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Night of the Red Panda

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Digital Comic Books. Ongoing Releases, 2-Part Stories. Published by Monkeybrain Comics, available through Comixology.com

The Red Panda and Flying Squirrel return in this series of thrilling two-part mini-stories featuring the rogues gallery of villains and heroes of Depression-era Toronto

June 8, 2016 – “Zero Squadron pt 2 of 2”

The "Night of the Red Panda" arc comes to a jaw-dropping, barnstorming, zeppelin-stealing conclusion that packs more punch than a swarm full of robots, which we also have, just for good measure!

Enjoy the full run of "Night of the Red Panda" available now!

Please note: Books listed on this page feature characters enjoyed by Decoder Ring Theatre audiences, but are not published by or owned by Decoder Ring Theatre in any way. They are presented for your consideration and enjoyment.

Black Jack Justice: Dead Men Run

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Hard-boiled detective Mystery. Paperback 196 pages. E-book editions also available.

“I KNOW WHAT YOU DID”

The writer of the mysterious letter could have been talking about any number of misdeeds, some large, some small, some frankly unsuitable for print. When it comes to deeply unqualified guardians of the moral high ground, it would be tough to find many that equaled Black Jack Justice and his erstwhile partner, Trixie Dixon, girl detective. But they will learn the hard way just how serious the sender was, and that in the end, only Dead Men Run.

The his and hers private detectives of Decoder Ring Theatre’s long-running radio mysteries return to two-fisted prose adventure, delighting long-time fans and new readers alike with the classic, hard-boiled feel of their exploits.

Prefer e-books? Get your Kindle edition HERE Smashword edition for other formats HERE!

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Pyramid of Peril

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The Red Panda and the Flying Squirrel return to pulse-pounding prose adventure with this thrilling new pulp fiction novel!

A desperate call for help from half a world away brings our masked man of mystery far from the urban jungle he is sworn to protect. With his mentor, Maxwell Falconi, who once fought crime behind the mask of the Stranger, in mortal peril, the Red Panda must battle both ancient powers and modern terrors, just to have a chance to fight for his life within… The Pyramid of Peril! Heroes of All-New Radio Adventures, Pulp-inspired novels and Comic Books, the masked protectors of 1930’s Toronto are back again with a two-fisted thriller sure to please. The Red Panda and his trusty sidekick the Flying Squirrel trade wisecracks and banter as they battle supernatural forces beyond mortal comprehension, and fight to keep unspeakable power out of the hands of those who would use it to enslave humanity! 

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Please note: Books listed on this page feature characters enjoyed by Decoder Ring Theatre audiences, but are not published by or owned by Decoder Ring Theatre in any way. They are presented for your consideration and enjoyment.

Red Panda: Mask of the Red Panda TPB

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Trade Paperback Edition Comic Books. Published by IDW Publishing. 104 Pages. Available in Bookstores and Comic Shops. (or see order link, below)

The debut story arc of the acclaimed digital-first series, in a new color trade paperback edition from IDW! Written by Gregg Taylor, Art & Letters by Dean Kotz.

PLEASE NOTE WHEN ORDERING: The purchase link is for Amazon.com, but Canadians may wish to save on shipping by ordering from Chapter-Indigo HERE

 Racketeers, gangsters, the occasional power-mad supervillain - all have fallen before the iron resolve of the city's masked protectors. But when forces with powers from beyond this world threaten to bring their war to the streets of Depression-era Toronto, can even the Red Panda prevent disaster? Bringing to life characters from The Red Panda Adventures, Decoder Ring Theatre's award-winning radio drama series, Mask of the Red Panda is pulse-pounding pulp perfection for all those who love the classic two-fisted adventures of the golden age of radio, classic movie serials, and the hero pulps.

 - MAJOR SPOILERS PICK OF THE WEEK, Feb 12, 2014. (see full story)

"A great deal of old-time-infused-with-new-life fun... Dean Kotz’s art captures the breezy, plot-centric pace that serials and pulp novels often move at, and he brings Taylor’s characters to life with a wonderful balance of full-body and close-up panels which wonderfully display their surroundings and the way they fit in with the action... There is a spark to the story as a whole, which provides the heroes with emotional depth and complexity.This allows Taylor, instead of being completely beholden to and making nothing more than a pulp replica, to pay homage and have fun with the style... All in all, The Mask of the Red Panda, with its mix of nostalgic sci-fi science and ancient magic, gumshoe detective work, and rowdy brawls, is a compelling and robust adventure, and I gladly await the further exploits of its titular hero." - Tim Palmer, Fanboy Comics (read the Full Review)

"This book is so well done that I often hear a narrator speaking in my head, outlining what’s going on. The art is dynamic and, in this trade, we get color added, which adds to the storytelling very nicely. The dialogue is witty and engaging, with the characters all coming to life in my imagination. Of course, these folks have already received the money I spent for the digital downloads, so they’ll get double-dipping from me because I really want a paper copy to add to my collection. If you’ve read the digital-first editions, get the trade. And if you haven’t read them yet, pick up the trade because you’ll find yourself strongly drawn into the Red Panda’s world of mystery and action!" - Wayne Hall, First Comics News (read the Full Review)

