Hermes Press to publish I SPY!!!

            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.


            I SPY is only the latest in upcoming reprint books by Hermes Press, coming hot on the heels of our release of My Favorite Martian: The Complete Series-Volume One, as we continue our mission to bring only the best of pop culture artifacts back to light.


I SPY: The Complete Series

ISBN#978-1-61345-022-2

$49.99

Available soon.


For Press inquiries, please contact Christopher Irving at chris@hermespress.com.

 

 

 
  Out in stores is The Phantom: The Complete Series: The Gold Key Years-Volume One by  Hermes Press. This full-color hardcover reprint volume represents the  first eight issues of The Ghost Who Walks’ sojourn at Gold Key Comics  from 1962 to 1964. With stories by Bill Harris, artwork by Bill  Lignante, and painted covers by the legendary George Wilson, The Gold Key Years is a treasure trove of Phantom stories, not seen in over forty years, and represented through digital reconstruction with vivid flat coloring.


            The  wide belief is that The Phantom is immortal, but in actuality, The  Phantom identity and costume is a legacy passed from father to son over a  span of 400 years. This first volume unlocks the secrets of The  Phantom, aka Kit Walker, the 16th in a long line of  purple-clad crimefighters. As The Phantom goes up against an insane  Prince and his game of death, apparently supernatural apes terrorizing a  peaceful tribe, and even goes after his father’s murderer, you’ll get a  strong taste of his action-packed world.


            The Gold Key Years is the perfect introductory Phantom volume for new readers, young or old, and a must-have for hard-core Phantom fans. It will be followed up by a second volume, and then several volumes of both the Charlton and King comic book series.


The Phantom: The Complete Series: The Gold Key Years-Volume One
240 pages
$49.99
Diamond Code: JUN111146 F

For media inquiries, contact Christopher Irving at chris@hermespress.com

  Out in stores is The Phantom: The Complete Series: The Gold Key Years-Volume One by Hermes Press. This full-color hardcover reprint volume represents the first eight issues of The Ghost Who Walks’ sojourn at Gold Key Comics from 1962 to 1964. With stories by Bill Harris, artwork by Bill Lignante, and painted covers by the legendary George Wilson, The Gold Key Years is a treasure trove of Phantom stories, not seen in over forty years, and represented through digital reconstruction with vivid flat coloring.
            The wide belief is that The Phantom is immortal, but in actuality, The Phantom identity and costume is a legacy passed from father to son over a span of 400 years. This first volume unlocks the secrets of The Phantom, aka Kit Walker, the 16th in a long line of purple-clad crimefighters. As The Phantom goes up against an insane Prince and his game of death, apparently supernatural apes terrorizing a peaceful tribe, and even goes after his father’s murderer, you’ll get a strong taste of his action-packed world.
            The Gold Key Years is the perfect introductory Phantom volume for new readers, young or old, and a must-have for hard-core Phantom fans. It will be followed up by a second volume, and then several volumes of both the Charlton and King comic book series.
The Phantom: The Complete Series: The Gold Key Years-Volume One
240 pages
$49.99
Diamond Code: JUN111146 F

For media inquiries, contact Christopher Irving at chris@hermespress.com

We’ve  all had weirdo relatives, but Tim takes the cake when he gets a  stranded Martian for an Uncle, or so goes the classic ’60s TV show My Favorite Martian, starring Bill Bixby and Ray Walton.
             My Favorite Martian had it great as a comic book-not only did it get scripts by the  prolific Paul S. Newman, but it also got the royal art treatment with  contributions by Russ Manning, Dan Spiegle, and Mike Arens. Now, Hermes Press digitally remasters the Gold Key comic book of the ’60s in another of their library quality hardcovers.
             Debuting at the New York Comic Con, My Favorite Martian: The Complete Series-Volume One will  be sold at a special convention price of $29.99, which is $20 off its  cover price! If you’re new to Hermes Press’ line of classic reprints,  this is a good one to start with; if you’re a regular fan of our books,  then this is a chance to add one more to your collection.
             Packaged with a sweet retro ’60s design, My Favorite Martian serves as an advance guard for the second volume, which also collects  the British comics, due out next year. In the meantime, get the  inaugural volume at the Hermes booth  (#1903) this weekend at NYCC.

