Hermes to Collect Irwin Allen Comics
Press ReleaseHermes Press proudly announces its publication of complete reprints of all of the classic Irwin Allen television show comic book adaptations: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea; The Time Tunnel; and Land of the Giants. Hermes Press will kick off the series by reprinting Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Volume One in February, 2009 (soliciting in December Previews). It’s back, the comic book adaptation of one of the most famous and popular sci-fi television series of the 1960s: Irwin Allen’s Voyage to the Bottom of Sea. The first of two hardcover volumes featuring reprints of the entire series of Gold Key comic books featuring Admiral Nelson, Captain Crane, and the Seaview. In addition to the comic books, this volume also presents documentary material about the series, its designs, and special effects. The first volume reprints eight issues of the series, digitally remastered to look better than when these books first hit the stands. Featuring painted cover art by George Wilson with interior artwork by such Silver Age greats as Mike Sekowsky, Don Heck, George Tuska, and Alberto Giolitti. Following the release of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Volume One, Hermes Press will publish the two issues of The Time Tunnel in a trade paperback with over 48 pages of supplementary material, photographs, and essays about the show and its production in July, 2009. For Christmas, 2009, Hermes Press will issue the final volume of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea in a 208 page hardcover collection. Irwin Allen fans will also get another Christmas present with the publication of The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen, an in-depth art book detailing the behind-the-scenes production designs, special effects and histories of these classic sci-fi television productions together with detailed coverage of Lost in Space. In February, 2010, Hermes Press will release the last of its series of Irwin Allen reprints with the complete hardcover edition of Land of the Giants. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Complete Series Volume One; ISBN 1-932563-30-X; 8.5 x 11, full color, available February, 2009, 208 pages, hardcover with deluxe dustjacket and endleaves, $49.99.
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