Graham Nolan and publisher Dan Herman at the Hermes Press booth for the San Diego Comic Con 2014

Graham Nolan and publisher Dan Herman at the Hermes Press booth for the San Diego Comic Con 2014

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 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!

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.”

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

We just got in our advance copies of the second printing of the Phantom: The Complete Newspaper Dailies Volume One (1936-1937), which means it will be available soon! Check it out at amazon.com and reserve your copy today!

We just got in our advance copies of the second printing of the Phantom: The Complete Newspaper Dailies Volume One (1936-1937), which means it will be available soon! Check it out at amazon.com and reserve your copy today!

While you wait for Volume Two, check out The Phantom Sundays Volume One!

The long-anticipated reprint of the entire run of Lee Falk”s full-color Phantom Sundays, with art by Ray Moore begins! Fans of “The Ghost Who Walks” have waited years for a complete series of hardcover volumes featuring the complete Phantom Sundays - and this is the first book in the series. As with Hermes Press” complete reprint of The Phantom dailies, this book contains every strip, digitally reconstructed to perfection. Presented in Volume 1 are the first eight storylines of the strips which encompass the first continuity: “The League of Lost Men” (May 28-October 15, 1939) to “Castle in the Clouds” (October 18, 1942-April 18, 1943). In addition to the strips, this volume contains documentary material and a detailed essay.

While you wait for Volume Two, check out The Phantom Sundays Volume One!

The long-anticipated reprint of the entire run of Lee Falk”s full-color Phantom Sundays, with art by Ray Moore begins! Fans of “The Ghost Who Walks” have waited years for a complete series of hardcover volumes featuring the complete Phantom Sundays - and this is the first book in the series. As with Hermes Press” complete reprint of The Phantom dailies, this book contains every strip, digitally reconstructed to perfection. Presented in Volume 1 are the first eight storylines of the strips which encompass the first continuity: “The League of Lost Men” (May 28-October 15, 1939) to “Castle in the Clouds” (October 18, 1942-April 18, 1943). In addition to the strips, this volume contains documentary material and a detailed essay.