We’ve all had weirdo relatives, but Tim takes the cake when he gets a stranded Martian for an Uncle, or so goes the classic ’60s TV show My Favorite Martian, starring Bill Bixby and Ray Walton.

            My Favorite Martian had it great as a comic book-not only did it get scripts by the prolific Paul S. Newman, but it also got the royal art treatment with contributions by Russ Manning, Dan Spiegle, and Mike Arens. Now, Hermes Press digitally remasters the Gold Key comic book of the ’60s in another of their library quality hardcovers.

            Debuting at the New York Comic Con, My Favorite Martian: The Complete Series-Volume One will be sold at a special convention price of $29.99, which is $20 off its cover price! If you’re new to Hermes Press’ line of classic reprints, this is a good one to start with; if you’re a regular fan of our books, then this is a chance to add one more to your collection.

            Packaged with a sweet retro ’60s design, My Favorite Martian serves as an advance guard for the second volume, which also collects the British comics, due out next year. In the meantime, get the inaugural volume at the Hermes booth  (#1903) this weekend at NYCC.

Dark Shadows Returns to Hermes Press!
            Hermes Press continues its archival reprint series of the classic Dark Shadows comic book with Dark Shadows—The Complete Original Series: Volume Two. Reprinting Dark Shadows #8-#14 by Gold Key, Volume Two continues the four-color adventures of vampire anti-hero Barnabas Collins on his quest to remove his dark curse and to restore order to the estate of Collinwood. On the way, he also has to deal with the lycanthropic Quentin Collins, as well as a threat from his own immortal past. Written by both Donald Arneson and Alvin Drake (Doom Patrol, Deadman), Dark Shadows was drawn by Joe Certa; Volume Two features masterfully painted covers by painter George Wilson, giving the series of a timeless pulpy look.
            As director Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp continue to develop their Dark Shadows feature film, you can experience the 1960s Dark Shadows in digitally remastered full color that is of a higher quality than the comic book’s original printing. Hermes Press continues to be haunted by Barnabas Collins and his supernatural ilk, as we gear up for future volumes of Dark Shadows.
MEDIA: For review copies or other media inquiries, contact Christopher Irving at chris@hermespress.
Dark Shadows—The Complete Series: Volume Two 
ISBN 1-932563-47-4; Full Color 
Hardcover; 224 pages; reprints Issues #8-#14 of the Gold Key Comics series Dark Shadows; art by Joe Certa; stories by Donald Arneson and Arnold Drake; painted cover artwork by George Wilson 
$49.99; available April, 2011

Dark Shadows Returns to Hermes Press!

            Hermes Press continues its archival reprint series of the classic Dark Shadows comic book with Dark Shadows—The Complete Original Series: Volume Two. Reprinting Dark Shadows #8-#14 by Gold Key, Volume Two continues the four-color adventures of vampire anti-hero Barnabas Collins on his quest to remove his dark curse and to restore order to the estate of Collinwood. On the way, he also has to deal with the lycanthropic Quentin Collins, as well as a threat from his own immortal past. Written by both Donald Arneson and Alvin Drake (Doom Patrol, Deadman), Dark Shadows was drawn by Joe Certa; Volume Two features masterfully painted covers by painter George Wilson, giving the series of a timeless pulpy look.

            As director Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp continue to develop their Dark Shadows feature film, you can experience the 1960s Dark Shadows in digitally remastered full color that is of a higher quality than the comic book’s original printing. Hermes Press continues to be haunted by Barnabas Collins and his supernatural ilk, as we gear up for future volumes of Dark Shadows.

