Media Release: Modern-day Pulp Fiction Heroes Magazine Releases Free Web Serials.



Andrea Graham

Assistant Editor, Laser & Sword Magazine

2834 Abbs Lane Boise, ID 83705



Modern-day Pulp Fiction Heroes Magazine Releases Free Web Serials.


Adam Graham, Editor-in-Chief of Laser & Sword, announced today plans to begin featuring on their website,, serials adapted from the Laser & Sword Annual 2008, a POD book released last December containing the quarterly magazine’s first four issues.


Says Graham, “We’re going to bring Laser and Sword’s stories free for people to enjoy on our blog . . . . In the true spirit of serial fiction, we’re going to give you a couple short scenes and then you’ll get to wait until next week to see what happens.”


Issues of Laser & Sword can still be downloaded for $1.25 each. 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 ( for 19.95, according to Graham. Four new quarterly issues will also be released this year, for download and in print.


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, Rise of the Judge, Snyder, a juvenile delinquent living in Boise during 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 on the Boise Greenbelt 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?


In 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?


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?


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[Note to the Editor: Review copies of Laser and Sword are available in pdf format upon request.]



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