Boise, ID, December 20, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Adam Graham, Editor-in-Chief of Laser & Sword, announced today that the serial fiction magazine has released the 2008 compilation issue. This issue of the magazine reprints all the stories printed in the quarterly publication throughout the year.
Laser & Sword is the brainchild of Adam Graham. "We wanted to recreate the experience of the old pulp fiction magazines. So we dreamed up a new breed of superheroes, which represented the best qualities of classic superhero literature with a contemporary twist."
One of those "twists" is the delivery system for the magazine.
"We use the modern print on demand and e-book services of Lulu.com to recreate the experience of the old pulp fiction magazines," says Graham. "Downloading the e-edition, at $1.25, best recreates the affordability of the pulps and is a great deal for the frugal tech geek that loves reading PDFs."
A print edition of Laser & Sword Annual 2008, which contains all four of the issues released this year, is also available from the Laser & Sword website (lulu.com/lasersword) for 19.95, according to Graham.
During its inaugural year, Laser and Sword launched three serials which translate the experience of the Golden Age of pulp fiction into a modern format.
In the magazine’s short story serial, Order of the Sword, the Sword, Sword Comics owner Jesse Miller seeks to defeat terrorism by uniting the world’s greatest superheros. Will he learn bad guys masquerade as good guys before the traitor in their midst sends the heroes to their doom?
In Rise of the Judge, Snyder, a juvenile delinquent living in the 78th Year of the Empire, loathes Earth’s dictator while hailing the regime’s American governor as a hero. Getting caught meting out vigilante justice gets him inducted into the Imperial Army under threat of a noose. Can a double agent get Snyder back on the right track? Will Snyder survive to discover his destiny?
Lastly, in Tales of the Dim Knight, Mild Mannered Janitor Dave Johnson discovers a symbiotic alien and this superfan’s dreams of being a superhero come true with hilarious results. One question haunts: can there be such a thing as a good Symbiot, even if he is a silver cylinder rather than black tar?
For more information contact the assistant editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Note to the Editor: Review copies of Laser and Sword are available in pdf format upon request.]