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*He is not a secret agent. Not at all.



If there were stands, Astonishing Adventures would have hit them. As it is, it's a .pdf format online magazine and a clear labor of love from editors John Donald Carlucci and Tim Gallagher. It's got just fucktons (metric) of pulp style goodness. A heaping wodge of pulp fiction and interviews with the likes of Wm. Michael Kaluta (he of The Shadow comics) and Joe Lansdale (Bubba Ho-Tep, and big piles of creepy westerns). Also, an adventure from the Decoder Ring Theater folks. There's even an essay on Steve McFuckingQueen.

Among the stories within its (completely free) pages is Formula For Fatality featuring The Auslander by some guy called Michael Patrick Sullivan. Maybe it'll be the first in a series. Set during World War II, The Auslander is an amnesiac Nazi trying to track down stateside acts of sabotage and prevent them before his memory fully returns and he perhaps reverts back the dirty Kraut he was before.

I find myself in awesome company, not the least of which being the crafty screenwriter himself, Alex Epstein. I wish the Mad Pulp Bastard could have joined us in this inaugural issue, but he was tied up (maybe literally).

Now, if you'll excuse me, I must pen the next thrilling adventure of The Auslander, in which he stops an evil plot and possibly learns his name.

©2024 Michael Patrick Sullivan
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