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This anthology takes a looks at classic pulp and comic book archetypes from five different perspectives. Each character defines their space in the book and each story can stand alone.
Rurik is a giant bronze age Barbarian who roams the wastelands where Conan could have dwelled. The descriptions are visceral and gritty.
Dead Reckoner is a disembodied spirit who arrives in WWI and looks into the shadows where Weird, Creepy or Eerie magazines once lurked. It has a poetic quality to it.
Wild Marjoram is a blond haired blue eyed mechanic trying to fix things with Chicago gangsters in an alternate timeline of WWII. There is a lot of clever character interplay.
Pandora Driver is a Batgirl gone bad and running down villains on the streets of a Noir City. The plot reveals keep this story moving.
Skyracos looks into the far reach of space to spot a pair of armored Rocketeers or 1940s Ironmen fighting alien insects. This story is all action and blood flies.
This anthology is hosted by a presence named Kilroy. He is a cross between Stan Lee's soapbox and Rod Serling of Twlight Zone Fame. His tidbits are practically a sixth story and very light in contrast to the others.
(review of free book)