Tails: Book One, the first collected edition of the semi-autobiographical webcomic by Ethan Young (Comic Book Tattoo: Tales inspired by Tori Amos, Comeback Kings), is only up for preorder until for a bit more than a week! Originally published as a mini-series of the same name,Tailsrelaunched as a webcomic in 2009, and garnered a loyal fanbase. It has now been remastered in graphic novel format for its print home at Hermes Press.
Tails follows the exploits of hapless vegan cartoonist Ethan, as he manages relationships and litter boxes, all while trying to successfully publish his comic strip, Crusader Cat. As his life gets weirder in the real world, it also does on the comic page. Before he knows it, Ethan gets in over his head when fantasy and reality combine — and then things get really weird.
Gray Morrow's ORION to also include EDGE OF CHAOS!
In preparing the library edition of fantasy cartoonist Gray Morrow’s long-lost adult masterpiece Orion, from the pages of Heavy Metal magazine, Hermes Press has decided to include Morrow’s other distinctive creator-owned book: Edge of Chaos, originally published in 1983 by Pacific Comics.
Both Orion and Edge are the two most distinctively Gray Morrow comics, and are full of swashbuckling, sexiness, and sorcery. Whereas Orion was purely sword and sorcery, Edge of Chaos has a unique spin on the Greek myths, as it follows modern day adventurer Eric Cleese (no relation to the Monty Python comedian) and the dangers he faces in an odd (yet also oddly familiar) past world. The two books are also representative of different inking styles by Morrow, as Edge of Chaos features a thinner pen line than the more brush-inked Orion.
Gray Morrow’s Orion is due out this Spring, with the title story mostly shot off of Morrow’s original, hand-colored art. The book also has a historical essay by historian Christopher Irving, and is done in conjunction with Gray Morrow’s wife Pocho Morrow.
I SPY, the groundbreaking espionage show, finds it next mission at Hermes Press. I SPY: The Complete Seriesreprints all six issues of the Gold Key comics, with stories by the prolific Paul S. Newman and art by Alden McWilliams for the first five issues, and Mike Roy for the sixth.
I SPY, which aired from 1965 to 1968, followed the globetrotting adventures of undercover spies Kelly Robinson and Alexander Scott, played by Robert Culp and Bill Cosby. As much a buddy adventure as a spy one, I SPY was not only smart and sexy but also fun, and remains a standout in the genre. It broke ground with a strong African-American lead in Cosby’s Scott, actually filmed on location around the world, and even coined terms like “wonderfulness.” The sincerity and fun makesI SPY stand out amongst other shows of the genre (both then and now), so it comes as no surprise that the supposed tennis star and trainer made their way to the comic book pages.
This hardcover library edition gives you the six issues of the Gold Key comic book, never -before-seen publicity photos of Culp and Cosby, and revealing essays on the show’s history.