'Coolman' Novel Series is a Love Letter to '80s Action Films


Action movies in the '80s were known for their over-the-top action sequences, larger-than-life heroes, and iconic villains. These movies were popular because they offered audiences a chance to escape from their everyday lives and experience the thrill of danger and excitement. Stars like Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Bruce Willis became household names thanks to movie franchises like Rambo, Missing in Action, The Terminator, and Die Hard that began in the '80s.

The spirit of those movies lives on, not necessarily in modern film, but in a series of novels starring a new hero, Coolman! Paying homage to the '80s action genre, these books are filled with all the action and absurdity you'd expect plus plenty of '80s references. But don't just take my word for it, watch the trailer...

The author of the Coolman series is Sam Guydude (I can't make this stuff up!) who has penned 4 books so far and is still writing. Here is a little more about him:

I love things from the ‘80s. Or rather: I love what the ‘80s do to me. I grew up in the ‘80s, before the internet and mobile phones, but just when video games became popular. I played arcade games at the local diner – especially Robocop. I was always with my friends. We watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and consumed oceans of chewing gum to collect all the stickers. I still have the first 50 stickers in the series, and they smell exactly as they did back then. Of childhood. Of nostalgia.

So, it was evident that I had to create a book series at some point. I have a master’s degree in Languages and Literature, and I have written stories all my life. I’ve come close to getting two fiction works traditionally published in the past. But this is something different. The Coolman series is just me having fun and paying tribute to my favorite decade through silly stories, with some heart. - Sam Guydude

Here is a little more about the series of Coolman novels:

Sit back and enjoy a quick and entertaining ode to ’80s action movies. A pastiche that brings back kitschy fights and gonzo dialogue, the Coolman series packs cringy but unforgettable one-liners into bite-sized reads. You can tell it’s written by a guy who loves the ’80s, is from the ’80s, and isn’t too ceremonious to admit that he really is just some guy-dude.

Sam is also producing original music and music videos for his YouTube channel. Here is one called Space Cop...

Watch more on Sam's channel and find the Coolman series of novels on Amazon, Apple, Google Play. and other e-book retailers. There are also audiobook presentations on Google Play.

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  1. Thanks for sharing. Awesome article. You're the best!

  2. If ever I got the chance to re-live just 10 years of my life, I would re-live the 80s of geometry dash


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