Are you ready for us Comic Con???

Are you ready for us Comic Con???

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!

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!

Scratch9 and Buck Rogers hit the top 10 list for the Detroit News

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“Buck Rogers” (Hermes Press): Hermes digitally restored a complete Sunday story from the vintage comic strip by artist Russell Keaton for this special issue.
From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140501/ENT06/305010015#ixzz30Tff3lKp

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“Scratch9” (Hermes Press): Former Metro Detroiter Rob Worley will bring his delightful all-ages character back this summer with a new series, and this issue includes an introductory story. Flip the book over for a preview of the new series “Run & Amok.”
From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140501/ENT06/305010015#ixzz30TfX0wkU

So today at Hermes Press we got in the first box of Free Comic Book Day comics! I hope you all pick up a copy during FCBD (which is May 3, 2014).
Seen here: Scratch9 and Buck Rogers
Hermes Press’s official Office Dog Moose approves 100%

So today at Hermes Press we got in the first box of Free Comic Book Day comics! I hope you all pick up a copy during FCBD (which is May 3, 2014).

Seen here: Scratch9 and Buck Rogers

Hermes Press’s official Office Dog Moose approves 100%

If you haven’t already, check out Howard Chaykin’s Buck Rogers No. 3!

Hermes Press’s official Office Dog Moose approves 100%.

Buck Rogers #1 by Howard Chaykin

Many publishers seem to have an endless desire to revamp old pulp heroes and revive caped crusaders who’ve been MIA for years, such as the recent (and uninspired) resurrection of the great Pete Morisi’s superhero title, Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt. Such updates, which often ‘modernize’ the character by making him, look, talk, and act like every other contemporary superhero, are rarely worth the time.

But with this makeover, it looks like Howard Chaykin will energize a stale property by giving Buck Rogers a not-so-modern world-view, one that revisits 1930s America and speaks to 2013 by looking to an era that shares much with our own. Rather than the coded jingoism we expect from traditional pulp fictions, Rogers articulates a ‘workers vs. capitalists’ socialist perspective; because the character first appeared in 1928, Chaykin’s move has an historical rationale.

While I prefer Chaykin’s art in black and white (here it’s colored and printed in the ‘hyper-gloss’ method), I enjoyed reading a book with an unusual take on what many others would’ve approached as a generic space opera: a handsome white guy battles an ugly alien to save a beautiful white woman and the universe. Bypassing such clichéd territory, Chaykin fashions an intergalactic Eugene Debs.

http://www.tcj.com/comics-survey-word-art-part-i/

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century the Complete Murphy Anderson Dailies 1947-1949 and 1958-1959

Murphy Anderson, long heralded as one of the giants of the Silver Age, began some of his first mature work in the business on the Buck Rogers newspaper strip.  Anderson has long credited the strip as a major influence on his art and his runs on the feature have long been sought by collectors but never comprehensively collected together.  Now, for the first time, Hermes Press will be collecting Anderson’s complete work on the dailies beginning in 1947 and running until 1949. Anderson returned to the strip in 1958 working on it until 1959.  This extra large volume collects Anderson’s complete work on the dailies and is supplemented by essays, original artwork, and tons of extras that makes this book the ultimate archival collection of Anderson’s work on science-fiction’s most important comic strip.

ISBN 978-1-61345-068-0; $60; 320 pages. 9 x 12 deluxe format, introduction by Roy Thomas; deluxe hardcover with end-leaves and dust jacket; documentary material; essays; original artwork.  Available in May/2014.
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century the Complete Murphy Anderson Dailies 1947-1949 and 1958-1959
Murphy Anderson, long heralded as one of the giants of the Silver Age, began some of his first mature work in the business on the Buck Rogers newspaper strip.  Anderson has long credited the strip as a major influence on his art and his runs on the feature have long been sought by collectors but never comprehensively collected together.  Now, for the first time, Hermes Press will be collecting Anderson’s complete work on the dailies beginning in 1947 and running until 1949. Anderson returned to the strip in 1958 working on it until 1959.  This extra large volume collects Anderson’s complete work on the dailies and is supplemented by essays, original artwork, and tons of extras that makes this book the ultimate archival collection of Anderson’s work on science-fiction’s most important comic strip.
ISBN 978-1-61345-068-0; $60; 320 pages. 9 x 12 deluxe format, introduction by Roy Thomas; deluxe hardcover with end-leaves and dust jacket; documentary material; essays; original artwork.  Available in May/2014.