Looking for Pulp Adventure? Half Past Danger is Coming

An Irishman(surprise surprise) serving as a US marine in the pacific theatre of WW2, British spies, US super-soldiers, one rather cheerful ninja, and most importantly; Nazis versus Dinosaurs. Pterodactyls v Messerschmitts, Panzers v Giganotosaurs all wrapped up with a neat pulp bow…what more do you want?

Anyone that follows me on twitter or listens to my mad ravings on any of the podcast I do will know of my unfiltered love of anything that has the faint whiff of pulp adventure to it. In my travel around the net today I stumbled across Half Past Danger (love that title) which postively reeks of pulp adventure (if the image above didn’t give it away).

So what is Half Past Danger? I’ll leave it to it’s creator Stephan Mooney to explain.

So what exactly is Half Past Danger? Well, it aims to be high adventure of the pulpiest vintage.  It’s the tale of an Irishman(surprise surprise) serving as a US marine in the pacific theatre of WW2 during 1943. He becomes embroiled in a rather hairy situation out there that has potentially worldwide ramifications. As a result he gets dragged into a heart-pounding adventure that encorporates British spies, US super-soldiers, one rather cheerful ninja, and most importantly; Nazis versus Dinosaurs. Pterodactyls v Messerschmitts, Panzers v Giganotosaurs.

I’m hoping it’ll be a heck of a ride, very much in the vein of the classic matinee serials that influenced the likes of Raiders of The Lost Ark, The Rocketeer and the 60’s Bond movies. Adventure serials like Dick Tracy, Tarzan, Doc Savage and Flash Gordon. All going according to plan it will share the pace and tone(if not the quality!) of those movies and serials. Lofty aspirations; I know. But these are the kinds of high adventure stories I’ve always loved and gravitated towards, and I have what I think are some pretty cool and original angles and ideas.

Seriously if that blurb doesn’t get your pulp juices flowing you’ve been clearly staring into the lost ark for too long!

Stephen  is chronicling his adventures to bring Half Past Danger to life over on his production blog, which makes for interesting reading.

Now I love the idea behind the comic and I love the art but more than that I love how Stephen is approaching this and to someone like me it’s pretty inspiring stuff. I think when you read his own words on why he’s doing this you’ll be rooting for Half Past Danger to succeed just like I am.

So, there’s the rub. You gotta let go of the safety harness to try and stand on your own two feet. Will I have enough money to see me through this project? Will the book be any good? Will anybody bloody read it? Doesn’t matter. All that matters is that I try. Even if it’s a glorious failure, I’ll at least have tried, and even if nobody else loves it, I will.

So lets have at it.

Something tells me when this comic is finished it’s going to be anything but a glorious failure but the important thing is Stephen had an idea, a dream and rather than sit there and wait for fate to intervene he’s getting out there and making his own fate, his own luck and that’s something to be admired and applauded in my book.

So pulp fans head over to Half Past Danger, check it out and give Stephen some love, support and spread the word as there’s not enough pulp adventure out there!

GS Reporter: Nuge

Source: Half Past Danger

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