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The Domino Lady: All's Fair in War

by The Audiocomics Company

For the first time ever in pulp history, the scourge of the LA underworld, The Domino Lady, rides the radio waves, investigating the disappearance of an actual one million dollar bill in 1935 San Diego...
Genre: Spoken Word: Radio Drama
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AudioComics Pulp is proud to announce the first episode in its Pulp Adventures series: The Domino Lady: All’s Fair in War.

Created by Lars Anderson in the pages of Saucy Romantic Adventures and Mystery Adventures, The Domino Lady is the alter-ego of Ellen Patrick, a wealthy UC Berkeley graduate out to avenge the murder of her father, District Attorney Owen Patrick, in the Raymond Chandler-esque Southern California of 1935. While she brandished a .45 and syringe of knockout serum, her greatest weapon was her sexuality, which she would use to disarm her unsuspecting opponents. Routinely stealing from her targets, she donates most of the profits to charity after deducting her cut, leaving a calling card with the words “Compliments of the Domino Lady” behind.

Domino Lady appeared specifically in “spicy pulp” magazines, pulps that typically featured semi-pornographic short stories. Such magazines had smaller print runs (and were as a result a few cents higher in price) and were usually sold “under the counter” upon request. Only a handful of Domino Lady were published, all of which were collected in Bold Venture Press’ Compliments of the Domino Lady, featuring a cover from the one and only Jim Steranko.

Now, for the first time ever in both pulp and audio history, the Domino Lady rides the radio waves as Ellen Patrick’s alter-ego makes her first appearance in 1935 San Diego, investigating the disappearance of an actual one million dollar bill from an International Exposition. Complication: the head of security is her cocky ex-boyfriend…

The Domino Lady: All’s Fair in War was recorded on November 19, 2011 in San Francisco, CA, and features the vocal talents of: KAREN STILWELL as THE DOMINO LADY, and the members of the AUDIOCOMICS PULP ADVENTURES ACTING COMPANY: MANDY BROWN, PETER CARINI, BILL CHESSMAN, KEVIN DONNELLY, SUZAN LORRAINE and PETER PAPADOPOULOS.

Written for audio by: RICH HARVEY
Director/Sound Design: LANCE ROGER AXT
Engineer (Broken Radio Studios): PIPER PAYNE
Mp3 Cover Art: PAUL SIZER

STEVE ENGLEHART (comics legend, Batman, The Avengers, Silver Surfer, Coyote): “When my oldest son was little, he told me he didn’t like black and white movies, and I told him that it’s not the medium, it’s the skill of the people using the medium that matters. From there he went on to silent movies, and opera…and radio dramas. The new Domino Lady is a fully professional radio drama, with all the skill of the 1940s and the technological superiority of the 2010s. This is not a scratchy MP3 made from an old acetate – this is radio drama at its finest, with real actors and real writers — so spend some evenings with the Domino Lady.”

PULP FICTION REVIEWS: “‘All’s Fair in War’ is a superb audio treat with great writing, perfect acting; especially by Karen Stillwell as Ellen Patrick/Domino Lady and Peter Carini as McKane. The blues/jazz soundtrack is also a gem and easily sets the story’s atmosphere. If we have one complaint its that this is only the opening chapter in the series and ends much too soon, leaving us wanting a whole lot more.”


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A tribute to the Golden Age of Radio
A lot of fun. Definitely (deliberately?) a throwback to old time radio. Rich Harvey is an unabashed pulp historian, writing for a oft-overlooked demographic: his community. Those in the 60's, 70's, and even their 80's who were alive for the golden age of radio. Don't listen to the nay-sayers! This production fits the bill nicely.


A beginners effort
I have to admit that the cover is very nice, so I purchased the download. The long and short of it is that it is a very basic Jr. varsity level full cast audio. The acting, editing, sound scape, and script were all OK at best, terrible at worst and not anywhere near where a professional level program needs to be. I give them credit for trying, and in time, with lots of practice they will certainly get better. However, at $2.95 for less than 20 minutes it is a little expensive. The BBC, LA Theater Works, Colonial Radio, Yuri Rasovski, Imagination Theater and Focus on the Family all create truly professional programs that are a much better value. Steer clear of this beginners effort and wait for them to mature.