Join Tommy Hancock, R. P. Steeves, and C. William Russette as they introduce the people that populate the city’s last stop to nowhere. Dirty cops, mysterious priests, shadowy nurses, a man with no name, and more are the lifeblood of The Ninth Circle. From Pro Se Productions.
Pro Se Productions brings daring new tales from new and young writers of Genre Fiction. Action. Intrigue. Passion. And More. A collection of High School students sharing… DESTINIES DARKLY DREAMED. There’s a reason for the title. Some of the tales go into some very dark places and several of them deal with situations and choices and actions that many don’t believe that high school students think about or deal with. There is violence, there are relationships, there are questions of identity within this book that even society today may not be completely comfortable with confronting, but all of those and more affect these kids every single day. Not just the authors of this book, but high school students everywhere. The days of the gilded age of being a high school kid may not be gone, but they’ve definitely changed. And these stories are reflections of that and expressions of the way authors in this work deal with those issues- by writing, by creating. Destinies Darkly Dreamed from Pro Se Productions.
"Where the Good is Swallowed by the Dark... There the PEREGRINE Shall Plant His Mark!" New Voices guide the Peregrine through dark dreams and savage foes! Max Davies has pursued an ongoing mission of justice and vengeance guided by dark dreams and violent visions which compel him to don the mask of THE PEREGRINE. The creation of award winning Genre Fiction author Barry Reese, the amazing adventures of the Peregrine have been devoured by a loyal audience who await Max's next adventure in the ever expanding REESE UNLIMITED universe. THE PEREGRINE OMNIBUS VOLUME THREE brings together an allstar line-up of New Pulp's finest who lend their distinct voices to the narrative of Reese's signature hero.
Sovereign City is home to many heroes and villains, many geniuses and madmen, many wonderful and monstrous beings. Perhaps Sovereign’s best known resident, considered by many to be the sparkling example of humanity, is Doctor Tempus Daye. An expert in a myriad of fields and at the pinnacle of near human perfection, Doc Daye carries on a battle against evil and injustice around the world from the heart of Sovereign City. Considered by many to be superhuman, Doc works with a team spread far and wide to carry out his pantheon of good works because, as godlike as many believe him to be, Doc’s achievements and abilities come at a price-one that forces him to stay as far away from the emotions of others as possible, a task he never ever quite masters.
One of the original trinity of Sovereign City Heroes, creator Tommy Hancock proudly presents THE ADVENTURES OF DOC DAYE: DEATH MEANS LITTLE - BOOK ONE as the first in this exciting new Pro Se Single Shot Signature series.
When one of Sovereign’s wealthiest men fights like mad to get to Daye Tower and demands to see its owner, it’s just another normal day for Doc Daye. Until that same man literally falls apart in the lobby. Thomas Pariah, Doc Daye’s number one assistant and all around leg man finds himself in the midst of horrific sudden death as he tries to figure out the literal bloody mess around him. And then there’s what came in the mail that day- A dead body, that of a man the size of a doll!
THE ADVENTURES OF DOC DAYE: DEATH MEANS LITTLE - BOOK ONE by Tommy Hancock. From Pro Se Productions!