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Jack Kirby’s comic strip masterpiece is presented in an archival version featuring the complete dailies from Sky Masters of the Space Force. Veteran scripters Dick and Dave Wood provided these late-1950s space/action adventure stories starring Sky Masters of the Space Force and his gang of intrepid followers which closely resemble Kirby’s work on Challengers of the Unknown (which was being published at the same time). Kirby’s artwork is embellished by Wallace Wood and later by Marvel inker extraordinaire Dick Ayers.
Sky Masters was created at the beginning of the space race — when who would get into space and to the moon first —was a national obsession. The strip takes place in the not to distant future where the United States sends men into space but hasn’t ventured much further yet. The series in clearly anchored in the late 1950s/early1960s so it serves as a highly stylized period piece that still holds up very nicely. The material used in this archival edition ranges from original art, to press proofs, to tear sheets, and boasts the best reproduction of the strip ever.
Sky Masters of the Space Force: the Complete Dailies 1958-1961; Jack Kirby; Dick and Dave Wood; Wallace Wood and Dick Ayers; $49.99; ISBN 978-1-61345-129-8; hardcover with printed laminated cover; color and black and white; 272 pages; 9 x 10 landscape; matte coated stock paper; essays and documentary material.
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The Phantom The Complete Sundays: Volume Four by Lee Falk and Ray Moore and Wilson McCoy: 1950-1953; $65; ISBN 978-1-61345-137-3; full color; 9.25 x 13 inches by 1.25 inches; deluxe hardcover with dustjacket and endpapers; special essay with documentary materials; all Sundays digitally remastered; reprints eight complete continuities
The long anticipated fourth volume of the reprint of the entire run of Lee Falk's full color Phantom Sundays, with art by Ray Moore and Wilson McCoy continues! Fans of The Ghost Who Walks have waited for years to have a complete series of full size hardcover volumes featuring the complete Phantom Sundays and this is the fourth book in the series. As with Hermes Press’ complete reprint of The Phantom dailies, this book contains every strip digitally reconstructed to perfection. Presented in Volume Four of the Complete Sundays are nine storylines which encompass, “The Mysterious Passenger” (May 14, 1950- July 16, 1950) to “The Chain” (February 8, 1953- May 24, 1953). In addition to the strips this volume contains documentary materials and a detailed essay. Don’t miss it!
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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.
Included in this volume are six complete continuities, reprinted for the first time in their entirety, “The Matchmaker,” “The Super Apes,” “Ragon’s Game,” “The Mob,” “The Wrestling Tourney,” and “Aboard the SS Gay.” Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature’s proofs.
Included in the volume is a comprehensive essay and documentary materials.
The year is 1962, and the Phantom returns once again in a new adventure! There’s a possible world war with Russia looming on the horizon, and newly minted President John F. Kennedy calls upon his old friend Kit Walker for help – let the action and intrigue begin!
In this all-new Phantastic adventure, veteran Phantom script writer Ron Goulart returns with artist Sean Joyce, a new comer to the Phantom and to comic books, but no newcomer to the art world! Joyce is best known as one of Hollywood's most talented matte painters and storyboard artists, and he is lending his talents to comics for the first time, to bring The Phantom to life in this exciting new adventure!
This five book story arc (each issue to be released every month and a half) has something for every Phan- history with JFK, Russian femme fatales, espionage, lost U.S. astronauts on a secret mission, Singh pirates, and, of course The Phantom, Diana, and Devil!
Journey back to the swingin’ 1960s with The Phantom! Issue one boasts three original covers and one virgin variant. Don't miss out!
Cover #1 was drawn by Scott Brooks, cover 1a and 1b was drawn by Sean Joyce.
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AVAILABLE NOW - IN LIMITED QUANTITIES! When we solicited this originally it was print to order- and we had several cancellations, so we have some extra books to sell!
Walt Kelly's Peter Wheat comics are renowned for their humor, artistic flair and appeal to both children and adults. The Peter Wheat comic books are extremely are and have never been collected as a series before, due to their scarcity and rarity. Between 1948 and 1951, Kelly drew thirty-five issues of The Adventures of Peter Wheat, a sixteen page comic book given away to bakeries to promote Peter Wheat bread. The stories were fairy tales starring Peter Wheat, an elf-sized boy who lived in a hollow tree on the edge of a wheat field where he and the Little Folk battle Dragonel, Queen of the Hornets.
While created with kids in mind the mythology spun in these stories is timeless. “Coupled with Kelly's incredible artwork, this series of stories, which run in arcs, are indispensable in Walt Kelly's canon of work,” commented Dr. Thomas Andrae, editor of this series.