Hasslein Blog: Jim Beard's MONSTER ACES Now Available for Order


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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Jim Beard's MONSTER ACES Now Available for Order

by Rich Handley

If you're a fan of the classic Universal Monster movies (and who isn't?), you might enjoy my friend Jim Beard's new book, Monster Aces, which features pulp fiction by Jim and other authors inspired by those timeliness horror films. Jim's passion for the Universal Monster mythos and the pulp horror genre is lifelong, so expect a frightfully good thrill, just in time for Halloween.

Here's Amazon's very tantalizing description:

Having selflessly abandoned their identities, their pasts and their futures, the Monster Aces are all that stand between humanity and the fell creatures that lurk in the shadows. Four men and one woman use their amazing abilities as a team to scour the globe for monsters and bring an end to their unholy existence - whatever the danger, whatever the cost. Through five thrilling tales crafted by some of Heroic Fiction’s most engaging authors you will ride alongside the Aces on the trail of monsters both classic and new. No environment is too severe nor too remote for these adventurers to seek their prey and destroy them forever. The team, lead by a mysterious military veteran, uncover evil in mysterious European villages, in dark forests and fetid swamps, in ancient rivers and on the high seas…monsters are everywhere, but so too are the Monster Aces. Concept creator Jim Beard is joined by writers Ron Fortier, Barry Reese, and Van Plexico for a new twist on the classic monster stories of yore, a unique melding of horror and driving pulp action that will thrill and chill you."

I have to say, that sounds fantastic. But wait... there's more! If that isn't enough to fully satisfy your appetite for all things Universal, stick around. Hasslein Books will be publishing Jim's timeline book about the films, It's Alive: The Unauthorized Universal Monsters Chronology (co-written by Becky Beard and Joseph F. Berenato, with artwork by Pat Carbajal and maps created by Matt "Mirthquake" Orsman), in 2014 or 2015. Sure, it's still two or three years away... but it'll be well worth the wait, I promise.

In the meantime, order your copy of Monster Aces today.

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