DAMAGED INVENTORY- Usually just damage to the dust jackets or cover; the books are totally readable.
The Phantom the Complete Newspaper Dailies and Sundays by Lee Falk and Wilson McCoy: Volume Ten 1950-1951; Hardcover with deluxe dustjacket and endpapers; 100 pound matte finish coated stock paper; 272 pages; special color section with historical essay; tenth book in the series presenting the complete Phantom daily and Sunday strips (one “combined” story only — the last of these storylines of the dailies and Sundays); 9” x 11.75” landscape format; six complete continuities; ISBN #978-1-61345-106-9; $60.00.
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 with artwork by Ray Moore. 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.
The daily version of The Phantom ran separately from the Sundays until the “Fathers and Sons” storyline. Starting with that story, which began on February 21, 1949 and ending with “The Ape Idol of the Durugu” concluding on May 6, 1950 the continuities ran together. Volume Nine of this series offered the first three daily/Sunday continuities and Volume Ten offers the final chapter of the combined continuities (dailies in black-and-white and Sundays in glorious color!) together with five more complete daily continuities — as the Sundays returned to their normal, separate storylines. The adventures featured in Volume Ten are: “The Ape Idol of the Durugu,” “The Movie Stars,” “The White Monkey,” “The Gray Gang,” “The Whirlpool Channel,” and “The Tiger Girl.”
Included in the volume is a comprehensive essay and documentary materials.
$ 40.00 $ 75.00
Alex Raymond was one of the most influential comic strip artists of the 20th Century, creating action-packed art for Secret Agent X-9, the spectacular, classic imagery for Flash Gordon, and the nuanced, brilliant artwork for the detective/film-noiresque Rip Kirby.
Now, for the first time, Hermes Press presents a comprehensive, definitive, art monograph covering Raymond's complete artistic output with an authoritative text by noted comics historian Ron Goulart.
This new exhaustive full color art book features over 400 images, many scanned directly from Raymond's original artwork, and is being published under license from King Features as part of their 100th anniversary celebration. See original artwork from Raymond's work on Secret Agent X-9, Flash Gordon, Jungle Jim, and Rip Kirby together with numerous examples of his earliest strip artwork, commercial illustration, and more.
This extra large format art book is presented in a 10 by 13 inch size, so collectors can savor every detail of Raymond's artistic genius.
$ 35.00 $ 60.00
Bernie Wrightson: Art and Designs for the Gang of Seven Animation Studio; $60; ISBN 978-1-61345-136-6; hardcover with printed laminated cover; full color; 240 pages; 8.5 x 11 landscape; matte coated stock paper; essays and documentary material.
Bernie Wrightson, comic book artist and illustrator extraordinaire has worked creating comic books, illustration, and conceptual design for film. His impressive list of work includes the co-creation of Swamp Thing, illustrating Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, and, of course, working on dozens of comic book titles.
Wrightson’s extensive design work for the Gang of Seven Animation Studio, while known, has never been documented until now with the creation of this new in-depth monograph that utilizes the archives of the studio. Marvel at concept drawings, model sheets, and hundreds of designs for projects including Biker Mice From Mars, The Juice, and Freak Show. All of the artwork in this book has been scanned directly from the original artwork so fans can savior Wrightson’s genius up close and personal.
Also included in this monograph is an introductory essay, an in-depth interview, and photographs taken during his tenure as an associate partner of the studio.
$ 9.95 $ 19.99
$ 29.99 $ 49.99