Author Archives: Jon Mollison

About Jon Mollison

Jon Mollison was weaned at the literary knee of Tolkein, Howard, Moore, and Burroughs. He spent decades wandering in the wilderness of modern genre fiction, wondering when the magic and wonder went out of the world of dragons and space ships. In his darkest hour, he encountered a wise man who handed him the open secrets to crafting works that emulate the stories of the great authors who built the genre. They are easily summarized in but two words: Regress Harder. Now one of the twelve champions of the Pulp Revolution, his self-published works represent a more direct lineage to the tales of action, mystery, romance, virtue, and pure unalloyed adventure than the bland imitations churned out by New York City publishing houses in recent decades.

1994, December 1980

 You can just barely see the background of the amazing cover of this issue of 1994 includes a Mount Rushmore that has been expanded by two faces – a nice touch indicating that our dinosaur riding caveman is from the far … Continue reading

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More on Warren Publishing

Been doing a bit of adherence to Jeffro Johnson’s general rule of “don’t read anything written before 1980” lately, and that means checking on the long boxes full of black and white comics down to the local Nerd World. I’ve … Continue reading

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Marvel Zombies

With the recent announcement of Marvel Studio’s decision to go all woke all the time, a great many pundits are darkly heralding the imminent demise of the Devil Mouse.  The common consensus on Team Western Civilization holds that the “get … Continue reading

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Sounds Good!

Can confirm. People have been asking for #audiobooks it @DeclanFinnBooks’ Saint Tommy series, and… @kevasidhe and I just had a FANTASTIC conversation with @NotJonMollison . This is gonna happen, folks! — Russell Newquist (@rnewquist) June 30, 2019 I thoroughly enjoyed … Continue reading

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Powers of the Earth

New review up at Castalia House – this time we’re talking about the 2018 Prometheus Award winner, The Powers of the Earth.  It’s an almost kitchen-sink style Heinleinian adventure complete with AI’s, space dogs, soft-boiled political debates, and low-g combat galore.  Plus, it … Continue reading

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Ravage: The Adventure (Finally) Begins

Last year, in an effort to pushback against the ensqualminating of comic book industry, I made it a point to back a number of kickstarters.  One such title earned a backing based solely on the involvement of The Legend.  The … Continue reading

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Cirsova – How Thaddeus Quimby the Third and I Almost Took Over the World

Bruh.  That title. There’s a recent fad going around the midwiteratti where they crown thier snoozefest Hugo bait stories with wuh-wacky long titles that are LOL so random: The Rose MacGregor Drinking and Admiration Society The Secret Lives of the Nine … Continue reading

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The Actual Roger

Peter Simeti over at Alterna Comics drew this slick little portrait of my daughter in five minutes for only a couple of bucks.  Great guy. Me and my youngest have been reading through the The Actual Roger mini-series, and it’s … Continue reading

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Cirsova – The Bookhunter’s Apprentice

Sometimes you come across a story that’s perfectly fine, but just not to your tastes.  The Bookhunter’s Apprentice is one such tale.  It’s a bit of a heist tale set up when twin sorcerers do an intelligent and evil tome of … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day!

Let’s celebrate Old Glory by talking about the glories of New Publishing.  We’d better enjoy this holiday while we can – there’s no telling how many more we’ve got left. Specifically, we’ve got a couple of canaries in the old … Continue reading

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