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September Update – Three New Titles Available

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Writer/Artist Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein for Prize Comics is widely regarded as being America’s first ongoing horror series. Indeed, it was Briefer’s work that probably caused the creature to be actually named as Frankenstein instead of the nameless monstrosity from Shelley’s novel. Splitting the stories between two stools—humor and horror—Briefer’s tales are absorbing and unsettling in equal parts. Some of the humorous material has already been reprinted, though not necessarily in order nor in total. Until now, of course!

Due to be published for October 2014, Volume Five features a special introduction Donald F Glut. Not forgetting the original comics painstakingly restored from original source material! Issues included in this Volume are Issues from PRIZE COMICS – January / February to September / October 1948

Now available for pre-order!
Limited to just 2000 copies and split across 2 editions this book is available to order through pspublishing.co.uk.

SLIPCASE EDITION

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ISBN: 978-1-84863-832-7
Housed in full colour slipcase and limited to 300 copies worldwide.
Click here to buy the book directly from PS Publishing [£39.99/$69.99]
Please select Slipcase Edition from the dropdown menu when clicking the link above.

BOOKSHOP EDITION

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ISBN: 978-1-84863-831-0
1700 unsigned bookshop copies available.
Click here to buy the book directly from PS Publishing [£29.99/$47.99]

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Long before Star Wars, there was Planet Comics, home to a veritable parade of steely-jawed interstellar adventures and some of the most gorgeous damsels in distress you could ever with to find. More than fifty years since Planet closed up shop. We are making the whole run available again from the original groundbreaking awe-filled Planet Comics that appeared from Fiction House over a thirteen-year period ending in 1953. They’re all here . . . Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson plus many more AND a bevy of the most scantily-clad females you’re likely to see outside of Silvio Dante’s Bada Bing strip joint in The Sopranos.

About Planet Comics – Volume Five…
Due to be published for October 2014, this fifth volume brings together March 1942 – September 1942 issues 17-20. Presented by our very own Roy Thomas this title features a brand new introduction by American comic book artist and writer Michael T. Gilbert, specially written for this publication.

Now available for pre-order!

Limited to just 2000 copies and split across two editions, this book is available to order through pspublishing.co.uk.

SLIPCASE EDITION

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ISBN: 978-1-84863-834-1
125 copies in full colour slipcase
Click here to buy the book directly from PS Publishing [£39.99/$64.99]
Please select Slipcase Edition from the dropdown menu when clicking the link above.

BOOKSHOP EDITION

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ISBN: 978-1-84863-833-4
1875 bookshop copies available. 288 Pages
Click here to buy the book directly from PS Publishing [£29.99/$47.99]

So… Why are we publishing Volume 5 before Volume 4?

Below is the official word from Roy Thomas:

“Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have published Planet Comics – Collected Works, Volume Five before Volume Four. 

It has proved impossible, to date, to obtain good copies or scans  of Planet Comics #13 & #15 of high-quality condition.   We will, of course, print Vol. 4 at the earliest possible time… but meanwhile we felt readers would prefer that we bypass and go ahead with Vol. 5, 6, et al.”
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Tales of terror and suspense from this pre-code 1950′s classic title!
Launched in the 1950′s The Black Cat Mystery later evolved into the Black Cat, The Black Cat Western and The Black Cat Mystic. We’ve collected the Mystery titles together here for the first time in this unique 5volume collection. Each contains between 5 – 6 issues digitally enhanced and faithfully reproduced.

Printed on high quality comicbook-esque paper including glossy inserts for the covers this is the nearest thing to reading the original comics from the 1950’s!!!

Collected together in full colour slipcase this exclusive set contains the following volumes:

Volume One features issues 30-34 from August 1951  – April 1952.
Volume Two features issues 35-39 from May 1952 – September 1952.
Volume Three features issues 40-44 from October 1952 – June 1953.
Volume Four features issues 45-49 from August 1953 – April 1954.
Volume Five features issues 50-53 from June 1954 – December 1954.

SLIPCASED COLLECTION
ISBN: 978-1-84863-836-5BCM-TPB-SLIP

Order the bookshop edition directly from PS Publishing by clicking here [£69.99/$109.99]

 

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