Hermes Press has a new collection of classic comics on the way. The publisher announced Walt Kelly’s The Adventures of Peter Wheat will arrive in January 2017.
Internationally recognized pop-culture historian Dr. Thomas Andrae is joining Hermes Press as a Special Projects Editor. Andrae has authored such books as Carl Barks and the Disney Comic Book, Creators of the Superheroes, and is co-author of such titles as Walt Kelly: the Life and Art of the Creator of Pogo and Batman and Me (with Bob Kane).
Press Release 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, in its first issue, in 1942. The complex, multi-layered, character-rich world of Pogo and the Okefenokee Swamp started in these early stories. 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.