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Retirement. Publishers, thank you for the many years of reading pleasure you gave me, but all good things must come to an end. Due to failing eyesight I am forced to retire. I can no longer review your books, and any that you send will be donated to the local library, unread. Do not send any more. I can only read for a couple hours every day, and this does not allow me to finish a book in reasonable time. I will be devoting time to my own books from now on, and reading on a personal level. Books that interest me. I prefer paperbacks and hardbacks, not eBooks. My eyesight has been failing the last few years, and I cannot handle hundreds of review books any more. My books are still available for review. Anyone interested in reviewing any of them, they are found in the Link to Tom’s Books On Amazon. Contact me for pdf copies at

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Masked Avenger

The Masked Avenger by Tom Johnson. Only three novellas were written, and original published in WEIRD STORIES and DOUBLE DANGER TALES, then in ALTUS PRESS’ TRIPLE DETECTIVE series  and now on Kindle for $0.99 each: see my Amazon page at

After an episode of The Equalizer around 1987, where-in a young boy with AIDS and his grandmother were being harassed by a group of rednecks from a bar in the neighborhood, it made me think the pulps needed a masked hero to protect children back in the day. If you remember the segment, it was a Christmas episode, and the boy had a poster of a superhero hanging on his wall. He thought The Equalizer was the superhero and called him for help. Well, I decided right then I was going to create a pulp hero who would be a protector of children, while wiping out gangdom at the same time, thus was born The Masked Avenger.

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