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‘Challenger Storm: The Curse of Poseidon’

Posted by at 10:00 am Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in Airship 27, Bill Barnes, Captain Hazzard, Challenger Storm, Doc Savage, Hero Pulps, New Pulp, Review
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

'Challenger Storm: The Curse of Poseidon'Challenger Storm is a New Pulp character created by Don Gates. I reviewed the first Challenger Storm book a year ago, and now we finally get a second one, “The Curse of Poseidon.”

Clifton “Challenger” Storm is a pulp hero in the mold of Doc Savage, Bill Barnes or Capt. Hazzard — more of a highly skilled globetrotting adventurer than a crime-fighter like The Shadow, The Spider or The Avenger — operating out of an airbase/research center in Miami called MARDL in the mid-1930s.

While he does fight bad guys, he’s different. Like Doc Savage or Capt. Hazzard, he is highly skilled and trained. Like Capt. Hazzard, Bill Barnes and similar characters, he has a base of operations and has gathered a group of diverse people around him. So he has aides like those characters, and it’s hinted that different people will work with him on different cases.

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Review: ‘Challenger Storm: Isle of Blood’

Posted by at 10:00 am Monday, June 10, 2013 in Airship 27, Bill Barnes, Captain Hazzard, Challenger Storm, Doc Savage, New Pulp, Pulps, Review
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Challenger Storm is a New Pulp character created by Don Gates.

Challenger StormI know Don has been working on Challenger for some time, as I visited his old website and saw the preliminary work done on the characters and setting. Being from Florida myself, the idea of a pulp character set in the state is neat.

Check out Don’s YouTube channel.

Clifton “Challenger” Storm is a pulp hero in the mold of Doc SavageBill Barnes or Captain Hazzard — more of a highly skilled globetrotting adventurer than a crime-fighter like The Shadow, The Spider or The Avenger.

While he does fight bad guys, he’s different. Also like Bill Barnes or Captain Hazzard, he has a base of operations and has gathered a group of diverse people around him. So he has aides like those characters, and it’s hinted that different people will work with him on different cases.

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