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COMING FALL 2018
Nuke 'Em! Classic Cold War Comics Celebrating the End of the World; ISBN 978-1-61345-163-2; $49.99; Deluxe hardcover with printed laminated cover; historical essay and documentary materials; reprints the complete run of Atomic War! #1-4 (November, 1952-April, 1953) and the complete run of World War III #1-2 (March, 1952 and May, 1953).
Back in the 1950s during the “Cold War” every new day beckoned the possibility of the end of the world. Kids grew up in the shadow of bomb shelters and were treated to daily lessons at school on what to do in the event of a nuclear attack. Americans were besieged by constant reminders to police our borders, to carefully watch out for “foreigners” who might be spies, and to be ever vigilant in preparing to combat the “red” menace of communism.
Comic books of this era played on these fears with stories of atomic war and world war III. This new historic reprint looks back at those good ole days, which can be viewed in the perspective of today’s political climate.
This volume reprints the complete runs of Atomic War! and World War III and can be read merely as great action/adventure stories, classic “war” comics or as an eerie, unanticipated commentary on today’s tribulations. SPECIAL NOTE: if these extremely rare books were purchased at your local comic shop they would cost well over $1000 in low grade condition!
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AVAILABLE SUMMER 2019
Move over Barbarella, here comes Lann!
While Frank Thorne is known primarily for his works Ghita (with a deluxe arrival reprint by Hermes Press in 2017 and Volume 2 coming in 2019) and Red Sonja, he also created the sexy cyber heroine Lann!
Bursting from the pages of Heavy Metal back in the 80s, the sexy dark haired super-spy Lann with her droid Glitch and Shard go on some exciting space adventures! Fresh from her recent rejuvenation treatment, Lann and her companions are sent on a mission to find two kidnapped girls from Neon-Six. The new adventure is filled with bed-hopping, zap guns, space ships, anatomically detailed robots, and lots and lots of sex!
This is a great X-rated space opera- Barbarella meets Blade Runner! Come along for the ride.
This deluxe limited edition is limited to 1,000 copies! It will also contain a historical essay and never before seen Frank Thorne art!
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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.
COMING SUMMER 2018
From Ron Goulart, writer of Good Girl Art, comes a second volume even more exciting than the first! Cover is by Frank Thorne.
International Cheesecake: Good Girl Comics Around the World by Ron Goulart; 9.25 x 12.25 inches; full color; hardcover book; printed laminated cover; endpapers; over 400 illustrations; July 2018; $60; 240 pages; ISBN 978-1-61345-151-9.
Internationally renowned comics historian Ron Goulart and publisher Hermes Press present International Cheesecake: Good Girl Comics Around the World! Goulart is known for his writings on the pulps, comics, newspaper strips as well as having written Good Girl Art, which specifically focused on artists in the United States. This all new art book takes the reader on a journey all throughout the world, from Argentina (Arturo & Louis Cazeneuve, The Flame, Aquaman) to Italy (Enzo Magi, The Blonde Panther). It features art by Rene Pellarin (Durga Rani: Reine des Jungles), a sexy “Queen of the Jungle” and as its title make clear surveys artists of the feminine form all over the world.
Beautiful women abound in this book— from the blatantly erotic to the traditional peek-a-boo that cheesecake is known for. Goulart covers it all including, for instance Italian artist Mile Manara, who drew Click, a comic about “a woman who transforms into a nymphomaniac when a button is pressed.”
Goulart discusses both the stylistic choices of many of the artists as well as including historical background of both the comics and the men (and women) behind the pencils and inks.
This tome explores artists from all over the world, and includes original art from a large selection of artists, as well as a striking cover of Ghita by Frank Thorne. Don’t miss out!