It’s great to see the return of Pulp Modern! Their latest issue is a hard-hitting collection of tough tales. All of the stories are fun to read, but there are a couple of real standouts. Tim P. Walker’s “Maddy Lee Reviews the Movie They Made About Her and Buck” is a lesson in voice and has a wonderful ending. “Lady of the Mask” by L.S. Engler is the story that Poe wanted to but didn’t dare write. And Nick Manzolillo takes you on a harrowing trip to a stop on the Underground Railroad that never appeared in history books in “The Star Trail.” A bundle of tough tales, and some funny cartoons to boot, Pulp Modern 2.1 is an essential read.