$ 12.99 $ 14.99
For the first time ever, the Avon edition of The Phantom is back in print! Hermes Press is proud to announce that they will be publishing all fifteen pocket Avon books, starting in August 2016, every other month! Book one starts off with Lee Falk explaining, via the twentieth Phantom, the histories of the Phantoms that came before the current Ghost Who Walks. Famed artist George Wilson (Dr. Solar, Magnus Robot Fighter, The Phantom) painted all of the covers used for the Avon series, and they are reproduced beautifully to keep all of the details from the original books intact for a new generation of Phans to enjoy!
This first exciting book in the series, titled “The Story of The Phantom: The Ghost Who Walks,” tells the story of the childhood and adolescence of the twenty-first Phantom. His father, the twentieth Phantom, regales the reader and young Kit Walker of the men who came before him: the fighter who beat Redbeard the Pirate, while gaining the heart of Queen Natala; the harrowing actions that the twentieth Phantom took to regain the friendship of the Rope People, and many more stories!
In this opening to the series, we also meet Diana Palmer– the love of the Phantom, the woman who always can count on the Phantom to rescue her, even before he becomes The Ghost Who Walks.
This thrilling beginning shows the man behind the mask, as Kit and Guran, his confident and friend, embark on the first of many adventures. Be sure to tune in, because you’d hate to come in late to this tale!
To celebrate the exclusive premiere of The Art of Jim Davis' Garfield, the ultimate art book about all things Garfield, Hermes Press is offering a special signed, numbered, extremely limited edition — with a special art plate — available only at Comic-Con. The book also boasts a specially designed cover (beneath the dustjacket, pictured here, created just for this edition).
LIMITED EDITION OF 250.
These are the leftover books we found when unpacking from SDCC! They have some minor cosmetic damage (slight boxing on the edges) from being shipped around, but otherwise are in great condition. Please be aware that they are NOT in perfect condition, and that you are accepting that what you get may not be a perfect product. No refunds on this item.
$ 24.99 $ 29.99
The all-new six part critically acclaimed mini-series written by Peter David with art by Sal Velluto triumphantly returning the original, Ghost Who Walks ― The Phantom― to comic books is now collected together as a deluxe graphic novel!
This classic tale pits The Phantom against the Singh Brotherhood and their metal-handed leader who are intent on plundering an ancient fabled City of Gold. Only The Phantom, Diana and a newly found alley ―taken from the pages of the first Phantom adventure― can stop them! Filled with action, suspense, intrigue and surprises that will thrill Phantom fans and lure those only familiar with the legend.
This is the hardcover variant only available through Hermes Press or your local comic book shop.
$ 12.99 $ 14.99
For the first time ever, the Avon edition of The Phantom is back in print! Hermes Press is proud to announce that they will be publishing all fifteen pocket Avon books, starting in August 2016, and every other month thereafter! This exciting installment, Volume 2 offers the classic Lee Falk tale: "The Slave Market of Mucar."
Famed artist George Wilson (Dr. Solar, Magnus Robot Fighter, The Phantom) painted the cover for Volume #2 as he did with all of the covers used for the Avon series, and they are reproduced beautifully to keep all of the details from the original books intact for a new generation of Phans to enjoy!
Does the ancient abomination of slavery still exist in this age of electronics? How are slaves found for this mysterious hidden market and where do they go? What is the true and amazing identity of the sinister slave dealer? Find out in this exciting second volume of The Phantom: The Complete Avon Books Volume 2!
$ 21.99 $ 27.93
Get all six issues of Peter David and Sal Velluto's epic adventure in this set of the comics, plus a variant cover of Issue #1 (not pictured).
This set includes #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, and #6 PLUS the #1A variant cover!
$ 46.00 $ 50.00
The Complete Jim Aparo Charlton Phantom; ISBN 978-1-61345-110-6; full color; 10 x 7.5 inches by 1 inch; 208 pages; deluxe hardcover with dustjacket and endpapers; All of Aparo's Phantom stories as well as covers (covers used with other artist's stories) together with a complete story shot from the original art, an extensive essay, documentary materials and more! Reprints seven complete stories; $60.
The great Jim Aparo, got his first big break with Charlton Comics and did stand-out work on The Phantom which garnered him praise throughout the industry. Now for the time all of Aparo's Phantom stories and covers are collected in one volume which focuses on this great artist's outstanding work on The Ghost Who Walks. In addition to containing his complete work on the character, seven stories in all, this volume also contains Aparo covers for stories created by other artists as well. To top it all off there are extensive selections of Aparo's original art on the feature as well as an extensive essay and documentary materials. Don't miss it!
$ 45.00 $ 50.00
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 sevn complete continuities, reprinted for the first time in their entirety, “The Governer's Family,” “The Professor,” and “The Jungle Patrol,” “Bobo the Toy Dog,” “The Great Ajax,” “The Toad Men,” and “The Lady from Nowhere.” Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature’s proofs.
