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. 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 25th volume continues the SY BARRY YEARS! Reprinted in all its black and white glory, journey with Hermes Press as we bring you three complete continuities drawn by Sy himself: "The Curse of the Sacred Image," and "The Normal Life," and "The Cavelands." 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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Dark Shadows the Complete Paperback Library Reprint #25, “Barnabas, Quentin and the Magic Potion,”; ISBN978-1-61345-245-5; $14.99; written by Marilyn Ross; paperback; 6 x 9 inches; printed text; archival edition; twenty-five in a series of 32 novels; available in June 2022.
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 twenty-fifth book in this reprint series is titled “Barnabas, Quentin and the Magic Potion.” Each book in the series was written by William Edward Daniel Ross who used the pen name Marilyn Ross.
Barnabas predicts trouble for Collinwood when Nicholas Freeze, in whose antique shop Carolyn Stoddard works, discovers a centuries-old potion that promises eternal youth. Soon after, Mr. Freeze's daughter Hazel, tricked into taking the serum, dies. Carolyn is grief-stricken over her friend's death. Barnabas insists she stay on at the shop to watch Nicholas Freeze and his associates, one of whom Carolyn suspects is Quentin Collins, back at Collinwood in a disguise.
Then Carolyn sees Hazel's ghost.
She interprets this as a warning that Mr. Freeze has marked her for his next victim. Barnabas still refuses to let her quit.
Has Barnabas made a fatal mistake by deliberately endangering Carolyn's life? Or will his plan avenge Hazel's murder and put her spirit to rest?
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We're skipping ahead to get the limited edition out to fans sooner - don't worry, we'll be printing Books 26-31 in order after this!
Dark Shadows the Complete Paperback Library Reprint #32, “Barnabas, Quentin and the Vampire Beauty,”; ISBN 978-1-61345-264-6-; $14.99; written by Marilyn Ross; paperback; 6 x 9 inches; printed text; archival edition; final in a series of 32 novels; available in June 2022.
The final book in this reprint series is titled “Barnabas, Quentin and the Scorpio Curse.” Each book in the series was written by William Edward Daniel Ross who used the pen name Marilyn Ross.
While on a ski vacation in Switzerland, beautiful model Adele Marriot meets Dr Stefen Soivak. He tells her of his discovery of an operating technique that will keep her forever thin. Adele agrees to have the operation and enters the doctor's clinic.
Once there Adele realizes she is virtually a prisoner. Against her will, she undergoes the operation. When she recovers she find she has been used for the evil purposes. To cure one of his wealthy vampire patients, the evil doctor has turned Adele herself into one of the living dead.
Adele manages to escape and flees to Collinwood to gain help of Barnabas and Quentin Collins. Little does she realize that by doing so she places herself and her two friends in the worst danger of their strange lives.
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; $50.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the most successful actresses and singers in the history of show business,Hermes Press is proud to announce the publication of DORIS DAY - IMAGES OF A HOLLYWOOD ICON, featuring rare and previously unpublished photographs from the late star's personal collection.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 3, 1922, Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff had dreams of becoming a professional dancer before a near-fatal car accident during her teen years left her bed-ridden with a shattered leg for over a year. While listening to the radio during her recovery and becoming entranced by jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald, Doris embarked on singing lessons for two years, resulting in her becoming a local radio star and joining big bands -- where she adopted the stage name of "Day" -- leading to a plum position with the Les Brown Orchestra.
While touring cross-country with Brown, Day had several hit records with the band, culminating with the end-of-World-War-II anthem Sentimental Journey. After two failed marriages and giving birth to her son Terry, Doris relocated to Los Angeles where she was discovered by famed film director Michael Curtiz (Casablanca) and signed to a contract with Warner Brothers.
Starting with the 1948 Technicolor musical Romance on the High Seas, where she introduced the Oscar®-nominated hit song It's Magic, Day quickly ascended to the top of the most popular stars in Hollywood. While continuing her recording career, she moved effortlessly between song-filled, nostalgic features such as Calamity Jane - introducing the Oscar®-winning hit Secret Love; gripping film noir (Storm Warning); musical biography (Love Me or Leave Me); a Hitchcock thriller (The Man Who Knew Too Much) and modern romantic comedies with Rock Hudson (Pillow Talk), Clark Gable (Teacher's Pet), Cary Grant (That Touch of Mink) and James Garner (The Thrill of It All).
Despite not making a film since 1968, Day still holds the record as the number one female box-office star. Her many honors include the Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry, the Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Lifetime Achievement, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, an Academy Award® nomination for Pillow Talk and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her films and recordings continue to appeal to audiences all over the world. The iconic Oscar®-winning hit Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be) was not only the theme to her top ten television series The Doris Day Show but has resonated globally with several generations.
A lifelong animal lover and pioneering animal welfare advocate, Day focused her later years on her heart's passion--making this a better world for animals and the people who love them. Her celebrity voice has been instrumental in reducing shelter euthanasia, introducing spay/neuter initiatives, lobbying for laws that protect animals, and many other programs. Since 1978, the Doris Day Animal Foundation has grown into a national non-profit animal welfare leader and continues to carry on Day's legacy.
DORIS DAY - IMAGES OF A HOLLYWOOD ICON offers hundreds of photos, including glamorous publicity portraits, behind-the-scenes images with famous friends and colleagues, and glimpses into her personal life. Longtime fan Paul McCartney has
contributed a Foreword. Turner Classic Movies host Eddie Muller and singer-historian Michael Feinstein have contributed appreciations of Day's motion picture and singing careers, respectively. A complete filmography and discography are also included.