Expected to arrive in February 2024.
Walt Kelly's Peter Wheat the Complete Series: Volume Two; ISBN 978-1-61345-155-7; $60; harcover, 216 pages; all color; All art and script by Walt Kelly; reprints issues 15-27 of the Peter Wheat comic books; in-depth essay to introduce the book.
Walt Kelly's Peter Wheat comics are renowned for their humor, artistic flair and appeal to both children and adults. The Peter Wheat comic books are extremely rare and have never been collected as a series before, due to their scarcity and rarity. Between 1948 and 1951, Kelly drew thirty-five issues of The Adventures of Peter Wheat, a sixteen page comic book given away to bakeries to promote Peter Wheat bread. The stories were fairy tales starring Peter Wheat, an elf-sized boy who lived in a hollow tree on the edge of a wheat field where he and the Little Folk battle Dragonel, Queen of the Hornets, and later The Wizard.
Continuing in their quest to reprint the rare and never before collected Peter Wheat, Hermes Press is proud to announce Volume 2 is in the works! Walt Kelly's Peter Wheat the Complete Series: Volume Two picks up where Volume One left off, starting with Issue #15 and continuing to Issue #27! Dragonel and Peter Wheat have just escaped from the Hornets and are exiled from the castle – they must now survive in the forest until the Hornet Knights are defeated!
From the creative mind of Lee Falk comes Mandrake the Magician! Created in 1934 with the story “The Cobra.” Comics historian Don Markstein wrote, "Some people say Mandrake the Magician, who started in 1934, was comics' first superhero.”
Hermes Press is proud to continue their legacy of complete Lee Falk comic reprints, starting with the very first years of Mandrake.
This first Volume includes five stories, “The Cobra” (June 11, 1934 – Nov 24 1934), “The Hawk (Mandrake Meets Narda)” (Nov 26, 1934 – Feb 23, 1935), “The Monster of Tanov Pass” (Feb 25, 1935 – June 15 1935), “Saki, the Clay Camel” (June 17, 1935 – Nov 2 1935), and “The Werewolf” (Nov 4 1935 – Feb 1936).
Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature’s proofs. Included in the volume is a comprehensive essay and documentary materials.
Hardcover, approx 256 pages.
$ 130.00 $ 150.00
The Complete DC Comic’s Phantom Volume 1: ISBN 978-1-61345-247-9; 11.75 x 8.25 inches; full color; hardcover; printed laminated cover; special endpapers; 224 pages of action packed of the first six stories of the DC Comic Phantom, with the first mini-series by Peter David with art by Joe Orlando, following that is two stories from the next series with script by Mark Verheiden and pencils and inks by Luke McDonnell; colors by Anthony Tollin; first of three volumes; includes introductory essay, extra art.
The Complete DC Comic’s Phantom Volume 2: 224 pages of action packed of stories three through eight of the DC Comic Phantom, with scripts by Mark Verheiden and pencils and inks by Luke McDonnell; colors by Anthony Tollin; second of three volumes; includes introductory essay, extra art; Included in the volume is a special interview with artist Luke McDonnell and documentary materials.
The Complete DC Comic’s Phantom Volume 3: ISBN 978-1-61345-273-8; 11.75 x 8.25 inches; full color; hardcover; printed laminated cover; special endpapers; 224 pages of action packed of stories nine through thirteen of the DC Comic Phantom, with scripts by Mark Verheiden and pencils and inks by Luke McDonnell; colors by Anthony Tollin; third of three volumes; includes introductory essay, extra art.
This title also includes "The Poachers," which ran in 1980. This story was left out of Volume 29 but has been included as the first story in this volume.
Referred to by comic strip historian Maurice Horn as the “granddaddy of all costumed superheroes,” The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk. The strip hit the funny pages of newspapers well before the Dark Knight or Superman made their first appearances and has been acknowledged as an influence on every “masked man of mystery” since. The Phantom set the standard for action, adventure, intrigue, and romance in adventure comic strips and comic books ― it has frequently been copied but never equaled.
This exciting 31st volume continues the SY BARRY YEARS! Reprinted in all its black and white glory, journey with Hermes Press as we bring you five complete continuities drawn by Sy himself which continue adventures of The Phantom, Diana, and his two children. Also included is a comprehensive essay and documentary materials.
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The late Johnny Hart and his longtime comic strip series B.C. are coming to Hermes Press in a monograph dedicated to the artist: The Art and Humor of Johnny Hart!
In 1958 Hart created B.C., followed in 1964 by Wizard of Id, and the two series have been cherished by the nation and the world ever since. The Art and Humor of Johnny Hart will detail Hart’s life and work on the comic strip, B.C., and will feature original art from the strip, as well as photographs supplied by Hart's family, and some never-before-seen original material!
Join Hermes Press as we explore the beloved world of Hart's cynical cavemen and women. It’s going to be a must-have for any fan of the series!
This book will add to Hermes Press’ already impressive lineup of art monographs of important comic artists, including Alex Raymond, Jim Davis, and Frank Frazetta!