Coming Summer 2022
Abby is learning how to tackle everything childhood throws her way. With her friends by her side and imagination levels high, she's bound to have good times and big laughs despite the obstacles that pop up along the way. Abby is taking on the world. Even if it means sometimes curling up in a blanket, she is on a roll. Join Abby in this collection of light-hearted and humorous slice-of-life comics for fun-loving readers of all ages!
$ 50.00 $ 60.00
COMING WINTER 2021
This deluxe hardcover includes a curated selection of Bob Scott's comic strip Bear with Me, presented for your enjoyment! There will be an introductory essay and never-before-seen art included in this beautiful book!
Molly has real-world problems; Bear has problems with the real world!
It can be tough being a tween. You want to do big things, change the world, and right some wrongs. But you also have to deal with math homework, getting enough sleep and the drama between your dad and pet bear. This is Molly’s world.
Being a tween is so much easier when your BFF is an 800 pound bear.
Bear is no ordinary bear. He sheds like a normal bear, he snores like a normal bear, but he is afraid of absolutely everything. Plus, he is allergic to fur. His own. But with Molly holding his paw, he can muddle through.
About the Creator:
Bob Scott lives in both the world of comic strips and animation. Born in Detroit, Bob began drawing at a young age, copying what he saw in the funny pages. Acceptance and graduation from California Institute of the Arts opened the world of character animation for Bob. He has worked over 35 years in the industry as an animator, character designer, storyboard artist and voice talent. His credits can be found on projects from Warner Brothers’ Bugs Bunny in Box Office Bunny (1990), Turner Animation’s Cat’s Don’t Dance and Pixar’s The Incredibles. He has worked for Jim Davis, co-penciling U.S. Acres and co-directing Garfield: His 9 Lives. Bob has always wanted a comic strip of his own, and so Bear with Me (aka Molly and the Bear) was born and became a syndicated webcomic in 2010.
Dark Shadows the Complete Paperback Library Reprint #16, “Barnabas, Quentin and the Mummy's Curse,”; ISBN978-1-61345-231-8; $14.99; written by Marilyn Ross; paperback; 6 x 9 inches; printed text; archival edition; sixteenth in a series of 32 novels; available in April 2021.
Limited edition includes a plate signed by actor David Selby (Quentin Collins) that is inserted into the book. Limited to 20 copies for SDCC @ Home
The original, classic, Dark Shadows books from the Paperback Library, return with Hermes Press' archival reprint of all 32 titles in the series beginning with the first novel which first saw print in December, 1966.
The sixteenth book in this reprint series is titled “Barnabas, Quentin and the Mummy's Curse.” Each book in the series was written by William Edward Daniel Ross who used the pen name Marilyn Ross.
When Professor Anthony Collins decides to catalog his Egyptian relics at Collinwood he brings with him the mummy of King Rehotip, who "died" over 2000 years ago. Only the professor knows that Rehotip is really in a state of suspended animation. One night, the professor brings the mummy to life. Suddenly a young girl is killed.
The police suspect Quentin Collins. Maggie Evans however, is certain the killer is the mummy and wants to warn the police. Professor Collins threatens to accuse Barnabas if she does. Frightened into silence, Maggie lives in terror, wondering if she will be the next victim.
$ 50.00 $ 59.99
COMING WINTER 2020
Ordering this book guarantee's you a copy once the title has come in. They will be shipped once the entire order comes in; if you order books or comics that are NOT pre-order, include a note if you want them shipped separately.
Hermes Press is coming to slay the fashion industry- with some HERstory! Gladys Parker: A Life in Comics, A Passion for Fashion explores the history behind Mopsy and her creator Gladys Parker! This beautiful book will also provide a rarely seen collection of Mopsy stories and many of Parker’s earlier strips.
Cartoonist Gladys Parker was unique in comics. As with Frida Kahlo, it was impossible to tell where her art left off and its creator began. Parker mixed fashion and comics and created classic characters that mimicked her sense of fashion. In fact, Parker was an exact double for her ink-and-paper creation, Mopsy.
