‘A Belated Silence…’

Normally, I’m on the ball with these types of things. Normally. But it’s been a busy few months and it entirely slipped my mind that my story, “Mr. Brass and the Last Sudden Silence”, has been reprinted in the first issue of The Black Cross, from Black Cross Productions. But, better late than never, right?


“Mr. Brass and the Last Sudden Silence”, which was first published in issue 11 of A Thousand Faces, finds Mr. Brass–the so-called ‘American Automaton’–descending into the Paris Catacombs in pursuit of a phantasmal kidnapper and his brutish assistant. You can find out where to nab the first issue of The Black Cross HERE.

I’ve talked a bit about the Mr. Brass stories before. As with John Bass, I have a lot of affection for Brass. While he started out as a steampunk pastiche of RoboCop by way of ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’, he’s evolved into something a bit more interesting. At least I like to think so. Then, I might be biased.

If you’d like to check out some other Brass stories, why not nab copies of Kung-Fu Factory and How the West Was Weird 2featuring, respectively, “Mr. Brass and the 7 Plagues of the Devil”, which sees Brass and Abraham Van Helsing battle 7 ancient Chinese vampires on behalf of the Devil Doctor in the aftermath of the San Francisco Earthquake, and “Mr. Brass and the Devil’s Teeth”, which sees Brass and Frank James battle renegade Confederista werewolves on the Mexican border.