Pulp Heroes vs. Superheroes with Richard Lee Byers

the-impostor-1-half-a-hero1Before Superman and Batman, there was Doc Savage and The Shadow. Prior to the Golden Age of Comics, the first masked heroes graced the yellowed pages of the pulp magazines. And while they were similar in many ways, they were different in just as many.

In this episode, Perry is joined by noted fantasy author, Richard Lee Byers. A veteran of fantasy and horror writing, including The Forgotten Realms series, Richard Lee Byers is also the self-published author ofย The Impostor, a series of ebooks featuring a masked hero set in a world where all the other superheroes have been killed in an alien invasion!

Join Perry and Richard as they discuss the similarities and differences between the pulp heroes and the superheroes, and listen to some tips from one of the masters of superhero fiction on how to craft interesting superhero stories yourself!

The Impostor #1: Half A Hero
The Plague Knight and Other Stories
Richard Lee Byers’ LiveJournal

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Percival Constantine

Percival Constantine

Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Percival Constantine is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts in literature and mass media. In 2005, he began working in the comic book industry as an editor for Making Comics Studios. Since then, he has also worked as a freelance letterer and writer for, among others, AC Comics, Black Glass Press, and Cosmic Times. In 2007, Percival self-published his first novel, Fallen. His second novel, Chasing The Dragon, followed in 2008. With the publication of Love & Bullets in 2010, Percival officially joined the ranks of PulpWork Press. In 2012, he became an editor for Pro Se Productions. He currently resides in southern Japan, where he works as a writer, editor, and teacher. He also hosts a podcast show called The Exploding Typewriter: Pulp Writers on Writing Pulp. For more, visit PercivalConstantine.com.

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