Get ready for San Diego Comic Con 2014! Hermes Press will be premiering Howard Chaykin’s Buck Rogers: Grievous Angels, as well as more details on the Phantom comic book!

Find us at booth #1821!

Dark Shadows Volume 3 made this summer reading list from the Cultural Gutter! Check it out at http://theculturalgutter.com/comics/summer-fun-time-reading-14.html

Dark Shadows Volume 3 made this summer reading list from the Cultural Gutter! Check it out at http://theculturalgutter.com/comics/summer-fun-time-reading-14.html

We just got in the advance copies of Johnny Hazard Volume 3!

We just got in the advance copies of Johnny Hazard Volume 3!

We got just the advance copies of The Phantom The Complete Sundays: Volume 2!

We got just the advance copies of The Phantom The Complete Sundays: Volume 2!

The 2014 Free Comic Book Day issue of Scratch9 has come to Comixology! Drop by and get your free copy today at: https://www.comixology.com/Scratch9-FCBD-2014/digital-comic/112180

The 2014 Free Comic Book Day issue of Scratch9 has come to Comixology! Drop by and get your free copy today at: https://www.comixology.com/Scratch9-FCBD-2014/digital-comic/112180

From Graham Nolan:
"This September the  good folks at Hermes Press will be publishing a new Phantom comic that will return the Ghost Who Walks to his  original greatness. Written by Peter David and drawn by Sal Velutto, this book will be awesome heroic fun!
They’ve asked me to do a variant cover for the first issue and here it is. Jesus Aburto has done an awesome job on the colors. EXACTLY how I imagined it!
I wanted to do something a bit different for my cover. We’ve seen him in the jungle or fighting pirates ad nauseam. Africa is a huge continent so I thought it would be cool to set him in the mysterious Casbah of Algiers, where crime and wickedness abound (at least in the old movies).
As much as I loved the classic Sy Barry version of the Phantom, I’ve always been more influenced by Ray Moore (the strips’ original artist) and Don Newton’s version. Their Phantom was a man of shadows. Mysterious with a hint of danger.
This was a lot of fun. It’s been a while since I stopped doing the Sunday Phantom strip for King Features and this is my first return to the Skull Cave since then. Hopefully, not my last!”

From Graham Nolan:

"This September the  good folks at Hermes Press will be publishing a new Phantom comic that will return the Ghost Who Walks to his  original greatness. Written by Peter David and drawn by Sal Velutto, this book will be awesome heroic fun!

They’ve asked me to do a variant cover for the first issue and here it is. Jesus Aburto has done an awesome job on the colors. EXACTLY how I imagined it!

I wanted to do something a bit different for my cover. We’ve seen him in the jungle or fighting pirates ad nauseam. Africa is a huge continent so I thought it would be cool to set him in the mysterious Casbah of Algiers, where crime and wickedness abound (at least in the old movies).

As much as I loved the classic Sy Barry version of the Phantom, I’ve always been more influenced by Ray Moore (the strips’ original artist) and Don Newton’s version. Their Phantom was a man of shadows. Mysterious with a hint of danger.

This was a lot of fun. It’s been a while since I stopped doing the Sunday Phantom strip for King Features and this is my first return to the Skull Cave since then. Hopefully, not my last!”

Hermes Press to Publish An All-New Series of Phantom Comic Books Helmed by Writer Peter David and Artist Sal Velluto

HERMES Press
2100 Wilmington Road
New Castle, PA   16105
724.652.0511

May 21, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hermes Press to Publish An All-New Series of Phantom Comic Books Helmed by Writer Peter David and Artist Sal Velluto
The Phantom returns to comic books with Hermes Press!  Starting in September, Hermes Press will begin the release of an all-new, six part mini-series featuring the classic Ghost Who Walks, helmed by super-star writer Peter David with artwork by seasoned veteran and Phantom chronicler extraordinaire Sal Velluto. 
     Hermes Press Publisher Daniel Herman observed that, “When we asked King Features to allow us to build on the mythos of The Phantom we were clear that we wanted to expand the canon of one of comics’ greatest legends by embracing the character and his history, and by building on it.  We want to create new stories that Lee Falk would be proud of!” 
     Herman said that the selection of Peter David was the obvious choice as he is a well known fan of the strip and understands its mythos.  David has written extensively for comic books for over twenty-five years, as well as for television and film. He is currently hard at work creating a story arc that fans won’t want to miss. 
     David pointed out that, “I’ve been a huge Phantom fan for years, and even had the chance to work on him for DC many years ago.  I’m thrilled that Daniel approached me about this series and I’m taking the opportunity to produce a story I’ve literally been thinking about for a couple of decades.  I’m very much looking forward to seeing Sal’s pencils and putting the book out there for the fans.”
     Velluto is also hard at work crafting the art for issue #1.  “This will be a classic story that will attract both fans and those who have yet to enjoy the adventures of The Phantom,” he commented.
      Issue #1 will be solicited in August Previews and will hit comic shops boasting two covers by Velluto as well as variants by seasoned Phantom artists Alex Saviuk and Graham Nolan.  A special poster created by Velluto will also be released at the San Diego Comic-Con to mark the new series.
     “For the last five years Hermes Press has published reprints of Lee Falk’s classic comic strip together with our comprehensive reprint series of the Gold Key, King, and Charlton Comics adventures of The Phantom—now we’ll have the opportunity to add to that material with original comic books,” Herman said, adding, “We couldn’t be more excited and we think fans will be too.”

We just got in our advance copies of the Murphy Anderson Buck Rogers Sundays! Coming soon, order it on amazon.com!

We just got in our advance copies of the Murphy Anderson Buck Rogers Sundays! Coming soon, order it on amazon.com!

Look what we just got in the office! Our advance copies of The Phantom: The Complete Series The Charlton Years: Volume 3

Look what we just got in the office! Our advance copies of The Phantom: The Complete Series The Charlton Years: Volume 3

Infected By Art Volume Two Available for Pre-Order from Amazon.com

This ground-breaking collector’s edition features over 300 pieces of art from the world’s best fantasy, Science fiction, and horror artists in a range of various mediums. Each page of this book will feature the name of the artist, the title of the art, the medium in which it was created, and the artist’s website. From fantastic scenes of science fiction to the worlds of fantasy and horror, this book has it all, and will appeal to anyone who appreciates the fantastic arts. Artwork included in IBA Volume Two ranges from traditionally drawn and painted art, to artwork done digitally, as well as sculpture. Each piece of art was hand picked by a select group of judges, including Chris Achilleos (Heavy Metal, Willow), Rowena Morrill (The Fantastic Art of Rowena, Tomorrow and Beyond), Larry Elmore (Runes of Autumn, Sovereign Stone), and Enric Torres-Prat (“Vampirella,” “Tarzan”). With over 70 years of combined experience, each of these artists are uniquely qualified to decide the best of the best in all of the submissions to IBA for Volume Two.

Check it out at amazon.com.