"I love the team that Taylor creates between the male and female superhero. Panda is more of the science nerd, while Squirrel wants to see tons of action. Both are rad fighters though and help each other out of binds. They have a flirtation throughout the story but never really show their love. They are always interrupted by magical goons or air tight elevators whisking them away to their lair... It has lots of fun with the dialogue, but still packs in the action when necessary. Don’t pass this great comic up. I feel like it may get overlooked in the long run, but don’t let that happen." - Samantha Roehrig - Comic Bastards (read the Full Review)

"My Top Rack: Kit Baxter aka Flying Squirrel - Flying Squirrel has all the right moves when it comes to this series. Not only can she handle her own with Red Panda’s banter, make jokes in midair, but she can fight off magical creatures all while flipping her red hair out of her face. She can fly through the air with her gliders right into any situation. Even when she gets surrounding by magical creatures that look like baby dragons, she still puts on a fight. I love this chick and for the sake Valentine’s Day, you should too." - Samantha Roehrig - Comic Bastards (read the Full Article)

"Gregg Taylor knows what he’s doing. He’s created a world that is unique, and in that world he adds a fresh perspective to familiar archetypes. The Mask of the Red Panda has a storied and strange past; going from radio play to novel to comic. And after reading it, I can only hope the Red Panda lives on, and gets even stranger." - Craig Schroeder - Florida Geek Scene (read the Full Review)

Please note: Books listed on this page feature characters enjoyed by Decoder Ring Theatre audiences, but are not published by or owned by Decoder Ring Theatre in any way. They are presented for your consideration and enjoyment.

Mask of the Red Panda - The Digital Comic

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Digital Comic Book. 3 PART STORY. 32 Pages per issue. Published by Monkeybrain Comics, available through Comixology.com

Mask of the Red Panda is a three-part, pulse-pounding piece of pulp perfection written by Gregg Taylor, with Art by Dean Kotz and starring the Terrific Twosome of Toronto as you’ve never seen them before! A must for fans of the Red Panda radio shows and pulp novels, Mask of the Red Panda is also a perfect place for new fans to get on board.

Racketeers, gangsters, the occasional power-mad supervillain-- all have fallen before the iron resolve of the city's masked protectors. But when forces with powers from beyond this world threaten to bring their war to the streets of Depression-era Toronto, can even the Red Panda prevent disaster? Bringing to life characters from The Red Panda Adventures, Decoder Ring Theatre's award-winning radio drama series, Mask of the Red Panda is perfect for all those who love the classic two-fisted adventures of the golden age of radio, classic movie serials and the hero pulps

"...an astoundingly dense and extremely pleasing book that delivers Golden Age pulp tropes through tight writing and phenomenal art... This book does just about everything right from art, dialogue, plot, genre sensibility, and amazing price point for density of story. This is yet another breakout hit, in yet another distinct genre, for Monkeybrain Comics. "Mask of the Red Panda" is quite simply a must read." - Ryan K. Lindsay, Comic Book Resources (read the full review)

"Mask of the Red Panda is the best book I read this week, hands down. It’s plot heavy, character-driven, looks beautiful and is fun in a way some comics just forget to be." - Alasdair Stuart, Bleeding Cool (read the full review)

"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Monkeybrain Comics' second issue of Mask of the Red Panda continues to amaze and delight readers with its vintage feel and sensibilities... The flavor of these stories is so strong and unique, but still naturalistic, that a reader might feel they’ve dropped into the world of Michael Chabon’s Kavalier and Clay. In a time when the majors are putting their star characters through years of dark drama and psychological angst, Red Panda maintains a refreshing playfulness and charm that guarantees a fun time." - Tony Caballero, Fanboy Comics (read the full review)

"I LOVE ME SOME RED PANDA ADVENTURES! I’m going to be all over this digital only book like a fat kid on ice cream…" - Major Spoilers (read the full article)

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Finn's Golem

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Science-fiction, Mystery. Paperback, 130 pages. E-book editions also available.

"I looked away from the wound and down to the face in the mirror. It was a good face. Tired, I guess. Fortyish, but firm. Some grey around the temples, but nothing that you noticed right away. Good jaw line. Could use a shave, but wasn’t likely to get one. A man, taken for all in all. I had only one objection to the face in the mirror. I couldn’t remember ever seeing it before in my life."

When private detective Drake Finn wakes up in the remains of his office with an impact wound on his head and a gaping hole where his memory used to be, it's pretty clear that he's up to his neck in his own special brand of trouble. A beautiful client that he's never met, a shady confederate he seem to have already sold her out to, and the forces that govern law, order and all that officially exists hovering in the wings, ready to erase him at a wrong move. And if that weren't enough, the smoking plasma cannon in his hand suggests he's probably carrying a murder weapon. Good times.

Equal parts noir detective story and speculative fiction thriller, Finn's Golem is a fast-paced one-two punch from the author of Black Jack Justice and the Tales of the Red Panda adventure series.

Read an excerpt and customer reviews HERE

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Please note: Books listed on this page feature characters enjoyed by Decoder Ring Theatre audiences, but are not published by or owned by Decoder Ring Theatre in any way. They are presented for your consideration and enjoyment.