$ 49.99 $ 60.00
Following on the heels of Hermes Press’ critically acclaimed Eisner nominated reprint of Walt Kelly’s Pogo stories from Animal Comics, Four Color Comics, and Pogo Possum in Walt Kelly’s Pogo the Complete Dell Comics Volumes One and Two ― with Volume Three having been released late last year ― this fourth volume reprints the complete issues #7-11 of Pogo Possum.
Walt Kelly’s Pogo, acknowledged as one of the most important and influential comic strips of all time, first appeared not in newspapers but as a feature in the Dell comic book anthology Animal Comics, as well as in Dell’s Four Color Comics before getting its own title, Pogo Possum in 1949.
It was here, in the four color world of comic books, that the feature and its characters grew and matured, ultimately becoming one of the world’s most famous comic strips.
Now fans of Pogo can see it all from the beginning with Hermes Press’ reprint of the complete Dell Comics Pogo. Noted comics historian Thomas Andrae observed that with Pogo, “Walt Kelly created a strip that is both poetic and graphically stunning as well as an important commentary on our times.”
With Hermes Press’ complete reprint of Dell Comics Pogo admirers of this groundbreaking comics feature can now witness the strip’s evolution, in an archival hardcover, digitally reconstructed to perfection.
$ 55.00 $ 60.00
Frank Thorne’s Battling Beauties, with interviews by Howard Leroy Davis; ISBN# 978-1-61345-103-8; Definitive monograph covering the strong and sexy women from the fertile mind of Frank Thorne through a lengthy series of interviews; full color; over 500 illustrations; 9 x 12 inches; deluxe hardcover; 192 pages; $60.
Hermes Press celebrates the career of Frank Thorne, renowned good girl artist extraordinaire with a comprehensive art monograph exploring the art of the women he created during his extensive career. See pencils, preliminaries, final artwork, as well as the comics created by Thorne, focusing on his cheesecake creations. This extensive art monograph presents artwork from such titles as Red Sonja, Ghita, Lann, The Iron Devil, and more. This book explores not only the comic book artwork of Thorne, but also illustrates the motion picture concepts and storyboards for the never-made Ghita film.
Additionally this book also provides a lengthy discussion by Thorne accompanied by hundreds of examples of how to draw “beautiful women.”
If you love the artwork of Frank Thorne, and you love sexy women, this is the book for you. But there's more — Hermes Press is further celebrating Frank Thorne’s career with the release of archival editions, scanned from the original artwork, of Ghita in two full sized volumes, so stay tuned.
$ 42.00 $ 50.00
Frank Robbins’ masterpiece, one of the all-time greatest action/adventure newspaper comic strips, Johnny Hazard, returns with Volume Fiver of the series! Continues the adventures of Johnny Hazard picking up the storyline where Volume Four left off. See more trend-setting artwork by comics legend Frank Robbins in one of the most important adventure strips ever to grace newspapers. Reproduced entirely from original King Features press proofs.
$ 50.00 $ 60.00
Collects classic world war II women fighting heroes by artists Barbara Hall, Jill Elgin, Lilly Renee, and Fran Hopper.
During the Golden Age of comics publishers offered titles supporting the war effort — presenting fighting men and their feminine counterparts — babes in arms! Comic books during this period featured US service-women fighting all of the axis bad guys and gave several of the most noteworthy women artists of the era opportunities to create action-packed, adventure filled four color stories. Now for the first time renowned pop-culture historian Trina Robbins assembles comic book stories by artists Barbara Hall, Jill Elgin, Lilly Renee, and Fran Hopper together with insightful commentary and loads of documentary extras to create the definitive book chronicling the work of these important Golden Age artists. This magnificent art book offers page after page of good girl action!
$ 74.99 $ 99.98
Mandrake the Magician the Complete King Years: Volume One and Two
The comic book version of the 20th Century’s most famous fictional magician sees print again in Hermes Press’ deluxe version of King Features comics’ Mandrake the Magician! Lee Falk’s newspaper strip, Mandrake the Magician, offered readers, magic, occult and the fantastic and King Feature’s comic book version, which saw print during the height of the Silver Age, was a worthy entry into the world of comic books.
This first volume of the complete comic book run of Mandrake the Magician presents the first five comics in the series together with all of the back-up stories printed in King Features’ Flash Gordon title. These stories feature artwork by such Silver Age luminaries as Don Heck, Werner Roth, and Andre LeBlanc with scripts by Dick Wood.
Volume One also contains tons of extras including extensive essays on Lee Falk’s Mandrake the Magician and the artists who created the comic book series. Also included (in addition to the comic book reprint of the story) is the complete original art to one of the back-up stories.
The Second volume of the complete comic book run of Mandrake the Magician presents six complete comics (issues #6-10 of King Comics and issue #752 of Dell's Four Color Comics) restored to their original four color glory. This volume also contains and extensive interview with Fred Fredericks, who worked on the comic strip and well as the comic books for over 25 years and an in-depth historical essay with tons of extras!