Press Release When Hermes Press unearthed the comic book adventures of Dark Shadows’ tragic antihero, Barnabas Collins, we also rediscovered this rare gem, the Dark Shadows Story Digest from 1970! Combining illustrations by artist Joe Certa with a short story by Donald Arneson, the Story Digest features Barnabas taking an “The Interrupted Voyage” to reunite a ghost with her long-lost love. In typical Dark Shadows fashion, it happens to involve time travel and a run-in with Angelique the witch! Not in print in decades, we resurrect this rare story with painstaking digital recoloring in flat tones, and the added bonus
Press Release Brenda Starr may have just left the daily comics page-but Hermes Press brings you back to her beginnings with Brenda Starr, Reporter by Dale Messick: The Collected Daily and Sunday Strips, Volume One! This fashionable and hard-hitting red-headed girl journalist first made headlines with her June 30, 1940 debut in newspapers everywhere, teaching post-Depression and pre-War America that a woman can be both sexy and empowered at the same time. Created by Dale Messick, the first female cartoonist to write and draw a syndicated strip, Brenda’s successful mix of adventure, fashion and romance made her one of the
Press Release Meet Steve Canyon-the greatest ace pilot and troubleshooter the Air Force has. Fly with him as he infiltrates a South American dictatorship, travels to India and Alaska, test pilots a rocket-controlled experimental jet, retrieves a downed pilot and finds a missing U.S.A.F. jet, and puts a crazed pilot in his place. With a cast that includes brothers Tuck and Trucker, and Nurse Maggie Gallagher, Steve Canyon is cartoonist Milt Caniff’s Cold Warrior of the 1950s comics. All artwork was overseen by Caniff himself, as he provided inks on occasional Steve Canyon heads to maintain his distinct look.
Press Release Hermes Press continues chronicling the original comic strip adventures of The Phantom with The Phantom: The Complete Newspaper Dailies by Lee Falk and Ray Moore-Volume Three, 1939-1941. This hardcover library edition features strips shot directly from the original proofs, in crisp black and white.
Press Release Hermes Press continues its archival reprint series of the classic Dark Shadows comic book with Dark Shadows-The Complete Original Series: Volume Two. Reprinting Dark Shadows #8-#14 by Gold Key, Volume Two continues the four-color adventures of vampire anti-hero Barnabas Collins on his quest to remove his dark curse and to restore order to the estate of Collinwood. On the way, he also has to deal with the lycanthropic Quentin Collins, as well as a threat from his own immortal past. Written by both Donald Arneson and Alvin Drake (Doom Patrol, Deadman), Dark Shadows was drawn by Joe Certa;
Press Release Hermes Press continues its definitive reprint collection of the vintage Buck Rogers daily comic strip with Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: the Complete Newspaper Dailies-Volume 5, 1935-1936. Americans were well steeped in the Great Depression when these strips came out, but that didn’t keep writer Philip Nowlan or artist Dick Calkins from challenging the troubles of a country with more idealistic science fiction!
Press Release Hermes Press has just named Graphic NYC’s writer and co-editor Christopher Irving as Publicity Director of the company. Hermes Press publishes a growing line of original graphic novels that start with Lions, Tigers, and Bears, as well as archive-quality reprints of classic comic strips The Phantom, Buck Rogers, Brenda Starr, and Dark Shadows.
Press Release Miss Lace is back and she’s with Hermes Press! Milton Caniff’s famous good girl, created just for servicemen during WW II, known to GI Joes everywhere as “Lace,” is available to all her fans in a deluxe hardcover art book reprinting the entire run of the strip. Move over Rita Hayworth, sultry, sassy Miss Lace and her daily adventures are being given royal treatment with a host of extras including a detailed intro by noted Caniff historian R.C. Harvey. Also included in this deluxe reprint of the strip are unused art, documentary materials, advertising art, and more.
Hermes Press has announced it is collecting the first seven issues of the classic My Favorite Martian comic book series into a collector’s edition. The $49.99 volume features artwork from Russ Manning, Dan Spiegle, and Mike Arens, with the adventures being written by Paul S. Newman. The 224-page tome features supplementary essays, photos, and promotional material from the television series. via Hermes Press
Hermes Press has announced it is collecting and reprinting the Roy Rogers daily and Sunday newspaper strips in a giant black and white volume to be released in January 2011. [The collection] reprints one and a half years of the daily strip and twelve complete color continuities of the Sunday strip; offers the complete work of ALEX TOTH on the title; art also by Mike Arens, Pete Alvardo, and Tom, Chuck, and Bob McKimson; foreword by Roy “Dusty” Rogers; essay by Tim Lasuita; cover art by Mike Arens. According to the company press release, this is a representative collection of