$ 55.00 $ 60.00
COMING JANUARY 2020
The critically acclaimed, best selling complete reprint of The Phantom continues!
Referred to by comic strip historian Maurice Horn as the “granddaddy of all costumed superheroes,” The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk. The strip hit the funny pages of newspapers well before the Dark Knight or Superman made their first appearances and has been acknowledged as an influence on every “masked man of mystery” since. The Phantom set the standard for action, adventure, intrigue, and romance in adventure comic strips and comic books - it has frequently been copied but never equaled.
This exciting 18th volume continues the SY BARRY YEARS! Reprinted in all its black and white glory, journey with Hermes Press as we bring you four complete continuities drawn by Sy himself: “The Mysterious Ambassador,” “The Mystery of the Island of Dogs,” “The Drummer of Timpenni,” “The Reef,” and “The Adventures of Lucy Cary.” Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature’s proofs. Included in the volume is a comprehensive essay and documentary materials.
$ 13.99 $ 14.99
COMING FEBRUARY 2020
Hermes Press to Reprint Full 32 Volumes of Vintage “Dark Shadows” Novels Dark Shadows: The Complete Paperback Library Reprint #1, “Dark Shadows,”; ISBN 978-1- 61345-190-8; $14.99; written by Marilyn Ross; paperback; 6 x 8 inches; printed text; archival edition; first in a series of 32 novels; available in Feb, 2020.
The classic Dark Shadows novels, originally published by Paperback Library in the 1960s and 1970s, return with Hermes Press' archival reprint of all 32 titles in the series. The reprint seriesʼ namesake debut book, “Dark Shadows,” which first saw print in December, 1966, will feature the original painted artwork on the cover.
Each of the 32 novels will present the complete text re-proofed and error free along with the faithfully reprinted cover art. The Hermes Press reprints will present the titles in an enlarged 6 inch by 8 inch format, printed on archival paper and permanently bound for reading enjoyment without cracking or loose pages. Each book in the series is based on the Dark Shadows television serial created by Dan Curtis and was written by prolific fiction author William Edward Daniel Ross under the pen name of Marilyn Ross. The forerunner to today's immensely popular vampire and supernatural themed television programs and theatrical films, Dark Shadows still garners serious attention as an iconic TV show with a devoted cult following and a new primetime series planned for 2020.
Initially focusing on young governess Victoria Winters and the mysterious happenings at the isolated New England estate Collinwood, the stories gradually shift to emphasize tormented vampire Barnabas Collins. Hermes Press' complete reprint of the 1966-72 series of Dark Shadows novels makes the entire collection of these classic books available once again to fans of gothic romance, suspense and alluring tales and compelling characters of Dark Shadows.
Subsequent reprints of books #2-32 will follow in pairs on a bi- monthly basis throughout 2020-21.
$ 30.00 $ 34.99
Frank Thorne's Ribit!; ISBN 978-1-61345-184-7; limited edition (to 1000 copies); hardcover with special endleaves; full color; essay and interview with Frank Thorne; original art and documentary materials; 7.75 x 10.25; $34.99; The complete story arc; 144 pages; available in October/2019.
Franks Thorne's masterful blend of medieval sorcery and modern science comes together in another universe where only Ribit, the warrior woman created by magic, fights the final battle to save her world from the forces of chaos and darkness. Created as an extended narrative in four comic books released by Comico in 1989, the entire narrative has never been printed as Throne intended, as one complete story, until now! Limited to a print run of 1000 hardcovers, this graphic novel boasts the complete story, in glorious color, as well as an interview with Frank Thorne, original art and documentary materials.
$ 50.00 $ 59.99
COMING WINTER 2020
Ordering this book guarantee's you a copy once the title has come in. They will be shipped once the entire order comes in; if you order books or comics that are NOT pre-order, include a note if you want them shipped separately.
Hermes Press is coming to slay the fashion industry- with some HERstory! Gladys Parker: A Life in Comics, A Passion for Fashion explores the history behind Mopsy and her creator Gladys Parker! This beautiful book will also provide a rarely seen collection of Mopsy stories and many of Parker’s earlier strips.
Cartoonist Gladys Parker was unique in comics. As with Frida Kahlo, it was impossible to tell where her art left off and its creator began. Parker mixed fashion and comics and created classic characters that mimicked her sense of fashion. In fact, Parker was an exact double for her ink-and-paper creation, Mopsy.
Tarpe Mills and Dale Messick both dressed to kill and included paper dolls featuring their heroines’ chic 1940s wardrobes. Tarpe Mills and Lily Renee were fashion models before they drew comics. But only Gladys Parker (and one other)* was a fashion designer with a successful line of clothing while at the same time drawing an equally successful comic strip. Parker’s dresses bearing the Gladys Parker label were sold at her own New York shop and at high-end department stores across the country – and she also found the time to costume Hollywood movies and the beauties that starred in them!
Who better to chronicle the story of Gladys Parker than comics herstorian Trina Robbins, who in the 1960s designed clothes for hippies and rock stars out of her East Village boutique, while drawing underground comix?
COMING SUMMER 2020
Long ago in March of 2019, a gothic young woman had an idea. It was, perhaps, a lazy idea, but aren't all the best ones? After all, lazy is just another word for efficient.
And thus, a comic idea was born...The Lazy Goth! The Lazy Goth explores the particular struggles of being an unmotivated goth in a world of motivated people.