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Mother Goth invites you into her world of grim and gruesome tales that celebrate the macabre with a selection of poems created especially for you! Feel your spine tingle with a new look at some old classics, from “Rock-A-Bye Zombie” to “Roses are Dead,” these poems explore the dark underbelly of our childhood favorites.
$ 49.99 $ 65.00
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 Ray Moore. 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 17th volume begins the SY BARRY YEARS! We finish up Wilson McCoys long run of the series with "The Iron Dragon," and "The Werewolf," and then jump right into Sy Barry's years of the strip. Reprinted in all its black and white glory, journey with Hermes Press as we bring you three complete continuities drawn by Sy himself: “The Slave Market of Mucar,” “The Epidemic,” and “The Wharf Rats.” 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 critically acclaimed reprint of the Ghost Who Walks continues! The first three volumes are already sold out so act fast and pick up the fourth in the series as soon as you can! The first, original, and best masked hero to ever grace the pages of comic strips and comic books returns in the fourth volume of Hermes Press’ new complete critically acclaimed reprint of The Phantom. 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 Ray Moore. 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.
Included in this volume are three complete Phantom adventures utilizing original King Features syndicate press proofs between 1940 and 1943: “Diana Aviatrix Lost”; “The Phantom’s Treasure”; and “The Inexorables”. See the strips in original, pristine condition.
336 pages, 9" x 11.75", Landscape
$ 29.99 $ 60.00
Before Batman and Superman were even a glimmer in Bill Finger and Jerry Siegel’s eyes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson created National Allied Publications, which would then go on to become DC Comics; one of the largest comic publishers in the world.
Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (the Major’s granddaughter and noted comics historian) will contribute a historical essay that provides an in depth look at the formation of National Allied Publications and the man behind New Fun, New Comics, and other memorable original comics that predated DC Comics’ inception. Other contributions include an intro by Jim Steranko (Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and an afterward by David Armstrong.
All the comics included in this tome have been painstakingly reproduced and repaired to show how they would have looked back in the 1930s!
This groundbreaking book explores the history of DC Comics before it became the behemoth we know today; the pulp stories that formed the basis for all the different kinds of comics that exist today. Titles included in this historical reprint include Barry O'Neill and Fang Gow (script- Wheeler-Nicholson; art- Leo O'Mealia), Blood Pearls(script- Wheeler-Nicholson; art- Munson Paddock), Foe of the Borgias (script Wheeler-Nicholson; art- Sven Elven), The Golden Dragon (script Wheeler-Nicholson; art- Tom Hickey) and more!
The reviews are in, and it's good!
From the Comics Alternative Podcast: https://tinyurl.com/y8qx9s4g
From Pint O' Comics: http://pintocomics.com/major-direct-currents/
From the Mr. Media Podcast, author Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson discusses her newest book: https://tinyurl.com/y866hjap
From The Comics Journal: http://www.tcj.com/from-pulps-to-panels-a-conversation-with-nicky-wheeler-nicholson/?fbclid=IwAR1YtivXgwOtF60cs1NSJLLM-GNIBM_AfLEuQQME8tEb26-Wi4Se-cNatO4
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The Art of Jim Davis’: Garfield; Regular edition – ISBN: 978-1-61345-107-6; $49.99; Art monograph on the history of Garfield and artist Jim Davis; Authoritative text by R. C. Harvey; 10 x 11 inches; hardcover, all color; endleaves; 240 pages.
Hermes Press is proud to announce a collaborative effort with Paws, Incorporated to produce a big fat hairy art book on everyone’s favorite feline, GARFIELD! For the first time ever, fans of Garfield, Jon, and Odie will be treated to a huge, all-color, all-original art book, The Art of Jim Davis’ Garfield!
This monograph will feature original production art from the comic strip, original cels from the television show, rare production and publishing art, and more! Garfield waddled onto the comics page in 1978, and the corpulent cat is still going strong today! If you’ve ever wanted to see a behind-the-scenes look at the production art, or wanted to read more about the man behind the cat, this is your book! The Art of Jim Davis’ Garfield will go through the artistic process from the very beginning of the strip, to all of the media that it produces today, in details that fans have never seen before. If you love Garfield, this is definitely the book for you!
For new and old fans alike, this book is truly a treasure and offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the production of the comic strip and the creation of America’s favorite lasagna-loving fat cat.
Featuring an original essay by noted historian R. C. Harvey, this art book will take you through the history of Jim Davis and Garfield, and how the furry feline has grown in popularity and style over the years. It discusses many of the mediums Garfield is represented in, from the Garfield and Friends television show to the live-action movies, to the current animated series, to comic books — and beyond! In the essay, Harvey interviews Davis about the history of Garfield, from inception to the modern version of this Monday-hating tabby. Davis gives the inside scoop on how Garfield’s story unfolded, and how the cat was shaped into the lovable character the world knows today.