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Mandrake the Magician the Complete King Years: Volume One; reprints issues #1 through #5 as well as the complete back-up stories found King Features’ Flash Gordon; this reprint features the Mandrake the Magician comics which premiered in 1966 during the height of the Silver Age; cover artwork by Andre LeBlanc; covers by Fred Fredericks, Don Heck, and Andre LeBlanc; stories by Dick Wood; interior artwork by Don Heck, Werner Roth; Fred Fredericks, Andre LeBlanc and Ray Bailey; ISBN #978-1-61345-098-7; 7.75 by 10.25 by 1; full color; deluxe hardcover with dustjacket and printed cover with endpapers; 176 pages; historical essay; $49.99.
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.
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Comics legend Alex Toth’s piece de resistance, the complete Dell adventures of Zorro is finally available in a full color archival hardcover reprint! Toth, who defined how action/adventure stories are told, set the standard for comic book storytelling with his Zorrotales. Cited by comic book artists, historians, and fans as some of Toth’s best work these stories have been painstakingly digitally reconstructed to look better than the original Dell comic books in this deluxe reprint which also includes tons of supplemental material.
Hardcover: 240 pages, full color, 7.5" x 10"
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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!
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This is a combo pack of Brenda Starr: The Complete Pre-Code Comics Volumes 1 and 2!
Before Fredric Wertham and The Seduction of the Innocent (SOTI), before the Kefauver Hearings, and before the infamous Comics Code the comic book racks at local drug stores and newsstands boasted a plethora of delights highlighted by the good girl adventures of the comic book version of Brenda Starr.
Now for the first time in over fifty years comics fans can read and own these rare comics from another era digitally restored to perfection and presented in an archival hardcover. The covers to these books were by such noteworthy artists as EC Comics stalwart Jack Kamen and the legendary Matt Baker. In addition to presenting all of the Brenda Starr stories this reprint also boasts all of the scintillating back up features found in these books as well. WARNING: these stories are not for the faint of heart!
The first volume of this series will reprint, for the first time, the first eight issues of the Superior Comics Brenda Starr pre-code comics with art by Jack Kamen and Matt Baker. This volume includes a historical essay and documentary material.
These four-color wonders displayed all the finer things loved by comic book buyers: good girls, bondage, a little torture, and other delectable things, which adults thought would corrupt the morals of young and impressionable readers. Now, for the first time in over 50-years, comics fans can read and own these rare comics from another era, digitally restored to perfection and presented in an archival hardcover. Featuring artwork by the legendary Jerry Iger Studio and Brenda Starr Creator Gale Messick, this volume presents the remaining four Brenda Starr Pre-Code books, issues #9-12, and the very mod and 1960's version of Brenda drawn and scripted by Dale Messick.
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