Roy Rogers: King of the Cowboys is due out today, and includes strips by Alex Toth! Check your local comic book store, or snag yourself a copy.

Roy Rogers: King of the Cowboys is due out today, and includes strips by Alex Toth! Check your local comic book store, or snag yourself a copy.

You know, Western Publishing had a guy on staff whose job was to take these photo covers. He cited Roy as one of his faves (along with Rin Tin-Tin)…
strangecomiccovers:

I asked my Dad about the comics he read when he was a kid (he’s in his 60’s now)…and this is one of the series he told me about.

You know, Western Publishing had a guy on staff whose job was to take these photo covers. He cited Roy as one of his faves (along with Rin Tin-Tin)…

strangecomiccovers:

I asked my Dad about the comics he read when he was a kid (he’s in his 60’s now)…and this is one of the series he told me about.

hwentworth:

by Robert Rodriguez

hwentworth:

by Robert Rodriguez


Roy Rogers-The King of the Cowboys-Rides Again with Hermes Press!
 
Aside   from his movie and television adventures, Roy Rogers battled owlhoots   and badmen on the newspaper comic strip page in the 1950s, at one point   drawn by none other than Alex Toth himself. Hermes Press brings the  best  of Roy’s comic strip adventures back with Roy Rogers: King of Cowboys, The Collected Daily and Sunday Strips,   a hardcover collection of remastered strips. Like the best campfire   tale, Roy and Trigger’s adventures never grow old, and this book is   proof of it. 
 
You   can see legendary cartoonist Alex Toth’s high contrast illustrations  on  several of the daily strips, most of which are presented and   accompanied with an essay by historian Tim Lasuita. The strip’s artistic   posse also includes Mike Arens, Pete Alvardo, and Tom, Chuck, and Bob   McKimson, who chronicle the rest of Roy’s adventures.
 
The   color section features artwork, photos of rare toys, old   advertisements, and movie posters, with a foreword written by none other   than Roy and Dale’s son: Roy “Dusty” Rogers! See what Dusty had to tell us about life with his famous Dad on our blog.
Roy Rogers: King of the Cowboys is another landmark reprint edition to add to the Hermes Press  library,  for fans of movies, cowboys, comics…or just good old  fashioned  Western yarns.
For digital review copies and media inquiries, please contact Chris Irving at chris@hermespress.com
ISBN   1-932563-51-2; black-and-white with color; landscape hardcover with   printed laminated cover and dustjacket; 8 by 10 inches; 
 
224 pages; reprints one-and-a-half years of the daily strip and twelve complete color continuities of the Sunday strip
 
All ages; $49.99.

Hermes Press; (724) 652-0511; www.hermespress.com

Roy Rogers-The King of the Cowboys-Rides Again with Hermes Press!

 

Aside from his movie and television adventures, Roy Rogers battled owlhoots and badmen on the newspaper comic strip page in the 1950s, at one point drawn by none other than Alex Toth himself. Hermes Press brings the best of Roy’s comic strip adventures back with Roy Rogers: King of Cowboys, The Collected Daily and Sunday Strips, a hardcover collection of remastered strips. Like the best campfire tale, Roy and Trigger’s adventures never grow old, and this book is proof of it.

 

You can see legendary cartoonist Alex Toth’s high contrast illustrations on several of the daily strips, most of which are presented and accompanied with an essay by historian Tim Lasuita. The strip’s artistic posse also includes Mike Arens, Pete Alvardo, and Tom, Chuck, and Bob McKimson, who chronicle the rest of Roy’s adventures.

 

The color section features artwork, photos of rare toys, old advertisements, and movie posters, with a foreword written by none other than Roy and Dale’s son: Roy “Dusty” Rogers! See what Dusty had to tell us about life with his famous Dad on our blog.

Roy Rogers: King of the Cowboys is another landmark reprint edition to add to the Hermes Press library, for fans of movies, cowboys, comics…or just good old fashioned Western yarns.

For digital review copies and media inquiries, please contact Chris Irving at chris@hermespress.com

ISBN 1-932563-51-2; black-and-white with color; landscape hardcover with printed laminated cover and dustjacket; 8 by 10 inches;

 

224 pages; reprints one-and-a-half years of the daily strip and twelve complete color continuities of the Sunday strip

 

All ages; $49.99.

Hermes Press; (724) 652-0511; www.hermespress.com


Dusty Rogers: The Son of the King of the Cowboys

We’re soon coming out with our collection of the Roy Rogers comic strip, in celebration of what would be the King of the Cowboys’ 100th birthday this Roy Rogers: The Collected Daily and Sunday Newspaper Strips collects the work of Roy’s adventures, as drawn by the likes of Alex Toth.

I chatted with Roy’s son, Roy “Dusty” Rogers, Jr., who keeps the Rogers dream alive with his own cowboy music band. Dusty also reveals some stories about his legendary father’s fight with his own studio, as well as his family’s friendship with the legendary animator.

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