This Site is for essays on The New Pulp Heroes. It’s about time we catalog new characters appearing in books and anthologies. Since I do not have time to read everything being published, I will offer space here for legitimate creators of new pulp characters to send me their data, and I will post their essays. It is not my place to say what is, or what is not a new pulp hero, and the only changes I will make to essays will be editing and format. If you wish, include a jpeg of a book cover or b&w illustration if you have permission from the artist. By sending me your essays, you are giving me permission to promote and showcase this data. Essays should be up to 500 words, and include information on MC and back up characters, creator, title of books, and where the stories can be found. A paperback edition is now available for $12.00, plus $3.99 postage (US). The book will only be sold through us: Tom Johnson, 204 W. Custer St., Seymour, TX 76380. Send questions or data to fadingshadows40@gmail.com

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Grey Monk


Creator: John L. French
Cast of characters:
            The Grey Monk aka “Lewis.”
            Father Richard Harper, pastor of Saint Sebastian’s Catholic Church
            Amos Hoffman, police detective
            Tremaine, drug kingpin
            Kevin Little (aka Little Kev), Andray Davis and Andre Smith, members of Tremaine’s gang
            Dorothea Watkins
various members of the Pure Race Fellowship
Dressed in a hooded, dark grey habit, the Grey Monk stalks the streets of a modern day big city, meting out justice to those beyond the reach of the law. The city is unnamed, but bears a remarkable resemblance to Baltimore, MD. More than a crime fighter, the Grey Monk believes that he has been divinely appointed to fight the evil that infests the city. “Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord  ...” The Grey Monk is his agent.
The Grey Monk is assisted by Father Richard Harper for whom he (the Monk) acts as sexton. The Monk is reluctantly aided by Detective Amos Hoffman, who knew Father Harper when the latter was a cop.
The Grey Monk made his first appearances in Tom Johnson’s Fading Shadows magazines. Some of these stories were reprinted in volumes 1-3 of Tales of Masks and Mayhem (edited by Virginia E. Johnson).  The complete chronicles of The Grey Monk are collected in Souls of Fire, which was originally published by Wild Cat books and which will be reprinted by Padwolf Publishing as The Grey Monk: Souls on Fire.

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