Dark Shadows: The Complete Series: Volume 4
224 pages, 7.5" x 10", full color;
Reprints Issues #22-#28 of the Gold Key Comics series Dark Shadows;
art by Joe Certa;
Stories by Donald Arneson and Arnold Drake
With anticipation building with the announcement of release of the new Tim Burton production of Dark Shadows, starring Johnny Depp next April, Hermes Press proudly announces the fourth volume of its complete reprint of Gold Key Comics’ television tie-in of the legendary supernatural suspense series Dark Shadows in a series of five hardcover volumes. The forerunner to today’s immensely popular vampire-themed television programs and theatrical films,Dark Shadows still garners serious attention as one of the most memorable TV shows of the last forty years. The comic books to be collected in Hermes Press’ completely digitally restored series present archetypal tales of vampires, werewolves, and the supernatural. The stories contained in the collection are thoughtful and beautifully crafted; they are the perfect companion for fans of the show, but they stand on their own as fine examples of compelling and effective comic book storytelling.
Hermes Press’ reprint of the complete Dark Shadows presents the work of Silver Age comic book writers such as Donald Arneson and Arnold Drake. Drake, one of the industry’s most highly regarded writers, was responsible for the creation of the Doom Patrol andDeadman. Artist Joe Certa, an experienced comic book veteran, was responsible for the artwork on the complete run of the Dark Shadows series. Certa, whose career spanned over forty years, worked for almost every comic book publisher in the business and is best known for co-creating and providing art for J’onn J’onzz, The Martian Manhunter.
The cover art for this volume as well as for the seven books reprinted in this volume were all painted by Western Publishing mainstay George Wilson.
In addition to reprinting the stories, Volume Four contains a generous supplement of poster art, pin-ups, and documentary material from the show together with an essays about the history of Dark Shadows as well as other aspects of the show.