Monday, July 21, 2014

The Phantom Omnibus the Complete Gold Key Comics

Hermes Press' best selling Phantom the Gold Key Years, Volumes One and Two, now out of print, are collected in this deluxe omnibus edition. Presenting the complete run of Gold Key Phantom comic books, issues #1-#17 in one comprehensive, definitive volume. Featuring painted cover art by comic book legend George Wilson with interior artwork by Silver Age stalwart Bill Lignante and scripts by Bill Harris. The definitive collection presents classic adventures of the Ghost Who Walks!

Out Oct. 27, 2014

Complete Junior and Sunny by Al Feldstein

Long considered to be prime examples of late 1940s "headlight" and "Good Girl" art comics, issues of Junior and Sunny have been quite difficult to find and very expensive to obtain. Until now! Created, written, and illustrated by the legendary E.C. Comics artist/writer/editor Al Feldstein for the notorious Victor Fox of Fox Feature Publications, The Complete Junior and Sunny presents the full run of these comics. Along with a historical Introduction by Grant Geissman, the book also presents the one issue of Meet Corliss Archer that Feldstein did for Fox. Although the stories are basically charming, "typical teenage" period pieces, Feldstein's artwork for them often pushes the envelope for the time, with titillating covers depicting ample "headlights," and often-suggestive images in the stories themselves. It's probably a good thing that Dr. Fredric Wertham never found out about Junior and Sunny! Seduction of the innocent, indeed!

Out Dec. 9, 2014

Corto Maltese: Under the Sign of Capricorn

This book, the first of twelve volumes, launches the definitive English-language edition of Hugo Pratt's masterpiece, presented in the original oversized B&W format and with new translations made from Pratt's original Italian scripts. Frank Miller calls Pratt "one of the true masters of comic art." Long before the term "graphic novel" entered the popular lexicon - ten years before Will Eisner's A Contract with God - Hugo Pratt pioneered the long-form "drawn literature" story. Corto Maltese set the standard for all adult adventure comics in Europe. By the mid-1970s, Corto was the continent's most popular series and Hugo Pratt the world's leading graphic novelist. Hugo Pratt's peripatetic sailor was featured in a series of twenty-nine stories. The adventures of this modern Ulysses are set during the first thirty years of the 20th Century in such exotic locales as Pratt's native Venice, the steppes of Manchuria, the Caribbean islands, the Danakil deserts, the Amazon forests, and the waves of the Pacific. EuroComics is working closely with Patrizia Zanotti, Pratt's long-time collaborator, to present the complete Corto Maltese in a series of twelve quality trade paperbacks in Pratt's original oversized B&W format. Corto Maltese: Under the Sign of Capricorn collects the first six inter-connected short stories Pratt created in France in the early 1970s: "The Secret of Tristan Bantam," "Rendez-vous in Bahia," "Sureshot Samba," "The Brazilian Eagle," "So Much for Gentlemen of Fortune," and "The Seagull's Fault."

Out Dec. 16, 2014

Steve Canyon Volume 5: 1955-1956

Milton Caniff's square-jawed hero is back in the Orient and crossing paths with old friends and new enemies. Doe Redwood and the Hall family reappear on the scene, as does another young friend who is working hard to grow up. There are also more hearts and flowers in store within the tangled web that ensnares Steve, Summer Olson, and Copper Calhoon, while Happy Easter returns stateside but ends up having a Gay old time on the Savannah. As 1956 races to a conclusion, a new member of the Canyon clan steps on-stage - get ready to meet Cousin Poteet! There's plenty of adventure on land, sea, and air in the fifth volume of Steve Canyon. Steve Canyon is presented in a matching hardcover set to the Library of American Comics's Eisner Award-winning Terry and the Pirates.

Out Dec. 16, 2014

Superman The Silver Age Newspaper Dailies Volume 3: 1963-1966

The third volume of the Superman Silver Age daily newspaper strips presents the never-before reprinted stories from November 1963 through the series' conclusion in April 1966. Wayne Boring provides the classic artwork, and once again, Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel scripts adaptations of stories that first appeared in comic books. Siegel and Boring offer alternate versions of now classic stories originally written by Siegel himself, Leo Dorfman, Otto Binder, Robert Bernstein, Edmund Hamilton - and drawn in comic books by Curt Swan, Al Plastino, Kurt Schaffenberger, and Pete Costanza. Stories include "Lex Luthor, Daily Planet Editor," "Superman's Sacrifice," "The "Man Who Stole Superman's Secret Life," "Lois Lane's Love Trap," "Clark Kent in the Big House," and "The Goofy Superman," among others. More than 750 daily strips - over two years worth of stories - from Earth-N (for Newspapers) that comic book fans have not previously seen. Edited and designed by Dean Mullaney, Introduction by Sid Friedfertig, and cover drawing by Pete Poplaski.

Out Dec. 23, 2014

Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 1

Out Jan. 27, 2015, 880 pages.

Spawn of Mars and Other Stories - EC Library

This is a highly anticipated collection of EC science fiction comics—drawn by Wallace Wood—which revolutionized the genre's visuals.
The science fiction genre owes a debt, especially visually, to EC Comics, and this highly anticipated Wallace Wood collection shows why. It features over two dozen comics stories drawn in Wood's meticulously detailed brushwork (his "lived in" spaceship interiors helped inspire Star Wars' Millennium Falcon). And with titles like “Spawn of Mars,” “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “A Trip to a Star,” “The Invaders,” “The Secret of Saturn’s Ring,” and “The Two-Century Journey,” how can you go wrong? Like every book in the Fantagraphics EC line, Spawn of Mars and Other Stories features essays and notes by EC experts on these superbly crafted, classic comic book masterpieces. Black & white

Out Jan. 10, 2015