The New Pulp

PULP IS DEAD…

Or so we’re told. Those dusty, cheaply printed paperbacks you knew and loved of old have lost their relevance. People don’t want fast-paced adventure! They want dreary ten-volume collections of thousand-page tomes recounting the lives of the introspective and self-doubting.

And yet a quick glance at the shelves today shows the spirit of action and heroism is alive and well in the modern imagination.

Abaddon presents three of their best stories of derring-do, relentless violence and sheer pluck. In Simon Spurrier’s The Culled, a special ops soldier murders his way across a post-apocalyptic continent to find the one he loves. In Al Ewing’s El Sombra, a maddened poet, left for dead in the desert, returns as a laughing angel of vengeance to destroy the Ultimate Reich. And in Pat Kelleher’s Black Hand Gang, a “pal’s batallion” of WWI Tommies is plucked from the Somme and dropped in a world of ghastly aliens and sudden death.

Imprint
Published
3rd Feb 2013
Length
800 pages
ISBN(Mobi)
9781849975131
ISBN(Epub)
9781849975124
ISBN(Print)
N/A

About the author

Al Ewing is best known for his work in comics, writing Immortal Hulk and Loki: Agent of Asgard for Marvel, as well as Judge Dredd and Zombo for the British comic 2000 AD. He has also written a number of novels for Abaddon Books, including the El Sombra trilogy.

About the author

Simon Spurrier is an award-winning writer of novels and graphic novel fiction. He's worked extensively for the UK's talent-factory title 2000 AD, has published novels with Abaddon, the Black Library and Black Flame, and has won a series of accolades and prizes for screenwriting. He's worked as a cook, a bookseller, a BBC Art Director and a film student. He lives in London because the night sky is a far better shade of green than anywhere else.