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.
$ 130.00 $ 150.00
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.
The Complete DC Comic’s Phantom Volume 2: 224 pages of action packed of stories three through eight of the DC Comic Phantom, with scripts by Mark Verheiden and pencils and inks by Luke McDonnell; colors by Anthony Tollin; second of three volumes; includes introductory essay, extra art; Included in the volume is a special interview with artist Luke McDonnell and documentary materials.
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.
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 30th volume continues the SY BARRY YEARS! Reprinted in all its black and white glory, journey with Hermes Press as we bring you five complete continuities drawn by Sy himself which continue adventures of The Phantom, Diana, and his two children: “Queen Karola of Kula-Ku,” “Ughland,” “Visit to Baron Khan,” “Luck and Wealth,” and “The Kimberly Diamond.” Also included is a comprehensive essay and documentary materials.
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The late Johnny Hart and his longtime comic strip series B.C. are coming to Hermes Press in a monograph dedicated to the artist: The Art and Humor of Johnny Hart!
In 1958 Hart created B.C., followed in 1964 by Wizard of Id, and the two series have been cherished by the nation and the world ever since. The Art and Humor of Johnny Hart will detail Hart’s life and work on the comic strip, B.C., and will feature original art from the strip, as well as photographs supplied by Hart's family, and some never-before-seen original material!
Join Hermes Press as we explore the beloved world of Hart's cynical cavemen and women. It’s going to be a must-have for any fan of the series!
This book will add to Hermes Press’ already impressive lineup of art monographs of important comic artists, including Alex Raymond, Jim Davis, and Frank Frazetta!
What made many of the great adventure comics of the 1960s so attractive were their fantastic painted covers by artist George Wilson. Wilson's covers harkened back to the era of pulp magazines and were spectacularly eye-catching. He turned in efforts for literally hundreds of comics titles including: Classics Illustrated, The Twilight Zone, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Dr. Solar, Magnus Robot Fighter, Turok, Son of Stone and Star Trek, to name but a few. This new art book focuses on over 300 examples of his cover art and features numerous examples of Wilson's artwork scanned from the originals together with many of the book covers he created including his extensive run on Avon's The Phantom(as well as his work on the Gold Key version).
Price: $75.00 ($78.60 CAN)
Publisher: Hermes Press
Imprint: Hermes Press
Writer: Anthony Taylor
Artist: George Wilson
$ 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.
Walt Kelly's Peter Wheat the Complete Series: Volume Two; ISBN 978-1-61345-155-7; $39.99; paperback 192 pages; all color; All art and script by Walt Kelly; reprints issues 15-25 of the Peter Wheat comic books; in-depth essay to introduce the book.
Walt Kelly's Peter Wheat comics are renowned for their humor, artistic flair and appeal to both children and adults. The Peter Wheat comic books are extremely rare and have never been collected as a series before, due to their scarcity and rarity. Between 1948 and 1951, Kelly drew thirty-five issues of The Adventures of Peter Wheat, a sixteen page comic book given away to bakeries to promote Peter Wheat bread. The stories were fairy tales starring Peter Wheat, an elf-sized boy who lived in a hollow tree on the edge of a wheat field where he and the Little Folk battle Dragonel, Queen of the Hornets, and later The Wizard.
Continuing in their quest to reprint the rare and never before collected Peter Wheat, Hermes Press is proud to announce Volume 2 is in the works! Walt Kelly's Peter Wheat the Complete Series: Volume Two picks up where Volume One left off, starting with Issue #15 and continuing to Issue #25! Dragonel and Peter Wheat have just escaped from the Hornets and are exiled from the castle – they must now survive in the forest until the Hornet Knights are defeated!