Tarpe Mills and Dale Messick both dressed to kill and included paper dolls featuring their heroines’ chic 1940s wardrobes. Tarpe Mills and Lily Renee were fashion models before they drew comics. But only Gladys Parker (and one other)* was a fashion designer with a successful line of clothing while at the same time drawing an equally successful comic strip. Parker’s dresses bearing the Gladys Parker label were sold at her own New York shop and at high-end department stores across the country – and she also found the time to costume Hollywood movies and the beauties that starred in them!
Who better to chronicle the story of Gladys Parker than comics herstorian Trina Robbins, who in the 1960s designed clothes for hippies and rock stars out of her East Village boutique, while drawing underground comix?
$ 52.00 $ 60.00
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.
Coming Summer 2022!
Talking pigs, ambivalent cheetahs, and vengeful bears inhabit this collection of strange, stylistic short stories, comic poetry, and mumbo jumbo.
A deep well that draws from folk, rock, gothic, beat, and comic traditions.
This is the book you have been waiting for.
$ 60.00 $ 65.00
The Art of Popeye a Masterwork of the Medium by R.C. Harvey; ISBN #978-1-61345-219-6; $65; deluxe hardcover with special endpapers; full color; 10 inches x 10 inches; 304 pages; over 350 illustrations.
When cartoonist Elzie Segar created Popeye, as a minor character ten years into the run of the Thimble Theatre strip in 1929, little did he know that the world's most famous sailor would still be around over ninety years later and still being offered as a Sunday feature.
To celebrate Popeye, the character, the comic strip and his universe, a feature cartoonist Charles M. Schulz described as “perfect... consistent in drawing and humor,” Hermes Press is publishing the definitive art monograph on the subject.
This 300 plus page book features a comprehensive essay written by pop culture historian R.C. Harvey accompanied by over 350 illustrations of original strip and comic book art, animation art, illustrations, advertising art, products, the Robert Altman film, and everything Popeye. Every aspect of Popeye is explored, from Olive Oyl and Eugene the Jeep to Wimpy and Bluto.
So, if you've ever read the strip, watched the cartoons, seen the movie, or ever eaten spinach and wondered if you'll have super-powers, this new comprehensive history is a must.
$ 52.00 $ 60.00
The Best of John Buscema’s Roy Rogers: ISBN 978-1-61345-246-2; 7.75 x 10.25 inches; full color; hardcover; printed laminated cover; special endpapers; 272 pages of action packed Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys comics specially selected by Roy's son, Dusty, exclusively featuring the art of comic great John Buscema; $60; available may 2021.
$ 42.00 $ 50.00
COMING MAY 2021
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; $50; available May 2021.
$ 52.00 $ 60.00
COMING FALL 2021
The critically acclaimed, best selling complete reprint of The Phantom continues!
Referred to by comic strip historian Maurice Horn as the “granddaddy of all costumed superheroes,” The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk with artwork by Sy Barry. 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 23rd volume continues the SY BARRY YEARS! Reprinted in all its black and white glory, journey with Hermes Press as we bring you seven complete continuities drawn by Sy himself: ”The Fence,” and “The Mysterious Ambassador,” “The Vultures,” “The Lost City of Pheenix,” and “The Witchman,” "The Tanker-Jackers," "The Keeper of the Peace," and "The Giant of Kaluga." from this issue are taken directly from King Feature’s proofs. Included in the volume is a comprehensive essay and documentary materials.
$ 70.00 $ 75.00
AVAILABLE AUGUST 2020
Thanks to Hermes Press's latest Kickstarter, this amazing book will be available soon!
Comic book and storyboard artist Trevor Goring and his partner, the late Joyce Kaskey Goring details the history of film storyboards. This important and long-neglected art is now given its due with this comprehensive history of the art of film storyboards. Featuring a genre-by-genre discussion of over one-hundred great films and their storyboards, this visual tour features a full range of classic and contemporary films with examples of how directors utilize storyboards in the creation of their films.