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The Best of Alex Toth and John Buscema’s Roy Rogers Comics: ISBN 978-1-61345-172-4; 7.75 x 10.25 inches; full color; hardcover; printed laminated cover; special endpapers; 228 pages of action packed Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys comics specially selected by Roy's son, Dusty, exclusively featuring the art of comic greats Alex Toth and John Buscema; $60; available March/April 2020.
Hermes Press presents the comic book adventures of Roy Rogers, King of the Comics, originally published by Dell. This “best of” collection exclusively features the work of comic book masters Alex Toth and John Buscema. Each story was hand picked by Roy's son, Dusty and include his favorite tales. This volume features over 256 pages of comics created by two of the Silver Age's most important artists, Alex Toth and John Buscema. This book brings together not only the best western tales of America's favorite cowboy but also presents these stories by two of the most noteworthy artists of the period. This volume also includes, original artwork, documentary material, an introduction by Roy “Dusty” Rogers, Jr. and and an extensive essay. This book provides a welcome companion to Hermes Press' definitive reprint of the Roy Rogers newspaper strip: Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys: The Collected Dailies and Sundays, ISBN 978-1-93256-351-1.
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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 22nd volume continues the SY BARRY YEARS! Reprinted in all its black and white glory, journey with Hermes Press as we bring you the follwowing complete continuities drawn by Sy himself: ”Rex, the Missing Heir,” and “The Gladiator,” “The Missing Daddy,” “Luaga’s Undercover Tour," “The Mission,” and "The Heir (Yes)." Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature’s proofs. Included in the volume is a comprehensive essay and documentary materials.
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The First In-Depth Biography of Comic Legend Steve Ditko Endorsed by the Ditko Family
The first in depth biography of comics-legend Steve Ditko, in his own works — taken from years of correspondence with author David Currie and endorsed by the Ditko family with a Foreword by Mark S. Ditko.
In his Foreward Mark S. Ditko writes: I’m very happy to say that this is a really great book. David, and his correspondence with my uncle and others, uncovered and documented things that would otherwise have been left unknown or subject to complete speculation …if ever even considered.
Note that my role in the review of this book was mainly about my uncle’s personal life as we know it and not necessarily his professional career. But David clearly has a good grasp on that aspect of him.
Steve Ditko was the last of a generation of American comic book artists who created powerful modern-day mythology and became among the most influential and original creators of the 20th century.
He co-created Spider-Man along with Stan Lee, but walked away from the character in the 1960s just as it was gaining popularity – never to return, never to give interviews, never to attend conventions or court fame and attention.
He died alone at 90, known to the comic book industry as a "cranky recluse".
Through his history, helped by sourcing a long correspondence between Ditko and author David Currie, the stories of other artists from the same period are examined, from Jack Kirby to Wallace Wood, and how they all fell afoul of a system stacked against them.
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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.
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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 twentieth book in this reprint series is titled “Barnabas, Quentin and the Witch's Curse.” Each book in the series was written by William Edward Daniel Ross who used the pen name Marilyn Ross.
Against her will, Anita Burgess accompanies her brother Jeffrey to Collinwood. He is determined to get revenge against Quentin Collins who he believes is responsible for his best friend's death.
Pretending friendship toward Quentin, Anita and Jeffrey learn he has established a Black Magic center at Collinwood and has several young women completely under his power.
Jeffrey enlists Barnabas's aid in his struggle to destroy Quentin - both to avenge his friend's death and to free the young women. But he does not realize that by destroying Quentin, he risks destroying Anita as well.