Staff Picks (January): The Phantom — The Complete Don Newton HC

The Phantom was probably the first costumed hero I read or was read to by my dad.  The comic strips had a unique fascination for me, and the daily exploits made sure I learned to read for myself.  Comic books gave me new stories and new artists to appreciate, and when Charlton’s Action Line began their King Features lineup gave us The Phantom. To me the best of The Phantom books were those illustrated by Jim Aparo and Don Newton.

The Phantom is where most comic fans were introduced to the artwork of Don Newton.

Hermes Press’ The Phantom: The Complete Don Newton shows us how Don Newton truly made The Phantom his own. If you are familiar with the printing “quality” of those old Charlton comics then you will want this digitally remastered edition that looks so much better than the original books.  You get all of Don’s Phantom interiors and covers as well as a biographical essay of his career including art from fanzines, other comic work, and illustrations, including over 50 examples of his original art

Hermes Press has a history of doing The Phantom right and showing a creator's original art as it should be shown. This book limited to 1,000 copies is one that a true fan of The Phantom and Don Newton must have.

— Steve Leaf

Publisher: Hermes Press
Item Code: JAN181741
Release Date: 4/25/18
SRP: $50.00

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