Ric Meyers

I started acting professionally at eight, directing plays by thirteen, had my first comic book script and magazine article published when I was twenty, saw my first non-fiction book published when I was twenty-two, and finished my first published novel at twenty-three. Since then I’ve been assistant editing Atlas Comics, contributing to the best-selling Destroyer paperback series (which inspired the Remo Williams movie), associate editing Starlog, Fangoria, and Famous Monster magazines, serving as New York animation editor for Millimeter magazine, becoming a long-running columnist for The Armchair Detective magazine, and going on to write a bunch of novels (The Incredible Hulk: Cry of the Beast, Doomstar, Fear Itself, Dirty Harry: Duel for Cannons, Year of the Ninja Master, Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms: Murder in Halruua, among others) and award-winning non-fiction media books (TV Detectives, Murder on the Air, The Great Science Fiction Films, The World of Fantasy Films, etc.). Then, in 1978, I discovered kung fu movies. From then on my career alternated between other fun writing/editing projects and alerting the world to the joys of "apres-Bruce" kung fu. So, since then, I became a long-term columnist for Inside Kung Fu and Asian Cult Cinema magazines, served as inspiration, consultant, and/or talking head for TV shows and movies about martial arts media from America, through Europe, to Asia, supplied audio commentaries, interviews, liner notes, and/or cover copy to more than 300 international DVDs, led seminars at colleges, pop culture conventions, studios, and networks, and been inducted into five worldwide martial art halls of fame. This year alone I’ve seen the publication of two new books (For One Week Only: The World of Exploitation Films, Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Book), the premiere of a documentary I scripted (Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie), acted in two movies premiering in 2012 (Black Day and The Suppressor) and am preparing my yearly jaunt to the North Pole. So, in answer to your question, “What am I passionate about?”, I’d have to honestly (and pretentiously) reply: everything. Sorry