MEDIA: For review copies or other media inquiries, contact Christopher Irving at chris@hermespress.

Dark Shadows—The Complete Series: Volume Two

ISBN 1-932563-47-4; Full Color

Hardcover; 224 pages; reprints Issues #8-#14 of the Gold Key Comics series Dark Shadows; art by Joe Certa; stories by Donald Arneson and Arnold Drake; painted cover artwork by George Wilson

$49.99; available April, 2011

Hermes Press Announces Reprints of The Vintage Phantom Comic Book!
            When Lee Falk and Ray Moore’s adventurer The Phantom burst into newspapers as a daily comic strip in 1936, he was the first precursor to the comic book superheroes of the late 1930s and ‘40s. Hermes Press is proud to announce our reprinting of the Silver Age adventures of the globe-trotting Phantom, starting with Gold Key’s 1962 version, in eight hardcover library-bound volumes.
            When Gold Key sent the “Ghost Who Walks” into four colors, they recruited famed painter George Wilson for iconic covers, writer Bill Harris for pulse-pounding adventure stories, and artist Bill Lignante for his rendition of the hero. The Phantom: The Complete Series—Volume One reprints the first eight issues of the comic, reproduced through today’s digital technology to look better than the original printing.
            Hermes Press started reprinting The Phantom daily strips, with Volume 3 due out this May. The comic book reprint series will reach eight ambitious volumes, spanning 15 years and encompassing 17 Gold Key comics, 11 King Phantom comics, and all 45 Charlton Phantom issues. Alongside the handsome daily and upcoming Sunday strips, The Phantom: The Complete Series—Volume One, The Gold Key Years cements Hermes as the home for the original crimebuster!
The Phantom The Complete Series: The Gold Key Years: Volume One; reprints issues #1 through #8; cover artwork by George Wilson; interior artwork by Bill Lignante; stories by Bill Harris 
ISBN #978-1-61345-005-5; 7.5 by 10 by 1.25 inches,
full color; deluxe hardcover with dustjacket and printed cover with endpapers; 256 pages; historical essay; $49.99. 
For review copies or media information, contact Christopher Irving @ chris@hermespress.com

Hermes Press Announces Reprints of The Vintage Phantom Comic Book!

            When Lee Falk and Ray Moore’s adventurer The Phantom burst into newspapers as a daily comic strip in 1936, he was the first precursor to the comic book superheroes of the late 1930s and ‘40s. Hermes Press is proud to announce our reprinting of the Silver Age adventures of the globe-trotting Phantom, starting with Gold Key’s 1962 version, in eight hardcover library-bound volumes.

            When Gold Key sent the “Ghost Who Walks” into four colors, they recruited famed painter George Wilson for iconic covers, writer Bill Harris for pulse-pounding adventure stories, and artist Bill Lignante for his rendition of the hero. The Phantom: The Complete Series—Volume One reprints the first eight issues of the comic, reproduced through today’s digital technology to look better than the original printing.

            Hermes Press started reprinting The Phantom daily strips, with Volume 3 due out this May. The comic book reprint series will reach eight ambitious volumes, spanning 15 years and encompassing 17 Gold Key comics, 11 King Phantom comics, and all 45 Charlton Phantom issues. Alongside the handsome daily and upcoming Sunday strips, The Phantom: The Complete Series—Volume One, The Gold Key Years cements Hermes as the home for the original crimebuster!

The Phantom The Complete Series: The Gold Key Years: Volume One; reprints issues #1 through #8; cover artwork by George Wilson; interior artwork by Bill Lignante; stories by Bill Harris

ISBN #978-1-61345-005-5; 7.5 by 10 by 1.25 inches,

full color; deluxe hardcover with dustjacket and printed cover with endpapers; 256 pages; historical essay; $49.99.

For review copies or media information, contact Christopher Irving @ chris@hermespress.com