Archives for February2015

February Update – Two New Titles Available.

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You know what? I’m packing my bag—just the essentials, of course—and preparing to head on out to Darkest Africa (or some such like) cos that’s where all the babes hang out . . . the latest being Rulah. Rulah first appeared in Zoot Comics #7 back in June 1947 and she’s generally regarded as being the brainchild of Matt Baker and, some time later, Jack Kamen and Ghastly Graham Ingels. Hey, what’s not to like, right? For those interested in such stuff—okay, okay . . . put your hands down!–Rulah was ranked #79 in Comics Buyer’s Guide’s “100 Sexiest Women in Comics”. All I gotta say here is, I wanna see numbers 1 thru 78!
Due to be published for Late March 2015, Roy Thomas presents the leopard-skin-clad Jungle Jane collected together in her own hardback collection.

Includes a special introduction from Roy Thomas as well all the original Comic Stories digitally enhanced and faithfully reproduced. Volume Two features stories from June 1947 to July 1948 Issues 7 – 16 from Zoot Magazine.

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: 978-1-84863-845-7
125 copies in full colour slipcase
Click here to buy the book directly from PS Publishing [£39.99/$69.99]

BOOKSHOP EDITION

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ISBN: 978-1-84863-844-0
1875 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 Four…
Due to be published for March 2015, this fourth volume fills the gap due to us not being able to locate suitable source material to complete the publication. Issue #13 was kindly provided by Michael T. Gilbert and Issue #15 was kindly provided by Karl Janet. Many thanks to these superstars! Volume Four brings together July 1943 – March 1944 issues 25-29. Presented by our very own Roy Thomas this title features a brand new introduction by Ron Goulart, 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: 978-1-84863-553-1

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]

BOOKSHOP EDITION

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ISBN: 978-1-84863-552-4
1700 unsigned bookshop copies available.

Click here to buy the book directly from PS Publishing [£29.99/$47.99]
 

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Bullpen Bulletins: January 2015

Hi folks. Hames Ware and Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr, our resident Gurus of all things panelological (new word—yay!), had a few things to say about some of our most recent titles so we’re sharing them with PS-dom assembled.  Over to you, Guys! Keep up the fab work!

Dear PS

Here are a few observations on the new titles for which many thanks!

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FORBIDDEN WORLDS  VOLUME 8

Happily not too many divergences via the art credits as in that volume of AITU where the great Mike Suchorsky was consistently referred to as Emil Gershwin.

ISSUE # 48   The last story is not Bob Jenney,
ISSUE # 49  Camera of Lies is by Tom Hickey
ISSUE # 50  Tandem job by Charles Sultan and Sam Citron while Hydrogen Breathers is by old time great Paul Gustavson not Costanza
ISSUE # 51 ditto for Civil War Mystery…it’s the great Gustavson again; the last one IS Costanza with Dick Beck.
ISSUE # 52  Girl In The Grotto is by Lloyd Cynwald (if there is such a person) whose style resembles Sam Citron

 

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SPACE DETECTIVE

I think Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. has supplied corrections on this volume, but just in case, issue # 2′s Talesa From The Shadow Squad isn’t HC Kiefer but more likely Dick Beck and George Carl Wilhelms. That’s just my best guess but it’s definitely not HC K.

 

 

 

 

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SHEENA

After looking at the SHEENA volumes it is so clear to me that the Iger shop template I wrote and provided for the RULAHs would be the perfect answer to the whole of the PS team having to rely on sketchy sources over who did what.  Here are just a few examples why :

        # Ann Brewster drew the last two SHEENA stoies in issue # 8;

        # Alex Blum is involved on  both # 6 in this volume (Volume 2), and many in Volume  3.

Neither of these artists is mentioned at all in the credits. And David Heames is listed as Dick Heames

 

 

God bless and thank you . . . and keep up the great work!

Hames

 

And here are a few passing thoughts from Jim:

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ISSUE #33 The Corpse That Lived – Sam Citron pencils and inks

ISSUE #35 The Tiny War – Art Gates – pencils and inks

ISSUE #36 The Hypnotic Trance – Charles Nicholas pencils (no Chic Stone involvement)

ISSUE #38 The Identical Twins – Mike Suchorsky – pencils and inks; Nine Fathoms Deep – Charles Sultan – pencils and inks

ISSUE #39 The Davy Crockett Mystery – Schaffenberger pencils & Pete Costanza inks

ISSUE #41 The Awakening – Schaffenberger pencils & Pete Costanza inks; Someone to Watch Over You – Mike Suchorsky – pencils and inks; The Records – Mike Suchorsky – pencils and inks

ISSUE #42 The Man From Ancient Greece – Tom Hickey

ISSUE #43 The Disappearance – Dick Beck pencils; The Old Roman Coin – Mike Suchorsky – pencils and inks

ISSUE #44 The Man Who Knew Tomorrow – Dick Beck pencils & Pete Costanza inks?; Where The Redskins Never Fell – Dick Beck pencils ; Buried History – Tom Hickey – pencils & inks

ISSUE #45 Congo Episode – Dick Beck pencils & Pete Costanza inks?

Thanks, Jim.

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If anyone else out there in PS Land has any suggestions or/and any corrections then do let us know. You’ll be credited in future volumes and Newsletters . . . and who knows—you might even land yourself with a copy of one of our new titles by way of an Eagle-Eye Award.

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